Weddings & Receptions

Facility Reservation Requests for 2016 & 2017 will open on January 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 am through our

ONLINE RESERVATION REQUEST FORM

 

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: 905-788-3135 or email our weddings@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 on Fridays & Saturdays in 2015)

  • 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 50% deposit is required per facility being rented.  The balance must be paid 60 days prior to your wedding day. Please view our Fee Schedule.
  • A security deposit of $1,000 also applies (fees do not include LLBO Special Occasion Permit). For current rental fees, please contact our office.
  • Administration 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: 905-788-3135 or email weddings@npca.ca

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 – 2016 & 2017

 

Historical Church  2016 2017
Church Wedding (2 hour limit) $700 $750

 

The Big Barn (April – October) 2016 2017
Barn Reception $1,800 $2,000
Set-up Rental (5pm – 10pm)
*These rates apply only if available within 2 weeks of wedding date
$200 $225
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 2016 2017
Glen Elgin Room Reception $2,100 $2,300
Glen Elgin Room Ceremony
*up to 170 Guests, 11-4pm 
$900 $950
Set-up Rental (5pm – 10pm)
*These rates apply only if available within 2 weeks of wedding date
$200 $225

 

Outdoor Ceremony 2016 2017
*Outdoor Natural Setting Ceremony $625 $675
*Pavilion Ceremony $600 $650
*All Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies to be held in designated areas only.
*Outdoor Natural Setting Ceremony has no limit on guests(4 hr rental).
*Pavilion Ceremony’s are limited to 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.