It was a magical evening. The entire GEORGE team outdid themselves. ‘That was the best food I’ve had at a wedding,’ was a comment I heard from quite a few people. And the service, at every level, during every minute of our stay was first rate. Thanks again for all your help. Knowing we were in such good hands allowed us to focus on the million other details.
— Monica & Eric, Married September 4th, 2010

Nestled in the heart of Toronto in a restored 1850s chocolate factory, a wedding at GEORGE is nothing short of unique. The magic begins the moment your guests walk through the wrought iron doors, and enter into GEORGE’s beautifully restored dining room. Exposed red brick walls feature an eclectic mix of contemporary artwork and provide a stunning backdrop for your picture-perfect day. The restaurant overlooks an open concept kitchen where Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto – one of the most renowned chefs in Toronto – will create an artfully delicious menu for you and your guests featuring fresh, local and seasonal ingredients that will pair perfectly with the wine selected by our skilful sommelier. Beyond the restaurant you will find three private dining spaces for a more intimate gathering of your loved ones. During the summer months, the outdoor courtyard is an awe-inspiring setting for a romantic ceremony or cocktail reception. Under twinkling lights, surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, this 18th century courtyard feels more like a Parisian terrace, than a modern downtown restaurant.

Whether you are planning an intimate outdoor ceremony, a cocktail party, or grand wedding reception, GEORGE has space to accommodate as little as 10 or as many at 110 guests. Our expert wedding planner and team lead, Sonia Dhillon, will work alongside our team of wedding experts including in-house florist, Elizabeth Munroe Designs, the staff at The Ivy at Verity boutique hotel and sweetgrass spa, the award-winning, women-only spa located below GEORGE.

Together, we will bring your vision to life and create the wedding of your dreams.

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Hours of Operation
The entire restaurant is available for weddings and private bookings on Saturdays until 4:00pm and on Sunday and Monday evenings. During the summer months, the full courtyard is also available for ceremonies or cocktail receptions. GEORGE can accommodate 50 guests seated on the lower level of the courtyard with 15 guests seated on the upper level and the remainder of guests standing during wedding ceremonies.

Private room booking hours:
Lunch (Monday through Friday): 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Dinner (Tuesday through Saturday): 5:00pm – 1:00am  (last call at 12:15am)
Lunch Buyout (Saturday or Sunday): 11:00am – 4:00pm (hard stop)
Dinner Buyout (Sunday or Monday): 5:00pm – 1:00am (last call at 12:15am)

 
The whole event was wonderful and everyone kept commenting on how amazing the food was and how great the service was! I have gotten several messages in the last few days about it! I would definitely to recommend George to anyone!
— Robyn & Aaron, Married October 10th, 2015

Room Capacities
The restaurant is divided into three spaces with varying capacities. Rooms can be combined or separated to create intimate spaces or a larger venue. The Grand Georgian Room is a combination of all three private rooms and includes access to a patio for cocktail receptions during the summer months. Although there are no room rental fees for the use of our private rooms, a minimum food and beverage expenditure is in effect (not inclusive of tax and gratuity). Additional set up fees may also apply. Minimum expenditures are outlined below:

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Eliot Room
seated dinner 10 | cocktails not available
Georgian 1 Room
seated dinner 32 | cocktails 50
Georgian 2 Room
seated dinner 26 | cocktails 40
Grand Georgian Room
seated dinner 64 | cocktails 110
GEORGE Courtyard
seated dinner 60 | cocktails 100
GEORGE Restaurant
seated dinner 110 (120 max using booths) | cocktails 150

Minimum Food and Beverage Expenditures per Room
The following minimum food and beverage charges will apply during the hours outlined below: apply to the following rooms. Food and beverage minimums are assessed before tax and gratuity:
Eliot Room
afternoon $500 | evening $1000
Georgian 1 Room
afternoon  $750 | evening $1500
Georgian 2 Room
afternoon  $750 | evening $1500
Grand Georgian Room  
afternoon  $1500 | evening $3000
Exclusive Use Saturday
afternoon  $6500 | evening not available
Exclusive Use Sunday
afternoon  $6500 | evening $8500
Exclusive Use Sunday (May – Oct) 
afternoon  $6500 | evening $10,000
Exclusive Use Monday
afternoon not available | evening $6500

Minimums subject to change without notice.

Everything on Saturday was perfect - the food was excellent as were the staff and we had a great evening. Thank you so much for working with us to make it all come together as it did. We would definitely look to GEORGE for a future occasion and recommend it heartily to others!
— Macieg & Anna, Married February 7th, 2015
Thank you for making the wedding and the preparations leading up to it, so wonderful! We and all the guests had an amazing time. The food, venue, and ambience of GEORGE was a huge hit. We are so glad you played such a major role in our wedding. I can say with certainty that you helped make it a stress free and relaxing, fun event for us. We look forward to celebrating our anniversaries at GEORGE
— Marc & Shannon, Married January 24th, 2015

Menu and Food Details
You will select your wedding menu from a pre-set list of à la carte options created by Executive Chef Loseto. Cost of menus will be adjusted accordingly should you wish to customize a menu from the pre-set sample items.

Menu items are based from our current selections and prices, they may change throughout the year based on seasonal availability and market prices. Food items are subject to change and are based on current market prices. Executive Chef, Lorenzo Loseto’s innovative ‘Toronto Cuisine’ is devoted to seasonal, natural, local and sustainable food. 

Menu Tastings
Menu tastings are complimentary for the wedding couple. You will need to have a guest count that is 40 or over to receive a tasting.

Music/ Quiet Enjoyment – GEORGE and The Ivy at Verity Hotel
Whether it’s a local band, a string quartet or a favourite DJ, music helps set the tone for your special day. At GEORGE, our private dining team can recommend talented local favourites, across any and every genre. While we do love music at GEORGE, our private dining rooms are located directly beneath The Ivy at Verity Hotel. To extend your entertainment past 11:00 p.m., you have the option of reserving all four hotel rooms at a special discount of $1,400 (plus HST) so that you can keep the party going!

Contact The Ivy at Verity concierge directly to reserve your room(s) at 416.368.6006 x221 or by emailing concierge@verity.ca

Our day at GEORGE was flawless, the decor, setup, service and food were all world class. The entire wedding party was very impressed with the food and several people have plans to return for dinner soon. We look forward to returning to dine at GEORGE and we are very happy to have a place to come for our anniversary each year.
— Isabelle & Daniel, Married August 7th, 2015