My goodness, it’s that time of year already. Seriously, where does the time go? Our favourite day is finally here again! Kiana’s wedding open house is a huge feat every year. We open our doors to wedding couples from near and afar for a day of everything we do best. This one day a year, always the third Saturday in January, is a huge undertaking. Our couples have a chance to sample some of our best dishes, and chat with some of our favourite vendors. From appetizers to florists, there’s so much to experience. We put our best foot forward for our wedding couples to see some design ideas of what they could potentially do for their special day, taste some marvelous food, and experience what the flow of the venue is like when it’s filled with people.

We try our best to leave a lasting impression every time, so naturally this event takes weeks, even months of preparation in advance. Well in advance, the invites and fliers are designed by our sales team and printed by our marketing staff and menus are coordinated so that we can get them mailed out to our interested couples and our most favourite of vendors. Then come the design aspects; how we’d like to see the room laid out, colour schemes, table/chair selections, etc. Some items are rented, and some belong to Kiana. This year we featured a wonderful mixture of our rounds and wooden farm tables from Olympic Farm Style Events. Vineyard chairs were provided by Court Party Rentals. This year’s colour scheme featured “Fig Faille” and “Grey Classic” from BBJ Linen. Both colours, I feel, are just so elegant in our space.

This event is such a great opportunity to sample some of the great work Dave (our fantastic food and beverage manager) and Ceasar (our fabulous chef) create. As they’re always busy in the kitchen, so you get to know them through the great work they do. They were really excited to share some of their best dishes that are new for 2019! From marking steaks to smoking salmon, the cooks are busy all week long preparing for a crazy day filled with food, drink, and many, many questions. I will say there’s not much that rivals Ceasar’s Smoked Salmon Salad. He can certainly turn something quite ordinary into something extraordinary. Plus, his handmade Lumpia is simply to die for!

The staff have been busy preparing for the big day as well. They’ve been working on improvement/beautification projects and training around the clock. From gardening to washing chairs, they truly work hard to keep our beautiful venue in top condition; even in the off season. As we love to make parties great, it’s important to have everything in tip top condition, so every detail counts. The actual setup takes us an average of two days to make sure every detail is as perfect as possible.

I’d like to end off by simply thanking those who made it out over the weekend. We truly appreciate meeting each and every one of you. It gives us the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what is important to you for one of the most important events of your life. As the season moves forward, we will be getting to know you more and more, so we can craft an occasion that your friends and family will enjoy as much as you. Cheers to a great 2019 wedding season!  Here are a few photos from our friends at Pixeldust weddings that we absolutely love!