Post # 1
So I’m currently investigating reception locations and have 3 venues in mind for my 80-90 guest wedding in November 2013. I’m really liking the Estates of Sunnybrook, the Old Mill Inn & Spa and the Black Creek Pioneer Village.
Have you received any quotes from these places (if so, what was the pricing like and for how many ppl)? Have any horror stories or good things to say? Did you have an open or cash bar and how did that effect your pricing?
Post # 3
The Old Mill is amazing..I went there for my aunts wedding a few years ago. I dont know about the pricing I just know she got a good deal because her wedding was on Friday the 13th lol
Post # 4
I’ve been to a bridal shower and a wedding at Fantasy Farm. They were excellent. The staff was top notch.
IF you are looking for a photographer, I highly highly highly recommend Cipriano Palmer Photography. They did my wedding and the pictures are fantastic. My parents loved them!
Also, the Steamwhistle Brewery is a great venue as well.
Estates of Sunnybrook is stunning, I wanted to get married there, but it was booked the weekend we wanted.
Post # 5
@princess_r: I checked out the Old Mill and got an info pack with all their prices. You can e-mail them asking for it or I can forward it to you if you want to PM me your e-mail address. The place was lovely and the only negative thing (which may not even matter) is that on the Saturday that we went to check it out, there were three bridal parties doing the photo circuit in the garden area, and they kind of had to repeatedly pass and wait for each other.
Steam Whistle Brewery, as StephMay1609 suggested, was really high on our list. Their bigger room is just so beautiful and there’d be amazing photo opps with the CN tower literally next door. Their rental prices are online and also details of preferred caterers. Seems we’re going for Toronto Island ourselves, though.
Good luck finding your dream venue! I hear great things about the other two too.
Post # 6
I got married at the Old Mill in September and I would do it all over again. The pricing was excellend because when they quote they include EVERYTHING in the quote including bar (if you want). All other places I had been to itemize everything and leave it to you to add up and figure out. Old Mill tells you a price and then tells you what is in it. That works for me. There were 5 other weddings at the Old Mill on my day and you know, I didn’t notice. I got married at 6pm and we were the last in the chapel. We had the grounds to ourselves because everyone was having their dinner. We stayed at the Old Mill that night and it was perfect. We have decided to go their for our anniversary next year and I can’t wait!
Post # 7
I can’t really say anything about the prices since I am getting married in a different region of Ontario, but I have been to weddings at all three of those venues.
Out of the three, the wedding at the Old Mill was AMAZING!!! Beautiful location, fabulous food, great atmosphere and the ceremony in the garden was breathtaking. All locations were beautiful, but the Old Mill really stands out in my mind because the venue was just so amazing.
Post # 8
Estates of Sunnybrook is beautiful, and their proceeds go to Sunnybrook, so there is that. if you have a smaller wedding, it’s definitely the choice.
Ancaster Old Mill is also beautiful, my cousins got married there a few years ago. I would suggest having the wedding off-season, though, for the reasons mentioned above.
I’ve never been to Black Creek Pioneer village 🙂
We’re getting married at One King West – you should check out their Austin Gallery. The building is an old renovated bank. Lots of wood and marble.
Post # 9
I went to a wedding at the old mill and I didn’t like it. It was pretty but the food was so mediocre, it was just the typical mass-produced wedding fare for the price of haute-cuisine. I expected much more. Plus it’s in the middle of nowhere. That’s just my opinion, but I much prefer sunnybrook estates. Maybe it was just the weddings I happened to go to.
Have you considered Casa Loma? My friend’s friend had a wedding there – the pictures look awesome!
Post # 10
I have been to a wedding at Old Mill and like the others said, too many weddings going on you have to wait your turn to take photos at the grounds if you have a Saturday wedding in the summer, and the food was mediocre.
Post # 11
Casa Loma is gorgeous, but no A/C. We also liked Copper Creek golf club. The biggest problem we have so far is almost every venue has several halls that can accomodate several weddings on the same day. We would really like something private…
Post # 12
We’re just about to book Estates of Sunnybrook I hope the food is good!
Has anyone been to weddings where they move the tables? We might have to do this to accomodate guest size :S suggestions!?
Post # 13
We’re at the Estates of Sunnybrook as well. Hoping it’ll go well. Our ceremony is at 6:45pm which is the only worrying thing (the timings really were a bit strange), but it won’t be a long ceremony. Thus far working with Jennifer from Sunnybrook has been fantastic 🙂
Post # 14
How was the big day? We’re thinking about booking Vaughan Estate. How did you find the ceremony time? And when did you start dinner? One more question, how many people did you comfortably seat in the ballroom?
I hope it was the best day of your lives!