Weddings at HCA

Weddings & Wedding Photography at HCA

Looking for a unique wedding location? The Hamilton Conservation Authority has you covered! HCA offers three main location for your special day; the Hermitage Ruins in the Dundas Valley, Westfield Heritage Village and the The Lakeview at Confederation Beach Park.

Weddings & Engagement Photos

Hamilton Conservation Areas provide a beautiful backdrop to your wedding or engagement photos. Please be aware that a permit is required for professional photos taken in our areas.

Engagement Photos: $100.00 + HST
Wedding Photos: $250.00 + HST
Wedding Hermitage Ruins: $376.11.00 + HST

This fee includes your admission to the area. A reservation is required and offered on a first come, first served basis.

To book your photo permit, please contact the area you wish to have your photos taken. Click here for area contact information.

Weddings at HCA Areas

Hermitage Ruins in the Dundas Valley

Have your wedding ceremony in the stunning Dundas Valley Conservation Area at the picturesque Hermitage Ruins. It’s a unique wedding location our guests will remember!

The Hermitage Ruins is located just off the Main Loop Trail. The restored house and its outbuilding, which now only exist in ruins were built by Mr. George Gordon Browne Leith, when he bought the property in 1855.

To book or for more information, please call 905-627-1233 or 905-525-2181 ext 153. You may also email

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Gazebo Ceremony at Westfield
Westfield Heritage Village

Westfield is the ideal setting for weddings, offering couples one convenient location for their ceremony, photographs and reception.

Ceremonies are held in the Victorian church, log church or gazebo/bandstand. Receptions can be held in the renovated Ironwood Hall. The village setting offers excellent opportunities for unique outdoor photographs.

To book or for more information, please call 519-621-8851. You may also email

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The Lakeview by Carmen’s
Confederation Beach Park & The Lakeview

Weddings and rentals of The Lakeview are through Carmen’s, and bookings can be made by calling 905-383-4100 ext. 223.

Wedding ceremonies are also permitted on the beach at Confederations Beach Park but MUST be booked in advance by contacting the park. If you are booking The Lakeview for your reception, please contact Carmen’s for your beach rental.

To book or for more information, please contact park staff at 905-547-6141 or email

Other HCA Wedding Locations
If you would like to have a wedding at a location not listed above, you will need to contact the area directly. It is at the area’s superintendent discretion as to whether a wedding will be permitted in a location not listed above. Please visit our contact us page for more information on contacting conservation area staff.