The Best 50 Wedding Venues in Toronto for Your Special Day

There are so many splendid wedding venues in Toronto, ranging from historic homes to five star hotels that we are you will find the event space of your dreams.

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When it comes to finding the best wedding venues in Toronto, the choices can seem endless. But your search doesn’t have to be complicated. Start by thinking about what is most important to you and what makes you feel most at home.

Do you want an outdoor ceremony, or would you prefer to get hitched indoors? Is the location convenient for all of your guests? The answers to these questions will help narrow down your options, and these days you have an amazing choice of venues to choose from.

Which are the best Toronto wedding venues? How much is a hall in the GTA? These questions were posed to us recently by many engaged couples who have been scouring the city for the right spot to celebrate their marriage.

Without further ado, here are the top 50 banquet halls in the GTA! They range from banquet halls and convention centres that can accommodate up to 1000 people to country clubs, golf clubs, small venues or art galleries just perfect for more intimate affairs.

Weddings at Casa Loma are unlike any other. With its long history and picturesque surroundings, this is the perfect location for couples who want to add a touch of history and romance to their big day. Whether you're planning a small, intimate affair or a large, extravagant affair, this is a venue that is sure to fit your needs.

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When a bride imagines her dream wedding, the splendid castle is the top location on her mind. Based on our research, the monthly search results vastly surpass the next hall. The stellar views of the city from the gardens create the perfect backdrop for romantic couple photography and for group pictures and recommend the splendid castle as the perfect Toronto wedding venue.

The Conservatory boasts large glass windows and is the perfect spot to tie the knot, especially if you are planning a winter affair. The natural light creates a romantic atmosphere and gives the feeling of an outdoor event space while protecting your guests from the hot and humid summer.

Some couples prefer to have their ceremonies in the garden behind the castle and the reception inside the historic building.

What Makes it Unique

The castle is a landmark that has been a part of Toronto’s landscape for nearly a century, ever since it was built as a residence for Sir Henry Pellatt, a prominent member of the city’s business community. Although Pellatt’s family spent only about 10 years in the house before selling it to the city, the castle still retains a sense of luxury and historical significance that can’t be found in many other venues. In particular, the castle has a number of unique features that make it stand out from other venues. These include two art galleries, a private theatre, a conservatory, a hall and more.

This grand house feels like a fairy-talepu castle, with its whimsical towers and turrets and lush grounds.

The castle’s architecture is the key feature that draws million tourists to the spot every year. The outdoor terrace offers stunning views of the city and it is often the main photo spot for group pictures.

Also, the opulent fountains, carefully manicured gardens provide an oasis of tranquility for the couple who can spend a few moments together during their special event.

The castle’s interior is lavish, with hand-painted ceilings, marble fireplaces and dark wood furnishings. The interior is adorned with crystal chandeliers, artworks and antique furniture, and the Conservatory is the perfect spot for an indoor ceremony and for winter engagement proposals.


The castle has several halls. The Library can accommodate 210 reception guests, the Conservatory up to 180 guests, the Glass Pavilion up to 210 people, The Terrace and Gardens up to 300 guests. Finally, if you want to rent the entire establishment, it can accommodate up to 1500 people.

Casa Loma Wedding Cost

According to Casa Loma, the wedding associated costs start at $20,000 during the off-peak season and can set you back more depending on your preference and budget. In addition, you can expect to pay a premium if you are planning a summer affair.

Best Time to Take Photos

We asked professional photographers when is the best time to take photos at the castle and the unanimous response was “early in the morning before the tourist crowds appear.”

Best Spots for Photos

The architecture is what makes this castle such a popular spot among couples getting married. From the stonework to the turrets, the castle is a visual feast. Some of the most popular spots for photos include the balcony of the rotunda, the exterior balcony, and the gardens, but there are tons of opportunities for great pictures throughout the castle and grounds.

Pro Tip

If you want to get married at this splendid castle, please do yourself a favour and secure your date in advance.


The castle is located at 1 Austin Terrace


Besides the free parking on the adjacent streets, you can find a paid parking lot on site.

Evergreen Brick Works is a community hub that provides a place for anyone to come together to learn, work, play and create. They have a variety of programs and workshops that help to connect people to their local community and to the natural world. Evergreen Brick Works is located in the Don Valley in East Toronto, and is easily accessible by taking the Broadview Avenue streetcar. It is also close to the Don River, so there are plenty of spots to take pictures of your new spouse! The venue has a lot of greenery and open spaces, with trails and gardens for people to explore. It’s also a unique outdoor space that is available to be used for weddings and other events!

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Evergreen Brick Works has been one of Toronto’s most popular wedding venues in the past few years. Boasting a stunning garden space for outdoor ceremonies, a unique urban setting for indoor nuptials, and so much more, it’s no wonder that this event space has been the go-to destination for many couples.

What Makes it Special

  1. Evergreen Brick Works is a unique outdoor wedding venue and can enjoy your ceremony overlooking a beautiful pond or indoors in buildings infused with history and character. For over 100 years the brick factory has been helping locals build this splendid city. Nowadays it is a public park that was established in a former brickyard quarry located not too far from the downtown Toronto.
  2. Evergreen Brick Works is much more than a venue. It is a gathering place for people who want to make a positive change in the world. If you want to have a green wedding, then this is the place for you. This space is a sustainable centre with all kinds of amenities including a restaurant, a cafe, a bar, and a spa.
  3. This is also a great location for photos, since it has a lot of interesting features that will enhance your pictures.
  4. The establishment has been completely renovated to accommodate a range of affairs, from a small, intimate wedding to a large celebration with an outdoor patio and community area.
  5. The event space boasts large pavilions able to accommodate up to 2000 people make this perfect for large parties. The Frances and Tim Price Terrace overlooks the pond and it is often the preferred spot of couples who want an outdoor ceremony.


The Pavilions can accommodate up to 2000 people, the CRH Gallery and Koerner Gardens up to 2500, Tim Frances and Tim Price Terrace up to 250 guests and BMO Atrium 250 people.

Evergreen Brick Works Wedding Cost

According to the Evergreen Brick Works, it costs a couple between $2000 and $7000 to rent one of the spaces.

Best Time to Take Photos

The Pavilions abound in ambient light and a good wedding photographer can take amazing photos regardless of the time of the day. Still, in the mornings there are fewer visitors and the light is soft, which makes it the favourite time of the day for most photographers.


The complex is located at 550 Bayview Ave.


You can find plenty of paid parking on site.

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The Great Hall, with its unique combination of vintage charm and cutting-edge design, is quickly becoming one of the hottest Toronto wedding venues.

The Great Hall is the place where modernity meets history in a sumptuous marriage, and if you decide to tie the knot here, you won’t be disappointed.

What Makes it Special

The four halls have their own features that make them stand out. For example, the Main Hall is a three stories theatre spanning over 10,000 square feet. Its majestic space is lit by crystal chandeliers and 20 ft high windows. The horseshoe balcony can host your cocktail hour and your guests will be stunned by the audio video system.

The Conversation Room and the Drawing Room are bathed in natural light, which gives them a romantic feel and make them so desirable.

Reception Capacity

The establishment boasts four halls that can accommodate between 117 and 480 guests.

The Main Hall can host 480 guests.

Conversation Room can accommodate 117 guests.

Longboat Hall has a capacity of 400 people.

The Drawing Room can host 97 guests.

Best Time to Take Photos

The Conversation Room and the Drawing Room are adorned with massive windows and white walls that make it easy to take photos during the day. In the evening, it is also easy to bounce a flash into the room and obtain even light, so flattering to the skin tones.

The Main Hall and the Longboat Hall are more challenging as their grandeur requires your photographer to being special lighting. Our advice would be to visit the Great Hall with your photographer before your special event.


The beautiful hall is located at 1087 Queen Street West.


Please note that parking is challenging in the area and you might want to discuss parking options with the staff.

Kortright Centre Wedding

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When choosing a hall for your big day, it’s important to know that you’re making a good investment. That’s why you might want to consider Kortright Centre for Conservation .

Not only are you getting a beautiful venue, but you get to support a good cause at the same time. This stunning, natural wooded site is located in Ontario, Canada, and it’s possible to host your ceremony and reception here. Because of Kortright’s remote location, it’s a great place for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and celebrate your union in the privacy of a serene, natural setting.

The Kortright Centre for Conservation is a stunning place located just an hour outside of downtown Toronto. It was originally built as a training centre for the Canadian National Exhibition in the early 1900’s, and its 19th-century architecture and exposed wood beams give it the look of a classic barn. Thanks to a recent renovation, the Kortright also has all the modern amenities you’ll need to plan a perfect day, including a 200-person hall, a reception tent, full catering services, and even on-site lodging for out-of-town guests.

What Makes It Special

  1. Kortright Centre for Conservation is unique in many ways. First off, it’s important to note that the main one is its commitment to sustainability. It’s a beautiful place to get married, but it also helps to protect one of Canada’s most important ecosystems. Located just outside of Toronto, the KCC is home to over 1,000 species of plants and animals.
  2. Also, the location is remote, which means it’s the perfect spot for a private wedding ceremony that will feel like your own intimate oasis. The Centre is a family-friendly locale as well, which allows children to join in on the fun and be a part of your amazing day.
  3. It is hard to describe in words the majestic beauty of Kortright Centre. The stunning location attracts every year over 1000 brides who want to tie the knot ina forrest. Often there are 4-5 outdoor ceremonies and photo shoots going on at the same time and the beautiful establishment can accommodate them all.
  4. The Conservation area houses more than 700 species of plant life – a collection that makes it one of the largest living collections of temperate Canadian plants in the world. That number includes more than 500 tree and shrub species with specimens that date back to the early 1900s.
  5. The KCC makes for some pretty spectacular photos, too, since the splendid natural surroundings offer breathtaking views and backdrops that are a photographer’s dream.

Reception Capacity

The locale includes three rooms that accommodate between 160 and 220 guests as follows:

Glass House – 160 guests

Forest Gallery – 200 guests

Main Hall – 220 guests


The Main Hall spreads over 2,496 sq. ft.

Glass House – 1,600 sq. ft.

Forest Gallery – 2,400 sq. ft.

Best Time to Take Photos

Because the Kortright Centre for Conservation covers such a vast area, you can take photos any time of the day, but the golden hour is by far the pros’ preferred time to shoot. The golden hour is the 1 hour interval after the sunrise and 1 hour before sunset.

Pro Tips

Allocate one extra hour for the photo shoot as you will need to walk from one spot to the other. Also, it is not uncommon to see several bridal parties taking pictures.You want to have a spare pair of flats or a sole mate so you can walk on the grass without ruining your heels (just google it).

While the halls/rooms are not impressive the first time you see them, they look stunning once they were decorated.

Kortright Centre Cost

According to the establishment, the starting ceremony fee is $1,300 and the average catering price per person is $165.


The conservation area is located at 9550 Pine Valley Dr, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6.


The location has a massive parking lot and if the area is closed for the public you will be provided a code that will unlock the front gates.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Wedding Photography

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Black Creek Pioneer Village is last remaining example of a Canadian 19th-century village. It was originally built as part of the Canadian National Exhibition in 1914. Today, the site is run by the Government of Ontario, and comprises over forty historic buildings, an outdoor park, and a museum. This splendid wedding venue is an open-air museum that includes 40 historic buildings and 10 gardens.

What Makes It Special?

This is a tough one. Where do we start? Everywhere you go in the complex you find picture perfect backgrounds.

The historic buildings are extremely popular for photo opportunities and it is very common to see four or more bridal parties taking photos. You can be sure your pictures will be unique and memorable. 

In terms of best photo spots, Roblin’s Mill is our favourite, along with the Half-Way House.

Reception Capacity

Here are the capacities of the different spaces:

The Grand Pavilion – 180 guests

Victoria Green – 200

Victoria Room – 120

Canada West – 120

Pioneer Patio – 250


The Grand Pavilion – 2200 sq. ft.

Victoria Green – 5152 sq. ft.

Victoria Room – 2200 sq. ft.

Canada West – 2400 sq. ft.

Pioneer Patio – 2100 sq. ft.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Cost

According to the Black Creek Pioneer Village, the starting cost per person is $125 for an off season affair and it includes the locale rental and an open bar. It is an amazing value, and that explains why this is one of the most popular locations to tie the knot in Toronto.

Photography Permit

A photography permit costs $300 and includes 1 parking spot and admission to 20 people including your photographer.

Best Time to Take Photos

The golden hour (early mornings and late afternoons) are generally the best for photos but the photography permit allows entrance between 11am and 3 pm.

Still, if you are getting married here you have the whole complex for yourself after closing.


The History Museum is located at 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.


There is plenty of paid parking and you can discuss a group deal for all your guests to have parking included.

Pro Tips

  1. Ask your photographer if she has ever shot here and go for a discovery tour in advance so you can plan properly.
  2. If you plan on taking photos on the grass, you might want to have a spare pair of flats.
  3. Budget sufficient time for walking from one spot to the other.
  4. Please note that it is common for the establishment to book multiple photo shoots at the same time, and you will need to wait if you want to take a particular photo.

One King West is an ideal downtown Toronto wedding venue for a variety of reasons. First, it's in the center of the city. That means that your friends and family don't have to travel far to attend your wedding, and you get to enjoy the celebration after the ceremony in the middle of the city's most exciting nightlife scene. You can benefit from the natural light that comes in through the floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the restaurant, and you can get stunning skyline views of the CN Tower to the North and the Financial District to the South.

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Located in the heart of downtown, One King West Hotel is a popular choice for local brides and grooms. The hotel’s Grand Banking Hall is one of the city’s largest event spaces, and its location in the heart of the financial district ensures that guests will have easy access not only to one of the city’s most popular wedding venues, but also to the city’s top restaurants, shops, and entertainment.

What Makes It Special

The majestic Grand Banking Hall, The Vault, its location in the core of downtown make this an ideal spot for modern couples who are getting married.

Reception Capacity

There are six halls where a happy couple can celebrate their marriage and here are their capacities:

Grand Banking Hall – 250 people

Austin Gallery – 120

Charmain’s Boardroom – 50

King Gallery and Melinda Gallery – 90

The Vault – 40

Fifteen Hundred – 40


Grand Banking Hall – 3,500 sq.ft.

Austin Gallery – 1,903 sq.ft.

Charmain’s Boardroom – 1,065 sq.ft.

King Gallery and Melinda Gallery – 1,971 sq.ft.

The Vault – 939 sq.ft.

Fifteen Hundred – 1,519 sq.ft.

One King West Associated Cost

According to One King West, the cost per person starts at $165 per person, plus taxes and service space. That includes a standard bar, site rental, rehearsal space and valet parking.

Photography Permit

If you are getting married at OKW, you won’t need a photography permit for your photo shoot.

Best Time to Take Photos

If you are planning to take indoor photos, any time of the day is great as long as your photographer has good lighting skills.


OKW is located at 1 King St. W.


There is paid underground parking and street parking. Still, you might want to discuss the parking situation with your contact at OKW.

Pro Tips

Allocate enough time going from the bridal suite to the ceremony and then to the reception. OKW is also a hotel, and you might need to wait for the elevators quite a bit.

Even when you get married there, the hotel often books more shoots and you will need to wait, so again, add a 15-30 minute buffer time.

A bride and groom standing in front of a window.

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Hart House is a popular wedding venue for many couples looking for a unique location with an incredible amount of elegance, character, and charm.

It’s a place where you can remember the good times and cherish the memories you make. Your wedding day will be magical and unforgettable.

The historical building located in the downtown area is usually rented out for corporate parties, graduations, and charity gatherings. It is a beautiful, 3-story building, that was constructed in 1919 for the University of Toronto by the famous architect Henry Sproatt.

U of T owns the building and hires out the hall for special affairs. Since it is such a popular venue, it is rented out far in advance, so booking a date for your amazing day can be quite a challenge. This is another splendid wedding venue where you can tie the knot outdoors or, if the weather does not collaborate, you can head indoors in one of the nine halls filled with history and character.

What Makes It Special

There are many reasons why Hart House is one of the most fantasized about venues in Toronto.

  1. This is not your typical wedding venue. It is of course well-decorated and has a beautiful courtyard for photos.
  2. Even more, once inside, couples will find a mesmerizing space filled with grand chandeliers, artwork, and loads of natural light, with a banquet hall that rivals the fanciest of venues, but has a full of character yet laid-back, homey vibe. The perfect place for an intimate affair, all the charm of a historic building, and the convenience of a location in the heart of the city, Hart House is one of the most unique wedding venues in Toronto.

Wedding Reception Capacity

The establishment boasts several halls where you can celebrate your marriage:

Great Hall – 250 people

Music Room – 100

Debates Room – 100

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Great Hall – 4,370 sq.ft.

Music Room – 1,575 sq.ft.

Debates Room – 1,728 sq.ft.

Hart House Cost

According to Hart House, the cost per person starts from $140 per person for Saturday events and from $130 for Fridays and Sundays. In addition, you will need to pay a rental fee of $5,000 (Fridays and Sundays) or $6,000 on Saturdays.


Hart House is located at 7 Hart House Cir.


There is paid street parking on Hart House Cir.

Pro Tips

  1. Hart House is part of U of T and there are always students roaming around. Please budget enough time for your photoshoot in case you need to wait for visitors or students to leave a certain area you want to use for photos.
  2. The halls are challenging for many photographers. Please ensure your artist is familiar visits the establishment before your special event.

A wedding cake is sitting on a wooden table in front of a sign that says love.

Archeo provides not only a spectacular setting for your special day that will leave your guests in awe.

What Makes It Special

  1. Its location in Distillery District and its character given by the exposed brick walls, the bar made of reclaimed timber and other surprises you will discover upon visiting the establishment, make Archeo one of the most desirable event spaces in the downtown area.
  2. You can tie the knot outdoors or move indoors if the weather does not collaborate.
  3. The location is just steps away from the scenic waterfront so you can include a lakeside photo shoot in your plans if you desire.
  4. For the couple who loves historical buildings and wants to tie the knot in a classy restaurant, Archeo does not disappoint. With a flawless menu, professional servers and a phenomenal selection of wines, the establishment deserves its place among the top places to say “I Do” in the area.

Reception Capacity

The beautiful restaurant can accommodate between 50 and 150 guests.

Archeo Cost

According to, the minimum spends at Archeo range from $3,000 on a winter weekday to $13,000 on a summer Saturday. Your ceremony fee will cost $500.

Best Time to Take Photos

If you are planning to take indoor photos, any time of the day works. Please note that your photographer will need additional lighting. Also, make sure your photographer is familiar with the location as it poses challenges.


Archeo is located at 31 Trinity St.


There is paid parking at 33 Mill Street. Also, you might want to ask the staff for recommendations and for any deals they have with parking lots in the area.

Pro Tips

  1. Distillery District is splendid, but always crowded!
  2. Take 10 minutes to take some night photos during the reception…you will not regret it!

Toronto Botanical Garden Wedding Venue

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The Toronto Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to get married. With gorgeous sunny days and green meadows, you’ll have a hard time finding a more perfect spot to tie the knot.

Marriage ceremonies are so much more than the exchanging of vows, and when it comes to planning yours, it’s not just about the dress, the venue, or the food. It’s the little moments that take place before you say “I DO” and after that are just as important to your special date.

Like the love letters you leave in your groom’s jacket pocket before your ceremony, or the flower girl throwing petals down the aisle as you make your way to the altar. These moments are what you’ll look back on and cherish for the rest of your lives, and it’s those moments that can make your wedding one-of-a-kind.

What Makes Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) Special

In the summer, TBG is one of the most beautiful Toronto wedding venues, with its manicured gardens, a very romantic Wilket Creek and even a mini waterfall. For the brides looking for an outdoor site not too far from the downtown area, this definitely one to consider.

Reception Capacity

Garden Hall – 200 guests

Floral Hall – 80 guests


According to Toronto Botanical Garden, the cost of a wedding is between $1,300 and $3,000 if you are planning to rent the Garden Hall or the Floral Hall. The Floral Hall has an adjacent Floral Garden, a perfect outdoor space that can be also used to host your cocktail hour.

Best Time to Take Photos

Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to take photos at TBG. Please note that this location is very busy from May to October so allow yourself plenty of time to take couple or group portraits.


TBG is located at 777 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M5C 1P2

There is plenty of paid parking in the TBG private lot.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to help you make your your day truly unforgettable.

  1. Choose the right date (if you like flowers, choose May to September).
  2. The TBG is a popular location for events. If you wait too long to book, you may not be able to get your preferred date. Be sure to book your date as soon as possible.

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For couples who want a truly magical day, the Palais Royale is the perfect venue. Located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core, this historic building exudes charm and elegance. From the moment a guest steps inside to attend an affair, he or she is transported into a world of great beauty and romance. Unobstructed views of the city skyline and lake Ontario set the scene for the memorable evening.

What Makes it Special

  1. Location, Location, Location! The location is situated on the shore of Lake Ontario, minutes from downtown.
  2. The establishment is ideal for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies.
  3. It’s stunningly gorgeous, and is loaded with amenities (including a bridal suite).
  4. An outdoor terrace that can be exclusively yours for the day.
  5. The main area offers plenty of space for dancing and entertainment, but if you need more space, there’s also a parquet-floored foyer that can be used as a staging area for the band and even as an additional dance floor.

Given all of the above, it’s no wonder this palatial property is among the top spots where couples want to tie the knot.

Reception Capacity

The Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests.

The Parlour can host 150 for cocktail receptions.

The patio can host around 300.


Courtyard patio – 4,000 sq.ft.

Ballroom – 8,000 sq.ft.

Parlour – 1,400 sq.ft.


According to Palais Royale, the wedding associated cost of renting the site starts from $25,000 during off peak season and $30,000 in peak season. The rental fee starts from $3,600 and the catering cost per guest is around $100. Finally, the cost of the bar is $45 per guest.

Best Time to Take Photos

Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to take photos at TBG. Please note that this location is very busy from May to October so allow yourself plenty of time to take couple or group portraits.

Best Time to Take Photos

The first place to take pictures is at the front of the building, especially at night. The entrance is defined by two large pillars, which create a splendid frame for your pictures.

If you have a large bridal party, the best place to take bridal party pictures is on the front steps of the venue.

Also, the patio is a good spot for bride and groom and for family photos.


Palais Royale is located at 1601 Lake Shore Blvd W.

There is plenty of parking in Budapest Park and you might want to ask Palais Royale if they offer any parking options.

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