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Sassafraz is a Toronto-based restaurant that specializes in hosting weddings and other special events in the center of historic Yorkville. It has the capacity to host both large and small wedding with its combination of private event spaces. It is quite affordable considering it's a downtown location with Victorian charm. Check out their reviews!

Facilities and capacity

This venue's facilities include the following:

  • Bellair: This space can accommodate up to 36 seated guests and up to 80 for a cocktail-style reception.
  • Cumberland: This larger space accommodates up to 82 seated guests and up to 80 standing up.
  • Combined: Both rooms boast floor to ceiling frosted glass panels which add a romantic and elegant touch to the room. Together they have a capacity for up to 110 seated guests.
  • Main Dining Room: This is the most perfect space for larger weddings with a capacity for up to 150 seated guests and up to 300 standing up.

Services offered

The services offered include:

  • Wedding reception
  • Wedding coordination
  • On site ceremonies (capacity for up to 140 guests)
  • Staffing
  • Tableware
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Single stem white orchids
  • Votive candles
  • Sound system (private event space only)
  • 60” and 42” flat panel screens

It also offers services for:

  • Corporate events
  • Social gatherings
  • Private events


It offers a food and drink bundle for weddings which include:

  • 7 hour continual bar service
  • Wines
  • Pre-dinner canapés
  • Appetizers
  • Main dishes
  • Desserts

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Reviews for Sassafraz

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
23 reviews
96% recommend it
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Kelli Sent on 30/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommended!!!!

Dennette , her team and the staff were super professional and friendly! My guests and my husband and I really had an amazing time! My wedding was on September 19th, during a pandemic and everything went according to the plan!

Throughout the planning process,Dennette responded super quickly and was on top of everything! She helped to make our wedding planning super smooth! Every single one of my guests said that the food was divine and the service was superb! We couldn’t be happier with how everything went.

I highly recommend Sassafraz as the venue for the wedding ceremony and reception!
Katie B. Sent on 16/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Food and Service

The staff at Sassafraz were amazing!! They were extremely friendly and made sure everyone had fresh drinks at all times. The food was absolutely delicious! I can't recommend this venue enough!!
Marius Z. Sent on 11/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent help with planning

Dennette was exceptional in making me and Janice feel at ease, explain how the wedding is expected to proceed. She was very punctual in sending out contracts.
Christy E. Sent on 22/03/2020
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue!!!

This is such a hidden gem!

1. It comes with table cloths, menus etc.
2. There is no room rental (for a goregous room) as long as you meet a reasonable room rental fee.
3. The food and drink is incredible. Guests complimented the food constantly.
4. There was a beautiful bridal suite. It let in lots of natural light and there was a wall of greenery. It made for goregous pictures.
5. Bridal suite plus two private rooms. There was a traditional ceremony set up . There was a separate space for cocktail hour/mingling. During the cocktail hour the staff efficently set up our wedding meal time.
6. Flexible bar choices (we chose to have wine and beer and soft drinks). Multiple menu choices for every course of the meal.
7. A lift for guests with mobility concerns.
Sarah G. Sent on 27/09/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

It was the perfect wedding venue

From the beginning of our planning process, we knew we wanted an intimate venue with incredible food. We found exactly that at Sassafraz. Dennette was great to work with, and alongside our planner executed a phenomenal day for us. Could not say enough about the delicious food and the timely and gracious service. We also loved how we had the use of both floors so that people could choose to opt out of the dancing and chat down in the dining room if that's what they wanted to do.

It's a day we will forever look back on with wonderful memories, and we can't thank the Sassafraz team enough for helping us create those memories. Looking forward to coming back for our anniversary!
Alanna S. Sent on 28/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Easiest planning ever!

The team at Sassafraz was incredible from the first email through the planning meetings, food tastings, additional vendor recommendations, actual day of service, and inevitable follow up day when we had to return to retrieve what we had left behind after all that excitement. It was as close as you could get to a one stop shop in terms of event planning and we couldn't have been happier or more grateful. All of our guests loved the food and the service, and it was amazing all around!
Jacob Y. Sent on 25/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Better than we could have dreamed

Everything about Sassafraz was perfect. They were flexible as we planned our wedding from South Korea. They days leading up to the wedding were perfect. We had easy access to the rooms to set up the day before. The day of, Jeff was the most amazing host for us. Everything I could think of, he had already done. They plated our Cinnabons with extra personalized decor on the plates. Everything was perfect and the food was amazing!
Jenisse Sent on 16/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect, Intimate Wedding

I would like to start off by saying that we had THE most perfect wedding at Sassafraz. The level of service we received on our day was exceptional. The staff was kind, attentive, quick, patient and felt like they wanted to be there rather than having to be there. The food was the talk of our wedding, the quality of the meals was very high. The venue is beautiful on its own, and we felt it was spacious yet intimate.

I was never worried about anything and the Dennette was an absolute pleasure to work with. Very organized and answered all my questions and concerns, no detail was too small for her. The fact that I never was aware of small hiccups that happened and everything was taken care so seamlessly. I highly recommend this venue for a wedding!
Tara G. Sent on 19/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

All in one venue with amazing everything!

I recently had my wedding at Sassafraz and I cannot speak more highly of this amazing restaurant. We used the private event space on the second floor and had about 60 guests. Its naturally beautiful so we didn’t need too much décor. We chose to have canapes and food stations instead of a formal sit-down meal (we were going for a light and social affair) and the food was amazing. Their menu is quite varied, so it was fun and easy to customize our wedding fare. All the staff were absolutely fantastic – sincere thank you to Affan, Autumn, Fairoz, Naoymi, Rishabh, Olivia and of course Dennette. We worked with Dennette right from the beginning and she is simply a gem. She guides you through the entire planning process, provides expert suggestions if you’re unsure and is very responsive by phone and email. No wedding planner needed. The entire evening came together so wonderfully; it was even better than we could have envisioned.
Leyla Sent on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience.

Sassafraz was the perfect venue for our wedding. The planning was organized, friendly, and respectful & we had an amazing experience at our wedding. Everything we expected & more. All the guests had wonderful feedback about our wedding event. Definitely recommend to others.
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Sassafraz Real Weddings

Karen & Ben
43 Photos · 23/Sep/2023
49 Photos · 25/Mar/2023
Mara & Antino
11 Photos · 01/Oct/2021


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