A wedding at Bean Town Receptions

Bride and groom walking at Bean Town Receptions near Ottawa

How about this for a very cool and beautiful wedding at the rustic Bean Town Receptions close to Ottawa!

Photographer Steve Gerrard was chosen by the couple to photograph their day at the venue in late summer 2022, which was a compliment as both the bride and groom are enthusiastic photographers themselves.

You can see more photos from this wedding on Steve’s blog.

Mia & Lorenzo stamped their unique personalities all over this wedding. We asked them for the low down.

  1. Your Venue and location (town, country) – and why you chose that venue.

Bean Town Receptions, Plantagenet, Ontario. We chose this location because it came with a lot of things included. Saving us from having to coordinate between the venue/ catering/ decor. because it’s all one in the same. Beautiful outdoor space, lots of great spots for photos.

bean town ranch

2. Did you hire an Event planner?

No, we didn’t need one. Beantown takes care of coordinating the day of,  and that’s the most important part.

3. How did you meet, how did you become engaged and for how long had you been engaged before your wedding day?

We met at a bar, a place we both frequented after work. (Shoutout to The Brig) We had a private proposal in our apartment. We were engaged 1 year and 8 months before the wedding date.

wedding decor at Bean Town Ranch

4. Please name the designer of your dress and the name of the shop or online store you purchased it from.

Designer: Essence of Australia. Store: Sinders Bridal

5. What made you choose this dress? What did you love about it?

The associate at Sinders found a dress that had all the features that I liked about the previous dresses I tried on.

6. Photographer

Steve Gerrard. We love Steve! Easy to get along with, great with all the guests. Gives good direction. Easy to contact.  

8. Hair and make-up Artist

Hair was done by Shannon Doyle Beauty and makeup was by Klava Z Beauty

9. Groom’s Suit

Indochino, Blue. 

10. Your Florist, and details of why you opted for the flowers you went with…

Love in Bloom, quick response. We got flowers that were in season and fit our colour scheme as well as some accents of fresh bay leaves and rosemary. Because we’re both cooks.

11. Cake

A friend of ours who’s a baker made us our cake. Chocolate bergemont cake, blackberry and fig jam. Earl Grey icing.

12. Entertainment

Spotify! We made our own dance playlist.

Bride and bridesmaids at Bean Town Receptions

14. Decor

We made our own centrepieces with dried florals from Michels. Venue provided the rest.

15. Did you have anyone accompany you down the aisle?

Father of the bride

Bean Town Receptions wedding ceremony

16. And was this to any particular track or song?

Charlie Don’t Surf by The Clash (Karaoke version, without lyrics)

19. Did you choose a ‘first dance’ track? Please share what it was, and why, only if you are happy to do so… 

Sunday Kind of Love by Etta James. Because we got married on a Sunday.

20. What was your very favourite part of the day and why?

Walking around during cocktail hour and chatting with all our friends and family! We scheduled cocktails after the first look but before the ceremony. It really helps ease the nerves. 

And, on reflection, is there anything you might have done differently with foresight?

Looking back, we would really have to nitpick to find something we would change. 

21. If you could impart any words of wisdom to a bride-to-be planning her marriage and wedding day, what would they be?

Don’t listen to anyone that says you HAVE to do something, do whatever feels right for you. The morning of, just enjoy it. Whatever happens, happens. It’s out of your hands by then,

Thanks so much to Mia & Lorenzo for sharing their gorgeous wedding with us.

Why choose Bean Town Ranch for your wedding?

Bean Town Ranch offers a unique and enchanting setting for a wedding, making it an ideal choice for couples looking for a special and memorable experience. Here are some reasons why Bean Town Ranch could be a great choice for your wedding:

Picturesque Setting: Bean Town Ranch is known for its beautiful natural surroundings, providing a picturesque backdrop for your special day. The serene lakes, lush greenery, and well-manicured gardens offer stunning photo opportunities.

Exclusive Use: Many couples appreciate having exclusive use of the venue on their wedding day. This ensures privacy and a more intimate atmosphere for you and your guests.

Exceptional Service: The staff at Bean Town Ranch are known for their attention to detail and exceptional service. They often go above and beyond to make sure that every aspect of the wedding is taken care of, providing a stress-free experience for the couple.

wedding ceremony at Bean Town Receptions

Versatility of Spaces: The venue offers a range of spaces to suit different parts of your wedding day, from the ceremony to the reception. Whether you prefer an outdoor ceremony by the lake or a cozy reception in a rustic barn, the venue can accommodate various themes and preferences.

wedding at Bean Town Receptions in Ontario

Convenient Location: Located not too far from urban centers, Bean Town Ranch offers the charm of a countryside setting without the inconvenience of long travel times for you and your guests.

Customizable Packages: The venue often provides customizable wedding packages, allowing couples to tailor their wedding day to their specific tastes and budget.

On-Site Catering: With on-site catering options, Bean Town Ranch simplifies the planning process. Their catering services are known for quality and variety, offering delicious options to suit different dietary needs and preferences.

Bride & groom entrance at wedding at Bean Town Receptions wedding venue

Accommodation Options: For weddings with guests coming from afar, having accommodation options nearby is a big plus. Bean Town Ranch often has partnerships with local hotels or offers on-site lodging, making it convenient for guests.

Unique Features: The venue might have unique features like a horse-drawn carriage, outdoor fire pits, or a dance floor under the stars, adding an extra touch of magic to your wedding.

Guests toast at wedding at Bean Town Receptions

Positive Reviews: Lastly, the positive reviews and testimonials from couples who have had their weddings at Bean Town Ranch can be a reassuring factor. Hearing about positive experiences from others can provide confidence in your venue choice.

Ultimately, the choice of a wedding venue is deeply personal and depends on the couple’s style, preferences, and needs. Bean Town Ranch offers a blend of natural beauty, excellent service, and flexibility, making it a contender for those who want a charming, well-organized, and memorable wedding.

Food service at a wedding at Bean Town Receptions
Bride & groom cut their wedding cake
Fun wedding at Bean Town Receptions near Ottawa

Bean Town Ranch Wedding Cost

The cost of a wedding at Bean Town Ranch varies depending on several factors, such as the time of year, day of the week, and the specific wedding package chosen. The venue typically offers a range of packages that cater to different budgets and preferences. These packages often include essentials such as catering, bar services, and basic decor, while some may offer additional luxuries like fireworks, a horse-drawn carriage, or a late-night snack bar.

The venue is renowned for its scenic beauty, featuring a serene lake, charming gazebo, and beautifully landscaped gardens that provide a perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies and photos. The reception area, known for its rustic elegance, can comfortably accommodate a large number of guests.

Additionally, Bean Town Ranch prides itself on providing a high level of service, with an experienced team that helps couples plan and execute their wedding seamlessly. This includes coordination with vendors, setting up the ceremony and reception spaces, and ensuring that the wedding day runs smoothly.

Overall, while the exact cost will depend on the specific details and choices made by the couple, Bean Town Ranch is known for offering a range of options to suit different budgets, all while ensuring a memorable and beautiful wedding experience. Couples interested in the venue should contact them directly for up-to-date pricing and package details.

Wedding photography by Steve Gerrard

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