Congratulations on deciding to get married in an intimate celebration with your nearest and dearest! Whatever the reason behind this decision is, we support you one hundred percent. Maybe you prefer to wed with only a select few or the whole idea of planning a large wedding stresses you out. We’re here to say that it is totally your decision and regardless of the size, your special day will be beautiful and full of love.
Micro weddings are at the peak of their popularity with more couples leaning towards small gatherings instead of the grand celebration. Going back to the true essence of your union is knowing that this wedding is about the two of you. To help you create magical memories, we’ve listed down ten intimate wedding venues that you’ll surely love. Ideal for weddings with 10+ guests, 20+ guests, 30+ guests, up to 50 guests. Read on to find out more about them below.
Intimate Venues for Weddings with 10+ Guests to 50 guests
Compass Rose Suites
Located in Prince Edward County is a beautiful area called Compass Rose Suites that provide a perfect setting for your intimate wedding. Depending on the theme you’re going for, you can choose to wed in their rustic barn, greenhouse, or in their field. For smaller celebrations, we would suggest checking out the Green House that can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. Have a simple ceremony, enjoy drinks and cocktails, chit-chat, and dance with those closest to your hearts.
Aside from a lovely space for your micro wedding, Compass Rose Suites also offers on-site accommodation. They have a modern farmhouse that has three private suites for a maximum of 12 guests. This is ideal for on-site rehearsal dinners, photography, and hosting family and friends the night before the wedding. Convenient, charming, and a splendid fit for an intimate setting.
- website: www.compassrosesuites.ca
Globe and Mail Centre
Globe and Mail Centre is the complete package for soon-to-wed couples. The venue itself is strikingly beautiful and it also offers a captivating view of the city as your backdrop for your big day. They have an awesome sales manager and staff that are flexible to your needs and requests for your wedding. The staff work well with event planners and form a great partnership with vendors to make sure everything runs smoothly without stress.
They currently have a package specifically for micro weddings that includes a venue for 50 guests with a 1-hour ceremony and 3-hour dinner reception. With that comes a one-hour photography session in their breathtaking spaces, memories that you’ll keep for the rest of your happily married life.
- website: www.globeandmailcentre.com/
Berkeley Events – Bright Lights
An indoor greenhouse that features floor to ceiling windows and a fascinating view of the city, Bright lights is a romantic’s dream wedding venue. Beautiful as is, it features an open floor plan so you can customize it to fit your theme.
A morning or afternoon wedding will look fabulous in photos because of the large amount of sunlight that passes through the windows. You can opt to have both your ceremony and reception or cocktails here. It’s such a pretty location that we suggest you check out.
- website: berkeleyevents.com/
District 28 – Studio 3
The modern and contemporary Studio 3 of District 28 is a great place for your small gathering. Because it can accommodate 100 seated guests, you can use the space for both your ceremony and reception. This studio features a 23-foot ceiling and an astounding amount of natural light shining through for your event. It is an event planner’s dream to style this area. Your vision for your special moment is achievable here.
District 28 calls studio 3 their “wow” factor event space. You only need one look at it to find out why. Have the best day of your life here. A beautiful venue for an unforgettable event.
- website: www.district28.ca/
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A clean and fresh space that lets you turn your vision into reality, that’s the venue you get from Bellamy Loft. It’s a perfect space for intimate gatherings, not too big and not too small. You get to place your props, arches, chairs, and tables and your party of 20 or less will have the best time of your lives.
You can rent the event space and have it decorated or you can avail of their full-service options for a hassle-free planning process. The staff root for all their clients, wanting each occasion to be as special as it can be. The place is customizable and they are amenable to the couple’s requests for their wedding day.
- website: www.bellamyloft.com/
The Great Hall – Conversation Room or Drawing Room
Timeless and truly elegant in all ways, the Great Hall’s Conversation Room and Drawing Room are two wonderful choices for your wedding day. Designed with large windows that allow for sunlight to pass through and high ceilings, it is an understated grandeur that will suit your day perfectly.
The Drawing Room features hardwood floors, crown molding, and a marble fireplace. Its 19th-century windows are a sight to behold and the corner turret nook gives the space an enchanting feel. The Conversation Room has crisp, white walls and 19th-century chandeliers hanging 13 feet above the floor. It gives a bright and light atmosphere that is undoubtedly mesmerizing.
- website: www.thegreathall.ca/
Mint Room Studios
Mint Room has four incredible studios is a popular wedding photography spot. They also offer rentals for events such as intimate weddings, too. For a party of 20 or less, it is a great spot to consider for your special union.
The Ballroom is an all-white room with two large windows and complimentary grey flooring. It exudes a romantic Parisian feel. The Conservatory has two feature walls with accent details that add character to the studio. The unique Library has black matte walls and colorful furniture, perfect for a dramatic themed wedding. The Lounge exudes a light, Moroccan vibe that is beautiful and eclectic. So many choices to choose from, simply contact them and tell them what you need and how many guests are expected. They’ll guide you on which studio best fits your wedding day.
- website: www.mintroom.ca/
Berkeley Events – La Maquette
La Maquette is one of the best venues for intimate weddings. The design and architecture of the space naturally give it a romantic and charming ambiance. Its outdoor patio opens to the Toronto Sculpture Garden that can be a truly lovely place for your ceremony. The Cinderella Solarium is an absolute dream area. It blends the outdoor scenery with the comfort of indoor dining.
It is a gorgeous place to celebrate your wedding day with friends and loved ones. It’s a two-story structure that is stunning in photographs and real life. You may also avail of Berkeley Catering which guarantees great-tasting food that everyone in your wedding party will enjoy.
- website: berkeleyevents.com/
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From the same creative minds behind Mint Room Studios, Preto Loft is a modern venue that brings you to a luxury New York-style space. It has two different but complementary studios that you can rent separately or combine for a larger space. For small micro weddings, you can choose which one best suits your personality and style.
Both spaces are industrial and modern that radiate an elegant atmosphere. If you’re looking for a chic and fashionable venue, you won’t go wrong with Preto Loft.
- website: www.mintroom.ca/
Photo by: Mango Studios
With delicious food and a gorgeous location, you should definitely consider George Restaurant for your micro wedding. Enter the restaurant through its magnificent wrought iron doors and see the remarkable aesthetic inside. For more intimate gatherings, they have three private dining spaces that can conveniently fit your smaller number of guests.
For your ceremony, they have a romantic outdoor courtyard that can also accommodate a cocktail reception. Exuding a Parisian terrace atmosphere, you’ll feel like you’re transported to a different country altogether. A perfect spot for one of the most important days of your life.
- website: www.georgeweddings.ca/