Private Events


Built around 1860 our cathedral-like timber frame barn sits proud on top of the Closson Road Terrace. One of the higher elevations in the county it affords stunning vistas of the fields around us. The 360° sky only adds to the beauty of this place we call home. You can relax in the Napoleon Lounge, enjoy the view from our panoramic windows or kick your feet up in the sunken patio. Whether you are planning the perfect place for your birthday party, corporate event, wedding or simply just want to have a party, we hope you’ll feel at home here.

Our barn is packed with history. A stunning and exquisite example of craftmanship by the people who have worked the land before us. Squared hand hewned beams held together with oak pegs create a space that is both grand and intimate and at the same time leaves you somewhat breathless. The 3,500sq ft, three teared levels also help in creating a unique atmosphere. A little bit of modern thrown in to break up the old wood makes it perfect. We hope you’ll love it as much as we do.

What we offer

Due to the layout of our barn we are somewhat limited with capacity. We want it to be as comfortable for our guests as possible as well as manageable for staff to do their job efficiently. We can offer seating for up to 100 people, including children on our ground level.

If you are looking for a more casual affair, cocktail style, we can host a maximum of 120 people, children included.

It is likely that most events would happen on weekends at which point events can start at 5:30pm after our tasting room closes for the day. Set up can happen throughout the day of the event. This time can be changed at an additional cost.

During the week we can host smaller groups of up to 40 people on our two upper levels of the barn, which would be exclusive for your party. The tasting room would be open as usual on the ground level. This is perfect for corporate events.

Since we do have neighbours and want to be respectful to them we ask that all events end around midnight.

We have a small selection of local caterers whom we work with. They’ve been carefully selected based on their knowledge and use of local products. All food would be provided by them and made on site.

Our winery is a small one, with only premium wine produced. Because of the small quantities our wines are a little bit more expensive which means that we allow wines from other wineries to be served. We do ask however to use local wine only. We will offer a short list of our favourites and will take care of purchasing the wine for your event.

The only product of ours that we require being served at some point during the event is our dry, champagne style sparkling Golden Russet Apple Cider. This is a perfect product to be served during cocktail hour. Light and fresh with beautiful bubbles, our cider is both festive and also a perfect pairing with almost any food.

We also offer to bring in locally made beer from one of our preferred breweries here in the county.

Since the barn is old and built out of wood, open flames, candles or smoking is strictly forbidden indoors. This structure can never be rebuilt the way it is today and there will be a $1000 fine if violated.

You will have access to our sound system (2x speakers and 2x microphones) for speeches and music throughout the event.

There are no washrooms in the barn but we provide nice, clean portable toilets outside as well as a hand-washing station. If you want more high-end portable toilet units, that can be arranged at an additional cost.

We do not have any packages. Every event that we do is custom made to fit your needs. Let us know how you are envisioning your event and we’ll work from there. Please email us at: info@theoldthird.com with inquiries and questions!

How to secure your date:

A non-refundable deposit of $1,500.00 is required in order to book a date. A contract will be sent to you and no date is secured until deposit is made and contract signed and returned to us.50% of the remaining total is due 4 months prior to the event. If booking of a date is less than 4 months away, then $1,500.00 + 50% of the remaining total is due to secure your date. The final 50% of the payment is due 7 days prior to the event.