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Sassafraz

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About

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

Cuisine

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

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

Highlights

Type

Restaurant

Style

City, modern

Event Services

Catering / bar, event planning, outside vendors

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$2,013

Plated Service (per head)

$80

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

What kind of settings are available?

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
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Furniture
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?

No

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

$2,087

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$90

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

$12

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$9

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

Limited bar
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    Kelli Married on 19/09/2021
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    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!

    Sassafraz's reply:

    Hi Kelli,

    Thank you so much for the kind words and I will be sure to share with all at Sassafraz who helped to make your and Robert's wedding special! Please do not be strangers.

    Dennette
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    Katie B. Married on 17/07/2021
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    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!!
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    Marius Z. Married on 20/06/2020
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    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.

    Sassafraz's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words!

    Really looking forward to working with you and Janice - we are going to have a lot of fun.

    D
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  • Christy
    Christy E. Married on 08/02/2020
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    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.

    Sassafraz's reply:

    Hi Christy,

    Thank you and Natalie so much for the wonderful and kind words! I will be sure to share with all who helped to make your wedding so special. And, so sorry I was not able to witness your wedding - you look stunning!

    And, what a great move in changing the wedding date - whew.

    Crazy times right now Christy and hope you, Natalie and your family & friends are well.

    Take care and please do not be strangers as this will end at some point.

    Dennette
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    Jacob Y. Married on 28/12/2018
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    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!
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    Jenisse Married on 09/06/2018
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    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!

    Sassafraz's reply:

    Thank you so much Jenisee,

    I will be sure to share your kind words with all that helped to make your and Reynaldo's day memorable.

    It was wonderful working with you botha and please do not be strangers!

    Dennette
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    Anita K. Married on 26/09/2021
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    10/10 Wedding Experience!

    Our back-and-forth dealings with Sassafraz, specifically Dennette, lasted well over a year, thanks to constantly changing COVID restrictions. Finally, we held our wedding reception in September 2021. There really are not enough complimentary words to describe how amazing we found the experience.

    Event Planning: Without having hired a separate wedding planner, Dennette efficiently took us through all the considerations and decisions needed to make our event a success at Sassafraz. She was prompt to answer all emails, available for phone calls/meets, and thorough in covering all bases. In short, she is super experienced and organized, and will handily guide you through the entire process. She also stayed to help make sure the event ran smoothly, before handing over to the dining manager.

    Service: The waitstaff and bartenders at Sassafraz are friendly and well-trained. We were asked by multiple happy guests to pass along their compliments to the dining/floor managers. The event setup, transitions (as required), and food service were all timely and organized. Sassafraz was accommodating in letting us pre-store a few decor items prior to the event, and proactively asked their door greeters to help us move any same-day deliveries to the 2nd floor upon arrival.

    Food: The food was delicious! Guests were more than thrilled with the selection, delivery, and flavour. The Sassafraz chef and kitchen also allowed us to customize our menus from standard options, and the quality and presentation remained superb.

    Overall, we just had a great feeling when we first sat down with Dennette to consider using Sassafraz as our wedding venue choice, and time proved us right. They exceeded most all our expectations in every way, and we would sincerely recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone else. Thanks Sassafraz, for an amazing experience!
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    Sarah G. Married on 15/09/2019
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    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!
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    Alanna S. Married on 06/04/2019
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    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!
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    Donata Married on 27/07/2019
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    PERFECT WEDDING! Great food and stunning space!

    We had AN AMAZING wedding at Sassafraz!
    We had a wedding of about 110 guests and Sassafraz was the perfect venue for a cozy and intimate wedding. Everyone loved the beautiful space and raved about the food. It was so stunning that I literally gasped when I first walked into the dining room!

    The setup worked really well, we used the upstairs space/Bellair and Cumberland rooms for cocktails, then we had dinner downstairs in the main dining room and went back upstairs for dancing afterwards. Our favourite feature was the live green wall in the dining room, there was even a sitting area/balcony on the second floor that overlooked the space. It was a gorgeous location for a photo backdrop, especially with the natural light coming from the skylight!

    Dennette, the wedding coordinator at Sassafraz was a pleasure to work with since the beginning. She was friendly and professional, we worked closely to figure out all the wedding details and logistics. She was patient with my never ending questions and always responded quickly. We were able to drop off items at the venue the day before, where the staff set everything up on our wedding day and everything was packed up and ready by the door when we came to pick it up the day after. Sassafraz was flexible and it was a breeze to plan our wedding here because they made everything so easy!

    Thank you for all the staff at Sassafraz for being a part in our special day. Thank you for your excellent service and your friendly attitude. It was a great night and we had so much fun with you all!

    Sassafraz's reply:

    Thank you so much Donata! You bring a smile to my face :) It was a pleasure working with you as well! I will be sure to share with all who helped to make your and Thomas's wedding memorable.

    Please, do not be strangers.


    Dennette

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