When you're planning a wedding, the first big thing is finding the right venue. While it may be a bit challenging and require some time and patience, there's no need to stress! Especially if you're considering Canada for your big day – it's home to some absolutely incredible historic and modern spaces perfect for both intimate and large-scale celebrations. We've rounded up 15 awesome venues to make things simpler for you. Take a look at our favorites below!
Welcome to Lune, one of Ontario’s most unique spaces for creative ideas and intimate gatherings. This Italianate-style home, built in 1860, sits on 88 acres of gardens and pastures. No wonder Lune is such a sought-after venue for hosting weddings! Lune offers eight spaces, each inspired by the different phases of the moon. The bright and airy Phase 03 room, with milky frescoed walls and an Italian-marble fireplace, is suitable for gatherings of up to 40 seated guests. The Phase 04 room represents the dark side of the Lune, featuring inky black walls and a larger-than-life gilded mirror. With a capacity of up to 28 seated guests, this space is even more intimate. Outside the Lune, you will find a historic stonewalled fountain that runs from spring to late fall.
Dreaming of a winery wedding? CedarCreek Estate is for you. The winery is located 20 minutes from downtown Kelowna, making it an ideal destination for both locals and tourists. Situated on a hillside, CedarCreek boasts stunning panoramic views of a lush vineyard, sparkling Okanagan Lake, and beautiful gardens. The estate provides perfect settings for celebrations of different types and sizes, be that an intimate celebration of 60 or a reception for 100. Host an outdoor ceremony beneath the Garden’s pergola, have a stand-up reception under the fully covered Pavilion, or reflect your modern style with a private buyout of the stunning Home Block restaurant. All spaces can be booked in advance to fulfill your vision for your big day.
Graydon Hall Manor is a historic venue available only for special events. The grand Georgian manor was re-designed back in 2000 as a boutique reception facility with the discerning couple in mind. Unparalleled elegance, romance, and luxury — Graydon Hall Manor is the ultimate wedding venue. The 160-foot stone terrace overlooking cascading fountains, formal gardens, and a dining room with sunny bay windows and charming fireplaces will distinguish your big celebration. The manor’s in-house event team will custom-design your wedding as little or as much as you would like them to. Whether it's a sunrise ceremony with a champagne brunch to follow or a formal multi-course dinner, Graydon Hall Manor's team brings a level of commitment to excellence that is second to none.
Langdon Hall was built in 1898 as a summer home for American business magnate John Jacob Astor’s granddaughter. Almost a century later, the property began its transformation into a hotel. Today, Langdon Hall offers dozens of guest suites and a full-service spa, as well as provides spaces for marking special occasions. The hotel has two beautiful venues to choose from, with some of the most picturesque settings in the countryside. Firshade Room is Langdon Hall’s largest event space, with a capacity of up to 120 guests for a seated meal. Colonel Langdon’s Room is ideal for intimate gatherings. It features a long antique dining table, a wood-burning fireplace, and windows overlooking the grounds. And an adjoining private conservatory would be the perfect venue for the ceremony and reception prior to dinner.
Nestled near Richmond and Parliament in Toronto, Archive Studios welcomes you to discover three beautifully styled spaces adorned with refined furnishings. The brick and beam space offers an elevated experience, lending a rich sense of history, texture and warmth to any creative endeavour. Overflowing with intricate details and a captivating atmosphere, Archive Studios provides the perfect contemporary setting for your next gathering. Studios I and II are seamlessly connected by a show-stopping arched feature wall, creating a spacious 1,500 square foot room. Bathed in natural sunlight, Archive Studios is the ideal choice for intimate celebrations (40 for seated receptions, 75 standing) and can accommodate both mingling or sit down events.
Mark your special occasion at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. You don’t have to worry about the planning, as the venue’s full-service event team will take care of all the details. Exchange your vows under the iconic staircase in historic Walker Court or host your ceremony in a Baillie Court, which boasts panoramic views of the city skyline and features a selection of beautiful artworks. If you want to wow your guests with a breathtaking backdrop and incomparable atmosphere — Galleria Italia is what you need. Unrivaled architecture and stunning exhibitions surrounding this space will make it unique for your special event.
Château des Charmes is a beautiful winery located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Picturesque and ambient, the estate is a popular choice for hosting unforgettable weddings. From the ceremony to the meal and every detail in between, each event held here is crafted to be a genuine celebration of the couple's love story. You have the opportunity to curate your own menu from the exclusive culinary offerings of Vintage Hotels, the estate's culinary partner. To complement each course, the Château des Charmes team will be on hand to assist you in selecting the perfect wines from their portfolio.
Founded in 2014, East Room is an ultra-stylish social space located in Toronto. Although the venue typically hosts corporate and work-related events, it can also be the setting for your magical day. East Room features turnkey event spaces that can be tailored to your personal needs. Select your perfect location and leave the rest to the venue’s team. East Room offers signature lounge areas, rooftop spaces and stunning patios. Food, beverages, high-end AV equipment, music, entertainment, and so much more are at your service. The East Room's staff will try their best to make sure your event runs smoothly.
Elora Mill Hotel & Spa is a premier event venue nestled in the heart of Elora, one of Ontario’s most beautiful villages. Elora Mill has been the jewel of Wellington County for over 175 years and remains among the favored destinations in Canada. The hotel hosts events of all kinds, from corporate retreats to showers, weddings, and anniversaries. Say “I do” at a charming outdoor chapel that sits amongst the ruins of the Walser building, or host a ceremony under the roof of the Foundry Chapel. Once the official part is over, continue celebrating at the Grand — the spacious room with windows overlooking the historic Elora and the Grand River.
Nestled in Toronto’s lush ravines in a setting of awe-inspiring heritage buildings, Evergreen Brick Works is truly a unique event facility. Whether you are looking for an intimate indoor gathering, a bright outdoor wedding, or an opulent gala event, Evergreen Brick Works definitely has the perfect space for you. BMO Atrium, CRH Gallery, and The Pavillions — choose the space that suits your celebration the most. Need some assistance? Evergreen Brick Works will be there for you from start to finish. Evergreen Brick Works is home to skilled event managers who will guide you through every step of the planning process to create a celebration you will never forget.
With remarkable views of Queen’s Park and the Royal Ontario Museum, The Gardiner Museum is perfect for weddings, showers, private dinners, and more. There are different rooms available for hosting any event of your choice, each stunning and unique. The Terrace, a minimalist space with floor-to-ceiling windows, can accommodate 140 guests for dining and up to 250 for a standing cocktail reception. You can also rent the lobby with white walls and limestone floors or the Gardiner Plaza. These spaces are the ideal option for both pre-dinner cocktails and ceremonies. The museum’s Exhibit Hall, though, is available for selected days only from June to September.
Nestled by the scenic shores of Lake Ontario and embraced by Joshua's Creek, the Harding Waterfront Estate stands as a premier venue for your special occasions. This captivating venue boasts a historic mansion, expansive grounds and a luxurious tented glass pavilion. The dedicated team at Harding Waterfront Estate is committed to providing unparalleled service and strives to exceed expectations for events of any size or nature. Whether you're drawn to the enchanting greenery and gardens, the vintage charm of the Bell-Gairdner House, or the luxurious waterfront views, the estate grounds provide breathtaking backdrops for your memorable "I do."
The Drake is a hotel destination rooted in contemporary art, culture, and genuine hospitality. Renovated and reopened in 2004, it's a hub that provides a unique sense of place. The Drake loves hosting events of different types and sizes, providing spaces for weddings, parties, and meetings. From the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario to the classic skyline of downtown Toronto, The Drake has a perfect location to suit every style of celebration. You can either celebrate your union at the hotel on Queen Street or choose Drake Devonshire in Prince Edward County instead. Both of these venues are equally stunning! The Drake event team will take care of all your decor and catering details, including custom-baked goods and fresh flowers. The Drake is truly a one-stop-shop to throwing the celebration of a lifetime.
Vela is a stylish restaurant with dramatic decor serving creative cuisine and cocktails. Boasting diverse seating options, it's the ideal venue for every occasion, be that that an intimate dinner, a grand party, an impressive dinner meeting, or a once in a lifetime wedding. Within Vela's indoor space, you have access to the main dining room, private dining room, lounge, chef's counter, champagne bar, and banquettes. The choice is yours to either reserve the entire space or opt for a partial buyout. At Vela, impress your guests with a Michelin-recognized menu and unforgettable service.
Wander is a contemporary lakefront retreat nestled in Prince Edward County. This home away from home features ten dreamy cabins, each with plenty of space to lounge, dine, and play. Wander is also the perfect backdrop for private events, be that a one-day affair or a weekend-long celebration. Build connections with upscale launch parties, have workshops or seminars by the beach, or tie the knot in a dreamy ceremony. Wander offers two types of packages. Package A is for smaller groups with a minimum of 6 guests, while Package B is for larger gatherings with a maximum of 50 guests. So choose the one that suits your event the most! At Wander, they have everything you need to host a meaningful celebration.