Some Of Our Fave Wedding Venues In Toronto

Today’s blog post is all about wedding venues. As busy Toronto Wedding Planners, we have had the opportunity to plan events at many of Toronto’s finest establishments however there are a few that really stand out. The following venues have been selected because they offer something unique to couples getting married. Whether it be breathtaking views, unique atmospheres in unique locations, history, or exceptional customer service, these are some of our favourite Toronto Wedding Venues.

Thompson Hotel:

550 Wellington Street W


The Thompson Hotel is one of Toronto’s newest and most modern venues to hold a wedding. It is located in the middle of Toronto’s artistically driven King West Village. If you are interested in holding an event at the Thompson, there are a few different options in the Thompson Hotel to hold it, whether it is a wedding, a corporate event, or any other special event.

They have the Wellington Ballroom, which is a 3,100 square foot ballroom that can be divided into two sections. The decor in the room is rich and dark wooden tones, which are accented with glass chandeliers.

Wedding Decor

The next option is the chic and exclusive Rooftop Lounge. With breathtaking 360 degree view of the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario, the Rooftop Lounge is surely not one to miss.

Pool Dancers at the Thompson Hotel Rooftop

Show in Thompson Rooftop pool by Fusion Events

Thompson Hotel Toronto Rooftop

Thompson Hotel Toronto Rooftop


Finally, there is 1812. If you are looking for a lounge experience, 1812 is the place to hold your event. For those of you looking for a sophisticated and intimate feel, 1812 offers you just that.

1812Lounge @Thompson Hotel

1812 Lounge @Thompson Hotel

Palais Royale:

1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W.


Overlooking the Lake Ontario, the Palais Royale is designed acoustically for live music and has a great history of well known singers who have performed there such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. With that said, this venue is surely like no other.

The most common room used to hold weddings at the Palais Royale is the Ballroom. this 8000 square foot room can gold up to 350 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 880. The decor in the Ballroom is contemporary, with earth colours such as cream, gold taupe and chocolate brown.

Palais Royale Toronto Ballroom

Palais Royale Toronto Ballroom

Overlooking Lake Ontario, the Patio is perfect for holding wedding ceremonies or cocktail receptions.  With the ability to fully tent the patio, there is access right to the Ballroom from the deck, which is perfect for couples holding their ceremony and/or cocktail hour on the patio and their reception in the Ballroom. With a 318 person capacity, this patio is perfect for the summer to fall months.

Palais Royale Patio

Palais Royale Patio

The Lower Lounge is a quiet space at the Palais Royale, and is ideal for holding Cocktail Hour. Clients also have the option of having a portable bar.

Palais Royale - Lower Lounge

Palais Royale – Lower Lounge

Eglinton Grand:

400 Eglinton Avenue West


Old Hollywood Glamour is always in style. For those clients who like art deco decor, the Eglinton Grand is a great location. Formerly the Eglinton Theatere, this venue has been restored and renovated and is now used as an banquet hall for weddings and events.

The Gallery is perfect for holding a wedding ceremony. Seating up to 220 guests, its art deco decor perfectly compliments the style of the main ballroom.

The Gallery - Eglinton Grand

The Gallery – Eglinton Grand

As for the reception, it is held in the Main Ballroom.  Since it was a former theatre, it is equipped with a stage and great in house A/V and lighting. The Balcony level can be used as a private Cocktail Hour space, which is very convenient for the guests as it is just above the Main Ballroom.

Eglinton Grand - Main Ballroom

Eglinton Grand – Main Ballroom

Eglinton Grand - Main Ballroom

Eglinton Grand – Main Ballroom

Liberty Grand:

25 British Columbia Road


The Liberty Grand is one of Toronto’s most popular venues to hold an event, whether it is a wedding or a corporate event. The venue has 3 grand ballrooms, each with a different vibe. Two of which are traditional, and one of which is a contemporary open concept. There is the Governer’s Room, the Renaissance + Centennial Rooms, and the Artifacts Room. In addition to those rooms, they have the Courtyard, which is perfect for holding ceremonies or cocktail hour.

One of the great things about this venue is that they have their own in house production, which is perfect for clients who are having a Live band or a DJ.

Artifacts Room Liberty Grand

Artifacts Room Liberty Grand


Grosvenor's Room - Liberty Grand

Grosvenor’s Room – Liberty Grand

Courtyard - Liberty Grand

Courtyard – Liberty Grand


Fermenting Cellar

55 Mill Street


Located in the heart of Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, the Fermenting Cellar is an urban space with an industrial chic setting. This venue can hold up to 600 guests for a stand up event, and up to 400 guests for a seated dinner. They provide great decor and production by in-house A/V and decor company, 5th Element Events.

The space at the Fermenting Cellar can be divided so that clients can hold their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in the same room. From the heavy timber beams and trusses to the original Kingston limestone walls, the Fermenting Cellar offers your event a memorable atmosphere.

Fermenting Cellar - Ceremony Set Up

Fermenting Cellar – Ceremony Set Up

Fermenting Cellar Wedding Reception

Fermenting Cellar Wedding Reception

Fermenting Cellar

Fermenting Cellar

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