Here on KnotsVilla, we cherish weddings with very obvious themes and the rustic weddings have been very popular among our features. One could talk a whole lot about how to plan a rustic wedding but we are convinced a good first starting point should always be the location. So yesterday when we received a reader’s request for rustic wedding venues in Toronto, we knew we had to come up with a thorough list ASAP!
We’ve dug deep into the wedding world wide web and come up with 21 perfect locations for rustic weddings here in the Toronto Area. 15 of these venues are in Toronto while the remaining 6 are in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) which is a very common option for Toronto couples to consider.
Remember while these are official event venues, couples thinking of rustic venues should also extend their searches to private/small farms and barns. Such venues works very well for intimate rustic weddings.
Photo by Joseph + Jaime at Steam Whistle Brewery via the wedding Co
Rustic Wedding Venues in Toronto, Ontario
1. Berkeley Field House – 311 Queen St East, Toronto, ON
The Berkeley Field House is one of a kind. A rustic escape in the heart of bustling downtown Toronto. With a main venue that invokes a country carriage house, the Field House is the only space where you can have cocktails in a tree house, stroll along a creek, and gather with others surrounded by a homespun natural garden.
2. Artscape Gibraltar Point – 443 Lakeshore Ave, Toronto, ON
Since opening in 1999, Artscape Gibraltar Point has become one of the Toronto Islands most popular event venues, Just a 10-minute ferry from downtown Toronto, this former island school house is surrounded by over 46 acres of parkland and is steps way from a beautiful sandy beach with stunning views of Lake Ontario. Nearby is the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, Toronto’s oldest landmark.
Artscape Gibraltar Point has become widely recognized as a perfect place to host a variety of event such as retreats, weddings and even music festivals.
3. Fermenting Cellar – 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto, ON
Originally constructed on what was then Toronto’s waterfront, The Fermenting Cellar has now been transformed into the most unique event platform in Toronto. This flagship venue offers a breathtaking industrial chic setting. From heavy timber beams and trusses to the original Kingston limestone walls, The Fermenting Cellar offers your event a memorable atmosphere.
4. Ward’s Island Clubhouse – 20 Withrow St, Toronto, ON
The Clubhouse was built by members from 1937 to 1938 and is conveniently located 300 feet south of the Ward’s Island Ferry dock at the eastern point of Toronto Islands – just a 15 minute Ferry ride from the Toronto waterfront. The Clubhouse and adjacent fenced-in yard are host to events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, reunions, dances, company meetings, seminars & picnics from May to October.
5. Blackcreek Pioneer Village – 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON
Endless possibilities, in a timeless setting. The historic atmosphere, exceptional banquet facilities and catering services make Black Creek an ideal location for hosting small or large functions including: Weddings, Anniversary Dinners, Bridal Showers, Retirement Parties, Fundraisers, Bar & Bat Mitzvah … or any other special occasion
6. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse – 106 Trinity St, Toronto, ON
Married couples fondly recall being married in this charming and beautifully restored Victorian Schoolhouse built in 1848. Many couples hold the ceremony in the Schoolroom, have a bar in the Salon and the reception in the West Hall complete with baby grand piano.
One of four top-of-the line caterers provides gourmet food, attentive staff and expert attention to detail and our recommended florists can put blooms on every table.
7. Archeo – 31 Trinity St, Toronto, ON
Combining an open plan and welcoming hospitality, Archeo is the restaurant equivalent of the urban loft apartment. High yellow pine ceilings, concrete floors, exposed brick walls and the reclaimed timber bar and tables are a perfect blend of contemporary style and historic tradition.
Large scale photographs of on-site heritage architecture by artist Steven Evans are novel room dividers lending the large open-concept room a sense of relaxed intimacy. Perfect for cozy lunches or large functions of up to 150 people.
8. Balzac’s Distillery District – 1 Trinity Street Toronto, ON
Toronto’s only pedestrian village is the site for Balzac’s second location, opened in 2002. This national historic site with its exquisite Victorian Industrial Architecture is alive with arts and culture, boasting some of Toronto’s finest boutiques and food shops.
Balzac’s has transformed the circa 1895 Pump House into a two storey Grand Parisian style café. A giant Vaudeville chandelier casts a soft glow for sitting back and watching the bustling activity of this unique district.
9. Ocho Hotel – 195 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
Host your next event in our upper level space, which can be easily decorated and organized to suit your particular needs. Let us provide the perfect setting for your next business function, private party, or wedding event.
10. Artscape Wychwood Barns – 76 Wychwood Ave, Toronto, ON
Artscape Wychwood Barns is a former transit facility that has been transformed into a hub for arts, community and the environment in midtown Toronto. Since opening in 2008, the Barns have become one of the city’s most unique event venues. Its soaring ceilings, abundant natural light and architectural detailing create a dramatic backdrop for all kinds of events.
The Barns are home to artist studios, not-for-profit organizations, indoor and outdoor growing areas, a gallery, a popular farmers’ market and exciting community events. It is one of the first heritage buildings in Canada to be certified LEED Gold.
11. Thompson Landry Gallery – Stone Gallery Space – 32 Distillery Lane, Toronto, ON
Located across the street from the Cooperage Space, the original Thompson Landry Gallery, the Stone Gallery, is housed in a beautiful 2700 square foot space adorned with original distilling equipment and artworks. With its fourteen foot ceilings and unique architecture, the Stone Gallery is the perfect location for private celebrations and intimate corporate gatherings.
12. Thompson Landry Gallery – Cooperage Space – 6 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON
The larger of our two Galleries, the Cooperage Space, is housed in a beautiful 4300 square foot original historic building in the heart of Toronto’s Distillery District. With its exposed brick and plaster walls, along with its unique layout, this sophisticated and rustic space is the perfect backdrop for any planned event.
13. Fantasy Farm – 50 Pottery Rd, Toronto, ON
Fantasy Farm Banquet Hall & Event Centre has been one of Toronto’s premiere wedding destinations for over half a century. Fantasy Farm is a hidden gem, nestled amongst lush gardens and embraced by the natural beauty of the Don Valley conservation land which surrounds our venue.
14. The Fifth Events – Cabin Five – 225 Richmond Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, ON
Cabin Five reflects the feel of a rustic Canadian homestead in the middle of downtown Toronto. An alley entrance with a private staircase leads into the back of the century-old Gelber warehouse. Inside, the room is reminiscent of a settler’s cabin with a hay wagon, old wood bars, antiques and memorabilia. This fun and unique space is perfect for casual or themed events and can be used in combination with our other venues.
15. Steam Whistle Brewing – 255 Bremner Blvd Toronto, ON
Steam Whistle Brewing is home to two unique event spaces that can accommodate groups of 30 to 750. The historic Roundhouse is an architectural gem with large multi-paned windows, 30-foot ceilings, hand-hewn support pillars and exposed red brick. Steam Whistle’s renovation has kept much of its originality in place.
Steam Whistle Brewing has been home to corporate parties, weddings, charity fundraisers, art shows and auctions, concerts, book readings, and media launches.
More Rustic Wedding locations in the Greater Toronto Area
16. Country Heritage Park – 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON
17. Bloom Field Farm – 3745 Highway 2, Newcastle, ON
18. Belcroft Estates – 2539 14 Line, Gilford, ON
19. Kortright Centre – 9550 Pine Valley Dr, Woodbridge, ON
20. Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn – 16847 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon Village, ON
21. Herongate Barn Theatre – 2885 Altona Rd,Pickering, ON