Last edited by Raggie; Dec 17th, 2010 at 11:11 PM.
Just to clarify, I think you must have been quoted an upgraded menu, as the regular menu at LWH is about $1650 total (drinks, taxes, service charge inclusive) which isn't bad considering it's the only 4 diamond Chinese restaurant in Canada. We're still looking at some other venues, but my parents really want to have it there to impress their friends.
Originally Posted by massive021. Lai Wah Heen at the MET - nice venue but extremely expensive. For what we were looking for which is the usual meal plus open bar comes to around $2000 per table. Otherwise the venue is very nice and they have baby grand piano available as well.
MEC does have great staff. Ben Li is awesome there, think he's on RFD too. Food is great, clean facility. I snuck into the kitchen and it looks great.
Originally Posted by massive02We checked out three venues for our Chinese wedding. Our wedding is going to be around 160 people.
1. Lai Wah Heen at the MET - nice venue but extremely expensive. For what we were looking for which is the usual meal plus open bar comes to around $2000 per table. Otherwise the venue is very nice and they have baby grand piano available as well.
2. Shangri-la - extremely disappointed. I really thought it was the venue for me from the commercials and pictures I saw. We saw one of the newly renovated room that has the bar at the back of the room. The room itself looks nice but I was really disappointed by the linen. Their package comes with linen and when we went it was sent up for an event silimar to a wedding. We were told that`s how a wedding set up would look like. The linen was extremely wrinkle which turned me off immediately. Surprising what really made us say `NO` to the venue was the ``bridal changeroom``. It was more of a rec and park washroom. My fiance told me when we left the venue that he would never let me change in there. The plus side of the venue is the price (around $500-$800 per table) and you can bring in your own alcohol.
3. Markham Event Centre - we booked this venue. This came as a huge surprise because we didn`t expect much. The venue is beautiful with its high ceiling. The price included the cocktail hour, food, open bar and decor. We cutomized our package to around $1000 per table. We are very happy with our choice because the venue is beautiful and it really impressed my fiance and he normally doesn`t care but he made a great effort to tell me how much he likes the venue. The staff is very helful and the linen is beautiful. I did end up going to the venue when they were setting up for a wedding and saw the linen work.
I hope that helps! Definitely go check the venues out for yourself but that is my opinion. It would be great to hear your updates as well. :)
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