Wedding venue, up to 250 persons — Standard package
Our space can host up to 250 for a cocktail-type reception, and up to 120-150 for a sit-down dinner. We can seat about 200 for a ceremony.
The cost for a wedding in our space is price+ HST plus a refundable damage deposit of $750. The rental includes the use of the upper level for the afternoon for set-up, and the whole building for the evening of the wedding. We also have a kitchen and take a 10% landmark fee on catering, however, we don't have any preferred caterers that we require you to use, and you are welcome to bring in your own non-catered food, subject to a kitchen use fee (cost depends on details of how the kitchen is used - whether just for prep and plating, or for cooking/ heating up food). We would require you to get a Special Occasion Permit to serve alcohol, as well as event insurance which is usually around $250 - please contact palcanada.com for a more precise insurance quote. We require Smart Serve certified bartenders for any events that include alcohol. We can provide staff for a rate of $25/hour, or you are welcome to bring your own servers (please let us know well in advance if you need our servers).
We have tables and chairs for use included in the rental, although no linens or tableware, and you are welcome to bring in additional or different chairs and tables. Decoration, set-up and break-down (stacking chairs and folding tables) would be up to you, although we will have a staff person on hand to assist. Please note when planning for decorations that we don't allow nails in any wood elements, or candles (unless they are part of a supervised ceremony and are lit for only a short time). Our Great Hall has a cathedral ceiling with large beams that decorations or lights can be wrapped around, and there are a handful of existing hooks and nails already in the wood that you could use.
We have a basic sound system comprised of a mixing board, microphones and two speakers, into which you can plug a laptop or iPod or other player, and we can accommodate additional equipment needed for a band or DJ. We have a computerized coloured light system which is an optional add-on and comes with a technician to run the lighting program. We also have a projection screen, and a podium.
One note to keep in mind is that because our venue is within a residential area, we have a noise restriction after 11 pm. Live music would need to end, and any amplified music needs to be turned down after that time so that sound doesn't carry loudly outside the building, although it does not mean that the reception has to shut down.
Also, a final note, because this is an older building it is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. The Great Hall is up a short flight of stairs, and the washrooms are on the lower level.
Please let me know if you'd like to schedule a time to see the space and we can talk through some more details at that time.