Hi, my name is Lisa Mark and I'm a professionalwedding photographer here in beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
I have had the honour ofphotographing hundreds of weddings over the past ten years and in that time I have seensome beautiful wedding locations.
In this series I am going to be reviewingthe best wedding locations in Toronto.
Today we’re going to be taking a look atone (or really, two) of Toronto’s most modern & elegant wedding venues – Arcadian Court& Arcadian Loft.
Located right downtown at Queen St.
West andBay St.
directly across from Nathan Phillips Square, Arcadian Court is a very modern venuewith a clean design, yet it has quite a long history in Toronto.
Dating back to 1929, Arcadianhas hosted every kind of event imaginable over the years.
By the way, attention foodies – Arcadian Courtis owned by Oliver & Bonacini, so the food is heavenly! Arcadian is split into two venues which areavailable separately for weddings.
The smaller venue is the Arcadian Loft, which featuresexposed brick and enough space to hold both a ceremony, cocktail reception and seateddinner for approximately 300 guests.
The larger of the two is called Arcadian Court, and featuresthe main ballroom of the venue and the mezzanine.
Arcadian Court can accommodate up to 520 guestsfor a seated wedding reception.
While I’m sure it’s probably possibleto do a ceremony in the ballroom with some additional setup, my clients have always usedthe Arcadian Court ballroom as a dinner reception space along with the mezzanine for their cocktailhour.
Arcadian Loft ceremonies are quite lovelyand the spaces in that part of the building accommodate all wedding day events from ceremonythrough to reception quite nicely.
Since Arcadian Court & Arcadian Loft are quitelarge and versatile spaces, they both are able to accommodate both small and large weddingparties alike.
Capacities: Arcadian Loft – 300 guestsArcadian Court – 520 guests While there area a few spots for photos inside(good as a back-up rain option), the best areas for photos here are across the streetat Nathan Phillips Square, and down the road at Osgoode Hall, which are both walking distancefrom Arcadian Court.
If it’s calling for rain, grab those umbrellas and have fun! And now for my favourite features of ArcadianCourt & Arcadian Loft: For Arcadian Court – it has to be the mezzanine.
It’s a gorgeous spot to hold your cocktail hour, it overlooks the entire ballroom, andit has lots of awesome spots that I love to use while making portraits for my couples.
For Arcadian Loft, I love the window lightand view from the main ceremony & reception space.
You and your guests also have a lovelyview of Toronto’s old city hall.
I love how Arcadian Court is central to Torontoand huge, so they can accommodate your large wedding guest list, so banquet halls aren’tyour only option anymore.
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Did you get married here? What did you think?Please leave a comment or question below.
I would love to hear from you! If you're engaged and enjoyed the photographyduring this video, please check out my work at the link below at http://lisamarkphotography.
Comto see if we might be the perfect creative match for your wedding photography.
To check out other amazing Toronto weddingvenues, please take a look at my other videos.
Thanks for watching and I'll see you nexttime on Toronto's Best Wedding Locations!.