Looking for an Art Deco venue for a cocktail reception for around 150 people in or around Toronto.
I'm looking for an Art Deco venue for a cocktail reception for around 150 people in or around Toronto. I want appetizers and open bar (even if I have to provide my own alcohol). I've checked out the Carlu and Capitol Theatre and recently had to back out of a contract at the Berkeley Church Field House due to too many mistakes on their end. Ideally I'd love to have some indoor and outdoor space, but it won't be a deciding factor! Any suggestions would be great!
Thanks everyone for your feedback! I should have mentioned it's for a wedding reception, too.
1. The Carlu is definitely something well take a second look at yes, I've heard the food is amazing here. The decor is gorgeous and it's always been my first choice, but the price for alcohol and light hors d'oeuvres was quoted at $125 - $175 pp, so a bit high, though this was without any type of negotiation so far.
2. Palais Royale I have heard the food is mediocre but space is gorgeous. I'll check them out :).
3. Capitol Theatre is still a preferred choice, and the chef is apparently amazing. We sampled some of the menu and it was delicious! Price was quite reasonable for the amount of food and drink we were getting. Same feel as the Carlu, just far more budget friendly.
Suggestions to check out the Roosevelt Room, ROM, and Eglinton Grand are appreciated! Has anyone ever attended wedding receptions at these venues?
The Roosevelt Room
2 Drummond St, Toronto, ON M8V, CA
I was recently at an event at the Carlu and the food was amazing and the place is gorgeous. I think the Palais Royale is a little large for what you need (they only have one giant space). I too have heard that the Eglinton Grand's food is mediocre and frankly the accessibility isn't very great for some people who may have mobility issues.
You want The Carlu. Really. It's an oustanding venue lovingly restored to it's orginal art deco state. The staff there will deliver the perfect event. You really can't ask for a better place.
Having said that, you might also consider the Currelly Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum.