Toronto is home to some of the most unique indoor wedding venues for those who want to make their big day stand out from the rest.
Selecting the perfect venue is one of the most crucial elements of the wedding planning process. As more and more couples opt to think outside of the box and make their big day an unforgettable experience that stands out from the rest, hence why it’s no surprise that unparalleled options have emerged in recent years. Whether you’re looking for that wow factor or you’re simply hoping to incorporate a modern touch onto an intimate ceremony, here are 8 trendy indoor wedding venues in Toronto.
Royal Ontario Museum
With a grand total of eight gallery spaces fit for shows and exhibitions, the ROM hosts everything from small events to full-blown gala extravaganzas. From the sleek modern architecture to the old-world charm of the some of humanity’s oldest artifacts, celebrating your big day at Toronto’s most famous museum is truly the epitome of timeless style and elegance. After all, who can boast have a soaring 110-foot long dinosaur present at their wedding?
One King West
Wonderfully restored with a lovely injection of vibrancy, the One King West Hotel & Residence offers a variety of intimate venues that exude a classical elegance. The Ontario Heritage-designated building is housed in what was once the Dominion Bank building in the late 1800s and has since been transformed into a luxurious escape. The building retains its original architectural heritage and historic charm (and even an impressive 40-tonne vault that’s perfect for photo ops) and combines the grandeur of Canada’s banking past with the latest contemporary comforts.
Steam Whistle Brewery
For those who enjoy thinking outside of the box, the Steam Whistle Roundhouse is a rustic yet chic venue characterized by its exposed red brick and wooden beams. The loft-like space is rounded out with 30-foot ceilings and multi-paneled windows that offer beautiful cityscape views. Celebrating your special day at one of Toronto’s most popular breweries is sure to be an event your guests will never forget.
Estates of Sunnybrook
Located on the Sunnybrook Hospital property in northern Toronto, these restored Georgian-style mansions offer a lavish and intimate experience. The venues include the Vaughan Estate’s two massive formal ballrooms and magnificent architecture, the gracious ambiance of the self-contained McLean House and the intimate and exclusive Coach House. Sitting on forty acres of manicured countryside, the English-style gardens, hardwood floors and elegant decor is a shining example of graciousness and attention to detail that resembles something straight out of a fairy tale.
A wedding at an art gallery in the heart of Queen West is as trendy as it gets. The spacious 5,000 square foot New York-style loft features soaring ceilings, French Arch windows that overlook the bustling streets, wooden ceiling beams and skylights – the perfect complements to the modern art setting.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
A series of former TTC repair buildings, Wychwood Barns has since been transformed into an arts hub and event space. This long and narrow venue has quickly become a popular spot for weddings with five separate spaces that offer an abundance of natural lighting. 22-foot ceilings, exposed brick and concrete floors round out the rustic look, while the spacious 8,000 square foot venue can easily accommodate the biggest of weddings.
The Drake Hotel
If you’re looking for a wedding experience that will stand out from the rest, look no further than the Drake Hotel. Not necessarily your “classic” wedding venue, between the Underground, the Sky Yard and the exquisite lounge, the Drake Hotel offers the perfect bespoke venue for your nuptials. Between the Rorschach-print walls and deconstructed stools, the lounge has a sensual vibe perfect for those who want to create an upscale and intimate atmosphere. However, the strength of the Underground is that you can morph it into any kind of wedding you’d like, with the “Made From Scratch” mantra of the staff turning into a one-stop-shop for throwing the party of the year.
Nestled in Toronto’s lush ravines in a setting of awe-inspiring heritage buildings that encourages sustainability and greenery, the Evergreen Brickworks venue strives to mix nature with a contemporary urban setting. From the rustic railway station to the romantic water lily pad, what’s not to love about the former brick-making community? Together, the Holcim Gallery and Koerner Gardens are the perfect open-concept spaces for those looking for a romantic rustic vibe in the heart of the city.