The Royal Conservatory of Music – Toronto Wedding, Event, and Performance Venue – Photographer Review

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The Royal Conservatory of Music is a wedding, event, and performance venue that features the perfect blend of historic and modern architecture. Perhaps that’s why it seems to have won almost every architectural award out there including the 2010 Governor General’s Award, Canadian Interior’s Best of Canada, and Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence. The new 1,135-seat Koerner Concert Hall alone was a $110 million investment and many have been raving about its acoustic excellence and visual sight lines — simply said, according to many, it is now the best sounding performance space in the city.

The Conservatory Theatre (also known as the floating slate cube) with its rich wood floor, adjustable acoustic curtains, and floor-to-ceiling windows (in one corner of the room) is a great venue for smaller events, presentations, performances, and dinners for up to 160 people.

From the lobbies (The Leslie and Anna Dan Gallerias) surrounding the magnificent Koerner Hall, you can take in picturesque views of The Royal Ontario Museum and The Philosopher’s Walk leading to the University of Toronto’s St. George campus — almost every hallway, room, and corner of the RCM features something special. The crisp, clean, modern main lobby can comfortably accommodate 200 people for a seated dinner reception (or 350 for a cocktail reception) while the middle balcony can host 200 for a standing reception (the upper balcony can host 80).

At many other venues, people often worry when they see a “list of exclusive caterers” — but fear not, you have some spectacular choices here! I’ve personally enjoyed meals (at one time or another) from 10tation Event Catering, Couture Cuisine, Daniel et Daniel, Marigolds and Onions, North 44)° Catering, and Presidential Gourmet and they are truly excellent.

If you’re looking for exceptional musical entertainment, the RCM’s highly regarded music performance training centre, The Glenn Gould School, is able to recommend talented performers that best suit your event. After all, you are at an internationally-acclaimed music school! ;)

Of course, don’t forget to book an experienced, full-time wedding & event photographer to capture your special occasion!

The Royal Conservatory of Music
Telus Centre for Performing and Learning
273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1W2
http://rcmusic.ca

Kristin Campbell at (416) 408-0208 ext. 500 or rentals@rcmusic.ca

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Vertical Church Band at Harvest Bible Chapel York Region

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Ever since Vertical Church Band‘s newest “The Rock Won’t Move” album was released, it’s been playing almost non-stop around my home and in the car. I’ve always been a big fan of live music (and live recordings), since it places you right in the midst of the experience — you can really sense the warmth, emotion, and atmosphere. It’s music that you can not only feel, but also participate in. Last Sunday morning, they came and visited our church, Harvest Bible Chapel York Region.

Some of my favourite songs on the album include:

“I’m Going Free (Jailbreak)”
- “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:36
- Upbeat, joyous, celebratory song of the freedom found in Christ

“Worthy, Worthy”
- “When You return, we’ll hear the trumpet sound, You’ll lead us home riding on the clouds, Where we will stand and sing forevermore, The honor and the praise, the glory is the Lord’s!”
- A ballad of praise, adoration, and ascription to the Holy and Worthy One

“I Will Follow”
- “When I come to end this race I’ve run, And I receive the prize that Christ has won, I will be with You in Paradise!”
- Beautiful melody about holding onto God even in the storms and trials of life

“Strong to Save”
- “Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!” – Psalm 24:8
- In Christ, we need not be afraid, for we have nothing to fear!

“Call on the Name”
- “I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”” – Psalm 116:1-4
- “My peace in the raging storm, You will never falter, You will never fail … I will call on the name of the Lord, My God is greater!”

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Harvest Bible Chapel (York Region)
8176 McCowan Road
Markham, Ontario, Canada L3P 3J3
(905) 475-7695
info@harvestyorkregion.ca
http://harvestyorkregion.ca
Located at McCowan Rd and Highway 7 in Markham
Weekend Services: Saturday at 5:30pm and Sundays at 9:00am & 11:00am

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Graydon Hall Manor – Toronto Wedding & Event Venue Photographer Review

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If you’re looking for a beautiful outdoor and/or indoor venue for your wedding ceremony or reception, Graydon Hall Manor, is definitely worth a look! The estate was built in 1936 and made of imported limestone surrounded by a stone terrace and landscaped gardens. Your guests will have a great time exploring the grounds, savouring exquisite hors d’oeuvres, and capturing lasting memories together. Plus, the second-floor Juliet balcony is always a bride favourite.

On paper, Graydon Hall Manor can hold up to 180 people in the main floor dining room or up to 240 guests on the terrace gallery. But, I’ve always thought that, realistically, 100 people is the perfect number for a seated reception at this venue (whether indoors in the “Great Hall” or outdoors on the stone terrace) to preserve space for a dance floor and to ensure that your guests have unobstructed sight lines.

One of the issues about choosing an outdoor wedding in Canada is the unpredictability of our weather. But not to worry, they also boast an indoor ceremony “chapel”. Plus, a clear canopy can be erected over the stone terrace.

Even as a discerning foodie myself, every dining experience I have had with their in-house catering company, Couture Cuisine & Event Artistry, spearheaded by Chef Arpi Magyar has never disappointed. Just to give you an idea of the high level of culinary deliciousness that they can accomplish, Chef Magyar was previously the chef at restaurants including Auberge du Pommier and Splendido! With dinner entrée selections including beef short ribs, cornish hen, duck confit, or black cod, you really can’t make a bad choice.

Of course, don’t forget to book an experienced, full-time wedding & event photographer to capture your special occasion! ;)

Graydon Hall Manor
185 Graydon Hall Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3A 3B4
(416) 449-5432
concierge@graydonhall.com
http://graydonhall.com
Located at Don Mills Rd and York Mills Rd in Toronto’s North York

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