Magnificent Spaces

exterior building photoLocated on the historic St. George campus of the University of Toronto, Hart House is a unique venue for your celebration.

 

Built in 1919, this stunning Gothic Revival building can accommodate ceremonies, dinners, receptions and parties for you and up to 280 guests.

 

For an intimate wedding, engagement brunch, or rehearsal party, book the renowned Gallery Grill, voted as one of Toronto’s top restaurants.

 

Rooms, Spaces and Intimate Places

The Great Hall
The Quad
The Lower Gallery
Debates Room
Music Room

East Common Room
Chapel
Bickersteth Room

Committees Room

South Sitting Room

 

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The Great Hall

With an eighteen-meter cathedral ceiling, marble floors, decorative stone corbels, oak panelling and a grand fireplace, this room is a Toronto landmark. With its soaring stained glass, marble floor, ornate timbered ceilings, Steinway concert grand piano, oak panelling and hanging bronze chandeliers, The Great Hall is Hart House’s signature space.

 

Size: 115’ x 38’ or 65m x 11.5m and about 60’, or 18m high
Capacity: 426 for receptions, 280 for dinner
Options: Ideal for large banquets, parties and weddings
Wedding Inclusions: Bridal suite
Special Features: External entrance and lobby area

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The Quad

Often booked in conjunction with the Great Hall is Hart House’s famous courtyard, or Quad. Enclosed on four sides and open to the skies, this expansive outdoor space includes a tented patio and multiple levels with a spectacular castle-like feel with views of the original stonework and leaded glass windows of Hart House.  The space features gardens tucked in between the stonework, large bronze sculptures and a centred flagstone aisle. This unique, private, licensed, outdoor space is often booked with the Great Hall providing a unique outdoor ceremony and indoor reception option.

 

Options: ceremonies, garden parties, weddings and receptions.

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Lower Gallery

This long gallery space provides access between the Great Hall and the Quad, and is often booked in conjunction with one or both of these spaces to create a multi-room reception experience. Multiple leaded glass doorways offer convenient access to the Quad, and a spectacular view of Hart House’s unique outdoor space. Low-hanging candle-inspired chandeliers run the length of the space, creating an intimate atmosphere perfect for cocktail receptions prior to a more formal dinner.

 

Options: cocktail parties, lounge area

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Debates Room

Located on the second floor, the Debates Room was built for visual impact. The incredible vaulted, coffered ceiling offers a majestic and elegant atmosphere for formal events, and due to the size of the space, the Debates Room is a highly desired wedding venue. The far wall of the space is dominated by four large stone-framed leaded glass windows, two of which are curved alcoves, lending a nostalgic air to the space. The old-world feel is further enhanced by the stunning original period chandeliers and polished wood floors.

 

Entrances: Multiple
Size: 24′ x 72′ or 7.5m x 22m
Capacity: 144 for receptions, 100 for dinner
Options: Dinners, receptions
Wedding Inclusions: Bridal suite

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Music Room

Featuring a grand piano set within a large stone-framed window alcove, this gorgeous second floor room is rich in looks and sound, and is perfectly suited to its name. With a pair of stone fireplaces, vaulted wood ceiling and a series of leaded glass windows, the charm of the Music Room is legendary—it has hosted great musicians from Paul Robeson and Oscar Peterson to Sam Roberts.

 

Entrances: Multiple
Size: 75′ x 21′ or 22.8m x 6.5m
Capacity: 134 for receptions, 100 for dinner
Options: Dinners, receptions
Wedding Inclusions: Bridal suite

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East Common Room

Located on the first floor, the East Common Room is organized around an impressive windowed alcove space that houses a piano, which is flanked by two soaring leaded glass windows on either side. Unique period chandeliers and candle-inspired wall sconces provide a warm atmosphere under the refined coffered ceilings. A sleek stone fireplace anchors one end of the room and provides a romantic touch to the room.

 

Entrances: Multiple
Size:
Capacity: 133 for receptions, 100 dinner,
Options: Receptions, dinners
Wedding Inclusions: Bridal suite

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Chapel

This small interfaith chapel features striking stained glass windows and murals by artist Will Olgivie. With seating for thirty the space is used for small wedding ceremonies.

 

Entrances: Single
Capacity: 30
Options: Ceremonies

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Bickersteth Room

Named after the second Warden of Hart House and located on the third floor, this air-conditioned, beautiful, oak panelled room is spacious and impressive with bookcases, a fireplace and period tables and chairs.

 

Entrances: Single
Size:
Capacity: 20

Options: Intimate receptions, wedding showers, bridal party luncheons, bridal suite

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Committees Room

The Committees Room offers soaring ceilings and an impressive stone fireplace, on a scale more suited to intimate occasions. Original hanging light fixtures and a series of floor to ceiling leaded glass windows ensure that this smaller space provides the ambience and elegance required for your most special events.

 

Entrances: Single
Size:

Capacity: 18
Options: Intimate receptions, wedding showers, bridal party luncheons

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South Sitting Room

This bright, quiet, air-conditioned third floor room is tucked into the southeast corner of the House.

 

Entrances: Single
Size:
Capacity: 20
Options: Intimate receptions, wedding showers, bridal party luncheons

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