Hosting Events


Museum Re-openings

Dundurn National Historic Site and the Hamilton Military Museum
Will reopen for indoor and outdoor rentals on Friday, July 16, 2021. The facility will reopen for indoor tours on August 10, 2021.

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
Will reopen for indoor and outdoor rentals on Friday, July 16, 2021. The facility will reopen for indoor tours on August 10, 2021.

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum and Battlefield House Museum & Park
Will reopen for outdoor rentals on Friday, July 16, 2021.  Ancaster Old Town Hall will open for indoor rentals on Friday July 16, 2021.

Hamilton Children's Museum, Whitehern Historic House & Garden and Griffin House
Will remain closed due to capital project work.

Nationally renowned cultural sites provide distinctive settings for your special day. The revitalization of heritage buildings at some of the city’s finest historic sites has resulted in the creation of indoor gathering places like no other. Presented in varying styles from the early 1800s to modern day, each venue exudes its own charm and appeal:

  • a Coach House on the estate of Canada’s pre-confederation ‘Prime Minister’
  • a former Stable converted to a cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city
  • a modern Cellar beneath a Gage family homestead built in 1818
  • an 1859 Woodshed with old-growth wooden beams and gracefully arching trusses
  • one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster built in 1871
  • a classical pavilion crowned by a cupola

Expansive green spaces, tended gardens and captivating landscapes present tranquil settings for outdoor wedding ceremonies and spectacular backdrops for your picture-perfect day. Say your vows under a canopy of maple trees overlooking beautiful Burlington Bay; walk down the ‘aisle’ in a spectacular, treed garden, surrounded by a stone wall; picture yourself in a beautiful parklike setting with two early 19th century homes and a magnificent stone monument, or set yourself in sheltered tranquility amidst seven acres of woodland and award-winning naturalized perennial gardens.

Wedding photography

The grounds at each of the following sites are available for photography shoots for $200. Two hour time slots fill up quickly at many of the popular sites. Call or email to book your time.

Ancaster Old Town Hall
310 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
[email protected]

Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
Phone: 905-662-8458
[email protected] 

Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
Phone: 905-546-2872
[email protected]

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
[email protected] 

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2
Phone: 905-546-4797
[email protected]

Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
Phone: 905-546-2018
[email protected]

  • All venues are subject to availability
  • Rates are inclusive of all applicable taxes, and are subject to change without notice
  • Pre-registration and payment are required. Confirmation and payment policies differ site to site - please inquire at time of booking.
  • All functions must be compliant with the Municipal Alcohol Policy
  • Rental of chairs, runners and decorations are not included
  • Photography permits are included with outdoor ceremony bookings
  • Some locations are only partially wheelchair accessible. Call for more details.