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We held our ceremony and wedding at the Estates of Sunnybrook (Vaughan Estate) in May 2015. All of the staff were incredible in the lead up to our big day, as well as on our wedding day. The food was phenomenal, everything was incredibly well timed, and we only heard amazing things about the venue from our guests. If you are looking for an amazing venue with lots of charm, this is the venue for you!

5.0/5.0
User5209553, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago

About

Introduction

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.

Timing

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.

Facilities Rental
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.

Wedding Ceremonies

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.

Details

Venue Type
Ballroom, Mansion
Capacity
150
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
17
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms

38 Reviews

4.8/5.0
 
3.8/5.0
Phung, Wedding Date: 09/11/2016
Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 3.5 Value: 3.5 Flexibility: 2.5

We booked this venue for a Sunday, daytime wedding. It was great overall but there was somethings I did not like. Luckily we were pretty chill about our wedding so it didn't ruin anything.

Things we loved
1) The food was ammmaaazziinngg. We had the vaughan buffet. Everything was delicious
2) The staff was very nice. We loved Nicki. She was super fun and energetic. There were always some around too when we needed help.
3) The place was beautiful. It made for great pictures.

The bads
1) When we booked, the lady that was helping us told us that we would be able to get things from other menus and put them on also so we could customize the menu. When it was menu picking time, another lady who was our wedding planner from them told us we can't do that. We told her that Diane told us we could and she said that we can't and Diane was away for a while.
2) Our wedding had for sure, only 70 guest. We invited 65 so we told them we would have 70 people for extra food. They charged us for 92 people saying there were actually 92 people. We managed to argue it down to 70 again. And no, I was not mistaken or super busy during my wedding that I wouldn't notice. We actually wanted to invite 70 people but we didn't know that many people. So 92 is a bit of a stretch. Also, I wasn't busy at my wedding. All photos were done before so we could just relax and enjoy the day and I didn't see anyone that we didn't invite. And lastly, the pictures showed that there were only 67 guest (someone brought their kids).
3) You have to tell them you want speakers for the whole house. I don't know if they all do this but the lady that was helping us only told us they had it, she never asked if we wanted it. We told her that is great (which isn't the same as saying we want it). Anyways, the day of the wedding, they told us we didn't ask for it so they didn't set it up... They did bring out small speakers though.

Overall we liked it. The bads aren't to bad. Just something to be aware of.

Services Used: Event Venue

4.8/5.0
Serene, Wedding Date: 08/21/2016
Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 4.5

We booked Estates of Sunnybrook (EOS) after doing tons of searches. Once we saw the McLean House we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. The house is BEAUTIFUL, the grounds are kept impeccably and the FOOD -- amazing.

Though there were a few limitations, Diane our sales manager, and Paula, or catering director/manager made sure we had the best day. At the end of it all, our wedding was perfect and we wouldn't have chosen a different venue for our wedding. Both my husband and I loved the garden for our ceremony, the tent extension on the patio for our reception, and the other included rooms in the house for cake serving and late night poutine.

Though our schedule was pushed back a little because of tent setup, small rainfall, and a day-of complication with our helium tanks, the EOS staff are very experienced and were very ad hoc and discussed with our GM what they could do to make the guests enjoy the day without any issues and I gotta say, it was fantastic. I was impressed.

Also, our guests all said they LOVED the venue and that it was the best wedding food they've ever had (of course we ordered the best of the best menu choices for our guests -- and also the amazing chef allowed us to make a few substitutions to the food pairings -- things we enjoyed a great deal at the tasting). You really get what you pay for! The food was so amazing that after we looked back at photos of the day, we want to return just to have the meal again.

Only 1 thing I would suggest is to allow 2nd wedding party of the day to setup earlier.

Thanks again everyone at Estates of Sunnybrook for a perfect wedding planning and experience.

Services Used: Catering, Event Venue

4.0/5.0
User6029345, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 4.0 Responsiveness: 4.0 Professionalism: 4.0 Value: 4.0 Flexibility: 4.0

Our wedding at McLean House was beautiful, the people working there on the day of the wedding were wonderful, and the food was fantastic. I can't say enough positive things about the maitre 'd, servers, chefs and the rest of the team. We were hoping for an outside wedding, but it turned out to be raining. They set up for outside just in case, but were ready for having to move inside when that proved necessary at the last minute. The staff were also very accommodating in that the inside ceremony is usually upstairs, with the reception in the conservatory but because one of our guests was a wheelchair user, we had the ceremony in the conservatory, then they switched it over for the meal very quickly. The staff also was great at improvising a sweet table when it turned out they were given an earlier version of the contract/plan that had us providing a cake, rather than the sweet table.
We would have given the venue 5 stars (more if that was an option) but for the event manager that was assigned to us who we found somewhat difficult to deal with, particularly around our guest requiring accessibility. (That the venue was accessible was one of the reasons we chose it.) She was less accommodating during the planning than we expected, based on all the positive things we had heard about the venue (and other event managers). And although we had a written agreement on the sweet table, that didn't get to the person responsible on the day of the wedding.

Services Used: Event Venue

3.9/5.0
Natasha , Wedding Date: 09/06/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 3.5 Professionalism: 3.5 Value: 4.5 Flexibility: 3.0

Beautiful venue, fabulous food, perfect and very well kept grounds for photos. Breathtaking, actually. Excellent service from the staff on the day-of. Absolutely stunning bridal suite as well. Highly recommended for a wedding.

Services Used: Event Venue

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