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This venue guide is a resource guide for elopement and small wedding venues in Niagara. 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 Niagara and explore options they have for elopements and small wedding packages.

With the help of this wedding venue in Niagara guide, I hope you can bring your small wedding or elopement to life in a meaningful and beautiful way in these unconventional times.

Wedding Venues in Niagara: Vineyards

Creekside Estate Winery

Booking 2020 (on a case by case basis) and beyond

Creekside Estate Winery makes you feel like you are off the beaten path. From the vines, green spaces and the patio there are a lot of great places to enjoy at Creekside. From the views outside to the rustic charm event spaces including the barrel cellar gives you lots to enjoy.

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

We welcome elopements from 2 people to small weddings up to 40 guests if you want a seated dining option onsite.

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

We do not restrict certain days when it comes to booking small weddings and elopements but all weddings and elopements start after 6 pm after the retail store and deck are closed for the day.

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

We welcome clients to book our venue for the ceremony and photos only. The cost for exclusive photography reservations onsite starts at $500.

Do you have a starting price? 

You can book Creekside Estate Winery for the ceremony and photography starting at $500. You can book a room rental like the deck, barrel cellar or winery and tasting room starting from $750-$2000. This does not include food, Creekside works with Vintage Inns to provide catering options. 

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

We are not currently booking any events during the emergency order in Ontario. We are looking at any requests one at a time to see if we are able to accommodate safely.

Harbour Estates Winery

Booking 2020 and beyond

Harbour Estates Winery is located directly on Jordan Harbour and is surrounded by wetlands. You can enjoy some amazing views of the harbour and 6 acres of rare Carolinian forest. From feeling amongst the vines, the harbour views, the wetland forest and the beautiful rustic architecture you have a lot to enjoy at Harbour Estate Winery.

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

We can accommodate outdoor elopements and small weddings from 2 to 200 people and indoor from 2 to 50 people.

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

We welcome weddings and elopements on both weekdays and weekends. The price will vary depending on what day you book.

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

Yes, Couples can book our winery for the ceremony and photos only.

Do you have a starting price? 

Yes, our minimum package is $1000 and includes renting the property for 3 hours for a small wedding.

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

We offer a bespoke experience that includes custom quotes based on our client’s needs and vision for their wedding day.

Hernder Estate Wines

Booking 2020 and beyond.

Hernder Estate Wines has a location that makes you feel like you are in the country while having all the conveniences of being in the city. They have a couple options for ceremony spaces, you can get married by their pond and covered bridge or you can get married on their beautiful stone patio. 

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

Hernder offers elopement packages for two people, and they have packages that can accommodate guest numbers from 2-300 people. Keep in mind during COVID, they can do the max of what the government allows inside and out.

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

Normally we only allow elopements on Monday-Thursday but with covid and everyone having to postpone we can do them any day of the week. 

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

Yes for 2020. For 2021 elopement packages are available Monday- Thursday.

Do you have a starting price?  

Our fee is $500 plus hst for the space, we do have chairs and a barrel for signing. With numerous locations for the ceremony.  We do have a wedding coordinator that is optional and her fee is $125, she will oversee everything, will get them down the aisle and can even witness if need be.  She is also handy should the couple want to take pictures in the back barrel room (we just can’t have people back there unattended)

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

We do have a liquor license should they want to toast with wine and should they have a group of 25 or more we can do foodservice outside at this point.  We do have an overhang for shade.

 For more information check out https://www.hernder.com/weddings/

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Booking 2021 and beyond.

Konzelmann Estate Winery is a waterfront winery located in Niagara on the Lake. Konzelmann is a winery that stands out for it’s elegant architecture and its lakeside gazebo views. They have six photo locations within the winery that they have hand-picked for the elegance, sophistication and style.

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

We welcome elopements from 2 people to a maximum of 15 people.

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

We welcome elopements and small weddings any weekday or weekend.

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

Yes, clients are welcome to book the gazebo for the ceremony and photos only.

Do you have a starting price? 

The starting price is $1250 which includes the ceremony gazebo space, indoor backup location in case of rain, officiant, signing table with white linen, onsite event coordinator and serving staff sparkling wine and charcuterie platter to celebrate. You can add plated hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and/or gift wrapped bottles.

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

We have provided an attached pdf that has all the details about our wedding package.

London Born Wine Co.

Booking 2020 and beyond

London Born Wine Co makes you feel like you have escaped the city with views of rolling vineyards, farms and lots of outdoor space. The vineyard building is a huge piece of architecture with huge windows that includes a living roof and a beautiful sculpture out front. It was built on farmland and they kept the old grain silo made from stone making it a great backdrop for a ceremony. You will not run out of spots for wedding photos at this beautiful winery.

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

You can book an elopement with 2 people or a small wedding with less than 10 people.

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

London Born Wine Co is happy to accommodate small weddings and elopement any day of the week.

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

Yes, there is a package that includes a small cover charge and $250 for the officiant. 

Do you have a starting price?

London Born Wine Co has packages for elopements including the ceremony and photos only. They have a main wedding package starting at $1750 that includes renting the venue, kitchen and drinks are $75 per person. 

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

London Born Wine Co does not close the winery for elopements or small weddings under 15 people. If you book the main wedding package at $1750 the winery will be closed.

Peninsula Ridge

Booking 2021 and beyond.

A vineyard with a view of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. Peninsula Ridge specializes in intimate weddings to provide a personalized level of service to your wedding day. They have a charming coach house that has panoramic views of the vineyard and is a stand alone building on the vineyard to provide privacy.

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

The vineyard has a minimum guest count of 20 people.

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

No, the coach house can be booked during the week or weekend.

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

No

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting price for the Coach house wedding rate is $1200 plus reception food choices.

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

Peninsula Ridge has provided two pdf downloads to give you more information about their wedding packages. They book weddings at the end of May until the first week of October. They are unable to host weddings in the winter months.

Pondview Estate Winery

Booking 2020 and beyond.

Pondview Estate Winery is in Niagara on the lake. From the rustic barrel cellar to the view of the vineyard, this vineyard has a lot to offer. You have your choice of ceremony spaces. You can get married in the vineyard, or on a grassy hill that gives you amazing views of the vineyard. Or in front of the pond, that reminds you of cottage life.

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

You can book an elopement with 2 people or have up to 45 guests. These numbers can change depending on government policies regarding covid. 

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

You can book an elopement or small wedding any day of the week.

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

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

Do you have a starting price? 

We offer a bespoke experience that includes custom quotes based on our client needs and vision for their wedding day.

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

You can have wine and charcuterie boards for guests after your ceremony. You can also have a dining experience with the carter we have partnered with for weddings and events.

You can have the reception in the barrel cellar or in the event tent which overlooks the pond and vineyard.

Ravine Vineyard

Booking 2021 and beyond.

Ravine Vineyard offers you a chance to get married amongst the vines. They offer outdoor ceremony locations that highlight the rustic elegance of the property and having a true farm-to-table intimate dining experience within their Barrel Cellar. Perfectly lit by candelabras amongst actual ageing wine barrels creates the most special ambiance for your closest family and friends.

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

You can book an intimate ceremony just for 2 or have up to as many as 60 guests. These numbers can change depending on government policies regarding covid.

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

 We are happy to accommodate elopements any day of the week.

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

We typically require all of our weddings to host their dinner reception on-site as well, but our events team is always happy to further explore the option.

Do you have a starting price? 

Please contact our events team to discuss seasonal prices and minimums.

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

You can contact our events team at events@ravinevineyard.com for packages and pricing information.

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Redstone Winery 

Booking 2020 and beyond (packages will change as government policies change)

Redstone Winery is named after it’s landscape, large stones and red clay soil. From the vineyards, to the patio and picnic areas, you have beautiful backdrops for your wedding ceremony and photos. The winery building is beautiful with large windows and the inside is full of rustic charm  for you and your guests to enjoy.

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

You can have a wedding ceremony with up to 10 people and a reception meal with up to 6 guests. This can change when the government policies change.

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

We welcome weddings Wednesday through Sundays.

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

In order to use the property for a ceremony and photos, a table for a meal needs to be reserved for guests.

Do you have a starting price? 

We offer a bespoke experience that includes custom quotes based on our client needs.

Rockway Vineyards

Booking 2020 and beyond

Rockway Vineyards has all the benefits of being a vineyard and a golf course in one unique venue. You can have your photos amongst the vines, the pond, on a bridge as you explore all this property has to offer. Inside you have unique architecture features to explore  while you celebrate your wedding day.

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

Yes, if they would like to have just the two of them, we can accommodate that. For our Elopement package, we can accommodate 2-15 guests at the most. For our small wedding package, we have a minimum of 20 guests and a maximum of 30. Anything over 30, they are moving into one of our normal packages.

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

For small weddings in 2020, we are not restricting the days (unless something is already booked). There will be a few restrictions on times/dates moving into 2021.

For our elopement package, they can book any day of the week. The only restriction would be on Saturdays. They would have to be fully finished everything and departing by 3 pm. However, there are no restrictions on Fridays or Sundays, unless something is already booked.

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

Yes! We have developed our “Run Away With Me @ Rockway” elopement package to include onsite ceremonies/officiant, sparkling toast, and a time period for photos to be taken. (Photographer to be sourced by the couple).

Do you have a starting price?

Our elopement package is $1000.00

Our Small wedding package for 20ppl starts at $2500.00.

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

We are flexible with ceremony space and can take requests for different areas based on what the couple would prefer. We are also able to add food/drinks to the elopement package if the couple would like to do so as well. Both packages include the garden/vineyards and other areas of the property to have photos taken.

Stratus

Booking 2021 and beyond (Booking starts February/March 2021).

Stratus offers a contemporary and innovative space to celebrate a small wedding. Our venue can accommodate a maximum of 90 guests from April – August in our Press Alley space, and 50 guests from the end of August – April in our Tasting Room.

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

The minimum guest count is 8 guests, due to the minimum number of guests our preferred caterers have agreed to. A catered reception must be a part of the evening.

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

 No.

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

No, a catered reception is required.

Do you have a starting price? 

Stratus has provided a pdf for you to download with all their pricing information except for the catering fees.

Wedding Venues in Niagara: Boutique Hotels + Inns

The Casablanca Hotel

The Casablanca Hotel is the gateway to the Niagara Region. This boutique hotel boasts views of the escarpment and Lake Ontario. The hotel is close to wineries and all that Grimsby has to offer.

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 a two person elopement or a small wedding surrounded by friends and family. We offer a custom experience that caters to weddings of all sizes.

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

We can book weddings 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? 

Prices start at $500 for the chapel rental

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

The Casablanca Hotel has elegant luxury suites that are specifically designed for weddings.

Inn on the Twenty

Booking 2021 and beyond

Located in Jordan amongst the vineyards, Inn on the Twenty gives you plenty of options for your wedding plans. You can get married on site at the Inn itself or they have partnerships with Cave Springs Winery if you want to get married amongst the vines or at the base of the Niagara escarpment.

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

From elopement of two people to weddings up to 140 people, Inn on the Twenty has options for you.

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

Special availability for 2020 due to the restrictions on large weddings, check with the Inn on the Twenty for more information.

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

Yes for 2020 only, check with the Inn on the Twenty for options in 2021 and beyond.

Do you have a starting price? 

Contact Inn on the Twenty for more information on elopement and wedding packages.

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

Inn on the Twenty offers an elopement package that includes overnight accommodations, dinner, a small cake, flowers, officiant and spa credit for those wishing a full package.  We also do arrange ceremonies for just two people, often in their suite on site.  Typically vineyard ceremonies at Cave Spring are reserved for only those having a reception on-site but in light of the ongoing restrictions and so many couples having to move, we have been making exceptions for this year only for those looking for a ceremony only so they can still get married in 2020.

Oban Inn + Spa

Oban Inn and Spa is surrounded by gardens and ponds. They specialize in intimate weddings and elopements. It is a beautiful option for a private intimate wedding celebration.

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

No minimum guest count, they have options for two-person elopements

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

No restriction on what day you can get married at the Oban Inn but it could change the price.

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

Two night accommodations are included in their wedding packages.

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting price $1600 

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

See website for specific package options https://oban.com/wedding-packages.php

Pillar and Post

Booking 2020 and beyond

The Pillar and Post makes you feel like you are nestled away while you are still in the heart of Niagara on the Lake. A tuscan inspired Inn with a fine dining restaurant. It has an indoor and outdoor spa and is walking distance to parks and shops.

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

No, you can have up to 10 guests. Keep in mind this might change as restrictions are lifted.

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

Not for 2020 but check with the hotel for information regarding 2021.

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

The Pillar and Post has put together an elopement package that includes a ceremony, a sparkling wine toast and two night accommodation at the hotel.

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $2500

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

See the attached pdf for details about their special elopement package. Which includes a garden ceremony, officiant, custom bouquet, boutonniere and centrepiece, a sparkling wine toast and a two-night stay at their hotel.

Prince of Wales

Booking 2020 and beyond

Located in the heart of Niagara on the Lake, close to the shops, theatre and restaurants that Niagara on the Lake is known for. A winery experience is only a short drive away. The Prince of Wales is known for its lavish period decor and its Victorian-inspired afternoon tea in the Drawing room. 

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

No, you can have up to 10 guests. Keep in mind this might change as restrictions are lifted.

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

Not for 2020 but check with the hotel for information regarding 2021.

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

The Prince of Wales has put together an elopement package that includes a ceremony, a sparkling wine toast and two night accommodation at the hotel.

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $2500

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

See the attached pdf for details about their special elopement package. Which includes a garden ceremony, officiant, custom bouquet, boutonniere and centerpiece, a sparkling wine toast and a two night stay at their hotel.

Queen’s Landing

Booking 2020 and beyond

The Queen’s Landing is a harbour front hotel in downtown Niagara on the Lake. It has beautiful harbour views with easy to access walks along the waterfront. It has a ceremony space on the hotel grounds with waterfront views and a park closeby for beautiful wedding photos.

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

No, you can have up to 10 guests. Keep in mind this might change as restrictions are lifted.

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

Not for 2020 but check with the hotel for information regarding 2021.

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

Queen’s Landing has put together an elopement package that includes a ceremony, a sparkling wine toast and two night accommodation at the hotel.

Do you have a starting price? 

Starting at $2500

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

See the attached pdf for details about their special elopement package. Which includes a garden ceremony, officiant, custom bouquet, boutonniere and centerpiece, a sparkling wine toast and a two night stay at their hotel.

Wedding Venues in Niagara: BnBs

Centennial BnB

Booking 2020 and beyond

Centennial Bnb is in the heart of Jordan, nestled in the country, making you feel like you are in a private oasis but close to everything you need. The BnB is close to wineries, restaurants, conservation areas and Jordan Village. The Bnb at a spot set up for wedding ceremonies that gets beautiful light in the evenings. Their property is beautifully kept and has multiple places to take wedding photos throughout, you wouldn’t have to leave the property if you didn’t want to. Ask about the willow tree, it’s a dreamy spot for photos.

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

Yes a couple can book an elopement with just the two of them and we will discuss the 2 witnesses if needed ($30 per witness extra charge). 

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

We offer small weddings and elopements Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (other days may be available upon request)

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

Yes. 

Do you have a starting price?

Starting Price is $495.00 

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

For more information check out their websites  https://smallweddings.ca  for wedding-specific information and https://centennnialbnb.com for everything you need to know about the Bnb.

The Orchard Croft

Booking 2020 and beyond.

The Orchard Croft is a Bed and Breakfast that is influenced by European travel and design. A wedding by the Orchard is as magical as it sounds. You have the patio, the yard and the orchard to create a wedding and photos that you love. There will be no need to leave the property as you have so many backdrops to choose from.

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.

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

The Orchard Croft are happy to accommodate weddings and elopements any day of the week. There is a difference in package price between weekdays and weekends.

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

Yes, The Orchard Croft welcomes clients for ceremony and photos only when a couple is eloping.

Do you have a starting price? 

The Orchard Croft offers a bespoke experience to their clients and customizes their packages to each individual client based on their needs and budget. Elopement packages start at $500.

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

The Orchard Croft offers packages that can include a ceremony with officiant, decor, flowers and food. They draft each package individually based on the couple’s needs and budget.

Vieni Estates BnB

Booking 2021 and beyond.

Vieni Estates is a  bed and breakfast that is literally in wine country, the bnb overlooks the Vieni Estates vineyard and the forest along the Niagara Escarpment. The bnb gives you access to the vineyard, a pond and the Niagara escarpment including a section of the Bruce Trail. There is so much to see you will not have to leave the property for photos, you have everything you need onsite.

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

The B&B does not have a minimum guest count and can be used to book an elopement.

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

Weekdays are preferred as we are not allowing more than one party on-site at a time. As well in the wedding packages, we include the B&B’s rental. However, if we do not have a wedding/event booked we can try our best to do a weekend.

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

Yes, they can!

Do you have a starting price?

The on-site ceremony cost is priced at $1995.00. We have two ceremony sites that are outdoors. 

Thank you for reading the guide about wedding venues in Niagara. If you would like to be included in the guide please email me chantaldavidsonphotography@gmail.com

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