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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


    · 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

 

Online suggestions for processionals: Walking Order for the Processional

 


INCLEMENT WEATHER instructions
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Text the following 3 numbers to make changes to your ceremony location:
           734-255-9939 Banquet Manager
           734-904-4760 Owner


           Include in your text:

    • Your name and relation to bride/groom
    • Which option below you are choosing
    • If Option 2, include placement of guests being moved from Table #7

    CARRIAGE HOUSE


    Option 1:   Move CEREMONY into gazebo
    ; dancing remains in gazebo: Requires minimum of 4 hours notice prior to ceremony start time

    • We move any round tables to accommodate 150 ceremony chairs. If client changes their mind and decides to do ceremony outdoors (i.e. does not use the chairs we set up), they will be charged $1.50 per chair;
    • We remove the chairs in gazebo and put round tables back up.
    • No refund for ceremony grounds for option 1

      Option 2:   Move CEREMONY & DANCING
      inside banquet room for duration of event   Requires 24 hours notice prior to ceremony

      RAISIN RIVER ROOM

      • Move ceremony into banquet room: requires 4 hours notice Call: 734-904-4760
      • Wellers will set up two rows of 8 to create an aisle
      • Bride & Groom and officiant stand on stage
      • DJ may have to move his equipment to the side before ceremony so it is not in the pictures

       
       

       

      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