I’m getting married in Quebec, which is just across the river -literally – from where I live in Ontario.
Cocktail hour appetizers have been priced out at roughly 530$ – this includes (all of these are hot & passed) : 6 doz lobster rolls in phyllo pastry, 6 doz veggie spring rolls, 3 doz smoked salmon w/ dill cream cheese, 3 doz “mini quiche lorraine” & 3 doz spanakopita. I might add to the quanities, or add a couple of different types of appetizer (those chicken satay’s with peanut sauce looks mighty yummy, or the tandoori chicken skewers) but not sure yet.
For dinner we’re paying 39$ pp for a standard, sit down, four course meal – soup, salad, entree with side & then dessert. (we’re getting butternut squash, still undecided about the salad, then a walnut crusted rack of lamb with a rosemary reduction, served with seasonal veggies & a ‘chefs selection of accompaniment’, and still have to decide between the creme brulee with fresh berries or the classic cheesecake w/ fresh berries & raspberry coulis for dessert). This price also includes fresh baked rolls & butter during dinner & coffee/tea served after.
Our wine for dinner should come to about 350$ for their house wine; it will of course increase if we choose differently.
Wedding cake, DIY candy buffet/bar & *hopefully* a mini milkshake shot will round out the evening as our late night nibbles. There is no cake cutting fee. HOORAY!
(The mini milkshake shot isn’t currently offered, but I’m going to ask if it can be done for us. FI & I originally met while working for a fast food chain famous for it’s super thick “milkshakes” & I thought it would be a super cute to tie in how we met in that way. Plus they’re just plain yummy & cute too! We’ll see though, based on first if the chef says yes and then price)
Everything is, of course, charged tax (QST & GST) and automatically given a 15% gratuity. 🙂
And it will either be a half-price bar or full cash bar. Still to be decided. The one drawback to this venue is they charge on a per drink, per person basis, at regular bar prices, which, quite frankly, gets incredibly expensive incredibly fast. And we just can’t afford an additional (easy, I’m thinking) 5,000$ just to spend on alcohol.