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The Avenue Banquet Hall

1600 Steels Ave , Vaughan, ON
24 reviews
Business claimed Last updated: 11 months ago
About The Avenue Banquet Hall

My name is Marla Kay, owner and operator of The Avenue Banquet Hall. Every function held at The Avenue benefits from my 25 years of experience as a wedding and event planner. My expertise, determination and personal attention will ensure that your special event is a success. Go to full description...

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The Avenue Banquet Hall, Vaughan Reviews (24)

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By Janina and Faysal Bat on Feb 03, 2018
Faysal and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did for us and making the wedding planning so easy and smooth.

Last night was absolutely perfect! The food was delicious, the staff was amazing and DJ Adam rocked! The night went off without a hitch and we couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you so much, we had such a great night!

Janina and Faysal
By Warren & Martha Tasmanian-Devil on Oct 22, 2017
Hi Marla,,
Thank you so very much for making our simcha such a wonderful event. Your food was a hit - an enormous hit - everyone talked about it so, and we let everyone know that you also catered the evening event - which they loved!! What a sweet table, and the hors d-oeuvres (and food station) were delicious and very plentiful - thank you!

The lunches were excellent, and nobody could believe the quantities you served. The speech you put together for Jeremy, and your smooth running of everything, was fantastic. You clearly have built quite a business, because it shows in your staff. Everyone, both at the hall and here, were so polite and extremely professional at all times. They represented you so well!

Thank you again for all that you and Norman did.

Warmest regards,
Warren & Martha
By hudson3534 on Mar 10, 2017
I called your Event Centre at about 6.15pm this evening to find ot about dates available in October for my School Alumni your receptionist advised me there was none but had a date in the latter part of August, I then asked if there was a West Indian menu available of which she said yes I then asked what was the cost , she replied $85.00 pp and up. I then said we went to Peter & Paul and it was much less her reply to me was them you should go to Peter & Paul not sure if thats the way you conduct business in your Event Centre. For the record I am also in the hospitality Industry as a Director of Operations for a hotel chain here in Toronto.
Comment by theavenue on Mar 10, 2017
I'm terribly sorry that our receptionist was unprofessional. Based on your review, we have terminated her employment.
By Ashley Mole on Jul 04, 2015
The food here is fantastic. We had the West Indian menu for our wedding and the portion sizes were absolutely huge! Even more than the portion sizes, people could not stop raving about how delicious it was. Over 100 Trinidadians and not a single complaint! Trinis love to complain about food!
Marla is up front with all the costs. No hidden fees or extra charges for every little thing.
Lida was great on the day for keeping everything organized and making sure we were comfortable. We never had to tell her to do anything.
Overall, this is a great venue with phenomenal food. Many of our guests, who are also big foodies like us, have told us that our wedding had the best wedding food they have ever had :)
Wedding: June 2015, 126 guests
By Jodi Goat on Jun 14, 2015
The party was amazing. Lots of calls about the wonderful food and beautiful
> room. Your staff was dead on with everything. the room was ready and done
> just right, the background music was perfect and the patience the staff
> showed when the eighty year olds yelled turn down the air and when they did,
> the 60 year olds yelled it's too hot!!! They were helpful and more than
> capable. Nothing went wrong and we were so happy. The dancers were a hoot
> and made the party labadick. Uri was wonderful with their music and the bar
> tender was friendly and helpful. Thanks so much for your input. See you
> again...that is fir sure
By Krystelle Grizzly-Bear on Jun 07, 2015
Hi Marla!

Thank you for a wonderful wonderful evening. It was everything we expected and more! Truly outdone yourself! We hope to see you for future events

Oh geez. Yes we were looking for that. We will send someone to grab it for us

By Janice on Jun 02, 2014
When we told Marla that we wanted our wedding in our home and a bar-que, she made it happen! With meticulous planning it went off beautifully. Her staff Angela, Shawn, Uri and Elma and chefs Chi and of course Honey the evening flowed. Before we thought of something, it was done. They work so well together. And the food was amazing, of course. It was a fun party!

Thank you Marla and Norm

Janice and Michael Shub

Ps I tried to give it ten star rating but it only goes up to five!
By Juan Lemming on Mar 31, 2014
We had our wedding at The Avenue and all our wishes materialized. Everything which was promised to us was delivered. Marla Kay, the owner, was able to blend two diverse cultures into one great event. She orchestrated our ceremony and provided us with a food menu to please both cultures. The food was presented in a spectacular fashion and tasted great. The staff was amazing.
Thank you Marla
By Cobalt Rabbit on Mar 03, 2014
Thank you to Marla Kay and staff for a fantastic Bar Mitzvah party. Marla's years of experience shone through, as the planning was a breeze and a her suggestions were brilliant. Marla's answer to our every request was: "no problem", and she followed through with all her promises. The food was amazing and the atmosphere in the venue was perfect. I highly recommend Marla and The Avenue Banquets.
By Chamoisee Cephalopod on Oct 09, 2013
had our wedding there last yea ... we had around 150 people...
food was amazing... we had the european style where the food was all on the table but the guests were full by the time the main course was served...they still kept eating because the food was so good... marla and her husband gave us all the contacts we needed dj (emil @
flowers (symphony)
minister ...
all were amazing and the dj completely transformed the banquet hall into our dream with their lighting (made a huge differance ... took the room from a 9 to an 11/10)
music was awesome blended our different nationalities while kept the young crowd entertained and dancing well into the night ...
we had no stress and hassels despite having somewhat of a shotgun wedding...
the bar area was amazing for people to hang out and talk while the party still happened inside and we had two bar tenders provided to us who were quickly making our guests drinks as opposed to many wedding ive been to where one would wait for drinks
i would absolutely recommend this place to anyone and everyone we truely had an amzing time...
Good afternoon Marla,

We wanted to thank you for all your help with the wedding and for the beautiful space/ set up you provided us with. I hope we did not leave any kind of mess. And thank you again for setting us up with Shawn (dj) and Mr. Morrison. All our guest had a fabulous time and have said they just may have to steal the venue for themselves :)

Hope all is well. :)

The Comrie's
By Brown Duck on Jun 26, 2013
Marla Kay is one of a kind. Over 13 months of planning and Marla made the process go smoothly and the day of the event was flawless. I was a guest at my own wedding. She was always an e-mail or phone call way to deal with any issues and always had a positive, no-problem attitude. Her years of wedding planning experience is invaluable. She listened to our needs and always made sure that the bride and groom were happy. Her venue and her services cannot be found elsewhere. The food, her staff and the location itself fit our needs perfectly. We couldn't have been more happier with our wedding at the Avenue. M & C Megitt
By greenboys333 on Apr 23, 2013
I cannot thank you enough for everything that you did to make our Bar Mitzvah a huge success. Marla, you were absolutely wonderful to work with and I appreciated all your help and assistance as we went along in the planning of our son's Bar Mitzvah. As this was our first time planning anything of this magnitude, I wasn't always sure what needed to be done and you were always there to assist me and provide me with guidance. I cannot tell you how valuable this was to me.

I would also like to give a huge "thank you" to Nathan for providing a fantastic meal which all our guests have not stopped raving about! You can definitely tell he takes pride in what he does and he does it so very well!!!

I would also like to thank Lida for taking such wonderful care of us on the "big day". She was so efficient and ready to do whatever we needed and always with a smile!

Our Bar Mitzvah went off without a hitch and that was in part to the wonderful service provided by you and your staff from beginning to end. From the very start, you always told us "not to worry, we'll take care of it". You not only carried through with this commitment, you far exceeded our expectations!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

By Bole Wombat on Nov 30, 2012
Many accolades for a terrific party EVERYONE thought the food was
outstanding as well as your servers and presentation was great thanks
again Lloyd and Randi People are saying its the best food ever at any
event and the food was in abundance. They loved the meat salmon and
salads and soup... Perfect night
By Krystal25 on Oct 28, 2012
Great place to have your wedding ceremony & reception. My guests were so impressed with the food and service. Victoria takes great care of everything to make sure your day is extra special. The price is so reasonable for everything you get and the staff is very nice, understanding and respectful.

Thank you Marla & Norman for everything. We had a blast!

Inderjit & Krystal.
By Bole Baboon on Sep 14, 2012
By Red Wombat on Sep 08, 2012
Marla and staff are amazing. We had our ceremony and reception at The Avenue on August 25 2012, our guest were blown away by the atmosphere, food and the hospitality. We would definitely recommend this venue to everyone. Darcelle and Omar.
By banquethall on Mar 31, 2012
Subject: Ethans Bar Mitsvah
To: Marla Kay

I want to thank you for an outstanding party. It was above and beyond. The service and food were excellent. Thanks for your honesty and integrity and your patience. You must be doing this a long time. Lol. Keep well. Anything I can do for you, let me know. Ciau for now.
Best Regards,

Kevin Kliaman

By tipt on Nov 28, 2011
We would like to thank Marla Kay and her staff for giving us the perfect wedding day and night.The food was five star quality and the presentation and service far exceeded our expectations.

Our family plans to have all our future family events at the Avenue.

Thank you so much for everything
By Brown Loon on Oct 10, 2011
We had the most exciting and wonderfull wedding. Our food was prepared with perfection. The staff performed without a flaw. Every thing went smoothly. We would like to thank the staff of the Avenue for all their hard work
By avenue1949 on Sep 16, 2011
Dear Marla, I tried calling Monday but forgot you aren't in on Mondays...words can not describe how appreciative we are for all that you have done for in the planning stages of Alexis' Bat Mitzvah! Alexis said it was the best Bat Mitzvah she has ever been to & she only wishes she could do it again & she wouldn't change a thing

Debbie Raphael
By Violet Manta-Ray on Aug 26, 2011
Dear Marla

We would like to thank you for making our wedding incredible! From setting us up for success with suggestions for amazing vendors to calming our nerves with answers to our e-mails and to supporting us on our big day, we want to say thank you!

You are a true professional with awesome staff. We wish you and your family all the best and much success in the future.

Allyson and Joel Hoch
By stepahnie on Feb 21, 2011
Thank you for making my wedding reception a memorable event. The food was amazing. People could not believe that banquet hall food could be so good. The service was superbe. Thanks to The Avenue Banquet Hall all my wedding wishes materialized.
Thank you
By meron on Jan 16, 2011

Dear Marla

Thank you for making my wedding a beautiful event. It was an amazing party because of the care you showed in every detail from the food, the atmosphere and you always being there for us.

Thank you for my special day

Erin Klein

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The Avenue Banquet Hall can accommodate between 50 and 400 guests. The hall is structured to host a wide range of events. The exquisite interior has high ceilings, a large majestic foyer surrounding a stylish full length bar, indoor waterfall, separate ceremony room, and a fully functional bridal room Our banquet catering services can cater wedding receptions, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, communions, baptisms, baby namings, bris, bridal showers/luncheons, charity galas, school proms and semi formals, and various types of corporate functions.

The Avenue Banquet Hall can provide you with a glatt kosher venue. We have an on site separate kosher kitchen which is managed and operated by Zeese Kosher Catering.

The Avenue Banquet Hall is a unique hall because it is a single event facility. You, your family and your fiends are the only guests. My dedicated staff and I make sure that your affair comes together as enjoyable and memorable private function.

Our award winning chefs can create can create all types of foods to satisfy your palate and meet your budget. Call us today at 905-669077 or email us at

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