Planning a Wedding

Ball's Falls Conservation Area Weddings

Nestled 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.

Preferred Vendors

The NPCA is proud to partner with preferred vendors for your wedding. View our preferred vendor brochure.

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 Historical Church. A pump organ is available for your use at no extra cost. You must arrange your organist. Other instruments may be used in your arrangement.
  • The Big Barn
  • Pavilion Ceremony-limited to 25 guests max
  • Outdoor Natural Ceremony -190 person limit
  • 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 unless written approval provided by our office.  Please note that wedding ceremonies will take priority over rehearsal times.

Historical 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 after your wedding.

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.

Note: Rehearsal times are not available for Outdoor, Barn or Centre wedding ceremonies unless written approval provided by our office.  Please note that wedding ceremonies will take priority over rehearsal times.

Reception Facilities

  • Centre for Conservation – Glen Elgin room, includes Patio
  • The Big Barn
  • Parking and admission to the park is free for your guests

 

Centre for Conservation 
Glen Elgin Room

(Limited Saturdays still available in 2017. Our 2018 dates have been released. To book, please contact weddings@npca.ca)

  • The Glen Elgin room seats a maximum of 150 guests (rectangular or round tables) including the wedding party.
  • 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–2:00 AM (Alcohol service and reception activities shall cease at 1:00 am)
     

The Big Barn

(2017 - Sold Out Friday and Saturday dates. 2018 - One Saturday date left. Friday and Sundays are still available in 2018. To book, please contact weddings@npca.ca)

  • The Barn seats a maximum of 190 guests (including wedding party).
  • 20 Wooden tables, 20 folding 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–2:00 AM (Alcohol service and reception activities shall cease at 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 before your wedding day. 
  • A security deposit of $1,000 per venue also applies (fees do not include LCBO Special Occasion Permit and Party Alcohol Liability Insurance). For current rental fees, please contact us at weddings@npca.ca or by calling 905-562-5235 ext 21.
     

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 – $1000
  • Church – $1000

Please click for a list of Wedding FAQ‘s

Rental Fees for Weddings & Receptions – 2017 & 2018

Historical Church20172018
Wedding (2-hour limit)$750$800

 

The Big Barn20172018
Reception$2,000$2,500
Barn Wedding Value Package Rental - Includes: Barn, V Section, Mid Field, Pavilion, Field Centre and access to the Historical Area $6,000
Set-up Rental (5-10pm)
Rates applied only if available and booked two weeks before wedding date
$225$250
Security - Hourly Rate $50

 

All barn wedding ceremonies are to be held indoors only. No outdoor receptions permitted. Alcohol is not permitted outside of the barn.

 

Centre for Conservation - Glen Elgin Room20172018
Reception$2,300$2,800
Set-up Rental (5-10pm)
Rates apply only if available and booked 2 weeks prior to wedding date
$225$250
  

 

 

Outdoor Ceremony

20172018
Natural Setting$675$725
   

 

*All Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies to be held in designated areas only. Contact our office for location information. 

*Outdoor Natural Setting Ceremony limited to 190 guests (4hr rental).

 

Note: Use of the Patio is included in the Glen Elgin Rental, however, if you wish to feature patio alcohol service, this area must be included in your alcohol permits (Special Occasions Permit and Party Alcohol Liability Insurance). 

 

For further information please email weddings@npca.ca or call 905-562-5235 x.21

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