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Inexpensive wedding venues

Lolina Feb 27, 2012 07:40 PM


i am looking for some ideas on a decent but inexpensive wedding venue in Toronto. My budget for the venue (food and drinks) is $9-$10k. And I am looking for a sit-down dinner for around 120.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thank you.


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    cinderelladressmaker Feb 27, 2012 11:56 PM

    At your budget I would try your neighbourhood Legion. I am not being sarcastic, just realistic. You would be suprised at how much fun you could have at the Legion!

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    1. re: cinderelladressmaker
      foodiemommy Feb 28, 2012 07:21 AM

      True, cinderelladressmaker, some of the most fun and memorable weddings I've ever been to have been at the Legion.

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        cinderelladressmaker Feb 28, 2012 11:52 AM

        I couldn't agree more. I went to a wedding in a community hall in Stoufville a couple of years ago. It was fantastic! Unless you are on 'Four Weddings Canada' or simply want to impress, who cares! Your true friends should want you to be happy and save money. The attention shouldn't be on the venue, it should be on the couple, the conversations, the new people you meet and the memorable time. Besides I always hear complaints about large banquet hall food. Good luck Lolina!

      2. re: cinderelladressmaker
        MeMeMe Feb 28, 2012 10:53 AM

        I think there's one at the Lakeshore that will do weddings...I've heard of a few nice ones taking place there.

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          crawfish Feb 28, 2012 04:04 PM

          I went to a wedding at that Legion and it was fantastic!

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        LearningHow Feb 28, 2012 12:56 PM

        At that price point you may have to perhaps either cut your guest list a bit or change the time to lunch? Or perhaps not do a sit-down dinner but do food stations instead?
        A very close friend had a very nice wedding at the Estates of Sunnybrook a little while back during lunch and from what I remember it was about that much (maybe slightly more because some guests drank more alcohol than expected for lunchtime).
        It was a beautiful day and their first dance was outside on the little patio.
        From what I remember the guest list was probably around 100 or 110, but they were at maximum capacity for the venue.
        The food was very good and it was much more reasonably priced to hold it at lunch than at dinner.

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          CocoTO Feb 29, 2012 08:47 AM

          If you want something other than the Legion Hall idea, with your budget you should look at taking over a reasonably priced restaurant to avoid having your limited budget go to rental costs, i.e. the venue rental, plus all the other rentals (linens, flatware, plates, etc.). $85 per person isn't a lot of money, but working with a favorite local restaurant, it could probably be done ... think pasta and a well-chosen plonk ...

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          1. re: CocoTO
            JennaBean Feb 29, 2012 09:03 AM

            I think this is a very good approach. For the right resto a buyout of 10K is a good Sat night. The challenge will be finding a place large enough to host a group of 100+.

            1. re: JennaBean
              Lolina Feb 29, 2012 05:10 PM

              Thank you all. There some good ideas. The guest list would probably shrink to 100-110 people and I am thinking to have an off season reception, which will give some bargaining power..... I have found this one place called Colombus Event Center and they offer $84/ppl (incl. taxes) with a sit down dinner and a great menu.

              Has any one heard anything about wedding held here?

              thank you again.


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