Downtown Toronto has seen a rise in luxury hotels over the last few years, changing the landscape of both the Toronto skyline and the wedding industry. Couples now have a lot more choice when it comes to planning a luxury wedding. In today’s post, I will walk you through the best luxury hotels in Toronto for weddings. All are very different from one another, so the best fit for you will depend on your style and specific needs. Happy planning!

Luxury hotels not only offer great food and ambiance, but also extra amenities that a normal event venue wouldn’t provide, like onsite valet, a concierge and a complimentary hotel room. The hotels also offer the couple the cache that comes with the hotel’s brand itself. The last couple of years I have seen a shift towards hotel weddings and it is large because we have a great selection of luxury hotels in Toronto now. Read on for my recommendations and tips on what Toronto has to offer for luxury hotel venues.

Toronto luxury hotel – The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Toronto's best luxury hotels for weddings - Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, taken by Joee Wong.
See more of our romantic blush wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto here.

Toronto luxury hotel – Ritz-Carlton, Toronto overview (website):

  • Style: Organic and classic elegance, strong Canadiana vibe
  • Location: Located just next door to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre (Wellington and Simcoe)
  • Dining: Ritz Bar and Cafe, Deq Lounge, Toca restaurant
  • Standard wedding package comes with a complimentary anniversary stay (in additional to the complimentary wedding night stay) and access to the Club Lounge for breakfast and refreshments
  • The only Spa My Blend by Clarins outside of Paris (with a large lounge area great for groups)
  • Lobby regularly features cotton candy stand, candy buffet and build your own ice cream sundae bar
  • Guests staying at the hotel can choose between a city (CN Tower) or lake view

Ritz-Carlton, Toronto event spaces:

  • Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
    • Largest luxury ballroom in Toronto at 7,400 square feet
    • Seats up to 600 guests but able to divide into smaller spaces
    • Features large wrap around Grand Foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Roy Thompson Hall and downtown Toronto
  • Wellington Ballroom
    • Seats up to 200 guests
    • Features wrap around foyer with similar view to the Grand Foyer
  • The Gallery
    • An intimate space, located on the same floor as the Wellington Ballroom
    • Seats up to 80 guests for dinner
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of downtown Toronto and Roy Thompson Hall

 

Toronto luxury hotel – Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

Toronto's best luxury hotels for weddings - Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's Museum Room
Museum Room, taken by Curio Studios.
See more of our cherry blossom wedding at the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto here.

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto overview (website):

  • Style: Contemporary yet classic, with strong Oriental style
  • Location: Located in the heart of Toronto’s financial and entertainment district (University and Adelaide)
  • Dining: Lobby Lounge, Bosk restaurant
  • Hotel features some of the largest standard guestrooms of the luxury hotels
  • The expansive Lobby Lounge features live music every day of the week from 3:00pm – 1:00am
  • Event floor offers an outdoor garden terrace for guests

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto event spaces:

  • Queens Park Ballroom
    • Seats up to 250 guests for dinner
    • Features walls that open up for views of the terrace and outdoors
  • Museum Ballroom
    • Seats up to 100 guests (but comfortable with 70-80 with dance floor)
    • Features 13 chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling view of Toronto

Toronto luxury hotel – Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto

Toronto's best luxury hotels for weddings - Four Seasons Hotel's Aria Ballroom
Aria Ballroom, taken by Mango Studios.
See more of our black tie wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto here.

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto overview (website):

  • Style: Contemporary and neutral
  • Location: Located in Toronto’s upscale Yorkville neighborhood and shopping area (Bay and Bloor)
  • Dining: D Bar, Cafe Boulud
  • Standard wedding package includes 7 hours of open bar
  • Largest spa space of all the hotels
  • South Asian wedding dinner (catered in-house) available

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto event spaces:

  • Aria Ballroom
    • Seats up to 400 guests
    • Features floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light
  • Vinci Ballroom
    • Seats up to 250 guests
    • Features floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light

Toronto luxury hotel – Trump Hotel, Toronto

Toronto's best luxury hotels for weddings - Trump Hotel's Grand Ballroom
Grand Salon. Image from Trump Hotel Toronto.

Trump Hotel Toronto overview (website):

  • Style: Modern and sophisticated
  • Location: Located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district (Bay and Adelaide)
  • Dining: America restaurant, Calvin Bar
  • Standard wedding package is catered by Oliver & Bonacini
  • Grand Ballroom and Grand Salon feature a spacious pre-dinner function space with a beautiful staircase
  • Babysitting and Trump Kids programs available

Trump Hotel Toronto event spaces:

  • Grand Ballroom
    • Seats up to 180 guests
    • Features floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light
  • Grand Salon
    • Seats up to 140 guests and divisible into 3 spaces
    • Features floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light
  • Bay Street Suite
    • Seats up to 60 guests for an intimate event
    • Located on the 30th floor and was previously the President’s Suite

Toronto luxury hotel – The Omni King Edward Hotel

Toronto's best luxury hotels for weddings - The newly renovated King Edward Hotel, Sovereign Ballroom.
The recently renovated Sovereign Ballroom, taken by Olive Studio.
See more of our elegant wedding at the Omni King Edward Hotel here.

The Omni King Edward Hotel overview (website):

  • Style: Sophisticated and elegant, with historic Edwardian architecture
  • Location: Located in the heart of downtown Toronto (Yonge and King)
  • Dining: Consort Bar, Victoria’s Restaurant
  • Toronto’s first luxury hotel with historic roots dating back to 1903
  • Known for their classic high tea experience
  • Large corner bridal suites that are all uniquely designed and very specious

The Omni King Edward Hotel event spaces:

  • Vanity Ballroom
    • Seats up to 220 guests comfortably
    • Located on the second floor, features arched dome ceiling with 2 oversized chandelier
    • Back section can be used for ceremonies, with a separate entrance and dividers
  • Sovereign Ballroom
    • Seats up to 150 guests
    • Located on the main floor, features ornate, Edwardian architecture from floor to ceiling
  • Windsor Ballroom
    • Seats up to 120 guests
    • Located on the lower floor, this private space offers a classic setting for an event

Toronto’s luxury hotels on the map

The Toronto luxury hotel that will be the best fit for your wedding will depend on your budget, style and specific needs. Because the hotels are so different from one another, I find most couples will gravitate towards one over the others purely based on aesthetic.

As I always say, the venue search is the most stressful and daunting task for couples, as it involves a lot of variables and a big chunk of their budget. Navigating the venue search with a seasoned wedding planner who knows the various venues well will save you stress, time and money. All the best in wedding planning and I hope this guide is helpful!


Rebecca Chan is a Toronto wedding planner and day of wedding coordinator providing sophisticated planning for the style-savvy couple. Whether you need planning assistance or wedding day coordination, Rebecca can help you create your dream wedding day. Contact her today, she'd love to hear from you.

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