PARKS CANADA GENERAL INFORMATION
Deposit and Payments
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site requires a $50 non-refundable deposit and signed contract to secure the date of your event, as well as a rental fee for your ceremony and/or reception site (please refer to page 5 and 6 for venue rental rates). This rental balance is due in full 5 days prior to your event.
Provisions Events and Weddings:
a $750 deposit will be required for Provisions Events and Weddings to reserve the catering services. Final billing is completed at the event at which time the bill will be presented. Payment can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, personal cheque or debit. Insufficient funds, returned cheques or late payments will be subject to interest of 2% per month on the outstanding balance as well as bank fees.
Upon completion of your Deposit Form you will receive a Facilities and Services Agreement. After you have secured your date with the signed contract, adjustments to the guest count, heritage programming, resources and equipment can still be made. You may also change your desired location for your event up to 60 days prior to your event, so long as no one else has booked the alternate venue. In the unfortunate event that you choose to cancel your function, you will forfeit your deposits. You will receive a full refund should your event be cancelled, at the discretion of Parks Canada, due to acts of Nature/Force Majeure, including: fire, flooding, etc. We handle postponements and cancellations on a case-by-case basis, attempting a fair resolution between our clients and Lower Fort Garry.
Provisions Events and Weddings:
All bookings are tentative. In the event of a cancellation, Provisions Events and Weddings will refund 40% of the booking deposit if the cancellation occurs 365 days or more before the function. If cancellation occurs within 364 days prior to the function, the deposit will not be refunded. We handle postponements and cancellations on a case-by-case basis, attempting a fair resolution between our clients and Provisions Lower Fort Garry.
If you wish to have your event in the tent, the rental of the tables, chairs and linens will be through Provisions Events and Weddings. No Lower Fort Garry items will be used outside or in the tent, other than our podium and microphone, easel, and small table/chair for the registry. You are responsible for returning the tent site to its original state – ensuring the removal of all garbage; otherwise a cleaning fee of $74.30/hour will be assessed.
Access to Ceremony and/or Reception Site
Contractors, delivery personnel and suppliers will have access (and vehicular access) to the ceremony/ reception site to drop-off necessary supplies. You must provide the wedding and event coordinator with the names and telephone numbers of all contractors and suppliers who will require access to the event prior to, during, and following the event, as well as their arrival and departure times, one week prior to the event. We ask that all vehicles be removed from the grounds to the designated parking areas immediately following the delivery of required materials. Vehicles cannot stay parked on the historic grounds or adjacent to the picnic shelter area. Deliveries have to be scheduled at a predetermined time with the wedding and event coordinator.
There is no additional fee for outdoor wedding photos if you are renting one of our facilities for either your ceremony or reception. Only the bride and groom may have their photos taken inside the historic buildings.