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Heintzman House

Markham, Ontario View map

About

History and romance epitomize the beautiful Heintzman House situated in Thornhill, Ontario. With mesmerizing natural beauty and luscious greenery, the venue features beautiful indoor and outdoor settings that are ideal for any wedding.

Facilities and capacity

The venue offers romantic event spaces for hosting ceremonies and receptions. The front grounds provide an ideal space for ceremonies. There is also the Grand Ballroom, which is perfect for hosting receptions. The venue has the capacity to accommodate around 112 guests. Separate suites are provided for the bride and groom for use on their special day.

Services offered

The talented event team of the venue will take care of every detail to provide you with a hassle-free wedding. The venue rents catering services, bar services, decorations, and stemware from outside vendors. Heintzman House provides the following:

  • Tables, chairs
  • Dishes, cutlery, and bar glasses
  • Air conditioning
  • Ample free parking

History

Heintzman House is one of the oldest buildings in Thornhill-Markham. It features the earliest mudhouse in the province. Made of adobe brick, fired brick, and frame construction, it is also known as the Sunnyside Manor Farm. In 1798, this property was awarded to United Empire loyalist Anthony Hollingshead.

Location

Heintzman House is located close to Markham and Richmond Hill. It is just 22 minutes from the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, historic, manor

Style

Vintage

Event Services

Bridal suite, event rentals, liability insurance, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$2,809

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

One main dining room, lounge, bridal room, grooms room and 3 board rooms

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What bar services do you provide?

Outside alcohol

What event items are available?

Dance floor
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$2,115

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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

$2,801

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

$2,115

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Chairs
Tables
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

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    Liron D. Married on 28/07/2018
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    The most magical place to say I do!

    The Heintzman House is an exquisite venue tucked away in a quaint suburb of Thornhill. It's rich history from the 1800's is as enchanting as the house itself. My husband and I could not have asked nor wanted for a more stunning setting to proclaim and celebrate our love. The colonial style grounds and the elegant vintage interior are classically beautiful and offer a variety of gorgeous backdrops for many a romantic and glamorous shot that will make for stunning keepsakes which will last a lifetime. I never felt more like a Queen with her King than when at this venue. It made our special day all the more magical. The house was perfect and spacious enough for our intimate wedding of 80 guests. The bridal suite is lovely, comfortable and has nice views of the grounds and the solarium below, the space for the bar is good, the kitchen is fully equipped, and the price for the rental cannot be beat!!

    Heintzman House's reply:

    Hi Liron and Matthew

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your special day with us. The photos are beautiful. All the best!
    Lori
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    Jillaine Y. Married on 13/01/2018
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    Intimate and beautiful venue

    Loved the rooms and the intimate feel of the largest room we used for the ceremony. We had amazing sunlight streaming through the window for the morning. We were able to hold the rehearsal the night before and it was just as romantic. They had stringed lights along the arches, and it made it feel so romantic. Full sunlight or not, the hall was just as beautiful.
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    Edith C. Getting married on 15/10/2022
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    Highly do not recommend

    During Covid, they provided me with temporary staff who was not able to answer many questions, meaning the excellent service other reviewers experienced, unfortunately I did not receive. When I signed my contract with the temporary staff who was assigned to look after this venue, she made lots of promises and gave me answers to a lot of questions. To my horror, I find out 6 months later when a new staff took over, after my deposit was paid, date confirmed, vendors hired, that apparently much of the information I was provided was incorrect. 

    Apparently the venue had been running at 56-person capacity the entire time during Stage 3 when I booked but the lady never told me, and instead told me the 100 people I planned on seating was fine. I wasn't told until half a year later that the 100 people that they said I could have should have been chopped down to 56 and it INCLUDED VENDORS, and even during Stage 3 of the reopening act. The catering staff, photogapher etc basically took up 10/56 so I am left with only 46 guests. Minus my bridal party and family, I am down to about 10 friends.

    I was then told that people were not allowed to drink and eat in the courtyard/backyard as the first lady had originally told me, so that means everyone needed to stay indoors during cocktail hour while the room was being flipped. They then told me people are not allowed to remove their masks when inside the building other than dining hall, meaning no eating or drinking at ALL even if stationary (even water, which I specifically asked was an exception). These were only some of the problems that they brought up to me 6 months later. My second choice venue at this point was already fully booked for the month we wanted and nothing in a comparable price range was available. 

    I know that people have experienced worser during the pandemic, however I believe the problems that I faced could have been avoided had the staff been better informed. Had they just told me all the restrictions that had been in place since the start of Covid and Stage-3 upfront, I could have had more options in hiring other venues before it was now too late. 
    I would not wish this experience upon any bride or groom out there; so best wishes to all the newly engaged couples. No bride wants to spend nights and nights trying to find a new venue last minute; and yes, with months left that is last minute. The Heintzman House lady thought that having months was still plenty time; and as per my research and experience, proper venues are fully booked for weddings at least a year in advance.
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    Julie E. Married on 20/06/2015
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    We were so happy with this venue choice. It was perfect for our 110 ppl guest list. The house is beautiful and our guests kept commenting on how unique and great the venue was. Everything ran very smoothly thanks to Christine (venue manager) and her recommended caterer. The venue and their recommended vendors also had very competitive pricing so it was also somewhat more affordable than the average Toronto/GTA wedding. that was a plus!
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    Roman Z. Married on 23/05/2015
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    A wonderful place to host a vintage wedding!

    Christine is very friendly, professional, and accommodating, and we have nothing bad to say about the experience. If we were to do our wedding again we would definitely pick the Heintzman House!
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    Alexandra Married on 05/07/2014
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    We held our wedding reception at Heintzman House in July 2014 and couldn't have been more happy with our venue choice. The charm and beauty of this venue is amazing. What also appealed to us about the Heintzman House was the fact that there was a large bridal suite with private bathroom and several sitting rooms that the guests could roam in and explore before or during the reception. Furthermore, the house had beautifully manicured grounds with lots of greenery and colourful flower beds so guests could enjoy getting some fresh air during the reception. Almost every other guest we spoke to made a comment about how great and unique this venue was so we knew people loved it. It was stunning for photos too...I wish we actually allotted more time for photos at the venue. We also really enjoyed dealing with Christine who runs the place. She was always extremely nice and very accommodating in letting us come over to try out decorations or drop off supplies. All in all, picking this reception venue was one of our best wedding planning decisions.

    Heintzman House's reply:

    Hi Alexandra and Steve - thank you so much for the lovely review! I am so happy that you, as well as your guests enjoyed the House so much. It was a pleasure dealing with you all!
    Best wishes for a wonderful future together!!
    Christine
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    Jennifer J. Married on 26/10/2013
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    I am so happy that I chose the Heintzman House as my venue! I highly recommend it! I loved having the house to ourselves for the whole day. It made me feel like we were the only people in the world getting married that day! It was very personal and intimate. Our guests absolutely loved the location and spoke very highly of the venue. Another thing that was delightful about the Heintzman House was the beautiful rooms to get ready in! Christine was wonderful to work with!
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    Samantha M. Married on 03/05/2013
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    Beautiful old estate. Perfect for an outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception. Best for smaller weddings as the space inside is limited. We had 95 guests and I wouldn't go with anymore than that if you want to be able to move between the tables at dinner. Great bridal suite upstairs with lots of Victorian flair. Also the kitchen is a decent size for your caterer to use for staging. No cooking allowed in the kitchen. Lovely fireplace room, great during cocktails and as a spot for your gift table. Wouldn't have changed my venue for anything. We loved the character of this place.
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    Emma Married on 24/08/2012
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    We loved our venue. It was a gorgeous venue for a smaller wedding, and we were able to get fantastic photos at the venue.

    We didn't have a huge budget for our wedding, so we wanted a venue that already had charm and beauty so we didn't need to spend a lot on additional decor making a blah place pretty. This venue fit our needs, plus it had ample free parking, was close to transit, and we could do both the wedding ceremony and reception in the one place, making things easier for our guests.

    The on-site coordinator gave us recommendations for the caterera that could work with our budgets (there are pre-approved caterers with different price-points, but you can also bring in your own caterer - you just need to get them approved).

    Everything ran smoothly and we were able to enjoy our day stress-free.
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    We had a wedding of 80 people at the Heintzman House which is a beautiful historic mansion in the suburbs of Thornhill with ample parking and grounds. It was definitely a unique (and intimate) choice of venue.

    Our ceremony ended up being indoors due to the rain. The house has a conservatory connected to its banquet hall which was a great backdrop for our ceremony. It also has a large lounge which we did our group photos but the room is a bit cut off so I should have let my guests know the schedule before the ceremony so they can stick around. We also did our tea ceremony in the lounge so it acted like a "themed" room for our wedding.

    Upstairs, there was a large lovely bridal suite and smaller groom's room which were a huge feature for us. It was great to have everyone in one area getting ready and the bridal suite was continually used throughout our wedding. The groom's room was good afterwards for guests to rest a bit or take their children for some privacy. There is also a beautiful balcony which was great place to do the bouquet toss. Overall, the house had that "southern-style estate/manor" feel that we wanted for our wedding and the guests were free to roam about.

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