Located in beautiful downtown Stratford, Ontario, Grayson Mills is the perfect wedding venue for engaged couples who are searching for just the right blend of timeless chic and industrial glam.
Grayson Mills Weddings & Events, a historically restored venue, is the newest, and one of the most timeless settings for a wedding in picturesque downtown Stratford, Ontario. Designed to bring your romantic and elegant vision to life, this desirable location offers an opportunity for prime wedding photos in the heart of the city. Scheduled to open in Spring of 2021, Jenny, the in-house wedding coordinator at Grayson Mills gave us, and you, an advanced look at Stratford’s newest wedding destination. Let us tell you more…
History of Grayson Mills…
With exposed beams, brick, sprawling windows, and a large terrace, couples can select their space from four unique rooms or combine the main floor to accommodate up to 200 people for a seated dinner. Grayson Mills has been a pillar in Stratford dating as far back as the 1800s when coachmen would park their horse-drawn carriages. The historical significance of Grayson Mills’ structure and the location is sure to emanate romance enhancing your love story. The attention to detail of the restoration of this building has allowed this venue to be filled with many spectacular spots for photos and everlasting memories on your special day.
Grayson Mills Spaces…
Grayson Mills offers a variety of spaces for your Stratford wedding. Their main, ground-level space offers patronage of up to 265 people. Jenny tells us, “We have two rooms on the first floor that can be separated. The main room, The Carriage House, offers space for up to 200 people. The Lunette Lounge offers a more intimate space of up to 65. We have two additional spaces planned for the spring of 2022 on the second floor. The Coachman’s Loft will hold an additional 200 people while the Rooftop Terrace will be suitable for up to 65 guests. The Rooftop Terrace will the ideal spot for an outdoor ceremony or just to get away from the music and dancing for a quiet drink during the party.”
Pricing it Out…
When you plan a Grayson Mills wedding, you get more than a stunning venue! Grayson Mills offers everything you need to get married except a fiance! From food to bar to decor to your own personal wedding coordinator, Grayson Mills offers it all.
Let’s talk about food! Currently, and due in part to COVID, all menu options at Grayson are plated. “Our in-house catering team are so excited to showcase fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients for your special day! While we have sample menus available for you to browse in our digital brochure, we’re always happy to customize any menu to suit your personal taste and vision. Sample menus start at $35 per person plus tax.” They also offer pre-dinner butlered canapes to get the feasting started as well as late-night buffets to keep it going.
When it comes to planning your bar, Grayson Mills offers several options to choose from. Of course, there’s an option of a cash bar that your guests pay as they go. But if a host bar is more along the lines of how you envision your ultimate party, Grayson Mills offers you several All-Inclusive Bar options. Starting at $40 per person. All packages include table wine, mixed drinks, beer, and more.
But Grayson Mills Weddings & Events doesn’t stop there. Your booking also includes a decor package complete with tables, chairs, floor-length linens and napkins (black, white, or ivory), tableware, and a choice of centerpiece options. Optional decor upgrades are available including harvest tables, chivari chairs, choice of black, gold or rose gold matte finish flatware, choice of any available floor length linen for your tables of importance, choice of smoked or gold rim wine, and water glasses.
“As the in-house wedding coordinator, I’m here to make your wedding planning as smooth as possible,” says Jenny. “Our esteemed catering team is excited about work their magic for your wedding feast using fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. The combination of our location, building renovations, full-service offerings, and knowledgeable team make Grayson Mills a premier wedding and event destination.”
DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS…
- The rental fee for the Carriage House and Lunette Lounge starts at $4,000 plus HST
- The team suggests you book 6 to 12 months in advance.
- There is a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 to hold your date. Payments towards the expected total will be scheduled for the months leading up to your big day, with the balance due 14 days before the wedding when you give them your final guest count.
Contacting Grayson Mills Weddings & Events
Jenny and the team at Grayson Mills Weddings & Events can’t wait to meet you and show you their gorgeous space. To discuss menu options and to design your Grayson Mills Wedding, contact Jenny directly by email using the form below.