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 atan elegant and charismatic venue with a historic past – Graydon Hall Manor.
Originally built in 1936 and located in NorthYork, Graydon Hall is a Georgian manor house featuring beautiful interiors, exteriors andgardens.
Although traditionally seen in the English countryside, Graydon Hall is easilyaccessible from the highway and has lots of parking for guests.
It’s a very charmingmanor house and a unique spot to have your ceremony, reception and photography all atone convenient spot! Wedding ceremonies at Graydon Hall are alwaysgorgeous! My favourite ceremony setup is seating guests on the lawn facing the back of thehouse.
When a bride exits the house on her father’s arm and approaches her waitinggroom, it’s a very dramatic ceremony entrance.
If you prefer a more traditional aisle youcan rotate the setup by 90 degrees and face the back of the lawn which is still lovely,but your background for ceremony photos isn’t as great in my personal opinion.
In case of rain or cold weather, the indoornon-denominational chapel is a beautiful indoor ceremony space.
Graydon is a manor house, so the main spacesfor a reception on the main floor inside, and outside on the terrace.
Based on the photolocations at Graydon Hall, wedding parties with 12 people in total or fewer are bestsuited to the size of this venue.
Capacities: Up to 180 guests for a formalsit down dinner indoors, and up to 400 guests for a standing cocktail reception.
The terracecan accommodate up to 250 seated guests and a clear canopy is available to rent.
Graydon Hall is pretty great inside and out.
So if it should rain on your wedding day, the staircase, the chapel, and the entiremain floor are all beautiful spaces to take your photos while staying out of the rain.
The front of the venue has an overhang where groups can stay covered in very light rain,and I often photograph there so I can use natural light.
This only works if it’s rainingvery lightly, however.
And now for my favourite feature of GraydonHall Manor: My favourite feature of Graydon Hall is easilythe back gardens where the outdoor ceremonies are held.
When facing the house, the backgroundof your wedding ceremony is grand, elegant and timeless.
Your guests can immediatelywalk over to the nearby terrace and begin enjoying cocktail hour while you finish familyphotos elsewhere on the property.
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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!.