(Closed) Venue for really small wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Toronto
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

There are TONS of restaurants in Toronto you could do that at. Oooh the ROM has a lot of little rooms available to rent, look into that! Or what about Jamie Kennedy’s restaurant at the Gardner Museum? Is there any particular neighbourhood or type of food you’d like?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hmmmm…. Okay….. I would suggest a couple of things. One, look on Toronto.com for restaurant reviews. Honestly, there are SO MANY great places in the city it’s hard to say just a couple tht would suit. Two, have a peek at Event Source, they have TONS of great and unique venues in and around Toronto listed.

Here are a few of my favourites off the top of my head, or ones I think would be REALLY cool:

  • LagoShores (in Port Credit/Mississauga, not Toronto. AMAZING Italian food, best I’ve had outside of Italy. Awesome owners, totally great to work with in terms of budgeting, menu, etc. We did our engagement dinner there and they were superb to deal with.)
  • Academy of the Spherical Arts – Downtown Toronto. A friend had her wedding there and LOVED it.
  • The ROM, AGO, or Bata Shoe Museum – all downtown, would be a cool atmosphere in any of them.
  • Any of the yacht clubs (the Port Credit one is wonderful) along the lake or on Toronto Island.
  • The Boilerhouse (Distillery District) – Haven’t been there myself but have heard great things about it. Sort of a steakhouse. Great area of the city, very cool for photos.

There are TONS on that Event Source website, too many to start listing here. Have a peek and see what you find. If you get narrowed down to a few favourites let me know and I’ll tell you what I know about them!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My wedding is 40 people max including hubbie-to-be, me and party. I’m from Niagara Falls, so we chose a winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Ceremony and reception on site with seperate area for the reception so there is also a seperate kitchen not beside the restaurant so we will have privacy plus they only allow one wedding a day. Maybe look into something that is less conventional? Mayeb there is a special restaurant in a hotel and you can book a room for private function or something like a B&B or someones beautiful backyard if you know someone in nearby with amazing landscaping. Or you can also try a park.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What about something down by the beaches? There are tons of funky place son Queen East, and you could go to the beach for some awesome photos!

Distillery District is also gorgeous, especially if you do somehting in the evening: they always have tons of twinkle lights in the trees, and the streets are all cobblestone…

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I know someone who had a small intimate wedding in an art loft in Toronto. They had the ceremony and a catered reception there I believe. It looked amazing and was featured in a bridal magazine afterward. I will see if I can find a link…

Any trendy little loft or commercial space can be made to look elegant for a wedding. I was watching four wedding this past weekend and one of the girls transformed an empty old loft space with an old freight elevator into an amazing wedding venue! She said it cost them much less than renting a resturant or hall, etc. would be 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ wesy.coast.blonde

I think I saw that episode, it ended up looking very trendy and the guests were surprised concerned some were saying they were scared walking up to the building lol

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