Great news for PEC-loving couples: an iconic mansion has just been transformed into a beautiful new wedding venue. The Cape, formerly known as the Ross/McMullen House, is about to finish up its second round of restorations, and as of October will be fit for the Jay Gatsby–approved garden party of your fantasies. The place was originally built in 1864 as a private residence (legend has it John A. Macdonald stayed there), and has spent the past six decades as The Royal Canadian Legion. Toronto couple Jonathan Kearns, owner of an architecture firm, and Corrine Spiegel, a wealth management director at Scotiabank, purchased the place in early 2017, and have spent over a year painstakingly restoring every part of the space—from the yellow brick exterior to the coffered walnut ceilings in the “burned room”.
Now, for $7,500, the entire place can be rented for weekend-long wedding celebrations. Couples can have their rehearsal dinner in the ballroom, which can seat up to 140 guests, sleep their bridal parties in the four luxurious bedrooms upstairs, and have the ceremony on the mansion’s front lawn. The garden can seat over 500 guests outside, and the space has a massive commercial kitchen that can certainly handle the volume (the owners eventually want to turn the space into a culinary academy). For now, their preferred vendors include the nearby Guapos Cantina and EDO Restaurant in Toronto.
299 Main St., Wellington, ON, thecape.pe
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