Sarah and Dave aren’t sure in what direction they want to take their wedding—well, Sarah’s not sure; Dave just wants a venue with a “chill place” where he can enjoy cigars and scotch with the boys. Sarah, meanwhile, is so focused on making their big day as trendy as the wedding blogs she frequents, she’s having trouble narrowing down an actual theme. Hopefully, this restored Victorian building in the heart of downtown Toronto can check all (or at least most) of her boxes.
Established in 1889, the historic Great Hall perfectly captures that “blogger-chic” aesthetic Sarah loves and somehow manages to feel both ultra modern and classically romantic at the same time. Plus, its airy white interior offers a stunning blank canvas for Where to I Do? host Tommy Smythe to work his design magic and pull all those scattered wedding dreams together.
But will this indecisive couple actually be able to commit to this venue?
Watch the video below to find out!
Is this dreamy Victorian venue ‘blogger-chic’ enough for this indecisive bride?
The ancient Greeks believed that weddings that take place during a full Moon will be the most prosperous and happiest. It was no accident that Heather and Scott tied the knot at The Great Hall on November 4, 2017, under the full moons bright glow.
The Main Hall hosted all the monumental moments of the evening. At the beginning of the evening, Heather and Scott’s 160 guests enthusiastically filled the seats in the Main Hall to witness their beautiful ceremony against the theatre’s backdrop before moving to the Conversation Room to join in a toast to the newlyweds.
An array of delicacies were served for dinner back in the Main Hall on both the main floor and mezzanine level. Five unique food stations consisting of oysters, sushi, perogies and more were thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. As the dessert stations began to roll in, the music turned up and the dance floor began. Guests from the mezzanine quickly took notice and joined the wedding party on the dance floor and stayed there for the rest of the evening.
Cheers to Heather and Scott! May this next chapter be prosperous and full of happiness.
What can we say about Alanna & Jimmy? It was love at first sight. This wonderful couple had their eyes on us since our Heritage Opening last September. When they experienced our beautifully restored building and Bisous Events’ masterful wedding presentation, they decided then and there that was what they wanted.
It’s fitting that such a beautiful couple would come together with such a beautiful wedding. From start to finish the event was a reflection of what special people they are, and we were over the moon that they chose The Great Hall to host their big day.
By the time they came to us on April 14, they had already made their way through the city with the masterful Olive Photography, capturing magical moments in Brookfield Place’s famous soaring atrium and posing under the now iconic “YOU’VE CHANGED” sign just a few doors down from The Great Hall.
Then it was time for friends and family to gather in our classically styled Conversation Room for the ceremony. Full hearts and teary eyes were the rule as we watched this charming couple begin life together as husband and wife.
With the official business taken care of, things shifted to the Main Hall for dinner, dancing, and general merriment! Of course everybody loves love, but we all know great food keeps the guests happy. On that note the gastronomic geniuses from Citizen Catering did not disappoint, while the practiced bakers from Bobbette & Belle supplied a simply stunning cake. All the while exquisitely curated table settings provided by Plate Occasions and divinely unstructured flower arrangements by Hunt and Gather made the entire night burst with a kind of whimsical magic we could all only dream of.
From the smiles on the faces of every reveller we can safely say that the Bisous Events team should be proud of putting together such a gorgeous wedding, marking the beginning of a new chapter for this delightful couple.
Thank you Alanna & Jimmy!
We wish you all the love and you’ll stay in our hearts forever!