Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to frequently asked questions our guests may have, please click on a category below to be taken to a list of questions and answers.
When do we discuss the specific details for our function?
Between 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding day, we will call you to arrange an appointment. Please allow at least one and a half hours (1 1/2) to discuss your menu and bar details, your event itinerary and your floor plan.
What is the room rental cost?
Room rentals range from $200.00 – $400.00 depending on the banquet room you select.
What is the charge for linens?
The Old Mill Toronto provides complimentary white tablecloths & white napkins. Specialty linens may be arranged directly through our recommended supplier or through the Old Mill Flower Shop.
Does the Old Mill require a deposit to book a function room?
A non-refundable deposit is required to book a function room. This is not a room rental charge. This deposit is applied to your final food & beverage bill.
What are the payment terms for my function?
The balance of your function estimate is due 14 business days prior to your wedding.
May we put a room on hold until we make a decision?
Unfortunately we are not able to reserve function rooms on a hold basis.
How many guests can the Chapel hold?
The Chapel pews can accommodate 110 guests. Extra seating can be arranged at the rear of the Chapel for an additional 20 guests should the need arise.
Can I provide my own music for the Chapel service?
You may arrange to bring in singers and musicians. Please advise your catering representative.
How long is the Chapel service?
The Chapel service starts promptly on the hour and is approximately 25 minutes.
What is included with the Chapel?
The Old Mill Toronto provides a complimentary bridal change room, rehearsal time and access to beautiful gardens for wedding photos.
May we bring our own Officiants to conduct the service?
You are welcome to bring your own Officiants, however you still require our Minister to assist the day of your wedding to ensure all official documents are completed accurately and to assist with the timing of the service. A nominal minister’s assistance fee is applicable.
Are there any rental fees associated with the chapel?
Chapel rental fees vary depending on whether you are having your wedding reception at the Old Mill Toronto. There are also fees associated with the Chapel Organist and Ministers. Please refer to your Chapel information guidelines in your brochure kit for specific costs.
How many guests does the Wedding Garden area seat?
The area can accommodate up to 150 guests for outdoor ceremonies.
What happens in the event of forecasted rain or inclement weather?
A back up function room will be provided as an alternative.
Is the Wedding Garden wheelchair accessible?
We do offer the use of an all terrain wheel chair that will allow access via the park area immediately adjacent to the Wedding Garden area. The only other access to the Wedding Garden is by stairs from the Old Mill garden area.
Will the Old Mill set up my flowers in the wedding garden?
You are responsible to arrange for the set up and removal of all flowers and other decorations.
How long does each course take to serve?
Approximately 20-30 minutes per course.
What is French Service?
The Banquet staff serves the entrée meal on a pre-warmed plate at the table for your guest’s enjoyment.
How many servers per number of guests?
One server is provided for every 20 guests.
What meal arrangements do you provide for children?
For children 12 and under, children’s meals are available or, they may enjoy a smaller portion of the selected entrée. The price for a child’s portion will be 35% off the adult meal price.
What alternative meals do you provide for people with allergies or for vegetarians?
Our Chef can prepare any special meals to accommodate your guest’s dietary restrictions and allergies. This may be pre-arranged with your Catering Representative.
Are candles allowed?
Due to fire regulations open flame candles are not allowed. The Old Mill provides complimentary votive candles. Any candles provided by outside suppliers must have the flame protected.
Do you allow outside catering on premises?
The Old Mill Toronto must provide all catering with the exception of a Wedding Cake or Special Occasion Cake that may be supplied by the client.
May we bring in our own wine or alcohol for our function?
The Old Mill Toronto does not permit outside wine or alcohol to be brought in for consumption on our event premises.
Even though we have a bar package, do we have unlimited alcohol and wine service for our guests?
The concept of the bar package allows for easy planning and budgeting for your wedding function. In the interest of liability, we do not encourage unlimited supply of alcoholic beverages. The bartenders at the Old Mill are SMART SERVE trained. Accordingly they have authority to refuse service to any guest they believe has reached the point of intoxication.
With our bar package, may our guests request double shots of alcohol beverages?
In the interest of liability, we do not encourage excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages. As such, our bartenders will not serve double shots of alcohol to your guests.
Where can my out of town guests stay?
The Old Mill Toronto provides an exclusive 57 room boutique Hotel & Spa on-site.
Is there a discount for the Bridal party and their guests to stay in the Hotel?
For Wedding Receptions held at the Old Mill Toronto, we are pleased to offer special rates for the Bride & Groom to spend their wedding night at The Old Mill Hotel, including 50% off the regular rate of a Suite. We provide 25% off all rooms & suites with the exception of Traditional Rooms.
What are the parking arrangements for my guests?
Complimentary on-site parking is available for your guests.
Is there a time limit on our bar package?
All bar packages are based on a five (5) hour time-frame. For functions with an early start time, the package may be extended by a maximum of one (1) hour for a total of six (6) hours.
May we extend the bar until 2:00 am?
Arrangements to extend the bar hours to 2:00 am can be made with your Catering Representative in advance of your wedding day. An additional fee is applicable.
Who will be the contact from the Old Mill Toronto on the day of our wedding?
Your Banquet Captain will introduce himself/herself when you arrive and will be your contact throughout your event. He/she will look after all the details of your function so you may relax and enjoy your day.
Do you have a safe place to keep envelopes received from our wedding guests?
We have safety deposit boxes that can be accessed through our Manager on Duty. Alternatively, if you have accommodation at the Inn, you can use your in-room safe.
How do I arrange for a Bridal dressing room?
Your catering representative will arrange a complimentary dressing room for you. The key may be signed out at the catering reception on the day of your wedding.
Can bridal parties not having their wedding here take pictures at The Old Mill Inn?
The Old Mill Toronto property is for the exclusive use of wedding parties holding their ceremony or reception at the Old Mill.
Do you have an elevator for guests who have difficulties with stairs?
The Manager on Duty can assist your guests via the service elevator and bring them safely to your function room.
What is the SOCAN/RESOUND fee?
It is a tariff for playing pre-recorded or copyright music at an event. It is the obligation of the facility to collect this fee and submit to the Music Industry Association.
What are the parking arrangements for my guests?
Complimentary on site parking is available for your guests.