Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, built in 1889 and restored in 2016, the Spice Factory is a unique urban landmark perfect for couples looking for an industrial wedding. The three floors of expansive great halls and exposed brick, make for an amazing choice for a wedding ceremony and reception with a historic flair.
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A Unique History
The Spice Factory was built in 1889 and was originally home to – not a spice factory – but instead the Britannia Lodge for the Sons of England. And in case you're curious, the Sons of England were an English cultural society led by affluent Englishmen, professionals, clergymen, and former military officers who had joined local elites. At their headquarters on Hughson, they held their "At Home" social evenings, modeled on the English music hall, and on these occasions, the Sons were expected to “thrill to jingoistic songs, weep at evocations of England, savor warm dark ale and revert to regional dialects.” 
However, the Sons of England and the building they left behind had many tenants through the years. “The Hindoo Koosh Grotto was there. The Baptists too, they say. It's been home to charities, dancers, photographers, insurance agents. And at some point, a spice factory.” 
Reception & Ceremony Spaces
Seats up to 120 Guests
Create your industrial dream reception in the Cilantro Room, with its exposed brick, concrete bar area, original tin ceiling, and hardwood floors. Numerous large windows deliver natural light for those once-in-a-lifetime photos. With simple or sophisticated touches of decor, make this space your own. The Cilantro Room spills out onto our enclosed patio with two cement fire pits.
Seats up to 100 Guests
The mix on The Patio of cedarwood, stone, and fire can enhance an outdoor ceremony, or provide a quiet place and cool night air for conversation among family and friends.
BLACK PEPPER STUDIO
Seats up to 140 Guests
The Black Pepper Studio on the second floor can serve many roles: dressed up for an intimate candlelit ceremony for your vows; a place for a dramatic black-box dinner reception; or, after dinner in the Cilantro Room a fun space for your evening dance party.
MUSTARD SEED LOFT
Seats up to 100 Guests
The Third Floor Loft is a blank canvas – high ceilings, open space, natural light – lots of room to work with and design your dream rustic wedding space.
SAGE ROOM - BRIDAL SUITE
The Sage Room Bridal Suite with its large windows and floor-to-ceiling warm exposed brick provides the perfect location for those cherished photos and wedding preparations. You, your Bridal party and support entourage will have access to the Bridal Suite starting at 10:00 AM on your special day
NUTMEG NOOK - GROOMS SUITE
The Nutmeg Nook-Grooms Suite with its large windows and floor-to-ceiling warm exposed brick provides the perfect location for those cherished photos and wedding preparations. You, and your support entourage will have access to the suite starting at 10:00 AM on your special day.