Ok, I had a bit of a meltdown yesterday. J and I haven’t booked our venue yet, and the popular places in Toronto are all getting snapped up. So last night, I put a list together for J to go through, with all our current potentials, including details, website links and images.
This morning, I made 3 phone calls. One of them was to Liuna Station. We are not going to have our wedding here, but it is seriously so gorgeous that I can’t not talk about it. This is saying a lot, considering the fact that I’ve never been there, and it’s in Hamilton.
Yes, within that dirty Hamilton smog, there’s stands a place that shines so bright, it even caught MY eye (the pickiest eye of all). This venue used to be a rail station, part of the Canadian National Railway. It was built in 1929, and closed back in 1993. Then in 1996, it was used in the movie The Long Kiss Goodnight, with lots of money spent in renovations (apparently X-Men has been filmed there, too). Anyway, it was bought by the Labourer’s International Union of North America, which is how it came to be known as LIUNA Station.
Enough with the talk, let’s move on to the photos (all photos belong to liunastation.com).
I believe these drapes are by Versace (no joke, it says so on their site).
So if you are looking for a venue in Hamilton, look no further! Packages are reasonably priced, and as I’ve been told, the photos don’t do the space justice.
Ok, now that I’ve stopped pimping out LIUNA Station, I can chat a little bit about my state of mind. Up until 15:45 this afternoon, I was having a crisis. What happened at exactly that time? J and I went to scout our latest venue… and for the first time, we were wowed. YES! We had not felt that way about any of the places we’d seen, but today, we were very pleasantly surprised, and now I’m super excited. I won’t tell you where it is yet (how else can I get you readers to come back?), but hopefully by next week – before June 1st, our deadline, to be exact - we have a space for our wedding!