The 15 best large wedding venues in Toronto

Feb 23 2017, 2:57 am

When it comes to planning your big day, a lot goes into picking the right wedding venue.

From cost and location to vibe and venue size, every couple has different wants and needs, which makes it hard to pinpoint the perfect wedding venue for every bride and groom to be.

Some couples have their hearts set on having a smaller, more intimate wedding. While others have dreamed of having a large soiree for all their family, friends and colleagues.

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Whether in a lush garden, a grand ballroom or an enchanting mansion, Toronto is home to dozens of large venues capable of hosting your unforgettable occasion. To get a head start on your wedding planning, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best large wedding venues this city has to offer.

Casa Loma

If you’ve been dreaming of having a fairytale wedding complete with a magical castle venue since you were a little kid (and you have the budget for one), Casa Loma will provide the perfect backdrop for your big day.

Capacity: Up to 550 guests
Address: 1 Austin Terrace

Grand Luxe

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From the food and decor to music and tiny touches like the inviting doorman, Grand Luxe is known for including personal service touches that will be sure to make a lasting impression on you and your guests. Here you’ll be able so celebrate your big day in the luxurious grand ballroom, which features contemporary canvas artwork, custom millwork,  and chrome accented walls which act as the perfect backdrop for saying ‘I do’.

Capacity: Max standing 600, max seating 500
Address: 3125 Bayview Avenue

Graydon Hall Manor

Raise a glass of champagne and cheers to your future on a 160 foot-long terrace overlooking cascading fountains and formal gardens. Then, dance the night away surrounded with your friends and family in the grand dining room that’s complete with elegantly dressed tables, ornate mouldings, 14-foot ceilings, sunny bay windows and charming fireplaces.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests
Address: 185 Graydon Hall Drive

Harding Waterfront Estate

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Overlooking the picturesque waters of Lake Ontario and bordered by Joshua’s Creek, this enchanting mansion on the waterfront is rich with history and charm and is the perfect escape from the city. If your dream wedding consists of saying ‘I do’ at a beautifully restored 1930s estate complete with vintage charm and elegance, look no further than Harding Waterfront Estate.

Capacity: Harding house can fit 55 dinner guests, while the estate’s outdoor property is ideal for tented events of up to 200 guests
Address: 2700 Lakeshore Road West

Colette Grand Café

Inspired by the eateries and cafés that line the streets in Paris, Colette is both sophisticated and inviting and the perfect venue for those looking to have a Parisian inspired wedding. The venue comes complete with an enchanting café, airy dining room or bar and library. If you happen to have a summer wedding, there’s a sidewalk terrace and covered outdoor pavilion available for guests if they need to cool down.

Capacity: Seated 120, standing reception 220
Address: 550 Wellington Street West

Evergreen Brickworks

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Nestled in Toronto’s lush ravines in an awe-inspiring heritage building, Evergreen Brick Works offers a truly unique setting for those looking for a more rustic vibe. If you’re interested in having a summer wedding, you can say your “I do’s” surrounded by lush gardens overlooking a lily-pad-filled pond in the park surrounding the building.

Capacity: Varies by space. BMO Atrium: Non-fixed seats 225, dining: 150, Young Welcome Centre: Non-fixed seats 300, dining 80, CRH Gallery and Koerner Gardens: Non-fixed seats 1,100, dining 700, The Pavilions 900, and The Frances and Tim Price Terrace 250.
Address: 550 Bayview Ave

The Omni King Edward Hotel

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The Omni King Edward Hotel offers a magical setting for your downtown, fairy tale Toronto wedding. With its elegant décor and artful venues, this hotel pays homage to its proud history of being the city’s first luxury hotel.

Capacity: The hotel has various venues including the Windsor, Sovereign and Vanity Fair Ballrooms each accommodating up to 300 people.
Address: 37 King Street East

The Carlu

If you’re looking to go all out with glam and elegance, Toronto’s historic Carlu is the perfect wedding venue for your big day. Exclusively catered by Oliver & Bonacini, The Carlu is an exceptional venue for stylish and sophisticated weddings.

Capacity: Varies by room, with a maximum of 1,500
 444 Yonge Street


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Toronto foodie couples should spend their big day at one of the city’s finest restaurants that serves more than just impeccable food. Here, wedding guests can dine on Canoe’s award-winning contemporary Canadian cuisine while surveying the impressive view from the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower.

Capacity: Seated 140, reception 250
Address: 66 Wellington Street West

Art Gallery of Ontario

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Few things in life are more magical than saying ‘I do’ beneath the iconic Gehry-designed feature staircase in the AGO’s historic Walker Court. This, of course, is followed by an incredible bespoke dinner menu in your choice of private event space in the gallery.

Capacity: Each space is different, but the max is 450 guests
Address: 317 Dundas Street West

Hart House

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The historic stone walls and lush courtyard of the University of Toronto’s Hart House serve as the ideal setting for your special day. This unique downtown treasure is steeped in history and complete with elegant rooms, beautiful architectural details, modern cuisine and exceptional service.

Capacity: Can fit up to 280 guests
Address: 7 Hart House Circle

The Burroughes Building

The Burroughes Building is a beautiful and unique venue that will provide an elegant vintage atmosphere for your big day. The stunning sixth floor can hold 420 for cocktails and 200 for a seated dinner and also access to the rooftop that has a spectacular 360° view of the city skyline.

Capacity: Varies by room, but 420 max
Address: 639 Queen Street West

Four Seasons

For those looking to host more than 400 guests, look no further than Yorkville’s luxurious Four Season Hotel. Here, you’ll find various ballrooms and spaces that are clean-lined and sleek, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the trees of the Rosedale Valley.

Capacity: Varies by room, but up to 565 guests
Address: 60 York­ville Avenue

Gladstone Hotel

This stunning historic hotel is the ideal location for couples dreaming of saying your vows at one of the city’s funkiest venues. Complete with a hand-operated elevator, 2,000-square-foot ballroom, with exposed brick walls, pine flooring, a high ceiling and Victorian windows, the Gladstone Hotel provides the perfect canvas to paint the wedding of your dreams.

Capacity: Groups of up to 500 guests
Address: 1214 Queen Street West

The Ritz-Carlton

For those with a bigger budget, look no further than The Ritz-Carlton a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Ritz offers a variety of venue options for anyone looking for a modern yet classic wedding venue, and is complete with a 7,400-square-foot ballroom—adorned with shimmering chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows and a sweeping wraparound foyer.

Capacity: Up to 500 guests
Address: 181 Wellington Street West