By Heather Arnott and the Food and Beverage Events Team
Edit: This article was revised on October 23 out of consideration for the family
The AGO is host to many corporate and social events every week. While Baillie Court provides a panoramic southward view of the city skyline and the CN Tower, Walker Court also offers a spectacular space for intimate wedding ceremonies.
On Saturday, September 12, the AGO was host to 300 guests for one of the city’s most prestigious weddings. The bride’s family, a prominent figure in the food industry, chose the AGO not only because of its sentimental value to the family, but also due to its incredible reputation as an outstanding food and beverage operation.
Baillie Court located on the third floor of the Gallery, was transformed to fit with the couple’s theme “Under the Stars”. Hanging from the ceiling grid were 2,500 crystals to create a blanket of stars under which guests dined, and the space was complete with beautiful linens and hundreds of flowers to create a spectacular dining experience. The Italian-influenced menu prepared by Chef Anne featured a seafood antipasto, handmade squash ravioli, Manhattan veal tenderloin and a peach crostata. After the fabulous meal, guests danced into the very early morning “under the stars.”