12 Toronto Restaurant Wedding Venues
I feel extremely lucky to be a wedding planner in Toronto. This city is packed with phenomenal venues. From grand manors, to historic lofts; Toronto really does offer an incredible variety of locations to host your wedding. But what about Toronto restaurant wedding venue options??
One might think that buying out a restaurant to host your wedding would be crazy expensive. But au contraire, restaurant venues can actually be the less expensive choice. So what are in fact the top Toronto restaurant wedding venues?? Here are my top 12 restaurant wedding venues in Toronto.
This sleek and chic Ossington Street restaurant can seat up to 100 for a sit down dinner. The restaurant’s decor is clean and minimal but cozy and comfortable. According to the chef’s philosophy, the restaurant “offers a well orchestrated experience to which nothing is arbitrary. Everything has a purpose, every choice has a meaning and each experience brings pleasure.” Min food spend range is anywhere from $14,000 - $18,000.00 on a Saturday evening.
boehmer.ca, 93 Ossington Avenue
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2. George Restaurant
George restaurant is located centrally in downtown Toronto at Queen and Mutual street. The lovely restaurant boasts many private rooms and the main dining room can accommodate 120 seated for dinner. The restaurant is full of history and was once a 1850's chocolate factory. As the George’s website describes, it’s décor is the perfect blend of “old-world charm and contemporary edge”. There is even a marvelous courtyard which can host a ceremony or smaller alfresco dinner party. Minimum spend on a Sunday evening is $10,000.
georgeonqueen.com, 111 Queen St E.
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Jump is one of many Oliver and Bonacini restaurants in Toronto that can host wedding dinners for up to 120 guests. The interior is funky and energetic and inspired by a mix of American style bistro, classic New York, and sleek modern eclecticism. Their wedding dinner menus start at $59 a person and minimum spend on a Saturday evening is $15,000.00.
oliverbonacinievents.com, 18 Wellington Street West
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This Cabbagetown staple is a cozy and charming choice for a Toronto restaurant wedding. The restaurant specializes in Northern Italian food and can seat 100 guests utilizing the patio in the summer and 70 in cooler months. The minimum spend on a Saturday evening is $10,000.00
famelia.com, 12 Amelia Street
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Located in the heart of the Distillery, Archeo truly knows how to host a fantastic wedding. The intimate open concept, loft like space comes with stunning historic wooden harvest tables. The lovely brick walled and secluded courtyard can host ceremonies and the restaurant can seat 118. Minimum spend on a Saturday is $13,000.
archeo.ca, 31 Trinity Street
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6. Le Select
This charming Wellington street French restaurant is perfect for an intimate wedding. 70 can dine comfortably in the restaurant’s main room and small ceremonies can take place seasonally in their jardin. Menus are customizable and begin at $39 a person and a Saturday night requires a min spend of $3400.
leselect.com, 432 Wellington St West
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Yes, here is indeed another Oliver and Bonacchi restaurant making the list. Located on the second floor of the Tiff Bell Lightbox, the space is designed with rich woods, leather and stone and outstanding floor-to-ceiling views of King Street West while the ceiling is adorned with chic hanging lightbulbs. They describe their menu as “paying homage to Toronto’s rich, cultural landscape, showcasing global and Canadian artisanal cuisine featuring the finest local and regional ingredients.” The main dining room seats 120 and the minimum spend on a Saturday evening is $15,000.00
oliverbonacini.com, 350 King St West
Sassafraz, or otherwise known as the pretty little yellow house and celebrity hotspot, is also a fantastic Toronto restaurant wedding venue. Located in the heart of Yorkville, the main dining room can seat 150 and the minimum spend on a Saturday evening is a reasonable $12,000. A three course meal, passed canapes, and open bar starts at $155 dollars a person.
sassafraz.ca, 100 Cumberland Street
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9. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
This lovely little Liberty Village restaurant is bright and industrial, yet relaxed and intimate. Mildred’s temple goes the extra mile for couples hosting their wedding at the restaurant and includes chalkboards and menu design. The restaurants seats 100 and the minimum food spend is $15,000 on a Saturday evening.
templekitchen.com, 85 Hanna Ave
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If you are looking to add a little spice to your wedding, Valdez may be right up your alley. Valdez offers Latino street food and has one of the best all year round patios in Toronto. The dining room seats 100 and in peak season on a Saturday the min spend is $13,000. The patio seats up to 80 and also has a min spend of $13,000 in peak season. The full restaurant call be bought out in peak season for $25,000.00
valdezrestaurant.com, 606 King St West
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11. Colette Grand Cafe
For the lover of the Parisian lifestyle, Colette Grand Cafe is the perfect wedding venue. Yes the min spend of $30,000 is a little high, but the restaurant’s atmosphere and food is superb. The seated capacity is 120 and the venue would also work well for a cocktail style wedding.
colettetoronto.com, 550 Wellington St W
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Canoe is the more upscale choice of the Oliver and Bonacini restaurants and is considered one of the best restaurants in Canada. The dining room can accommodate a seated dinner for 140 guests and is perched atop the TD Bank Tower on the 54th floor. The view is seriously breathtaking and as the website describes the “design is clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish — a brilliant reflection of this country’s rich raw environment”. Minimum spend on a Saturday evening is $18,000.00
oliverbonacini.com, 66 Wellington St West
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Which restaurant can you see yourself hosting a wedding at? Are there any restaurants that should have made this list? Leave a comment below and lets start a discussion.
By Certified Wedding Planner Alexandra McNamara