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Looking for Unique Wedding Venue for a very large group-Help!

esb22 Mar 15, 2011 08:04 PM

Hi everyone,

I am appealing for help in finding a wedding venue for us.

My fiance and i are going to have a very large wedding (we are inviting about 400 people, we think about 350 will attend).

I really wnat something unique with good food and something different from what everyone else does (ie anything but a banquet hall).

So far we are looking at:
-Evergreen Brickworks
-Palais Royale
-Fermenting cellar at the Distillery District (may be too small..they are checking)

Does anyone have any other ideas, been to any weddings that were particularly memorable in large venues? Or has anyone been to weddings at any of these locations?

We are losing hope quickly!

Help :D



Distillery District
55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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  1. Googs RE: esb22 Mar 16, 2011 06:38 AM

    Take a look at the Concert Hall in The Carlu. It's an incredible space capable of handling your numbers. You have a choice of caterers including Daniel et Daniel and Marigolds and Onions, If your party becomes slightly smaller, the Round Room is also gorgeous.

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      esb22 RE: Googs Mar 16, 2011 06:42 AM

      Thanks so much Googs! we looked into the Carlu and it was too pricey for us (especially since we have such large numbers). That is another part of our problem...the places that can accomodate us are very expensive :(.

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        JennaBean RE: esb22 Mar 16, 2011 06:47 AM

        The Carlu would be my recommendation as well. I think you'll find that even if the Fermenting Cellar holds a group your size, it will cost just as much as the Carlu in the end b/c you must bring in everything. It is one of my fav spaces in the city b/c of that but it is also one of the most expensive options.

        I can't remember the capacity at the Design Exchange but you may want to look into that as well.

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          esb22 RE: JennaBean Mar 16, 2011 05:40 PM

          Thanks! The fermenting cellar is definitely pricey...and so far not great to deal with! We looked into Design exchange but they were just a bit too small.

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      carocantcook RE: esb22 Mar 16, 2011 06:53 AM

      I attended a lovely wedding with about 400 guests at the Sunnyside Pavillion - great spot on the lake.

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        MeMeMe RE: esb22 Mar 16, 2011 07:43 AM

        We had the same numbers as yours. We looked at Palais Royale and it was too small for our needs.

        We had our wedding at the Liberty Grand in the Governors Ballroom. What is great about Liberty Grand is that it is all in - they look after everything except the band and the flowers. Our food was great - tailored to our tastes. The location is fantastic with lots of parking and it is accessible by transit. Plus - they were great to deal with.

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          esb22 RE: MeMeMe Mar 16, 2011 11:14 AM

          Thanks everyone! This is very helpful! I am looking into the Sunnyside Pavillion..thanks! we looked at the Liberty Grand and we liked it a lot but prefered a place where we would be the only wedding on a particular night. I also found reviews online from people who had terrible experiences with people from other weddings crashing their wedding...which put me off a bit. Thanks for the tip though!

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            MeMeMe RE: esb22 Mar 17, 2011 11:25 AM

            Wow - I never thought about the wedding crashing angle! Yikes! We were the only wedding that night (a Sunday night) and it was perfect on every level.

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          marydee RE: esb22 Jun 8, 2011 02:46 PM

          Check out the Capitol. I'm not sure that it will hold that number for dinner AND dancing - but it will hold well over 200. It will hold more if you are foregoing the dancefloor I think?

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