Summer continues to be the “it” season for weddings. If you’re planning 2019 summer nuptials, make sure to check out the nine wedding venues below.
1. Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn
Nestled in the quaint town of Caledon is this rustic country venue, complete with the fairytale barn space you’ve been dreaming of. Among lush greenery and towering oaks is a fully restored barn with whitewashed walls, updated amenities, and a two-storied deck perfect for enjoying cocktails outside before an evening dinner.
2. The Power Plant
The shores of Lake Ontario are home to this former power plant, now renovated into a flexible event space. This striking warehouse studio pledges a unique venue experience rich in history, culture, and creativity. Its south terrace boasts views overlooking the lake and city, and the staff can pitch tents as necessary for an outdoor reception. Its galleries, a naturally lit clerestory, and a vibrant art collection are sure to create a memorable day.
3. Country Heritage Park: Gambrel Barn
Everyone loves rustic weddings, and this country event space, just below the Niagara escarpment, is one of the GTA’s most charming wedding venues. Its renovated barn has plenty of room—both inside and out—for guests to wander the grounds between the ceremony and reception, while trained staff is on-hand to ensure your day is perfect. Come for rustic elegance in a refined country setting.
4. Artscape Gibraltar
The Toronto Islands’ beachfront arts centre will make it feel like you’ve escaped the city—without actually leaving. Surround yourself with acres of parkland and a sandy beach while soaking in outstanding lakeviews. The space is located near one of the city’s oldest landmarks: the Gibraltar Lighthouse. Full-service staff, five spaces to choose from, and picturesque skyline views make Artscape Gibraltar a wedding venue unlike any other.
5. Toronto Botanical Gardens
Where can you have a greenhouse wedding in the GTA? At Toronto Botanical Gardens. Manicured gardens, shrubbery, seasonal flowers, and vibrant plants create an idyllic backdrop, while private courtyards reconnect you with nature as you listen to bubbling waterfalls and soak up the sun.
6. 99 Sudbury
This restored glass factory is now one of Toronto’s coolest wedding venues. This versatile, loft-like event space perfectly captures the west-end personality to create a uniquely contemporary wedding vibe. Mix romantic and sophisticated décor in a building filled with sunlight, textured brick and glass, and a completely blank space that’s ready for any décor and colour palette in mind.
7. McMichael Art Gallery
The lavish outdoor grounds make for dreamy photographs, while the interior floor-to-ceiling windows provide unparalleled views overlooking the Humber River. There’s the Hilltop, which is perfect for a dreamy outdoor ceremony, while the Grand Hall, a stone architecture and hewn log building, is built for a big guest list and a night of dinner and dancing. A hundred acres of natural woods and greenery add to the experience.
8. The Henley Room
This waterfront premise, found inside the Argonaut Rowing Club, is meant to hold sunny summer weddings. Inside is a huge banquet hall and classic mid-century bar and lounge accompanied by a private patio where guests can enjoy drinks outside and views of the lake. Expert staff and management are on hand to see that your party goes as planned.
9. St. James Cathedral
This historical downtown city venue is particularly great if you want to say “I do” in a traditional church. The Cathedral Centre is built for your wedding, including an outdoor first floor, a patio, and a third-floor courtyard terrace. Outstanding views of Saint James Park make this modern, elegant space perfect for wedding photos. Capture everything in this customizable space and enjoy a summer wedding in the heart of the city.