Photos in the Weddings & a wedding in the Garden GARDEN Come experience the beauty and tranquility of the Devonian Botanic Garden and see why so many couples are choosing us as the site for their wedding ceremony and photographs. Our gardens, breathtaking scenery and dedication to customer service combine to create the perfect location for a special day. A momentous occasion deserves an exceptional setting, and the Devonian Botanic Garden oﬀers a variety of three extraordinary ceremony sites – the Wedding Patio, the Alpine Garden, the Primula Dell and the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. After your ceremony, you will have access to any area of the Garden for your photos - no need to travel elsewhere for a memorable backdrop! If your ceremony is in another location but you would like to take your wedding pictures at Photo by Paul Swanson the Devonian Botanic Garden, you can book a photograph session from 1.5 to 3 hours in length in various areas of the Garden. The Devonian Botanic Garden is dedicated to providing you with a wedding day experience that will leave you and your guests breathless… For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact: � Wedding & Special Events Department 780-987-3054 ext. 2223 “The wedding sta & team were amazing - friendly, reachable, able firstname.lastname@example.org to ﬁeld all of our questions and www.devonian.alberta.ca positive throughout our planning. - Miranda & Joe ” Married July 17th on the Wedding Patio All photos by Tara Johns unless otherwise indicated Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. Photos in the Weddings & Garden the WEDDING PATIO The Wedding Patio is located adjacent to our Grebe Pond, with ﬂower gardens, a bridge and a bounty of trees. Indoor rain backup in the Pine Pavilion Pine Pavilion is only steps away. The Wedding Patio can accommodate groups of most sizes, from intimate gatherings to parties of up to 250 guests. Your ceremony at the Wedding Patio includes: � Admission for all of your guests � Two hour photo session anywhere in the Garden (including the Kurimoto Japanese Garden). Bridge to the Wedding Patio Photographer not included. � One-hour rehearsal with our wedding staﬀ � Signage and staﬀ directing guests to your ceremony location � Chairs and signing table, set up by Garden staﬀ � Shuttle service provided for the bridal party, parents, grandparents, elderly and any guests with mobility concerns � Rain back-up in the Pine Pavilion � Access to indoor showhouses for photos in case of poor weather � Complimentary engagement photo session. Photographer not included. p r i c i n g (prices do not include GST) “Thank you for Grebe Pond Wedding Patio 2 to 75 guests Mon*-Thurs $900 doing everything Wedding Patio 2 to 75 guests Fri., Sat. & Sun. $1700 you did to make Wedding Patio 76-200 guests Mon*-Thurs $1600 our day perfect. We Wedding Patio 76-200 guests Fri., Sat. & Sun $2400 couldn’t have asked Wedding Patio 201-250 guests Mon*-Thurs $1900 Wedding Patio 201-250 guests Fri., Sat. & Sun * Holiday Mondays are priced at weekend rates. $2700 for it to be better! - Kristin & Phil ” Married July 10th A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. on the Wedding Patio Pine Pavilion Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. Photos in the Weddings & Garden Alpine GARDEN Tucked into a private nook at the base of the rocks and ﬂowered elevations that form the Alpine Garden, a ceremony in this special location will Alpine Garden long be a treasured memory. To protect and preserve the beauty of this Garden, only a limited number of bookings are available. The Alpine Garden can accommodate up to 90 guests, with rainy-weather backup in a white garden tent situated near our picturesque Grebe Pond. Your ceremony in the Alpine Garden includes: � Admission for all of your guests � Two hour photo session anywhere in the Garden. Photographer not included. � One-hour rehearsal with our wedding staﬀ � Signage and staﬀ directing guests to your ceremony location � Chairs and signing table, set up by Garden staﬀ Alpine Garden � Shuttle service provided for the bridal party, parents, grandparents, elderly and any guests with mobility concerns � Rain back-up in the Grebe Tent � Access to indoor showhouses for photos in case of poor weather � Complimentary engagement photo session. Photographer not included. “ Very organized, very professional and very p r i c i n g (prices do not include GST) accommodating. Alpine Garden 2 to 90 guests Saturdays only $2400 A great *A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. experience. - Kris & Shalee ” Married June 12th in the Alpine Garden Grebe Tent Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. Photos in the Weddings & Garden the PRIMULA DELL Surrounded by evergreen and decidous trees, the Primula Dell is the most private of our ceremony locations. Perennial ﬂowerbeds grace this lovely glade, located o the beaten path but not too far from the Garden entrance gates. The beautiful blue Himalayan Poppy blooms here, along with many other perennial ﬂowers. Rain back up is in a garden tent near our Grebe Pond, a six-minute walk from the Dell. The Primula Dell can accommodate up to 90 guests. To protect and preserve the beauty of this special garden, a limited number of bookings are available. Ceremonies in the Primula Dell include: � Admission for all of your guests � Two hour photo session anywhere in the Garden. Photographer not included. � One-hour rehearsal with our wedding staﬀ “ � Signage and staﬀ directing guests to your ceremony location � Chairs and signing table, set up by Garden staﬀ The sta were � Shuttle service provided for the bridal party, parents, so friendly and grandparents, elderly and any guests with mobility concerns made the ceremony � Rain back-up in the Grebe Tent worry-free. I was � Access to indoor showhouses for photos in case of poor weather surprised at � Complimentary engagement photo session. Photographer not included. how helpful p r i c i n g (prices do not include GST) everybody was. - Chris & Daisy ” Primula Dell 2 to 90 guests Saturdays only $2400 Married June 12th *A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. in the Primula Dell Top two & bottom photos by: Hua Photography, 3rd photo by: Paul Swanson Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. Photos in the Weddings & Garden kurimoto japanese GARDEN The Kurimoto Japanese Garden is an exquisite setting for intimate ceremonies of 35 guests or fewer. This renowned ﬁve-acre garden features a curved wooden bridge, Japanese lanterns Ozawa Pavilion and pagoda, waterfalls, pond and more. In the event of inclement weather, the wedding party can be moved inside to the Ozawa Pavilion, a traditional Japanese teahouse overlooking the Garden. The Ozawa Pavilion can also be rented following your ceremony for a cozy reception in an unforgettable venue. Your ceremony in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden includes: � Admission for all of your guests Kurimoto Japanese Garden � Two hour photo session anywhere in the Garden. Photographer not included. � One-hour rehearsal with our wedding staﬀ � Signage and staﬀ directing guests to your ceremony location � Chairs and signing table, set up by Garden staﬀ � Shuttle service provided for the bridal party, parents, grandparents, elderly and any guests with mobility concerns � Rain back-up in the Ozawa Pavilion for the ceremony � Access to indoor showhouses for photos in case of poor weather � Complimentary engagement photo session. Photographer not included. “ Everything p r i c i n g (prices do not include GST) was perfect! - Jamie & Janie ” Married July 2nd Japanese Garden 2 to 35 guests 7 days a week $1900 in the Kurimoto Ozawa Pavilion 2 to 35 guests 4 hour reception rental $500 Japanese Garden Ozawa Pavilion 2 guests Overnight rental $500 *A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Ozawa Pavilion Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. Photos in the Weddings & Garden EXTRAS The Devonian Botanic Garden o ers several enhancements for your wedding ceremony. Ask a Wedding Coordinator about these extras that can take your wedding day from special to spectacular! décor for your ceremony wedding night at the ozawa pavilion Live Music with Terry McDade Although nature provides the most striking décor at the Devonian Botanic Garden, we also have items The Devonian Botanic Garden can provide you for rent to make your ceremony even more special. with a magnificent and romantic location for your Archways and flower urns are available. Prices wedding night. The Ozawa Pavilion, nestled within include setup and takedown by staﬀ. Since items the picturesque Kurimoto Japanese Garden, is are stored on-site, there are no pick-up or delivery a spectacular guest house. Equipped with a full charges. Two arch styles to choose from: a formal service kitchen, shower and bathroom facilities arch, or a rustic willow arch. Arch rental: $150, and indoor heating, the Ozawa Pavilion can be Flower Urns: $50/pair. used throughout the entire year. During your stay, you will have exclusive and private access to the You may also choose to bring decorative Kurimoto Japanese Garden after public hours, Wedding Arch items of your own. All décor items must be making it a night you will never forget! approved in advance by the Wedding & Special Event Coordinator. getting ready at the ozawa pavilion live music If you would like a beautiful, serene spot to prepare The beauty of the concert harp goes hand in hand for your wedding, or to freshen up before your with the remarkable setting of the Devonian photographs, the Ozawa Pavilion can be booked Botanic Garden. We can arrange for live music at on your wedding day (subject to availability). Ozawa Pavilion your wedding, provided by renowned musician The Ozawa is also an ideal location for a rehearsal Terry McDade. You can customize your musical dinner, or for the wedding party to take a oﬀerings by adding extra musicians or vocalists. refreshment break during their busy wedding day. Or, you may prefer to bring your own musicians. Because of the special outdoor nature of our facility, be sure to consult with a Wedding & Special catering & refreshments Event Coordinator prior to making arrangements. While you are having your photos taken, you may Bookings with Terry McDade start at $395. wish to provide your guests with light refreshments pa system and beverages. Catering can be arranged through one of our approved caterers. Please contact a A convenient portable PA system to amplify music Wedding & Special Event Coordinator Ozawa Pavilion from your iPod or CD player. Comes with wireless for information. lapel or hand-held mic. $50 + tax. Call for details. Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. wedding Photos in the PHOTOGRAPHS Wedding Garden Whether you are having your wedding ceremony at the Garden or simply wish to have your wedding photos taken here, the Devonian Botanic Garden provides a backdrop like no other for your once-in-a- lifetime photographs. The Kurimoto Japanese Garden is our most popular location for wedding photos. It is a very special five-acre garden that features a beautiful curved bridge, pond, waterfalls, pagodas and stone lanterns, and an elegant, manicured background. Because the Kurimoto Japanese Garden is a small, intimate garden, care is taken not to overbook it – photo sessions are staggered and the number of groups in the Garden at any one time is limited. However, there is some overlap and there may be several groups taking photos at the same time. The Main Garden is a large area containing many gardens, including our Primula Dell, Calla Pond and Alpine Garden, as well as several wooden bridges and the charming John’s Folly. for wedding photos only included with (no ceremony) wedding ceremonies A two hour photo session is included with all If your ceremony is elsewhere but you would like to wedding ceremony bookings, with access to all take your wedding pictures at the Devonian Botanic areas of the Garden, including the Kurimoto Garden, you can book a photograph session from 1.5 to 3 hours in length in various areas of the Japanese Garden. If the weather is unfavorable, Garden. Bookings are subject to availability, so photos can be taken in our indoor show houses book early to avoid disappointment. When booking (with ceremony packages only). photographs, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required. There are no indoor facilities available A complimentary engagement photo session is also for photo-only sessions – we recommend that you included in wedding packages (must be booked in arrange for an alternate indoor location in advance. advance; subject to availability). p r i c i n g (Prices do not include GST or photographer. Must be booked in advance. Subject to availability.) Kurimoto Japanese Garden 1.5 hours $325 Includes admission for up to 25 people Main Garden 2 hours $250 Includes admission for up to 25 people Access to all Gardens 3 hours $450 Includes admission for up to 25 people Engagement Photos (any Garden) 2 hours $75 weekends Includes admission for couple & photographer $50 weekdays /oﬀ-season *A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. See next page for additional photo rates Photos by Tara Johns Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. wedding booking information • All wedding ceremonies must be booked in advance; additional wedding subject to availability. information • Wedding bookings can be made with the Wedding & Special Event department by telephone at • Please let your guests know that the Garden is an outdoor 780-987-3054 ext. 2223 during regular office hours, facility, and that they should be prepared for any type of or in-person by appointment. weather. Guests should also be prepared for a pleasant • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time walk to your ceremony site – comfortable footwear can of booking. Deposits are non-transferable. enhance the experience! • Balance is due 21 days in advance of the wedding. It is the • Shuttle service is provided for the bridal party, parents, responsibility of the client to contact the Garden to make grandparents, elderly and guests with mobility issues final payment arrangements. Failure to pay balance in full only. All other guests must be prepared for walking to the by due date may result in cancellation. ceremony location. • Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American • Your shuttle is available for one hour before the ceremony Express, money order, cash or debit. No personal cheques. and a half hour after the ceremony. • Devonian Botanic Garden must be notified in writing of • Golf carts are not available for rent. any change of information or cancellation. Deposits are • The gardens are not closed off to the public during non-refundable. There are no refunds for cancellations ceremonies or photographs. made later than 21 days prior to wedding date. • Devonian Botanic Garden guidelines and policies must be • Prices are for the current wedding season only and are observed by all visitors to the Garden. subject to change. Prices do not include GST. To book your wedding ceremony, please contact the Wedding & Special Event department at 780-987-3054 ext. 2223. photo booking information • All photos must be booked in advance; subject to availability. additional photo information • Photo bookings can be made with the Wedding & Special • Golf carts are not available for rent - be prepared Event department by telephone at 780-987-3054 ext. 2223 for walking. during regular office hours, or in-person by appointment. • The gardens are not closed off to the public • Wedding photo prices include admission for up to during photographs. 25 people, including photographer. Additional guests • There may be more than one photo party in the Garden at will be charged regular admission. Groups exceeding any given time. 30 people must make advance arrangements with • There is no indoor facility available for photo-only groups. Wedding & Event Coordinator. In case of inclement weather, we recommend that you have • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at time of an indoor alternate arranged in advance. booking. Deposits are non-transferable. • Devonian Botanic Garden guidelines and policies must • Balance is payable at the entrance gate when you arrive be observed by all visitors to the Garden. for your photos. • Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American To book your wedding photographs, please contact Express, cash or debit. No personal cheques. the Wedding & Special Event department at • Prices are for the current wedding season only and are 780-987-3054 ext. 2223. subject to change. • Prices do not include GST or photographer. general photography rates portrait & family photos (up to 6 people + photographers) • Peak season weekends: $75 (Victoria Day to Sept. 30) • Off-season and weekdays: $50 (May 1 to Victoria Day, Oct. 1-Thanksgiving) large group photos (team, grad, family reunion, etc.) Call 780-987-3054 ext. 2223 for rates commercial/film production Call 780-987-3054 ext. 2223 for rates. Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. Frequently Asked Wedding & Photo Questions WEDDING & PHOTO Frequently Asked Questions Can I view the Garden in the winter? Can I rent a golf cart for my wedding / photos? Our Gardens are open daily from May 1 to No. Golf carts cannot be rented by the public. Thanksgiving, seven days a week. It is not possible A shuttle service is included in ceremony packages to view the Garden in the winter months – for the bridal party, immediate family, elderly however, we are happy to send you photos and and disabled guests only. All other guests must be answer any questions. prepared to walk. How much is the deposit and what forms of Golf cart service is not available to groups payment do you accept? booked for photographs only, so please be The deposit for photographs is $50.00. For prepared for walking. ceremonies the deposit is 50%. All deposits are non-refundable. No exceptions. Payment can How can my elderly and disabled guests get to be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, the wedding? Debit, Money Order, and Cash. No personal With your ceremony booking, there is shuttle service cheques are accepted. for elderly and disabled guests. This shuttle will transport guests to the ceremony location, If I book my ceremony at the Garden and it and back to the front entrance after the event. rains/snows, am I entitled to a refund? As the Devonian Botanic Garden provides a Will a golf cart transport my wedding party backup for inclement weather, no refunds will around the garden for wedding photographs? be given. There are no exceptions. We will shuttle the wedding party to the first photo location after the ceremony. After drop oﬀ, the What happens to my ceremony if it rains? wedding party must be prepared for walking from one photo location to another. All ceremony packages include a sheltered rain backup, and include access to our indoor Is there somewhere that the wedding party can showhouses for photos. You have until one hour get ready before the ceremony? before your ceremony to let us know if you want it moved inside. The Ozawa Pavilion, located in our Kurimoto Japanese Garden oﬀers washroom, shower and full How do my guests know where to go on the day kitchen facilities. This Japanese style teahouse can be of the wedding? rented for two hours, four hours or overnight. Must be booked in advance, subject to availability – please On the day of the wedding, a separate entrance will contact the Event Coordinator for more information. be opened to your guests. Wedding staﬀ will be present to greet and direct your guests to the Continues on page 2... ceremony location. Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. wedding & photographs frequently asked questions... cont’d What options do I have for music for my ceremony? Where are the washrooms located? Is there power in the Garden? There are washrooms in the main parking lot area, near the You are welcome to bring your own sound system, or rent our visitor entrance of the Devonian Botanic Garden. portable PA system. There is power at the Wedding Patio and in the Pine Pavilion. You will need to bring your own cord. There are additional washrooms near the Pine Pavilion, on the east side of the main Garden. There are several outlets in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden – you must provide a cord. There is no power in the Alpine Where are you located? Are you on the University Garden - sound systems must be able to run on battery. of Alberta campus? We are not located on the University of Alberta campus. An alternative is to hire a live musician. The Devonian Botanic Garden has access to some of the finest musicians The Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County in Edmonton, and can arrange the booking for you. Please - only 15 minutes from West Edmonton Mall, or 20 minutes contact the Event Coordinator for more information. from South Side Edmonton (5 km north of Devon on Highway 60). You can also hire your own musician(s). Please remind them that this is an outdoor facility, and that all instruments/ Do I get a discount if I am a University of Alberta equipment must be transported by foot or on a golf cart. employee or a student/alumni of the university? Vehicles are not allowed in the Garden without advance Sorry, there are no discounts for weddings or photographs. permission of the Wedding Coordinator. Can our pet take part in our ceremony or photos? If your musician(s) require shelter, 10’ x 10’ white pop-up tents are available for an extra charge of $25. Sorry, pets are not permitted at the garden. Is a photographer included with the wedding or photo booking? A photographer is not included with your booking. Do you have indoor photo locations? Although we are mainly an outdoor facility, there are a few indoor locations that can be used for wedding photographs, with ceremony package bookings only. These areas are small, so photo opportunities may be limited. If I book only my photographs at the Garden and it rains, do I get my deposit back? The Devonian Botanic Garden takes a small non-refundable deposit towards your photograph booking, with the balance due the day of the photographs. If you do not show up (for any reason), you only lose the deposit and are not required to pay the balance. We encourage you to have an indoor alternate arranged in advance in case of poor weather. Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change. Guidelines & Policies GARDEN Garden guidelines & policies In order to preserve the beauty of all our Gardens, • Please deposit garbage and bottles in containers and protect the enjoyment of our visitors, the provided – help us keep the Garden beautiful following guidelines and policies must be observed for everyone to enjoy. by all visitors to the Garden. • Rice, confetti and flower petals are not allowed. • Pets are not permitted in the Garden. • Removal of plant material from the Garden is prohibited. • Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Garden. • Guests must park in the Visitor Parking Lot. • Please limit your time on the grass in the No vehicles are allowed to enter beyond the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Garden beyond the parking lot without prior • Please assign someone to supervise young consent of the Wedding & Special children, to ensure their safety around water and Event Coordinator. rock features, and to protect delicate Garden • Limos and vehicles waiting for guests must turn plants from little hands and feet. oﬀ their engines – no idling, please. • Standing in the waterfall or the rocks in the • Any damage to the Garden by clients or their Kurimoto Japanese Garden is prohibited. guests will be the responsibility of the client The Devonian Botanic Garden is not held named on the contract, and additional charges responsible for any injuries that may occur. may apply. • Minimize noise so all patrons can enjoy their • The Devonian Botanic Garden is not responsible experience. Be considerate of wedding parties, for stolen or missing items. photo groups and other visitors to the Garden. • The Devonian Botanic Garden reserves the right • With the exception of beverages purchased and to ask any guest who is a danger to themselves or consumed at our fully licensed on-site concession, others, or who is disrupting the enjoyment of the or pre-arranged licensed events, alcohol is not Garden by other guests, to leave the premises. permitted at the Garden. Valid as of January 1st, 2011. Subject to change.