Great Hall

Your Queen Street Wedding: What the Great Hall Has to Offer

While you have some definite ideas about your wedding and reception in Toronto, you like the idea of holding the events in a historical setting. Since The Great Hall came under new ownership in 2011, it has become one of the most eclectic locations for ceremonies and receptions to follow. Here is what you need to know about the space and why it would be ideal for the type of event you have in mind.

A Colorful History

You want history and The Great Hall can deliver. Originally constructed to house the local YMCA, the building has been used for a number of political gatherings, clubs, concerts, and even sporting events. By the end of the 20th century, the Hall was occasionally used for weddings as well as private events. Under the current ownership, the focus on receptions has increased.


You want to have all your loved ones with you as you exchange vows and enjoy a reception in graceful surroundings. With a Victorian design, the space is divided between a basement level, a main floor, and a loft, there’s something for just about everyone. Vaulted ceilings ensure that even some of the smaller spaces feel open and expansive. The design also ensures the acoustics are ideal for your guests. Even someone sitting in the rear will have no difficult heating as you exchange your vows.

Creating the Right Look

The spaces used for wedding and receptions provide a neutral backdrop with some wonderful wood flourishes. It’s possible to use a motif that’s as simple or as elaborate as you like. Fill the space with lace and flowers, or opt for a more natural look. If the idea of a Victorian wedding theme is what you crave, it will be a simple task to draw on the elements already in place and create the setting that is perfect for you and your beloved.

Consider making use of more than one area for your big day. For example, you could choose to go with the main floor for the wedding. You and the rest of the wedding party can occupy the stage while the guests are settled in their seats. The Loft offers space for a reception and room for people to mingle, eat, drink, and wish you and your new spouse all the best.


As part of one of the most popular areas along Queen Street, your guests will have no trouble finding The Great Hall. Parking is located within easy walking distance and there’s plenty to stop and see once the reception is over.

Once you have The Great Hall booked for your wedding and reception, it’s time to think about planning for the catering in Toronto. Call us and let’s talk about what you would like. We can manage any special dietary requests that you or your guests require and ensure everything is a beautiful as it is delicious. Leave the catering in our hands and there will be more time to focus your attention on the other details for your big day.

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