I sincerely wish i wasn’t the first to post this list. But i’ve had to do some serious leg work to gather this list. So i would like to save you all the pain.
There are some truly unique places in the city. These places all mostly meet my requirements of wheelchair accessible, can hold 100 – 150 people for a standing cocktail reception, is in the downtown area, and does not remotely resemble a hotel or banquet hall.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, but this is a list of the ones I had to find by digging, there’s lots of cool spaces that get used on a regular basis like the Steamwhistle Brewery, Distillery District venues etc. These are places it’s unlikely you’ve already attended a wedding here. Which is another unwritten requirement of mine!
Here we go!
477 Richmond St W
Capacity: 80 seated, 150 standing
Something awesome about them: Their rental fee includes a bunch of furniture! They are also enviro friendly!
673 Queen St W
Capacity: intimate weddings
Something awesome about them: Mick Jagger will be present at your wedding… in photo form!
6 Rosehill Av (Yonge/St.Clair)
Capacity: 110 seated ceremony/130 seated dinners, 300 cocktails
Something awesome about them: They have this gorgeous old school smoking lounge in the basement that they use as a bridal suite.
The Venue @ NSC
5 Brock Ave (Queen W / Brock St)
Capacity: Banquet 150/ Reception 250
Something awesome about them: You can provide the booze!
37 Parliament St, Unit 2
Capacity: Gooderham Lounge 120 standing. Main Room 180 seated, 350 standing.
Something awesome about them: The main room is entirely a blank canvas for you to create your dream come true!
58 Berkeley St.
I don’t actually know any of the details about this space apart from what i learned from the Toronto Life article. I know it’s a furniture store, but it is totally rentable!
LoftRaum @ Urban Amish
86 Parliament St
Capacity: I have no idea…
Something awesome about them: the venue rental fee includes the Urban Amish Interiors furniture and accessories!