Toronto restaurants for a great wedding reception

Think you have to hold your wedding reception at some bland, cookie cutter hall in the ‘burbs that seats 500 and serves food nobody will enjoy? Think again, folks! These restaurants offer a delicious alternative for a wedding reception no one will ever forget.

Pizzeria Libretto

1
550 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P8

Someone who had a very small wedding (think: fewer than 30 people in attendance) nearby chose to have her reception on the lower level of this fantastic pizzeria a few years back, and it seems like a great place to finish off a great day. Who needs wilted side salads and runny gravy over dried out roast beef, when you can have amazing pizza and your favourite beer or glass of wine?

Globe Bistro

2
124 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N1

Not only is the food heavenly at this Danforth restaurant, but the multi-level setup of the century-old building makes it a spectacular backdrop for a wedding reception. You can book the entire restaurant for a large wedding or any number of other configurations, including the main dining room and private dining room, for smaller numbers.

Canoe Restaurant & Bar

3
66 Wellington St W, 54th Floor, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6

If you want to wow your guests with incredible food and an incredible view, look no further. Attend a wedding with a reception here once, and you will remember every course! The uniquely Canadian food and the expansive view of Toronto from the downtown core are unforgettable.

Ocho

4
195 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C5

Located in a century-old building on the border of the Fashion District and Chinatown, Ocho is both a first rate restaurant and boutique hotel. It has a Scotch list to die for, an extensive collection of whiskey and bourbon, and the minimalist decor will make you feel like you’re having your reception in NYC instead of Toronto.

The Forth

5
629 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1R2

Still new to the scene, but hoping to change things from the inside, The Forth (named for its location on The Danforth) comes out as the perfect blend of large-venue reception space with a real flair for top cuisine. The chef comes from a well-known restaurant, so you know the food will be good, and 8,000 sq. ft. of space means it will accommodate everyone you invited.

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