About Aga Khan Museum
Located in Toronto, Ontario, the Aga Khan Museum is a spectacular venue which specializes in hosting weddings and other special events. This is one of the city's architectural treasures, offering truly unique event spaces surrounded by a park and impressive public areas and beautiful reflecting pools. Your wedding will be a sophisticated event!
Facilities and Capacity
Aga Khan Museum
The facilities found at the Aga Khan Museum include the auditorium (335-350 guests), a Persian-style salon (40-65 guests), glass-enclosed courtyard (up to 225 guests), a stunning restaurant with 17th century Syrian art (60-100 guests) garden and patio areas. It also has the Patrons' Lounge which offers amazing panoramic views of the city. All catering is provided exclusively by McEwan Group headed by renowned chef Mark McEwan.
Aga Khan Park
Their park offers unique space for ceremonies, receptions and dinners. Their formal gardens can host 150-220 guests for ceremonies & receptions. Please note that a tent is optional in this area. They can host seated dinners of up to 450 guests seated under a tent in their Green Park. Please note that a tent is mandatory in this area. Venue rental, catering, rentals and labour are additional. All catering is provided exclusively by McEwan Group headed by renowned chef Mark McEwan.
Aga Khan Museum offers couples the following services for their wedding day:
Their exclusive catering partner is McEwan Group, run by Chef Shen Ousmand. McEwan Group is able to cater exquisite cuisine from around the world, and Chef Shen specializes in South Asian & Middle Eastern foods. McEwan Group will work closely with you to create a custom menu, plan your wedding menu tasting, and work with your buduget.
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J Cho · Married on 06 of October of 2018
so happy we chose the AGK for our wedding
Sent on 12/10/2018
1) Sonia, the event coordinator at the AGK, was experienced, dedicated, trustworthy, and warm/personable. She was prompt and responsive in communicating, flexible in accommodating our changing needs/numbers, and there were never any surprises / she was clear and straightforward about everything. Her guidance and recommendations were invaluable throughout the planning process, and we always felt like she had our back.
We happened to visit the AGK a few weeks before our wedding (unannounced) when they were setting up for another wedding, and it was a marvel/delight to see first hand how dedicated and sharp Sonia was in overseeing the set up and ensuring the event went smoothly. When we had last minute questions/concerns the weekend before our wedding, Sonia replied immediately (after she had been up until 2am working another wedding, ensuring that wedding went off without a hitch). Her dedication, attention to detail, professionalism, and personability is exactly what you want when planning your big day, and we felt entirely confident leaving the coordination of our special day in her capable hands. indeed, our wedding wound up being the magical, smoothly administered, impressive event we hoped it would. From the pre-tour, to the ceremony, to cocktails, to catering, to transport, to cleanup and billing... it was all as smooth and effortless as could be, and it was a joy for all in attendance. The AGK delivered on everything and more, and I really can't speak highly enough of Sonia and all the staff at the AGK.
2) the space itself... is elegant, clean, peaceful, memorable.
The grounds outside provide a spectacular, bright, clean, modern landscape for photography. The architecture of the building, the reflecting pools, and the stone paths and lavender, with the ismaili center in the background... is a beautiful backdrop, not only for photos, but also for the reception, which can be appreciated from inside the Diwan restaurant, where we held our reception.
The Diwan room was an excellent place to have the reception. The bar at the center made for a great flow of guests and a meeting point during the cocktail hour. The glass panels that look out into the courtyard serve as a dramatic backdrop for the head table. The tables and chairs that are already in the room - are elegant and refined enough, such that you would not even need to cover them. And then of course, the authentic panels lining the ceiling and back end of the room, provide the room with elegant, harmonious decor that is unique and fits the space perfectly.
The Bellerive Room: this is where we held our ceremony. At first, I thought it would be too small and cozy for the ceremony, however, it really did make for an intimate ceremony. The acoustics for our harpist were wonderful, and our officiant did not need a microphone, and every word could be easily heard and understood. The intimacy of the room really did add so much to the ceremony, and you could feel the joy & love & emotion of all the guests.
3) We did not go on the tour ourselves (since we were getting married), but we were told the Tour was fantastic. Interesting, informative, and impressive, and not too long so as to be boring or draining! The collection itself is not so extensive as to be overwhelming, and we are very happy we opted to include the tour in our program, as it helped our guests to experience the museum as more than just a venue for our wedding.
4) The Food/Catering! as much as people loved the tour, we got even more positive feedback from the guests about how Good the food was! i think the hors d'oeuvres were the most impressive, and even my friends who are chefs/foodies were gushing with praise. prior to the event, McEwan offered a full tasting, and their chefs took our notes and feedbacks from the tasting, and incorporated our feedback into the final product. The servers were all wonderful: well-trained, presentable, efficient, and personable.
Shall I go on? I could go on. Suffice it to say - we could not be happier with our decision to hold our ceremony and reception here at the Aga Khan Museum.
N & K · Married on 21 of July of 2018
A fantastic and beautiful wedding experience at a world-class museum!
The staff and volunteers at the Aga Khan Museum went above and beyond the run-of-the-mill wedding planning activities to provide us and our guests with a fantastic and beautiful wedding experience. The museum takes an inclusive and pluralistic approach to multicultural traditions and values diversity. Sonia, who is the wedding specialist at the museum, is an amazing source of inspiration and ideas!Sent on 23/09/2018
Sana · Married on 22 of June of 2019
Excellent experience - a bit pricey due to McEwan catering but worth it! Sonia was a great event manager however dealing with McEwan was difficult since they aren't very flexible and their pricing are horrendously expensiveSent on 01/07/2019
Amanda Nero · Married on 19 of May of 2019
We had a May wedding at the Aga Khan courtyard in 2019. The greatest part of the Aga Khan is it's modern architecture and beautiful garden. The venue rental is very modest given that venue offers a beautiful location for couples pictures, a bridal suite and grooms suite, and a venue that requires minimal decoration.Sent on 22/05/2019
Our coordinator was very helpful; we had to plan our wedding from the States, but everything was arranged for us with only 2 visits. She was very accommodating, offering the restaurant and other indoor locations as options for photos just in case there was rain. They had volunteers ensure our courtyard wedding was as private as it could be for a public museum.
All in all, I recommend the Aga Khan to everyone.
Aga Khan Museum's reply:Thank you so much for your kind review, Amanda. We wish you and Nero all the best! If you're ever in town again please do drop by and say hi.
Madeeha Hashmi · Married on 29 of July of 2018
Beautiful venue and professional service!
We had a small wedding ceremony in the Museum's Patron's Lounge. The space was perfect for an intimate gathering and had a beautiful view of Aga Khan Park.
Sonia Borkar assisted us as Event Coordinator and did a wonderful job. She was responsive, offered helpful suggestions, and did her best to ensure our event went smoothly.
Everything came together beautifully on the day of the event and our guests were very pleased!Sent on 07/10/2018
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