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Last update: January 2023
Graydon Hall Manor is a Toronto-based venue that specializes in hosting elegant weddings and other special events in its formal gardens and elegant reception spaces. The romantic and luxurious setting offered by this lovely estate includes everything you might want for a princess-style wedding. Stone terraces and cascading fountains make this location ideal for wedding photography, without losing an ounce of elegance.
Facilities and capacity
This venue's two-level facilities tell the story of this exclusive manor starting from the entrance hall leading to the grand staircase where your guests will be received before entering the reception hall and gardens beyond. The reception hall includes two main rooms with protruding bay windows separated by a large dance floor with a head table area. It has a capacity for 128 seated guests. Another possible combination for this space is where the entire main floor is fitted with tables, in which case the capacity is increased to 180 guests. The largest capacity offered is the outdoor terrace which is suited for outdoor weddings and summer events and seats up to 250 guests.
The team at Graydon Hall Manor will get to know each soon-to-be newlywed on a personal level, developing an understanding of their dream vision. They will guide you through the coordination process from the very beginning, securing your trust and comfort. The services offered by this exclusive manor include the following:
- Private get-ready room
- Luxury linens and table settings
- Bar services (including a soft bar with teas, juices, and mocktails)
- Catering services
- Air-conditioned interior
- Terrace canopy
- Access to parking for 120 cars
Chef Arpi Magyar is responsible for this venue’s deliciously elegant fare that ranges from classic to contemporary. With more than 35 years of experience, Chef Magyar has been establishing himself in some of Toronto's most recognized and respected kitchens. He combines high-quality ingredients from around the globe to create his fantastic menu options which are always customized for you and your guests.
This venue offers other facilities that are perfectly suited for board meetings, team-building retreats, private luncheons, product launches, and more. The principal rooms include the dining room, library, and conservatory which can accommodate up to 150 guests. The coach house seats 90 guests theatre-style and the chinoiserie boardroom fits 20 hollow squares.
Originally called the Graydon House, this 1930’s Georgian manor was first built by architects Allan George and Walter Moorehouse for Rupert Bain, a broker/financier. Bain wanted to create a "sportsman's paradise" by completing the 29-room estate with stables for racehorses, kennels for hunting dogs, a 9-hole golf course, and fountains surrounded by spectacular gardens. It became the center for high society life shortly after until it was redesigned into an elegant reception facility in 2000.
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The most incredible venue in Toronto!
Romantic, Beautiful & Stunning
Since stage 3 reopening, updated information for a wedding ceremony and reception in 2022 and why we won't be getting married at Graydon Hall
First of all, I'd like to say that the GHM is one of the most beautiful, vintage luxury sites in Toronto. This was my number one choice for a venue in the city because of the romantic backdrops, the antique look of the place and the amenities: bridal suite and groom suite, many rooms and a stunning hall, lower lounge, terrace/fountain etc.
Since stage 3 reopening in Ontario, places started to allow site tours while wearing a mask. When I reached out a week ago, one of the event managers, Lisa, replied back the very next day and I was impressed with the information that I was given in such a timely manner.
The breakdown is a lot cheaper for off peak season (November-April) and there's no minimum spending. Manor rental, ceremony in the carriage house and use of the cocktail lounge during off peak season is approximately $8000, if you're getting married on peak season, minimum spending ranges between $10,000-$35,000 depending on the day of the week.
The average budget for my guest count of 60 was approximately $220 a person +HST and 20% service charge and that included:
Manor rental fee
In-house chairs and tables, place settings, and over 300 table-linens to select from
Cocktail hour with signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Standard bar package
Red and White wine
Your own Event Manager to help you with planning and day-of coordination
Our guest count was 60; so about $18,000 after tax and service charge which we felt was reasonable for what was offered. Their Lovely little wedding package is very affordable for just a ceremony (this is only $800 for a 2 hour rental, $400 for each additional hour but there are a ton of restrictions on services offered).
Our event manager said the site tours were booked for weeks and suggested we could do a self-guided tour and then have a follow-up afterwards in order to book the space. Lisa met us at the door and was super friendly and welcoming although she had other couples she was doing tours with at the time.
Unfortunately, the experience went downhill from there, from dusty looking sun damaged purple chairs, to stained coffee tables, to the worse being how we were treated by the housekeeping staff. They were questioning why we were there and didn't stop interfering with our visit even after another event manager confirmed we were on a self-guided tour. It seemed everywhere we went, they followed. It would be comical if it weren't for the awkwardness and tension we felt in the entire space. It was like they didn't trust us and were keeping tabs on us, for example, if I opened a closet door, they would come back and check that everything was in it's place right after. When we went outside, there was a couple being photographed and we were aware of not being in the background, but the housekeeping staff felt they needed to remind us that the area where the couple was, was off limits and that they had paid to be there (unlike us-was implied). We absolutely loved the look of the cocktail lounge and how cool it was temperature wise. We were sitting there cooling off when the housekeeping staff came downstairs, shut off one of the lights nearby and went back upstairs, I took a picture of the area without the light on after they left (it's the first one).
I told Lisa about our experience and how it really impacted our wish to get married there. The housekeeping staff would be there during the set up and take down of the wedding, but even if we were willing to look past this, I was informed that the date I had requested had just been booked by another couple. It was apparently on reserve, and it would have saved us time, money (transport) and embarrassment if we knew that that date was in the process of already being booked before arranging a tour. Hopefully any future couples considering this location learn from our mistakes - don't go on the self guided tour, unless you are absolutely sure you want this venue and you are not flexible with your date.
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A Magical Venue
We were sold on the wow factor when you first walk up to the venue.
The driveway slopes uphill and trees (summer time) block most of the house from the street and parking lot. Once close to the front gate, the grandeur of the manor hits you.
We had several meetings with our event coordinator Marissa and she helped us through the process of getting married at Graydon Hall Manor and did an excellent job at pulling everything together on the day of.
There are so many spots on the grounds for great photo opportunities.
Professional beginning to after the end!
Beyond my dreams
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