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Inexpensive wedding venue - Help

cmk86 May 9, 2010 12:59 AM

Hi there, I am hoping someone can help me, my wedding is set for May 29, 2011, and have yet to find a nice venue for a low price.

I am currently looking for a wedding venue that is inexpensive, preferably less than $70 per person. Also the location must have an outdoor ceremony space that would comfortably fit 100 people. Prefer a plated sit down service/

Anyone got any ideas?



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    joe_roma Jan 7, 2011 07:19 PM

    Have you checked out Enoch Turner Schoolhouse? Or renting Balzac's at the Distillery (catered)?

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      d.lee Sep 28, 2010 03:23 PM

      Sorry for the late reply - you may have booked your wedding venue already - but the cheapest place I found that was still nice was the Delta Hotel East, at Kennedy/401 in East Toronto. Packages start at $89/person, and include absolutely everything: the space rental, linens, china/glassware, service staff, hors d'oeuvres, host bar, dinner, wine with dinner, and your room for the night. The $89 even includes taxes and tip - this is a very hard price to beat in Toronto.

      The only drawback is that the ceremony space is not outdoor, if you are willing to compromise on that particular aspect.

      I was going to book this myself, but my fiance and I decided we just didn't want the formal hotel ballroom feel. But if I was going with a hotel ballroom, this would be the one.

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        silkrose1 Jul 9, 2010 09:02 PM

        You might look into Mrs Mitchells in Violet Hill (west of Alliston on Hwy 89)
        We had a family wedding there last year. The ceremony was in the gorgeous garden down the road at the owner's home and the lunchtime reception in the restaurant which is an old schoolhouse (very quaint)
        The food was excellent and my jaw dropped at the prices when I opened the wedding package that they mailed to us. The max number of guests is 80.
        Heidi and the staff were very accommodating. www.mrsmitchells.com
        It's a bit of a drive from Toronto, but well worth it!

        Mrs Mitchell's
        , Shelburne, ON L0N, CA

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        1. re: silkrose1
          cm07zo Jul 14, 2010 10:46 AM

          Hi there,

          How much were the wedding packages for Mrs Mitchells?

          Thanks for your help,


          Mrs Mitchell's
          , Shelburne, ON L0N, CA

          1. re: silkrose1
            merlot143 Jul 14, 2010 10:54 AM

            I saw the photos on their website. The wedding reception setting looks beautiful! It's ideal for a nice wedding. Was the food as good?

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            MeMeMe May 11, 2010 06:55 AM

            A friend of mine got married at Puck's Farm - complete with hay rides, a BBQ dinner, a live square dancing band and a DJ. It was in a barn and a blast.

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            1. re: MeMeMe
              cmk86 May 11, 2010 07:08 PM

              I live in the Toronto area and looking for a venue around Toronto, and up to a 45 min drive away from Toronto

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              steakqueen May 11, 2010 06:16 AM

              Where are you from?
              I’m getting married at Lipa Park in Effingham (Niagara area) In October.
              Food- I’m paying $39 a person, and were supplying all the alcohol there. Which saves a TON. They offer plated dinners (thats what ours will be) And they have alot of weddings there.
              Its beautiful, they have an outdoor Pavilion http://www.lipaparkmember.com/
              And the place is amazing for pictures!!!!! Its so niceeeeeeeee
              GOOD LUCK!

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              1. re: steakqueen
                bbrivera Apr 30, 2012 03:22 PM

                hi rachel! im from the niagara region and just came accross this website!!! can you say life savior? i just spoke to anne but we talked briefly and i will be going next week to view the location. im planning my wedding in september :) since you've been there to view what else can you share with me? the part about being able to bring our own alcohol sold me! thanks


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                currycue May 10, 2010 01:01 PM

                Have you tried the kitchen at St. Lawrence Market?

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                  GraceInToronto Jun 3, 2010 08:33 AM

                  We're actually thinking about the Market Kitchen at St. Lawrence Market as well for May 2011, as they seem fairly affordable and are at a great location, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had any experiences with them?

                  St. Lawrence Market
                  92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

                  1. re: GraceInToronto
                    0ntar10 Sep 7, 2010 06:08 AM

                    Just wondering if you were able to get any pricing for venue rental from the Market Kitchen? I'm also really interested in this venue and contacted them via email but have not heard from them.

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                      SONGAWAY Jan 7, 2011 12:43 PM

                      They charge $1,000.00 plus HST on a Saturday. Quite affordable but their capacity is only 55 people max for sit-down dinners. I haven't seen the space, so I don't know if there'll be room for dancing.

                2. mrbozo May 9, 2010 02:28 PM

                  Don't know if http://www.estatesofsunnybrook.com/ fits the bill as it were, but I've been to a couple of outdoor weddings there—and will be attending another in a few months—and the grounds and catering were most enjoyable.

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