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Unconventional Venues Canada: From Warehouses to Treehouses

Unconventional Wedding Venues Canada

Unconventional Venues Canada: From Warehouses to Treehouses. In the heart of Canada’s diverse landscapes and vibrant cities, a new trend is reshaping the way couples say “I do”. Welcome to the world of Unconventional Wedding Venues in Canada. From historic urban warehouses steeped in character to picturesque vineyards nestled in the rolling hills, and even the breathtaking wilderness as your backdrop, this trend is all about breaking free from the confines of traditional banquet halls and ballrooms.

Unconventional Venues Canada: From Warehouses to Treehouses
Unconventional Venues Canada: From Warehouses to Treehouses

Breathtaking venues and locations

Join us as we embark on a journey across the Great White North, discovering the most unique and extraordinary settings that Canadian couples are choosing to exchange their vows. These venues not only provide an unforgettable backdrop for your special day but also offer a distinct and personal touch to make your wedding a truly one-of-a-kind celebration.

Historic Castles and Forts:

Choose from a selection of well-preserved castles and forts across Canada, such as Casa Loma in Toronto or the Citadel in Halifax, for a regal and historic wedding experience.

Vineyards and Wineries:

Think about Canada’s wine regions, like Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Many offer picturesque settings among vineyards and wine cellars, perfect for couples who appreciate rustic charm. Try Cave Springs Vineyard or Vineland Estates.

Art Galleries and Museums:

Exchange vows surrounded by creativity and culture in renowned institutions like the Art Gallery of Ontario or the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, offering a unique and artistic atmosphere.

Lighthouses and Beaches:

Marry with the sound of crashing waves as your soundtrack at a coastal lighthouse or beachfront venue, with options along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Great Lakes coasts. in Ontario look at Serenity Cottage on Georgian Bay.

Converted Warehouses and Factories:

Industrial spaces like The Fermenting Cellar in Toronto or The Pipe Shop in Vancouver provide a trendy, urban backdrop for couples seeking a contemporary and chic wedding venue.

Botanical Gardens and Conservatories:

Bask in the natural beauty of Canada’s lush botanical gardens and conservatories. Venues include the Montreal Botanical Garden or the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario.

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Treehouse Retreats:

Embrace nature with a whimsical wedding in one of Canada’s stunning treehouse retreats, like Free Spirit Spheres in British Columbia, for a truly enchanting and unique experience.

Rural Barns and Farmhouses:

For a rustic and charming celebration, consider a converted barn or farmhouse venue in the countryside. This offers a blend of natural beauty and vintage allure.

Historic Theaters and Cinemas:

Make your love story the star of the show. Host your wedding in a vintage theater or cinema, such as The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto.

Mountain Lodges and Chalets:

Canada’s picturesque mountain regions, like Banff and Whistler, boast stunning lodges and chalets. These provide a cozy and intimate setting with breathtaking alpine views.

About our violinists cellists, and string ensembles

Duo d’Amore is an award winning string ensemble, made up of professional violin, viola and cello players. Together we have versatile string ensembles such as solo violinists and cellists, string duos, string trios and quartets. We perform a wide variety of music including pop, Top40, video game music and classical for weddings, special and corporate events.

Whatever the size and scope of your wedding or event, there is a string ensemble that will perfectly suit the occasion. Listed below is an overview of our string ensembles, and some general remarks about the size of wedding or event where they are best suited. Every event is unique and we suggest that you contact us so that we can plan and customize a string ensemble for your special occasion. Contact us here

Matthew and the team were very professional. The music was BEAUTIFUL!! Their song list was extensive and included both modern day songs as well as classical. The music and the wonderful musicians made the whole experience so enjoyable for us!


The solo violin

The smallest bowed string instrument in the violin family is the violin. It is also the quietest instrument. That does not mean that it cannot produce a large sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra. This is in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. And this is why at wedding ceremonies for example we often are quite picky about the exact spot where our violinists and ensembles perform. No matter if the string ensemble is outdoors or indoors a single violinist is a great choice.

Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist is a great option for those who want live music but have a smaller budget. The solo violinist performs classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners.

The solo cello

Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. Larger than the violin, it is very resonant, and can play an equally wide range of music. Clients that hire the solo cello and solo violin for weddings and events often have a guest list of under 50, but not necessarily so.

The violin and cello duo

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player. This is our most requested string ensemble for hire. As well, having both the violin, which is able to play soaring melodies, and the cello which is able to anchor and often accompany. All this while having an even larger sound it is no wonder that this is our most popular string ensemble. I like to imagine that the violin is like the right hand of the piano and the cello is the left had of the piano, together they can play almost anything, and that is another reason that it is our most popular ensembles.

Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo is a popular choice for weddings. The duo consists of a violinist and a cellist who play together, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound. The duo’s repertoire includes classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner parties.

The String Trio

The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third instrument. Often this is a violin or viola. We recommend this ensemble for 150-200 guests. Also, the string trio a great mid size ensemble that is an excellent option for an outdoor wedding or large church wedding.

The String Quartet

Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire. We often recommend the string quartet for large gatherings, receptions, weddings and events with 200 or more guests. The string quartet is one of our more versatile ensembles, as we can perform everything from Bach, Beethoven and Brahms in the classical spectrum, to pop, jazz, folk, Top40 and beyond.

How to choose the right string ensemble for my event? How do I choose between a solo violinist/cellist, a string duo, string trio or string quartet for my event?

Choose the right string ensemble

Choosing between a solo violinist/cellist, a string duo, trio or quartet for your event can be a difficult decision. Each option offers unique benefits and will create a different ambiance and atmosphere. Here are a few factors to consider when making your decision:


A solo violinist/cellist will typically be the most affordable option, while a string quartet will be the most expensive. If budget is a major consideration, a solo violinist/cellist or a string duo may be the best choice.


The size of the space where the event will be held will also affect which ensemble you choose for your event. A solo violinist/cellist or a string duo will be more suitable for a smaller space, while a string quartet will be better for a larger venue.

Music selection

A solo violinist/cellist or a string duo may be a better choice for a more intimate and personal event, such as a wedding ceremony, where a more classical and traditional music selection is often required. On the other hand, a string trio or quartet will be able to play a wider range of music, including contemporary and pop songs, making them more suitable for larger events such as a cocktail receptions or corporate events. Use youtube as a resource:

Number of guests

The number of guests will also play a role in your decision. A solo violinist/cellist or a string duo will be more intimate and perfect for small gatherings, while a string trio or quartet will be more suitable for larger events with a bigger audience.

Personal preference

Ultimately, to choose the right string ensemble for your event will come down to personal preference. Listen to samples ( of the different options and think about which one feels right for you. It is always worth inquiring about the different options available, to make sure you get exactly what you want for your event.

Not only classical–huge pop and modern music list

Having pop string music at a wedding or reception offers a unique and enchanting atmosphere that beautifully blends tradition with contemporary flair. One of the key advantages is the versatility it brings to the event. Pop string music has the ability to cover a wide range of popular songs, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Diverse musical experience

This creates a diverse musical experience that can cater to various tastes and preferences among guests. The ethereal sound of strings adds an elegant and sophisticated touch to the occasion. This elevates the overall ambiance and providing a touch of class that complements the celebration’s significance. The live performance of pop songs on strings infuses an intimate and emotional quality to the music. And this makes it a memorable and cherished part of the wedding festivities. It strikes a perfect balance between modernity and timelessness, leaving a lasting impression on all those in attendance.