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Enchanted Memories On The Hill (wedding chapel & garden)

Duncanville , TX
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LOCATION

1331 s. cockrell hill road
Duncanville, TX US 75137 (map)

PHONE

972-780-9333

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We offer all-inclusive wedding packages in a lovely indoor chapel or a beautiful garden with gazebo. Our garden features over 30,000 twinkle lights in the trees and thousands of flowers... Read more
We offer all-inclusive wedding packages in a lovely indoor chapel or a beautiful garden with gazebo. Our garden features over 30,000 twinkle lights in the trees and thousands of flowers in brillant colors. We also have a beautiful reception hall on-site for all of your reception needs. Every bride is important to us and we go to great lengths to make sure you have the WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS!

Just 15 minutes south of downtown Dallas, we are easily accessible from anywhere in the Metroplex. In addition, there are many hotels and restaurants in the area for all of your out-of-town guests. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2003
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
175
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1800
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
20
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
This Venue is the ideal place for weddings. The preparation that went into our special day was above and beyond. I felt that the staff really cared about every detail. The fact that we could book our Dj, bride and grooms cake, and the reception at the same place was stress of our backs for sure. We had our wedding outside and it was beautiful!!! :) I would do it all over again with my husband when we do our renewal in ten years.
Thank you- Jodie
This Venue is the ideal place for weddings. The preparation that went into our special day was above and beyond. I felt Read more...
This Venue is the ideal place for weddings. The preparation that went into our special day was above and beyond. I felt that the staff really cared about every detail. The fact that we could book our Dj, bride and grooms cake, and the reception at the same place was stress of our backs for sure. We had our wedding outside and it was beautiful!!! :) I would do it all over again with my husband when we do our renewal in ten years.
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April
Wedding:
6/6/2014
1.3/5.0
**Note: I tried to rate my experience on google & it wouldn't allow it due to rating the venue so low (1start). They only let you post if you give them at least 2 stars.**

Let me start off by saying, "what looks good on the outside isn't always good on the inside." That's the case here. The wedding of my dreams was ruined due to two people, the owner, JoDee, and the DJ she selected, Sean Smith!

The Problems with JoDee:

She was very rude and nasty attitude. She lacks professionalism and customer service. She made a lot of promises and didn't fulfil them. For example, no bubbles were provided, the Ring Bearer pillow and the Flower Girl basket was taken away from the kids, there wasn't enough rose petals for the flower girl to throw, provided the wrong groom's cake, & didn't prove 2 to-go plates as promised. Then, she served cake around 10:30pm, which caused us not to cut the groom's cake. We left us with half of our wedding cake that the guest was suppose to eat.

Problems with Sean Smith, DJ:

He didn't attend the wedding rehearsal! He didn't know logistics of the wedding and made many errors. He pronounced names wrong, especially the Groom's name multiple times. He was dancing and mingling, instead of DJing. He didn't stick to the song list provided to him. We requested multiple time (at least eight times) to switch the genre of music and he never did! He wasn't able to mix our first dance as requested. He lied and said he knew how to mix music. The mixing of songs was poorly done. He promised a private last dance would be done with the bride and groom only and that didn't happen.

Enchanted memory wasn't something I received. I have horrific memories of my wedding experience and wouldn't wish this on no one. Don't waste your hard earn money for services such as this. They just take your money and do whatever they want you for your wedding. This was suppose to be our moment and it was taken from us.
**Note: I tried to rate my experience on google & it wouldn't allow it due to rating the venue so low (1start). They only Read more...
**Note: I tried to rate my experience on google & it wouldn't allow it due to rating the venue so low (1start). They only let you post if you give them at least 2 stars.**

Let me start off by saying, "what looks good on the outside isn't always good on the inside." That's the case here. The wedding of my dreams was ruined due to two people, the owner, JoDee, and the DJ she selected, Sean Smith!

The Problems with JoDee:

She was very rude and nasty attitude. She lacks professionalism and customer service. She made a lot of promises and didn't fulfil them. For example, no bubbles were provided, the Ring Bearer pillow and the Flower Girl basket was taken away from the kids, there wasn't enough rose petals for the flower girl to throw, provided the wrong groom's cake, & didn't prove 2 to-go plates as promised. Then, she served cake around 10:30pm, which caused us not to cut the groom's cake. We left us with half of our wedding cake that the guest was suppose to eat.

Problems with Sean Smith, DJ:

He didn't attend the wedding rehearsal! He didn't know logistics of the wedding and made many errors. He pronounced names wrong, especially the Groom's name multiple times. He was dancing and mingling, instead of DJing. He didn't stick to the song list provided to him. We requested multiple time (at least eight times) to switch the genre of music and he never did! He wasn't able to mix our first dance as requested. He lied and said he knew how to mix music. The mixing of songs was poorly done. He promised a private last dance would be done with the bride and groom only and that didn't happen.

Enchanted memory wasn't something I received. I have horrific memories of my wedding experience and wouldn't wish this on no one. Don't waste your hard earn money for services such as this. They just take your money and do whatever they want you for your wedding. This was suppose to be our moment and it was taken from us. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We got married May 16, 2014, and the ceremony and reception could not have been any better! It was the wedding beyond our dreams! From the time I arrived, I did not have to think about a thing! JoDee and Ruby took such good care of me. We discussed beforehand the itinerary and JoDee was sure to let me know that I was running the show. They would gently remind me of when something new was going to happen.

From the beginning, I was set on having a non-stressful planning process and Enchanted Memories on the Hill did definitely that. We did our cake through them, which was beautiful, the food was delicious, flowers were everywhere in their garden. I could not have asked for a better venue.

Our ceremony was gorgeous. They did much more than I was expecting! We got as much time as we wanted for pictures. Afterwards we came in and ate a delicious meal! We cut our beautiful cake and did the toasting and then outside to dance the night away. It was by and far the most memorable night of our lives and we cannot express how happy and thankful we are to JoDee and her crew!
We got married May 16, 2014, and the ceremony and reception could not have been any better! It was the wedding beyond our Read more...
We got married May 16, 2014, and the ceremony and reception could not have been any better! It was the wedding beyond our dreams! From the time I arrived, I did not have to think about a thing! JoDee and Ruby took such good care of me. We discussed beforehand the itinerary and JoDee was sure to let me know that I was running the show. They would gently remind me of when something new was going to happen.

From the beginning, I was set on having a non-stressful planning process and Enchanted Memories on the Hill did definitely that. We did our cake through them, which was beautiful, the food was delicious, flowers were everywhere in their garden. I could not have asked for a better venue.

Our ceremony was gorgeous. They did much more than I was expecting! We got as much time as we wanted for pictures. Afterwards we came in and ate a delicious meal! We cut our beautiful cake and did the toasting and then outside to dance the night away. It was by and far the most memorable night of our lives and we cannot express how happy and thankful we are to JoDee and her crew! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was recently held at Enchanted Memories on the Hill in Duncanville, Texas, and the facility greatly exceeded my expectations. The owner/coordinator was very professional in every aspect, and helped to ease the stress that often accompanies weddings. The ceremony went beautifully, the DJ was personable and professional, the food was delicious, and the coordinator took care of the entire night so that I never had to worry about a thing as my husband and I enjoyed the most amazing and perfect night of our lives. I would recommend this facility to anyone!!!
My wedding was recently held at Enchanted Memories on the Hill in Duncanville, Texas, and the facility greatly exceeded my Read more...
My wedding was recently held at Enchanted Memories on the Hill in Duncanville, Texas, and the facility greatly exceeded my expectations. The owner/coordinator was very professional in every aspect, and helped to ease the stress that often accompanies weddings. The ceremony went beautifully, the DJ was personable and professional, the food was delicious, and the coordinator took care of the entire night so that I never had to worry about a thing as my husband and I enjoyed the most amazing and perfect night of our lives. I would recommend this facility to anyone!!! Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful and exceptional customer service. Extremely professional staff and food was outstanding. We will definitely be back for other events. This is a hidden value and highly recommended.
Absolutely beautiful and exceptional customer service. Extremely professional staff and food was outstanding. We will Read more...
Absolutely beautiful and exceptional customer service. Extremely professional staff and food was outstanding. We will definitely be back for other events. This is a hidden value and highly recommended. Read less
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V
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
OMG! Enchanted Memories is the talk of the town! This spot was the perfect place for our Family Reunion. From the moment we walked into this gorgeous facility, and until the end of the event, we received OUTSTANDING customer service. Our family members continue to express their appreciation for the wonderful experience. Thanks to Enchanted Memories, our Family Reunion was successful.
OMG! Enchanted Memories is the talk of the town! This spot was the perfect place for our Family Reunion. From the moment Read more...
OMG! Enchanted Memories is the talk of the town! This spot was the perfect place for our Family Reunion. From the moment we walked into this gorgeous facility, and until the end of the event, we received OUTSTANDING customer service. Our family members continue to express their appreciation for the wonderful experience. Thanks to Enchanted Memories, our Family Reunion was successful. Read less
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April
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I know many people come on here to either complain or rave about the service they got. Well I am going to rave. My wedding was on June 22, 2013 at about 730pm.
This venue had the ENTIRE package, the BEST staff, WONDERFUL food and much more. First, let me start by saying they DO have outdoor ceremony area (It's listed as if it doesn't) but we had an outdoor ceremony. From the first meeting until AFTER the wedding I was treated as if I was their first bride. They listened to everything I wanted. And not only that I was able to do EVERYTHING right there. (Literally) Everything was included in my package- my photographer, the cake, the DJ, the bartender, the food, the florist, the limo, a coordinator, all the decorations etc. There was nothing I had to do outside the venue except those little things like extra decorations (WHICH WAS MY CHOICE)
I had my ceremony outdoor and my reception indoor which was perfect... JoDee is the owner and she was fabulous. From the photographers I could choose from I went with Ami Trull Photography and I cannot even explain the amount of gratitude I have for the excellent work she did.
As for the main dishes- we did the italian choice and had cheese tortellini and chicken parmesan I believe, along with a white cake and chocolate cake- I couldn't have been happier with the food! The Flowers, oh my gosh.... STUNNING... the Decor... again stunning... There is not one bad thing I could even think of if I wanted to.. It was my dream wedding and flew by so quick I wish I could have just stared at everything.. It was a dream come true..
As for the amount of people- I have a little under 100, and there was plenty of room, we did the photobooth as well which was so much fun!
All in all- for the amount of money you spend you are getting the deal of a lifetime.. If I could go back and change anything, I wouldn't. I am completely satisfied with the service i was given by the entire venue staff and all their recommended vendors. LOVE THEM!
I know many people come on here to either complain or rave about the service they got. Well I am going to rave. My wedding Read more...
I know many people come on here to either complain or rave about the service they got. Well I am going to rave. My wedding was on June 22, 2013 at about 730pm.
This venue had the ENTIRE package, the BEST staff, WONDERFUL food and much more. First, let me start by saying they DO have outdoor ceremony area (It's listed as if it doesn't) but we had an outdoor ceremony. From the first meeting until AFTER the wedding I was treated as if I was their first bride. They listened to everything I wanted. And not only that I was able to do EVERYTHING right there. (Literally) Everything was included in my package- my photographer, the cake, the DJ, the bartender, the food, the florist, the limo, a coordinator, all the decorations etc. There was nothing I had to do outside the venue except those little things like extra decorations (WHICH WAS MY CHOICE)
I had my ceremony outdoor and my reception indoor which was perfect... JoDee is the owner and she was fabulous. From the photographers I could choose from I went with Ami Trull Photography and I cannot even explain the amount of gratitude I have for the excellent work she did.
As for the main dishes- we did the italian choice and had cheese tortellini and chicken parmesan I believe, along with a white cake and chocolate cake- I couldn't have been happier with the food! The Flowers, oh my gosh.... STUNNING... the Decor... again stunning... There is not one bad thing I could even think of if I wanted to.. It was my dream wedding and flew by so quick I wish I could have just stared at everything.. It was a dream come true..
As for the amount of people- I have a little under 100, and there was plenty of room, we did the photobooth as well which was so much fun!
All in all- for the amount of money you spend you are getting the deal of a lifetime.. If I could go back and change anything, I wouldn't. I am completely satisfied with the service i was given by the entire venue staff and all their recommended vendors. LOVE THEM! Read less
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Pat
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.8/5.0
JoDee and Staff made this event "what memories are made of". My son and his beautiful bride had a wonderful experience with this establishment. They were very detailed about what they provided and lived up to their hype. The staff were very efficient and courteous. They took care of the wedding couple and guided the whole evening flawlessly.
Their food, outdoor set up, cake, table decorations, dance floor, "get-ready" rooms, were all just perfect. Thank you for providing this venue for our grand event! The price was also very reasonable for the amount of services that were provided.
I am happy to recomend this establishment.
JoDee and Staff made this event "what memories are made of". My son and his beautiful bride had a wonderful experience Read more...
JoDee and Staff made this event "what memories are made of". My son and his beautiful bride had a wonderful experience with this establishment. They were very detailed about what they provided and lived up to their hype. The staff were very efficient and courteous. They took care of the wedding couple and guided the whole evening flawlessly.
Their food, outdoor set up, cake, table decorations, dance floor, "get-ready" rooms, were all just perfect. Thank you for providing this venue for our grand event! The price was also very reasonable for the amount of services that were provided.
I am happy to recomend this establishment. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Angelica
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.8/5.0
I absolutely love this place, Jodee was amazing, the venue....Woah! Let's just say that even til this day (31) days after my wedding, im getting so many people asking me about my venue and if it was affordable...I always just smile and tell them all about my wedding. it makes me happy to talk about it lol-see there I go rambling- but honestly there is no place like this, it has a gazebo in the back with trees all around and flowers and bird cages and cute Christmas lights decorating the trees that make it look like stars. It is just amazing. They also have a chapel indoors. Some people have their wedding in there but most like it outside, I just loved how it was a backup just in case it rained(which it did-crazy texas weather!) So there was no possibility of a cancellation. I just loved this place. They provided valet parking, the cake, the cleanup staff, the catering, the cake...it was just an all inclusive package that made it so much easier and convenient. I just want everyone to know that this place is perfect for a small intimate wedding.
I absolutely love this place, Jodee was amazing, the venue....Woah! Let's just say that even til this day (31) days after Read more...
I absolutely love this place, Jodee was amazing, the venue....Woah! Let's just say that even til this day (31) days after my wedding, im getting so many people asking me about my venue and if it was affordable...I always just smile and tell them all about my wedding. it makes me happy to talk about it lol-see there I go rambling- but honestly there is no place like this, it has a gazebo in the back with trees all around and flowers and bird cages and cute Christmas lights decorating the trees that make it look like stars. It is just amazing. They also have a chapel indoors. Some people have their wedding in there but most like it outside, I just loved how it was a backup just in case it rained(which it did-crazy texas weather!) So there was no possibility of a cancellation. I just loved this place. They provided valet parking, the cake, the cleanup staff, the catering, the cake...it was just an all inclusive package that made it so much easier and convenient. I just want everyone to know that this place is perfect for a small intimate wedding. Read less
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Enchanted Memories On The Hill (wedding chapel & garden) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Angelica. You and Mario were such a sweet couple and we enjoyed getting to know you both and sharing your wedding day with you.
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Shelly
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I was recently married at Enchanted Memories On The Hill and what a blessing that place is. We had the best wedding ever and it is all thanks to the nice folks who own and run this venue. We had so many compliments on everything (and still getting compliments) from the venue to the food, the cakes, the DJ, minister, to how smoothly and coordinated every detail was. We made some wonderful memories at this beautiful venue and would tell anyone looking for a venue to go here as fast as you can. You won't find anything more reasonably priced or prettier anywhere.
I was recently married at Enchanted Memories On The Hill and what a blessing that place is. We had the best wedding ever Read more...
I was recently married at Enchanted Memories On The Hill and what a blessing that place is. We had the best wedding ever and it is all thanks to the nice folks who own and run this venue. We had so many compliments on everything (and still getting compliments) from the venue to the food, the cakes, the DJ, minister, to how smoothly and coordinated every detail was. We made some wonderful memories at this beautiful venue and would tell anyone looking for a venue to go here as fast as you can. You won't find anything more reasonably priced or prettier anywhere. Read less
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Jerri
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.7/5.0
I have been married for 29 days and still have guest talking about how good my wedding was and a lot of it had to do with the site. Jodee and her staff was on point and every way that counted. They made sure we did everything I wanted to do both during the ceremony and reception. My family was very impressed from the moment they pull into the parking lot to the time they left. The whole thing was wonderful.
I have been married for 29 days and still have guest talking about how good my wedding was and a lot of it had to do with Read more...
I have been married for 29 days and still have guest talking about how good my wedding was and a lot of it had to do with the site. Jodee and her staff was on point and every way that counted. They made sure we did everything I wanted to do both during the ceremony and reception. My family was very impressed from the moment they pull into the parking lot to the time they left. The whole thing was wonderful. Read less
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LeAnn
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
This place is so nice! The staff is lovely!! One of the owner's met with me after a disaster with my first venue. She basically eased my mind on everything. Since we had lost so much money, it was too costly for us. However, they provide it all. Cakes, limo, dj, food, decorations...all you do is show up!! The bridal suite is lovely! The gazebo outside is just right for an outdoor wedding. The also have a room set up like a chapel for indoor ceremonies.
This place is so nice! The staff is lovely!! One of the owner's met with me after a disaster with my first venue. She Read more...
This place is so nice! The staff is lovely!! One of the owner's met with me after a disaster with my first venue. She basically eased my mind on everything. Since we had lost so much money, it was too costly for us. However, they provide it all. Cakes, limo, dj, food, decorations...all you do is show up!! The bridal suite is lovely! The gazebo outside is just right for an outdoor wedding. The also have a room set up like a chapel for indoor ceremonies. Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Oh my God!!! Jodee and her staff was absolutely GREAT!!!! If this place is even a consideration I would stop looking. This is the second event planned but first wedding and I thought it couldn't get any better after giving my mother surprise 60th birthday party there 4 years back but they topped that party with my wedding. I felt like Cinderella when I walked down those stairs in the garden under 30,000 twinkling lights.
Awesome place to have an evening wedding....
Oh my God!!! Jodee and her staff was absolutely GREAT!!!! If this place is even a consideration I would stop looking. This Read more...
Oh my God!!! Jodee and her staff was absolutely GREAT!!!! If this place is even a consideration I would stop looking. This is the second event planned but first wedding and I thought it couldn't get any better after giving my mother surprise 60th birthday party there 4 years back but they topped that party with my wedding. I felt like Cinderella when I walked down those stairs in the garden under 30,000 twinkling lights.
Awesome place to have an evening wedding.... Read less
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Jonnel2002
Wedding:
4/10/2010
0.5/5.0
I'm a disappointed bride:

I recently was married at Enchanted Memories on the Hill. My wedding was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E.

-Rehearsal (if that what you want to call it that) was not organized.
-My photographer shared the displeasure he had on not being allowed
to be at the facility before the bride and groom arrived.
-The bride's dressing room had no a/c until they were asked to turn it on.
-During the wedding:
*The sound system screeched numerous of times causing people to
cover their ears.
*The format of the wedding that was agreed upon was not done.
-During the reception:
*The DJ (Shelby) was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E
-He was provided with a typed print out of everyone in the bridal
party names. He then asked everyone in the bridal party how to
pronounce their names (prior to them being presented to the guests
at the reception) and still screwed up. He didn't even say
one of the bridal party's last name, claiming he didn't have it.
-He was given a list with at least 100 songs that were to be played
and I only recognzied about 3-4 of them.
-He played the wrong song during the groom/mother dance. Cut it
off when he started it, announced it was the wrong song then
played the correct song.
-Luckily I had the groom take a picture with us toasting with our
customize flutes, because not too much later, the owner
knocked my flute over causing it to shatter into pieces while we
were trying to cut our cake.
-The pasta was over cooked to the point that it was hard.

They overall RUINED my wedding experience. I now wish I would have chosen a different venue or went to the courthouse. Hopefully if you decide to choose this place, they will have their act together. Because they talked a good talk to us, but didn't walk the walk.
I'm a disappointed bride:

I recently was married at Enchanted Memories on the Hill. My wedding was Read more...
I'm a disappointed bride:

I recently was married at Enchanted Memories on the Hill. My wedding was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E.

-Rehearsal (if that what you want to call it that) was not organized.
-My photographer shared the displeasure he had on not being allowed
to be at the facility before the bride and groom arrived.
-The bride's dressing room had no a/c until they were asked to turn it on.
-During the wedding:
*The sound system screeched numerous of times causing people to
cover their ears.
*The format of the wedding that was agreed upon was not done.
-During the reception:
*The DJ (Shelby) was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E
-He was provided with a typed print out of everyone in the bridal
party names. He then asked everyone in the bridal party how to
pronounce their names (prior to them being presented to the guests
at the reception) and still screwed up. He didn't even say
one of the bridal party's last name, claiming he didn't have it.
-He was given a list with at least 100 songs that were to be played
and I only recognzied about 3-4 of them.
-He played the wrong song during the groom/mother dance. Cut it
off when he started it, announced it was the wrong song then
played the correct song.
-Luckily I had the groom take a picture with us toasting with our
customize flutes, because not too much later, the owner
knocked my flute over causing it to shatter into pieces while we
were trying to cut our cake.
-The pasta was over cooked to the point that it was hard.

They overall RUINED my wedding experience. I now wish I would have chosen a different venue or went to the courthouse. Hopefully if you decide to choose this place, they will have their act together. Because they talked a good talk to us, but didn't walk the walk. Read less
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Gail
Wedding:
3/21/2009
3.0/5.0
I loved the venue, there were other issues not too great. The place was beautiful, however, don't take the capacity listed at 175 as true-my number was about 85, and we were bumping into each other inside at dinner. It is a very strict dressing area code-and you pretty much have to be ready before you get there and only have your dresses/tuxes to put on-NO HAIRSPRAY of any kind! You get the feeling that you better not mess up anything at their precious building or else. The coordinator requires that all of the vendors be present for the rehearsal, and I had to pay an extra $350 for our bagpiper to attend, and he only played about 1/2 a song-something we could have improvised on just fine. The rehearsal was kind of chaotic-we could have used more help from the staff. The coordinator also indicated that the rehearsal had to be inside, even though our ceremony was going to be held outside-I did not understand that requirement at all. Outside was fine on space. The patio was beautiful with the lights, if you don't mind plastic yard chairs for the seating...kind of cheap looking. The silk flowers that were up when we were there were faded, I guess I figured they updated them every spring, but not so. The real flowers do not number into the thousands as touted on their website. The food by Two Sisters catering (the only caterer you can use) and the cakes (Two Guys Cakes) were delicious, still have people talking about how good the food was--but my new husband and I didn't get to enjoy much of that. The coordinator insisted that we not eat at the dinner-that we must go around and visit-under the promise that we would have our dinner packed for us to take on our honeymoon to enjoy more relaxed. I was really looking forward to that, but what we got was the tail end of what was left over, and not even all that we had served at the wedding. The pink bag it was in was pretty, but it did not disguise the half hearted effort at packing our special meal that it should have been. Also, our verbal dealings indicated that any left over food would be donated to a local shelter, and my husband and I really liked that idea (we had about 18 no shows so food was left over). When I came inside from the outside dancing, I found the coordinator and her assistant bellied up to the table with their plates piled high with food digging in and our event was not even over with! Very unprofessional. AND, I highly suspect that the food stays with them to feed their own needs, not go to a local shelter. Upon inspecting the contract, it only states that any left over food is the property of the venue. My fault for not looking more closely. I truly feel that there was a family misunderstanding regarding seating, because although there were no seating place cards, the head table was reserved for the wedding party--however, when they came in before my husband and I did-they were not directed on where to sit, and so they just sat at tables out in the general seating-leaving my family at loose ends on where to sit, but I did not direct them to the head table, because I thought the wedding party was still coming to sit down. I feel if the coordinator would have been more hands on and helped direct the dinner seating/traffic, we might not have had some hurt feelings--I could not do it all. The DJ recommended by the coordinator was not very good either; we took the time to provide our desired play list, and I don't think I heard but about 5 songs that were on it. Also, they pretty much insisted that one young guy sing "My Girl"...and it was very uncomfortable. Not seeing the decorations prior to the wedding was hard, but they did a good job with what we provided--but she pretty much keeps it to a static set up, so don't get too creative! Overall, the atmosphere was "hurry up, you only have your contracted 5 hours and no more"..but in all fairness, that's what we contracted for. Overall, it was a fair experience, but the food situation, after 2 years, still makes us angry. The venue outside really is very beautiful and magical at night with the lights on the trees, and that is what saved all the complaints. Nothing goes without it's problems, but some of these could have been avoided.
I loved the venue, there were other issues not too great. The place was beautiful, however, don't take the capacity listed Read more...
I loved the venue, there were other issues not too great. The place was beautiful, however, don't take the capacity listed at 175 as true-my number was about 85, and we were bumping into each other inside at dinner. It is a very strict dressing area code-and you pretty much have to be ready before you get there and only have your dresses/tuxes to put on-NO HAIRSPRAY of any kind! You get the feeling that you better not mess up anything at their precious building or else. The coordinator requires that all of the vendors be present for the rehearsal, and I had to pay an extra $350 for our bagpiper to attend, and he only played about 1/2 a song-something we could have improvised on just fine. The rehearsal was kind of chaotic-we could have used more help from the staff. The coordinator also indicated that the rehearsal had to be inside, even though our ceremony was going to be held outside-I did not understand that requirement at all. Outside was fine on space. The patio was beautiful with the lights, if you don't mind plastic yard chairs for the seating...kind of cheap looking. The silk flowers that were up when we were there were faded, I guess I figured they updated them every spring, but not so. The real flowers do not number into the thousands as touted on their website. The food by Two Sisters catering (the only caterer you can use) and the cakes (Two Guys Cakes) were delicious, still have people talking about how good the food was--but my new husband and I didn't get to enjoy much of that. The coordinator insisted that we not eat at the dinner-that we must go around and visit-under the promise that we would have our dinner packed for us to take on our honeymoon to enjoy more relaxed. I was really looking forward to that, but what we got was the tail end of what was left over, and not even all that we had served at the wedding. The pink bag it was in was pretty, but it did not disguise the half hearted effort at packing our special meal that it should have been. Also, our verbal dealings indicated that any left over food would be donated to a local shelter, and my husband and I really liked that idea (we had about 18 no shows so food was left over). When I came inside from the outside dancing, I found the coordinator and her assistant bellied up to the table with their plates piled high with food digging in and our event was not even over with! Very unprofessional. AND, I highly suspect that the food stays with them to feed their own needs, not go to a local shelter. Upon inspecting the contract, it only states that any left over food is the property of the venue. My fault for not looking more closely. I truly feel that there was a family misunderstanding regarding seating, because although there were no seating place cards, the head table was reserved for the wedding party--however, when they came in before my husband and I did-they were not directed on where to sit, and so they just sat at tables out in the general seating-leaving my family at loose ends on where to sit, but I did not direct them to the head table, because I thought the wedding party was still coming to sit down. I feel if the coordinator would have been more hands on and helped direct the dinner seating/traffic, we might not have had some hurt feelings--I could not do it all. The DJ recommended by the coordinator was not very good either; we took the time to provide our desired play list, and I don't think I heard but about 5 songs that were on it. Also, they pretty much insisted that one young guy sing "My Girl"...and it was very uncomfortable. Not seeing the decorations prior to the wedding was hard, but they did a good job with what we provided--but she pretty much keeps it to a static set up, so don't get too creative! Overall, the atmosphere was "hurry up, you only have your contracted 5 hours and no more"..but in all fairness, that's what we contracted for. Overall, it was a fair experience, but the food situation, after 2 years, still makes us angry. The venue outside really is very beautiful and magical at night with the lights on the trees, and that is what saved all the complaints. Nothing goes without it's problems, but some of these could have been avoided. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/29/2006
4.1/5.0
Everything was gorgeous for my wedding!!! The outside ceremony was awesome with the lights all hung throughout the trees and bushes. The food was really good too. We got alot of compliments on that and how good our wedding cakes turned out. You get to pick everything out yourself. The only thing that could be frustrating is you have to trust that it will look okay that day because you don't get to see it beforehand. I was very pleased though. I would definately recommend it to anyone.
Everything was gorgeous for my wedding!!! The outside ceremony was awesome with the lights all hung throughout the trees Read more...
Everything was gorgeous for my wedding!!! The outside ceremony was awesome with the lights all hung throughout the trees and bushes. The food was really good too. We got alot of compliments on that and how good our wedding cakes turned out. You get to pick everything out yourself. The only thing that could be frustrating is you have to trust that it will look okay that day because you don't get to see it beforehand. I was very pleased though. I would definately recommend it to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Invitations, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
While the facility is beautiful, the customer service was HORRIBLE. The owner is also the so called wedding coordinator with the worse attitude I have every encountered running a business. I would never refer anyone to use this facility to hold a wedding or any type of event. Be aware, as soon as you pay your money, the act is over.
While the facility is beautiful, the customer service was HORRIBLE. The owner is also the so called wedding coordinator Read more...
While the facility is beautiful, the customer service was HORRIBLE. The owner is also the so called wedding coordinator with the worse attitude I have every encountered running a business. I would never refer anyone to use this facility to hold a wedding or any type of event. Be aware, as soon as you pay your money, the act is over. Read less
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