Top 10 Unique

and hidden wedding

venues in Hamilton

Hamilton is such a large city with many stunning wedding venues and ceremony sites. These Top 10 Unique and hidden wedding venues in Hamilton are just some of my favourites; some boasting historic gardens and others with interiors straight from the movies.I hope this gives you some creative ideas and new places to think about!

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Hamilton Venues

01. The Art Gallery of Hamilton

The Art Gallery of Hamilton provides a breathtaking backdrop.Your special day deserves an extraordinary venue with four distinct event spaces, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The pavilion opens outside to a private Sculpture Garden in the heart of the city. Since the AGH only hosts one wedding each day, our experienced Wedding & Event Services staff and in-house culinary team remains focused on you and your guests for the entire event. Our rooms, settings and services are easily customizable. The AGH Wedding & Event Services team will work one-on-one with you to ensure all the details are nothing short of perfect.

Key Features

•Right in downtown Hamilton

•Unique Gallery Space

•Outdoor/Indoor ceremony and reception space


02. Whitehern Gardens and Stable

Whitehern’s historic mansion, garden and stable is one of Hamilton’s hidden treasures. It is nestled within a walled terraced garden behind city hall and provides an intimate setting for family and friends to celebrate the marriage ritual. Whitehern’s splendid gardens give couples a romantic stage for exchanging their solemn vows. The restored coach house provides a window back to the era of horse and carriage. Your wedding will become part of the storied memories and remembrances that have become Whitehern.

Key Features

•Right downtown Hamilton

•National historic site

•Grand garden ceremony space

•Outdoor/Indoor ceremony and reception space

03. The Spice Factory

Together with our Spice Factory team, create a day that is warm, elegant, enjoyable and memorable. Our three story building and attached patio is a unique urban landmark. Take advantage of our spaces – let your creativity blossom. See how a building of wood, brick and metal can help produce for you and your guests a day of intimacy, romance and beauty. The Spice Factory is the latest role for a building steeped in history. Each floor and room provide a unique ambience and many opportunities. All three floors are yours for your special day and night.

Key Features

•Right downtown Hamilton

•Industrial space

•Bridal suite

•Outdoor/Indoor ceremony and reception space

04. The Lakeview by Carmens

Live your dreams of having a destination wedding in the sand at our romantic beach setting with the picturesque Toronto skyline as your backdrop. Lakeview’s architecturally-impressive ballroom features soaring vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, glistening hardwood floors and grand bay windows. One of the most unique features of this eye catching beachfront venue is its 60-foot lighthouse-style viewing tower. Behind the Ballroom’s chic French doors lies a waterfront balcony that overlooks the glistening waters of Lake Ontario. Delectable gourmet cuisine, sophisticated service and striking décor offered by the experts at Lakeview will ensure that your happily ever after begins by the beach.

Key Features

•Sweeping waterfront views

•In-house wedding coordinator

•Beach ceremony space/Indoor ceremony space

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05. Glen Drummond Farm

Glen Drummond Farm Estate can be found elegantly perched on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, overlooking the Dundas Valley in Ontario, Canada. It's proud, century old farmhouse, rolling fields and stunning barns have been home to the Dyment Family for six generations. For years, Glen Drummond Farm Estate has been a coveted and highly sought-after location for couples searching for a rustic, romantic, one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding venue. In fact, the first recorded wedding on the farm was in 1915, and since then, the farm and the Dyment Family have had the privilege of witnessing hundreds of love filled unions.

Key Features

•Outdoors ceremony space

•Sweeping valley views

•Indoor barn reception / ceremony space

•Bonfire and locally farmed dinner

06. The Scottish Rite Club

Welcome to the magnificent and historical Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton – an exquisite combination of modern day amenities and classic elegance. Located in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario, the Scottish Rite Club is the perfect setting for your next special event. Whether you are planning for a group of 8 or 350 it is our attention to the details that makes the difference. The expert staff at the Scottish Rite Club pays attention to your needs and, together we’ll take your event from special to exceptional.

Key Features

•Indoor cathedral style ceremony space

•Historic architecture

•Separate spaces for getting ready/ceremony/cocktail/reception

•Outdoor grounds ceremony space

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07. Dundurn Castle and Cockpit Theatre

Dundurn Castle is a historic neoclassical mansion on York Boulevard in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The 18,000-square-foot house took three years and $175,000 to build, and was completed in 1835. The forty room castle featured the latest conveniences of gas lighting and running water. It is currently owned by the City of Hamilton, which purchased it in 1899 or 1900 for $50,000. The City has spent nearly $3 million renovating the site to make it open to the public. The rooms have been restored to the year 1855 when its owner Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet, was at the height of his career. The Cockpit Theatre on the grounds can be rented for just your ceremony. It includes a photography permit for the grounds.

Key Features

•National historic site of Canada

•Photography permit included

•Indoor coach house/cockpit theatre ceremony space

•Outdoor tree lined ceremony space

08. Aberdeen Tavern

‘The Apartment’ is located on the second floor of Aberdeen Tavern and is the perfect space for your event. Its clean, modern, and comfortable design is the ideal backdrop for everything from corporate lunches to weekend celebrations. With its own dedicated bar and kitchen, guests immediately feel they have entered someone’s private living space with all catering needs at their fingertips. Our exceptional food quality and service is an extension of the Tavern downstairs with same attention to detail and genuine hospitality.

Key Features


•50+ dining space

•Outdoor tented ceremony space

•Historic building

Top 10 Hamilton Wedding Venues

09. Earth to Table: The Farm

The Earth to Table Farm is located on 97 acres of beautiful farmland in Flamborough. With breathtaking views and ambience to spare, The Farm will provide you with the rustic chic wedding you’ve been dreaming of. This is a unique place that truly celebrates all that is good about food – and is the perfect backdrop for the celebration of your vows.

Key Features

•Located in right in farm country

•Barn reception space

•'Farm to table' provided dinner

•Outdoor and indoor ceremony space

10. Battlefield Park

Battlefield Park is nestled under the Niagara escarpment with its acres of forest, parkland and heritage gardens. You can choose this breathtaking Stoney Creek landmark for your wedding ceremony. A sheltered pavilion with kitchenette, two early-nineteenth-century homes, a small creek that meanders through the park and a magnificent stone monument create the perfect setting as you exchange your wedding vows.

Key Features


•Photography permit included

•Historic buildings

•Sprawling gardens and forest views

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