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Last update: February 2024

Kortright Event Space is a charming park wedding venue located in Vaughan, Ontario. Originally founded in 1979, this multifaceted event area boasts several spaces to host your celebration of romance and commitment. With indoor and outdoor options available, this property can do justice to a whole host of themes and concepts. Featuring woodlands all around, it has multiple places where couples and wedding guests can come together for a remarkable celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Owing to the several hundred acres of woodlands that envelope the Kortright Event Space, this property is a secluded retreat. It is ideal for those who would like a private gathering of between 80 and 200 people. For the milestone ceremony, couples can join together with their invitees at Forest Path or the Cathedral of Trees. In front of a makeshift gazebo, the to-be-weds can make their union official as seated guests watch on either side of the natural aisle. Surrounded by nature, these eye-catching settings create peaceful and easy-going ambiences for the elevated occasion. Alternatively, if the weather is not on the party鈥檚 side, everyone can make use of the indoor Forest Gallery. Once the officiant has declared the happy couple as newlyweds, they can exit to enjoy some photo opportunities around the grounds.

The Main Hall boasts the largest capacity of all for the partying and festivities, so it can accommodate approximately 150 guests. The Forest Gallery allows up to 135 people to mix and mingle, and this event space is illuminated by natural and artificial light thanks to both large windows and skylights. The Glass House is perhaps the most striking of all, and it can host 120 people. It lets the outside in while retaining a rustic warmth throughout. A get-ready suite is also available on site.

Services Offered

Couples who book their wedding at Kortright Event Space can avail themselves of an event planning service. The staff are delighted to work alongside clients to meticulously organize each detail, and they enjoy ensuring that each celebration lives up to expectations. Couples are free to choose a package that best suits them. Event rentals can be provided, while setup and cleanup services are also included. What鈥檚 more, a variety of hand-picked vendors are welcome to come on-site to tailor the property accordingly.

Cuisine

A partnership with Peter and Pauls Event Catering means that the couple and their loved ones can enjoy a high-quality culinary experience. Catering styles include hors d鈥檕euvres, buffets, cocktail receptions, plated meals, desserts, and more. Gluten-free and vegetarian fare is available, while organic and locally inspired menus can be furnished.

Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 use of of the facility, with three locations to work with.

Describe your venue:

Government
Park/zoo

Describe the style of your venue:

Country
Rustic
Vintage

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
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

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)
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

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

No

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

$20,670

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

$17,399

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?

$1,495

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

$1,495

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

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

$162

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

$171

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$171

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

$18

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?

$12

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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Bartenders
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4.6 out of 5 rating
56 reviews
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56 reviews
Seva
Seva M. Sent on 20/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue and accommodating staff!

We had our wedding at Kortright on October 21, 2023, and had an amazing, beautiful wedding that went above and beyond our expectations.
Our event manager, Kanak, went out of her way on several occasions to accommodate us and our ideas. We had non-standard requests for the dinner, beverages/cocktails, decor, and more, and the Kortright staff were able to help us plan and execute everything that we wanted. Everything went as planned on the wedding day, and a large part of that is thanks to the amazing Kortright staff.
The communication from the venue was good for the most part, though we had to contact them to arrange a menu tasting, and we found that email responses were a bit delayed near the start of our planning process. As our wedding day came closer, around the 3-4 month mark before the day, email responses became very prompt with staff offering to go on calls with us to figure out some of the more complex things that we were trying to plan.
The food and cocktails were delicious, and we are still getting praise from our guests about them!
The highlight is, of course, the venue itself. We used different locations for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, and all three were perfect! In late October, we had a backdrop of orange/yellow leaves falling behind us as we said our vows. Our cocktail hour was in the glass house, which had beautiful decor and some heaters to keep our guests warm in the chilly weather. Our reception was in the Forest Gallery, which was both charming and spacious, and was everything that we wanted.
Overall, we loved having our wedding at Kortright. It was the perfect location with staff that put in a lot of extra effort for us to have a special experience. Huge thanks to Kanak and the rest of the Kortright staff, we appreciate everything that you've done for us.
Karlee Angelo
Karlee Sent on 10/10/2023
4 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Venue and Great Food!

We had our wedding here on September 30, 2023, and it was amazing! We had the best day ever, and are grateful to Kortright and Peter and Paul's for making our day so special. The pros definitely outweigh the cons. However, there were a lot of cons as well.

The pros: the food was INCREDIBLE and the portions were great - multiple courses, multiple proteins on one plate, etc. - everyone was thrilled; the venue is absolutely beautiful, large and rustic, and you get 3 venues in one, so it's an amazing value (one spot for the ceremony, one for the cocktail hour, and one for the reception) and has so many amazing photo spots; they upgraded us to the premium bar for free and also kept the bar open during dinner, which was great; they had a lot of people onsite to help with setup and teardown on our wedding day, which was really helpful.

Now, the cons: we had several different coordinators assigned to us over our 2 year engagement, as people kept leaving - when they did, often, information was not shared between them, so we had to redo things; our newest coordinator was super nice and helped out, but not very responsive; we found out about a few things at the last minute that caused us a lot of stress - that there was another ceremony in the same spot as ours, on the same day, so we couldn't set the space up until 2:30 pm and we had to be quiet while taking photos, and that due to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, there would be orange shirts hung up all over the property, where we were taking photos; the space is open to the public until 4 pm, so there were tons of people watching us on our wedding day, even after it was supposed to be private (up until 6 pm); they also allow outside photo permits to be purchased, so we thought we would have access to the property solely for our photos, however we ran into multiple different brides and wedding parties on the property, and they were disruptive during our first look and ruined our experience in the spot we planned for, so we had to leave.

Overall, we had the wedding of our dreams, thanks to Kortright, and have no regrets. However, there were definitely issues that did not make our experience a smooth one.
Jordan
Erik Sent on 01/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

April 30 2023

We booked our wedding for Sunday April 30, 2023 in September of 2022. So we had about 8 months to plan for the big day and all in all our experience exceeded our expectations!

First Visit: Communicating with Antonio to book our site visit and discuss our contract was prompt and easy. Our contract reflected our needs and desires and Antonio was great in addressing any questions or concerns!

Communication: When working with our Event Coordinator Kanak, email communication was a little slow at first. However, we were slow to respond on our end as well dealing with some sudden life events. Once we met her virtually for our Final Details meeting, we could not be more grateful of her help in planning our special day. We had a DIY wedding so her flexibility and accommodations for our set up, storage and additions was so so appreciated!

Venue: All the outdoor spaces at Kortright are beautiful. We were devastated when we were told the Glass House would not be available due to something out of Peter and Paul鈥檚 control. We found our that we could use it 2 days before and it was a beautiful ceremony location since it rained our entire wedding day. We weren鈥檛 able to use the balcony for cocktail hour because of the rain but definitely recommend it! The only recommendation I鈥檇 make to the venue is to have more signage and lighting along the winding road that enters the venue building.. many of our guests had trouble getting out that night when leaving. Signage at the entrance for taxi/Uber transportation would also be beneficial. But all in all Kortright is just such an enchanted place to get married at! By the way April 20th was in bloom in case anyone is looking to have a spring wedding :)

Staff: Oh my goodness. Words cannot describe how special and at ease the Kortright team made us feel. They went out of our way to help us with things they aren鈥檛 expected to do. There are some things you don鈥檛 remember from your wedding day because it鈥檚 all a blur but the courtesy and genuine care of the staff was definitely remembered. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts!

Food: Hall meal prices have sky rocketed since Covid. We were fortunate enough to take advantage of the Sunday off season meal pricing. But honestly even if we hadn鈥檛 been able to, the food was definitely worth it. Our guests raved about the flavours and portions. The apps for cocktail hour were delicious and plentiful. The presentation of everything was lovely. The open bar was great. The only thing I鈥檇 suggest overall is having an option for at least the bride and groom to take home any of their uneaten food. I love love love food and yet that night I could not stomach anything. We were a ball of nerves. Then came 9pm I was starving. Luckily the staff were compassionate and saved our food for us! Our menu accommodated meat, vegetarian and pescatarian needs so we truly felt there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Final Thoughts: I wish we could do it all over again! Especially since we didn鈥檛 get to take advantage of the whole environment with it raining all day. But we made the most of it and it was a day we will never forget. A huge thanks to Kanak for calmly guiding us through all we needed to do. Your patience and support made it all run as smooth as it did.
Andrea
Andrea P. Sent on 24/10/2022
3.6 out of 5 rating

Amazing enchanted forest wedding

On October 21/22 we had our dream wedding at the Kortright Centre and wouldn鈥檛 have changed a thing.
However, 2 reasons our day went as perfectly as it did, was because I鈥檓 a type A person and we hired a wedding planner.
I can be certain that if I wasn鈥檛 on top of absolutely everything, and if I didn鈥檛 hire a planner our day wouldn鈥檛 have been as amazing as it was.
Pros:
Stunning location - the forest setting is unbelievable beautiful, and we paid minimal for decor/flowers (we felt the space was beautiful on its own)
Food - Peters and Pauls knows food! Our guests are still raving about each dish being better than the last
Cons:
Cost - Thankfully we were locked in prices pre pandemic when we signed our contract in 2019, looking at their wedding packages now - I can鈥檛 believe the cost increase for what you鈥檙e getting! There is an added charge for everything. For 100 guests budget at least 25k for the venue alone.
Communication - I鈥檓 neurotic and was on top of everything, but having our venue coordinator change so many times was frustrating and communication in general was definitely left up to us to take control of. Day of, the venue coordinator was responsive and professional.
Overall we wouldn鈥檛 have changed a thing, we had the greatest wedding exactly as we envisioned, but it wasn鈥檛 thanks to the Kortright - we made it happen.
If you're willing to put up with the inflated price, and are willing to do the leg work - you can have an absolutely perfect wedding at the Kortright Centre. Just be prepared for some dedication/stress on your part.
William
William O. Sent on 31/07/2022
3.2 out of 5 rating

Hot and Cold

Location was absolutely beautiful! We had the unfortunate situation where the event manager switched last minute to a new hire, who seemed a bit inexperienced.
Pros:
- they were very flexible with our agenda, which allowed us to operate less on a crunch time
- quite responsive

Cons:
- unprofessional in communication and forgetting details, which made us feel a bit anxious about how the day of the event would go
- unreliable: the day-of the event, the event manager and back-up colleague did not arrive, and our ceremony coordinator had to reach out and trouble-shoot why the chairs were not set up in time.

Without the event manager on site, the possibility of unforeseen circumstances (i.e. weather) could have dramatically impacted our ability to carry out the wedding ceremony as planned. All to say, it did go smoothly, but it felt like we were operating without any assurance.
Samantha
Samantha K. Sent on 30/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

So glad we went with Kortright!

We had the best experience with Kortright and it's staff! After a hectic year because of the 'C' word, Kortright was amazing to work with, responsive, and overall supportive throughout everything. We rented a clear top tent to accommodate all our guests (which doubled as a dance floor!) in order to have our reception in the Glass House, and it was just perfect!
The staff were wonderful, the food was amazing, and of course the venue was beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better venue to host our long awaited wedding. It really was the perfect day I'd always dreamed of!
Lidia
Lidia E. Sent on 27/09/2021
3.2 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Location... service during planning was terrible

The wedding day was great. Everything was wonderful, the setting was gorgeous, the serving staff (extra huge thank you to Janet and her team) did an excellent job. We had so many compliments on the food, and portion sizes were huge. My husband and I are very happy with how the day turned out, and we wouldn't change a thing.

However, dealing with Kortright leading up to the wedding... was awful. I understand that it was during covid, but it would usually take weeks to get a email back from anyone, and they rarely picked up their phones. We had been planning this wedding since 2019 due to covid postponing our original date, and yet important information still managed to slip through the cracks and we only found out in the weeks leading up to the wedding. This was likely because we were passed along to about 5 or 6 different people, and it felt like starting from scratch with each one. About two weeks before the wedding, we were informed we would need a tent next to the glass house due to covid restrictions requiring extra spacing between tables. "All our glass house receptions need tents now," they told us as though we were already supposed to know this. "But they book up fast so you should hurry to rent one." This is just one example of how poor communication was. There are several others but it would take too long to type them all up. Overall, we were extremely disappointed with the planning processed with Kortright, and it led to extra stress with wedding planning, so we cannot recommend this venue.

A week before the wedding, we were passed along to someone new who would end up being our day of coordinator. We would like to specially thank Meaghan, who did an awesome job. If we had been dealing with Meaghan from day one, I'm sure we would have had a better experience.
Angela
Angela Sent on 16/09/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

We fell in love with the Kortright Centre for Conservation on our first visit and could picture what our wedding would look like surrounded by nature. We were excited to have our ceremony in the forest in August 2020, but unfortunately, we had to reschedule our reception to September 2021 due to the pandemic. We mainly corresponded with Stephanie who answered all of our questions throughout the 2 years of wedding planning via email and phone. She was clear, accommodating, and professional, but we found that it took longer than expected for her to respond to our email inquiries 2 months leading up to our wedding reception date (amidst the changing pandemic situation). We were pleased that our feedback for adjusting the menu from our tasting was fully taken into account and the food was delicious. However, our main course was served approximately 1 hour behind schedule, which pushed everything else back. That meant that there was no time for cake cutting at the end, which guests were looking forward to witnessing. Overall, we had a good experience and would recommend the venue.
Sam
Samantha Sent on 06/09/2021
2.2 out of 5 rating

Wedding at Kortright

Thankfully I had a wedding coordinator who managed to work through very last minute and changing financial elements Kortright threw at us 5 days before my wedding. The overall responsiveness from staff was often late or emails were not replied to - my wedding coordinator had to speak to the owner to sort out unexpected details at the very last minute. Happily, everything worked out, but had it not been for my coordinator, things on that day would have been much different.
Natalie
Natalie A. Sent on 02/09/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

Unforgettable Evening

I wanted to get married at Kortright for years. The outdoor space is just amazing. Stephanie did a very good job staying in contact with us despite the raging pandemic. She was always very reassuring and answered questions very quickly.
We got married in the forest and had dinner in the glasshouse. Even with the extra spaced-out tables for COVID, everything felt great. People loved the firepit and popcorn station and the food was SO good.
Some things I would note:
1. Working with Stephanie was great but near the actual wedding day 2 other people take over and they weren't as responsive and it was hard to get certain information (like confirming our rehearsal time)
2. The kitchen was a little slow on the food so we had to change up our reception schedule a bit
3. For COVID restrictions, the tables had to be distanced and we could only fit about 70 people in the glasshouse. We still had to pay for 100 people so invited 100 and had to rent a tent with a different company. It was a bit last minute to find a tent company, this part was quite stressful.

Overall we had an amazing day. The staff at Kortright really do care about you and your wedding. I didn't feel like I was just "another bride" - they really did take the time to make sure everything was running as it should.

Thank you Kortright team!
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9550 Pine Valley Drive L4L 1A6 Vaughan (Ontario)
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