Casa Loma

1 Austin Terrace M5R 1X8 Toronto (Ontario) View map
22 reviews

Number of guests 20 to 1200

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 Great Hall which boasts high oak beamed ceilings accommodating up to 250 in reception style.
  • 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 250 people in banquet style and 400 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
  • Decorations
  • Customized menus
  • AV equipment
  • Lighting
  • 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.

  • Nº of guests

    From 20 to 1200

  • 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

  • Availability

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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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Reviews for Casa Loma

4.1 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 3.9
  • Value 4.1
  • Response time 4.1
  • Nhuy

    Nhuy Dien, Married on 20/05/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Acceptable
    • Flexibility:
      Good
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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 27/10/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Below Average
    • Responsiveness:
      Good
    • Value:
      Unacceptable
    • Flexibility:
      Unacceptable
    • Professionalism:
      Acceptable

    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
  • Clarisse, Married on 18/08/2018

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

    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
  • Amy Wood, Married on 11/11/2017

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

    Fairytale Wedding Venue

    Victoria, Kelly, and the entire team and staff at Casa Loma and Liberty Group went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was perfect.
    We had a bit of a hiccup at the start when we had booked our Wedding in October for the beautiful fall colours, but didn’t realize that Casa Loma would be having an annual month-long Halloween event starting the year we booked and the following year when our Wedding was to take place. We reached out to Casa Loma and Kelly Bolt was nothing but accommodating to show us the Castle and how the event would affect us and to give us the best options for our day. We were so grateful for her caring attitude – She immediately put us at ease and truly showed that they cared to make sure our most important day was perfect and that we made the right venue choice.
    Closer to our Wedding Day, in came Victoria – She is a god send! She is a very talented, organized Event Coordinator who knows what she’s doing and you can tell that she also really cares. She is very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any questions. Victoria and Sous Chef Brian joined us at our menu tasting and we were blown away that we showed up at the Blueblood Steakhouse to a table prepared to look just like our Wedding Day, bread basket and all! They even had a few specialty cocktails available for us to try. Brian was incredible, not only did he provide very knowledgeable answers about any dietary restrictions for our guests but offered incredible ideas on the fly to make our dinner that much more special and “us”. The food at Casa Loma is the best you’ll ever have. Just absolutely incredible. All of our guests commented and are still commenting on how much they loved the food and the service – Soup served table side! The meals cooked to perfection and a perfect server to table ratio to ensure not one guest feels left behind. They have a wonderful server named Johnny who served at both our tasting and Wedding Dinner who is so thoughtful, kind and the best server you’ll ever meet. Ask for his specialty tea!
    Victoria was so attentive leading up to our Wedding and the day of and made us feel like we were her only Bride & Groom. We hired our own Event Coordinator for the day, but on the day of Victoria was right there as well to make sure everything ran smoothly and helped with setting up the reception. She was very hands on and made sure we were happy throughout the day and night. There were also multiple supervisors on during the reception in the evening and they were so on top of everything! Bridesmaid with sore feet?, in comes one of the Supervisors to save the day with flip flops! Casa Loma thinks of everything!
    You can’t go wrong with Casa Loma as your venue – It is a dream come true. The Bridal Suites are gorgeous, dinner in the library makes you feel like you’re in Beauty & the Beast (the Brides dream come true) and the conservatory is nothing but beautiful dancing under stained glass. I would highly recommend anyone to book Casa Loma for their day and please don’t forget to ask for Victoria, Brian and Johnny 😊

    Sent on 30/08/2018
  • Kelly-Anne Lahey, Married on 14/10/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Below Average
    • Responsiveness:
      Unacceptable
    • Value:
      Unacceptable
    • Flexibility:
      Unacceptable
    • Professionalism:
      Below Average

    Our experience with Casa Loma was absolutely abysmal. We selected the venue for the luxurious feel, apparent high level of service, and historical elements. We had a strange feeling after the first meeting when we were accidentally double booked and our planning document was lost. In the following year, we endured three management changes with unique promises to "make our experience better", lost documents, random additional fees previously not mentioned, the "Halloween Haunted Walk" that occurred during our wedding (nobody mentioned this to us before signing the contract), calls and emails that went unanswered for weeks at end, loud music during speeches, disappearing servers, and a very confrontational and belittling sales manager who treated us like cattle vs. clients spending upwards of 50k. I would also like to comment on the positives of the day to provide holistic feedback. Brian, the Banquet Manager, was exceptional. He was attuned to our needs and was always available. The Head Chef was lovely and the food was delicious. The banquet manager & food aside, if we could do it again, we would 100% take our business elsewhere. Leading up to a wedding can be stressful - the ideal venue should alleviate stress by providing sufficient information in a timely fashion. This venue created the majority of our stress as we approached our big day. Highly discourage folks from selecting Casa Loma.

    Sent on 17/12/2017

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