Petite Weddings

What's Included?


PHOTOGRAPHY | BELLAGALA

We'll have a talented photographer from the team at Bellagala onsite to capture all the moments of your time at Bavaria Downs. They'll capture your ceremony, family groupings and portraits. You'll receive 300 high-res images from your petite wedding!

FLORAL | BELLAGALA

Another talented artist from Bellagala's team will be working with us to provide beautiful floral pieces around the venue. Our florist will create arrangements per their own discretion and you will receive these when you arrive onsite! Plus, you get to take the bouquet home!

ALL THE DETAILS | EDWARD ANNE ESTATE

You'll work with our Site Director leading up to the day of to finalize any details and create a timeline for your reservation. Details include catering, floral and music selections to play during the ceremony.

CAKE + CHAMPAGNE | D'AMICO

Our talented catering partner, D'Amico, will put together a beautiful cake for you and your guests to enjoy with a glass of bubbles. Lemonade, ice water, and iced tea will also be available. After booking, you'll get to choose from options for your cake and icing flavors. 

Thinking about booking the morning time slot? We'll include orange juice to offer as mimosas to your guests!

OFFICIANT

We'll provide a licensed officiant onsite to perform your ceremony. They will meet with you for a consultation to discuss your wants and needs during the service. They are able to perform Non-Denominational, Christian, Humanist, Spiritual, Jewish and Hindu ceremonies.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON:

VIDEOGRAPHY | BELLAGALA

To round out the Bellagala team, we'll have one of their best Videographers onsite to capture moments from the venue and your ceremony. Although your time at the venue may be short, your 90 second video will capture everything and create cinematic moments! You'll also receive RAW footage from the ceremony. (Videography is an additional cost of $495 to your rental)

About


 

At Bavaria Downs, we provide an all-inclusive petite wedding experience that is affordable and easy to plan. We believe that your wedding day shouldn't break the bank, so it is important for us to keep the costs low. We would rather see you spend your money on starting your new life together. Be that paying off debt, buying a home, or even a fabulous honeymoon! 

 

What makes our wedding venue so unique? Bavaria Downs is not just a place where you can have a memorable wedding beyond your dreams, it is also a venue your wedding guests will never forget. As if it was made for a movie, everywhere you turn there is something that captivates your sense of whimsy and delight.

 

With our event consultant's years of experience bringing a couple's vision to life, they will work with you along the way to fine-tune all of the details for your special day. You'll have all the bells and whistles for an unbelievable wedding day, but at a price that you will love! We know all too well that planning a wedding can be an overwhelming and exhausting process unless you have a team of professional and talented people around you. 

 

We adore small and intimate affairs. Our philossophy is "Petite weddings are only small in the number of guests. Not small in the amount of love, passion, and attention to detail that goes into planning it." If hosting a petite wedding is you dream, or the perfect solution for your wedding, let's connect! Together, we can plan the wedding of your dreams. All with little to no stress for you and at an affordable price. 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A PETITE WEDDING?

You may have recently heard of petite weddings as they grow to become more popular in today's world. Here at Bavaria, we want to make sure you have the wedding day you've always dreamed of - at a much lower cost! 

WILL WE HAVE THE VENUE TO OURSELVES?

During your specific rental time, yes! However, petite weddings are designed to be bite size and therefore there may be other events on your day as well. We'll never double book your time slot and as soon as you reserve, that slot is no longer available to anyone else!

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?

A Petite Wedding at Bavaria Downs is $3,995. This cost includes our wonderful venue team and the team of vendors to make your day special!

HOW MANY GUESTS CAN WE INVITE?

Usually, we can accommodate 25 guests.

Need a few more? Our maximum guest count is 50. (Additional charge of $30/seat over 25). Guest counts over 50 would become a traditional booking, in which our team will work with you on customized pricing, and subject to a food/beverage minimum.

WHAT TIMES ARE AVAILABLE?

Times available are:

10am - 1pm

1:30pm - 4:30pm

5pm - 8pm

HOW IS TIME ALLOCATED DURING OUR RESERVATION?

Your experience is approximately three hours, with time for arrival and departure. It will be structured generally like this:

Ceremony - 30 minutes

Mini Reception - 90 minutes

Photoshoot - 30 minutes

CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY DAY?

The best part of having a Petite Wedding is not having to make tough decisions and spending hours on end researching and planning! However, our catering partner will work with you per dietary concerns and some of our vendor partners offer limited add-ons or upgrades. Our officiant will also reach out to you to make sure that your ceremony is just how you want it to ensure you have a stress-free experience.

CAN I GET READY ONSITE?

Please plan to arrive onsite ready to go just as if you were to walk down the aisle right away. You will be able to take photos in our suites mimicking your "getting ready" but there is not enough time allotted for full hair and makeup onsite.

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE VENUE?

Yes. You'll be able to access all parts of the venue and grounds for the duration of your Petite Wedding. Your ceremony will be held in the same location as all others that day, and will be selected by the Site Director per any weather restrictions.

WILL WE RECEIVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE?

Your marriage license must be obtained yourself and brought to the venue the day of the ceremony. The officiant will assist day of to complete the license.

ARE PETS WELCOME?

Pets are a case-by-case basis, depending on weather and other weddings that day. If you are looking to have your four-legged friend by your side, our Site Director will work with you to see what your options are.

WHAT IF I HAVE MY OWN OFFICIANT OR PHOTOGRAPHER?

Great! You are more than welcome to provide your own officiant or photographer. However, money will not be deducted from the package price. Our officiant will still reach out for a consultation to provide guidelines and structure to ensure you stay within the time restraints for your ceremony.

Testimonials


A LOVE LETTER TO SIMPLICTY


"Hi Nancy, Christy, Hannah and your entire Team! 


Matthew and I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping us make this wedding day the most magical day for us. The petite wedding idea is AMAZING and I have been telling everyone already about how well everything went, the ability to customize the important things and have everything just taken care of so there is less stress about coordinating everything. 


All the guests, parents and zoom people were impressed with how smoothly it all ran and how it all came together so nicely. 


Please pass on our biggest thanks to our photographer and videographer from the day! They were perfect! They continuously were guiding us on the perfect pictures, really giving us time to just capture our new family and this special day. They never left our sides and we know the pictures and highlights video will be amazing! We are so excited to share them with everyone. 


Even though covid left us pretty down about not having our initial wedding - this was so much better then what we could have imaged and are so grateful you guys are diving into this petite versions of weddings because this is exactly what we wanted! And can see this really taking off as an option for those who don’t want to do the big crazy weddings (those are great but some people just don’t want that).



Thank you all again for an amazing day we’ll cherish forever!"


- Matthew and Donna  |  August 15, 2020  |  The Van Dusen Mansion

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