Mission Accomplished!

Ladies (and Gents).

I have found and booked a venue! It’s a venue I checked out 8 months ago… and finally decided to just go for it! I don’t know why i waited so long. I was immediately in love with the space when i saw it online, and in real life it’s even better!

My fiance and i picked a date last weekend and without a moments hesitation i emailed the venue to check if the date we picked was still available and as luck would have it, it was available! Thank goodness, cause we’ve been engaged for 18 months already and we finally picked a date. If the space wasn’t available. I think we would have just had everyone over to our house instead! haha.

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the venue is the Rosehill Venue | Lounge.
We’ve booked a date for November of this year… I better get motoring! Tomorrow hopefully i will be checking one more thing off my ‘to do’ list, by picking my wedding dress! If you remember I went shopping back in October, and there were a few dresses that pulled forward as the front runners. I’ve since narrowed it down to two and i think tomorrow is the day to finally pull the trigger and pick THE dress. Yikes!

Here’s the scoop on the Rosehill. It’s located at Yonge/St Clair. Easy access by subway, and literally right next door there is a Green P parking garage that costs $5 for parking. You can pre-pay for your guests or your guests can pay, it’s up to you. The venue fee obviously varies on the time of year and day of the week. We’re getting married in their high season so the venue fee is $3500 for a Saturday. The fee includes the furniture on site, which are some loungey couches, there’s gold chiavari chairs (90 i think?), they have round tablesĀ  on site as well, and it also includes the tea lights that are around the venue and if you’re having an open bar it includes the fee for the bartenders. You have the use of the whole venue, including the very adorable classic smoker’s lounge the the basement that is often used as a Bridal Suite. Other perks are they don’t have any preferred caterers. They do have a list of places they recommend, but there’s no penalty for picking your own. Another thing i really liked was their bar package. We had decided early on that we wanted an open bar, all night. And the Rosehill offers two packages, the basic for $6.50 per person, per hour and that includes standard bar rail, mixers, beer, and a red and white house wine. And it’s all customizable (within reason). If you have a particular wine you really enjoy, you can have the Rosehill order it in and it will be served as the house wine, same with the beer selection, as long as the beer you pick is comparable in price to the beers they serve, there will be no extra charge.

Overall i have a really good feeling about this venue. I did a lot of research before hand and every review i read only had wonderful things to say about the venue and their staff.

So, here we go folks! Time to start planning!



Unique Wedding Venues in Toronto

I sincerely wish i wasn’t the first to post this list. But i’ve had to do some serious leg work to gather this list. So i would like to save you all the pain.

There are some truly unique places in the city. These places all mostly meet my requirements of wheelchair accessible, can hold 100 – 150 people for a standing cocktail reception, is in the downtown area, and does not remotely resemble a hotel or banquet hall.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but this is a list of the ones I had to find by digging, there’s lots of cool spaces that get used on a regular basis like the Steamwhistle Brewery, Distillery District venues etc. These are places it’s unlikely you’ve already attended a wedding here. Which is another unwritten requirement of mine!

Here we go!

The Richmond
477 Richmond St W
Capacity: 80 seated, 150 standing
Something awesome about them: Their rental fee includes a bunch of furniture! They are also enviro friendly!



Analogue Gallery
673 Queen St W
Capacity: intimate weddings
Something awesome about them: Mick Jagger will be present at your wedding… in photo form!




The Rosehill
6 Rosehill Av (Yonge/St.Clair)
Capacity: 110 seated ceremony/130 seated dinners, 300 cocktails
Something awesome about them: They have this gorgeous old school smoking lounge in the basement that they use as a bridal suite.


The Venue @ NSC
5 Brock Ave (Queen W / Brock St)
Capacity: Banquet 150/ Reception 250
Something awesome about them: You can provide the booze!


Airship 37
37 Parliament St, Unit 2
Capacity: Gooderham Lounge 120 standing. Main Room 180 seated, 350 standing.
Something awesome about them: The main room is entirely a blank canvas for you to create your dream come true!



Fiber Living
58 Berkeley St.
I don’t actually know any of the details about this space apart from what i learned from the Toronto Life article. I know it’s a furniture store, but it is totally rentable!




LoftRaum @ Urban Amish
86 Parliament St
Capacity: I have no idea…
Something awesome about them: the venue rental fee includes the Urban Amish Interiors furniture and accessories!