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What Makes It Special?
We need to mention the establishment offers probably the best value you will get in the GTA and that is the reason Liberty Grand is in very high demand.
Liberty Grand is a world-class event venue located in downtown Toronto. The establishment will impress your guests with its unsurpassed opulence, character and service.
When you choose Liberty Grand, your choice goes beyond a wedding venue – it is a commitment to excellence.
Liberty Grand Wedding Cost
TOP EVENT SPACE
According to Liberty Grand, the wedding associated cost is between $110 and $140 per person and includes an open bar and the rental of the venue.
Off season weddings between January and March receive a 10% discount. Also, Friday and Sunday weddings receive the same special pricing.
The packages include rental of the hall, sound equipment (most places charge extra for this), servers, bartenders, standard 8 hours bar, a coordinator, bridal suite, tasting for the couple and some other extras. There is very little else for which you pay extra (dress, officiant, photographer, etc.), and that gives couples peace of mind.
Banquet Halls Capacity
This splendid establishment can accommodate up to
Governor’s Room – 300 to 800 guests
Renaissance – up to 400
Centennial – up to 400
Artifacts Room – 200-600
The Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex is one of the busiest in town, hosting about 220 nuptials a year! The four breathtaking banquet halls are in such high demand that you want to book hall at least 12 months in advance. Please note that a minimum of 150 guests is required.
Receptions are hosted in the Governor’s, Artifacts, Renaissance or Centennial Room. While the very high ceilings create a challenge for many photographers, the establishment has beautiful spotlights illuminating the head-table, the cake and the dance floor for the first dance and parent dances.
This is the largest banquet hall in the 100,000 square feet complex. The grand ballroom can accommodate between 300 and 800 guests in a sit-down dinner setup or up to 1500 people if you are having a cocktail party.The hall boasts 27′ ceilings adorned with splendid chandeliers that will give the place a romantic atmosphere during the dinner.A massive oak staircase overlooking the courtyard and the dining area is a great spot to take photographs of the whole hall or a large group photo of all your friends, family and guests.
The luxurious banquet halls (~14,000 sq. ft) boast splendid views of Lake Ontario through its floor to ceiling arched windows and are mirror images of each other.Both halls have their own private foyer that can host your cocktail hour. Also, you have access to the southern Dome surrounded by four interior waterfalls where you can take group photographs.
The Renaissance and Centennial rooms can accommodate up to 400 people for a sit-down dinner setting.
If you book the Governor’s, Centennial or Renaissance halls, I recommend purchasing a package that includes uplighting as it emphasizes the splendid Beaux Art architecture and your photos will look great.
The Artifacts hall boasts 20,000 square feet of minimalist, open space, contemporary space and often hosts fashion shows, TIFF opening nights, fundraisings and more.It can accommodate up to 1200 guests should you have a reception style wedding and about 200-600 in a banquet style setup. The Artifacts hall boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and is perfect for a non-traditional reception in a space with a modern flair.
All the furniture and fixtures can be moved so you can design your floor plan with no restrictions. The uplighting and polished concrete floor gives the space a modern look.
The space has a private terrace and a lobby that it shares with the grand ballroom.
Outdoor & Indoor Photo Spots For Group Pictures
If the weather cooperates, the courtyard is your first choice when it comes to group photographs. Even if it is a bit cold, you can have tall gas heaters brought in so that your guests keep warm.
If you are getting married in the Renaissance or Centennial halls, you have access to the Dome placed at the south of the building and the interior waterfalls. Any of them can be used as a backdrop for smaller group photographs up to 10 people.
The three halls have air-conditioned foyers where we can take group photos and your family and guests could enjoy the delicious hors d’oeuvres and a drink during the cocktail hour.
Located minutes from downtown core alongside Lake Shore Boulevard, Liberty Grand or CNE Ontario Building is a fantastic location for wedding photography.
The courtyard offers a photographer perfect backdrops. Because it is surrounded by relatively tall buildings, many parts of the courtyard receive an even diffused light, which is ideal for photography. Even more, the darker walls create splendid backdrops and make you stand out in your white dress.
Please note that in the summer it is common to have two or three weddings the same day. If you want to take pictures in the courtyard, please discuss the possibility with your wedding planner.
Image Courtesy of Photography by Calin
Image Courtesy of Photography by Calin
Bride and Groom Pictures
The massive entrance doors are perfect for romantic sunset photographs such as the one on the left, captured in front of the Renaissance Hall entrance. Facing west, this spot is ideal for golden hour pictures of the couple.
The best part? You will not spend more than 5 minutes taking photos before sunset.
All three halls exhibit a classic elegance and feature massive crystal chandeliers, which look amazing in wedding photos. The massive windows provide the ideal light or backdrop for your bridal portraits.
At night, the entire building and the courtyard are lit with beautiful uplighting and become a luxurious backdrop for your photographs. Here is where you want to end your wedding day and can create splendid environmental portraits of you and your husband.
There are 1500 parking spots available on the north and east grounds, and you could book parking through the establishment at a discounted rate.
A staff member will direct your guests to the parking lot.
If you desire valet parking, please discuss that with your coordinator and they will be happy to oblige.
There is a parking lot for persons with disabilities on Yukon Place, at the southern entrance. Your guests can also use it for drop off and pickup.
The food is delicious and you can select among seven packages that include an 8 hour standard bar (you can upgrade to a premium bar). Please note that the establishment is allowed to serve alcohol between 11:00 am and 1:00 am.
The two Executive Chefs, Michael Ewing and Daniel Pointe, have an impressive resume and “bring to the table” over 50 years in the industry at some of the most prestigious restaurants and hotels in town.
You have plenty of options including Mediterranean or vegan, and the chefs can even design ethnic menus. The children’s menu is $27 per person.
Close to Highways
The historic building is located in downtown Toronto at 25 British Columbia Rd. Toronto, ON.