One King West

1 King Street West M5H 1A1 Toronto (Ontario) Map · Phone number
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About One King West

One King West Hotel & Residence is a superior hotel wedding venue that offers sophistication and luxury while maintaining its original architecture and historic feel which dates back to 1914. This Toronto-based venue is housed in what was once the grandious Dominion Bank building, and now offers the contemporary refinement of a luxury hotel with full amenities for your special event.

Facilities and capacity

The facilities offer a variety of lovely and lively wedding venues that can be used for everything wedding-related, from rehearsal dinners to intimate ceremonies to large wedding receptions. The facilities include:

  • Grand Banking Hall, one of Toronto's most iconic and historic venues, features the European opulence of cathedral windows, forty-five foot coffered ceilings, two story Corinthian columns, classical motifs and tiered-crystal chandeliers, and seats up to 300 guests with a dance floor or 500 guests for a stand-up reception style.
  • Fifteen Hundred, popular for those looking for a Loft Wedding Venue, this space features a modern, stylish look with a private outdoor terrace overlooking Toronto's skyline is great for intimate weddings and seats 40/50 guests or 80 guests standing up.
  • Austin Gallery, often host to elegant ceremonies and receptions, is a mid-sized historical venue which can seat 100 guests with a dance floor or 300 guests standing up.
  • Chairman's Boardroom, a venue encompassed by original oak panelling dating back to 1914, is ideal for smaller weddings or rehearsal dinners and seats 50 guests including a dance floor or 80 guests standing up.
  • Vault, once considered the safest bank vault in Canada circa 1914, is now one of the most unique and historic venues in Toronto and seats 40 guests or 80 standing.

Services offered

This hotel venue offers a variety of wedding packages with a number of additional touches to personalize your dream day to what you want. The services offered at this hotel venue include the passing of hor d'oeuvres, standard bar service, house wine served at dinner and a customized three-course dinner. Add-ons include but are not limited to:

  • Menu tasting
  • Complimentary rehearsal space
  • Dance floor
  • Personalized menu cards
  • Photo permit
  • Accommodations

Accommodations

One King West offers a home for modern accommodations, historic opulence, and warm hospitality. Ideally located at the corner of King and Yonge Streets, this downtown Toronto hotel presents 350 renovated suites in either the historic Dominion Bank Building or Toronto’s famous “Sliver” condo tower. Enjoy the convenience of a kitchenette in your suite and relax in a peaceful, serene atmosphere while admiring views of the city.

History

Over 100 years of history lives at One King West. Before becoming a hospitality destination, the address of 1 King Street West was occupied by the prestigious Dominion Bank from 1914 to 2006 and has been designated as an Ontario-Heritage property. From preserving the building’s original vault, to keeping the provincial-detailed ceiling in the Grand Banking Hall, elements of the past has been thoughtfully fused within a contemporary luxury hotel setting.

  • Number of guests From 15 to 300
  • Maximum Capacity 300
  • Type Ballroom, historic, hotel
  • Style City, classic, glamorous, modern, vintage
  • Event Services Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,500.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 190.00
More information

More information about One King West

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    15
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • 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
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House wine
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chair covers
    Dance floor
    Furniture
    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$ 750.00
  • 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$ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 500.00
  • 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?
    C$ 10.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 16.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake cutting
    Server(s)
    Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House wine
    House liquor
    Bartenders

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23 Reviews for One King West


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.7
  • Response time 4.8

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  • Sophia

    Sophia Sousa · Married on 30/03/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    One King West Wedding

    Our wedding at One King West was a fantastic experience! From the initial site visit to the end of the wedding day, everything was thoroughly organized and every detailed was executed perfectly. One King West staff, particularly our wedding coordinator Angela, were quick to respond to our various inquiries and were a tremendous help throughout the wedding planning process. We received numerous compliments on the beautiful ceremony and reception spaces and the quick dinner service. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding!

    Sent on 15/04/2019

    One King West's reply:

    Dear Sophia,

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback from your special day. We are thrilled that every detail came together just as you imagined with the help of our team, and in particular, Angela. Angela is continuously ensuring each couple's journey is as seamless as possible from the moment she meets them and it's great to know that her efforts have been recognized and appreciated. We will be sure to let her know the impact she had on your wedding.

    It's also great to know that the venues in which you hosted ceremony and reception provided the perfect setting, and that your guests enjoyed the historic spaces as well.

    Thank you again for your kind words and we wish you all the best.
  • Roshina

    Roshina Babaei-Rad · Married on 12/10/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Thank You One King West

    I got married at OKW this month and am so happy to have chosen this wedding venue. Aileen and her team did a phenomenal job on (and leading up to) my wedding day.
    Aileen tended to every detail and was able to carry out all my requests without exception. She was flexible in customizing my wedding package to meet our needs, and was in regular communication with me, to ensure that all my expectations were met.
    My guests are still commenting on the food (from hors d'oeuvres to late night food station), the drinks (delicious signature cocktail and house wine), and the elegance of the venue. Thank you One King West!

    Sent on 24/10/2018

    One King West's reply:

    Dear Roshina,

    Thank you so much for your feedback from yours and Steve’s One King West Wedding. It was a pleasure to work with you both; from our first meeting and all the way to the day-after to ensure your dreams became reality.

    It's especially great to know how much you and your guests enjoyed Executive Chef Sevilla's delicious dishes. Him and his team have worked hard to perfect each plate and it's always rewarding to hear that their efforts have been recognized and appreciated!

    We hope to have you back in the near future to take part in more of your life's celebrations and milestones!
  • Christine

    Christine & Tim Chan · Married on 02/09/2017

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

    We planned our wedding in 2 months and all the smooth planning wouldn’t have been possible without the help of One King West’s wedding specialists, Anam and Angela. They responded quickly to all our questions and were gracious to all of our requests. On the day of the wedding, they delivered as promised. Food was impeccable and the staff were attentive and responsive. They even returned a couple envelopes that were found on the floor and immediately looked for the grooms lost jacket as soon as we notified them (which we late discovered was taken by our groomsman). Joseph, our wedding coordinator, ensured that everything was perfect. He went above and beyond our expectations in every possible way. We highly recommend One King West Hotel. We can’t thank them enough for making our special day so incredibly perfect!

    Sent on 07/01/2018
  • Lauren

    Lauren · Married on 19/07/2019

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

    One King West offers a timeless and elegant wedding experience like no other venue.

    My wife and I were first introduced to One King West when we were searching for venues for our wedding during Open House season in Toronto. The venue wasn’t on our list, in fact, we didn’t know much about it, but we were intrigued to see what they had to offer in terms of wedding packages.

    Our only previous knowledge of the space was the hotel portion, where he had stayed previously and had a great experience.

    But the second we arrived at the OKW open house, we were blown away.

    The love affair started with the beautiful historical elements, like the Grand Staircase but it continues when we entered the hall and saw the endless possibilities for the venue and its massive/royal-like appeal.

    On top of that, OKW’s Open House experience was so top-notch compared to other venues we had visited, it gave us the idea that if they paid this much attention to detail during an open house, their standards must be high when it comes to putting on a wedding.

    We were not only intrigued but instantly in love!

    Now that we have been through the process, I can say with confidence, their attention to detail, their careful planning, their commitment to the absolute best product possible from food, to guest experience to service is like nothing I’ve ever experienced in a wedding before. Our wedding did not feel like another run of the mill “business as usual” event. It felt special, it felt taken care of and there were absolutely no worries on our end.

    I believe that the biggest reason for this is because of our Wedding Specialist, Aileen. Aileen truly went above and beyond to make sure everything fell into place the way it should. Her knowledge of best practice was so apparent, we knew we were working with an expert. Aileen was constantly responsive, helpful and never made us feel like our questions were annoying or pointless. She was patient, informative and acted as a guide for us rather than a decision-maker. She made SO much happen for us based on what we wanted that it proved to us that she cared.

    Never did we feel like she tried to upsell us or push us into a station we were uncomfortable with. She truly wanted our space, experience and wedding day to the best it could be and she bent over backwards to make sure that happened.

Weddings can be stressful and overwhelming. Aileen treated us with respect all the way and went that extra mile to make sure every detail was worked out before the big day. The fact that our experience was so smooth and enjoyable is because of her. We are so lucky to be able to work with such a great brand like One King West and their fantastic staff, like Aileen.

Without a doubt, I would highly recommend One King West. If you want a wedding that is unique to you, has the beautiful energy of history and a stunning one of a kind setting that a banquet hall could never offer - this is your place. The food is exquisite, the service was top notch and the packages were worth the money.

    Sent on 22/07/2019
  • Lauren

    Lauren Murphy · Married on 05/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Wonderful Experience!

    We had the most wonderful experience at One King West. From the moment we walked in and met with Aileen, we were comfortable and excited. The spaces are gorgeous and the team executed our event beautifully. Aileen was a god send and we could not have been happier with the process and outcome! Thank you!

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    Sent on 23/07/2019

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