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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.

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4 venues + bridal suits

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Clean up
Event planning
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

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Audio equipment
Dance floor

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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Clean up
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House beer
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100% Recommended by couples
Brittany F. Sent on 13/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

My Dream “Unconventional” NYE Wedding ✨

I hosted my wedding at the Great Hall this New Year’s Eve and I am still finding the words to describe how incredible the entire experience was.

Mark was our event manager and he is such a gem! Super fast to respond, always able to provide clear concise advice and he always had the best energy , always calm cool and collected. After going through this experience I realized this isn’t the norm in the wedding/events industry 🤣

We hosted a cocktail style wedding that skipped most of the usual formalities and we were going for a gatsby style affair with lots of glitz , glam and champagne - this meant there were alot or moving parts and I did most of the planning on my own and despite my novice level in event planning it all felt doable and easy because of Mark and the team. Even when dealing with other vendors at site visits , mark was able to help step in when there was something he didn’t think was right or made sense.

The venue it’s self is insane - it has such a unique vibe. My guests are still talking about the view from the upper balcony. I’m so glad we set up some tables, the photo booth and the grazing tables up there , it encourages guests up there and once they see the view of the main hall from up there they didn’t want to leave!

We did the ceremony down in longboat hall and had most seating on the floor but had a larger guest count so the overflow of about 40 people was standing room on the balcony - once again we literally had people leave their seats on be floor bc they loved the balcony view!

The space is unique and a blank canvas, we needed to rent all of the furniture and all of the prep and serve ware for the caterers , so be aware of that when budgeting. The details all around the venue do most of the decorating for you - so my advice is less is more.

The bar package and glassware are all done by the venue themselves and it was fab. The price is actually really good considering the quality of the alcohol included. I was even able to make some adjustments to the package , again Mark and the team were super flexible and happy to make whatever I needed happen!

If you’re looking for a super unique place to get married in Toronto - make sure to stop in to the great Hall! Luxury service at at a competitive price , and the most stunning building - the pictures don’t do it justice it’s even better IRL. Thank you TGH 💕
John Sent on 08/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Marisa Sent on 07/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Madeline Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Jenn J. Sent on 19/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Constance Sent on 05/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Authentic place and great organization team

We had our winter wedding at The Great Hall and we would have it there again and again and again!
Mark Foster (Director) did a great job to host our event and we were very satisfied of the result. The technician team was also reliable and did an amazing work with lights and setup/wrapup.
The place is beautiful, has lots of character and enough space to fit us all!
We would definitely recommend The Great Hall to anybody looking for an exceptional place for their event. You can count on Mark's reactivity and organization skills to make your planning easier ! Thanks a lot !
Emilia P. Sent on 09/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Sheilla H. Sent on 03/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unique wedding wedding in Toronto!

Choosing The Great Hall was easy for us. Little did we know that all of our wedding venue dreams would be met. Mark was so easy to work with throughout the whole process. The venue looked perfect on our big day! Thank you so much! 😀
David B. Sent on 18/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue, Amazing Staff

The Great Hall was an absolutely incredible place to host our wedding and I would strongly recommend it to anyone considering doing the same. The staff were incredibly communicative and flexible with us, and they took so much stress off of us while we were trying to plan and postpone a wedding during / after covid. Mark in particular is an absolute pleasure to work with! On top of all that, the venue is stunning (all the rooms) and we received many compliments on it and how the staff had set up the string lights and drapery.
Kevin S. Sent on 07/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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