GLADTSONE HOUSE - ALWAYS WELCOME
As Toronto’s longest continuously operating hotel and following an extensive renovation, Gladstone House reopened its doors in 2021 in the heart of West Queen West. Built in 1889, this landmark property features traditional light hardwood floors, restored exposed brick walls and locally curated art throughout the building. In contrast, unique and innovative lighting applications add a touch of modern flare and bring the building to life. Celebrate your wedding with us!
Facilities and Capacity
Gladstone House features two unique multi-functional event spaces: The Ballroom and Melody Bar. Celebrate, dance, dine, and more in these event spaces to make your event a one-of-a-kind experience.
- The Ballroom: Lavish, bold and unique are just a few words our guests have used to describe our space. The Ballroom is perfect for corporate events, intimate parties, and more! Its exposed brick grand windows and hanging lights make the atmosphere light and airy for a day event. The standard capacity of the Gladstone Ballroom is 100 guests for formal seated dining. We can accommodate up to 140 guests for a standing cocktail reception.
- Melody Bar: Eclectic, non-apologetic and your go-to party space for unique events, the Melody Bar is your venue for events that will go down in history. Decorated with 21 disco balls, neon lights and a full bar, the space creates the perfect social atmosphere. Added bonus: a large stage allows for memorable performances that will keep your Instagram drool worthy!
The experienced team of creative event managers will help you create a flawless occasion. The event coordinator will guide you 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:
- Spend your first married night in one of our stylish new guestrooms
- Full multimedia capabilities with in-house technicians
- A complimentary menu tasting for two
- All furniture, white linens, cutlery, dinner and glasswares
- Fully furnished bridal suite with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
Perfect your wedding with locally crafted dishes prepared by our hotel’s award-winning culinary team. Gladstone House offers a la carte and in-house catering menus, rich in healthy menu options as well as signature dishes. For your upcoming wedding or celebration, you can choose from elegant plated meals, buffets and passed hors d'oeuvres, and interactive food stations. Talk to your wedding specialist to inquire about custom menus. Our culinary team will craft the perfect menu for your special day!
Gladstone House features 55 stylish rooms embellished by light hardwood floors, neutral accents, and exposed brick walls. After your celebration, your guests can enjoy their stay in any of our stylish guestrooms, all equipped with glass enclosed showers, locally crafted amenities and unique local artwork.
Gladstone House is tailored to host one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as unique special events. Talk to our events team to know more about your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch options!
Gladstone House is at the corner of Gladstone Avenue and Queen Street West, just east of Dufferin Street. Our property is 20 minutes far from Toronto Pearson International Airport, and 10 minutes from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Street parking and Green P parking spots are available nearby. Underground self-parking is also available for our hotel guests for a $30 + hst fee per night.
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Best day of our lives!
Don't get me wrong - we loved the original Gladstone and the laid back charm it had (that's why we booked the venue), but what they have done with the renovations is nothing short of spectacular. They kept many of the key historic features of the building, but elevated the space to a whole new level! It is colourful, unique, and unlike any other venue in the city. We were completely blown away at our first walkthrough of the venue!
The events contacts we worked with (Alana & Livleen) kept us informed throughout the entire process and when it was finally time to start planning, we met with Giannina who helped us put together all the details of our celebration. There wasn't a single detail missed from our day!
We had already done a tasting (before COVID hit), but had to schedule another one for the new menu and the new Chef. Just like the pleasant surprise of walking into a whole new beautiful venue, we were also blown away by the food. It was a far cry from the typical banquet menu and we honestly felt like we were dining at an upscale restaurant. Our guests could not stop raving about the food at the wedding!
The banquet staff were attentive, friendly, and incredibly accommodating that evening! We couldn't believe how quickly they flipped the Ballroom from our ceremony to dinner - it was like magic!
My husband and I could not have asked for a more incredible venue to host this celebration, and we're so happy that we were lucky enough to have our original plans turn into something even more spectacular!
Very Disappointed Leaving Bride upset and groom underwhelmed
Canapés during cocktail hour were good and guests really enjoyed them. When we got back to cafe from having photos taken we were excited and looking forward to the meal based on this.
Red Wine selected and in BEO was not served. When I politely asked about it was told I was wrong and it was indeed served according to the operations team. I promised them it was not as the bottles were not even remotely similar looking let alone tasted nothing like what we were promised. Further investigation by GH staff revealed I was right. Wine served was not nice at all, I was hard pressed to drink 1/2 glass with meal.
Soup was supposed to be Corn Chowder, Our guests are still debating what it actually was. Tasted nothing like food tasting and still not sure if it was Corn Chowder.
Salad - Crispy Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, again nothing like food tasting. Presentation aside this looked more like a lump of Goat cheese with a little Garnish. I think I had 1 crispy beet on the plate. Would have preferred some crackers to spread the cheese on as it was not much of a salad.
Beef Short Rib. As the Bride and Groom the expectation would have been at least ours was served hot being the first served. It was warm at best. Both of ours was slightly dried out. and the sauce/gravy was almost non existent on many guests plates.
Lemon Tart Desert - During tasting this was served with a meringue and was delicious. At reception it was the tart with a few raspberries on top. The raspberries just added to the tartness of the dish and most guests just left it. Close friends we spoke to did mention that it needed something to cut through the tartness.
As the bride and groom nether of us finished a single course and could not wait till the late night snacks were served as we had barely eaten all day. Not what we had hoped for expected since we had stated from meeting 1 that the Food was most important to us. I have been to weddings in the Royal Canadian Legion where the women's auxiliary have catered the event to more people where the food was nicer than this.
We were a small wedding (60 guests) and all in cost us almost 500.00 per guest(venue, food, beverage, taxes, tips). We stopped asking guests if they enjoyed the food as we made the social rounds after dinner as it was getting embarrassing where casual friends were polite and said it was nice but family and close friends stated the same feelings as us. If the appearance of the venue is what is most important to you then it might be worth it to you. If Food is even remotely important then suggest you look elsewhere.
Beautiful unique boutique hotel
The hotel itself is beautiful. The decor is very unique and artistic. Every floor has its own theme and art display. Rooms are newly renovated and very bright with high ceilings, but they are a bit small in size.
Our event coordinator, Giannina, was amazing. She was responsive with emails and calls, attentive to our needs, and flexible to accommodate our ideas. Our wedding day went perfectly because she planned everything with us.
All the staff from the front desk to the bar to the kitchen were very friendly and helpful. They made us feel like at home in the short 2 days.
The food at the Gladstone House Hotel was wonderful. We opted for family style. The portion might have been a bit small, but the quality was topnotch!
Our only minor complaint was that the tables were cleared too quickly. We didn't get to have the desserts which we picked for our reception. A large portion of the late-night snack was also taken away before we noticed.
Overall, we had a great experience at Gladstone House. We would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
Beautiful and lovely venue, service was difficult
I would wait weeks to hear an answer back. Weeks prior to our wedding, we were introduced to Nina, the new venue coordinator. She was so helpful and sweet throughout the last few weeks of our planning, I felt very heard and comfortable with her.
We received great reviews on the food and our guests were impressed by the character of the hotel but we had a difficult planning process due to the lack of communication by the venue coordinator. A few of my guests also had a difficult time booking their rooms because the front staff they spoke to were "unaware" of an incoming wedding. Our discount link also did not work.
Overall, we enjoyed our reception but disappointed in the lack of responsiveness from the venue manager.
For our wedding, we had about 100 people. The food was great, venue was accommodating and everyone we worked with was very nice. Communication leading up to the wedding could have been a bit better but overall they were all very kind and we had a beautiful wedding.
Neon, chic, fabulous!
Beautiful Winter Wedding!
Fantastic Venue and a Magical Day
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!
Wonderful venue and staff
Amazing venue. Sarah is great to work with!
Food was great! I was nervous about the quality of the steak, but it was tender and flavourful. The egg side that came it with is to die for. I wasn’t able to try the food during cocktail hour, but our guests were raving about it. Also got an open bar package which was fully enjoyed by our guests. The summer love cocktail was so good.
Special thanks to Jessica (AV head) and Daniel (event manager) for everything! We had last minute requests that the team handled quite well - Daniel told me to relax, and that it was his job to fix everything. That meant so much to me.
Thank you for making our wedding one for the books. ❤️
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Gladstone House Real Weddings
Meet the team
Livleen is the fabulous Event Sales Manager at Gladstone House!
She is driven, incredibly organized, and passionate about the Hotel and what it has to offer.
Come and schedule an appointment with Livleen to see our exciting new property, and she will tell you why Gladstone House would be a fabulous fit for your celebration!
Giannina is our wonderful Event Services Manager at Gladstone House!
Whether you are hosting a wedding for 100 guests, or an intimate evening for 20 of your closest family and friends, Giannina will be the expert who will assist with planning all the finer details of your celebration!
First time planning a wedding? No problem! Giannina is here to guide you through all the steps to make sure you have the most amazing night!
Eduarda is the Event Sales Coordinator at Gladstone House!
She is the initial contact for all new couples, and will be the friendly face who will assist with all the general information and questions.
Not sure what the Hotel has to offer? Eduarda is happy to send info on our capacity, pricing, and photos to get the ball rolling!
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