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Monday, February 18, 2013

An event planners dream: Marche Brookfield

I have hosted over a dozen networking events at Marche in Brookfield Place. There is NO venue I recommend more highly and yet even I did not know the power of this location for business and personal event planning. marche

Anyone who has been to my now four year dinner event at AFP Congress knows that this venue has it all. Varied menu for all tastes and food restrictions, instant dining with the ability to come and go as guests please, indoor patio for networking where the diners can hear each other speak and close to the Metro Convention Centre. It’s as perfect as a venue can get.

Recently I connected with Larysa Kalyta the PR, Sales and Event lead, mostly to compliment the Marche Brookfield team after another smashing event success and some real wow-points from the staff around service. We had a fascinating conversation about the versatility of the space and what Marche is doing with it on a weekly basis.

All-Day business training in house with the technical ability to host on site. Salsa dance nights for the new live/work downtown set. Early morning networking meetings for Bay St. groups. Social gatherings for family travelling in from all parts of the GTA and a kids area I didn’t know existed.

She finished our talk with a powerful phrase. “Mr. Nazareth, never assume anything about Marche Brookfield. Don’t think of it as a restaurant, think of it as a canvass for your networking goals. Whatever the event, we can make it happen with flying colors, tastes and results”.  Larysa event remembered I had just had a baby and gave me an adorable plush Marche mascot for him. I recently hosted a breakfast networking event with Larysa and had almost 40 guests using a space in the restaurant I had never used before. She delivered on her promise.

There is so much more to this venue than meets the eye. SO dear network, don’t assume like I did. Make contact with Larysa, arrange a tour or conversation about your needs and rock your event.

Here’s a quick ‘taste’ of the venue DineTO named the “best place to host a group function in Toronto” – Enjoy!

Paul Nazareth





  1. One word, "Sweet"! I'm glad that this partnership is working out so well.

    Christina @gptekkie

  2. It is definitely a great place, thank you for sharing Paul.

  3. This is really a wonderful sideshow, I want to share these with my friends. Perfect event management

  4. I have been to a similar event and I have to tell you that I finally got to see all the work behind the scenes that I never knew about. You guys have so much stress on you to get it right that it is a wonder it ever works out perfectly. You guys deserve a huge amount of credit.

    Neal Johnston @ Zynger Event Designs

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