Frequently Asked Questions
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 (if you BYOB would be the only exception)
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 150 and bartender is 20 per hour
Is there A/C in the tent?
No, we don’t have A/C, however all the sides can be opened. We will also be installing ceiling fans this season
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
9:30am - 11:30am Make up and hair, getting ready, bride and detail shots
1pm First Look and pictures with the wedding party at the castle
2:30pm Touch up
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 Reception (dinner)
8pm Cake cutting
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 is perfect for changing.
Do you have a nursing room?
No, we don’t specifically have a nursing room. However, we can certainly provide your guest with a private space.
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 century old doors to the Courtyard.
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 events and weddings of 2 - 90 people (110 non covid times) from May to beginning of October
Can you host weddings inside the castle?
Yes, we can with a capacity of 30 people (non-covid times 40 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. For the rest of the guests, we suggest to block off rooms at the newly opened Best Western in Morden.
What can my guests do while they are in Morden?
Morden is a scenic town. Stephen St has boutiques, an art gallery, 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. If you are the adventurous type there is a also Hywire Zip-lining.
Can you decorate for us?
You bet, by adding Decor Package for only 500, we take care of decor and setup. If you would like to rent extra decor please check the vendors list for suggested party rentals.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, if you have candle holders or doilies to catch the wax
What time does the party end?
We are located in both commercial and residential zone, we ask you to be respectful of our neighbours and turn the music down at 11pm
Do you have speakers?
Yes, you can rent speakers with microphones for only 100
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
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