Wedding Photography at Fantasy Farm
If you are thinking of a unique Toronto Wedding venue, then Fantasy Farm is a great choice. It offers a stunning backdrop for photos. You can see the Toronto skyline in the distance at this venue. But, the key feature is the venue itself. Its rustic architecture is gorgeous and will lead you through a maze of photo opportunities. Across the parking lot, there is an ancient willow tree and luscious woods. At the bottom of its wooden stairwell is an elaborate garden that works beautifully as a ceremony space.
The venue sits in the middle of 200 acres of conservation land. The grounds are a combination of well-maintained gardens, a stone terrace, a back pavilion, a koi pond, fountains, and a waterfall.
And if you’re really into history, the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is just across the street. It was a small settlement location that started out as a lumber mill in the 1790s. In fact, its original name was the “Don Mills.”
Indeed, the venue’s space is perfect for capturing that all-encompassing light. It has been a popular wedding location in Toronto since 1943. I mean with a name like Fantasy Farm, who doesn’t want to get married there? Throw in their incredible all-inclusive service and their fairy tale venue space and you’re in heaven. With ample garden space and big windows in the venue, you have an opportunity to plan a spectacular golden hour photo session during your wedding.
Fantasy Farm is a hidden gem that can house a host of events. It is regarded by many as the premier celebration destination of Toronto. It has a rich history spanning over two centuries. Moreover, the rooms at the venue can cater to different kinds of events such as anniversaries, weddings, conferences, holiday parties, and other family functions and corporate events.
The Grand Ballroom offers floor to ceiling windows and wood beam accents. It’s suitable for celebrations of up to 220 people. The Grand Ballroom also offers indoor wedding ceremonies. In fact, the venue’s staff can quickly turn over the hall for your evening wedding reception as well.
Alternatively, the upper floor consists of the Cozy Cottage. It provides a more intimate space for your celebration. This quaint cottage room overs lots of natural light and includes a large outdoor terrace and fountain.
Aside from being a truly unique cocktail hour space, the Terrace also offers a unique location for your wedding ceremony.
History of Fantasy Farm
Its history extends back over 200 years to the 1790s. Back then, the land on the Don River belonged to Isaiah and Aaron Skinner. The intention was building a mill to provide lumber for the settlement of York in Upper Canada.
The property was once the Skinner home. Later, the Taylors acquired it. However, they somewhat neglected the property. In fact, it was not until almost half a century later, when Rand Freeland came along, that things changed. He bought the land for $500 and transformed it into the wedding venue we know today.
Its well-maintained grounds coupled with the natural enclosure of the surrounding valley and forests was a welcoming haven for guests escaping the city.
How to Book
There are so many wonderful locations to photograph wedding portraits here. For more information about wedding photography at Fantasy Farm, send an inquiry. More information about the venue’s wedding packages is available on their website.
50 Pottery Road
If coming by car, take the Don Valley Parkway. Take the Bayview Ave exit heading North. You’ll be making a right on Pottery Road. And Fantasy Farm will be on your left side.
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 11 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 2pm
There is ample free parking available. However, if you’re looking for a nearby hotel to spend the night, the closest ones are in the city. On the plus side, the venue does offer overnight parking if you wish to leave your car and grab it in the morning.
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