Post # 1
I think I have looked at all venues possible in the GTA area online but still haven’t found the venue I have in mind. I want to see if anyone else have any hidden gems that I haven’t heard of that would have my ideal wedding banquet requirements. I would like my dinner reception to be either outdoors in a clear top tent, conservatory/solarium, or in a hall with full length windows that overlook nature and not a city view (e.g. the conservatory of music Leslie and Anna Dan Galleria – unfortunately they are fully booked already for 2016). The clear top of a tent isn’t a must but it is highly preferred. The problem is we only have around 70 guests and so would be tough to fill up most tents as they usually cater to 120+ guests. We do want a dance floor and a live band though so I gues that will take up some space. With that said, no banquet halls or rooms without windows. We are okay with venturing out a bit to areas within 30mins drive (Missisauga, Kleinburg, etc.). Anything over 30mins we worry it may be too inconvenient for our guests. We don’t have a strict restriction with budget but nothing too excessive like over $200 per guest either. So far I’ve looked into multiple golf clubs (but they don’t have clear top tents), madsens (too far), old mill, rcm, canoe (city view so not preferred), and many others i’ve seen on other ppl’s posts.
Also, has anyone tried renting a tent from a company for an event? I understand I will need to get my own caterers and rent tables and chairs and all and that’s fine too. My question is, where can I find a venue to put that tent??? Or will the tent company work with me to plan that as well?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! It is starting to feel a bit hopeless.
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Post # 2
How about out in Niagara-on-the-Lake? We were married at a vineyard (with a reception in a wine cellar) and it was perfect. Our venue probably wouldn’t suit you because the tent wouldn’t be an option but we saw several that all had different pluses:
– Ravine Vineyard (they build their couples an evening bonfire, which we thought was the cutest idea ever)
– Stratus Vineyard (cool, industrial room inside with outdoor ceremony – not sure about a tent at this one)
– Konezellman Winery (right on the water – outdoor ceremonies are held in a beautiful gazebo beside the vines and overlooking the water)
– Kurtz Orchard (didn’t see this one but it’s all outdoors and looks lovely)
Post # 3
One more suggestion – east of the city, Nestleton Waters Inn is beautiful. They do tented receptions almost exclusively.
Post # 4
try the Donalda Club at York Mills/DVP and Granite Club at Bayview/Lawrence. Atlantis also has lots of great views. I recommend going to these venues in person as looking online won’t give you a complete feel for the space.
Post # 5
David Springer Estate – aka Old Springer House – This place can hold 70 guest. You get exclusive rental of the entyre property for the day and you can put a tent up or use their indoor/outdoor hall. It’s Burlington but on the 407 it’s not that far
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I recently saw a wedding on SMP at Casa Loma where they had a tent. It was beautiful! Not sure what your budget is, but Graydon Hall manor is gorgeous and they have a tent on their patio. Have you looked into the Toronto Islands? The Island Yacht Club and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club are both gorgeous and are a bit of an “escape” from the city. Miller Lash House does tent weddings (and their site specifically says the walls/sides are clear) and so does the Terra Cotta Inn in Caledon and Bob Rumball Manor (not sure if clear or not). From what I’ve seen, Bayview golf and country club seems to have really nice views. Good luck!!
Post # 8
Royal ambassador is beautiful in Caledon!
Post # 9
What about the Miller Lash House or The Doctor’s House?
Post # 10
The observatory (spencer’s in Burlington)
Casa Loma does beautiful tented weddings
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview
Try Carmens Lakeview in Hamilton! It’s definitely affordable!
Post # 12
Spencer’s or cambridge mill! Glass rooms at both but not tents
Post # 13
Casa Loma has a glass tent that’s stunning! Sounds perfect for what you want.
Post # 14
The McMichael is a beautiful venue, I don’t know if they’ll let you do an outdoor tented event though
Post # 15
We chose the Berkeley Fieldhouse.
Have you looked at Estates of Sunnybrook, tons of outdoor ceremony space?
I did see a wedding photo journal at Graydon Hall Manor with a clear top tent (which I beleive was extra to rent) but it quite pricey.