Post # 1
I am new to Weddingbee and am hoping that I can pick your brains for a potential venue in Ontario, Canada. My fiance and I have always wanted to have our ceremony under a Weeping Willow tree but alas we have been unlucky in finding a venue that can accomodate this!
Thanks and chat soon!
Post # 3
What about nagar botanical garden?
and willow springs winery looks nice all will depend of the size of your wedding, I really liked the winery if it was an option for me, I would defiantly check it out, willow trees are very special and majical for me, we don’t have the here in floridaflorida
Post # 4
Thank you so much for the reply! I have just sent out an email to Willow Springs, thank you for the suggestion! I am trying to cut down our wedding list from 140 to approximately 100-110 depending… so I hope that they can accomodate this 🙂
I could not find the website for the botanical gardens you mentioned though!
Thanks again 🙂
Post # 5
I know this post is probably late but I just had my wedding there at Willow Springs last month and it was the worst service I experience. I highly do not recommend going with Willow Springs. If you havent already.
It’s a nice venue but the owner was horrible to deal with. All he cares about is money.
The coordinator there is very detail oriented when we have meetings we run through everything however, day of there are areas that the ball was dropped even though we discuss things 4-6 times.
These are the problems I had with the venue:
4 days before our wedding they call to tell me the linens I wanted are not available They recommend a “plum” color saying that is it very similar to my original pick. My theme was black and dark purple.(not even close) My wedding planner had to demand they do something about it whether going with another vendor whatever but they had to do something. Their wedding package includes linens therefore we expected the proper style and color. – This should not happen 4 days before the wedding!!!
2 days before the wedding while setting up they said they measured the venue wrong and there isn’t enough room for our tables. No recommendation given to make it work. My husband and planner had to think of the logistic for a mistake they made. All they did was help set up tables and chairs. (yet they want to take credit for doing everything else)
10 minutes before our ceremony was to start the coordinator brought “potential customers” to see the venue. My entire guests had arrived and notice these people walking in. This was a special moment for family and friends not stranger. My husband and I were never asked to allow them there. (The owner had insist to show the venue without our permission). They stuck out like a sore thumb.
After the wedding both my husband and I have been emailing the owner asking for a meeting to discuss the service we received. We emailed 4-5 times and no answer. Finally after 1 month of chasing him to answer us we get this:
Willow Springs Winery is a well-reputed company in the industry. Our staff have done a great job in running your event smoothly at Willow Springs Winery. Unfortunately, you were not able to bear witness to that.
We are very upset and disappointed what you have done to Willow Springs. We will reserve our rights to take legal actions against all your false statements about Willow Springs Winery.
Willow Springs Winery
He is very unprofessional. We did alot of the work yet the want to take credit. After the wedding he has been avoiding us.
Post # 6
I am so sorry to hear that you had such a terrible experience! The fact that they are evading your concerns for so long speaks to how they run their venue in my opinion… I hope that they become more understanding and offer you some sort of consolation? I would be so distraught if I went through your experience!
We have opted to pass on this venue… we are still searching! It is the most frustrating thing to find a venue that does not cost an arm and a leg…
Right now we are loving Royal Canadian Yacht Club and Graydon Hall..but I cannot seem to find a way to afford them haha!
Any ideas are welcome 🙂