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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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  • Erin
    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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    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?
  • Caitlyn
    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.
  • Emily
    Emily S. Married on 20/10/2019
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    Looking for a venue? Your search is over.

    If you’re planning a wedding in the GTA, and you're looking for a beautiful, one-of-a-kind venue, we would highly recommend The Eglinton Grand. So much of what you need and want is already built in. Here are a few of the perks:

    -They have an elegant room for the ceremony
    -The ballroom has the "majestic flair" for your reception
    -The kitchen staff puts together wonderful menu options
    -There are multiple bars for different parts of your evening
    -You can choose custom lighting and there is unique, beautiful decor all over the venue.
    -If you choose to use their optional add-on features you can really take your wedding to the next level!!! The marquee, movie poster boxes, and red carpet make sure your guests know they’re in for a special occasion before they’ve even entered the building.

    Rebecca was incredibly helpful and ensured our entire day was well looked after. She made sure that our slightly unusual schedule and particular touches were incorporated. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us and our guests. Everything was like a dream. Make sure you add The Eglinton Grand to your list of places to consider. Im willing to bet it will be your first choice - you will not be disappointed!
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    Gina G. Married on 05/10/2019
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    A Perfect Event!

    My biggest thanks and recommendations to the Eglinton Grand! Sarah is an incredible venue coordinator and was wonderful to work with over our year and a half of planning. On the day the staff was superb. We cannot sing their praises enough, and our guests keep telling us how wonderful the service was! Our wedding was perfect, in large part to the staff. Thank you so much for making our dream wedding come true!
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    Sarah O. Married on 21/09/2019
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    Everything was Perfect!!

    We have recently had our wedding reception at the Eglinton Grand. From start to finish, Rebecca and Sarah were helpful, professional, and patient! Our reception was perfect. The space, the food, the staff, everyone was perfect. We wanted something different, and we got way more than we had ever hoped for. Everyone truly made our day extra special and we cannot thank them enough!!
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    Jacqueline P. Married on 31/08/2019
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    AMAZING! (coming from a person who has OCD and Anxiety)

    I recently had my Wedding at the Eglinton Grand Theatre on the 31st of August 2019. It was amazing to say the least. The staff were outstanding, not only the day of but through the whole process. From choosing the Venue to the actual day.
    At the very beginning of the process, I booked an appointment to have a tour of the Eglinton Grand and a quick view of what menu was offered. When deciding on my venue I went through – I kid you not- 21 venues before deciding on the Eglinton Grand. The Staff are genuine there and will take the time to explain all your options and will make suggestion using your theme / idea that you have in mind.
    Once my now husband and I had chosen our venue, The coordinator sat with us and went through all of the menus, bar selections, suggested vendors and possible decor / Dj options. They answered all my questions and concern, and gave me direct contact to her and the day of coordinator so that if I had any questions I wouldn’t be “jerked around” so to speak. Now anyone who knows me is aware that I have OCD and anxiety, saying that I like to have things done a certain way. Let me tell you NO email, or Voicemail, or phone call went unanswered. I was never in the dark and had great communication.
    I had all the tools I needed to get my ideas across that were provided. This made the process smooth and worry free.
    The day of the Wedding went smooth and it was truly amazing. The day of coordinator dealt with all the placement of the DJ, the timing of food coming out and it went off with a hitch. (BIG STRESS RELEAF)
    Everything went great, The Manager On Duty, I can't remember his name but he was an older gentlemen and wore a blue suit and blue tie, he was wonderful!
    The other gentlemen, I believe he was the bouncer / security, He was all amazing! He was very sweet and professional; I had many compliments on how the staff interacted with the guests. The Bar tenders were amazing as well, polite and this may sounds silly, but have a great attitude.

    The food was amazing! So many compliments and questions if you guys do just catering for outside events.
    The one thing (not a big thing) the clean up between meals was too quick. I would get up to take a picture with someone and come back and the food (untouched) was gone.
    Regardless, the staffs there were wonderful and I could not have asked for better. The Transitions were smoother than I thought they would be. The staff defiantly helped with that too, they are amazing at their craft and wonderful people.

    Bottom Line is that- Even with my OCD and Anxiety I was able to be in the moment and enjoy my Wedding day worry free.
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    Dolly Married on 23/08/2019
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    Wonderful Wedding at Eglinton Grand!

    Everything about this venue is just magical and unique! We had a great wedding here and many of our guests said this is the best wedding they have been to! Amazing audio, video, presentation facilities and food in general, helpful staff and great location!
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    Jessica H. Married on 10/08/2019
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    A unique treasure in Toronto!

    I don't even know where to start. Every single aspect of my wedding day was perfect.

    We hired a lot of their preferred vendors and they all rocked it without any issues!! (and if there was an issue, they fixed it before I even noticed lol)

    It was such a pleasure working with Sarah, Rebecca and the rest of the staff who made our vision a reality. Not a detail was missed. The guests raved about the food for days after, and because it's such a unique venue with unique twists (curtain opening, movies playing, large mezzanine) it was something they have never seen before!

    Thank you so much to all of the wonderful staff who worked their butts off to make my wedding day one of the happiest moments of my life

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2012 Winner

The Eglinton Grand Real Weddings

  • Caitlyn & Christian
    24 Photos · 18/Jan/2020
  • Jennifer & Lucien
    62 Photos · 13/Oct/2018
  • Aajab & Abbas
    46 Photos · 26/Aug/2018
  • Cristina & Jason
    18 Photos · 18/Mar/2017
  • Samantha & Mike
    101 Photos · 29/Jul/2016
  • Nicole & Richard
    76 Photos · 04/Oct/2015

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