Like the idea of having a more intimate wedding? Well, you’re not alone. Many couples nowadays are choosing to forego huge celebrations and opting for small weddings, micro weddings, or elopements instead. If you’re in that camp, there are a few gorgeous small wedding venues in Toronto that’ll be right up your alley. We’ve rounded up our top picks here so that you can find the perfect place for you to get hitched and party.
Here are a few amazing small wedding venues in Toronto.
The VandenBerg House (1400 Queen Street East)
If you’re on the hunt for a small wedding venue in Toronto’s east end, look no further than The VandenBerg House. It’s a 135-year-old historic home that’s been totally restored and updated with modern amenities. Inside you’ll find a gorgeous, vintage blank slate with white walls, polished wood floors, and luxurious decor (including chandeliers and a fireplace). The space is large enough to accommodate 35 guests for a seated dinner or 50 guests for a standing reception. P.S. It’s located right on Queen Street, so it’s super easy for your guests to get to by streetcar.
Auberge du Pommier (4150 Yonge Street)
Auberge du Pommier is the perfect wedding destination for total foodies who love French food. Its interior boasts sophisticated Parisian decor and outside there’s a charming patio area surrounded by greenery that you’ll definitely want to put to use if you’re having a summer wedding. As for space, the entire restaurant can fit up to 145 seated guests, but you can book smaller rooms individually if you’re in the market for something more petite.
The Old Mill (21 Old Mill Road)
When checking out small wedding venues in Toronto, be sure to add The Old Mill to your list. The legendary wedding venue has 14 elaborately decorated event rooms to choose from and so you can find just the right size for your guest count. The team here also has a lot of wedding experience and can help with everything from the cake and catering to event rentals and guest accommodations.
Balzac’s Cafe Powerhouse (29 Powerhouse Street)
Coffee lovers rejoice because we’ve got the perfect small wedding venue in Toronto for you. Balzac’s Powerhouse location is perfectly suited for a romantic celebration, thanks to its eclectic decor and open floor plan. From floral wallpaper to patterned tiles to exposed brick, you’ll find it all here - all you have to do is add a few tables and centerpieces. Its capacity is 50 seated guests or 80 guests for a standing reception. P.S. you can also check out these intimate cafe wedding venues.
The Broadview Hotel (106 Broadview Avenue)
If a boutique hotel wedding venue is right up your alley, but you don’t want to book a massive ballroom, The Broadview Hotel is where to go. This east end boutique space flaunts trendy decor and has a number of spaces you can book for your big day, including the rooftop and restaurant. A total buyout will give you enough space to host 270 guests, but you can book spaces individually for a smaller celebration.
Kimpton Saint George Hotel (280 Bloor Street West)
Kimpton Saint George is another hotel wedding venue in Toronto that’s best suited for small events. It’s located in the heart of downtown, making it easy for your guests to get to (heck they could even stay on-site). Its Peregrine Room is the ideal spot for events and has luxurious, modern decor that makes it pretty much wedding-ready. It has a capacity of 96 guests, so don’t over-invite.
Bymark (66 Wellington Street West)
In the heart of the financial district, you'll find Bymark, a modern upscale eatery offering seasonal gourmet menu options using the highest quality local ingredients. They have both an outdoor terrace and indoor event spaces available for weddings. Their private dining rooms can accommodate anywhere from 16 to 48 guests, making this restaurant ideal for a small wedding.
Toronto Wedding Chapel (2 Lola Road)
The aptly-named Toronto Wedding Chapel was made specifically for more intimate ceremonies and celebrations, so it’s definitely earned its spot on this list. Inside you’ll find blank canvas event rooms that you can transform to fit your wedding theme and colour scheme (they’re all pretty flexible, so far as style is concerned). Keep in mind that the venue can only fit up to 30 guests, so you’ll definitely want to keep your guest list short and sweet.
Campbell House Museum (160 Queen Street West)
Love the idea of tying the knot in a historic venue? If you answered yes, Campbell House Museum is an absolute must-see. It boasts Georgian architecture and beautiful period decor inside. If you’d prefer an outdoor wedding, it also has a sprawling lawn that’s large enough for a marquee tent. A full buyout will get you enough space to host 150 guests, but individual rooms are small enough for groups of 20 or so.
Cluny Bistro (35 Tankhouse Lane)
The Distillery District has its fair share of beautiful wedding venues, and Cluny Bistro is definitely one of its crown jewels. The Parisian-style restaurant has a gorgeous private room that seats 80, but can be broken into smaller spaces for even tinier events (shout out to the micro weddings). As for decor, you’ll find plenty of exposed brick and patterned wallpaper, along with wooden accents. It’s pretty much wedding-ready, so you won’t have to invest a ton in decor (just remember to purchase your wedding centerpieces).
The Tempered Room (1374 Queen Street West)
Head to Queen Street West and you’ll find The Tempered Room, just a few blocks west of Dufferin. The French cafe has ambient lighting, exposed brick, and an intimate romantic vibe (pretty much everything you could ever want in a venue). It’s only large enough to seat 36 guests, so only invite your nearest and dearest.
The Wedding Space @ Studio V (87 Wade Avenue)
Nestled in The Junction, you'll find The Wedding Space @ Studio V—an industrial-chic loft wedding venue featuring hardwood floors, exposed brick and beam and plenty of natural light. Designed for mirco weddings and elopements with a capacity for 50 people, their wedding packages include the use of dressing rooms, The Chapel and The Lounge which boasts a 12-foot bar made of hand-hewn ash that is available for full service or BYOB.
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