• +1 (250) 342-1270
  • gerard@paagman.nl

Weddings

With beautiful views of mountains and the breathtaking equestrian country side, our venue is the lovely setting for weddings big and small.

Please contact us.  Your wedding must be one of the best days in your life and together with you we like to make the program which is the best for You. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and set up for a tour of this beautiful venue!

Gerard Paagman – cell phone +1 (250) 342 1270

Caio Paagman – cell phone +1 (250) 688 0321

e-mail: gerard@paagman.nl

Ceremony and reception locations on property. Bedrooms and camping on property.

Introduction

“House of the Friesians” is the home of the famous Royal Friesian horses [you might have seen our horses in movies like ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘The Caravan’, the ‘Rick Jensen Show’, etc.] but it’s also so much more:

  • An ideal venue for your wedding
  • Located in the mountains in the centre of the nature and surrounded by wilderness; spectacular views and endless space.
  • You can rent our complete venue or a part of it; you and your guests can stay overnight [we have great beds and people can camp].
  • You can arrive the first day, have your ceremony, reception and dinner the second day and end with a brunch on the third day and of course you can extend your stay if you like
  • During all seasons, our place is ideal for almost any outdoor activity you can think off
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About Your Wedding

  • Together with you we like to make you a program and which fits you the best; which will be the best for you and your guests and which will be remembered forever!
  • From very simple and basic to………[Nooooo, the sky is not our limit; we can fly you in with a helicopter!]

Your ceremony

With beautiful views of mountains and the breathtaking equestrian country side, the Pergola is the lovely setting for ceremonies big and small. The Pergola creates an elegant frame of the picturesque view.

You can also have your ceremony in The Barn area, in front of The Shelter or near The Cabin.

Your reception and dinner

  • You can have your reception and dinner inside or outside
  • ‘The Cabin’ is ideal for smaller groups [up to about 20 people]
  • ‘The Shelter’ is ideal for smaller and bigger groups
  • ‘The Barn’ is for bigger groups to about 150 people
  • You can bring your own decorations
  • From a ‘Do-it-yourself-BBQ-dinner’ to the ‘Most exclusive’ dinner: for smaller and bigger groups, we are well equipped to create the perfect setting for your reception and dinner
  • We can organize your food and drinks [through local caterers] or you can bring your food and drinks and you can use our [commercial] kitchens, BBQs, bars, etc.

Our Venue

  • Our venue and which is in the mountains, has several buildings, beautiful fields, parking areas, etc.; main buildings are The Barn, The Cabin and The Shelter,
  • We can host groups and when the buildings are not big enough we can set up tents, etc.
  • People can arrive by car or coach and bring their trailers, motorhomes or campers too,
  • We offer several bedrooms with very comfy beds; we can offer ‘a good bed’ to 40 people
  • The barn and The Shelter are great buildings for your reception, your dinner and party and The Log Cabin is soooo everything for a smaller celebration or for your honeymoon night!

For your wedding, you can rent our complete venue or part of it like The Barn, The Shelter or the Cabin or a combination of it!

Prices in CAD$ and all taxes included

A. Exclusive use of venue including The Barn, The Shelter, The Log Cabin and fields and parking lots for Friday-Saturday-Sunday:

No. Description Price
1 Venue rental [The Barn, The Shelter, The Cabin and surroundings like fields, parking areas] and please see further about ‘what’s included’
Check in: Friday after 3.00 PM
Check out: Sunday before 11.00 AM
8,700.00
2 Cleaning fees* included
3 Guests who will stay overnight and use a bed from House of The Friesians; per guest and per night
Barn has 9 bedrooms and beds for 23 people – Cabin has three bedrooms and a loft and beds for 13 people
included
4 Parking cars and vehicles included
5 Extra per tent, trailer, motorhome or camper and per night included
6 Check in on Thursday after 3.00 PM instead of Friday 780.00
7 Check out on Monday before 11.00 AM instead of Sunday 780.00

B. Exclusive use of Barn and The Shelter for Friday-Saturday-Sunday:

No. Description Price
1 Barn and The Shelter rental
Check in: Friday after 3.00 PM
Check out: Sunday before 11.00 AM
5,800.00
2 Cleaning fees* included
3 Guests who will stay overnight and use a bed from House of The Friesians; per guest and per night
Barn has 9 bedrooms and beds for 21 people
included
4 Parking cars and vehicles included
5 Extra per tent, trailer, motorhome or camper and per night included
6 Check in on Thursday after 3.00 PM instead of Friday 750.00
7 Check out on Monday before 11.00 AM instead of Sunday 750.00

C. Exclusive use of The Log Cabin for Friday-Saturday-Sunday:

No. Description Price
1 The Log Cabin rental
Check in: Friday after 3.00 PM
Check out: Sunday before 11.00 AM
3,000.00
2 Cleaning fees* included
3 Guests who will stay overnight and use a bed from House of The Friesians; per guest and per night
The Log Cabin has 3 bedrooms plus a loft area and beds for 13 people
included
4 Parking cars and vehicles included
5 Extra per tent, trailer, motorhome or camper and per night included
6 Check in on Thursday after 3.00 PM instead of Friday 450.00
7 Check out on Monday before 11.00 AM instead of Sunday 450.00

Included/free of charge:

No. Description Venue Barn + The Shelter Log Cabin
1 Field with the Pergola for ceremony + 150 foldable seats Yes Yes Yes
2 Tables and seats Yes - 150 Yes - 150 Yes - 20
3 PA-systems and sound systems with microphones and [extension] cords Yes Yes Yes
4 Bars Yes Yes NA
5 Bathrooms / toilets Yes - 8 Yes - 6 Yes - 2
6 Folding tables Yes Yes Yes
7 Kitchens, freezer, refrigerator Yes Yes Yes
8 Commercial kitchen in The Shelter Yes Yes No
9 Kitchen equipment, coffee makers, hot water boilers, toasters, fridge, etc. Yes Yes Yes
10 Pots and pans Yes Yes Yes
11 Eating and dining equipment: dinner plates, soup bowls, dessert plates, [wine-] glasses, steel cutlery, etc. Yes - 200 Yes - 200 Yes - 40
12 Napkins linen Yes - 200 Yes - 200 Yes - 40
13 Cleaning materials, dish soap, garbage bags, etc. – towels, toilet paper Yes Yes Yes
14 Use of BBQs and BBQ tools Yes Yes Yes
15 For the beds: linen, pillows, etc. and towels for guests who stay overnight Yes Yes Yes
16 Use of hot tubs Yes Yes Yes
17 Use of generators [gas included] and propane for burners Yes Yes Yes
18 Removal of trash bags [you will collect the trash and we supply trash bags and set up trash cans] Yes Yes Yes
19 Toilet paper Yes Yes Yes
20 Dish towels Yes Yes Yes
21 Tap water and which is the best and healthiest fresh mountain water in the world! Yes Yes Yes
22 Use of showers and supply of towels Yes Yes Yes
23 Wifi [we have a subscription through Xplorenet; sometimes it works great but sometimes it is slow or does not work at all!] Yes Yes Yes
24 1/4 cord of premium Firewood for wood stoves, hot tubs, bon fires and wood BBQs Yes Yes Yes

Cleaning

Included is standard cleaning of space which have been used [laundry, vacuum cleaning, etc.]

Not included in cleaning and unless you do it yourself, we will charge extra for

  • Picking up trash like empty cans, bottles, cigarette butts, etc.
  • Cleaning caused by incidentals [bedding or mattresses which are wet or dirtier then normal use would cause, etc.]
  • Taking down decorations and/or signs
  • Moving furniture and other items like generators, sound systems, etc. back to its original place
  • Emptying freezers and coolers
  • Cleaning of used cutlery, pots and pans, burners, BBQs, ovens, plates, glasses [dishes], etc.

Costs for these are: CA$40.00 per hour for labour per staff member plus replacement costs of items plus costs for dry cleaning

NOT-included [and we can help you organizing this]:

  • Catering and drinks [yes, you can bring your own food and drinks or make arrangements with a caterer]
  • Life music, a DJ, etc,
  • Bartenders and servants
  • Local Transportation service
  • Table cloths
  • Decorating
  • Disposables
  • Fireworks
  • Tents, extra furniture, etc.
  • Photographer
  • Wedding commissioner
  • Extra portable toilets for bigger groups
  • Extra chairs, dining equipment, etc.
  • Extra Firewood for wood stoves, hot tubs, bon fires and wood BBQs [we supply premium fire wood, cut to length and split @ $75.00 per ¼ cord (a cord is 4x4x8’)]
  • Signs with directions to put out on Houlgrave Road
  • Replacement of broken or missing glasses, plates or other items
  • Ice cubes [you can order these through us @ $4,00 a bag]

Bedding arrangements

Note: you are welcome to bring extra mattresses and bedding and extra baby cribs

For the Barn [sleeps 26 people + 1 baby] the bedrooms are:

  • bedroom 1: bunk bed - 2 x twin plus 1 twin sleeps 3 people
  • bedroom 3: 2 x bunkbed twin sleeps 4 people
  • bedroom 5: bunkbed; lowerbed queen and upperbed twin sleeps 3 people
  • bedroom 7: king size bed sleeps 2 people
  • bedroom 2: bunkbed - 2 x twin plus 1 twin sleeps 3 people
  • bedroom 4: bunkbed - 2 x twin plus 1 twin sleeps 3 people
  • bedroom 6: 2 x bunkbed twin sleeps 4 people
  • bedroom 8: 1 x queen size bed sleeps 2 people
  • bedroom 10: 1 x king size bed sleeps 2 people
  • --- 1 baby crib sleeps one baby
  • We can set up four extra cots sleeps 4 people

For the cabin: [sleeps 13 + 4 people + 1 baby]

  • 3 bedrooms in basement each with a bunkbed; lower bed queen and upper bed twin; each room sleeps 3 people sleeps 9 people
  • loft upstairs: 1 x King and 2 x Twin sleeps 4 people
  • --- 1 baby crib sleeps one baby
  • We can set up four extra cots sleeps 4 people

Wedding commissioner

For our area you can contact one of the following wedding commissioners:

http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/search/marriage_commissioners.cgi?rm=mode2&pageno=1&column_city=windermere
  • BLUNDEN DOROTHY 250-342-2005 INVERMERE
  • DODDS JULIE 250-581-1425 250-581-1425 WINDERMERE
  • NEIDER MICHELE 250-341-3140 250-409-4900 INVERMERE

Pastor

Matt Moore; Pastor at Lake Windermere Alliance Church

http://www.lakewindermerealliance.org/
  • Phone: +1 (250) 342-9535

Wedding Photographers

Kimberley Rae

http://www.kimberleyrae.ca/

Kyla Brown

http://www.kylabrownphotography.com/

Tracey Connery

http://www.tracyconneryphotography.com/

Karsen Seel

  • phone +1 (250) 342-1659

Maria

  • phone +1 (250) 341-1564

Local Caterers

Randy Macsteven

  • email: macsteven@gmail.com
  • phone +1 (250) 341-5330

Local Bartenders

Josh Page

  • Phone +1

How to proceed

If you are considering having your wedding at our place then we like to work together with you on your program. Yes, you are welcome for a visit so that we can show you our place and location.

When you book our place for your wedding we will send you an invoice and this invoice is also your confirmation.

Payment schedule

  • $ 500.00 - within 10 days after the date of your invoice and you invoice is also your conformation
  • $ 1,000.00 - before March 1th
  • Remaining - before May 1th

Cancellation Policy

When you cancel your booking, you will get no refund unless the venue or part of it, will be booked by others for the period or part of the period of your booking dates. If you cancel then, within 24 hours after cancellation, the dates of your booking will be marked as available. A refund will be the amount you have paid for your booking or the amount of a new booking, whatever is lower. [E.g. if your booking has been for 3 days and after cancellation we will get a new booking for 2 days, then your refund will be the amount we collect for the booking of the 2 days].