The National Club

303 Bay Street M5H 2R1 Toronto (Ontario) View map
2 reviews

Number of guests 80 to 200

Information about The National Club

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, The National Club is an elegant mansion venue which provides the most sophisticated atmosphere for wedding celebrations and other special occasions. Refined exclusivity are two words that can describe this gorgeous five-storey clubhouse. A designated historic site, the clubhouse was built in 1907 and combines a warm, elegant charm of the past with the contemporary, modern feel of today - with two dining rooms boasting traditional elegance, and two featuring newly renovated and modernized spaces.

Facilities and capacity

Couples who book their wedding at The National Club have their pick of room for dinner, cocktail hour and the ceremony, as only one wedding per weekend is held at the club per weekend. Being closed to members on Saturday and Sunday also gives couples and their guests full access to the entire clubhouse.

The facilities found at The National Club include impressive indoor and outdoor spaces to host your ceremony and/or reception. The Main Dining Room has a capacity for up to 200 seated guests with a dance floor and podium. The Rootop Patio and Lounge is an accessible space (weather permitting) and the Marconi Lounge, Bar Lounge or newly built and modern 1874 bar and lounge can be used for cocktail hour.

Services offered

Among the many services offered at The National Club are:

  • Face-to-face consultations leading to your big day
  • Talented wedding coordinator present at reception and available during planning
  • Access to a selection of menus for every culture and appetite
  • Complimentary menu sampling for up to four people*
  • Special menu prices for children
  • Place card and menu printing
  • Votive candles and mirrors to accentuate your centrepieces
  • Overnight accommodations (five bedrooms)
  • Complimentary bridal suite
  • Access to the entire clubhouse for your wedding
  • In-house catering and cake, along with complimentary cake cutting and handling
  • Use of The National Club traditional wedding knife
  • Full set up and cleanup (The National Club equipment only)
  • Banquet tables (round or rectangular)
  • Chiavari dining chairs
  • White linen table cloths and napkins
  • Flatware, glassware, tableware
  • Coat room facilities
  • Dance floor in the middle of your dining tables
  • Podium and microphone with full AV capabilities
  • Liability insurance

*After confirmation of event menu (weddings of 80 people or more)

Cuisine

The National Club offers a complete wedding package which can be fully customized depending on the type of wedding you are having. Cuisine options include buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, French service, hors d'oeuvres, plated, server(s), stations and tastings. Their experienced and talented creative culinary team have developed custom menus for many different types of cuisine and cultures.

  • Nº of guests

    From 80 to 200

  • Maximum Capacity

    200

  • Type

    Ballroom, country club, historic, mansion, manor

  • Style

    City, classic, glamorous, modern, vintage

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance,…View more

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 1,600.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 80.00

  • Menu

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  • Availability

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More information about The National Club

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 80
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4+
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered outdoor, indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, engagement party, rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, 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, limited bar, liquor license, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink, specialty beer, specialty wine
  • What event items are available? Audio equipment, dance floor, furniture, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, 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 off-peak season? C$ 1600
  • 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? C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 80
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 80
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake cutting, server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 60
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Limited bar, house beer, house wine, house liquor, signature drink, bartenders

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Reviews from The National Club

5.0 / 5
  • Ultimate Toronto Wedding

    Sarah Heibein, Married on 03/06/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    The National Club was the ultimate host in every capacity for our wedding. My husband and I were married on June 3, 2017, and it was the perfect Toronto setting. We had guests from all over, near and overseas, and it was an amazing experience for anyone. This is a private club ... View more and a Toronto heritage landmark. Our guests were extremely excited to have access to the club and see what is behind the big beautiful doors. Our ceremony was at our parish in the west end of Toronto. Upon arrival, guests were directed to the rooftop patio for hand-passed appetizers. This really set the tone, and some of our guests are STILL raving about this detail. Having access to any rooftop overlooking the financial core is extremely rare. Guests were then directed to the main dining room on the 2nd level. The food was excellent. Cooking prime rib to everyone's tastes for approximately 130 guests is a feat, but the staff nailed it. Our guests also had the option of chicken or vegan. All of the food for our wedding was made in house, including our beautiful wedding cake, which looked like something out of a wedding magazine. After dinner, guests were directed up to the 3rd floor - the "Red Room". The National Club put down a dance floor for us, and our DJ's equipment was no issue from an A/V perspective. We danced the night away, and had delicious late night food including sliders, pizza, and fries. My husband and I stayed at the Club that night, as did some of our wedding party. Words cannot express my gratitude towards the National Club team. Renata Zaborowski supported us in every capacity to ensure that this was the best day of our lives. Chef, the kitchen, serving and bar staff, with special mention to Jose Sorto, were unbelievable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • First class all the way!

    Kevork Sevadjian, Married on 12/07/2014

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    We couldn't have imagined a better venue, food/drink service, staff, and overall experience for our wedding day. The coordination by Laurie Farnum was outstanding and the service from the entire staff on the wedding day was first class as always. Thank you again to all at the National Club!

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