Weddings come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and settings, and each one is uniquely beautiful. We think outdoor weddings are especially charming with the beautiful greenery, expansive views and fresh air they can offer. An outdoor wedding can cater to all sorts of different styles and tastes: you can go for the rustic charm, garden wedding, or a polished contemporary setting. The generous selection of beautiful venues- many of which are historical sites- in the GTA offer versatile grounds and gardens for a variety of weddings. Our job is to inject luxurious design into each venue to personalize it to your story!
Below are 10 of our favourite locations in the GTA with beautiful outdoor locations and facilities for a wedding.
2539 14 Line
The Belcroft estates feature barns, a beautiful courtyard and pavilion, perfect for an elegantly rustic wedding. The barns make for a perfect back drop to a reception and the pavilion is a beautiful setting for the ceremony.
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
This location features two settings for a ceremony: Town Hall Green and Victoria Green. Both are described as lush green, romantic spaces. Town hall Green is in the heart of the village with the town hall as the backdrop. Victoria Green is a private outdoor space and is an extension to the Victoria Reception Hall.
1 Austin Terrace
Casa Loma is known for its beautifully grand rooms. The gardens, however, are an excellent spot for a contemporary garden wedding with the beautiful gothic castle as a backdrop. The gardens feature “sparkling fountains” and “unusual sculptures” along with the colourful, artistic settings of flowers, shrubs and trees.
The Estates of Sunnybrook
2075 Bayview Ave
Within this Gatsby-esque venue, it’s the Maclean house that provides the gorgeous, expansive gardens. The Vaughn estate also has outdoor patio areas overlooking the Don River Ravine.
50 Pottery Rd.
Minutes from downtown Toronto and City Hall, Fantasy Farm specializes in outdoor weddings with their many private gardens. They’ve been Toronto’s Premier Celebration Place since 1943.
Miller Lash House
130 Old Kingston Rd
Exclusive use of this venue means a tent on the patio along with grassy fields, forest and rushing stream all of which is surrounded by gardens overlooking the Highland creek.
The Old Mill Inn and Spa
21 Old Mill Rd.
For an outdoor wedding here, the Wedding Garden is the perfect spot. With the Tudor style mansion as the backdrop and the Humber River running parallel to the private family patio this is the perfect place to have a picturesque, romantic garden party.
Toronto Botanical Gardens
777 Lawrence Ave East
The indoor reception halls in this venue, the Floral Hall and the Garden Hal, are made to feel like the outdoors. The courtyards surrounding these halls are described as a relaxing, innovative green space. Photography, reception and ceremony can all happen within this venue.
1601 Lakeshore Blvd W
The patio at Palais Royale is the perfect luxuriously romantic setting for a wedding. The view of Lake Ontario and of the sunset are nothing short of amazing and create a perfect opportunity for a beautiful photo shoot.
Written By: OUDALOVA E&D SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR - Saliah Chaudhry