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One King West

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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 that 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 hours 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.

Highlights

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

$1,500

Plated Service (per head)

$190

More information

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?

$750

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

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?

$10

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$16

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$10

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?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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    Marina A. Married on 25/09/2022
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    Best Wedding Decision

    I cannot begin to describe how I feel about our wedding, and particularly the venue. It was one of the best decisions we made. We had many conversations with many other venues and we found that the team at One King West was, BY FAR, the most straightforward, professional, and honest, with no "hidden" fees here and there. We were willing to pay extra and more than what we would have paid at another venue we were eyeing, just because of how professional they were in comparison. Not to mention that the venue itself is spectacular, charming, historic, elegant. I am incredibly happy! I want to relive this day because of how perfect the reception was. We were dealing with Anastasiia who was incredibly responsive and accommodating. We couldn't have done anything without her.

    They gave us free upgrades here and there and made sure our wedding day was nothing less than perfect. I truly CANNOT recommend this venue enough. It will be your best wedding decision!!!
  • Katherine
    Katherine K. Married on 27/08/2022
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    Stunning venue

    I would give 5 stars on all elements save for the wedding specialist assigned to us who wasn't the best. Outside of that, the venue, Fifteen Hundred at One King West, was perfect. A gorgeous sunny day allowed us to have our ceremony on the wrap around deck. The final set-up was beautiful with dining inside and socializing (with seating) outside. We had the deluxe buffet and the food was amazing... great tasting, plentiful, lots of variety, and hot! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed it with many going back for seconds. The banquet manager, Reggie, was top notch as were all the servers and the security guard (didn't get his name but he was a delight and helped me a lot throughout the evening). We got fabulous pictures throughout the hotel, including the famous Vault and Grand Staircase. A bottle of bubbly, chocolate strawberries, a silver Tiffany key chain, and breakfast gift card awaited us when we returned to our suite; a nice touch. Our suite was lovely and shared the wrap around deck of the venue. The room was well-appointed with more toiletries and towels available than I have ever seen. Again, a nice touch. In addition to Fifteen Hundred, One King West offers other spectacular venues depending on the size of event. We would definitely recommend One King West and are so happy that we found it and it was available on our date. Thank you to all.
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    Nassim M. Married on 12/08/2022
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    Very disappointing experience

    We had our wedding at kingone west on August 14, 2022. When I picked one king, i had 3 reasons, high quality of the food, architecture of the building, and lastly, the wedding coordinator that we met in 2020 and her good reviews on wedding wire.

    To give you some background, I am a very organized person and we had been planning for this day for a long time. And as you know, we have paid a lot of money for this day to come true.
    All the vendors showed up on time and did a greAt job on the day of the wedding and yet the only person that made me cry and ruined the whole day for all the bridal party was one kine coordinator, Stephanie.

    The day befoRe the wedding we coordinated with Anastasia to drop our decor and god! She was so responsive!!! And collaborative.

    On the other hand, our point of contact , which we confirmed with her many times, was unavailable to answer our calls on the day of wedding and when she showed up, she said i was in a business meeting so i didnt answer your call.

    Everything that she said it is on it is way, happened an hour and a half later! And i am sure that you can imagine one hour and a half is a lot of time to be wasted on the wedding day. She answered our texts, with plus an hour delay. We have proof, we can show you our text histories. And the 25 calls unanswered.

    Even the banquet manager, Reggie, was so sad for us and he did a great job in the evening to make it up for us. Even though we miised a lot of time in the morning and god, i was crying and so mad!

    It took me a week to be able to write this you! Stephanie sent us an email on monday offering two dinner and two champagne, but honestly, we paid $30k to one king only! To have a great day! And the first part of it was just ruined! Would a dinner make up for a ruined memory? No.

    I had high expectation from oneking venue, i was expecting a professional wedding coordinator being on site or at least responsive to her phone on our wedding day and yet oneking couldnt give us this.

    On the other hand, i saw how responsible Anastasia was and she was helping with the setup.

    And i have to say that epic vision with its high rate, gave us a miserable sound system.

    I would never suggest oneking to my friends. Sound system and the wedding coordinator can simply ruin a dreamy night.

    I wish the staff and sound system were more professional.

    The sound system is epic vision being cheap (maybe) and i will reach out to them in a separate email for sure.

    But lack of a professional staff from oneking is definitely an issue that oneking needs to focus on. Wedding day coordinator cant just disappear and be gone to attend business meeting on someone’s wedding day!

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    Brittany Married on 11/10/2020
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    Wonderful experience

    We recently were married at One King West and it was hands down, the best decision we made. The venue itself is breathtaking, the food is outstanding and the service was impeccable. Aileen really helped our dream come to life and was very accommodating with our ever-changing plans. They also implemented all necessary safety precautions which made our guests feel very comfortable. Would highly recommend!
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    Loreena P. Married on 04/10/2020
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    Recently married at 1KW

    We recently got married at 1 King West this past October. The hotel and Aileen in particular was very flexible with us when we had to scale down our 100-person wedding to 30 due to the pandemic. We were very appreciative of the flexibility, and the day was absolutely stunning. The hotel also took all the necessary safety precautions, which made our guests feel very safe. Everyone raved about the food and the atmosphere. Overall a truly perfect day!
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    Jen S. Married on 04/01/2020
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    Winter Elegance in the Heart of the City

    I would highly recommend One King West for your special day! Everything was flawless and we received nothing but compliments from our guests about the food, the service and beauty of the Grand Banking Hall. Most said it was the best wedding they've been to!

    Our wedding coordinator, Vanessa, was very helpful and took the time to understand our vision for our wedding and was very flexible with our requests. She ensured that everything went according to plan on the big day. We did the ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner all in the same venue, which our guests really appreciated. Plus when the evening was over, they could go right upstairs to their hotel rooms. There are ample "insta-worthy" shots inside and I am so looking forward to receiving the professional photos soon.

    It was my dream wedding - elegant, candlelit and classy - I cannot say enough good things!
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    John L. Married on 09/11/2019
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    Highly recommended

    Aileen and the rest of the staff at One King West were phenomenal. It was a pleasure to work with Aileen as she was responsive, organized, and simply a wonderful person. We've been getting only excellent feedback from our guests about the amazing venue and delicious food. Highly recommended and deserving of five stars.
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    Carolyn C. Married on 09/11/2019
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    Excellent and highly recommend!

    We are so happy we chose One King West for our wedding. It was everything we ever wished for. Aileen (the Wedding Specialist at the hotel) was so kind, and it was a pleasure working with her. Everything flowed so nicely — we were able to have our ceremony, cocktail and dinner reception all at the hotel. Our family and friends raved about the food and drinks, and had a great time. We would definitely recommend booking your wedding here.
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    Mrs. Married on 18/10/2019
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    Amazing space, amazing service!

    Having our wedding at the One King West did not disappoint. Our guest are still talking about their experience and the food! The architecture in the Grand Ballroom was everything we dreamed of. Definitely a great venue for your wedding!

    One King West's reply:

    Dear Mrs. P,

    Thank you so much for your feedback about your wedding hosted at One King West. The historic Grand Banking Hall is quite extraordinary and it’s wonderful to know how this venue helped ensure the wedding you’ve always dreamed of!

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

    Thank you again for choosing One King West as your wedding venue. We look forward to welcoming you back to take part in more of your life’s celebrations!

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