7 UNIQUE VENUES FOR INTIMATE WEDDINGS
Hey friends! If you've been following along on Instagram you'll already know about the new service I'm offering for intimate weddings. SOOOO happy to finally share this exciting news because the handful of intimate weddings I've been part of, have been some of the best celebrations!
If you aren't aware of my new wedding planning service, it's basically like full planning, since it includes design as well as curating your entire vendor team, but just on a smaller scale. It's the perfect wedding planning service for those couples who want a beautiful wedding, with their closest family and friends, that is full of personality and unique details.
Since I do see small weddings becoming more popular (YAY!), I wanted to share some of the trendiest venues in Toronto and the surrounding area that may be your ideal event space to host your intimate wedding.
This hidden gem will make you want to host any event here with such a unique and inviting space. Imagine you could say "I do" in the garden, then celebrate with a candlelit dinner with your nearest and dearest inside this renovated church. Oh, and the best part, they have overnight accommodation on site, so you don't have to to worry about transportation once your celebration ends. The Hartman provides a hands-on approach, making you feel right at home and allowing you to truly enjoy all those special moments that happen on your wedding day. They are now offering customized packages for elopements and micro-weddings to ensure your wedding day is stress-free and full of gorgeous design details, as they provide your team of vendors and in-house decor rentals. This venue seats 55, with standing room for 75, making it the perfect atmosphere to host your intimate wedding.
If you're looking for a space that is modern and in the heart of Toronto's fashion district, look no further because Oretta is the place is for you! You can keep your decor minimal as the art-deco design of the venue provides so much beauty already. If food is an important factor for your big day, then Oretta has you covered because their traditional Italian cuisine will be sure to wow your guests! This trendy, downtown Toronto venue is ideal for 65 seated, or 90 guests for a standing reception.
This Toronto restaurant offers private dinning and events that include robust cuisine, sleek style and exceptional service. You have the choice of a private dinning area or using the entire restaurant, as well as their outdoor patio if the weather is right! Their unique setting offers a wide array of photo opportunities including their statement wine rack. If you're looking for a more simple and modern wedding, then Jump is the venue for you! This stylish restaurant can hold anywhere from 54 to 124 seated depending on which room you decide to use, whereas reception style weddings can be accommodated for up to 300 guests.
This iconic little house is located in the heart of Yorkville and has the most romantic setting, which is why it is known as one of the most stunning restaurants in Toronto. You have a few options when hosting an event at Sassafraz, as the restaurant has a private area that can be separated into two spaces or combined if you have a larger guest count. Another option would be to have your wedding in the main dinning room with it's elegant decor including a living wall of orchids! This unique event space can hold anywhere from 32 guests to 100 seated. If you're looking to have a cocktail style wedding then you can host up to 225 guests.
This Parsian-style eatery located in the historical Distillery District has a private dining area that has so much character. The exposed brick and patterned wallpaper offer a unique design that allows you to truly appreciate the space for everything it offers. Add a few florals to your tables and you are good to go! Cluny Bistro has a few options to host your intimate wedding with the east room allowing for 32 seated guests, the west room with 48 guests or you can combine both rooms for up to 80 guests seated.
This botanical venue located in the heart of Greek Town is a true gem with the walls and ceilings being an art form. "The White Room" with an abstract ceramic flower wall and a ceiling of wooden roses is typically used for ceremonies, and then "The Green Room" with live plant installations and hanging glass globes for receptions. The best part of this venue is that it can be easily transformed with fresh-cut blooms to match your theme. The design possibilities are endless, so this venue is perfect for the couple who has a true appreciation for art and installations. The Florist's Loft can host anywhere from 80 people seated to 125 for cocktail style reception.
This industrial and modern venue has 18-foot ceilings allowing natural light to brighten up the space. The Richmond is ideal for the couple looking to have an eco-conscious wedding as the venue takes pride on being as "green" as possible for all events they host. If you're looking for a blank canvas that you can transform, this is the perfect event space to host your intimate wedding. The Richmond has a seating capacity of 90 and a cocktail capacity of 150.
There you have it, my top fave intimate wedding venues within the city that are ideal to host your special celebration. Each venue has it's unique characteristics that provide an exceptional atmosphere to celebrate your love, with your closest family and friends.
Are you thinking about having a small wedding and not sure where to start? Get in touch with me today and let's setup a quick connection call to see if I can help bring your vision to life! Don't let our current situation impact your decision on saying "I do" to the love of your life! Remember love is not cancelled, so let's connect and start the wedding planning fun!