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August 16, 2023

Dreams Come True at the Norland Historic Estate in Alberta

Weddings are magical and can become even more so when they are destination weddings. You get the best of both worlds: a dream wedding and a mini-vacation. We want to share some tips on planning a successful destination wedding, with a particular focus on the Norland Historic Estate, which has become a sought-after destination wedding venue in Alberta.

Start Early

The earlier you start planning your destination wedding, the better. This will give you plenty of time to finalize all the details and notify your guests so they can make travel arrangements. Why not contact us today to start planning your dream wedding?

Understand the Legal Requirements

Different countries have different legal requirements for getting married. Make sure you research and understand what paperwork and procedures are necessary for your chosen location. You can find information about marriage licences in Alberta here.

Choose the Right Wedding Venue

Picking the right venue is the heart of a successful destination wedding. The wedding venue will set the stage for all the other elements of your special day. Does it have enough space for all your guests? Is the backdrop what you envision for your photos? Now – imagine the lush gardens, grand trees, and historic Victorian-era mansion that is the Norland Historic Estate. Located in picturesque southern Alberta, this location is the epitome of the best destination wedding venue. It boasts the perfect blend of vintage charm and modern elegance, providing a dreamy backdrop for your nuptials. 

Bonus tip: if possible, plan a trip to your chosen destination before the wedding to see the venue first-hand. This will allow you to get a feel for the location and help with the planning process.

Coordinating Your Destination Wedding from Afar

Organizing a wedding from a distance can be a challenge, but with the right planning and communication, it becomes a breeze. Our wedding planning team at the Norland is here to guide you every step of the way. We offer comprehensive virtual tours, frequent check-ins, and round-the-clock assistance to ensure your day is perfect.

Savour Local Flavours in Your Wedding Catering

Selecting the right menu for your guests is crucial. Why not make it a part of the destination wedding experience? At the Norland, we work with LA Chefs, one of the finest local caterers who serve up a taste of Alberta, providing a dining experience that is not only delicious but also deeply connected to the locale.

Local Vendors Know Best

For décor, flowers, music, and more, trust in local vendors. They know the estate wedding venue and its surroundings and can provide services that align with its unique charm. The Norland team has a curated list of trusted vendors we are happy to share with you.

Prepare Your Wedding Guests

Provide your guests with clear, detailed information about accommodations, transport, and things to do in the area. Lethbridge is not just a beautiful city; it’s a vibrant one. From shopping to art and culture, there’s much to explore.

When you choose a destination wedding in Alberta, consider booking your guests into local hotels like the Coast Hotel Lethbridge. They are renowned for their warm hospitality and are conveniently located close to various attractions. There are 5 hotels within close distance and we also offer exclusive weekend packages with an option to host the rehearsal dinner and availability to sleep 10 guests for 1-2 nights in the mansion.

Send Save-the-Dates Early

Send your save-the-date notifications at least six to eight months in advance. Your guests will appreciate having plenty of time to arrange travel to Alberta (or Canada) and to book their local accommodations.

Planning a Luxurious Estate Wedding

A destination wedding at Norland Historic Estate is more than just a wedding—it’s an experience. The beautiful outdoor backdrop, the history of the estate, and the elegance of a mansion wedding venue combine to create unforgettable moments. It’s not just a destination wedding in Canada; it’s the best destination wedding venue you could choose. 

Start planning your dream wedding with us. Get in touch with the Norland Historic Estate team today.


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