Celebrate in Style with Unique Toronto Banquet Halls

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Unique Toronto Banquet Halls

If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful spot for your wedding, you’ll be amazed by the choices that Toronto has to offer. You may wish to consider an historic site, since these venues, rich in tradition and often featuring glamourous back stories, provide both architectural beauty and a feeling of connection to Toronto’s rich history. A lovely historic venue may strike just the right note for your special day. One major advantage to having an historic site wedding is that there will be no need for elaborate decorations – these unique venues have a character of their own!

Eglinton Grand

One extraordinary venue to consider is the former Eglinton Theatre (now the Eglinton Grand,) at Eglinton West and Avenue Road. If you want to lend your wedding day a touch of 1930s Hollywood glamour, this is the space for you.
The Eglinton Theatre opened in 1936, and was instantly hailed as the "Show Place of Toronto”. The first audiences gasped as they entered the lobby, which featured high ceilings, glittering chandeliers, an Art Deco fireplace, glass etchings, and original murals. The 800-seat theatre itself was adorned with gold statues of goddesses, rich fabrics, and plush seating. Even the bathrooms were luxurious, with gilt mirrors in comfortable anterooms and ornamented faucets on the sinks. And one of the largest marquees in the country graced the façade.
Over the decades, the Eglinton Theatre played an important role in bringing film to the city. The theatre set world records for attendance, including a 144-week run for The Sound of Music! The Eglinton Theatre was declared a national heritage site in 1993.
Unfortunately, the dawn of the multiplex cinema meant stiff competition for heritage theatres like the Eglinton, and in 2002, the theatre was forced to close its doors. Luckily, Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment purchased the building, restoring it to its former grandeur, and reopening it as an events venue.

Grand Advantages

Although the Eglinton Grand retains all of the elegance and glamour of 1930s Art Deco style, it combines its retro appearance with full-service venue facilities and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. One of the highlights of the Grand is its extensive and impressive menu. You may choose from hundreds of menu items, and both buffet and sit-down dinner service is available. The Eglinton Grand maintains an in-house kosher kitchen as well.
The Eglinton Grand is an exclusive venue which includes a two-tiered mezzanine which overlooks a large ball room, and also includes an intimate ceremony space. You may want to book both or one for your event. Ask about wedding packages that may be available at this unique Toronto banquet hall.