Weddings at the Gran-View
At the Gran View Restaurant, owner Louis Williams personally coordinates your special day. We offer many options for both ceremonies and receptions. Ceremonies can be performed in our garden area, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, or in Marco’s Sunset Dining Room. On site wedding receptions are offered in Marco’s Sunset Dining Room and outdoors at our riverside location.
More intimate receptions can be handled in our cozier fireside dining room. Or if you have an alternative location in mind for your reception, the Gran View and its staff provides formal and comprehensive catering services.
First Meeting – The first meeting gives us a chance to meet each other, I usually do not take many notes. It is primarily an information and idea session.
Second Meeting – The second meeting is our planning session. This meeting will allow me to take detailed notes about your wedding. We will establish your time line, a vendor list, linen colors, menu and bar selections and discuss what items you will be bringing for the setup.
Final Numbers – Usually about three weeks prior to the wedding you would call me with your final numbers. They should be very accurate. We will do two things.
1) Establish our final meeting time and date
2) I will create and email your final seating chart.
Final Meeting – Our final meeting is usually early the week of your wedding. At this meeting we will review all of our notes on your wedding, you will bring me your seating chart, and all of the items that the Gran-View will need to set your wedding
Lou’s Schedule – Except for major holidays or special functions I take Sundays off. My meeting schedule is very flexible often meeting in the evenings or on Saturdays. In season I often will not return calls on weekends for I am working events.
Policies, Guarantees and Contract
All functions will need a firm guarantee as to the numbers attending 48 hours prior to the occasion. This guaranteed number is the minimum number that will be billed. Any extra guests will be billed on a per person basis.
The minimum required for the use of Marco’s Sunset Dining Room is 125 people. The room will be reserved for the day for your reception. The Gran-View reserves the right to book outdoor receptions, reunions, and company parties.
The Gran View will allow a five-hour period from the end of dinner, which is essentially cake cutting, and for dancing. If the party would like to continue, there will be a $100.00 surcharge per hour.
We offer a 50% discount on children 10 and under. In addition: we will not charge you for children under three years old.
If you would like to have a Cocktail party poolside for your guests prior to Bridal party arrival there will be a $200.00 setup fee.
For earlier weddings this area can be available till 4:30 in the afternoon. There will be a $200.00 setup fee applied.
All functions catered off premises will be subject to a minimum 20% catering charge on existing pricing structures. Unusual catering jobs, such as Island catering will be subject to higher fees and will be priced according to the degree of difficulty.
A Jacuzzi suite will be complimented to the bride and groom on the night of the wedding. This complimented room is non-transferable and is not refundable in case of non-use.
Deposits will be required on all wedding receptions. A $1,000.00 deposit will be required upon booking the function date and an additional $1,500.00 deposit will be required six months prior to the function date. Deposit will be applied to the cost of the Reception. Deposits are nonrefundable.
An estimate of the final bill will be done at our last meeting, the week of the wedding. This bill will be done based on your guarantee and bar estimate. Ninety percent of the estimate will be due at the final meeting with the balance paid either the night of the wedding or the following morning.
There will be a $250.00 set up fee for wedding ceremonies performed at the Gran-View. In addition, if you would like chairs for the ceremony, there will be a $1.50 charge per chair including setup.
Once the Gran-View has received your deposit, we will book your Jacuzzi suite and open a group booking in our computer. This will allow your guests to reserve rooms at a better rate structure up through the day of the reception. If you would like us to reserve a group of rooms for your reception you will need to call the Hotel and request that inventory be put into your group booking. All unused inventory will be released four weeks prior to the reception. The cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to arrival. A two night minimum policy is not required.