Warren Grain Elevator & Site is a Unique & Most Unusual Venue! Give them a Party They’ll Remember Forever.
Warren Grain Elevator – Site Rental Information
- Whole Site $200 (plus a $200 damage deposit)
(does not include bathrooms, these must be rented separately from Jeffery’s)
- Quonset Only $75
- Tent Only $50
- Wedding Photo’s at the Elevator $25
- Wedding Photos in Warren & District Lion’s Park Complex
(contact Warren & District Lions Club)
Click here to go to WITC GRILL RENTAL information
Can you imagine getting married in a historic Grain Elevator? Just imagine a lovely summer wedding, the bride and groom and all the wedding guests could board the Prairie Dog Central Railway vintage steam locomotive train in Winnipeg, ride out onto the prairie and have a fully catered, wingding of a hootenanny at the historic Warren Grain Elevator Site. At the end of it all, ride back on the train with your limo awaiting at the station.
The WITC Awesome Wedding Checklist!
A year before the Wedding…
Get a big plastic folder that can hold all your papers, preferably one that you can close. Start looking through bridal magazines to get ideas about THE DRESS. Clip out your favourite styles and save them in the binder. When you go to bridal stores you will be able to show them the styles you like and this will make their job much easier. Look at design and floral magazines and think about your “theme” colours. You should not have more than 3 and they should complement each other! Long or short dresses, hair up or down? Jewelry? Shoes?
- Start shopping for “THE DRESS” (a year ahead is not too early!)
- Work out your budget. How much can you really afford to spend in total? Include any money that you might get from family or if you live here in Manitoba money you expect to receive at presentation or what you can earn at your social.
- Pick your wedding party.
- Start planning your guest list. Remember, if you need to keep costs low the best way to do this is to keep your numbers down.
- Hire a wedding planner if you like. Here at the West Interlake Trading Company, we are happy to help you make your plans and we have lots of local contacts.
- Reserve your date and venues. Are you going to have the ceremony and reception in separate places?
- Are you having your wedding at a church or are you hiring a J.P.? You will need to book them.
- Research photographers, bands or music-man, Make sure you are keeping all of your contact information in your binder. The Wedding Show takes place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre in January and you can make this a fun day of investigating with the brides maids to get lots of ideas.
- Are you going to have an engagement party? This can be low-key and held at a restaurant if you like.
Eight Months Before the Wedding
- Hire the photographer and videographer.
- Book your entertainment.
- Meet with caterers to plan your meal. Some venues offer their own catering.
- Reserve hotel rooms. If you have out-of-town guests coming in you will need places for them to stay.
- Join gift registries at 3 retailers.
- Start a Face-Book page for your wedding.
Six or Seven Months Before the Wedding
- Get your invitations.
- Start planning your honeymoon. Are your passports up-to-date? Do you need shots, better schedule a doctor’s appointment!
- Shop for bridesmaid’s dresses. You need at least six months for the dresses to be ordered and altered.
- Meet with you J.P. or Minister/Priest. What kind of ceremony do you want to have? Do you have all the official documents you need for the wedding?
- Reserve any equipment that you will need. Do you plan to have a stage for a band? Do you need to rent tables and chairs for a back-yard wedding? What about lighting?
- Book your florist. By now you should know what your theme colours are going to be.
- Arrange transportation. Are you going to have a limo, a minibus, or a bus?
- Start working on your timeline for the “BIG DAY”. Begin blocking out your schedule . Will you be starting with hair and makeup? What time is the ceremony? Do you have to travel to the reception? Are you going somewhere to have pictures taken? What time do you plan to eat, have speeches, the first dance and cut the cake?
- Book rehearsal and rehearsal dinner venues. (If you think you are having a brunch on the day-after the wedding you’d better book that as well).
- Order your cake. Some bakers need a long lead time. You will want to do some tasting first of course. This is a great reason to have a day out with the girls.
- Book your hair and makeup/nail appointments. Pick your favourite styles from bridal magazines and go for a practice appointment. Take pictures. Do you really like it?
- Choose your music. What do you want to have playing when the wedding party is announced? Before and during dinner and what will you want for your first dance? Make sure to keep the list of what you want (and don’t want) in your folder.
Three Months Before the Wedding
- Finalize your menu and flowers.
- Order your favours (if desired). An easy idea would be cookies!
- Make a list of people who will be giving toasts and speeches. Who is going to speak at your reception or are you going to have a PowerPoint presentation?
- Choose your readings. What do you want to have read at the ceremony, and who is going to read it? (if anything)
- Buy the lingerie and schedule your dress fitting.
- Finalize the schedule for the ceremony and reception. What order to people come out etc.
- Print menu cards and programs if you like. (you can do it on your computer if you like)
- Send your event schedule to the vendors and musicians.
Two Months Before the Wedding
- Touch base with all your vendors, make sure that everyone is on track.
- Meet with your photographer. Talk about specific shots you want for you wedding album. Are you having pictures taken at a location other than the ceremony and the reception?
- Go over your play list with the band or DJ (especially your NO PLAY LIST!)
- Send out your invitations at least six to eight weeks before the ceremony and make sure that the RSVP cutoff is three weeks after the postmark date.
- Send in your newspaper wedding announcement.
- Have a bachelorette party. A night out with the girls can be organized by the maid of honour.
One Month Before the Wedding
- Phone people who have not yet responded to your RSVP! Make your final list.
- Get your marriage license. This can take a week!
- Send out your rehearsal dinner invites.
- Visit your dressmaker for your last fitting.
- Confirm hair appointments etc.
- Email-maps to your transport vehicle drivers so they can plan routes.
- Plan your seating arrangements. Draw your tables on a big piece of poster paper and use sticky notes to move the names around.
- Buy bridesmaid gifts (you will give them at the rehearsal dinner).
- Write vows (if you aren’t using something pre-made)
- Are you planning to cut and colour your hair? You won’t want to do this on the morning of your wedding, better do it now!
Week of the Wedding
- Confirm with vendors.
- Delegate! Who will carry your things and take care of the gifts (especially the money envelopes!)
- Pick up your dress or have arrangements for delivery.
- Check in with your photographer. Make sure they have a list of “moments” you want captured.
- Get your envelopes ready with checks to pay the vendors (DJ etc.) and tips you might be handing out.
- Go to the spa. It’s a great idea to go for a relaxing manicure and pedicure the day before the wedding – how about a massage?
- Make sure your caterer has your final numbers.
- Break in your shoes (you don’t want to wear something uncomfortable on your wedding day).
Contact the West Interlake Trading Company at:
204-461-4040 for more information.