Estates of Sunnybrook
If you love stately homes, this place is a dream venue! I spent the last three years in England and my husband is English, so this was a very appropriate place for us to hold the wedding. It's fantastic value considering how grand it is, and the food was delicious. We went with a buffet due to the smaller size of the wedding, but replaced a dish with a delicious beef tenderloin. If you love beef, I highly recommend including it! The event staff were great and our coordinator was very good at communicating with us and helping us plan everything on quite a tight deadline of about a month. This is also a beautiful place for wedding photos, inside and out!
Loved the venue, the Maitre'd was very good and professional. Food was absolutely top notch. I would love to attend more events there.
Absolutely LOVED the venue, but only after we were in touch with the Catering reps etc. The sales people are terrible, especially Natalie, who couldn't answer a single one of our important questions. Despite the sales rep we decided to go ahead given the beautiful venue and the great recommendations we had received. We didn't regret it. This place is a veteran in the wedding industry, and it shows.
We got married at the McLean House. The catering director was fabulous - responsive, full of knowledge and very enthusiastic. The day of the wedding rolled out well, with the best wait staff and maitre'd possible (Romaldo I think). Now the best part - the food. We selected the Indian buffet menu and were a little apprehensive at first because of the number of people from India at the wedding, who have high standards and could be very critical. The food was beyond fabulous with a lot of people saying this was the best Indian food they've had in a long time, especially at a wedding. Coudn't have made me happier :)
I'm extremely happy with the venue, their professionalism, food and service. Just ignore the sales reps. Rest is great!!
We are so pleased with the service that we received at Sunnybrook Estates. We got married at the McLean house and it was absolutely perfect. The food was amazing, the staff was very helpful and the venue was just gorgeous.
Estates of Sunnybrook is a wonderful wedding venue. The setting is picturesque - MacLean House was a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony and the reception space was elegant and intimate.
The sales and planning staff was excellent. They made the planning process easy and were very responsive to our needs. It was hassle free and very well coordinated.
The staff on site on the day of the wedding was incredible - extremely courteous and attentive to all of our guests. They went above and beyond to make sure that everything went off without a hitch.
The food was amazing. I have a food allergy and they were able to accomodate me very easily.
I recommend this as a wedding venue without...
Glad we selected this venue. The staff were very friendly and flexible. The food was great and the location was perfect for our photo's. Lisa & Shane
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Glad we selected this venue. The staff were very friendly and flexible. The food was great and the location was perfect for our photo's.
Staff at Sunnybrook were a touch slow/disorganized in returning emails/calls, but aside from that, our experience was great. The bonus was the fact that proceeds go to Sunnybrook hospital, which we felt great about. The location was beautiful and convenient, the food was great (we got many compliments) and the service was excellent. Pricing was fair, considering the location and quality. We had an early October wedding, and the way the trees and Vaughan house looked in the photos is just stunning, as was our candle-lit interior room (the Courtyard Ballroom). Once the DJ set up the lighting to accentuate the room, it was near magical. A beautiful place, worth every penny.
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The food and service was amazing and trust there was no rubber chicken. We served Beef, Chicken and a Vegan meal, did not receive one complaint at all. The staff were very accomodating and everything went without a hitch.
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They do a great job of setting up the ceremony space for you and do their very best to allow you plenty of access for the ceremony rehearsal. Note: in order to have your ceremony at the Estates you must also book your reception with them.
Dear Groom and Bride,
Sunnybrook is one of the best Manors in Toronto; it has a convenient location just north of Eglinton on Bayview, and FREE parking. If you are looking for a medium size venue, this is the one for you. I’ve worked at the Sunnybrook Estate numerous times in the past 15 years. They have 3 wonderful venues, I am sure you can find the one that suites your occasion. Their stuff is outstanding, super nice, and helpful. (They make one of the best Virgin Ceasar drinks in town)
See you Sunnybrook in 2013
I absolutely love playing here, this venue is perfectly suited for the harp and their food is amazing!
Located in Toronto, Ontario, the Estates of Sunnybrook is the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and any social event. At The Estates of Sunnybrook, we are dedicated to making your special event unforgettable. We recognize
that the memories of weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, graduations and family celebrations last forever.
The team at the Estates of Sunnybrook is here to make sure your memories are of a perfect celebration designed the way you envisioned, capped by an exquisite meal and served with graciousness and attention to detail. From an intimate birthday celebration for 6 to the ultimate fairytale wedding for up to 180 guests, the Estates of Sunnybrook will make your special event a stunning success.
Wedding Reception & Special Events Planning
We offer the finest in personalized service to assist you in planning your special event. From the moment you first contact us to discuss your requirements, one of our team members will work with you to plan a memorable celebration. The first step is to choose the appropriate space at the Estates. Our sales team is here to suggest the ideal space for your event, by considering the number of guests you expect, and the style of event that you want – a formal seated meal, an elegant cocktail reception, or a casual buffet or barbecue. Naturally, you will want to look at the proposed room, and you may want to bring some family members with you. We would be more than happy to book an appointment to show you our magnificent grounds.
Please call us at 416-487-3841 to arrange an appointment that is convenient for you. Once you have decided on the room you want, we will prepare a contract to confirm your space.
At the time you sign your contract, we will provide you with our planning checklist. This document will help you understand what will be required from you at certain points along the planning process. You will also receive an invitation to one of our tasting nights, where you will have an opportunity to sample items from our menu, and meet the staff you will be working with to finalize the details of your event.
Once your event is booked, you will be contacted by one of our catering representatives who will guide you through the rest of the planning process. Working with them, you will determine a menu and beverage selections that will suit your budget and your special event. You will also decide on an agenda for the event, and discuss the set-up of the room or rooms that you will be using.
Beyond helping you with all the details at the Estates themselves, our team can also connect you with some of the additional suppliers required for the perfect event. If you need a florist familiar with the Estates, a band, DJ, decor specialist or a photographer who knows where to find the most picturesque spots in our 40-acre gardens, we can provide you with a list of professional and reputable suppliers.
Facilities & Capacity
The Estates of Sunnybrook can accommodate events from 6 to 200 people or more. At the Estates of Sunnybrook, your special event will always take centre stage. We have three separate buildings, and accommodate only four events at any one time. Each event is entirely self-contained – each has its own entrance, reception area, dining room, coat check, washrooms, and gardens.
We offer two time periods for events each day:
Daytime events 11am - 4pm
Evening events 6pm - 1am
As the host, you are welcome to arrive 1 hour prior to the contracted time period. However we request that your guests not be invited before the beginning of the time period. If you require an extensive set-up time or wish to access the house or grounds prior to the stated times, this must be contracted at the time of your initial booking, or availability cannot be guaranteed.
If your event requires you to have access to your space for a longer period of time than listed above, we do offer a full-day rental. One of our Sales representatives would be happy to provide you with the details of this option.
Rental costs at The Estates of Sunnybrook vary by time period and size of room required. A Sales representative can provide you with pricing for the space and time that interest you.
If you are trying to keep your wedding costs in line, consider Friday nights and Sundays as a cost saving alternative over a Saturday night.
The rental cost covers the cost of the room set-up, including our standard tables & chairs, our standard white floor-length linens, tableware and candles, plus the cost of servers, bartenders, and a Maitre d’ dedicated to your event.
In addition to the rental cost for the room, there is a minimum revenue requirement for each room and time period. Your sales representative will advise you of the amount applicable for your event. Minimum revenue requirements include all food, beverage and miscellaneous items ordered from the Estates, but do not include room rental, ceremony fee, taxes, or gratuity.
The Estates of Sunnybrook can offer wedding ceremony locations to any couples hosting their wedding receptions at the Estates. Our exquisite gardens offer some of the most picturesque settings in the city for outdoor ceremonies. The Arbor is a beautiful wooded setting available to wedding parties hosting their receptions in either ballroom at Vaughan Estate. Brides and grooms using our Courtyard Ballroom can enjoy the stone-walled Courtyard Patio as the location for their ceremony.
McLean House is graced with extensive landscaped gardens, which provide the ideal spot for an outdoor ceremony in this beautiful historical home.
The Coach House offers a secluded patio or small wooded area for wedding ceremonies.
Naturally, we also offer indoor ceremony spaces during the cooler months, or in case of inclement weather.
Our indoor and outdoor ceremony locations are provided with seating, a signing table (if required), as well as electrical power for your musical accompaniment if requested.
Your sales representative can provide you with cost of holding your wedding ceremony at The Estates of Sunnybrook.