Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Dufferin Grove - Toronto, ON

Reviews for Wenona


January 2020 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

I had a wonderful time hosting my birthday at Wenona Craft Lodge! The staff were kind, patient and considerate and always willing to help myself and my guests with whatever they needed. Many thanks for giving us a party to remember! I added a Mac and Cheese bar and a Poutine bar and the portions were perfect! Not to mention delicious! I am still having friends reach out to tell me about how good the poutine was :)


January 2020 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Awesome basement bar with a cool vibe. The staff were very accessible and helped us make our event a success. Our bartender was tons of fun and the food and drink were great too. I'd highly recommend this space for a party!


November 2019 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

My husband and I were looking for a space to host our 30th together and just happened to stumble on Wenona Lodge while we were looking for Locations for a film set. The pictures don’t do it justice, the space is even lovelier in person. The drinks are great and the food was also amazing - I had no idea it was going to be that good and neither me did our guests. We played our own music and had a slideshow with all our baby pictures on a projector. Our bartender was so awesome, and so was everyone else! Phil explained everything very thoroughly to me prior to my booking, which answered all my last minute questions. All my friends and family loved it so much that several of them have Expressed that they want to host their birthdays there as well. I think we may even make this a yearly thing. Awesome! Will definitely be back.


October 2019 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Owners and staff are solution orientated. The event turned out wonderfully thanks to them. I highly recommend the venue, the sound system is great, room is accommodating, good stuff all around.


September 2019 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

My husband and I hosted our non-wedding at Wenona and would highly recommend this venue space! We had a great time, it was easy to communicate to the hosts, they were very accommodating and welcoming!


July 2019 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

The experience with Wenona was exactly what I was looking for when planning my wife's 30th birthday party. The space is perfect for 30-40 people and the ability to control your own music and video was a huge plus. It was very easy to communicate with Phil and all questions were answered same day. The beer selection was great and the food ordered through the main kitchen disappeared quickly! Would highly recommend for your next private party.


June 2019 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Hosted a 25th Birthday, this space was perfect as we had approx 30 guests! Awesome bar, great drink selection, epic sound system! Phil, the owner, was great with communication and helping set things up! It was a very successful night and would highly recommend this space to anyone who is looking for a cool intimate but vibey spot! Shoutout to our awesome bartender, Paulina, that was a champion behind the bar! :)


April 2019 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

The Wenona staff where very accommodating for my friends leaving party.


February 2019 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

I hosted my 30th birthday celebration at Wenona and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It was a great space - the perfect size for the 40 or so guests who attended. Communication with the venue was quick and easy. Would highly recommend!


December 2018 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

This was a perfect spot for my 30th B-day party. Great beer, great food, sound system with all the cables you'll need, friendly, helpful staff. Definitely recommend.


November 2018 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Great place for our birthday celebrations at their Event Space! Phil and his team made everything so easy for us - removed all worries about organizing it and it was a resounding success! Shout out to Vanessa for attending to all our needs! Guests loved all the food especially the macaroni and cheese! Easy access on the TTC and lots of parking nearby. Perfect place for a nice small event! Thank you!


November 2018 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Perfect spot for a birthday party. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Excellent beer selection, great sound system.


October 2018 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

This place is wonderful! Had a blast ringing in my 30s with my friends. Would definitely do this again!


October 2018 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Great venue with excellent staff and helpful folks. Always love visiting Wenona!


October 2017 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Great space - really cool and offers a fun vibe! Friendly staff, awesome beer and cocktail selection. Bonus - even the house red was delicious!


June 2017 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Wow! Everything about this place is perfect! I celebrated my 24th birthday here and every single one of my friends asked me how I came across this great place. From the moment I booked, everyone from the staff was so friendly, helpful and quick to reply to any questions or requests I had. Great service, great space, great beers, great vibe, and amazing price! Your group doesn't have to hit a target price by the end of the night which is such a relief. Special thank you to our lovely bartender Shauna (hope I spelled write) who was an absolute sweetheart! The space is so versatile that I would 100% recommend it to everyone, I can't thank them enough for the amazing night!


June 2017 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

We had such a great time for my husband's 40th!! To sum up the experience, during the event a friend of mine said to me, "can we just rent this space every weekend??" I'm pretty sure she was serious, though the amazing drinks may have played a part as well.... The value for the venue is unbelievable--so much so, we're worried that it can't last. Hope to see you soon and thank you to Faye, Cassandra and the rest of the staff at Wenona, cheers!!


May 2017 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Absolutely lovely space. The staff was great, and everything went smoothly. My friends loved the space and we had an awesome dance party in the basement. Great space!


April 2017 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

My experience was amazing, from beginning to end Faye was so helpful and quick to respond when booking. Wenona Lodge was the absolute perfect place for the the 30th birthday I threw for my brother recently. The decor, bartender and food were all 10/10, our guests couldn't stop raving about the food! I would definitely book here again for a private, intimate event and would recommend it to anyone as you won't be disappointed!


April 2017 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Faye was very friendly when we first met and she introduced me to the space. It was the perfect size for the amount of people I was expecting to come. Our server, Nick, was lovely to chat with early on in the night and was very quick with serving drinks. He was able to whip up some custom made drinks for me also since it was my birthday. He definitely set an impression on a few of my friends. They thought he was a laid back guy. So, I am glad he was our server for the night! If I had to host another event, I would definitely do it here again. Absolutely loved the vibe and my guests had a great time.


March 2017 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

We had a great time in the space! It was perfect for a birthday party, and the venue had all the music equipment that my DJ needed. They were really easy to communicate with, kind and professional. They set the space up beautifully so that I needed to just arrive on the day of my party and have fun! It was perfect and exactly what I was looking for. Great value!! All of that being said, the venue owner accused my party of making a mess in the bathroom at the venue following the party. However, the bathroom was not private and was patronized by everyone in the bar, and the venue owner had no direct proof tying someone in my party to the mess. She speculated that since I was having a dance party, someone in my party must have been the one to make the mess, which seems unfair. The party was attended by about twenty of my closest friends, all of whom are in their 30s and are responsible and respectful adults. The venue owner also told me that a similar mess had occurred at the venue at least twice in the past, so it seems that there is not a real reason to think that someone in my party was the culprit. I did not appreciate being accused of this without evidence, and having it written in my review that someone in my party made a mess at the venue. It may prevent me from recommending the space to others in the future, despite the fact that I really had a great time and loved the venue.


February 2017 | Intimate Rustic Speakeasy Bar

Faye and her partner have an incredible space for small intimate events. From the moment that I first created the booking right to the very end, Faye was friendly, inviting, accommodating and went above and beyond of what was expected of her. She even personally served us our food and drinks! If we had the space longer I'm sure we would asked her to perform a number with us. When you see the space for yourself, you'll be trying to think of an event to use it for. I know I am. Thanks Faye and all the staff for making our event so memorable.