Drake Devonshire wedding
Caitie and Alex had a beautiful intimate wedding at Drake Devonshire with their closest ones. These two just wanted to celebrate their love surrounded by their people but without making a big production out of it. I loved being part of it because I could see how much they enjoyed it. Simple, joyful and meaningful.
They also took some time to say why the choose Drake Devonshire hotel, how they liked it, and they are giving away some tips for future grooms and brides to be.
Why did you choose Drake Devonshire hotel for your wedding venue and how did you like it?
We chose the Drake Devonshire for a few reasons. Our priority was finding a space for our smaller wedding; something that turned out to be a lot more difficult than we had anticipated.
Turns out it’s more profitable for venues to have big weddings lol. Many of the venues in the GTA were extremely expensive for only 32 guests. We wanted to have a great party with our favourite people, not have an extremely formal, banquet party (not that there is anything wrong with that). So we ended up taking our search outside of Toronto for this reason. We did a lot of google searches like “intimate wedding venues Ontario” and “small wedding venues, southern Ontario”. We had never been to Prince Edward County before, but I remember hearing that it was very quaint and had some nice vineyards. So I started searching in that area and stumbled upon the Drake.
Then we found out it was associated with the Drake in Toronto, which we love, so we decided to inquire about their wedding venue prices which were so much more reasonable than anything we had seen so far. We drove down for a visit and were sold. The communication wasn’t always great between us and the venue; they often took a few days to get back to us and I didn’t feel as informed as I could have been. I felt like I ended up having to ask tons of questions to get the answers I felt should have already been provided.
That said, they were the exception on the day of the wedding. They anticipated everything we needed, the food was amazing, the service was fantastic and they even accommodated all dietary restrictions. I have a friend with a long list of health problems that restrict what she can eat, and they managed to make her something she could have, which made me very happy. Our wedding officiant is from Prince Edward County and had officiated several weddings there. She mentioned the communication wasn’t always great prior to the wedding, but that on the day of, they were amazing and delivered completely. I almost feel like they are so good at what they do, they just don’t feel the need to communicate as much lol
Future advice for couples planning their wedding:
Venue: Drake Devonshire
Florist:Cool green and shady
Makeup artist: Hilary Irish Makeup Artist
Photographer: Cristina Velasco Photography
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