Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen Street West M6J 1J6 Toronto (Ontario) Map · Phone number
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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:

  • Valet parking and red carpet services
  • 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
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 3,800.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 80.00

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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 2487
  • 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$ 3005
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 5063
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Event planning
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/sound
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 60
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 15
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 16
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
    Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 35
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar
    House beer
    House wine

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18 Reviews for Gladstone Hotel

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Response time 4.5

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  • Sam

    Sam Rice · Married on 23/09/2018

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

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

    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
  • Barry

    Barry O'Connor · Married on 18/05/2019

    2.8
    • Quality of service:
      2.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      2.0
    • Professionalism:
      2.0

    Beautiful venue, terrible service.

    My partner and I booked the Gladstone for our wedding, along with the Tower Suite for that night, and bar the fact that the hotel is a beautiful backdrop for pictures, it was an extreme disappointment.

    Be prepared to have to do all the work yourself, in terms of setting up/taking down, as EVERYTHING is an extra charge in this place. Need help setting up? It costs extra. Need to access the room before 4PM? It costs extra. And so on. Your wedding estimate will cover the bare minimum, so if you are working within a timeline, be prepared to pay for it. Also the wedding planner you will be working with will probably not be there on the day, as we found out, and you will have to deal with someone different altogether.

    The staff were disorganised and indifferent on the day, messing up our music and leaving our guests wandering about with no direction, failing to announce the start of the ceremony or my partner and I as we entered the ballroom, turning the noisy dishwasher on during our speeches.

    The tower suite has a great roof deck, but other than that is not worth paying for, as there isn't a hint of luxury in it. There are no robes, or anything even slighly 'honeymoon suite'. There isn't even a bottle of water. Book a room in another hotel for your wedding night.

    And we didn't even get so much as a complimentary glass of champagne from the hotel, so don't expect any token of congratulations or appreciation.

    All in all, a day that we had put so much time nad effort into planning unraveled at the last hurdle due to the hotel's incompetence and disinterest in us as a couple. We complained after, and they half-heartedly offered us a free night stay and dinner, but too little too late, so we declined. We chose the Gladstone originally as we lived nearby and loved it, but that relationship has totally soured now.

    Final outcome: We happily exchanged our vows there, and got nice photos in the venue, but all in all, it was a very bad experience.

    Sent on 18/06/2019
  • Sara

    Sara Malabar · Married on 28/10/2018

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

    A Brilliant Evening. Thank you Gladstone!

    From our wedding coordinator, to our technician, bartenders and servers - everyone was wonderful to work with. Our wedding coordinator was really wonderful to work with, and we always felt like she cared about our experience and our big day. The food was DELICIOUS, our guests raved about how fresh and tasty it was. I recommend this venue for everyone, but especially same sex couples as you can be assured of a very friendly and welcoming experience.

    Sent on 17/10/2018
  • Hilary

    Hilary Strachan · Married on 13/10/2018

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      3.0

    Heart of Gold

    After a lot of back and forth and mixed reviews, we booked with the Gladstone Hotel for our October 2018 wedding. We both felt SO strongly about the Gladstone being our wedding venue and am SUPER glad we trusted that gut feeling. I cannot recommend the Gladstone enough!

    After a few bumps in the road we were connected with Abbey who managed our wedding post booking. She is amazing, plain and simple. The event planning was well managed and decisions were made with guidance and thoughtful input from Abbey.

    The food was delicious, and our guest were very impressed with the offerings. Having a venue that prioritized local and sustainably sourced foods was very important to my spouse and I. The wine list is great and cocktail selection was impressive. They allow a lot of flexibility in bar selections, has they have many.

    There are many spaces you can book depending on your needs, we had the Full Ballroom and Gallery for our Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception of 100 people. I would say it was comfortable, but cozy. The venue is a diy space, so you can do alot in terms of decor, but you have to do the leg work. The staff is happy to assist, but you need to take the lead in terms of load-in, setup etc.

    They delivered in everything we asked of them and they know how to host one hell of a party!

    10/10, A++, Gold Star

    Sent on 04/01/2019

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