Toronto has many great indoor and outdoor wedding venues. Are you looking for a mansion? An intimate location? Whatever your vision, you’ll find something that fits your style in this diverse city.
Without further ado, here are our favourite locations to get you started.
Thompson Hotel – Image courtesy of Photography by Calin
Located in King West Village, the beautiful hotel has breathtaking views of the city skyline and phenomenal food. What else can you dream of?
First, a unique attraction of the 1 Hotel is its roof area. That is a perfect setting for outdoor ceremonies and photo shoots. Remember to allocate 10 minutes for night shots and we guarantee stunning results.
Second, the lobby bar next to the reception area is perfect for group pictures.
Third, the bar features a large mural of Toronto skyline. If the weather does not collaborate, the wall can be an amazing backdrop for your photos.
Another outstanding feature of this hotel is the screening room, often used for private screenings and presentations. Here is where you can take very romantic photos. It is important to know that the screening room is very close to the hall where your reception will take place at 1 Hotel.
This splendid hotel is among the most popular venues in the GTA.
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One King West is one of the most unique wedding venues in Toronto. For one thing, the hotel is a former Dominion Bank building and offers several of halls perfect for your wedding reception and ceremony.
Notably, among this venue’s most distinctive features we can list the cool vault, the longest bar in Canada and an enormous banquet hall and smaller rooms for more intimate weddings.
For that reason, if you plan your day at One King West, the hotel offers so many beautiful photography backdrops that you won’t even need to go outdoors to shoot if the weather is bad.
The Grand Banking Hall (8,000 sq. ft. venue) can accommodate up to 500 guests and boasts 45 ft ceilings and the longest bar in Canada (100 ft counter).Another unique room is The Vault. A former vault of Dominion Bank, it is now one of the most famous photography locations in the city and used for fashion photo shoots and in movies. This special room can host smaller events up to 80 guests.
Austin Gallery is a 2000 sq. ft. two story room, a perfect setting for your ceremony or an intimate event. Your friends and family can watch you walk down the aisle from the large balcony or sitting in the main venue that can accommodate up to 100 guests seated or 300 guests if you have a cocktail reception.
Fifteen Hundred room is an intimate Toronto wedding venue located on the fourteen floor of the hotel.
The room boasts floor to ceiling windows, a private terrace and breathtaking views of the financial district.
For more information, please visit One King West website.
Evergreen Brick Works – Image courtesy of Photography by Calin
Liberty Grand is a 100,000 square feet luxurious venue located on the shores of Lake Ontario, minutes from downtown Toronto, is unlike any other in the GTA. Why?
The Beaux-Arts building was built in 1926 and offers three luxurious banquet halls and one open concept event space, plus a courtyard.
Governor’s Room is the largest hall (8,000 square feet) that boasts high ceilings (27 ft), French doors and a massive oak staircase.
With a capacity of up to 1500 people, this exceptional ballroom meets the exigent requirements of today’s discerning couples.
Centennial Room and Renaissance Room are two banquet halls (5,500 square feet each) the mirror image of each other and can accommodate up to 300 people. The massive arched windows give the bride and groom beautiful views of Lake Ontario.
The Artifacts Room offers 20,000 of open space that you can design in whichever way you desire.
The Artifacts room offers unmatched sound and lighting systems and often hosts fashion shows, TIFF opening nights and other high end events.
A notable feature of the hall is its private terrace and the semi-private lobby.
Finally, the triangular courtyard can accommodate up to 400 people and is the perfect outdoor wedding venue for your ceremony.
Evergreen Brick Works – Image courtesy of Photography by Calin
Evergreen Brick Works is the second most popular space to tie the knot in the GTA. Located near downtown Toronto, it is a unique setting for your day if you plan an intimate wedding or an extravagant affair with hundreds of guests.What makes it so particularly remarkable?
The location features splendid backdrops for photos from graffiti walls (above), greenery, heritage buildings, brick kilns, greenery, a pond, winding pathways and much more.
Evergreen Brick Works is also a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainability and eco conscious couples love this green location.
If you are looking for a unique wedding venue, this is a perfect choice! You could have your outdoor wedding ceremony on the Frances and Tim Prince Terrace, a 7,500 square feet space overlooking the pond and capable of accommodating 250 guests. Also, the terrace gives you a unique backdrop for family photos.
Large weddings are hosted by the vast CRH Gallery and Koerner Gardens a space totalling 28,000 square feet of history and modern elegance. The two spaces can accommodate up to 2,500 guests and are the home to beer festivals and farmer markets.
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Berkeley Church is a former church built in 1871 that was converted into an exceptional event space.Berkeley Church’s unique features include a ballroom adorned with fireplaces and a Victorian inspired bar. Also, a 60 ft ceiling towering over 17 ft high stained glass windows adorn the place.
Also, the establishment offers a mezzanine, a wine cellar, a lounge and a courtyard. One of the hidden gems of Berkeley Church is its outstanding acoustic.
This site and can accommodate 330 seated guests or 580 if you plan a cocktail reception.Among the most beautiful elements of the ballroom are the two fireplaces, 11 painted wooden columns, a beautiful plank hardwood floor and the Victorian inspired bar.
The 500 sq. ft. wine cellar is great for bride and groom photo shoots and to host your small gatherings.The Berkeley Church intimate courtyard offers 1200 sq. ft. of garden space that can be used for your cocktail intermezzo and a perfect spot for night shots.
Storys Building – Image courtesy of bycalin.com
This multi floor building is the perfect space for the sophisticated brides and grooms who are looking for a building full of character in the heart of our beautiful city.
The excellent food and service are legendary. As such, Storys building hosts plenty of movies premiere parties, especially during TIFF. If Storys is good enough for George Clooney and Ryan Gosling, it might do for you as well.The exposed ductwork, wooden beams and brick walls, the string lights and chandeliers create a perfect ambiance for your ceremony and reception.
The space (14,000 square feet) is divided in multiple floors that will host different parts of your day.
Generally, couples tie the knot on the second floor while the staff prepares the third floor for the cocktail hour. Afterwards, guests enjoy the hors d’oeuvres and drinks on the third floor while the staff prepares the second floor for dinner. After dinner, everyone heads to the third floor for the dances and drinks.
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The King Edward Hotel is a stunning location in Toronto, with distinct historic character.
The hotel has served as a respite for weary travellers and a place to party for generations of Toronto locals.
Its beautiful interior, rich history, flawless food and proximity to some of the city’s most famous landmarks make it a must-see for any visitor and sought after by many couples.
King Edward is one of the our favourite event spaces in town for a few reasons. First, the hotel offers perfect backdrops for your photos: The Chrystal Ballroom, the library, the columns on the second floor and more. Second, the rooms are beautiful and the food and service are stellar. After all, King Eddie is a five star hotel built for royalty. Also, its location is unbeatable, minutes from subway, Eaton Centre and the financial district.
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Do you dream about having about getting married in a forest? Do you want your day to have a rustic feel without travelling too far outside the GTA? In that case, you might want to consider tying the knot at Kortright Centre for Conservation.
You can have an outdoor ceremony, dance under the stars, walk along splendid forest pathways, go horse riding and take advantage of many other unique features of this magical venue.
Please note that the Kortright Centre for Conservation is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary and environmental education centre.The establishment offers hiking trails, a picnic area, a family-friendly terrain park, and environmental programs.
As such, it can be pretty busy, so plan your day accordingly and allocate enough time for your pictures.
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Chateau Le Parc is a brand new and modern event space located north of Toronto, perfect for the couples who are looking for an amazing experience.
First, we love the courtyard, the two halls, two futuristic side entrances with splendid lighting fixtures, the two bridal suites, the lobby, perfect for photos and more.
The covered courtyard is perfect for outdoor weddings and has a capacity of 200 guests. Its canopy will protect you and your guests from the strong sun during the hot Toronto summers. It has direct access from Hall B and during your reception, your guests can enjoy a drink outdoors. The courtyard is also perfect for taking romantic bride and groom portraits and bridal party photos.
Also, two halls showcase state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, screens that project live video from your wedding, dry ice and mist equipment and more. Each of them can accommodate 250-300 guests.
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Toronto Botanical Garden is a breathtaking location that offers 17 award winning gardens where you can take romantic photos on your big day, an unbeatable cost per person, a large parking lot and other features that make it a very desirable venue in the Greater Toronto Area.
Its proximity to two major highways (401 and Don Valley Parkway) make it an accessible from anywhere in the GTA.In addition, TBG is minutes from the nearest hotels and restaurants, making it an ideal location for out-of-town guests. Of course, it is loved by brides and guests alike.
TBG is often overlooked by couples, but it is affordable and unique. Also, there are many spots that give you and your guests a chance to enjoy the nature.Please budget properly the time for your shoot as the garden is very popular among tourists and you might need to wait your turn for the best spots to take pictures.
If you want to get married in one of the most unique wedding venues in Toronto, you’ve got plenty of options—which is great, but how do you decide which establishment is right for you? If you’re looking for something completely off the beaten path, this article will help you plan your perfect day.