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lissaj Jan 6, 2007 10:31 PM

Has anyone every been to an event at the estates of sunnybrook. Just wondering what the food is like?

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    lovemyfood RE: lissaj Jan 6, 2007 10:33 PM

    I attended a wedding back in july. Service was attentive and the food was 7 out of 10.

    1. Olivia RE: lissaj Jan 6, 2007 10:47 PM

      I went to a wedding there in 2005--the food was outstanding. Many guests commented the food was better than any wedding they had ever been to.

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        FlavoursGal RE: lissaj Jan 7, 2007 12:59 AM

        I made my daughter's Bat Mitzvah party at Vaughan Estate in 2000. The venue was beautiful, and the food was excellent. It was a magical evening.

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          ctl98 RE: lissaj Jan 7, 2007 01:53 AM

          We often have our office occasions at the Estates and I've always been impressed by the consistency of the food.

          1. orangewasabi RE: lissaj Jan 7, 2007 02:32 AM

            The food is surprisingly good. Quite flavourful, not your typical bland catered food.

            1. dinin and dishin RE: lissaj Jan 7, 2007 02:37 PM

              My GF had her wedding ceremony and dinner at the small house. Great location, no complaints on the food or the service. Beautiful grounds. I wouldn't hesitate to book it for myself or recommend it.

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                balthazar RE: lissaj Jan 7, 2007 05:36 PM

                A good friend just had a wedding there in August, around 80 ppl I think. I don't remember which house, but it was a smaller one on one the back lots:

                1. It was late morning wedding ceremony outside, with (buffet) lunch to follow. Wedding ceremony and meal were both on-site. Beautiful, classy setting;

                2. The food & service was excellent: I **think** she may have had the food & desserts catered in from her own chosen caterers (it was a scrumptious antipasto & mediterranean buffet spread, the actual food spread was inside the house and guests filled their plates then went back outside) - I'll try to check on that and post back if possible.

                From my experience as a guest, I'd recommend the Sunnybrook Estates for a special event. Good luck with the planning.

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                  FlavoursGal RE: balthazar Jan 7, 2007 05:56 PM

                  Unless it was a kosher wedding, in which case they allow outside caterers, Estates of Sunnybrook do all of their own, in-house catering.

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                    balthazar RE: FlavoursGal Jan 7, 2007 06:04 PM

                    That's not suprising. It was not a kosher wedding, so they must have used the Estates caterers. The food was excellent. Delicious grilled vegetable platters, fish, pasta, ribs, you name it. No rubber chicken was anywhere to be had! They also did not do a traditional wedding cake and had the caterer do a multi-level tiered plate stand with individual French mousse cakes of different flavours. Lovely!

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                      to_frankie RE: FlavoursGal Jan 9, 2007 02:01 PM

                      how about a halal wedding?

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                        FlavoursGal RE: to_frankie Jan 12, 2007 02:36 AM

                        I would imagine that they would allow Halal caterers in, as well.

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                    lowchen RE: lissaj Jan 7, 2007 06:38 PM

                    the estates are a wonderful setting setting for a wedding. Its certainly not cheap thou.

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                      Vickers RE: lissaj Jan 8, 2007 01:46 PM

                      I ran an event there some time ago. It was for 90 people, and it was a dinner. They were spectacularly easy to deal with, real professionals, everyone loved the setting, and the food was good. People really enjoyed themselves.

                      1. Cereal Killer RE: lissaj Jan 8, 2007 01:48 PM

                        I've been to both weddings and memorial services at the Sunnybrook Estates. Top notch venue and food.


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                          cream RE: lissaj Jan 8, 2007 03:10 PM

                          Held my wedding there and it was great. Very easy to plan and they are very accomodating. Check out their website for menus and prices. They do change seasonally, but if you have your heart set on something, you can have it!

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                            egon61 RE: lissaj Jan 8, 2007 10:04 PM

                            Been there for a work function and found the food delicious.

                            The highlight was an enormous whole salmon that had been baked/steamed in clay. I had never seen that before and when they cracked the clay casing with a small hammer and broke away the pieces to reveal the fish, still steaming, I was very impressed.

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                              lissaj RE: egon61 Jan 12, 2007 03:17 AM

                              Thanks for all your comments. We've decided to have our wedding there after all. Nice to hear that it was a good decision. Do you remember what that salmon was called sounds pretty good.

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                                cream RE: lissaj Jan 12, 2007 01:37 PM

                                It is listed as the clay baked salmon. The beef is amazing as well.

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                              urbnmns RE: lissaj Jan 11, 2007 11:36 PM

                              I was married there this past August. Beautiful setting. I picked SB largely for the food, which is typically catered by them, with some exceptions, which you'd have to work out with them. Wedding cakes would be brought in by another supplier.

                              To be honest, I couldn't taste the food at all (highly unusual for me, but I was the bride!) but I was told by virtually everyone, that the meal was fantastic, and quite flavourful. It was beautifully presented. It was a daytime wedding, so we did a lunch buffet, and there were a number of vegetarian choices, which was good given my friends' dietary preferences, but nothing that the more traditional folks would find unusual. There are a number of meal configurations as well, which are posted on their website (Googling Wedding Sunnybrook should take you there quickly). They do adjust the meals seasonally, and also have menus that would also be suitable for corporate events.

                              Their staff were very professional, accommodating, and organized.

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