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Small but Spectacular Weddings!

Does a spectacular wedding have to be BIG to be amazing? Do you need to invite your Dads, brothers, cousins, nephews barber? During these uncertain times, we are staying positive and hopeful that things will be back to normal sooner than later. Unfortunately, there is always that voice in the back of our heads that tries to reason with the unknown. But that’s just it, we just don’t know. We can only prepare with the information we have in front of us right now. Our hope is that other venues continue to work with their couples, like we at Royal Ashburn Golf Club have been doing, to provide the best solutions without compromising our couples overall wedding vision.

READY-SET WEDDINGS

One of the most challenging and most debated items on the wedding to-do list is the dreaded guest list. “Well if we invite Aunt Jill we have to invite cousin Marge.” “But, if we invite Aunt Jill and cousin Marge then we have to invite Uncle Alex, Aunt Bess and their kids.” Sound familiar? We’ve heard these conversations and most of us have lived them. We’ve heard the concerns of our couples and we’ve been working towards alternative solutions to try and relieve some of the stresses that go along with wedding planning, let alone the stresses of wedding planning during a pandemic. If a big wedding isn’t for you, and analyzing every grand detail just isn’t your style, that’s ok! For couples looking for a more intimate, unique, economical and adventurous wedding experience, we are proud to introduce the Ready-Set Wedding Package, smaller guest count, but mighty beautiful.

THE QUESTION?

To provide an answer to the posed question above, does a wedding have to be BIG to be spectacular? Definitely not. The trend in smaller sized weddings such as Pop-Up Weddings and Micro-Weddings isn’t something new. It means more in the budget for celebrating your wedding day with the people who are closest to you. Or maybe using some of those savings towards a new house, a snazzier honeymoon, extra savings for well, saving! The point is, you’ll be saving money and celebrating what truly matters, love united. More intimacy, less planning and more time to enjoy your wedding celebration. When the time is right and you have worked with your wedding venue to coordinate all the details that bring your vision to life, it will be, what it should be, the most beautiful day of your lives. 

Furthermore, we’d love the opportunity to work with you on creating a wedding day that speaks directly to who you are as a couple. Whether that is a WED NOW, PARTY LATER package you are looking for or just a ceremony in our beautiful gardens we’d love to talk about your options. For more information on our Ready-Set Wedding Package, Ready-Set Married Ceremonies, or any of our wedding packages, please reach out to our events team here at Royal Ashburn Golf Club. It would be our pleasure to help you create a truly magical wedding day, that you and your guests will remember always.

 

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The Ultimate Wedding Venue Checklist for Your Special Day

Congratulations! We are so happy to be joining you on your journey to find the perfect wedding venues in the Durham region. The most important aspect of a Royal Ashburn Golf Club wedding is that it is all about you. We want to help in our small way towards your ultimate wedding venue checklist, so you can view the venues with a standard list of questions and jot down the answers as you go.  

Decisions to Make Before You Start Looking at Wedding Venues in the Durham Region 

Some brides have always known the type of wedding they want, while others only have a vague idea. Making certain decisions before going on the ultimate venue search will make the process easier for everyone involved. Decide on the following:

  • Choose a couple of locations for your shortlist, 
  • Set a budget.
  • Estimate a guest count,
  • Think about the date, and
  • Find your wedding style.

Wedding Venue Checklist Questions to Ask

When drawing up your ultimate venue checklist, remember to include the following questions:

1. Availability

What kind of venues do you have, what are their capacity, what is the availability on my chosen dates, what does your package include and do you have a coordinator?

2. Ceremony

Can we hold the ceremony here, are we allowed to use confetti and if the ceremony is held outside, what will happen if it rains?

3. Food and Wine

Do you have an in-house caterer, do you provide the alcohol, must I make my own arrangements and do you have a list of preferred vendors? 

4. Reception Decor and Styling 

What crockery/linen/cutlery forms part of the package, what type of tables do you have and do we have to decorate the venue ourselves or do you offer the service?

5. Wedding Reception

What time do guests have to leave the venue, what is your noise policy, what are the details of your dance floor and do you have microphones for the speeches? 

6. Accommodation

Is the bridal suite included in the price, what accommodation does the venue offer and is there accommodation for disabled guests? 

7. Facilities

How many restrooms are there, is the venue child-friendly, is there an outdoor space for smoking, is there enough parking and is it free? 

8. Financial 

What is the venue’s fee, what is the cancellation policy and are there any additional fees and/or charges I need to be aware of? 

The Royal Ashburn Golf Club offers the most perfect wedding venues in Whitby, Ontario, with competitively priced and all-inclusive, customizable packages. Contact us today if you are looking for spectacular wedding venues in the Durham region.

5 Unusual Wedding Venues for a Truly Unique Event

Congratulations on your recent engagement! Your fiancé proposed to you in a romantic setting and you can’t wait to start planning the wedding of your dreams to start this next exciting chapter in your lives in an unforgettable and spectacular manner!

The first important thing on your checklist as a bride-to-be is to find your ultimate wedding venue. Durham Region is the place to get married. With many unique and historical wedding venues, every bride is bound to find her perfect grand setting. Here are just 5 unusual wedding venues to choose from to ensure a truly unique event:

1. Royal Ashburn Golf Club

The Royal Ashburn Golf Club is a uniquely traditional venue that can play host to your ultimate fantasy. For over three generations, the venue has provided a magnificent backdrop to hundreds of golf course weddings. With tranquil and picturesque surroundings, you can say your “I do’s” in an intimate, breathtaking setting. Comfortably seating 240 guests, the expansive clubhouse is beautifully appointed from top to bottom.

2. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Situated on the ancestral and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and the traditional territory of the Mississauga Nation, this vibrant and engaging art gallery will play the perfect host to suit any wedding style. If you and your fiancé are intrigued by art, this is the meeting place where art, artists, and community come together in conversation. 

3. Trafalgar Castle School

Built in 1859, Trafalgar Castle School is a uniquely Canadian treasure that has borne witness to many luxurious weddings in Whitby. With fifteen towers and a 105 feet (32 meters) long hallway, the school grounds will make your wedding feel like something out of a royal fairy tale. The school has a chapel on site that can easily accommodate 175 guests. 

4. Herongate Barn Theatre

If ‘country’ is your thing, the Herongate Barn Theatre plays host to one of the most beautiful, unique outdoor settings. With rustic charm, this venue features warm and cozy spaces indoors and out,  spanning over ten acres. Couples can choose to say their vows on the spacious lawns or in the century-old barn with the capacity for 180 seated guests.  

5. Parkwood Estate and Natural Historic Site

This venue showcases over a century of history and natural beauty. With lush gardens and architectural landscaping, couples have the option of choosing from several picturesque spaces (on the grounds or in the mansion) to exchange their vows. If you are a history buff, the magnificent grounds and heritage grounds would make the perfect backdrops for your wedding photos. 

Now that you’ve found the venue to match the wedding of your dreams, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful journey leading up to your big day!

Contact us today for more information.

5 Reasons to Choose a World-Class Golf Club for Your Wedding Day

Golf clubs aren’t only great for hosting corporate golf days or playing a round of golf with your friends – they also make a great wedding venue. Here are five reasons why you should consider a golf club if you are looking to get married in Whitby, Ontario:

  1. The Setting
    Most people want an upmarket setting for their weddings. And, a golf club usually has the white linen, crystal glasses and banquet room to meet this need. If you want a venue that has a luxurious and exclusive feel to it, the Royal Ashburn Golf Club is it.
  2. Avoid A Busy Atmosphere on Your Big Day
    The last thing most bridal parties want is to run into each other in the hallways or bathroom. With multiple spaces and ballrooms, you can rest assured that your wedding party will have its own dedicated space on your big day. 
  3. Perfect Pictures
    The long, rolling fairways, beautiful flowers and trees that you will find at a golf club make for the best wedding photos.
  4. You Don’t Need to Be a Member
    At Royal Ashburn, you don’t need to be a golf club member to host your wedding at the venue. 
  5. Culinary Feasts
    With expert chefs and a whole culinary staff, your menu can be tailored and perfected for your wedding day.

If you’re looking for wedding venues in the Durham region, look no further than Royal Ashburn. Our most popular wedding packages include a professional wedding coordinator, uniformed staff, cake, gifts, bridal gardens for photography, LCD projectors and screen, microphone and podium, complimentary menu and wine tasting for the bride and groom, and more. Contact us for more information now.

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