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ACE Conference Center

Lafayette Hill , PA
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LOCATION

800 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA US 19444 (map)

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610-940-4790

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ABOUT US

ACE Conference Center …Where Beautiful Memories Begin! Overlooking the rolling hills and woodlands of Montgomery County and our own 300+ acres, ACE Conference Center
offers the... Read more
ACE Conference Center …Where Beautiful Memories Begin! Overlooking the rolling hills and woodlands of Montgomery County and our own 300+ acres, ACE Conference Center
offers the most beautiful ambiance for your Wedding Day beginning with your ceremony and
ending with your last dance!
Your Wedding Package includes Five Hours of Exceptional Food & Beverage.
Receptions starting at $130 per person.*
Contact Cheryl O'Neill
for available 2011/2012 dates and to make an appointment for a tour of
our beautiful facility 610-940-4790.
ACE Conference Center
800 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
www.aceconferececenter.com
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful setting with high quality food and amazing staff!
Beautiful setting with high quality food and amazing staff!
Beautiful setting with high quality food and amazing staff! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue was the best choice!
The view in the Marquis ball room at night is stunning! The windows and decks allow you to see so much and really sets a mood for the evening.

The food was AMAZING!!!!! We chose chicken and steak and I cannot even explain how delicious it was! When we had our tasting, we took food home- 2 days later it tasted just as phenomenal as the day! Lots of organic, seasonal foods and the chef really delivers! Don't forget about dessert! So many selections and different tastes, there is something for everyone!

The SERVICE was second to none. From working with Melody (coordinator) planning details to the staff the night of the reception, amazing! We were constantly cared for! Drinks and food never went low. They were extremely attentive! As bride and groom this was wonderful, but after speaking with or guests they had one if not two staff members caring for them.

The staff were professional, extremely attentive, respectful and courteous!
This venue was the best choice!
The view in the Marquis ball room at night is stunning! The windows and decks allow Read more...
This venue was the best choice!
The view in the Marquis ball room at night is stunning! The windows and decks allow you to see so much and really sets a mood for the evening.

The food was AMAZING!!!!! We chose chicken and steak and I cannot even explain how delicious it was! When we had our tasting, we took food home- 2 days later it tasted just as phenomenal as the day! Lots of organic, seasonal foods and the chef really delivers! Don't forget about dessert! So many selections and different tastes, there is something for everyone!

The SERVICE was second to none. From working with Melody (coordinator) planning details to the staff the night of the reception, amazing! We were constantly cared for! Drinks and food never went low. They were extremely attentive! As bride and groom this was wonderful, but after speaking with or guests they had one if not two staff members caring for them.

The staff were professional, extremely attentive, respectful and courteous! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were beyond pleased with our wedding at Ace Conference Center. We had our ceremony on the beautiful event deck and reception in the Lafayette Ballroom. Our favorite thing about having our wedding at Ace besides its gorgeous views is how flexible they are with your wedding timeline and whatever you want done. We had looked at other venues where you had to follow their timeline, but at Ace it is truly custom and our event coordinator, Cheryl, went above and beyond to make us and our wedding day exactly how we envisioned it. One more amazing aspect is the food! To me it was very important to have an amazing meal and Wolfgang Puck catering provided this. Guests order off a select menu that night and the food does not taste like your standard wedding food. My husband and I were so happy with our experience!!
My husband and I were beyond pleased with our wedding at Ace Conference Center. We had our ceremony on the beautiful event Read more...
My husband and I were beyond pleased with our wedding at Ace Conference Center. We had our ceremony on the beautiful event deck and reception in the Lafayette Ballroom. Our favorite thing about having our wedding at Ace besides its gorgeous views is how flexible they are with your wedding timeline and whatever you want done. We had looked at other venues where you had to follow their timeline, but at Ace it is truly custom and our event coordinator, Cheryl, went above and beyond to make us and our wedding day exactly how we envisioned it. One more amazing aspect is the food! To me it was very important to have an amazing meal and Wolfgang Puck catering provided this. Guests order off a select menu that night and the food does not taste like your standard wedding food. My husband and I were so happy with our experience!! Read less
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Janice
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was flawless!!! Michelle did an amazing job!! I had brought in a lot of extra stuff to setup and she did great!!! Everything was so easy with having the hotel there.
My wedding was flawless!!! Michelle did an amazing job!! I had brought in a lot of extra stuff to setup and she did Read more...
My wedding was flawless!!! Michelle did an amazing job!! I had brought in a lot of extra stuff to setup and she did great!!! Everything was so easy with having the hotel there. Read less
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Lilly
Wedding:
6/2/2012
2.8/5.0
We loved the Ace Center. Loved the grounds, loved the view, loved the helipad and the Marquis Ballroom, but did have some concerns about our coordinator, Cheryl. She was very nice and professional and clearly knew what she was doing, but during the weeks before our wedding day, she seemed to become more and more unreachable. There was excuse after excuse for her lack of responses via email. So much so, that I felt as if I was definitely being lied to. There were a few times that I was told that their email was down, for days. In 2012, i find that hard to beleive. When she finally did answer our questions, she did so thoroughly, but at crunch time, when we were already anxious and stressed enough, she was not as helpful. I realize that these coordinators are not at their desks all day responding to emails, and that I was communicating about 99% via email, but that is what was easiest for me.

On the actual day of our wedding, Cheryl was there and was helpful, mostly. She did bring her daughter, which was a little odd and definitely unexpected, but fine. We were told that we could go down to the ACE Club for photos on the bridge right after the ceremony. When we were ready, Cheryl was no where to be found. My new husband and I had to walk all over and never found her, so we grabbed someone else who worked there and went to the bridge ourselves.

The food was great. The whole day turned out great and I highly recommend the Ace Center. I consider us to be fairly laid back and VERY organized (I am an event planner myself), so I know that we made Cheryl's job as easy as possible. Having said that, I still was not satisfied with her service, and I would not recommend her to other couples.
We loved the Ace Center. Loved the grounds, loved the view, loved the helipad and the Marquis Ballroom, but did have some Read more...
We loved the Ace Center. Loved the grounds, loved the view, loved the helipad and the Marquis Ballroom, but did have some concerns about our coordinator, Cheryl. She was very nice and professional and clearly knew what she was doing, but during the weeks before our wedding day, she seemed to become more and more unreachable. There was excuse after excuse for her lack of responses via email. So much so, that I felt as if I was definitely being lied to. There were a few times that I was told that their email was down, for days. In 2012, i find that hard to beleive. When she finally did answer our questions, she did so thoroughly, but at crunch time, when we were already anxious and stressed enough, she was not as helpful. I realize that these coordinators are not at their desks all day responding to emails, and that I was communicating about 99% via email, but that is what was easiest for me.

On the actual day of our wedding, Cheryl was there and was helpful, mostly. She did bring her daughter, which was a little odd and definitely unexpected, but fine. We were told that we could go down to the ACE Club for photos on the bridge right after the ceremony. When we were ready, Cheryl was no where to be found. My new husband and I had to walk all over and never found her, so we grabbed someone else who worked there and went to the bridge ourselves.

The food was great. The whole day turned out great and I highly recommend the Ace Center. I consider us to be fairly laid back and VERY organized (I am an event planner myself), so I know that we made Cheryl's job as easy as possible. Having said that, I still was not satisfied with her service, and I would not recommend her to other couples. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When we first arrived at ACE Conference Center in May 2011, we were 5 months away from our wedding and looking for a new venue because our original venue filed for bankruptcy. The first thing we noticed when we arrived were the magnificent grounds the property is located on. The views were breathtaking and we quickly forgot we were in Lafayette Hill. The ballroom is gigantic and lent itself so well to our décor and color scheme. We got a chance to attend an event at ACE and sample the food – awesome! We were sold! From May through October we worked with Cheryl O’Neill to design everything: menu, decor, ceremony and timelines. She was absolutely the best and we would have been lost without her! Cheryl was so sensitive to our needs and the fact that we needed to move quickly on all the details. She responded to emails at the crack of dawn and never forgot to answer a question I asked, even if I forgot that I asked it. Chef Chris Stevens created an amazing menu for us that was delicious and unique to us – not some standard chicken dinner you get at other places. The rest of the staff executed everything perfectly – food came out quickly, wait staff was nice and brought the guests whatever they needed. There is something to be said for this amazing venue and management’s attention to service because some of the moments I remember most are: receiving a personalized plate of food during cocktail hour (I wanted to make sure I tried everything that was served and they remembered that); suddenly finding my back-up shoes under the sweetheart table (Cheryl retrieved them); making sure I got my veil before I left the following morning (apparently I left it under the table); my fiancé receiving pizza while he and his groomsmen were getting ready; after the ceremony Cheryl bringing us a glass of wine and a bottle of beer (for the bride and groom, respectively). We loved every moment of our wedding and every moment that we worked with Cheryl to prepare for our special day! I can’t say enough to express how happy we are with our decision to have our wedding at ACE and how badly we wish we could do it all over again!
When we first arrived at ACE Conference Center in May 2011, we were 5 months away from our wedding and looking for a new Read more...
When we first arrived at ACE Conference Center in May 2011, we were 5 months away from our wedding and looking for a new venue because our original venue filed for bankruptcy. The first thing we noticed when we arrived were the magnificent grounds the property is located on. The views were breathtaking and we quickly forgot we were in Lafayette Hill. The ballroom is gigantic and lent itself so well to our décor and color scheme. We got a chance to attend an event at ACE and sample the food – awesome! We were sold! From May through October we worked with Cheryl O’Neill to design everything: menu, decor, ceremony and timelines. She was absolutely the best and we would have been lost without her! Cheryl was so sensitive to our needs and the fact that we needed to move quickly on all the details. She responded to emails at the crack of dawn and never forgot to answer a question I asked, even if I forgot that I asked it. Chef Chris Stevens created an amazing menu for us that was delicious and unique to us – not some standard chicken dinner you get at other places. The rest of the staff executed everything perfectly – food came out quickly, wait staff was nice and brought the guests whatever they needed. There is something to be said for this amazing venue and management’s attention to service because some of the moments I remember most are: receiving a personalized plate of food during cocktail hour (I wanted to make sure I tried everything that was served and they remembered that); suddenly finding my back-up shoes under the sweetheart table (Cheryl retrieved them); making sure I got my veil before I left the following morning (apparently I left it under the table); my fiancé receiving pizza while he and his groomsmen were getting ready; after the ceremony Cheryl bringing us a glass of wine and a bottle of beer (for the bride and groom, respectively). We loved every moment of our wedding and every moment that we worked with Cheryl to prepare for our special day! I can’t say enough to express how happy we are with our decision to have our wedding at ACE and how badly we wish we could do it all over again! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
ACE was such a wonderful experience and great place for our wedding. The site has beautiful grounds and views. I cannot wait to see the pictures! The staff is wonderful and very accommodating. We worked with Angela, who was very easy to work with and made sure everything ran smoothly which it all did. The food was so delicious and the staff made sure that my husband and I got to eat our dinner! They just signed a contract with Wolfgang Pucks catering and we were the first wedding he catered! Everyone enjoyed their food greatly and they made sure to tell us how wonderful their meal was. The staff at ACE set everything up for me so I didn't have to worry about anything the day of the wedding. The guests loved that there were hotel rooms available at ACE so they didn't have to worry about driving and could keep partying if they wanted. My parents, my husband’s parents, my husband, and I highly recommend ACE Conference Center. They are an up and coming wedding venue which I am sure will be on the top in no time!
ACE was such a wonderful experience and great place for our wedding. The site has beautiful grounds and views. I cannot Read more...
ACE was such a wonderful experience and great place for our wedding. The site has beautiful grounds and views. I cannot wait to see the pictures! The staff is wonderful and very accommodating. We worked with Angela, who was very easy to work with and made sure everything ran smoothly which it all did. The food was so delicious and the staff made sure that my husband and I got to eat our dinner! They just signed a contract with Wolfgang Pucks catering and we were the first wedding he catered! Everyone enjoyed their food greatly and they made sure to tell us how wonderful their meal was. The staff at ACE set everything up for me so I didn't have to worry about anything the day of the wedding. The guests loved that there were hotel rooms available at ACE so they didn't have to worry about driving and could keep partying if they wanted. My parents, my husband’s parents, my husband, and I highly recommend ACE Conference Center. They are an up and coming wedding venue which I am sure will be on the top in no time! Read less
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greg
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
I just got married at ACE last night and I cannot give a better review. Everything was perfect. We had our rehearsal dinner at the ACE Club (golf course clubhouse)and the wedding at the main venue. The value and quality that you recieve from ACE is incredible. The food at both events was phenominal and affordable. The accomadations are perfect. The staff from the Dining Room Manager to the Event Coordinators to the bellmen is just perfect. Their goal; to keep you happy and enjoying your perfect night. They easily accomplished this with myself and my new wife. I honestly was thinking this morning that I have no idea how ACE could make money on my wedding. The quality of their food and service is that good.

-Greg

By the way, I am not exagerating, they have the best waffles I have ever tasted.
I just got married at ACE last night and I cannot give a better review. Everything was perfect. We had our rehearsal Read more...
I just got married at ACE last night and I cannot give a better review. Everything was perfect. We had our rehearsal dinner at the ACE Club (golf course clubhouse)and the wedding at the main venue. The value and quality that you recieve from ACE is incredible. The food at both events was phenominal and affordable. The accomadations are perfect. The staff from the Dining Room Manager to the Event Coordinators to the bellmen is just perfect. Their goal; to keep you happy and enjoying your perfect night. They easily accomplished this with myself and my new wife. I honestly was thinking this morning that I have no idea how ACE could make money on my wedding. The quality of their food and service is that good.

-Greg

By the way, I am not exagerating, they have the best waffles I have ever tasted. Read less
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tmamah
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.9/5.0
They completley amazed me on how great they were. This site is beautiful and the workers are so polite and professional. The food was delicious! Every one of my guests raved about how good the food was. My only disapointment is they didn't play the video I asked them to play during cocktail hour, and we had signature drinks set up (but didn't happen...I'm not sure how that happened, if my wedding planner didn't give them the information or what...but some how, it didn't happen), also we asked for the WII's to be turned on during the wedding but it wasn't....Again, I'm not sure if I depended on my planner too much to communicate this to them....but other than that, they were absolutley amazing! I would not have chosen another venue. I am very happy that I had my reception at their site.
They completley amazed me on how great they were. This site is beautiful and the workers are so polite and professional. Read more...
They completley amazed me on how great they were. This site is beautiful and the workers are so polite and professional. The food was delicious! Every one of my guests raved about how good the food was. My only disapointment is they didn't play the video I asked them to play during cocktail hour, and we had signature drinks set up (but didn't happen...I'm not sure how that happened, if my wedding planner didn't give them the information or what...but some how, it didn't happen), also we asked for the WII's to be turned on during the wedding but it wasn't....Again, I'm not sure if I depended on my planner too much to communicate this to them....but other than that, they were absolutley amazing! I would not have chosen another venue. I am very happy that I had my reception at their site. Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We recently had our daughter's wedding reception here. We received so many positive comments from our guests. The quality of the hotel itself is outstanding, luxurious bedding, terry cloth bathrobes, spa quality soaps and a sumptuous buffet breakfast including an omelet station. The grounds and views are breath-taking. The chef was very cooperative in making sure the bride and groom's requests were carried out, and the quality of the food was outstanding. One guest said her filet was "like butter." The wait staff was courteous and everyone carried out our requests immediately. I can't say enough positive things about the Ace Conference Center.
We recently had our daughter's wedding reception here. We received so many positive comments from our guests. The quality Read more...
We recently had our daughter's wedding reception here. We received so many positive comments from our guests. The quality of the hotel itself is outstanding, luxurious bedding, terry cloth bathrobes, spa quality soaps and a sumptuous buffet breakfast including an omelet station. The grounds and views are breath-taking. The chef was very cooperative in making sure the bride and groom's requests were carried out, and the quality of the food was outstanding. One guest said her filet was "like butter." The wait staff was courteous and everyone carried out our requests immediately. I can't say enough positive things about the Ace Conference Center. Read less
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hugz415
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just had our wedding at ACE on 7/24. We loved every second of it! When we were looking for venues, we were a bit frustrated with some places - great food but poor views or beautifully decorated with sub-par food - we could never find a good combination. Ace has it ALL! The views are spectacular and the facility is beautiful. The guest rooms are nicely decorated with balconies on every room.
Our coordinator, Cheryl, worked with us through every step and nicely answered all 400 billion questions from us! We had a fairly large wedding, 190 guests. Most of our guests stayed over night which was wonderful. We really liked that no one had to drive home.
We hosted our rehearsal dinner at ACE as well - we did a BBQ theme and it was wonderful. The food was great and the staff was very accomodating.
The breakfast served each morning was delicious and had something for everyone! The made-to-order omlets are fabulous!
When the morning of the wedding arrived everything went smoothly. The suite was spacious enough to allow my hair/make-up artist to help my entire bridal party get ready - 4 bridesmaids, my mother and myself.
We had our ceremony at St. Thomas Villanova Church and then back to ACE for some photos - beautiful scenery for photos! - and our cocktail hour began. We attended our own cocktail hour and I highly recommend this! We had a blast mingling with all our guests! The appetizers were really good and everytime I turned around there was another tray. We added on the cold seafood display with shrimp and oysters - beautiful addition!
The reception area was decorated beautifully - we opted for the chair covers, I also recommend this - it looked great! For our food, we did a station set-up and our guests raved about the food. I didn't hear a single complaint. The mashed potato bar was the biggest hit - people were still craving it the next day!
Overall - two enthusiastic thumbs up for ACE! We felt like we didn't have to lift a finger or worry about a thing all day! That is a sign of a truly good wedding!
My husband and I just had our wedding at ACE on 7/24. We loved every second of it! When we were looking for venues, we Read more...
My husband and I just had our wedding at ACE on 7/24. We loved every second of it! When we were looking for venues, we were a bit frustrated with some places - great food but poor views or beautifully decorated with sub-par food - we could never find a good combination. Ace has it ALL! The views are spectacular and the facility is beautiful. The guest rooms are nicely decorated with balconies on every room.
Our coordinator, Cheryl, worked with us through every step and nicely answered all 400 billion questions from us! We had a fairly large wedding, 190 guests. Most of our guests stayed over night which was wonderful. We really liked that no one had to drive home.
We hosted our rehearsal dinner at ACE as well - we did a BBQ theme and it was wonderful. The food was great and the staff was very accomodating.
The breakfast served each morning was delicious and had something for everyone! The made-to-order omlets are fabulous!
When the morning of the wedding arrived everything went smoothly. The suite was spacious enough to allow my hair/make-up artist to help my entire bridal party get ready - 4 bridesmaids, my mother and myself.
We had our ceremony at St. Thomas Villanova Church and then back to ACE for some photos - beautiful scenery for photos! - and our cocktail hour began. We attended our own cocktail hour and I highly recommend this! We had a blast mingling with all our guests! The appetizers were really good and everytime I turned around there was another tray. We added on the cold seafood display with shrimp and oysters - beautiful addition!
The reception area was decorated beautifully - we opted for the chair covers, I also recommend this - it looked great! For our food, we did a station set-up and our guests raved about the food. I didn't hear a single complaint. The mashed potato bar was the biggest hit - people were still craving it the next day!
Overall - two enthusiastic thumbs up for ACE! We felt like we didn't have to lift a finger or worry about a thing all day! That is a sign of a truly good wedding! Read less
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lorraine
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
The ACE Center was amazing! The staff, venue, accomodations and food were outstanding. Whatever was needed from help with elderly relatives and guests to additonal food etc, was done with flexibility and warmth. The ACE Center is a delightful surprise and treasure!
The ACE Center was amazing! The staff, venue, accomodations and food were outstanding. Whatever was needed from help with Read more...
The ACE Center was amazing! The staff, venue, accomodations and food were outstanding. Whatever was needed from help with elderly relatives and guests to additonal food etc, was done with flexibility and warmth. The ACE Center is a delightful surprise and treasure! Read less
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<aureen
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved the ACE Conference center from the moment we saw it. My husband and I saw it on a rainy day when looking at venues and loved it! We thought if we loved it in the rain it would only be better if the weather was nice for our wedding. Our guests are still raving about the reception and the incredibly delicious food! It is a picturesque place to have for your wedding! The staff is incredible and will work with you throughout the planning process. I was planning my wedding from NY and I can not say enough about how amazing Michele was throughout our planning! She helped fine tune all of our details and listened to what we wanted! It could not have been any better! The day of went so smoothly and my husband and I enjoyed it completely and the food. Frank made sure we got to eat everything and anything and have whatever we wanted to drink even before we had time to ask! I would recommend the ACE to anyone!!!
We loved the ACE Conference center from the moment we saw it. My husband and I saw it on a rainy day when looking at Read more...
We loved the ACE Conference center from the moment we saw it. My husband and I saw it on a rainy day when looking at venues and loved it! We thought if we loved it in the rain it would only be better if the weather was nice for our wedding. Our guests are still raving about the reception and the incredibly delicious food! It is a picturesque place to have for your wedding! The staff is incredible and will work with you throughout the planning process. I was planning my wedding from NY and I can not say enough about how amazing Michele was throughout our planning! She helped fine tune all of our details and listened to what we wanted! It could not have been any better! The day of went so smoothly and my husband and I enjoyed it completely and the food. Frank made sure we got to eat everything and anything and have whatever we wanted to drink even before we had time to ask! I would recommend the ACE to anyone!!! Read less
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kmarc
Wedding:
10/1/2009
3.2/5.0
I got married here last fall, and if I had to do it over again, I would have chosen somewhere else. My sales contact was wonderful and very helpful. I say sales contact b/c that's how I felt treated, like my wedding was a sale to them. She didn't work on the day of my wedding and I didn't even know the person who was there overseeing everything. I felt this was a little inpersonal b/c I had been dealing w/ her for a year leading up to my wedding and would have felt better if she was there. Nonetheless, she was very helpful and accomodating.
Making hotel room reservations over the phone there is a nightmare. My guests had to leave voiemails for someone in the sales department and they had to call them back. This was really inconvenient as with a larger hotel, someone takes your reservation right over the phone. They did set up a website to make them, which was great.
Fast forward to the day of my wedding. The lobby wasn't set up when we got there. We were a little early, but my guests just wanted to hang out at the lobby bar to kill them. the staff was really rude and advised them that they would have to wait until the cocktail hour started. Then, once the cocktail hour started, my husband and I didn't have food served to us until I had to go find the person overseeing the wedding to help get us served. The appetizers were served in a round tin with wax paper under the appetizers, showing the grease. It looked really cheap. The little food I actually got to eat at the cocktail hour was good though.
When we went up to the room, I noticed that my centerpieces were not set up correctly. Not the end of the world, but the staff put plates (like small tea plates) under my glass candle holders! It looked awful.
The food-- the appetizers were good, the filet was excellent. The honey mustard chicken was terrible. It was not what we had at our tasting. I was humiliated that my guests had to eat it. Everyone raved about the steak, but made comments that the chicken was awful. I had asked for the soup to be served after the first dance... and it wasn't served until about a half hour later.
The banquet manager overseeing my event, Fred, was really nice, but towards the end of the night, when the band was finishing up, my guests wanted one more song.. which the band was willing to play. However, Fred yelled to them and me, from across the room, that he would have to charge extra to pay the servers. FOR ONE SONG!! I was more mad that he yelled to me in front of all my guests than anything.
After the wedding, I was assured that the lobby bar would be all to us, I even had it in my contract, not to mention the extra charge for the bartender to stay there late. We got down there and it was full of elderly people yelling at us to be quiet.
All in all, my day was great, but the conference center stressed me out. I did not feel confident that everything would run smoothly, and I would strongly advise you to look elsewhere if your goal of the evening is to kick back and enjoy and watch everything run smoothly.

Good luck!!!
I got married here last fall, and if I had to do it over again, I would have chosen somewhere else. My sales contact was Read more...
I got married here last fall, and if I had to do it over again, I would have chosen somewhere else. My sales contact was wonderful and very helpful. I say sales contact b/c that's how I felt treated, like my wedding was a sale to them. She didn't work on the day of my wedding and I didn't even know the person who was there overseeing everything. I felt this was a little inpersonal b/c I had been dealing w/ her for a year leading up to my wedding and would have felt better if she was there. Nonetheless, she was very helpful and accomodating.
Making hotel room reservations over the phone there is a nightmare. My guests had to leave voiemails for someone in the sales department and they had to call them back. This was really inconvenient as with a larger hotel, someone takes your reservation right over the phone. They did set up a website to make them, which was great.
Fast forward to the day of my wedding. The lobby wasn't set up when we got there. We were a little early, but my guests just wanted to hang out at the lobby bar to kill them. the staff was really rude and advised them that they would have to wait until the cocktail hour started. Then, once the cocktail hour started, my husband and I didn't have food served to us until I had to go find the person overseeing the wedding to help get us served. The appetizers were served in a round tin with wax paper under the appetizers, showing the grease. It looked really cheap. The little food I actually got to eat at the cocktail hour was good though.
When we went up to the room, I noticed that my centerpieces were not set up correctly. Not the end of the world, but the staff put plates (like small tea plates) under my glass candle holders! It looked awful.
The food-- the appetizers were good, the filet was excellent. The honey mustard chicken was terrible. It was not what we had at our tasting. I was humiliated that my guests had to eat it. Everyone raved about the steak, but made comments that the chicken was awful. I had asked for the soup to be served after the first dance... and it wasn't served until about a half hour later.
The banquet manager overseeing my event, Fred, was really nice, but towards the end of the night, when the band was finishing up, my guests wanted one more song.. which the band was willing to play. However, Fred yelled to them and me, from across the room, that he would have to charge extra to pay the servers. FOR ONE SONG!! I was more mad that he yelled to me in front of all my guests than anything.
After the wedding, I was assured that the lobby bar would be all to us, I even had it in my contract, not to mention the extra charge for the bartender to stay there late. We got down there and it was full of elderly people yelling at us to be quiet.
All in all, my day was great, but the conference center stressed me out. I did not feel confident that everything would run smoothly, and I would strongly advise you to look elsewhere if your goal of the evening is to kick back and enjoy and watch everything run smoothly.

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michele
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7/11/2009
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The Ace Center was a fabulous find. The food was the best you ever had at a wedding. The place is beautiful and the people are wonderful.
The Ace Center was a fabulous find. The food was the best you ever had at a wedding. The place is beautiful and the people Read more...
The Ace Center was a fabulous find. The food was the best you ever had at a wedding. The place is beautiful and the people are wonderful. Read less
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