Marco and Victoria
Where to begin… September 2019, my wife and I had just gotten engaged. My wife already had an idea of what venue she wanted to use for our reception. The Kortright Center by Peter and Pauls seemed to be exactly what she wanted. She organized a meeting with Stephanie who is the social sales manager for Kortright. She was easy to work with, well prepared and knowledgeable. On the tour Stephanie showed us the three venue locations they had at Kortright. Originally my wife wanted to use the Glass House, but after creating a guest list, we agreed that the Forest Gallery would be a better option as it accommodated more people. We went ahead and booked it. Fast forward to mid-2020, the new pandemic government restrictions were put in place. Fifty people was the maximum number of people allowed indoors. Our families were too large and important to us to cut our list down to fifty. So my wife came up with a back up plan. Since one hundred people were still allowed in gatherings outdoors, we moved the event to a property owned by some relatives. But we now stood at a cross roads - keep the event at Kortright with fifty guests, or move it and risk losing our deposit. We decided to talk with Stephanie to see if we could possibly use the deposit towards catering. After discussing it with her, she gave us the contact information of the general manager; Yiagos who advised we can use it towards catering. From there, we began planning an outdoor wedding – tent and all. Yiagos was great. He was easy to work with and willing to do anything to help us. We worked with Yiagos and another administrator, Bobbi to organize the satellite kitchen and all of the other required details. Less than two weeks from the wedding, new restrictions were put in place. The maximum number of people on private property outdoors was reduced to twenty five. All of the planning my wife and everyone did was thrown away. Planning two weddings had already been difficult and stressful. Fortunately, Yiagos took initiative and booked off the day for us at Kortright immediately – without even us having to call. We didn’t tell him to keep it booked, he just did it for us just in case. What a life saver! On such short notice we met with Yiagos so see what we could do to accommodate our wedding of about eighty people. He told us that the glass house was considered outside and wouldn’t violate any restrictions. To keep people spaced apart and in separate social bubbles he allowed us to incorporate a tent for additional space beside the glass house. It started at Kortright, moved to a different location, and then back to Kortright. After all that, our wedding was spectacular. It was beautiful, intimate and classy. Words cannot express how happy we are. Peter and Pauls worked wonders for us. Thank you Stephanie, Yiagos, Francesca and Bobbi for working with us and giving us our dream wedding! Forever thankful.
This August, my wife Chanel and I decided to go through with a smaller, more intimate wedding at the Kortright Centre. Despite evolving government restrictions, the Peter and Paul's team at the Kortright Centre went above and beyond to ensure our wedding was top notch. Francesca, Stephanie, and Yiagos were outstanding to work with. We communicated with them regularly throughout the planning process and even though we had to adapt our original wedding plans to meet the new provincial requirements, they worked with us to ensure that every aspect of our wedding day was well thought out, meaningful and safe for everyone. Our wedding was a huge success because of their efforts and was more than we could have ever hoped for. The venue is truly one of a kind, and when the Cathedral of Trees and Glass House were all set up for our ceremony and micro-reception, it was truly a special place. The forest is breathtaking, and there is really no other place like it in Toronto. After our wedding ceremony, the bridal party enjoyed a 5 star reception in the Glass House. The food was terrific, and Summit, the Chef was wonderful to work with as well throughout to ensure the menu met our needs. Make sure you try their focaccia! We will be recommending Peter and Pauls for years to come.
Our experience with the Kortright Centre and byPeterandPauls.com was amazing on our wedding day. They were so attentive, such great hosts and very professional. The entire evening ran so smoothly and was beautiful. The Glass House is the perfect venue for a romantic and intamite event. The food was incredible and we had so many compliments from the guests on it. They said it was the best wedding food they've ever had. They also took all the precautions required right now to make everything safe during the pandemic. Tables were very spread out, appetizers were served with all the different options on one plate, the ceremony seating was spread out to keep everyone safe. The servers and bartenders were so attentive and fun. So many guests were blown away by the beauty of the venue and the forest. If you are looking for a beautiful venue with a romantic woodsy atmosphere, wonderful staff & great food and drinks you should check out the Kortright Centre.
My husband and I were looking to have our dream wedding in the forest but didn't think it existed until we stumbled across the most perfect Kortright conservation center. Kortright was the first and only location we looked at, which from the first day we decided to book it. It checked mark all the requirements we had, and most of all they care for the environment! Stephanie-Lynn Russell was fantastic from the beginning, she was extremely responsive to all our questions and concerns. She's awesome! Although, we had some hiccups with the event coordinator at Kortright. Initially, we were assigned with Amanda which she was quite difficult to get hold of which we finally had our first meeting with her. After that, we tried to follow up with her to only find out she no longer works with Kortright and we were assigned a new coordinator. In the end, these were just petty hiccups that didn't bother us much. We didn't want to reflect on the negative past rather focus on the positive future as our wedding was in the most serene location which we dreamt of! The staff at Kortright were extremely accommodating to us and our lovely guests. It was a true dream wedding we had. We absolutely loved the rustic look. We wanted to make sure we have fully vegan catering, which they made sure everything exceeded our expectations. We had our delicious custom organic vegan menu from Peter and Paul.
The prices to use this place as a venue has jumped up significantly. With all their administration fees and taxes tacked on top of that, you're looking at close to $200 per person for a Friday event. The information here needs to be updated to avoid misleading others and perhaps saving the time to have to visit and then only find out then that the price person is like $50 more than quoted online.
Auspicious Melody ~ ViolinistView Profile
If you love nature and perhaps getting married under a cathedral of trees, the Kortright Centre is a great place for a wedding. It's for those who want a more "green" wedding, but still classy, nonetheless. Revenues from weddings at the centre helps to support the education programs held there, so it's a great place to have the wedding of one's nature loving dreams while also giving back to nature and conservation at the same time.
Marvelle EventsView Profile
A beautiful location for a wedding. We have been part of many weddings here and they all are unique. Looking forward to coming back many times through 2015!
Sarah Bunnett-Gibson Wedding OfficiantView Profile
The picture say it all !
What a beautiful place to have your wedding ceremony! The peacefullness of the maple grove is just right for a calm memorable wedding service with "Mother Nature' as one of your honoured wedding guests ,---- a beautiful place for your whole wedding day celebration .
I just love performing weddings here in the forest.
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Bypeterandpaul's Kortright Eventspace
Price $157 /person
What services are included with this Package:
- Bypeterandpauls catering
- In house tables, chairs, cutlery, glassware, plateware, and linens
- SOCAN licence
- Photo permit
- Logistics team
- Open Bar
- Ceremony rehearsal and outdoor sites
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