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May 27, 2016

Toronto’s Top 7 Untapped Event Venues

Last week, we sat down with Josh Hendin of Treeling Catering over lattes and got our creative juices flowing. We are so lucky to be planning and designing and catering stunning events in this eclectic city, but we wanted to dig a little deeper. What event venues are untapped here? Are there any amazing spaces that could be the coolest event spaces ever? Given that finding a venue in the city of Toronto is so extremely competitive, we through we’d shed light on some of the most unique hidden gems this city has to offer.

1) GotStyle Distillery Location– Ok so they don’t do events every weekend, but we know that this store has been known to clear out their inventory and throw the most epic, stylish parties ever. Their space is luxurious and rustic at the same time. They are ideally located amongst the cobblestones of the Distillery District; a perfect backdrop for photos. AND, you already know they appreciate tailored and seamless style.Got style

2) Academy of Lions– Look, we know that normally people are sweating their balls of in this space because of crossfit, but the raw, industrial feel lends so well to everything that is trendy in events right now. We love the geometric light fixtures and hodge podge of furniture. We love the cold hard materials and straight lines. If you book an event here, we think you’ll be sweating your balls of because you are dancing so hard. Academy of Lions

3) Twist Gallery– I know that this event space has been turning out rad weddings and events in Toronto for years now, but everytime I recommend it to a client, they have not heard of it. I need people to know about this cooler than cool loft style gallery. The beams, brick and big windows make it instantly desirable, but there is so much room for personalization at this rad Queen West staple. Plus, if its an early event, head down to Dog & Bear for a beer after. Twist Gallery

4) Randolph Theatre– Looking for a wicked ceremony venue? Why not say your “I do’s” under stage lights, surrounded by soft seating. This restored century old church boasts a perfect spot for an unusual and memorable ceremony choice, rich with jewel tones walls and fabrics. Plus, there is a rumour that it’s haunted. For some people enamoured with the dark side, that would be huge draw.Randolph

5) Propeller Coffee Co.– Can you tell that we like the industrial vibe? The space has hard surfaces, vintage pendant lighting, streamlined design and multi-use spaces. Roll up their windowed door to make use of their patio on a hot summer’s day. Book a food truck to make this venue the most decidely “L.A” styled venue in the city. Also, if you book an event here, its a no brainer that you MUST serve their delicious coffee, as they were recently named the 2016 Roaster of the Year. Propeller Coffee Co.

6) 3030 Dundas– For the couple who wants to throw an epic party with an amazing band, who loves Pinball, board games and vintage VHS, well then this is your venue. 3030 deceives because from the street you can’t see how massive it is inside. Walk in and find a huge, deep, well designed space with a colourful stage. Lounge furniture up front near the roll up door let’s guests enjoy the weather and escape the dance party for a moment. 3030 Dundas

7) Ward’s Island– If you dreamt of a Muskoka wedding, but couldn’t stomach shuttling your guests 3 hours North of the city, then this is your slice of Paradise. Sweeping views of Lake Ontario give this venue a destination feel and give locals the opportunity to explore part of Toronto that is often forgotten. A quaint, neutral dining room gives couple lots of room for customized or DIY decor.Wards Island

BONUS: This one isn’t in Toronto, but we love the completely whitewashed Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn in Caledon. A totally blank canvas to design the raddest, cowboy or wine country inspired retreat for your guests. The barn is massive with lots of natural light, warm romantic twinkly lights and many options to personalize a floor plan. If it’s nice, get married outside in the fall surrounded by sweeping fields and horses. Make the horse a flower crown and pose with it to feel like a real, true, boho bride. Rainbow Valley

So here is the real truth behind this blog post. Treeline Catering and Love by Lynzie think these venues are so badass that we just had to write about them to convince you to book one of them and hire us. We will super plan, mega design and kungfu cook your event to absolute perfection. DO IT! Book one of these and book us. To learn more about Treeline, visit their website here or follow Josh’s crazy cooking and adventure lifestyle antics on Instagram Here. And, if you want to see our style and what we can do, follow Lynzie on Instagram Here.

Love by Lynzie | Toronto Event and Wedding Planner | Event Design | Social Content Creator

Love by Lynzie | Toronto Event and Wedding Planner | Event Design | Social Content Creator