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Toronto bar to offer Vegas-style weddings

A drinking den in Toronto, Canada, will transform into a wedding chapel next month, offering elopement services inspired by Las Vegas marriage ceremonies.

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Bar Mordecai’s weddings will feature an Elvis serenade

On 12 and 13 February, Bar Mordecai – a venue styled after the films of director Wes Anderson – is shifting its focus from booze to brides.

The bar will turn its private function room into Vegas-style chapel over Valentine’s Day weekend, catering to couples whose wedding plans have been foiled by the pandemic.

Mordecai’s wedding package includes an officiant, a photographer, florals, a serenade by an Elvis impersonator, a celebratory toast and a 30-minute reception; the couple must bring their city hall marriage license, and can invite up to eight guests to attend.

Ready to get hitched? Interested couples can book their ceremony at

To learn how the Canadian bar industry has fared over the past year, check out our on-trade report for the Americas.

Last week we interviewed Edmonton-based bartender James Grant, Diageo World Class 2021 champion, about Canadian hospitality and his experience winning the world’s largest cocktail competition.


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