The Eglinton Grand

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

Number of guests 10 to 420

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 for The Eglinton Grand

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.8

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  • Rose

    Rose Angela Klassen, Getting married on 03/08/2019

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Unacceptable
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Below Average
    • Professionalism:
      Good

    They are too busy to respond to emails. Its best to call or meet in person to save the date.

    If you are looking for a classy, fun and unique night this is the venue for you! However take into account that you need to have the $5000 dollar deposit to secure a date and dates run out quickly. So my suggestion when you see the venues is that you are ready with the minimum 5000 at a reach to make the deposit right before the dates disapear. Also there are winter promotions that are worth taking into account if you are willing to pick any available date!

    Sent on 04/12/2018
  • Diana

    Diana, Married on 26/10/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Amazing wedding reception on Oct 26, 2018

    We would like to extended our sincere gratitude to the whole staff that had been a part of our wedding reception! All of our guests enjoyed and were very pleased with the beautiful venue, professional and friendly staff, and the amazing food! We are so glad we found this gem in Toronto!
    From the servers, bartenders and doorman who were pleasant and professional; the floor manager, Joe, who was pleasant and on point, he even assisted with rescuing my wedding dress by finding a Tide-to-go to remove the food stain on it. He was readily available throughout the night and made sure that me and my husband had eaten and had been well hydrated; the sound and lighting technician who had even introduced himself before the reception started - he was very professional and had done an amazing job; the Vice President (Teresa) and Event Manager (Sarah) were so easy to talk to, professional, and were prompt to respond and to accommodate when we had inquires or requests that needed addressing (thank you so much Teresa and Sarah, Matt and I are very impressed by your outstanding service and patience!); and to the kitchen staff who were excellent in their service - everyone were able to enjoy each meal or snack that was served. We would like to appreciate everyone's hard work and dedication to high quality service to your clients.

    Thank you so much for making our special day extra memorable. We hope that Eglinton Grand will continue to excel and be well known not only in Toronto but in the country! Cheers!

    Sincerely - Diana & Matt

    Sent on 14/11/2018
  • Pearl

    Pearl Coleshill, Married on 01/06/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    A night to remember

    The Eglinton Grand went above our expectations for what our wedding could be. From the moment we spoke with Theresa through the final details with Sarah, we knew we were in good hands. The entire staff helped my husband and I have the most perfect night with our friends and family. We went with the buffet and everyone commented that it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. Lots of variety for even the most picky! They even work with you to make sure that any guests with food intolerance/allergies are accommodated. The red carpet entrance to the venue and the personalized marquee (along with other options for personalization throughout the ball room) really made planning this fun. Great features, beautiful venue... Highly recommended, over and over again!

    Sent on 15/06/2018
  • Angie

    Angela Smith, Married on 26/05/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Great Venue

    Overall this venue is great for an event/wedding. The service from the staff was very well run. The dinner service was very well run - many guest commented at how smoothly it ran and how the guests got their food very quickly. The meal was quite large and very filling! many of the guests commented how stuffed they were! many people didn't touch our late night or sweets table because the meal was so filling! The bar was serviced well throughout the night, and really can't complain about the high level of service throughout the day. Great place to hold a wedding. We were very happy with our day!

    Sent on 16/06/2018
  • Cristina

    Cristina Yabut, Married on 28/04/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    La La Land Magical Wedding Reception

    We held our wedding reception here last weekend - everything was beyond amazing!! It was a wonderful day and evening. Finally arriving at EG in our limo was so surreal, seeing our marquee, our posters, and the red carpet treatment - Spectacular! :) Guests also mentioned enjoying arriving to these VIP details. Can't wait to see our professional photos!

    Everything went well and smoothly. The ballroom was fabulous, the ambiance, decor, overall setting was perfect for our La La Land movie theme. We even had the movie playing through dinner. We received many compliments on how magical and enchanting the setting was and many compliments to the venue. Everyone was in awe, especially loving our room reveal with the magical draw of the curtains and seeing just us from the mezzanine during our first dance - what a special unique feature for sure!

    Great job to Ari and team on tech/lights/AV that worked with our wedding planning/coordination team and the rest of our vendors to set the scene! The purple up lights and warm lights at the front of the room were spot on, as well as the spotlight during certain points in the evening. And thank you again to Sarah and crew for adding the gorgeous chairs, it really pulled our sweetheart table together. I couldn't get over how beautiful it was, so many gorgeous details - still can't! :)

    We felt that Joe was super attentive, checking in every so often to ensure we were attended to. Our glasses were never empty for dinner, the servers, the team were amazing. Joe even made sure we got back to our seats to ensure our meals were still hot, so we could enjoy them.

    The bartender, I didn't catch his name, went out of his way to serve me (the bride) 1 last drink even though it was a few mins over time as they were cleaning up. Didn't see the self serve water set up though? We may have just missed it.

    We also didn't get a chance to take a look at our late night station, but feedback was good. General feedback we received regarding the food was wonderful. Food was so delicious, so many guests raved at how satisfied they were, having beyond their fill of food and drink (especially important to us and our parents) leaving with hearts and bellies full and having had a fantastic time.

    I was able to chat with Neil and Mark at the end of the evening and expressed my thanks in their being there alongside the EG team. Mark was great with helping with a couple lighters during our sparkler photos and made sure to hold the door for us each time we entered/exited. Neil was great even from the Thursday we practiced our dance, to the very end of the evening. I asked him to pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the servers/staff for attending to us and our guests all evening - hopefully they were able to enjoy some of the flowers we left behind.

    Though it got really stressful towards the end of the planning, we felt that the evening went super smooth overall! Sarah was very prompt and responsive to all our questions and emails leading up to the big day. She made sure to provide us suggestions, alongside our wedding planner and captured all details on our function plan to ensure timing and details were perfect. Thank you so much again to all EG staff - especially to Sarah - for all your help, recommendations throughout the planning process and all the thoughtful well wishes.

    Eglinton Grand - what an exquisite venue for those who love old Hollywood, art deco glam details + amazing food and drink!! Book for your wedding, you won't regret it :))

    The wedding of Cristina Yabut and The Eglinton Grand 8
    The wedding of Cristina Yabut and The Eglinton Grand 9
    The wedding of Cristina Yabut and The Eglinton Grand 10
    Sent on 05/05/2018

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