Hard Rock Cafe
For more than 30 years, the corner of Yonge and Dundas has been home to Hard Rock Cafe, a Toronto landmark since 1978. Since opening its doors as the second restaurant in the global chain, Hard Rock Cafe has forged an iconic reputation in Toronto’s pop-culture scene.
Transcending the world of music, Hard Rock Cafe is in tune with Toronto’s meetings market and provides planners with a truly unique venue option for memorable meetings and events. Centrally located in downtown Toronto, directly across from the Eaton Centre, Hard Rock Cafe is a full-service event-planning facility featuring flexible spaces, state-of-the-art audio-visual options, diverse catering menus and topnotch entertainment for up to 500.
The living history and breathing nostalgia of Hard Rock Cafe infuses new life into traditional meetings, workshops, receptions, press conferences, product launches and social events, all set in the casual, laid-back atmosphere of a restaurant/bar, a museum and a performance venue. The facility’s colourful dining room is rife with unique spaces, intimate nooks and comfortable seating to accommodate up to 170 for seated meals, or up to 350 for reception-style gatherings.
The Hard Rock Lounge, the facility’s multi-faceted performance venue, can accommodate groups of up to 120 for seated dinners, or up to 350 for receptions, networking sessions, guest-speaker events or live entertainment. The Hard Rock Lounge is also ideal for conference-style gatherings for up to 80 delegates.
Backed by the support of an experienced in-house technical-services team, the venue’s extensive audio-visual offering includes LCD projectors and screens, high-speed Internet access, fl at-panel TV monitors, a speaker system, a DVD player, CD players, microphones and lighting equipment.
For larger events, Hard Rock Cafe offers planners a complete venue-buyout option, capable of accommodating up to 350 for sit-down dinners or up to 500 for large receptions. Delegates can journey into the heart of modern pop culture in a living museum of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia that strikes a chord with patrons of all generations. From The Beatles’ original 10-inch-x-14-inch black-ink sketch drawn by John Lennon, to cowboy boots worn by U2’s Edge and a one-piece leather bustier that adorned Madonna, Hard Rock Cafe’s tribute to the icons of modern music is captivating.
Putting the final touches on its full-service offering to meeting planners, Hard Rock Cafe’s culinary team offers a selection of group-function menus that are as colourful as the venue itself. From elaborate breakfast buffets, to formal seated dinner service featuring entrees of poached B.C. salmon with lemon dill hollandaise sauce or grilled New York strip-loin served with portabello mushrooms, Hard Rock Cafe can accommodate catering needs for any style of event.
June, 2011, ushers in a global celebration for the Hard Rock brand, marking 40 years since the opening of the first venue in London, England. Since 1971, Hard Rock International has grown into one of the world’s most globally recognized brands, with 170 venues in 51 countries, including 133 cafes and 15 hotels/casinos. As an historic and enduring chapter in the brand’s illustrious history, Hard Rock Cafe Toronto is proud to be actively involved in ongoing philanthropic endeavours, both in the local community and globally, through the brand’s partnerships with renowned artists and charitable organizations.
Planning an event at Hard Rock Cafe Toronto is made easy through the concerted efforts of the venue’s experienced sales team. From space configurations, to catering menus and customized event merchandise, the sales team will assist you in planning every detail of your unique event. Find out why Deloitte, KPMG, National Bank, Corus Entertainment, St. Michael’s Hospital, Rogers Media and many more have trusted Hard Rock Cafe Toronto with the staging of their memorable events.