A Night To Remember, With Arriba Restaurant and Renaissance Toronto!

Being a Maid of honor is a pretty stressful job!

In all honesty, it’s been pretty smooth sailing so far. My sister is far from a BRIDEZILLA and has really asked very little!

I knew that her bachelorette party was on me to plan. I also knew I wanted something that she and everyone else would remember and love! My sister is not one to party hard and considering my mom and her future mother in law would be in attendance…. no “adult entertainment” would be involved…. Seriously I think I would die from awkwardness!

If you know my sister, you know there are a few things she holds dear to her heart. Two Of those being : Good food and The Toronto Blue Jays!

After a visit to Arriba Restaurant and Lounge located in the Renaissance Hotel Toronto  last year. I knew it would be the place to give us the best of both worlds!

The Hotel is the only one in North America, connected to a stadium that gives you field views from the comfort of your own room! How amazing would it be to watch your favorite team or band play live, right from the comfort of your own room!

The Hotel is located in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. Steps to the historical C.N Tower,the amazing Ripley’s Aquarium and so much more fun!

It’s also part of the Marriot Family, So you know you’ll get the best service while you’re there! It’s pet friendly, has a beautiful pool, fitness center and high speed internet! They’ll make your event, (including weddings, meetings or conferences) The best! While wowing your guests!

Located just off the hotel’s beautiful lobby, you’ll Find Aribba Restaurant ! This beautiful venue has floor to ceiling walls of windows! Providing diners with amazing views of the Rogers Centre fields, while eating world class food!

We were given the whole back section of the restaurant to host our event and provided options off their Summerlicious menu available from July 7th-21st.


The bar mixed us up some sangria, both red and white wine, to greet our guests as they arrived! I also set up a small album for people. I thought it would be a cute idea for friends and family, to bring a photo with a one of their favorite memories with the bride. So she can look back at special moments she had with the people she loves most as she starts this new chapter in her life!

I also added a special treat for everyone! It’s not fair for the bride to be, to be the only one with some flashy bling! So ring pops for everyone!

We Started our meal with The restaurant’s signature chips and dip! First of all this dip is AMAZING and highly addictive! It’s loaded with smoked maple bacon and caramelized onions and served with house made chips! It’s so obvious why its a customer favorite!

We then enjoyed some delicious appetizers including: Baby spinach and quinoa salad, spicy beef bites and fried calamari !


My dinner was a delicious papperdelle with shrimp and chorizo ! Honestly this dish speaks for it’s self!


So, now we come to my favorite part of any meal…… DESSERT!!!

Can we just take a moment to admire the beauty that is this cheese cake and this bread pudding!! I’ll give you a minute……. and yes they tasted as good as they looked!

The night was full of fun and laughs, even though her beloved Blue Jays lost the game…. I think it’s safe to say the bride to be had a great time!


I want to thank Aribba and Renaissance Toronto For hosting us and for their amazing food and service!

It’s been a few days since the party, and all our friends are still talking about how amazing everything was! Most planning another visit soon! This lady included!

I couldn’t think of a better way to give my little sister a special night! It’s everything i had hoped for her and more! Well maybe the Jays winning would have been better but…… Some things just can’t be controlled! ha!

If you’re in the Toronto are or traveling there soon, book your stay and make your reservation!

Tell them Fran sent you!

xo, Fran



  1. This looks fantastic and like such a good time!

  2. babiestobookworms says:

    I have been wanting to check that restaurant out! It looks like you had an awesome time!

  3. my favorite part is that you all were at the ballpark…not a blue jays fan like your sister but i love baseball. go brewers (:

  4. I’ve stayed at a Marriott hotel before and I agree, they have great service. The staff was so attentive and accommodating. Will keep Renaissance Hotel in mind if ever I visit Toronto. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Looks like you really had a great time and the food just made me hungry, the hotel is beautiful too. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Wow this looks fantastic, the room is super nice & food looks great 🙂

  7. I’m such a foodie. This looks sooo delish & I too love when I have an awesome experience at a reataurant.

  8. Omg so jealous!! Looks like you had a great time!

  9. confettiandbliss says:

    I literally just got goosebumps reading your post and seeing the lovely photo of your sister with her bride banner! My daughter Brooke just asked her sister Ashley to be her Maid of Honor. So our families are on parallel paths right now. I love the idea of the hotel and restaurant with a stadium view. Congratulations to both you and your sister, the bride-to-be!

  10. Sharon Chen says:

    The hotel and everything else looks great! You’re such a wonderful sister 🙂

  11. Toronto’s ball park is so much nicer than Tampa Bay’s lol! Looks like a blast!

  12. wow!! all of this looks so amazing

  13. it looks like a really nice place!!

  14. Wowza! That food looks so delicious!! Sounds like a perfect bachelorette party!!

  15. This looks like a great way to celebrate!! Oh and that food looks so so amazing!!

  16. Hannah P. says:

    Wow what a spread! Everything sounds absolutely delicious

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