by: Gia Raffanti
I’m WPIC’s new intern – Gia. Last night I was lucky enough to be taken to Casa Loma‘s bridal open house with Kim. This was my very first time in Canada’s castle, so I was excited for the tour
When we got there, the grand entrance and stone walls made an imposing visual impact as you walked in. I couldn’t help but think how unusual it would be to have a wedding in this type of setting. When thinking of a venue, one doesn’t typically think of the option of having your own special day in a castle. If ever there is a bride-to-be wanting her very own “princess wedding” – this is the venue to have it at!
After walking around a bit and having a peek at remnants of history, we talked to Casa Loma‘s Director of Sales and Marketing, Katie Inverarity. She was able to give us the low down of how things are done at the castle. The space can fit between 150 -180 people, and in the summer months you’re able to make use of the beautiful terrace overlooking the gorgeous skyline of Toronto. She also told us that the castle never had air conditioning for 60 years (!!!!), but thankfully they’ve tastefully installed air conditioning into the rooms recently so that no bride will have embarrassing mascara lines running down her face while she smiles and pretends she’s not sweating to death in her dress.
There were some of Casa Loma’s preferred vendors on display, this included, Bluefrog Entertainment Inc., Casa Loma’s onsite caterer Pegasus Hospitality Group, 5th Element Events, Heartline Pictures, Whyte Couture, Evgeny Cosmetics.