The Eglinton Grand

400 Eglinton Avenue West M5N 1A2 Toronto (Ontario) View map
73 reviews

Number of guests 10 to 420

Information about The Eglinton Grand

History and old Hollywood elegance mix together at Eglinton Grand located in Toronto, Ontario. From the dazzling marquee to the charming art deco décor, you are sure to have a wedding that your guests will never forget. Rich mahogany woods and refined marble enrich this historical landmark. They are located 20 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is close to North York and just 23 minutes from Markham and Vaughan, Ontario.

Facilities and capacity

The venue offers luxurious event spaces for intimate and large gatherings, all of which provide you with exclusive use of entire space for the evening. With an effortlessly elegant lounge vibe, the balcony provides a perfect space for cocktail hour and all night socializing. The Gallery is a spectacular room adorned with skylights, popularly used for hosting ceremonies and can accommodate up to 220 people.

The Grand Ballroom is one of the most stunning areas in the bulding and can accommodate up to 550 guests. This spectacular room captures the essence of art deco glamour, and will add a sense of grandeur to your celebration. A spacious bridal suite is also provided for use on the special day.

Services offered

The historical venue is a full service facility with extensive experience, whose staff will actualize your vision with majestic flair. The outstanding event team at the Eglinton Grand will assist you at every step of the planning process and execution of your important day. Apart from wedding ceremonies and receptions, Eglinton Grand also offers intimate spaces for engagement parties, bridal showers, and other nuptial-related celebrations.

Special wedding packages offered by the venue include the Eglinton Grand, Chinese, Indian and Kosher wedding packages. Services provided by the venue include:

  • Catering staff and bartenders
  • Tables and chairs
  • China, cutlery, and glassware
  • Floor length linens and napkins

Cuisine

The experienced catering team will impress you and your family and friends with their culinary talent and quick service. The catering packages offered by the venue include Classic, Grand, and Mediterranean. They serve excellent entrées, salads, pastas, and desserts for guests to enjoy. Some of their heavenly offerings include antipasto Mediterraneo, filet of red snapper, baby shrimp and avocado salad, breast of chicken Marengo, and more.

History

Built in 1936, the Eglinton Theatre epitomized the art deco style of Canadian theatre design. Well-known for its architecture, the theatre became known as the “Show Place of Toronto” and received the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Bronze Medal.

The stunning interior and furnishings drew people from all over Toronto for an unforgettable experience. In 2003 the historical landmark was purchased by Dynamic Hospitality & Entertainment Group, who transformed it into a special events venue and revived the it's grand style.

  • Nº of guests

    From 10 to 420

  • Maximum Capacity

    1000

  • Type

    Ballroom, banquet hall, historic

  • Style

    City, classic, glamorous, modern, vintage

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting /…View more

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More information about The Eglinton Grand

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? No minimum
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • 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 catering services do you offer? Buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, server(s), stations, tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), cash bar, champagne toast, house beer, house wine, house liquor, liquor license, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink, specialty beer, specialty wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle runners, altar/arches, audio equipment, centerpieces, chair covers, dance floor, decor, drapery, furniture, lighting, photobooth, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, chocolate fountain, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, valet, wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, lighting/sound, bridal suite
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake cutting, server(s), dessert
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, house beer, specialty beer, house wine, specialty wine, champagne toast, house liquor, premium liquor, signature drink, bartenders

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Reviews from The Eglinton Grand

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  • Shirley Tsang, Married on 13/07/2018

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    A Unique Venue

    My husband and I are from Toronto, but are both currently working and living in New York City. Since our families still live in Toronto, it was important to us to have our wedding back home. Wedding planning from afar was not easy, but deciding to choose The Eglinton Grand as our wedding reception venue turned out to be the best decision we made (besides getting married of course!). Rebecca (our Eglinton Grand Event Coordinator) and her team made the entire process, from beginning to end, as seamless as possible.

    First things first, lets talk about the venue itself. The unique décor was an instant attraction. The Eglinton Grand is a revamped old school (1920s era) movie theatre. While it has been updated, it has managed to retain so many of its original and timeless features. In addition to being a single event space (so much better when you don’t have to worry about another event stealing your thunder), the extra touches of the grand Marquee sign, red carpet, movie posters, projection screen all added to the flair of the night. Food was fantastic, as well as the late night stations, specifically the Poutine Station (which was a huge hit with our out of town guests)!

    Lastly, but not least, the best part of having our wedding reception at The Eglinton Grand was the incredible staff. Starting with our awesome event coordinator Rebecca, who was extremely accommodating; willing to provide ideas and suggestions, while also taking into account all of our wishes, to plan an amazing evening. They were willing to bend over backwards to accommodate last minute scheduling requests (specifically with food tastings etc.) since we were planning from out of town. Our day-of Operations Manager Joe was a breath of fresh air. He went the extra mile to ensure we had everything we wanted/needed during the reception, and took the time to make sure our guests had everything they needed as well.

    Thank you to everyone at the Eglinton Grand for making our wedding vision become a reality!

    Sent on 08/08/2018
  • Nadine Dakji, Married on 07/07/2018

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    Dream Wedding

    We had the pleaser of hosting our wedding at the Eglinton Grand last month, and I do not have enough good things to say about the venue and the staff. I wanted somewhere that was unique, easily accessible and exclusive to just our event, and the Eglinton grand ticked all those boxes. It is an old 1920’s art deco movie theater, they have managed to retain a lot of its old charm and beauty which is something that I immediately loved about the venue. We opted for the red carpet, had our movie title in the marquee, we had black white movies and shows playing in the background and a popcorn cart for late night, all adding to ambiance of the movie theater vibe.

    Our event coordinators Teresa and Sarah were very helpful, prompt at replying to any inquiries and did a great job at keeping me on track (sort of, I was not a very organized bride), there were an absolute delight to deal with. I had made a mistake with timing on the invitations, and Teresa and Sarah worked with me to find a solution by extending the cocktail by one hour. The operations manager Joe took care of us very well on the day of and made sure we were well hydrated and fed. The food was fantastic, I’ve had many people come up to me and say that this was the best wedding food they had ever had. I would total recommend this venue for a wedding or any event.

    Sent on 28/07/2018
  • tanya, Married on 01/07/2018

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    The Knot- Tanya & Kevin July 1, 2018

    I am delighted to write this review for Eglinton Grand and share our wonderful experience. We held our wedding at the Grand on July 1, 2018. Staff was amazing from pre-wedding planning up to day of wedding and post-wedding. All staff were extremely professional, punctual and polite to our guests. The staff was attentive in all aspects and catered to each guests’ expectation. Food was excellent and so was the atmosphere. Their preferred vendors are also phenomenal to deal with – (Jason Applebaum DJ, Soul Power). We are grateful to have received such amazing services and assistance from the Grand, they made it easy for us to plan a venue. Not to mention, Sarah & Teresa - Event Manager, where amazing helping us every step of the way. Would highly recommend any event to be held at the Eglinton Grand.

    Sent on 13/07/2018
  • Yasaman Mirdamadi, Married on 24/06/2018

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    The MAGICAL Eglinton Grand

    My husband and I were initially the big fan of golf clubs to throw our wedding party! But "The Eglinton Grand" was the only indoor place, where we entered, we just said "This is it... No more outdoor wedding... WE WANT THIS". This venue is veryyyyyy beautiful and unique; and if you want to have a REAL elegant wedding, this can be your number one option. Talking about the staff, they are super nice, patient, and most importantly helpful and responsive to any possible concern. In terms of services, there is no word except EXCELLENT. You can ask for anything and you will get the best possible service. And about the food... YUMMY!!! The chef is a PRO!!!!! Every single of our guests were amazed with the tastes and the variety of the foods!
    Thank you EGLINTON GRAND for making our night SUPER MAGICAL and a night to always remember with a biggg smile :)
    Yasi & Armin

    Sent on 02/07/2018
  • Gloria Siotas, Married on 23/06/2018

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    Our gorgeous fifty shades of pink wedding at The Eglinton Grand

    We got married in June 2018 at the Eglinton Grand. It was amazing, phenomenal, beyond my expectations and money well spent. The venue was so helpful to all my vendors (for the cake, band, decor, flowers, love sign, photographers and planner/coordinators). To be completely honest, my husband was the one who convinced me EG would be a great party. I was originally more inclined to book a lakeside venue but after discussions, we appreciated the grand reveal first dance (AMAZING feature), marquee outdoor sign, midtown location, stand alone venue and the extended 2am bar we were able to secure!! We had to add a few a-la-carte alcohol items to accommodate our guests which Sarah was able to assist with. Ultimately, our night was amazing...the food was delicious (my favourite was the antipasto with prosciutto and rib eye/tiger shrimp entree and chocolate pyramid). The fazoletti with ricotta was amazing (all our guests raved about it). Teresa was very helpful with the initial discussions/booking, Joe was awesome the entire evening and Sarah was fantastic in understanding our needs/changes. The doorman was also so kind and helpful, helping us load our car at the end of the evening.
    We had several changes closer to our wedding (because it is very difficult to know all the details a year in advance at time of booking)...and Sarah was as helpful as can be. We wish we could re-live our wedding night and would definitely recommend this venue if you want a beautiful, fun and memorable evening.

    Sent on 29/06/2018

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