Renting out a barn is probably the easiest way for you to achieve a rustic wedding. Looking for one, on the other hand, can get a bit stressful, especially if you are planning to have your special day in the Hamilton area. To get you started, we have listed down the best barn and rustic venues located in or near Hamilton:
1. Ancaster Mill
Ancaster Mill is located right next to a creek and features a large dining area overlooking the area’s magnificent falls. It is not actually a barn but has all the charm of one. The vicinity is handled by Pearle Weddings & Events and has seven distinct indoor and outdoor spaces for you to rent out. The Miller’s Chapel, Streamside Chapel, Falls Room and Governor’s Room are highly recommended for rustic weddings.
Address: 548 Old Dundas Road, Ancaster, ON L9G 3J4
2. Ball’s Falls
The Ball’s Falls of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation provides a stunning landscape of natural beauty. There is a church, carriage shed, flour mill, and lime kiln within the vicinity, among many other 19th century structures. You can rent out the Ball’s Falls Historical Church for your wedding ceremony and have your reception at the barn or conservation center.
Address: 3292 Sixth Avenue, ON L0R 1S0
3. Beamer Falls Manor
Situated in the Carolinian Forest of the Niagara Escarpment, the Beamer Falls Manor can be located up a driveway lined with sugar maple trees. The farmhouse dates back to the year 1864 and has been renovated to include a patio, a salt water pool, and other modern facilities. It is surrounded by 21 acres of meadows, orchards, woods, and vineyards.
Address: 140 Ridge Road West Grimsby, ON, L3M 4E7
4. Earth to Table Farm
Another rustic venue handled by Pearle Weddings & Events is the Earth to Table Farm. It is situated on a stunning 97-acre land which houses a lovely barn that was built in the 1800s. The barn provides the right amount of elegance and rustic charm with its wood beams and high ceiling. It has a seating capacity of 240 guests.
Address: 250 4th Concession Road West, Hamilton, Ontario L0R 1V0
5. Glen Drummond Farm
The Glen Drummond Farm serves as the home of the Dyment family. It was built in 1887 and has since expanded to include a pumpkin patch, market, and bakery. They host weddings and events from May to October and happily help their clients every step of the way. The complex consists of 120 acres of land that includes an open courtyard, a dining barn area, a lawn ceremony site, a peak ceremony site, a farmhouse, and a ceremony barn site.
Address: 416 Fallsview Rd E, Dundas, ON L9H 5E2
6. Heritage Weddings & Coordinators
Heritage Weddings & Coordinators handles four different venues that work well for weddings and special occasions. Although they do not have a barn option, their Dundurn Coach House is ideal for rustic events. They offer a Dundurn Castle Package which includes the coach house, a licensed minister, a wedding coordinator, decorations, a two-hour photography permit on the castle grounds, and so much more.
Address: 610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R
7. Honsberger Estate
The Honsberger Estate is a farm owned and operated by a humble family that has a great passion for the natural beauty of the countryside. There is a barn within the complex that dates back to the 1800s. Given its location amidst aged birch trees and church pews, it serves as the Honsberger Estate’s main venue for weddings. They also have a vineyard, outdoor bistro, and several orchards for you to use for your reception.
Address: 4060 Jordan Rd, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0
8. Knollwood Golf and Country Club
Since it was established in 1970, the Knollwood Gold and Country Club has become one of the Canada’s best golf courses over the years. It has two courses known as the Old Course and the New Course, which both features several venue options that are perfect for weddings and special events. They do not house a barn but have plenty of indoor and outdoor rustic spaces for you to choose from including the Harris Hall, the Hitching Post, and the Hitching Post Natural Chapel.
Address (New Course): 914 Book Road West, Ancaster, Ontario L9G 3L1
Address (Old Course): 1276 Shaver Road, Ancaster, Ontario L9G 3L1
9. Luna Adventures
Luna Adventures offers a barn that dates back to the 1800s up for rent. It originally served as a dairy barn but now hosts numerous classes, meetings, and events throughout the year. The seating capacity of the barn is 135 guests. If you are looking for something smaller, they also have a modern yurt that closely resembles a barn available. It is a 30’ circular space that features wooden lattice walls and fir rafters that can accommodate up to 35 guests.
Address: Sager Rd, Saint George, ON N0E 1N0
10. Puddicombe Estate
Whatever kind of countryside landscape you are looking or, Puddicombe Estate is sure to have something that will suit your taste. They have numerous locations for you to have your wedding ceremony, reception, or photo shoots. Some of their favorite ones are the waterfalls, the old wood barn building, the vineyards, the fruit orchards, and the train tracks.
Address: 1468 #8 Highway, Winona, Hamilton, ON L8E 5K9
11. Ruthven Park National Historic Site
The 1840 Coach House of the Ruthven Park National Historic Site is perfect for an 110-guest wedding reception. It may not be a barn but it carries the same charm you would find at any other farmhouse. If you are looking for something larger, there is also a garden gazebo nearby that works well for an outdoor wedding.
Address: 243 Haldimand County Hwy 54, Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0