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.
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.
10 Reviews for The Great Hall
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Madeline · Married on 18/03/2019
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
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Jenn J. · Married on 06/10/2018
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
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John · Married on 06/10/2019
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
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Marisa · Married on 27/07/2019
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
Kevin S. · Married on 28/09/2019
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
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