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The Eglinton Grand

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About

History and old-Hollywood elegance combine at The Eglinton Grand, a wedding venue in Toronto, Ontario. From the dazzling marquee to the charming art deco décor, you are sure to have an unforgettable wedding at this former theatre. Rich mahogany woods and refined marble are just some of the architectural details that enrich this historical landmark. The venue is located 20 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is also 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 the entire space for the evening. With an effortlessly elegant lounge vibe, the mezzanine provides a perfect space for cocktail hour and all-night socializing. The Gallery is a spectacular and well-lit room, popularly used for hosting ceremonies, and can accommodate up to 225 people. The Grand Ballroom is one of the most stunning areas in the building and can accommodate over 400 guests for a sit-down dinner. This spectacular room captures the essence of art-deco glamour and adds a sense of grandeur to your celebration. A dressing suite is also provided for use on the special day.

Services Offered

The historical venue is a full-service facility whose experienced staff actualizes your vision with majestic flair. The outstanding event team at The Eglinton Grand assists you at every step of the planning process and execution of your important day. The experienced catering team seeks to impress you and your family and friends with their culinary talent and service. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, The Eglinton Grand also offers intimate spaces that can be used for engagement parties, showers, and other nuptial-related celebrations. Services provided by the venue include but are not limited to:

  • Catering staff and bartenders
  • Tables and chairs
  • China, cutlery, and glassware
  • Linens and napkins

History

Built in 1936, The Eglinton Theatre epitomized the art-deco style of the era. 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. Eventually, it was transformed into an events facility, which it remains to this day.

Highlights

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 / sound, outside vendors, set up

More information

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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    Adrian N. Married on 09/09/2022
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    A more exciting venue!

    We recently had our wedding reception hosted at The Eglinton Grand and cannot recommend it enough.

    The admin staff were extremely friendly and helpful throughout the booking and planning process. The coordinator made sure everything was on schedule and went smoothly, which is much appreciated. We had added tequila to the bar, and ran out sooner than expected, so we were kindly offered the option to add a couple more.

    We had a few early guests who were allowed to wait inside, rather than by the busy street. Then when we arrived, the chef kindly delivered us a personal bottle of champagne and appetizers. We were starving due to a busy day, and this thoughtful gesture blew us away!

    The kitchen staff made sure the wine was always topped up, never had to ask. All tables were provided excellent service. Overall the food was phenomenal!!! We got a lot of positive feedback from the guests. Bartenders were friendly and attentive, and all other staff members seemed friendly, even during the pre-wedding setup.

    Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they've been to, and that says a lot. Much thanks to the wonderful staff at The Eglinton Grand for making it happen!
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    Contessa Married on 28/08/2022
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    Best Wedding Venue!

    I had my wedding reception at The Eglinton Grand and I couldn't be happier! The venue is so beautiful, so original, the food is amazing, and all at a great price. The people there are so warm, welcoming and very helpful. I had many questions leading up to the wedding and they answering all my questions while maintaining excellent communication. My point person was Sarah Tang and I am so grateful for all her help! On the day of the wedding, they made sure everything was running smoothly. I am so grateful and I highly recommend this venue to any couple getting married! :)
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  • Meira
    Meira Married on 17/06/2022
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    Most Unique venue!

    This was definitely the most unique venue and was fantastic from start to finish! The service was professional and timely, so we were not worried on the day of the wedding. Everything ran smoothly and all the guests complimented us on this venue choice! They also coordinate the food which makes it more hassle-free. Another pro is that the venue is beautiful as it is, so minimal decor is needed.
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    Erin I. Married on 13/11/2021
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    Finally! Pandemic, Rescheduled Wedding

    We finally got to celebrate our wedding at the Eglinton Grand this November after rescheduling due to the pandemic. As we approached our happy day, the venue staff were incredibly helpful in finalizing all of the details. On the day of the event the team took care of everything without a hitch and worked seamlessly with our vendors and wedding party to make sure our celebration went on perfectly. If we ever had to get married again there's no venue we'd rather use!
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    Nicole S. Married on 05/11/2021
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    Most special Day of our lives !

    We chose the Eglinton Grand for our wedding in November. The wedding, venue, food and everything was incredible, we enjoyed it so much. A great value for all the services they provide and way to upgrade or downgrade based on your budget. The venue takes care of so many aspects of the wedding that when the day came it was so stress free. An absolute team of professionals! The staff from start to finish were great to work with, and the service overall was incredible all night long. Joe was also amazing on the day and checked-in with us frequently to make sure everything was going well. Our guests also had rave reviews of the night and the venue. They felt like royalty and everything ran so smoothly. The venue itself is so great for pictures being a historic building. I would 100% recommend the Eglinton grand for a stress free glamorous wedding! Thanks for being a part of our big day!
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    Michelle L. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Unique and beautiful venue!

    We had such an amazing wedding at the Eglinton Grand, it was everything we’d ever dreamed. The food was delicious and everyone worked together so well to make sure everything went smoothly. The theatre itself is absolutely beautiful and very spacious. We loved the added flair of the personalized marquee, red carpet, spaces for posters we created, and up lighting in the ballroom. Teresa did everything she could to make our dreams come true, which can be difficult in a pandemic, but everything was a dream. Who wants to go to another generic banquet hall when you can have an old theatre?
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    Michael J. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Amazing Venue

    The Eglinton Grand provided my wife and I exceptional service as we navigated the complexities of hosting a wedding mid-pandemic. Upon our first visit to the venue we immediately fell in love with the atmosphere of the historic cinema. With my wife and I both being lovers of film and theatre, the space was a perfect representation of us. Having a cinema screen playing old black and white movies throughout our dinner, with a popcorn machine popping away as our guests danced the night away… it was a dream come true. We have heard from countless of our guests that it was the BEST wedding they had ever been to. The venue played a crucial role in that accomplishment. Throughout the planning process our event coordinator Rebecca was always extremely attentive and helpful. The venue’s food was delectable enough to keep an entire Italian family’s palette happy - an accomplishment no doubt. From salad to dessert everything served was delicious. Some of our vegetarian guests mentioned to us that their plates were some of the best vegetarian options they’ve ever had at an event. Having a ceremony room right next door was such a great addition for us as well - less travel time allowed for more enjoyment time. The addition of having a parking lot (green P) with a city discount, for our guests right next to venue, was the cherry on top.

    Eglinton Grand helped bring our wedding vision to life. It was PERFECT. We wholeheartedly recommend this venue. If you are considering this spot, don’t hesitate, set up a time to check it out and see the magical space for yourself.
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    Caitlyn S. Married on 18/01/2020
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    A Dream Come True!

    Our wedding could not have gone more perfectly !
    We truly felt like movie stars! Only in my dreams would I think my name would really be on a marquee.

    We had so many guests who raved about the uniqueness of our venue and how much they loved it and it's elegance. I really feel like this venue set our wedding apart from others.

    During the planning process Teresa and Sarah were great at answering all our questions and helping us construct our perfect day. They were very flexible and were always pleasant with my many emails and meeting requests.

    The food was delicious, our guests agree, and there was plenty of it!

    On the night of the manager Joe was so helpful and was always checking in with us and our guests to see if everything was going smoothly.

    The Eglinton Grand's reply:

    Thank you Caitlyn for the flowing review. We cannot thank you enough for your support and the lovely things you shared in this review that allow other couples to see how much our staff truly care about their happily ever after. Wishing you both a wonderful life together.
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    Soha K. Married on 23/11/2019
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    Fantastic!

    My husband I want to thank Eglinton Grand from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our wedding day beyond wonderful!!! From the first time we met with them to discuss options, prices, to our wedding day, we were always confident that we had picked the best place to hold our wedding reception and it became more evident during our reception. We were thoroughly impressed with the personalized and courteous attention given to us and all of our guests. They promptly and courteously answered all of our questions and because of this, we never had to worry about how our reception would turn out with regards to food, staff and coordination. Our guests raved about the food and service of their courteous staff. We are immensely grateful to the Eglinton Grand for providing us with such a wonderful service. The entire staff at the Eglinton Grand has played a significant role in helping us set up such a flawless reception.

    The Eglinton Grand's reply:

    Thank you Soha for the fantastic review! We're so glad to have made the experience a little easier and are above and beyond excited to hear that we met your expectations for your special day. We hope you two enjoy the rest of your lives reigniting your love when reminiscing on this wonderful day. Wishing you all the best.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2012 Winner

The Eglinton Grand Real Weddings

  • Caitlyn & Christian
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  • Samantha & Mike
    101 Photos · 29/Jul/2016
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