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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.

How to Plan a Christmas Winter Wonderland Wedding

It is the ‘sparkle’ season and the perfect opportunity to say ‘I do’ surrounded by stunning, snowy scenery. If you are planning a winter wonderland wedding, you will undoubtedly be wondering how to make it as special and memorable as it can possibly be. You will be investigating various Whitby wedding venues, thinking about colour schemes, and dreaming about the occasion. Here are three tips to keep in mind to ensure that your winter wedding is everything you hope it to be and more. 

The Colour Scheme 

Most brides who opt to have their wedding during winter will opt for a classic ice blue and white or silver colour scheme. Others who are combining their special day with the Christmas season may opt for more Christmas-y colours, like red, green and gold. However, it is your big day, so do not let traditions force you into selecting a colour scheme that you are not happy with. You can make anything work if you put a bit of effort into it! 

The Dress 

If you will be conducting your winter wedding outdoors, you will need to choose a wedding dress that provides extra warmth. One with sleeves is obviously a better selection than a sleeveless princess dress! Also, remember to pay attention to the fabrics used to make the dress. Silk mikado, faille, gabardine, brocade, moire and velvet are much warmer options to consider. 

The Wedding Venue

There are many different options when it comes to choosing a wedding venue for a winter wedding. Having said that, one of the best-loved Whitby wedding venues is that of the Royal Ashburn Golf Club. A Royal Ashburn wedding offers you the chance to maximize on the beautiful winter scenery, along with providing an indoor function venue for you to get the party started after you have exchanged rings and said ‘I do’. We offer winter wedding packages that cost as little as $99 per person, and we are able to accommodate up to 240 guests. 

Would you like to learn more about a golf course wedding at one of the finest Whitby wedding venues? Then get in touch with Royal Ashburn Golf Club today!

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