Chilliwack’s historic Royal Hotel is offering COVID-style wedding packages for two weeks in June. (Facebook/ Royal Hotel Chilliwack)

Chilliwack’s historic Royal Hotel is offering COVID-style wedding packages for two weeks in June. (Facebook/ Royal Hotel Chilliwack)

Chilliwack hotel offers pop-up, COVID-style weddings for 2 weeks this June

‘Weddings can still happen, albeit in a different fashion,’ says Laura Reid of Royal Hotel

Couples who were hoping to get married this year, but plans have fallen through because of the pandemic, might want to take advantage of what one local hotel has to offer.

For two weeks this June, Chilliwack’s historic Royal Hotel is giving people the chance to tie the knot – COVID-style.

From June 12 to 26 the hotel’s intimate Homestead Room will be transformed into a romantic, vintage-themed wedding space.

“Weddings can still happen, albeit in a different fashion, so hosting pop-up weddings in our vintage space while teaming up with local wedding vendors who have also seen a huge decline in business just made good sense,” said Laura Reid with the Royal Hotel.

Once home to the 112-year-old hotel’s tavern and located off the lobby, the Homestead Room now hosts meetings, events and small weddings. The private room offers original fir floors, antique furniture and exudes charm and history along with a connection to Chilliwack’s past.

The hotel has partnered with several local businesses including Sprigs & Sparrows wedding planner which will be doing the decor. Couples can also take advantage of special wedding packages for fresh flowers and photography available through Did I Mention Flowers and Laura Winship Photography, respectively.

As per local health requirements, indoor weddings are limited to 10 people.

Weddings can be booked at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on any day between June 12 and 26 (based on availability).

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What is included: vintage-themed decorated wedding space, including backdrop, lighting, chairs and guest sign-in table; a complimentary room to get ready in prior to the wedding; a local wedding commissioner who will work with couples to ensure their ceremony is uniquely theirs; 20 per cent discount on hotel rooms for the wedding group.

What is not included: a marriage license (couple must obtain one prior to wedding); fresh flowers and photography (special packages available from two businesses); food and beverages are not permitted.

Cost is $495 for the basic wedding package and $695 for the deluxe wedding.

“We are excited to offer our historic and intimate wedding space to the community and we will work with each couple to ensure their day is seamless and memorable,” adds Laura Reid.

For more information including what is included in each package, or to book a wedding, contact Laura Reid at laurar@royalhotelchilliwack.com or 604-828-5286.


 

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