Toronto Bees! Looking for venue and photographer suggestions – who are YOU using

posted 3 years ago in Toronto
Post # 4
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MaryMacMerry:  Paletta Mansion in Burlington is gorgeous – a little out of the city but it’s stunning, on the lake, perfect size for you and you could do everything in one spot.

Arts and Letters Club is adorable and right downtown – off Yonge Street.

Toronto Botanical Gardens, Steamwhistle, Distillery District

We’re having our wedding in Kleinburg/Vaughan at the McMichael Gallery

We’re using a photographer out of Hamilton, Moments by Melissa Miller.

Post # 5
Member
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MaryMacMerry:  We got married at the Old Mill Inn & Spa , and I can’t recommend it enough! They have a chapel or ‘wedding garden’ to host the ceremony (we used the chapel), their own in house officiant who was hilarious, and multiple rooms to choose from, whether you are having an intimate, small wedding, or a huge grand affair. Food was great, all our guests loved it.

The photographer we used is a fellow bee, @lorelai, and she is absolutely AMAZING!!!! Again, can’t recommend her enough, she is a total gem, definitely look into her work. Here is her website: Olive Photography – she was even featured on Style Me Pretty this year for one of her engagement shoots!

Post # 7
Member
1327 posts
Bumble bee

@Baroness_Meg:  *sigh* I love that place!  We’re going there for Christmas dinner and I’ll definitely be scoping it out for other purposes. ^.^

Post # 8
Member
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MaryMacMerry:  My wedding is going to be ridiculously large (275 guests) so my venue suggestions may not be right for you, but Archeo in the Distillery is pretty and the right size! We went to an engagement party there this summer.

For Photographer, I’m using Corina V http://www.corinavphotography.com/index2.php#/home/ – she was reccomended by our planner, and we met last month and I really really liked her, and her portfolio etc.

When’s the wedding!?

Post # 9
Member
2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@Baroness_Meg:  I love, love, love the Old Mill.  Your wedding must have been fabulous!  

We were considering the Old Mill, but there aren’t enough guest rooms and logistically it wouldn’t work out for us.  But it was fabulous.  

We’re getting married outside Toronto at a ski resort.  So our venue won’t help you. 

Have you looked in the distillery district?  There were a couple of venues I loved there, but they were too small for our numbers.  

I also loved Sunnybrook Estates.  

I’ve held events at Eglinton Grand, Atlantis, Fantasy Farm, Spirale.  Not weddings, just formals/Christmas formals.  They all have different feels and different pros/cons.  But I couldn’t complain about any of them.  

Post # 10
Hostess
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MaryMacMerry:  I have a few suggestions for photogs and they are all resonable price but give great quality photos. You can even customize tour package if you don’t want certain things in there to save money. 

 

Check out my pics on wedding bee for my photog…and her site

 

http://danielamajicphotography.com/blog/?page_id=705

 

I think this second one is updating her site so I have her fb page

https://m.facebook.com/LiviShawWedPhotography?ref=stream&refid=17

Post # 13
Member
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are getting married this summer in the Distillery District. The restaurant we picked is perfect because it holds a smaller crowd well while still having room for dancing and all that. We are having our ceremony on the patio and then the reception will be inside in the dining room/bar. 

Our restauarant is Archeo but they have several venues to choose from there. 

Also, we looked at pretty much every other comparable (in terms of size/feel) venue in downtown Toronto and Archeo seemed to have the best prices and services for what we were looking for. 

Post # 14
Member
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Oh and for photography we are using M&M photos. They have been great so far and their prices/packages were very competitive. 

Post # 15
Member
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MaryMacMerry:  We had approximately 70 guests. We had originally booked their Humber room, but it was quite small, and two months before the wedding, one of their larger ballrooms (Brule C) was still available, and they upgraded us at no charge!! You can see pictures of my wedding in my recap if you go to my profile 🙂

Also, my best friend got married at Archeo this summer, and that is a gorgeous venue as well! I think you have a lot of great options listed here! 🙂

Post # 16
Member
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@MaryMacMerry:  We are getting married at the Heintzman House..we are having about 60 people and its beautiful its a mansion from the 1800s. You can do an outdoor and indoor ceremony…the only thing is that you have to get your own caterer however, they give you 4 caterers(for an amazing price) that have worked there tons of times that they really like

 

You get the entire house to yourself for the day, no other brides on site, and the top floor you get a room for the bride and a room for the groom with your own bathrooms

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