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Against the Grain

Toronto, Ontario View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
2 reviews
10 to 200 Guests

About

Located just steps from Toronto’s iconic Sugar Beach in the Corus Entertainment Building is Against the Grain. Wow your guests with picturesque views of Lake Ontario and Centre Island on our sprawling lakeside patio, indulge in enticing handcrafted cocktails and globally inspired dishes and then dance the night away in our beautiful Tavern Bar! They offer brunch, lunch and dinner menu options, so no matter what time of day you’re celebrating your love, Against the Grain has something to offer!

Facilities and Capacity

This venue is located within the Corus Entertainment Building, adjacent to the Redpath Sugar Factory and Sugar Beach. With a versatile main dining space and spacious bar area, Against the Grain can accommodate a variety of setup options, whether you’re looking for a seated dinner space, to mix ‘n’ mingle or both! In the summer months take your celebration out onto the south facing patio and enjoy the scenic views of Lake Ontario.

Against the Grain can accomodate weddings of up to 50 guests for a seated dinner; the ceremony would take place offsite, cocktail reception would be in the Tavern Bar, dinner in the dining room and then dancing and late night back in the Tavern Bar!

Alternatively, the restaurant can accomodate up to 200 guests cocktail-style with a mix of seating and mingling space.

Services Offered

Against the Grain offers couples the following wedding services:

  • Cake
  • Catering / Bar
  • Clean up
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors
  • Set up

Highlights

Type

Restaurant

Style

Modern, rustic, waterfront

Event Services

Cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$25,000

Plated Service (per head)

$50

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Reception
Bridal shower
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?

Dance floor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

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 off-peak season?

$5,000

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound

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

$60

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$50

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

$25

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

Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$9

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

Limited bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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    Rebecca H. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Perfect, beautiful venue with amazing food and staff

    Whether it was our sunny day or rain plan, Marley-Jaye Watson the coordinator at Against the Grain had us covered! She helped me plan the perfect wedding in Toronto while I was in Halifax, which was no easy feat, and was so responsive, flexible, sweet and always accommodating. She also had the best ideas and thought of everything! I could NOT recommend her or the venue enough. Oh, and the food was outstanding- everyone kept saying! Cannot say enough good things about Marley and the venue. It's picture perfect in every way, rain or shine, indoors or outdoors!!
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    Phoebe C. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Every Bride's Dream!!

    I HIGHLY recommend Against the Grain to ANY bride and groom! Firstly, Marley who is their Director of Sales, was amazing throughout the entire process. I actually approached her for another restaurant to host the reception, but that place got booked up. She took the time to look at other restaurants that she also managed, to see which venue would fit our vision best. She was so quick to respond to all my calls, and e-mails, I never felt like I was left in the dark (and with COVID there are so many unknowns). She walked us through the entire reception planning process, and thought of details I would have never thought of myself. The best part of working with Marley, was that I always knew that my wedding was in good hands, and she always kept me updated. From the little details of menu card to the big set up, Marley and her team was able to do everything! (This means a lot to a bride, because there's already so many other things they have to worry about). Secondly, the venue Against the Grain is GORGEOUS. My guests all loved the atmosphere and the views of the night! The patio, where we had our reception, is right beside the boardwalk and oversees the lake. We didn't have to get much decor, because that view did it all for us. Thirdly, the FOOD and the Servers! My guests RAVED about the food, how great it tasted, and how big the portions were. No one went home hungry that's for sure! Even the picky eaters made a note to tell us how amazing the food was. The servers at Against the Grain were so attentive and they made sure enough staff were on site so tables wouldn't have to wait for service. It was truly the most perfect day for my husband and I. The atmosphere was romantic and laidback, while all my guests had the best time enjoying the food & drinks, and the amazing view.

    I should probably mention.. my husband and I got engaged on August 2020, and we got married in October 10, 2020. Marley and the Against the Grain team was able to give us the most perfect wedding reception in less than a month's time. THAT's how good they are. I highly recommend them to any bride and groom who loves great food, great vibes and a great view!

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25 Dockside Dr M5A 0B5 Toronto (Ontario)

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