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With the warm weather finally here in full swing, what better time to start perusing all of the GTA’s most stunning outdoor wedding venues? I’m thinking sunny skies, warm weather, gorgeous scenery.. Absolutely perfect!
Are you considering hosting your big day outdoors? If so, rest assured, there are tons of gorgeous venues in Toronto with beautiful outdoor facilities. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded a healthy dose of popular wedding venues with outdoor amenities to help get things started! Happy hunting!
Located on the sixth floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Malaparte – Oliver & Bonacini’s breezy terrace is an urban oasis for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. The gorgeous outdoor space is tent-protected, so no amount of inclement weather can ruin your special day! On top of that, the rooftop provides breathtaking cityscape views and an amphitheatre reminiscent of the roof of Villa Malaparte in Capri, where Jean-Luc Godard filmed Le Mépris. So cool!
Photo Courtesy of A Brit and A Blonde
The ever popular Berkeley Church & Field House is home to a whimsical, urban space that’s perfect for a rustic outdoor wedding ceremony in the city. The garden patio is covered by a canopy tent (which will keep you dry in case of rain) and is situated alongside a creek that runs serenely through the garden. Fun fact: Taddle Creek is an original waterway dating all the way back to the 19th century! The gardens also have a two-story “adult” tree-house, perfect for photos… or just to hang out in!
Photo Courtesy of Mango Studios
In the center of the historic Hart House, there is a completely private and enclosed courtyard. The Quad is enclosed on four sides and open to the skies which makes for a truly unique oasis in Downtown Toronto. The beautiful garden has a tented patio, large bronze sculptures, and a centered flagstone aisle. Added bonus: The garden’s spectacular castle-like feel will make every bride feel like a princess!
The breathtaking scenery at the Royal Ambassador Event Centre is completely revitalized with each season. Whether you’re surrounded by spectacular coloured leaves during the fall or the gorgeous blooming flowers in the summer, the picturesque backdrop is a stunning setting for an outdoor ceremony! Another plus: the snow-covered trees serve as an enchanting backdrop for gorgeous outdoor photos in the winter time too!
The brand new The Arlington Estate is situated on a 7-acre private compound (that includes a 1.5 acre pond). The luxurious estate includes outdoor ceremony gardens and stunning walking paths! Added bonus: The estate will also include a private helicopter pad. Y’ know, just in case you wanted to make a low-key entrance.
Photo Courtesy of Ten2Ten Photography
If you’re looking to have your outdoor wedding in Toronto, but far enough outside the city to escape all of the hustle and bustle, then the historic Miller Lash House might just be exactly what you are looking for! Situated in idyllic seclusion, the romantic venue boasts beautiful architecture, luscious gardens, and undeniable ambiance to create a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and reception.
Photo Courtesy of Tamara Lockwood Photography
Surrounded by tall trees and acres of farm fields, the scenic lawn at Cambium Farms is the perfect romantic spot to say “I do” before heading inside the Barn or Carriage House for a rustic reception. Be sure to take advantage of the panoramic view of the fields (with the barn in the background) for stunning photos!
Photo Courtesy of A. Payetta Photography
Whether it be a ceremony on the front lawns, or near the covered bridge, you’ll fall in love with the stunning landscaping and timeless backdrops at Belcroft Estate. From the majestic willow tree that seems to dance in the wind, to the little cabin that overlooks the water, there are endless picture-perfect spots for your special day!
Immersed in the peaceful surrounds of its own manicured grounds, Graydon Hall Manor has a breathtaking space perfect for outdoor weddings. Beautiful gardens, multi-tiered fountains, and a limestone terrace create an incredibly romantic ambiance. Added bonus: If you take a walk through the gardens, you might catch a glimpse of local wildlife. Hard to believe a stunning oasis like this exists just minutes away from the busy downtown core!
Photo Courtesy of The Love Studio
With several different unique spaces to choose from at Alton Mill Arts Centre, you’re sure to find the perfect, romantic outdoor space for your wedding. Some added flexibility is always appreciated: all outdoor ceremony packages include the use of an indoor space in case of inclement weather and/or for a post-ceremony stand-up reception.
Situated on 25-acres of gorgeous natural surroundings, Markham Museum’s picturesque backdrop will certainly not disappoint! The property features over 30 different historic buildings across the grounds, so there’s certainly no shortage of photo-ops! The tranquil grounds will make you feel as though you’re hours from the city but without the “cottage schlep” up the 400.
Photo Courtesy of Melanie Rebane Photography
The Pavilion at the Estates of Sunnybrook is nestled in the wooded acres behind Sunnybrook Hospital. It’s not easy to find an outdoor venue that has space for a large number of guests, so if you’re planning a great big outdoor wedding, this is the perfect place to have it! Added bonus: The stunning grounds are surrounded by expansive greenery and forestry, leaving you with photos that are nothing short of amazing.
The gorgeous Pavilion at Evergreen Brick Works is a covered outdoor space that’s great for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. The stunning, natural backdrop makes it feel as though you are completely outdoors but you have the benefit of the roof to protect you and your guests from the rain in case the weather chooses not to cooperate! Another plus: Just through the gateway at the north end of the pavilion there is a breathtaking view of the parkland! You’ll want to take advantage of this during picture time!
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Golf & Country Clubs are definitely a popular choice for a picture-perfect outdoor wedding. And why not? With acres upon acres of gorgeous trails and scenery “built in”, a golf club can be a beautiful and peaceful setting for a romantic wedding! Bonus: Are either of your golfers? Calm the nerves with a few holes before you say your “I do’s”. Who am I kidding? Golf doesn’t calm anyone’s nerves!
Right in the center of Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, there is a gorgeous open air courtyard, perfect for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail receptions in the summer months. The romantic space can hold up to 400 people – not bad for an enclosed outdoor space!
Photo Courtesy of Sam Obied
The Heintzman House has such an incredible history dating all the way back to the 1700s! Since it was built (sometime between 1797 and 1802), the property has been well maintained, lovingly cared for, and now plays host to lots of weddings & events through the year. The picturesque gardens at this historic venue will take you back to a much simpler time. On top of that, you’ll be sure to end up with truly unique photos!
Who says you have to go up North for a wedding by the water? Located along the beautiful Lakeshore, Palais Royale is the perfect spot for a lake-side wedding right here in Toronto.
The patio, overlooking Lake Ontario, is great for intimate, romantic wedding ceremonies in the summer and fall months. Added bonus: Watching the sun set along the lake-front is a sight not be missed and acts as a gorgeous romantic backdrop. You’ll definitely want to snag a photo or two!
Set amid 100 acres of natural wooded landscape, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has beautiful scenery for a romantic, intimate outdoor wedding. The grounds provide a truly tranquil setting with beautiful walking trails and a sculpture garden. Added bonus: there is a spot known as “The Wedding Hill” overlooking the Humber River Valley – perfect for pretty wedding photos!
Overlooking the Sawmill Valley Trail and Creek, The Glenerin Inn & Spa is a unique getaway spot located just outside the busy city. Their outdoor space is the perfect urban oasis for an intimate ceremony – and completely private!
There are a few different spaces within Blackcreek Eventspace where outdoor weddings can be hosted. From a ceremony at Town Hall Green to a reception under the stars at the Grand Pavillion in the heart of the village, it’s the perfect place to host a unique outdoor wedding with an 1800s vibe!
Photo courtesy of Lori Waltenbury
Bet you didn’t know Casa Loma had a glass pavilion! Offering stunning views of the city and the majestic castle, it’s safe to say your photographer will have an easy time snapping some exceptional shots!
Did we forget to mention any other exceptional outdoor wedding venues? Let us know in the comments section of our updated list!
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