Advice on Wedding Venue Options.
I am presently in the process of planning my wedding and am looking for any thoughts/advice on a venue that would accomodate 125-175 people, be centraly located and of course provide a wothwhile food experience. Wouls be interested in opinions from all.
Just wondering what you mean by central. And time of year is pretty key here, given that summer months present a few more options.
We just rented out part of Canoe for a party Dec. 29 and it was fantastic, but that was only 50 people. That ended up costing a similar amount to some of the more standard wedding venues, like the Estates of Sunnybrook as most restaurants don't charge a fee for the venue - only minimums on food and drink.
If downtown Toronto isn't the only place you are looking, and you are thinking about warm weather, a place that is often overlooked and really nice is Graydon Hall, in the DVP / 401 area (http://www.graydonhall.com/).
We got married at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse- you pay for the space and hire one of several catering options - which was AMAZING! And you have the whole space for the entire day, so no one 'rushing' behind you!
106 Trinity Street, one block east of Parliament, just south of King Street East in Toronto, Canada
We got married a couple of years ago at Fairmont Chateau Montebello, Que - obviously outside of the area you are looking for. However, I think that you would find that the Royal York is similar in its approach and quality. The food was absolutely exceptional. People still talk about the menu today. It was an amazing dinner on its own, never mind that they needed to time and prepare 100 seats. We were given an extensive list of choices for each course and then we had a tasting night where we tried our top two selections for each course. After each course was served the chef would come out and see what we preferred and if we would like any changes - even down to the colours of the flowers that adorned the plates. He then took a digital picture of the dish so that his team would be able to recreate it exactly as we had experienced that night. As a foodie myself, I can understand how important food is on your special day. I would definitely give the Fairmont a call and see what they offer in Toronto.