Ball’s Falls is a Conservation Area nestled along the scenic Niagara Escarpment. The site features absolutely unforgettable backdrops with magnificent waterfalls, picturesque hiking trails, and a historical village from the 1800s. Whether you seek natural wedded bliss, intimate vows, rustic elegance, or high-style and sophistication, Balls falls has the space for you.

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Ball’s Falls Conservation Area is the site of what was once a town established in the early 19th century by Jacob Ball. Still standing within the park are the original Ball family home, an operating gristmill, a lime kiln, a restored church, a blacksmith shop, and a carriage shed. [1]

Ceremony Spaces

Outdoor Ceremonies

Ball’s Falls features four locations for outdoor ceremonies, with the V-section being the most popular, located behind the Big Barn. Whether you’re surrounded by lush, full, and beautiful green trees, gorgeous blooming flowers, or spectacularly coloured leaves, Ball’s Falls picturesque backdrops make for the perfect setting to say 'I do'.

Historical Chapel

Seats up to 110 Guests

Make your wedding a part of history by choosing our historical chapel for your ceremony. A perfect setting for your dream wedding, this restored chapel features warm wood tones; both rustic and elegant, wonderful ambiance, and seating for 110 guests, with two aisleways.

Reception Spaces

The Big Barn

Seats up to 190 Guests

If you are looking for a rustic venue with some fresh air on your big day, Ball’s Falls has the perfect space. Built in 1882, and filled with old-world charm, the Big Barn is ideal for couples wanting to add a little rustic countryside style to their ceremony and wedding receptions.

Glen Elgin Room

Seats up to 150 Guests

The Glen Elgin Room is a high-style and elegant reception venue that is perfect for any season. It features floor to ceiling windows along one side of the room, overlooking the beautiful scenery, which leads to the Upper Falls. Couples have access to a patio for an outdoor ceremony and/or cocktail hour options, or for dancing under the stars at night.

Bridal Suites

Ball’s Falls also offers Bridal Suites for you and your bridal party from 8 a.m. until the end of your wedding day. These rooms are perfect for getting ready pictures and they offer comfort, privacy, vintage glamour, and fabulous natural lighting to help capture the start of your special day.

Pricing & Packages

The following describes the rental prices of each of the spaces available as of 2021:

  • Outdoor Ceremony - $850
  • Church Rental - $850
  • Barn Reception - $3,250
  • Glen Elgin Reception - $3,250
  • Bridal Suite - $375

Please note that these prices are subject to change each year and it’s best to contact the venue directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. To learn more you can visit:  or contact [email protected]

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