Intimate weddings are the new trend. With a smaller guest list, these celebrations focus on the love, friends and family. When it comes to your wedding, you want the most intimate and romantic venue for your guests. This is why many couples are opting for smaller venues in Toronto that they can host their ceremony and reception. The article talks about the various types of intimate wedding venues in Toronto and what each one offers.

What is an intimate wedding?

An intimate wedding is one where only family and very close friends are invited. You wouldn’t have a huge wedding with 500 guests, but rather a small, low-key wedding with only your closest family and friends.

This keeps costs down and allows you to spend more time with your partner without being distracted by everyone else. An intimate wedding also means you won’t have to deal with any hassles like reserving a hotel or renting a hall. You can simply have your wedding at home or at one of the many small venues in Toronto.

There are several reasons couples choose intimate weddings over large, formal receptions. The main reason is cost. An intimate wedding is much less expensive than a traditional wedding.

A second reason is that the couple gets to have more control over the wedding. They don’t have to leave it up to a “wedding planner” or some stranger to choose the music, the flowers, the decorations, the photographer, and so on.

Another advantage of having your own wedding is that you can spend as much or as little as you want… without feeling guilty. If you want to splurge on a professional photographer… or a live band…it’s up to you!

Whatever the reason, by planning an intimate wedding, you let your guests know you are not a traditional couple who cares about “image”. You are a down-to-earth couple who is focused on the important things in life. Like spending time together and creating happy memories.

Without further ado, here is our selection of top 10 intimate wedding venues in Toronto.


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1 George Restaurant

This classic establishment features a formal French inspired restaurant. The food is excellent, the service impeccable and the ambiance very romantic. This popular downtown venue is perfect for small, intimate weddings. It can be configured to seat up to 60 guests for an outdoor ceremony and up to 120 guests for an indoor reception.

Renting the whole restaurant will set you back between $6,500 and $10,000 depending on the day of the week.


2 Balzac’s Cafe

Located in the Distillery District, this popular cafe features an intimate, yet casual atmosphere.  Balzac’s has a capacity of up to 40 guests for your indoor ceremony and reception. The setting is warm and inviting, with exposed brick walls, small intimate tables and friendly service. 


Old Mill has been described as one of Toronto's most romantic wedding venues. It is a dramatic building with a European-style courtyard, which makes it the ideal place to hold a wedding ceremony. (The stunning architecture is part of what earned it the title of best Toronto wedding venue in the Wedding Industry Awards.) Inside, the two-story interior is equally impressive, with a rustic, farmhouse feel. And the venue is a truly versatile space, capable of holding from 30 to 250 guests.

3 The Old Mill

Old Mill features a charming, historic setting, a full service bar and excellent food. The Old Mill has several rooms that can accommodate as few as 10 guests. Royal Oak Room can host 10-16 guests, York 15-40, people, Kingsbrook between 25 and 50, Mill Room 25-50, Drawing Room 40-65, Victoria Room 40-65, Garden Room 25-54, Balmoral 45-80 Humber 50-90.


4 The Gladstone Hotel

Built in 1889, the Gladstone is a grand old hotel located on Queen Street West. With its’ magnificent ballroom, the Gladstone is the perfect setting for weddings between 20 and 250 guests. There are several private meeting rooms available for smaller meetings and functions. The hotel also has a rooftop terrace with splendid views of the city.

Many couples prefer to have their wedding ceremony at the Gladstone Hotel and the reception at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen.


King Edward Wedding Venue

5 King Edward Hotel

When it comes to great weddings, the King Edward Hotel is renowned for its décor and elegance.

With a team of talented and experienced wedding planners, they can provide you with the dream day of your lives.

The five star hotel has been recognized by many as the best place to have a wedding in Toronto. This is because, according to experts, “its chic architecture, flawless service and outstanding facilities make it an unforgettable venue for your wedding day.”

Few people know that King Eddie offers rooms for small weddings. Belgravia (60 guests), Chelsea (40 guests), Hampstead (30 people), Hyde Park (40) and  Knightsbridge (90) are only a few venues that are perfect for your special event.


Mildred's Temple Kitchen Wedding

6 Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

With a capacity of up to 110 guests, this intimate, upscale restaurant features an extensive wine list and delicious cuisine. It is ideal for small, intimate dinners or cocktail parties with hors d’oeuvres and canapes.

The restaurant has a beautiful, romantic patio that is perfect for outdoor receptions in the summer months. For indoor receptions, the restaurant has a lovely, warm and elegant atmosphere. The service is attentive and the cuisine is excellent.


7 Auberge du Pommier

Auberge du Pommier is a French traditional restaurant located in North York and has been serving Toronto diners since 1987. The restaurant specializes in traditional French cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.

The restaurant has an extensive wine list and offers a wide variety of fine wines. The restaurant has two private dining rooms Oscar and Sophie that can accommodate up to 48 and respectively 30 guests each.


8 The Broadview Hotel

The Broadview Hotel is a grand old hotel. With its’ magnificent Lincoln Hall, the hotel is the perfect setting for weddings between 20 and 250 guests.

There are several private meeting rooms available for smaller meetings and functions. The hotel also has an rooftop terrace with splendid views of the city.


9 Toronto Wedding Chapel

Toronto wedding chapel is a non-denominational wedding chapel located at 888 Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The chapel is licensed by the City of Toronto to perform civil marriages. It can seat up to 35 people for ceremony and 25 for receptions. The chapel offers an extensive array of customization options to make your wedding ceremony as personal and unique as you want it to be.


Located at the corner of King and Bay in Toronto, ON, One King West is housed within the historic King Edward Hotel. By night, it is one of the top wedding venues in the city, with a luxurious purple and gold ballroom, a magnificent outdoor terrace overlooking the city and a variety of event spaces. By day, it is a beautiful hotel and a popular option for business travelers.

10 One King West Hotel

Located in the financial district at the intersection of Yonge and King, One King West Hotel is a luxury hotel in Toronto that offers the luxurious refinement of a grand old bank building, with excellent services and a historic atmosphere.

One of the best intimate wedding venues in the city, it has an extensive selection of banquet rooms that can accommodate everything from an intimate ceremony to a lavish reception.

This historic property is close to the city’s major attractions and shopping districts. The on-site restaurants are among the finest in Toronto, and might be just what your guests are looking for.

Among the best rooms for your intimate affair we can enumerate: The Fifteen Hundred, a splendid space that can accommodate 40-50 guests for your reception, The Vault (40 guests) and the Chairman’s Boardroom (50 people).


Conclusion

We hope that our list of event spaces will help you find the right place for your big day. If you have any questions about any of these venues or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.