About Ascott Parc Event Centre
Ascott Parc Event Centre is a Vaughan-based company that specializes in providing a first class setting for hosting weddings and other special events. With several event spaces and a lovely parkside backdrop, your special day will be celebrated in great facilities, alongside attentive staff that offers personalized service with top amenities. Have a ball at Ascott Parc!
Facilities and capacity
This event centre offers soon-to-be-married couples fantastic facilities for your big day. These include 4 event spaces which are the Trillium (300 seated guests), Park View (180 guests), Windsor (80 guests) and Imperial (550 guests). They all include a coat check, washrooms, bars, kitchens, VIP suite and great views of the surrounding areas.
This venue offers couples the chance to celebrate both their ceremony and reception in the same location. They offer winter and Friday weddings, and the latter typically includes services such as set up & clean up, catering/bar and event planning.
The Friday Wedding Package also includes a premium select bar with your favourite drinks and an hour long cocktail reception with hot & cold hors d'oeuvres. The reception dinner includes a pasta dish, main entrée, dessert, late night stations and a walking tacos station.
From 50 to 750
Ballroom, banquet hall
City, garden, glamorous, modern, rustic, waterfront
Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up
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Beth Gibson, Married on 18/08/2018
The food was incredible, the braised beef ribs fell off the bone. There was no shortage of food that’s for sure. For those with food allergies, the chefs are able to accommodate them.
The gazebo outside was beautiful, there is a waterfall in the back, very breathtaking.
Melissa Martinez Cheung, Married on 12/05/2018
Beautiful venue, great for an outside wedding ceremony and indoor reception.
The wedding venue is beautiful, if you are planning to have a wedding in the spring and you'd like to have your ceremony outside, it is certainly nice complete with a gazebo. If you are having a ceremony outside, also note unlike some other venues, you will be charged per chair.
We had our reception in the upstairs largest ballroom, Imperial. This room can fit up to 300 guests, just know that if you want this ballroom, you are paying for 300 guests regardless of the no. for your actual guests. The bridal suite is also small without windows, something to factor in if you want getting ready photos (as a result, we opt for hotel getting ready photos).
The day of our wedding most things went smoothly, that being said, that is because we had our OWN backup day-of-coordinator, who ensured everyone knew where they were going, on time, paid our vendors and directed them where to go. Ascott Parc while they provide a coordinator, their coordinator, only confirms the time with your vendors as to when they are arriving, they do not ensure the timeline runs smoothly/promptly or provides direction for vendors, ushers guests, etc.. So we would highly advise you hire your own day-of-coordinator or wedding planner to look over all the details.
Our rehearsal time and date was also only confirmed the week of - something to be mindful of. As is our ability to set up our venue the day before our wedding. The sales rep we dealt with while responsive, this venue is quite hands-off compared to other venues we have been to, weddings we have attended (we have attended well over 10+ across the GTA in recent years).
I cannot speak to the food as we had an outside caterer that we brought in who had their own wait staff/servers. We did however, of course, had bar services, we went with their Premium Bar Service, at the signing of the contract, we were asked what our liquor choice was. We specifically said whiskey, no matter - less than two hours of the bar being open, bartenders were informing our guests that there was no more whiskey, we had quite a few unhappy family members, who just joined our reception at that time inform us of this. (Not everyone was at our ceremony). So it is open bar, but perhaps not count on a continuous supply of a wide range of liquor there (we have never had this happen in any other wedding we attended or venue and we have been to weddings upwards of 400 guests - we had 250).
Also just before our ceremony, I, the bride had guests coming up to me and people we delegated as ushers, asking why the venue was locked. I had to walk from upstairs of the gazebo, to find Tasneem to insist that she unlock the door, which she insisted they were unlocked only they weren't. My friend showed her as such after which, she got someone to unlock it. For guests that needed to go to the restroom and having guests see me before I walked down the aisle, that was less than ideal. (While I understand oversights and mistakes can happen, and alas it did).
Throughout our reception, we also had points when the lights were for whatever reason turned off and we had to physically direct a guest or a friend of ours attending the wedding to turn back up the lights. (Not sure why that was - as we know the catering staff did not do that). That impacted some of the videography and photos.
I think it is important to remember that sometimes a sales rep. is precisely that, they are sale-oriented. Our interactions with the venue and the individuals there while civil, but it was more of a business-transaction than anything else. Without going into details, we did not feel like the venue went out of their way to ensure that us as customers were happy or that everything leading up to the day went smoothly, there were quite a few stressful interactions and we were often told to wait till just days before - on the week of i.e. for setting up, for rehearsal, our ceremony time and setup, etc.. Of all the vendors we did deal with throughout our wedding from florist to the decor to our DJ or photographer, we can unfortunately say our interactions and experience with Ascott Parc was the one that was not only most stressful but also least pleasant.
Many brides and grooms who have booked this venue did contact us asking for our take away and what our thoughts were through Facebook bridal groups and as a result, we decide to post advice here as some of them found it useful. Otherwise wish they knew. Everyone should have a memorable wedding day, that being said, sometimes it means setting realistic expectations vs. finding out after you signed the contract or on the day of. Lastly this is a given but always read your contract thoroughly and ensure that ANYTHING said verbally promised or otherwise is written down and initialled.
Nadine Rhoden, Married on 13/10/2018
The best venue and service ever experience.
We got married on October 13th, 2018 at Ascott Parc Event Centre. The level of professionalism and service given was very great, it was above expectation. Our guest love everything about this place. The servers was very well educated and know exactly how to treat their customers. The food, especially the jerk chicken, it was well done. Overall the service, food and the event manager Tasneem, she did a great job. The hall was brightly lit, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this venue . I will definitely go back there for my husband 50th birthday next year if TASNEEM is still there. Thanks for making my wedding day a very memorable one.
Dominic Rotundo, Married on 15/03/2019
My Experience with Ascott On The day Of My Event
The location is very beautiful and clean, the food is amazing, very good,
and the service is very prompt, and professional, I had a very excellent experience, I would to my family and friends, and I would come back again.
Jacqui T, Married on 08/11/2018
We would highly recommend this venue to anyone who would like a memorable wedding!
We booked our daughters wedding here and was given the Royal treatment. Our guests are still talking about the wedding and are suggesting that we have a part 2 next year. All the staff were professional and Tasneem accommodated us and went above and beyond for all our requests!
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