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This venue guide is a resource guide for elopement and small wedding venues in Kitchener Waterloo and surrounding regions. You may have found yourself among the many couples whose wedding plans were changed by 2020. I created this venue guide to help you navigate wedding planning during this time. This guide is a space for you to find wedding venues in Kitchener Waterloo and explore options they have for elopements and small wedding packages.

With the help of these wedding venues in Kitchener Waterloo guide, I hope you can bring your small wedding or elopement to life in a meaningful and beautiful way in these unconventional times. I will be adding new elopement and small wedding venues in Kitchener Waterloo and surrounding regions to this guide on a regular basis.

If you have any questions regarding a specific venue in this wedding venues in Kitchener Waterloo guide please contact the specific venue. They are all passionate about helping clients have their dream weddings.

Wedding Venues Kitchener Waterloo Region

Butterfly Conservatory

Getting married at The Butterfly Conservatory means getting married amongst butterflies, by a waterfall and amongst tropical foliage. You can even release butterflies as part of your wedding ceremony or during your wedding portraits. If you want to get married in the tropics without the travel, The Butterfly Conservatory is the perfect place for you.

Booking 2021

Micro Weddings (until the end of December 2021)

What is the minimum guest count? 

Micro weddings have between 10 to 35 guests.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

You can have a micro wedding any day of the week in the evenings from 5:30 pm until 10 pm.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, we do offer ceremony and photos only all year round with no minimum guest count. Email The Butterfly Conservatory to inquire about pricing.

Do you have a starting price? 

Ceremony starting at $995 and reception fee is $95 per guest.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

The micro wedding package includes:

Exclusive facility rental from 5:30 pm-10 pm for your ceremony, photographs, and dinner reception

Consultation and day-of coordination from Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory’s Wedding and Event Team

A celebratory release of live butterflies in the Conservatory for your ceremony or photographs

Bridal suite is available starting at 4pm on the day of your wedding

Signing table with a white linen

Up to 30 white folding chairs for your ceremony

Speaker and microphone for ceremony music & dinner music (couple to provide device and playlist)

White, black, or ivory linens, and your choice of napkin colour

Custom floor plan arranged to accommodate physical distancing

Set up and tear down by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory staff

A three-course gourmet dinner with menu customization including special dietary requests (gluten-free, vegan, etc.)

Non-alcoholic beverages including ice water and coffee & tea served to guests at their tables

Cake cutting and serving (cake not provided)

First dance as a couple under the waterfall

Cambridge Mill

The Cambridge Mill is an elegantly restored 19th-century mill. The mill is next to Mill Race Park. The Cambridge Mill is next to the Grand River with access to the trails that run along the riverside. You can take all your wedding portraits within walking distance.

Booking 2020 till September 2020

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people up to 50 people for an outside ceremony. These details could change as government policies change.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

You can book your wedding on a weekday or on a weekend.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can our venue for the ceremony and photography (30 min ceremony and 1 hour for photography).

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $1500 + HST includes the ceremony, officiant and onsite photography permits.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

We offer a bespoke experience and can help you find other vendors you need for your wedding. We have a take-out dinner option to help you celebrate your wedding. We can host last-minute weddings, we prefer at least 10 days notice.

Cellar 52

Cellar 52 is in downtown St. Jacobs, a close walk to shops, cafes, restaurants, trails and the riverside. This Historic Building is fully renovated but has kept its classic whitewashed California elegance. It boasts fireplaces, a patio, the rustic coach house bar and the option to have your ceremony by the riverside (it has willow trees). You can have your wedding ceremony, wedding portraits and reception onsite.

Booking 2020 and beyond

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people or a small wedding with up to 50 guests ( this could change depending on government regulations.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example. 

We welcome elopements and weddings any day of the week.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Absolutely! The price will vary depending on the date.

Do you have a starting price? 

We offer such a bespoke experience at Cellar 52, we don’t have starting prices. We custom make packages depending on what’s important to you on your wedding day. 

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

That we are happy to plan small weddings and last minute weddings or elopements!

Langdon Hall

Langdon Hall is a turn of the century revival house turned country house hotel and spa. You can stay at Langdon Hall to get ready for your wedding and on your wedding night. Langdon Hall has 75 acres of Carolinian forest to explore that include hiking trails and luxurious gardens. The charming architecture makes a perfect backdrop for your wedding celebration.

Booking 2020 only

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people or up to 10 guests. You can book a small wedding ceremony at Langdon Hall with up to 50 guests. This number can change depending on government policies. For receptions or meal events, the current number maximum is at 10 guests.  We are hoping this number will increase by mid-July but we will wait and see. If changes are made we will work with you to add attendance or meals to the celebration.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

You can book Langdon Hall for the photography only, you can access the grounds for up to two hours for up to 10 guests with a photographer for $375.

Do you have a starting price? 

For access to the property for photography only starting at $375.

For elopements in the orchard area with up to 4 guests includes the property rental plus one bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy a toast at the end of the ceremony ( max. 3 hours) starting at $800.

For small weddings in the orchard area with up to 10 guests includes the property rental plus three bottles of sparkling wine to enjoy a toast at the end of the ceremony ( max. 3hours) starts at $1000.

For small weddings with additional guests (more than 10) add $50 per person. Arrangements for the officiant will need to be made/paid separately.  The officiant and photographer do not have to be included in the party sizes above.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

Parties will not be able to stay on for informal gatherings without reservations.  Lunch reservations can be reserved on the Dining Room Terrace between 12:00-2:30p.m. at tables up to six guests each.  Please note that this is not a private area but rather a space amongst other diners.  All plans will need to be made in advance of the wedding day.

You can book two night’s accommodation so that the betrothed could get ready onsite and the wedding night could be here as well. Nightly rates start from $455.00 per night, plus taxes for Friday & Saturdays and from $325.00 per night, plus taxes on weeknights.

Storehouse 408

Booking 2021 and beyond (custom packages for elopements)

Storehouse 408 is a bright, modern open concept venue that boasts a brick wall feature, industrial accents and sparkling chandeliers. One of its best features is an outdoor private courtyard oasis. The courtyard is filled with lush greenery and an open-air fireplace. 

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people and rent the space on an hourly basis or have a small wedding with your friends and family. We offer micro wedding packages as well for 2-50 guests.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

We don’t restrict certain days to small weddings but we don’t allow the space to be rented on an hourly basis on Saturdays during high season, so naturally, we see shorter/small events on other days.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, clients can book the venue for ceremony and photos only.

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting prices depend on the date and time of year.

Sugar Run

Sugar Run is a speakeasy-inspired rum bar. It has a dark and moody aesthetic that is influenced by the prohibition era. This refined but dramatic atmosphere is perfect for a small wedding or elopement that is looking for an urban backdrop. Sugar Run is downtown Kitchener close to many options for your wedding portraits.

Booking 2020 and beyond

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with two people or a small wedding with your friends and family. If we need to shut down on a night we would normally be open, there is a 50 guest minimum. Sugar Run is open Wednesday to Sunday 8 pm – 2 am.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

We welcome small weddings and elopements any day of the week.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes you can book the venue for the ceremony and photos only.

Do you have a starting price? 

For weekdays and Sunday prices start at $800.00 

For Friday and Saturday prices start at $1000.00

The Walper Hotel

The Walper Hotel is in the heart of downtown Kitchener. The Walper Hotel is about bespoke, experience-based weddings of all styles and sizes. They promote creation over duplication and want your experience to be as unique as you. The Walper has amazing nooks, rooms, cocktail lounge, and outdoor courtyards that will make your wedding portraits unique, timeless and editorial.

Booking 2020 and beyond

What is the minimum guest count? Can couples book an elopement for just the two of them?

We LOVE weddings and are happy to work with any couple on whatever their vision might be, new guidelines permitting of course! Couples that choose The Walper Hotel are looking for a bespoke experience, in their own preferred size and style.

Are their certain days you dedicate to small weddings and elopements?

At this time, we’re able to accommodate small weddings and elopements on any date we have availability.

One of the wonderful things about The Walper Hotel is its many beautiful spaces, nooks, and rooms with different character, so we’re able to scale weddings up and down, based on our couple’s needs and dreams.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only?

Absolutely. The Walper Hotel is a beautiful backdrop for photos & a ceremony.

We’re also happy to talk to couples about hosting small family dinners or brunches before or after your wedding if you’re re-imagining what your experience is going to be and still want to share a special meal together with your people!

We believe the one silver lining with the past couple months has been that it has empowered couples to really think about how they want to celebrate their union, to make it more intimate, more customized, more them.

Do you have a starting price?

Yes, it is currently $1,000.

With that, you are provided one-on-one support leading up to your day from our incredible wedding sales manager Andréa, as well as a day-of coordinator to ensure your day runs smoothly. This price also includes tables, gold Chiavari chairs, linens and cloth napkins, place settings, printed menus, service charges and gratuities.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements?


You might not know that The Walper Hotel was built in 1893 and has long been a staple of the Downtown Kitchener cityscape. It’s steeped in fond memories and brag-worthy stories… ask us about visits from Louis Armstrong, Lennox Lewis’ first boxing match and Eleanor Roosevelt’s preferred terrace! We mention this because The Walper Hotel has seen a lot of ups and downs, and continues to be a rock of the community… a perfect backdrop of timelessness, experience and strength for your marriage.

Whistle Bear

Whistle Bear is more than a golf course, with its manicured gardens, stand-alone dedicated chapel and, the forest trails on the property allow your wedding to happen all in one place and not miss a thing. Whistle Bear has thought of everything from beautiful photo backdrops, to weather protection, the dedicated ceremony space to the multiple reception spaces.

Booking 2020 till September 2020

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people up to 50 people for an outside ceremony. These details could change as government policies change.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

You can book your wedding on a weekday or on a weekend.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can our venue for the ceremony and photography (30 min ceremony and 1 hour for photography).

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $1500 + HST includes the ceremony, officiant and onsite photography permits.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

We offer a bespoke experience and can help you find other vendors you need for your wedding. We have a take-out dinner option to help you celebrate your wedding. We can host last-minute weddings, we prefer at least 10 days notice.

Wedding Venues: Hamilton

Ancaster Mill

Want to have your wedding portraits next to a waterfall? The Ancaster Mill is next to a beautiful waterfall, gardens and forest. Not only is the outdoor landscapes beautiful, but the mill itself also has great architectural features. You will not be limited when it comes to photography options at this location.

Booking 2020 till September 2020

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people up to 50 people for an outside ceremony. These details could change as government policies change.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

You can book your wedding on a weekday or on a weekend.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can our venue for the ceremony and photography (30 min ceremony and 1 hour for photography).

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $1500 + HST includes the ceremony, officiant and onsite photography permits.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

We offer a bespoke experience and can help you find other vendors you need for your wedding. We have a take-out dinner option to help you celebrate your wedding. We can host last-minute weddings, we prefer at least 10 days’ notice.

The Farm

The Farm is earth to table farm with amazing views that take its food and the celebration of it seriously. The Farm is full of a rustic-chic style that will compliment your wedding. The barn is restored but boasts its original wooden beams, the character from the 1800s and harvest tables.

Booking 2020 till September 2020

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people up to 50 people for an outside ceremony. These details could change as government policies change.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

You can book your wedding on a weekday or on a weekend.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can our venue for the ceremony and photography (30 min ceremony and 1 hour for photography).

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $1500 + HST includes the ceremony, officiant and onsite photography permits.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

We offer a bespoke experience and can help you find other vendors you need for your wedding. We have a take-out dinner option to help you celebrate your wedding. We can host last-minute weddings, we prefer at least 10 days’ notice.

Spencer’s

Spencer’s at the Waterfront is full of nautical-inspired modern architecture. It is right on the Burlington Bay and boasts some excellent waterfront views. This dynamic venue boasts floor to ceiling glass walls that allow you to enjoy the panoramic waterfront views any time of day or season.

Booking 2020 till September 2020

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people up to 50 people for an outside ceremony. These details could change as government policies change.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

You can book your wedding on a weekday or on a weekend.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can our venue for the ceremony and photography (30 min ceremony and 1 hour for photography).

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $1500 + HST includes the ceremony, officiant and onsite photography permits.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

We offer a bespoke experience and can help you find other vendors you need for your wedding. We have a take-out dinner option to help you celebrate your wedding. We can host last-minute weddings, we prefer at least 10 days’ notice.

Wedding Venues: Perth County

Hughson Hall

Hughson Hall was built in 1875 and boasts Victorian Italianate architecture award-winning gardens. It is located in Stratford close to the theatres, restaurants and shops. This bed and breakfast specializing in offering guests a great experience that makes this place a destination in itself.

Booking 2020 and beyond

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

Yes, you can have an elopement with 2 people or have a wedding with up to 100 guests.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

We welcome elopement and small weddings any day of the week.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can book our venue for the ceremony and photos only.

Do you have a starting price? 

Ceremony and photography only packages start at $300

Elopement packages starting at $1800

Wedding packages starting at $3500

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

All events can be held outdoors or indoor depending on size and other arrangements.  We cannot accommodate sit down dinners inside but outside anything can be arranged with tents etc. We are very versatile and flexible depending on what the couple wants and like to customize their event for them. 

Wedding Venues: Toronto & GTA

Graydon Manor

Graydon Manor is from the 1920’s era of glamour and elegance. Today the manor has been thoughtfully designed to be a luxurious, romantic venue that is a perfect place for an elegant and romantic wedding. Graydon Manor brings to life the spirit of the 1920s mixed with modern amenities. It boasts a large stone terrace, luxurious gardens and spectacular architecture. You have so many options for your wedding portraits.

Booking through Summer 2021 depending on government policies.

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have a little wedding with 2 people up to 30 (this could change depending on government policies).

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can book little weddings that include ceremony and photography only. As regulations change and things start to open up for indoor dining this could change.

Do you have a starting price? 

Pricing starting at $800+HST for a 2-hour rental of the Coach House and/or gardens for a wedding ceremony & photo session. If you need more time it is $400 for each additional hour, subject to availability

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

Ceremony seating for guests will be provided along with one signing table. Date availability not to be confirmed more than 4 weeks in advance, based on calendar availability on a first come first serve basis. Attendance limited by provincial order (presently 30 attendees).

* As the provincial limits increase, we will happily allow more attendees!

Harding Waterfront Estates

Harding Waterfront Estates is full of vintage appeal and has multiple location options for your ceremony throughout its grounds. You can have your ceremony with waterfront views,  surrounded by their lush greenery and gardens or have an architectural backdrop with the mansion in the background.

Booking 2021 and beyond.

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with two people or a small wedding with your friends and family.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

We welcome elopement and small weddings any day of the week.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can book a daytime ceremony package that includes 1.5 hours for ceremony and photography at the venue.

Do you have a starting price? 

Pricing starts at $500 plus chair rental ($2.95/chair plus $75 delivery, + AV, SOCAN/Resound music fees)

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

Our Daytime Ceremony packages include:

Use of the Estate grounds for your ceremony and photos

Ceremony at selected available location

1.5 hr time frame (either 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.)

Use of Bridal Dressing Room (available half-hour prior)

Signing table and chair

Set-up and tear down of guest chairs

 ** Ceremony, Photos and tear down are within the timeframe booked for.

Wedding Venues: Wellington Region

Cutten Fields

Cutten Fields is a picturesque golf course in Guelph that can accommodate indoor and outdoor weddings ceremonies. It boasts a number of reception room options depending on your style and guest count. Cutten Fields is a beautiful property that you can easily take all your wedding portraits at.

Booking 2020 and beyond

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them?

Yes, we can welcome elopements but we do have minimums for our larger event space on Friday and Saturdays.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

We are flexible with days and times for elopements and small weddings, it depends on location and logistics. 

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only?

Yes, clients can book the venue for the ceremony and photos only.

Do you have a starting price?

Prices start at $125-$900+ depending on location

Elora Mill

The Elora Mill is downtown close to all the shops, cafes and restaurants. It feels like you have travelled back in time with all the small-town charm but with all the modern amenities. You are next to the Grand River and close to the Elora Gorge, Quarry and other hiking trails. The Elora Mill gives you options of indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony locations filled with rustic charm for timeless wedding memories.

Booking 2020 till September 2020

What is the minimum guest count? Can a couple book an elopement with just the two of them? 

You can have an elopement with 2 people up to 50 people for an outside ceremony. These details could change as government policies change.

Are there certain days that you dedicate to small weddings and elopements? Some venues restrict them for weekdays for example.

You can book your wedding on a weekday or on a weekend.

Can clients book your venue for the ceremony and photos only? 

Yes, you can our venue for the ceremony and photography (30 min ceremony and 1 hour for photography).

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $1500 + HST includes the ceremony, officiant and onsite photography permits.

Is there any other information you want me to share about your venue regarding small weddings and elopements? 

We offer a bespoke experience and can help you find other vendors you need for your wedding. We have a take-out dinner option to help you celebrate your wedding. We can host last-minute weddings, we prefer at least 10 days’ notice.

Thank you for reading the guide about elopement and small wedding venues in Kitchener Waterloo and surrounding regions. If you are an elopement and small wedding venues in Kitchener Waterloo and would like to be included in the guide please email me chantaldavidsonphotography@gmail.com

You can look at more venue options in the elopement and small wedding venues in Niagara guide.

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