Top Downtown Venues for Hosting Holiday Parties 

Featured Image of Isabelle’s by Bao Dao

Tis’ the season to celebrate with colleagues and friends! If you’re looking for a location to host your holiday party, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 fabulous venues perfect for both large and small intimate gatherings in downtown Toronto.

Sara – 98 Portland St

Interior of Sara in Toronto

Sara is a beautifully renovated heritage townhouse, with sophisticated modern interiors and delicious food. This intimate setting can accommodate groups from 12-100. Sara offers many options to elevate your party, from passed canapés, grazing boards and an oyster bar to formal seated dinners. 

The Fifth – 225 Richmond St W

The Fifth, interior shot, Toronto

Multiple full-service venues including Selva and the Fifth Social Club can accommodate large groups of 100 or over 1000+. The Fifth offers Michelin-recommended chef’s catering and five-star professional service.

Varda – 350 King St W

Varda at Tiff Bell Lightbox Toronto

Varda is the new lounge and café-bar on the third floor of TIFF Lightbox, fit for parties of up to 85 guests. For larger groups, TIFF Founders Lounge’s capacity is 120. Its elegant decor, seating areas and bar create the perfect atmosphere for cocktail receptions and special events. Catered exclusively by Oliver & Bonacini.

Evangeline – 51 Camden St

Evangeline Rooftop Lounge of Ace Hotel Toronto

The bright and stylish rooftop of Ace Hotel provides the perfect ambiance for private events. The hotel has many options, including Alder, and a variety of other spaces.

Isabelle’s – 548 King St W #200

Lounge area at Isabelle's on King West Toronto

Isabelle’s is a trendy, artfully designed venue on King West where you can host up to 180 guests for dancing, cocktails and table service. Belfast Love, also managed by Freehouse, can accommodate up to 220, and welcomes small groups as well. 

Downtown Toronto has many fantastic options, here are a few more: