Simple Elegance: What the National Ballet School Offers for Weddings and Receptions
When you think of the National Ballet School, the idea of holding a wedding or reception there may not come to mind. In fact, this venue is a wonderful place to exchange your vows and celebrate the union with your loved ones. Here is some information that will cause you to stop by and spend a little time learning more about the features and amenities offered at the School.
The Celia Franca Centre
One area of the school that will immediately capture your attention is the Celia Franca Centre. With the Centre you will find Mona Campbell Square. This three-story atrium combines the contemporary look of steel and glass with the elements of the original Georgian home that originally belonged to Ontario Premier Sir Oliver Mowat. The open floor plan coupled with the abundance of natural light makes it a perfect setting for your big day. Many couples have found it to be perfect for their receptions in Toronto. The space will accommodate up to 250 seated guests or you can go with a standing reception for up to 480.
Another example of a space that can be transformed for ceremony or a reception, Currie Hall serves as a dining hall today, but it once was the site of Quaker meeting house. The open space an be arranged any way you like and the graceful windows let in plenty of natural light. You could use the space for a ceremony with up to 150 seated guests. If the idea is to use the space for a reception, up to 220 people can enjoy the space along with a nice combination of food. The kitchen is close by, allowing the team managing your wedding catering in Toronto to ensure everything is prepared to perfection.
Betty Oliphant Theatre
Once private home, the Betty Oliphant Theatre is one of the performance venues for the School. You’ll find 260 retractable seats along with a sprung dance floor. If you like the idea of live music for your ceremony or reception, there’s an orchestra pit and an excellent sound system. The lighting is also versatile enough to adjust it to fit any mood you want to set for the ceremony. Since the space is used for performances, the stage comes with plenty of lighting options and space for you and the rest of the wedding party. When the seats are locked in position, each of your guests can settle in and have a clear view of the entire ceremony.
After you reserve the space or spaces for your ceremony and reception, it’s time to think about the catering. Call us and let’s go over the type of menu you would like. Remember that we are happy to provide suggestions if you have guests who follow special diets or would like selections that fit in with the theme you want to use for the wedding. Whether you are planning on a reception for 20 or 200, we will ensure that no detail is overlooked and your guests will enjoy every bite.
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