Vintage Wedding Venues in Toronto
Congratulations – you’re planning your
wedding! One of the most important decisions you’ll make will be choosing a
venue for the celebration. Today’s brides and grooms often prefer to hold their
wedding ceremony and festivities in a vintage or heritage venue. An historic
site adds a great deal of atmosphere to any event, and signifies the couple’s
connection to the past as well as their promise for the future. Fortunately,
Toronto boasts many beautiful historic sites for a wedding. Choosing the
one that’s right for your special day can be exciting.
A Grand Affair
One historic venue in the city that offers an
extraordinary experience for both you and your guests is the Eglinton Grand,
formerly the Eglinton Theatre.
This beautiful Art Deco event space is a past
winner of the "Bride’s Choice Award” and a jewel in the heart of the city.
Located in Forest Hill at Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road, the Eglinton
Theatre was built in the 1930s and opened to great acclaim in 1936. The lobby
featured sparkling chandeliers, original murals, plush furniture, and a
fireplace. The 800-seat theatre was graced with richly-coloured fabrics, and
golden statues of goddesses. Even the bathrooms were luxurious, with gilded
mirrors, spacious dressing room areas, and ornate sink fixtures.
For many years, the Eglinton Grand was known
as the "Show Place of Toronto”. Built in classic Art Deco style, its soaring
marquee became a landmark in the neighbourhood.
The theatre was important to the history of
film in Toronto. Over the years, the Eglinton Theatre developed a philosophy of
showing popular movies for the neighbourhood as well as lesser-known films for
film buffs. World records for attendance were set at the Eglinton, including
the incredible 144-week run of The Sound
The advent of the multiplex cinema led to the
decline of the theatre, but fortunately the Dynamic Hospitality and
Entertainment company saw the building’s potential. After the theatre closed in
2002, Dynamic restored the building to its former grandeur and reopened it as
an events venue.
Today the Eglinton Grand combines the beauty
of 1930s Art Deco surroundings with professional full-service events catering
and state-of-the-art audio-visual capability. Friendly and efficient staff will
help you choose the right package or combination of services for your special
The Eglinton Grand is renowned for its
extensive and impressive menu, which includes a wide range of options, and the
facility maintains a full in-house kosher kitchen.
Speak to a representative today and find out
more about this vintage wedding venue in Toronto. Bring old Hollywood elegance
and glamour to your special day!