After spending a few weeks reading every thread I could find on the topic and checking out lots of online resources, I've decided to ask for some help. My fiance and I are planning a wedding for, hopefully, fall 2011. We are looking for a venue that is:
1. Somewhere in Toronto proper and has a unique feel (we really would like to avoid the banquet hall/hotel ballroom feel if possible).
2. Able to have about 300 people seated at long rectangular tables (or at least not all at round tables)
3. Able to serve good food from a customizable menu or allow outside catering.
A place that looks great but is a no-go because the speakers would need to be cut at 10:30pm is the Artscape Wychwood Barns: http://www.torontoartscape.on.ca/plac...
I'd be very grateful for your recommendations. Some spots I can find that seem to meet these criteria are below - I'd also be grateful for any thoughts you might have on any of these (I have read most of the reviews that have already been posted):
-The AGO or the ROM
-Fermenting Cellar (Distillery) (downside: will likely be very difficult/expensive to decorate)
-The Great Hall at Hart House
-Capitol Events Theatre
1087 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA