Ajax Convention Centre
When picking a venue in Durham what are my options?
The first place I am going to write about is the Ajax Convention Centre and everything they have to offer.
The Ajax Convention Centre is an elegant and spacious location. They have two grand staircases, high ceilings, four ballrooms and two event rooms. They have the Grand Ballroom, Westney Ballroom, Bayly Ballroom, Kingston Ballroom, Salem Room and Harwood Room. Each ballroom has a separate room attached with a bar for cocktail hour, late night food stations and mingling with other guests. Ajax Convention Centre can accommodate 25 -600 guests.
(Note from Neil 🙂 i have snuck the late night table pizza on my way out, after a long day it really hits the spot!)
Ajax Convention Centre has special accommodation rates at their two neighboring hotels. Out of town guests and guests who want to celebrate all night just have to walk over to the hotel at the end of the night. There is also a lot of parking to accommodate all your guests. Ajax Convention Centre’s location is easy to find and is right off of the 401 at the Salem exit.
(Note from Neil 🙂 the two hotels save so much time for wedding parties and guest. Bride and groom can be on different floors of the hotel and photographer can run back and forth)
Ajax Convention Centre also offers you the option to have the ceremony on site inside one of their ballrooms. Their ceremony location is bright and beautiful. No need to worry, they take care of the set up and the weather is not a problem.
Ajax Convention Centre
- Monday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
- Tuesday – Friday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
- Sunday: Closed
If you are looking for locations nearby to do your wedding pictures here are a few:
1) Veteran’s Point Gardens – Waterfront Trail, Ajax
2) Rotary Sunrise Lake Park – Water St., Whitby
3) Trafalgar Castle School – 401 Reynolds St., Whitby
4) Pickering Museum Village – 2365 Concession Rd 6, Greenwood, Ontario
If your day allows for more time to travel to Oshawa you have:
1) Lakeview Park Beach – 1675 Simcoe St. S.
2) The Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens – 155 Arena St.,
3) Parkwood Estate – 270 Simcoe St. N.
Remember to add time to your day for travel to allow you to capture everything you want. Also keep in mind most places need permits or have a fee.
At Ajax Convention Centre I am sure you will find a Wedding Package that will cover everything you want and more. All their packages include a Maitre D’ and event coordinator which will make planning your day a whole lot easier. Kim Brigden, the General Manager, and her team are professional, friendly and wonderful to work with.
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