Weddings

One King West

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About

15 to 300 Guests

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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    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!
  • Carolyn
    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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    Vanessa S. Married on 29/06/2019
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    Perfect!

    My Husband and I had our wedding at One King West this past June. Everything was PERFECT!!! The whole staff was friendly and attentive not just to the wedding party but the whole guest list. Every guest had a great story. From the bellhops to the concierge to Aileen who coordinated everything. The space is amazing, its both grand and welcoming. The food was all fantastic. Even all the little touches before and after that made us feel so special and glad that we picked OKW. The event went off without a single hitch, they are a well oiled machine. It was a fairy-tale wedding!
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    Tori B. Married on 28/06/2019
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    The wedding venue of our dreams!

    One King West was the wedding venue of our dreams! We were looking for a venue with classic charm, beautiful elegance, delicious food and fantastic service. Check, check, check and check! We loved the history of One King West and all of the beautiful areas within the property to capture stunning photos. Our guests couldn't get over the beauty and glamour of the Grand Banking Hall! I also cannot sing enough praise for our venue coordinator, Aileen. She was incredibly patient, thorough, and helpful throughout the entire process. She was very responsive and patient with my 6,4592 questions during our 18 months working together! :) If you want flawless service, high-quality catering, classic glamour and the best value for your money, then One King West fits that bill. Thank you 1KW for everything!
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    Sophia S. Married on 30/03/2019
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    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!

    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.
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    Roshina B. Married on 12/10/2018
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    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!

    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!
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    Christine T. Married on 02/09/2017
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    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!

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