Wedding Rentals

The beautiful property at Steckle Heritage Farm is comprised of 10.2 acres where the original buildings, barn and crops are located.

Our well-lit parking lot is a short 100-meter walk down the path from the barn and will fit up to 65 vehicles happily. The orchard is a picturesque home to our ceremonies, with expansive and well-maintained educational crops just across the walking path.

Our original bank barn dates back to 1840. It is breathtaking to enter, as you look up at the glorious post and beam construction all done with hand-hewn logs. The sunlight streams through the barn board as the sun sets in the west, enhancing the rustic charm of this barn. As it is an original barn, located on a unique Ontario Heritage Site, it is not heated or cooled. The roof is newer and offers a 100% dry space for ceremonies and receptions in cases of inclement weather.

Weddings are booked from May to October. We can accommodate up to 180 seated guests. Fridays and Sundays are open to your more intimate events, with no minimum catering requirement or guest count.

Catering

We work with vetted local Kitchener Waterloo catering company Bingemans who gives a wide range of culinary options for both small or large weddings. Bar services must be booked through your caterer, due to insurance and liability. We are very excited to work with you to help make your day one for the history books.

Wedding Photography

We welcome all photographers to be a part of your special day. Photos are a great way to capture those special moments that you never want to forget, and we are happy to work with you to facilitate those memories with the photographer of your choice!

We are also excited to recommend a small and amazing bunch of handpicked photographers that know our property inside and out and respect the heritage aspect of our site with integrity. Jess Collins, Zac Jolliffe, Mandy Blake, and Devon Crowell are all wonderful and easy to work with, and if you are interested in working with them, please let us know and we can help make the connection!

While viewing the barn between December and March is sometimes possible, as it is our off-season we recommend that you wait to view the location until the worst of winter is past. For safety reasons, tours are sometimes unavailable when large amounts of snow or ice are on the ground.

Interested In More Information?

We would love to hear from you!
For wedding inquiries, email Steckle at: events@stecklehomestead.ca

Helpful Resources

Children's Programs

From preschool to teens, we have programs that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Little Farmers (Ages 2-5)

Seasonal farm activities, garden activities, animal feeding and general care, farm and environment-themed crafts, storytime and more!

Farm Explorers (Ages 6-9)

Explore the farm ecosystem from catching garden critters to growing plants, caring for the farm animals, and cooking in the kitchen!

Rise & Shine (Ages 6-9)

A great program giving kids a chance to learn about animals on the farm, and assist in morning chores and basic animal care.

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Summer Camps

From preschool to teens, we have camps that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Agriventure Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Hands-on learning activities include gardening, harvesting produce, playing games, making crafts and learning more about our animals and heritage!

Leaders In Training Program (Ages 13-14)

A great way to develop leadership skills and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences while participating in our summer Agriventure Camp.

Volunteer Junior Leader Program (Ages 15-17)

A fun way to earn your high school volunteer hours and build your resume. Assist with group rotations, provide support to younger campers, plan and run an activity of their choice and more!

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Community Tour Booking

  • If you are booking more than one tour, please specify how many guests are in each tour. Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests per tour.
  • Please suggest specific dates and start times. Morning tours can start any time between 9:15am-10am, and afternoon tours can start between 12pm-1pm. If your dates are flexible, please also offer back up options.
    In registering and permitting my group to attend a tour at Steckle Heritage Farm, I, the undersigned, hereby agree as follows:

    1. 1. The information I have provided in this form is accurate
    2. 2. I understand that if I am to cancel my tour with less than 15 days notice, I will be issued a $50 cancellation fee
    3. 3. I understand and agree to comply with the COVID-19 protocols listed on the website
    4. 4. I understand that Steckle Heritage Farm is a 'working' farm and that while the staff does everything possible to ensure the safety of the site and program, it is my responsibility to supervise the group at all times while on site