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I’m just recently engaged and we’re planning on an getting married at the end of July/beginning of August 2012. We’d like to have at least part of the wedding outside, whether that’s the ceremony or reception or both. Any ideas for locations around Abbotsford/Langley/Chilliwack area? Thanks!
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Vanderlinde Farm & Hayloft37523 Maher RoadAbbotsford, BC
(604) 864-0624[email protected]
Farm and hayloft for a rustic outdoor wedding. Hayloft accommodates up to 200 guests. Electrical available for music, but must provide own equipment and DJ. Must provide own tables, chairs and other rental requirements including porta-potties.
Clayburn Village4304 Wright StAbbotsford, BC
This brick heritage church was constructed in 1912 and renovated in 1978. It seats up to 80 for the ceremony. The community centre next door accommodates the reception for up to 120.
Lots of information here re other venues :http://www.catzmarketing.com/DIY/Venues.htm
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@julies1949: Thanks! I just sent off an email to the Vanderlinde place. I wish the Clayburn Village could hold more people!
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This place is where I almost got married, but I ended up having too few people to make it worthwhile: http://www.fraserriverlodge.com/
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We’re from Vancouver, and getting married in Minter Gardens – a 32 acre garden in Rosedale, just outside of Chilliwack: http://www.mintergardens.com/MG_Weddings.htm
We found out about Minter Gardens through our photographer’s website (White Album Weddings) – their blog has lots of pictures of weddings at Minter, and I loved the covered walkways and the variety of plants and flowers (http://www.whitealbumweddings.com/blog/?s=minter+gardens).
It’s a gorgeous location, and we can have our outdoor ceremony (under a tent!) like I wanted. For the reception, I’d been torn between my desire to have it outdoors, and my worries about weather etc. (it is September in BC after all!). Minter’s reception venue is perfect – a glass conservatory that feels like you’re outdoors! There are actually two of them (different sizes), and they’re both really nice.
We haven’t had our wedding yet, but they’ve been really good to us so far throughout the planning process.
Message me after September and I can give you more details about the day if you like!
Post # 7
Barkley Brooks: http://www.bbrook.ca/gallery.html (doesn’t say much about wedding stuff on the website but its quite popular). My Maid/Matron of Honor got married there. Beautiful grounds, good food.. But hopefully you don’t have to get married in their inside location because its pretty ugly. It was pretty affordable too.
Newlands Golf: An all inclusive venue, kinda pricey and tons of brides go there so its like a wedding factory. Nice outside area too. http://www.newlandsclubwed.com/
Redwoods Golf: Another pricey route but nice outdoor ceremony area and tent outside for reception. Friend got married there and it was really nice.. All incluisve though I think. http://www.redwoods-golf.com/wedding/
Langley Golf & Banquet Centre: Not a bad little venue, went there for a business meeting and the food was good. Might be worth checking out, a bit more affordable compared to the other golf courses. http://www.langleygolfcentre.com/banquet/welcome-banquet
Harrison Hot Springs: Don’t know if this is too far out for you (which is why I stayed away). But the resort is quite nice and nice scenery there. http://www.harrisonresort.com/wed.aspx
I agree with Minter Gardens, its beautiful and great for pictures.. But be aware of the restrictions there.. Especially the ceremony times.. You only get 2 hours for “your time” and you can’t setup or takedown before those hours. This was one of my possibilities too but the ceremony area to the reception hall is a bit of a walk, so I heard they use golf carts to help transport people. Just be sure to read the fine print. But I know of a couple people that got married there though. A little expensive but not overly bad. You just have to remember that since you are getting married in August, the gardens will still be open to the public so you won’t mind having strangers around since its busy then..
Fraser River Lodge is great too, another one I considered. Another all inclusive thing but its decently priced.. and you get the whole lodge to yourself!
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@Silverblade: I’ve been looking for a reception hall in Langley and saw your suggestions here, I LOVE the look of Barkley Brooks!! Do you know, by any chance, if you are allowed to bring your own caterer in? (I’ll be calling them Tuesday for sure to get details) 🙂
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@adnama: I honestly don’t remember if you can? I think you have to use their caterer as a part of the package.. I am not sure but I think my Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t interview any.. But the food was good there though I enjoyed it 🙂