Can we bring our own wedding cake?

Yes, as long as it is coming from a commercial kitchen and transported safely. There is a 2 dollar per person plating fee.

 

Can we bring our own caterers?
Yes, you can bring your own caterer. The food has to come from commercial kitchen and transported safely. If you would like us to provide plates, cutlery and serve, there is a 6 dollar charge per person.

Do we need to get liquor permit?
No, we are licensed and can serve liquor in the designated areas

 

Can we bring our own liquor?
Yes, however there is a corkage fee

 

Do you have a bar?

Yes, we can set up the bar and have bartender. Bar setup is 100 and bartender is 15 per hour

 

Is there A/C in the tent?

No, we don’t have A/C, however all the sides can be opened. We can also supply fans.

 

Is there heating in the tent?
Yes, we can close all the sides and provide heaters. 

 

What is a typical timeline for weddings?

 

The day before 

7pm Rehearsal with Snacks and Refreshments

9pm Bride and Bridesmaids check-in to Third floor

The day of wedding

9am Breakfast 

9:30am - 11:30am Make up and hair, getting ready, bride and detail shots

12pm Lunch

1pm First Look and pictures with the wedding party at the castle

2:30pm Touch up

3pm Ceremony

4pm Congratulations and pictures with the guests

5pm Pictures with the wedding party at Morden research station. Guests enjoy refreshments and appetizers on the patio

6pm Dinner

7pm Toasts

8pm Cake cutting

9pm Dance

10pm Thanking everyone for coming. Newlyweds spend the night on the Third floor

 

The day after

Breakfast for the couple or immediate family between 9am - 11am

 

Are there wood ticks in the Spring?
No, we are in the city, so there are no ticks

 

Are the grounds wheelchair accessible?
Yes, we are, including washrooms.

 

How many washroom facilities do you have?
We have four washrooms beside the tent and two on the main floor of the castle. One larger washroom on the second floor, perfect for changing.

 

Do you have a nursing room?
No, we don’t specifically have a nursing room. However, if we have unoccupied rooms, we certainly can provide you with a guest room.

 

Is there adequate parking?
Yes, there is lots of parking on Stephen St and North Railway St

 

Where is the ceremony hosted?
Most couples choose in our garden under the white iron gazebo, however you can choose in the front yard as well in front of 100 year old doors

 

What if it rains?
Backup ceremony location is in the transparent tent under the white arbor

 

Where is the reception hosted?

Most couples choose to have it in the transparent tent, however you can also have it on the patio if you prefer outdoors

 

Which months do you operate the transparent tent?

We host weddings of 40 people and above from May to beginning of October 

 

Can you host weddings inside the castle?
Yes, we can with a capacity of 40 people

 

What is your capacity in the transparent tent?

120 people, however for larger events we work with Morden Friendship Centre which can host up to 250 people

 

Are there lots of hotels in the area?
Yes, we suggest that your wedding party or most important guests stay in the suites at the castle. Fall of 2019, a new Best Western just opened in Morden, in addition to Super 8 and Motor Inn. In Winkler (only 10 minutes away), there are Quality Inn and Days Inn.

 

What can my guests do while they are in Morden?
Morden is a scenic town. Stephen St has boutiques, an art gallery and coffee shops that your guests can visit before the wedding. Lake Minnewasta is only 5 minutes away as well as Minnewasta Golf Course and Stardust Drive-in Theatre. There are two museums in the area; Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (or dinosaur museum) and Pembina Threshermen’s Museum. 

 

Can you decorate for us?
You bet, by adding Decor Package for only 500, we take care of decor and setup

 

If we would like to rent more decor where would you suggest?

Party on Rentals 

 

Are candles allowed?
Yes, if you have candle holders or doilies to catch the wax

What time does the party end?
Since we are located in both commercial and residential zone, we would like to respectful of our neighbours and ask to turn the music down at 11pm

 

Do you have speakers?
Yes, you can rent speakers with microphones for only 100

 

Do you have any recommended DJs?
Mad Tunes Entertainment

Big Sound and Light

Bull DogMusic DJ Services

Crystal Sound DJ

 

Can you suggests any local musicians or bands?

L&J Rae (duo)

Jayme Giesbrecht (singer)

Lake and Pines (band)
Mel Sumac (cello)

Jason Dyck (keyboard)

Little Harp on the Prairie (harp)
 

Do you have any make artists that you can recommend?
MUA Kristen Von Riesen tinfeatherscosmetics@gmail.com 

MUA Sara Claire 204-384-7171 saraclaire.artistry@gmail.com

MUA Brittany Klassen

Do you recommend any hair salons or spas?

Nikki’s Beauty Bar

Parlour 363

Fridge Salon & Spa

 

Do you have any recommended florists?
Floral Scents

Bloom

Oak and Wild (silk flowers)

Do you know anyone who can make custom signages?

House in the Oak Trees
Lasered Edge

 

Do you have any photographers that you would recommend?
Lynette Giesbrecht

Esther Funk

Now and For Always Photography

By Madie

Kate Believa
Kiex Fotography 

 

Do you have any suggested videographers?

Golden Hour
H&E Photography

 

I have seen a classical car in many pictures, can we rent it?
Not at this moment, however if requested we can bring out our 1951 Styleline for pictures

Is there a limo service that you can suggest?
White Castle Limousine Service



If you still have unanswered questions please feel free to email bellascastlehotel@gmail.com
 

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572 Stephen Street,

Morden, Manitoba

Canada, R6M 1R7

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PHONE 204-823-0810

E-MAIL: bellascastlehotel@gmail.com

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