This is the second part of the Top Wedding Venues in Toronto series, where we list some of our favorite top wedding venues in Toronto and break down what we love about them.
It’s true that your wedding venue will greatly influence your decor, ambiance and how your wedding timeline is going to unfold on your Big Day. Therefore, it’s not surprising that selecting your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions. As a team of wedding photographers, we have experience with EVERY venue in the city and in order to aid you in your search, we’ve compiled a list of the wedding venues our team loves. Have you missed Part 1 of the Top Wedding Venues in Toronto on the blog? Check it out here.
1. Royal Conservatory of Music
The Royal Conservatory of Music wedding is modern, elegant and ever so romantic! The venue’s sleek architecture lends itself to artistic wedding reception photos, while its close proximity to the U of T campus makes it an ideal wedding venue if you’re taking your creative photos on the U of T grounds. Go for a walk in Yorkville to take timeless photos at this iconic neighbourhood and easily return to your venue for the sunset reception. Its floor to ceiling windows allow the golden hour sunlight to fill the room which makes for some of the most romantic first dance photos!
Top 3 reasons why we love the Royal Conservatory of Music wedding venue:
- Modern and sleek architecture
- Floor to ceiling windows and the abundance of natural light
- Close proximity to Yorkville, University of Toronto and Royal Ontario Museum wedding photo locations
A Fermenting Cellar wedding is a real gem! Hidden in the heart of the Distillery District, many couples love Fermenting Cellar for its unique interior, romantic atmosphere and industrial ambiance. I especially love it when couples take some time to walk around the cobblestone alleyways of the Distillery District to take their wedding photos before heading to their ceremony. With its rustic decor elements and an intimate, cozy atmosphere, the Fermenting Cellar is definitely one of my all-time favourite wedding venues in downtown.
Top 3 reasons why we love the Fermenting Cellar wedding venue:
- Intimate atmosphere
- Industrial interior design
- Located right in the middle of the historic Distillery District
Shangri-La Toronto is one of the top wedding venues in Toronto, and for a good reason! Famous for its top-notch interior design and delicious cuisine, Shangri-La Toronto offers a unique downtown wedding experience. I like taking my couples around the hotel to take timeless portraits in the city. Nothing says timeless romance more than having a bustling city core as your photo background! Strike some elegant poses in front of the Momofuku entrance with its abstract sculpture and end your couple photoshoot on the Shangri-La terrace.
Top 3 reasons why we love the Shangri-La Toronto wedding venue:
- Award-winning interior design
- Plenty of glowing, natural light
- Convenient location in downtown
4. Chateau Le Parc
The Chateau Le Parc wedding venue is located in the heart of the Vaughan region and is famous for its spacious banquet halls and proximity to one of the greatest conservation parks in the GTA. Acting as a blank canvas, this venue can transform from modern chic to romantic elegance depending on your decor. With its halls hosting more than 300 guests, Chateau Le Parc weddings are always so much fun to photograph!
Top 3 reasons why we love the Chateau Le Parc wedding venue:
- Beautiful white and gold interior design elements
- Spacious and bright banquet halls
- Abundance of space and natural light
5. One King West Hotel
A One King West Hotel wedding is all about timeless chic. With its intricate architecture and beautiful grand ballroom, One King West Hotel is a celebration fit for modern royalty. You can do your First Look photos on the marble staircase with crystal chandeliers hanging in the background. Take romantic wedding photos in the Chairman’s Boardroom. The wedding hall’s soaring ceilings will elevate any wedding decor, while photos taken from the upper balcony will make your wedding look straight out of a magazine.
Top 3 reasons why we love One King West Hotel wedding venue:
- Tasteful architecture
- Elegant and photogenic hotel rooms
- Great variety of photo locations within a single venue