4 more days to go until Prince William weds his Princess!
There is so much hype, borderline overkill, about the Royal Wedding; however, how can you help not get into the vibe? The excitement is contagious and I can't help but get into nervous Planner mode for this occasion.
I know what you're thinking: 'why get into planner mode when I'm not Kate and Will's planner?'; well, because my obligation is to my current & soon-to-be WeDDings Jubilee Planning Couples. If you are like many of others in the GTA, you are either getting up early, tea in hand to watch at home alone, hosting a breakfast tea party or trying to find a great place to be a 'virtual' guest at Westminster Abbey.
Following is a list of the GTA's top spots to view this epic event. Hope to spot you around town with your fancy hat on:)
On the Park Events & Conference Centre, 1095 Leslie St. (416-510-2002)
Friday, April 29. Doors open at 5:30 a.m., live telecast on 17-foot HD screen at 6. Admission: $25 (plus tax). Includes buffet breakfast, rides in open-style horse and carriage, door prizes. Contact email@example.com.
Fox & the Fiddle, 27 Wellesley E. (416-944-9369)
Friday, April 29, 5:30 a.m. English breakfast + live telecast of the Royal WeddingDuke of Kent, 2315 Yonge St. (416-485-9507)
Friday, April 29, 5 a.m., traditional English breakfast for $8.99 + live telecastLe Méridien King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. East (416-863-9700)
Friday, April 29, 5-9 a.m. full English breakfast at the Sovereign Ballroom
$65/person + live telecast of the Royal Wedding
Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St. Thomas St. (416-971-9666)
April 28-30: “The Royal Tea and Gift” – traditional afternoon tea, $75
April 29: 4-11 a.m. – “The Royal Experience” - Traditional English breakfast + live telecast of the Royal Wedding, $125
April 29: 2-5 p.m. – “A Royal Buffet Tea” in the Courtyard Café, $60
Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W.
Friday, April 29 at the Library Bar – English afternoon tea served in fine china with sandwiches, pastries and dessert + live telecast, $35. Reservations: 416-860-5004.
Friday, April 29, 5 a.m. at Epic Lounge – Traditional English breakfast, $21. Smart casual dress code. Reservations: 416-860-6949.Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room, 95 Lavinia Ave. (416-392-1954
April 29, 5:45 a.m. – Tea service + live telecast. Hosted by Parkdale-High Park councillor Sarah Doucette. Red white and blue dress code.
Dundurn Castle, 610 York Blvd, Hamilton (905-546-2872)
April 29: 4-6 p.m. – Royal Tea at the ancestral home of the Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.T-buds Uptown Tea Lounge, 3343 Yonge St. (647-352-3622)
Friday, April 29, 1-3 p.m. – Full service afternoon tea and fine foods, complete with a custom-made Royal Wedding tea blend and a life-size cardboard cut-out of Will and Kate for picture-taking purpose (some proceeds go to Children’s Wish Foundation).
Acheson’s Gifts and Decorative Accents, 78 First St., Orangeville (519-940-4719)
April 29, 5 a.m. — Complimentary tea, scones and sandwiches. Entry charge is one non-perishable food item to be donated to local food band.
Toronto Antiques on King, 284 King St. W. (416-260-9057)
Friday, April 29, 1-5 p.m. — Royal wedding party with high tea. Half of $100 sale price from faux Kate Middleton engagement rings going to Make A Wish Foundation.
Question 4: Where will the Royal Wedding Reception take place?
Answer: Please post answer below or email here (please enter Royal Wedding Contest and your name on the subject line).
Royal Wedding Contest Info and Rules: At the end of this week, on the wedding day (April 29, 2011), I will offer ALL of my 'Royal' couples, a $200.00 special discount off any one of our planning packages*. Of course that's not all. We will also be giving one lucky reader the chance to win Planning, DJ services and Photography (see details below):
Day-of Management Services** by me, WeDDings Jubilee Planning.
1 free engagement session with Eve and Jennifer, from Eve Traetto Photography & Jen Shoots Weddings, including a 1 hour session at the location/s of choice within the GTA, 5 8x10 prints and an online gallery. Also, 25% off wedding photography packages for 2011 and 15% off for 2012 weddings for everyone that enters the competition.
What do you have to do? Easy. Answer my 7 trivia questions correctly, share this post on Facebook or Twitter and you are automatically entered. You can either reply with your response to this post or email me the answers; please use the subject line Royal Wedding Contest and include your name. Good luck to you all.
*Must be booked by May 31, 2011. Ceremony only & Reception only are not included in our packages.
**Transportation and Accommodations are not included. The wedding, event, or special occasion must be before April 2012. Expires May 31, 2011.