Hilton Markham Suites – Best Place to “Get Ready” on Your Wedding Day

Hi everyone,

This week’s post is a little different. I had the great pleasure of shadowing photographer Brett Ida of Idamagine Photography a few weeks back. It gave me great insight into what a photographer’s full wedding day entails – which is different and similarly as demanding as that of a Wedding Planner’s. I have so much respect for the photographers who give it their all and deliver their best to their couples. It was a beautiful summer day with the sweetest & funniest couple. I now know why a lot of couples choose Hilton Markham Suites as their “Getting Ready” place and/or their ceremony/reception venue. There are so many great photo opportunities, which I will show you below!

hilton markham wedding outside

There’s no other hotel quite like it in the city. There’s a European bistro-bar, feel to it, and it’s architecturally designed with many details that you don’t see often anymore.

hilton markham wedding clock inside

A great place to hang your wedding dress (besides a window or door) is to go outside! Here’s the garden/terrace of the hotel.

wedding dress hanging in the garden of the hilton markham wedding

The garden/terrace is also a perfect spot for the Couple’s “First Look”, portraits, and also Family shots once you walk further down the path. Facing the hotel, is where the outdoor ceremonies take place as well.

hilton markham wedding garden outdoors

There’s many rooms for couples to get ready in, for instance, below, we are in a meeting space where we are using as a changing area, storage space and for make-up/hair in the morning. It’s quite spacious, and we were able to take a few beautiful photos of the bride by the window. Check out these photographer umbrellas. I’ve never seen something quite like it. They’re used to balance the light.

photographer assistant inside the hilton markham wedding getting ready room

Hilton Markham Suites also has a pretty impressive lobby area. Many great nooks and staircases, refined bar and lounge area and balconies. A great photographer takes note of all the different possibilities and with any space, can tap into their creativity and eye for detail, to create something formidable and unexpected.

hilton markham wedding in the lobby

Although it may be hard to picture without a couple in it… this hallway is one of my favourites for pictures. It’s so elegant and timeless – and it literally took my breath away. I can’t wait to share pictures when the photographer has them up!

hilton markham wedding hallway indoors

And of course the obligatory night time shots inside the elevators… romantic and intimate, magical and heartfelt. You cannot leave the hotel until you’ve captured this shot! Be sure to request this of your photographer if you’re planning to take pictures here.

Hope you enjoyed my post! Feel free to share this with anyone who you might think would like this and are considering Hilton Markham Suites for any part of their wedding day!

hilton markham wedding elevators in the lobby great for night photos

Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
Address: 8500 Warden Ave, Markham, ON L6G 1A5
Phone: (905) 470-8500
Website: Hilton Markham Suites


Cindy Li
Certified Wedding Planner, Wonder Chic Events

Wonder Chic Events is the wedding planner for urban, stylish and fun couples. We would love to be your right-hand partner in helping you plan your big day from the moment you say “Yes” to the Proposal until the day you say ‘I Do” down the aisle.

Contact us today for a complimentary initial meeting to discuss your beautiful, unique and heartfelt day with us over coffee/tea at a location that is convenient for you. Let us take care of the details so you can spend quality time with each of your lovely guests and enjoy your wedding day with peace of mind!

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