How About A Teacup Wedding?
Your wedding day can be special without breaking the bank. If you want to "just get married", it doesn't have to be in someone's kitchen or at City Hall, you can still make it a memorable day. There are many things you can do to be totally unique, yet stay on budget and have fun.
There are many small restaurants and other venues that can host a small intimate wedding catering to different themed events. Just what kind of event? How about something like a Teacup wedding, for instance? If so, why not consider a tea house such as Orillia's White Lions Tea House.
Whether you are considering a tea house or other small venue for your special day, you will find that these smaller venues have hosted weddings for a few as four people to as many as 40. We have one private room that will accommodate as up to 14 and that can be used any time during the day.
We offer a charming and elegant environment right down to the silverware, bone china dishes, linen tablecloths, napkins and interesting decor, and, you don't have to spend $100 per person.
In addition, you don't have to worry about things like the weather, decorating or cleaning up before or after, a big advantage.
Now, when it comes to wedding costs, the two basics involve a marriage license-$150 and wedding officiant-$300 and, oh yes, two witnesses, priceless. Other costing depends on what you want to do. Do you want to have a breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea, or evening dinner perhaps? Food costs, which usually includes the use of the room, will range from $10 to $25 per person, in our location. With the addition of a Special Occasion liquor license ($25), you can add Champagne or wine to your event.
A lovely afternoon wedding ceremony conducted by the fireplace or the picture window followed by tea, sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit, tea or coffee and a small wedding cake or cupcakes would cost approximately $15 per person at White Lions Tea House, for instance.
Oh, and don't forget to add in a few fresh flowers, perhaps a basic photo package or a friend with a good camera, not a cellphone, and you have a day to remember.
Using a smaller venue is something to consider. Why not save your money and make a down payment on a house or have a wonderful honeymoon!