There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic threw a wrench in the plans for uncountable weddings. With the drastic turn 2020 took in just 3 months, the special day planned with all your loved ones had to take a hiatus. With restrictions on social gatherings, going to public places and having any close contact with other people, a new social norm was created for weddings this year. As a brief insight into this new social norm, here are the current guidelines set by the Ontario government for social gatherings amidst this pandemic:

  • For indoor gatherings, a maximum of 50 people is permitted.
  • For outdoor gatherings, a maximum of 100 people is permitted.
  • Face masks/coverings are mandatory when in enclosed public spaces.
  • For both indoor and outdoor gatherings, the physical distancing of at least 2 meters needs to be enforced along with frequent handwashing/sanitization. 

 

Times may be testing but as it is famously said, “The show must go on!”. To help the show go on, some venues in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are offering their space for intimate weddings! Below we compiled a list of a few of these venues. 

Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Toronto. Home to numerous celebrations for 90 years, this Toronto based venue offers a memorable intimate wedding in their transformed ballroom. 

https://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/pdfs/ryh-intimate-weddings/

 

The Freedom Factory – Toronto. An art gallery that offers much more than a beautiful space. The Freedom Factory invites you to relive your love through your very own intimate fairy tale wedding. 

https://www.thefreedomfactorytoronto.com/micro-weddings

 

Love Shack – Toronto. This venue underwent a romantic makeover to offer exclusive COVID-approved weddings only for one month, from July 3rd – August 13th

https://loveshacktoronto.ca/

Mississauga Convention Centre – Mississauga. Tailoring to your dreams, this venue is all set to provide you with an intimate but innovative ambience to celebrate your big day! 

https://mississaugaconvention.com/events/weddings/

 

Paradise Banquet Hall – Vaughan. While their outdoor garden option is currently unavailable due to Covid-19, their indoor ballrooms are no less in providing just the unique setting for your dream wedding.   

https://paradisebanquethalls.com/venues/

Carl’s Catering The Glen – Brampton. Providing Covid-19 modified packages, this venue offers a beautiful outdoor space to have a physically distanced wedding ceremony. 

https://www.carlscatering.com/socially-distance-wedding-ceremony/

The Royal Ambassador – Caledon. With a great lakeside view, this venue offers an outdoor wedding in accordance with COVID related safety guidelines.   

https://www.theroyalambassador.com/events/weddings/

 

Cambium Farms – Caledon. Along with an intimate setting, this venue offers “Country With A Touch of Elegance”, perfect for those who love country vibes. 

https://cambiumfarms.com/barn-wedding-venues/

 

Amidst the chaos of the pandemic, venues such as the ones shown above are offering their space for safe and intimate wedding ceremonies. Weddings are the most special day of your life and being able to celebrate that day with loved ones despite the current situation is an encouragement above all. Be sure to check out these venues because you know, its never to early to start your wedding planning!