The Venue – Niagara-on-the-Lake Court House


The court house before cars.

In 1817, a courthouse and jail for the District of Niagara was built in an isolated section of the Village of Niagara. It was designed by William Thomas, Toronto’s city engineer, who is well known for some of the finest decorated Gothic Revival architecture in Ontario.

He also designed the Brock Monument in Queenston.

Today, the court house is used by the Shaw Festival as one of their theatre buildings.

The court house today.

Back in November 2011, Jaime and I visited the court house for some reconnaissance. Here are some of our photos. After viewing the photos we hope you are as excited about this location as we are! At the end of the post there are some pictures of the other venues that we checked out.

Entrance hall.

Ceremony hall (ladder not included).

Reception and party room!

The cupola in the reception hall.

Go here for drinks =)

Reception hall other direction.

Some of the detail around the stage pillars.

The jail cell! We'll see how many people wind up here by the end of the night.

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