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Millbrook Cathedral was the perfect, dreamy location for our intimate fall wedding on October 10, 2021. We live across the country, so once we fell in love online, we had our parents scout the venue in person. They too loved it. Susan (owner), Liz (venue coordinator) and Kristen (bar tender) all worked to make our day reflective of us. We are Trinidadian and they welcomed our outside vendors to make sure we had the food and drinks we know our guests would enjoy. If you decide to go this route, there is a 15% landmark fee (you pay 15% of your caterer’s total invoice to Millbrook); your outside caterer will need $5 million liability insurance coverage and your outside caterer cannot use any kitchen appliances (i.e. stove, oven) except what room may be left in the fridge/freezer that is used by the bar. The venue itself doesn’t come with rentals, so as part of your contract with them they rent tables, chairs, linens and other items for you and the cost of those rentals, plus set up and tear down will be charged to you as part of your final bill. Our ceremony blended Christian and Jewish elements together and Millbrook Cathedral and Chuppah.ca (of which Susan is also the owner) gave us all the things we needed to create the most beautiful blended ceremony, including throwing in a delicious kosher wine from a notable kosher wine producers. Due to the pandemic our cocktail hour was outdoors between the gorgeous cathedral and our reception tent. We had such amazing photos ops on Millbrook’s grounds (swings, woodpile, shed, creek with a bridge, fall foilage) and were so happy for the perfect sunny Fall day that we got. Because we chose to work with our own wedding coordinator the venue coordinator left just after the ceremony but, was on call all night and the other Millbrook staff remained while out other vendors took over. Our reception was in a tent from Gervais rentals who made booking, modifying the order as needed and setup/tear down a breeze. If you have to or chose to go the route of a tented outdoor reception, know that your music and bar stop at 11pm due to the town’s by-laws. You can have your day start earlier for an extra fee per hour so that you have as full a day as possible. We opted to do this and it worked out well. Planning a wedding in a pandemic was stressful. MC did their best to help us roll with the punches, accommodate the changing restrictions. We did face several hurdles in the last few weeks leading up to our big day but MC resolved all discrepancies quickly and made sure we were set for our perfect wedding day. Susan even intervened when needed and always helped come up with a solution. Even after our wedding day, they promptly provided us with a refund for a podium that the rental company did not deliver. We are so happy with how our wedding day at MC unfolded. Our guests are still raving. It was magically memorable and we’d do it all over again if we could. Thank you Millbrook Cathedral for making our perfect day possible!