The Great Hall

1087 Queen Street West M6J 1H3 Toronto (Ontario) Map · Phone number
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About The Great Hall

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.

  • Number of guests From 80 to 220
  • 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 C$ 3,850.00
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More information about The Great Hall

  • 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?
    C$ 1450
  • 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?
    C$ 3250
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 1450
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Clean up
    Bridal suite
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 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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10 Reviews for The Great Hall


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

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  • Madeline

    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!

    Sent on 16/04/2019

    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
  • Jenn

    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!

    Sent on 19/10/2018

    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
  • Karen

    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.

    Sent on 08/10/2019

    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
  • Marisa

    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!

    Sent on 07/02/2020
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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.

    Sent on 07/10/2019

    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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