Celebrating your love under the bright blue sky or under a starry night is nothing short of magical! With summer coming up fast, couples and guests alike can look forward to spending time in the great outdoors soaking in all the glorious warm weather. With only a few months of ideal sunny weather at our disposal, it’s no wonder that outdoor summer weddings remain in super high demand! But – and there is a big but – there’s always the risk of rain or other inclement weather. So what to do?
While many venues offer an indoor alternative as a back-up, there are plenty of venues that provide tented options as well (not to mention a healthy number of tent rental companies for those of you celebrating at a private residence). With a tented space, you and your guests will not only be protected from the elements, but you will also have the perfect outdoor view and airy breeze. Not to mention, if your big day proves to be a scorcher, a tented space can also provide some welcome shade and be a comfortable spot for everyone to congregate. To help those of you searching for a spot to host your outdoor wedding, we’ve rounded up some of Toronto’s top venues with outdoor tented spaces. If you’re looking for other Toronto-based wedding venues in general, make sure to read our other blog posts for more details!
If elegance and sophistication are what you’re after, Graydon Hall Manor is your perfect match. The historical boutique venue offers a 160 foot long stone terrace with a view of flowing fountains and beautiful gardens. The outdoor terrace can seat up to 250 guests.
If you are looking for an elegant backdrop for your reception the Casa Loma‘s Glass Pavilion offers a perfect outdoor view of both the Toronto city and the historical majestic castle. The space can accommodate up to 350 guests and is surrounded by a beautiful lush garden!
Miller Lash House located in East Toronto is a historic house that prides itself in stunning architecture, luscious gardens, impeccable service, and undeniable ambiance. The venue holds outdoor wedding receptions for up to 220 guests in their outdoor tent and evergreen ceremony site. If you have a bigger guest list, their River Rock water ceremony site can accommodate up to 400 guests!
Recently updated, one of the many beautiful spaces at La Primavera Event Space includes their 1200 sqft luscious garden that is perfect for both ceremonies and cocktail events suitable for up to 110 guests.
Cambium Farms is one of Toronto’s hidden gems that offers an elegant tent option for your wedding. It includes a beautiful sailcloth tent with a stunning view of a century-old barn and towering evergreen. The tented space can accommodate up to 100 guests in an entirely safe and socially distanced manner.
The rustic and natural fields at Fermanagh Farms are perfect for those looking to escape the city! The rural farm is surrounded by beautiful perennial gardens, jaw-dropping tall trees, and a barn nearby that makes for a gorgeous natural backdrop. Their 40 by 80-foot tented space can accommodate 100 people socially distanced. Their tented venue package starts at $7,500.
If you are on the market for a modern ambiance for your next special event, Catana Estate offers an elegant yet minimal outdoor tented area that surrounds a castle-like estate, nestled on 100 acres of beautiful greenery in the heart of Blandford-Blenheim. Their tents are able to fit bigger parties of up to 750 people. It’s a great contender for larger special occasions and you’re sure to fall in love with all they have to offer!
Situated atop the Oak Ridges Moraine, the unique Willow Springs Winery is a wine and event destination not to be missed! Featuring 11-acres of vineyard beauty as your enchanting backdrop, and a magical pavilion for all your event needs, you and 80 to 119 seated guests can comfortably enjoy the views.
An ideal tented area for your guest to casually sit and chat after your ceremony, The Symes‘s patio outside the Scarlette Room (booked together) features a 20 foot by 100-foot long outdoor space that can accommodate up to 90 people socially distanced while seated. Bonus: you can turn the space into a cocktail and dessert area too!
The Manor is another great venue just located 20 minutes north of Vaughan. They have a stunning outdoor patio tent that can accommodate up to 180 guests. The tented space also includes a draped interior featuring picturesque views of the rolling greens of its adjacent golf club. The space is complimented by the tranquil pond just a few steps away. Guests often stop to watch the beautiful swans glide effortlessly across the water.
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The Arlington Estate accommodates all types of luxury events from as small as 80 up to 475 guests. Their tented space offers 1650 sqft of event space. While we were unable to obtain much more info directly from the venue, you can be certain that the space is absolutely stunning.
Out of all of the Durham region wedding venues, this is one of our absolute favourites! Newly opened at the end of May 2021, Royal Ashburn Golf Club’s brand new outdoor space is surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens. The new space features a 40×80 foot tented area offering 3,200 sq. ft. of space that can accommodate up to 320 guests or 130 socially distanced. The space also features a custom interlock stone floor.
Located in the heart of Caledon, Royal Ambassador remains one of the more popular outdoor venues in the GTA with spacious tents situated along their vast grounds. Their tents can accommodate from 15 to 200 guests. It also includes a great view of their beautiful gardens, rolling hills, and of course, the Innis Lake.
If you prefer to use your own tent, Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre offers an outdoor reception space right beside their main museum building. Their space can accommodate tent sizes up to 40 by 80 feet and can hold a maximum of 300 guests. They also offer outdoor reception and ceremony packages.
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