Atlantis is one of the Toronto wedding venues with spectacular views of the city. As a professional photographer how has documented several weddings at this splendid event spaces, here are my tips for your Big Day.
Sometimes Lake Shore can be very busy, especially in the summer or during long weekends. I photographed two weddings at during the Pan Am Games and I was delayed for about 30 minutes.
If you have heavy items park in the temporary parking on top of the hill and ask for assistance. The courteous staff will definitely help you.
Atlantis can hold up to three weddings at the same time so please give yourself enough time for the photos. In the summer the rooftop can be very hot in some places towards its centre. Bring water or ask the staff to bring you drinks to keep you hydrated.
Bring a flashlight if you want to go on the rooftop at night as it can be dark. Because there are so many wedding parties held at the same time, it is not uncommon for guests to forget their glasses. Use a flashlight or your phone's torch to illuminate the path.
The best photos of the venue are taken at night when the city lights are on and the Cinesphere dome looks like a UFO giving the photos a cinematic look.
Here are the top reasons this venue this is a perfect location for a wedding.
Built in 1971, the Cinesphere dome, the world first IMAX permanent theatre with a capacity of 800 people, looks amazing at night.
The venue has breathtaking views of the city and Lake Ontario which allows a photographer to create impressive engagement or wedding day portraits.
Nighttime shots look spectacular. With the Cinesphere dome lit at night on one side and the beautiful Toronto skyline on the other, the rooftop is again, a great place for photos.
Its proximity to the Billy Bishop airport makes it ideal if you have guests travelling from other regions of Canada.
Parking is usually a nuisance in downtown Toronto but Atlantis has two huge parking lots and fast golf carts take guests to the venue and back in a matter of minutes.
The rooftop is perfect for a summer wedding. If you want to get hitched in a spectacular place overlooking Lake Ontario, Atlantis is your answer. Even in the warmest days in the summer the rooftop offers a breezy fresh air that will ensure your guests will enjoy your wedding ceremony.
If it rains, you can get married in one of the four banquet halls: Metropolitan, Trillium, Lakeview and Skyline room.
Here is a wedding I photographed at Atlantis Pavilions. If you love the views of downtown Toronto, consider this affordable wedding venue located minutes from downtown Toronto. You can find more information about the packages here. The official location of Atlantis is 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto.
This wedding took place at Atlantis Pavilions, a spectacular venue located on the shore of Lake Ontario minutes from downtown Toronto.
Rob and Hong selected this hall for their wedding for a series of reasons. First, Rob's father used to take him often to Ontario place and Atlantis is part of the complex. For the groom, it was the place where he grew up so it was natural for him to get married here.
Even though originally Hong was planning to have the ceremony on the rooftop, because of the rain, the couple tied the knot in Lakeview Room.
After a very emotional ceremony, we all went to the rooftop for the wedding day portraits. The rain passed and the sun was now shining.
We started with the formal group shots and continued with the creative portraits of the bride and groom accompanied by the bridal party. During the session one of the bride's friends from China called and that gave me and the second shooter the opportunity to capture some great candid shots.
The reception was hosted in the Trillium Room and late at night we went out for a short photo shoot.
The official address of the venue is 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto
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