Casa Loma

1 Austin Terrace M5R 1X8 Toronto (Ontario) Map · Phone number
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About Casa Loma

Casa Loma is a Toronto-based venue that specializes in hosting elegant weddings and special events of every kind. If you ever thought of having a fairytale-like wedding, there is no better backdrop than this venue. Its grandiose interior is complemented by a superb outdoor terrace which boasts marvelous views of the five-acre estate gardens below and the city skyline overhead.

Facilities and capacity

The entire venue accommodates up to 1500 people and is broken down into the following spaces:

  • The Library with its deep wood finishes, seats 220 people in banquet style and 300 in reception style.
  • The Conservatory, with its Italian stained glass ceilings and marble floors, seats 100 people in banquet style and 150 in reception style.
  • The Terrance & Garden, with their beautifully manicured setting with a lovely fountain and sculptures, seats 100-200 people in reception style.
  • The Glass Pavilion, with views of both the city and the castle, seats 210 people in banquet style and 300 in reception style.

Services offered

All wedding packages include the following services:

  • Tasting of the proposed wedding menu
  • Complimentary bridal suite
  • 7-hour regular host bar
  • Alternative meals (for guests with dietary requirements)
  • Wine service (during dinner)
  • One glass of sparkling wine (for toasts)
  • Midnight coffee and tea service

In addition, it offers:

  • Venue coordination
  • Floral services
  • Rentals
  • Customized menus
  • AV equipment
  • Lighting
  • Parking & Valet parking

Cuisine

Chef Michael Ewing is the executive chef at Casa Loma. He has over 25 years of experience in the culinary arts. He has created delicious wedding menu packages with items such as passed hors d'oeuvres, a wide array of appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts to suit every taste. Food stations, intermezzos and late night fare are also available. Their pre-set menus, whether standard or premium, include an unlimited host bar with domestic wine, beer and spirits.

Other services

This venue is also available for:

  • Public annual events
  • Corporate functions
  • Product launches
  • Award dinners
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Anniversary parties
  • Meeting & planning sessions
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Charity events
  • Film & photo shoots and more

History

Casa Loma is a historical landmark that was completed in 1914 and is considered one of North America’s only castles. This means that it has been host to a number of photo, film and TV shoots due to its opulent and unique setting.

  • Number of guests From 20 to 500
  • Maximum Capacity 1200
  • Type Historic, mansion, manor, museum
  • Style City, classic, garden, glamorous, vintage
  • Event Services Bridal suite, catering / bar, event planning, lighting / sound, outside vendors
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 25,000.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 120.00
More information

More information about Casa Loma

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered outdoor
    Indoor
    Uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 20000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 2000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 100
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 110
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 50
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 65
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Open bar
    House beer
    House wine
    Champagne toast
    House liquor
    Bartenders

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24 Reviews for Casa Loma


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.2
  • Response time 4.2
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  • Nhuy

    Nhuy Dien · Married on 20 of May of 2017

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great place for ceremony and reception. Got very very lucky with 15 months waiting time for a Saturday. Everything from food, venue and service was excellent. Staff was friendly and happy however some bar staff could be a bit friendlier. Many guests complimented how good the food was, service was great and how beautiful the venue was. They had a great time. It is pricer to book compared to other venues but you get what you pay for. Definitely worth it in my opinion. Very highly recommended. Thank you Bruce for helping make our day special.

    Sent on 25/05/2017
  • Alexis

    Alexis · Married on 27 of October of 2018

    2.2
    • Quality of service:
      2.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      1.0
    • Flexibility:
      1.0
    • Professionalism:
      3.0

    Engagement Shoot gone wrong

    We booked Casa Loma for our engagement shoot - the grounds and backdrop were perfect for what we wanted to achieve and the venue was available (the other location did not line up). I contacted the venue regarding the shoot and got details regarding a photo permit. This is where I went wrong. I understand the need for a permit, but in our case it was totally not required. We were doing simple engagement photos with one photographer. Neither myself, nor my fiance were in formal attire.

    We arrived onsite and checked in and then were told to basically go around but don't go upstairs. No one accompanied us around or gave us directions. Tours were going through our areas and at several times we had to wait for a tour to get out of the way so we could shoot. At times I saw people taken photos with professional cameras who were clearly tourists and it is doubtful that they had a permit. When we arrived, we saw a bride and groom along with professional lighting, etc. onsite, for that I understand a permit, however, we simply had a camera with a flash.

    To pay over $600 for a permit to have no guidance and not even have parking complimentary is terrible. It would have been better for us to simply have paid admission and then simply taken photos.

    I was unhappy to pay over $600 for basically access into the castle. I understand that there were tours and some people were mindful, while others just stepped in our way. Had someone been with us, they could have geared them away for a brief moment while the photo was taken. No one was walking into the front area where the bride and groom were being shot. Tourists with heavy duty cameras were also walking around there shooting posed photos.

    I do believe that the permit system needs to be reviewed as at no point were we provided with a map, or really any direction other than do not go upstairs. We probably could have continued shooting for 4 hours and no one would have known. I knew about the parking, however, once I saw what is "included" with the permit, I couldn't believe that it wasn't. At hotels, if you eat there, they comp the parking.

    We requested a partial refund and were denied.

    If this is the experience I received in regards to a photo permit, I can't imagine how the service would have been if we held our wedding there.

    Sent on 05/11/2018
  • D

    Danielle · Married on 15 of June of 2019

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Summer Wedding Casa Loma

    We had our ceremony and reception at Casa Loma this June and it was amazing. We were married in the conservatory with our reception in the library. Our cocktail hour was planned for the terrace although it was misting a bit outside so we used the grand hall and people could go in and out as they pleased. Our venue coordinator Alana was amazing. She was with us from our first site visit and we can’t say enough about her. She always got back to us quickly with our countless questions and gave us great guidance and suggestions related to the venue when it came to our tasting and making decisions.

    Leading up to the day and especially the day of she worked magic. The day ran so smoothly, it’s impressive how quickly they can turn their spaces around between ceremony dinner and dancing.

    Because the venue is a historical site by day there is some limited flexibility in terms of how early you can start your ceremony and how late your function can run (1am). This is just the nature of the venue though and something you have to be ok with when booking.

    The venue itself is beautiful. We didn’t want to have to bring in many decorations and did not need to. The conservatory is a spectacular ceremony space we’ll never forget and we loved the library for our dinner as well. The food was delicious and the staff and service were 5 star all around. We wouldn’t change a thing about our day and will never forget it.

    Sent on 08/09/2019
  • C

    Clarisse · Married on 18 of August of 2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Recommended

    The service from the start to the actual wedding day is excellent and above and beyond. Glynis our rep and coordinator and Sera the lady who was there on our wedding day to supervise are very accommodating. The place is really beautiful.

    Sent on 26/08/2018
  • H

    Helena Chow · Married on 11 of August of 2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect location for our wedding!

    We couldn't be happier with our wedding experience at Casa Loma. Alana, Victoria and the entire team were absolutely wonderful and made our special day memorable, enjoyable, and most importantly stress-free. Alana and the team were fantastic leading up to the day of the wedding and that great level of service continued throughout our wedding day, and beyond it.
    The venue speaks for itself, a beautiful location, and provides the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. All of our guests continually commented on how beautiful the venue was, and the table settings and decorations by the team complemented the space very well.
    The food was fantastic, and received countless comments from our guests as well. The quality was high and the presentation on every plate was beautiful. The pre-wedding tasting was a great experience as well and allowed us to design a perfect menu for our guests (with the help of the sous-chef and Alana). Again, the people involved were incredible and really helped make this a relaxing and easy process.
    There are many things about the people/team, the venue, and the food that we would highlight to anyone interested in Casa Loma as a wedding venue, but that list would be too long to put in this review. The most important thing was that the day went exactly how we had planned, and envisioned it. Again, a big thanks goes out to everyone for their hard work to help plan and execute our dream. Highly recommend as Casa Loma delivers on all aspects that you look for in a perfect wedding.

    Sent on 22/01/2019

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