About Casa Loma
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.
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.
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Laura · Married on 13/07/2019
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.Sent on 31/07/2020
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.
Nhuy Dien · Married on 20/05/2017
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
Polina Pyatakhina · Married on 15/08/2020
The best venue ever!!!
Dream come true venue! Kathy was amazing during preparation and during the wedding! The best bridal suite is like a dream come true! Absolutely amazing!!! We had our ceremony at the gardens and all the guests were wowed by the beauty of the castle, city and gardens. Just perfect!!Sent on 18/08/2020
Emmafleury222 · Married on 31/12/2019
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.Sent on 08/02/2020
Alexis · Married on 27/10/2018
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.Sent on 05/11/2018
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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