Sassafraz Wedding Guide

Sassafraz Wedding Venue in Historic Yorkville

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Many couples dream of having a Sassafraz wedding, right in the heart of Yorkville and if you’re looking for a great Toronto wedding venue, don’t overlook the less traditional options. We’re talking about quirky venues that are just as stylish as the more traditional banquet halls, but feature a more relaxed, livelier vibe. A great example is the Sassafraz Restaurant, a cozy bistro-style eatery that also features a beautiful outdoor patio.

A favourite with the city’s foodie crowd, Sassafraz’s menu is a mix of French classics and contemporary dishes. With attentive service and a gorgeous space, it’s sure to please all your guests.

This is one of the city’s most popular wedding venues and a perfect choice for those who love exquisite food and want a luxurious, yet casual, ceremony and reception. Sassafraz has a marvelous decor, and it is located in the heart of the city and is a great place to hold the wedding dinner.

It is no surprise that is among the most sought after event spaces in Toronto.

Sassafraz Wedding Cost

According to Sassafraz, the wedding related cost starts at $155 per person and includes a 7 hour continental bar (13% tax and 18% gratuity apply). Guests can pick from a menu at the table and the dishes are identical to those in the a-la-carte menu. The establishment offers dairy free and gluten-free options.

Reasons Why You Will Love Getting Married at Sassafraz

This intimate restaurant is one of the best venues in the GTA when it comes to food and service quality. The restaurant is consistently ranked among the top intimate locations to get hitched in Toronto, and in the dining room you can often see celebrities during TIFF.

Few people know that Sassafraz hosts over 50 weddings a year and many corporate events or celebrations of special occasions. The professional staff will do their best to make your dream wedding a memorable event for you and your guests.

If you are planning a small wedding, the event space can accommodate about 125, 150 guests.You can have the ceremony on site, followed by the cocktail and reception.

The dance floor is fairly spacious and the living wall is perfect for your romantic first dance wedding photos.The restaurant’s acoustic is impressive and if you plan to have a live band play during your reception, you will be impressed.

There is an affordable parking space right across the event space. Its address is 87 Critchley Ln and your guests, friends and family can park underground.

From a wedding photographer’s standpoint, the restaurant is located in downtown Toronto, where the artist can take beautiful portraits of the newlyweds, guests and the bridal party in a 2 minute radius.

You can step out just across from the restaurant, in the Village of Yorkville Park to take a few intimate wedding shots. During the winter, the park is adorned with Christmas lights and especially at night it looks splendid. The neighbourhood abounds in terraces and coffee shops (Sorry and Starbucks are our favourites) and is a perfect setting for candid images of the newlyweds. You will not need a wedding photography permit.

The place is close to Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and U of T and Bloor St. and one can create masterpieces in a short period of time.

Best Places for Group Photos

If you have access to the second floor of the event space, use the wall at the end of the room for family photos. On the lower level, the living wall is a good option as well.

Best Locations for Couple Photos

The most obvious spot to take romantic portraits is the Village of Yorkville Park. Hazelton Ave. and Cumberland St. are two picturesque roads where you can take a few urban environmental portraits.

Many couples head to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Philosophers’ Walk for bridal party and bride and groom photos.

Trinity College is also a great spot for a first look and for wedding party photos. Please note that you will need a photography permit.

Finally, Ramsden Park is a perfect spot to take group photos if you prefer a natural setting.

Casa Loma and Knox College

If you have 1-2 hours available, you could take your photographs at Casa Loma or Knox College. Both locations have stunning interiors and gorgeous grounds for your photos. Please note that both locations require wedding photography permits.


100 Cumberland St.

Wedding Venue

This place is a great choice for the food aficionados and the menu served to your guests is identical to the one served in the restaurant. The quality of food and the excellent service made Sassafraz Toronto one of the most sought after intimate wedding venues in the GTA.


The restaurant does not have its own parking and street parking is rare, especially in the summer. Still, there is a parking lot close by at 84 Critchley on. It is open 24 hours and relatively inexpensive.


The restaurant is steps away from the Bay subway station, so your guests will have no problem arriving at the venue.

Real Sassafraz Wedding

Enjoy this splendid wedding captured by Photography by Calin –


There are plenty of hotels in the area and here are the closest ones to the restaurant:

The Hazelton Hotel

Four Seasons Toronto

Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel

Avalon Hotel Yorkville


Toronto is a beautiful city that boasts a wide range of wedding venues, from classy hotels to luxurious and elegant nightclubs. If you want to get married here, you have to choose your wedding location carefully, because every venue has its own particular features and it has to suit your vision for the wedding. Sassafraz is a perfect choice for the discerning bride. It excels in divine food, awe-inspiring service and professionalism, an unbeatable location, charm and a team that will make your special day memorable.

Hire Photography by Calin to Capture Your Big Day

Are you looking for an experienced studio that is familiar with the venue and can deliver amazing results? Contact Photography by Calin to inquire about availability.

Packages starting from $2999 for 10 hours of photography.