If you're on the hunt for a wedding venue that not only caters to your celebration but brings a modern, lively vibe to the table, then The Diplomat is the place for you! Situated on King William Street, this hidden gem exudes a vibrant, chic setting, creating a fun and energetic ambiance that has swiftly earned it the title of a local favourite. The Diplomat is the perfect fit for couples seeking a classy yet low-key atmosphere to elevate their special day. With a diverse menu and drinks that cater to every palate, The Diplomat ensures that your wedding will be a unique and memorable experience.

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One thing I love about The Diplomat is that they understand that wedding planning should be exciting, not stressful. To help achieve this they offer a variety of services to simplify and enhance your experience. On the big day, The Diplomat has it covered - from set up and clean up to providing tables, chairs, linens, napkins, cutlery, and glassware. They've thought of everything, including audiovisual equipment, a DJ booth, wireless microphone, projector and screen, coat check, cake cutting, parking, and wheelchair access. Your needs are anticipated, allowing you to focus on enjoying the celebration.

Food and Drink

Now for one of this venue's highlights - the food! The Diplomat sets itself apart with a menu that's not just diverse but downright delicious. Whether you're hankering for a classic burger, a fiery curry, or a crisp and refreshing salad, The Diplomat has your taste buds covered. And then there are the signature cocktails! They're not just drinks; they're sips of pure joy.

Now, when it comes to catering for your wedding day, The Diplomat pulls out all the stops with four tempting options tailored to your preference and budget:

  • Plated: Imagine a three-course meal with a choice of appetizer, main course, and dessert, elegantly served individually to each guest.
  • Buffet: It's a feast! A self-serve station adorned with an array of hot and cold dishes, salads, breads, and desserts, letting guests curate their own culinary adventure.
  • Cocktail: Let the mingling begin! A selection of bite-sized wonders – sliders, skewers, dips, and pastries, artfully served on trays or displayed on tables for that laid-back, social vibe.
  • Family Style: It's all about sharing and caring! Platters and bowls of goodness – meats, cheeses, veggies, and grains – placed on each table, fostering interaction and communal joy.

Craving something specific or dealing with dietary needs? No worries! The Diplomat has your back, offering custom menus catering to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or halal options. The beauty lies in the details, and their dedicated staff will work hand-in-hand with you to create a menu that aligns seamlessly with your vision and theme. Dive into their website for a sneak peek at some mouthwatering samples or give them a shout for all the delicious details.

Available Spaces

The Diplomat has four different spaces that you can use for your ceremony and reception, depending on the size and layout of your event. Most couples will book out the entire restaurant for a more exclusive and intimate experience.

King William’s Corner

Capacity: Seats up to 30 guests

This space is ideal for a small cocktail reception, with a capacity of 30 guests. It features high top tables, lounge chairs, and a window view of the street.

Rebecca’s Corner

Capacity: Seats up to 40 guests

This space is perfect for a medium-sized cocktail reception, with a capacity of 40 guests. It features a mix of high top tables, lounge chairs, and bar stools, and a view of the patio.

The East Side

Capacity: Seats up to 50 guests/80 standing guests

This space is suitable for a larger seated dinner or cocktail reception, with a capacity of 50 seated guests or 80 standing guests. It features a long communal table, a DJ booth, and a projector and screen.

The West Side

Capacity: Seats up to 40 guests/70 standing guests

This space is also great for a larger seated dinner or cocktail reception, with a capacity of 40 seated guests or 70 standing guests. It features a mix of tables and chairs, a bar, and a fireplace.


The pricing of The Diplomat varies depending on the date, time, and season of your event, as well as the number of guests, catering options, and bar options. According to the Diplomats 2023 Event Package, pricing ranges from $4000-$12,500 for a full restaurant buyout including a $1000 deposit to reserve your date. You can contact the venue directly for a quote, or request a visit to see the space in person. The best way to get an accurate quote is to contact The Diplomat directly at (905) 523-43434 or visit their website here.

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