Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Inn at the Forks

Yesterday, Adrienne and I went for a tour of The Inn at the Forks.  I've been inside once, and I loved the calm decor - stone, wood and earthy colours make it a really warm place.  The staff was incredibly friendly.  Last time I was there, I was setting up wedding cupcakes for Sweet Impressions, which I have done maybe 15-20 times at various venues around the city.  Often, it takes me 8-12 trips to get all the supplies inside, I can't find a banquet manager, and I get told to move my car out of the loading zone and leave the carts for the guests and not to use them to transport cupcakes.

At The Inn at the Forks, however, I was greeted with smiles, sent upstairs where the banquet coordinator met me at the elevator, told me to park in the loading zone and had somebody meet me downstairs to load the cupcakes onto a cart and bring it to the ballroom.  Even though I was only there for 1/2 an hour, it was the most pleasant setup I have done.

So when we got the opportunity to learn more about the Inn, Adrienne and I were excited to go.  Here's what we learned: there are spaces that accommodate from very small weddings to 188 guests.  The decor is easy to work with (no tacky colours to try and hide), and really nice.  There are guest rooms that are perfect for getting ready before the wedding, and include beautiful views of the Forks, Portage & Main, and St. Boniface.  The Inn at the Forks received a 5 Green Key rating, for implementing recycling and composting programs, and having eco-friendly policies.

If you are still looking for a place to hold your wedding, The Inn at the Forks is definitely one to consider.

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