The venue hunt is always the biggest puzzle piece to a wedding and from the moment my husband and I walked into The Great Hall, it was love at first sight! The venue has such a wonderful energy and the most wonderful Victorian charm (stunning banisters, chandeliers, gold radiators, and all the details, details, details!), yet updated with all of the necessary modern amenities for an event (AC, state-of-the-art sound system, modern bathrooms, etc)...not to mention the stunning stage.We know that music would be the focal point of our wedding, so this space naturally captured our hearts since it is a music venue. Mark was our initial contact person and he was awesome to work with throughout the 1.5 years (we reserved quite a ways in advance). He had great insight for everything from rentals, to bands and little tidbits along they way (like how much pipe and drape is needed for a specific area and how much should it cost). He was also flexible and approachable, which is always helpful!This venue is amazing in every way and just really cool and easy to work with! It's great for someone who has a vision and loves a blank slate (they do not provide the rentals, that's up to you...but they have recommendations). Also, use AllSeated for your seating plans, it's amazing! The items that you will need to consider, which Mark (or someone on the team) will fill you in on, is the landmark fee (the value of all food that comes in will be taxed this fee-it adds up, but this is how these historic spaces are able to stay in our community), venue rental fee (very reasonable) and bar fee (alcohol always adds up-there are options). We also worked with Victoria leading up to the event and the day of and after, she was absolutely a joy to work with...so lovely and helpful!I highly recommend the venue, if you are on the fence...you won't regret it!
What a wonderful venue. Beautifully renovated. Saw a concert here. Great acoustics. Big stage. The staff was friendly. The seats were set up with a bar in the back. People can also watch from a surround balcony where seats were set up. I could easily picture a party or wedding in this space. Versatile.
Went here for a wedding and it was so beautiful. If your looking for a unique wedding venue in Toronto this is the place. Note there is lots of stairs keep that in mind for accessibility.
A pretty great event venue space! I came here for a staff party in Oct 2019 . There's an upper balcony, coat check and enough room for a decent sized dance floor. The washrooms are pretty tiny though. The stall doors are actually so short that you feel like you can see right over them.
Julianne San Antonio
Hosted a book launch event at Longboat Hall and couldn't have been happier with the result. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating all throughout. Our coordinator, Victoria, made the planning process as simple as possible and was always quick to respond to inquiries and/or offer suggestions. Thank you again!
Watson & Co. EventsView Profile
I worked on an event here with Mark in 2017. He did a great job, he was very organized and professional. The spaces are beautiful, especially the Main Hall and now that all the renovations are done, it's exceptional. Great space for weddings, concert, charity event, brand launch and more. With multiple rooms of different sizes and esthetics, you can really find a space that works for a variety of events, in a fantastic location. I would highly recommend!