Photographing a wedding at One King West Hotel in downtown Toronto is an opportunity to create beautiful imagery. I absolutely love this venue for its gorgeous spots that
According to One King West, the wedding associated cost is between $165 to $210 per person (plus HST and service charge). The packages include venue rental, a 4 to 6 hour standard bar, complimentary rehearsal space, valet parking for the couple and a wedding suite on your Big Day. January to March and Friday and Sunday weddings receive special pricing.
The establishment is a former a Dominion Bank building converted into a luxurious hotel that now hosts one of the most upscale and most photogenic wedding halls in downtown Toronto.
The Grand Banking Hall is a sumptuous venue that makes a perfect backdrop for your reception photos. Adorned with Corinthian columns supporting the 45 foot ceilings decorated with nine Canadian provinces emblems, this venue is one of the most beautiful in the financial district. The large cathedral windows provide a beautiful view of the King and Yonge intersection.
The room boasts 8,000 sq. ft of elegant space and on your wedding day can accommodate between 300 and 500 guests. It is one of the top 30 largest wedding banquet halls in Toronto. If you have a large wedding, this could be the place for your reception. The hall boasts the longest 100 ft bar in Canada (a former teller counter) and we can take the funniest photos by the bar.
The Vault is one of the most incredible and famous photography locations in Toronto. It
The main lobby is ideal for a quick sneak out photo shoot and some of
With its European luxury look, its 45 foot ceilings and cathedral windows, The King Gallery is a great setting for your ceremony or for an intimate wedding.
The Fourteen Hundred is an appropriate room for your intimate wedding and if you need additional space,
Even though this hotel is one of the most incredible venues in Toronto, it poses
Sanaz and Payam had a splendid One King West wedding. From laughters to tears and
Sanaz and Payam had their first look in the bridal suite on the 45-
Group Photos and Bride and Groom
After the unveiling, we went to Chairman's Boardroom to take group photos. This is a room with wooden panel walls, appropriate for family photos. Finally, we shot the portraits of the bridal party and the bride and groom at The Vault. These shots look like high end bridal magazines or frames from movie scenes. The Vault is a perfect backdrop for photos. It was the scene in several Hollywood movies such as Red, The Hulk, Max Payne and Jumper. Because of its popularity, you need to book The Vault well in advance.
The ceremony took place in The Austin Gallery, a room that can accommodate 100 people. As a Toronto photographer, I shot several One King West weddings. The Vault or the Fifteen Hundred are appropriate for intimate ceremonies. Still, for larger ceremonies, I recommend the Austin Gallery for its size and beauty.
The reception took place in the Grand Banking Hall, a former Dominion Bank building, with a spectacular architecture. The most photogenic features of the venue are the Corinthian columns holding a 45 ft ceiling. and the 100 foot bar. Also, purple lighting accents, emphasised the decor and provided a splendid backdrop. To entertain the guests, a group of Latin dancers appeared out of nowhere. Another highlight of the evening was the Persian knife. The knife dance is a traditional Persian dance where the groom has to pay for the right to cut the wedding cake. During the knife dance, we took plenty of candid photos. Finally, the reception ended with an ad hoc session of family photos.
Venue: One King West
Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes
Makeup: Fancy Face
Dancers: Afro Latino Dance Company