Choosing the right wedding venue

Bride and groom kissing in front of Niagara Falls

It’s a big decision! There is so much to consider when choosing your wedding venue that it can sometimes become overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve put together a few tips to help you on your quest for the perfect wedding venue.

Patio at LegendsMake sure the most important people at your wedding are happy with the venue; that’s of course the bride and groom! Your location should fit your personality and style. Will the venue adapt to your needs? Ask yourself, “Can I picture having my wedding here?”

Next, ask yourself what you want and need from a venue. Are you hoping to have your ceremony and reception in the same place? Do you want your ceremony to be outdoors? How many guests do you expect, and how many can comfortably fit in the venue?

Don’t forget to consider your guests as well. Does the venue have wheelchair accessibility? Patio at QueenstonEasy-to-find parking? What accommodations are close by, or will guests need to use a taxi service? Make sure to inquire about any hidden costs associated with a venue, like parking rates or possible buyout fees.

In the end, your venue should be a reflection of your personality and style, but don’t be afraid to ask for changes! A great wedding venue will adapt to your needs and do whatever it takes to make this the most memorable day of your lives. Ask our wedding experts which Niagara Parks venues are right for you, or explore our Weddings website for more. You’ll find all the information you need to start planning your dream wedding.

Queenston Chapel benchOr you can ask them in-person! Join us at the Whirlpool Restaurant Open House this Sunday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m and meet and mingle with designers, florists, our chefs and more! Be one of the first 50 events to book at Whirlpool Restaurant and we’ll even waive the room rental fee and provide a complimentary sparking toast for your big day.


Seating Plan Tips from Niagara Parks Weddings

Like fitting together the pieces of a delicate puzzle, the wedding seating plan can be one of the most stressful parts of wedding planning. Don’t sweat! Niagara Parks Weddings is here to help with some tips to take the fuss out of organizing and planning.

Tables set up at Elements on the Falls Restaurant

Keep family close to the head table. Parents of the bride and groom should have an unobstructed view with their backs to as few guests as possible. Continue reading

Gourmet Candy Apples are a Sure-Fire Hit!

Caramel and chocolate candy apples on display

Whether you’re looking for a unique favour idea for your wedding reception, shower or just dropping in for a special treat, gourmet candy apples are always fresh and delicious at Pop & Lolly’s Candy Shop!

Green appleAt Pop & Lolly’s, we start with a fresh Granny Smith Apple. That incredible tart “kick” from these apples is the perfect contrast to the sweet and salty flavours we add next.

The first layer of gooey goodness comes next, when we enrobe each apple in Peter’s Caramel. This high quality caramel is made of the finest ingredients and is used in many confection kitchens, baked goods and even ice cream!

After that, the apples are then completely smothered in the finest Belgian Chocolate; choose from white, milk or dark. Continue reading