September 8, 2023

Unveiling the Magic: Rustic Mill Wedding Venues in Ontario, Canada

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In this post we are thrilled to take you on a virtual photographic journey through some extraordinary rustic mill wedding venues in Southern Ontario. These mill wedding venues hold a special place in my heart because they perfectly align with our style of capturing natural and candid moments on your wedding day. So, grab a cup of coffee and let’s dive into the enchanting world of Elora Mill, Ancaster Mill, Cambridge Mill, and Old Mill, which we consider some of the very best Wedding Venues in Ontario, Canada.

1. ELORA MILL WEDDING VENUE:

Picture this: the sun gently casting its golden glow on a historic mill, surrounded by breathtaking gardens and the soothing sound of the Grand River. That’s Elora Mill for you! This place is pure magic. As a wedding photographer, I’ve fallen head over heels for its charming outdoor gardens, rustic architecture, and the stunning views of the gorge below you. In fact, before my time as a wedding photographer I spent many days photographing year round the nature around Elora as a landscape photographer. Perhaps this is why so many of our couples are drawn to the natural images and moments captured by us around Elora Mill.

It’s the perfect backdrop for those genuine emotions and those unplanned, beautiful moments. This makes your wedding day uniquely yours. Moreover, it’s important to consider that the Elora Mill provides two separate reception areas at their Granary Building. First, the smaller and more intimate space located on the lower floor of the building. Next, a larger, brighter and more open space upstairs perfect for a larger reception.

Similarly, you will find plenty of options for your ceremony location both outdoors and indoors at the Elora Mill Foundry. Furthermore, options for church weddings also are possible as the Mill is located so close to church in Elora. Below you will find just some of the images from the many weddings which we have shot at the Elora Mill over the years.

OUT ON THE WATER:

Finally, if your looking to ad and even more unique element to your wedding day photos, consider the Elora Grand River Raft Company which can take you out on a romantic gondola type boat excursion on the grand river right by the Elora Mill. The company looks to be open again starting in 2024 and it’s a great option for some very unique images such as the ones shot below with Breanna and Johnathan.

A Kiss during a Wedding Photo Session on the Streets of Elora near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

On the bridge with the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Upstairs Reception Area at the Granary of the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Walking towards Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Day Gondola boat ride on the grand river near Elora Mill

Wedding Day Gondola boat ride on the grand river near Elora Mill

Happy Couple and a Wedding Day Gondola boat ride on the grand river near Elora Mill

Laughing Couple and a Wedding Day Gondola boat ride on the grand river near Elora Mill

Wedding Day images in the Elora Gorge

Wedding Day images in the Elora Gorge

Wedding Day images in the Elora Gorge

Wedding Ceremony Area - Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Couple Walking near the Elora Mill

Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo Session on the bridge near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Couple walking during a Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Elora Gorge Wedding Photography

Wedding Photo Session on the Bridge near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Ceremony Kiss near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo Session at the Elora Gorge

Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo Session near the Grand River in Elora, Ontario.

Ceremony location Elora Mill Wedding Venue, Ontario, Canada

Wedding Couple Photo Session on the streets of Elora Ontario, Canada

Upstairs Reception Room of the Granary at the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

A couple kisses in the streets of Elora Ontario during their wedding day photography session

A first dance during a wedding at the Cambridge Mill

 

Woman looks during cocktail hour during a wedding in Elora, Ontario, Canada

Dancing during a wedding at the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Groom Walking over to the ceremony area at the the Elora Mill Venue

Downstairs reception area at the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Sunset wedding photo during a bride and groom session at the Elora Mill

Bride and groom during a session in Elora, Ontario, Canada

Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Father Daughter Dance at the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo Session near the Elora Gorge

First Dance at the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Dancing at the Elora Mill Wedding Venue

Elora Mil Wedding Venue and Hotel, Elora, Ontario, Canada

 

2. ANCASTER MILL WEDDING VENUE:

If you’re seeking a blend of nature’s beauty and refined elegance, Ancaster Mill has got you covered. Tucked away amidst lush greenery and the calming sounds of the Ancaster Creek, this hidden gem offers a whimsical setting for your special day. As a photographer, I’ve been utterly captivated by Ancaster Mill’s rustic-chic aesthetic, the mesmerizing waterfalls, and the dreamy gardens. It’s like stepping into a fairytale. Here natural beauty meets unforgettable celebrations.

Moreover, photographic opportunities abound as Ancaster Mill. Since, the Mill is located very close to the Sherman, Canterbury and Mill falls. Also, rustic Mill ruins and deep green forests complete the whimsical settings in close to the mill area.

In addition,Ancaster Mill comes complete with a lovely and bright chapel. Some darker more moody reception areas are also available. Finally, the terrance overlooking the falls is perfect for both Family and Couple photo sessions.

Ancaster Mill Wedding Venue

Session near the Ancaster Mill

Groom Session near the Ancaster

Bride and Groom Session near the Ancaster Mill

Bride and Groom Session near the Ancaster Mill

Bride and Groom Session near the Ancaster Mill Wedding Venue

Reception at the Ancaster Mill Wedding Venue

Reception Area at the Ancaster Mill Wedding Venue

Bridal Party Session near the Ancaster Mill

Photography Session near the Cambridge Mil

Family Photography Session near the Ancaster Mill Wedding Venue

First Dance at the Ancaster Mill

Swets at the Ancaster Mill

Thank you speech at the Ancaster Mill, Ontario, Canada

 

3. CAMBRIDGE MILL WEDDING VENUE:

Prepare to be blown away by the tranquil charm of Cambridge Mill. Imagine exchanging vows with the gentle murmur of the Speed River in the background. Surrounded by exposed beams and breathtaking water views. This venue seamlessly combines rustic allure with contemporary elegance. It creates a perfect canvas for authentic moments and candid shots.

As a wedding photographer, I’ve been smitten by the outdoor terrace and the sprawling grounds.  They offer endless opportunities to capture your love story in all its natural beauty. This mill is located further away from our usual coverage area. Yet, it certainly is a beautiful option and is one of the best Wedding Venues in Ontario.

4. OLD MILL WEDDING VENUE:

Right in the heart of Toronto, you’ll find Old Mill—a hidden oasis that will transport you to another time. It’s like stepping back into a classic era of elegance and romance. This historic Old Mill wedding venue, with its captivating architecture, lush gardens, and serene ambiance, sets the stage for unforgettable weddings. As a photographer, I’ve had the privilege of preserving moments under the elegant gazebo, amidst vibrant blooms, and along the enchanting pathways. It’s a treasure trove of timeless charm, where natural and candid moments come to life.

The venue is perfect for couples looking for a timeless romantic indoor setting embedded inside a lush outdoor garden. All this charm and the convince of a local urban wedding venue centrally located in Toronto. No wonder this wedding venue is considered one of the very best ones in both Toronto and Ontario

Bridal Party Photo at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bridal Party Photo at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Candid moment at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Authentic Moment at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Photography at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reception at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reception at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reception at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

First Dance at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reception Room at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bride and Groom at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bride and Groom at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bride and Groom at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bride and Groom at the Old Mill Wedding Venue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CONCLUSION:

At Ever After Photographers, we’re passionate about capturing the natural and candid moments on your wedding day. The above four Mill Wedding Venues, so full of nature and wonder and history. They provide a fitting backdrop for all of your moments and emotions. We believe that true beauty lies in the genuine emotions and spontaneous interactions that unfold throughout your celebration. That’s why venues like Elora Mill, Ancaster Mill, Cambridge Mill, and Old Mill hold a special place in our hearts—they provide the perfect backdrop for our style of storytelling.

If you’re dreaming of a wedding that embraces authenticity, where laughter and tears mingle, and where each frame tells a heartfelt story, we would be honoured to be a part of your journey. Get in touch with us today through our website’s contact form. Let’s chat about preserving the raw, beautiful moments that will forever remind you of your love story.

Cheers to capturing the magic of your wedding day!

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