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A Historic & Unique Wedding Venue in Toronto

No other event venue in Toronto offers the amazing combination of historical tradition and contemporary vibe that is inherent in the 1871 Berkeley Church.

The main floor features a grand ballroom with fireplaces and a Victorian inspired bar. Overlooking the main space is a classically beautiful mezzanine, featuring 17ft high stained glass windows.

The Circa 1871 Lounge on the lower level, with its inviting exposed stone walls, also features intimate nooks, a wine cellar and an enclosed courtyard.

Capacity Info: 580 Standing or 330 Seated

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Andrea Boyle
Andrea Boyle

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

We hosted our wedding at Berkeley Church this past October and cannot say enough positive things about the experience. From our first site visit to the wedding night, the venue was responsive, attentive, and thorough. We were matched with Allie as our wedding coordinator, and she is AMAZING. So kind, fun, answered quickly the million questions we sent, and made us feel like the venue was ours for the wedding. Totally open to all our ideas, we really felt complete freedom in designing the wedding. The food was amazing, the service and staff were on point, and it really is such a beautiful and unique place right in the heart of downtown Toronto to get married. We feel very lucky to have chosen Berkeley as it met our expectations. Only strange thing that happened was that our wedding cake disappeared by the time we went to pick it up the next day...but honestly, I hope whoever took it enjoyed it because it was delicious. Highly recommend Berkeley!

Hayley Manlove
Hayley Manlove

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I am so thankful we decided to have our big day at the Berkeley Church!
Location: I don’t think you will find a more beautiful venue downtown Toronto. Our photos from the day turned out stunning because of the beautiful back drop the venue provided. Our guests were so impressed too! I especially loved that we could do everything in one place with no flips! It made the day so seamless. The mezzanine for the ceremony was so beautiful and provided a really intimate environment. The basement, while perhaps a bit small, was actually perfect for the cocktail hour as it allowed the groom and I to easily mingle with all our guests. The main floor is the perfect reception location! There was ample room for our ~115 guests, and still a massive dance floor! Again, the room looks absolutely beautiful and makes for excellent photos (especially with the overhead string lights).
Food:
The food was delicious! I also greatly appreciated how everything was accurately represented at the tasting – the quality did not change despite the mass production on our wedding day. Plus, there were so many amazing options to chose from too, so to appeal to a diverse array of tastes (and dietary restrictions).
Service:
The staff was incredibly professional. It was clear that this was far from their first wedding. They even thought to bring some appetizers upstairs where the bridal party was taking photos so that we didn’t miss out. It was so thoughtful! Allie, the coordinator was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. She truly wanted us to have our perfect day and was therefore willing to suggest alternatives to suit our individual needs.
BYOB:
This was great for us! Compared to “open bar” packages at other venues, it was far more economical. Additionally, we were able to chose exactly what we wanted to serve the day of. Our guests loved the signature drinks the Berkeley Church made for us! All we had to do was provide the recipe – and they did the rest.
There honestly isn’t a thing I would change about our day, and that is largely because of the perfect setting provided by the Berkeley Church.

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Corporate Event Venue

With three distinct levels, the 1871 Berkeley Church provides an ideal venue for your specific event requirements.

The main floor and mezzanine provide an open, welcoming space for large presentations and gala events. The 1871 Circa Lounge provides more intimate spaces for breakout needs and VIP areas.

Let Berkeley Catering add a classy, local menu to you function and the experience is one your guests are sure to remember.

A great venue for any corporate event in downtown Toronto.


The Unique Toronto Wedding Venue

Make the most important day of your life beautiful, memorable, and effortless.

Hold your wedding ceremony on the mezzanine surrounded by soaring stained glass, or on the main floor framed by a background that has ushered love into marriage for almost 150 years.

From beginning to end our professional staff will assist you in making your wedding vision a reality.

Many people rave about the Berkeley Church event venue.

“Beautiful venue and great service! Do not look elsewhere if you are having a wedding in Toronto!” – Kayla

“This is such a fantastic venue and I could not be happier with the service. I would definitely recommend it! Thanks Berkeley Church for making our wedding so perfect and beautiful!” – Stephanie

“I cannot say enough about how amazing this venue is. …From start to finish I cannot find one thing that we would change or that we were not happy with. The food is amazing, the staff are top notch, and the building is gorgeous. 10/10!” – Nona

 


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Clients

The 1871 Berkeley Church has been the answer to our clients prayers for almost two decades. Our past clients have included:

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‘1871’ Berkeley Church Floor Plan

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315 Queen St. East.
Toronto, ON. M5A 1S7