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Casa Loma

Toronto, Ontario View map
4.0 out of 5 rating 36 reviews
20 to 450 Guests

About

Casa Loma is a castle-inspired wedding venue located in Toronto, Ontario. This iconic landmark is a wonderful venue to celebrate your love and begin your journey as a married couple. From the opulent Library to the bright Conservatory, your guests are sure to be enchanted by this unforgettable venue.

Facilities and Capacity

The castle was completed in 1914 and embodies old-world elegance. Nestled on five acres in midtown Toronto, the venue offers spectacular views of the city skyline. There are numerous stunning settings for nuptials and photo sessions across the mansion and its grounds. The expertly manicured gardens provide a colourful vibrant backdrop for summer vows, and the views of Toronto in the distance are unmatched. It is suitable for 250 ceremony guests or 200 for the reception. Alternately, the Conservatory boasts massive windows that offer views of the gardens and allow for ample natural light. This unforgettable function room is ideal for ceremonies and can be transformed into an elegant reception venue. Its stained glass ceiling reflects the intricate detailing of the property as a whole. If you desire a refined and intimate location that is spacious enough for up to 210 loved ones, the Library may be ideal for you. Its walls are lined with vintage volumes while intricate chandeliers illuminate the dining space, creating a romantic ambiance. The entire facility is available for rent and can accommodate tremendous events of up to 1,500 guests.

Services Offered

When you book Casa Loma for your wedding, you can enjoy full access to the property for photography sessions. There is also an on-site dressing room that you can use to get ready for your special day. The executive chef is delighted to work with you to create your personalized menu, and you can attend a complimentary tasting to select your dishes. You may avail of additional cake, decor, and floral services from the venue. Additionally, they provide a list of preferred vendors that they have previously worked with. Their professional event coordinator is available throughout the planning process and the big day to offer advice and assistance should you need it.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Historic, mansion, manor, museum

Style

City, classic, garden, glamorous, vintage

Event Services

Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$25,000

Plated Service (per head)

$120

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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?

$20,000

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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

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?

$100

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$110

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$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?

$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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    Brandi J. Getting married on 22/07/2023
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    Never get a response

    4 months ago I called here three times, my fiancé called once. We also sent 3 emails with NO response. Really disappointed because this was the place for my dream wedding.
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    Liza A. Married on 29/07/2022
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    My wedding was absolutely perfect!

    Our venue coordinator Alia was amazing! She handled everything on the day of and made sure all of my requests were fulfilled. Her and O'Neill always asked if I needed anything and ensured everything went smoothly! Thank you for helping me fulfill my dream wedding ❤
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    Eleni P. Married on 01/07/2022
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    Not accommodating at all for photo permit

    I’m giving Casa Loma 1 star because they are not accommodating in the slightest for brides who aren’t getting married on the grounds. Ever since I was little when my dad used to take us to casa loma I always said to myself That one day I’ll be taking my wedding photos on the beautiful grounds there, i would pay anything. I just got engaged and messaged them right away to get our wedding date photo permit booked. Not knowing they would be booked 3 years in advance I went back and forth with one of the coordinators (who was only in the office every Wednesday) so I had to wait a week every time for a response. Back and forth with this lady for over a month getting my hopes up, told me there was a specific time period I was allowed to take photos on the grounds. It didn’t work for my timeline the day of because my ceremony starts at 2 and I wanted the photo permit from 3-5 or even 4-5pm. I was willing to pay $1000 for 2 hours or 1 hour just to have those special photos I’ve always wanted when I got married.

    After numerous emails back and forth and waiting a week in between for a response. She told me she would ask her event manager or someone superior to give me that one hour time slot just to get a reply the week after that they weren’t going to do anything for me.

    Over a month of constant emails back and forth just to not get anything out of it, I even offered to pay more and nothing. Their photo permits are crazy expensive and they only have a specific time slot of like a few hours tops for people who aren’t getting married there 10-11 & 1-2 I believe. It’s ridiculous the one place I wanted wouldn’t even give me 1 hour.

    I got engaged July 2020 and my wedding is July 2022.
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    Vincent I. Married on 14/05/2022
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    Highly Recommended for a Small Wedding

    We got married at Casa Loma on 14 May 2022 and the venue was beautiful. The ceremony took place in the conservatory. We had 12 people at the wedding and the room was perfect for it. Glynis helped us plan our wedding and she was very helpful. Our ceremony had to be postponed by 1 year because of covid and they were able to accommodate. On the day of, Glynis made sure we were all in the right place from the moment we arrived to the end of our photography time. She gave us peace of mind on our wedding day and we are very thankful for that. We highly recommend the conservatory for a small, intimate wedding.
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    Luvleen Married on 17/07/2021
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    Beautiful Venue & Very fair venue!

    This has been possibly the most accommodating and professional venue I have worked with throughout this pandemic. Even though it rained the morning of my wedding they were very flexible and accommodating throughout the entire process and everyone loved the glass pavilion! Highly recommended.
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    Jane Married on 27/06/2021
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    Please read this before considering

    We had our wedding ceremony at The Gardens of Casa Loma on a Sunday, July 2021. We were in contact with Kathy Lee, the Directing Manager – Sales & Events (Kathy.lee@casaloma.ca). We signed a booking contract with them in February 2021. Our contract included 2 hours rental from 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm, including access to the “Conservatory, Front of the Castle, Terrace and Gardens for a fee of $3300.00 (plus applicable taxes). This package included a Wedding Ceremony and a Photo Shoot.”

    Initially, we planned for our wedding ceremony to take place in the conservatory. However, 1 month prior to our wedding day, Kathy emailed us saying that the Conservatory looked different. It had turned into a restaurant. They removed the fountain and instead they placed an art piece - a skeleton sculpture. We were shocked. Why did they not tell us before that this was going to happen?? We did not want to continue hosting our wedding in the conservatory. We had to change our decor since we decided to move outside into the gardens. During this process, the communication with Casa Loma was VERY poor. You could ask anyone in the community and they will tell you that they are slow and you have to wait a few days for their email replies. They also did not tell us that there will be construction at the front of the castle until 1 month before our wedding.

    Since we moved outdoors, Kathy mentioned that they had clear glass tents in case of rain. We initially thought this was an add on option (as a weather dependent back-up), but instead, this was already set up even though we did not request it. We asked them to kindly take it down for our wedding day, since the weather forecast predicted sunny weather. However, they told us that we have to pay 800 dollars for 1 tent to come down... Why do we have to pay money to take their own tent down?

    In terms of scheduling, they were not flexible at all. Kathy told us there were three time slots for ceremonies: 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, and one in the evening. We booked it for 12:30-2:30 pm. Kathy told us in the email that our vendors can START setting up at 11 am and then start the CEREMONY at 12:30pm. 1 week prior to our wedding, our coordinator told us that Kathy booked another ceremony in the morning of our wedding day and that she might have double booked us. My husband and I WENT DOWN TO CASA LOMA (we live in London ON) to confirm with Kathy that our vendors can still come set up at 11am. And our guests can still arrive at 12pm. Kathy told us in person that it's still possible and that she will make sure everything will be on time.... HOW??

    On the day of our wedding, our guests and parents got there at 1145 am and saw the previous guests still coming out from the previous ceremony. The previous wedding had not finished. Our guests were asked to come at 12pm. THEY MADE OUR GUESTS WAIT IN THE PARKING LOT FOR OVER 30 MIN ON A HOT DAY. Didn't even offer anything to them. If Kathy could've told us when we were talking to her in person that maybe our ceremony will be delayed, then we would've told us the guests to come later. Our décor only started setting up at 12:30 pm (our original ceremony start time). We started our ceremony at 1:00pm. Guests were finally seated at 1245pm. Our guests couldn't even sign the welcome book until after the ceremony. They were in a rush because they kept telling our guests to leave right after the pictures. We also lost 30 mins of photography time with our guests because we started 30 min late - because Kathy messed up our time. Kathy was NOT seen on our wedding day. No in person apologies. She was hiding from us. They didn't even give us an extra 30 min. They told us to leave at 2:30pm. I would NEVER recommend anyone to work with Casa Loma for their wedding. If it wasn't for our amazing photographer and our kind-hearted wedding coordinator I would've cried on our wedding day. Kathy emailed us afterwards saying that she will waive our guests parking fee (~$200)..... you've got to be kidding me! She took our 30 mins away which is a LOT more expensive than the parking fee.
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    Emmafleury222 Married on 31/12/2019
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    Perfect Venue, amazing team

    We knew from our first interaction with Alana, at Casa Loma, that this would be the venue of our dreams. Yes, the venue is stunning, but it was Alana who truly went above and beyond to make our wedding dreams come true. Calm, cool and collected throughout the initial planning stages, through to the end of the evening, Alana remained in control of every element and navigated any hiccups with ease. Very early on, we came to her and asked her for a very tailored meal. She was not phased in the slightest-- she set us up with the unparalleled Chef Richard and we worked as a team to develop a meal that our guests are still talking about. The day of, went seamlessly-- from the amazing valets who helped bring in our stuff, to the wait staff, to Alana steering the ship. It was exactly what we'd hoped for. And the meal.. my goodness, the meal. Chef and team outdid themselves. People could not believe the creativity and the execution. To deliver what we'd asked for hot and ready to 150 guests was no small feat, and people couldn't stop remarking on how delicious it was. The waitstaff always ensured glasses were full, the bar was stocked and plates were being cleared in a respectful and quiet way as not to disturb speeches. Thank you again to this stellar team and to Alana and Chef for leading the way for a magnificent day.
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    Laura Married on 13/07/2019
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    Dream Come True Fairytale Wedding

    It was our dream to get married in a castle. Casa Loma turned out to be the perfect venue for our ceremony and wedding photos! It is a magnificent castle on a hill overlooking Toronto. Our ceremony was held in the stunning Conservatory with ornate glass doors, marble floors and walls, blooming flowerbeds along both lengths of the room, a beautiful water fountain at the front, gorgeous stained glass windows and a breathtaking stained glass dome on the ceiling allowing for an abundance of natural light. Needless to say, little added decor is required. The castle has a uniquely authentic feel, as it was originally built as a private home. Its architectural grandeur speaks for itself, providing for amazing photography and video both inside and out. Abundant time was allowed for treasured photos in the spectacular Conservatory, the newly renovated bridal suite, and the lovely outdoor grounds with the castle as backdrop.

    A great big thank you to Glynis, our onsite Events Coordinator, who met with us and answered all our questions. Very professional, knowledgeable and reliable. Responded promptly to emails and provided timely followup.

    This beautiful landmark is a historical site open to visitors during the day, so one has to be okay with this. Having said this, the many castle visitors peering into the Conservatory taking photos and video and trying to catch a glimpse of our ceremony made us feel like royalty. Our guests were wowed by the amazing experience. Our onsite day of coordinator, Sera, was a true fairy godmother. She was incredibly attentive and hands on during both ceremony and photography. She made sure everything proceeded smoothly and on time, organizing and ushering in the bridal party and wedding guests, and ensuring that there was minimal interference from castle visitors for outdoor photography and video. Even though we had an allotted time slot, she was very open to suggesting many great photography locations around the castle and never made us feel rushed. On the contrary, her dedication to our happiness was inspiring and magical!

    Thank you for making our dream come true! We would highly recommend this majestic venue to anyone looking for a truly unique and memorable wedding ceremony.
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    Alexis Married on 27/10/2018
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    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.

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    85 Photos · 15/Jun/2019
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    48 Photos · 02/Mar/2019
  • Stephen & Michelle
    38 Photos · 16/Feb/2019
  • Susan & William
    88 Photos · 05/Aug/2018

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