With the Canadian dollar at an 11 year low against the US dollar, it's an ideal time for event and meeting planners in the United States to stretch their budgets in Canada. As the winter season approaches, there are a number of venues that are perfect for winter galas. Here are 4 to consider.
Aquatopia Winter Garden Conservatory (Ottawa)
Situated on 24 wooded acres with falls and streams, this glass-enclosed conservatory can accommodate up to 150 guests for a sit-down dinner. The venue has award-winning water gardens, tropical plants, and floral displays.
Aquatopia has state-of-the-art AV and fiber optic Wi-Fi internet access for galas, weddings, and special events.
Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery (Barrie)
Operating out of two locations, Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery has 87,000 sq. ft. of climate controlled nurseries. In 2010, the owners launched GreenHAUS Productions. During the winter off-season, the venue is available for galas, corporate events, and trade shows.
Event planners will be interested in the free workshops that the venue holds regularly held regularly. Topics include tablescapes, holiday decorating, and Make 'n Take Wreath Decorating.
The Miller Lash House (Toronto)
Built in a picturesque valley in 1913, The Miller Lash House has beamed cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and antique furniture. For galas and special events. The Great Room can accommodate 50 for dining and 75 for cocktail receptions. The dining room with a capacity of 30 is perfect for small intimate gatherings. Outside caterers are permitted.
The Miller Lash House also has meeting rooms for up to eight participants.
Paletta Mansion (Burlington)
Located on a 14-acre lakefront property West of Toronto, Paletta Mansion is a three-story historical building that dates back to 1929. The 11,000 sq. ft. venue has seven working fireplaces, a library and extensive parkland and gardens. The capacity for dining is 130 guests.
For other event venues that are perfect for winter galas, check out Corporate Events: 4 Great Gala Event Venues, Corporate Event Venues: 6 Gorgeous Glass Houses, Corporate Event Venues: 3 Mansions for Galas and Special Events, Victorian Castles: Perfect Venues for Holiday Events, and 10 Wonderful Winter Garden Party Event Venues.
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Photo Credit: Aquatopia