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Great restaurants for a wedding reception in the Greater Toronto area

There are literally thousands of places that you can host a fabulous Toronto, New York, Vancouver or southern California wedding ceremony and wedding reception.  This week, we have chosen to focus on restaurant settings that can be used as potential wedding venues.  By definition, we have classified a restaurant as a place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises on a daily basis.

We will provide some examples of venue ideas in each respective geographical locations; starting with Toronto.  These restaurants are NOT listed in any particular order.  Please feel free to comment below about your Toronto, New York, Vancouver and southern California wedding reception venue search and how you ended up choosing the your picture perfect place.

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Pangea Restaurant – located in Yorkville, the heart of Toronto’s downtown luxury shopping district

Pangaea Restaurant opened in 1996 and has quickly become one of Toronto’s most successful restaurants.  Chef Martin Kouprie’s  has cultivated relationships with local farmers and specialty food suppliers so that many of the organic and other ingredients he uses are exclusively available to the Pangaea kitchen. Kouprie’s standards are uncompromisingly high. He demands that only unprocessed, seasonal ingredients of the highest quality are used in his kitchen and he combines these wonderful foods with care to ensure that each menu item delivers a clear, vivid taste experience.  It was at this restaurant that I dared to try “sweet bread” – a true delicacy that I thought I’d never have the “guts” to try.  Sorry for the pun.

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North 44)º – located in the mid-town area of Toronto

North 44 )º was the first of 4 restaurants opened by renowned Chef Mark McEwan.   It has been a dining institution for over 20 years. Guests are surrounded by the elegant, yet modern, setting created by Yabu Pushelberg, while the sophisticated and contemporary menu goes hand in hand.  One of my personal favorite dishes is the grilled Ahi tuna with wasabi potato croquettes, white asparagus,saute of watercress, and soy butter sauce.

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Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants operates several different restaurants. Auberge du Pommier is another personal favorite located in the mid-town area of Toronto.  It opened in 1987 and was constructed around the rustic vestiges of two 1860’s woodcutters’ cottages.  This exquisite French restaurant setting offers modern French cuisine.  There are cozy wood burning fireplaces in winter and lush, floral terraces in the summer.  One great feature of this restaurant is that it can accommodate an outdoor ceremony and/or reception in the summer months.

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Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants also operates Canoe which is located in Toronto’s downtown financial district and situated on top of the TD Bank Tower.  It boasts a breathtaking view of the city as well as the lake. The cuisine, flavors and textures are inspired regional Canadian ones.

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Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants operates Jump Restaurant as well.  It too is situated in Toronto’s downtown financial district.   Jump combines classic style with sleek modern eclecticism. The sky high glass atrium, dramatic lighting elements, signature New York style bar and courtyard patio provide the perfect backdrop for their world-inspired cuisine.  Jump is renowned for its handmade pastas, locally sourced meat and seafood, and seasonal vegetables.  For the bride and groom that want to feature any cocktail containing whisky, bourbon and/or scotch – Jump  has over 90 types of whisky, bourbon and scotch, as well as 8 whisky and bourbon-infused cocktails, the Jump bar buzzes with warmth and excitement.

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Wendy is a Toronto WEDDING PLANNER whose specialty is “East marries West” weddings in the Greater Toronto Area, New York area, Vancouver area, Los Angeles area, Southern California and in the beautiful destination of Bali, Indonesia.

Whether you need wedding planning assistance or wedding day coordination, Wendy can help you design your most memorable wedding day. CONTACT HER today, she’d love to hear from you.



 

 

 

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