Ancaster Mill Weddings: Top 5 Reasons to Get Married at Ancaster Mill

June 04, 2018  •  5 Comments

Ancaster Mill is one of the most popular wedding venue's in the Hamilton area and for good reason. From the minute you pull up to the front doors, it's immediately apparent that this is some place special. With cobblestone buildings, twinkle lights in the trees and of course, the beautiful waterfall, this is a venue that's full of charm and romance. As professional wedding photographers in Hamilton, Ontario, we are at the Mill a number of times each year so we decided to write a blog to help prospective brides and grooms get the inside scoop.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should consider Ancaster Mill for your wedding. 


1. Their Brand New Wedding Chapel Is Stunning

A couple of years ago, the only place to have your ceremony on site at The Mill was a sweet little garden area just over the bridge. But with the recent addition of the Miller Chapel, Ancaster Mill has completely stepped up their game as far as beautiful ceremony locations goes. The natural light from the surrounding forest just fills the whole hall up with warmth and beauty. Soaring ceilings and elegant chandeliers add a touch of elegance, while the wooden beams retain the warm rustic ambiance that is the theme through the whole venue. This ceremony site is also completely magical for off-season weddings and rumour has it, you can inquire about their special off-season wedding discounts. (Rumour also has it, we here at Zekar Photography are happy to chat about your off-season wedding as well!) 

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2. Waterfalls

If Hamilton is the City of Waterfalls, then the Ancaster Mill is the venue of waterfalls. The on-site waterfall which runs under the building makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding party photos. You can expect to have about a half an hour with your bridal party at these falls, but if you are wanting more natural waterfall-y goodness, Sherman Falls is just down the street and also makes a great place for some photos. Just a tip, most waterfall areas in Hamilton do need a permit so be sure to check into that before you go ahead and book your shoot. 

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3. Accommodates Any Size of Wedding

From 50 guests to well over a hundred, Ancaster Mill has different rooms for almost any size of guest list. But no matter what size your wedding is, each room offers the same cozy atmosphere, the same incredible food and all of the other amenities that this venue offers. 

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4. The Food Is Amazing

As with all Pearle Weddings, you will never be disappointed with their food. They have top notch chefs who cook with farm fresh ingredients (literally, its from one of their own local farms!) and your guests will be super satisfied. 

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5. They Run A Tight Ship

When you book your wedding at Ancaster Mill, you can't help but notice it - they are incredibly organized. This is a huge relief for all you non-planning types, they really do all the work for you. No guessing or stressing, its all right there. And for all of you who love to plan? This team speaks your language! It's also really nice on the photography end of things too. Even though we do take a very candid, relaxed approach to your wedding, its nice to have a solid framework on the day to help keep everything on schedule as much as possible. 

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Want to find out more about how we can make your Ancaster Mill wedding dreams come true? Contact us today, we'd love to chat! 

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Not sure of what you're looking for when searching for a wedding photographer? Check out our blog 11 Essential Questions to Ask when searching for the perfect team for your wedding day.

This blog was written by Kate Tigchelaar, Studio Manager for Zekar Photography Inc. All pictures were taken by Mike Tigchelaar, Lead Photographer at Zekar Photography Inc. 


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