The Windsor Arms Hotel is well-known for its lavish and grand style. It’s been the host of countless upscale events and parties and has won multiple awards for its onsite restaurants and spas. It’s known to have the likes of George Clooney and other celebs meander it’s halls during TIFF and, if that’s not enough to convince you of this venue’s eminence, then the devoted attitudes of Cindy and the staff at the Windsor Arms surely will. We asked the Windsor Arms team to tell us everything a Toronto area bride would want to know about saying I Do to this gorgeous space. Here’s what we found…
Crisp white tablecloths, engraved and monogrammed silverware, a doorman opening the grand front door, lush tea rooms, and majestic crystal chandeliers. If the Windsor Arms Hotel makes me feel like a princess, their afternoon tea is a model of royal treatment. After the doorman let myself and my boyfriend in, I was in awe. It wasn’t my first time at the hotel, but I was clearly seeing the hotel lobby and even other parts of the hotel with fresh eyes. There were lush green palms in the lobby, a gorgeous, gigantic chandelier hanging from the high ceiling, and a beautiful balcony view of the lobby and banquet hall courtyard cafe from the 2nd floor of the hotel. I was so thrilled to be here again and I was ready to sit down to a beautiful tea full of tea sandwiches, scones, petit fours, and copious amounts of sweet tea.
One of the wonderful things about Winterlicious is that it allows you to be introduced to restaurants that you a) normally wouldn't go to, or b) didn't even know were there. The latter was the case in my visit to Prime Steakhouse at the Windsor Arms for lunch last Wednesday. To be honest, I'm not really sure how I missed out on the Prime memo, considering that I live down the street and was even at the Windsor Arms for tea a few weeks ago.
Just over the summer, my buddy and I went on a grand ol’ adventure in the UK. It was a lot of fun travelling to London, Edinburgh (pronounced Ed-in-bra), and Glasgow. We went from castle to castle, admired the beautiful (and not so beautiful) men in kilts, and drank lots of tea (and by lots of tea I mean LOTS of tea).