New Business: Avenue Ballroom

Avenue Ballroom is a new event space in Downtown St. Catharines, perfect for hosting celebratory occasions – including a one-of-a-kind pop-up wedding experience happening later this month!

A collaboration by Sharon Curley, owner of R & R Refinery, and Katie MacCabe, co-owner of Wandering Spirits, Avenue Ballroom opened earlier this year adding to the charm of Downtown.

With businesses on the same street, Katie & Sharon crossed paths and hit it off right away, bonding over their love for the neighbourhood, coffee, & shared entrepreneurial spirit. Katie & Sharon both grew up in St. Catharines, graduated from local post-secondary schools, & even attended the same middle school! They enjoy James Street for the sense of community & support the businesses provide one another.

When 7 James St. became available, the building seemed to speak for itself – the hardwood floors, high ceilings, chandeliers, & ornate features deserved to be appreciated by everyone, by utilizing it as an event space, it offers a unique opportunity to share it with others.

The name is a clever description of “A venue” that is a “ballroom”.

The multi-faceted space can hold 40 people & is ideal for parties, workshops & pop-ups. With an extensive network of local businesses, Katie & Sharon make sure your event has everything you need from entertainment, catering, & more!

The Wedding Pop-up on Sept.17th is a great example of how the space can bring people together.

Couples looking to tie the knot are invited to this extraordinary opportunity to have an intimate ceremony that provides all the perks of a traditional wedding without the cost.

The last few years have changed the way we look at events with the trend of more people preferring intimate settings, and elopements, & this venue can provide exactly that.

Let Downtown St. Catharines be the perfect setting for your special day!

The package includes a ceremony with a legal officiant, decor, photography, champagne & snacks for 20 guests.

All you need is to show up, photo-ready!

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We are so excited to have Avenue Ballroom Downtown! Welcome!