Dreaming of a moody, industrial space for your wedding? Beautiful exposed brick, large open spaces with rustic interiors, and vintage vibes and elements? Well, as one of the most unique wedding venues in the area, The Cotton Factory offers just that. Located in the heart of lower Hamilton, this historic textile mill offers a space for a truly one-of-a-kind wedding experience.

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The former site of the Imperial Cotton Co. is a prime example of adaptive reuse. The 120-year-old Cotton Factory has been transformed into a creative industry complex, with space for weddings and events, workshops, and studio spaces for artists.

The complex of buildings that remain at The Cotton Factory form one of the most complete historic textile mill complexes remaining in the country. Built with brick and wood in the “slow burn” method, the three-story Mill building, with its prominent tower, housed most of the original machinery. The architectural style of its tower suggests a gothic influence and was designed to compete with other architects of the day. Adjacent structures were used for sorting, painting, finishing, shipping waterproofing, and warehousing. [1

Available Spaces

All spaces are available for both reception-only or ceremony and reception options.

Imperial Cotton Room

The Imperial Cotton Room is the larger of the two spaces with a capacity of 150 people. Located on the third floor of the building, guests start their experience with the journey up the 120-year freight elevator – accompanied and operated by trained staff of course.

Gallery 206

Gallery 206 provided space for a maximum capacity of 70 guests making it the room of choice for those looking at having a smaller wedding. Located on the second floor, Gallery 206 offers a space with industrial windows, hardwood floors, a grand piano, and beautiful natural light.


Catering and Food Services

To ensure a stress-free experience, The Cotton Factory provides a selection of local preferred caterers that have experience working on-site and understand the desired client experience.  

Pricing and Packages

 As of 2022, the pricing for the Cotton Factory is as follows:

Imperial Cotton Room:

  • Ceremonies start from: $1,200.00 plus HST
  • Receptions start from:  $3,895.00 plus HST
  • Ceremony & Reception starts from:  $5,000.00 plus HST


Gallery 206:

  • Ceremonies start from:  $1,100.00 plus HST
  • Receptions start from:  $2,695.00 plus HST 
  • Ceremony & Reception starts from:  $3,700.00 plus HST

Please note that these prices are subject to change and it’s best to contact the venue directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. For more information visit www.cottonfactory.ca and contact [email protected] for all space rental inquiries and bookings.

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