Post # 1
Hi! I’m new to weddingbee and wedding planning in general so I am hoping for some suggestions on venues in Canada namely in the area of Toronto/GTA, niagara falls, or Montreal. We are just beginning the wedding planning process and first selection we need to make is location. Our budget is at 10-15k in total with a guest list of 50. We are interested in Graydon Manor in Toronto-if anyone has any info or opinions on that venue please share! In general our must have for a venue is allowed outside catering because we want to bring in some specific foods in addition to traditional food. We are from NH so we don’t know anything about the hidden gems that Canada has (and we could also really use a venue with a wedding planner or recommendation for a good planner). Any venues that you wouldn’t expect as well such as galleries restaurants etc welcome too! Thank you in advance
Post # 2
kaileydoscope: that is a GIANT area to be looking. Outside catering can be a challenge, in my experience most places in Toronto have exclusive caterers.
Niagara Falls is about an hour from the GTA, the GTA is pretty giant on its own, and Montreal is about 5 hours from the GTA.
I would recommend narrowing your search criteria, you could drive yourself crazy with an area that huge.
Post # 3
We are getting married at Chateau Montebello, it’s in between Montreal and Ottawa. I’m not sure what their outside caterer policy is since they are doing everything for us. Glad to know that there is another bride from the US planning in Canada, we are from NYC so the wedding planner at the resort is really key for us since we are so far away.
Post # 4
We are having our vow renewal reception here: http://www.sterlingniagara.com/weddings/
The Sterling Niagara is a venue specifically meant for small weddings and the package costs are excellent. It has won many awards and it is an Ontario’s Finest Inn, along with having a Four Diamond distinction. You can’t go wrong with those kinds of accolades.
If that hotel is not your taste, here is a B&B we were looking at before:
http://www.keefermansion.com/Weddings.html It is a beautiful property.
My husband and I visited this pub on our first date. I love the food but I don’t like the space; I wanted something more formal. You might like it more than I did. The prices are amazing.: http://www.partywithus.ca/Party-Catering.page
Hope that helps!