Photography by Calin

King Edward Hotel Wedding

When Devon and Nate asked us to photograph their King Edward Hotel wedding, we were ecstatic as this is one of our most favourite event spaces in the Greater Toronto Area. Enjoy this beautiful album and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bride and Groom at King Edward HotelDramatic Portrait of Bride and Groom Groom LaughingCreative Portrait of GroomGroom Enjoying a DrinkGroomsmen Enjoying a DrinkFunny PhotoGroomsmen Playing CardsPensive Bride Happy Bride Maid of Honour Has FunMaid of Honour Jumps on the BedStoriesBride is Having FunBride and Maid of Honour are Having FunBride Teases Maid of HonourBride is Arranging Her Tiara Portrait of Bride Getting ReadyBeautiful Bride is Looking in the MirrorBride is AppearingBride's ReactionEverybody is Looking at the BrideJoyPortrait of Bride and Her FatherStunning Bridal PortraitTraditional Portrait of the BrideBeautiful Bride Before Wedding CeremonyGuestsGrandparentsTwo StoriesGroomsman WinksBride Walks Down the Aisle with Her Father Groom is Watching His Bride Walk Down the AisleBride is ApproachingGroom Lifts Bride's VeilCouple Enjoy Wedding CeremonyGroom Holds Bride's Hand During CeremonyNewlyweds and GuestsGrandparents Have Fun during Wedding CeremonyBride and Groom Laugh While Saying VowsGrandparents Look at Each OtherGroom Sheds a TearGroom Cries During CeremonyGroom Dips Bride During Wedding CeremonyDramatic First KissRomantic Moment During CeremonyNewlywedsEmotional NewlywedsGroom and His Mother Shed a TearBride and Her Mother LaughCreative Portrait of NewlywedsThe Queen is Looking at NewlywedsRomantic Portrait of Bride and GroomNewlyweds Giggle and Love Each Other Newlyweds Pose for the CameraGroom Plays the PianoRomance and MusicBride is in TearsNewlyweds on the Dance FloorBride and Groom Dance in the Vanity Fair Ballroom

Mother Son Dance in the Vanity Fair BallroomBride Watches Mother and GroomBride Laughs during Father Daughter DanceTheatrical PhotographGroom Cries During SpeechHappy Father Watches Bride DanceHappy Mother of the BrideNewlyweds are Having their First DanceNewlyweds Kiss During their First DanceBride Whispers During First DanceGirls Are Having FunBride Throws the BoquetGuest Catches BouquetHappinessGroom Makes Funny FaceFunny Bride and GroomGuest Dances with BrideMC on the Dance FloorCinderella BrideCinderella MomentGroom Dances BrilliantlyNewlyweds and Guests DanceMagical Portrait of Bride and GroomBride and Groom Kiss Passionately

Wedding Photos at This BEautiful Event Space

Over the years I had the chance to photograph quite a few marriages at this splendid hotel. Here are a few of my favourite images.

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More Information About the Wedding Venue

This splendid hotel is one of the best wedding venues in Toronto. For the bride and groom looking for a perfect hall for their big day, the King Edward Hotel is a fantastic option.

Conveniently located in the financial district in downtown Toronto, steps from the subway and buses, the hotel blends an old charm with a luxurious elegance. Your wedding photos will look splendid in this sumptuous hotel where a professional photographer can find plenty of great locations for perfect photos.

The hotel was built in 1903 as the most luxurious hotel in Toronto and very possible in Canada. Can you even imagine what kind of photos you can have in this ritzy building?

George Gooderham was a developer and one of the richest citizens of the city back then and he funded the building that cost a whopping $6 million dollars or about $200 million dollars today.

CRYSTAL BALLROOM

When it opened, the hotel had 400 rooms and two decades after it was built, the building was raised by 18 stories. The last two floors host a lavish banquet hall known as Crystal Ballroom after the luxurious crystal chandeliers that were adorning the hall. This was one of the most extravagant places in Toronto, the place where the city elite used to meet and party. That happened before the 50s when it closed due to very strict fire codes.

Unfortunately, the hotel changed ownership quite a few times and none of the owners - among which we can list Sheraton, Skyline, Starwood and others - did not renovate the famous Crystal Ballroom.

When Omni Hotels purchased King Edward Hotel they clearly stated their intention to renovate the lavish ballroom and bring it back to its original status of the most opulent ballroom in Toronto.

Every couple getting married there asks the same question. Can we take a few shots in the Crystal Ballroom? Here is the good news. The famous ballroom was renovated by Moncour Design to preserve it's original look and will be opened to the public in 2017 so you can tie the knot in style in this legendary ballroom.

The venue boasts over 5,000 square feet of space and can host up to 300 people.

VANITY FAIR BALLROOM

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Vanity Fair is one of the largest ballrooms at King Edward Hotel, perfect for wedding photography with its huge teardrop chandeliers and semicircular windows. A piece of advice: spend the extra money needed to book the up lighting and you will not regret it. Your wedding pictures will look so much better. Because of the very high ceilings, the light tends to look flat and some uplighting accents will make the Vanity Fair Ballroom look phenomenal. The venue is capable of accommodating up to 280 persons on your big day.

SOVEREIGN BALLROOM

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Located next to the hotel lobby, The Sovereign Ballroom is a 3300 square foot hall and can accommodate up to 150 guests. The ballroom looks amazing from an aesthetic standpoint and wedding images taken there are breathtaking.

WINDSOR BALLROOM

The Windsor Ballroom is a 3,400 square feet ballroom located at the lower level. Guests can access it via a private elevator. It is a great venue if you are having a private wedding at King Eddie.

After the massive renovations that ended in 2015, the hotel looks even better than before. Vanity Fair and Sovereign Halls are capable of hosting large weddings and you will congratulate yourself you chose those banquet halls to host your beautiful ceremony and reception.

The most beautiful locations for wedding photography at King Edward Hotel are the library adjacent to the lobby, the stairs and the mezzanine.

Many brides getting married at King Eddie select Knox College, Hart House or Trinity College as their photography location. Not a big fan of University of Toronto? St. James Cathedral and its garden is within 3 minutes walk.

For more information on the wedding packages, you can find go to this page. In case you are planning to have a wedding at the luxurious hotel, here are the halls offered for weddings.

THE LIBRARY

The library is very appropriate for family photos or intimate portraits of the bride and groom. Please know that the hotel library is relatively small (15' x 15') so you can not bring the entire group of guests in there. However, for formal wedding photography including groups up to 10 people the library room works perfectly.

Bridal Portrait at King Edward Hotel Wedding

THE STAIRCASE

The sumptuous stairs by the reception are dominated by the Queen Elisabeth the second's painting. Generally I use the stairs for larger family photos and you can have even 50+ people on the stairs. In the past I took beautiful portraits of the bride and groom on the massive staircase.

THE MEZZANINE

The mezzanine with its grandiose columns is a fantastic photography location. The opening photo of this article was taken at the mezzanine. I can take relaxed photos of the bride and groom cuddling in the lavish chairs covered in velvet or I can create more playful images between the columns.

CELEBRITIES AT KING EDDIE

Among the celebrities who were hosted by the luxurious hotel, we can list Mark Twain, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Hemingway, The Beatles, Elisabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Gustaf of Sweden, Mickey Rooney, Paul Newman and many others, too many to be listed here.


Bride and Groom at King Edward Hotel
Funny Ring Shot
Groom Laughing
Groom Sitting on Armchair
Creative Portrait of Groom
Groom and His Best Man
Groom Enjoying a Drink
Bemused Groom
Groomsmen Enjoying a Drink
Funny Photo
Groomsmen Playing Cards
Pensive Bride
Happy Bride
Maid of Honour Has Fun
Maid of Honour Jumps on the Bed
Bride is Getting Her Makeup Done