Royal wedding fever is on countdown mode and if you’re like me you’ll be sipping tea and sharing a scone as the happy couple, Prince William & Catherine (Kate) Middleton, say ‘I Do’ this week! For those who want more than a memory in their PJ’s here are some of the best bets for a ‘royal affair’ in Toronto – celebrate in style!
On the Park Events & Conference Centre, 1095 Leslie St. (416-510-2002)
Friday, April 29. Doors open at 5:30 a.m., live telecast on 17-foot HD screen at 6.
Admission: $25 (plus tax).
Includes buffet breakfast, rides in open-style horse and carriage, door prizes.
Fox & the Fiddle, 27 Wellesley E. (416-944-9369)
Friday, April 29, 5:30 a.m.
English breakfast + live telecast of the Royal Wedding
Duke of Kent, 2315 Yonge St. (416-485-9507)
Friday, April 29, 5 a.m.
Traditional English breakfast for $8.99 + live telecast
Le Méridien King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. East (416-863-9700)
Friday, April 29, 5-9 a.m.
Full English breakfast at the Sovereign Ballroom
$65/person + live telecast of the Royal Wedding
Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St. Thomas St. (416-971-9666)
April 28-30: “The Royal Tea and Gift” – traditional afternoon tea, $75
April 29: 4-11 a.m. – “The Royal Experience” – Traditional English breakfast + live telecast of the Royal Wedding, $125
April 29: 2-5 p.m. – “A Royal Buffet Tea” in the Courtyard Café, $60
Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W.
Friday, April 29 at the Library Bar – English afternoon tea served in fine china with sandwiches, pastries and dessert + live telecast, $35. Reservations: 416-860-5004.
Friday, April 29, 5 a.m. at Epic Lounge – Traditional English breakfast, $21. Smart casual dress code. Reservations: 416-860-6949.
Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room, 95 Lavinia Ave. (416-392-1954
April 29, 5:45 a.m.
Tea service + live telecast.
Hosted by Parkdale-High Park councillor Sarah Doucette.
Red white and blue dress code.
Dundurn Castle, 610 York Blvd, Hamilton (905-546-2872)
April 29: 4-6 p.m.
Royal Tea at the ancestral home of the Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
T-buds Uptown Tea Lounge, 3343 Yonge St. (647-352-3622)
Friday, April 29, 1-3 p.m.
Full service afternoon tea and fine foods, complete with a custom-made Royal Wedding tea blend and a life-size cardboard cut-out of Will and Kate for picture-taking purpose (some proceeds go to Children’s Wish Foundation).
Acheson’s Gifts and Decorative Accents, 78 First St., Orangeville (519-940-4719)
April 29, 5 a.m.
Complimentary tea, scones and sandwiches.
Entry charge is one non-perishable food item to be donated to local food band.
Toronto Antiques on King, 284 King St. W. (416-260-9057)
Friday, April 29, 1-5 p.m.
Royal wedding party with high tea.
Half of $100 sale price from faux Kate Middleton engagement rings going to Make A Wish Foundation.
Where will you be celebrating?