(Closed) Ottawa Wedding Vendor Review

posted 6 years ago in Ottawa, Canada
Post # 4
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1144 posts
Bumble bee

Thank you so much for your review! Your wedding looked beautiful.

How long was the waiting list for the Notre Dame Cathedral if you don’t mind me asking? Did you have to book more than a year in advance?

Post # 6
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1144 posts
Bumble bee

@2012ottawabride:  Thanks! I called them last week and they have our ideal date available, woo hoo! Did you provide the aisle runner or did they?

Post # 8
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh I so love Lansieng Couturier I remember going there as a kid and they were just incredible. I went to Synders and had an incredible experience. I would highly recomend them.

Post # 9
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love seeing reviews from different parts of the city.  We discovered very quickly that a wedding in the downtown/market area can be extremely expensive compared to a wedding out in Kanata/Stittsville.  We would have loved to have a downtown wedding, but it didn’t fit into our budget.  I thought it would be interesting to break down our wedding which was held on May 19th in Kanata!

1.  Church – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Stittsville

The church cost us less than $400 to use.  The administration were organized, polite, and receptive.  The best part was that we wanted to bring in our own minister from Nova Scotia, and this church allowed us.  Every other church we contacted said no.

2.  Reception – The Marshes Golf Club, Kanata (Owned by The Brookstreet)

If you have ever been to the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, you understand why it is so special.  A five star hotel, situated right in industrial Kanata, it is BEAUTIFUL.  The golf club is no different.  The main room has beautiful architecture and a wrap around deck.  Our wedding was a morning wedding with a lunch time reception, so the lighting was perfect.  They have an on site chef, so our food was looked after.  Also, we requested a few different options and they happily obliged.  They also completely decorated the room for us (an added cost.)  The total including their main dining room, food, decorating, unlimited wine and soda, was around $11,000.  This was for almost 100 guests.

3.  Flowers – Harmony Florals (Bells Corners)

For approximately $1100 we had four bouquets, 12 centre pieces, a throw bouquet, all of the boutineres and corsages, and two LARGE ceremony and reception pieces.  This may seem like a lot, but we used peonies, hydrengias, and other more expensive flowers that are high maintenance.  The customer service was spectular, and we worked with the owner.

4.  Dress – With Love Bridal Boutique, Stittsville

I bought everything here.  My dress, accessories, and bridesmaid dresses.  The customer service is #1.  They are a small business but extremely effecient and organized.  They have a tailor on site, who actual made a friend of mines dress custom.  You CANNOT go wrong with this business.  The other plus, they have a wide range of dresses at a wide range of prices.  Also, if your dress budget is a bit lower they a level of consignment dresses.  My dress ended up being just over $2000 with alterations.  It was right in my personal budget.

5.  Photography – Frank Scheme

We are lucky to know Frank personally and received a “friends and family” deal.  That being said, his photography is amazing and he is extremely flexible, reliable, and blends in just like a guest!  My parents requested that there be no photography during the actual ceremony.  He was able to take pictures from the back of the church and when we saw them (less than a week later) it was like he was right beside us.

6. Linens – Master Mind Rentals, www. chaircoverfactory .com

We both bought and rented.  We rented table cloths and napkins from Master Mind.  They were great.  They delievered, set up, and took away without us having anything to do with it.  To save money, we also purchased from the above company.  Don’t worry about turning around your purchase after the wedding.  We have already sold more than 3/4 of the thing’s we purchased and our wedding was a month ago.

 

I think that is it for now!  Please feel free to message me if you have any questions about having a “suburban” wedding.

 

PS. 2012OttawaBride…AMAZING.  Your pictures are gorgeous.

 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2009

 

@2012ottawabride:  THANK YOU for the amazing review. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you coordinating everything and taking care of the hiccups we had along the way. You were such a blessing to work with as you were so organized and percise! Wishing you both all the best in your future!!

-Shawna

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Thanks so much for your review.  It was very informative!  I am also interested in having my reception at Tabaret.  Would you be able to let me know what was the approximate final cost of the Old Chapel/Rotanda + alcohol catering?  Feel free to PM me if you don’t want to publicize your cost.  Thanks again!  

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Sorry!  I meant to ask for the final cost including all the additional fees, ie, the coordination fee, set-up fees, housekeeping fees you mentioned, not just the cost of the room rental + alcohol. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Hi!

We just got engaged over the weekend and we have been looking into tabaret hall since i saw your post. I am having allot of difficulties though finding information about the place.

Would you still have the contact info for them?

Thank you!!!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

Hi!

I’m looking at various photographers for my wedding next spring and I was wondering if you would recommend Eleventh Hour Photography? Were you happy with the end result?

Thank you so much for this post! It was really helpful!

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