Conveniently located 5 minutes off the 401 inside the Armenian Centre in Cambridge, Paragon Banquet Centre can accommodate large celebrations of up to 400 guests for a sit down dinner or an intimate gathering with family and friends. Whether you need a location for a ceremony, reception or celebration party Paragon has it all.
Staff at the Ring sat down with Karen & Jaques, owners at the Paragon Banquet Centre to learn more about what this venue has to offer couples…
Photos this page: courtesy of Paragon Banquet & Catering
Karen and Jacques started Paragon in 1986 in Montreal. They moved to Cambridge in 2003 and have been serving Cambridge brides and grooms for over 15 years.
This 5,000 square feet of space is beautifully decorated in a neutral palette of golds, beiges and creams with crystal chandeliers, backdrops, canopy, and pillars with 20ft high ceilings. Paragon Banquet & Catering is one of the largest banquet venues in Cambridge and can set the atmosphere from elegant and stylish, to romantic and ravishing.
There are no columns to work around or to interrupt site lines, so your guests will have a great view from every table. There is also a permanent ceiling treatment for that added bit of décor and tons of parking.
Bride Victoria explains, “Paragon’s style is not something you see at all the venues. The giant chandelier is what caught my attention the minute we walked into the hall to view it for the first time. And the amount of space we had with all the tables was perfect for walking in and out of the room. I also loved the doors that you walk through to get into the room, we were able to keep them closed which helped with privacy just before i walked down the aisle.”
Paragon is truly a full service venue! They can do everything or just the venue/food/bar. Whatever you need. They can assist with recommendations for other wedding professionals such as decor, DJ, photographer, etc. Or they can take care of booking it all for you – ideal for the couple that just wants all the details taken care of.
They even offer ‘backup assistance’. If your photographer cancels the week before your Paragon wedding, they can help arrange another one for you. They only recommend wedding professionals that they have absolute confidence in.
Paragon prides themselves on the longevity of their staff. Every staff member with Paragon has been there a minimum of 10 years and are very experienced in what they do.
Paragon’s wedding packages…
Paragon’s All-Inclusive Wedding Packages range from $35 to $135 per person and cover just about everything their brides and grooms could need for their wedding: banquet space, reception menu, host bar and more.
Offering exceptional service and menu selections from European, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, and French cuisine. They also offer vegetarian options and can accommodate any dietary restrictions.
Paragon Banquet Centre will create customized wedding packages to suit any taste and budget. Prepared by an Executive Chef with 25 years of experience and a highly professional staff, they only select the highest quality ingredients. “Our food is always fresh and local. Whenever possible, we use local businesses in the tri-cities. Everything is cooked from fresh on-site – never, ever frozen!”
Victoria tells us, “We hired the Paragon Banquet Centre for our wedding was for many reasons. They offered Portuguese Food package which included the alcohol in the price per plate, that is an important thing at a Portuguese wedding and we knew it was more than big enough to hold the amount of people that were going to attend the wedding. When we looked at venues Portuguese Food was something we had decided we wanted so it was nice that they offered it without having to bring in another company.”
Details, details, details…
- Venue can accommodate up to 400 people
- All wedding package prices are subject to HST & service charges
- Plate service or buffet dinner from Paragon’s wedding package menus
- Hall rental fee is included in all wedding packages.
- Wedding packages range in price from $35 to $135 per person plus taxes and gratuity
- Package prices include hall rental, food, open bar, staffing, bartenders, dishes, tables, chairs, linens, on-site facilitator and dinner wine.
- A deposit of $2000.00 is required to secure your booking and is due when you sign your contract, with the expected balance due 15 days before the wedding
- It’s best to book as soon as you’ve set your wedding date, to ensure your preferred date is available. Karen recommends booking 12-18 months ahead to avoid disappointment but will gladly check her calendar if you’re looking for a date sooner rather than later.
Contacting Paragon Banquet & Catering
To learn more about Paragon Banquet & Catering, contact a wedding consultant directly by email using the form below. 🙂 You can also give them a call at 519-722-4812 or visit Paragon Banquet & Catering online at www.paragonbanquet.com.