Glamourous Bar Mitzvah Venues in Toronto

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Bar Mitzvah Venues in Toronto

How will your family celebrate your son’s bar mitzvah? Your options may include holding a service at your synagogue, hosting a kids-only luncheon, or even organizing a family event in Israel. But most young men prefer to mark this important milestone in their lives with a celebration held in a Toronto venue hall. Holding a bar mitzvah at an independent venue ensures that you will have greater control and flexibility regarding the schedule of events, the meal served, the invitation list, and the décor. Find the right venue, and your son will be able to mark this rite of passage with a truly extraordinary celebration that will be enjoyed by his friends and classmates, as well as cherished family members, friends and relatives.

Choosing a Venue

Here are some of the major criteria to consider when choosing a bar mitzvah venue:
  • Location, location, location. Like the old real estate adage says, where the venue is located is crucial. You want a place that’s easily accessible, that’s not situated in a far corner of the city, and that has visible signage.
  • Beauty. If you choose an ugly hall, you’ll spend a lot of time, money, and energy trying to make it look festive. Opt for a location that’s already beautiful.
  • Kosher kitchen. Although many venues offer kosher meals when requested, often this means that they’ll subcontract out the meal and have it brought in. It’s best to go with a venue that has a fully-equipped kosher kitchen, and that’s used to preparing top-quality kosher cuisine.
  • Amenities. You may want to include a slideshow of your son’s younger years as part of the celebration. Make sure the venue is equipped with projector and screen. Your son may want to include dancing; ensure that there’s a good dance floor and sound system.
  • Service. Look for a venue that prides itself on offering excellent service. Good managers, catering staff, bartenders, and other personnel can help to make the event run smoothly.
  • Price. Many venues will offer different packages. Look for a venue that has a large number of menu choices (including à la carte) that offers the type of service you want (buffet or sit-down), and that allows you to choose a room that’s the right size.

The Eglinton Grand

A wonderful venue for bar mitzvahs that’s located in the heart of Toronto is the Eglinton Grand. Built in classic art déco style, this architectural jewel opened as a luxurious theatre in 1937. Now it’s a surprisingly affordable event venue with several magnificent party rooms, an extensive kosher menu, and a well-trained and dedicated staff.
Restored to its original grandeur, the Eglinton Grand features interiors decorated in ebony, mahogany, and marble. The venue features the best of its rich historical past and 21st century technology, with details such as period furniture and wainscoting complementing state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. The Eglinton Grand is, of course, easy to find; its large déco marquee is a prized landmark on the avenue.
Book the Toronto Eglinton Grand venue today, and ensure that your son’s bar mitzvah celebration becomes a cherished family memory!