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The Great Hall

Toronto, Ontario View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
11 reviews
80 to 220 Guests

About

The Great Hall is a wedding venue located in Toronto, Ontario. This property’s event spaces are the perfect marriage of grand and intimate, traditional and modern. To achieve this, original elements were painstakingly restored to their former glory during an ambitious 16-month restoration that covered every facet of the building. From the brick and Port Credit sandstone façade to the 19th-century radiators and original window mullions, attention was given to every detail in order to reveal The Great Hall’s rich history and ageless charm.

Facilities and Capacity

The backbone of The Great Hall is its broad wooden staircase adorned with hand-carved, gilded ornaments. Design gems abound, including the original coffered hallway ceiling highlighted with crystal chandeliers, and practical features, like the all-new washrooms at each venue, exhibit old-world class paired with modern convenience. Secluded on the second floor, the Conversation Room is a classic Victorian “gathering place”. Crisp white walls reach up to a coffered ceiling surrounded by original hand-carved crown molding. Tasteful crystal chandeliers hang above the chevron pattern wood floor, but the stars of this bright, airy room are the large original windows, including a panoramic corner turret and seating nook. This is an idyllic romantic setting for your wedding ceremony, with a capacity of up to 110 guests. The facilities offered include the Main Hall, the historic centerpiece of the building. The Main Hall is an elegant, two-story space of over 10,000 square feet that includes a reception area, coat check, and green room. It has a seating capacity of 170 on the main floor and 70 on the balcony. The Longboat Hall is a long-hidden treasure that began as the first West End YMCA gymnasium in 1889. Named for renowned aboriginal distance runner and Boston Marathon winner, Tom Longboat, this unique two-story hall is self-contained, with a street-level main entrance on Dovercourt Road. The 5000 square foot space features sandstone brick walls that rise up to a patterned ceiling 20 feet above the polished concrete floor. The bar on each level is backed by slate and wood recovered from the restoration of The Great Hall’s peaked roof. Together, these elements combine to lend Longboat Hall a feel of industrial elegance. This space has a capacity of up to 175 guests.

Services Offered

Top-of-the-line infrastructure, accessible venues, and easy to reach locale make The Great Hall an incomparable setting. It has an open vendor policy, flexible décor guidelines, and customizable bar packages that allow you to personalize every detail of your special day. Their straightforward booking system and practical approach simplify the planning process, leaving you free to focus on what matters.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Ballroom, historic, mansion

Style

City, classic, glamorous, vintage

Event Services

Bridal suite, clean up, event planning, lighting / sound, outside vendors

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$3,850

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4 venues + bridal suits

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?

Cocktail reception
Outside cake

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?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair access

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

No

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

$1,450

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?

$3,250

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

$1,450

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean up
Bridal suite

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$45

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
House wine
House liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

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    Madeline Married on 18/03/2019
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    Couldn’t have been happier with our decision!

    We had such a wonderful wedding and owe so much of that to the staff at The Great Hall! Hugely professional, helpful, responsive, organized, logistics on the day of were incredibly smooth, we just loved working with them! Would recommend this venue over and over, so grateful we chose them!

    The Great Hall's reply:

    Hi Madeline,

    We are glad that you had a wonderful wedding day and appreciate taking the time to share your kind words and recognizing the team effort.

    We wish you all the best!

    Regards,
    The Great Hall
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    Jenn J. Married on 06/10/2018
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    beautiful spot, amazing staff

    I literally do not have words for how amazing, organized, friendly, kind and awesome at planning weddings, the great hall staff is. Not only is this venue beautiful, with its many rooms and vintage feel, but Mark and the other members of the team are all so knowledgeable about the great hall, it's features and how to throw your dream wedding. From the very beginning they were able to provide accurate numbers and ideas for us, which made the planning process easier. They took care of the AV, lights etc, and unlike most venues the socan, av, security (etc) fees are included in the price they quote! they were so easy to communicate with, and overall were very accommodating with any of our requests. I would for sure recommend this venue, for it's absolutely beautiful layout, ease for cocktail hour and photos, and above all the incredible staff!

    The Great Hall's reply:

    Hi Jenn,

    Thank you for taking the time and sharing you lovely comments and feedback!

    We are thrilled to know that you had an great pre-wedding preparation with the team and all was prepared to the last detail and on the day itself it was all perfect.

    Your compliments will be passed on for sure and congratulations!

    Regards,
    The Great Hall
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    Emilia P. Married on 04/06/2022
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    Dream come true

    Planning our wedding at The Great Hall was a dream. From the very beginning, Mark was extremely responsive, professional, and kind. His approach to wedding planning and overall flexibility and openness was definitely driving factor why we chose this venue. The venue itself is simply magical. It has so much character and history, and it's yours to play with. You truly have the flexibility to use it however you wish. We found that many venues during this process have a ton of rules around end time, types of alcohol, sound, etc... but The Great Hall really is the best. We never felt pressured or disappointed by any of their responses. This venue never caused us stress.
    The sound quality is also impeccable. Since the venue is designed to host live music, the quality and efficiency of the sound was top-notch. Most venues aren't designed to host bands and loud sounds, so this was a huge plus.

    I can go on forever about how special this venue is - so if you're on the fence, I hope this helps! HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT THE GREAT HALL! You will not regret it.
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    John Married on 06/10/2019
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    Beautiful Venue

    We had my daughter's wedding at the Great Hall. The Venue is fabulous and fit perfectly with our vision. It looked spectacular. Victoria at The Great Hall was very accommodating, helpful and easy to work with. All the staff were extremely pleasant on bar and eager to assist loading in and out or in anyway they could. We loved it and cant imagine having had it anywhere else.

    The Great Hall's reply:

    Hi Karen,

    Thank you for taking the time to share with us your lovely feedback.
    We are glad that you have enjoyed every moment of it and I'll make sure to pass on your comment to the team.

    Wishing your daughter all the best.

    The Great Hall Team
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    Marisa Married on 27/07/2019
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    Amazing Place

    The team at the Great Hall was absolutely amazing through our wedding planning process and the day of. Our coordinator Victoria answered all of our questions clearly and quickly, offered great vendor recommendations and was a rockstar the night of. The personal note and bottle of bubbly left for us on our wedding day was such a nice touch. We've gotten too many compliments to count on how beautiful our ceremony was in the sunlit conversation room, the general cool *vibes* of the venue, the gorgeous decor and the excellent bartenders and venue staff. Would highly recommend the Great Hall to anyone looking for a cool downtown venue with awesome staff!
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    Kevin S. Married on 28/09/2019
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    Couldn't have asked for a better venue!

    Easily one of the most, if not the most beautiful venue in Toronto! Not only is the venue gorgeous, but the team there is amazing too. From coordinating deliveries, pickups and photos, they were always willing to be flexible and accommodate our requests. On the day, the team was attentive, professional and made our day truly special.

    The Great Hall's reply:

    Hello Kevin.
    Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a great pleasure to have you and Kamille celebrate your big day with us here at The Great Hall.
    Wishing you both all the very best for the future.
    The Great Hall Team
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    Randi Married on 01/09/2019
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    Incredible venue and extremely responsive team!

    We absolutely loved our wedding at The Great Hall! The space is so unique and really made our wedding dreams come true. On top of the stunning venue, the staff were amazing and easy to work with! Would highly recommend.

    The Great Hall's reply:

    Hi Randi
    Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you at The Great Hall and we're glad that we could help in making the big day such a great success.
    Wishing you both all the best!
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    Rebecca M. Married on 24/08/2019
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    Amazing venue!

    The Great Hall is an absolutely gorgeous space! What made the space even better was how kind and accommodating the team was. They were very attentive, helpful and went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. Highly recommend!

    The Great Hall's reply:

    Hello Rebecca
    Thank you so much for taking a moment out of your day to share your thoughts with us. It was a great pleasure for us to be able to host you on your big day!

    Wishing you and yours all the very best for the future.

    The Great Hall team.
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    N & Married on 03/11/2018
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    An amazing venue with a fantastic team

    My wife and I just wanted to say thanks to Mark and the amazing team at the Great Hall for all their fantastic work helping to throw what was a truly awesome wedding. People couldn’t stop raving about the night and about the venue. All of the staff were terrific and did a great job. Thanks so much for everything that Mark and the Great Hall team did. It was a freaking fantastic night.

    The Great Hall's reply:

    Dear N &K,

    The Great Hall family would like to thank you for sharing you lovely comments with us and we appreciate the time you took to share it with us.

    Wish you all the best and congratulations!

    Regards,
    The Great Hall
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    Holden S. Married on 05/05/2018
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    The Best Wedding Venue in Toronto

    We are so incredibly lucky that we stumbled upon the Great Hall. Walking down Queen Street one day we passed by it, looked in and were hooked. We met Mark Foster from the beginning - a true professional. An absolute pleasure to deal with. He made every accommodation possible for us, was so relaxed and easy going.

    The venue itself was absolutely incredible. The acoustics are second to none for a live band. The location and the look were perfect. The cost extremely reasonable. The bar package they offer is fantastic. Mark and his crew accommodated our signature drinks without a hitch during cocktail hour. Their alcohol selection is very high end, and they are extremely flexible.

    If you are looking for an original, one-of-a-kind wedding venue look no further then then Great Hall. Their staff are an absolute pleasure to deal with and you will not regret using this place to host the most important night of your life. We will never forget our wedding there, nor will any of our guests.

    hats off to Mark and his team.

    Thank you so much.

    The Great Hall's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind review! It was our pleasure to assist you in planning and executing the event.
    We wish you all the happiness in the future!

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