I am looking at booking the Rosewater Room for a wedding in May 2011. Has anyone had their wedding/been to a wedding there that can help me out?
My fiance and I have been there for dinner and love it and many politicians/TIFF organizers host events there, so it seems like a good choice. For a downtown Toronto venue, the price is very reasonable too.
Any advice, tips, experiences would be much appreciated!
I was at a wedding there this weekend. Nice room, but the food was dreadful. We had beef and chicken. The chicken was something I have never seen before. It appeared to have been cooked and then coated in raw Shake and Bake crumbs. The beef was cold and raw. It was cooked on the outside but inside it was raw and very tough. I enjoy my meat rare, but this was unedible. The dessert, some type of crumble was also cold. Later in the evening they served poutine in little chinese take-out containers. This was cold and mushy.
It has been years since I have been to a wedding, but I really felt for the parents because there were several complaints about the food. One explanation, the speeches were long so the food may have sat for a long time.
The venue itself is pretty, but it is outdated.
I went to two weddings at the Rosewater Room last year.
Service was very good, professional and personable. The food at both the weddings I attended was good. There were a few things that were very good (a root vegetable soup, a carpaccio, a marinated rib eye a few of the appetizers). The only thing I didn't like was a salad that had the ubiquitous raspberry vinegarette. Simply a bad choice in my opinion, I don't think I have ever enjoyed a raspberry vinegarette. Certainly it was much better than anything I have ever had at wedding halls.
My wife and I are very close with one of the couples who were married and know generally what they spent. For that price point it is a very good deal for downtown Toronto.