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!
I had a Sunday evening wedding at McLean House and my experience there was nothing short of amazing. Bill, our Maitre D', was so attentive and was there every step of the way to ensure that everything ran smoothly and that our guests were happy. The wait staff was also fantastic, and were such a great help with tear down at the end of the night. So many of our guests simply raved about how amazing the food was (many saying it was the best food they have EVER had at a wedding) as well as how gorgeous the Estate and gardens were. Thank you, Estates of Sunnybrook, for making my day so memorable!
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.