What a perfect day for an outdoor Ceremony and reception. It was not too hot, a light breeze was constant, and the rain was kept at bay. This Bride and Groom were meticulous with their wedding details, and the smooth running day was evidence of their work. In fact, in a recent email just one month before their wedding date, the Bride said to me "Our final wedding details seem to be falling into place effortlessly, I'm starting to wonder what all the fuss is about?!?!!?"
This was a great reflection of the Bride. What a joy to work with her!
Billings Estate Museum was an absolutely beautiful location to host a wedding and reception. The staff were super helpful and friendly. The Bride entered outdoors through the doors you see in the photo above, through the gardens and over towards the stately trees, where an area had been set up for guests.
While guests began to arrive (many being transported via buses from local hotels) the musicians played welcoming music, setting the tone for a classy afternoon.
This wedding had a large guest count, when including our staff amounted to around 220. This meant an enormous amount of planning, preparation, and work! The day of the wedding, a large team pulled everything together including a wedding planner, decorators, bar staff, the Museum staff, florists, musicians, and of course us, the Caterers. When the Ceremony had finished, we served appetizers under the "tea" tent, right beside these lovely gardens.
We served a buffet style meal under a canopy separate from the main tent. While this Venue has a kitchen, it was not large enough for us to serve anything but a primarily BBQ Entree.
For the Entree we served:
Marinated Canadian "AAA" Strip-loin Steak
Grilled Garlic Lime Chicken Breast
Seasoned Vegetable skewers- Zucchini, Mushrooms, Peppers, Red Onion
Roasted Garlic Baby Potatoes
Tri-color Pasta Salad
SHC Maple Balsamic Salad
Dills & Olives
Rolls & Butter
For Dessert, a lovely wedding cake was available for the cake cutting ceremony, and we provided our homemade chocolate cupcakes with fresh buttercream frosting. My house honestly smelled like a chocolate factory for two days...
Heather and Aly, thank you for having us. You guys are an amazing team!
Blessings from your Catering Crew:
Paul, Aimee, Nathan, Reg, Marnie, Leah, Margie, Randy, Fred, Steve.