We are so excited to be the official wedding planners at the Whitetail Meadow Wedding Gala! We are in the midst of planning all of the details – stay tuned for the full list of vendors and exciting details for a wedding event like no other at this gorgeous Manitoba wedding venue.
The yearly Crown Royal event is always a two day event, and is always an amazing time. Day one was held in Gimli, home of the Crown Royal plant. Day two is always held in Winnipeg, and this year was held at Cibo Waterfront Cafe.
To see pics from Day 1 click here. To see images from the last Crown Royal event, click here.
Cibo is such a cool space! It was the perfect location for day two. The chef created amazing food that paired perfectly with the craft cocktails. Guests enjoyed live music, appetizers, a delicious meal and cocktails, along with a whisky tasting of the Crown Royal whiskies.
Every year we get to work with the folks at Crown Royal to plan their media tour. A two day event to schmooze journalists and writers, and show off the Crown Royal Product.
Day one took us out to Gimli for a tour of the Crown Royal plant, a helicopter ride over Gimli, ending with a lakeside soirée on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. There were craft cocktails, a delicious dinner, and ice carving demos. And no lakeside party would be complete without a campfire and yummy marshmallows to toast.
I always look forward to the Crown Royal events. They are a fab bunch to work with and I always have so much fun working with the vendors to bring together an amazing event.
We are very fortunate here at Divine Weddings to be able to plan Crown Royal’s bi-annual media tours. Twice a year, the folks at Crown Royal plan a two day extravaganza to wow media professionals and to immerse them in the full Crown Royal experience.
Every event includes a tour of the Crown Royal distillery in Gimli, Manitoba, followed by a dinner complete with craft cocktails. This year the event took place at Gimli Harbour – a beautiful summer evening beside the lake, complete with a bonfire and s’mores.
Day two had the guests enjoying dinner and drinks at Cibo Waterfront Cafe – such an amazing space for corporate events!
Pro images by blfStudios are on their way but in the meantime, these sneak peeks from my iPhone will have to do 🙂
A few times a year, we get to help the folks at Crown Royal in Gimli plan their media tours. As you can imagine, it’s super fun! Planning corporate events are such a fun challenge for me and with a different theme and venue for each of these events, it’s never the same event twice. It’s fun designing new concepts for them and coming up with unique ideas to enhance and show off their brand.
Their last event was in October – a two day extravaganza filled with whisky tastings, crafted specialty cocktail demos, a tour of the distillery, a helicopter tour of the town of Gimli, an outdoor tent dinner with hands-on ice sculpting and a bonfire, and an eclectic dinner at Sous Sol in Winnipeg.
I always enjoy working with this amazing Manitoba company and the awesome vendors that make it all happen.
In November we had the great pleasure of working with Crown Royal on their Manitoba Media Tour. A three day event held at various locations throughout Winnipeg. They really wanted to showcase the history of Crown Royal and the story behind the whisky to various media reps from all across Canada and the US. The first blended bottle of Crown Royal was presented to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to commemorate the first grand tour of Canada in 1939 – they wanted to have a royal feel to the event while showcasing the history and their new media campaign.
Day One: Guests were treated to a royal welcome with a reception held at The Fort Garry Hotel. Guests enjoyed custom cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Keeping with the royal theme, they were also given custom imperial cookies from High Tea Bakery, which were also baked for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
Day Two: To further showcase the history of Crown Royal and the trip that the first bottle took by train with the King and Queen, the ideal location was Resto Gare, or “The Train Restaurant” in St. Boniface which is a refurbished train station and train car. Guests enjoyed a guided whisky tasting, french cuisine, and viewed the new marketing and commercial for Crown Royal.
Day Three: Crown Royal is bottled at the Diageo plant in Gimli, so for the farewell dinner, they wanted to showcase Crown Royal’s pure ingredients and really play up the rustic aspect of Manitoba. Peasant Cookery was the perfect venue for this event. Guests again enjoyed a gourmet meal, a guided whisky tasting, the sounds of Sweet Alibi, as well as a hands on custom cocktail workshop.