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Last update: April 2024

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 265 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.

Frequently asked questions

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

15

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic
Hotel

Describe the style of your venue:

City
Classic
Glamorous
Modern
Vintage

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 event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Outside vendors
Set up

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 peak season?

$1,500

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 plated service?

$190

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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Reviews for One King West

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
62 reviews
95% recommend it
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Andy
Andy Sent on 24/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Excellence

We met with wedding specialist Aileen and she was very friendly and helped walk us through what the venue could provide and what options we had. She was attentive to our needs and accommodating on negotiations to fit the budget we had. Her attention to details and patience in dealing with us was very much appreciated. Having a coordinator who is reliable and attentive is super important for such an important day, so Aileen earned and justified our trust in her to ensure the wedding went smoothly.

The venue itself is beautiful. The banking hall with its high ceilings made for a grand atmosphere and other secondary locations such as the vault and chairman’s boardroom have a lot of character that makes for great photo opportunities. Being located right at King station was also convenient for guests who were traveling by subway.
Food was likewise excellent. The selection of canapes for cocktail hour was varied and distinctive with jerk chicken hor d'oeuvres a hit with our guests in particular. Although not vegetarian ourselves, we also appreciated that the selection of vegetarian entrees included a couscous cake. It turned out delicious and was a unique option for guests over the usual portobello mushroom or eggplant. For late night we eschewed the usual sweets table and instead opted for a poutine station and fresh fruit as a balance. Both were very well received, the poutine especially by those who had been taking advantage of the open bar.
As part of the package we were offered day use suites and a bridal suite after the reception. As a luxury hotel, the rooms were very spacious with all the amenities expected and had amazing views of the city – great for morning of photos! The only issue we had is the room’s wifi router on the ceiling has the most incredibly bright LED status light. It will seriously light up the room when you’re trying to sleep so find a sticker or electrical tape to block it out!

As a downtown Toronto core location, there is a lot of venue options to choose from and none of them will ever be considered “inexpensive”. In the end, we chose One King West because Aileen was an excellent liaison, and the value we received was well worth the price we paid.
W So
W S Sent on 14/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

PERFECTION, we were supported in every way!

There's not enough words to express our awe and gratitude to One King West and especially their events coordinator, Ms. ANGELA DE BUONO for everything they did for our wedding. They went above and beyond in every way, in the service, care, and support and finishing touches they provided our wedding.

Ms. ANGELA DE BUONO is the best wedding coordinator one can help for. We sent her dozens of emails throughout the wedding planning year and she responded within 1-3 days without fail, with consistent professionalism and kindness. Ms. DE BUONO was extremely attentive, detail-oriented and organized. She constantly anticipated small details that we hadn't thought of, anything from linen colors to seat numbers and candle choices to favor placements. Before we even asked her, she provided helpful documents such as a sample wedding timeline and a reception diagram. We asked revisions in terms of everything, from hall choices to table layouts, and she would consistently fine-tune them to perfection. There were so many moving parts to organize a wedding that I never thought of-- vendor parking, sound systems, even easels for signs and suggested photography sites and Ms. ANGELA DE BUONO took care of these. She provides generous, kind and highly personalized service and support in every way. She was on hand to help us and ensure smooth transitions during the day of the wedding, and we felt like she cared for us as if it was her own wedding.

The food at One King West is also exceptional so our compliments to the chef and pastry chef. There are many ways to personalize the food and make it one's own. They allowed us to adjust number of courses and minded various food allergies. The late night pastries were exceptional and they were gone before the night ended. One King West's pricing and packages were also transparent and allowed any number of add-ons for couples to choose from. 

So many incredible hotel staff worked to make our wedding a success, from servers, the banquet manager, the doorkeepers and the housekeepers. They all offered thoughtfulness and warm greetings during our wedding that helped make it such a lovely, lively day. Thank you so much One King West, especially Ms. ANGELA DE BUONO, our wedding was a success thanks to you.
K. Fong
K. Fong Sent on 28/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic in every way

Our daughter was married yesterday at the One King West hotel in the gorgeous Grand Banking Hall. Angela D Was absolutely fantastic in every way… She was always warm, professional, Meticulous and organized. There was not one email that she did not respond to. Every detail was looked at with no stone left unturned.

Our guests had a fantastic time and the bride and groom were so happy. Be sure to book One King West!! You’ll be delighted with the historical decor, delicious food, outstanding staff, and Detailed venue coordinator.
Jessica
Jessica R. Sent on 17/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue for a fairytale wedding!

First I want to say I’m so thankful that I chose ONE KING WEST for my wedding!

ANGELA S. is the BEST WEDDING SPECIALIST of all time. Her skill set and professionalism is beyond anyone I have ever met in the industry. To be honest, I could have had my wedding at any hotel in Toronto and I called quite a few of them and the day I called One King West, ANGELA S. answered the phone.

After meeting her for the first time on the phone that day, I knew I wanted to work with her. She is absolutely the reason I chose this hotel. If you have the opportunity and honor to work with her, consider yourself blessed because she will make sure you have the absolute best day of your life!

My wedding at One King West was an ACTUAL FAIRYTALE DAY that will live inside my heart for the rest of my life. This is because of ANGEL S. and her irreplaceable TALENT and DEDICATION. She never left my side for the entire planning of my wedding and was beyond supportive and made sure every detail was PERFECT.

The day was magical also because of the One King West incredible STAFF and stunning VENUE! I cannot even put into words how much I recommend this hotel and ANGELA S. for your wedding ❤️
Deanna
Deanna C. Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Dream Team for your Dream Wedding

Words cannot truly capture how much I appreciate this team. Weddings are stressful, but the team at One King West went ABOVE and BEYOND to ensure the day went smoothly. From letting us borrow room in their fridge to keep flowers, and allowing us to clean up the venue the next day (even though our rental was only until midnight), to opeing up the gym for me at 4AM to run off all my pre wedding adrenaline so I could sleep the rest of te night! The staff were so kind, courteous, and understanding, I am so very happy we chose to host our wedidng with them. They truly treated us like family. Special shoutouts to Shunell, Chad, and Reggie!
Stephanie
Stephanie H. Sent on 13/09/2023
3.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding but lack of honesty

My husband and I had our wedding at One King West in July 2022. At the end of the day, it was a beautiful wedding. The food was excellent and the venue is gorgeous. Our guests appreciated the convenience of having the ceremony and reception in one venue.

We had one major issue. We booked the Fifteen Hundred space which has an outdoor terrace, often featured on One King West's promotional materials. We booked this space (an additional cost) specifically to do our first look and family photos on the outdoor terrace. On the morning of our wedding, we arrived to find the outdoor terrace set up with Ketel One Vodka signage for a corporate event. The venue refused to remove the signage or assist in finding an alternate outdoor space for photos. I believe it shows a lack of honesty that One King West did not notify us beforehand of the Ketel One setup on the terrace that would affect our wedding day plans.
Elisa
Elisa Sent on 29/06/2023
3.8 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend!

We loved our wedding at One King West. Angela was extremely helpful in the planning and everything went off without a hitch on the day.
Chloe
Chloe D. Sent on 13/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding Experience

We got married in February 2023, and could not have been happier with our experience. Our coordinator (Stephanie) was so helpful in getting the details of our day nailed down, and everything felt very straightforward with no surprise fees and costs. The day-of experience included two suites to get ready in, and a room the night of the wedding. They were flexible in working with us regarding customizations to the package. Our package included access to several parts of the hotel's spaces for photos, which were all gorgeous. The ceremony space was beautiful and comfortably held 200 guests. I - and our guests - can't say enough great things about the food and drinks. The portions were ample and everything was delicious. The staff were incredibly attentive and helpful, especially regarding dietary restrictions/allergies. The venue itself is stunning, and looked even better with lighting and setup. We overall had a phenomenal experience, and I'd recommend this venue to anyone looking for a perfect wedding day.
MARINA
Marina A. Sent on 09/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!!!
Alexandra
Alexandra L. Sent on 20/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience

We just got married after many Covid delays at one king west. The whole team was amazing from planning to execution, my guests loved it
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Awards

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One King West Real Weddings

Sarah & Jason
84 Photos · 06/Oct/2019
Alina & David
60 Photos · 22/Jun/2019
Kim & Milan
74 Photos · 02/Mar/2019
Tina & Mike
92 Photos · 16/Jun/2018
Bronte & Bill
22 Photos · 11/Nov/2017
Aisha & Ray
84 Photos · 30/Jul/2017
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