Weddings & Receptions

Kids at Ball's Falls WeddingNestled on the scenic Niagara Escarpment at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, the Ball’s Falls historical church accommodates up to 110 guests. The interior of this restored chapel features warm wood-tones: both rustic and elegant. The chapel is heated to provide year-round access and the site has ample parking for guests. Weddings can be accommodated at the Centre for Conservation or The Big Barn. With convenient highway access, this area is the perfect storybook setting for your special wedding day… and a photographer’s dream.  For information please contact: 905-562-5235, ext. 21, or 
fax: 905-562-7051, or email lsawatzky@npca.ca.

 

Photography

  • Wedding photos can be taken at Ball’s Falls on the south side of Sixth Avenue only. The area around the heritage buildings is reserved for on-site weddings that have booked the facilities. The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) does not book wedding photography. It is available on a first-come-first served basis, and is not allowed during NPCA special events. Regular Conservation Area admission fees apply.

Note: These rules apply only for weddings that have NOT booked their wedding ceremony or reception at the park. Otherwise, they are free to use the entire grounds for photos.

 

Ceremony Facilities

  • Ball's Falls ChapelBall’s Falls Historical Church. A pump organ is available for your use at no extra cost. You must arrange your own organist (contacts are available). Other instruments may be used by your arrangement.
  • The Big Barn.
  • Outdoor Wedding – picnic pavilion area 
(outdoor weddings are limited to 25 guests max).
  • Centre for Conservation – Glen Elgin room 
(outdoor patio also available from May to October only).

Note: No rehearsal times available for Barn or Centre wedding ceremonies.

 

Reception Facilities

  • Centre for Conservation – Glen Elgin room, Patio
  • The Big Barn
  • Parking and admission to the park is free for your guest

Centre for Conservation 
Glen Elgin Room

The Glen Elgin room seats 120 guests (including wedding party) at round tables, or 150 guests (including wedding party) at rectangular tables.

All catering arrangements and decorating is the responsibility of the bride and groom.

If alcohol is to be served, you must obtain a Special Occasion Permit, Party Alcohol Liability Insurance, and provide Smart Serve certified bartenders.

Free parking is provided for your guests.

  • Hours of Rental: 9:00 AM–1:00 AM

Church Wedding Times 
(2-hour rental only)

  • 9:30 AM –11:30 AM
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Photos are allowed on the grounds. No photos are allowed inside the other heritage buildings, only in the church.

The church must be decorated during your rental time allotted, since other weddings may be booked before and/or after your wedding.

The Big Barn (SOLD OUT Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in 2014)

  • Wedding Reception in Ball's Falls BarnThe Barn seats a maximum of 190 guests (including wedding party).
  • Wooden tables and black Chiavari chairs are provided.
  • All catering arrangements and decorating is the responsibility of the bride and groom.
  • If alcohol is to be served, you must obtain a Special Occasion Permit, Party Alcohol Liability Insurance, and provide SmartServe certified bartenders.
  • Free parking is provided for your guests.
  • Hours of rental: 9:00 AM–1:00 AM

Booking Fees

  • To confirm your date, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required per facility being rented. The balance must be paid 60 days prior to your wedding day.
  • A security deposit of $1,000 also applies (fees do not include LLBO Special Occasion Permit). For current rental fees, please contact our office.
  • Adminsitration fee for confirmed wedding booking changes $25.

Rehearsals

The church is available for a 45-minute rehearsal in the week leading up to your wedding. Please call to arrange that time. Please note that wedding ceremonies will take priority over rehearsal times.


 For information please contact: 905-562-5235, ext. 21, or 
fax: 905-562-7051.

Note: Rehearsal times are not available for Outdoor, Barn or Centre wedding ceremonies.

 

Security Deposits

Security deposits are required for all rentals in case of damage or theft of property. Deposit amounts are:

  • Glen Elgin Room – $1000
  • The Big Barn – $500
  • Church – $250

Rental Fees for Weddings & Receptions – 2014 & 2015

 

Historical Church  2014 2015
Church Wedding (2 hour limit) $577 $577

 

The Big Barn (April – October) 2014 2015
Barn Reception – No Alcohol $688 $890
Barn Reception – Alcohol Permit Required $880 $1,150
Set-up Rental (5pm – 10pm)
*These rates apply only if available within 2 weeks of wedding date
$50 $75
All Barn Wedding Ceremonies are to be held inside only. No outside receptions permitted. Alcohol is not permitted outside of the barn.

 

Centre for Conservation Glen Elgin Room 2014 2015
Glen Elgin Room Reception – No Alcohol $1,100 $1,155
Glen Elgin Room Reception – Alcohol Permit Required $1,280 $1,400
Glen Elgin Room Ceremony
*up to 170 Guests, 11-4pm 
- $750
Set-up Rental (5pm – 10pm)
*These rates apply only if available within 2 weeks of wedding date
$150 $150

 

Outdoor Wedding 2014 2015
Outdoor Wedding* $500 $500
*All Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies to be held in designated areas only, with a maximum of 25 guests.

 

Rental Packages 2014 2015
Church Wedding & Barn Reception – Alcohol Permit Not Required $1,215 $1,420
Church Wedding & Licensed Barn Reception – Alcohol Permit Required $1,407 $1,675
Church Wedding & Glen Elgin Reception – No Alcohol $1,650 $1,680
Church Wedding & Glen Elgin Room Reception – Alcohol Permit Required $1,820 $1,925
Outdoor Wedding* Ceremony & Barn Reception – No Alcohol $985 $1,340
Outdoor Wedding* Ceremony & Barn Reception – Alcohol Permit Required $1,129 $1,600
Outdoor Wedding* & Glen Elgin Room Reception – No Alcohol $1,544 $1,605
Outdoor Wedding* & Glen Elgin Room Reception – Alcohol Permit Required $1,706 $1,850
Glen Elgin Ceremony & Barn Rental – No Alcohol - $1,590
Glen Elgin Ceremony & Barn Rental – Alcohol Permit Required - $1,850
*All Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies to be held in designated areas only, with a maximum of 25 guests.

 

 

Note: Use of the Patio is included in the Glen Elgin Rental, however, if you wish to feature patio alcohol service, an addition $250 fee is required, and the area must be included in your alcohol permit. HST applies to ALL rental fees.