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Say “I do” to One King West – Toronto Wedding Venues

Your happily-ever-after begins in the elegant and romantic surroundings of One King West.

Built in 1914, One King West retains the magnificent architecture of the mid-modern period, including original marble bank deposit tables and the imposing 40-tonne bank vault on the lower level.

The Grand Banking Hall boasts of soaring 35-foot ceilings, a 100-foot bar, floor to ceiling cathedral windows, exquisite Corinthian columns and a carefully restored carved relief ceiling.

As one of Toronto’s historic landmarks, we offer our guests five heritage spaces for your special day, including the intimate wood-paneled Chairman’s Boardroom and the Austin Gallery. We have an ideal space for your exceptional engagement party, bridal shower or wedding ceremonies and receptions.

One King West is noted as one of Toronto’s premier wedding venues. Speak to our Wedding Specialist today for more information by calling 416-548 – 8200.


History

This stunning 12-storey Beaux-Arts building with terracotta facade and Renaissance styling, on the stately corner of King St. & Yonge St., has pierced the Toronto landscape since 1914. The first owners of this address were Michie & Co. Grocers and Wine Merchants. In 1876, the Dominion Bank took ownership, established the headquarters of their growing empire and conducted business here for 126 years.

Ownership shifted in 1999. Designated as a Heritage Building, Stanford Downey Architect redesigned the building for residential use. This project included the addition of a second tower of condominiums, nicknamed “The Sliver” owing to its slender profile. The redesign project was completed in 2006. This tower is the tallest residential building in Canada!

Today, this prestigious address serves as a residence, hotel, and a sparkling example of a Toronto wedding venue that marries modern style and traditional sophistication.


Wedding Venues – Toronto’s history and your wedding

One King West is one of the wedding venues in Toronto that combines historic charm and modern flair. Couples and their guests have several options here that accommodate anything from intimate rehearsal dinners to the grandest of receptions.

  • The Grand Banking Hall – With floor to ceiling cathedral windows, overlooking King St. & Yonge St., Corinthian columns, and marble deposit tables flanking the room, the wedding party and their guests will be transported back in time. This breathtaking space accommodates up to 500 standing guests (250 seated) comfortably.
  • Austin Gallery – This space once housed the bank’s executive offices. The gallery now offers private rooms off the main gallery and a large balcony overlooking the space.
  • The King Gallery – an enclosed space overlooking the Grand Banking Hall, the King Gallery is a beautiful space for pre-reception cocktails or ceremonies.

You can be sure that we offer our guests a truly exceptional and stylish experience unlike any other Toronto wedding venue.


Accommodating your guests in style

One King West is one of the unique wedding venues in Toronto that offers full service wedding options.

Couples can design the perfect menu with our Executive Chef and culinary team.

Your out-of-town guests will be comfortable in our home-inspired hotel suites with spectacular views of the Toronto skyline. Each spacious suite is bathed in natural light and includes in-suite kitchen and laundry, chic bathroom, and smartly designed décor throughout.


Picture your wedding at 1 King West

One King West is situated at the centre of our humming metropolis. We are conveniently located within steps of great theater, world-class shopping, Toronto’s dynamic waterfront, and the intoxicating aromas of the world famous St. Lawrence Market. Our location is ideal for couples looking to capture the unique urban landscape in their photographs as well as a range of exciting pre- and post-wedding activities.

One King West works with preferred suppliers that will help deliver a spectacular wedding. Our wedding specialists can provide you with a complete list of preferred:

  • Photographers
  • Florists
  • Audio/Visual and DJ
  • Furniture and décor
  • Candle and luminary providers
  • Kosher caterers

And many more!

One King West is proud to be one of the premiere Toronto wedding venues that offer a unique blend of traditional opulence and modern flair.

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