After many years in this business, there probably isn’t many places yet for me and my team to discover. We’ve visited remote cottages for weddings inspired by nature to the cream of the crop hotels for the truly sophisticated nuptials.
Every bride brings in a different experience, and the truth really truly is that no two brides are the same. We have had bridal parties love particular venues (and ideas) – while another, the very next day, didn’t fall in love too quickly. So, you know, to each their own … BUT that doesn’t mean we cannot give our opinions or share our thoughts on the various trends, ideas and venues that we have come across.
So let’s start with the Radisson Admiral Toronto. I have had very very few brides or clients call us to this hotel situated right by the lake in Harbourfront. I think that in the past two years while construction in the area seemed to block up everything, brides shunned the location and chose more accessible hotels in the area, north of the Gardiner.
However, not only did the roads in Harbourfront go under construction, but the Radisson also went through a bit of a “facelift”. With a neutral colour palette, hardwood floors and a furniture update, the rooms at the Radisson are welcoming, open, and clutter-free.
Rooms with large windows allow for plenty of light to come in on the right day and bonus – have a great view of the beautiful waterfront! This brightly lit room serves well bridal parties that are having on-location services for makeup and hair. In addition, the open concept of the room allows for multiple artists to set up without having to climb over one another.
Again, the open concept lends itself to photography well AND allows artists, photographers, and videographers to move around each other without bumping or interrupting one another.
I think a one bedroom suite, like the images posted above, would work well, for a bride with a smaller bridal party. Suites with two beds are also available, with a just as spacious set up. And, in line with having several individuals in one or two rooms, the bathroom is big enough to accommodate one or two individuals getting ready as well with a larger vanity table top to spread out all the makeup bags, toothbrushes, cans of hairspray, etc.
Parking is available along the street (metre parking, but limited spots), as well as an underground parking lot and above lots as well. Perhaps a smidgen cheaper for your guests in comparison to parking and hotels north of the Gardiner.
I highly suggest looking into booking a room at The Radisson if you’re aiming for a hotel steps from downtown, but without all the hustle, bustle and noise!