Tying the knot at Port Saint John.

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Shannon May Photography

At Port Saint John, the Bay of Fundy is your backdrop.

The Port’s two cruise terminals, the Diamond Jubilee and Marco Polo, are steadily becoming sought-after special event venues in Saint John. The spaces are centrally located and modern, with subtle charm to suit any theme.

In late June, Danielle and Kevin became the first couple to celebrate their big day at the Diamond Jubilee. The pair booked the Fundy Room – a polished and contemporary venue with banquet capacity of 150 and a private balcony overlooking the harbour.

Danielle and Kevin are the first of 12 couples tying the knot in our terminals this year.

Wedding planner Katelyn Rodas, owner of K. Bella – Wedding and Event Planning, spoke with us about her experience with Port Saint John venues.

What are the Diamond Jubilee’s best features as a wedding venue?

One of the great things about the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal is that it’s brand new. Everything is high tech and sleek and modern looking. I know a bonus for Danielle was that she knew she would be the first wedding ever to host her wedding there. Something that hasn’t been done, or hasn’t been done often is always appealing to couples, especially brides.

The building is a suitable backdrop for any style of décor.  How did the bride and groom style the venue on their big day?

Danielle did a great job combining vintage old, and modern new for her big day. Her dress was lace with a very long train, and a cathedral length veil with lace trim. Because this dress definitely made a statement she based a lot of her décor around lace, but she also incorporated touches of black which also gave it a great sleek and modern look. The vintage elegance played up and tied in well with the gothic cathedral she got married in, and her modern touches helped connect with the terminal which tied it all together. From the photos you will see the different elements Danielle brought to the table for her decor, and what I mean when I say that it all fit together perfectly.

The Diamond Jubilee is home to floor-to-ceiling windows. How does the availability of natural light improve a couple’s experience?

Natural light is a great thing! I know that it’s definitely something that photographers really appreciate.

 Describe the atmosphere of the wedding.

The atmosphere of Danielle and Kevin’s wedding can be described as fun! They hosted their cocktail reception, dinner reception and dance on the floor where the Fundy Room is located and there was plenty of room! They hired a photo booth to help keep guests entertained and this large set up, along with the bar, were located in the foyer centralized between both the pedway (where Danielle and Kevin hosted their cocktail reception), and the Fundy Room (where Danielle and Kevin hosted their reception and dance). There is also a kitchen on the same floor just steps away from the foyer with easy access for any caterer. All these amenities added to the awesome flow of the event which made for a carefree, and fun atmosphere.

Would you recommend the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal as a venue?

I would highly recommend the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal to any bride or groom looking for something new, different, and modern in the Saint John area!

For more information or to book your dream day, email venues coordinator Emily Teed at  rentals@sjport.com. Get social with us by visiting www.facebook.com/PortSaintJohn or on Twitter @PortSaintJohn

You can also experience our venues on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/PortSaintJohn), with galleries of various events and more.  

Here are some photos by Shannon May Photography of Danielle and Kevin’s big day. Congratulations to this fun-loving couple! 

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