Of course you can hold a fancy wedding at the Yacht Club, or a not-so-fancy but lovely wedding at the Rectory Cafe. For a beach wedding, you can try to get an event permit. - be prepared to be frustrated, though. If your event is casual, picnic permits are needed for groups over 25, or for a corporate party. If you mention the word 'wedding', always say "simple, low key, no fuss, civil ceremony" - and be prepared for lots of questions about props and confetti and high heels and champagne and photographer, etc. The only officially bookable spot on the island is the fountain at Center Island, available for up to 100 people with the Parks department, though you have to check with the Island Authority first.
Here is a handy pdf of the PICNIC SPOTS on the island - all numbered. The circle with the x is a fire pit. We suggest you go exploring before you call to ask about booking a wedding spot. And here's a Toronto bride, on her way to Algonquin island for a summer wedding and reception at the Algonquin Island Association clubhouse - which IS bookable for a large party.
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Welcome to ElopeToronto.com! We conduct simple, meaningful, secular (non-religious, non-denominational) humanist marriage ceremonies in Toronto, legally equivalent to a 'civil ceremony' or 'justice of the peace' wedding, for couples looking for an alternative to a 'City Hall' wedding. We also provide simple legal weddings for those planning a destination wedding. Mary is licensed as a Marriage Officiant by the Registrar General of Ontario, and the Ontario Humanist Society
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This works best on a weekday at 10am - particularly in winter! It's a little crowded in the summer months, course - but we nearly had the skypod to ourselves.
We had lunch at CANOE afterwards - for another great view!