Drake Devonshire intimate wedding / Caitie & Alex wedding

Couple looking at each other during their wedding at Drake Devonshire

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:

  • Work hard at not getting caught up in the industry and societal pressures of planning and having a wedding. Write down what you envision your wedding to be before you start planning and researching. It is very easy to get caught up in all the articles and websites and suggestions from friends and family, but if you have your vision written down, I think it can ground you and help to recenter your focus.
  • Let other people help. If friends and family want to contribute, don’t resist. My day ended up feeling so effortless, in part because of everyone who helped in small and big ways
  • Expect things to go wrong. Accept from the start that there are things that you simply cannot control; the weather, for example.
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