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La Mirage

North Haven , CT
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111 Scrub Oak Road
North Haven, CT US 06473 (map)
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Shelby
Wedding:
4/26/2014
3.4/5.0
The ceremony and reception went much better than my husband and I participated. We had our misgivings but it turned out to be a great day. We were unhappy with the hidden bar service fee which was scribbled on our original contract but not discussed and was surprised to see a huge bar service fee when we were finalizing our package.

The food was fantastic and the DJ who was referred to us by La Mirage was wonderful.

A bridal room would have been convenient and an extra bartender was needed. The bartender did a fantastic job but he should have had help serving a wedding reception.
The ceremony and reception went much better than my husband and I participated. We had our misgivings but it turned out to Read more...
The ceremony and reception went much better than my husband and I participated. We had our misgivings but it turned out to be a great day. We were unhappy with the hidden bar service fee which was scribbled on our original contract but not discussed and was surprised to see a huge bar service fee when we were finalizing our package.

The food was fantastic and the DJ who was referred to us by La Mirage was wonderful.

A bridal room would have been convenient and an extra bartender was needed. The bartender did a fantastic job but he should have had help serving a wedding reception. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
The website is misleading. A year before our wedding we made a deposit to hold our date. The entrance lobby was being redone I asked if it would be finished by time we got married, I was told yes. 2 weeks before wedding we went to sign paperwork and the lobby was still being worked on, a year later!!! During the signing we were hit with hidden fees costing us ab $800 more then the original paperwork stated. We were charged for DJ to come 30 min before ceremony to set up, charges for DJ table and another charge for my bridal party to show 30 minutes before ceremony. We were told by Bud that we could not show until the ceremony time. Few days before wedding I had to drop off our centerpieces, seating charts etc we had a set time to get together. When I called to let Bud know I was coming he answered the phone "what do you want" very unprofessional and the. Stated "he was busy & would call me later when he was set to meet with me" again very unprofessional. During each visit with Bud he was very grouchy and rude and we felt rushed. Last visit with Bud he have us a set schedule for ceremony and reception stating we had to follow the schedule and be out on time. We had to pay for an extra hour just so we could get photos done, and had to shorten the ceremony. Whole time we felt rushed and family members to this day still make remarks about it. And let's not forget that during my wedding the lobby area was still not done!!!! It was an embarrassment to have our family and friends walk into this place with construction going on. I've been in 3 weddings as a bridemaid and never dealt with such rudeness. I do not recommend this place and feel the owner needs to sell it and move on.
The website is misleading. A year before our wedding we made a deposit to hold our date. The entrance lobby was being Read more...
The website is misleading. A year before our wedding we made a deposit to hold our date. The entrance lobby was being redone I asked if it would be finished by time we got married, I was told yes. 2 weeks before wedding we went to sign paperwork and the lobby was still being worked on, a year later!!! During the signing we were hit with hidden fees costing us ab $800 more then the original paperwork stated. We were charged for DJ to come 30 min before ceremony to set up, charges for DJ table and another charge for my bridal party to show 30 minutes before ceremony. We were told by Bud that we could not show until the ceremony time. Few days before wedding I had to drop off our centerpieces, seating charts etc we had a set time to get together. When I called to let Bud know I was coming he answered the phone "what do you want" very unprofessional and the. Stated "he was busy & would call me later when he was set to meet with me" again very unprofessional. During each visit with Bud he was very grouchy and rude and we felt rushed. Last visit with Bud he have us a set schedule for ceremony and reception stating we had to follow the schedule and be out on time. We had to pay for an extra hour just so we could get photos done, and had to shorten the ceremony. Whole time we felt rushed and family members to this day still make remarks about it. And let's not forget that during my wedding the lobby area was still not done!!!! It was an embarrassment to have our family and friends walk into this place with construction going on. I've been in 3 weddings as a bridemaid and never dealt with such rudeness. I do not recommend this place and feel the owner needs to sell it and move on. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
We got married at La Mirage in November 2013. We had to reschedule our wedding date and Bud, the owner, was very understanding. I'm not sure why other people had a different experience? I found him to be a very nice older gentleman with lots of helpful information. I do wish I had purchased an additional hour -- my ceremony started late so there wasn't as much time for dancing. But overall we were very pleased.
We got married at La Mirage in November 2013. We had to reschedule our wedding date and Bud, the owner, was very Read more...
We got married at La Mirage in November 2013. We had to reschedule our wedding date and Bud, the owner, was very understanding. I'm not sure why other people had a different experience? I found him to be a very nice older gentleman with lots of helpful information. I do wish I had purchased an additional hour -- my ceremony started late so there wasn't as much time for dancing. But overall we were very pleased. Read less
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Fabulous
Wedding:
10/10/2013
1.1/5.0
When we went to see it it was great. At our 2 week \"closing\" the owner, BUD, turned into Dr Jeckle & Mr Hyde. He was a nightmare. Rushed everything, things had to be HIS way, everything was extra money. Beautiful place but he needs to step down. Pass it off and finish the lobby once and for all.
When we went to see it it was great. At our 2 week \"closing\" the owner, BUD, turned into Dr Jeckle & Mr Hyde. He was a Read more...
When we went to see it it was great. At our 2 week \"closing\" the owner, BUD, turned into Dr Jeckle & Mr Hyde. He was a nightmare. Rushed everything, things had to be HIS way, everything was extra money. Beautiful place but he needs to step down. Pass it off and finish the lobby once and for all. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
Every girls dean is to have an amazing wedding, and the only reason why my day was amazing was because I married my best friend and was surrounded by family and friends. Don't let this place fool you on how beautiful it is. The owner is a awful man to deal with, and is nothing but money hungry. He messed up on my food and the whole time I thought my wedding was rushed. Do not get married here!!!! The price is reasonable but the owners are awful. At one point they made me cry during my wedding bc the service was just plan rude! He is the worse man I've ever had to deal with and ever met. Go somewhere else!!!!!!
Every girls dean is to have an amazing wedding, and the only reason why my day was amazing was because I married my best Read more...
Every girls dean is to have an amazing wedding, and the only reason why my day was amazing was because I married my best friend and was surrounded by family and friends. Don't let this place fool you on how beautiful it is. The owner is a awful man to deal with, and is nothing but money hungry. He messed up on my food and the whole time I thought my wedding was rushed. Do not get married here!!!! The price is reasonable but the owners are awful. At one point they made me cry during my wedding bc the service was just plan rude! He is the worse man I've ever had to deal with and ever met. Go somewhere else!!!!!! Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Ladies this is the place for your Wedding. Bud was GREAT. The food is more than you expect .
Ladies this is the place for your Wedding. Bud was GREAT. The food is more than you expect .
Ladies this is the place for your Wedding. Bud was GREAT. The food is more than you expect . Read less
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bbbride
Wedding:
9/9/2011
1.4/5.0
This place was so so. I really liked the garden but by the time I got married some of the grass was brown. The person who runs the place, Bud, failed to mention HIDDEN FEES. Just prior to signing the contract we asked if there were any other fees and we were told no. About 10 days before the wedding we were hit with about $500-$600 in fees including a fee for the DJ to set up his equipment and to use a table. He also failed to mention that we were not allowed to rent chair covers from anyone except for him. He was not forthcoming with information at all. The waiters took food from the tables before our guests were finished eating or drinking. It seemed they were more interested in cleaning up and finishing up for the night well before our time limit on the hall. The food also was very bland.
This place was so so. I really liked the garden but by the time I got married some of the grass was brown. The person who Read more...
This place was so so. I really liked the garden but by the time I got married some of the grass was brown. The person who runs the place, Bud, failed to mention HIDDEN FEES. Just prior to signing the contract we asked if there were any other fees and we were told no. About 10 days before the wedding we were hit with about $500-$600 in fees including a fee for the DJ to set up his equipment and to use a table. He also failed to mention that we were not allowed to rent chair covers from anyone except for him. He was not forthcoming with information at all. The waiters took food from the tables before our guests were finished eating or drinking. It seemed they were more interested in cleaning up and finishing up for the night well before our time limit on the hall. The food also was very bland. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Nancy and Ken
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
We got married here almost 5 years ago and it was the most wonderful day of our lives. The food was great, the grounds were beautiful, the ceremony was perfect and our guests still talk about the wonderful day they had. It was such a pleasure working with the owner, Bud as well. We highly recommend La Mirage!
We got married here almost 5 years ago and it was the most wonderful day of our lives. The food was great, the grounds Read more...
We got married here almost 5 years ago and it was the most wonderful day of our lives. The food was great, the grounds were beautiful, the ceremony was perfect and our guests still talk about the wonderful day they had. It was such a pleasure working with the owner, Bud as well. We highly recommend La Mirage! Read less
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Alba
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
They did an excellent job on our wedding reception. They matched colors perfectly and did everything I asked them to do with no hesitations!
They did an excellent job on our wedding reception. They matched colors perfectly and did everything I asked them to do Read more...
They did an excellent job on our wedding reception. They matched colors perfectly and did everything I asked them to do with no hesitations! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Venue
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loveisus2
Wedding:
10/11/2008
3.2/5.0
Bud the owner is very hard to work with. Bud yell at our DJ three times, the bartender gave the best man 10 budlights to give to the wedding party while we waited in the lobby because we were thirsty, no one even asked us if we needed anything, & Bud the owner yell at both our best man and the bartender & call our best man greedyfor taking so much beer! My table favors were not even put on the correct tables they were just put on any table the staff felt like putting them on and then when my mom said something to the staff about it they told my mom that my wedding party did it! The wedding party was with both myself & my husband all day! It was an ok night but i believe it could have been better had Bud been on top of things.
Bud the owner is very hard to work with. Bud yell at our DJ three times, the bartender gave the best man 10 budlights to Read more...
Bud the owner is very hard to work with. Bud yell at our DJ three times, the bartender gave the best man 10 budlights to give to the wedding party while we waited in the lobby because we were thirsty, no one even asked us if we needed anything, & Bud the owner yell at both our best man and the bartender & call our best man greedyfor taking so much beer! My table favors were not even put on the correct tables they were just put on any table the staff felt like putting them on and then when my mom said something to the staff about it they told my mom that my wedding party did it! The wedding party was with both myself & my husband all day! It was an ok night but i believe it could have been better had Bud been on top of things. Read less
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kims18143
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.1/5.0
wonderful place to have reception, beautiful grdens for photos!
wonderful place to have reception, beautiful grdens for photos!
wonderful place to have reception, beautiful grdens for photos! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/5/2007
2.1/5.0
I had my wedding reception at La Mirage 8 months ago. I was excited to have my reception here because it is a nice place with very nice grounds for outdoor wedding photos. I was disappointed with several things about this place.

First of all, a couple of days before the wedding, they told me they needed me to provide all of the place cards with meal selections for all 150 people. They never mentioned it at ANY of our prior meetings...not to mention I know someone else who got married there and La Mirage provided all of the place cards with the meal selections for them. Poor communication on their part given how many times we met at the owners over the course of a year.

Second, on our wedding day, the staff was very grumpy, disgruntled and rude. Our DJ was organizing us to walk in and telling us how we should do it. The owner got upset and said we should do it HIS way because it's better. Honestly, it wasn't. Also, during the night, one waitress came up to me with a place card that was wrong and was very very rude to me. She snapped at me while I was sitting at the head table saying, "is this a joke? is this some kind of a joke?! what is this?!" She should have been more polite about it.

Thirdly, they never put our toasting flutes out (which were given to me by a relative). Halfway through the night, long after our toast, they took them out for us to use. We NEVER got our toasting flutes back after that.

Lastly, at the end of the night, the owner took the microphone and snapped that everyone needed to leave. His attitude upset many of my guests. To this day they still mention it. All he had to do was politely ask people to leave.

While I understand that no wedding can go perfectly, I want others to be informed as to what happened to me. While this place was very inexpensive and most affordable in comparison to most others, they were not as professional as their competition.
I had my wedding reception at La Mirage 8 months ago. I was excited to have my reception here because it is a nice place Read more...
I had my wedding reception at La Mirage 8 months ago. I was excited to have my reception here because it is a nice place with very nice grounds for outdoor wedding photos. I was disappointed with several things about this place.

First of all, a couple of days before the wedding, they told me they needed me to provide all of the place cards with meal selections for all 150 people. They never mentioned it at ANY of our prior meetings...not to mention I know someone else who got married there and La Mirage provided all of the place cards with the meal selections for them. Poor communication on their part given how many times we met at the owners over the course of a year.

Second, on our wedding day, the staff was very grumpy, disgruntled and rude. Our DJ was organizing us to walk in and telling us how we should do it. The owner got upset and said we should do it HIS way because it's better. Honestly, it wasn't. Also, during the night, one waitress came up to me with a place card that was wrong and was very very rude to me. She snapped at me while I was sitting at the head table saying, "is this a joke? is this some kind of a joke?! what is this?!" She should have been more polite about it.

Thirdly, they never put our toasting flutes out (which were given to me by a relative). Halfway through the night, long after our toast, they took them out for us to use. We NEVER got our toasting flutes back after that.

Lastly, at the end of the night, the owner took the microphone and snapped that everyone needed to leave. His attitude upset many of my guests. To this day they still mention it. All he had to do was politely ask people to leave.

While I understand that no wedding can go perfectly, I want others to be informed as to what happened to me. While this place was very inexpensive and most affordable in comparison to most others, they were not as professional as their competition. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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mishtanis
Wedding:
5/6/2006
3.2/5.0
The only negative comments I have regarding this venue is the parking lot and bathroom. The parking lot needs to be bigger. The bathroom was a bit dirty for a fancy reception hall.
The only negative comments I have regarding this venue is the parking lot and bathroom. The parking lot needs to be Read more...
The only negative comments I have regarding this venue is the parking lot and bathroom. The parking lot needs to be bigger. The bathroom was a bit dirty for a fancy reception hall. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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