9 Great Restaurants for a Small Wedding in Toronto
If you and your partner love good food, why not host your wedding at one of your favourite restaurants? This setting is perfect for couples who want to serve their guests a great meal, but don’t care to fuss over frilly details. From a casual BBQ joint to a rustic Italian bistro, there’s nothing like declaring your love surrounded by good friends...and fabulous food.
If you want to say ‘I do’ at a restaurant in the GTA, check out some of our favourite spots. (But first, a few tips before you commit!)
Choose a venue that has personal meaning
Did your groom try to impress you by booking your first date at a posh sushi bar? Or maybe you two first bonded over your love of tacos. Look back at those special moments in your relationship, and choose a restaurant that means something to both of you.
Plan out the space
Even if your wedding will be a small one, a ceremony and reception will still require some space planning. Find out how many people the restaurant can comfortably accommodate. Don’t forget, guests will only be seated for the meal portion. So ask if there’s room for mingling and even dancing.
Pay close attention to the menu
This is a chance to give your guests a meal they’ll remember. Restaurant food is typically better than the stuff on offer at a banquet hall. So don’t be afraid to get creative!
Ask about the wedding cake
If you want to bring your own cake for dessert, some restaurants will charge a fee -- especially if they have an in-house pastry chef. Get clarification around the dessert policy. If baked goods from outside vendors aren’t allowed, ask if their chef can create a small cake for you.