CARL’S CATERING THE GLEN
For such a small venue, it’s amazing how many weddings I photograph at Carl’s Catering The Glen. Normally all-inclusive venues have multiple weddings happening at any given time. However, those who book here, get the entire place to themselves. That means exclusive access to the manicured lawns and gardens for your guests to enjoy during the function. Throughout the warm seasons, you can take advantage of the stone patio for cocktail hour that lights up at night. But the key photo feature is the charming Gazebo that hosts some beautiful outdoor wedding ceremonies. There’s not even a need to book an additional photo site since the grounds are surrounded by professionally landscaped greenery and stoned pathways.
If you choose to have your wedding ceremony outside, their stunning Gazebo is the place to be. During the summer, it’s surrounded by lush flowerbeds and draped with a gorgeous sheer white draping. Talk about a picturesque setting to say ‘I do’. White chairs will be lined up for your guests offering shade or sun depending on their preference. And your aisle will consist of a winding stone pathway. If it rains, no worries. At Carl’s Catering The Glen, your ceremony can take place inside of the Banquet Hall with ease. And the giant willow offers some light coverage if you decide to still have your wedding portraits outside once things clear up.
CARL’S CATERING THE GLEN BANQUET HALL
For a reception space, Carl’s Catering The Glen offers exclusive use of their Banquet Hall. Indeed, it has a beautiful country setting that blends the appeal of rustic charm and modern touches. Space features a hand-crafted stone fireplace. It has a two leveled floor plan so everyone can have a good view of you and the speeches. And the sweeping spiral staircase acts as a centerpiece to the foyer, leading down into a grand dining area.
THROUGH THE SEASONS
During the summer season, the grounds are a beautiful shade of green. Their giant willow tree serves as a stunning backdrop. A simple garden lines the stone pathway and decorates their patio area. With flowers and plants blooming, and stunning flowering trees, it is undoubtedly a very picturesque space to work with. As a wedding photographer, I truly do appreciate wedding venues that offer beautiful landscaping for wedding portraits right on site. And even though I’ve never personally captured a winter wedding here, I couldn’t imagine it being anything less. White snow covering this romantic wedding venue. The gazebo frosted by a winter wonderland. Definitely something to look forward to.
INTIMATE WEDDINGS AT CARL’S CATERING THE GLEN
This venue also offers full use of their reception hall. It’s a cozy venue space that can comfortably seat 150 guests. They want you to receive the utmost attention on your special day. Therefore, they do not schedule any other events onsite. So you’re guaranteed a private and intimate setting for your wedding.
From booking the wedding to the late-night snack, they hold your hand the entire way. It’s amazing how attentive these guys are with the guests. Here is a bit of a personal story or rather a review in a way. Back in 2018, I photographed a wedding during really bad a heatwave. The next day, I was supposed to photograph a wedding at Carl’s Catering The Glen but was hospitalized with heatstroke. One of my associates was able to cover the bride’s morning prep while I was picked and prodded.
Luckily I was able to meet the couple as they arrived at the venue. I wasn’t in the best shape but I was there and kept my associate on just in case. The Carl’s Catering team was absolutely amazing. Every 30min or so, one of them would make a point of bringing me ice water so I could keep going. Keep in mind, I’m a vendor. We don’t get a lot of attention when it comes to venues. We’re the last to be served and sometimes don’t even have a place to sit during dinner. And here was Carl’s Catering The Glen, regularly checking in with me, making sure I was ok. It’s something I never forgot, and I’ve been raving about this venue ever since.
Another thing I’ve noticed about this venue over the years is the staff stick around. While most venues have a lot of turnover with their teams, a lot of these faces I see year after year. Carl’s Catering has been in the wedding catering and corporate catering business for many years. Carl Dalli started it when first arriving in Canada and built it from the ground up. His son, Bino Dalli, took over the reins a couple of decades ago. He continues the legacy with incredible food and an amazing team.
HOW TO BOOK CARL’S CATERING THE GLEN
There are so many wonderful locations to photograph wedding portraits at this venue. For more information about wedding photography at the Carl’s Catering The Glen, send an inquiry. More information about the venue’s wedding packages is available on their website.
1857 Queen St W Brampton, ON L6Y0B6 If coming by car, take Highway 401. Take the Mississauga Road exit heading North. You’ll be making a right on Queen Street West. And Carl’s Catering The Glen will be on your right side.
Monday – Friday 9 am – 8 pm Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 6 pm Black Creek Pioneer Village is closed to the public from January to April. However, you can still book your winter wedding here during this time.
There is ample free parking available. However, if you’re looking for a nearby hotel to spend the night, they are near the highway. Holiday Inn & Suites Mississauga – 2565 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 5V4 Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga – 2501 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 4G8 Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto – 7005 Century Ave, Mississauga, ON L5N 7K2