Royal Canadian Legion
The other day, I was approached by a woman who wanted information about renting our hall for her son’s upcoming wedding. I provided her with our catering menu and costs for renting the auditorium. The next day she emailed me and asked if I could meet with the bride, as she was interested in seeing the hall and finding out more about our venue.
Two days later, I met with not only the bride but her mother, the mother-in-law and two bridesmaids!
They were very pleased with the size of the hall and started talking about how the decorations could be placed. It was like they saw it as a large, blank canvas to decorate at will. I told them that we also had a decorator and DJ that we could recommend if they needed either of these services.
Once the availability of the hall for the date they wanted was confirmed, we started to discuss the menu, bar service and room set-up, colour theme, etc. We were able to make changes to the menu that suited her needs and fell within her budget.
During this discussion, I discovered that they still hadn’t decided where they were going to have the ceremony. As this was a small wedding, I suggested that they have the ceremony at the Legion, as the hall could be divided in such a way that the ceremony could take place at the back of the hall and the reception at the front.
The arbour could be decorated with her colours, covered chairs with matching sashes could be set up in two rows with a carpet down the centre.
Once the “I do’s” were completed and the bridal party left for pictures, the guests who needed somewhere to go before dinner could utilize the lounge or games room while waiting until it was time for the reception.
A designated Ddriver was also made available to ensure guests made it home safely.
When the family returned to the branch the day after the wedding to pick up the decorations, etc., they couldn’t say enough as to how appreciative they were about the quality of service they had received, right from the planning stages, and all the way through to the clean-up the day after their event, and how it had made their special day one to remember.
For more information contact the Prince Edward Branch 91, Royal Canadian Legion, Langford, rcl91.ca