Graydon Hall Manor is a breathtaking venue for a wedding. It’s no surprise that the mansion is consistently ranked among the top venues in Canada.
Earlier this year, I went to its annual open house to see the space for the first time. As I walked through the gates and into the main doors, I felt instantly welcomed into the inviting space – the main room, which seats 180, was bright and airy with natural light shining through the windows, architectural elements and chandeliers surrounded the room.
There was a live musician was playing lovely scores for us, and the garden… oh my! That was my favourite. Right now, it’s covered in snow but to give you an idea of how an outside ceremony would be set up there in the spring/summer, here is a picture I found from Graydon Hall Manor‘s brochure for reference:
One of my other favourite elements was the coffee bar in the adjacent room! Complimentary specialty coffee/latte, a selection of tea and hot chocolate along with scrumptious biscotti were offered.This area is typically where the bar would be setup during events/weddings. The bar could also be setup in the main room.
The wedding chapel which seats 140 comfortable is also located on the main floor. Intimate and cozy, I can imagine a simple white runner, with lighted candles inside mixed-length cylinders dotting the aisle. Definitely a great plan B should weather not permit for an outdoor ceremony.
Upstairs, there are several rooms – a relaxing respite which might just be perfect for some! A perfect room to host a bridal luncheon, and another room for any private ceremonies – such as the Chinese Tea Ceremony, the Bedeken ceremony (the Veiling Ceremony before the Jewish Wedding Ceremony) or an intimate space for the couple to sign their marriage license with their two witnesses and the officiant.
Not only is there a spacious Bridal Suite… but there’s also a Groom’s Room as well! How thoughtful is this?
I was impressed by Graydon Hall’s setup for their Open House. They had 3 venue representatives stationed at cruiser tables to chat with guests, introduce them to the space and answer any questions.
I spent a lot more time there than I anticipated but I’m glad I did! It felt like I was transported back in time to the days of timeless elegance, romance, class and sophistication. I am so drawn to anything in the 1920-40s era.
If you’re looking to plan an elegant affair, look no further. I have heard from many that the food and service is impeccable and second to none. Typically the cost per head starts at $200 (plus taxes and gratuity), they provide in house catering with a drool-worthy menu, have a list of preferred and trusted vendors, and they are fairly flexible on a lot of elements. The Graydon Hall team will ensure that you are well taken care of so that you can focus on creating those most amazing memories!
If I haven’t convinced you yet, just take a look at a few of these links of real weddings that have taken place at Graydon Hall Manor:
Lisa Mark Photography
Purple Tree Wedding Photography
David Buck Weddings
Style Me Pretty with Photography by Luminous Weddings
Graydon Hall Manor
185 Graydon Hall Drive
Toronto, ON M3A 3B1