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Art Gallery Cocktail Reception

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sewellmandy Jun 7, 2009 02:51 PM

My fiance and I are planning a cocktail style reception for late 2010, early 2011 and fell in love with the idea of a reception in an Art Gallery.

The AGO hasa reception venue but it isn't part of the gallery, and we kind of fel in love with the Thomas Landry Gallery but it isn't large enough. We've also looked at The Richmond but aren't over the moon about it.

It will be a cocktail style reception with abundant food stations and 100 guests. Any venue suggestions for Toronto would be much appreciated!

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    paper_bag_princess RE: sewellmandy Jun 7, 2009 03:04 PM

    Have you looked into any of the galleries in the Distillery District?

    I'm not sure of the capacity but they would provide a beautiful setting.

    http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/

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      Arcadiaseeker RE: sewellmandy Jun 7, 2009 03:36 PM

      If you can still book it, the Gardner space is fantastic (I know JK is no longer there so am not sure how this works anymore). The Sutton Place Hotel has rooms on the upper floors which are stunning -- they look out over the Annex and U of T. Have been to many events there -- really lovely.

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        ms. cornbread RE: Arcadiaseeker Jun 8, 2009 09:04 AM

        Wait, what? In that JK isn't actually in the kitchen there, or that it is no longer a JK establishment whatsoever?

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          TorontoJo RE: ms. cornbread Jun 8, 2009 09:18 AM

          JK Gardiner is closed.

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            flying101 RE: TorontoJo Jun 8, 2009 09:29 AM

            I believe they are still going to have a JK 'outpost' @ the gardiner, just as a cafe? If I remember correctly from the article.

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              TorontoJo RE: flying101 Jun 8, 2009 10:37 AM

              Here's the Toronto Life article -- it implies that the restaurant is closed for good, but that Jamie Kennedy will continue to cater events there.

              http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

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                Arcadiaseeker RE: TorontoJo Jun 8, 2009 11:30 AM

                If you can still do an event there I would definitely check it out as an option.

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                  torontofoodiegirl RE: Arcadiaseeker Jun 8, 2009 03:43 PM

                  Agreed. It's a great space (especially if you end up getting married in the summer and can make use of the patio).

      2. flying101 RE: sewellmandy Jun 8, 2009 07:48 AM

        mcmichael art gallery?
        http://www.mcmichael.com/
        large building and grounds (indoor/outdoor reception)

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