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FI and I just got engaged a few days ago, but as we are hoping for a winter 2013 wedding, we don’t have a lot of time.
I’ve been looking at venues online, and I’ve found a few places that are interesting, but I wonder if anyone can offer any ideas as well?
We’re looking for something winter-friendly, for about 100 people. Our budget is about $100 a head.
Places I’ve bookmarked so far: Black Creek Pioneer Village, Markham Museum, Stirling Room, McMaster Gallery, Cambridge Mill, Willow Springs Winery.
Any other ideas? Something warm and lovely; the more historical/vintage the better.
Post # 3
Check out Berkeley Church. It definitely fits the historical and vintage feel you’re looking for.
Post # 4
Have you checked out Old Mill Inn?? We looked there and it was beautiful!
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Post # 6
Thanks for the input!
We ended up booking Willow Springs in Stouffville. October this year! There were so many beautiful venues to choose from. 🙂
Post # 7
Sunnybrook also has a beautiful mansion they do weddings in.
Post # 8
@mrsalexander: +1, thats where we are getting married!!
Post # 9
i was looking into this venue as well, do you know if they cater food? How many guests are you expecting?
are you guys doing your ceremony there as well?
Post # 10
@Jojo09: They are a one stop shop.
FI and I are getting married in their chapel, though they have an outdoor wedding garden as well, its just more $ to use the space.(Chapel is $600 and outdoor garden is $1000).
They have multiple event rooms, we are using the Humber Room, and they have a large menu, with food and bar packages that are reasonably priced. We have chosen their most basic package which has a cocktail hour, 3 course meal (entree of Chicken, Potatoes and Seasonal veggies) and 5 hour bar package (including cocktail hour) for $98.75 pp plus tax and tip. If you’d rather not have the bar package they will deduct $45 pp off that total, but that takes away ALL drinks, so you then have to pay separately for the bartenders, and soda/juice, which our coordinator told us are about $4 each alone.
We are expecting about 70 guests, our room can accomodate a maximum of 90, BUT they have several larger rooms that can accomodate up to probably 200 or so.
Post # 11
@chercee: Try The Manor by Peter and Pauls, they’re winter wedding packages are $83/person, the food is great and the view is amazing, they’re set on a golf course with a beautiful pond. They’re in Kettleby, Highway 400 and Aurora Side Road, really easy access to the highway. The interier of the building has a huge stone fireplace. We’ve been to several Christmas parties there and are actually considering them for our wedding as well.
Post # 12
Thanks for all the input, Bees! We booked with Willow Springs Winery in Stouffville. We’re lucky to have found such a great place!