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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.

Services offered

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

Cuisine

Chef Arpi Magyar is responsible for this venue鈥檚 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.

Other facilities

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.

History

Originally called the Graydon House, this 1930鈥檚 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.

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Manor

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Garden
Glamorous

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Cake
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Liability insurance
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Furniture
Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
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?

$25,000

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

$20,000

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?

$6,000

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

$6,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$65

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$80

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$80

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

$35

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

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

Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
House liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
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4.5 out of 5 rating
32 reviews
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LiaR
Lia R. Married on 28/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible venue in Toronto!

Graydon Hall did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding. The food was absolutely incredible (everyone cleaned their plates!), the drinks were fantastic, and the servers were very attentive. Lucy, our coordinator, was on top of everything and such a huge help on the day of.
Dave
Genelynn Married on 03/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Romantic, Beautiful & Stunning

I just had my wedding here 12 days ago. The venue is beautiful itself so I didn鈥檛 have to go crazy with decor. I loved my wedding. It was during the week during brunch & all of my guests had a blast! Recommend this venue 100%. It鈥檚 super romantic and beautiful.
Tia
Tia M. Married on 12/02/2022
2.4 out of 5 rating

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

Note: Be prepared to book a year or more in advance, our preferred date in February 2022 (off-peak season) was just booked 7 months in advance by another couple.

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
On-site ceremony
In-house chairs and tables, place settings, and over 300 table-linens to select from
Cocktail hour with signature drinks and hors d鈥檕euvres
Three-course dinner
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.
Grace
Grace Married on 06/11/2021
3.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing wait staff

We booked Graydon Hall Manor back in 2019 because it fit my vision of a fairytale wedding but unfortunately with COVID, there were bumps in the road which changed my opinion of Graydon but luckily, our wedding still ended successfully as Graydon managed to make up for it with their amazing waitstaff. Our COVID experience with Graydon was definitely less than desirable because we changed event coordinators 3 times and finally, the last one was the most professional and addressed our concerns which have been lingering since 2021. There was a lot of misunderstandings and confusion back and forth but I'm glad that they were all resolved in the end. A big thank you to Rebecca for assisting us with a wonderful execution of the wedding. Thank you to Mango and James for leading the team and providing impeccable service to our guests. Thank you to Graydon for giving us the wedding experience that we were expecting in 2019 even with COVID happening.
Joyce
Joyce C. Married on 29/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further

Not much more I can say about the beauty of Graydon Hall Manor that others have not already mentioned. I had my wedding ceremony at Graydon Hall Manor during the COVID-19 pandemic and was able to take advantage of the Lovely Little Wedding package which was priced quite reasonably compared to their usual non-pandemic pricing. I communicated only with Marisa during this time and she was EXCELLENT. She was extremely responsive and was able to arrange everything that I needed. Unfortunately, because of government restrictions at the time, no circulating food or drink could be served during our time there. However, I have been to Graydon Hall Manor for other weddings before and recall their food as being exceptional every time with amazing service. On the day of my wedding, everything went perfectly. For any other couples looking to book a small wedding ceremony during the pandemic, look no further!
Kristina
Kristina T. Married on 23/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A Magical Venue

I cannot say enough good things about Graydon Hall. From the first meeting, they were fantastic about guiding us through the process, and they helped us put together an incredible event. The team at Graydon is truly fantastic. I felt more cared for and at ease than I had ever expected to feel on my wedding day because I knew they were on top of everything. The food was excellent, the venue was gorgeous, and the staff went above and beyond with everything from helping us carry in our bags for getting ready, to keeping drinks full, to helping tear down at the end of the night. The head waiter and bartender introduced themselves to me at the beginning of the night and told me to come to them if I needed ANYTHING. My guests had an amazing time, and people kept coming up to me saying how amazing the venue and staff were, and how our wedding was the best they'd ever been to. I would recommend Graydon in a heartbeat,
Keith
Keith F. Married on 17/08/2019
4.6 out of 5 rating

Great Venue

We were looking to find a wedding venue somewhat centralized to accommodate our guests.
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.
Ian
Ian H. Married on 13/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Professional beginning to after the end!

From our first meeting with our Event Coordinator Melissa, to our multitude of questions by email exchanged over 6 months of planning, to being able to pick up items a few days after our wedding, Graydon Hall Manor staff were superb! Melissa was always there to give us excellent advice, a guiding hand, and quick answers same day. The staff were completely attentive on our wedding day. We and our guests were treated like royalty. Everything was taken care of, including some delightful, unexpected extras, like 'groom' napkins for the 2 newlywed husbands, c/o Mango! Such beautiful touches. The venue itself is just gorgeous. We were lucky to have a sunny day where we made full use of the back terrace and gardens, which are so photogenic. But the inside is equally classy, understated and elegant. Graydon Hall gave us the perfect setting and service we wanted for our special day, and we were not disappointed. We will be forever grateful!
Kalla
Kalla B. Married on 24/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond my dreams

The venue and team were like a dream! An absolutely stunning space, well maintained, a flexible and kind team, and delicious catering. I could go on and on about how it exceeded my expectations. The planning team was prompt, patient, kind and made us feel like our ideas and our day were a priority. We enjoyed every moment of the experience and our guests were blown away by the experience. I would highly recommend and would host another event here.
Lisa
Lisa P. Married on 03/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue in toronto

Run do not walk to book this venue! I had the wedding of my dreams all thanks to GHM. The food is the best in Toronto and yes I have been to Sotto Sotto, jacobs etc and this is better! The ambiance is bar none and then there staff. So attentive and the details...I literally can't I want to do it all over gain. Worth every single penny!!!
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Graydon Hall Manor Real Weddings

Cathy & Jerry
24 Photos 路 19/Jun/2022
Lera & Michael
82 Photos 路 11/Dec/2021
Julie & Steve
41 Photos 路 10/Jul/2021
Tia & Yao
58 Photos 路 07/Oct/2019
Rebeca & Ryan
24 Photos 路 01/Jun/2019
Kalla & Lukas
20 Photos 路 24/Aug/2018

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185 Graydon Hall Drive M3A 3B4 Toronto (Ontario)
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