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GEORGE Restaurant

Toronto, Ontario View map

About

Located in Toronto, Ontario, the GEORGE Restaurant is a modern venue that specializes in providing a sophisticated and intimate setting for wedding celebrations and other special events. This restored 1850s heritage building was once a chocolate factory! The wrought iron doors, exposed brick wall and open concept kitchen will be a great backdrop for your big day.

Facilities and capacity

This restaurant venue is divided into three spaces which have different capacities. These facilities include the Ellot Room (capacity 10 guests), Georgian 1 Room (capacity 32 guests), Georgian 2 Room (capacity 26 guests), Grand Georgian Room (capacity 64 guests), GEORGE Courtyard (capacity 60 guests) and the GEORGE Restaurant which can seat 110 guests.

Services offered

GEORGE Restaurant offers couples the following services:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Catering / Bar
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Event planning
  • Outside vendors

Cuisine

Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto is the mastermind behind the creative menu offerings at GEORGE Restaurant. Known as one of Toronto's most renowed chefs, Lorenzo uses only local and seasonal ingredients in his dishes. Cuisine options include tastings, cocktail reception, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated and server(s).

Highlights

Type

Restaurant

Style

City, classic, garden, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$500

Plated Service (per head)

$100

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$80

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$80

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

13 reviews

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  • namiaw
    Dree Married on 08/08/2021
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    Beautiful space, supportive staff, delicious food

    We were so pleased to have our wedding at George restaurant. The space and staff helped make planning a COVID-19 wedding such a breeze. There is a beautiful courtyard for an intimate and well ventilated event. Sonia Dhillon in particular helped smooth out the process and was with us every step of the way. We look forward to returning to the restaurant to relive some of the magic during our anniversary dinners at George restaurant.
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    Chang Married on 15/09/2019
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    Professionals through and through

    I'm typing this on my phone as I'm getting out of the shower from the hotel room upstairs of the restaurant. We've had the best night. The staff from the servers to event coordinators and managers and chefs were above and beyond what we could have hoped for.

    The ambiance was lovely. The chef asked our coordinator to let us know that the alterations we made with our courses might have some redundancies with the horderves (in the midst of all the balls in the air we specified two tunas and recommended a replacement of shrimp). The event managers were the epitome of professionalism. The servers were extremely attentive and even asked if I preferred less ice in my drinks after noticing I was going through them rather quickly. The lady at the front desk was extremely helpful and accommodating.

    Thank you for giving us and our guests a wonderful night.
  • Robby
    Robby T. Married on 29/09/2018
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    Thank you for one of the best days of my life

    We had about only half a year of planning. It was pretty terrifying making sure everything was going to go smoothly. Chris helped us keep on top of things and was very patient with our constant changes in planning. When the day came and we were so nervous about everything and not really knowing what to do, everyone at George was there to give any support we needed from the time our ceremony started to the time the reception ended. Everyone loved the food, the service, and the ambience. Would love to have another event at George again but in the meantime, we'll enjoy having no more large planning for a while hahaha. Thank you everyone from George and thank you Chris for a wonderful wedding.

    GEORGE Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Robby,

    Thank you for your review. It was such an honor to assist you and Cynthia throughout this year of planning! It couldn't have been a more beautiful day for your ceremony on the courtyard. It was so great to see your friends and family celebrate your marriage from beginning to end.

    Wishing you both all the best and we look forward to seeing you back at GEORGE one day soon!

    Warm wishes,
    Chris
  • Giuliana
    Giuliana F. Married on 28/04/2018
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    Perfect day!

    Chris and the staff at George helped make our day worry free! We had meetings in advance to discuss our wishes and helped co-ordinate all details. We were so pleased with our special day! Thank you Chris !
    Giuliana and Kevin

    GEORGE Restaurant's reply:

    Giuliana, oh how I miss our meetings, e-mails and phone appointments. It was an absolute pleasure assisting you and Kevin! It was rewarding to see all the smiles, joy and love from you and your family. I look forward to the opportunity to assisting you and Kevin with any special events to follow. This is not a goodbye but a 'see you soon!'. With the Warmest Regards,
    Chris Corpuz
  • Megan
    Megan L. Getting married on 18/09/2022
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    Perfect groups of all sizes!

    With a short time frame (2-3 months) and small party, many venues in Toronto had high minimums or wouldn't host only 10 people in a private dining setting. George was affordable, responsive and flexible. It was everything I could have wanted with the restrictions we had. The coordinator asked questions and really tried her best to get a feel for what we envisioned and was very flexible if those needs changed, she was even there the day of to help get everyone to where they needed to be and even helped me adjust my dress (Thank you Andrea!!). The food was amazing and the private patio was stunning. Considering doing our wedding reception here next year simply because the service was that great and the venue has so many options.
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    Yiqun Z. Married on 01/10/2018
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    Our Wedding at George - Perfect

    My wife Shelly dined at George one time 2 years before we got married. She raved about the food and the experience. She looked out the window and saw the courtyard, it just caught her eye. When we started to look at venues, George was the first that came to mind. When we sent an email inquiry, Chris got back to us and provided lots of details. When we met her in person, she was very friendly and helpful, giving us a run-down of what a wedding at George would look like, and showed us the beautiful space. We knew it would be a wonderful setting for our wedding. Chris is amazing and helped us tremendously throughout the entire process; from locking in the date, to keeping in touch in the months in-between, to filling out our event orders closer to our big day. I remember enjoying every time I walked through those doors to the restaurant or the Verity club, either to meet with Chris or to have our menu tasting. Chris the sommelier is awesome, he really took care of us during the menu tasting and our wedding night. I want to sincerely say thanks to Chris, Chris, and the rest of the staff.
    Now let's talk about the food. One of the first things Chris told us was chef Lorenzo is incredible, and we agree profoundly. Our menu had items like lobster with brulee avocado, Wagyu beef, rack of lamb, halibut with sake miso and cauliflower. They were all so mouthwatering good! We had an intimate wedding with our closest friends and family, and the consensus was they were very happy that night. I bet the food was a huge contributor.
    A few months have passed since that night at George, but I still remember it fondly. We recently got our wedding photos and flipping through them let us re-live the day. It rained, so we didn't have the ceremony in the courtyard. But the Grand Georgian room was just as beautiful, plus it kept our loved ones warm and dry. Looking at the photos of the restaurant, the food and drinks, the live performance by our lovely band (the SteelRiver Duo), and the joy; it was perfect.

    GEORGE Restaurant's reply:

    Dear Yiqun,
    We are truly thrilled to hear this remarkable feedback on your wedding! I would like to thank you on behalf of Chef Lorenzo & the GEORGE Staff for taking the time to send us such a thoughtful review. During a rainy day, your wedding could not have been more intimate, romantic and beautiful than it was!
    It was such a pleasure to assist you and Shelly with your wedding planning and an honour to have witness your celebration!
    We look forward to seeing you back at GEORGE again in the near future :)
    Best wishes to you both,
    Chris Corpuz
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    Amazing Wedding Experience!

    Everyone at George was amazing! They've made our morning and lunch reception a truly magical experience. We got married in the court followed by an outdoor cocktail hour. Afterwards, the party was moved inside where our 4 course lunch menu was delicious. We had a few guests with strict dietary restrictions and they were accommodated without any issues.

    GEORGE Restaurant's reply:

    Hello Wilfreda,

    Thank you for taking your time to leave us such a wonderful review! It was a pleasure to be a part of your special day. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

    Sincerely,
    Anna Chiranova
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    Alan Married on 01/03/2019
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    Wedding Beyond Our Dreams

    My partner and I had our wedding at George Restaurant in the summer of 2019 and I couldn't be happier. Andrea, the wedding coordinator, was detail-oriented, patient and never took more than a day to respond to my many emails. Mieke, the day-of coordinator, went above and beyond to make sure everything flowed nicely. You'd be surprised how many small but thoughtful touches they add in (personalized menus, bridal suite). Both coordinators were built into the price of the buyout, as was the menu tasting a month prior, where a sommelier poured generously and we got to try both the vegan and regular four-course menus.

    One of the reasons we picked George was because they could accommodate vegans and during the wedding the vegan dishes made all the surrounding meat eaters quite jealous. But all of the food was really amazing. I couldn't believe that all the proteins were perfect or near perfect. The George Salad that starts everyone's meal is huge and delicious. The desserts were excellent. The vegan dessert is a nice fruit plate so we brought in vegan cupcakes. Everyone said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding.

    We had the ceremony in the beautiful courtyard, which seats only about 85 people but is really an amazing place to get married. After the ceremony, the servers moved out all the chairs, passed around wine and put a few bar tables out for a cocktail hour. A guest mentioned that it was like the restaurant transformed the courtyard by magic.

    The large front of house staff was as professional as if it were any other night at the restaurant. All our guests said they felt like VIPs.The kitchen put out amazing food with surprisingly short waits between courses.

    Considering that the wines and liquors were decent quality, the prices were reasonable enough. The restaurant charges by the drink but, when considering that there enough adults who had little to no alcohol, it was reasonable compared to a banquet hall's drink package.

    Another awesome aspect to a wedding at George is that they have a boutique hotel upstairs. Indeed it was more than I would normally spend on a hotel room but it felt great to treat ourselves during the wedding weekend. The day of the wedding, I went from the venue to the room a number of times because it was convenient. At the end of the wedding, I ran my suit jacket and wedding gifts up to the room in 90 seconds before heading out for the night.

    If you're planning a wedding here, you'll want to know about the downsides. To be honest there are very few, but at a stretch it's worth mentioning:
    -We had 99 people at the wedding (including a three-piece band and two photographers) and the room felt nearly full. They say they can have up to 120 guests, but I really wouldn't do more than 105. For one, the courtyard only has about 85 seats. Even with 105 you'll want to use the booths, each of which holds 4 people and may feel isolating to some.
    -The Georgian Room is the most ideal for dancing but there is a huge, square wooden pillar in the middle of the room. We never had more than 40 dancing at a time so it wasn't an issue for us.
    -While not dangerous, this isn't the most picturesque block in Toronto. It could be jarring to some guests, especially at night.

    Otherwise, I could not recommend this venue more. Thanks again to everyone at George for helping my partner and I realize a wedding beyond our dreams.
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    Jean-Pierre D. Married on 08/12/2018
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    Couldn't have requested better.

    We've had good service before from other venues, but nothing nearly comparable to the service, quality and attention we've received from George Restaurant. The experience was so good I felt compelled to leave my reviews ( and I never leave reviews).
    On behalf of my Wife and I, George Restaurant deserves the highest accolades they could received from all aspects of the hospitality industry.

    Thank you to the staff and to Chris ( the event planner) for simplifying our lives that day.

    GEORGE Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Jean-Pierre,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your kind words! It was a pleasure assisting you and Teresa plan towards your special day. It was even better to witness you and your family celebrate this wonderful occasion!

    On behalf of the GEORGE team, congratulations to you both and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

    Warm wishes,
    Chris Corpuz

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