Weddings at MacKechnie House

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Of all days, your Wedding Day should be a perfect one.  By providing a delicious meal in an atmosphere that is beautifully suited to the occasion, we will help you to make that dream a reality.

Cathryn meets with you initially to discuss your tastes, your requirements, and the ambiance you are seeking. She is personally involved with every step and always available to answer questions. This is one area where you can turn over all your worries.

Meals may be traditional, ethnic, fusion, regional, or any combination of your favourite things. You may choose the style that best suits your day - a Cocktail Reception, a Buffet, or a sit-down Dinner.

Upon request, Cathryn is happy to include Vegetarian and Vegan options, to offer selections that allow for food intolerances, and to accommodate any other dietary requirements or restrictions.

Service can be formal or casual. The goal is to make your wedding meal delicious, original and stress-free.

You may choose to avoid the expense of a Wedding Planner as we attend to all details associated with the meal such as Staffing, Rentals of Dishes and Glassware, and setting appointments with tent providers.

We can also provide you with the following: a list of Officiants; a shop that specializes in gorgeous one-of-a kind Wedding Gowns; Aestheticians and Hair Salons; Photographers; Florists; Musicians; D.J.'s; Sound and Audio Visual Experts.

Nowhere else can your wedding menu be so perfectly suited to your desires, expectations, and personality.

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SETTING

Weddings can take place in the elegant salon or in the lovely gardens, incorporating the warmth, charm and spontaneity of a home wedding. Your wedding menu will also be unique - carefully crafted to reflect your personal tastes and desires.

REHEARSAL NIGHTS AND GIFT OPENINGS

Arrangements can be made for your Rehearsal Party whether or not you are being married at Mackechnie House.

You may also want to prolong the excitement your wedding by sharing the fun of opening your gifts the next day.

GIRL'S FUN

The Bride and her Attendants spend the night before together - reminisce, laugh and anticipate.

PHOTO OPS

Depending on the time of year you are being married, you might need an indoor location to ensure lovely wedding pictures. You may rent Mackechnie House for just a few hours and if you wish, we will provide light refreshment.

 OFF-SITE WEDDINGS

Cathryn caters off-site weddings held at your location,as well as Victoria Hall and other Cobourg venues. She also happily travels to out of town locations.

 

 

Pricing Details

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The charge to use Mackechnie House is $1150.00 and includes the use of all five bedrooms from 4:00 P.M. until 11:OO A.M. the next day. Included in the rental is a full breakfast for all overnight guests. Please let us know if you would like to include more people.

You may provide your own Bar as long as a Special Occasion Permit is obtained.  There is no Corkage Fee or Up-charge.We will arrange for professional Bartenders.
 
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A Non-refundable Deposit as well as an Administration Fee of up to $150.00 to cover out-of pocket expenses, is due upon booking.

Depending on the size of your party, Servers, tents, and rental items (dishes, etc.) may be required. All costs are approved by you before arrangements are made so there are no surprises on your final bill.
The H.S.T. Tax is applicable.  A Gratuity is discretionary.

We are also appy to provide Catering Services at other locations.
 
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Sample Menus

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The following are some examples of Wedding Dinners that we have had the pleasure of serving.

A DINNER OF MANY BITES - FINGER FOODS, TAPAS AND STATIONS

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According to Sebastion Centner (Entertaining Columnist, Globe and Mail)," --- things are getting scaled down. We're seeing a trend away from sit-down dinners and toward more casual parties with food stations and mini -meals"
 

This is our favourite style for many reasons - it allows for a colourful and varied palette of delicious morsels - something for everyone. It is the most economical, and creates an atmosphere that is immediately relaxed, fun and informal. 

 Just some of many choices - - -

ARTICHOKE TAPENADE IN ENDIVE SPEARS

GRILLED LAMB CHOPS WITH GARLIC, CHILIES AND ANCHOVIES

ROAST BEEF IN YORKSHIRE PUDDING WITH BEARNAISE SAUCE

CARAMELIZED ONION TARTS

TARRAGON CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICHES WITH SMOKED HICKORY NUTS

PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED BABY POTATOES STUFFED WITH HALOUMI CHEESE

ARANCINI (FRIED RISOTTO BALLS STUFFED WITH CHEESE)

SMOKED SALMON ON HOMEMADE POTATO CHIPS WITH CHIPOTLE-LIME CREAM CHEESE

GRILLED PORK BURGERS WITH MOJO SAUCE

MINIATURE CHICKEN POT PIES

BACON AND ROMAINE SKEWERS WITH BLUE CHEESE DIP

HUMMUS CUPS WITH TOMATO AND CUCUMBER

MINIATURE LASAGNAS

CROSTINI WITH BURRATO CHEESE, PINK PEPPERBERRIES AND ARUGULA

OYSTER TARTS

HONEY-GLAZED HAM ON SWEET POTATO BISCUITS WITH BLACKBERRY-BALSAMIC DRIZZLE

FIG AND CHEDDAR STRUDEL

SUSHI RICE PILLOWS WITH MANGO

 

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BEEF

BAGUETTE
BRAISED SHORT RIBS
ULTRA MASHED POTATOES
CAESAR SALAD

 

COUNTRY

SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE MUFFINS
DEVILED CHICKEN WITH IRMA'S FAMOUS CUCUMBER RELISH
MACARONI SALAD
ONTARIO PEACHES WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE

 

NEW ORLEANS

SWEET POTATO BISCUITS WITH HOT PEPPER JELLY
JAMBALAYA
MAQUE CHOUX (FRESH CORN, SWEET PEPPERS, TOMATO, BACON AND GREEN ONIONS - A CAJUN VERSION OF SUCCOTASH)
TOSSED GREEN SALAD

 

SPANISH

JALAPENO FLATBREADS WITH GRAPEFRUIT GUACAMOLE
SAUSAGE, SHRIMP AND CHICKEN PAELLA
PATATAS AL ALIOLI (ROOM TEMPERATURE POTATOES IN A GARLICKY MAYONNAISE)
FENNEL AND ORANGE SALAD

 

ITALIAN

FOCACCIA
CHICKEN PARMESAN
INSALATA CAPRESE - TOMATOES, BOCCANCINI CHEESE AND BASIL
CHEESE TORTELLINI SALAD

 

GREEK

PITA
PORK OR CHICKEN SOUVLAKI WITH TZATZIKI
GREEK VILLAGE SALAD
SPANAKOPITA

 

EAST INDIAN

ROTI AND NAAN
BUTTER CHICKEN
CURRIED CUALIFLOWER WITH POTATOES AND PEAS
COCONUT CASHEW RICE

 

DESSERTS

INDIVIDUAL FINGER SWEET SUCH AS STRAWBERRY AND CHERRY TARTS, BAILEY'S CUPCAKES, CHOCOLATE CHUNK SHORTBREAD, COCONUT AND LIME SQUARES, KAHLUA BROWNIES, CHOCOLATE CARAMEL SQUARES AND A SELECTION OF MOUSSES AND CREME CARAMEL IN SHOT GLASSES

 
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ASSORTED FLATBREADS AND ROTI

 

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JAPANESE CURRIED CHICKEN

BRAISED PEPPERCORN STEAK WITH SWISS CHARD DUMPLINGS

ONIGIRI RICE BALLS

SEASONAL VEGETABLES

BABY GREENS IN FRICO CUPS WITH A BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

AVOCADO AND BOSTON LETTUCE SALAD WITH LEMON AIOLI

 

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DANISH RICE PUDDING WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE

LINZER COOKIES

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

 

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ANOTHER BUFFET MENU

 

ON EACH GUEST TABLE

A ROUND OF BRIE

SALTED ALMONDS

BAGUETTE

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THE BUFFET

 

FIG AND APPLE-STUFFED PORK LOIN

SHRIMP IN APRICOT SAUCE

STROZZAPRETI PASTA WITH SPINACH AND PRESERVED LEMONS

SEASONAL VEGETABLES

FRIED HALOUMI CHEESE ON GREENS WITH LIME AND CAPER VINAIGRETTE

ARUGULA AND SPICY WALNUTS WITH A HONEY-MUSTARD DRESSING

 

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CRÈME CARAMEL WITH AND ORANGE COMPOTE

RASPBERRY-TOPPED CHOCOLATE TART
 
 
 

 
 
MIDNIGHT LUNCH
 
 
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ASSORTED MINI BURGERS AND SLIDERS SUCH AS...

- MOJO PORK WITH ORANGE AIOLI

- TANDOORI CHICKEN

- B.L.T.

- ASIAN SHORTRIB

- FALAFEL

 

SERVED WITH CONDIMENTS SUCH AS CHOPPED ONIONS AND TOMATOES, HAVARTI AND CHEDDAR CHEESES, TONKATSO SAUCE, MANGO CHUTNEY AND YOGURT CORIANDER SAUCE

 

BACON-STUFFED CHERRY TOMATOES

POTATO CHIPS WITH NOT-LIPTON’S-ONION-SOUP- DIP

 


SOME OF MY FAVOURITES

 

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GRAPEFRUIT AND AVOCADO WITH POPPY SEED DRESSING

FONDUE PARMESAN DU TERROIR

(A  MELTING SQUARE OF THREE CHEESES WITH RASPBERY ON MICRO GREENS)

BACON AND ROMAINE SKEWERS WITR BLUE CHEESE DIP

BEEF REMOULADE (RARE TENDERLOIN ON BAGUETTE TOPPED WITH TANGY MAYONNAISE)

CHICKEN FRICASSEE WITH LEMON AND DILL SOUR CREAM GRAVY

JAPANESE CURRIED CHICKEN

LEEK AND STILTON SOUP

CAESAR (THE CLAMATO AND VODKA VERSION) SOUP

ORANGE OLIVE OIL CAKE WITH SEVILLE ORANGE ICE CREAM

APPLE PIE SUNDAES