Planning a wedding is a big deal — cue Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner. From the flowers and colours, to the food and cake, it feels like the decision-making will never end. And let’s not forget the most important one you’ll have to make: the venue. Whether you’re a traditional couple looking for a modern twist or a couple who wants to break all the rules and go completely off the beaten path, Toronto has a plethora of extraordinary wedding venues to choose from.
From stunning estates to charming historic districts, we’ve scoured the city to bring you the top five most out-of-the-box wedding venues that are worth considering for your special day.
High Park Brewery
While trends come and go, the rustic wedding is probably one that is here to stay. If you’re looking for one that embodies comfort and charm, High Park Brewery offers a unique and memorable wedding experience for couples looking for a welcoming atmosphere. The space’s open-concept design — with its expansive windows and string lighting— is sure to create a magical ambiance for up to 150 guests. And with a selection of craft beers brewed in-house, your guests are sure to enjoy a one-of-a-kind, local wedding celebration.
The Guild Inn Estate
Get ready to be transported into a fairy tale at The Guild Inn Estate. Set on 88 acres of land in Scarborough, the estate features a variety of event spaces, including a beautiful outdoor chapel, a grand ballroom and a charming garden terrace. Whether you’re planning a small and intimate ceremony or a grand reception, the Guild Inn Estate can accommodate weddings of all sizes. And with so many photographic spots on-site, you’re sure to capture any and every “happily ever after” moment.
The Hockey Hall of Fame
Now that the Leafs have broken the round one playoff curse, why not make your wedding day a real game-changer and celebrate at the Hockey Hall of Fame? Imagine saying “I do” surrounded by the Stanley Cup and historic hockey memorabilia. The venue features a variety of spaces to host weddings of all sizes, including a stunning ballroom and a historic bank vault. If you’re looking to score big with a one-of-a-kind wedding celebration, the Hockey Hall of Fame is the perfect place to make your dreams come true.
Storm Crow Manor
If you’re looking for a wedding venue that’s as quirky and unique as you are, look no further than Storm Crow Manor. This venue is a haven for all things bold, with eccentric themes —like a mad scientist bar or a nautical-themed room — and an abundance of spooky decor, making it the perfect place to host a fun and unforgettable wedding reception. Depending on the room you book, the venue can accommodate up to 100 guests, with a variety of menu options to suit everyone’s tastes and dietary needs.
The Stirling Room
Transport yourself to the 19th century Victorian era with this historic venue choice. With its exposed bricks and dark lighting, you’ll find yourself enjoying this bespoke lounge that merges contemporary design and antique architecture. It’s a wedding experience your guest won’t forget. Located in one of Toronto’s most iconic neighbourhoods — the Distillery District — the Stirling Room also offers ample opportunity for exploration before and after the wedding.