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Feb 3, 2011 11:45 AM

wedding venue under $100 pp

Hey i was wondering if it's possible to have a wedding in the GTA
at under $100 pp
end of June beg of July on a Friday???????/
please can anyone help me?????????

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  1. Totally possible just depends on what you're willing to compromise on. What's are the imperatives?

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    1. re: JennaBean

      @ JennaBean I would really love great food, nice outdoor grounds.

      most places are over $100

      I really want something under 100
      Some people say that renting a place and getting outside catering
      but that sound expensive , tables, chairs,table cloth
      it all adds up

      Thank you,


        1. re: sillybuns79

          NO way. That place is TERRIBLE. It needs a total reno. Ick.

          1. re: JennaBean

            Maybe so, but it's the quality the OP needs to accept if she wants an outdoor ceremony, full meal, and open bar for 200 people in June at $100/head (all charges included). For around $110pp, the Kortright Centre or Black Creek Pioneer Village could be options.

            If these places aren't up to snuff, the budget needs to be increased or changes need to be made to the specifications. If the outdoor ceremony were switched to an indoor one, many more venues could be suitable (but they would be suburban banquet halls).

            Of course the Berkeley Church and the Estates of Sunnybrook are lovely venues, but unless the reception is going to be a cocktail party, are way over budget.

        2. re: Lili37

          Does it have to be a full meal? Does that include the bar or can you do a cash bar?

          1. re: JennaBean


            Yes a full meal, and open bar I know I want a full meal as well, I looked ino la jardin and they have a package for fridays that includes everything for $89......

            1. re: Lili37

              That's a great deal. I don't think there is a space downtown proper where you could do a full meal and bar for $100 pp.

              Have you checked Sunnybrook Estates? I've done corporate events there for about $50 pp so you may be able to do what you're looking for for $100 if you're very careful with your selections.


      1. At Berkeley, food would be about 50 that time of year and you can buy your own booze, but with all of the staff hiring/rentals/glassware/mix/ice etc., it would work out to be about 50 per person as well. How many people in the wedding? They have 2 spaces now (Field House and the Church) so they can handle more volume, lots of Friday-Sunday weddings. For the $50 in food, it's app main dessert.

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        1. re: miketoronto

          I don't think they could do a full sit down dinner with drinks and all the rentals for $100 pp at this location. You'd have to be really slim on staff and that's no good for anyone.

        2. Thank you

          we are looking aroung 200 guests

          Do you know of a good place for catering
          and do you have any idea about the miller lash house

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          1. re: Lili37

            It is a nice venue and they have a good catering list but the venue rental alone is almost $2,000. When you have a limited budget like you do, I think you need to find something that has a lower cost for the rental of the venue or go to a place with in house catering so that the rental cost is built into the food price. As well, it would have to be outside with their tent package b/c the inside space is too small for 200 if I remember correctly.

            1. re: JennaBean

              Oh and I should tell you, I do event planning as part of my job so that's why I tend to be in the loop on these things.

          2. By no means am I saying the food here is spectatcular- but they offer fairly reasonable friday/sunday deals and although the venue is a little off the beaten track it is a scenic drive and the setting is nice.


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            1. re: gghelp

              This seems like a fantastic suggestion for what the OP is looking for. I have never seen "column free" advertised as a feature, but I suppose that's a!

              1. re: sillybuns79

                Did the link not work for you? I tried it just now and didn't have any issues?

                1. re: gghelp

                  Huh? The link worked. It looks good.

                  1. re: sillybuns79

                    I didn;t understand the 'column free' comment but I finally found it in the listing-- not the best way to describe the lack of columns in the rooms but I guess that is something that might worry people you wouldn't want Aunt Gerty having a partially abstructed view of the head table now would

            2. Thank you!!!

              I guess it is a headach to rent everything and expensivs!!!!!!!!!!!1
              I do really want good food
              I guess we either have to cut ppl out or have more expensive wedding!!!
              It's so hard and stressfull