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Looking for the best Toronto wedding venues and where to take photos nearby? Here’s a comprehensive guide of locations at top Toronto wedding venues in 2023.

Our best engagement location guide has consistently been our most popular post on the blog. Discovering photogenic locations in the city that fit your particular style is not easy and it seems the guide has helped a lot of our readers. As the list of locations grew, we decided to create a collection of Toronto wedding photography locations specific to each wedding venue to help you pick the perfect venue and also specific locations in the venue for portrait photos.

Many couples ask us for ideas and suggestions about where to take wedding photos (for themselves and the bridal party) during the wedding day, at or around their wedding venue. That’s exactly what we’ve listed in this guide. You’ll also find how the same location is portrayed in an engagement session compared to a wedding. 

Let us know if you’re considering any of these Toronto wedding venues, have questions about how well they might reflect your vision, or have an idea of another location, let’s chat


Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)

Style: Modern, classy, bright & airy
Elements: Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows, luxurious staircases, traditional houses outside
Region: Downtown Toronto

A magical blend of modern and traditional – the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) in Downtown Toronto makes an incredibly tasteful wedding venue – perfect for both indoor and outdoor wedding photography. See the full set in this wedding: Contemporary & Refined Wedding at the Royal Conservatory of Music.


Graydon Hall Manor

Style: Classy, elegant, country-side
Elements: Georgian manor house, formal garden, fountains, terrace
Region: North York

Graydon Hall Manor is a sophisticated historical manor that exudes class in every way. The grand entryway; stone paved walls and elegant arches; and a beautiful terrace and garden decked by fountains

There are a few beautiful rooms upstairs for the bride and groom to get ready. Did we mention, a balcony as well that makes a fabulous outdoor glimpse of the groom waiting for the first look?

Clearly, there’s no shortage of glamorous backdrops for wedding photos at this venue, as you can see from this Fairytale Graydon Hall Manor Wedding.


Elora Mill

Style: Historic charm, rustic, elegant
Elements: Outdoor rustic chapel, indoor foundry, historic town, bridge overlooking Elora Mill
Region: Elora, ON

Sitting on a hill overlooking the grand river and Elora gorge, the Elora Mill Hotel and Spa boasts a rustic European flair, while immersed in nature. Find out all the historical and luxurious charm of a Elora Mill wedding here.


Allan Gardens Conservatory

Style:  Nature-inspired garden in an urban jungle.
Elements: Beautiful tropical plants make up the backdrop for this intimate ceremony, including banana leaves the size of a boat. The glass ceilings also offer a very smooth, dreamy lighting.
Region: Downtown Toronto

Allan Gardens is a historical greenhouse located at the heart of Downtown Toronto. It makes an intimate wedding venue for both indoor and outdoor portraits, quite perfect for a nature-inspired, garden-style wedding or intimate elopement.


Cranberry Creek Gardens


2nd Floor Events

Style: Contemporary city vibe, exposed bricks interiors, wooden ceilings
Elements: String lights, open & cozy space, large bright windows
Region: Downtown Toronto

Conveniently located on King St., this hip, contemporary venue has a spacious event space with large windows and exposed brick interiors. Even at night, during the wedding celebration, the soft ambiance creates an incredibly romantic look in your wedding photos that’ll warm your heart every time.

Check out this modern, industrial wedding at Second Floor Events here.


Liberty Village and Caffino Ristorante

Style: Rustic, industrial, urban city chic
Elements: Red brick walls, charming restaurants, cafes, graffitis
Region: Downtown West


Steam Whistle Brewery

Style: Industrial, hip, open space, bright & moody
Elements: Exposed wooden beams, string lights, high ceilings, large windows
Region: Downtown Toronto


Casa Loma

Style: Classy, traditional, opulent
Elements: Castle, terrace, formal garden, fountains
Region: Toronto Downtown

Marbles, wood, greenery, and fountains – elements that create a magnificent backdrop for wedding portraits. Check out this Grand Castle Fairytale Engagement at Casa Loma here.


Omni King Edward Crystal Ballroom

Style: Opulent, cozy elegant, traditional
Elements: Luxurious crown mouldings, spikey chandeliers, spacious ceremony and reception space
Region: Downtown Toronto


Broadview Hotel

Style: hip, vintage, energetic, characteristic
Elements: city-view rooftop, exposed brick walls, neon lights, charming bar
Region: Downtown, ON


The Barn at Pillar and Post

Style: farm-style, bright and airy, natural, relaxed
Elements: rustic barn, soaring ceilings, farm-style dining space, bright outdoor ceremony
Region: Niagara on the lake


One King West

Style: opulent, traditional, luxurious, urban, grand
Elements: rich wooden panel walls, soaring ceiling ceremony space, super cool vault (!), rooftop
Region: Downtown Toronto


Aga Khan

Style: minimal, architectural, modern, bright & airy
Elements: mirror-like waterbody, angular architecture, clean concrete walls
Region: Midtown Toronto


Liberty Grand

Style: Classic, elegant, grand, luxurious, European courtyard, historical
Elements: Grand steps at entrance with red carpet, large interior halls,
Region: Downtown

There’s no shortage of breathtaking photo locations throughout this wedding venue, with plant-covered limestone walls, high ceiling interiors, cream/gold-toned draperies, and grand arched entrance gate.
Our favourites were catching the soft glow at dusk in front of the magnificent iron door and majestic dome, where the bride’s whimsical dress flies over the crimson red carpet. Check out the full story of this wedding: Liberty Grand Wedding.

Toronto Liberty Grand Wedding Photography
Toronto Liberty Grand Wedding Photography in the rain

Langdon Hall

Style: Natural, country-side, country chic, rustic, classy
Elements: Cottage, barn, french windows, open fields and forests
Region: Cambridge, ON

This high-end manor near the Niagara region makes the perfect wine-county wedding venue. Beautiful interiors, vine covered exteriors, and a sweet barn-style space (with a fireplace) for ceremony – checks off all the boxes for a country-chic wedding.

Distillery District Toronto

Style: Hipster, rustic, contemporary
Elements: Red brick walls, charming small shops and restaurants, pedestrian streets
Region: Downtown Toronto

If you have a thing for exposed bricks and industrial greens, you’d love the Distillery District for your big day. See more at this full wedding: Rustic Glamor Wedding at The Loft in Toronto’s Distillery District.


Spencer’s

Style: modern, bright & airy, contemporary
Elements: waterfront, floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring ceilings, spacious ceremony space
Region: Burlington, ON


Pearle Hotel

Style: charming, classy, tasteful, neutral tones, contemporary
Elements: waterfront, charming old-town streets, grand spiral staircase, spacious ceremony space
Region: Burlington ON


Chase

Style: charming, elegant, tasteful, contemporary, urban
Elements: city view, rooftop, luxurious reception space, tasteful interior design
Region: Downtown Toronto


Whistle Bear

Style: natural, farm-style, whimsical, carefree
Elements: modern barn house, forest, open fields, bright tall floor-to-ceiling windows
Region: Cambridge ON


Pearle Hotel

Style: charming, classy, tasteful, neutral tones, contemporary
Elements: waterfront, charming old-town streets, grand spiral staircase, spacious ceremony space
Region: Burlington ON


City Hall

Style: architectural, traditional, urban
Elements: concrete walls, traditional architectural detailing, busy downtown energy
Region: Downtown Toronto


Miller Lash House

Style: whimsical, folk, dreamy, natural & soft
Elements: farm-house style reception space, plenty of greeneries, fountain, vine-covered walls
Region: Scarborough


Eddie Farm

Style: rustic, farm-house, barn, natural, relaxed
Elements: red barn-house, bright & spacious reception space, natural outdoor ceremony space
Region: Bloomfield ON


Spadina Museum

Style: traditional, classy, charming, luxurious
Elements: beautiful manor, luscious yard, greenhouse, flower-filled garden
Region: Downtown ON


Canoe Restaurant

Style: Contemporary, sleek, upscale
Elements: Open concept restaurant, wood-theme decor
Region: Downtown

One of the most photogenic wedding venues in Toronto, Canoe’s ceremony area is filled with light, glimmering off of the golden hardware inside. And who can complain about the superb view of the city?

Check out the full blog about this Canoe Restaurant wedding here.

Canoe Restaurant Wedding Ceremony Exit

Jump

Style: charming, contemporary, elegant, luxurious
Elements: downtown energy, beautiful bar, bright & spacious reception space
Region: Financial District


One Hotel Toronto

Style: Bright & airy, classy, elegant
Elements: Beautiful outdoor pavilion for a wedding ceremony, impeccable decor, bar, dusty blue leather seats, marble tables…
Region: Downtown Toronto

The One Hotel Toronto, formerly known as Colette Grand Cafe, boasts elegant French charms. It comes complete with a beautiful water-lined outdoor Pavillion for the ceremony, and of course an incredibly tasteful French restaurant for the reception. (We love it so much that my wife and I got married here!)

Check out this airy intimate wedding at The One Hotel on the blog.


University of Toronto

Style: Grand, historical, architectural, classic
Elements: Gardens, arches, traditional architecture
Region: Downtown

You don’t have to go to school here with your sweetheart to want to get married here. No wonder great movies are filmed here. UofT has such an intriguing mix of traditional architectural elements that’ll elevate your wedding photos. Something about those paved pathways, greeneries, and climbing vines on brick buildings – make beautiful weddings in any season.

University of Toronto Wedding Photo taken at the UC College

Hart House

Style: Grand, historical, architectural, gothic, classic, luxurious
Elements: Traditional stone architecture, formal garden, rich wood-paneled rooms
Region: Downtown

The Hart House at the University of Toronto is a unique treasure situated in downtown Toronto, Hart House is full of elegant rooms and beautiful architectural details. Both the bridal suite and the groom suite (Bickersteth Room) were filled with oak-paneled bookshelves, stone fireplace, and leaded glass windows.

Find more inspiration at this Classic and Elegant Hart House Wedding.


Trinity College

Style: Grand, historical, architectural, classic, luxurious
Elements: Gardens, stone walls, gorgeous foliage
Region: Downtown

Toronto Trinity College Wedding

Knox College

Style: Grand, historical, architectural, gothic, classic, luxurious
Elements: Garden, arches, grand staircases, dramatic lighting
Region: Downtown


Osgoode Hall

Style: Architectural, modern, classic
Elements: Arched door-ways, red brick walls, manicured gardens
Region: Downtown Toronto

This location is a popular wedding portrait spot for couples getting married in a downtown Toronto venue, wanting to grab an intimate outdoor portrait shoot near their venue. The lime stone arches against the red brick wall is our favourite backdrop for these quiet, sweet moments, almost a little break in the middle of the wedding day.


Eglinton Grand

Style: Vintage, glamorous, theatre
Elements: Large traditional theatre sign outside
Region: Midtown

This wedding location has got everything from a vintage old-film ticket booth, fluorescent mini lights, a film plaque with customized names, paired with a gold and red palette. A perfect venue for film, Hollywood-lovers.

See more of this tasteful wedding here – Vintage Hollywood Glamour Eglinton Grand Wedding.


Inn on the Twenty

Style: Country chic, small-town charm, European, earthy
Elements: vineyard, wide-open fields, charming barn
Region: Niagara-On-The-Lake

A weekend wedding getaway in the wine-county? Where do I sign up?! This sweet winery wedding venue will get you the barn look, the open vineyard field look, the charming small-town look, all in one.

Check out the rustic and cozy vineyard wedding here.


Konzelmann Estate Winery

Style: Country chic, rustic, earthy, bohemian
Elements: vineyard, wide-open fields, charming barn, gazebo by the lake
Region: Niagara On The Lake

Konzelmann offers a sweet and cozy lakefront location for wedding ceremonies. The gazebo creates an incredibly romantic backdrop when decorated with soft florals. It’s almost as if you can feel the breeze in these wedding photos!


The Warehouse Event Venue

Style: Industrial, modern, hipster
Elements: Large windows, string lights, exposed bricks
Region: Mid Town Toronto

If you’re into the minimal, artsy, hipster style, you’d love the Warehouse Event Venue for your big day. There’s a ton of interesting corners with tall painted walls and reflective glass. It effortlessly draws the focus to the highlight of the day: you.


Guildwood Inn

Style: Earthy, architectural, elegant, whimsical
Elements: Country-chic manor, stone arches, large architectural columns
Region: Scarborough


Cambridge Mill

Style: Modern meets traditional, grand ceilings, country-side
Elements: Exposed bricks, large floor to ceiling windows, water mill
Region: Cambridge, ON


Old Mills

Style: Victorian, country-chic, classy, elegant
Elements: Charming houses, ivory covered stone walls
Region: Downtown West

Sitting parallel with Humber River, Old Mill Inn is a victorian style wedding venue full of British country charm. The ivy-covered stone wall offers a romantic backdrop for any bridal portraits, and the beautiful wedding garden was only a stone path away.

You will love this intimate and charming wedding at Old Mill Toronto


Doctor’s House

Style: Contemporary, traditional, charming, vintage
Elements: Small charming church, bright french windows, gardens
Region: Northwest of Toronto

The Doctor’s House is a delightfully intimate venue, nestled in the charming small town of Kleinburg Village Northwest of Toronto. This dreamy wedding exudes a delicate and exquisite sense of class


Credit Valley Golf and Country Club

Style: Nature, elegant, classy
Elements: Wide open field, indoor reception hall with a great view
Region: Mississauga


Eagle’s Nest Golf Club

Style: Natural, earthy, elegant
Elements: Wide open field, terrace with a great view
Region: Richmond Hill

Kortright Center for Conservation

Style: Natural, earthy, botanical, care-free, mystical, earthy
Elements: Gorgeous tall pine trees, forest
Region: Vaughan


Madsen’s Greenhouse

Style: Whimsical, natural, romantic, lush greens
Elements: A greenhouse/tent like space, romantic with string lights
Region: Newmarket, GTA

Summer and botanical theme seem to go hand in hand. For those attracted to an out-of-city escape for their big day, this Fairytale Madsen’s Greenhouse Wedding at Newmarket is an easy consideration.


Hacienda Sarria

Style: Spanish European, traditional, vintage charm,
Elements: Luscious groomed garden with fountain, ironwork, balconies, wooden doors
Region: Kitchener, ON

Enjoy the charming and irresistible charm of Spanish architecture at Hacienda Sarria – just over an hour drive from Toronto! This location makes a gorgeous venue for a European style wedding, with no shortage of corners for portrait photos. The glistening fountain, groomed pines, Julian balconies, chandeliers, string lights – need we go on? Read up on this stylish wedding story at Hacienda Sarria here.

Note: As of 2023, this venue is still closed, we are hoping it will reopen one day!

Hacienda Sarria Wedding Photo Location in Kitchener



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