when you need to come together as family quickly

you take care of your loved ones remains and let us take care of the restcome join together as immediate family for a day or two then maybe welcome a few others into your circle in

a celebration of life open house

let us take care of the set up and food and clean up and when it is all complete we will clean up and make the beds and do the laundry and put it back together for you

– our home is your home –

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with our extensive years of events creation and local connections we are able to assist and provide quick help in :

  • caterer luncheons or dinners for a wide variety of budgets
  • wonderful local florist contacts and connections
  • privacy and safe place

Pricing & costs

Accommodation Rental for up to 16+ family and guests

The rate for the entire property in 2024 is $1900 per night
this includes the four bedroom lodge and the ocean front cottage and the woodsie hut

For all seasons we have a THREE NIGHT minimum stay for weekend and a two night stay midweek for celebration of life gatherings and events.

This is based on up to 16 guests sleeping here at night on site…this includes 2 king beds & 5 queen beds & 1 queen futon & 1 double futon & 1 single futon (10 sleeping spots) and the full use of the property with four bedroom lodge, oceanside cottage & woodsie hut for accommodations.

We do have a couple foam bed mattresses in storage and are able to provide additional beds if needed depending on sleeping arrangements at the cost of $25 per bed set-up/linens fee.

Any guests beyond the 16 guests sleeping on site are $25 per person/per night.


We list our clean fee separate, this keeps our daily accommodation rates lower. This service fee is for the clean at completion of your stay. This is a vacation home, guests are requested to leave the spaces respectable.

Clean service fee is $850.

Grounds fee for events

For any events over the 16 house guests and full property rentals, there is a grounds fee for property usage & infra-structure expansion.

Grounds fee is based on the total number of guests attending the function multiplied by $30.00 per guest. in example: a 20 guest event would have a $600 grounds fee while a wedding of 50 guest event a $1500 grounds fee.


On our behalf an insurance lift is required to do events on site, we disperse this fee to all our weddings & events. We believe the best insurance is the assurances of a well planned event. Craidelonna has list of helpful “shop local” contacts with recommendations for close accommodations in the neighbourhood, and a variety of taxi/shuttle services in the community.

The fee per event for insurance is $500.

Our insurance company requires that for larger events purchase of their own liquor liability insurance if liquor is being served to guests. This may be purchased directly online at palcanada.com An estimate for this coverage is approximately $150 per 50-ish guests. Neither a liquor license nor special events license is not required for a private home with less than 100 guests, where liquor is not sold.

Set-up Service & Servers

Craidelonna provides the experienced professional setup personnel and servers for your event. We have created a team of people that take pride in their work knowing this location well. Craidelonna staff have learned how to effectively and efficiently make events run smooth and stress-free, from the setting up of tables and decorating place settings, prep & service of hors d’ourves, champagne explosions, flower displays or cake setup & detailing.

We also serve & clean caterer provided meals. Our team has worked very well for years with a variety of local island caterers.

An estimate of staffing times is possible once details are established better to the style and type of service and individual requirements.

Craidelonna has a tried and proven list of island caterers with a variety of styles, tastes & prices.

The rate per server is $30/ per hour.


We bring this up only because it is constantly asked about in this matter…we make mention that we choose not to list or quote for gratuity or tips for the Craidelonna service staff. Unlike restaurants or caterers, we believe that a gratuity is earned and NOT automatically added to a bill. They are always welcomed but not a mandatory procedure.


Craidelonna has its own inventory of some of the event supplies available for your function. To reduce the hauling up and down the hill slope of these heavier, most often used, of rental items we have priced under the local rental company costs to keep it in-house.

  • Banquet 6′ & 8′ tables @$7.50
  • White wooden padded chairs @3.50

Cutlery, plates, glass wares, & linens are most often rented & cleaned through an outside rental company for weddings. These contact information will be shared when you need, or will be discussed at a planning meeting.


We charge what is asked for at the time. It is 5% GST & 8% HST

Billing Procedures & Cancellation Policy

Please refer & review our website for a comprehensive detailing of our billing and cancellations policies: Craidelonna Rates

Security Deposit

A security deposit of $1000 will be signed for at time of arrival… this will not be processed and is considered a no damage security deposit.

Keep you and your guests safe

We strongly recommend guests to not drink and drive. There are neighbours next door on either side that often houses additional guests. Reservations in advance are very recommended. If you require these contacts please request a list of local recommendations.

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