Historic venue – Alderlea

Alderlea

Alderlea – photo courtesy of the City of Brampton

This fairytale-looking yellow brick mansion in downtown Brampton is about as old as Canada – yet it looks crisp and fresh after its renovation in April 2015. From the outside, Alderlea’s picturesque look and soft texture is created by its serene gardens and its architecture: small balconies nestled atop of bay windows, gabled roof with eaves and icicle-like vergeboards, a miniature replica of itself in a rooftop belvedere, and large wrap-around porch.

 Inside. Stepping in, the winding arches decorated with contrasting moldings, original marble fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, and the garden view from the tall windows will keep your guests marveling.

Alderlea inside

Alderlea – photo courtesy of the City of Brampton

This versatile space can accommodate up to 95 guests with a dance floor, and offers great opportunities for photography, reception and seated dinner. It is available all day, exclusively for your party, and can accommodate brunch, lunch, or dinner (until as late as 1 am on a Friday or Saturday, but 10 pm on Sunday). A sample set-up would include a ceremony in the Parlour Room and dinner in the large Pavilion Room, which boasts windows so large you may think you are outdoors. Bridal Suite is available on the 2nd floor in the Chisholm Room.

Suitability. Alderlea could be perfect as a serene and romantic venue, which is at the same time crisp and modern (and comes with a state-of-the art audio-visual equipment and sound system). The venue is wheelchair accessible (by elevator). Free weekend parking is available on the grounds and nearby in the city hall.

Costs – as of mid-2018. Saturday and Sunday rental is $2,700 plus tax during the high season (June – September), and goes down to $2,300 or $1,700 (plus tax) in the off-season months. Friday rental is $1,800 plus tax, with further discounts during the low season. With the interior so ornate, you won’t need to spend much on décor. Rental includes banquet tables and chairs.  There are only 3 preferred caterers the venue works with (Aura by Cashew & Clive, Feast Your Eyes and Tk’s Catering). 15% landmark fee applies to your entire food and beverage bill, in addition to tax and gratuity.

More information can be found on Alderlea’s website.

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We’d love to know what you think!

Did you have your wedding at Alderlea? Have you been to a wedding there? Share your experiences with others in the comments below! What worked about the venue? What didn’t work? What was the layout like? What was the food like?

If your wedding is still being planned, have you considered Alderlea as your wedding venue? If you booked it, what did you like about it? If you didn’t, why not?

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