(Closed) Very Inexpensive Venues?

posted 4 years ago in Toronto
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Some suggestions:

a) choose an off peak month, everything tends to be chaper: dj’s and venues (Nov-Feb)

b) choose a weekday over a weekend (saturday is the most expensive day to host a wedding), Friday evenings and sunday evenings usually come with a good discount

c) you could a brunch buffet instead of a full sit down dinner, or food trucks 

d) get married at city hall and host a cocktai reception with appitizers and cocktails (keep it short and sweet) 

e) go outside the city. Toronto is crazy expensive. Host the reception at a community hall/centre, small inn or bed and breakfast. 

f) scour kijiji for decor items (they’re always on sale, espicially in the fall as most people marry spring/summer/fall)

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

Check out Carmen’s in Hamilton. We got their all inclusive package (they do have cheaper options as well) and paid $15,500 for EVERYTHING for our wedding (including dress, flowers, dj, photographer…etc). We got married at the Lakeview but they also have a banquet hall as well which can accommodate more people. We also did a Sunday wedding at an on-peak season and that still kept the cost down! Seriously check it out! I couldn’t believe the deal we got and recommend them to everyone. I also planned from out of province and they made it super easy and relatively stress free too 🙂 

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Bumble bee

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teamkevargie:  Great suggestions so far! As for your guest list, I can relate. My Mom has 8 siblings and my Dad has 5. I have a total of 34 cousins + their partners and children. I just cut the children. All of my cousins like to drink and party so they loved to leave the kids at home and get crazy with the family. 

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Bumble bee

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teamkevargie:  Yes, they were the exception since they were part of the wedding party. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Are you willing to get married this summer 2016 – discounts will be available for any remaining dates. 

Google Estate Venues 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I also am on a budget with a large family…what we are doing is having our reception at the firehall here, it is free use of the building because we are using their “catering”! We got to choose 2 meats (we picked fried chicken & country baked ham), all the sides (mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, rolls, etc), sweet tea & water for drinks, ice cream for dessert, and it’s only $14.50 per person! It was $13 per person with only one meat, so we chose both. They also had the options of shrimp/oysters for a little more. We chose this because the place is huge, they said anywhere up to 450 guests, it has a dance floor w/ disco ball in the center, video/sound system included… Also, they provide the tables/chairs/plates/cups/silverware etc, which was something we would have had to rent/buy at the park we were originally thinking of. AND they will serve it! So, all we pay is the $14.50 per person (less than most caterers anyways) for food, servers, the rental, sound system, everything…for around here at least, it couldn’t be beat. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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teamkevargie:  Honestly just looking everywhere I could think of that might possibly work for our reception…….. I remembered that my brother’s football banquets used to be at a (different) firehall, so I looked up some around me, and called! Honestly I went with the first one I called, it’s only about 20min from the church we are getting married in, and when I called the lady was super helpful and gave me all of the info, set up a time for us to come look! After looking more now that I know, most firehalls offer something similar, most people just don’t think of them. They have huge rooms, they come with the tables/chairs, and the staff there (or volunteers there) are always super willing to help with anything. For example, when looking at the menu, it was the one price ($14.50 per person) and we got to choose anything off the menu, as much or as little as we want….and the lady helping us said she makes the cole slaw! LOL. It’s worth a look in my opinion. A diamond in the rough 🙂 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House

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teamkevargie:  Niagara area has REALLY good venue options. Originally we were looking at doing a vineyard type wedding and visited over 10 venues. I suggest you try Inn on the Twenty, or Sue-Ann Staff, or even Chateaux des Charmes. Those were our favourites.

During our garden wedding research, I came across a place in Newmarket. I think the place is called Madsen’s Greenhouse. If you google Madsen’s Greenhouse weddings you’ll see blog posts from weddings that have been hosted there. 

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Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2020

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse! The venue is very pretty and apparently the rental cost is very low, as it is a heritage building. The only down side is you can only choose from their selection of caterers, but they claim that the average wedding costs $10,000 total there. 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

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chelseanhilliard:  Please share the name and location of that firehouse! 🙂

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