Asian Wedding - Grand Catering from Jacky Young
Or, suggest alternative reputable asian caterers and halls. We did look at MEC and La Rosa, but those just didn't go low enough under our budget.
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This is my opinion as a guest to 2 weddings.
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pmao83 wrote: ↑Jan 18th, 2011 11:01 amI am on the same boat at most of the people here. Iam planning in getting marry in September or October and was in search for the best deal for a Chinese wedding.
Just as a general comment, if you are looking to have your wedding in September/October 2011, then you better hurry! I looked around at various banquet halls starting July 2010 and a lot of the more popular banquet halls (like MEC, Grand Baccus, Diamond Banquet Hall, etc.) were already booked for August/September 2011.
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imak wrote: ↑Jan 19th, 2011 12:35 am@NYIK are you sure Jacky said food is cooked ON SITE?? It is warmed at the on site kitchen but I'm 100% sure it is cooked in a kitchen elsewhere. Jacky was quite honest with me when we discussed this. Seems like other posters have concurred with me on this.
If your budget is $30K and you want it around 200 guests I suspect you won't have an issue. I don't mind divulging that I paid $1000/table for Dragon Dynasty at Atlantis, INCLUDING open bar package. This works out to $1280 (after tax/tip) per table of 10. If we assume you have 20 tables, then you can safely get away with $26,000. Ours wound up being just a bit more than your budget because we had 270 guests, added apps and added dessert table. We also had several vegetarian guests who required special meals which cost extra in a Chinese banquet setting. I also brought in some extra alcohol/red bull at my own expense (my favorite drink is the jagger bomb and I couldn't imagine having my wedding without that). Of course there was some bargaining involved, but my message is that your budget is completely reasonable. Good luck!
In the Toronto Asian wedding scene, your options are fairly limited to these ones that have been bantered about (Jacky, Dragon Dynasty, MEC, La Rosa, Shangri La, Lai Wah Heen) if your goal is to have Chinese banquet in a hall-type setting (ie NOT a restaurant). I think the best bang for your buck comes at restaurants though. I feel like you could easily have a banquet under $1000 per table including tax/tip.
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Grumpy wrote: ↑Jan 19th, 2011 9:47 amThis might be helpful to you but I met with the two gentlemen from the Rovey group who caters Chinese food from Dragon Dynasty to a lot of different banquet halls. I met with them at their Grand Baccus location and they were pretty helpful.
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