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to_frankie Jan 2, 2007 08:18 PM

Hello all,

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.

Thanks,

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    walkindude RE: to_frankie Jan 2, 2007 08:24 PM

    I went to a wedding this past summer downtown, its a really nice place and seats about the same size of poeple. The food was good and theatmosphere was very cool.

    La Maquette
    111 King St. E (416) 366-8191
    http://www.lamaquette.com/

    1. estufarian RE: to_frankie Jan 2, 2007 08:42 PM

      A very similar topic is running currently
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/354605

      La Maquette is also mentioned there

      1. Cereal Killer RE: to_frankie Jan 2, 2007 08:43 PM

        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/).

        Good luck,

        CK

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          Rainchilde RE: Cereal Killer Aug 9, 2007 08:25 PM

          I would also suggest canoe - I have never been dissapointed by the food or atmosphere.

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          to_frankie RE: to_frankie Jan 2, 2007 10:14 PM

          we're looking at mid-to late Sept. And by location something in from lake up to St.Clairish. Wil consider, restaurants, hotles, halls, etc.. I will check out all options mentioned so far and hopefully more ideas present themselves as well ;).

          Thanks.

          1. kawarthagirl RE: to_frankie Jan 3, 2007 12:33 PM

            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!

            http://www.enochturnerschoolhouse.ca/
            106 Trinity Street, one block east of Parliament, just south of King Street East in Toronto, Canada

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              88GK RE: to_frankie Jan 5, 2007 10:11 PM

              hmmm..tough one to combine a "real" foodie experience with a wedding for 150 people. Not everyone is a foodie unfortunately. Have you considered the King Eddy or the Carlu?

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                professor plum RE: Pete Wesley Aug 9, 2007 01:27 PM

                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.

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                  estragon RE: professor plum Aug 9, 2007 01:32 PM

                  This is an eight-month-old thread. I'm sure the wedding venue is long since booked.

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