‘1871’ Berkeley Church Event Venue
The 1871 Berkeley Church, a striking historical landmark on Queen Street East, has been an integral part of Toronto’s architectural landscape since its establishment in 1871. Renowned for its exquisite beauty and architectural mastery, the church presents a blend of historical charm and strategic convenience, located close to Toronto Pearson International Airport and just a mere 12 minutes from Downtown Toronto. In 1999, it transformed into an event venue, opening its doors to a multitude of celebrations, particularly weddings.
This iconic venue not only offers a breathtaking setting for wedding ceremonies but also serves as a picturesque backdrop for stunning wedding photography, making it a cherished location for couples seeking a blend of historical elegance and urban accessibility for their special day.
The 1871 Berkeley Church offers a variety of facilities, catering to diverse event needs and preferences. With a capacity of up to 580 guests for receptions and 330 for banquets, it accommodates both large-scale celebrations and more intimate gatherings. The Grand Ballroom, with its lofty curved ceiling, vintage wooden floor, and spacious area featuring a beautiful stage, can host up to 220 guests for banquets and 300 for receptions and ceremonies. The Mezzanine, adorned with vintage details and lofty stained-glass windows, offers space for up to 180 guests in a banquet setting and 275 for receptions.
For smaller, more private events, the Wine Cellar and the Circa 1871 Lounge provide cozy and elegant spaces, with the former ideal for intimate dining and the latter for receptions with up to 150 guests. The Courtyard area adds an open-air option, with its 1,189 square feet space surrounded by beautiful trees and a paved ground, perfect for memorable outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Each space within the 1871 Berkeley Church exudes its own unique charm, making it a versatile and sought-after venue for those wishing to celebrate their special moments in a setting of historic grandeur and timeless elegance.