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Wedding Advisor

Let The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto turn your dream wedding into reality as we assist you with every wedding planning detail. Our luxury wedding packages include set up and staging of your chosen wedding venue, creating a romantic atmosphere catering to your preferred style, whether you favor modern and chic or traditional and sophisticated. Our wedding planners can provide an array of personal touches and specialty items to make your Toronto wedding one-of-a-kind.

Let our expert Wedding Specialist guide you through every detail in planning your event to make all your wedding dreams come true. Please contact our wedding expert, Murielle Abou Sleiman, at arrange for a wedding consultation or request more information here.

What does The Ritz-Carlton provide for weddings and receptions?
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel provides all food and beverages, tables and chairs, table linens, silverware and glasses, a dance floor and staging for your event. The Ceremony fee includes chair setup, staging and rehearsal time for the ceremony.

What is the responsibility of a Special Events Manager?

  • Act as the on-site liaison between your wedding coordinator and Hotel operations staff.
  • Monitor the status of guests' room block reservations (if applicable).
  • Personally oversee the details of the couple's room reservations (if applicable).
  • Recommend Special Event Professionals to provide wedding coordination, music, floral, photography, ceremony officiant, invitations and amenities. 
  • Act as menu consultant for all food and beverage selections.
  • Detail your Banquet Event Order and Wedding “Resume” outlining all of your event specifics and overnight accommodations to ensure that all information is communicated successfully to the operational team of the Hotel.
  • Create your final estimate of charges based on your guaranteed number of guests.
  • Create a floor plan of your function space in order for you to plan and provide the Hotel with your seating arrangements.
  • Oversee the ceremony and reception room(s) setup, food preparation and other Hotel operations.
  • Ensure a seamless transition to the Banquet Captain on the day of your event.
  • Review your banquet checks for accuracy, prior to the completion of your final bill.
  • Assist in creating a timeline for your wedding day.
  • Assist in the coordination of your actual ceremony (i.e. line up bridal party, etc.), and of your reception and dinner

What other services or items can The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto provide for my event?
The Ritz-Carlton can also provide a wide range of specialty items to help you personalize your event. We can also assist you with welcome baskets, bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts and a variety of other special amenities to help add that personal touch to your wedding. Costs for all items vary.

How do I arrange for flowers?
We suggest one of our florists from our preferred vendors or the Hotel also allows outside florists for events.

May we take wedding pictures at The Ritz-Carlton if we are not holding our reception at the property?
We reserve the privilege of wedding photography at the Hotel for Ritz-Carlton couples exclusively.

May I use outside vendors?
Outside vendors may be used for your music, wedding cake and flowers, etc.

Are there any guidelines or requirements for using outside vendors?

The Hotel requires a certificate of insurance as well as a signed vendor agreement that is provided from the Hotel.

Do you have a list of preferred vendors?

Your Ritz-Carlton wedding professional can offer suggested vendors.

What do I need to know before contacting the Hotel?
You should know the estimated number of guests, a date and an approximate budget for your event. If possible, choose a few alternative dates in case your first choice is not available.

How far in advance should I reserve the date?
Typically, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto anticipates filling the most popular dates as far as 12 to 16 months in advance. Contact the Hotel for more information about available dates.

When do I need to tell The Ritz-Carlton exactly how many guests will be attending my wedding?
The Hotel requires the final guarantee of attendants to be communicated to the catering office no later than noon at least three (3) business days prior to the date of your scheduled event.

Do the bride and groom get a complimentary room for the wedding night?
The Hotel provides a complimentary Luxury One Bedroom Corner Suite for the bride and groom on the night of their wedding.

Are there special room rates for wedding guests?
For family and friends of the wedding party, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto will be happy to quote preferential rates, based upon availability.

What local laws affect events at The Ritz-Carlton?

  • No alcoholic beverages may be served after 2 a.m.
  • All alcohol must be dispensed by a Ritz-Carlton-designated employee.
  • It is unlawful for any person to sell, give, serve or permit to be served alcoholic beverages to a person under 19 years of age or to permit a person under 19 years of age to consume such beverages on the licensed premises.

What is the average cost per person for food and beverage?
Wedding packages start at $199 per guest, exclusive of service charge and sales tax. Our wedding packages include canapés and hors d'oeuvres during the reception, a three-course plated dinner with tableside wine service, a buffet style cake cutting and coffee station, and 7 hour hosted Deluxe Bar.

Please note that menu items and pricing are subject to change. Your final menu pricing will be based on your actual selections.

May food or beverage be brought in from the outside?
It is our policy that all food and alcoholic beverages must be provided by the Hotel. However, the Hotel will evaluate the requests for ethnic outside catering on a case by case basis. It is our policy that all alcoholic beverages must be provided by the Hotel although we do allow for wine to be brought with a corkage fee subject to HST. A Special Occasion Permit must also be obtained prior to your event.

What is the food and beverage minimum?

The food and beverage minimum is the least amount of money that you are required to spend on a combination of food and beverage, excluding service charge and sales tax for your selected event space.

Hors d’oeuvres, food display and carving stations, a plated or a buffet meal, dessert display stations, late night stations, wine service with the meal, champagne toast, the bar (including alcohol), cappuccino station and any non-alcoholic beverages may all be factored in to your required total on your food and beverage minimum.

Centerpieces, upgraded linens/china/silverware, décor and specialty lighting would not apply towards the food and beverage minimum.

When do I need to finalize my menu?

Food and beverage selections must be finalized and confirmed with your Meetings and Special Event Manager 6-8 weeks prior to the date of your wedding.