Pillar and Post Wedding

Pillar and Post is one of seven hotels in the group of Village Inns. The other six include Prince of Whales, Queens Landing, Millcroft Inn & Spa, Jordan House, Moffat Inn and Inn on the Twenty.Several of the hotels are connected by a trolly that runs between them, allowing guests staying at one to experience the amenities of another, or dive deep into wine country for one of many vineyard tours and tasting events.

Pillar and Post was originally built in the late 1980's as a canning factory for Niagara's peaches and tomatoes under the name Factory 13. At the beginning of WW1 soldiers training in Ontario were housed at Factory 13, resulting in the transformation of this venue to an inn and restaurant.

Factory 13 has since transformed again to include spaces for quaint events with the elegance of historic features and the modern amenities that make this venue perfect for a wedding and honeymoon all-in-one.

Pillar and Post Interior Features

Pillar and Post in Niagara Ontario, is, quite simply, a wedding photographer's playground. The lighting in this space is reminiscent of a theatre stage, with texture and drama pouring from each window, setting the scene for captivating photography. Exposed brickwork, raw wooden beams and industrial metal fixtures offer a timeless backdrop that really plays to the story of the space.

Here are a few of the interior spaces available to explore:

• Grand Lobby

The experience starts from your arrival. Exquisite wooden front doors open to a warm and bright space with the classic charm of exposed brickwork for which this venue is so well known. The space features rotating décor displays, culminating in a grand Christmas tree for the holiday season.

• Olde Library & The Gallery

A favourite space for intimate ceremonies, elegant dinner service for smaller groups, and portraits by the fireplace, the Olde Library is a space of traditional elegance. A reflection of the 19th century history, the shelves are filled with books covering a range of subjects from arts and culture to timeless classics. Between bookcases are original works of art and sophisticated wood detailing that create an intimate setting away from the main venue.

• Upper Canada Hall Ballroom

Dance the night away in this grand ballroom opening onto a large private deck with sweeping views of the setting sun.

• The Cannery Restaurant

Named one of Canada's premiere restaurants, The Cannery offers a cozy dining atmosphere with a diverse menu ranging from hearty breakfasts to prime rib dinners and cocktails. It's the perfect place to relax with friends by the fireplace, or order room service to one of the hotel suites. Reservations are not required, but due to the popularity of this exquisite menu, they are a good idea to avoid disappointment.

The Gardens at Pillar and Post

Prepare to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with over 21,000 square feet of French-inspired garden pathways waiting for you to explore.

The entire garden space is open to the public and guests of the hotel, except during private events. In the winter community members are welcomed to take photographs in front of the multi-storey Christmas tree and sleigh, sip cocoa around the outdoor ice rink, and take in the beauty of the Canadian winter. Summertime is when the garden shows its true glory, blooming into an array of bright pastels tucked around the pond -- something new to explore with every step through this enchanted space.

Here are some key features of this marvellous outdoor space at Pillar and Post:

• An abundance of mature trees, seasonal water features, flowering plants and shrubs, and specialty lighting highlighting the space

• Stone pathways leading throughout The Gardens, opening to a large patio in front of The Barn

• Romantic climbing rose garden set away from the main pathway in a quiet corner, surrounded by wooden fencing that enhances the intimate feeling of this space

•Signature Japanese bridge over the pond, leading to a rock wall with waterfall feature

The Barn at Pillar and Post

Inspired by the historic barns that surround the Niagara region, The Barn is a replica of traditional construction with the modern elegance of large corner windows allowing plenty of natural light and views looking out to the gardens.

The decor inside is simple and bright, allowing couples to bring their own influence to the space.