Post # 1
Have any of you booked or even looked at the following venues? I have narrowed it down to the following four, and im going to tour all of them, but would love some outside input.
In no particular order:
1. Atlantis Pavillion
2. Bellvue Manor
3. Liberty Grand
4. Windsor Arms
We are expecting 300 guests, some of the above only have one room that fits that which is fine. Im wondering about how the food was? How were you treated by staff? Washroom accessibility? Places that are picture worthy? Thank you in advance for your help 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve looked at Atlantis, and I have a colleague who got married there. She said the food was great and that the service was impeccable. I also have a friend who works at Windsor Arms, it’s very posh and the choice of accomodations for celebrities who stay in town, so I imagine that the food is excellent 🙂
Post # 5
@AmberEyes What did you think of atlantis? Its good to know your friend loved it. I didn’t know that about the windsor arms, thats so interesting, i just like the look of it 🙂
Post # 6
@Scrapbook, I can’t help on your venue, but we are having a Toronto meet-up tomorrow at 6pm at College Park if you can make it : )
Post # 7
thanks for the heads up, unfortunately i am moving at the end of the month, and have next to nothing packed yet, so i am now scrambling to pack everything up. Unfortunately i wont be able to make it this time, hopefully the next time around! Thank you for the invite though!
Post # 8
Windsor Arms by far is probably best on your list in terms of food and service, but also the most expensive. My fiancee is in the events industry and highly recommends it. My family have been to tea there a few times and the service and food are excellent.
As for liberty grand, my fiancee has told me it is very worn down depending on which room you are getting. Worn down in terms of the carpets and washrooms, etc. I have been to an event there (large room on the right when you walk in, holds maybe 120) and they had stations which was nice and different. Food was good. The washroom were in the basement so that was interesting. and i do agree that the washrooms were outdated and could use a reno. it looks nothing like the lovely decor in their foyer.
Hope this helps!
Post # 9
I went to a wedding at the Liberty Grand two summers ago and it was wonderful. The food was delicious, we had a great time! I don’t remember anything about the washrooms, so if they do give a negative impression, it’s not something that lasts over time 😉 I’ve also been to a few events there and always enjoyed myself. The courtyard in the centre is gorgeous.
The Windsor Arms is also spectacular. I’ve been there a few times for high tea, never for a full meal. The tea service is nice, the sandwiches and treats are tasty. It’s definitely a very posh location.
I’d have to say parking and highway access is easier at the Liberty Grand, BUT if you have a lot of guests coming via TTC, the Windsor Arms is easier.
Post # 10
@ms. purple thank you for your input. My guestlist is around 300 people, so i would need the bigger room in most cases. Hopefully at the liberty grand it has a washroom on the same floor as i cannot see my elderly relatives trying to get down a flight of stairs just to use the washroom. What a weird set up. Thanks for the heads up! The windsor arms is my favorite look wise, i had a feeling it would be expensive, hopefully not too expensive though :/
@bakerella Thanks for sharing your experiences. Too bad i probably wont be able to use the courtyard at the liberty grand as i am having a winter wedding, but good to know you enjoyed the food 🙂 Regarding the windsor arms accessibility, thats the problem with most toronto venues im finding, most of my guests are out of town, and probably wouldnt take they ttc. Good to know their tea is good, mabey its a good place for a bridal shower instead.
Post # 11
I browsed these a bit, but didn’t look at them all that seriously since we wanted to have a much smaller wedding. Atlantis Pavilion looks gorgeous but we ruled it out because it would be a long trip for our out-of-towners (who would want to stay more central). Liberty Grand is where FI’s cousin got married and they liked it… though my friend says “everyone gets married there”. I used to live right by Windsor Arms and love that it’s an older place though I know nothing of the venue. But the area is great because a lot of the OOT hotels there are super reasonable and it’s very transit accessible.
Post # 12
I looked at Atlantis and went to a wedding there about 4 years ago. Liked the venue except for how the head table was set up. Windsor Arms would be a cool venue. You should also check out the Carlu. Great venue to check out with your size. Also The Eglinton Grand.
Post # 13
I went to see Liberty Grand for my wedding. It’s a great space, very spectacular, although a little run down. I’m sure when the night rolls around and the guests are drunk enough, no one will care. Also, I think for a downtown venue it’s great bang for your buck.
The only cons: If you get the Renaissance Room, you will have to go in the back (a space between your room and the Courtyard), up the stairs then on to the loft to get to your bridal suite. If you take the Centennial Room, you will have to go through the washroom up the ugly blue worn down carpeted stairs to get to the bridal suite. Their suites look more like an attic with old couches, dark lighting, and no safe. Either way, you will have to go up a flight of stairs to get to your room. And the washrooms are not pretty at all. For Renaissance you have to go to the basement, but for Centennial it’s on the main floor but it’s even uglier and less stalls than the Renaissance. But who spends a lot of time there anyways? I hope it’s not a big deal to you as it is to me.
The pros: I’ve heard nothing but great reviews with the food and the service! Everyone I’ve asked has either hosted or been to an event there and they all raved about it.