Our Wedding Proposal
for use of Craidelonna property
for Events / Weddings & Gatherings
Thank you for your interest and consideration of Craidelonna Oceanedge for the venue location of your special event and gathering. Numerous functions completed over the years have proven it to be a wonderful site location for weddings & gathering.
We welcome and respect “last minute” wedding decisions
and encourage newly engaged couples for a site tour.
- WE HOST WEDDINGS of 30ish guests or less
- INTIMATE gatherings for immediate friends and family
- weddings can come together quickly and fun
To begin to get the wedding bells ringing, please consider this a estimated quote of event pricing of the Craidelonna property.
The rate for the entire property in 2023 is $1800 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 weddings 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.
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 $800.
For weddings 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 per guest. in example: a 20 guest wedding would have a $600 grounds fee
On our behalf an insurance lift is required to do events on site, we disperse this fee to all our weddings/functions. We believe the best insurance is the assurances of a well planned event.
The fee per event for insurance is $500.
Our insurance company requires that bride and groom purchase their own liquor liability insurance for their wedding. This may be purchased directly online at palcanada.com An estimate for this coverage is approximately $150 per 25-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.
Wedding 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.
In example for better understanding…. it usually takes 3 staff about 11ish hours (11am – 10ish) + bit of clean the next day to setup/serve/clean for 25ish guest meal. most weddings are self service bar with no tender required.
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
Numerous seasons have proven it best to have tents up all season.. this allow of shade on sunny days and rain protection for those inclement weather times.. with all 3 tents in place the will be a charge of $150 to assist with the replacement of tents for each season.
Propane outdoor heaters have also been included for each event gathering at craidelonna this season. The heater/flame combo for wedding nights at a new rate of $150 for three. ( this adds such glow and warmth to any wedding evening )
Additional White 10′ x 10′ wedding tents (three) for inclement weather days are available on site for $75 per tent could also rented at pedersens.ca
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
Please contact Craidelonna for any helpful ideas or contacts.
Due to the numerous weddings we have on site each season we have an expansive list of contacts from Officiaries, caterers, florists, musicians, rental companies.
Billing Procedures & Cancellation Policy
Please refer & review our website for a comprehensive detailing of our billing and cancellations policies: Craidelonna Rates
Keep you and your guests safe
We strongly recommend guests to not drink and drive – there is a zero alchol driving tolerance on these back country roads of vancouver island. There are neighbours next door on either side that often houses additional guests. Reservations in advance are only recommended. If you require these contacts please request a list of local recommendations.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SPECIAL DECISION to wed.Ritchard
wishing you the best…