Weddings FAQs

How many guests can Cornerstone Theatre host?

We can host weddings up to 180 guests.

Do you have a minimum spend?

We have a minimum spend of $16,000 for weddings held in 2016. Unlike other venues, the minimum spend can include your wedding package, ceremony, food, beverage and our in-house DJ.

Can we bring in our own caterer?

All food must be catered by Cornerstone Theatre.

Can I create my own menu?

We encourage you to mix and match from our food items to create your own menu for the day.

Can we have a food tasting?

Of course.  We believe you should sample our delicious food before your special day.  We offer complimentary food tastings approximately 3 months prior to your wedding day.

Do you have a cake cutting fee?

No, we do not charge to cut your wedding cake and serve it to our buffet

Can we bring in our own alcohol?

You may purchase and bring in your own wine (not home-brew), and we charge a corkage fee of $20 per 750ml bottle. All other alcohol must be purchased by Cornerstone Theatre.

What bar options are available?

We can offer an open, cash or toonie bar to help work within your budget.

How late can you serve alcohol?

Our license allows us to serve until 2am.

Can you help us to estimate how much our bar bill will be?

This is an extremely difficult question to answer, however it is one we receive on a regular basis.  Unfortunately we cannot estimate your bar bill as there are so many factors to consider.  However we are happy to offer our experience on past weddings with you at your Food Tasting and Planning Meeting which is 3 months prior to your wedding day.

Who sets up the décor?

We do.

We encourage you to bring in your own centerpieces, table numbers, seating chart, guest book and decorations for our fireplace. We will set this up for you and tear it down at the end of the evening.  It will be ready for pick up the following morning.

Can I bring in extra décor?

We want you to have the wedding of your dreams and the décor we can supply along with your centrepieces and lobby decorations is usually sufficient for you to personalize the room and create the ambience and feel you are looking for.  However, if you do have extra décor our policy is to ask us before purchasing anything as we do have the right to refuse.

We do not allow extra lighting, (twinkle lights, chandeliers etc), lanterns or decor to be hung from our ceiling or affixed to our walls.  We also do not allow you to bring in chairs.  If you have firm décor ideas please discuss these with us prior to booking your wedding date.

Do you allow candles, fireworks or sparklers?

Due to fire regulations open flames (candles, fire pits etc), fireworks and sparklers are not allowed at the theatre.  However you can have candles if they are in an enclosed kind of votive that contains the flame and the wax.

Do you supply the little extras?

We know that the little things make a difference.  At Cornerstone Theatre we can offer you Mr & Mrs marquee lights, fairytale twinkle lights, hot chocolate bars, s’mores bar, ice cream bar, popcorn station, candy bars, photobooths, DJ’s and more.  Ask us for details.

Can we have our ceremony at Cornerstone Theatre too?

We would love for you to have your ceremony with us, although this is not mandatory.  Please note we do not have an outside location and we do require 3 hours from the end of the ceremony until we can open the doors for your reception in order for us to set up your room.

Can I have a ceremony rehearsal at the theatre?

Ceremony rehearsals can be booked providing we do not have an event the day prior to your wedding day.  During the summer months, it is unlikely that we will have availability.

Is Cornerstone Theatre wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the theatre is wheelchair accessible (except for the stage area).

Do you have partnerships with any local accommodation?

We can provide you with email addresses of the Sales Managers for some of the local condos and hotels within walking distance of the theatre.  They would love to be able to assist you with your room blocks.

Do you have suggested vendors for flowers, photography, music etc?

We do have regular local vendors that many of our wedding couples have worked with in the past.  Please ask us for further details.


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