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CEREMONIES & REHEARSALS

 

2020 POSSIBLE TIMELINES

Wellers books the two ceremonies an hour apart. There are less options for 2020 because of City of Saline sound ordinance requirements.

 

CARRIAGE HOUSE
RAISIN RIVER ROOM
5:00 PM Ceremony 4:00 PM Ceremony
 6:00 PM Ceremony
  

REHEARSALS: ON-SITE REHEARSALS are on THURSDAYS: Friday weddings rehearse at 5 pm, Saturday @ 6 pm

  • You are allotted one hour on Thursdays for rehearsals
  • Friday weddings rehearse at 5 pm and Saturday weddings rehearse at 6 pm.
  • Wellers staff does not oversee Thursday rehearsals or Ceremonies.
  • Make sure you hire an officiant who will be at your rehearsal.
  • There are no rehearsal options for Fridays or Saturdays as there are weddings.
  • Rooms are not open during rehearsals.
  • There is a restroom open at the back of the Carriage House for use by both event

CEREMONY PROCESSIONAL Print

SEAT GUESTS 30 minutes prior to ceremony- as guests arrive: Ushers or groom's men seat guests.

CEREMONY WALK / PROCESSIONAL: wedding march song begins Online suggestions for processionals: Walking Order for the Processional


    · Officiant stands at altar (Does not walk down aisle)

    · Groom and Best man stand at altar (Do not walk down the aisle)

    · The maid or Matron of Honor walks alone

    · Bridesmaids and Groom's Men walk down aisle in pairs; or if not paired as a single. women to left; men to righ
    · The ring bearer walks alone followed by the flower girl. If they are very young they may walk together.

    · The bride and her father proceed with the bride on the father's right arm The bride goes to the left facing officiant and father   takes his seat

POSITIONS AT ALTAR

Name

1. ________________________________ Officiant Stands in middle

2. ________________________________ Groom Stands on right facing officiant

3. ________________________________ Bride Stands on left facing officiant

4. ________________________________ Maid of Honor Stands to left of bride

5. ________________________________ Bride's Maids Stands to left of bride & maid of honor

6. ________________________________ Best Man Stands to right of groom

7. ________________________________ Groom's Men Stands to right of groom & best man

8. ________________________________ Ring Bearer Stands to right of groom's men

9. ________________________________ Flower Girl Stands to right of groom & best man

 

REMINDERS SHEET  Print

YOUR REHEARSALS AT WELLERS
  • Your rehearsal is on Thursday from ______ pm to ______ pm
  • Wellers staff is not present and does not oversee rehearsals or ceremonies
  • Fill out the Ceremony Worksheet and Ceremony Rehearsal Guidelines provided in your Event Planner.
  • Assign someone from your wedding party to go over the Ceremony Checklist and coordinate the rehearsal
  • Bring copies of photo shot list so your family and wedding party know which photos they are in after ceremony
HOSPITALITY HOUSE- 113 West McKay Saline, MI 48176
  • You have rented the _____________level from _______ pm to ________ pm
  • The door will be unlocked for you
  • Lower Level: Use lower back or front door. It's easier to use rear gate entrance when bringing stuff in and out
  • Upper Level: : use outside stairs at back of house to enter.
  • PARKING: 4 parking spaces in back; Street parking in front of house

HOSPITALITY HOUSE RULES:
  • Do not move furniture. There will be a fee to move furniture back if it requires heavy lifting.
  • No smoking inside house
  • The house will be locked after your allotted time so everything must go with you when you leav
  • No cooking inside or outside

DAY OF SET UP YOUR BANQUET ROOM
  • Your room is open 3 hours prior to your Ceremony time; tell you florist, baker and DJ for deliveries
  • All photos must be only on the ceremony grounds you rented.

CLOSING OF YOUR ROOM
  • You have 45 minutes to 1 hour to remove all decorations after bar closing time
  • Label boxes with items to remove and assign people to help you at the end of the night.
  • Double check the envelope box before leaving.
  • If you need to return cake parts make sure you get them at the end of the night.
TELL YOUR VENDORS
  • Flower arrangements may not be assembled at Wellers i.e. must be delivered ready to go on tables
  • No cooler storage available for flowers, cakes or cupcakes
  • Do not leave flowers in rooms overnight or favors that have food or candy in them
  • Vendors may not drive on lawn for deliveries to ceremony site
  • No equipment may be left overnight

INCLEMENT CEREMONY & MOVING OUTDOOR CEREMONIES IN

CARRIAGE HOUSE- WEST GROUNDS CEREMONY
· Ceremony moved into gazebo: (requires min of 4 hours notice prior to ceremony
· We move round tables to accommodate 150 ceremony chairs
· If we set up chairs inside gazebo and you change again to outdoor ceremony you will be charged $1.50 per chair;


RAISIN RIVER ROOM EAST GROUNDS CEREMONY
· Ceremony moved inside room: Need four hour notice .

· We will set up two rows in front of stage for family. This will create your wedding aisle. All other guests sit at their tables . No refund of ceremony grounds if chairs are already set up

 

 

RAISIN RIVER ROOM

Raisin River East Ceremony Seating Diagram

This 4 acres is available to clients
who rent the Raisin River Room

The pedestal urn/planters are available to rent.
You and your florist purchase and place floral baskets of your choice.


Easat Ceremony Wedding Pergola

 


OUTDOOR CEREMONY RAIN PLAN OPTIONS

Carriage House charges

1. If Wellers is given 24 hour notice prior to ceremony Wellers will set up 150 chairs in gazebo at no charge

2 If Wellers is given less than 4 hours prior to ceremony. Wellers will set up 24 chairs for family in and all other guests will stand for ceremony inside the gazebo.

Raisin River Room

1. Wellers will set up chairs up to 12 chairs on dance floor area for family to create an aisle. All other guests sit at their tables. No charge.

2. Wellers does not move or store floral arrangements, sound equipment etc. from outdoor ceremony to indoor ceremony. Please make arrangements as needed.



MUSIC FOR OUTDOOR CEREMONIES

Check with your DJ before you book them to see if they provide music for ceremonies.

There are electrical outlets provided at each ceremony site

Musicians and/or DJs must bring their own extension cords & dollies.

Delivery vehicles may not drive on the grounds.

 

 

There are hooks on the front top boards
of each pergola for hanging garlands or fabric.

 

 

 

CARRIAGE HOUSE ROOM


Carriage House West Ceremony Seating Diagram

Gazebo Diagram

This 6 acres is available to clients
who have rented the Carriage House.




Aerial view of west ceremony wedding aisle,
ceremony seating and ceremony structure/pergola


Carriage House West Ceremony grounds
flowering Crabapple Trees May 5




West Ceremony Grounds in fall

CEREMONY RAIN PLAN FOR CARRIAGE HOUSE

Room Diagrams for Cold Weather

 

Full Moon ceremonies are available
on the west ceremony grounds