FAQ

When do I meet with my venue coordinator?

Once the venue spaces have been booked the wedding coordinator will be in touch 5 months prior to your wedding so you can come in for a tasting, confirm your choices before you send out your wedding invitations. Final guest count and guest choices to be confirmed no later than 14 days prior to your wedding.

Do you offer taste testing?

Yes, you can sit down with our Chef and do your tastings Monday to Thursday.  At this time, you can also discuss wine pairing and alcohol ordersWe can offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals.  Our kitchen is not a nut free kitchen, while we take great care to ensure no cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that our kitchen is free of food items that can cause fatal allergic reactions.  Couples should advise guests to take precautions to ensure their own health and safety.

Is Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa licensed?

Best Western Plus Perth is fully licensed by the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario. No private alcohol can be brought into the licensed areas.

How much wine will I need for the meal?

When ordering wine for dinner base it on 2-3 glasses per guest to allow for top-ups for toasting.  Each bottle contains 5 glasses of wine.  (5oz x 5 glasses (750 mls/25 ounces).  You may place bottles on tables or servers can pour for you.

What if we prefer a wine that is not listed on your price list?

With a minimum of 8 weeks’ notice, we can arrange for other wines based on availability.  If you would like to bring in your own wine (has to be a commercial product not homemade) we will charge a corking fee of $15 per bottle.

What kind of deposit is required?

$1,000 deposit is required after signing of agreement form.

Do you provide room block to wedding guests?

Yes, we provide a room block as long as we have availability.

When is the final payment due?

14 business days before the wedding.

Is there parking available?

There is parking available for guests who are staying overnight.  There is a public parking lot across the street which is free on weekends for guests who are attending your wedding but not staying overnight.

Are there any decoration limitations?

You are invited to personalize your décor by hiring someone or doing the decorating yourself as long as there is no damage to property (see agreement for details) The majority of our brides/guests choose centre pieces, favours, and a seating directory with place cards.  The hall will be available the day of your wedding at 10:00 am for decorating.

Can I use candles?

Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa discourages the use of candles and do not allow open flame.  Votive candles and hurricane (candles which are surrounded by glass) are permitted and must cover the wick by a minimum of 2 inches.  Most guests use the LED flicker candles.

Is there a coat check?

No, but we do have coat racks that can be used if needed.

Is the Venue handicap accessible?

 There are elevators to all levels of the hotel. And the venue space is all on the main floor.

Are there adequate bathroom facilities?

Yes, there are bathrooms on the first floor available to all of your guests.

How long should the timing be between ceremony and dinner?

We would suggest two hours from the time of ceremony to the start of dinner.  If the time between ceremony and dinner is longer then we would recommend hors d’oeurves for your guests please see menu.  For guests who are attending the evening reception only then we would recommend 3 hours after dinner start time.

Can we customize the menu?

We can certainly work with you to create a customized menu.  We can make an appointment for you to sit with the venue coordinator and chef to discuss your request.  Please note there maybe additional costs.

Are we able to hire our own caterers?

Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa is a fully catered and licensed facility and does not allow outside caterers.

Are we able to bring in our own Wedding Cake?

Yes, you can, if you plan on serving your cake there is a cake cutting/serving fee.

At what time will guests and vendors have to leave the facility.

The final call is at 12:00 am. All guests must exit by 12:30 AM