No other event venue in Toronto offers the amazing combination of historical tradition and contemporary style that is inherent in the 1871 Berkeley Church. This century-old church is the perfect combination of elegance, history and modern magic. It has infinite potential, no matter the size or style of your event, with the church, it will be nothing short of memorable.

When considering the vast array of event venues in the city, Berkeley Church 1871 should be at the top of your list and here are the top 10 reasons why:

Decades of History

The Church is ingrained with the wonder of the city and decades of history. The breathtaking architecture speaks for itself but the venue is filled to the brim with whimsical features and art installations that add so much dimension to your event.

Aesthetic Backdrops

It provides the perfect backdrop for every aesthetic. The church is incredibly versatile and truly transformative. It can be turned into a romantic escape, a fairytale castle, or an eclectic art gallery.


It provides three distinct spaces on three levels. The main-floor grand ballroom features a stage, a Victorian bar, room for hundreds, and an affluence of atmosphere. The amazing upper mezzanine (like a wrap-around loft), increases capacity and wonderment. The Circa 1871 Lounge on the lower level offers a more intimate space and more surprises.

A Secret Garden

The hidden outdoor urban secret garden is a unique space tucked in beside the historic venue. It is fabulous for cocktail receptions and passed hors d’oeuvres. There have been custom food stations, activities and DIY cocktail bars in this space.

Five-Star Catering

Berkeley catering is the in-house culinary team led by an exquisite executive chef and has made its name with food that transcends expectations. Their offerings are consistently delightful, locally sourced, and focused on fresh ingredients. Their extensive menu offers a variety of delectable options for every background and every palette including vegetarian and vegan options.

Great Photo Ops

There are an endless array of places around the property to explore for your day-of portraits. Every nook and cranny is filled with potential for an artistic eye to bring to life. From quiet corners and elegant banks of windows to stone walls and neon lights.

Historic Architecture

Every viewpoint in the Berkeley Church is photogenic. The historic architecture and textured surfaces combine to create a stunning backdrop for your wedding design choices. There truly is not a bad view in the entire building.

Rays of Light

Overlooking the main space of Berkeley Church is a classically beautiful mezzanine, featuring breathtaking 17ft high stained glass windows that let light fill the space in such a stunning way. These windows are found elsewhere in the church as well creating an ethereal atmosphere.

Set the Stage

The main room of the Berkeley Church features a large stage with a stone backdrop that provides the perfect space for your wedding sounds to take flight. This gorgeous structure was built to house sound and its incredible interior lends to acoustics and a mesmerizing sound experience that will enrapture an audience.

A Team of Experts

Our incredible venue coordinators can bring your vision to life. They can help guide you through your wedding planning process by listening to your vision and helping you meet all of your needs in-house or through working with your wedding professional team.

The Berkeley Events team is dedicated to the success of your dream wedding and will provide seamless attention to your wedding details.

Are you ready to let your love story unfold into the next chapter with the team at Berkeley Events?

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