Wedding Policies and Procedures


A confirmation/damage deposit of 25% of the estimated costs is required to secure the use of the facility.  Deposits are non-refundable.  The deposit will be regarded as a down payment towards the total cost of the event.


A signed contract with a valid credit card number is required in order to secure a booking.


A full prepayment is required one month in advance based on a food and beverage pre-estimate prepared by Shaughnessy Restaurant. The final billing must be settled within one week following the event. In the event of an overpayment the amount will be credited back to the credit card number provided on the signed contract.


Cancellations must be received in writing.  Any deposit or monies paid to reserve a date will be forteited (not refunded).

Guest Guarantees

A guaranteed number of guests is required one month prior to your event. This guaranteed number is not subject to reduction & may only increase. A final increase is required 48 hours prior to your event. Final numbers are considered firm and may not decrease.

Menu Selection

Please provide menu and wine selections one month prior to your event.

Food and Beverage

Wedding Packages differ from year to year (pricing, menu changes) Current wedding package prices are not guaranteed for the following year. All food and beverages must be supplied by Shaughnessy Restaurant with the exception of specialty cakes, which may be brought in subject to a cutting and plating fee of $ 2.50 per guest.  Alcohol must be provided by Shaughnessy Restaurant. Corkage events are respectfully declined.

Food and Beverage requirements are to be completed one month prior to your event.

Taxes, Labour and Service Charges

5% GST applies to all food, beverage, labour, and room rental charges
10% PST applies to all liquor charges
18% applies to all food, beverage, and additional charges

Minimum Guarantee/Rental and Room Fees

Restaurant requires
April 1 to October 31 (Exclusive Use)
(Does not necessarily include room/set up charge).
January, February, March,  November (Exclusive Use)
Price determined by guest count
(Does not necessarily include room/set up charge).

Atrium Area Only (C Section)  Seats up to 70 Guests (Guaranteed Minimum for Exclusive Use – 50 Guests)
Friday & Sunday $ 300. Room/set up Charge
Saturday Evening $ 500. Room /set up Charge
+Covered Heated Atrium Patio $ 300 Room Charge


The use of nails, staples, glue, tape or any like material is not permitted on any walls, doors, posts, ceilings or any like objects of Shaughnessy Restaurant. Wax Candles are not permitted. Permission is required to use, remove or rearrange furniture of Shaughnessy Restaurant.

Please advise catering of any equipment, decorations, etc. arrival to ensure the proper set up. All decorating plans must be approved by the restaurant co-ordinator.

Facility Damage

The HOST shall be held responsible for any damage to the Shaughnessy Restaurant’s property during their event and is responsible for the actions and/or conducts of their guests. Shaughnessy Restaurant has the right to discontinue services to all guests in the case of any violations to policy or provincial law.  Damage deposit will be withheld until such damage has been assessed.


You may bring in your own DJ, the proviso being the music must be kept at a reasonable volume throughout the evening.  Live bands/music must be authorized by Shaughnessy Restaurant co-ordinator.


Rice, confetti, bubbles, sparklers and table sparkles are not permitted.


Subject to prior arrangement, Shaughnessy Restaurant will accept delivery of materials for use during your function: however, all items must be clearly labeled with the function date & name of host. Items may only be delivered on the same day on which your function is being held. No exceptions will be made. Shaughnessy Restaurant assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage to goods, property, and/or equipment brought into the facility by the HOST and/or guests.

Complimentary Provisions

  • Wedding cake table and cake knife
  • Guest book table
  • Gift table
  • Printed menus for plated meals
  • Tented table numbers
  • Coat check facilities
  • Standard background house music
  • Tea light candles – votives
  • assorted plant stands