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Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Toronto, Ontario View map

About

Explore the historical, romantic atmosphere of the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. It is situated in Toronto's Corktown neighborhood and is regarded as the oldest school in the city. Originally built in 1848 as a one-room school, the site's West Hall was added in 1869.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue features expansive event spaces from which couples can choose. The Schoolroom, ideal for hosting ceremonies, is spread over an area of 32 feet by 34 feet. The West Hall, on the other hand, is perfect for receptions and has an event space of 48 feet by 48 feet. The venue has the capacity to comfortably accommodate a total of 150 guests. Celebrations can also be held at the Salon, which covers an area of 27 feet by 27 feet of space. Finally, The Centre Hall is ideal for hosting a cocktail hour.

Services Offered

The dedicated event team of the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse will assist you in making decisions for every aspect of your wedding. The venue offers outstanding catering and bar services, as well as chairs, linens, and other event rentals. Couples are welcome to bring outside vendors for additional services.

Location

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse is approximately 24 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The venue is near the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre, and many other hotels.

Highlights

Type

Historic

Style

Classic, glamorous, preppy, rustic, vintage

Event Services

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

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$1,342

Plated Service (per head)

$112

More information

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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

Yes

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

$1,329

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

No

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

$1,099

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

$1,099

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs

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

$112

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$110

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

$83

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?

$6
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  • Anne
    Anne D. Married on 02/10/2020
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    Stunning Space and Warm, Wonderful Staff!

    We had a last minute loss of another venue and the Team at Enoch Turner were quick to respond, fair with pricing and super helpful! The space is truly STUNNING and was a feature in our day all on its own. When showing my photos everyone comments on how beautiful it is. All the guests also all commented how welcoming it was. Our Day Of Planner/My Sister was so grateful for the ease of set-up and easy collaboration!
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    Owen W. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Perfect venue for a couple of teachers

    We absolutely loved our wedding at Enoch Turner this July. Stacy and her team were great to work with and executed our plans perfectly. ETS is a very popular venue, but it isn’t a cookie-cutter place with a menu of packages. Beyond choosing from their preferred list of caterers, it’s up to you to design and create the event that you want. That being said, we were extremely pleased with our wedding and can offer some pro tips:

    -Catering: When choosing a caterer, look no further than En Ville. Sommer met with us right away, asked us about our story, and designed a menu that incorporated our favourite foods and significant meals in our relationship. We cannot stress enough how smoothly catering went from creating the menu, tasting, and coordinating day-of. We also cannot stress enough how delicious the food was and how impressed our guests and we were with the expert professionalism of Sommer and her team.

    -Décor: Let the natural space and features of Enoch Turner do most of the decorating for you. We had a small guest list (75) and were able to have our ceremony in the original schoolhouse room. We didn’t add a single decoration to that room and it suited us (2 teachers) perfectly. We added minimal decorations to the foyer (seating chart, family wedding photos, guestbook). In the reception hall, we had long tables with simple greenery and candles to complement the green posts. We put the bridal party’s flowers in vases in the windows behind our sweetheart table. Go for all of the stringed lights- the room has beautiful natural lighting and they create a warm glow for the evening and dance party. Don’t stress about over-decorating the space- it’s already gorgeous!

    -Bar: When planning the party part of the reception, we were a bit concerned about our guests leaving the dance floor to visit the bar in the foyer. We had En Ville set up a satellite bar next to the dance floor to solve that problem and everyone danced the night away.

    -You need an alcohol permit (SOP) to serve liquor. It’s easy to get online. However, if you want your guests to be able to drink outside, you’ll need an indoor-outdoor permit, and you have to apply for that 30 days in advance. You’ll also need to supply a drawing of the space, which ETS can forward to you. Just don’t leave the permit too late ☺

    We will admit that we found the venue aspects of our wedding planning daunting, but we hope these tips are helpful!
  • Kate
    Kate R. Married on 23/06/2018
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    Beautiful Space

    The moment we stepped into the Enoch Turner schoolhouse in September of 2017, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding. The space is gorgeous and requires very little to “dress it up” for a wedding.

    The high ceilings, green beams and archways, and cathedral like windows in the grand hall gave a dramatic, ethereal feel to the ceremony – at night, the candles we had placed in the window sills and the strings of lights across the beams added a lovely ambience to the evening. (Note: We went through the venue to have the lights installed as they were less expensive than our catering/rental company for this task.)

    Everyone we spoke to leading up to the wedding was very responsive and helpful – especially Stacey and Ben who assisted us with all of our last-minute questions as well as keeping us looped in on when we could have access to the venue to complete some small set up ahead of the big day.

    A couple notes on logistics:
    - They are VERY strict on the SOP/Liquor License here because they are a Ontario Heritage Property; there was some confusion on how to/if we could serve some champagne that was gifted to us by my parents. Even though I flagged it several times ahead of the wedding, there was still a need for my dad to clear things with the venue and caterer before the wedding, small bump, it all worked out.
    - We had a total of 78 guests + staff and there was plenty of room in the great hall for the ceremony and dinner, we did have a live band though and had to remove a couple tables (one of them being the band’s table) before we started the live music portion of the evening so there would be room for a dance floor.
    - The bar area was a bit too small for all of our guests to hang out in while they changed over the room for the reception, it was a bit of a rainy day so not everyone was keen on going outside - we had people spill into the classroom after we had finished the legal needs in there after the ceremony
    - The caterers required a space in the corner on the north side of the hall, while the corner on the south side is ALWAYS used as storage – so keep that in mind when planning for the amount of space you may have.
    - Acoustics were great for live music – I heard some people say they had a wonky experience with sound in this venue, but we felt things sounded great – we did rent a proper PA though and have a sound guy FYI
    - If you’re looking for a “dance party” at the end of the night, I suggest you rent some coloured/flashing lights to create that mood.
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    Christine M. Married on 26/09/2015
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    A beautiful space for our wedding. It was everything we could hope for and loved the fact that we could have the ceremony in the school room and move directly into the cocktail hour and then to the reception in the west hall. It was beautiful for photos and Carole was pretty great to deal with and was always answering her emails in really good time.
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    Aynsley Married on 12/09/2015
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    We LOVED this venue for our wedding - and everything was perfect. The two staff members we dealt with were incredible, responsive, flexible and kind, and the space didn't need much to look beautiful. The venue offered some tinkle lights for a small fee and then we had flowers everywhere, and that was it. The space is quite pricey because you need to rent everything and there is a landmark fee, but for us it was worth it and was lower than many of the other downtown venues we looked at (and we looked at many). Also because it is a heritage building there are some limits to what you can do with the space (you can't hang anything and candles need to be in tall votives), but that didn't interfere with any of our plans. From the moment we walked into the space we knew it was perfect - and we got many compliments on the versatility and the cuteness! Truly - I wouldn't have changed a thing.
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    Jennifer W. Married on 06/09/2014
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    I have a special place in my heart for the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse: it was my favourite field trip location when I was in elementary school. I remember visiting at least twice between the ages of 6 and 11, and I loved everything about this site, from the Victorian-era classroom to the beautiful event hall I glimpsed in the back . . .

    Fast forward twenty years, when I discovered that Enoch Turner hosts weddings! It felt meant to be! The cost was reasonable, our wedding day was available, and as someone who is especially enamoured by the history of the city where I was born and raised, I was happy to know I would be supporting the Ontario Heritage Trust. Our decision was made without hesitation.

    Dealing with this venue was stress-free. They were gracious, accommodating, and kind all the way through. I was especially thankful for the meeting I had with the event co-ordinator about a month before our wedding.

    What really made this venue special was that we had an on-site co-ordinator for the Big Day. Soraya kept everyone calm when my bridesmaids and I were late arriving for the ceremony. She soothed my anxieties and ensured everything ran smoothly.

    It was a fantastic day in an incredibly unique and beautiful venue that had special meaning to me, and I'm so glad this was the place where we chose to get married.

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Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Real Weddings

  • Rachel & Mark
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  • Aryssah & Alan
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106 Trinity Street M5A 3C6 Toronto (Ontario)

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