Information about Crescendo at Big White
Crescendo at Big White is a 5,200 sq ft Luxury SmartHome, specializing in providing a magical destination setting for summer and winter weddings! This home (fortress, really) has Big White and the Monashee Mountains as its backdrop. Boasting picturesque indoor and outdoor spaces, this venue is great for weddings during any season of the year!
Facilities and capacity
The facilities found at Crescendo offer an open layout format and high ceilings (up to 30 ft) for an eye-catching and impressive fortress-like chalet for your wedding celebration. Whether small/intimate or large (up to about 120 guests) weddings at Crescendo are wholly magical, in part due to its having Big White and the Monashee Mountains as its backdrop. Boasting picturesque indoor and outdoor spaces every season of the year, in fact, as a wedding venue, Crescendo is truly incredible.
While they don't offer wedding packages, they do help to tailor the event to the client’s specific needs/wants/wishes, and they refer you to those companies that their previous guests have given their two thumbs up to.
Crescendo's amenities, though, are exceptional, especially for weddings. In their theatre, for example, they provide the means to project from your device (e.g. phone, tablet, computer) to their 110" screen and 7.1 surround sound system. They recommend, in fact, that couples put together a slide presentation to run in the background continuously, featuring select photos of the bride and groom from birth through courtship. Without question, those slideshows have been a sensational hit at the weddings hosted at Crescendo.
Importantly, Crescendo is a destination venue. Outside of ski season, for example, the typical stay is about 3 nights. Six very separate/private areas are created by half-rotations around our striking glass-block spiraled staircase. So, while Crescendo is at first a 3 bedroom 5 bathroom home, their rooms may be configured in various ways so that Crescendo may have up to 6 bedrooms. Crescendo, too, has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 22 adults (16 separate King, Queen, and Twin beds). Their intention, though, is to comfortably sleep 15 adults.
For your wedding guests, there are many condos and homes available on the mountain and very near (walking distance) from Crescendo. Most of those accommodations have a 2-night minimum.
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Accommodations, bridal suite
More information about Crescendo at Big White
Melissa Archambault, Married on 09/09/2017
Our Perfect Wedding at Crescendo
In September 2017, my husband and I were married at Crescendo. From the moment we began our planning with the owner, we felt supported and encouraged. Mitch has a helpful, flexible, and accommodating staff that takes care of the venue during the bike and ski season. As soon as we ... View more we stepped foot inside Crescendo, we knew it would be the perfect place to stay during our wedding weekend and to hold our 120 person ceremony and reception. The indoor space gave a unique house party feel to our wedding and due to the magnificent architecture of the chalet, décor was kept to a minimum with floral arrangements, greenery, and “enchanted forest” details. Guests were able to hang out in the theatre room (where we positioned the main bar), in the great room (where staff removed all furniture and we made a dance floor with a DJ set-up), around the beautiful dessert table (dining room), and outside on the covered patio (where we had a band, a cocktail hour bar, and patio seating. I was able to get ready in the master bedroom, which provided a perfect dressing room for the makeup artist, hair stylist, and bridal party to spend the afternoon. The catering company (Details Catering) were familiar with the venue and took advantage of the modern kitchen area to create and serve canapés throughout the venue (we chose not to have a sit down dinner). The outdoor space at Crescendo provided a scenic and ethereal venue for the wedding ceremony. We were able to set out over 100 rented chairs and the event company we hired (Blushing Pear Event Planning and Rentals) created an elegant aisle and arched area for the ceremony to take place. At the end of the weekend, we didn’t want to leave the luxury of this chalet at Big White. Our guests were blown away by the magic of our wedding weekend at Crescendo. If you are interested in getting married at Big White Ski Resort, Crescendo is the place to do it!
We stayed at Crescendo for our wedding in August. The mountain has started staying open in the summer months only recently, which means it's basically deserted. The house had everything we needed to host a couple of events. While only a handful of our guests actually stayed at ... View more the house, we comfortably hosted nearly 50 people for cocktails and a barbecue. The other guests were all able to find affordable accommodation elsewhere on the mountain - even at the last minute. The house served as a perfect launch point for golf, vineyards, and other activities down in Kelowna. Mitch and his staff were extremely accommodating. "The house is built for fun" was a line we heard a few times. As long as your guests are respectful, they are open to the house being used to its full potential as a great place for celebration and mingling. We had our dinner at the Globe restaurant - which served an incredible meal and is only a few hundred meters away - and then walked back to the house with our guests where a bartender kept everyone happy all night long.
Crescendo is a great place for wedding. I had my wedding there in May, and it was perfect. With its smart-home features and stylish setting, our wedding was beautiful and intimate. From the outdoor space for the ceremony to the media room for cocktail party/streaming slide show ... View more to the large kitchen for preparing our dinner, everything happened all under the same roof, Crescendo was just amazing.
Claire Rauchwald, Married on 24/01/2015
What an amazing experience! Nothing like having such a beautiful home as the back drop for our white winter wedding, and then making the most of this perfectly positioned home in the days to follow as our little honeymoon with family and friends on the slopes and in the hot tub! Love it!
Krista Ducey, Married on 15/11/2014
LOVED Crescendo for our wedding! Crescendo was the perfect place for our wedding, which we held just before Big White opened for its ski season. All of our guests just raved about the beautiful setting and about the spectacular chalet. We had over 80 guests throughout the ... View more chalet, with room to have invited a few more. The ceremony was beautiful in the Grande Room, with the picturesque view of the Monashees in the background. Everything went extremely smoothly thanks to the caretaker. The caterers were clearly at home with Crescendo's large commercial Kitchen for preparing the food. The Media Room, with its separate bar area, was perfect for serving refreshments, and we were able to stream our personalized slide show to the big screen in that room. There was ample space for everyone to mingle and dance throughout the night, and oh did we dance! With the ceremony, the reception, and the accommodation all under the same roof, Crescendo was the perfect place to have our all-in-one event. Crescendo helped us to create the stylish, yet intimate, atmosphere we had wanted, resulting in our special day being even more elegant and beautiful than we had hoped. All of our guests and families just loved Crescendo. What more can I say? We highly recommend Crescendo for anyone looking for a special and unique setting for a wedding, or for just about any celebration. We will have fond memories of Crescendo for the rest of our lives. Krista & Cal
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