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OMG! I'm getting married! Need a great romantic restaurant for the reception!

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Ms.Susan Sep 22, 2008 04:00 PM

Hi there!

We are having a small wedding (25 people) next fall and are looking for a very romantic restaurant for the dinner/reception. Our guests are mostly from Toronto and in their 40's...so they are used to eating GREAT food!

We have looked at Auberge du Pommier but they are quite pricey! We are not cheap just hoping to find a few other alternatives!

Any ideas or suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

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    ggom1 RE: Ms.Susan Sep 22, 2008 04:41 PM

    Hart House Gallery Grill? I haven't eaten there for ages, but when I went the food and service were both quite good, and it's not very pricey. Hart House has a nice courtyard too (although, it's not actually part of the restaurant), so you might be able to have your dinner/reception out there if the weather is nice.

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      TorontoJo RE: ggom1 Sep 22, 2008 04:46 PM

      The Gallery Grill is a great suggestion! The space is stunning and would be lovely for a group of 25. I've only eaten there for lunch (not for a catered event), but the food is excellent.

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        pearlD RE: ggom1 Sep 22, 2008 04:47 PM

        I would suggest The Corner House on Davenport Road...the food is very good, the atmosphere is quietly romantic (?) ..it is an old converted house with a very nice ambience...the wait staff is terrific...the parking (on street) is not a problem and I think the owners would be delighted to suggest 'all' that you might need..they are very obliging..

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          sloweater RE: ggom1 Sep 23, 2008 10:12 AM

          I third Hart House. Beautiful room with high ceilings, excellent food, great wine list and terrific service.

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          LemonLauren RE: Ms.Susan Sep 22, 2008 06:53 PM

          congrats!
          you might get some ideas here: http://babblingbrides.frugalbride.com...

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            ddelicious RE: LemonLauren Sep 23, 2008 06:17 AM

            I went to a wedding at grano, it was very nicely done. would be perfect for your size party.

          2. syoung RE: Ms.Susan Sep 23, 2008 08:07 AM

            Trattoria Fieramosca near Bloor/University on Prince Arthur (same street as Morton's but on other end of street near Bedford). One of Toronto's best kept secret! A cozy Italian restaurant with an ambiance that's excellent venue for a small Wedding party. Ask for Edwin (the manager) and tell him Joyce/Steve sent you and you'll be treated fine! ;)

            Website at http://www.fieramoscatoronto.com/home... for contact info. Congratuations and all the best!!

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              Googs RE: syoung Sep 27, 2008 08:21 AM

              My last dinner at Fieramosca was less than ideal. Since it may have been just an off-night I hesitate to damn it yet. On the other hand, I wouldn't recommend it at the moment.

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              Snarf RE: Ms.Susan Sep 23, 2008 10:56 AM

              With that size, you could take over one of the smaller places in town. Fat Cat has been known to do great things and be very flexible.

              1. Baelsette RE: Ms.Susan Sep 23, 2008 11:51 AM

                Gallery grill would be beautiful!
                I responded to a past post, I had an event at the Gibson Jessop gallery in the distillery district which was a really beautiful setting. http://www.gibsonejessop.com/
                Congratulations!

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                  Ms.Susan RE: Baelsette Sep 23, 2008 09:51 PM

                  Wow! What great suggestions everyone! It's quite a small number for a wedding...but we still want to have that 'reception' feel...I especially liked the look of Trattoria Fieramosca (Thanks Joyce and Steve!), but will have to spend a weekend out visiting and noshing soon!

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                    simonetai RE: Ms.Susan Sep 24, 2008 02:43 PM

                    Try Le Select on Wellington --- it is beautiful and romantic. Or Noce on Queen St West at Walnut. Lolo on Yonge south of Sporting Life is really pretty. Coquine on Yonge at Merton has a lovely room that is sorta a blank canvas waiting for your personal touches...

                2. Ginsugirl RE: Ms.Susan Sep 26, 2008 09:14 PM

                  Have you tried Didier (at Yonge & St. Clair)? I believe they have a private room that would accommodate your numbers>

                  1. JamieK RE: Ms.Susan Sep 27, 2008 05:13 AM

                    Sequel has a nice private dining room on the second floor that seats up to 28 diners, has a fireplace and bar too.
                    http://sequel.ca/private_dining.php

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                      lovestocookandbake RE: JamieK Sep 27, 2008 06:28 AM

                      I had a small wedding and we went to Canoe for our wedding lunch.
                      It was absolutely wonderful.
                      We had one of the private rooms that overlooked the lake.
                      It was a bright sunny place.
                      It cost about 80 pp with wine....
                      Which I though was quite reasonable.
                      It really made it memorable.
                      (That night my husband and I went to Auberge du Pommier for dinner) Again it was Outstanding...

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                      froglegs RE: Ms.Susan Sep 27, 2008 06:30 AM

                      CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming nuptials. I hope you will be very happy.
                      I was going to suggest Auberge since I had attended a few weddings and a 50th bday party there recently and it was lovely, food delicious, fireplaces going and the patio was so pretty, but yes pricey maybe. What about Mistura?
                      It is cozy with great food and they have that nice club upstairs Sopra. They do weddings there.

                      good luck

                      froglegs

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                        Suburban Gourmand RE: froglegs Oct 1, 2008 07:50 AM

                        I also think that you should give Auberge a really good think...yes they are pricey, but the atmosphere and food are just so perfect.

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                        Sinfulia RE: Ms.Susan Sep 30, 2008 02:42 PM

                        La Maquette at King and Jarvis is very nice and has great food. It has more of the traditional romantic feel (not modern). There are also some good photo spots close by. Prices are very reasonable as well. They do weddings all the time and have packages you can choose from (but are also very flexible with menu, etc).

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