If you’ve just said “yes” to a wedding proposal and are on your way to living happily ever after, then your next step is finding a fun engagement party venue!
An engagement party is the celebration of the proposal and kicks off all the wedding festivities. It’s a fantastic way for the friends and family of both the bride and groom to get acquainted with one another in a social setting.
Whether you want something warm and cozy or are looking to rent a big space for all your favourite guests, our guide has you covered!
Seated Capacity: 80 guests
Standing Capacity: 200 guests
Theatre Capacity: 120 guests
With its exposed brick walls, vintage wooden roof beams, and chic industrial architecture built in 1844, The Loft on King is a masterpiece of the classics. But don’t be fooled—with timelessness comes versatility!
This engagement party venue is the perfect canvas for the most important artist: you. Bring your dreams to life in its 1,850 sq. ft. of floor space, where you’ll never having to worry about your friends and family having enough room to mingle.
On top of that, The Loft on King’s team of experts has got you covered on everything from AV technicians to catering with customizable menus.
Bar Capacity: 360 guests
Standing Capacity: 150 guests
Full Buyout: 300 guests
If you’re looking for fun and casual mixed with some retro aesthetics, then look no further than Petty Cash. It’s a laid-back social house packed with amenities sure to get the party started like a 360 bar, arcade games, a pool table, a DJ booth, five TVs, and a projector.
It also takes trendy art to the next level with walls covered in murals created by local artists from the bordering communities of King and Queen West. This venue also gives you the best of both worlds by offering both party spaces and quiet zones.
As for the menu, they’re known for serving up amazing pizza, sliders, and salads that are truly treats for your palate. Petty Cash is also very much capable of accommodating a wide range of dietary restrictions and preferences—their events team is more than happy to assist you in creating a menu that’s safe for all your guests.
Main Dining Room: 90 seated guests, 160 standing
Private Dining Room: 20 seated guests, 30 standing
Private Karaoke Rooms: 10 guests per room, 5 rooms total
If a contemporary Asian-inspired dining experience is your cup of tea, then DASHA is the engagement party venue sure to fill your cup to the brim.
Designed by Akira Back—a world-renowned Michelin star executive chef—this space pairs eclectic ambience with Pan-Asian cuisine. Their chefs and bartenders will work closely with you to create your dream bespoke menus and cocktails.
Making it stand out from the crowd even further, it’s also the only place in Toronto that offers premium karaoke. We know you can already imagine your family and friends bonding over their shared love of hit songs, high notes, and delectable food.
Cocktail Reception: 75 guests
If you’re sold on the beauty of DASHA’s, but are looking for something a little more private, then King West’s not-so-secret speakeasy, Judy’s, is the perfect engagement party venue for you.
It’s a top-tier private cocktail reception lounge housed within DASHA’s very own walls and exudes the same elegance of ancient Chinese architecture. However, with Judy’s, you get a more intimate vibe that’s great for smaller parties.
Everything you could possibly need for a laid-back event can be found right here: an in-house sound system, cozy couches, coffee and cruiser tables, creatively curated food, and mixologist-designed cocktails. Seriously, what’s not to love?
Baro Standing Capacity: 150 guests
When it comes to engagement party venues, you can’t deny that transporting your guests to a Latin American paradise in Toronto sounds like a fantastic idea.
At Baro’s Dining Room, you’ll feel the Latino pulse stronger than ever through the aesthetics and the menu. Indulge in their South American dishes that cover brunch and dinner with everything from benedicts to steak—and churros!
Did we mention that it’s an open kitchen? This means your friends and family will be able to get a front-row seat at one of Toronto’s most lively kitchens and watch Executive Chef El Jefe in action as he cooks up culinary masterpieces.
For an engagement venue with a view, we highly recommend The Rooftop Patio within Baro. With both covered and uncovered areas, this stunning spot in downtown Toronto is open all year round—did someone say winter wedding?
Standing Capacity: 80 guests
A chill yet enticing getaway awaits you and your guests at Pablo’s Snack House!
Located right above Baro, you can count on this engagement party venue to embody similar Latino art and architectural design but in a smaller, and more private setting. Not unlike Judy’s, this Toronto venue is a great option for smaller parties.
Another twist to look forward to here is their menu packed with shareable platters and a fusion of classic Latin drinks. No one would ever be able to resist their classic chicken wings, classy oyster dishes, and the “Eat Like Jefe” order that features Tiradito, Chori Papa, OG Duck Chaufa, and, last but certainly not least, a Big Ass Steak.
Whether you’re looking for an expansive or intimate engagement party venue, we’re confident one of these six will be the perfect backdrop to your celebrations.
No matter the vibe you’re going for, Toronto’s King West neighbourhood is sure to deliver. Whether you’re in for a night of entertainment at DASHA or Petty Cash, going on a gastronomic adventure at Pablo’s Snack House or Baro, or just want to dance the night away at The Loft on King or Judy’s—anything is possible.
You’re in for an amazing night when you choose one of these fantastic venues in downtown Toronto. Contact our team today to inquire about our availability!