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Top 50 Most Popular Banquet Halls in Toronto

The Top 50 Most Popular Banquet Halls Toronto

As a photographer, I am often asked by my couples which are the most popular banquet halls in the city. The waiting is over! Here are the top 50 banquet halls Toronto! They range from wedding banquet halls and convention centres that can accommodate up to 1000 people to country clubs, golf clubs, small event venues or art galleries just perfect for more intimate events. As such, I wanted to find out which banquet halls are the most popular in the GTA. 

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Methodology

To create this list, I analysed last 12 months Google searches for various venues from downtown Toronto to Mississauga, Markham, Vaughan, etc. This list has nothing to do with the square footage, looks or opulence of the wedding venue, how many guests they can host or the size of the dance floor. It's a simple analysis of brides' Google searches. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of wedding venues in the GTA and you might have your own opinion about a certain venue that should be included. If that is the case, email me and I will be glad to include it on the list should the number of searches justify it. 

Please note that I excluded searches for corporate events, bat mitzvah, sweet sixteen, baby showers or other special occasions. I also excluded party venues and searches for catering companies, DJ services and other special event service providers. Long story short, I only focused on wedding reception halls conveniently located in Toronto Ontario and GTA. There are venues where the numbers of searches will rise shortly and the first one in mind is King Edward Hotel with its newly renovated Crystal Ballroom, now more than ever ready to host your special day. 

The links direct you to their website so you can inquire about dream venue that will host your Big Day. Are you ready? Here are the results in descending order by the number of searches:

  1. Casa Loma
  2. Evergreen Brickworks
  3. Kortright Centre for Conservation
  4. Black Creek Pioneer Village
  5. One King West
  6. Hart House
  7. Archeo in Distillery District
  8. Toronto Botanical Garden
  9. Palais Royale on Lake Ontario
  10. Todmorden Mills
  11. Royal Conservatory of Music
  12. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
  13. Old Mill
  14. The Manor
  15. Gardiner Museum
  16. Malaparte
  17. 99 Sudbury
  18. Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
  19. McMichael Art Gallery
  20. The Eglinton Grand
  21. Berkeley Fieldhouse (will not take bookings after March 2018)
  22. Steam Whistle
  23. Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
  24. Gladstone Hotel
  25. Artscape Wychwood Barns
  26. The Guild Inn Estate
  27. Design Exchange
  28. Liberty Grand
  29. Berkeley Church
  30. Sunnyside Pavilion
  31. Canoe
  32. Storys Building
  33. Graydon Hall Manor
  34. King Edward Hotel
  35. Fermenting Cellar (Distillery District)
  36. Estates of Sunnybrook
  37. Thomson Hotel
  38. Angus Glen Golf Club
  39. Eagle's Nest Golf Club
  40. York Mills Gallery (YMG)
  41. Hazelton Manor
  42. Arta Gallery
  43. St Lawrence Hall
  44. Arcadian Court
  45. Richmond Hill Country Club
  46. The Drake Hotel
  47. Chateau Le Parc
  48. Four Seasons
  49. Ontario Heritage Centre
  50. Shangri-La

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Top 10 Venues by Popularity

The top 10 Toronto wedding venues by popularity are Casa Loma, Evergreen Brick Works, Kortright Centre for Conservation, Black Creek Pioneer Village, One King West, Hart House, Archeo, Toronto Botanical Garden, Palais Royale and Todmorden Mills.

Top 10 Wedding Banquet Halls in Toronto by Popularity


Please note that Casa Loma came far ahead of the next contender. The reason might be that every bride dreams about having a Casa Loma wedding, but sometimes her budget is smaller than her dream. Also, keep in mind that there are brides who plan their wedding ceremony at a particular event venue or church and the reception at a different location. Some couples even opt for a cocktail reception. For example, I had a couple who tied the knot at Kortright Centre and had the party at Mississauga Convention Centre. There is no rule that states you have to stay at one location. After all, the bride and groom are the only ones who can make decisions about their special day. Finally, if a couple has a large event, chances are once they mail the invitations, many guests will search the banquet hall online, which skews the results.

The fact that a particular banquet hall made it to the list does not say anything about the quality of its services. For example For Seasons and Ritz-Carlton Toronto did not make the list, even though they are among the most prestigious banquet halls in the city. Still, in the future, I intend to create a Top 20 Best Special Event Spaces based on Google reviews and feedback from my brides after their special occasion. Stay tuned!

Sample Photo Galleries

Here are a few galleries with images I captured at some of the above mentioned establishments.

One King West

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Berkeley Church

Kortright Centre



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