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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


Room with a view - wedding locations en haute

Someone wrote me this morning asking for ideas for a wedding for 30 people with a stunning view of the city.  Well, there's always Canoe... or the Thompson Hotel patio, or a wedding in a suite at the Park Hyatt and then a drink at the sky lounge (above)  Or the Royal Conservatory of Music, with that great balcony looking down Philosopher's walk to the CN Tower. Or over at the Gardiner, with a view of the ROM from those tall windows and the Patio.

But the city is changing so fast, the view you book today might be of building cranes (instead of birds) by the date of your wedding - think ahead!

My first suggestion is always to crowdsource - ask your hive for ideas, including anyone who knows anyone who has access to a condo party room with a view. Then go potluck, or hire George Brown catering/waitstaff, or some serving staff.

30 people is really just a dinner party.  So try restaurants who advertise a view - and tell them it's a dinner party with a SHORT SECULAR WEDDING, 15 minutes, probably standing. No fuss, no muss, no moving of furniture and erecting gazebos and confetti to clean up. Perhaps a cava toast for all, and then food. You can probably also suggest a cocktail party, with drinks and table / sideboard appetizers (passed appetizers mean more wait staff, which they have to redirect from other jobs). 

Here are some views  - of varying angles (and cuisine).
Best restaurants in Toronto with a view
Best 10 patios with a view
Toronto Great View restaurants

And of course there's always the Algonquin Club House on the Island - you can walk to the shore and have great pix of the city behind you!  (You can also charter a boat, and grab any view you want ).

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