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  • What is the min wedding price per head? $0-$50


  • What is the min guest capacity for a ceremony? 0-50
  • What is the max guest capacity for a ceremony? 150-200
  • What is the min guest capacity for a reception? 0-50
  • What is the max guest capacity for a reception? 150-200


  • What is the type of venue? Restaurant Weddings
  • What is the style of the venue? Contemporary, Country/Rustic
  • What kind of landscape does the venue have? Inner City, Lakefront
  • What kind of wedding types does the venue offer? Cocktail, Dining
  • What are the venue's features? Indoors&Outdoors
  • What are the catering options of the venue? In-house catering
  • What kind of services and facilities are offered? Alcohol, AV system, Bar services, Dance Floor, Insurance, Wedding Planner / Coordinator, Wheelchair Access, Chairs, Clean up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting, Sound, Tables, Venue, Food


  • What kind of catering services does the venue offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings, Wedding Cake
  • What is the venue's cuisine style? Canadian, Organic, Vegetarian
  • What kind of bar services does the venue provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

Additional Information

  • What kind of wedding packages does the venue provide? Foods & Beverage
  • Is there a fixed-menu option? Yes
  • What kind of events does the venue carry out? Ceremony, Reception, After Party, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • Does the venue provide an accommodation service? No
  • Could the beverage package be upgraded? Yes
  • Is bringing a wedding cake allowed? Yes
  • Can the venue be reserved for a booking date? Yes

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Against the Grain is a restaurant with a modern, rustic, and waterfront view, a stone’s throw away from Toronto's iconic Sugar Beach. It is located at Corus Entertainment building, Dockside Drive, Toronto; surrounded by the famous Lake Ontario and Centre Island.
Against the Grain has become one of the most desirable places for wedding receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. It is also a popular attraction site as it is adjacent to the Redpath Sugar Factory.
Facilities and Capacity ● The main dining room: Exclusive to just dining, no mingling.
● Tavern Bar: A spacious bar area close to the Sugar Beach where cocktail receptions can take place.

The two areas can be used together. In total, it can take up 50 guests for a seated dinner and 200 persons in cocktail style with a blend of seating and mingling space.
Services ● Event planning
● Cake
● Catering services
● Bar services
● Clean up
● Event rentals
● Liability insurance
● Outside vendors
● Set up
● Wheelchair-accessible
Decorations The perfect mix of natural, outdoor lighting plus exquisite décor creates an exciting appeal to everyone who visits Against the Grain. Its beautiful and attractive designs leave all in awe and make your event memorable. Eye-catching lantern lights and floor-to-ceiling window frames make it even more natural and pleasing.
In-House Catering Against the Grain serves your guests' top-rated dishes from fries to steak fries, chicken wings, jerk chicken, and even more. You get to choose from a range of options like a buffet, dessert, family-style, French service, cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, server(s), stations, and tastings. These menus are 100% organic, and there are vegetarian options available.
They also have beverage packages including a cash bar, many alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Accommodation There are many hotel options near the venue that can accommodate you and your guests.
Against the Grain is ideal for your wedding and is sure to add colour to your big day. Enjoy the euphoria of watching the ocean at Sugar Beach while you celebrate your remarkable event. No stress, just experience the moment as it comes.
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Against the Grain

  • Address: 25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5

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Against the Grain Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a wedding cost in Against the Grain?

    Against the Grain minimum wedding prices range from $$0-$50 per person.

  • What is the guest capacity of Against the Grain?

    Against the Grain has a maximum capacity of 150-200 people for a dinner wedding and a maximum capacity of 150-200 people for a cocktail wedding.

  • What kind of services and facilities are offered in Against the Grain?

    Against the Grain provides events such as food, venue, insurance, dance floor, sound, wheelchair access, bar services, glassware, chairs, lighting, alcohol, flatware, tables, wedding planner / coordinator, clean up and av system.

  • What kind of events does the Against the Grain carry out?

    Apart from weddings, Against the Grain provides services such as ceremony, bridal shower, engagement party, after party, reception and rehearsal dinner.

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