With it’s charming cobbled stone streets and detail-rich 19th century buildings, the Distillery District remains one of the most beloved destinations for weddings that the city has to offer. Offering several unique on-site locations suitable to a variety of wedding sizes and styles, the Distillery District’s annual wedding open house is an extremely popular affair – a perfect opportunity for newly engaged couples to experience five of their fully decked-out venues in all their glory! With thanks to 424u Photo & Video and Images Life Media for capturing the day.
First stop of the tour – The Distillery District - Loft! The picturesque string lighting and stunning rustic-garden theme gave the space an oh-so-romantic feel!
Archeo operates as a popular restaurant in the Distillery, but has also become a hot spot for intimate wedding celebrations. The wooden beams, exposed brick and quaint courtyard make it an idyllic location. Jackie O Florists and Chair-man Mills added the perfect touches to decorate the space and accentuate it’s rustic charm. In this space, guests were also treated to a whisky tasting with Forty Creek!
Cluny Bistro offers a totally unique and Parisian flare for those looking to tie the knot in the Distillery. In terms of decor, you needn’t do much to this already impressive space. From the wooden tables, chic chandeliers, and exquisite chairs, this location has it all! The private room in the restaurant makes it the perfect location for a small celebration including weddings, showers, and rehearsal dinners.
The grandest and largest space in the Distillery is the industrial-chic Fermenting Cellar. The venue was completely transformed for the event. Every corner was adorned with inspiring decor and details by Jackie O and furniture by Contemporary Furniture Rentals.
Let’s talk about food! Already renowned for treating their guests to exceptional cuisine, Chef de Cuisine, Joshua Dyer and his team pulled out all the stops for this bad boy! In an addition to a non-stop array of delicious passed canapés, antipasti, chacuterie, and a mobile oyster bar, the culinary team also wowed guests with globally-inspired stations but with locally-inspired twist: The College Street Station featured orecchiette with wild & tame mushrooms, as well as penne alla vodka; and the Toronto Station which includes pan seared saganaki from Greektown, and Alentejo pork & clams from Little Portugal. For veggie lovers, a roasted kalette short plate rounded things out perfectly.
On the dessert front, there was a delectable house-made Zeppole station and adorable bride and groom cake balls from Chocolate Inspirations – not only super-cute, but super-delicious!
Le Dolci dazzled cake lovers with their stunning display of delicious confections.
Some of Toronto’s top creative event vendors such as Mango Studios, Images Life Media, and Ferris Wheel Press were also onsite to chat with the hundreds in attendance.
Of course any good celebration is accompanied with a little wine and cocktails. Wines were provided by PMA Canada and Megalomaniac Winery, while the event staff also passed refreshing cocktails.
The team at Parlour Salon worked their magic offering onsite makeovers for eager brides-to-be.
As always, the Distillery’s full capacity open house was an immense success. Not only a flawlessly executed event from start to finish, but a fantastic opportunity for couples to check out several of the event venues – completely decorated – all in a single day. Always an amazing experience, a big thanks to the Distillery Events team for inviting us to attend!