Romantic comedy features scenes filmed at Cambium Farms in Caledon

October 20, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Zachary Roman

A film released this summer on the popular streaming service Netflix features scenes shot right here in Caledon.

The film is called Wedding Season and it was released on August 4.

Directed by Tom Dey with a screenplay by Shiwani Srivastava, the movie is all about a man and woman who agree to be each other’s date at a series of summer weddings. The pair, Asha (played by Pallavi Sharda) and Ravi (played by Suraj Sharma), are only pretending to be in love, and date each other to ease pressure from their respective parents to get married.

The film was recently added to Netflix’s “Netflix in Your Neighbourhood” website, where those interested can browse locations all across Canada to see what TV shows and movies on Netflix were filmed there. As the website explains, a big wedding scene from Wedding Season was filmed at Cambium Farms, a unique wedding and event venue in Caledon. Cambium farms is located on 50 acres of Caledon hills property and features a century old barn and fully-restored farm and carriage house.

“Cambium Farms is a charming, century-old barn-turned-wedding venue where we see Asha and Ravi meet each other again after their not-so-successful first date,” said Netflix. “With beautifully crafted wooden beams and rafters, the venue’s rustic charm gives it a cozy and romantic ambience, making it a perfect backdrop for Wedding Season.”

The film also features scenes shot in Toronto, specifically Little India. Principal photography for the movie began on April 19 of 2021 and concluded on May 31.

Writing for the publication Variety, critic Owen Gleiberman describes the film’s comedy as routine. However, he said the romance really works because the actors don’t phone in the love story.

“They dance with it, commit to it, and own it,” wrote Gleiberman. 

In her review for The Guardian, critic Adrian Horton wrote “as churn-able Netflix content goes, Wedding Season is on the better end of the spectrum.” Natalia Winkelman, a critic writing for the New York Times, wrote that “Wedding Season is mostly flavourless, but its interest in capitalistic success inspires a pucker of bad taste.”

Review aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes shows that the film has an audience score of just under 70 per cent, out of a possible hundred, based on over 100 audience ratings.

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