Downtown Elegance Revisited with DreamGroup Planner Sandy Hoong
Many couples ask us what some of our favorite wedding venues locations are so we thought it would be to fun to share a few with you. We DreamGroup planners all have the venues that we favor for various reasons… the ones that “take the cake” are usually the ones that offer a combination of some or all of the following benefits… great service, delicious cuisine, an inviting ambiance, good value, and certainly a style that just can’t be topped anywhere else… speaking of which… I’d like to share a little bit about the ever-so-gorgeous and timeless Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia is conveniently located in the heart of the city and is geographically a few mins away from many favorite wedding photo locations such as Gastown, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Marine Building, Waterfront, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. The hotel’s Georgian Revival architecture provides a stylish backdrop and the historic lobby is home to a great collection of modern Canadian art that will captivate your guests. There is an understated door off Howe St. with a peekaboo window that would lend for some stunning photos, not to mention the Minstrel Balcony and the Grand Staircase.
The venue’s ballrooms are timeless, sophisticated, and romantic; adorned with ornate details and original craftsmanship. It is the idyllic wedding venue setting, comfortably accommodating up to 160 guests for all the right reasons; from an intimate ceremony/reception in the Tudor or Lancaster Ballroom to the elegantly restored Spanish Ballroom. Anything beyond that and it will get tight, pretty much back-to-back chairs with minimal walking space once guests are seated.
The Spanish Ballroom is one of my favorite ballrooms in the city. I just love the elaborate details on the white walls and the extravagant chandeliers. The space will speak for itself, all you need to do is add your own decor and candlelight to showcase your style and personal taste.
Tried and true tip, having a venue where you can have access to many locations close by allows you to maximize the time you spend shooting when you minimize traveling time. Although Rosewood Hotel Georgia is conveniently positioned at the corner of Georgia St and Howe St., day valet parking is $28 and overnight valet is $55. The tip-off to all brides, you can invite your guest to park at Pacific Center as a more reasonable alternative.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia wedding packages start at $25K for Saturday Evenings from June-Sept. It includes access to the Spanish Ballroom, Ballroom Promenade, Tudor Room and Boardroom. Additional complimentary concessions include a Junior Suite for the couple on their wedding night with in-room dining breakfast for two, customized in-room welcome amenity, discounted guest room rate; valid one night pre/post wedding, $150 credit for Sense Spa, $150 credit for Prohibition.
Reflections: The Garden Terrace, valet parking for two vehicles for overnight stay. Offseason rates start at $20K for Saturday Evenings from Oct-May with similar complimentary concessions. Sunday to Friday Evening wedding package rates starts at $15K. Additional complimentary inclusions include Deluxe King Suite for the couple on the wedding night with in-room dining breakfast for two, customized in-room welcome amenity, discounted guestroom rate offer; valid for pre/post wedding night, $100 credit for Sense Spa, valet parking for one vehicle for an overnight stay. For those that want an economical option, a Ceremony Package is available for a rental fee of $3000 and minimum food and beverage spend of $1500. You can welcome your guests with an unforgettable ceremony in the warmth of the morning sun in the Ballroom Promenade. Your guest can then enjoy an afternoon tea reception, followed by an elegant brunch or plated lunch in the Spanish Ballroom.
Your wedding day may be just the grandest and most lavish affair that you’ll host. An inspired wedding demands a facility that is timeless and elegant for your celebration and leaves you, your guests, with a meaningful, memorable experience. Do you have a favorite venue in the city? Let us know! We’d love to hear back from you.
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