1871 Berkeley Church

315 Queen St Est M5A 1S7 Toronto (Ontario) Map · Phone number
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4.4 out of 5.0
Number of guests 50 to 580
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About 1871 Berkeley Church

History and elegance blend together at the 1871 Berkeley Church in Toronto, Ontario. Built in 1871 and now one of the area’s most original event venues, the building features exquisite event spaces that are perfect for hosting a unique wedding celebration.

Facilities and capacity

The venue features four stunning event spaces that are perfect for gatherings of any size. These include The Grand Ballroom, The Mezzanine, The Wine Cellar, and Circa 1871 Lounge.

  • The Grand Ballroom: This location is ideal for hosting receptions. It is decorated with elegant hardwood floors and stained glass windows. It also features a Victorian-inspired bar.
  • The Mezzanine: Located on the second floor of the church, this space is ideal for intimate ceremonies.
  • The Wine Cellar: This site can be used as cocktail hour space. With remarkable interiors, it offers a cozy atmosphere.
  • The Circa 1871 Lounge: Couples can arrange a photo shoot in this unique area. It comes with a charming garden space.
  • Courtyard: Located to the west of the Church is a garden courtyard proving outdoor space for your guests

Services offered

The talented and hardworking coordinators of the venue will attend to every detail to make sure your day runs smoothly. The venue has been celebrating weddings for more than 10 years and can make arrangements for a florist, photographer, and other vendors.

Cuisine

Prepare for your taste buds to be delighted with the extraordinary cuisine served by the experienced catering team 1871 Berkley Church. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, dinner entrees, desserts, and much more. Some of their dishes include whitefish ceviche served on a plantain chip, butter chicken on mini naan bread with raita, and AAA Ontario beef duo natural jus.

Location

1871 Berkeley Church is approximately 50 minutes away from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The venue is located near local hotels, such as the Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto and the Cambridge Suites Hotel Toronto.

  • Number of guests From 50 to 580
  • Maximum Capacity 580
  • Type Ballroom, banquet hall, historic
  • Style City, classic, eclectic, glamorous, rustic, vintage
  • Event Services Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up
More information

More information about 1871 Berkeley Church

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • 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
    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
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Outside alcohol
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle markers
    Aisle runners
    Altar/arches
    Audio equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chair covers
    Dance floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photobooth
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tent accessories
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/sound
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
    Dessert
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor

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40 Reviews for 1871 Berkeley Church


4.4 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Response time 4.4

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  • Virginia

    Virginia · Married on 09/11/2019

    4.6
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    Beautiful venue

    Everyone was dazzled by the venue (including my husband and I). It came together beautifully and the food was unreal.

    I’m sure this venue makes tones of money. My only criticism would be that they should spend some more money on repairs and upkeep. Some parts of the venue look run down. Still came together wonderfully isn’t the glow of the night.

    Sent on 24/01/2020
  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Evans · Married on 02/11/2019

    5.0
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    Beautiful Venue with Amazing Staff

    1871 Berkeley Church is an amazing place to get married! A beautiful venue that does not demand a lot of decor! All the staff were so helpful and we hired Allie, our venue coordinator to also be our day of coordinator! It was the best decision ever! Allie was so helpful and always answered our emails in a timely manner. She communicated with our vendors and made everything about the wedding so much more simple!

    Thank you for making our wedding an even more wonderful experience.

    Sent on 05/12/2019
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    Jessica Geense · Married on 15/09/2017

    5.0
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    The venue is stunning with plenty of room and lots of options for using the space. When you book Berkeley Church, you get the WHOLE church: Mezzanine, which we used for the ceremony; Main Floor, which was a stunning reception setting; Basement, which we used for cocktail hour; and patio, which was great as a licensed area during the cocktail hour and perfect for photos!

    Our coordinator, Ashley, from Berkeley Church was amazing!! So accommodating and quick to respond. Very thankful for her!

    Sent on 18/10/2017
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    Sara Daniel · Married on 27/08/2017

    1.2
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    I just had my wedding in August of 2017 at Berkeley Church. I will say that this is a beautiful venue, but the staff/owners are lucky it’s so charming.

    From our first visit with Tom who barely showed us the full venue during the tour (there were areas that later our caterer showed us that Tom hadn’t taken us through) all the way to our venue coordinator Kathy, losing a vendor’s easel that we needed to return, this was overall a dysfunctional place to have an event or wedding.

    First of all, this venue does state that it has an exclusive caterer that must be used. They told us they were willing to allow us to bring in our own caterer but for a Landmark Fee. We said no problem. It was very tough to coordinate with Tom as he seemed to be “out of the office” quite often and we seemed to be nickel and dimed throughout the entire process (I’m sure it’s because we weren’t using their caterer even though we still paid an arm and a leg for the venue and extra fee).

    Fast forward to the day of the wedding, their staff had agreed to help set up tables on 1 floor while the caterer would look after the other level. Caterer showed up to find that nothing had been done. The worst part about this venue? COCKROACHES. My caterer later told me that during the wedding they witnessed a cockroach fall out of a cupboard in the kitchen (luckily our food was cooked offsite and stored in a separate area). To top it all off, a Berkeley staff member told my caterer to not leave purses or valuables lying around close to the back door as sometimes hookers and homeless people will wander in and steal wallets. How are you still operational?!?! A staff member also scribbled out a drink menu option on one of our signs that we were meant to keep as a memento of the night from our calligrapher. It’s now ruined and unusable.

    To top it all off, our venue coordinator lost an easel that we need to return to our calligrapher. It was supposedly on her desk. It sounds like even the staff steal from each other.

    Whatever you do DO NOT BOOK HERE. Totally unprofessional and an awful experience.

    Sent on 27/10/2017
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    Rochelle Graub · Married on 25/02/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    We just got married there (winter wedding) and had the most wonderful experience. First of all the venue is incredibly beautiful. We said vows upstairs in front of the stained glass windows, had the cocktails in the basement and the reception and dancing on the main floor. Our venue coordinator was Alexia who was great and very helpful - a delight to deal with. The appetizers were so-so but our mains (black cod and braised beef short rib) were out of this world (all our guests commented on it), and I have to say the food was extremely important to us as major foodies - we also got a lot of comments about how great the desserts were - we had by far an exceptional food experience and frankly a fantasy wedding in every respect. Staff there was great too and I heard very positive feedback from our guests. I cannot recommend this incredible, beautiful venue enough. They really helped to make my wedding day amazing. Another plus is you have to bring the booze so you can save on paying the markup other places charge and get the alcohol you actually want if that's important to you.

    Sent on 27/02/2017

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