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  • What is the min wedding price per head? $50-$60
  • What is the max wedding price per head? $150-$200


  • What is the max guest capacity for a ceremony? 120-150
  • What is the max guest capacity for a reception? 120-150


  • What is the type of venue? Banquet Hall Weddings
  • What is the style of the venue? Alternative, Contemporary, Studio & Gallery
  • What kind of landscape does the venue have? Inner City
  • What kind of wedding types does the venue offer? Ceremony-only, Cocktail
  • What are the venue's features? Indoors
  • What are the catering options of the venue? In-house catering
  • What kind of services and facilities are offered? Alcohol, Bar services, Bridal suite, Dance Floor, Wedding Planner / Coordinator, Wheelchair Access, Audio Equipment, Cake Cutting, Centrepieces, Chairs, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting, Linens, Tables, Music, Food


  • What kind of catering services does the venue offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
  • What is the venue's cuisine style? Canadian
  • What kind of bar services does the venue provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar

Time Restrictions

  • How many hours can the event last? 7

Additional Information

  • What kind of wedding packages does the venue provide? Foods & Beverage, Decoration, Music
  • What kind of events does the venue carry out? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements
  • Does the venue provide an accommodation service? No
  • Which services can be used from 3rd party providers? Photo & Video, Wedding Cake, Accommodation for the Newlyweds

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As the first electric power distribution station in Canada, the Staircase is a historic building. Transformers delivered Hamilton's industry and homes with electricity from 1914 until 1977. From 1997, it was rebirthed as The Staircase as a cultural incubator. As a gorgeous heritage building located on Dundurn Street, it is home to craft markets, open mic nights, comedy shows, and a wedding venue.
Facilities and Capacity Choose from one of three event spaces depending on wedding reception size:
• The Café caters to 125 seated guests with high ceilings, expansive windows, a three-story staircase that is stunning, which makes a grand entrance for bridal couples and photoshoot opportunities.
• The Theater caters to 100 guests with a dramatic flair, also excellent for photos with a comfortable and luxurious lounge area. High-quality acoustics, plush seating, and extravagant decor adds a distinctive ambiance to the wedding space with an overhead mezzanine where live bands or DJs can perform.
• The Bright room is equally extravagant on a smaller scale and caters to 60 seated guests. Elegant hardwood floors, exposed wood pillars, and large windows ensure that it is a light-drenched space.
Services • Events manager onsite pre and during your wedding reception.
• Bridal room for the bride and her party
• Room for groomsmen
• Stunning photographic opportunity
• Full bar with a choice of a cash bar, open bar, or drinks packages
• Bartenders and serving staff dedicated to your reception
• Access to the facilities two hours before the reception for set up
• Recommendations on accommodation, transport, florists, and photographers
• Dancefloor plus audio equipment and sound
• Cake table plus a knife, guests gift table and guest register
• Personalized menus for each table
• 7 hours event time
• Plenty of onsite parking
• Wheelchair accessible
Decorations The Staircase provides a distinctive atmosphere for all types of wedding design. The professional event team at this facility pleasures in working together with couples to get to know their wedding concept and then help make it a reality. The venue will provide luxurious draperies, table linen, chair covers, and sashes. Also, a long bridal table lavishly decorated plus round tables for guests are available.
In-House Catering The Staircase has top culinary and catering experts that offer a variety of menu options. The head chef will discuss dietary needs and arrange for a menu tasting. Choose from the option like a wide variety of Stations, plated dinners, hors d'oeuvres, cocktail receptions, and buffets.
Take advantage of this exquisite venue for weddings drenched in history by reaching out today. Staircase event managers will work with you for a tailored wedding package suitable to your wedding size and needs.


The Staircase

  • Address: 27 Dundurn St. North Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9 Canada

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The Staircase Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a wedding cost in The Staircase?

    The Staircase minimum wedding prices range from $$50-$60 per person and maximum wedding prices range from $$150-$200 per person.

  • What is the guest capacity of The Staircase?

    The Staircase has a maximum capacity of 120-150 people for a dinner wedding and a maximum capacity of 120-150 people for a cocktail wedding.

  • What kind of services and facilities are offered in The Staircase?

    The Staircase provides events such as flatware, alcohol, lighting, audio equipment, cake cutting, linens, music, bar services, centrepieces, dance floor, tables, bridal suite, glassware, wheelchair access, food, wedding planner / coordinator and chairs.

  • What kind of events does the The Staircase carry out?

    Apart from weddings, The Staircase provides services such as reception, engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and elopements.

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