We booked our September 14th wedding here over a year ago and we knew from the moment we drove down the lane into this beautiful property, that this is where we wanted the rest of our lives to begin. When I saw the ranch, it was a nostalgic moment growing up with a grandfather who raised and raced horses, seeing the beautiful animals when first driving in, I knew this place is perfect. No matter how many times you're told it's a one of a kind space, until you drive in and see it first hand, you have no idea.
We were looking for an established venue that could not only host an outdoor September wedding (with an indoor plan b back up ceremony site) and reception space, but that also had beautiful scenery for our wedding portraits and of course a unique venue that offered everything we wanted in a reception space with a hotel that our guests could spend the night and not have to worry about getting home after a full day of celebrations! We wanted our guests to feel like they were away from the city without having to travel a long way to get the out of town feeling. We were looking for an all inclusive but local kind of a venue for our guests. The grounds are beautifully maintained and lush but still has a ranch rustic feel. The south thompson river is a stunning back drop for the perfect wedding day!
The two most important factors for us when planning a wedding were venue and food. The staff at the Inn delivered for us, time and time again!!
We worked for over a year with the amazing events staff, Julie and Anke. They were so great to deal with and we were super picky. Shane and I, along with our family, wanted our wedding to be the very best our guests had seen in a while and it was wonderful dealing with an events staff with patience and the desire to deliver!!
We worked closely with chef Brenda and asked her to create food she enjoys making. What she came up with was anything but your standard buffet. We are still hearing daily how amazing the appys and dinner was. I highly recommend a tasting prior to settling on your menu. Yes, you will need to pay for it (obviously) but its well worth tasting what you will be serving your guests. Shane and I feel very strongly that food is not something you should skimp on when planning a wedding. When working with the South Thompson Inn, I can guarantee, there is no skimping. I'm not sure Chef Brenda realizes the extent of her creative abilities and how absolutely amazing she is!!
The Inn has a charm that is unmatched, the rooms are beautiful and super clean. But one of our favorite parts of our weekend, wedding aside, was the manor house!!! WOW!!!! That space is incredible!!!! I can't recommend taking advantage of everything the manor house has to offer, more!! We absolutely loved the manor house!! My husband his Dad and his 6 groomsmen enjoyed the night before our wedding there and then our entire families spent the night of our wedding there, while Shane and I enjoyed the bridal suite. The Manor House is a great spot that we can't wait to get back and enjoy :))
The staff....everyone we worked with in planning, the staff the night of our reception and the staff the day after our wedding...thank you for being as exceptional as you are!!!
Anke...thank you for being so good to us. Never treating us like a number, but as friends. Thank you for helping us create the kind of day we thought only happened in movies.
Julie...you my dear are adorable! Thank you so much for all your help throughout our planning. Thank you for that smile of yours and also for bringing those appys to Shane, our bridal party and us. You have no idea how much we needed that ;)
Brenda, you are incredible!!!! You impressed us (and our guests) beyond any words I could possibly write. Everything was delicious, you surpassed every expectation we had!!
David...you have an incredible staff and your Inn is the perfect place for a wedding. Thank you for taking the time to call me personally a few weeks before our wedding and thank you so much for your kind words the day before the wedding :)
Thank you all so much...I could write for days about how perfectly charming The South Thompson Inn is :))
Sincerely and from the bottom of our hearts we love you all,
Julie and Shane Dawood
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WOW nothing else to say!
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Well this is fantastic and is better than anything I could say about us. Thank you
BUT we cannot do what you have written without you guys being so great to deal with. You knew what you wanted, let us know what you wanted and allowed us to deliver it as best we could.
We have had other events where we offer the same level of service and get complaints.
You have no idea how much our team appreciate what you said about us. We read your Tripadviser comments at our weekly management meeting and everyone was ecstatic, Brenda high fiving with Anke and Julie hugging each other.
So Thank You, Thank You
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