Windsor Arms Hotel is a refined hotel wedding venue located in Toronto, Ontario. This art deco-inspired hotel is reminiscent of the Roaring 20s with a glamorous aesthetic in each of its event spaces. Couples who hold their celebration here are treated to a luxurious experience from the venue tour to the wedding night.
Facilities and Capacity
This hotel features four function rooms of varying sizes, spoiling couples with several opulent choices. The Courtyard makes an elegant, memorable space for tremendous gatherings and is ideal for both ceremonies and receptions. This magnificent ballroom boasts high ceilings lifted by towering pillars and landscape paintings by renowned artist David Bierk. A favourite meeting place throughout the hotel’s history, The Courtyard offers couples a breathtaking location to tie the knot. Alternately, the Gatsby Restaurant is suitable for intimate celebrations of up to 75 guests. Newlyweds and their loved ones are sure to be transported to the decade of flappers and lavish parties with a reception in this dining room. There are also smaller spaces ideal for engagement parties, showers, or rehearsal dinners.
The team at Windsor Arms Hotel are available from start to finish to ensure their couples’ weddings are everything they’ve dreamed of. They have an event planner on-site to guide clients through the process of selecting and personalizing their event space. Newlyweds and their guests will have exclusive access to the venue on their wedding day, allowing for an unparalleled level of privacy. The catering staff assist in creating a personalized menu of exquisite dishes. They are happy to accommodate special requests or guests with dietary restrictions. As the events team strives to give couples their ideal wedding, they offer a variety of event packages that can be customized according to individual needs.
Newlyweds and guests can avail of the hotel’s overnight accommodations, which consist of 28 luxurious suites. Each suite is individually decorated, featuring jacuzzi tubs, comfortable mattresses and bedding, and musical instruments. The Sultan Suite is most commonly used as a get-ready room for wedding parties.
10 Reviews for Windsor Arms Hotel
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Emily M. · Married on 19/10/2019
My Wedding at the Windsor Arms was an absolute dream come true!Sent on 23/12/2019
We first met with Jason in the spring, and he was our venue contact throughout the planning process; helping us put together our menu, timelines, and on the day of the wedding, actually helping organize the bridal party to walk down the aisle as we did not hire a dedicated planner. Having been a bridesmaid in other weddings -- I would have assumed that you needed a dedicated planner to do all of this -- that definitely was not the case with the Windsor Arms.
Come the day of the Wedding -- we absolutely loved the fact that there was no other events happening. We had the Sultan Room as our Bridal Suite for Hair & Makeup, which worked perfectly. We had our Ceremony in the Courtyard which was absolutely beautiful, after the hotel let us take over their restaurant, Gatsby, for Cocktail Hour.
During this time, the hotel team converted the ballroom for the reception, which made it feel like a completely different room -- and even more beautiful. We ended up have 186 guests which was very comfortable and intimate. The food was absolutely delicious -- and still several months later we are receiving positive comments from some of our guests as to how much they enjoyed our wedding!
Having your wedding at the Windsor Arms is a decision you will not regret!!
Yang S. · Married on 02/10/2020
Incredible venue, delicious food, indispensable service
I'll be honest, I'm a cynical guy. I expected a lot of hard work, conflicts, and stress to come my way throughout the wedding planning process.Sent on 16/03/2021
The exact opposite happened. My wedding experience, including the planning, turned out to be wonderful, in large part thanks to the Windsor Arms Hotel.
My wedding went off without a single hitch. The space is gorgeous, classy, and filled to the brim with luxury. We had a small wedding with only 30 guests but the normally 150-person capacity Courtyard Ballroom was arranged into a beautiful and intimate space. The customized menu was exquisite and the desserts divine. The staff was extremely courteous and accommodating. All our guests' needs were catered to. We very much appreciated having the Sultan Room for hair/makeup and the adjoining Sultan Suite for few moments of respite.
For me, the critical feature of our Windsor Arms Hotel wedding was our coordinator Mateus. He was clear, professional, and accommodating from our very first meeting through to the follow up emails weeks after our wedding, Mateus took care of every detail big or small. He arranged the space according to our needs, coordinated our menu with the chef, and even accommodated a last minute request to move a piano into the ballroom. Mateus helped us navigate the health guidelines for our wedding (Fall 2020) and helped us give our guests a safe and enjoyable experience. All this coordination and planning was done in a three week period. I'm still awestruck that we were able to pull off a wedding in downtown Toronto within such a short time frame and with so little stress. We couldn't have done it without Mateus. A Windsor Arms Hotel wedding is truly an all-inclusive experience. Mateus made sure of that.
So I didn't experience any of the stress I expected. Instead, I had a wonderful time, even in the planning phase. Thank you Mateus and the Windsor Arms Hotel.
Kate H. · Married on 11/08/2018
Treated like Royalty
We had our dream wedding at the Windsor Arms just over a week ago. We were a little anxious at the get-go about the negative reviews but a friend of a friend had her wedding here last year and assured us that their experience could not have been more positive. I’m so glad we didn’t pay attention to what we saw online - the space is gorgeous, the food fantastic, and Kelly, the new coordinator clearly knows her stuff. She was very accommodating with the menu and quite obviously wanted us to be happy. We had two private tastings and she worked closely with our planner to make sure all details were taken care of. You do pay a premium for this space but all costs are made known upfront, and for the feeling of old Victorian luxury and the prime Toronto location, it is absolutely to be expected. My bridal party was provided with a gorgeous room to get ready in and having the bridal suite right on site was a huge perk. The Courtyard Cafe (main ballroom), which was stunning before, has even been recently renovated and refreshed (Spring 2018) which was an unexpected and delightful surprise. Our huge thanks to Kelly and Ben for making sure we were so completely taken care of and that each of our guests had an incredible experience.Sent on 20/08/2018
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Olivia · Married on 19/02/2017
I am so happy we decided to book our wedding at the Windsor Arms Hotel. We were looking for a venue that was more unique and cozy than a banquet hall, and Windsor Arms definitely has that vintage charm! We received so many compliments on our venue of choice because of the sheer beauty of the venue. The aesthetics was a huge deciding factor, and the fact that they have an in-house kosher kitchen.
I loved the fact that George, the owner, worked with us along the way, and made the time to meet with us and the catering manager (Sharon). Made us feel like VIP patrons throughout. I read other reviews online prior to booking this venue, and I have to give George credit—he may be “rough around the edges” (mind you, so am I), but we brought some of the bad reviews online (which you’ll always find) and asked him to address the issues, and he was very straight forward and open about it, and made us feel assured that we would not experience any issues. Everything is laid out in your contract, and he allowed me to personalize aspects of the contract to better suit our needs. That was one of the elements that I appreciated most, the fact that everything was customized to our requirements.
Sharon went above and beyond to address every concern we had, and met with us on multiple occasions throughout the year we were planning. Right down to making sure the size of the strawberries on the plated dessert were proportional. This attention to detail was amazing! We also got a lot of compliments on the food!
For me, one of the best parts about the wedding venue was that they really let us have the run of the hotel on our day. We had a rather large wedding for the venue (180 people), and our guests were all over—in the restaurant, in the bar, upstairs, in the main hall….and they did not give us a hard time at all. In fact, they even allowed us to take some wedding photos in the restaurant, which we really appreciated. The wedding suite is gorgeous, and they let us check out the next day very late in the afternoon. All in all, we felt like royalty.
For the cons, there aren’t many. First, while we knew this when booking the venue, the venue is really much better for weddings under 150 people (seated dinner with dance floor). It got pretty crowded during cocktail hour, which also lasted a little longer than I would have preferred (though not sure if this was the venue’s fault or my other vendors). So I would say just be prepared for 2 hours of cocktails and get extra hors d’oeuvres. The other thing to note is that this is not a cheap venue….if you are looking for a budget venue, this is not an option. We didn’t do flowers or fancy décor, or super expensive wedding dress, etc. We chose to allocate majority of our budget to the venue because it was so important to us. So be prepared to pay a premium for a historical landmark 5-star venue. Parking is only valet, so we did not cover this for our guests (we also had open bar and didn’t want people driving anyway).
All in all, we are very happy with our choice, and we really felt special on our day. The food was great, the venue looked amazing, and working with Sharon was such a pleasure. We look forward to staying at the hotel in the future, and reliving our memories!Sent on 09/06/2017
Elle B. · Married on 15/02/2020
Beautiful Venue but Poor Service
The Windsor Arms is truly one of the most beautiful spots in Toronto. It’s regal decor is unlike anything I have ever seen and I knew I wanted to get married there within the first few minutes of our tour.Sent on 25/02/2021
My wedding was the best day of my life. The Windsor Arm’s food is delicious, our wedding suite was beautiful and the entire evening moved very smoothly. In our suite, The Windsor Arms treated us with champagne, desserts I recognized from their high tea menu and a personal note hand-written by our account rep.
However, working with the Windsor Arms was stressful in the month leading up to our wedding - there were a number of miscommunications and misunderstandings with the Windsor Arms which resulted in heated conversations and ultimately, additional fees that I wish we were informed about sooner. Additionally, I met with the venue owner in person 10 days before our wedding. He was rude, critical of the requests my wedding coordinator had made and brushed aside my concerns. I left the meeting in tears feeling disrespected and bullied.
Ultimately, everything worked. However, the short comings of the client service cannot go unmentioned.
Windsor Arms Hotel's reply:Dear Elle,
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