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Casa Loma is a historic Gothic Revival style house located in Toronto, Canada. The building was built between 1911 and 1914 and was originally the residence of Sir Henry Pellatt. Nowadays many brides choose to have a Casa Loma wedding, especially those with an appreciation for history and architecture.
This is truly one of Toronto’s most beautiful and luxurious event spaces. Its stunning architecture, many pieces of art, a rich historical background and breathtaking views, make it a perfect location for a classic and elegant wedding in Toronto.
A testament of its beauty, the location has been used as a location for movies such as Chicago, X-Men, The Tuxedo and many others.
If you’re a history lover or a lover of beautiful architecture, then Casa Loma is the perfect venue for you. Take a walk down these hallowed halls to discover not only the expansive architecture of the building, but a true history lesson as well.
There aren’t too many cities that have a castle in the middle of them, and although most castles are faded husks of their former glory, Casa Loma has been preserved to look like it was just built. The splendid grounds and its architecture make for a unique wedding setting.
Beautiful gardens surround the main building, giving guests an abundance of privacy in case they need it. There are many trees that cover the garden in summer, making it a picturesque location to tie the knot.
Not only will thousands of memories will surround you on your special day, but you’ll have the added benefit of being surrounded by natural beauty. The grounds are just as pretty and idyllic in the winter as they are in the summer.
For the above reasons, this venue is a favourite of every Toronto wedding photographer.
What do Brides Think?
We analyzed feedback from over 1000 Casa Loma clients and here are our findings:
Among the most important features we can highlight: the great view of downtown Toronto, the food and service quality. The only thing that needs to be improved is wheelchair accessibility, more specifically the inability for disabled patrons to visit the upper floor.
Our detailed sentiment analysis shows that 74.61% of respondents expressed a positive view, 17.26% a neutral one and 8.13% a negative view of the event space.
What Makes It Special?
Casa Loma has many different things to offer to couples. Aside from having stunning architecture, the building is also quite spacious and hosts unique sculptures and fountains.
This makes the perfect venue that is both stylish and comfortable for everyone. Couples can be married in the Conservatory or at the courtyard and have their reception in the Conservatory, in the Library or in the Pavilion.
According to our research, every month 1900 couples search for the keywords related to the iconic landmark. The total related keywords volume is 2100, which makes this establishment the most sought after location to get married in Toronto.
The month with the highest volume search is October so you might want to avoid contacting the venue that month.
However, January to March is a perfect period to inquire about cost and availability.
TOP EVENT SPACE
Casa Loma Wedding Cost
According to Casa Loma, the wedding associated cost starts at $25,000 during the peak season (fee to rent the venue from May to September) and $20,000 during the off peak season (October to April). The cost of the plated service per guest starts from $120. Your fee includes the access to the building, a bridal suite for your getting ready and a tasting session. Also, the establishment is providing you a wedding coordinator. If you plan to tie the knot between January and March, you will benefit from a 10% discount.
Please note that all wedding packages include a full bar service.
For more details and to confirm availability, please contact the venue using the coordinates listed below.
Banquet Halls Capacity
This spectacular establishment can accommodate up to 1500 guests
Library – 210 to 300 guests
Glass Pavilion – 210 to 350
Terrace and Gardens – up to 300
The whole building – 1500 people
Probably the most recognizable area in the whole building is the Conservatory. Boasting plenty of windows and a stained glass ceiling, the space creates a romantic atmosphere and a gorgeous backdrop for your Casa Loma wedding ceremony.
At night, you can use the space for the dances while the reception is held in the adjacent Library.
This is the perfect site to tie the knot, because it is full of light and there is a beautiful fountain in the centre.
The 2700-square-foot glass-enclosed pavilion on the grounds of Casa Loma. It is adjacent to the building and the raised gardens, and features floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The glass walls allow for stunning views of the chateau, its surrounding grounds, the Toronto skyline, Lake Ontario, and the glass ceiling allows for a night sky view on clear nights.
A must-see for any bride looking for a classy space, the Library has a sophisticated look that mixes perfectly with the quality of the iconic building. The Library is a fantastic locale for a wedding with up to 210 to 300 guests.
Outdoor & Indoor Spots For Group Pictures
If the weather cooperates, the terrace and garden are two great spots for group and couple photos.
The site offers a gorgeous view of the city and.
The Conservatory is a perfect location to take formal photos of your friends and family if the weather does not collaborate or you are planning a winter wedding.
The front of the building is also a great spot to take photos. Still, if there are too many visitors, be prepared to go to an alternate location.
The interiors are perfect for romantic images. The Library, the Conservatory and the Great Hall are great spots for your wedding photos.
Outdoors, the terrace and the gardens offer dramatic views of the city. The main entrance is perfect for couple environmental portraits and group photos if the weather permits it.
Please allow yourself enough time for family photos as the area is crowded with visitors eager to snap pictures from every conceivable angle.
The outdoor courtyard has a huge, beautiful fountain and the Conservatory is beautiful, even in the winter.
If you love night photos, definitely take a few in front of the building as it is beautifully lit after sunset.
The parking lot next to the building is perfect for your guests, vendors, and limos. It is convenient and not particularly expensive at $15 per day. If that lot is full, there is additional parking on There is also free street parking in the area.
The food is delicious and the food prepared by the chefs at Don Afonso restaurant will delight your taste buds and leave you speechless.
Close to Public Transit
The splendid building is located at 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON
Hotels Close By
Here are some options you can choose for you and your guests:
Four Seasons Toronto
The Avalon Suites Yorkville
Kimpton Saint George Hotel
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.