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Wedding In GTA.. Need help!!!

Hi There!!

There are lots of great venues in Toronto. I was married at the Palais Royale, which was absolutely beautiful. The venue has history, it's on the waterfront and there wasn't any other event but our wedding taking place. I would also suggest you looking at the Distillery District - the Fermenting Cellar is a really great space. And of course there is also the Windsor Arms hotel, but that can be a bit expensive as they do not have packages for the bar - everything is based on consumption.

I don't know what your timelines are for your wedding, but the venues I've mentioned above unfortunately need to be booked about 12 months ahead (but I would still check and see if they have any cancellations).

Good luck with the planning - I hope you have a great day.

Aug 29, 2012
audbod in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hubby's 50th - need a recommendation

Spendido didn't say that we would have to be out by 10:30, but arriving for 8:30 was too late. We got to George at 7 p.m. and left at 11:30. I was just so disappointed with Spendido's response. I spent a lot of money for this dinner, which I was happy to do...but I wasn't going to give it to an establishment that clearly was not interested in creating a good experience for me. I know that for any future celebrations and business functions I will be going to George from now on.

Mar 28, 2011
audbod in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hubby's 50th - need a recommendation

I just wanted to thank everyone who posted and gave me their recommendations. I decided on celebrating at George. It was fantastic!!! It was our first time there and they absolutely made it memorable for all. We had a 7 course tasting with wine pairing and each course got better and better. As it was also Earth Hour that day, the restaurant observed the hour dimming all the lights in the restaurant and illuminating it with candles. Truly lovely.

Thanks to all for your suggestions!!

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George
111 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1S2, CA

Mar 28, 2011
audbod in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hubby's 50th - need a recommendation

I asked to make a reservation for 7 p.m. for a party of 6. They asked if I could make it for 6:30 as they wanted to have the table available at 8:30. I told them that I was planning a nice evening out for my husband's 50th which would include plenty of cocktails/wine on top of our meal. They told me that they wanted to have the table open for 2 sittings and I had a choice...either come in at 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Neither of these options sounded great to me. I told them I picked their restaurant over all the other restaurants in the city - but that made no difference to them. I opted not to book our dinner there. Frankly I'm so surprised....we'd been there a few times before (with both old and new ownership) and that's never happened. Needless to say I'm not happy with the service. I have since booked our dinner at George and expect to spend a good part of the evening enjoying our night and not only 2 hours.

Mar 12, 2011
audbod in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hubby's 50th - need a recommendation

Thanks to all who have replied with their recommendations. I was planning on Splendido....I called them asking for a table for 6 for my husband's 50th..they only want us there either at 6:30 or 8:30. I'm planning a special dinner not a quick in and out. Not great customer service....I'm so surprised and very disappointed.

Mar 11, 2011
audbod in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Great Beach restaurant

I live in the Beaches and Amuse is one of our favourites in the Beaches. Pat has left Amuse....but Alex has done a good job in filling his shoes. We were a bit concerned after Pat left...but so far the food is still really good there.

Mar 03, 2011
audbod in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hubby's 50th - need a recommendation

It's my husband's 50th birthday this month. He doesn't want a big party...just 3 couples enjoying a wonderful dinner and some good drinks/wine for the evening. I would like to get a tasting menu and/or chef's tables. I'm considering Splendido, Nota Bene, Canoe or TOCA.

Anyone have any feedback/recommendations?

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Splendido
88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

Nota Bene
180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

Mar 02, 2011
audbod in Ontario (inc. Toronto)