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Dana Oak Ridges, Ontario

Hi Teri,  I wanted to write you a note to thank you for making Lee's 16th a night to remember. From the moment the kids walked into the Factory, they were blown away by the vibe of the place. WOW! What New York style!! Your staff was exemplary, from the security at the door, to the disc jockeys, and the wait staff, all of who were very friendly and clearly focused on doing a great job.   The place looked wonderful. The kids have been raving about it and several of the girls have announced that they "definitely" want to have their 16th Birthdays at The Factory as well. I think you have established yourself with the teens of Oak Ridges as the "Go To" place for events.   Again, I can't thank you enough. I had a good feeling about this party when we first began our planning over the phone. Your friendly demeanour and attention to detail put me at complete ease. I knew it was going to be a night to remember......and thanks to you and your wonderful staff.......It certainly was.   I will not hesitate to recommend your establishment to anyone who is looking for a great venue. I have already passed on your information to a good friend who is an event planner for many auto companies, etc.   Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

Susan, Toronto Ontario

The night was absolute perfection and we could not have done it without you....You made everything wondrous and magical and for this we are forever grateful to you.  Our daughter had the time of her life and so did her friends. Thank you for providing your wonderful venue to us. Keep on doing what you do because truly, you do it so well.

GAYL Toronto Dec.10.11

You and your crew did an amazing job!  Everyone had a great time and the party was a hit...the food was great, the venue was fantastic, and the staff so helpful. We are enjoying the after glow but with sore feet...LOL. Thanks again for everything.

Sheryl April 2014

You beat us to the punch! We are just coming back to normal after a great party and very late night and wanted to email you to thank you and your staff for a fantastic evening. You made the whole process seamless and easy and we loved working with you during it all. Special thanks for how you and your team dealt with the more delicate aspects of the evening because teenagers will be teenagers. Thanks again for everything!

Shae-Lynn Sweet 16

I want to thank you for creating a beautiful atmosphere for my daughter Shae-Lynn's sweet 16. My daughter & her friends had an amazing night. My friends & family were very impressed with your staff & the venue. You will see us again in four years for my son 16th party. I have recommended the Factory Lounge to my friends & family. My daughter & I thank you again for a magical & memorable night.

Asal & Sina Engagement Party Jan.2015

We wanted to thank you for everything.  You really out did our expectations.  We owe an amazing night to you and your coordination.  Please thank your staff as well.  They were efficient, friendly and professional.  We cannot thank you enough for releasing stress for us on that night. 

Wendy Bar Mitzvah Jan.2015

We wanted to thank you so much for a fantastic evening.  It was such a pleasure working with you and your staff did an incredible job last night with our party.  The venue is awesome and thanks to you guys we could just enjoy the night and not worry about anything. Many thanks to you and everyone at the Factory for making it an incredible experience.

Howard Bat Mitzvah May 2014

I had a wonderful experience dealing with Teri. She was extremely helpful giving me ideas, whether is was decor, catering options, or itinerary for the party. I called her many times to get her advice on many different things; some big, some minute. Teri was always eager to help me, and she did it happily with a smile on her face. Teri was present the night of the event. She made sure everything was where it was supposed to be, and made sure that the evening flowed according to the itinerary that we planned. She is a true mentsch.  I was looking for a venue that was not "done" too much. I wanted something different, but not too over-the-top crazy. The Factory Lounge was the perfect size for our party. We had about 95 kids and 20 adults. It had a funky vibe to it. One of the selling features is their garage door adjacent to the main room. I brought my daughter into the venue through that garage door on my Harley. It was so cool. The kids still talk about that. We also hired an ice cream truck for 10:45pm. The garage door opened and there was my daughter, serving ice cream inside the truck.  I used Encore Catering. I designed my own menu with them, and supplemented it with sushi from Ginza Sushi (so yummy...what a hit), and cupcakes from Lollicakes (also a GREAT hit).  I used Magen Boys. They supplied many giveaways, and I also bought Yogurty's and Starbucks cards, but Teri, the mentsch that she is, topped off the giveaways on her nickel. It was a pleasant surprise.   I appreciated Teri's availability, the flexible options, the funkiness and location of The Factory Lounge. In fact, I recently send Teri a random email telling her that there are certain things in one's life that one says "I made the right decision", and planning my party with Teri at The Factory Lounge was one of them. Feel free to contact me if you need any more advice or contact info for my photographer, videographer, Ginza Sushi or Lollicakes. 

Bat Mitzvah Dec.2014

EXCELLENT VENUE - IMPECCABLE AND ATTENTIVE SERVICE AND PLANNING SUPPORT! My daughter's Bat Mitzvah party was held at the Factory Lounge and we could not have asked for a better venue. Teri was amazing during the planning process, anticipating all our questions and coming up with cost effective and creative solutions to make it an outstanding party. We dropped off our decor supplies and when we showed up that evening, the place looked fantastic! Her staff set up a lavish candy table for us which looked so professional. Not sure when how they did it so unobtrusively since I didn't notice lots of activity while the party was going on. Even after the event was over, the staff were great a packing everything up nicely for us and helping us load up our stuff to take home. The layout of the venue and working with Teri made this an excellent choice!

Bat Mitzvah October 2013

Thank you so much for helping us make a wonderful, memorable and fun celebration for Julia's bat mitzvah!  We had a fantastic night. The room looked great, the staff and service were very attentive and worked very hard. The food was delicious, the music was lively and the whole evening ran smoothly and seamlessly! We are so appreciative for all of your hard work and great ideas. It was definitely a night to remember! Risa

Pearl June 2013

The Factory is the ideal venue for any party.  With a convenient location and easy parking, you can use the convertible space for any occasion.  People had a blast at our son's Bar Mitzvah and I highly recommend it.

Joe Wedding June 2013

Thanks for all your help and yes everything was fantastic! We had an amazing night. 

Bar Mitzvah Dec. 2014

Teri, I can't thank you enough for an amazing night for my son and our family.  The Factory was a fantastic place and we had a great time.  You were a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond to make this night unforgettable.  Thanks again!!!   Elise (mom of the bar mitzvah boy) Thanks again Teri for everything!!!

Jeanette Bat Mitzvah May 2013

I would like to thank you so much for making our daughter's Bat Mitzvah party so special. From the moment we met you and came into your venue, we knew it was the right place for us. We love the how the two worlds of industrial and chic come together From the brick walls to the chandeliers to the artwork that grace the walls.It was a wonderful mix. The environment lends itself for one to be extremely creative when they are holding a function there.   You have been most informative and helpful to work with and on a personal note, I would also like to commend you on your staff. They are very professional and most accomodating and friendly. My guests and my family thoroughly enjoyed the venue, the music, the wonderfully, delicious menu, the staff and you. I would not hesitate to hold another function at your facility or to recommend that someone I know do so. All the best, JZ

Fiona Wedding August 2014

Hi Teri, just wanted to thank you for a wonderful evening.  Everything was great from the food to the DJ to the ice cream truck.  We had so many people come up to us and tell us what a good time they were having.  It was a credit to you and your staff so thank you.  


***** FIVE STARS Best Bridal Shower- Thank You Teri... I just had my bridal shower here last Sunday (April 19th, 2015). I cannot even express how amazing it went and how happy I am! This place is magical! It was everything I envisioned and more. The Factory Lounge is unlike any other venue I have ever been too and my guests were blown away! Not only is this place gorgeous but the owner is outstanding!! Thank you Teri Leese for absolutely everything! Not only is she a pro but she's seriously just the sweetest and will make sure your day goes perfect. Again I cannot thank you enough! I would recommend The factory lounge to everyone! There is no other place like it. Such a Gem!


It is hard to put into words how wonderful our event was at The Factory Lounge. It is very rare that one's event proceeds without one or two small hitches, however, I'm delighted to write that ours proceeded hitch free. Thank you to Teri and all the staff at The Factory Lounge for allowing us to make wonderful memories. This venue is 10 stars! - Natanya Friedman

Diana Bar Mitzvah 2018

We had the chance to decompress from the incredible party that was Saturday night. Not only did it live up to our expectations, it exceeded all of them too. Just a quick note of thanks for the great job you and your staff did Saturday night. Everyone, and I mean everyone, had a great time. The feedback I received yesterday was incredible. Thanks for making our son’s special event so memorable.