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Lily Thai · Married on 01 of September of 2019
Happy with our choice.
We booked the Vaughan estate and had our ceremony outdoors at the Arbor. Ferielle was the person I kept in contact with during the whole process and she was very responsive and easy to work with. I wasn't a fan of the indoor ceremony space that accompanied the Vaughan estate so they made sure to book me the other room with the higher ceilings. On the day of the wedding, the team was very helpful and everyone was so lovely and accommodating. The only thing is that they said that I would have a day-of coordinator which I confirmed with them beforehand. However, on the day of, only the Maitre-D was present. I guess I was under the impression that there was going to be a coordinator there on the day of the wedding...good thing I asked a few friends to come early and help out! Other than that, the venue was beautiful, clean, spacious and the food was great. The kitchen was able to adjust their serving times based on what was happening during the lunch (eg. food was not being served during the speeches). All of the staff were helpful and my guests told me that they were very friendly.Sent on 04/11/2019
We booked our wedding during the morning/lunch hours which wasn't very busy, so we got permission to take photos on the grounds of the other houses. I would really recommend this because they have stunning gardens and greenery in the back, not to mention the houses themselves!
Marina C · Married on 17 of August of 2019
Beautiful location with amazing food
I had my wedding at Vaughan Estates and it was spectacular. The Maitre D Philip and my coordinator Tara Lea were amazing. I can't believe how smoothly everything went. The food was amazing and a lot of people said it was good. Plus, the location is so beautiful. It's worth every pennySent on 04/09/2019
Estates of Sunnybrook's reply:Dear Marina,
Thuy Huynh · Married on 11 of August of 2019
We had our wedding reception at the Vaughan Estate Main Ballroom and wedding ceremony in their outdoor Arbour. The venue was beautiful and lovely for an August wedding. We were able to combine both an outdoor nature ceremony with a french-style vineyard indoor reception, so that we didn't have to worry about the heat or rain.Sent on 16/11/2019
Response from our coordinator was slowed at first, but it got significantly better the month of our wedding. The kitchen staff forgot about one of our dishes on the day of, but they were able to resolve the issue quickly and no one knew about the problem, other than me (the bride). I'm glad the maitre'd checked in with me.
When we booked, we thought the prices were high, but the service, quality and quantity of food made it all worth it. The service on the day of our wedding was top-notch and our guests raved about the food. We would choose to have our wedding here again.
Becca Zhang · Married on 01 of June of 2019
Great food but horrible coordinators
Firstly the Vaughan estates, the food (Vaughan Buffet) and the service staff (esp Bill) was wonderful. However the sales team is another story (they coordinate your event with the caterers and service staff). First we had Eliz who we signed the contract with. We were trying to ask her questions but no response. During the open house 6 month later we found out she had left with no communication from their side. We then had Phylicia as our sales coordinator (who I understand is new to the role). If we asked her 5 questions she would respond in 2-5 days with answers to 3 of them and “get back” to us regarding the rest, which we would never hear from until we asked her again. The worst of it all was them sending us the bar bill after the wedding that was ridiculous (80 bottles of wine for 116 people) which we asked them to investigate. When they had prepared another invoice the bar bill was much higher ($700 more) than the prior “final invoice” and they charged our card without consent. It was also impossible to tell what was paid (we had already paid for cocktails and Prosecco) for and what wasn’t from their invoice. When I spoke with their sales director (Ann) on the phone there were no apologies for the miscommunications but rather excuses of why things happened this way. There are many competitive wedding venues in Toronto and if you would like to have a smooth experience throughout the planning process I would suggest you to book elsewhere. At least these events in the background did our sour our guest experiencesSent on 19/09/2019
Estates of Sunnybrook's reply:Hi Becca,
Margaret Married on 13/04/2019
Think twice before you book this place.
Customer service matters the most when something goes wrong. It is that time when you need them most to help solve your difficulty. Think twice before you sign the papers --> READ THE SMALL PRINTSent on 06/02/2019
Hayley · Married on 08 of September of 2018
Gorgeous Venues for All Sizes
I had my September 8th wedding at the Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House. We had 60 guests, and it was the perfect venue. We were looking for somewhere with outdoor space, and a casual vibe - something that wasn't your typical event space. The McLean House delivered! We hosted the ceremony and cocktail hour in the beautiful back garden, surrounded by trees and flowers. The dinner and dancing were held inside, but there was ample room for everyone! We got tons of compliments on the food, and no one left hungry! The event staff at the McLean House was amazing and super helpful - they were always there to help, or to make sure we were staying on schedule. The venue is affordable, as there is a ceremony/venue rental fee and then a minimum spend, which we found reasonable for a Toronto venue. There is also tons of parking - which is definitely an added bonus! We also loved that all the event profits go to Sunnybrook hospital! Overall, this is a beautiful gem of a venue, and they have facilities to fit all sizes of weddings!Sent on 04/10/2018
Estates of Sunnybrook's reply:Dear Hayley,
Lucy Sun · Married on 02 of September of 2018
Perfect venue couldn’t have asked for more
We had our wedding at the McLean House on September 2nd. Everything was simply perfect. Gorgeous and perfectly manicured garden, delicious food, extremely accommodating staff, amazing attention to small detail. Laura Gibson was my coordinator in the months leading up to the wedding- thank you so much Laura for all your fast responses to my neuroticism. We ended up going way below our alcohol budget and sunnybrook was super reliable in returning the difference to us (basically one week post wedding). It rained a bit right before our garden ceremony and I saw the staff actually meticulously wiping each chair dry. The only sad thing I guess was that the water fountain in the garden wasn’t working ... but aside from that perfect venue.Sent on 29/09/2018
Estates of Sunnybrook's reply:Hi Lucy, thank you for your wonderful review. It is very helpful for future brides to hear genuine feedback about questions they also have concerns about - selecting a venue is a big decision. I will pass on your kind works to Laura in Catering. All the best with your future (we hope to see you again)! Warm Regards, Taralea Cutler | Social Sales Manager
Jessica · Married on 16 of June of 2018
The McLean House is a stunning mansion behind Sunnybrook. It is gorgeous and the food is beyond amazing. The staff was great and attentive. I am extremely pleased with the experience on my wedding day and would definitely recommend this venue.Sent on 19/06/2018
Estates of Sunnybrook's reply:Thank you for your kind words Jessica! It looks like you had great weather too. I will be sure to share your glowing review to our dedicated and caring staff. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again in the future.
Toria · Married on 07 of April of 2018
The expertise and professionalism from the staff was excellent. The staff work with you to make your day one to remember. The cuisine was magnificent. The staff, lovely, venue, stunning, and price spot on.Sent on 21/04/2018
Estates of Sunnybrook's reply:Thank you Toria, we are happy to hear that you had a wonderful wedding and appreciate your kind words - I will pass them onto our staff! All the best with your future. Warm Regards, Taralea Cutler | Social Sales Manager
Ashley Oehlerking · Married on 07 of October of 2017
McClean House Wedding
Gorgeous backdrop for an intimate wedding!! You will not be disappointed in quality of food and opportunities for beautiful pictures around the estates and at the McClean House. Paula was fabulous to work with!Sent on 18/10/2018
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