- 3 years ago
- Wedding: Delta Edmonton South
So I’ve been planning my October 2015 wedding for about two month now, and have already had loads of difficulty finding a suitable venue that held up to my expectations annd over all feel I am going for. I’ve done countless hours looking online in and around my city for a venue within my budget, and was big enough for my guest count. I had at first book at Camp on a lake outside Edmonton for it’s personal connection to my late father, but it soon began to get expensive to decorate and pay for other vendors to travel. They also could not do an outside caterer, and only offered basic food for the reception.
My second option is the Delta Edmonton South, the Top of Inn. When I viewed the venue, and came around the foyer corner, my jaw dropped when saw the floor to ceiling windows with miles upon miles of the city view below. I knew I wanted the space, but it is very expensive. The plus about the venue is that it’s been recently renovated, and doesn’t need much in the means of decor to make the space beautiful. There aren’t many other hotels with the style to match my colour scheme. So Delta is it. Here pretty much the colour scheme I am doing, I love love love this picture!:
I’m doing a masquerade reception, and since it will be so late in the year the sun will be setting as we are eating supper, and then we get to enjoy the city lights at night as we dance and party. I am very stoked.
My budget only allows for the dinner buffet at the Delta, and not much wiggle room to even entertain the idea of hosting the cocktail hour. I tried thinking about cutting other parts of the wedding to afford more food, or even not having a cocktail hour and just making guests wait while we get pictures done, but I just can’t see my day either way.
So I knew I needed to find a different venue for my ceremony and cocktail hour. The only trouble is there isn’t much in Edmonton that has a similar feel to the Delta that allows your own caterer. I am very thankful for a cousin who has offered to cater my cocktail hour providing I find a venue with kitchen. Thus far the only venue I’ve found beautiful enough by itself to not need much for decor, and big enough for my quests is the Old Timer’s Cabin.
It’s just a different style of venue than the Delta. It’s so beautiful rustic.
It also has a gorgeous view of the river valley, and I love that it stands on it’s own with respect to decor just like the Delta. I’ve also heard that it’s decently priced, and has its own kitchen that my cousin can use. It’s also only 10 minutes from the hotel. I was thinking of bringing some rustic elements into the Delta space by having treed centerpieces, and using lace elements on guest cards, centerpieces, cake and candy tables.
What are your guys thoughts on using two different venue types?