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Last update: January 2024

Walrus Pub and Beer Hall - Freehouse Collective is a wedding venue in Toronto, Ontario. This restaurant is an ideal choice for couples seeking a non-traditional versatile space to host their big day. Their catering options, dedicated staff, and multiple event spaces can ensure that couples enjoy a one-of-a-kind celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Located in Toronto's Financial District, Walrus Pub and Beer Hall sports a modern, eclectic design scheme to make guests feel right at home. Once visitors go through the main entrance, they will be greeted by the picturesque Ivory Room. This industrial-chic setting features a spacious wraparound bar for guests to enjoy cocktails. Artistic chandeliers hang from the ceiling, while large windows provide views of the vibrant city life. The vibrant wall designs and a floor-to-ceiling window will add an upscale touch to your big day. If you are open to a non-traditional venue with a reception boasting food stations and passed canapes while your guests dance the night away then we may be exactly what you are looking for!

Services Offered

The team at Walrus Pub and Beer Hall - Freehouse Collective works diligently to help couples plan their dream day. Event planning is available onsite to ensure a seamless journey to "I Do". Chairs, tables, and various event rentals can be arranged into almost any formation you prefer. In addition, the team is able to customize your food and drink menus based on your palette and dietary needs - you won't find any pre-set packages here as everything is tailored to you! In addition to weddings, this venue can also host prenuptial events, including:

  • Engagement parties
  • Wedding showers
  • Rehearsal dinners
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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Restaurant

Describe the style of your venue:

City
Classic
Eclectic
Modern

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 event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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?

$18,900

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

$15,000

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?

$18,900

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

$15,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

$75

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$75

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

$65

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$65

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

Bartenders
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Reviews for Walrus Pub and Beer Hall - Freehouse Collective

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100% recommend it
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Nick C. Sent on 15/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Ola & Nick's Wedding

With the stress that comes with planning a wedding, a lot of that was taken away when coordinating our big day with Malyssa Tibbo at The Walrus. It was our "one-stop shop" for photos, ceremony and reception.
Coming from out of the city, Malyssa and The Walrus team were flexible when it came to menu tastings and meetings leading up to our wedding.
The service and food were without a doubt incredible, and has been brought up constantly by friends and family who attended.
The personality and atmosphere of The Walrus is one to experience and great to be a part of.
We would strongly recommend looking into The Walrus for your wedding!
Thank you Malyssa and all The Walrus staff for making this day one we will never forget.
Erica
Erica Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Seamless & very fun!

After Berkeley events went into receivership and we lost our venue with only 2 months notice, I scrambled to find a new venue. While searching I received an email from Malyssa @ Walrus and I popped in. I immediately loved the space but more importantly, I felt super comfortable with Malyssa and trusted her. From that day on, she promptly replied to all of my emails and always made time to meet up if I needed it. Every little detail I asked for, she listened and executed it. She was super easy to talk to and I never felt I was being too needy or overbearing! The turnover from ceremony to reception was flawless and every single one of our guests came to compliment how cool the venue was. The bartenders were quick and professional, the music sounded great. The bottle shop was the perfect spot for my husband & I, family & bridal party to hang back in. The food kept flowing and we had soooo many compliments on the ice cream bar! Everything about it was so so fun and so so perfect.
Brianna
Brianna B. Sent on 02/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional! Beautiful venue, amazing event planner, completely stress-free!

We had our cocktail-style wedding here in August 2023 and it was everything we hoped it would be! The space itself is gorgeous, and we loved having the patio bar and pool/shuffleboard tables for guest entertainment. The food was DELISH; our guests all raved about it. Malyssa, the event planner, was absolutely incredible - I am so grateful for all of her help and support through the process. She is genuinely kind, caring, extremely accommodating and very thorough. Also super enthusiastic and fun to work with! She made our day run so smoothly and I didn’t have to think about a single thing.
Lindsay
Andrew N. Sent on 14/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day

We cannot be happier with how our day panned out at the Walrus. Communication and planning with Malyssa leading up to it was seamless, responsive, helpful. The staff day of were incredible and the food was excellent. We had guests complimenting us on both.

We loved the vibe of having different areas for guests to mingle, sit, dance, have cocktails. We held our ceremony downstairs in the pong bar which felt intimate.
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Aimee C. Sent on 10/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievably Amazing!

We got married at this venue, ceremony and reception. From the initial site visit, to booking the venue to the night of the wedding, every step of the way was stress-free and executed perfectly. The events manager, Malyssa, was incredibly knowledgeable, she provided insightful recommendations and made our special day flawless! She ensured that we had everything we needed, that the guests were taken care of and most importantly provided an stress-free experience. We wouldn’t change a thing from our day!
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Amber Sent on 10/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The vibes - AMAZING. The experience - AMAZING

The moment my husband and I walked into the Walrus we knew it was the place for our wedding reception. From our first few emails, to meeting Malyssa, the staff and chefs, to the actual night of our wedding reception - it was seamless.

We had about 60 guests attend and we had access to the main floor and patio space of the Walrus. The Beer Hall downstairs remained open to the public but it is so seperate that you definitely do not notice.

The venue itself is absolutely stunning! We didn't decorate, other than a welcome sign at the front and it didn't need more than that. This place is a vibe and such a refreshing way to have a not-so-traditional wedding reception.

The staff working our event were amazing and so friendly. Cocktails were amazing. Food was amazing. Our guests are still talking about the food and drinks!
We had 3 signature cocktails for the night in addition to bar rail/wine/beer and this worked well for us.

Honestly, I only have good things to say, and if you are fortunate enough to work with Malyssa - you're in good hands! She knows what she's doing. She's knowledgeable and is ready to give suggestions should you ever need them. Having a wedding is stressful enough and she just made our experience so seamless!



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Vanessa Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

People are still talking about our wedding!

Whatever event you're planning to do, just do it here and invite us.

We had our wedding reception here in May 2023, and the guests are still talking about how much fun they had and how kind the staff were. Malyssa, Luke and the entire staff were nothing but friendly.

Maylssa was very responsive and walked us through every step of the way to plan our reception. She was very detail oriented and we didn't worry about a thing during the reception. We feel so lucky to have had her supporting us during the entire process.

The food was amazing. From the canapés to main course to desserts and late nights - everybody raved about the food. Selection was great and they do everything they can to accommodate dietary needs.

We cannot say enough about the staff. The night wouldn't have been so perfect without them. They were kind, respectful and so fun!

A huge thank you to the entire Walrus team!!
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Meisha C. Sent on 22/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Elopement at Death & Taxes - March 2022

We had the most amazing experience working with Malyssa, Jake and the team at Death & Taxes. We wanted to elope but still make it special, and they made it a day to remember. From my first inquiry email, Malyssa was an incredible help to plan alongside. She was responsive to emails and any questions we had, she met with us in person to show us the space and touch base on plans for the day of, and she took on many of the day-of behind the scenes organizing and preparation. From the get-go she shared in our excitement and came with many amazing ideas for ways we could make our day memorable and personalized, even if it was going to just be the two of us. Jake and the staff at Death & Taxes were also phenomenal! They made sure we had everything we needed and on the day-of everything went smoothly much thanks to all of them. The space was just what we hoped for - lots of character and made for great photo opportunities, the food and drinks were amazing, we were able to play our custom playlist for the day over the sound system, and used the existing tables/chairs/stools to set up for the ceremony. Despite a pretty short turn around to plan everything, everyone was committed and organized and we were supported and at ease throughout the whole process. It was everything we had envisioned and more and we're so grateful to Malyssa and her team!
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Meet the team

Malyssa Tibbo
Malyssa Tibbo
Sales Manager | East

Hi there, I'm Malyssa! I look forward to connecting with and planning a memorable day with you and your partner within one of our unique venues. Get excited, it's going to amazing!

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187 Bay St. M5L1G5 Toronto (Ontario)
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