Our Toronto wedding was supposed to be early May, but we rescheduled to September 4th as that was the latest date the hotel was offering at the time. Now that it's pretty much July, the hotel has surprisingly offered us a full refund if we want to cancel rather than reschedule again.
We wanted to do just the ceremony with 25 people (as restrictions would allow for 30 people) and nothing else, but the hotel has quoted us a ridiculous amount of money (I'm talking thousands) to use a room for under 30 minutes. We know outdoor ceremonies are allowed, but we just learned that Toronto isn't issuing permits to do a ceremony in parks right now. Does anyone know how it's possible to do a ceremony only (literally 30 minutes max for the ceremony itself) in Toronto without the need for a permit? Are there any venues that allow outdoor ceremony only for under 1500?
I guess another question would be if anyone has (or knows someone who has) a large backyard that we will pay to use for a stand-up ceremony and pictures only? All we want to do is get legally married with our close family and closest friends present and then have some time to take photos in the same place.
Hopefully someone has some insight!