J&J7 Oct, 2017
The story of our wedding
Let me just start out by saying that my wife and I had the perfect wedding day. We first found Vineland by a recommendation and decided to check it out. We made the drive from Toronto and within seconds of seeing the coach house we knew that this is where we wanted to get married. We met with Andrea who was filling in for Diane while she was on personal leave. We got the sense that we would be well taken care of and that it was their goal as a team and venue to provide the best service possible. We then booked the space for the afternoon of October 7th 2017.
We came back a few months later and met Diane. We were amazed at how organized and thoughtful she was. She took lots of notes and asked us lots of questions to make sure that what we wanted was taken into account. We had a fairly small wedding, 30 people, but we wanted them to have a great time and a great meal. If we ever had any questions, Diane responded through email or telephone immediately and was always there for us.
About a month before the wedding we emailed Diane a chart of the seating arrangement and food choices. We chatted about the final setup and it put our minds at ease knowing that she cared so much. On the wedding day, Diane and Andrea were there for anything that we needed. They run a well oiled machine and it shows. Everything went flawlessly, from the ceremony to reception. They met the bride outside and cued the music so that the doors opened and I saw my bride for the first time, it was amazing. Between the ceremony and reception they changed it over for the lunch within 10-15 minutes and came to check on us in the vines when we were with the photographers. When we got back to the reception, it was amazing, everything was where we wanted and it all went so smoothly. After the reception they helped us gather everything that we needed and helped us clean up and pack our decorations ect.
I just want to comment on the food as when we were booking this we couldn't find any reviews of the food or meal. Let me say, the food was absolutely delicious. Everyone comments on how good it was. We had the chicken, smoked pork chop and beef. Every one of them was great. The pork chop and beef was so tender! The salad to start was really nice with nuts, cheese ect. The dessert was a warm chocolate cake. For our cake we paid $4 each person for a cake cutting fee. It might sound like a lot for that, but they cut the cake perfectly and decorated each plate with berries and garnishes.
We also stayed at the cottage B&B near the entrance of Vineland. I would recommend this as it was very close and it gave us a place to change and get ready for the day. It is a nice cozy house and they provided all the fixing to make a wonderful breakfast.
On our wedding night we also ate at the restaurant and had the $85 chefs menu. We had no idea what we were going to get but every course was better then the last. We will 100% be going back for our anniversary meals!
I can't say enough good things about the wedding or our overall experience. This was the biggest day of our lives and the team at vineland helped so much to make our dreams come true. Diane is amazing at what she does and I can't recommend it more.
We ordered our cake from Sweet Avenue Cakery and it was amazing. The flowers from The Watering Can were PERFECT as well. Our officiant Melissa Warner was perfect as well. We had a great perfect day and we will never forget everyone that was involved to make our day PERFECT!!!
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