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Where to begin… September 2019, my wife and I had just gotten engaged. My wife already had an idea of what venue she wanted to use for our reception. The Kortright Center by Peter and Pauls seemed to be exactly what she wanted. She organized a meeting with Stephanie who is the social sales manager for Kortright. She was easy to work with, well prepared and knowledgeable. On the tour Stephanie showed us the three venue locations they had at Kortright. Originally my wife wanted to use the Glass House, but after creating a guest list, we agreed that the Forest Gallery would be a better option as it accommodated more people. We went ahead and booked it. Fast forward to mid-2020, the new pandemic government restrictions were put in place. Fifty people was the maximum number of people allowed indoors. Our families were too large and important to us to cut our list down to fifty. So my wife came up with a back up plan. Since one hundred people were still allowed in gatherings outdoors, we moved the event to a property owned by some relatives. But we now stood at a cross roads - keep the event at Kortright with fifty guests, or move it and risk losing our deposit. We decided to talk with Stephanie to see if we could possibly use the deposit towards catering. After discussing it with her, she gave us the contact information of the general manager; Yiagos who advised we can use it towards catering. From there, we began planning an outdoor wedding – tent and all. Yiagos was great. He was easy to work with and willing to do anything to help us. We worked with Yiagos and another administrator, Bobbi to organize the satellite kitchen and all of the other required details. Less than two weeks from the wedding, new restrictions were put in place. The maximum number of people on private property outdoors was reduced to twenty five. All of the planning my wife and everyone did was thrown away. Planning two weddings had already been difficult and stressful. Fortunately, Yiagos took initiative and booked off the day for us at Kortright immediately – without even us having to call. We didn’t tell him to keep it booked, he just did it for us just in case. What a life saver! On such short notice we met with Yiagos so see what we could do to accommodate our wedding of about eighty people. He told us that the glass house was considered outside and wouldn’t violate any restrictions. To keep people spaced apart and in separate social bubbles he allowed us to incorporate a tent for additional space beside the glass house. It started at Kortright, moved to a different location, and then back to Kortright. After all that, our wedding was spectacular. It was beautiful, intimate and classy. Words cannot express how happy we are. Peter and Pauls worked wonders for us. Thank you Stephanie, Yiagos, Francesca and Bobbi for working with us and giving us our dream wedding! Forever thankful.