NS wedding venues

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  1. David Puddy

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    anyone have some favourite nova scotia wedding venues?
    Starting to plan for fall of 2020.
    We've emailed a few feelers to Lightfoot & Wolfville, Oceanstone resort, and The Tangled Gardens.
     
  2. tribeachpunk

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    My sister had her wedding last summer at Petite Rivière Vineyards, reception followed (about as far away as could be) at White Point..
     
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    I emailed a few places, all seem great - but I ended up getting a venue at a big discount elsewhere due to connections haha. Depends on your budget and what kind of wedding you want.

    Pier 21
    Halifax Club
    Sheriff Hall at Dalhousie (there is an alumni discount)
    St. Mary's Boat Club

    If you have a small guest list, I heard Lot Six is nice. You could always try golf courses as well.
     
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    We did RNSYS and it was a nice venue for about 130. I had to scale down my list of guests, but that wasn't so bad either.
     
  5. briangtiguy

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    I got married on Summerville beach
     
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    I'm trying to find a venue as well! My friend wanted to go with Lot Six as well. She left them a voicemail and they didn't get back to her for like over 3 weeks! We're only going to have about 70-80 guests at our wedding so I'm trying to find a small venue!
     
  7. Matt30

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    Consider Shining Waters Marine.

    They handled our wedding great. Options to have it outside if we wanted, but could easily switch to inside last minute if weather changed.

    I know a few others who have gotten married there and were very happy. I generally do a little building maintenance there a few days before each wedding and it just seems like they really have their shit together.
     
  8. Grifter

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    Second for shining waters. Was a great venue, good to deal with and beautiful background for photos.
     
  9. David Puddy

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    never heard of shining waters marine. will look into it
    is there going to be any place that will let us have our own wine and catering? seems like its not the norm
     
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    I do believe we hired our own catering
     
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    Your own store bought wine or homemade?
     
  12. David Puddy

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    store bought.
    white point beach lodge says they can bring in wine (nslc) for a $12 corkage fee
     
  13. Mitch

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    $12/bottle? Yeesh
     
  14. David Puddy

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    ocean stone wants $20 per for corkage
     
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    $12 is fairly standard and much less than the upcharge you'd pay to buy it from them
     
  16. Mitch

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    Wow
     
  17. Wayne

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    That seems insane to me...
     
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    And if I recall, you have to rent every available cabin whether you have guests staying in them now not.

    Absolutely gorgeous spot....but waayyyy too much $$$$
     
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    Also....it’s weird to see a thread on a wedding where the majority of the input is from dudes, when it’s likely we didn’t have this much input on our own weddings
     
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  20. Wayne

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    The majority of active RC is dudes...math checks out.
     
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  21. David Puddy

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    Oceanstone has like 5 bottles to choose from and they're not very good. White point beach's corking fee is 29$ per bottle but their wine list is extensive and surprisingly good.

    Oceanstone is big bucks and yeah in high season you have to book the whole place out for two nights min, which equates to 12k for both nights. So if you can't get the 81 people the resort sleeps to fill both nights you are on the hook for the rest.
    They do however, have a very keen wedding planner that's included and hypothetically if you were to have the whole place for 2 nights with family friends, that could be a kickass time. I went to a wedding there about 5 years ago and yeah it was very intimate and cozy feel for the weekend while everyone roamed around before and after the ceremony for the weekend.

    We're headed to the valley this weekend to scope out places down there. I would love to have the reception and the blomidon inn and the ceremony at lightfoot... the issue is that the mother in law doesn't want to over complicate trying to bus/shuttle people around. she's acting as if everyone is going to be smashed the whole weekend and can't drive. I mean that IS a possibility.
     
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    That's kind of an antiquated view, don't you think?
     
  23. Boots

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    While it's no longer acceptable to point out that the majority of men aren't into wedding planning, I think it still stands that that the majority of men aren't into wedding planning :rofl:
     
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    i didnt plan a single detail :bowdown:
     
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    Math is hard

    My only request was I entered to the Rocky theme. Other than that, it was just “tell me where/when to show up”
     
  26. Wayne

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    Hmmm, I was very involved in planning for our wedding. Not as much as the wife, but still.
     
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    Shining Waters looks beautiful but there isn't any hotels/motels out there. So where would your guests stay if they choose to drink and don't have a DD.
     
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    That’s why we chose a hotel. I wanted everyone to be able to have some drinks and not worry about cabs etc.
     
  29. Mitch

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    Corkage fees I can understand to some point at restaurant settings, but when your dropping a few K or more on a wedding, they should lower that corkage fee a bit. I would ask them to.
     
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    I suppose that’s one thing to consider. It wasn’t really a concern for us because we could walk to our house from there if we wanted to, and most of our guests were from the area and lived close.

    The ocean stone resort is about 10 minutes down the road, but they also have wedding receptions there so it’s possible they could be booked up for the same weekend. Other than that I guess you would have to take a taxi back to town for a hotel.
     
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    Same. My family is from 3 hours away and we had a bar so it only made sense.
     
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    I would suggest you have your DJ playing Fucking Problems. Twice. Really gets the crowd going.

    Oh and make sure that your boys take a picture for the Instagram photobooth with their dick and balls out, it doesn't mortify the operator, at all.
     
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  33. David Puddy

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    and update: we have yet to book a place, but we are leaning away from white point beach resort as their is nothing really exclusive or special about the place. in high season they're pumping out as much as 3 weddings a day. leaning towards lightfoot & wolfville in their style of wedding at least. and considering a couple of large sq footage barns with lots of open field. Healey weddings & events is one, anyone ever use em?
     
  34. David Puddy

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    and learning lots with each interview/meeting we have. there's an unbelieveable amount of ways to customize it. i just can't wait to compile the wine and food list! if we could have full control over the catering and wine without paying royalites/tax, that would be the biggest perk for me
     
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    LOL

    A little salute to the fallen singer of Prodigy. Toss on Smack My Bitch Up as a follow up tune, might perk up a few ears lol.
     

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