Top 5 Toronto & GTA Wedding Venues


You may not be able to tell from my blog content, but I’ve got wedding on the brain. Big time. Currently I’m trying to figure out how I can grab some blue and white table runners without paying a small fortune. But before I got to these little details, I was focused on the big one. The venue.

When I got engaged in February, I had heard how hard it was to find a venue. I assumed this was only true for the large venues like Casa Loma, or the Distillery District. I was  very wrong. Although I was thinking of an October 2017 wedding date, I very quickly realized that many venues were taken. Venue hunting became my life. I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on venues now, and I’m going to share my favourite ones with you! My advice to you? Decide how large your wedding will be and book a venue as soon as you can. It’s never too early! The prices quoted below are current as of October 2016. Obviously, prices can change. I’ve noted if the vendors allow outside catering. In most cases, where I have included price per person that’s the minimum charge. Doesn’t include any additional fees that the venue may have. Take a look!

Southpond Farm


South Pond is a beautiful farm property in Kawartha Lakes. They do their own in-house catering, have a super cute barn with a bar silo and are just lovely people. Check out their wedding information here.

Capacity: 140 people  Minimum Cost: $155 per person Outside Catering? No

Steamwhistle Brewery

steam-whistle-wedding-toronto-21 The iconic brick roundhouse at Steamwhistle is an iconic Toronto landmark. It’s tucked away but still in the heart of the city. If you’re having a wedding here, you’d better be a fan of their beer because you can only serve their brews. See their wedding information here.

Capacity: 250 people  Rental Cost for full space: $5000 Outside Catering? Yes

Ancaster Mill


This beautiful mill in Ancaster, Ontario has a stunning water feature and a delicious catering menu. Their dinner packages include open bar and a full meal. See their wedding information here.

Capacity: 200 people  Rental Cost: $4000 Price per Person: $121 Outside Catering? No

RCYC (Royal Canadian Yacht Club)


The RCYC is located on the Toronto islands. This beautiful wedding spot has great views of the CN tower, and can feel like a destination wedding without having traveled very far. Prepare to be fancy- guests need to adhere to the club’s dress code. Check out their wedding package here.

Capacity: 180 people  Price per Person: $131 Outside Catering? No

The Drake Devonshire


I love the Drake Devonshire so much. It’s such a beautiful hotel filled with unique art, delicious food and it’s right by the lake. The capacity is small, but your wedding will be incredibly memorable.

Capacity: 60 people  Price per Person: $131 Outside Catering? No

As for which one I chose? Well, you’re going to have to wait until I reveal that a little later! Happy hunting.



  • Alydia
    November 15, 2020 at 2:08 AM

    What does no outside catering mean? We have to use their in-house catering services? They dont allow you to cater from a different external company?

  • Amanda Nunes
    November 15, 2020 at 7:02 AM

    Hi Alysia, yes that’s right. You have to use their in house catering, or the company they recommend. You aren’t allowed to bring in your own cater from a different company.

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