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Grassy Hill Lodge

Derby , CT

LOCATION

77 Sodom Lane
Derby, CT 06418 US

PHONE

203-734-1616

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Betsy
Wedding:
12/27/2014
1.9/5.0
I am very disappointed with Grassy Hill Lodge. First of all, we arrive on the scene and the entire outside was locked up. Where did she think we were going to be taking pictures? Then the door was opened so we could go outside to take pictures. Martha told us to wait a few minutes because they had to blow the leaves off the deck and the gazebo. So, even though this wedding was booked for the full day, the back was not properly cleaned. Then we are sitting in the bridal suite and in walk three people in their crummy sweats to look at the venue because they will be getting married there next year. They should have come at 1:30 before anyone in our wedding arrived. Why were they allowed at the time? Martha also said that "I guess one of your guests had cookies sent here because they arrived earlier today" when I told her I don't know how many times that Lucibello's would be delivering cookies. I also told her that I had matches and wanted to take a cigar picture. She offered to provide a basket for the matches. Yet when it was time for the picture, the exit outside was locked. Then while we were out there she was standing holding her ring of keys by the door like a prison guard afraid that a riot was going to break out. She then kicked out all of my guests that were still outside smoking. She knew this was going to happen- she could have said well we don't want people outside, or there's no smoking on the premises, or something like that. So how did she think we were going to smoke those cigars? They also yelled at the groomsmen while they were trying to pose for pictures. I was going to let all of this go because all in all, it was a great day. Then today when my new husband went to go pick up my shoes that I forgot there last night, she tells him that a reindeer figurine of "great sentimental value" was missing. She accused a guest of stealing it. There were 5 guests that we paid for that didn't come so we paid for that reindeer 200 times over.
I am very disappointed with Grassy Hill Lodge. First of all, we arrive on the scene and the entire outside was locked up. Read more...
I am very disappointed with Grassy Hill Lodge. First of all, we arrive on the scene and the entire outside was locked up. Where did she think we were going to be taking pictures? Then the door was opened so we could go outside to take pictures. Martha told us to wait a few minutes because they had to blow the leaves off the deck and the gazebo. So, even though this wedding was booked for the full day, the back was not properly cleaned. Then we are sitting in the bridal suite and in walk three people in their crummy sweats to look at the venue because they will be getting married there next year. They should have come at 1:30 before anyone in our wedding arrived. Why were they allowed at the time? Martha also said that "I guess one of your guests had cookies sent here because they arrived earlier today" when I told her I don't know how many times that Lucibello's would be delivering cookies. I also told her that I had matches and wanted to take a cigar picture. She offered to provide a basket for the matches. Yet when it was time for the picture, the exit outside was locked. Then while we were out there she was standing holding her ring of keys by the door like a prison guard afraid that a riot was going to break out. She then kicked out all of my guests that were still outside smoking. She knew this was going to happen- she could have said well we don't want people outside, or there's no smoking on the premises, or something like that. So how did she think we were going to smoke those cigars? They also yelled at the groomsmen while they were trying to pose for pictures. I was going to let all of this go because all in all, it was a great day. Then today when my new husband went to go pick up my shoes that I forgot there last night, she tells him that a reindeer figurine of "great sentimental value" was missing. She accused a guest of stealing it. There were 5 guests that we paid for that didn't come so we paid for that reindeer 200 times over. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
This venue was great! If your looking for a fall and rustic look this is the place to wow your guests. Food was great too and the pricing was very reasonable. Only complaint I would have is the staff took all our personal belongings out of the bridal suite and locked the door fairly in the beginning the the wedding reception. I had the impression we would have that all night and was a little disappointed they did not inform us that all our personal belongings were being placed in the coat room instead.
This venue was great! If your looking for a fall and rustic look this is the place to wow your guests. Food was great too Read more...
This venue was great! If your looking for a fall and rustic look this is the place to wow your guests. Food was great too and the pricing was very reasonable. Only complaint I would have is the staff took all our personal belongings out of the bridal suite and locked the door fairly in the beginning the the wedding reception. I had the impression we would have that all night and was a little disappointed they did not inform us that all our personal belongings were being placed in the coat room instead. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
I was extremely disappointed at the abrasiveness of the main woman and then rudeness on the day of. My sister held my bridal shower here. Not only were told things that did not happen, but on the day of they were very unaccommodating and clearly in a rush. My sister paid until 3 pm and they began cleaning up at 1:45 and when I said I am sorry I thought we had the place until 3, I was told oh you can stay as long as you want but we are going to start cleaning up. They served coffee once earlier in the brunch and then when someone asked for a cup after they were told oh we don't have any left. The waffles were clearly frozen eggos and we were led to believe it would be a belgium station. It was one thing after another. The physical building is very nice, but unfortunately, I would highly discourage anyone else from using them.
I was extremely disappointed at the abrasiveness of the main woman and then rudeness on the day of. My sister held my Read more...
I was extremely disappointed at the abrasiveness of the main woman and then rudeness on the day of. My sister held my bridal shower here. Not only were told things that did not happen, but on the day of they were very unaccommodating and clearly in a rush. My sister paid until 3 pm and they began cleaning up at 1:45 and when I said I am sorry I thought we had the place until 3, I was told oh you can stay as long as you want but we are going to start cleaning up. They served coffee once earlier in the brunch and then when someone asked for a cup after they were told oh we don't have any left. The waffles were clearly frozen eggos and we were led to believe it would be a belgium station. It was one thing after another. The physical building is very nice, but unfortunately, I would highly discourage anyone else from using them. Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding on June 30th was the best ever! The food, the grounds, the atmosphere were all excellent. Martha and her staff were wonderful to work with and very accomodating. All of our guests commented on what a lovely place we chose for our wedding. It couldn't have been better!
Our wedding on June 30th was the best ever! The food, the grounds, the atmosphere were all excellent. Martha and her staff Read more...
Our wedding on June 30th was the best ever! The food, the grounds, the atmosphere were all excellent. Martha and her staff were wonderful to work with and very accomodating. All of our guests commented on what a lovely place we chose for our wedding. It couldn't have been better! Read less
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mbarnes1986
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Grassy Hill Lodge last week. We were extremely happy with everything. We received so many compliments about the food and the service. The staff was very accommodating and went above and beyond to accomodate us. My aunt even commented that the waitress poured the water for her when she saw she was unable to lift the water pitcher. Then, the waitress even offered to have my aunt's dinner cut up for her so she could manage to eat it without difficulty. The owner customized our menu to please our ethnic guests. She even personally brought us some appetizers that we missed. There's not one attention to detail that was missed. This venue is top notch in our book. We would highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a perfect wedding venue.
We had our wedding at Grassy Hill Lodge last week. We were extremely happy with everything. We received so many Read more...
We had our wedding at Grassy Hill Lodge last week. We were extremely happy with everything. We received so many compliments about the food and the service. The staff was very accommodating and went above and beyond to accomodate us. My aunt even commented that the waitress poured the water for her when she saw she was unable to lift the water pitcher. Then, the waitress even offered to have my aunt's dinner cut up for her so she could manage to eat it without difficulty. The owner customized our menu to please our ethnic guests. She even personally brought us some appetizers that we missed. There's not one attention to detail that was missed. This venue is top notch in our book. We would highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a perfect wedding venue. Read less
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dms
Wedding:
6/15/2012
0.1/5.0
This can't be the same Martha I had the displeasure of experiencing? My mother held her wedding at Grassy Hill Lodge this past weekend. The entire staff was slow, rude, and inflexible but Martha took the cake. My aunt is undergoing cancer treatments and therefor needed some slight accommodations from the norm. We asked Martha ahead of time if the bridal suite could remain open so that my aunt could occasionally rest/ elevate her swollen feet in private. Martha was extremely argumentative about the bridal room staying open. She was rude to the point of reducing my aunt to tears. She accused my very ill aunt of using the bridal suite as a "party room". In reality she was elevating her foot on the couch while my 70 year old grandmother kept her company. I explained to Martha that she would need to revisit the room periodically to rest, but Martha kept sneaking back over to the room and locking the door. I tried my best to ensure my mother did not know of all this drama during the wedding because I didn't want to upset her. I am completely appalled by Martha's behavior. I have never seen anyone in my life be so rude and uncaring for a cancer patient in need of such a slight accommodation. Unforgivable behavior.
This can't be the same Martha I had the displeasure of experiencing? My mother held her wedding at Grassy Hill Lodge this Read more...
This can't be the same Martha I had the displeasure of experiencing? My mother held her wedding at Grassy Hill Lodge this past weekend. The entire staff was slow, rude, and inflexible but Martha took the cake. My aunt is undergoing cancer treatments and therefor needed some slight accommodations from the norm. We asked Martha ahead of time if the bridal suite could remain open so that my aunt could occasionally rest/ elevate her swollen feet in private. Martha was extremely argumentative about the bridal room staying open. She was rude to the point of reducing my aunt to tears. She accused my very ill aunt of using the bridal suite as a "party room". In reality she was elevating her foot on the couch while my 70 year old grandmother kept her company. I explained to Martha that she would need to revisit the room periodically to rest, but Martha kept sneaking back over to the room and locking the door. I tried my best to ensure my mother did not know of all this drama during the wedding because I didn't want to upset her. I am completely appalled by Martha's behavior. I have never seen anyone in my life be so rude and uncaring for a cancer patient in need of such a slight accommodation. Unforgivable behavior. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
martha was great food great all around best place ever
martha was great food great all around best place ever
martha was great food great all around best place ever Read less
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starreyd3
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I used Grassy Hill Lodge for my reception venue because I was astounded by the beautiful and surprising interior and the exceptional service from Martha. After going to place after place seeing chandeliers and crystal, I felt warm and cozy at the lodge with their beautiful rafters, sweetheart chairs, hardwood floors, and stone-floored bar area. The place took my breath away. Martha was very kind and helped us work everything out, from delicious meal choices to seating arrangements. The staff was professional and attentive and the food was delicious. Everyone raved about my wedding!
I used Grassy Hill Lodge for my reception venue because I was astounded by the beautiful and surprising interior and the Read more...
I used Grassy Hill Lodge for my reception venue because I was astounded by the beautiful and surprising interior and the exceptional service from Martha. After going to place after place seeing chandeliers and crystal, I felt warm and cozy at the lodge with their beautiful rafters, sweetheart chairs, hardwood floors, and stone-floored bar area. The place took my breath away. Martha was very kind and helped us work everything out, from delicious meal choices to seating arrangements. The staff was professional and attentive and the food was delicious. Everyone raved about my wedding! Read less
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Dejay409
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Working with Martha and the staff at Grassy Hill Lodge was a pleasure. They were well-organized and well thought-out. We wanted to continue our theme of "Simple Elegance", and Grassy Hill Lodge met our personal wants in terms of quality of food & liquor, location, services, reputation, options and finances. This was by far the best deal for our dollar. The day was perfect. We held our ceremony at a church and while we began pictures, we were able to time the cocktail hour to start for the guests. We received numerous compliments on the food, the staff was extremely attentive not only to my husband and me, but to our guests as well. We had a fabulous time and I still hear friends and family say, "you know, yours was the best wedding we've been to in a LONG time!" I truly cannot think of anything that would have made the day better. We were even able to swap out certain appetizers for items we wanted that were not on the menu at no cost, and they even purchased a particular imported liquor I mentioned to offer my relatives, which also is unstandard for ANY bar in the US. They really put forth the extra effort and made themselve available and flexible to meet our needs and our schedule. I highly recommend this venue.
Working with Martha and the staff at Grassy Hill Lodge was a pleasure. They were well-organized and well thought-out. We Read more...
Working with Martha and the staff at Grassy Hill Lodge was a pleasure. They were well-organized and well thought-out. We wanted to continue our theme of "Simple Elegance", and Grassy Hill Lodge met our personal wants in terms of quality of food & liquor, location, services, reputation, options and finances. This was by far the best deal for our dollar. The day was perfect. We held our ceremony at a church and while we began pictures, we were able to time the cocktail hour to start for the guests. We received numerous compliments on the food, the staff was extremely attentive not only to my husband and me, but to our guests as well. We had a fabulous time and I still hear friends and family say, "you know, yours was the best wedding we've been to in a LONG time!" I truly cannot think of anything that would have made the day better. We were even able to swap out certain appetizers for items we wanted that were not on the menu at no cost, and they even purchased a particular imported liquor I mentioned to offer my relatives, which also is unstandard for ANY bar in the US. They really put forth the extra effort and made themselve available and flexible to meet our needs and our schedule. I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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