Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen Street West M6J 1J6 Toronto (Ontario) Map
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About Gladstone Hotel

Host your wedding celebration in the prestigious Gladstone Hotel. Situated in popular West Queen West, Toronto, Ontario, the Gladstone exclusively blends vintage Victorian architecture with modern-day luxury, downtown culture, and beautiful art. All these elements combine to make this venue the perfect locale for your special day.

Facilities and capacity

The historic building was built in 1889 and features two floors of unique, multi-functional event spaces. Celebrate, dance, dine, and more in these event spaces to make your event a one-of-a-kind experience.

  • The Ballroom: A lavish reception of 140 seated can be held in the Ballroom. The venue’s exposed brick walls, restored pine flooring, and Victorian windows reflect the hotel’s timeless charm. It has a grand entrance that leads to the hotel lobby. For a larger event, the sliding doors can open to The Café to create a much bigger space that accommodates up to 250 guests cocktail style. It also includes a Green Room and an adjustable stage.
  • 2nd Floor Reception Gallery: The main Reception Gallery features original architectural details, reinstated pine flooring, and a lovely Victorian balcony that overlooks Queen St. West. Wonderful photo shoots can be done in the adjoining 10 Artist Studios. It has the capacity for 120 guests.
  • Melody Bar: Fresco pillars and neon lights combine to create Gladstone’s reworked, modern Victorian style. This event space includes the live music, private dinners, a DJ party and much more. It can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Services offered

The experienced team of creative event managers will help couples create a flawless occasion. The event coordinator will guide the couple through every detail of the event to make it stress-free. The team is happy to recommend professional vendors for flowers, DJs, entertainment, and photographers. The following is offered:

  • Honeymoon VIP two-floor Tower Suite with a 360-view of the city and private rooftop terrace
  • Full multimedia capabilities with in-house technicians - A complimentary menu tasting for two
  • Staffing
  • All furniture, basic white/black linens
  • Dinnerwares
  • Fully furnished bridal suite with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

Cuisine

The Gladstone Hotel offers a la carte and in-house catering menus that reflect local and seasonal flavors. Couples can choose from elegant plated meals, lavish buffets, passed hors d’oeuvres, and interactive food stations. The culinary team will craft the perfect menu for your special day and is happy to customize your menu to suit individual tastes. Bar packages are also available.

Accommodations

The hotel features 37 artist-designed rooms. After the dining and dancing, guests can enjoy their stay in any of the spacious rooms, all equipped with upscale amenities.

Other services

The Gladstone Hotel is not only perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions but also ideal for other special events. Your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding day brunch can be held at this venue.

Other facilities

The venue offers other optional facilities. These include the following:

  • Coat check
  • Private parking is available at an extra cost

Location

Gladstone Hotel is positioned at the corner of Gladstone Avenue and Queen Street West, just east of Dufferin Street. It is only 21 minutes from the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

  • Number of guests From 20 to 250
  • Maximum Capacity 250
  • Type Ballroom, banquet hall, historic, hotel, restaurant
  • Style City, classic, eclectic, glamorous, modern, vintage
  • Event Services Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, lighting / sound
More information

More information about Gladstone Hotel

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Limited bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio equipment
    Dance floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Event planning
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/sound
    Bridal suite
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
    Dessert
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House beer
    House wine
    Signature drink

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28 Reviews for Gladstone Hotel


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Response time 4.6

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  • Danielle

    Danielle Smith · Married on 24/08/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Fantastic Venue and a Magical Day

    My husband and I got married at the Gladstone on August 24, 2019. The Gladstone has everything that you need in a more rustic, cool venue. The Gladstone team was so professional and amazing (Sarah, thank you SO much for all your help. You are a dream to work with, and thank you for putting up with all my questions!). The food was amazing, the night-of staff was perfect (we receive SO many compliments), Daniel was great (even when we were running a little behind on schedule). We even had one staff member say that they have worked many weddings in their life, and they have never felt as much happiness and love in one room before as our wedding.

    Our day was absolutely magical, having the suite upstairs was perfect, and I can't rave enough about how good everything was. The day went by so quickly, I wish we could do it all over again!

    The Gladstone also accommodated us for our rehearsal dinner and the morning Drag brunch (which is a MUST SEE).

    Again, thank you for a perfect day. And to all others thinking about hosting their wedding at the Gladstone, you won't regret it!

    Sent on 06/12/2019
  • Sam

    Sam Rice · Married on 23/09/2018

    5.0
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    I can't recommend this venue enough

    The staff at the Gladstone were so accommodating, kind and professional - they really made our day more than perfect. The atmosphere is so cool, the food is absolutely incredible, and they provide all the essentials for the venue (no renting tables, chairs etc!). Try to book the tower suite if you can - it is a beautiful two story apartment style room complete with kitchenette. It was the perfect size to get ready in (4 bridesmaids, two moms and me), we got our hair and makeup done on the first level while my husband got ready on the second level, and we had our first look on the roof!

    They really made our day so stress free, I can't thank everyone at the Gladstone enough.

    Sent on 24/09/2018
  • Carolyn

    Carolyn Young · Married on 25/08/2018

    5.0
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    Great experience - would recommend 10/10!

    We loved the Gladstone and had a perfect night! It felt like we just showed up and the night went exactly as planned around us. They were flexible when we had a few last minute changes, and completely attentive the day of the wedding. It was perfect!

    Sent on 14/09/2018
  • Taryn

    Taryn McKinlay · Married on 08/02/2020

    4.8
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Beautiful Winter Wedding!

    We had our wedding at the Gladstone Hotel on Saturday February 8th, 2020. It was honestly better than we could have expected! The food was excellent – we had many compliments on it from guests. Initially we had gone with their Winter menu, which was offered to us at the time, and we had chosen the bone-in rib steak and hoisin butter salmon. But to be honest, we were not happy with those selections and asked for alternatives from their non-winter menu. You should know that there was an extra charge to do so, but in our opinion, it was well worth it. We chose the slow-braised short rib and the black cod, both of which were delicious. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful throughout the entire day (checking in on us while getting ready in the bridal dressing suite) and night (checking in with us throughout cocktail hour and dinner) to make sure that everything went smoothly. We paid the extra $100 to have a Gladstone staff member help set up for the ceremony and the reception and everything was beautiful! We loved how everything looked, it was well worth it! We also chose to add uplighting which added a great effect. Having the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all at the same venue was also very convenient for guests. The signature welcome cocktails that were offered to guests when they arrived (we chose “the Salon”, which had Lot 40 whisky, maple syrup, grapefruit and egg white) were a huge hit. Following the ceremony, the cocktail hour was in a gallery that was already decorated with (rotating) art displays, so we didn’t even need to add anything to decorate that room, it looked great on its own! We also had a few family members and friends staying in the hotel and they all commented on how great the staff were in helping them settle in and feel comfortable. They were quick to assist my parents in using the elevator as my father has mobility issues. We also stayed two nights in the hotel – the night of our wedding and the night after. We really enjoyed our stay in the Tower Suite and were so happy to just relax the day after the wedding. We were interested in going to the drag brunch the next morning at the hotel, but it books up fast so make sure to make your reservations in advance. Finally, we would also really like to thank Sarah McGree, she was a huge help in organizing the event for us. She was in regular contact with us throughout the entire process and was very helpful. She answered all of our questions very promptly and offered us planning advice. We were so glad that we had the opportunity to work with her in planning our special day.

    Sent on 15/03/2020
  • Moriah

    Moriah Sokolowski · Married on 23/11/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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      5.0
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    Winter Wedding at the Gladstone

    Our wedding was absolutely perfect! We can't thank Sarah enough for all your help in setting everything up. The hotel looked gorgeous and The Gladstone Team were all amazingly helpful and friendly. It was an absolute pleasure working with Sarah and the wider team from start to finish. Everything went so smoothly and it was better than we could've imagined. We are so incredibly happy - both still beaming from the day.

    Sent on 01/03/2020

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