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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse

Lafayette , CO
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LOCATION

1055 South 112th Street
Lafayette, CO US 80026 (map)

PHONE

303-665-6525

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ABOUT US

We pride ourselves in giving our clients the flexibility to create their unique wedding. Prices and inclusions can be modified to fit any style and budget.

We offer two... Read more
We pride ourselves in giving our clients the flexibility to create their unique wedding. Prices and inclusions can be modified to fit any style and budget.

We offer two unique venues for 20-500 guests. Each venue is totally private for each event and clients get the full use of the house and grounds. Our base prices include UNLIMITED rentals, such as, tables, chairs, linens (in over 65 colors and styles), tableware, non-alcoholic beverages, ice, centerpieces, customized set up, on-site manager, wedding ceremony location with additional chairs, music, microphone, live on-line viewing, rehearsal and coordinator.

Other options are our Vendor Package that can include catering, cake, DJ, florist, photographer, invitations, ceremony officiant, invitations and wedding night suite - each matched to each clients specific needs, style and budget.

We also offer amazing and very popular Wedding Brooch Bouquets made from vintage, new and designer brooches. These can be purchased directly or you can work with our designer to create a custom bouquet to fit your colors, style, theme and budget. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1927
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
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?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
0
Number of suites
3
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
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
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Kameron
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I got married at the Gate House! The staff was wonderful. They made it very easy and stress free. All I had to focus on was getting married. It was so nice
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Victoria
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The place is BEAUTIFUL and our coordinator Lisa was fantastic
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Lionsgate was INCREDIBLE!!! more that we could ask for,
Lisa our coordinator was amazing, she was very attentive and she will
check on us every time, we had a very good experience and our guests fell
in love with the venue and were very please the service Lionsgate provide.
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Deak
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding went perfect. Both Tasha and Myself had an absolutly stress free wedding all because of the Lionsgate center (dove house) facility and staff. I would recommend this venue for any event or wedding.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lisa and the entire Lionsgate staff were wonderful. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful venue!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that we chose the Lionsgate for our wedding ceremony and reception. Alex and the staff were very helpful! They made the wedding process easy and stress free! Everything was beautiful!
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Ellen
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Lionsgate because of the great location between Denver and Boulder. We were so impressed by our event planner, Alex, who helped us through very step and made the experience very simple. We loved the outside area where we held the ceremony an cocktail hour. We would recommend this venue to any bride and groom! They made our wedding day absolutely perfect!
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Phil
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
They were very friendly, did a bunch of different consultations with us and made it a great day. Venue was beautiful.

The onsite manager knew exactly how much space to give us on the day of our wedding and when to ask us questions.
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Chelsea
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVE THIS VENUE!!!! They took care of everything for me! They helped me plan my wedding from another state! It was amazing! We had the wedding of our dreams, we loved the venue and the people. All were very professional and our wedding planner was amazing!! Thank you so much Amy, she is the best. Everything went of wonderful, I have nothing negative to say! I love everyone at Lionsgate, our day was perfect! Thank you so much!!!
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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

Yay!! We are so excited that you are happy! We really strive to make every bride's day perfect and we love hearing that you had a great day! Thank you for your wonderful words!
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Liz
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not begin to say enough about the amazing staff at lionsgate. To me customer service makes or breaks an experience and from the first tour we took with Marie to the last hug from Lisa the customer service never ceased to amaze me. Every staff member is so wiling to help. The gatehouse was the perfect mix of indoor/outdoor space with unique charm and beauty! Every vendor lionsgate paired us with went out of their way to figure out just what we wanted on our special day! The ability to work with all budgets and make it exactly what you want with a built in coordinator the whole time! Such an amazing experience and could not have asked for a better wedding! Don't look anywhere else this is the place to get married
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Venue
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Lori
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Lionsgate fell into our lap after searching and trying to find other venues that combined rustic with modern, country with city and indoor with outdoor. WOW, are we the Lucky ones. I am the mother of the bride and I had to do very little in the process because they were so amazing and professional and accomodating....You will not be disappointed and our expectations were MORE than exceeded. This is the best "one stop shop" wedding venue in Colorado. The staff was great and LISA BROWN was stellar.... Marie Jenkinson, the owner really knows her stuff and how to hire the best. They are very selective about the vendors that they work with, thus saving you the bride and groom from having to do all of the research and then being able to be matched up with the appropriate vendor for your event. Again, from A to Z, invitations being ordered, to table settings, to catering, to photography, to the minister if you need one.... just amazing all the way around. If you are on a budget, don't worry, they will find a package to fit your needs. The venue is beautiful and you have 2 areas so select from, both of which are amazing and have a garden out back where you can combine ceremony and reception from outdoors to indoors seemlessly. We could go on and on, but make sure you stop by and visit with them and find out for yourself.
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Joan
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the perfect day, the perfect venue, and the perfect event manager in Lisa. Providing the linens was a great savings, considering what would be upgrades through rental companies, was included at Lionsgate. Everything ran so smoothly...we could not have been happier.
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Cindy
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The Dove House was the perfect venue for my daughter's wedding and reception. We received many compliments from our guests on the venue. Also, Amy our Event Manager was awesome to work with - she knows her stuff!!!!
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Jenna
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
This place makes the planning of the wedding less daunting. I highly suggest their vendor package. They know their vendors, and who will give you the best outcome. We went through the math, and the package is extremely competitive with choosing individual vendors on your own. But you save time by not having to interview multiple vendors. We didn't have a single vendor that wasn't outstanding. The pricing with the vendors works in a way that you don't have to think about money when meeting with your vendors. For example, the amount you paid the florist won't change with the type of flower you choose. It's wonderful not to have to fret over $10 here or $10 over there.
I cannot rave enough about the event coordinators they have there. They love their jobs. It is SO much fun to plan your wedding at Lionsgate. They have a room where you can design what your tables will look like. They have every table cloth color you could possibly think of and elements of centerpieces that are included in the venue price. Picking out invitations was a lot of fun too! They have binders and binders of them. You send your pictures and they take care of the rest. My wedding coordinator was Lisa Brown. Don't underestimate how important it is for the flow of your wedding to have somebody who is not on your guest list behind the scenes making sure everything is on schedule and everybody is where they need to be. Trust me. You absolutely will NOT have time to do this yourself. Lisa was incredible. She wrangled family for photographers, ran the music for the ceremony, organized the ceremony, helped the reception run smoothly and had wonderful guiding thoughts and information during the planning process. She really made our wedding exceptional.

Lionsgate is a place that will allow you to plan a brilliantly custom and unique wedding without spending a fortune or ages planning. I cannot recommend them enough.
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The Lionsgate was just an amazing place for our wedding. Lisa Brown was exceptional. she was there with us every step of the way. The entire staff was very helpful and the vendor package really made it so much easier to plan our special day. The venue it's self it's like stepping into a different world. Truly lovely.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Gatehouse is beautiful and has many places for picture opportunities! We hired waitstaff but went with our own vendors for catering/DJ etc (helped save money and glad they let you do this!) and waitstaff the day of was amazing and attentive to us and our guests. We did do a bridal show here too and got great ideas and vendor options to look through. Love how they have linens and centerpiece items for us to use and we saved a lot by using their vases and candleholders.
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emfett
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Dove House at Lion's Gate and I could not have asked for a more naturally beautiful and functional place to have a big party. The staff at Lion's Gate was amazingly helpful and very kind. I loved working with all the staff members there! The venue was perfect and the helpful, kind staff made the event so special.
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better place to get married! We did the vendor package at the Gatehouse which made absolutely everything about planning a wedding so easy and convenient! We worked with both Paige and Lisa and had a fantastic time planning the wedding and then at the actual wedding! The pictures also turned out great! The Gatehouse offers a ton of great spaces perfect for photos! I would recommend getting married here to absolutely everyone who is looking!
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Nadine
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony at the Dove House and the space was beautiful. Working with Amy from Lionsgate was a great experience.Amy was very accomdating and answered our every question. She was willing to do whatever we needed to make sure our day went smoothly and that our day was all that we could have ever wanted and dreamed!

Even though Lionsgate is near a major road you would never know once you are on the grounds. The space is beautiful and is the perfect outdoor wedding space.

Our wedding was all that we could have dreamed and more! Everything ran smoothly and Amy made sure that everything was perfect and ready to go. Our wedding experience with Lionsgate was wonderful!
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Kaeleigh
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
After searching and searching for the perfect reception location we came across the Lionsgate Gatehouse and wow!! Amy went above and beyond for us and everything turned out absolutely perfect for our big day. We loved it, everything ran smoothly, there were literally no bumps in the road. I would HIGHLY recommend this beautiful venue and the amazing staff that makes this place what it is!!
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Kara
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Getting married is such a blessing and exciting season in life! Why not enjoy every moment to the fullest? Booking our wedding reception at Lion's Gate was the best and easiest choice we made! Amy and the rest of the staff was very professional and great to work with! This venue has created a place where it is fun and easy to create your dream wedding! They have amazing vendor recommendations and lead us through every little step of the way! This was so helpful to reduce stress and enjoy the engagement for the bride & the entire family!!
Thank you so much Lion's Gate House!!
We love you,
KK
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Private User
Wedding:
12/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter and new son-in-law were recently married in Louisville Colorado. We are extremely grateful to the Gate House and for everything they did to make the wedding exceed our daughter’s dreams and our expectations.
It was a huge event with 600 guests. Our church could only hold 300, so we hosted two receptions on adjacent evenings. This was our first experience planning a wedding and as the mother of the bride, I did not even know where to start. Lisa Brown, our Consultant at the Gate House, is an absolute expert at navigating jittery parents through their first wedding experience.
Lisa was key to making everything run smoothly and she was very helpful when it came to controlling the costs. Lisa is extremely knowledgeable about vendors and her recommendations were spot-on. She was not only able to anticipate things that I would have never thought of, but she was extremely creative, professional, customer service oriented, and cost conscious.
The Gate House was absolutely beautiful for both receptions. Their entire staff when “above and beyond” to deliver the perfect wedding for our very special bride and groom. We cannot thank the Gate House and Lisa Brown enough for the wonderful wedding they made possible for our family.
Services Used: Band, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths,
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Heather
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Gatehouse and it could not have been more perfect. Marie and her staff at Lionsgate are very good at what they do. The best part about this venue is that it can be all inclusive through them or you can piece it together yourself. Read: bring in your own food and alcohol and save a TON of money. The place is beautiful and really requires little decoration. Their wedding planning services were also super helpful. If I had a question all I had to do was email and I had a response within an hour or two. I was never told I couldn't do anything. They were willing to work with all of my ideas no matter how crazy and gave suggestions of what they thought would and wouldn't work. I could not have been happier with our big day and couldn't imagine it having taken place anywhere else.
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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

We are so happy that we could make that special day perfect for you! We pride ourselves on being flexible with any idea for any bride!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend the Lionsgate Center!! My husband and I had 100 guests at our October 2012 wedding and chose to get married and hold our reception at The Dove House. From when we toured the venue to hosting our wedding, the service we received from the staff at Lionsgate continually exceeded our expectations.

We especially liked that we were able to hold our ceremony and reception at the same location. We were also provided the option to hold our ceremony indoors or outside. We were fortunate enough to be able to hold our ceremony outside and it was absolutely gorgeous. We also loved that the venue had microphones outside, so all of our guests were able to hear us.

We also loved that Lionsgate has a liquor distributor, Party Liquor, on-site. It was so simple to coordinate with them and they take all unused liquor back with no restocking fee. We definitely saved money in this area as our guests did not consume as much alcohol as we anticipated.

If you have a chance, attend a bridal show at Lionsgate. We attended one in April prior to our wedding and met almost all of our vendors at the show. It was very helpful that the vendors had worked previously at the venue and we had no worries on the day of our wedding.
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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

Oh yay! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your wedding at the Dove House. October is a beautiful month to have an outdoor fall wedding!

We are also glad you mentioned the bridal show. We hold two bridal shows a year and they are so much fun to get to know all the vendors and get a sneak peak of our property!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with the Lionsgate Center! We got married in the Gate House it was so beautiful. Thanks to the venue and staff for making it wonderful
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Deanna
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I had lots of help with everything. The owner helped me choose a table setup, I hired her for brooch bouquets, everyone was patient even though I was terribly late. I was extremely pleased with price and setup and tear down and dishes and linens were all included. Everyone loved this place and still comments on it's charm.
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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

We are so happy that you enjoyed your wedding here. It is a day about you and we are so pleased we could be a part of it!
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Elisa
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Lionsgate Center was absolutely fabulous but what made it so fabulous was working with their GM, Amy Atwood-Wherry. She was there for us to answer every question along the way and amazing the night of. We planned our wedding in four months, and people thought we were nuts for doing so.......but we had the best experience. I can't recommend Amy or Lionsgate anymore. We truly had our fairytale!
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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

A fairytale is every girls dream! I'm so glad we got to help make yours come true. We really strive to make every step as easy as possible, even for short notice weddings!
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Chris
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa at Lionsgate was a joy to work with and our wedding turned out even better than we ever dreamed. She went above and beyond our expectations and provided us with the best vendors and a beautiful wedding. You would think with set vendors and venue every wedding would be cookie cutter but we truly experienced our own special day. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a beautiful venue at a economical price go to Lionsgate and do a walk through. I would especially like to call out Lisa as a great coordinator and would recommend her to everyone that goes to Lionsgate.
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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

Here at the Lionsgate Center, we like to think we are far from "cookie cutter" and we are glad you think so as well! We work really hard to make every person who walks through our doors have a dream wedding.
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Suzanne
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Outstanding service, very high quality event, was beyond expectations
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Ashlie
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The Gatehouse was wonderful! I worked with Leanne and she was wonderful. Everything went well the day of the wedding, the site was beautiful, and the staff was organized and professional. I received a lot of compliments for the venue and would definitely recommend you consider this venue for you wedding.
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Ryan
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We picked this venue two years ago and have been smiling ever since! They made every aspect of organizing the wedding, the vendors, and the staffing hassle free and even offered more than we actually needed them for! NOTHING could have been more perfect when the day came. Paige Carbone kept everything flowing, stress free, flexible, and smiled the whole time. She even helped us keep the party going by extending our time and making sure we didn't run out of wine for our guests. If we could give them more than five stars, we would. :)
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Amy and the rest of the staff were wonderful from the day we decided to book the venue. Everything was perfect on our day and I am very thankful and happy that we had our wedding at this location!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I loved holding my reception here. They really have everything you need for that day and it is included in the price. It was also a great value if you choose the right days, which I did. It was absolutely stunning in the courtyard and the inside is so beautiful and unique. I got many complements that day for the venue! The coordinator of the day, Amy, was wonderful too. She took care of everything so I could just enjoy.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
The Lionsgate Center has 2 different wedding venues... I got married at The Dove House and it was absolutely amazing. You can choose between a Vendor Package or just a Facility Package. We chose the Vendor Package so everything was included in our price... it made everything so much easier and more fun because your wedding coordinator (included in the price) booked vendors, paid vendors, and made sure everything was there and set up when it needed to be! I do not have a single bad thing to say about anything!!! Amy rocks :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amy relieved alot of stress that was involved in our wedding. I would recommend Lions Gate to anyone that is getting married.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Invitations, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When my daughter accepted her marriage proposal, I did not know where to begin. We had looked at some venues and were surprised what the cost for just the venue was going to be. We contacted the Gatehouse and was amazed at what they offered for the cost. We opted to go with one of the "packages". We met with Amy talked about what we wanted the wedding to look like and she took over. We were contacted by the vendors that she thought would work for us and met with each of them. Perfect fit for all vendors. Each vendor - florist, caterer, cake baker, dj and photographer that were suggested all worked out great. Not only did we get fantastic vendors without having to search out each one individually, but we got a wedding planner (Gatehouse staff -- Amy) to boot. The wedding was beautiful. Better than expected. Great experience. I highly recomend this facility and getting the "package". This is the stress free way to have a wedding and I am sure any event that the Lionsgate Center would host.
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Kate
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
They were great to work with. I liked using this venue because you do have the choice to use your own vendors. They were very accomodating and even changed the linens the day of the wedding because I didn't like the color I had chosen. They worked with all of my vendors and made sure that they had everything they needed. The only downside to this location is that it got extremely hot throughout the day and night and if you want any lighting (uplighting, etc.), it really doesn't work in the Gatehouse.
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
After searching through about 11 different venues, we found the Lionsgate Center through an invitation to a Bridal Show in 2011. The minute I walked through the gates at the Dove House, I had tingles going up my spine. I knew this was where I wanted to get married.

The venue itself is very well maintained. The grounds were immaculate, no crumbling sidewalk, no broken pillars or paint chipping anywhere. The grass was well-kept and the flowers were a compliment to the venue and not overcoming the space.

We had an official walk-thru and the girl who helped us was very helpful. She sat with us and answered all of our questions and didn't rush us out the door for anyone else. We settled on a morning wedding in the Dove House.

Once we signed, I thought I had to take charge of everything. Every time I called the Dove House, they were willing and able to answer my questions. I must have stopped in 20 times with friends and family to show them the venue, walk them through it, looking at linens and tableware. I was so pleased that I could have colored linens on the tables without an extra expense. That alone was well worth it!

The 30-day walk-thru was very quick and very thorough. I have helped 4 other friends with their weddings - planning, crafting, contracting, etc. Never have I EVER witnessed anything as thorough as Amy was during the walk-thru. She asked me all of the important questions and then gave me a copy of the layout and all of the details we had discussed. Plus, she went right to work with my caterer and I didn't have to worry about anything between them.

I was a very organized bride - but I would highly recommend this place to brides who may not feel they are as together as they should be. The whole staff has wedding planning down to a science - yet they are so friendly and wonderful that you actually believe you CAN ENJOY YOURSELF.

The other thing that is important to mention - Amy went to bat for me on our wedding day with my mother-in-law. I couldn't believe it. My mother-in-law turned into a controlling monster, trying to orchestrate the wedding, demanding things that we didn't want, changing stuff how she thought it should be. The day of the wedding, Amy handled her so well and was able to calm the situation. She was my hero.

If you are looking for a clean, cute, friendly venue that will help you with all of the hassles of wedding planning, this is it. If you want a wedding coordinator for the day of but can't afford one, this is the place to be. And if you still feel you must explore other options after visiting, please make sure to ask other venues what they provide. I can almost guarantee that the comparison won't be what you're expecting.
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED our wedding at the Dove House. It was beautifully decorated for us and the old farmhouse makes for a welcoming, comfortable, and open atmosphere for guests to mingle and be a part of everything. Weather allowed us to have the ceremony outside in the back yard which worked out great -- we could not hear the traffic at all from the highway nearby. This location offers many unique areas for photography. I would highly recommend this location for weddings -- some friends got married at the Gate House and loved it as well. Can't go wrong with either!
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Keli
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Loved Lionsgate!!! We had our June 2nd wedding there and it was everything that we hoped it would be. Paige was ecspecially helpful and we really enjoyed working with her.
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hubcap13
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Amy was super helpful! -- We recently moved out of state and we were able to do our walk through via webcam! I loved all the great photos ops at the location check out my pics
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They have a large varity of things you can use for centerpieces/ colored table cloths LOVED IT
I ended up making my own centerpieces but its would be easy for a florist to use the venues glassware etc.
The price was perfect we were on a limited budget and we booked 10 weeks out and got the discounted saturday rate!
We are very happy with our wedding the way it turned out it was a perfect day spent with our friends and family!
Thank you Amy & the Lionsgate Center for a great day!
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Amber
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
My ceremony and reception were held at The Dove House. It was absolutely beautiful. There was lots of room, but the beauty of The Dove House and its gardens made it an intimate setting. The staff there are the friendliest, most cordial and professional staff I've ever worked with. I highly recommend that if you choose The Dove House, be sure and request the exotic chickens be left out to roam the garden. That was the highlight of our ceremony!!
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Karstin
Wedding:
3/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I am not your typical bride. (I'm not too fond of weddings.) But the people at the Gatehouse made it a relatively painless process--they didn't overlook a single thing. On the day of the wedding, all of the little details were minded, and we were free to enjoy time with our guests. Paige and Lisa did a top-notch job, and they made sure our wedding was beautiful, fun, and smooth-running. I loved getting married here!!
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RebeccaK
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
All the ladies at Lionsgate were great. They were so helpful and helped us to very organized they were angels.
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Sheri
Wedding:
1/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughter and son-in-law chose The Gatehouse for the wedding location. The staff there was AMAZING! Everyone was so helpful every step of the way! Leann, Erica, Lisa and Pat were awesome the day of the wedding! Everything went smoothly and cleanup was a snap! Thank you Gatehouse for making their special day so wonderful!!!
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kelsey
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
they took care of everything on their end
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KSS
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the Lionsgate Center. It is a gorgeous, unique venue and they offer so many flexible options to suit what you are looking for. The settings indoors and outdoors are so beautiful and there are many stunning backdrops for the wedding pictures. We initially weren't sure if it was in our budget, but after comparing prices and estimating totals costs with vendors at other venues, Lionsgate is extremely reasonable and worth every penny because of the value you get for your money. Their package option, which allows you to pick what you need and subtract what you do not, was absolutely perfect for us and helped make the wedding planning process fun and low-stress. All of the staff members are fun, professional, experienced, kind, and helpful. They also have great communication so you can always call/e-mail anyone without missing a beat. They were there every step of the way through the whole process and I am so thankful to them for being so wonderful and helping us to have the wedding of our dreams. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue! You will not regret your decision if you book with them!
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corrieg
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Gatehouse and we loved it! It was so nice to not have to worry about a thing! They provided all of our linens, place settings, tables, chairs, centerpieces, and staffing. Everyone was so professional, and our wedding coordinator Amy was so fun and easy to work with.
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Linday
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband I couldn't be more pleased!!! Lionsgate is a beautiful!!! My husband I chose the vender package, which made everything flow very smoothly. Amy, listened to everything we said and guided us in the right directions for vendors. She was also willing to listen and actually wanted to know “our story,” which, I believe helped her to understand the type of couple we were. This in turn, also helped her suggest the perfect vendors that would “fit” best with us. She made is so easy; she made everything easy!! All of the staff is wonderful and all very responsive. Since the wedding, my husband I, have heard nothing but positive comments from those that attended. Some of the comments included were how beautiful the venue was, how well organized it was, “It is the best wedding we have ever been to.” On the say of the wedding, Amy was there guiding and helping with everything and making sure that everything went just perfect, which of course it did!! We had an outside wedding and all we can say about it is “WOW!” The grounds are VERY well kept and have lights in trees. It was absolutely beautiful. We chose the Gate House and had the most amazing sunset pictures! We would recommend this venue to anyone. Overall, we were amazed with how everything turned out. Definitely a day to be remembered!!!
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Miss T
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The Lionsgate Center staff was amazing to work with. The Lionsgate Center has two facilities, both stunning and unique. Whenever I had questions they always called me back before the end of the day (sometimes minutes). They cross communicated super well. They were the perfect combination or resourcefulness, professionalism, and creativity. They made all of our guests including our vendors feel welcome. The grounds are stunning. It is very difficult to find a venue that has classiness without it costing a small fortune. On the other hand it is hard to find something that isn't hippie like that doesn't cost a fortune too. It is my opinion that The Dove House is one of the best kept secrets (though not for long).
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Terry
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Lionsgate Center ~ Dove House was a wonderful experience. They were wonderful, professional and took care of our every need. They were quick to return e mails and phone calls. As the mother of the bride I felt that every detail was covered. They took great care to make sure my daughters wedding went smoothly!
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StefK0323
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Amy was by far the best person to work with us! She answered emails immediately and even let me come in to re-do my table settings! She was always there to answer questions and was there on my BIG day! We loved her!
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kwertin
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
We chose the Lionsgate for quite a few reasons. The staff from the beginning was exceptional and the vendor package is awesome! A lot of other places will have a decent vendor package, but I found that you got the biggest "bang" for your buck here. Marie, the owner was such a pleasure to work with and was very personable. She had picked our vendors who she felt were most compatible, and all but one (not a huge deal at all) were very compatible. We didn't realize that the invitations were included in the vendor package, which was a nice surprise!
Whichever staff person we met with always took the time to work with us in showing us centerpiece designs, linens and set-up. LeAnn, our day-of coordinator was truly fabulous!! She was absolutely all over it on our wedding day! I found out after the fact that there were a couple of issues that she totally fixed with ease, clearly, I didn't even notice, that is how great she was! The Lionsgate is very upfront with costs (even though it can be a little confusing) and we didn't get any surprises. LeAnn also stayed all the way until the end of the event which quite a few coordinators do not do. I didn't really care for the alcohol policy times at first, but after the fact, it was really great! I really liked the fact that you are able to ask for additional alcohol and they can easily get it with no fuss, as well as returning it. They made sure that everything was taken care of for whatever we asked, and this was the first place that we came across that didn't say NO to anything!! The on-site photography is fantastic! Their response time is a little slow, however, it is totally made up for with what they provide. We had 3 photographers, which we weren’t expecting at all! They were extremely friendly and great to work with! The food was absolutely delicious and came out marvelously! I will recommend this place to anyone that is getting married!
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cort.sullivan
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I had the most amazing time/wedding with the Lions Gate. All the girls there are so great and helpful. We did a full package and loved all the vendors that they matched us up with. I would not have wanted it any other way!! I highly recommend them.
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Nancy
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at the Gatehouse on August 7, 2011.
The ceremony and reception went off without a hitch because this is what they do there. We were very happy with the vendor package and there were no surprises. The qualtiy of the services were outstanding. I would highly reccommend this venue to anyone that wants an affordable wedding at a beautiful setting. Great job done by all and it made it so easy for us.
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mrs.jonas
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Lionsgate far surpassed all of our expectations in preparing for and on our wedding day! Amy was phenomenal and provided us with excellent service! We got married only 2 months after getting engaged, so what could have been a very stressful, crazy time of planning was honestly a breeze because of Amy and everyone at Lionsgate! Love love loved it! Recommend them to all! :)
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Erik
Wedding:
6/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough about our experience at the Gatehouse. The staff, the facilities, and overall feel of the experience was exquisite from our very first meeting all the way through the wedding and beyond. My fiancée (now wife!) and I were debating our options in terms of venues and vendors. Every place we visited (and we visited many) didn't compare to the completeness -- the absolute feeling that everything was going to flow... that everything was assured -- that we felt at the Lionsgate Center. They made our special day a day where we will only have fond memories to recall!! -- Erik Johnson and Renée Kershaw (Johnson)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we picked this venue! Everything turned out perfectly, the staff was great and helped out so much. I wasn't stressed out at all and felt that they did so much in helping us plan and get everything organized for our big day.
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aimeelking
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I called and stopped by with questions over and over and Paige and the other ladies at Lionsgate were always helpful and calmed my bridezilla mode. Going in to the wedding I really had no idea what I wanted aside from a tight budget and a huge cake, and Paige really took the time to explain things to me (I was really clueless) so that I could have my dream wedding on my budget. Everything turned out amazing and I wouldn't have done it any other way looking back on it.
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that we picked the Lionsgate center. From the very first encounter, which was a tour, down to the actual wedding ceremony and reception, EVERYONE was wonderful!!! I have absolutely nothing negative to say!! They even worked with us on the deposit (because money was a little tight at one point), and rehearsal times. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the LIONSGATE CENTER to anyone, for any event!!! ~A very happy Bride~
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Anna
Wedding:
3/15/2011
5.0/5.0
The Dovehouse was an amazing setting for our wedding. Thank you for making it a perfect day! Every single detail was executed perfectly! Marie and her staff were wonderful at corresponding via email since we were planning long distance. Their onsite managers were incredible during the wedding and ensured everyone's needs were met. Y'all absolutely exceeded our expectations! The vendors on their package were a perfect fit--thanks so much for accommodating my requests! We truly had the wedding of our dreams and would love to provide a reference to anyone considering a Dovehouse wedding. Thank you all so much!
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AmandaCT
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I got married and had my reception at the Gatehouse in October 2010. Amy and Marie were amazing! All of the attention I received with coordination was fantastic! They were willing to work with us on little things and went the extra mile in making sure everything was taken care of for the day of! The bar/wait staff were great! Everything went off w/ out a hitch! We were so happy with everything we had there, I recommend this venue to ANYONE! The facility fee includes sooo much that other venues nickle and dime you for. The ability to bring in your own food and alcohol are priceless and really helped us in saving money there! Lionsgate Center is a must visit when wedding venue shopping! cheers!
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alexandra
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I got married there on 9/6/10. I booked my wedding a month prior to the event and everything came out beautiful. Leann was wonderful! She was very down to earth and flexible. She made me feel like anything we needed was possible and not a problem. I really appreciated her help. The Gatehouse was beautiful inside and out. I got so many compliments and people asking me how I found the venue. It was truly a night to remember.
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Shannon
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at the Gatehouse and it was incredible. The whole process from the first time we looked at the venue through our wedding was so easy and effortless on our part. The staff is great! Everyone is very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend the vendor package...it makes planning a wedding much less time consuming and stressful. Every detail of our wedding was perfect!
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AlexCT
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
I just recently had my wedding here and was beyond impressed! The office staff were warm and friendly and assisted with every detail of my event. The package deal was sooo helpful in the planning process and I was happy with all the vendors. Not to mention the place is GORGEOUS inside and out!! I would recommend this facility to anyone for any event!
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eortez
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
All of the ladies at Lionsgate are so helpful. They worked with us right up to the last minute with changes and new ideas. They were also very helpful with answering questions and advising on how to best do things (like a seating chart vs. place cards - so much easier and everyone liked it better!). Leann was especially helpful both the night before and the day of the wedding with last minute details and getting everything put together.
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I
Wedding:
2/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Gatehouse in February 2010. I loved this place!!! We booked our wedding two weeks prior to our event and everything went so smoothly. This venue is beautiful and amazing. My wedding was perfect. LeAnn was amazing and everyone was so nice and willing to do what ever we wanted. I am very glad we used this venue. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect night!! Thank you Lionsgate center!!!
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Leigh
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Dove House on 9/25/09 and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding day! The staff at Lionsgate was amazing from start to finish. We used the vendor package & we were so happy with all of our vendors. The staff was extremely helpful with guiding us in the right direction based on what we invisioned from the very beginning. The staff at Lionsgate is very responsive to all questions / concerns. You can tell they all have a lot of experience in the industry and we felt like they really care about making your wedding day special. The wedding flowed very smoothly. One of the things we really liked about Lionsgate was that everything that you need for your wedding day is right there on site! No rentals, no hastles! I would recommend Lionsgate to anyone. What a very special wedding venue!
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riderzblock
Wedding:
8/7/2009
5.0/5.0
We were married at the Gatehouse and it was a beautiful venue for our ceremony and reception. I shopped around and it had everything I wanted-beautiful grounds for the ceremony, numerous photo ops, an air-conditioned reception area, and they allowed us to bring our own alcohol which saved us a lot of money. The other thing that was so reassuring for me, was that they had everything we needed, I didn't have to rent tables or chairs, or linens and they take care of everything. I was able to visit the venue several times with my sister, my mom, DJ and others. I was able to play around with the centerpieces and linens to make sure my ideas would work. They were always responsive to my phone calls and emails. There were no surprises on our final bill-I really don't have any complaints.
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Stephi831
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
I recently got married at the Gatehouse and I cannot tell you enough how great they were. The location is beautiful, the staff is fantastic, and the vendors they provide were great.
I highly recommend the vendor package. All the stress that I saw my friends go through when they were getting married never happened! It was so easy to plan my dream wedding because the awesome Gatehouse staff did most of the leg work. They find vendors for everything and then all you need to do is meet with them and let them know what you want. The only thing you need to bring is the alcohol which saves you money. The vendors they chose were fantastic, especially our caterer Greens Point Catering. The food was amazing and their staff was the best. So, my wedding experience was perfect, and I give a lot of that credit to The Gatehouse. Thanks!
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Vicky
Wedding:
7/2/2009
5.0/5.0
The Gatehouse was an awesome venue. LeAnn our MC was on top of everything and helped us throughout the night to make sure everything was going as planned. We were able to contact the Lionsgate people with any questions we had at any time.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
This is the most wonderful place! The setting is beautiful and magical. The staff is the best I have ever dealt with on any level. This is the place to have a wedding, reception, special event, etc. They are the best!!!!!!!!
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Leanne
Wedding:
3/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding and reception at the Gatehouse was the best decision we ever made. Across the board, the quality was fantastic. The biggest thing is that all of the staff were wonderful. Every time that we had questions or needed advice, they were happy to help. AMY WHERRY WAS WONDERFUL and helped me feel calm and in control during the whole experience. I did a full package with them and they booked all of our vendors according to our needs and we got to work personally with all of them. It made everything so easy and we loved all of the vendors that they matched us with! On the day of the event, everything went smoothly from beginning to end, with all of the vendors taking care of our every whim. We are so happy that we had our wedding here. It was very low stress and we knew that we were in good hands.
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Sarah
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved the Lionsgate! The staff and location truly made our wedding perfect. From the start, the entire staff was very helpful and curtious to me and my family. They went above and beyond to help us each step of the way, from planning our table settings to helping me figure out the order of my bridesmaids. And they are open on weekends, so I didn't have to take days off work to plan with them. LeeAnn was especially helpful and patient. The day of the wedding went without a hitch. The tables, chairs and decorations were set up exactly how we'd planned. Our guests loved the unique design of the buildings, too. One guest said the Dovehouse reminded her of a classy night club - a nice break from the sqaure banquet halls you find at hotels. Overall, I would highly recommend the Lionsgate to any bride and groom.
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AmyM
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I loved Lionsgate Center, we had our wedding and reception at the Gatehouse and it was perfect. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they were there every step of the way to assist with anything we needed. We felt it was a great value compared to a lot of other venues we checked out. We did the vendor package and were so happy we did, it took all the stress out of the planning. Everything was wonderful the site manager was awesome and was very helpful with everything! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a venue.
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trhender
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue with a great staff. Amy helped make the process smooth and painless. We had the ceremony outside in front of the beautiful fountain, and the reception inside in the new atrium. They were able to make every idea we had come to life. They provided all linens, vases for centerpieces, dinnerware and mixers for the bar. I couldn't ask for a more perfect day!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/26/2008
5.0/5.0
The Lionsgate Event Center is an outstanding venue. The quality of service and professionalism of the staff goes beyond expectation. I have had 2 events at the Lionsgate and both events exceeded my high expectations. From the moment we decided to book here the staff went over the top to help me with invitations, decor ideas, ceremony details, and were an amazing help with creating a reception that was not run of the mill. I was very particular in what I wanted and did not want and the staff helped me to finalize really important decisions with ease. Both events were perfect. I look back at my pictures and am thrilled of the memories I will have forever. I would recommend the Lionsgate Event Center for any bride and groom as they are very flexible, professional, humorous, and most of all dedicated to making one of the most important days of your life one to cherish.
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Emilie Casseday
Wedding:
6/15/2008
5.0/5.0
They were absolutely amazing!!! Incredible service, place, decor, the list goes on and on. They were even very gracious and helpful when we would stop by unannounced to ask questions! The price was fantastic too! I would use them again and again!!!
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KatieB
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
WORKING WITH LIONSGATE WAS BEST! THEY MADE MY WEDDING A BREEZE FOR ME! MY ONLY WORRY WAS PICKING OUT MY DRESS! THANKS MARIE AND GIRLS! :)
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Grabwil
Wedding:
5/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Planned a Wedding with Lionsgate Center and couldn't have been more happy with the facility the staff and the vendor package. The staff works with you very in depth about what exactly you want and they make it happen! I have been around friends and family that have planned weddings at other locations, and they dont help you what-so-ever they are there to sell you the facility and thats it, you are on your own. With Lionsgate they are there to help every step of the way. They even delt with my mother-in-law's constant phone calls with questions and minor changes with a smile. If they can make her happy they can make ANYONE happy
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Paige
Wedding:
5/14/2008
5.0/5.0
It was the best day of our lives! It was awesome and I wouldn't change a thing. From start to finish we had great experience. The staff are so friendly and experienced. They include so many rental items that you don't have to worry about added costs, running out of anything and the stress of things not showing up that day. Even included in the price are the non alcoholic beverages and the ceremony music with coordinator!
Their offices are open so much that we could always get in to see someone and ask questions. They gave us the flexibility to decide if we wanted to hire our own vendors or add a very reasonably priced vendor package.
We toured a lot of facilities and Lionsgate included more than any other place we toured. Our pictures are beautiful and you can tell they spend a lot of time and $$ keeping the facility looking beautiful.
All of the office staff are wonderful...Leanne, Marie, Amy, Sabrina, Sarah, Molly...all of them are helpful, fun and know what they are talking about!!!! We were paying for our own wedding and felt comfortable that that price was the price and it was. By the time our wedding got here we felt like we were friends with everyone in the office.
Not sure what expectations a few of these reviewers had. Some people won't ever be happy and find things to be unhappy about. I suggest you go to the Lionsgate and tour for yourself because our event was flawless. OXOXOX
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Lionsgate is really friendly and super helpful. We used their "vendor package," which I highly recommend. They sat down with us and got an idea of what we wanted for the wedding, then made arrangements for all of our other vendors (catering, flowers, dj, etc). They provided a day-of coordinator that made sure everything was going smoothly the entire night. All-in-all, I feel like my husband and I made an excellent decision by using Lionsgate Event Center. It was a dream wedding.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Invitations, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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kkielley
Wedding:
6/17/2005
5.0/5.0
We loved this event center. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful in planning our perfect day. Many of our guests complimented us on choosing such wonderful venue for our wedding/reception.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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andrea
Wedding:
2/22/2003
5.0/5.0
Our Wedding planner Amy, provided by the Dove House, was who made the experience perfect. When we were engaged I did not want a long engagement and we planned our wedding in 2 months and it was perfect. There was not a single thing I would change. They provided the linens, the center pieces and best of all piece of mind. Amy was there to ask any questions we had. We also ordered our invitations through the Dove House.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Al
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.9/5.0
Lionsgate staff was so professional & skilled at what they do, that we really didn't have to worry about a thing for our daughter's wedding. They took care of everything. We used a caterer & photographer who had never worked with Lionsgate before & both are looking forward to continued relationships with this venue. It was beautiful, exceeded all of our expectations, and was competitively priced. Alex, our coordinator, was a gem and everything went off flawlessly. Phone calls and/or emails were returned promptly and questions answered immediately. We could not have asked for a better venue. We especially loved that we could use any combination of their recommended vendors or our own. I challenge anyone to find a better overall value & receive better overall service!
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Allison
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.9/5.0
Working with the Lionsgate Center has been wonderful! We didn't have to worry about renting anything! Everything we needed they provided, which meant that there was one less thing for us to think about! The grounds and the buildings are beautiful and full of character, and all of their staff were so helpful. Amy was the point of contact for our wedding, and was always ready with answers to our questions and suggestions on how to make things run smoother. And when Amy wasn't around other members of staff were more than happy to help out and answer my questions.

We booked the Gatehouse for the entire day... which was expensive... but the cost was totally worth it as the day of our wedding was as stress free as could ever be expected. :D When my maid of honor saw the venue on the day of she said "Wow. This is a fairly tale venue." And she was spot on. We could not have asked for more!
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/19/2013
4.9/5.0
Lisa is absolutely AMAZING! In fact everyone at Lionsgate is Amazing. They are all really friendly and willing to work with you. My wedding day was just so perfect, and I didnt have to worry about a thing, because Lisa handled it all. We could not have choosen a better venue, and I cant wait to be back for a friends wedding in the Spring!
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/3/2013
4.9/5.0
Lionsgate was such a beautiful place to have our wedding! Lisa was great throughout the entire process, including the wedding day. Anytime we needed something she made sure the make it happen! If you are looking for a venue that includes basically everything, this is the place!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Lionsgate was a beautiful place to have our wedding and reception. Our event coordinator was in constant contact with me up until the day of the wedding and the flow of the day was very smooth. I liked that the vendors I chose worked well with the Lionsgate staff and knew the event center well. My wedding was absolutely amazing and I would recommend Lionsgate to others in the future!
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/20/2013
4.9/5.0
Back when I was 13 years old I helped cater a wedding at the Gatehouse at Lionsgate, and I knew from that very moment that that was the place I wanted to get married. Even after 11 years, and looking into other venues, I kept coming back to Lionsgate. After attending a wonderful bridal show there, and meeting with the amazing Paige Carbone, I was sold! Everyone at the Gatehouse, especially Paige, was so helpful in making my dream wedding come true. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect venue or picked a better staff. Both the Gatehouse and Dove House at Lionsgate are beautiful and extremely fair priced for all that is included. I would highly recommend them!!!
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Veronica
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
They were priced decently, had good selection. They did charge my credit card twice and it took about a week and half for them to refund it which is why I gave them a 4.5 star on responsiveness.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/28/2012
4.9/5.0
I had such a wonderful experience working with the staff at the Gatehouse! Everyone was super helpful and so friendly and knowledgable. I recieved so many compliments on how beautiful the venue is and how wonderful everything turned out. I highly recommend the Gatehouse at Lionsgate Center in Lafayette!
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Travel
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jackie
Wedding:
8/12/2012
4.9/5.0
love this venue!!
what can I say, we fell in love with the Dove House and knew it was the place where we wanted to have our special day and it was perfect!

they were very helpful with everything, the centerpieces, the linens the organization of how the day was prepared it was perfect!!

I wish i could get married again, like tomorrow and I would totally have it there again!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We held our wedding at the Dove House in June and could not have been happier with how things turned out. The Lionsgate staff were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and worked with us throughout the planning process. We ended up using the vendor package which the facility offers and the vendors which we were paired with were perfect for us. We didn’t have any problems through either the planning process or at the wedding itself. We are so happy we ended up using the Lionsgate Center.
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LHenderson
Wedding:
2/19/2012
4.9/5.0
AMAZING!!! They were beyond helpful and understanding. Sometimes they would not respond to calls as quickly as I would have liked but that is trivial. The value cannot be beat and my guests loved the Dove House! As did I. Everyone was able to spread out throughout the house (dining table area, bar area, cocktail table area, dance floor, living room with fire place) and enjoy the reception how they wanted to. I HIGHLY recommend this place!
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/17/2011
4.9/5.0
Lionsgate was a beautiful venue to have our wedding ceremony and reception! Many guests commented that they were impressed with the wedding facility and the whole wedding in general and we think Lionsgate was a huge part of that! Leanne and the other Lionsgate staff were helpful throughout the whole planning process and were always available to answer questions. Leanne was also helpful during the day of the wedding, even when we had an issue with our cake from another vendor. Something that is great, and an amazing money saver, about having Lionsgate as your wedding venue is that there is a lot of flexibility with your other vendors. Lionsgate does not have a list of vendors you must choose from and because of this we were able to choose the best vendors for us in regards to price and style. Thank you Lionsgate for truly doing everything possible to make our big day the best it could be! :)
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ERIN
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.9/5.0
THIS WAS THE EASIEST AND BEST WAY. I LOVED THE WAY THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE HANDLED EVERY THING. ALL I DID WAS CONTACT THE VENDORS THAT THEY PICKED AND MAKE DECISIONS AND EVERY THING WAS TAKEN CARE OF. IT WAS BY FAR STRESS FREE AND FUN. THE DAY WAS BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT...
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Jocelyn
Wedding:
9/28/2012
4.8/5.0
I LOVED MY WEDDING! It would not have come together without all the help they provided me at the Lionsgate Center. Not only did I feel like my wedding was personalized due to their vast selection of linens and vases for centerpieces, but I was treated with respect in a calm manner when I was getting stressed. They really help you cover all the details- things you don't really think about and will help you brainstorm solutions to last minute hick-ups. There was a minor portion of the schedule that i felt could have transitioned sooner, but if I had it to do all over again, I would DEFINITELY use the Dove House and work with the Lionsgate Center again!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Paige and Lionsgate were amazing. They really went out of their way to make our special day run smoothly. They helped us get organized so that we didn't forget the little details. Our wedding was beautiful and ran so smoothly. It was expensive, but worth every penny.
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John & Marilyn
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.8/5.0
The first time we stepped foot on the grounds of the Lionsgate Center and walked around the site to see how beautiful it was landscaped, we knew this was the perfect place for our wedding.
The ideal setting for a outdoor garden wedding with all the nature flowers, tresses, mountain view to the west, was perfect for us. As we did not have to add any flowers, just enjoyed the grounds beauty that was provide!
Then we met Paige ~ what a delite she is to have as our wedding planner &/ or site coordinator. We also worked with Marie and a few other staff members. We felt like they all were all on top of any questions that we may have asked of the Lionsgate Center.
We also attended a Bridal Show that was at the Center ~ very nicely done with several vendors to choose from. We walked away knowing who we wanted for our vendors -Greens Point Catering (the food was exceptable good) -Petals from Heaven w/TerriLynn (her talent with bouquets and center pieces was a very special touch -Party Liquor (was handled very professional) -Rev. Kim Tavendale (did a nice ceremony) -All Digital Vidoe ( Cal and his photographers were at every point/angle of the wedding & you should see the 1111 photos we have to chose from, beautiful -and the 5280 Mobile DJ w/Cameron added for a fun reception!
But most of all, we were for sure the Gatehouse was going to be the perfect dream setting!
On 6.10.12 ~ Pagie and all the other vendors made the day come off without a hitch!
Our family and friends attending the wedding, kept telling us what a beautiful site for a wedding and were just amazed how smoothly the day went. They all loved the fact of the garden wedding and just having to walk into the reception (not drive some where) and set down to a served meal to enjoy the evening!
Thank-you so much Paige and Marie for helping to creating a wonderful day for Kelsey & Korey Oakley's wedding - we all loved it !!
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rkust
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
The Gatehouse was an amazing ceremony and reception venue! I thought that all of our wants and needs were meet as far as the staff at Lionsgate could provide and if it wasn't a service they provided, they had great recommendations, ideas, thoughts, etc to point us in the right direction. Amy (at Lionsgate) was able to help me with everything I had though of PLUS everything I hadn't thought of. She made several suggestions that we ended up going with because it made the most sense for us! I highly recommend the Gatehouse at Lionsgate, the venue is beautiful and the staff is amazing!
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Tara
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.8/5.0
Beautiful venue and provided excellent service. We loved the "play room" where we could try out different linens and centerpieces. Because they set up the tables/linens we saved money on our catering bill. The venue was not cheap...but we also chose to have our wedding on a Saturday during the summer. If you are able to afford this place it is worth it.
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Jasmin
Wedding:
6/10/2011
4.8/5.0
The Gate House was an absolutely perfect venue for my wedding. The staff is amazing and there is so much included in the price while still allowing the bride to chose her own caterer and alcohol. It is also a really beautiful place for pictures especially in the summer.
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Mrs.MegW
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.8/5.0
We chose Lionsgate for many reasons: the ceremony space and reception space are in the same place, the linens, flatwear, glasswear and centerpiece vases are all included, and the flexablity of the staff. They helped us pick our vendors, did our invitations, allowed to come "play" with linens and centerpiece ideas whenever we wanted, and were absolutely amazing on our wedding day. LeAnn, our day-of coordinator was on point and helped smooth out some of the issues during set-up.
We had to pay for an extra hour of set-up time which we didn't really like but when we showed up on the wedding day there were issues with the plumbing. The owners addresses the problems right away and had someone fixing it ASAP. The water and restrooms were ready to go right as we were inviting guests in from cocktail hour. Needless to say because of this mishap, they didn't charge us for the set up time, and allowed us to stay an hour after our scheduled time (including paying our caterer and DJ to stay an additional hour). I am very thankful for LeAnn and know she worked her butt off to make sure our day was perfect. She also stayed all the way until the end of the event which is rather rare. I would highly recommend Lionsgate Event Center!
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Gigi
Wedding:
8/1/2010
4.8/5.0
LOVED the Gatehouse at Lionsgate Center. Leanne J. was our wedding planner and everything came together beautifully.
I suggest going with the vendor package. It really helped that our vendors knew the venue and staff.
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Veronica
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.7/5.0
Absolutely, beyond grateful that we booked our wedding here! I was a little peeved our site coordinator called in sick the day of our wedding and didn't leave notes for those that took over- but other than that- Alex and Lisa saved the day! Alex was super patient and super helpful and Lisa was always there to help out. I loved the vision the owners had for the venue and really appreciate all the little details they helped out with- The Vendor Package that they offer saved me time, money and effort when planning! I'd recommend any one to have an event there or get married there and stay in a suite! They are amazing! :)
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Julie
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.7/5.0
The Lionsgate Center venues are a perfect spot for a wedding! If you go there be sure to work with Amy Wherry as she is by far and away the best member of the staff. Other members are quite nice but do try to steer clear of the owner who isn't quite as professional as the team members. Working with Amy was a joy from a planning perspective and the day of the wedding it was wonderful to have a person who was as dedicated as we were to ensuring that the guests had a great time. The advantage of using the Gatehouse package was that I did not have to do a bunch of individual negotiations on price. And each of the vendors cared very much about being used by the Gatehouse again since it is such a perfect venue. In addition the onsite Liquor store was very convenient and made sure that we had the absolute right amount of alcohol for the evening. The other advantage of using the Gatehouse was that I did not have to worry about having the right linens or having the tables set... etc. They really were a full service organization. I do believe the value could be a wee bit better and that statement comes from having shopped 7 different sites before deciding on the Gatehouse. Again once the decision was made to go with Gatehouse, and once I had met Amy Wherry, absolutely everything was a joy and she was fabulous to work with so by all means for the best experience, try to get her! I would use this organization again in a heartbeat if I knew that I could work beginning to end with Amy!
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sam
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.7/5.0
The site is beautiful and the staff is great! You will not be dissapointed to host your event here!
The only drawback is you are charged for anything that is missing/broken/etc - which in the beginning I didn't think was a big deal. At the end, we were charged for lots of missing glasses and wax on tablecloths - have someone in your group be in charge of making sure everything is accounted for before you leave. You will enjoy the venue for sure! Amy is great!
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comtn-view
Wedding:
1/23/2004
4.7/5.0
We were married in January and I wanted to have the ceremony outside if the weather was appropriate. The staff at the Dove House were very flexible in making arrangements for either scenario and let us wait up to the morning of the wedding to make our final decision to hold it outside. Everything turned out perfectly and I couldn't have been happier with this facility.
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Deborah
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.6/5.0
Daughter searched all over Denver metro area for a venue that she liked and would suit the type of wedding she was hoping for. She found this venue and once we visited she knew this was the place.
Staff was very professional and helpful (some of the items we discussed were not on our tables but tables were set beautifully with out items). My daughter had a very specific design for her wedding centerpieces etc. Having moved to and met her fiancé in Nashville, she wanted some Nashville themed items but did not want the typical country wedding.
She did a lot of work and they were very flexible and helpful (including confusing emails regarding seating etc from us to Audri our coordinator). She was extremely patient with us and nothing but helpful and flexible with helping us achieve my daughter's goals.
Day went off without any issues, daughter had wedding of her dreams (including chickens!) and we had many compliments on venue, staff and all the efforts for a beautiful wedding.
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Joyce
Wedding:
3/17/2013
4.6/5.0
The Dovehouse is a beautiful venue. Great pricing for last minute bookings if you can be flexible. They were very flexible working with us and exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and reception. They have a lot of experience with weddings and are very organized. I would recommend this venue for a bride looking for a lower cost venue with great atmosphere.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

Joyce, we were so happy to spend your big day with you. We greatly appreciate your review! We really do pride ourselves on our prices and you are exactly right that the short notice can really save you! We hope to hear from you soon!
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Beth
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.6/5.0
My husband and I took advantage of the Lionsgate vendor package and we could not be happier with that decision. The staff at Lionsgate took the time to truly understand us and recommend superior vendors that completely met our needs. Although we had the option to change we chose to keep every single recommendation and it took so much stress off of our shoulders from the initial process of interviewing and hiring all the way through to the day-of and final billing.
Every staff member of Lionsgate was a dream to work with. They always responded quickly to any questions we had and we were invited to "drop-in" as often as we needed so I was able to show off the place to family that visited throughout the planning process. That was really important to me since I'm living far from all my family and bridesmaids. This made it possible for them to be there to help me choose linens and make other key decisions.
The venue was absolutely gorgeous and all of our guests commented about how comfortable they felt and what a good time they had. We truly and the perfect day and highly recommend Lionsgate to all engaged couples looking for a (relatively!) stress-free wedding planning process and a memorable and happy wedding day!
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Priscilla
Wedding:
7/22/2005
4.6/5.0
WOW, this place is a must to visit!! They are extremely flexible with the planning and focus thier goal on pleasing the customer!! Your needs will come first and not for more/extra $$!! I have NO complaints and would highly recommend. The staff is exceptional!! You can have your dream wedding here, the way you have envisioned!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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BrideBek
Wedding:
6/4/2005
4.6/5.0
This is a beautiful site, and I really enjoyed my wedding here. The staff really made it a great experience, and helped keep things running great despite glitches out of their control. Only suggestion is to be sure to get a big block of time for the reception and wedding rental- we had both at mine and the time was a bit scrunched- we could have stayed longer but we had to clean up and get out so the next wedding could arrive.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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jules1423
Wedding:
8/3/2003
4.5/5.0
Beautiful setting and helpful staff
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Lisa & the owner of Lionsgate, Marie, were very accommodating on our short notice planning schedule. It's not a big business, one of many, just a number type venue and I really liked that we could walk around and see the venue and check out all of the linens, centerpieces, flatware, etc at our leisure (if a wedding wasn't taking place just then) to get a sense of what our big day would be like ahead of time.
I loved that the tables, chairs, linens, plate ware, stemware, centerpiece containers, etc were included so I could pick something from a set list, but that they do also allow you to bring in your own things if you prefer. We picked out our ceremony music, but Lisa found the songs and compiled them in order and took care of the start/stop, etc. As far as I know, the servers/staff did well (no one complained to me afterward) and there was not a cake cutting fee which is nice.
The location is BEAUTIFUL - we had our ceremony and reception in the Gatehouse and the weather was terrific and everyone told me afterward what a beautiful ceremony it was. We did take advantage of the online live stream of the ceremony too - had an out-of-state friend who watched online. As for the Gatehouse, all 5's.
The only reason I am rating 3 areas with 4's instead, is because we did opt to stay in one of the on-site suites on our wedding night, and for the money, I wish we would have gone to a nice hotel instead.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
This venue makes planning your wedding less stressful and way more enjoyable! The wedding cooridnators handle all of your needs in the package for a decent price. You won't have to worry about finding your florist, caterer, photographer, ordering stationary, etc. They will help you find it all! They also run everything the day of flawlessly. I was able to freely enjoy the big day with no worries at all. It feels like you hired your best friend to everything for you from start to finish. It is a fabulous venue for the bride that wants to feel comfortable, at home, and well taken care of on her big day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Paige at the Lionsgate Event Center! She worked hard to make our wedding day very special and everything that we had dreamt it would be.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
This is a beautiful and great place to get married! The gatehouse staff was very friendly and helpful. The only problem I encountered was inconsistency in answering questions from person to person at the gatehouse, but this was not a big deal. I thought they were awesome and would definitely recommend them.
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Adrianne
Wedding:
9/26/2008
4.3/5.0
Lionsgate was great to work with. They have a beautiful reception site and responsive coordinators. The price of the vendor package is hard to swallow at first, but well worth the money. A full meal and bottle of champagne in your hotel suite after the reception is worth a lot and we spent an hour finally eating, drinking and catching up on the evening.

Marie is very flexible with options and really understands where brides are coming from. The wrong DJ showed up at our wedding and we got a full refund. Our first florist was awful and they let us switch at no charge. Nice to have a middle man there to defend you if something like that happens.

One downfall is how strict they are with the timing of when you get your reception supplies in and out of the venue. Our family and friends were left with picking up all of our boxes and booze. I wish they would allow us just a little more time to get our stuff out. Just be aware of this and have it well planned who is going to pick up things.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

We are thrilled this client had a wonderful time at their wedding and everything went well. The DJ that showed up was from the correct company, it was just a different person than the bride and groom thought they were going to see, however, he did a great job but the company was still willing to give them a full refund as a good will gesture. Don't know why they felt the load out wasn't smooth, we allow 1 hour to pack up gifts and personal items and if they took longer that would have been okay, also the catering staff and our on-site manager helped them, plus at their planning meeting (1 month before) we went over all of the load out details and asked them to assign people who would be responsible for their gifts, etc.
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Patricia
Wedding:
8/30/2013
4.2/5.0
The venue itself is beautiful. You really can't see or hear traffic so much as it is off of a busy traffic road. The outside garden area perfect for outdoor weddings and the gatehouse beautiful and roomy for reception. The tables with linens were provided and were also wonderful. The service was ok in my opinion. We didn't buy they're package so we did alot ourselves which they were ok with that. That made it affordable for us. We were so happy with the way everything turned out. I would recommend this venue.
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Aly
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.2/5.0
Just an immaculate center coupled with gorgeous views and service. The price is right and I felt like they really know what they're doing and what weddings need to go off without a hitch, well, I guess with a hitch. I really appreciated how flexible they were and their commitment to meet every demand. Highly recommended.
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ab81509
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.2/5.0
We loved our venue! It is so beautiful and charming. We worked with several different people at the facility, and each one was really helpful. Our day of event coordinator though, really had no personality and wasn't really eager to help. Cost-wise-- it ended up being a lot more than we had originally planned. They tell you about the taxes and gratuities, but in the beginning when it isn't all added up, it doesn't seem like much.
Over all we loved our venue and it was the perfect fit for us
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
Overall I was happy with having my wedding & reception at the Gatehouse. I liked the location and the options that they provided. Most of the staff was helpful, although some were more helpful than others. I did, however, have an issue with price matching that they said to do. It seemed to be smoke and mirrors and nothing could be guaranteed.
Nonetheless, I brought in my own vendors and was happy with that. The audio during the outdoor ceremony was somewhat difficult to hear and it was a little warm inside the house once we started dancing, but the reception was beautiful and Lauren was a great help with everything. I would recommend it, but be careful when signing your contract.
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Aaren
Wedding:
9/17/2012
4.1/5.0
This was a great place to get married. I got married at the Dove House and it was beautiful. The only thing i didnt care for was my event planner. It was an inconvience for her that i couldnt meet before 2 on a work day so I had to meet with another planner. On our rehersal day we were told 4 O'clock and she showed up at 435 not taking any responsibility and the day of my wedding the order of the people walking down the aisle was a little out of place and i was told well sorry its already been done as i was waiting to walk down the aisle. It all worked out but I look back on my day and i just wish things would have gone differently. I would of loved to have one of the other event planners as they were all wonderful, other than that this facility was amazing. I just would have preferred to have a more professional event cordinator. I do reccomend this facility as it is gorgeous.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

Aaren,
We really appreciate that you took the time to rate us! We know we can always improve something and what you have to say will not go unheard. I am truly sorry that your day was not perfect! You, nor I could have forecasted that this event coordinator was not going to be on top of this and for this I am sorry! We allow any of our brides to request a different event coordinator and wish you could have done this to make your day everything you dreamed. I also want to thank you for letting us know how beautiful our facility is. We are always thinking up ways to spice it up and make it perfect and I am so glad that it met your expectations!
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Bride
Wedding:
10/4/2008
2.5/5.0
The Gatehouse was a beautiful venue to have our wedding. However, I do NOT recommend using their vendor package. All of their vendors were a disaster the day of the wedding, except for the caterer. Nothing went as planned and the on-site manager was worthless. Throughout the entire process they kept saying "don't worry about it, we take care of this or that" whatever it is you are asking, their response is, "don't worry we take care of that." They do not!! Please be advised no matter how much they tell you they will do - pay attention to all the details yourself. They make you feel stupid for being concerned about all these details and yet at our wedding not one thing was carried out as we had asked or planned. Plus, everything felt very rushed. It was all awful. If I had extra money laying around I would like a re-do, however, that is not a possibility. Its a day I cannot get back. Overall, the location was beautiful, but the vendors were awful for a hefty price tag.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

We did absolutely EVERYTHING this couple requested both before and during their wedding. Only snag was the cake BUT it was fixed in time. Some people are impossible to please no matter how hard you try or what you do. Interesting that this bride gave our site manager who worked their event an extra gratuity at the end of the event, hugged her and told her everything was beautiful (other than the cake issue). PS the baker ended up not only giving them the beautiful cake she provided totally FREE but also paid for several luxury excursions during their honeymoon in Hawaii - now that is great service!
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Kellie
Wedding:
7/22/2007
2.3/5.0
The Lionsgate Event Center is a very beautiful place to get married. My pictures were incredibly gorgeous because of the background I had. However, They are very expensive, and do have hidden fees that are not listed on their initial price quotes. The wedding coordinators they provide are very inflexible and will not work well if you have another planner/coordinator involved. For instance, my fiance and I had a personal friend who was a wedding coordinator and wanted her to coordinate things for us. When we signed our contract with Lionsgate we were told that we would have to work with the coordinator they provided. She made things miserable for us because she insisted on having the last word and would not disclose information to the entire planning party. She ended up pitting my mother against my personal friend/coordinator. The other thing that really torqued my fiance and I off was the fact that they are extremely inflexible with last minute changes and where and how you can place things. If you have a very creative and independent flair I would not reccomend this venue because you will end up with a headache that not even alcohol can cure!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

We take extreme offense to these statements! We have absolutely NO hidden fees. This client was only charged our base facility fee, added guest fees for over 150 according to a final guest count they gave us, one hour of added set up time and sales taxes. All of which are clearly outlined in our brochure, in their contract and they requested/agreed to 4 weeks before the event and paid for in advance. They were not charged a penny more, not even for a broken glass!

We also pride ourselves in being flexible and encourage our clients to add their own unique twist to their event. Not sure what she is talking about in her statement but we did everything that was asked of us both before and during the event.

The client's "wedding coordinator" who was also a friend, was very frazzled (as described by another guest), inexperienced and just didn't know what she was doing in general. If our very experienced on-site manager hadn't stepped in on a few occasions several things would have fallen apart or not have gone well. For example, the quartet the client hired to play for the ceremony, walked out before they played the final song because their contracted time had passed. They stated they would only stay if they received their added fee immediately. The client's wedding coordinator was actually going to walk down the aisle (during the ceremony), and ask the bride's mother (sitting in the front row) if she was willing to pay the extra and get the money - WHAT?!?!? Our site manager stopped her, and instead of agreeing to the quartets blackmail, used one of our CDs and played the exact same song for the recessional - guests never knew what happened, problem solved!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.1/5.0
The gatehouse is absoultely beautiful we loved it HOWEVER we had some staffing issues, we did self catering and we were told that the staff would heat and refill our "hot" food in the warmers THIS DID NOT HAPPEN !!!! We had to throw away a TON of spaghetti NONE of our guests got 2nds, the staff was heating plates up in the micorwave, for 2nds for our wedding party NOT OKAY!!!! And not to mention my mother and mother in law were there late finishing everything up and my mom went to go get the left over wine and champaigne , and they told her that there was none left HUGE LIE !!!! 4 CASES WERE LEFT OVER and they tried to tell us that it was not ours and it was the venues, my mom had to pull out her receipt and shoe the staff and said really you want to argue with me about this being our wine!!! Now I want it now, and they were like oH im really sorry it is yours , and my mom was like yes!!!!!!!!.. and then we had colossal cocktail shripm there was a 5 gallon conatiner of it leftover , and the kitchen staff tried to hide it beinhd soem other things in the fridge, and told us we had no business in that firdge because nothing of iurs is in ther LIE!!!! all teh shrimp were in there, a couple of family memebers walked into the brides room and there were two servers in there over by our belongings, looking through the stuff on the vanity! And so my aunt said EXCUSE ME! And tehy looked at her and said they were looking for dishes and glasses!! I DONT THINK SO !!! When you pay more than 10,000 for the venue and staff you expect to get better quality than this!! I ahev emailed them twice and have gotten no response.
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Jane
Wedding:
1/1/2010
1.8/5.0
I was a guest at the wedding and I thought this place was horrible. I thought the staff was rude. It is a beautiful location, and the food was good. The acoustics are terrible, and the DJ will talk in the mic and you will not understand him.
We were in the smaller room and had less than 150 guests. Everyone was very scattered. The room was hot, and everyone kept saying so. When I asked them to cool it down, they said, oh are you hot? We'll open a few doors (two doors) which only cooled people down by the doors. This was not a hot time of year (it was maybe 65 degrees outside) but the groom had beats of sweat going down his face.
So everyone probably scattered outside because inside was way too hot.
I saw them have a long conversation with the bride/groom/mom and dad (45 minutes). I am not sure if it was about money, or what, but I know that money was not an issue for the family (it was my immediate family). I thought it was rude and tacky to take up so much of the brides time. I could tell it was not the bride (or brides family) who initiated the conversation as they were being talked to by the staff. I hope it was an absolute emergency.
I know it is about the bride, and not the guests, but I talked to a lot of people and we did not have a good time. If I could have, I would not have gone at all.
I think the lack of control the DJ has over the vib makes a major difference. The many rooms and confusing layouts makes it easy for a relatively small group to spread out, and hard to find people.
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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

Reviews from guests at a wedding aren't very fair since they are not aware of the true situation or what the client requested for their event. The DJ and Caterer and other vendors are not associated with our facility as each client hires whomever they choose.
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Justine
Wedding:
6/19/2011
1.6/5.0
WHAT I AM RATING HERE IS THE VENDOR PACKAGE LIONSGATE OFFERS.

The lionsgate is a nice place to get married and most of the staff is professional and pleasant. I would give the venue and the wedding day coordinators a 5 star on service, responsiveness, professionalism, and flexibility.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THE VENDOR PACKAGE. You end up loosing money, and they put their brides with the same vendors. Although they say it is individualized, I received vendors that were nothing like my style. I did not like my photographer (would not meet with me), florist (not what I asked for), DJ (many little issues), and caterer (good food but difficult to work with)! and I am not that particular when it comes to any of these things. Marie is a business woman, out to make money, so do yourself a favor and find your own vendors. I don't think they would offer this package if it did not make them money.

I thought the vendor package would save me some time and instead it gave me months of headaches and a wedding I was not satisfied with.
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Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

WOW this is absolutely unfair and complete untrue! We booked some of the best vendors in Colorado for this client, each and every one of them (including us) went far above and beyond all requirements and inclusions in order to make this bride happy. In the end she received an absolutely beautiful wedding which ran smoothly with no issues whatsoever. For example the photographer staffed FOUR photographers for her wedding of 67 guests, where any other photographer would have only staffed one. I have seen their photos which are stunning! The caterer was excellent and the food was beautifully presented and delicious. The florist provided additional flowers at absolutely no charge and the bouquets were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The DJ was also wonderful and several people told our staff person that night how great he was. True we are business people and need income in order to operate our beautiful facilities, however, we have NEVER taken payments from vendors for their services! In the end we provided this client excellent service which was indeed custom fitted to what she requested. I guess you can't please everyone no matter how hard you try - but we still try anyway.
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shouldawouldacoulda
Wedding:
4/26/2009
1.6/5.0
My advice to anyone looking for a rating on any venue-when you are on a review site scroll to the very last page as you will get a more accurate review. All the great reviews seem to come first.
OUR EXPERIENCE WAS THIS
DAY OF WEDDING- SITE REPRESENTITIVE COMES TO ME AND SAYS SHE SUFFERED A CONCUSSION. As sorry as I am for her, why is she here???? She immediately tells me not to worry as she has some new girl shadowing her. After that, I saw our representative very little throughout the night?
NONE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENTS WERE MADE- like last call !! None of them I repeat.
FEW WEEKS BEFORE WEDDING- Owner of this facility telling us how she hates her husbands ex-wife and her goal, to be married to her husband longer than the first wife-HOW PROFESSIONAL IS THIS? WE WERE A LITTLE DAZED AND CONFUSED AFTER THAT!

Also I would pick a place that gives you longer than 4 hrs. with a stiff upcharge for going over.
Marie convinced us the photographer would be 1/2 hr tops, and he was really good, I'll give him that but it was soooo much longer and really cut into our reception. Go with your own instincts!!!!!
SO WITH 10 MINUTES TO GO HERE COMES THE WEDDING GIRL TELLING ME HOW MUCH FUN EVERYONE IS HAVING-WOULD I LIKE TO EXTEND? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
I'M BUSY AND CAN'T KEEP TRACK OF TIME AND BACK TO THOSE ANNOUNCEMENTS?
NO LAST CALL, NO NOTHING AND I'M LOOKING AT 10 MIN. OR 250.00 A HALF HR, I BELIEVE, BUT THEY FORGET TO INCLUDE THAT THE VENDORS HAVE TO GET PAID FOR STAYING OVER TOO, SO, THE WEDDING ENDED VERY ABRUPTLY!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Invitations, Wedding Venue
Lionsgate Center: Dove House & Gatehouse responded with the following comments:

I don't even know how to respond to this bride's comments as they are ALL TOTALLY UNTRUE and completely twisted!!! We took care of this client, just like we do with every client in answering all of their questions along the planning process, being very upfront with all costs, including overtime, and overseeing the entire event, which went wonderfully with all the appropriate announcements, etc. It is very sad that a bride we really liked and felt we helped create a wonderful event for makes these types of statements. :-(

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