About Asessippi Ski Area and Resort
Asessippi Ski Area and Resort is a multifaceted wedding venue providing remarkable valley views that is capable of hosting ceremonies and receptions. Offering an admirable mix of bucolic beauty and refined style, this property aims to give clients the best of both worlds. Featuring indoor spaces brimming with elegance and outdoor areas that offer a warm embrace from nature, there truly is a great deal to admire here.
Facilities and Capacity
NEW FOR FALL 2020 The Smellie Block a 130 year old warehouse, gorgeous vintage windows, wood floor and ceilings, sparkling crystal light fixtures and so much more. Be one of the first couples in this one of a kind venue.
Owing to the wide variety of function areas at Asessippi Ski Area and Resort, couples are spoiled for choice. Several sites are available for that milestone “I do” moment. The Vine Chapel provides bench-style seating for invitees to gather as the magical ceremony takes place. Here, couples can stand together in front of a timber feature wall as trees flank all around. The Asessippi Cathedral is an outdoor space where bespoke ceremonies can take place underneath a timber gazebo adorned with florals. Another available space is the banks of the Shell River, while couples keen on a winter-white wedding can gather outdoors in the snow. As the day progresses, the wedding party can make their way to celebrate the reception. Multiple options are available, so the newlyweds can opt for the one that best matches their distinctive vision.
A couple of Sugar Shacks can either be used individually or together for the reception revelries. When combined, they boast a total capacity for approximately 200 people. Tented celebrations are also welcome at this venue, and these installations can be erected to provide generous views of the valley and surrounding scenery. Another option is the Sun Room, which lets in ample natural light and provides space for unforgettable memories to be made.
For couples who require some counsel and guidance planning their special occasion, an event planning service is available. Staff at Asessippi Ski Area and Resort can refer clients to a list of trusted vendors to add colour, personality, and character to the occasion. Decorative event rentals are also available, including linens, florals, rose petals, lanterns, fairy lights, and more. To cap off a truly one-of-a-kind event, the couple of honour can indulge in a ski lift to take in the breath-taking views. Those who would like to stay overnight can make use of the comfortable onsite accommodations available.
The in-house chef at Asessippi Ski Area and Resort can treat couples to a tasting session in order to craft a menu that lives up to expectations. Their serving styles include hors d’oeuvres, buffet dishes, plated meals, and more. Chicken cordon bleu, barbecue ribs, and salads are among the many palate-pleasing options available.
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21 Reviews for Asessippi Ski Area and Resort
Jared Kehler · Getting married on 24/07/2021
High Hopes, Low Results
I want to ensure I write a comprehensive review so that I am not taken as just a disgruntled individual. For full disclosure, my fiancee and I were planning on booking at Asessippi (had even paid the deposit), when a number of events led to us cancelling.Sent on 27/06/2020
I would like to start with the pros: The area is absolutely gorgeous. The valley, vine chapel, and river area was what my fiancee and I were most hoping for for our wedding. It is very breathtaking in both the winter and the summer.
Now that I have addressed all that we have found enjoyable about our experience I would like to list the reasons for a low review:
The staff was poorly organized and non-responsive throughout the first few months. As an example I would list that we asked for her to inquire into drapery for the tent, which she agreed to do (as she had rented the tent for us, and we did not know the dimensions). After over a month without results, we were told to looking into it ourselves, which led to weeks before we could get the tent dimensions.
The conversations were also very persistent on options that would cost more money, and not cognizant of what we wanted. We were pushed to rent out fans and bug zappers for our outdoor wedding (despite saying no), told to expect a $400 fee for the dance floor (which was listed as included in the contract), as well as meeting a number of difficulties in trying to provide liquor ourselves (double charging bar services, adding in security costs, and a 40% corkage fee).
On the topic of cost, the staff took no opportunity to increase price for granted. Gratuity and tax were added to everything including items such as the dance floor, and items from other vendors (tent rental). We were also quoted $175 (plus gratuity and taxes) in costs to have a event permit for the park filled out, which upon research we found was a $50 dollar form that would take minutes to complete.
We had hopes that having one point of contact for rentals would relieve stress, but we found that even talking about planning the wedding was a chore. Safe to say our decision to move on from Asessippi has rekindled our excitement.
Jessica Herbert · Married on 23/06/2018
Such an amazing day!
Blue and her team did everything possible to make our day special. Even when it stormed so bad our ceremony sight got washed away last minute! It was a wonderful day and so beautiful! They went above and beyond for us.Sent on 24/06/2018
Kara Ferguson · Married on 31/12/2016
Blue and her staff did such an amazing job helping me get my day together! The food was terrific, we asked for pulled pork, coleslaw and potato salad; it was a huge hit with the guests! The venue looked spectacular and we got to go up on the ski lift with our bridal party and that was a memory everlasting!Sent on 08/01/2017
Rachel Bach · Married on 03/09/2016
we absolutely loved our wedding at Asessippi Ski Area and Resort. The setting was beautiful, Blue and her staff were great to work with. They set up the ceremony and reception site just how we wanted it. They provided some decor, and we provided some. In the end we had vintage doors set up behind the head table, 4 long tables of 20 for guests featuring burlap table runners, baby's breath and baby eucalyptus in mason jars, napkins tied with twine and baby's break and brown tag place settings. The Chef and team were also great to work with. They prepared us a beautiful custom charcuterie for cocktail hour, and a build your own burger bar with gluten-friendly and vegetarian options for dinner featuring hand pressed and grilled burgers, 2 kinds of fries with different dips, 3 types of salad, and condiments in mason jars. They set up a s'more bar and firepit outside later. The dance floor was lit with twinkly lights. Everything was awesome. Only critique would be the sound system during the ceremony and reception -- there were some issues with the wireless microphones -- but that could be fixed I am sure.Sent on 08/09/2016
Hilary Wilkinson · Married on 27/08/2016
I would recommend Asessippi to anyone looking to plan a wedding. Blue and team were excellent. They accommodated every request and made sure everything went smoothly. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. We had endless compliments for the venue and supper. Thank you for making our day perfect!Sent on 29/08/2016
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