Located in a converted factory space in Liberty Village, Caffino Ristorante serves Italian food with a relaxed atmosphere. The large windows, exposed brick, and eclectic décor add to the experience and bring you far away from the typical banquet hall experience. The area surrounding the restaurant boasts many similarities to the Distillery District without the crowds (or photo permit!). From the restaurant, you can find the iconic red brick buildings of old Toronto, vine-covered walls, and a beautiful graffiti backdrop all within a 2 minute walk. The venue can fit 150 for dinner and offers an outdoor courtyard for ceremonies. Here is a link to my album.
The Berkeley Field House
As you step off Queen St E, the Berkeley Field House has you entering a hidden oasis. If you turn left, you enter through an antique door which exudes character. The main seating area has 18’ ceilings and exposed beams. These features are accentuated by the large amounts of natural light coming into the space. If you decide to turn right, you pass through a wondering garden/patio area with a small creek. Continue down the path and it leads you towards the treehouse - a rustic, cozy spot to relax, have a drink and take photos. Back in the main building, there is an upstairs bridal suite with plenty of space to get ready and probably the most diverse range of décor you could imagine (including old film reels, antique busts and a lion from a carousel!). The ceremony can be hosted in the patio area under a tent and can seat up to 150 people. If you aren’t convinced as of yet, I’m told they allow you to bring your own booze! Here is a link to my album.
La Maquette offers fine French dining right in the heart of downtown Toronto. It offers an intimate setting to host your wedding and take some wonderful pictures. The spiral staircase, large chandelier and ambient lighting create the perfect wedding setting. With a dance floor on the main level and solarium seating upstairs, there is plenty of room to fit up to 135 guests. La Maquette is located right beside the Toronto Sculpture Garden and across the street from the beautiful St. James Cathedral. If you want a unique venue with easy access to a variety of photo locations, La Maquette fits the bill. Here is a link to my album.
Archeo is located in the heart of the Distillery District. High ceilings, exposed brick and historic photography by Steven Evans create a unique atmosphere to host your wedding. Under the soft glow of Edison lights, Archeo can seat 100 to 150 people comfortably. With the wide cobblestone walkways and converted red brick factories immediately outside the door, Archeo is a great starting point to capture some wonderful photos. If you head around the corner, newly wed couples can “Lock their Love” at the art installation spelling the word love out of padlocks. Perfect for the modern romantic, Archeo is a great choice to host your wedding. My album is currently set to private as per my client's request.
Kortright Centre for Conservation
Although not directly in Toronto, the Kortright Centre is only a quick trip outside the city and has a lot to offer. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the conservation area, you can find multiple indoor spaces full of wood beams, high ceilings, and glass walls. The natural light and beautiful views provide an easy opportunity for wonderful photos. Whether you choose to have your ceremony indoors or outside, a romantic walk through the Kortright forest will make for some memorable shots you won’t get elsewhere. Here is a link to my album.