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. 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, 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 which seats 300 guests with a dance floor or 500 guests for a stand-up reception style.
  • 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.
  • Fifteen Hundred Suite, features a modern, stylish look with a private outdoor terrace great for intimate weddings and seats 40/50 guests 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 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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19 Reviews for One King West

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • 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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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      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
    • Quality of service:
      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
  • Sara

    Sara Boers · Married on 02/02/2019

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

    Winter Wedding

    Everything was absolutely perfect! I had so many questions and Vanessa was always quick to answer and incredibly helpful. She provided me with recommendations for a photographer, floral and hair/makeup which ultimately made the day that much more perfect.

    One King West is such a beautiful and classic venue it perfectly captured my vision and allowed me to feel like a princess for the day. To top it all off the food, the drinks and the service were perfect and everything was so easy. All we had to do was show up and didn't have to worry about anything.

    Once everything was done and we were back in our hotel room there was a card, sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us which ultimately just made a perfect day that much more perfect.

    Vanessa made our little 25 person wedding feel just as special and important as a 300 person wedding!

    Sent on 05/02/2019

    One King West's reply:

    Dear Sara,

    Thank you so much for kind words and for choosing One King West as your wedding venue for your intimate celebration. We are thrilled to hear that your experience from start to finish was made easy and enjoyable with the help of Vanessa. Vanessa is an expert at executing couple's needs and executing their every dream to ensure a memorable day and it's great that her efforts have been recognized and appreciated.

    It is gratifying to know that every detail, from the food, to the venue and service came together seamlessly, making certain that you could focus on the important moments of your wedding.

    Thank you again and we wish you all the happiness in the world.
  • Stefanie

    Stefanie Simrod · Married on 16/09/2018

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

    The Most Gorgeous Venue with the Best Food!

    When we stepped into the Grand Banking Hall, we knew that One King West was the venue for us. Absolutely stunning and grand. We toured all the other ballrooms in Toronto, but nothing came close to the beauty of 1KW. We got married a month ago and we are still receiving compliments on the food and the venue. Everyone has told us that this is the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The steaks were done perfectly and the salmon and chicken were fantastic. What made everything better was our venue coordinator, Aileen Manta from 1Kw. She was so attentive, helpful and so wonderful to work with. She made sure everything was absolutely perfect and was extremely supportive. We could not be more thankful to her and everyone at the venue. Every person we dealt with-from the hotel staff to the bartenders and executive chef, was fabulous. And we cannot thank Aileen enough for everything she did for us. If 1KW is on your list of venues to see, go see it! It is more than everything we even hoped for. If photo locations are important to you as well, 1KW is amazing. Our sneak peek of photos in the vault/staircase/manager's boardroom are so fabulous. So many different locations with such a royal feeling. Thank you to everyone there. Our wedding was gorgeous. If you want any other info, feel free to message me and I can share our wedding video so you can see the venue all done up and recommend vendors.

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    Sent on 16/10/2018

    One King West's reply:

    Dear Stefanie,

    We hope the newlywed life is treating you and Ryan well! We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback from your spectacular wedding day. It was such a special celebration and we are so pleased that everything came together just as you imagined. Every member of our team works hard to ensure each couple's unique vision comes to life in the most seamless and stress-free way and it's great to know that we met your standards.

    The historic Grand Banking Hall is quite extraordinary and it’s great to know how big of a part it played in providing you with the wedding you’ve always dreamed of!

    We look forward to seeing the special moments captured on your wedding day.

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

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