Planning a wedding during a pandemic? A shower? An engagement party? This is NOT an easy task and made harder by ever changing restrictions, lockdowns and protocols. How can you keep everyone safe? How many guests can you have? Can Uncle Tony play his ukulele and sing us down the aisle?
We see you and we hear you! Questions are coming in fast and furious these days on our request for proposal form on our website, through those of you calling direct and of course email. We thought it might be a good idea to create a blog post with some of our fav questions.
What Packages Do You Offer?
Our packages include a wonderful list of amazing features that are all included along with your choice of menu and beverage options starting from $125/person. We have a whole section dedicated to our wedding packages – what they include, special add on features and a link to our current wedding menu brochure.
Do You Have Outdoor Ceremony Space and What If it Rains?
Yes we do! We have the most beautiful garden area for weddings right in front of our pond. The bride can sweep down the curved staircase or enter from one of our small meeting room garden doors. It is truly lovely. Of course, weather is the one thing we cannot control and for all of our outdoor weddings we do include a backup “rain room”.
The other exciting new offering for 2021 onwards is an outdoor tented area which will be on the grounds through to October. The rental on that space is $1000 or you can also choose to rent your own tent to be erected in our greenspace elsewhere on the grounds.
Do You Book South Asian Weddings and How is That Handled?
We love the colour and beauty of South Asian weddings and have hosted quite a few over the years. We have created a few South Asian wedding packages that allow for you to utilize our preferred caterer or to bring in your own.
Do You Allow Outside Catering because We Have a Lot of Dietary Restrictions?
We are very prepared for dietary restrictions and allergies at White Oaks and will work with you to ensure your menu has safe options for everyone.
Can We Come to See the Venue?
We think seeing is believing and absolutely encourage a site tour at White Oaks. This will give you a great opportunity to see the property, imagine your event and speak to our wedding specialist who can answer all of your other questions that more than likely will pop up! Site tours are best to be booked in advance by appointment. These can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Tina Brown at 905-704-5677.
When Can I Book a Larger Wedding for 200 Guests?
Good question! When the provincial government give us the okay to expand capacities and guests we will be thrilled to announce that by email, website and on our social media – stay tuned! In the meantime, we can discuss booking a larger event for future dates and our cancellation policy is quite flexible during these times to accommodate the fluctuating situation that this pandemic has created.
These seem to be the questions we hear the most but of course if you have other questions please feel free to email us or call! We are happy to discuss your options, and guide you through this confusing time!
Contact: Tina Brown, Director of Sales
Phone: 1-800-263-5766, extension 5777 or direct 905-704-5677