Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West M5T1G4 Toronto (Ontario) View map
9 reviews

Number of guests 50 to 350

About Art Gallery of Ontario

Designed by world-renowned, Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry, the Art Gallery of Ontario blends art with beautiful architecture. The venue’s dramatic sculptural staircases, majestic Douglas firs, and extensive glasswork will mesmerize your guests. The team’s 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.

  • Nº of guests

    From 50 to 350

  • Maximum Capacity

    350

  • Type

    Museum

  • Style

    City, modern

  • Event Services

    Bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 501.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 350.00

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More information about Art Gallery of Ontario

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party
  • 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, 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? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? C$ 501
  • 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? C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 45
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, house wine

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Reviews for Art Gallery of Ontario

4.7 / 5 Write a review
  • Adele I, Married on 24/06/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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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.

    Sent on 22/08/2017
  • [Private User]

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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!

    Sent on 01/03/2016
  • [Private User]

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    It was an amazing wedding! Everything turned out to be perfect!

    The wedding ceremony in Walker Court was very intimate and beautiful, the dinner with 90' table in Galleria Italia was spectacular, surrounded by gorgeous wood ceiling and window frames of the long hall, then the party in Baillie Court was wild and yet comfortable.

    I was so impressed with their ability to manage us all (very determined people), then run the event so smoothly (many moving parts), with such professional and competent staff (every one of them!) that I often forgot that we were in an art gallery, not a wedding banquet hall.

    We are so glad that our daughter decided to have her wedding at Art Gallery of Ontario. We had the entire gallery to ourselves for the evening, and when you move from the court to a hall, or to washroom, you see beautiful authentic arts! Imagine that!

    We will definitely spread the word about AGO wedding.

    Thanks again.

    Sent on 05/01/2016
  • [Private User]

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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.

    Sent on 08/01/2016
  • [Private User]

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    • Quality of service:
      Acceptable
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      Acceptable

    Overall, the wedding was beautiful and the food was very good. The venue itself is spectacular and the staff was very professional. All parts of the venue, from Galleria Italia to Walker Court to Bailey Hall are unique and amazing. The reason for only giving 2.5 stars is that the representative from the AGO who was our event coordinator provided a completely inaccurate estimate to the tune of almost 30% (we came in under the number of guests which were on the original estimate as well).

    The venue was great, service was very good, and the wedding was beautiful, but I would only recommend this venue if cost is not a concern.

    Sent on 20/11/2015

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