February 18, 2021
Pickering Event Centre is located 30 minutes from downtown Toronto in Pickering, Ontario, right off the Brock Road exit of Highway 401. This up and coming Pickering wedding venue is expected to open in Q1 of 2021, and features an urban industrial style east of the city. It’s not hard to miss, as this venue can be seen while driving down Highway 401. This new boutique venue is the newest addition to wedding venues in Pickering after many years, which showcases large windows for natural lighting and aspirations to bring modern freshness into the wedding scene. For engaged couples looking for a wedding venue in Pickering that has a modern look, here are some things you should know if you plan to host a Pickering Event Centre wedding!
Owners Abhishek and Johney are not new to the wedding scene. After many years in the industry, they decided to team up to bring the newest wedding venue to Pickering.
At Pickering Event Centre, there is a single hall dedicated to one event, so there’s no worry of sharing a lobby with guests from another wedding party. The wedding venue’s capacity is for 200 seated guests and offers a bridal suite to get ready in, expert culinary staff, various food and drink options, and in-house audio/video and Wi-Fi packages available.
As for weddings, some notable items included for your party comprise of a gift table, guest book table, welcome table, table numbers and easel, as well as personalized food tasting prior to your wedding.
Pickering Event Centre offers Micro Wedding Packages in 3 categories (note, all pricing is subject to HST):
Some items to note: there is a security guard fee that will apply, no outside food/drinks are allowed, and all events must conclude by 9PM.
Pickering Event Centre offers a variety of in-house and catered food options. Cuisine menus offered include:
Halal options are also available.
Note that if you would like a “Family Style Service” expect to pay 16% in gratuity and for “Table Service” an additional 19% in gratuity.
Note, all pricing shown is the regular pricing and subject to HST. There is exclusive pricing available for events booked before April 2021, which can be found on the Pickering Event Centre website.
There is a buffet menu offered and pricing varies depending on the day of the week and time of day, as follows:
There are upgrades available including late night options, cocktail hour, and food stations!
When you host your wedding at Pickering Event Centre, you have the option of bar menu packages. Each package gives you 7 hours of open bar time, one licensed bartender (an additional bartender will cost you $199), and soft drinks, juice, tea, and coffee are all included in any bar menu package.
You also have the option of wine bottles (red & white) ready at each table for $45/table. There is also the option of per-drink pricing from $6.25-7.25/drink, where you can have a cash bar option (guests pay for their own drinks) or a tab bar option (you pay for your guests’ drinks). In addition, you can expect to pay $17/guest for a wine-only bar.
At Pickering Event Centre, there is a room rental fee of $1650.
There are a few hotel options available fairly near Pickering Event Centre. The closest hotel option is Super 8 by Wyndham (2-star hotel), which is located in Ajax about a 10-minute drive from the venue. If you are looking for slightly better hotel options, there’s the Hilton Garden Inn (3-star hotel) and the Homewood Suites by Hilton (3-star hotel), which are about a 13-minute drive away also located in Ajax.
Please note that the above prices and details are accurate as of the launch of this blog post. Please contact Pickering Event Centre for the most up-to-date information.
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