Knollwood is a beautiful Ancaster countryside Golf and Country Club with several spectacular venues - all of which have a rustic charm and a warm, welcoming ambiance. Knollwood's venues are perfect for couples dreaming of a rustic barn wedding with modern amenities, or an outdoor wedding sheltered by a marquis tent under the stars surrounded by nature.

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Knollwood Golf and Country Club was founded in 1970 by Jack Harris, one of the most respected golf course superintendents in Canadian history. After serving as superintendent for various Country Clubs, in 1968 Jack and his wife Hazel purchased a 50-acre farm on Shaver Road in Ancaster and began to work a 9-hole layout onto the property. With his sons Jim and John, they planted thousands of trees, and there amidst the natural beauty of the land, he laid out a course of memorably distinct golf holes. In 1970, The Old Course at Knollwood opened for play and over the years grew to become an 18-hole experience in a style respecting the heritage of Ontario’s historic courses. [1]

The Culinary Experience

Knollwood’s team of culinary experts use top quality ingredients to create home-cooked and stunning meals for your wedding. Packages include delicious passed hors d'oeuvres such as crab cakes with roasted pepper aioli and pulled pork sliders, salads, and entrées such as prime rib and baked salmon. Decadent desserts with fresh brewed coffee and tea will be the final touch to this great meal. Late-night buffets, host bar, and enhancements are also available.


Knollwood Golf Club also offers you and your guests comfortable accommodation at The Inn, a boutique-style country retreat. It offers four bedrooms that sleep 8 guests in queen size beds, a modern kitchen, living room, dining room, games room, and a bridal suite.

Ceremony Locations

The Hitching PostNatural Chapel

This natural outdoor chapel consists of a rustic wooden pergola and manicured green surrounded by mature trees and an open view of a traditional country barn. This area adjoins the Hitching Post Reception area.

Harris Pond

Tucked behind the longstanding home of the Harris family, this secluded area is the perfect setting for those more intimate daytime affairs. Accessible by golf cart shuttle or a short three-minute walk, you and your guests will be mesmerized by the sights and sounds of nature and pond wildlife.

East Lawn Chapel

This is the ideal area to hold your outdoor ceremony or outdoor cocktail reception at the New Course. The East Lawn is a beautiful stretch of green surrounded on three sides by a waterway and a stunning view of the rolling landscape and mature forests of the New Course.

Reception Locations

The Hitching Post

This stunning site is one of Canada’s most unique outdoor wedding venues. Picture this…a beautiful marquis tent set inside crumbled stone walls complete with a 20 tonne stone fireplace and a spectacular view of the 14th fairway. Just outside the tent, invite your guests to enjoy cocktails from the cast iron bar under the canopy of a Maple grove. The Hitching Post is a popular location for memorable outdoor ceremonies and tented receptions for up to 250 guests.

Hawthorne Hall

This beautiful hall is an extension of the Old Course Clubhouse which is situated inside a century-old Ontario barn. Hawthorne Hall is perfect for indoor ceremonies for up to 120 guests and intimate, dining room style wedding receptions for up to 65 guests. The room has a rustic appeal with a cozy stone fireplace, slate floors, and a gorgeous gabled ceiling with original wood beams. This room is also ideal for wedding-related events including Bridal Showers and Rehearsal Dinners.

Harris Hall

Harris Hall is Knollwood’s most popular indoor reception venue. This hall is situated inside of a century-old Ontario barn and boasts rustic post­ and­ beam architecture, gleaming hardwood floors, a copper hooded fireplace, and panoramic windows with views of the golf course. While this hall was once a hayloft it has been restored and outfitted for a modern service and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a plated dinner service and up to 150 for a cocktail and Hors D’oeuvres reception.

Pricing & Packages

The reception site fee starts at $500.00 and Plated Service starts at $115.00 per person. 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. To learn more you can visit: or contact event[email protected]

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