By: Tracey Manailescu, Co-founder of WPIC Inc.
A couple of weeks go, we were invited to experience Ricarda’s by the wonderful Heidi Meisinger, the Sales Manager of Ricarda’s Events & Catering.
This is a gorgeous venue in downtown Toronto that is now available for weddings. (Oh yeah, baby!)
Of course, Danielle and I jumped on the opportunity. We asked our fab photographer friend, Margaret Diotalevi of Avenue Photo to come with us to capture our experience.
We were so impressed from the second that we walked in. The ‘134’ Atrium- The architecture which includes exposed brick, gorgeous and dramatic open space (which holds up to 500 people standing and 300 seated) and three 70 foot delta frames are completely photo-worthy. Once you stand in the middle of it, with the sun streaming in through the floor to ceiling windows, your mind can’t help but visualize wedding designs and floor plans, along with all of the great photos that you can have for your portfolio 😉
After our site visit, we were invited for a delicious lunch. The attention and care from the staff, along with the quality of the food was incredible. The only problem we had, was who was going to eat what off of the menu, so we could get photos of all of the different dishes, lol! You might be rolling your eyes and thinking we are full of baloney, but I am so serious. This was a challenge. Luckily it ended up great, and everyone was immensely satisfied.
The wine pairing with each course was the creme de la creme! (which also loosened us up for our photos that we had taken right after lunch.)
If you want to experience Ricarda’s for yourself, then I recommend coming to their Sunday Jazz Brunch. It’s All-You-Can-Eat. You can bring the kids (children under five eat free) AND they have a Play Zone complete with a bouncy castle and supervised toy area for when the meal is over, so that the parents/friends get to experience some grown-up time. Seriously!
I say it time and time again, but I feel so lucky to live in the beautiful city of Toronto, and to have the career that we have created through WPIC inc.
Thank you so much, Heidi for taking the time to show us your wonderful space. We look forward to working an event at Ricarda’s venue soon!
Ricarda’s is in the heart of the entertainment district, and it is close to transit and public parking.