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 atArcheo Restaurant, a busy wedding hot spot in the very popular Distillery District.
Featuring an open floor plan and exposed brickwalls, Archeo has a warm and inviting ambience.
Their website describes them as “the restaurantequivalent of the urban loft apartment” which I think is a pretty accurate description.
The reclaimed timber bar, tables and sunny outdoor patio area make this restaurant apretty cool place to host your wedding ceremony and reception.
Oh, and the food is awesome! The outdoor patio is a very beautiful spacefor a wedding ceremony which is partitioned off from the rest of the busy Distillery Districtto maintain privacy during your wedding.
The patio does double duty as the location forcocktail hour while the inside of the restaurant is being setup for your seated reception dinnerfor up to 118 people.
For your wedding photo time you’re goingto want to walk around the Distillery District as Archeo doesn’t really have any spotsfor photography.
Please note that all indoor spaces are independently owned businessesand require separate photography permits and permissions.
You do not have access to businessinteriors with a Distillery District photography permit.
The Distillery photo permit coversoutside only, and it doesn’t matter if there’s an art festival or yoga festival (which oncehappened to me!), you need to work around it when it gets very, very busy.
There are many cool indoor spaces in the DistilleryDistrict for which you can buy a separate photography permit for a rain option.
Specificallythe art galleries and Balzac’s Coffee Shop work well as a rain location option, but don’tforget you always need permission and a permit! And now for my favourite feature of ArcheoRestaurant: The patio ceremony space is gorgeous and whilethe lighting can be tricky here on a sunny day, if your photographer nails it, it canbe so beautiful! Did you find this video helpful? Please likeand share this video with your engaged friends who might be looking for a rustic & open conceptwedding venue in downtown Toronto.
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!.