(Closed) GTA Venue Decisions Help!!

posted 7 years ago in Toronto
  • poll: Which venue?
    McMichael : (6 votes)
    20 %
    Black Creek Grand Pavilion : (10 votes)
    33 %
    Kortright : (10 votes)
    33 %
    Other - suggestions?? : (4 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would choose the 2nd one

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Ms. Martian: I would choose the black creek pavilion. I have been there and it’s beautiful, I originally wanted to go there but we ended up going somewhere else.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I loved Kortright when we saw it! They have a theatre room you can do movies or slide shows in.. it was really nice and the pictures would be BEAUTIFUL there!

    We had an appointment with black creek but ended up canceling because I fell in love with another venue.. so I cant give any advise on that.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    LOVE McMicheal!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Okay, my two cents are a little too late but here it is: I love the Kortright. It was my first choice. It is very rustic, but gorgeous. If you wanted to use their outdoor area pavillion area (pictured) I think you’d want to stick around 120 people, but I would double check the occupancy including a dance floor with them. I know they have recommended caterers. If you choose to bring your own (which you can if you force their hand) you’ll likely not be able to use their kitchen facilities at all which isn’t the end of the world. For simplicity’s sake, I would just use someone they recommend so long as the reviews are good.

    Black Creek is stunning. Again, I think you can bring your own caterer. I haven’t been to that venue myself, but I’ve heard great things about it.

    The McMichael looks amazing, but sounds pricey. I think you’re definitely paying for “the name” there.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    As for other venues, Country Heritage Park in Milton has a beautiful rustic pavillion. I’m not sure what they provide though in terms of tables, chairs, etc. We got married at the Alton Mill which was gorgeous, but for 120 people you’re looking at an outdoor tented wedding which can be a logistical nightmare. I’m not sure if the Elora Mill offers wedding packages, but that is absolutely my favourite place on earth. It’s just outside of Guelph and is the most wonderful picturesque cool little town.

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was married at the Capitol Event Theatre (http://www.capitolevents.ca) last month, and I can HIGHLY recommend it.  The experience was outstanding.  Unfortunately, you can’t bring in your own caterer, but the food was AMAZING.  We had so many guests tell us how much they loved the meal and also the canapes and late-night snacks.  One neat thing too, was that we had two menu options, and the guests could order whichever they liked (at their table, like you would order at a restaurant!  They did not have to choose their option on their RSVP cards months/weeks in advance!).  The service was amazing – we were totally treated like VIPs.  I’d be happy to answer any other questions about it!

    The other options you’ve considered all look great as well!  Good luck with the decision!

    Post # 14
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    Wannabee

    I just joined this site recently and I have yet to post so this is my first one!  My fiance and I are looking for something outdoorsy and definitely the opposite of a banquet hall, so here is some info I will be happy to share with you!

    Black Creek: rental fee is $3500, includes tables, chairs and security.  Yes you can bring your own caterer in! 

    ELora Mill, Cambridge Mill, Spencers on the Waterfront (burlington), Ancaster Mill are all part of the same company.  Cambridge Mill for the past year was doing renovations and they should be done already (if not soon!), so hopefully that gives you an idea of when Elora Mill will be completed reno’s.

    Country Heritage Park: Will only let you choose from their caterers (Midknight catering).  I asked about a tent wedding and she said they don’t have any flat green space that is close to the parking lot, and you’d have to walk far and in the dark…so i’m guessing that was a no.

    Have you ever looked at Sunnyside Pavillion in Toronto?  It’s just on Lakeshore on the way to downtown and it’s a beautiful building!  So outdoorsy and you get the view of the lake!  Rental fee is $2500 which includes chairs, tables, linens.  You can bring your own caterers in but you’d have to then supply your tables, chairs, etc.  

    Halton Region Museum is a cute barn in Kelso Convservation Area, they also allow for tent weddings but you have to choose from their three preferred caterers. 

    Hope this helps!! If anybody knows of a place in Mississauga/Oakville/Milton/nearbyby where we can pitch a tent and that will allow for outside caterers, I will be forever thankful!! 🙂 Thanks!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Ms. Martian: Have you looked at Hyhope Farms? They’ve just put in a tented reception area next to their apple orchard that’s gorgeous! Their gardens are beautiful and I think my dad said from the 5th tee of the golf course you can see down to the lake.

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