Recommended Wedding Vendors
Here is a list of wedding vendors that have worked on board the SS Sicamous Stern Wheeler, in Penticton BC. These vendors are all based locally in Penticton, or nearby in the South Okanagan, and would be happy to work with you for your wedding. For a review of our experiences with these vendors, feel free contact the Sicamous Society.
If you are working with Vines and Vows Wedding Planners, they will be able to help you narrow down your vendors, and can line up vendor interviews on your behalf – from a distance, or when you come for a visit to the Okanagan Valley.
Just a note: The SS Sicamous Society does not accept commissions for referrals, so this list is based on popularity, and crew experience. If your favorite vendor is missing, just ask the crew. There are always new businesses and new talents, so we may not have met quite yet 🙂 Who ever you choose, be sure to do your own research too.
Wedding Cake Artists
Some families opt to bake their own cakes, others have cupcakes, tiered cakes, and even doughnut cakes. What ever your plans, we can accommodate your cake centered dreams. Cakes are usually displayed in the dining saloon (where the wedding reception takes place). They can be displayed on antique cabinets at either end of the room. Cake and dessert tables can also be set out in the ladies saloon (where the food is served) or on an individual table in the central reception area. Some cake artists are based in the South Okanagan (in Penticton and nearby areas), others are based further afield in Kelowna, and will bring the cake directly to you.
Recommended Wedding Cake Artists :
Based in Kelowna and will travel to the Penticton. Kaleena comes in person to ensure the safe delivery and placement of your wedding cake.
The White Apron
Beautifully crafted wedding cakes. Amanda comes highly recommended, and after a short break is now accepting bookings for 2017. They will be prepared in her newly built commercial kitchens in nearby Naramata.
Dutch inspired baking and desserts. Wouda’s has a bakery with small café in Penticton, so you can drop by for a coffee, and sample the desserts for yourself.
Professional Bar Tenders
There is a bar in the gentleman’s saloon which is perfect for serving drinks. A friend or family member can look after the serving, or professional bar tenders may also be available through your caterer. All you need is a liquor license.
Okanagan Servers – Okanagan Servers have partnered with many of the local catering companies, and have worked many weddings and events on board the SS Sicamous.
www.okanaganservers.ca | 250-878-1968
Locally Brewed Beers- Local brewery “Cannery Brewing” has a Lakeboat Lager, featuring a picture of the SS Sicamous on the front! It’s available by the can for weddings, along with a variety of other brews. You can visit their tap room on Ellis Street Penticton for a taste. Bad Tattoo brewery is also a good choice, and they can provide you with a Keg for the evening.
Provided by the BC government, applications are simple and can now be made online. Here is the link: https://specialevents.bcldb.com/
Vines and Vows Wedding Planning
Tammi and Jillian (from Vines and Vows) will be working with you on the day of the wedding, from start to finish. If you are looking for extra support with the planning they will be happy to help. They have a special price for Sicamous brides. Just ask for details!
www.vinesandvows.ca | 778 – 514 – 0032
Wedding Rental Items (Linens, Wine Glasses and More)
Looking for wine glasses, linens or cutlery? The S.S. Sicamous Society has a range of these items available, at competitive rental prices. Some caterers (such as Okanagan Vintage) are also able to provide these for you. If you need something a little special, such as matching white plates, bar height tables, or casino games try these vendors. You have the option of picking the items up, or having them delivered to the SS Sicamous.
RSVP Event Studio www.rsvpeventstudio.ca | 250-486-776
Beverly has a range of special décor items available for weddings, including wine barrels, an arch and even long benches for beach ceremonies. She volunteers to decorate the ship at our 1920’s themed fundraiser each year. Beverly can also help with setting up a candy bar or photo booth for your guests.
Westminster Party Rentals www.westminsterparty.com | 250 -492-8115
This vendor is based in Penticton, and they can deliver to the ship. Westminster rentals have a variety of glassware, matching dishes and linens too.
These vendors have all recently photographed weddings and events on board the SS Sicamous. Visit the SS Sicamous Pinterest page to view the beautiful weddings that these photographers have captured.
- Barnett Photography – barnettphotography.ca/
- Something Blue Photography www.penticton.photography
- Douglas Drouin https://500px.com/douglasdrouin11
- Justine Russo Photography http://justine-russo.com/home-1
- Holly Louwerse Photography britishcolumbiaphotographer.com
- Kevin Trowbridge kevintrowbridge.com/
- Moments Under Frame momentsunderframe.com
Pre-Approved Wedding Caterers
The SS Sicamous can seat up to 100 guests for a formal dinner, and up to 150 guests for a cocktail style reception. We have had many different types of events on board, and have seen (and tasted) the best that the South Okanagan has to offer. Here is a list of Caterers that are pre-approved for weddings on board the Ship (and recommended for events off of the ship as well).
Brodo Kitchen and Catering
Located on Main Street, Penticton, Paul uses only the best local ingredients in his dishes, and always goes the extra mile when preparing and presenting food for your guests. Come try them for lunch at Brodo Kitchen, on Main Street Penticton.
(778) 476-1275 | www.tastebrodo.com/catering
Catering Done Right
Chef Heinz is lovely, and has many years of experience on the SS Sicamous.
(250) 497-8808 | www.cateringdoneright.com
Only the best will do. Roger offers seated dinner service (as an alternative to buffet style dining). Food is prepared in a mobile kitchen, so can be cooked on site in the heritage park. 250-328-9050 | www.culinaryadventure.ca
Based in Kaleden, at the 1912 (another heritage venue). Flambe has its own mobile cooking station, so the food can be cooked on location in the heritage park!
250 486 8939 | www.flambecatering.com
Joy Road Catering
Located at God’s Mountain, the food is always divine. You can find the Joy Road team every Saturday at the Penticton’s Farmers Market.
250 493 8657 | www.joyroadcatering.com
Okanagan Vintage Catering
Ken has many years of experience catering events on board the SS Sicamous, and is also able to provide items such as wine glasses, plates and linens. Come try them for dinner at the Black Iron Grill, on riverside drive Penticton.
(250) 276-2447 | www.blackirongrill.ca
The Breakfast Club
Audi and Rita are a husband and wife team based in nearby Summerland. They are also a popular choice, and have catered several events on board.
250–494-1872 | www.breakfastclubcatering.com
Okanagan Photo Star will provide the booth, props and a photography team for the entire evening. They can print photos on the spot, so your guests can have a memento to take home at the end of the evening. http://www.okanaganphotostar.ca/
RSVP Event Studio can also provide photo booth set ups and props for your guests to enjoy.
Wedding DJ – Music and Master of Ceremonies
There is a PA system with microphones available for you to use. These are included with the price, and can easily be connected to a laptop or phone. Having a DJ has its benefits though, as they can match the music to the mood of the crowd, and can look after announcements, games and time keeping too. Looking for a DJ to play at your wedding?
Recommended Wedding DJ’s
Brightside Weddings – brightsideweddings.com
DJ Haymaker (Jeff Hay) djhaymaker.com
DJ Shakes (Nathan Heiburg) djshakes.ca
DJ Tenacious T (Tim Tweed) facebook.com/tptweed
Okanagan DJ and Bar – okanagandjbar.com
There is parking all along lakeshore drive, and just across the road at the “Loco Landing Adventure Park”. There are also many hotels and motels nearby, just moments from the ship (click here for a map) If your guests are staying further out of town, consider booking a shuttle to ensure a safe ride home.
Coconut Express www.thecoconutexpress.com | 250 462 9396
This company offers and exclusive 10% discount for shuttles from the SS Sicamous
Hotels and Guest Accommodations
There are lots of hotels and motels within easy walking distance of the ship. Click here to see a visual map: Hotels Close to the SS Sicamous
Recommended for Event Insurance
Expect to pay between $225 and $300 depending on your plans
Johnston Meier Insurance – http://jmins.com/
PAL Insurance Brokers- https://www.palcanada.com/en/
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