Q. Am I able to have both my wedding ceremony & reception there?
A. Yes, you are able to have both your ceremony & reception here. We will take care of the set up and conversion of the room. There is an additional $250 charge to hold both the ceremony and the reception at Turtle's 1890 Social Centre.
Q. What's included in the room rental price?
A. EVERYTHING except food, beverage, sales tax and gratuity (17%) Tables & Chairs, Linens, China, Glassware, Flatware, Set up, Dance Floor, Bar, Staffing are all included.
Q. Do you require a deposit to book a date? If so, what is the cost?
A. Yes, A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required to secure the date of your event. We will hold dates for free for two weeks while you are making your final decision. To complete the booking you would pay the room fee. Fridays and Saturdays are $500. Sundays - Thursdays are $300. (Room fees are 1/2 price 12/1-3/31 and are subject to change)
Q. Do you have a food/beverage minimum?
A. Saturdays carry a $4000 food and beverage minimum. This is calculated by adding the food, beverage, sales tax and gratuity along with whatever your guests spend at a cash bar. Typically it takes a group of around 130 people with a 2 meat buffet and normal beverage consumption to get to this mark. We do not enforce the minimums for Saturday parties in Dec-Feb. (prices subject to change)
Q. May I select an outside caterer?
A. No, Turtle's 1890 Social Centre has an on-site Chef, we provide all food for your event with the exception of your wedding cake and favors. To learn more about your catering options, please visit our Menus page. In addition to the menus listed, we would be happy to come up with a custom menu for your event.
Q. Do you charge a cake cutting fee?
A. No we do not charge a cake cutting fee. We will cut and serve your cake at no additional cost.
Q. Is there parking available?
A. Yes, there is a free 24 hr parking lot across from the venue and all the surrounding street parking is free.
Q. What is the capacity?
Q. Is security required?
A. No, security is not required.
Q. After we are booked, what's an overview of the planning process?
A. After booking, usually an email thread is started for questions and answers back and forth. Then a planning meeting is scheduled about 60-90 days prior to the event date. All details of the reception are covered at this meeting including menu, room layout, timeline for the day, decorating, etc. We usually come up with a tasting menu at that meeting and a subsequent date is chosen for a tasting with the chef to finalize your menu decisions. 50% of the estimated total is due after the tasting and the rest of the payment is due the night of the event.