Having the wedding of your dreams is impossible without spending an arm and a leg, right? Wrong! There’s no doubt that the sky’s the limit when it comes to weddings, however, hosting a stunning wedding in Toronto doesn’t mean having to break the bank. Brides often ask if we can recommend any gorgeous, affordable wedding venues in the GTA and the truth is, there are so many options! So, to help those of you who are searching for that perfect, yet affordable spot, we rounded up some of Toronto’s top wedding venues that won’t break the bank. Happy hunting!
The always elegant The Albany Club is situated right in the downtown core. The historic venue has several rooms to choose from for your special day and can accommodate both the ceremony and reception. Added bonus: the WPIC certified team at the Albany Club can also help you with wedding planning right from day one!
Pricing: Starts at $100 per person
Alderlea is a beautifully restored 19th century mansion in downtown Brampton. Not only is it a gorgeous venue, the iconic heritage building also offers privacy and elegant surroundings! Perfect for an intimate wedding, Alderlea can accommodate up to 80 people plus a head table for a sit-down meal, or 120 for stand-up or theatre-style events.
Pricing: Rental rates start at $400 for 4 hours
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If you’re looking for a simple way to tie the knot, you should definitely check out The Pop-Up Chapel Co. run by the super talented team at Love by Lynzie Events + Design. The pop-up chapel offers all the features of a fully planned, professionally decorated wedding at an affordable price. For a very reasonable flat-rate, you’ll have “turnkey” access to a handful of the city’s most popular vendors, and the LBL team will look after every last detail, all you and your nearest and dearest have to do is show up! Bonus: a portion of all the proceeds go back to local charity.
La Vecchia Ristorante has two private dining rooms ideally suited to host an intimate wedding. Inspired by old world design with stone walls and exposed wood beam ceilings, the restaurant offers an incredibly romantic ambiance! Added bonus: The private dining rooms can be combined into one AND they are both pre-equipped with audio-visual equipment!
Pricing: Starting at $50.00 per guest
Perfect for an intimate ceremony and reception, the Varley Art Gallery boasts a gorgeous space with cathedral ceilings and a spacious outdoor courtyard overlooking the picturesque Main Street Unionville! If you really want to impress your guests, the venue also offers guided tours of the galleries – pretty cool!
Pricing: Rental starts at $500.00
Located in the picturesque Sawmill Valley Trail and Creek, the historic The Glenerin Inn & Spa is a unique getaway spot located just outside the busy city. Blending country charm with urban sophistication, your big day will be nothing short of warm and romantic!
Pricing: Starts at $69.00 per guest
This versatile space in the heart of Leaside Village offers a unique backdrop for your special day, but more importantly, has a tasting bar with 10 taps pouring a fresh selection of their most popular brands – yum! With the ability to accommodate up to 200 guests, and a single day venue rental price of $700, you won’t want to look over this Leaside gem!
Pricing: Single day venue rental costs $700
The Community Centre at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre was born in 2012, enabling the museum to offer fully accessible rental spaces in a sweet modern facility. The beautifully manicured grounds and charm of the museum’s buildings are perfect for classic and unique photo opportunities!
Pricing: Wedding packages start at $450
Set in the ever-popular, historic Distillery District, Balzac's Café - Distillery is the perfect intimate space for a less traditional wedding. At Balzac’s Café, you’re in for a real, unique treat as the space has been carefully designed with modern and original antique furnishings and artifacts from antique markets from around the globe! This venue is truly one of a kind and reasonably priced, so you’ll definitely want to check it out!
Pricing: Rental starts at $3,300
Granite Brewery can accommodate weddings of 80-120 guests. There’s even a private garden for your ceremony! Additional perk: Parking is FREE (which seems unheard of in Toronto these days)! How convenient is that?
Pricing: Starts at $74.95 per guest (minimum of 80 guests required, smaller groups will be charged for 80 guests)
The VandenBerg House was built in the 1800s, and has maintained its original hardwood floors and structural features. This charming Victorian venue also features rustic furniture, chandeliers and 11’ ceilings that will be truly inspiring for you big day!
Pricing: Starts at $80/hour, for a minimum 4 hour rental
Located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, The Henley Room at The Argonaut Rowing Club is the perfect place to hold a wedding with a gorgeous waterfront setting! More than just a place to party, The Henley Room allows clients to host both the ceremony and reception onsite without breaking the bank!
Pricing: Starts at $3700 (with minimum spend)
Artscape Sandbox is a chic, modern space right in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Sandbox offers a “blank canvas” space allowing you to envision the wedding of your dreams and find cost-savings where you can. We love that there’s no pressure to choose from a list of vendors (though they do have a suggested list of vendors they’ve worked with in case you need the help)! Another mega plus? No corkage fees!
Pricing: Full wedding packages start at $6,790
Built in 1890 (and still holding its original charm and grandeur) 19 on the Park is another perfect “tabula rasa” venue that can accommodate any wedding style. Located just north of Toronto in the heart of downtown Stouffville, 19 On The Park provides numerous romantic spots for photos with its dramatic ceiling height, exposed brick, and balcony overlooking the twinkling fountain and trees of Civic Square – all at a fraction of what you think it will cost!
Pricing: Full-day rental rates start at $1500
Of course, if you’re on a very tight budget and looking for cheap venues, you still have options! With various Rotary Club and Royal Canadian Legion locations across the GTA, you’re sure to find something that will fit your needs!
Did we miss any other affordable venue options? Please let us know in the comments below and as we’ll be updating the article frequently.