Finding Toronto wedding venues that are available, unique, and adaptable can be overwhelming. We’ll be the first to tell you that. But here at Mango Studios, we’ll also be the first to let you know that it is totally possible to find your diamond-in-the-rough. As seasoned wedding attendees, we really know what works in this city, and what places have the potential to make your dreams come true. Here are a few suggestions to help you in your search for the perfect wedding venue. Who knows, one of these options could be right under your nose and you never even knew it! You’re welcome in advance.
Globe and Mail Centre
Who says newspaper is dead? Okay, it might be on its way out, but the Globe and Mail Centre certainly isn’t. Boasting probably the best rooftop space to take a picture with Toronto’s iconic skyline, this is a wedding venue you don’t want to sleep on. This would also be the cutest wedding venue for couples who work in or around the building; a place you know and love!
Features: Rooftop #views, floor to ceiling windows, and first-class reception spaces
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)
Have your wedding be its own one-night-only interactive art installation at the Musem of Contemporary Art! With wide open spaces, concrete walls, and timeless pieces of art, you have total control to make space your own. Or you can simply have the art do the talking! With art installations and pieces constantly changing and evolving, no one wedding at MOCA will be the same, and you and your spouse can treasure being different.
Features: Lots of art to entertain your guests and a cool industrial space you can totally personalize
We’ve died and gone to loft heaven. Originally built as a garbage inceration centre in the 1930s, The Symes is now the coolest under-the-radar event space in The Junction. The great thing about The Symes is that it has an extensive list of amazing preferred vendors (Mango included) that they know and trust to make your day the best it can possibly be. Stressed after getting engaged? This could be the answer to your wedding planning prayers.
Features: Multiple event spaces to choose from, industrial chic atmosphere, historic building with contemporary facilities and garnishes.
The Great Hall
It’s all in the name. The Great Hall is, well, pretty great. Especially when it comes to Toronto wedding venues. The Great Hall is a curated balance of modern amenities and the best of the past. If music is an important part of your life, you can have it take center stage (literally) at the red-curtained stage of the main event space that speaks of a bygone era.
Features: Four distinct rooms to choose from based on your style and guest count, located in West Queen West, tons of unique areas for photo-ops
The Broadview Hotel
Some might say that hotel weddings are a thing of the past, but this hotel from the past will change your mind. The Broadview Hotel is 127 years old and is still standing strong as one of the best venues to have your wedding at in Toronto. It has a bunch of spaces to pick whether you’re looking for an intimate event or want to celebrate with all 250 of your nearest and dearest. Best part? You don’t even have to leave the building after your festivities have come to an end. Just head right up to your hotel room and begin your life of bliss together (and finally sleep without a wedding-themed nightmare).
Features: Rooftop patio, award-winning culinary experiences, refurbished classic architecture
Thompson Landry Gallery
The Thompson Landry gallery has vampy, dramatic vibes you can’t find anywhere else. Located in the always classic Distillery District, The Thompson Landry gallery is an awesome venue to showcase your off-the-beaten-trail style while still giving your wedding guests the opportunity to grab a pic under the Gooderham and Worts sign (you might want to too!). If light and airy aren’t words you’d used to describe your style, this is a venue that will absolutely speak your language.
Features: A venue that supports local art and artisans, unique twist on a famous part of Toronto, stellar views of Distillery through endless windows
There’s no better way to get amazing wedding food than to host your nuptials at a well-reviewed restaurant. Being absolutely beautiful and featuring a rooftop patio doesn’t hurt either. These elements are what make The Chase restaurant a stellar wedding venue that you may not have crossed your mind. If your style is more classic and contemporary, but you still want to have the soul of Toronto pumping through the veins of your wedding, look no further.
Features: Gorgeous rooftop patio, classy white interiors, stylish design elements, award-winning culinary options
Peter Pan Bistro
No need to fly to Neverland when your Peter Pan (Bistro) is right here in Toronto. This cute, quirky event space is perfect for you indie darlings that plan to have a celebration on the smaller side. With vintage stained glass windows, milky white walls, mid-century modern updates, and intimate patio the Peter Pan Bistro is a Toronto wedding venue to keep your eye on if you spend your days spinning vinyls and scouring vintage shops.
Features: Private patio, homey loft feel, private patio, perfect for intimate weddings
Artscape Wychwood Barns
We don’t like to choose favourites, but this Toronto wedding venue makes us wish we did. Artscape Wychwood Barns is quickly becoming one of the most sought after venues in the area, and for very good reason. The repurposed building presents wide open spaces that showcase the best in industrial chic. The venue has been expertly decked out with all the necessary wedding accessories that will make you swoon like: string lights, surround sound speakers, and skylights.
Features: Dreamy strings of Edison bulbs, “indoor-outdoor” spaces, ability to customize wedding elements and room set-up
X marks the spot! Another hotel on our list that defies and challenges the stereotype of the typical hotel wedding. If being by the lake for your nuptials is a must-have feature, Hotel X is the one for you. Featuring stunning views of Lake Ontario and high-class modern architecture, Hotel X is a waterfront wedding wonder.
Features: Glass windows and ceilings everywhere, spectacular lighting/shadows at any time of day, a poolside rooftop that will make you cry tears of joy (especially for summer weddings!)
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