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 clearly 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
The facilities found at the Aga Khan Museum include the auditorium which seats 350 people, a Persian-style salon room, glass-enclosed courtyard, 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 Museum offers couples the following services for their wedding day:
From 10 to 250
City, garden, modern
Bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, set up
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J Cho, Married on 06/10/2018
so happy we chose the AGK for our wedding
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 21/07/2018
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!
Madeeha Hashmi, Married on 29/07/2018
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!
Faria, Married on 30/06/2018
Gorgeous, unique venue!!
We held the welcome reception to our wedding weekend at the Aga Khan Museum (atrium and courtyard) in June 2018 and could not be more thrilled with our decision to use such a gorgeous, unique venue for our event! Sonia was a DREAM to work with - patient, open minded, and offered great suggestions based on our vision and the specific details we wanted to make sure were included in our event. The entire AKM staff was incredibly professional, and our guests were blown away by the inherent beauty of the museum! Would absolutely recommend this venue for anyone thinking about a wedding or any other event in Toronto!
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