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Second Floor Events

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About

The heritage building at 461 King Street West has seen many transformations throughout the years. Located in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district, the present-day reincarnation is Second Floor Events. Exposed brick and city views offer an urban city feel while maintaining elegance in a modern setting. Outfitted with sophisticated touches, Second Floor Events is a chic industrial space perfect for any occasion.

Facilities and capacity

Special moments should be celebrated in a special place. The open concept space allows for bespoke layouts for your event. Embracing the architectural heritage while combining modern design, Second Floor Events is pleased to offer a unique event space, attentive planning and flexibility for all occasions. This wedding and events venue has a space which can accommodate 180 seated guests or 350 for a cocktail-style event.

Services offered

Second Floor Events is proud to offer exceptional food and beverage experiences at every event. The executive chef has artfully curated the menu to suit a wide range of palates. Second Floor Events is happy to customize menu items to suit any dietary needs.

Highlights

Type

Historic, loft

Style

City, glamorous, modern

Event Services

Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$5,000

Plated Service (per head)

$100

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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?

$3,500

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?

$5,000

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

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$100

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

$60

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?

$48

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

Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
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    Tomas Married on 25/06/2022
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    The Perfect Wedding Venue!

    This was the perfect venue for our wedding! The space is beautiful and creates a very intimate feel. We received so many compliments from our guests following our wedding- from the food, service and unique space, everyone was blown away! We worked with Cindy in the months leading up to the wedding and she put us at ease with her timely and detailed responses. Thank you Second Floor for making our wedding day absolutely perfect.
    -Tomas and Kristyn
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    Krisztian K. Married on 30/04/2022
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    Great vibe and delicious custom vegan menu!

    Second Floor Events is a great place to have your wedding. We fell in love with the place on our initial walkthrough with Rachael, the events director. The space has a beautiful modern rustic vibe with exposed brick and lots of natural light and greenery behind the impressively long bar. Good food was a priority for us and they were able to set up a tasting before we even signed anything. The chef was even able to create a custom vegan menu for us, since we are both vegetarian with many vegan friends. During the tasting, Rachael was so kind and accommodating, and really made it a special evening for us, particularly since at the time we haven’t had many meals out in a while due to COVID. We were even able to meet and talk with the chef about the food in person. With the wedding approaching we were introduced to Cindy, who was our main point of contact and day of coordinator for the venue. She was so enthusiastic and great to work with leading up to and on the day of the wedding, and helped make sure our day went exactly as planned!
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    Meaghan Married on 09/04/2022
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    A wonderful night!!

    We could not be happier with our choice to get married at Second Floor Events.

    First of all, the venue itself is stunning. With gorgeous brick, a beautiful bar running down the length of the venue and greenery in the shelving behind it, along with huge windows for natural light, there is very little need for additional decoration - the venue provides an atmosphere of it's own. We LOVED the light boxes, and had a lot of fun selecting photos. Our guests really enjoyed this.

    Ideally located on King Street, there were many hotels within walking distance, and the venue provided a list of hotels they partner with. Our guests found the space no problem. There is no venue-specific parking, but being downtown this is to be expected. There are many paid lots in the area. There are of course lots of interesting alleys and other downtown spaces for unique and interesting photos. They also provided security at the door to ensure that no weekend revelers found their way into our event, and only our invited guests were in the space.

    The room dividers made for such an ingenious use of space, we loved the way the space transformed and created a really unique experience for our guests.

    We were provided with a bridal suite and a key to keep our belongings during the night (which worked well for my breastfeeding bridesmaids to have privacy).

    Cindy was our coordinator and was so incredibly helpful. She answered all of our (many) questions, and provided suggestions for anything that they weren't able to accommodate. She was friendly, enthusiastic, and clearly passionate about ensuring we had the event we were dreaming of. She worked with our vendors to arrange the day and helped to make sure all went smooth.

    One of the reasons we chose Second Floor was because it was essentially a one-stop shop. Basically everything to do with the venue was managed through Cindy – the drinks, the food, the linens, the tables, the chairs, the decorations (which we were also able to choose and bring in our own if we did not want the offerings they provided), ceremony space, etc. It was important to me that we have one per-head price, and then just decide on what the details were instead of arranging all elements ourselves and we were really happy with how everything was managed.

    We were not able to hold our rehearsal in the space due to an event being held the night before, but we were offered the space in other time slots - we just preferred to have it the evening before and so made other arrangements, this was not a big deal at all for us!

    Food – the tasting that was arranged was basically a fun date night for us, and that alone was a lovely time. The chef took the time to come speak to us about each dish, all of which were fantastic. We chose the braised short ribs, the lemon-herbed chicken supreme and the beluga lentil ragout as our meals and let me tell you I was SO excited to offer our vegetarian and vegan friends a meal that was RAVED about afterwards. We had a handful of guests with dietary needs and the venue handled these no problem, taking the initiative to ask us about who had what needs, and offering a menu with appetizers and late night choices that could accommodate many different dietary needs, all of our guests ate well and were happy – I cannot say enough about how great the food was!

    COVID wise, we were married during one of the COVID surges, and were very conscious of providing our guests with a safe experience. The venue was more than happy to work with our requests and additional safety measures that we desired to make ourselves and our guests feel as safe as possible.

    In relation to this, we had about a fifth of our guest list fall ill and were unable to attend in the 72 hours before our event. A large portion of this group unfortunately discovered they were ill on the day of. The venue handled these last minute changes incredibly, quickly working with my husband to adjust the seating plan so that there were not holes and empty spaces, but a lovely dispersion of friends and family throughout the space – without significantly changing our layout. They also allowed my husband to overhaul the seating chart in the first place, so we could really customize and personalize our layout within their parameters.

    The night itself was smooth – service was great, our guests ate in a timely fashion, everyone was well taken care of. The bar staff were friendly and quick, and at the end of the evening the venue kindly collected all of our candles that we brought in and held them for us, so we could pick them up on the Monday (these were provided by our florist and we had completely forgotten we had purchased them and would need to collect and take them home, so it was really nice that they helped us out with that!)

    Thank you to all at Second Floor for the effort you made in ensuring we had a great wedding, and our guests had a great time. It was amazing!
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    Breanne B. Married on 19/12/2021
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    The perfect event space

    Perfect event space for intimate events and gatherings. Service was great and they were very responsive would recommend to everyone. Party guests love the natural lighting and exposed brick.Pictures online don’t do it justice must go see in person.
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    Mazin E. Married on 06/11/2021
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    Second Floor was the BEST!

    Second Floor was the perfect spot for our wedding. The team is excellent - everyone is so kind, thoughtful and helpful. Rachael and Cindy were there with us every step of the way and helped us make the most out of doing a wedding during a pandemic. The night-of staff were also personable and anticipated our every need. Our guests loved the warmth of the venue and loved the food. If you are looking to have your wedding in downtown Toronto, look no further. You'll have a magical experience at Second Floor.
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    Pauline L. Married on 08/08/2021
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    Amazing Venue!

    Throughout the process of planning our pandemic-wedding, Rachael and Nicole were able to maintain great communication, allowing us to postpone and fully customize our day and menu to accommodate the ever-changing government restrictions. The food offered by the kitchen staff is AMAZING; worthy of satisfying even the most critical foodies in our guest list. Wish we could order takeout from there ;) Really pleasant staff that adhered to COVID regulations, great central location and modern looking space. We had the best day ever and we’re so happy we got to host our wedding here! Thank you Second Floor!
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    Ana K. Married on 19/10/2019
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    Amazing wedding venue

    We are so happy we celebrated our wedding at 2nd floor events! The venue is beautiful and very functional for ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing all in one great space in the middle of downtown Toronto! The food was delicious, they have an in-house kitchen and chef. Amanda, the venue coordinator, is extremely helpful, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Everything worked out so well and we could not be happier! We also got lots of compliments on the venue from our guests. We highly recommend it!
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    Meghan R. Married on 27/04/2019
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    Best. Day. Ever!

    We just had our wedding at 2nd Floor Events this past Saturday and it was absolutely amazing! We really couldn’t have done it without the help of our venue coordinator Amanda. She was so friendly and helpful throughout the entire process…on the day of the wedding I didn’t have to worry about a single thing because she had it all taken care of. She is so enthusiastic and you can tell she loves what she does…she also shared my love of organization and lists haha She was prompt with responding to emails and had many great suggestions along the way. On the day of everything was perfect and flowed seamlessly throughout the ceremony, into the cocktail hour, on to dinner and the party after.
    Planning was so easy because they have everything there in house…you don’t have to search around for tables, linens, chairs, caterers, or the like.
    The venue itself is absolutely stunning, you won’t find anything else like it. Their in-house chef is incredibly talented, I was so excited about the food and he did not disappoint. Our guests were raving all night and even in the days to follow about how amazing the venue and food were. The bar is stocked with a great selection of alcohol, and all of the staff there are so friendly and professional. They think of every little detail right down to the co-ordinated servers (one of our guests called it synchronized serving) where each person at a table is served at exactly the same time…thoughtful and entertaining to watch! I cannot recommend this venue enough…it truly was the best day ever!!
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    Agg M. Married on 20/10/2018
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    Amazing contemporary loft style venue with the best staff!

    This is the perfect downtown Toronto venue for any wedding! I had my wedding at 2nd floor events in October 2018. All of the staff are friendly and easy to work with. They are very transparent in their pricing and the services they offer. My coordinator, Amanda, share in my excitement and took the time to understand my vision and the feeling we wanted for our day. She was able to answer all my questions promptly and she always offered advice and suggestions based off of what has worked in the space before. The menu choices are creative, fresh and great quality food. We had a cocktail hour an 3 course meal and our guests said it was the perfect size portions and everything was hot, flavorful and cooked perfectly. The basic bar package includes mid grade to premium options that most venues charge extra for. We loved the open concept loft style with exposed brick and contemporary Scandinavian design. We were able to pull off a romantic look with a casual fun feeling. I would recommend working with 2nd Floor to anyone who is looking to host a seamless event in a venue you can transform into any vision with staff who want your event to just as perfect as you do.
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    Lindsay J. Married on 02/07/2022
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    The Best Venue!

    Second Floor Events was such an amazing venue. Not only was the aesthetic great, but the food was delicious and most importantly, the staff was incredible. Rachael was our initial venue contact. She was so friendly and informative - she played a key role in our choosing Second Floor Events. Further along in the process, Cindy was assigned to us as our Day-of Coordinator and the title doesn't do her justice. She was so responsive and helpful throughout the entire planning process - always quick to answer any obscure question I threw at her. I am a planning novice, so her suggestions and expertise were a lifesaver! Of course, she was excellent on the day-of as well, making sure our [my] vision came to life. The set-up was executed perfectly, she communicated with all of our outside vendors to make sure I didn't get involved in any last minute drama, and she made sure we stuck to our timeline throughout the evening. On top of everything else, the food was outstanding. Chef Nicole curated an amazing menu and was able to cater to many dietary restrictions, ensuring no guest went hungry. Many of our guests approached us during the evening to rave about how excellent the food was. The bar and wait staff were also very efficient and friendly. I can't say enough about the Second Floor team. They made our wedding dreams come true!!

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