On Saturday February 3rd Lady Luxe Events Co. had the opportunity to visit Graydon Hall Manor, a beautiful piece of history just outside the city at the North East end of Toronto. It was built in 1936 and features a beautiful terrace, courtyard and gardens that make for a gorgeous backdrop to a romantic wedding. While the property is surrounded by modern day condos when you pull up into the parking area and see the iron gates and trees you are transported back to an older time. The building reflects the look of a historical farm house with the fieldstone & limestone used for the exterior and the cobblestone driveway. You are promptly greeted with a beautiful covered front porch with warm wooden door and stone background, probably one of the most photographed spots on the property.
When you enter the manor, you walk into a foyer and to the left through the entrance hall is a beautiful reception room with an incredible Grand Staircase. The staircase features white banisters with a dark cherry wood railing to add contrast and coincides with the dark wood flooring & carpet runner. Overhead is a stunning gold and crystal chandelier that adds just enough shimmer to the room without being overstated. This stair hall is your gateway to the main dining room which for a wedding holds up to 128 guests comfortably with a head table and dance floor in the centre with doors leading out to the terrace and round table seating on each end of the room. If elegant and romantic is the look you want for your special day this dining room is perfect with its many chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling decals and wainscoting combined with the symmetrical bay windows on each side and centre doors looking out to the beautiful terrace & gardens.
To the left of the main floor is a ceremony room with raised ceilings and optional second floor balcony seating. This room has striking stone floors and some of its other distinguishing qualities include elaborate mouldings, a stunning fireplace with murals on each side and crisp white California shutters. This room can be transformed for many smaller functions other than just wedding ceremonies. It would be well suited for shower & business meetings or presentations.
The lower level of the venue is a contrast to the main floor in that it’s much darker but very warm and inviting with its wood paneled walls, medieval stone fireplace and unique light fixtures. The meeting room and lounge can be used for business meetings or a cocktail hour before receiving guests in the main dining room upstairs but would also make for a great photo opportunity of your event. The upper level has a number of meeting rooms but also a fantastic bridal suite & grooms room with all of the amenities you need to make getting ready for your special day a treat.
Overall, we were extremely impressed with this venue in that it can be used as a one stop destination for all of your wedding day needs. It provides couples with possibilities of having their ceremony or cocktail hour indoors or outdoors with the large terrace and the option of a clear span canopy to ensure rain or shine you get use of the entire space. It has a beautiful dining room that is already elegant and formal and needs little in the way of décor to make it spectacular. In addition, the Manor has so many unique bonus rooms and outdoor gardens to take all of the stunning wedding photos you wish. This venue would suit a wedding of 100 to 120 guests perfectly and many other types of events that the Lady Luxe Events Co. team would love to plan with you.
Kristine Hardy, Creative Director