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Art Gallery of Ontario

50 to 400 Guests

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Designed by world-renowned, Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry, the Art Gallery of Ontario blends art with beautiful architecture. The venue鈥檚 dramatic sculptural staircases, majestic Douglas firs, and extensive glasswork will mesmerize your guests. The team鈥檚 exceptional service, exclusive structural design, and unique event spaces make the Gallery a truly magnificent choice for celebrating your special day.

Facilities and capacity

The venue offers various event spaces from which couples can choose to celebrate their wedding ceremony and reception in. They include:

  • Walker Court: The 4,000-square-foot Walker Court showcases its timeless grandeur and features a wood-paneled, serpent-like staircase, which winds through a light-filled glass ceiling. Located on the main floor, this space can accommodate up to 450 guests for a reception.
  • Baillie Court: Couples can host their ceremony in the Baillie Court on the third floor. It offers panoramic views of the city skyline and features Douglas fir finishes and select pieces of masterful artwork. It can host an event of any style and has the capacity for 450 guests.
  • Galleria Italia: Your guests will be awestruck by the breathtaking backdrop and incomparable atmosphere of Galleria Italia on the second floor. Unrivalled architecture and stunning exhibitions surround this space and make it unique for your special event. It can accommodate up to 250 guests.
  • Jackman Hall: Jackman Hall on the concourse level has its own foyer and is perfect for presentations, small-scale performances, and intimate screenings. It can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Services offered

The professional event staff will assist couples throughout the entire planning process. They will take care of every minute detail to make your event hassle-free. The team will help to customize the space to create the perfect atmosphere for your event.

The Art Gallery of Ontario provides a list of exclusive suppliers and preferred vendors for wedding services. The Gallery also offers event rentals, a bridal suite, audio-visual, setup, and cleanup.

More information

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Museum

Describe the style of your venue:

City
Modern

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair access

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?

$500

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

$500

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

Yes

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

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Bridal suite

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

$110

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

$110

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$70

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

$24

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$60

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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
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    Valentine C. Married on 18/12/2021
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    Worth the Wait!

    Originally set to get married at the AGO September 26, 2020 but because of COVID, we had to postpone twice and finally got married on December 18, 2021. I can honestly say that it was worth the wait and I am so glad that we persevered with the AGO, instead of choosing to get married elsewhere at an earlier time. Despite getting married in the middle of a pandemic, the AGO event coordinator, Jennifer, was still able to plan our perfect wedding, with no aspect feeling like a compromise to accommodate for COVID restrictions (despite the event following all Ontario mandated safety protocols).

    Jennifer made the planning processes easy and was very responsive to our emails and questions. We were able to choose how our ceremony location (Galleria Italia) and reception area (Walker Court) looked and were arranged, depending on how we wanted guests seated. Chef Felicia, event chef of the AGO, created a completely custom 5 course dinner for us, as well as our wedding cake, sweet table, and hot chocolate bar, that was a seamless and delicious blend of our mixed Italian and Chinese heritages. I cannot stress enough how delicious the food was - our guests told us the food tasted like high end restaurant food and that our dinner was unlike any meal they've had at any other wedding before. The AGO also created two signature cocktails for us that our guests loved!

    The day of was seamless and so stress-free. My husband and I arrived at the AGO a few hours before the ceremony to take photos around the gallery, which was an absolute highlight to me. Security followed us to ensure rooms and hallways were clear for us to use and that we had access to everything we needed for the perfect shot. As guests were being escorted to Galleria Italia for the ceremony, they got to walk through The Canadian Collection and privately view an area of the gallery usually teeming with visitors. The Thomson Collection of Ship Models was also on view to our guests, as it was near the washrooms. During dinner, the event staff were all extremely professional, and so many of my guests remarked on how in sync everyone was with each other (i.e., when placing food).

    Despite the two postponements, I would 100% do it all again to get married at the AGO. It was the most perfect experience for me, and I know all of my guests were totally blown away by the entire event as well. My wedding felt like the MET Gala Toronto edition (LOL but I'm a bit biased ;) ).

    Art Gallery of Ontario's reply:

    Valentine and Philip, thank you for your kind words and lovely review. It was our pleasure to be able to *finally* host your very special day! We have shared your review with our team members and they are very flattered. We strive to provide exceptional and memorable experiences to each client and guest and are pleased you were so happy! All the very best in your new married life!!
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    Amie C. Married on 24/09/2022
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    A magical night for us

    What is more special than getting married at an art gallery??! AGO truly gave us the wedding that we have dreamt of. We are blessed to get married at AGO (also where my husband and I went on our first date). Jennifer and Eliz did an outstanding in regards to organizing the wedding with our wedding planner. We cannot ask for a better team than AGO. Thank you so much!!! I will definitely recommend AGO to all my friends.

    Art Gallery of Ontario's reply:

    Thank you Amie! It was our pleasure to help plan your memorable day! We are so pleased that you and your husband have a meaningful relationship with the AGO. We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery again soon! Wishing you both all the very best.
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    Anushka J. Married on 27/08/2022
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    The coolest wedding venue ever !

    The galleria Italia at the AGO is the most stunning and unique venue for a wedding reception. Jennifer made the entire process from start to finish very easy and stress free. The staff was very professional and service was outstanding ! Our guests were very impressed with how attentive the servers were. Food was phenomenal and the Chef customized a menu just for us to incorporate both our cultures. Our guests got to enjoy some of the galleries around the room which was an added bonus. It鈥檚 been 3 weeks since our wedding and our guests are still raving about how amazing everything was. We are forever grateful to Jennifer for making our dream come true !

    Art Gallery of Ontario's reply:

    Anushka - Thank you for sharing your wedding experience! It was our pleasure to host you both for your big day! Our Chef and culinary team take pride in customizing menus for our couples and making the celebration unique to you! We wish you both all the very best and look forward to seeing you in the AGO again soon!
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    Lauren E. Married on 30/07/2022
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    Everything was perfect

    We selected the AGO for our venue back in 2019. The team was supportive as we had to shift our wedding date multiple times due to Covid. We finally had our wedding and to say it was everything we dreamed of would be an understatement - Jennifer and the whole AGO team went above and beyond making sure every last detail was considered. The food was incredible, the evening progressed smoothly, and taking photos throughout the gallery was incredibly special. I would recommend the AGO 100x over as the perfect wedding venue.

    Art Gallery of Ontario's reply:

    Lauren - Thank you for your patience and for waiting for the wedding of your dreams at the AGO! All of our teams were so happy to finally host you and your family for your celebrations. Many thanks for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again to the Gallery soon!
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    Natassia C. Married on 04/06/2022
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    The best day of our lives!

    The absolute best service and event we have ever been a part of. Our wedding coordinator/ manager- Jennifer Prince- was an absolute dream to work with throughout the entire process. We could not have asked for a more spectacular wedding day. Thank you AGO!

    Art Gallery of Ontario's reply:

    Natassia and Peter, it was a pleasure to plan with you both, along with your family and planning team. While none of us expected to have to wait so long (!) , we are thrilled you had an amazing experience with us. Hope to see you in the AGO again soon!
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    Adele Married on 24/06/2017
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    Our daughter's wedding was on June 24th and the AGO was the perfect venue. Right from our first visit to see the site, throughout the planning and on the wedding day , Jennifer was very professional, attentive and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious and the chef made wonderful suggestions to incorporate our tastes. On the day of the wedding, we were treated with the utmost care. We had a wonderful area to relax during the pictures and the service all day long was impeccable. The elevator operators even took great pictures of our guests as they rode the elevator to Baillie Court. I recommend the AGO as a wedding venue very, very highly. They ensured our daughter's wedding vision was realized without one hiccup and I am sure that it will be same for all brides. We were absolutely thrilled with everything. Jennifer was such a pleasure to work with.
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    Matthew L. Married on 06/06/2015
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    AGO is a fantastic wedding venue. Walker Court and Baillie Court are phenomenal sites, and the management is very flexible and cooperative in helping you implement your decorations and design elements. Our coordinator (Jennifer) and banquet manager (Darren) were thoughtful, thorough and patient, and the day-of staff at the AGO are absolutely incredible. Everyone was professional, organized and attentive. As cliche as it sounds, the AGO has exceeded our expectation in every way. We cannot recommend this venue highly enough!
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    Greg C. Married on 24/05/2014
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    The AGO is an incredible venue that created lasting moments for both ourselves and our guests. From our first initial visit through the wedding day the entire AGO staff was amazing. They were professional, flexible and always willing to meet our needs.
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    What a spectacular venue! My husband and I were recently married at the AGO and they exceeded every expectation we had for our wedding. Jennifer Prince is a dream to work with - she stayed within our budget and offered professional, thoughtful advice throughout the entire planning process. She even served as our "day of" planner and executed a tremendous evening. The catering was phenomenal and each of our guests raved about the entire event. Hands down the best venue to host a wedding in Toronto!
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    Thanks to the hardworking and visionary team under the direction of Jennifer Prince that made the dreams of the bride and groom a reality. It was truly picture perfect and went without a snag. Every detail exceeded expectations, from the delicious food to the stunning decor. Jennifer handily guided our families through the unfamiliar terrain of wedding details, with confidence and a calm, reassuring attitude. The AGO is the most beautiful setting.

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Art Gallery of Ontario Real Weddings

Alexandra & Arlindo
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Briana & Stephen
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