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Art Gallery of Ontario

Toronto, Ontario View map

About

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.

Highlights

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

$501

More information

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?

$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?

$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?

Chairs
Tables

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

$24

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$45

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

Open bar
House wine

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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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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    Beautiful and unique iconic Toronto venue. Great staff to help you plan the big day. You will love your wedding at the AGO.
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    I had my wedding at the AGO. We had a particularly long engagement 3 years because we were waiting for our condo to get built so we ended up having 4 different in house planners, however, it was fine and our files carried over seamlessly. The day-of staff was so fantastic. I would highly recommend thsi venue.

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