'Tis the Season of Open Houses

We are halfway through January & it is the time of year where many venues open their doors for a one time only open house to give future couples a chance to experience all that each space has to offer in addition to mingling with some of the most experienced vendors in the industry. As January & February are typically quieter months for venue spaces it is usually now that they host these unique events. At the end of this blog I will provide links to some the ones happening as soon as this weekend.

Choosing an appropriate venue for your event is one of the most crucial decisions you will need to make & will be one that will help structure the theme of your event. It's best not to get too stuck on a theme before you start researching your venue options as different factors such as availability, budget, & location will all play a part in what's possible. But not to worry, if you do have a theme in mind, your planner will help guide you to the venues that most suit your needs & provide the perfect blueprint to make your vision a reality. And with all of the amazing & creative décor experts out there, there's not much that a little drapery backdrop, flowers, or lighting can't do to transform a space. Your planner will be able to help you find the perfect pairing of tastes and match you up with the industry's finest that can achieve the style you want for your special day.

As much as wedding shows are helpful in exposing couples to what's out there, they can be overwhelming and you can sometimes leave feeling like all you got out of it was a brochure & sore feet. This is another reason why registering for open houses is a good idea, you get a first hand experience in the space & a lot more detailed answers to those burning questions. And the best part is is a lot of these events are FREE! All you need to do in most cases is take a minute to register that you're attending. A bonus is that many of these events also provide complimentary refreshments that are a lot of times from their preferred caterer. Who can pass up free food & drinks?!

As the month is quickly coming to an end you really want to take advantage of all the free open house events that are coming up & get started on planning your special day.

Here is a comprehensive list of a few open houses & shows upcoming this season:

The Eglinton Grand (400 Eglinton Street West, Toronto)

Date: Thursday January 18th 2018
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend http://www.eglintongrand.com/open-house/

Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto)

Date: Thursday January 18th 2018
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
RSVP: info@palaisroyale.ca

District 28 (28 Logan Avenue, Toronto)

Date: Thursday January 18th 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
RSVP: http://www.district28.ca/openhouse/

One King West (1 King Street West, Toronto)

Date: Sunday January 21st 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend. Register - limited tickets. https://www.onekingwest.com/blogs/toronto-wedding-open-houseone-king-west/

Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace, Toronto)

Date: Sunday January 21st 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend - must register. http://casaloma.ca/casafeature2.html

The Globe & Mail Centre (351 King Street East - Level 17, Toronto)

Date: Sunday January 21st 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend - must register. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/globe-and-mail-centre-wedding-open-house-tickets-41775791517

Estates of Sunnybrook (2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Date: Sunday January 21st 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend - http://www.estatesofsunnybrook.com/promos-events

Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre (7601 Jane St, Vaughan)

Date: Wednesday January 24th 2018
Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
RSVP: info@paradisehalls.ca

The Guild Inn Estate (201 Guildwood Pky, Toronto)

Date: Thursday, January 25th 2018
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend - Register Online. http://guildinnestate.com/open-house/

Niagara Parks: Legends on The Niagara (9172 Willoughby Drive, Niagara)

Date: Saturday January 27th 2018
Time: 12:00PM - 3:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend - Register Online. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-niagara-parks-weddings-open-house-registration-40030720964

Grand Luxe Event Boutique (3125 Bayview Ave, Toronto)

Date: Wednesday January 31st 2018
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
RSVP: info@grandluxe.ca

Graydon Hall Manor (185 Graydon Hall Drive, Toronto)

Date: Saturday February 3rd 2018
Time: N/A
RSVP: concierge@graydonhall.com

Mississauga Convention Centre (75 Derry Road West, Mississauga)

Date: Saturday February 3rd 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend - Register online. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mississauga-convention-centre-wedding-fair-open-house-2018-tickets-41215923938

Old Mill (21 Old Mill Road, Etobicoke)

Date: Wednesday February 21st 2018
Time: 4:30PM - 8:00PM
RSVP: thollet@oldmilltoronto.ca

Hacienda Sarria (1254 Union St, Kitchener)

Date: Wednesday February 24th 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
RSVP: Free to attend - Register online. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-design-your-wedding-day-open-house-tickets-37738524944

The Doctor's House (21 Nashville Road, Kleinburg)

Date: Sunday February 25th 2018
Time: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
RSVP: Register online. https://www.thedoctorshouse.ca/events/winter-bridal-open-house

Albany Club (91 King Street East, Toronto)

Date: Tuesday February 27th 2018
Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
RSVP: Register online. http://albanyclub.ca/albanyevents/albany-club-wedding-open-house/

Kristine Hardy, Creative Director