Post # 1
So FI and I cancelled our wedding a few weeks ago due to many reasons. Were still very eager to marry. After going back and forth about what we wanted and what we could afford, FI suggested a luncheon/brunch reception. I LOVE the idea of a brunch wedding. Brunch is my favourite meal!!! I love going to restaurants with the full spread of eggs, waffles, bacon, pastries and mimosa’s.
The problem I am having is finding a venue to host a brunch reception. We found plenty that offer lunch, but the lunch is exactly like the dinner menu’s just smaller portions. If were going the brunch route we would really like the traditional food fare.
Any bee’s know of any venues that offer traditional brunch menus in Southwestern Ontario? We live in Kitchener, but were willing to travel. Many of our guests are stretched across Ontario, so either way they would be looking at a commute. Were willing to go as far north as Barrie, and even down to Niagara Falls and anything in between.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 3
How big is your brunch reception? Would you have to rent out the whole restaurant?
I know CORA’s in Downtown Toronto is AWESOME, but it can be pretty busy, so I guess they might not shut the whole restaurant down for you. If you are willing to go to Niagara, you should check out Brunch at the Embassy Suites (I think that is the one) – or Table Rock – I haven’t eaten at either in a few years, but I remember them having incredible views of the falls – and they are both pretty big places so might cordone off an area for your party specifically while still having another area for the public.
Unfortunately I don’t know of any in between Niagara and Toronto 🙁
Post # 4
Honestly, I’m not too keen on a restaurant wedding. I know there are alot of B&B’s that offer brunch receptions but for a smaller group of guests. Were looking at 50-60 people right now. I fell in love with The Cambridge Mill and Glenerin Inn but they both serve lunch, not brunch. Finding a location to serve brunch is proving to be more difficult than I thought 🙁
Post # 5
Hmm, I see. Yes you might be in for a bit of a challenge finding one big enough, but here is a website that might help:
It has listed pretty much every BnB in the Niagara area – Niagara falls, NOTL, Beamsville, Grimsby, and more. I’m sure with a bit of research, ONE of these will have what you are looking for. And if they don’t typically do it, I’m sure some could be persuaded – I mean, they will make some decent cash off of hosting it for you, so in my opinion if they have to go get some extra eggs and fruit, it’s worth it! haha.
Hope you find what you are looking for!
Post # 6
have you checked out if any hotels would offer a brunch reception for you?
i am a little familiar with the kw area. i know that charcoal’s steak house has a great brunch. does golf’s restaurant serve brunch? i think they do. i know they have private rooms and a whole banquet room for functions. you can always ask if they would do a custom menu for you.
Post # 7
The London Delta Armouries has an AMAZING brunch!!!!
It’s actually where we got married too! 🙂 We had an evening reception but everyone LOVED the food and the hotel! Plus, the following day we had a brunch for anyone who wanted to join us in a private room and it was unbelievably good!
It’s a beautiful location! They have 2 ballrooms so it could be a private affair.
I recommend you check it out!
Post # 8
@FMM: i agree. the delta is lovely. that was on my short list of venues.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
I was also going to suggest a hotel! My cousin had a morning wedding followed by brunch at the chateau Laurier in Ottawa and it was apparently really good.
Symposium in Waterloo used to have amazing brunch — not sure if they cater though.
Post # 10
@FMM: Thank you!! I just checked out their website and the hotel is amazing!!! I just sent them an email to setup a time to check the place out. I’ve only been to London for concerts so not familiar with the rest of the city, where did you have your ceremony if you don’t mind me asking.
Post # 11
Not at all!
We actually ended up having our ceremony there as well. We were supposed to have our ceremony outside in a park but it POURED!!!!! So we had to go with the back-up which was have the ceremony at the Delta as well.
If you want to see pics of my wedding at the Delta – here are my recaps:
The guys got ready and had their before pics taken at the hotel, the ceremony was in the smaller ballroom (the gunnery) which has the original stone wall of the armouries, the bridal party pics were taken in the prime ministers suite (I think that’s what it is called), they do have a bridal suite as well but another bride had already booked it! With some wedding packages they will give you the suite for free!!!!
Post # 12
I’m not familiar with your area, but I just wanted to chime in with an idea. We had our brunch reception at a beautiful semi-private golf course and since our Canadian golf season is so short, we were able to get a smokin’ deal in the off season (regular $15,000 minimum was now a $5000 minimum!) Is having one at a clubhouse an option for you at all?