What do you think of when you hear “rosewater”? Do you think of an alluring perfume? Everlasting beauty and youth? Heavenly relaxation experience? So many beautiful things to associate with your wedding day.
You will find Rosewater Room on Toronto Street – in the words of historian Eric Arthur, “the finest street in Toronto… It had all the charm of Europe. People unknowingly sensed its quality – businesses were unhurried, motor cars hardly exceeded the pace of the carriages of half a century ago, and the buildings on both sides of the street had about them that dignified venerability that commands immediate respect.”
19 Toronto Street, this richly textured building with its arch-headed windows recessed from curvaceous corbels, in turn recessed from projecting cornices of the roof… is called, completely unromantically, Consumers’ Gas Building. Let’s step inside.
Inside. Take the stairs up to this private oasis of decadence. With its unique crystal chandeliers and recessed high ceilings, warm golden colours and polished mahogany floors, large floor to ceiling windows and pillars, it will welcome your party of 160 (more without a dance floor) with its European and dramatic, almost theatrical flair.
Suitability. The Mezzanine is completely separated from the rest of the venue and has very practical layout for event planning. It features a private, lockable bridal suite, private restrooms, and additional space for coat check and storage, all of which leads the way into the main space, which can be further divided into sections to accommodate any program. Rosewater is run by Liberty Group, who take pride in offering the most luxurious French-inspired fine dining experience. The venue is yours until 1 am for dancing. The venue is steps away from downtown hotels and TTC; paid parking is available nearby. The venue is also wheelchair accessible (elevator available).
Costs. There is no venue rental charge, but minimum consumption of $13,500 will apply to your catering bill. Venue will come with complete set-up, including furniture (square tables), British Royal Doulton china and linens. Catering packages range from $105 to $125 per guest (including standard beverage package, but not including late night stations and dessert tables), and come with great flexibility in customization of menu and beverage options. Gratuity of 18% will apply, along with tax. Off-season discounts are available between January and March.
What do you think?
Did you have your wedding in the Rosewater? 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 the Rosewater as your wedding venue? If you booked it, what did you like about it? If you didn’t, why not?