(Closed) Scotton Hall in the Glebe Community Centre

posted 6 years ago in Ottawa, Canada
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Nothing to contribute yet, but would like to keep an eye on this thread for future reference!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@am88:  From what I’ve read of previous weddings, they’ve provided tables (square/rectangle) and chairs – have they changed that or are you just interested in rentals other than what they provide?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@am88:  Any update on your planning? We’re looking at April 2014 but I’m worried about the same things you were asking about here!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I had heard that Bytown has reasonable prices and that would definitely make things easier. We initally were interested in Glebe because we BYOB and hopefully save costs on alcohol, but again the logistics of furnishing your own alcohol, glassware, etc. adds some coordination and organization. I’m out of town for much of the coming year for work-related activities, so we’re starting to think that we might look for something simpler and more all-inclusive (unfortnately more expensive). 

We’re hoping to have our ceremony and reception at the same location since we have so many Out of Town guests and want to make things easy on everyone. Right now we’re looking at 100-125 guests, so definitely larger than your list but not huge. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@am88:  Hey, I was just wondering if you had any unforseen expenses with GCC. It’s one of my two top choices right now, and the much cheaper one, but I’m concerned about having to put it all together myself. I know you’re still pretty far away from your date, but just wondering if anything has come up so far.  

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@am88:  I’m not really sure what I’m concerned about, I’m just thinking that if the costs of rentals started going up, the other one might not end up being much more expensive. 

I haven’t seen the chairs, but I’ve seen that a lot of people have rented chairs and tables. Are you using their tables?

I will certainly look into your caterer. 

Thank you!!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@am88:  We also chose L’indocile, since it seemed easiest (rather than having to track down our own rentals for everything). L’indocile is also providing a bartender for us and we’re providing the alcohol. I can’t recall how much this was off hand but it really wasn’t expensive at all.

We are planning on putting two tables together rather than renting round ones… I hope people *aren’t* too far apart, hadn’t thought of that. http://pinterest.com/pin/47639708530980620/ is what I’m hoping for.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We just had our wedding at the Glebe CC. Leading up to the event, everything seemed great. Our total cost for the venue rental (setup starting at 9:30 and the event ending at 12:30) was a little over $1200. We found the layout of the costs on the contract a bit confusing but the only extra costs were the SOCAN fee, the staff recovery fee and a fee to have alcohol at the event. 

We had 100 guests. For the setup, we used the rectangular tables and made long banquet style tables. We did double up on the tables so it would be wider. Guests didn’t find they were too far away. Essentially, we made a big square around the dance floor – headtable on one side, groom’s family on the left, bride’s family on the right and friends parallel to the HT (30 per table + 10 at HT). Groovy Linen rents chair covers that fit perfectly on the chairs provided. By using this setup, we didn’t need to pay extra for floor length linen because the chairs with the covers made a wall across that hid the tables. Our planner just let the linen hang down at the ends to hid the legs. I was very satisfied with this setup. I’m glad I didn’t splurge on tables/ chairs. 

One thing I absolutely recommend is a Day-of-Coordinator. Especially since you can’t setup until the day of the event and you’ll be dealing with allot of vendors. The night before our wedding, the Glebe CC let us use a small storage space. Only employees were supposed to have access but somehow the group having an event on the Friday night somehow got in and stole a whole bunch of our mixers for our bar. Having the coodinator there, she dealt with EVERYTHING. I didn’t find out about this issue until much later. I can’t imagine how people have weddings there without a professional coordinator. We used Julie from Chic Wedding Planning, she was great!

We got SO many good comments about the venue! It really looked great! I was worried abut the big painting on the wall but with all our decor and lighting, you couldn’t even tell. 

For catering, we used Bytown. They provided linen, cutlery, glassware, etc for dinner and we also rented a bartender and glassware for the bar from them. Since we were renting glassware, they made us rent a busser for the night. The food was great but I had a hard time dealing with them. Before signing, they were very accomodating but once we booked, they were really fussy and not very accomodating. I suggest finalizing your contract BEFORE paying the deposit. 

Another suggestion, use your planner’s referrals. Vendors might not want to give you perks and discounts but they want to keep the planner’s business. We noticed a big difference in the quality of service when going through the planner. 

 

Let me know if you have other questions! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@sophieg5678:  Ummm, someone stole your items from the venue the night before!!!!!  That’s so unbelievable that people would do that!  So glad to hear you had a great planner to keep things flowing and out of the bride’s mind!  Sounds like you made some great choices … question, do you have any specifics to offer about Bytown in regards to fussy and not accomodating?  We were considering getting a quote from them (our venue only allows 5 caterers, and they are one of them).  Overall on the day of you were impressed with food and service?  Did you do buffet or plated dinner?  And did you like the presentation of everything?

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2014

HI Bees!!

 

I’m an Ottawa Bride getting married next September. We just booked Scotton Hall in the Glebe and are excited to be working with a big space (I hate when tables have to moved to make room for a dance floor!). Like some other brides on this thread I am wondering about using the 6ftx2.5ft rectangular tables. Has anyone used the tables and not doubled up? If so, did your guests find them narrow or crammed with the wine/centrepiece etc?

 

We’re having 150 guests, so if I double them up I’ll run short and have to rent extra tables for favors/cake etc. And I’m also worried if I do double them up they won’t be the exact same height (like uneven by an inch) and that makes me nervous for the centerpieces.

 

Also, has anyone used L’Indocile catering yet? Just trying to find some first hand experiences. If you’ve used them, can you tell me if the food and service met your expectations?

 

THANK YOU!!

 

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