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1871 Berkeley Church

Toronto , ON
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315 Queen St Est
Toronto, ON M5A 1S7 CA (map)

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416-361-9666

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You and your guests can stay, meet and celebrate in our unique spaces. CELEBRATE in our Ballroom, or our unique 2nd Floor Reception Gallery GATHER in our Art Bar or Drawing Room for... Read more
You and your guests can stay, meet and celebrate in our unique spaces. CELEBRATE in our Ballroom, or our unique 2nd Floor Reception Gallery GATHER in our Art Bar or Drawing Room for intimate pre-wedding parties or post wedding brunch DELIGHT in our Catering Services ZZZZZZ.. in our Artist-Designed Guest Rooms SERVICES multiple, unique venue spaces – largest accommodates up to 250 guests one-of-a- kind artist-designed guest rooms for your and your guests full service catering with local and seasonal food focus full multi-media capabilities with in-house technical services honeymoon or VIP Tower Suite with a 360 view of the city! valet parking and red carpet services can also be arranged to pamper you and your guests recommendations for vendors (i.e. flowers, dj’s, entertainment and photographers) Jack and Jill, rehearsal dinner, and post-wedding day brunch!
Our commitment to environmental stewardship is a core value of our business and is reflected in our catering menus, services, products, and day-to-day practices.

To inquire about booking a wedding please fill out our on-line booking inquiry form or email Penny Rose. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.6/5.0
Got married here last year. Love the venue! The food was great! But I would like to mention a few things that happened that should have been avoided and was completely the fault of the staff. Especially when you have a "captain" (Claudia) for the evening.
Everything below was discussed at our last meeting and was written down by Kathy… there was no excuse for them not following instructions…

- Flowers were placed in the wrong spot
- Wine was to be placed on the table for guest to serve themselves, the staff served our guests and poured the wine to the rim! Some guest had to wait too long for their wine.
- White wine was served warm! All alcohol was dropped off early on in the day and it should have been chilled. We purchased very nice wine for our wedding, this was unacceptable.
- Money went missing from my mother's purse. This happened late in the night when staff was clearing off the tables and the remaining guests were on the dance floor. $100 bill and a guest's monetary gift, we have no idea how much was in there. Now reading the reviews… I see this has happened before! Very unprofessional staff!
-Appetizers were slim to none. They said there will be a few items per person… several guests said they didn't even see appetizers, including us, the bride and groom.

Overall our wedding day was beautiful, I just feel that it is necessary to comment on the above. We wrote the BC and their response was rude and defensive. Our coordinator, Kathy, didn't even have the guts to write us back herself!
Got married here last year. Love the venue! The food was great! But I would like to mention a few things that happened Read more...
Got married here last year. Love the venue! The food was great! But I would like to mention a few things that happened that should have been avoided and was completely the fault of the staff. Especially when you have a "captain" (Claudia) for the evening.
Everything below was discussed at our last meeting and was written down by Kathy… there was no excuse for them not following instructions…

- Flowers were placed in the wrong spot
- Wine was to be placed on the table for guest to serve themselves, the staff served our guests and poured the wine to the rim! Some guest had to wait too long for their wine.
- White wine was served warm! All alcohol was dropped off early on in the day and it should have been chilled. We purchased very nice wine for our wedding, this was unacceptable.
- Money went missing from my mother's purse. This happened late in the night when staff was clearing off the tables and the remaining guests were on the dance floor. $100 bill and a guest's monetary gift, we have no idea how much was in there. Now reading the reviews… I see this has happened before! Very unprofessional staff!
-Appetizers were slim to none. They said there will be a few items per person… several guests said they didn't even see appetizers, including us, the bride and groom.

Overall our wedding day was beautiful, I just feel that it is necessary to comment on the above. We wrote the BC and their response was rude and defensive. Our coordinator, Kathy, didn't even have the guts to write us back herself! Read less
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Ariane
Wedding:
2/21/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding February 21, 2015, on a very snowy day. Our coordinator was Liz, and let me just say how fantastic she has been since day one! We had many questions for her and she was always pretty quick to respond and explain anything to us. The day-off went off without a hitch. All the events went as planned and we have Liz to thank for that. All of our guests have high praises about the food, especially the beef ribs and the dessert! We had exceptional service throughout the day. When we were taking photos, a server was assigned to myself and my husband to provide a plate of appetizers and drinks which I thought was a very nice touch and I would not have been able to get a taste if they hadn't done that. They were very helpful in holding back the guests when we were still in the Circa Lounge for photos. During the dinner hour, my husband and I were busy mingling and when we came back to the head table, Liz was quick to replace our soup which was probably already cold. One of the bartenders came to our table a few times to take our drink orders. Claudia who took over for Liz later in the night was also fantastic. They cut the bottom layer of our cake for us so that guests who wanted more dessert can grab a plate, and packed up the rest so that nothing was wasted. They packed up the leftovers from our candy bar as well and our things that needed to be taken the following Monday.
We also found it convenient to have a safety deposit box in the venue. Our day-of coordinator (one of our friends) was instructed to empty out or money box every so often and put the cards in the safety deposit box for safekeeping. Being able to bring your own alcohol was also a plus. We saved quite a bit of money doing this.

Overall, we were more than happy about how everything turned out. We can't say a single negative thing about the service, the food, the beautiful venue. If you are looking for a unique setting for your wedding, this is the place!
We had our wedding February 21, 2015, on a very snowy day. Our coordinator was Liz, and let me just say how fantastic she Read more...
We had our wedding February 21, 2015, on a very snowy day. Our coordinator was Liz, and let me just say how fantastic she has been since day one! We had many questions for her and she was always pretty quick to respond and explain anything to us. The day-off went off without a hitch. All the events went as planned and we have Liz to thank for that. All of our guests have high praises about the food, especially the beef ribs and the dessert! We had exceptional service throughout the day. When we were taking photos, a server was assigned to myself and my husband to provide a plate of appetizers and drinks which I thought was a very nice touch and I would not have been able to get a taste if they hadn't done that. They were very helpful in holding back the guests when we were still in the Circa Lounge for photos. During the dinner hour, my husband and I were busy mingling and when we came back to the head table, Liz was quick to replace our soup which was probably already cold. One of the bartenders came to our table a few times to take our drink orders. Claudia who took over for Liz later in the night was also fantastic. They cut the bottom layer of our cake for us so that guests who wanted more dessert can grab a plate, and packed up the rest so that nothing was wasted. They packed up the leftovers from our candy bar as well and our things that needed to be taken the following Monday.
We also found it convenient to have a safety deposit box in the venue. Our day-of coordinator (one of our friends) was instructed to empty out or money box every so often and put the cards in the safety deposit box for safekeeping. Being able to bring your own alcohol was also a plus. We saved quite a bit of money doing this.

Overall, we were more than happy about how everything turned out. We can't say a single negative thing about the service, the food, the beautiful venue. If you are looking for a unique setting for your wedding, this is the place! Read less
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Nona
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how amazing this venue is. We got married at the Berkeley on Jan 10th and our coordinator Liz was beyond fantastic. From start to finish I can not find one thing that we would change or were not happy with. The food is amazing, the staff are top notch and the building is gorgeous. 10/10!
I cannot say enough about how amazing this venue is. We got married at the Berkeley on Jan 10th and our coordinator Liz Read more...
I cannot say enough about how amazing this venue is. We got married at the Berkeley on Jan 10th and our coordinator Liz was beyond fantastic. From start to finish I can not find one thing that we would change or were not happy with. The food is amazing, the staff are top notch and the building is gorgeous. 10/10! Read less
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DianeL
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
The Berkeley Church is such a beautiful and unique venue and we are so happy we were able to host our wedding ceremony and reception at this location. The entire day went so smoothly, thanks to our coordinator Kathy! She was was organized and responded to all of my concerns and questions the days/weeks leading up to the event. We definitely appreciate that we were able to purchase and bring our own choice of alcohol. Other than that, we didn't have to worry about anything else.
On the actual wedding day, the staff were kind and on point! The food was delicious! The venue was gorgeous! We had an amazing stage that was absolutely perfect for our live band.
I would recommend the Berkeley Church for anyone looking for a beautiful venue right in the heart of the city.
The Berkeley Church is such a beautiful and unique venue and we are so happy we were able to host our wedding ceremony and Read more...
The Berkeley Church is such a beautiful and unique venue and we are so happy we were able to host our wedding ceremony and reception at this location. The entire day went so smoothly, thanks to our coordinator Kathy! She was was organized and responded to all of my concerns and questions the days/weeks leading up to the event. We definitely appreciate that we were able to purchase and bring our own choice of alcohol. Other than that, we didn't have to worry about anything else.
On the actual wedding day, the staff were kind and on point! The food was delicious! The venue was gorgeous! We had an amazing stage that was absolutely perfect for our live band.
I would recommend the Berkeley Church for anyone looking for a beautiful venue right in the heart of the city. Read less
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Renata
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.3/5.0
Everything about the venue is incredible and gorgeous - the events coordinator (Kathy) was so easy to work with and accommodated every request we had, no matter how outrageous.
Everything about the venue is incredible and gorgeous - the events coordinator (Kathy) was so easy to work with and Read more...
Everything about the venue is incredible and gorgeous - the events coordinator (Kathy) was so easy to work with and accommodated every request we had, no matter how outrageous. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
4/4/2014
4.7/5.0
The Berkeley was an amazing venue for our wedding. The food is the best catered meal that I have ever had and they have some really neat and different options (our oyster bar was amazing and had everyone talking). It is a shabby/chique venue. If ballrooms are what you want, this probably isn't the place but when you dress this venue up it is absolutely stunning (the lighting is included with the venue and they use Susan Murry linens so upgrades to sequin or special linens are very inexpensive) ! The team is very easy to work with. You bring in your own booze - the bartenders provided were fantastic! They know what they are doing at Berkeley, it's a well oiled wedding machine. One downside: there are stairs - especially if you use the mezzanine for the ceremony - it worked for us, but if you have elderly guests it can be a challange.
The Berkeley was an amazing venue for our wedding. The food is the best catered meal that I have ever had and they have Read more...
The Berkeley was an amazing venue for our wedding. The food is the best catered meal that I have ever had and they have some really neat and different options (our oyster bar was amazing and had everyone talking). It is a shabby/chique venue. If ballrooms are what you want, this probably isn't the place but when you dress this venue up it is absolutely stunning (the lighting is included with the venue and they use Susan Murry linens so upgrades to sequin or special linens are very inexpensive) ! The team is very easy to work with. You bring in your own booze - the bartenders provided were fantastic! They know what they are doing at Berkeley, it's a well oiled wedding machine. One downside: there are stairs - especially if you use the mezzanine for the ceremony - it worked for us, but if you have elderly guests it can be a challange. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Tom and the team were fantastic in making my intimate wedding amazing. We had a large group of children as guests and they accommodated them flawlessly with an additional server and a marshmallow roasting pit outside.
The food was NOT the typical wedding rubber chicken or pasta w red sauce. The in-house catering was delicious and all 4 of the main dishes were great.
We got an off season discount of 10% to time the wedding with the kids march break.
The space was perfect with flattering lighting and enough space to do both the wedding and reception all in one room.
A+
Tom and the team were fantastic in making my intimate wedding amazing. We had a large group of children as guests and they Read more...
Tom and the team were fantastic in making my intimate wedding amazing. We had a large group of children as guests and they accommodated them flawlessly with an additional server and a marshmallow roasting pit outside.
The food was NOT the typical wedding rubber chicken or pasta w red sauce. The in-house catering was delicious and all 4 of the main dishes were great.
We got an off season discount of 10% to time the wedding with the kids march break.
The space was perfect with flattering lighting and enough space to do both the wedding and reception all in one room.
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fiorella
Wedding:
10/4/2013
4.6/5.0
Our coordinator Kathy was great. She was responsive to our emails and had tons of ideas and alleviated many concerns or fears. Our guests raved about the food and the unique location. Looking back, there is no better spot we could have selected for our wedding day.

The Bad:
- not enough h'ourduerves being passed evenly. My mother went up to one of the servers and said, "im the mother of the bride. but theres no appetizers coming this way." bear in mind her english is a bit shoddy. She said they told her they were all out. The impression i got from my mom was that the servers didnt properlly go to all areas of the mezzanine during cocktail hour - thus some guests recieving more hourdeurves than others.
-the bridal party had a tray of hourdeurves near th headtable...unfortunately it wasnt even enough for everyone to have 1 bite of each. It would have been nice to have had the exact # out so everyone could try the houdeurves.
-drinks being taken while still full....
- one of our guests had seran-like plastic in her meal and unfortunately had to wait 30 minutes until she could flag someone down to tell them. She didnt get her meal until an hour later.

The good:
- the barstaff is very professional. I tried to do a shot with the amazing bartender and was quickly told he wasnt allowed. I respect that.
- The food we had was amazing. We ordered the beef french rib which everyone just loved. and the cornish hen. also many compliments.
the trio of dessert - Many told us it was the best dessert at any wedding they had been.
-ability to recreate our signature cocktails all night
-vicibility of the captain and making sure that people who arrived late were given a meal quickly.
-security was on the ball all night. no wedding crashers!

Overall we wished we could give a perfect rating but based on guest feedback we needed to be fair. But definately - we as bride and groom had an amazing time and would do it all over again at the berkeley if we could.
Our coordinator Kathy was great. She was responsive to our emails and had tons of ideas and alleviated many concerns or Read more...
Our coordinator Kathy was great. She was responsive to our emails and had tons of ideas and alleviated many concerns or fears. Our guests raved about the food and the unique location. Looking back, there is no better spot we could have selected for our wedding day.

The Bad:
- not enough h'ourduerves being passed evenly. My mother went up to one of the servers and said, "im the mother of the bride. but theres no appetizers coming this way." bear in mind her english is a bit shoddy. She said they told her they were all out. The impression i got from my mom was that the servers didnt properlly go to all areas of the mezzanine during cocktail hour - thus some guests recieving more hourdeurves than others.
-the bridal party had a tray of hourdeurves near th headtable...unfortunately it wasnt even enough for everyone to have 1 bite of each. It would have been nice to have had the exact # out so everyone could try the houdeurves.
-drinks being taken while still full....
- one of our guests had seran-like plastic in her meal and unfortunately had to wait 30 minutes until she could flag someone down to tell them. She didnt get her meal until an hour later.

The good:
- the barstaff is very professional. I tried to do a shot with the amazing bartender and was quickly told he wasnt allowed. I respect that.
- The food we had was amazing. We ordered the beef french rib which everyone just loved. and the cornish hen. also many compliments.
the trio of dessert - Many told us it was the best dessert at any wedding they had been.
-ability to recreate our signature cocktails all night
-vicibility of the captain and making sure that people who arrived late were given a meal quickly.
-security was on the ball all night. no wedding crashers!

Overall we wished we could give a perfect rating but based on guest feedback we needed to be fair. But definately - we as bride and groom had an amazing time and would do it all over again at the berkeley if we could. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.7/5.0
I just had my wedding at the Berkeley Fieldhouse and literally have no complaints. The venue is so well-organized, our ceremony started right on time on a Friday evening - our guests loved the ambience, our venue coordinator was amazing and flexible, the staff were attentive and friendly and the food was amazing. I would 100% recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding - it's such a neat unique space in the city - being able to celebrate both inside and out. We got rave reviews of the food from our guests and loved it ourselves. The staff were fantastic. Can't say enough good things about this place!! Thanks to everyone there who worked or helped at our wedding.
I just had my wedding at the Berkeley Fieldhouse and literally have no complaints. The venue is so well-organized, our Read more...
I just had my wedding at the Berkeley Fieldhouse and literally have no complaints. The venue is so well-organized, our ceremony started right on time on a Friday evening - our guests loved the ambience, our venue coordinator was amazing and flexible, the staff were attentive and friendly and the food was amazing. I would 100% recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding - it's such a neat unique space in the city - being able to celebrate both inside and out. We got rave reviews of the food from our guests and loved it ourselves. The staff were fantastic. Can't say enough good things about this place!! Thanks to everyone there who worked or helped at our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Our wedding at the Berkeley Church went flawlessly and we are so incredibly happy with the service we got from Kathy and the team there. Everyone raved about the food and they are like a well oiled machine. Highly recommended and great value for the service.
Our wedding at the Berkeley Church went flawlessly and we are so incredibly happy with the service we got from Kathy and Read more...
Our wedding at the Berkeley Church went flawlessly and we are so incredibly happy with the service we got from Kathy and the team there. Everyone raved about the food and they are like a well oiled machine. Highly recommended and great value for the service. Read less
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