Indie Wedding DJ Featured on Offbeat Bride

Offbeat Bride is a great wedding blog for couples that are looking for some inspiration to make their wedding a little (or a lot) different than the standard wedding. The awesome news is that Indie Wedding DJ was featured in post on Tuesday. Check out the post here: Indie Wedding DJ Offbeat Bride Feature.

10 Unique Wedding Venues in Toronto

I wanted to put together a list of some of the most interesting wedding venues in Toronto so I decided to ask a couple of my favourite photographers, Michelle Yee and Rohan Laylor to help me with the post. Below are Toronto’s 10 most unique wedding venues, based on their thoughts, along with mine.

Michelle Yee

Why Indie Wedding DJ loves Michelle:
Michelle takes amazing candid shots, is super nice and easy going. Here’s her site: Michelle Yee, Toronto Wedding Photographer. She’s also included a few links to slideshows from the venues so make sure to check out her fantastic work.

Kortright Centre for Conservation

Unique Wedding Venue Toronto Michelle’s thoughts: They offer “green” wedding services, as well as a natural and lush backdrop that doesn’t require much decorating (it’s beautiful already!).
Stay tuned for a slideshow from a recent wedding that she shot there.
Capacity: 135 in the Glass House and 175 in the Main Hall
Website: Kortright Centre for Conservation
Email: info@kortright.org
Phone: 905-832-2289
Address: 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON

Berkeley Field House

Unique Toronto Wedding VenueMichelle’s thoughts: It’s right in the city and is full of lovely little nooks and crannies and interesting architectural details that can make for some great photos! Slideshow of a wedding that she shot there can be seen here.
Website: Berkeley Field House
Email: info@berkeleyevents.com
Phone: (416)361-9666
Address: 315 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario

Wychwood Barns

Unique Wedding Venue Toronto Michelle’s thoughts: An airy, open and well-lit space that also features industrial architecture and has since been converted to a community space that shows and supports local artists.
Slideshow of a wedding that she shot there can be seen here.
Capacity: 300
Website: Wychwood Barns
Email: barns@torontoartscape.on.ca
Phone: 416-653-3520
Address: 601 Christie Street Toronto, ON

Michelle’s Bonus Choice

Auberge du Pommier

Unique Wedding Venues Toronto Michelle’s thoughts: Lovely, classic and intimate. Plus, the French cuisine is sublime!
Slideshow of a wedding that shee shot there can be seen here.
Capacity: 48 – 145 seated
Website: Auberge du Pommier
Email: events@oliverbonacini.com
Phone: 416.364.1211
Address: 4150 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Rohan Laylor

Why Indie Wedding DJ Loves Rohan:
Rohan has a very keen eye for space and architecture. He really knows how to shoot photographs in the urban sphere and always finds interesting spaces in the city. His love for the city can be seen in his portfolio: Rohan Laylor Wedding Photographer Toronto.

Royal Canadian Yacht Club (on Toronto Island)

Unique Wedding Venue Toronto Rohan’s thoughts: I like the fairy ride over to the facility and the view of the city from the Island is spectacular. It’s an old building with a lot of character and can cater small and medium and larger events. The grounds are very nice for an outdoor ceremony and offers great options for indoors. I also found that there were a lot of great options for wedding photos, not to mention that the facility can only cater to one wedding at a time so there will be that intimacy. The only down side is that you have to be sponsored by someone who is a member of the Yacht club if you want to have your wedding there, and your guests have to come and go by water taxi.
Capacity: max 250 guests
Website: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Email: switchboard@rcyc.ca
Phone: 416-967-7245
Address: 141 St. George Street, Toronto, ON (mailing) Club is located on Toronto Islands’ North Island

Berkeley Church

Unique Toronto Wedding Venue Rohan’s thoughts: It’s an old church that has been converted to an event facility. It has a lot if character. I’ve seen the full gamut of events there, from weddings to film and music videos to art shows. It’s a very versatile space that can be tailored to suit your needs. I also like the fact that it’s located on Queen street East so it’s very accessible by car and the neighborhood offers good photo taking options.
Website: http://www.berkeleyevents.com/Spaces.Church.php
Email: info@berkeleyevents.com
Phone: (416) 361-9666
Address: 315 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario

Canoe Restaurant

Unique Toronto Venue -Weddings Rohan’s thoughts: It doesn’t have the outside character like the other 2, but the fact that this little place sits on top of the TD tower in the financial district, and the view of the city and the lake is stunning from this point. It’s an intimate spot with a cool address,not to mention it’s an Oliver and Bonaccini restaurant so you know the food is going to be phenomenal.
Capacity: 24-140 seated
Website: Canoe
Email: events@oliverbonacini.com
Phone: 416.364.1211
Address: 54th Floor, 66 Wellington St. West, Toronto, ON

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Enoch Turner School House

Toronto Unique Wedding VenueJustin’s thoughts: This venue is on the smaller side but it is the first free school in Ontario. The building is historical, beautiful and located just a short streetcar ride from downtown.
Capacity: up to 150 guests
Website: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
Email: aleblanc@enochturnerschoolhouse.ca
Phone: 416-863-0010
Address: 106 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON

Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District

Unique Wedding Venue Toronto Justin’s Thoughts: This is one of the larger unique spaces for weddings in the city. Although the distillery district is a bit of a touristy area, there is a good reason for this. I am drawn to historical spaces and I love the industrial chic feel of this room. Since it is large, there are many ways that the room can be configured.
Capacity: 400
Website: Fermenting Cellar
Email: inquiries@thedistillery.ca
Phone: 416 203 2363
Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON

Miller Lash House

Unique Wedding Venue Toronto Justin’s thoughts: This Arts and Crafts styled house is a beautiful space with an amazing property. If your looking for a venue with interesting architecture, is not quite urban, but still within the city limits, then the Miller Lash House is the place for you.
Capacity: Indoors: 50 seated, Outdoors: 220 seated
Website: Miller Lash House
Email: info@millerlashhouse.ca
Phone: 416-287-7000
Address: 1265 Military Trail, Toronto ON

None of these suit your needs? Why don’t you check out the Top 10 Outdoor Venues in Toronto?

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Awesome Toronto Wedding Videographer

by Patrick Hodgson

Last week I DJed Justin and Sarah’s super fun wedding at the Reif Estate Winery in Niagra on the Lake. I had such a good time, as they’re were some South African guests in attendance who came to party and the locals apparently liked to dance too as the floor was full all night.

While at their wedding, I met Patrick Hodgson, the videographer that Justin and Sarah had hired. He sent me a copy of their video teaser when he was done and it is phenomenal! If I have a videographer for my wedding it will be Patrick. He was super professional, non-obtrusive and the video is non-cheesy. It looks like it’s from a movie! You can check out his site here: Patrick Hodgson, Toronto Wedding Videographer. Hire him!

Our Favourite Indie Wedding Blogs

I follow some wedding blogs to stay on top of current wedding trends so that I can serve my customers better. I thought that my readers and customers would like to know where I get my non-music (other than Hi-Fi Wedding) wedding info from. If you’re interest, here are my favourite indie wedding blogs:

Hi-Fi Weddings – As a DJ, obviously music is the most important part of a wedding to me. I have been inspired by many of the playlists included on this blog.
100 Layer Cake
Style Me Pretty 
Snippet & Ink 
Hi-Fi Weddings
The Bride’s Cafe  
Offbeat Bride  
Brooklyn Bride
Indie Wedding Guide

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Top 5 Toronto Wedding Cruise Options – get married on a boat!

Have your wedding on the water: Toronto Wedding Cruises

With a very high population density and a lack of privately owned green space in downtown Toronto, it is almost impossible to find a venue that offers the convience and prestigue of a downtown wedding while still celebrating in the great outdoors. One solution is to hire one of the Toronto wedding cruise lines. Having a wedding on the water can offer the convience of a downtown wedding without having to have your wedding in a hotel conference room.

If you happen to decide that you’d prefer to stay on land but you still want the birds to witness your vows, then check out this post: top 10 outdoor wedding venues in Toronto.

Here are the top 5 options that you have if you are looking to book a Toronto wedding cruise:

Nautical Adventure Cruises

Capacity: The Empire Sandy: 275 Guests The Wayward Princess: 325 Guests
Description: The Empire Sandy: Wide expansive decks and wood paneled dining areas set the tone for a comfortable, exhilarating experience. The Wayward Princess: Finely appointed in white and mirrored bronze ceilings, the passenger ship boasts large panoramic windows on two enclosed decks with formal dining and wooden dance floors. Walk-out balconies and an open air third deck make up this cruise boat. With three bars.

email: info@nauticaladventure.com
Phone: 416-364-3244
Address: 600 Queens Quay West, Suite 103
Toronto, ON M5V 3M3

Cruise Toronto

Capacity: OBSESSION III: 190 Guests
Description: OBSESSION III: A spacious sunlit/moonlit dance floor with fully retractable roof…great for all weather conditions. An elegant dining room with large windows to let in the terrific view, and a raised level perfect for head tables, presentations, or live entertain.

email: weddings@cruisetoronto.com
Phone: 416-260-6355
Address: 249 Queens Quay West, Suite 111
Toronto, ON Canada M5J 2N5

The Great Lakes Schooner

Capacity: 500 Guests
Description: Trillium: The charm of this classic ship captures your guests immediately as they step on board. Stroll the vast decks, dance to the best sounds in the Harbour, or casually take in the beauty of the passing scenery.

email: info@greatlakesschooner.com
Phone: (416) 260-6355
Address: 249 Queen’s Quay West, Suite 111,Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5J 2N5

Empire Sandy

Capacity: 275 Guests
Description: Wide expansive decks and spacious wood paneled lounges set the tone for a comfortable yet exhilarating experience.

email: info@nauticaladventure.com
Phone: 416-364-3244
Address: 600 Queen’s Quay W., Suite 103, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M3

Jubilee Queen Cruise Lines

Capacity: 20 to 235 Guests
Description: Each wedding is individually planned to reflect your unique personality and style. One of our in-house event coordinators will assist you with the planning of your ceremony, catering, beverages, decor, and entertainment.

email: not available
Phone: 416-203-7245
Address: 249 Queens Quay West (Suite 109) Toronto Ontario M5J 2N5

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