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Milton Ridge

Clarksburg , MD

LOCATION

26130 Frederick Road
Clarksburg, MD US 20871 (map)

PHONE

240-372-4442

WEBSITE

View website
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ABOUT US

Milton Ridge is a unique all-inclusive wedding ceremony and reception location. Offering the perfect, intimate and elegant setting for weddings. Located in the rolling hills of Maryland... Read more
Milton Ridge is a unique all-inclusive wedding ceremony and reception location. Offering the perfect, intimate and elegant setting for weddings. Located in the rolling hills of Maryland between Frederick, MD and Washington, DC. The beautifully restored Chapel and newly built Reception Hall have been created exclusively for weddings with special attention given to details. We have taken out the stress of finding great vendors for you.

We offer over 11 different services, and each vendor has been hand picked. We also have negotiated a better price for you from each of our prefered vendors.

We want your planning process to be as stress free as possible!

For more information, contact Tracy and let her introduce you to all of our vendors at 240-372-4442, or email Tracy at info@miltonridge.com, of find us on the web at www.miltonridge.com. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2001
When was your venue last renovated?
2007
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1850
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?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Digital Files
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Rosie. K
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge was a beautiful and quaint location perfect for my husband and I’s wedding day! We wanted a small, simple wedding with a touch of elegance to make our wedding an even more special event! Tracy is the most important link to ensure the day comes together perfectly. She was a wonderful planner throughout and made everything come together very well. The staff was so nice and accommodating and the food was delicious! Thanks to the Chef Wahid. Overall, the venue was just right for our guests, a lot of whom were coming from out of town, so having the ability to have our ceremony and reception at the same location was convenient. Milton Ridge has amazing grounds for taking beautiful pictures, especially in June.
Thank you Milton Ridge!!!
Milton Ridge was a beautiful and quaint location perfect for my husband and I’s wedding day! We wanted a small, simple Read more...
Milton Ridge was a beautiful and quaint location perfect for my husband and I’s wedding day! We wanted a small, simple wedding with a touch of elegance to make our wedding an even more special event! Tracy is the most important link to ensure the day comes together perfectly. She was a wonderful planner throughout and made everything come together very well. The staff was so nice and accommodating and the food was delicious! Thanks to the Chef Wahid. Overall, the venue was just right for our guests, a lot of whom were coming from out of town, so having the ability to have our ceremony and reception at the same location was convenient. Milton Ridge has amazing grounds for taking beautiful pictures, especially in June.
Thank you Milton Ridge!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Vanessa
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I love Milton Ridge and will recommend them to everyone I know. Tracy Brooks and her team where the absolute best host anyone could ask for. They handled everything I had no worries the whole day. The food was hot and delicious and my wedding day was out of this world. Check out the pictures to see the true beauty
I love Milton Ridge and will recommend them to everyone I know. Tracy Brooks and her team where the absolute best host Read more...
I love Milton Ridge and will recommend them to everyone I know. Tracy Brooks and her team where the absolute best host anyone could ask for. They handled everything I had no worries the whole day. The food was hot and delicious and my wedding day was out of this world. Check out the pictures to see the true beauty Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Tracy Brooks is wonderful to work with. From the moment that we booked our wedding to our wedding day, Tracy was very helpful and accommodating with all of our questions and request. We had a seated dinner at our wedding and the entire meal was exceptional and the entire staff was very professional.
Tracy Brooks is wonderful to work with. From the moment that we booked our wedding to our wedding day, Tracy was very Read more...
Tracy Brooks is wonderful to work with. From the moment that we booked our wedding to our wedding day, Tracy was very helpful and accommodating with all of our questions and request. We had a seated dinner at our wedding and the entire meal was exceptional and the entire staff was very professional. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
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Lee
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
To say Milton Ridge was a “great” wedding venue for our daughter and our new son-in-law would be an understatement. “Perfect” would better capture how their wedding day went at Milton Ridge. The newlyweds and their 100 guests were all treated to a truly special event which was all orchestrated by the very talented and dedicated Milton Ridge coordinator, Tracy Lynn Brooks. Tracy is simply the best wedding coordinator on the entire planet. Period! From the first time we met with Tracy and every time afterwards, whether in person or through emails, she had only one goal: to make our daughter’s wedding an exceptional day. And there were no unforeseen surprises.
The wedding ceremony itself was expertly performed by the very warm and loveable Fr. Rob who could not have been more perfect for the newlyweds. Everyone said what a great job he did.
The floral decorations of the chapel and reception hall exquisitely captured our daughter’s wedding colors of hot pink and orange. Laura and Kerri of Event Plus Design gave the same attention to detail as Tracy. They did a great job working within our budget and making many excellent recommendations which only added to the splendor of the day.
The catering services also first-rate as the hors d’oeuvres and entrees were superb. Many of the guests commented on the excellent selection and quantity available. The entire staff was also professional in every sense of the word.
As for the venue itself - the Bridal Cottage, Historic Chapel, and Reception Hall – all exceeded our expectations, as the newlyweds were treated to a wonderful (and worry-free) day that they will cherish for a long time. Having the chapel and reception hall adjacent to each other on expertly managed floral grounds was nothing short of wonderful.
To say Milton Ridge was a “great” wedding venue for our daughter and our new son-in-law would be an understatement. “ Read more...
To say Milton Ridge was a “great” wedding venue for our daughter and our new son-in-law would be an understatement. “Perfect” would better capture how their wedding day went at Milton Ridge. The newlyweds and their 100 guests were all treated to a truly special event which was all orchestrated by the very talented and dedicated Milton Ridge coordinator, Tracy Lynn Brooks. Tracy is simply the best wedding coordinator on the entire planet. Period! From the first time we met with Tracy and every time afterwards, whether in person or through emails, she had only one goal: to make our daughter’s wedding an exceptional day. And there were no unforeseen surprises.
The wedding ceremony itself was expertly performed by the very warm and loveable Fr. Rob who could not have been more perfect for the newlyweds. Everyone said what a great job he did.
The floral decorations of the chapel and reception hall exquisitely captured our daughter’s wedding colors of hot pink and orange. Laura and Kerri of Event Plus Design gave the same attention to detail as Tracy. They did a great job working within our budget and making many excellent recommendations which only added to the splendor of the day.
The catering services also first-rate as the hors d’oeuvres and entrees were superb. Many of the guests commented on the excellent selection and quantity available. The entire staff was also professional in every sense of the word.
As for the venue itself - the Bridal Cottage, Historic Chapel, and Reception Hall – all exceeded our expectations, as the newlyweds were treated to a wonderful (and worry-free) day that they will cherish for a long time. Having the chapel and reception hall adjacent to each other on expertly managed floral grounds was nothing short of wonderful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tracey and Pastor Lee were wonderful!! Great service and very flexible. Would recommend to any bride!!
Tracey and Pastor Lee were wonderful!! Great service and very flexible. Would recommend to any bride!!
Tracey and Pastor Lee were wonderful!! Great service and very flexible. Would recommend to any bride!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Bruce
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
A dream wedding for my daughter - - - PERFECTION!

Tracy and the team were wonderful to work with and handled every detail with a smile.

The venue is so beautiful and elegant, we could not wish for more. The food was well prepared and presented, and the DJ was FUN.

I would recommend Milton Ridge to anyone, with no reservation. It was a pleasure working with them and the result was AMAZING!

Thank you Tracy and Milton Ridge!!!!!
A dream wedding for my daughter - - - PERFECTION!

Tracy and the team were wonderful to work with and handled Read more...
A dream wedding for my daughter - - - PERFECTION!

Tracy and the team were wonderful to work with and handled every detail with a smile.

The venue is so beautiful and elegant, we could not wish for more. The food was well prepared and presented, and the DJ was FUN.

I would recommend Milton Ridge to anyone, with no reservation. It was a pleasure working with them and the result was AMAZING!

Thank you Tracy and Milton Ridge!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Alice
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Staff were courteous and helpful, food was excellent, DJ kept all running smoothly. Only drawback was one ladies restroom.
Staff were courteous and helpful, food was excellent, DJ kept all running smoothly. Only drawback was one ladies restroom. Read more...
Staff were courteous and helpful, food was excellent, DJ kept all running smoothly. Only drawback was one ladies restroom. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge was perfect for my now-husband and I's wedding day! We wanted a small, simple wedding and it delivered with just the right amount of elegance to make our wedding a more special event! Tracy was a wonderful planner throughout and made everything easy to follow. The staff was so nice and accomodating and the food was delicious! Furthermore, even though the venue overall isn't huge, there were so many beautiful places to take pictures, especially in June, and all of our pictures turned out amazing!
Milton Ridge was perfect for my now-husband and I's wedding day! We wanted a small, simple wedding and it delivered with Read more...
Milton Ridge was perfect for my now-husband and I's wedding day! We wanted a small, simple wedding and it delivered with just the right amount of elegance to make our wedding a more special event! Tracy was a wonderful planner throughout and made everything easy to follow. The staff was so nice and accomodating and the food was delicious! Furthermore, even though the venue overall isn't huge, there were so many beautiful places to take pictures, especially in June, and all of our pictures turned out amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Milton Ridge was a dream come true. The Chapel and reception hall are very special, elegant and sophisticated spaces. Tracy helped us with every detail of the wedding including decor and menu - she is attentive, caring and truly made us feel as if our wedding was the most important thing. With her ideas and help the decor including candles created an absolutely stunning environment! The chapel and reception hall were romantic and beautiful - she has amazing taste and talent. The food was incredible! All of our guests commented on how fantastic the food was and how they loved Milton Ridge - the positive energy and beauty is hard to put into words - everyone had a wonderful time not just because it was a wedding - but because all of the details, the food and special ambiance made people very happy and joyful. Elegant and sophisticated were words our guests used to describe Milton Ridge.
Our wedding at Milton Ridge was a dream come true. The Chapel and reception hall are very special, elegant and Read more...
Our wedding at Milton Ridge was a dream come true. The Chapel and reception hall are very special, elegant and sophisticated spaces. Tracy helped us with every detail of the wedding including decor and menu - she is attentive, caring and truly made us feel as if our wedding was the most important thing. With her ideas and help the decor including candles created an absolutely stunning environment! The chapel and reception hall were romantic and beautiful - she has amazing taste and talent. The food was incredible! All of our guests commented on how fantastic the food was and how they loved Milton Ridge - the positive energy and beauty is hard to put into words - everyone had a wonderful time not just because it was a wedding - but because all of the details, the food and special ambiance made people very happy and joyful. Elegant and sophisticated were words our guests used to describe Milton Ridge. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Bernadette
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely cannot say enough good things about this venue. The coordinator, Tracy, is an absolute doll to work with. She makes things easy and painfree. Whenever I had a question, I had a quick and thorough response. She was very accomodating and willing to work with whatever we wanted. The venue itself is beautiful - very neutral tasteful colors, buttercream walls, wood floors, very clean and crisp. It's basically a beautifully elegant blank canvas for whatever decorations you want - you dont have to worry about clashing like you do with a busy hotel carpet or drapes or wallpaper or the millions of other issues we ran across with other venues.
The catering is amazing, it was set up beautifully and everything was delicious, we received a lot of compliments on how good everything was. The staff treated us like superstars, catering to our every need, checking in on us regularly to make sure we were happy and not in want of anything.
It truly does work the way they say it does, all of the vendors work together to make the evening flow flawlessly. The only vendors we didn't go with were the photographer, officiant and ceremony musicians, so I can't speak to their quality, but I'd assume it's up to par with everything else.
You absolutely MUST use their hair/makeup stylist, florist, cake baker and DJ Fela - these vendors were so spectacular its beyond words, but I'll review them separately.
I would 100% recommend this vendor to any and everybody - it's truly top notch.
I absolutely cannot say enough good things about this venue. The coordinator, Tracy, is an absolute doll to work with. She Read more...
I absolutely cannot say enough good things about this venue. The coordinator, Tracy, is an absolute doll to work with. She makes things easy and painfree. Whenever I had a question, I had a quick and thorough response. She was very accomodating and willing to work with whatever we wanted. The venue itself is beautiful - very neutral tasteful colors, buttercream walls, wood floors, very clean and crisp. It's basically a beautifully elegant blank canvas for whatever decorations you want - you dont have to worry about clashing like you do with a busy hotel carpet or drapes or wallpaper or the millions of other issues we ran across with other venues.
The catering is amazing, it was set up beautifully and everything was delicious, we received a lot of compliments on how good everything was. The staff treated us like superstars, catering to our every need, checking in on us regularly to make sure we were happy and not in want of anything.
It truly does work the way they say it does, all of the vendors work together to make the evening flow flawlessly. The only vendors we didn't go with were the photographer, officiant and ceremony musicians, so I can't speak to their quality, but I'd assume it's up to par with everything else.
You absolutely MUST use their hair/makeup stylist, florist, cake baker and DJ Fela - these vendors were so spectacular its beyond words, but I'll review them separately.
I would 100% recommend this vendor to any and everybody - it's truly top notch. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Words can't describe how wonderful Milton Ridge is!!! A beautifully simple and elegant chapel and reception site that could host any wedding theme! An all inclusive venue that was fairly priced within our budget , it was truly a dream come true!

Tracy is an amazing wedding coordinator, taking care of such specific details that I didn't even realize would be so perfect!

Beth the photographer couldn't have been more precise in getting the perfect pictures on our day. She was almost invisible I don't remember a lot of the beautiful shots that she got she was completely amazing!

DJ fela was an incredible entertainer! He played amazing music and kept th party going til the last second!

Pastor Lee was the most amazing fit to a beautiful and classy venue! The ceremony got many compliments from my family !

Hair and makeup by Jodie made me look like a professional model! Lol she was worth every penny!
Words can't describe how wonderful Milton Ridge is!!! A beautifully simple and elegant chapel and reception site that Read more...
Words can't describe how wonderful Milton Ridge is!!! A beautifully simple and elegant chapel and reception site that could host any wedding theme! An all inclusive venue that was fairly priced within our budget , it was truly a dream come true!

Tracy is an amazing wedding coordinator, taking care of such specific details that I didn't even realize would be so perfect!

Beth the photographer couldn't have been more precise in getting the perfect pictures on our day. She was almost invisible I don't remember a lot of the beautiful shots that she got she was completely amazing!

DJ fela was an incredible entertainer! He played amazing music and kept th party going til the last second!

Pastor Lee was the most amazing fit to a beautiful and classy venue! The ceremony got many compliments from my family !

Hair and makeup by Jodie made me look like a professional model! Lol she was worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommed Milton Ridge! The venue was beautiful. Tracy did a wonderful job with everything. On the wedding day, she made everything feel so effortless. The officiant was awesome, as well as the DJ and photographer! I was extrememly happy with the cake and the food, as was everyone else! Thank-you for making my day WONDERFUL!
I would highly recommed Milton Ridge! The venue was beautiful. Tracy did a wonderful job with everything. On the wedding Read more...
I would highly recommed Milton Ridge! The venue was beautiful. Tracy did a wonderful job with everything. On the wedding day, she made everything feel so effortless. The officiant was awesome, as well as the DJ and photographer! I was extrememly happy with the cake and the food, as was everyone else! Thank-you for making my day WONDERFUL! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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LoveBeingWed
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
This venue is a wonderful place to get married, they are friendly and excited for your day, they make you feel like family. I was please with my wedding day and wouldn't change a thing. They are wonderful people and I hope if your reading this you decide to wed there it is completely worth it
This venue is a wonderful place to get married, they are friendly and excited for your day, they make you feel like Read more...
This venue is a wonderful place to get married, they are friendly and excited for your day, they make you feel like family. I was please with my wedding day and wouldn't change a thing. They are wonderful people and I hope if your reading this you decide to wed there it is completely worth it Read less
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Nichole
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing!! From the moment we saw the white walls large windows and wood floors we were in love with this venue. Tracy and the whole staff work so well together to help make your day perfect. The catering was great and everything flowed so well that there was no wedding day stress because eveything was under control. This place is simply gorgeous and a total steal for the quality and personal attention you will receive. Do yourself a favor and at least visit the venue before making a decision on any other venue, the pictures are so pretty but what makes this venue so amazing is the staff and the endless possibilities for creating your perfect wedding.
Absolutely amazing!! From the moment we saw the white walls large windows and wood floors we were in love with this venue. Read more...
Absolutely amazing!! From the moment we saw the white walls large windows and wood floors we were in love with this venue. Tracy and the whole staff work so well together to help make your day perfect. The catering was great and everything flowed so well that there was no wedding day stress because eveything was under control. This place is simply gorgeous and a total steal for the quality and personal attention you will receive. Do yourself a favor and at least visit the venue before making a decision on any other venue, the pictures are so pretty but what makes this venue so amazing is the staff and the endless possibilities for creating your perfect wedding. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Venue
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Kim
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
My experience with Milton Ridge was PERFECT!!!! All of my expectations were exceeded. Tracy is patient, experienced and professional as a wedding coordinator. I knew from the moment I met her that we were in excellent hands. Melissa, our forist was AMAZING, my hair and makeup were flawless(done by Jody) and our cake, cookies and cupcakes were beyond DELICIOUS!! Also the DJ and minister were terrific as well. I have not even one complaint. All the folks at Milton Ridge work together like a well oiled machine...making a seamless, flawless magnificent weddding experience. Im so happy that I found them!!! All of my guests raved about how awesome the venue was. So quaint and elegant. Also, one last note to brides, get the bridal cottage as part of the package..so worth it to have a beautiful and comfortable place to relax and get ready for the day....Thanks again you guys! (:
My experience with Milton Ridge was PERFECT!!!! All of my expectations were exceeded. Tracy is patient, experienced and Read more...
My experience with Milton Ridge was PERFECT!!!! All of my expectations were exceeded. Tracy is patient, experienced and professional as a wedding coordinator. I knew from the moment I met her that we were in excellent hands. Melissa, our forist was AMAZING, my hair and makeup were flawless(done by Jody) and our cake, cookies and cupcakes were beyond DELICIOUS!! Also the DJ and minister were terrific as well. I have not even one complaint. All the folks at Milton Ridge work together like a well oiled machine...making a seamless, flawless magnificent weddding experience. Im so happy that I found them!!! All of my guests raved about how awesome the venue was. So quaint and elegant. Also, one last note to brides, get the bridal cottage as part of the package..so worth it to have a beautiful and comfortable place to relax and get ready for the day....Thanks again you guys! (: Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Summer
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I was recently married, October 15, 2011 at Milton Ridge and couldn't be more happy with the venue and their team. The venue is spectacular and we received so many compliments on how beautiful the historic chapel was. The flowers, catering, and cake were equally amazing. Our photographer was booked through Milton Ridge, Amy Sievers and she did such an amazing job, I have used a lot of photographers in the past and she is by far the best. The venue also has a bridal cottage for brides to get ready. My wedding was at 5pm and my bridesmaids and I arrived at 11am and spent the day relaxing in the cottage and getting ready. It was a wonderful experience.
I was recently married, October 15, 2011 at Milton Ridge and couldn't be more happy with the venue and their team. The Read more...
I was recently married, October 15, 2011 at Milton Ridge and couldn't be more happy with the venue and their team. The venue is spectacular and we received so many compliments on how beautiful the historic chapel was. The flowers, catering, and cake were equally amazing. Our photographer was booked through Milton Ridge, Amy Sievers and she did such an amazing job, I have used a lot of photographers in the past and she is by far the best. The venue also has a bridal cottage for brides to get ready. My wedding was at 5pm and my bridesmaids and I arrived at 11am and spent the day relaxing in the cottage and getting ready. It was a wonderful experience. Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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dhockensmith
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Milton Ridge. From the initial interview and venue tour with Tracy until my new husband and I left after the reception, the experience was so positive and professional. Tracy, the wedding planner, was always so helpful and presented cost effective options and solutions to our proposed ideas and worked to ensure everything was scheduled and executed properly. She was so reassuring when I needed it. It was amazing how she executed all of my requests perfectly. You would have thought she was only working on our wedding. All of this aside, Tracy is a very good person and a true asset to Milton Ridge.

All of the venue provided services were excellent. The cake was beautiful and the multiple layers/multiple flavors were well received. The florist, Melissa,was very pleasant and nice to work with. She interviewed us and presented ideas for centerpieces that met with our expectations of elegant, yet simple. She flowers were fresh and were exactly as we requested.

The DJ, Fela, was very professional and his planning website made it very easy to plan the reception schedule, define his involvement in the reception and select music for all phases of the reception. All of our guests were very pleased with the music. Milton Ridge has laser lights, strobe lights and color lights in the ceiling of the reception hall (you wouldn't know they weere there). That was a nice touch as the dancing got going.

Rev Fair, our officiant, was wonderful. He is a jovial man that is very patient and keeps his end of the wedding on time and task. I have had so many compliments about him and his story told during the ceremony. Rev Fair made a huge impact on the guests...they loved him.

Milton Ridge provides a number of ceremony music options. We chose the classical guitarist, Chris Dunn. He is a Peabody Conservatory trained classical guiartist that is fantasic. Tracy provided us with a copy of his CD of wedding music to listen to so we could decide the pieces we wanted him to play for the ceremony. As with all of the other service providers, he executed our requests perfectly.

The catering was very good. The food is prepared on-site and is very tasty. The servers were very professional and attentive. We were very pleased with the catering. I recommend the Grilled Salmon and Chicken Alexander.

Brides... the bridal cottage is a perfect place for pictures and getting ready. When we arrived, the cottage was candle lit, very pretty. After the cermony, my husband and I went to the cottage to freshen up and they had our selection of drinks and finger foods ready for us.

I hope my comments help you in your decision to select Milton Ridge. Best of luck!
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I highly recommend Milton Ridge. From the initial interview and venue tour with Tracy until my new husband and I left after the reception, the experience was so positive and professional. Tracy, the wedding planner, was always so helpful and presented cost effective options and solutions to our proposed ideas and worked to ensure everything was scheduled and executed properly. She was so reassuring when I needed it. It was amazing how she executed all of my requests perfectly. You would have thought she was only working on our wedding. All of this aside, Tracy is a very good person and a true asset to Milton Ridge.

All of the venue provided services were excellent. The cake was beautiful and the multiple layers/multiple flavors were well received. The florist, Melissa,was very pleasant and nice to work with. She interviewed us and presented ideas for centerpieces that met with our expectations of elegant, yet simple. She flowers were fresh and were exactly as we requested.

The DJ, Fela, was very professional and his planning website made it very easy to plan the reception schedule, define his involvement in the reception and select music for all phases of the reception. All of our guests were very pleased with the music. Milton Ridge has laser lights, strobe lights and color lights in the ceiling of the reception hall (you wouldn't know they weere there). That was a nice touch as the dancing got going.

Rev Fair, our officiant, was wonderful. He is a jovial man that is very patient and keeps his end of the wedding on time and task. I have had so many compliments about him and his story told during the ceremony. Rev Fair made a huge impact on the guests...they loved him.

Milton Ridge provides a number of ceremony music options. We chose the classical guitarist, Chris Dunn. He is a Peabody Conservatory trained classical guiartist that is fantasic. Tracy provided us with a copy of his CD of wedding music to listen to so we could decide the pieces we wanted him to play for the ceremony. As with all of the other service providers, he executed our requests perfectly.

The catering was very good. The food is prepared on-site and is very tasty. The servers were very professional and attentive. We were very pleased with the catering. I recommend the Grilled Salmon and Chicken Alexander.

Brides... the bridal cottage is a perfect place for pictures and getting ready. When we arrived, the cottage was candle lit, very pretty. After the cermony, my husband and I went to the cottage to freshen up and they had our selection of drinks and finger foods ready for us.

I hope my comments help you in your decision to select Milton Ridge. Best of luck! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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CandJClass
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge was amazing in every way. We had a very short engagement (less than 6 months) and planned the wedding in less than 5 months. That being said, it could not have been a more enjoyable and relaxing experience. Tracy is WONDERFUL! So sweet, considerate, and just easy to talk to and work with. She answered all questions or concerns quickly and professionally. We worked with Milton Ridge's florist (Melissa Popple of Candelight Designs) and the flowers were beyond my expectations- absolutely perfect. We also worked with their minister (Roger Fair) who was pleasant and funny. The ceremony musicians (the Weilands) were also great to work with- they made all of our requests flow very nicely together and created the ambiance we wanted for our special day. DJ Fela was laid back and created the perfect backdrop for a fun yet relaxed reception. And finally, the food was great. Everyone said how it was some of the best "wedding food" they had ever eaten! Start to finish, Milton Ridge went above and beyond to make our day special, not only for us but for all of our guests. We could not be any happier.
Milton Ridge was amazing in every way. We had a very short engagement (less than 6 months) and planned the wedding in less Read more...
Milton Ridge was amazing in every way. We had a very short engagement (less than 6 months) and planned the wedding in less than 5 months. That being said, it could not have been a more enjoyable and relaxing experience. Tracy is WONDERFUL! So sweet, considerate, and just easy to talk to and work with. She answered all questions or concerns quickly and professionally. We worked with Milton Ridge's florist (Melissa Popple of Candelight Designs) and the flowers were beyond my expectations- absolutely perfect. We also worked with their minister (Roger Fair) who was pleasant and funny. The ceremony musicians (the Weilands) were also great to work with- they made all of our requests flow very nicely together and created the ambiance we wanted for our special day. DJ Fela was laid back and created the perfect backdrop for a fun yet relaxed reception. And finally, the food was great. Everyone said how it was some of the best "wedding food" they had ever eaten! Start to finish, Milton Ridge went above and beyond to make our day special, not only for us but for all of our guests. We could not be any happier. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough amazing things about our experience with Tracy and Milton Ridge!!

Milton Ridge was the first and ONLY venue my husband and I visited during our wedding planning. We knew the moment we walked into the chapel that it was the PERFECT place for our wedding. It is tastefully and simply decorated so you canreally transform the space into any personal style. We transformed the Milton Ridge Chapel and Reception Hall into my exact vision. I would not have changed one thing! From the very beginning, it was so easy to picture us getting married on their property.

Tracy is an ANGEL!! She went above and beyond not only for me and Matt, but for my mom as well. She made herself extremely available for both of us.n On several occasions, Tracy just let me bounce ideas off of her when I'm sure she had a million other things to be doing at that moment! She kept me calm and collected throughout our entire planning process. I cannot praise her enough! Also, she surprised me with such a sweet gift on the day of the wedding!! :)

We also used Milton Ridge catering and we were thrilled with the food. All of our guests loved everything that was served. I was so impressed by how much food each guest received. It was beautifully presented as well. I love how Milton Ridge allows you to serve two entrees for every guest. We offered a surf and turf including blackened sea bass and a beef tenderloin, both perfectly cooked. The caterer was also happy to tweak any dish and accommodate any dietary need.

We loved DJ Fela! He had the dance floor FULL until the wedding was over. I have never seen such a packed dance floor at a wedding!

I would recommend ANY AND ALL of the vendors at Milton Ridge. I had the wedding of my dreams and I know I would not have been able to do it without their supportive and creative team! Thank you a million times!!
I cannot say enough amazing things about our experience with Tracy and Milton Ridge!!

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I cannot say enough amazing things about our experience with Tracy and Milton Ridge!!

Milton Ridge was the first and ONLY venue my husband and I visited during our wedding planning. We knew the moment we walked into the chapel that it was the PERFECT place for our wedding. It is tastefully and simply decorated so you canreally transform the space into any personal style. We transformed the Milton Ridge Chapel and Reception Hall into my exact vision. I would not have changed one thing! From the very beginning, it was so easy to picture us getting married on their property.

Tracy is an ANGEL!! She went above and beyond not only for me and Matt, but for my mom as well. She made herself extremely available for both of us.n On several occasions, Tracy just let me bounce ideas off of her when I'm sure she had a million other things to be doing at that moment! She kept me calm and collected throughout our entire planning process. I cannot praise her enough! Also, she surprised me with such a sweet gift on the day of the wedding!! :)

We also used Milton Ridge catering and we were thrilled with the food. All of our guests loved everything that was served. I was so impressed by how much food each guest received. It was beautifully presented as well. I love how Milton Ridge allows you to serve two entrees for every guest. We offered a surf and turf including blackened sea bass and a beef tenderloin, both perfectly cooked. The caterer was also happy to tweak any dish and accommodate any dietary need.

We loved DJ Fela! He had the dance floor FULL until the wedding was over. I have never seen such a packed dance floor at a wedding!

I would recommend ANY AND ALL of the vendors at Milton Ridge. I had the wedding of my dreams and I know I would not have been able to do it without their supportive and creative team! Thank you a million times!! Read less
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Curlykarma
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
It is an absolutely lovely site and they worked with my every idea and whim to make sure that my wedding came off without a hitch. Tracy, the wedding planner, is incredibly sweet and genuinely loves weddings! You can tell in everything she does. I wanted an outdoor ceremony. They had never done before, they worked with me to make it happen beautifully. My maid of honor even said when she gets married, she is going straight to Milton ridge!
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It is an absolutely lovely site and they worked with my every idea and whim to make sure that my wedding came off without a hitch. Tracy, the wedding planner, is incredibly sweet and genuinely loves weddings! You can tell in everything she does. I wanted an outdoor ceremony. They had never done before, they worked with me to make it happen beautifully. My maid of honor even said when she gets married, she is going straight to Milton ridge! Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
this is updated from previous comments:
Milton Ridge Chapel is the ONLY place to have a wedding and reception.
We loved every minute of the planning with Tracy and her troup of assistants. Shary did the most marvelous cake, she is a true Artiste.
Jody did hair and make-up for all the ladies and made us look like Superstars. Milton Ridge even had a most thoughtful gift in the Bridal Cottage for me when I arrived. It was an elegant robe with my name embroidered on it to wear for my makeup and hair session! Tracy even remembered my favorite iced coffee and had it brought to us on trays! Chris Dunn did our music along with the soloist for the Ave Maria. Lisa did our flowers in Chapel, Pool and Reception Hall. All STUNNING and original with our, actually my, new last initial floating in the pool. David and all his fabulous catering staff provided a bountiful gourmet dinner and wonderful drinks for all the guests with a special pre-ceremony buffet in the Bridal Cottage for all the ladies while we dressed. And drinks immediately after the ceremony to fortify the Groom and all the Groomsmen for the wedding pictures. Amy did our photography and followed us everywhere all day long. She photographed us inside and outside in classical poses that we will treasure always. Ben, the videographer and his helper Kristin were like Amy, they were there without being noticed.
I don't remember even once seeing them yet they took the most fabulous photos and video. They are like phantasms, invisible. Jim, the DJ, played all our selected and favorite songs and was an excellent Master of Ceremonies. We loved how he handled the Bouquet and Garter ceremony!
Everyone was in stitches, laughing. The guests loved how Jim introduced us and all our attendants and family. Also he rolled with the punches when guests had special requests. He has every possible song available in his repertoire.
I have helped plan numerous weddings for family and friends but never have I experienced such a flawless series of events.
Everything just appeared on time and disappeared on time. It was truly magical. Tracy conducted a perfect wedding symphony along with her orchestra of assistants!
And yes, if there is one word to describe our wedding at Milton Ridge Chapel I would say FLAWLESS. Other adjectives would be perfect, fun, no stress, excellent value, location, ease of walking from Bridal Cottage ( which in and of itself is a godsend for gathering all the ladies and Jody to do the hair and makeup in one place) to Chapel and then walking to the Reception.
Most weddings have the complication of transporting the guests and Bridal Party from the "launching" area to the church, then the church to the reception. All involve great stress and expense. At Milton Ridge Chapel we just walked a few steps! This is especially good for the older and handicapped guests. It was easy to push the wheelchairs just a few paces.
The chapel has the perfect layout with the convenient bathroom inside, the upstairs waiting area for Groom, Best Man and Groomsmen ( thanks again to David and Tracy for providing the beer to keep them relaxed) Tracy and staff: thank you for making our day perfect in every way, truly Flawless.
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Milton Ridge Chapel is the ONLY place to have a wedding and reception.
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this is updated from previous comments:
Milton Ridge Chapel is the ONLY place to have a wedding and reception.
We loved every minute of the planning with Tracy and her troup of assistants. Shary did the most marvelous cake, she is a true Artiste.
Jody did hair and make-up for all the ladies and made us look like Superstars. Milton Ridge even had a most thoughtful gift in the Bridal Cottage for me when I arrived. It was an elegant robe with my name embroidered on it to wear for my makeup and hair session! Tracy even remembered my favorite iced coffee and had it brought to us on trays! Chris Dunn did our music along with the soloist for the Ave Maria. Lisa did our flowers in Chapel, Pool and Reception Hall. All STUNNING and original with our, actually my, new last initial floating in the pool. David and all his fabulous catering staff provided a bountiful gourmet dinner and wonderful drinks for all the guests with a special pre-ceremony buffet in the Bridal Cottage for all the ladies while we dressed. And drinks immediately after the ceremony to fortify the Groom and all the Groomsmen for the wedding pictures. Amy did our photography and followed us everywhere all day long. She photographed us inside and outside in classical poses that we will treasure always. Ben, the videographer and his helper Kristin were like Amy, they were there without being noticed.
I don't remember even once seeing them yet they took the most fabulous photos and video. They are like phantasms, invisible. Jim, the DJ, played all our selected and favorite songs and was an excellent Master of Ceremonies. We loved how he handled the Bouquet and Garter ceremony!
Everyone was in stitches, laughing. The guests loved how Jim introduced us and all our attendants and family. Also he rolled with the punches when guests had special requests. He has every possible song available in his repertoire.
I have helped plan numerous weddings for family and friends but never have I experienced such a flawless series of events.
Everything just appeared on time and disappeared on time. It was truly magical. Tracy conducted a perfect wedding symphony along with her orchestra of assistants!
And yes, if there is one word to describe our wedding at Milton Ridge Chapel I would say FLAWLESS. Other adjectives would be perfect, fun, no stress, excellent value, location, ease of walking from Bridal Cottage ( which in and of itself is a godsend for gathering all the ladies and Jody to do the hair and makeup in one place) to Chapel and then walking to the Reception.
Most weddings have the complication of transporting the guests and Bridal Party from the "launching" area to the church, then the church to the reception. All involve great stress and expense. At Milton Ridge Chapel we just walked a few steps! This is especially good for the older and handicapped guests. It was easy to push the wheelchairs just a few paces.
The chapel has the perfect layout with the convenient bathroom inside, the upstairs waiting area for Groom, Best Man and Groomsmen ( thanks again to David and Tracy for providing the beer to keep them relaxed) Tracy and staff: thank you for making our day perfect in every way, truly Flawless. Read less
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RBeall1982
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I wouldn't change a thing regarding my Milton Ridge Wedding. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. They took care of everything, and really went the extra mile to make sure things were perfect. It was a great experience! Tracy, the wedding coordinator, takes a lot of pride and making sure everything is perfect for the couple. She stayed the entire wedding to make sure everything went well. We had a great experience!
I wouldn't change a thing regarding my Milton Ridge Wedding. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. They took care Read more...
I wouldn't change a thing regarding my Milton Ridge Wedding. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. They took care of everything, and really went the extra mile to make sure things were perfect. It was a great experience! Tracy, the wedding coordinator, takes a lot of pride and making sure everything is perfect for the couple. She stayed the entire wedding to make sure everything went well. We had a great experience! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
What an amazing experience! Tracy was so helpful and I felt like I was in good hands from day 1. She really made the entire experience stress-free and simple...she was prepared for every detail. The bridal cottage was perfect for my bridesmaids, moms, and me to get ready. The chapel was perfect for the intimate/elegant setting we were going for. The reception hall was decorated beyond my expectations. We went with the brunch buffet meal (it was a morning wedding) and our guests raved about how much the loved it. DJ Fela was very accommodating. Flowers done by Lisa were exquisite and the cake by Sharry (sp?) was so beautiful AND delicious. My photographers were in love with everything about the setting for the day.
I truly can't think of a single complaint. I sincerely and highly recommend Milton Ridge to anyone!
What an amazing experience! Tracy was so helpful and I felt like I was in good hands from day 1. She really made the Read more...
What an amazing experience! Tracy was so helpful and I felt like I was in good hands from day 1. She really made the entire experience stress-free and simple...she was prepared for every detail. The bridal cottage was perfect for my bridesmaids, moms, and me to get ready. The chapel was perfect for the intimate/elegant setting we were going for. The reception hall was decorated beyond my expectations. We went with the brunch buffet meal (it was a morning wedding) and our guests raved about how much the loved it. DJ Fela was very accommodating. Flowers done by Lisa were exquisite and the cake by Sharry (sp?) was so beautiful AND delicious. My photographers were in love with everything about the setting for the day.
I truly can't think of a single complaint. I sincerely and highly recommend Milton Ridge to anyone! Read less
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Juliana
Wedding:
2/17/2007
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge was the perfect place for our wedding. The location was ideal with the chapel and reception hall located within walking distance so there was no travel required between the ceremony and reception. The chapel was initimate but not small. It was the type of one room chapel we had always hoped to get married in. The reception hall was very nice and allowed us plenty of room for our guests to mingle and get down on the dance floor.

The people who run Milton Ridge were very easy to work with and provided great suggestions that helped us during our planning. They were very accomodating with our requests. They even helped us set up our webcam for out-of-town guests. They also suggested DJs and an officiant who were both excellent. The catering was outstanding with everyone raving about the food.

Milton Ridge also did the photography for the wedding. The two photographers that worked our ceremony were amazing. They took a lot of "spontaneous" pictures along with the standard posed shots. The pictures were unique and we could not have been happier.

We can't say enough good things about Milton Ridge. Our wedding came off better than we could have hoped for. The people at Milton Ridge did everything and more to make sure that happened.
Milton Ridge was the perfect place for our wedding. The location was ideal with the chapel and reception hall located Read more...
Milton Ridge was the perfect place for our wedding. The location was ideal with the chapel and reception hall located within walking distance so there was no travel required between the ceremony and reception. The chapel was initimate but not small. It was the type of one room chapel we had always hoped to get married in. The reception hall was very nice and allowed us plenty of room for our guests to mingle and get down on the dance floor.

The people who run Milton Ridge were very easy to work with and provided great suggestions that helped us during our planning. They were very accomodating with our requests. They even helped us set up our webcam for out-of-town guests. They also suggested DJs and an officiant who were both excellent. The catering was outstanding with everyone raving about the food.

Milton Ridge also did the photography for the wedding. The two photographers that worked our ceremony were amazing. They took a lot of "spontaneous" pictures along with the standard posed shots. The pictures were unique and we could not have been happier.

We can't say enough good things about Milton Ridge. Our wedding came off better than we could have hoped for. The people at Milton Ridge did everything and more to make sure that happened. Read less
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Ayesha Bajwa Holmes
Wedding:
5/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Amazing and wonderful Tracy along with the fabulous team at Milton Ridge made our wedding day nothing short of perfect!
Amazing and wonderful Tracy along with the fabulous team at Milton Ridge made our wedding day nothing short of perfect!
Amazing and wonderful Tracy along with the fabulous team at Milton Ridge made our wedding day nothing short of perfect! Read less
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jme712
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Tracy was extremely helpful in making our day a success. Milton Ridge is a beautiful venue and our guests kept telling us how much they enjoyed the venue. We want to have a quaint, intimate and simply elegant wedding. Milton Ridge was all of that plus some. We truely enjoyed the experience.

Our guests loved the venue and the food was amazing.

One comment, Tracy does a great job of organizing the vendors and told us how using outside vendors can sometimes make the wedding run off schedule. We took the risk and hired outside vendors for the cake, DJ and photography. We loved the DJ and baker. Looking back, we really wish that we would have used the photography services provided by Milton Ridge. Her photographers know the site and take beautiful pictures. So as a note for future brides at Milton Ridge, definitely consider using the Milton Ridge photographers.
Tracy was extremely helpful in making our day a success. Milton Ridge is a beautiful venue and our guests kept telling us Read more...
Tracy was extremely helpful in making our day a success. Milton Ridge is a beautiful venue and our guests kept telling us how much they enjoyed the venue. We want to have a quaint, intimate and simply elegant wedding. Milton Ridge was all of that plus some. We truely enjoyed the experience.

Our guests loved the venue and the food was amazing.

One comment, Tracy does a great job of organizing the vendors and told us how using outside vendors can sometimes make the wedding run off schedule. We took the risk and hired outside vendors for the cake, DJ and photography. We loved the DJ and baker. Looking back, we really wish that we would have used the photography services provided by Milton Ridge. Her photographers know the site and take beautiful pictures. So as a note for future brides at Milton Ridge, definitely consider using the Milton Ridge photographers. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
It was absolutely perfect! The chapel was gorgeous, the reception hall was just wonderful, and most importantly.. Tracy was there :)

I was a last-minute-bride with only two months to plan a wedding.
I found Milton Ridge through their website and visited it right away and fell in LOVE with the place. Everything was so elegant and beautiful.

The place was great and I loved the food, the cake was GOOD (almost everyone at the wedding commented about how good the cake was!), and the best part of Milton Ridge was working with Tracy. She was a ton of help (I wouldn't have made it without her). Planning everything with such limited time seemed impossible, but Tracy made it possible and she was just so sweet and professional throughout the whole planning process.

Milton Ridge was my first choice, and it turned out to be the best as well :)
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It was absolutely perfect! The chapel was gorgeous, the reception hall was just wonderful, and most importantly.. Tracy was there :)

I was a last-minute-bride with only two months to plan a wedding.
I found Milton Ridge through their website and visited it right away and fell in LOVE with the place. Everything was so elegant and beautiful.

The place was great and I loved the food, the cake was GOOD (almost everyone at the wedding commented about how good the cake was!), and the best part of Milton Ridge was working with Tracy. She was a ton of help (I wouldn't have made it without her). Planning everything with such limited time seemed impossible, but Tracy made it possible and she was just so sweet and professional throughout the whole planning process.

Milton Ridge was my first choice, and it turned out to be the best as well :) Read less
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Mom
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Tracey was an absolute delight to work with. She was always available for any questions and anything we needed to change as the time came closer. We had a day wedding with the Brunch menu and it was perfect. The food was wonderful and everyone was served fresh made to order food very quickly. All of our guests commented on how good the food was and how fast their omelettes were made. Tracy's attention to the details for the reception made everything go very smoothly. She was at the Rehearsal and knew exactly how to make the wedding work as we did not have a minister who had done this before. We also wanted pictures with my daughter's dogs and she was very open to having them there. My daughter said it best -- it was the wedding of my dreams! Thank you Tracey, Jess & Jess, the Caterers and all the staff for making this a beautiful day of all us.
Tracey was an absolute delight to work with. She was always available for any questions and anything we needed to change Read more...
Tracey was an absolute delight to work with. She was always available for any questions and anything we needed to change as the time came closer. We had a day wedding with the Brunch menu and it was perfect. The food was wonderful and everyone was served fresh made to order food very quickly. All of our guests commented on how good the food was and how fast their omelettes were made. Tracy's attention to the details for the reception made everything go very smoothly. She was at the Rehearsal and knew exactly how to make the wedding work as we did not have a minister who had done this before. We also wanted pictures with my daughter's dogs and she was very open to having them there. My daughter said it best -- it was the wedding of my dreams! Thank you Tracey, Jess & Jess, the Caterers and all the staff for making this a beautiful day of all us. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. My husband and I found Milton Ridge online and it ended up being the only place we visited. We fell in love with everything about it and could not wait for our day. Everyone at Milton Ridge helped with everything that we needed. Tracy is amazing and really lets you make it your wedding. The day turned out to be just what we both always imagined and we wouldn't have changed a thing.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. My husband and I found Milton Ridge online and it ended up being the Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. My husband and I found Milton Ridge online and it ended up being the only place we visited. We fell in love with everything about it and could not wait for our day. Everyone at Milton Ridge helped with everything that we needed. Tracy is amazing and really lets you make it your wedding. The day turned out to be just what we both always imagined and we wouldn't have changed a thing. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
loved it - loved it - loved it

simply said.. perfect! Everybody loved the wedding and was impressed by the dedication and quality of the Milton Ridge team! This was a multicultural event and all our visitors asked us about Milton and said that if they would have a wedding in this area they would definitely get in touch with Tracy and work with her. She was just great and she also put me in touch with some amazing other vendors.

Hair & Make up by Jody was amazing! The flowers by Lisa were great and even today, 3 days after the wedding the bridal bouquet looks like it was just made today! The food, by Continental Caterers, was awesome and even my uncle who used to work as a chef cook said that the food was top of the line... and there was also a lot of it! DJ Fela was great and really easy to work with! He even played some special requests by our guests. Jess & Jess were taking pictures and they were around all thru the event. All our guests said that they were impressed by how professional and still entertaining those two were. My brother watched us while they were taking pictures and said that they absolutely had an eye for where to take great pictures... also, during the reception, they always showed up just in time to take special shots (like me throwing the cake into my husbands face ).

And last but not least, Tracy was just amazing! We worked with me on every little detail. She was very dedicated to our wedding and we felt as if we were the only wedding she was helping organize.

THANKS to the MILTON TEAM - if you ask me on where to have a wedding in this area, I will tell everybody: go to Milton Ridge!
loved it - loved it - loved it

simply said.. perfect! Everybody loved the wedding and was impressed by the Read more...
loved it - loved it - loved it

simply said.. perfect! Everybody loved the wedding and was impressed by the dedication and quality of the Milton Ridge team! This was a multicultural event and all our visitors asked us about Milton and said that if they would have a wedding in this area they would definitely get in touch with Tracy and work with her. She was just great and she also put me in touch with some amazing other vendors.

Hair & Make up by Jody was amazing! The flowers by Lisa were great and even today, 3 days after the wedding the bridal bouquet looks like it was just made today! The food, by Continental Caterers, was awesome and even my uncle who used to work as a chef cook said that the food was top of the line... and there was also a lot of it! DJ Fela was great and really easy to work with! He even played some special requests by our guests. Jess & Jess were taking pictures and they were around all thru the event. All our guests said that they were impressed by how professional and still entertaining those two were. My brother watched us while they were taking pictures and said that they absolutely had an eye for where to take great pictures... also, during the reception, they always showed up just in time to take special shots (like me throwing the cake into my husbands face ).

And last but not least, Tracy was just amazing! We worked with me on every little detail. She was very dedicated to our wedding and we felt as if we were the only wedding she was helping organize.

THANKS to the MILTON TEAM - if you ask me on where to have a wedding in this area, I will tell everybody: go to Milton Ridge! Read less
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kcarbonaro
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better place to pick for our wedding! Tracy was great in answering all my questions and being very accomoddating for my large group. The food and service was excellent, so many compliments from the family and friends. Having the bridal house made it easy for the ladies to get ready.
We couldn't have asked for a better place to pick for our wedding! Tracy was great in answering all my questions and being Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better place to pick for our wedding! Tracy was great in answering all my questions and being very accomoddating for my large group. The food and service was excellent, so many compliments from the family and friends. Having the bridal house made it easy for the ladies to get ready. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
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Tracie
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I knew from the moment I saw Milton Ridge that it was the place I was going to be married! By far I the experience was made much smoother by the coordinator Tracy who is absolutely amazing.

Working with their photographers Jess & Jess was an absolute blast and in times of stress they actually calmed me down. They were so much fun to work with! My husband and his groomsmen wanted to have pictures taken at a nearby golf course so while one Jess shot pictures of me and my girls the other Jess took the men down the road. They really listened to what we wanted as a couple and brought in their artistic ideas as well.

We also used Milton Ridge's DJ Fela and he did an amazing job! All of our guest had a great time and danced the whole night.

We did use Rev. Fair. His service was light and fun and our guests enjoyed it and thought it was beautiful. He was very nice to our guests; however there were times he was rude/brash to the grooms family as well as mine. He complained to me about my mother on the night of the rehearsal and pretty took over everything without asking what we had planed the day of the wedding which got the entire wedding party confused. He also does not like people writing long vows, so if you intend to write your own expect some snide remarks such as "I read your soon to be husbands vows and their shorter than yours" my response "that's ok maybe I have more to say" Rev. Fair's response "or maybe he just loves you less" He said this to me in front of my bridesmaids, and my husband's groomsmen, 20 minutes before the ceremony while we were taking pictures....I would think long and hard before using him.

Other than that Milton Ridge was AMAZING!!!!!!!
I knew from the moment I saw Milton Ridge that it was the place I was going to be married! By far I the experience was Read more...
I knew from the moment I saw Milton Ridge that it was the place I was going to be married! By far I the experience was made much smoother by the coordinator Tracy who is absolutely amazing.

Working with their photographers Jess & Jess was an absolute blast and in times of stress they actually calmed me down. They were so much fun to work with! My husband and his groomsmen wanted to have pictures taken at a nearby golf course so while one Jess shot pictures of me and my girls the other Jess took the men down the road. They really listened to what we wanted as a couple and brought in their artistic ideas as well.

We also used Milton Ridge's DJ Fela and he did an amazing job! All of our guest had a great time and danced the whole night.

We did use Rev. Fair. His service was light and fun and our guests enjoyed it and thought it was beautiful. He was very nice to our guests; however there were times he was rude/brash to the grooms family as well as mine. He complained to me about my mother on the night of the rehearsal and pretty took over everything without asking what we had planed the day of the wedding which got the entire wedding party confused. He also does not like people writing long vows, so if you intend to write your own expect some snide remarks such as "I read your soon to be husbands vows and their shorter than yours" my response "that's ok maybe I have more to say" Rev. Fair's response "or maybe he just loves you less" He said this to me in front of my bridesmaids, and my husband's groomsmen, 20 minutes before the ceremony while we were taking pictures....I would think long and hard before using him.

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Services Used: Photography, Wedding Venue
Milton Ridge responded with the following comments:

Rev. Fair did the premarital counseling with Tracie and Drew. He met with them seven times prior to the wedding and thought that since he had spent so much time with them that the bride would understand that his remarks were made in jest. We would recommend that you meet with him and once you do, we belive that any doubts you have will be eliminated.
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Megan
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Tracy was amazing! I could not have planned a wedding from states away without her. She was my saving grace. If I needed help in finding an outside vendor, she sent me information. I needed an officiant at the last minute and she made it happen. I moved 16 hours just before the wedding and she was ok with making the small arrangements I needed to get everything done. She is a god send. The venue is beautiful too! I had only seen it once before the rehearsal and my husband had only seen pictures. It was perfect and we couldn't have asked for anything more. I would gladly reccomend this beautiful offset venue to anyone who wants it. It was amazing and I can't wait to see the beautiful pictures of it that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much!
Tracy was amazing! I could not have planned a wedding from states away without her. She was my saving grace. If I needed Read more...
Tracy was amazing! I could not have planned a wedding from states away without her. She was my saving grace. If I needed help in finding an outside vendor, she sent me information. I needed an officiant at the last minute and she made it happen. I moved 16 hours just before the wedding and she was ok with making the small arrangements I needed to get everything done. She is a god send. The venue is beautiful too! I had only seen it once before the rehearsal and my husband had only seen pictures. It was perfect and we couldn't have asked for anything more. I would gladly reccomend this beautiful offset venue to anyone who wants it. It was amazing and I can't wait to see the beautiful pictures of it that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Laura
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge is an excellent venue. Everything went perfect on my day, with very little planning on my part, thanks to Tracy and the rest of the Milton Ridge staff. Tracy was always available for any questions we had and she was very flexible, always trying to accommodate. The food was good, the catering staff was great, the music and DJ were awesome, and the cake was amazing! The photographers were easy to work with and I'm sure they got some great shots. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. Along with all of that, the location is as beautiful as you are going to find. Overall, I'm very happy with my decision to have my wedding at Milton Ridge and with my decision to use their services. I highly recommend them.
Milton Ridge is an excellent venue. Everything went perfect on my day, with very little planning on my part, thanks to Read more...
Milton Ridge is an excellent venue. Everything went perfect on my day, with very little planning on my part, thanks to Tracy and the rest of the Milton Ridge staff. Tracy was always available for any questions we had and she was very flexible, always trying to accommodate. The food was good, the catering staff was great, the music and DJ were awesome, and the cake was amazing! The photographers were easy to work with and I'm sure they got some great shots. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. Along with all of that, the location is as beautiful as you are going to find. Overall, I'm very happy with my decision to have my wedding at Milton Ridge and with my decision to use their services. I highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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trini75
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge is a great choice! Tracy, the coordinator, is extremely friendly, accomodating, and flexible. She made great recommendations and suggestions and was also quite open to my thoughts and ideas. The chapel is elegant in it's simplicity and the rececption hall is wonderful!! I will recommend this venue to everyone in search of a great, elegant location to host their wedding.
Milton Ridge is a great choice! Tracy, the coordinator, is extremely friendly, accomodating, and flexible. She made great Read more...
Milton Ridge is a great choice! Tracy, the coordinator, is extremely friendly, accomodating, and flexible. She made great recommendations and suggestions and was also quite open to my thoughts and ideas. The chapel is elegant in it's simplicity and the rececption hall is wonderful!! I will recommend this venue to everyone in search of a great, elegant location to host their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Emily
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge was perfect in every way! I instantly fell in love with it's simple yet elegant charm. All of my guests commented on the beautiful facility, grounds, and decorations as well as the delicious food. Many people told me that it was the best wedding food they've ever had and I definitely agree! Tracy was so helpful and can really accomodate the busiest of brides. Th DJ, caterers, and wait staff were amazing as well. I would highly recommend Milton Ridge as the ideal wedding location!
Milton Ridge was perfect in every way! I instantly fell in love with it's simple yet elegant charm. All of my guests Read more...
Milton Ridge was perfect in every way! I instantly fell in love with it's simple yet elegant charm. All of my guests commented on the beautiful facility, grounds, and decorations as well as the delicious food. Many people told me that it was the best wedding food they've ever had and I definitely agree! Tracy was so helpful and can really accomodate the busiest of brides. Th DJ, caterers, and wait staff were amazing as well. I would highly recommend Milton Ridge as the ideal wedding location! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning
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robin b volpe
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
My daughter, Meagn and her fiancee' Billy - now Mr & Mrs William Tillery, chose Milton Ridge for her venue in the winter of 2008 for a June 2009 wedding. My concern was being able to transform a "gray" space into a "green garden" knowing the engaged couple was living in Ashburn, Va and I live in Sparta, NJ. We met Tracy shortly after that. From the start I was impressed with Tracy. I quickly realized that distance did not matter. She is professional, energetic, but low key - showing often her passion for what she does. By "spanning the generations" Tracy is able to relate to the bride and the mother-of-the bride. The chapel was picture perfect for our vision of a smallish but elegant wedding! The classical guitar was the perfect selection for the chapel. Absolutely beautiful music performed by a true artist! The bride, groom and attendants were sheer perfection in each of the spaces we used during our event! The space at Milton Ridge transforms beautifully. We used outdoor space for the cocktail hour. Tracy's placement of large green plans and additional potted plants, and candles EVERYWHERE provided the perfect backdrop for the reception. The food was excellent. The caterer listened to our preferences and did an outstanding job fulfilling them. My daughter was thrilled with the photos taken by Jessie and Jessie. The DJ performed exactly as wished. The officiant - though somber - was short and to the point. Tracy listened to all our "special needs" and allowed them to happen - even the ones I thought of at 4am. LOL. Tracy worked beautifully with the special outside vendors we used for our flowers, wedding cake/dessert and limo/guest transportation. Tracy made the journey to Megan & Billy's wedding day one my daughter and I will treasure forever! Thank you MILTON RIDGE for helping us make a memory!
My daughter, Meagn and her fiancee' Billy - now Mr & Mrs William Tillery, chose Milton Ridge for her venue in the winter Read more...
My daughter, Meagn and her fiancee' Billy - now Mr & Mrs William Tillery, chose Milton Ridge for her venue in the winter of 2008 for a June 2009 wedding. My concern was being able to transform a "gray" space into a "green garden" knowing the engaged couple was living in Ashburn, Va and I live in Sparta, NJ. We met Tracy shortly after that. From the start I was impressed with Tracy. I quickly realized that distance did not matter. She is professional, energetic, but low key - showing often her passion for what she does. By "spanning the generations" Tracy is able to relate to the bride and the mother-of-the bride. The chapel was picture perfect for our vision of a smallish but elegant wedding! The classical guitar was the perfect selection for the chapel. Absolutely beautiful music performed by a true artist! The bride, groom and attendants were sheer perfection in each of the spaces we used during our event! The space at Milton Ridge transforms beautifully. We used outdoor space for the cocktail hour. Tracy's placement of large green plans and additional potted plants, and candles EVERYWHERE provided the perfect backdrop for the reception. The food was excellent. The caterer listened to our preferences and did an outstanding job fulfilling them. My daughter was thrilled with the photos taken by Jessie and Jessie. The DJ performed exactly as wished. The officiant - though somber - was short and to the point. Tracy listened to all our "special needs" and allowed them to happen - even the ones I thought of at 4am. LOL. Tracy worked beautifully with the special outside vendors we used for our flowers, wedding cake/dessert and limo/guest transportation. Tracy made the journey to Megan & Billy's wedding day one my daughter and I will treasure forever! Thank you MILTON RIDGE for helping us make a memory! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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a&l09
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Tracy was awesome! She helped me with everything and really did make my special day run so smoothly! I didn't have to worry about a thing, she took care of everything. Plus, the brunch was absolutely delicious!! I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends and family!

Angel & Lady Henriquez
Tracy was awesome! She helped me with everything and really did make my special day run so smoothly! I didn't have to Read more...
Tracy was awesome! She helped me with everything and really did make my special day run so smoothly! I didn't have to worry about a thing, she took care of everything. Plus, the brunch was absolutely delicious!! I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends and family!

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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge was by far the best decision that my husband and I made in planning our wedding. As you can see, they provided a large number of our services for our May 2 wedding. We loved that the historic chapel and reception hall were right on site, and mere feet from one another. We booked the venue about a year in advance. At first I was a bit concerned that we weren't shopping around for the best price by using all of their vendors, but after seeing how smoothly the wedding day ran, we would have paid any price for the service that we received. Let me break it down by the service:

Tracy, as the coordinator of Milton Ridge
Tracy was amazing. She made Dave and I feel like our wedding was the only one to be held at Milton Ridge. As the wedding got closer and closer, every time I talked to her she just sounded so excited. She was always there to calm me down and reassure me about the small details. There was a point where I got nervous that I was e-mailing her too much, but it seemed that she didn't mind at all! She was wonderful, and it was a HUGE help to have her there coordinating everything with all of the vendors.

Catering
We decided to have a morning wedding, with a brunch buffet reception. It was different, and we received rave reviews from the guests regarding the food. Dave and I had our food delivered to us, which was delicious, and we wish that we could have eaten more of it!! Normally, when you think of a buffet, you think of food sitting out for a long time. But the food was amazing and worth every penny. The made-to-order omlets and waffles were a HUGE hit and it was nice that it was fresh, and not sitting out for awhile. There were about 113 guests, so it did take awhile for everyone to go through the buffet line, but Tracy kept everything moving smoothly. In addition, the entire catering staff was amazing and friendly. They were constantly asking us what else we needed, and they seemed to really feel comfortable with the venue, and other vendors. Cake: We used Cakes by Sherry, who came with Milton Ridge. The cake was delicious and beautiful!

DJ
Fela was our DJ and he was amazing. We spoke on the phone several days before the wedding and basically went through the entire reception timeline right over the phone. I essentially told him that I'd like him to take control, so I wouldn't have to worry about things, and that is exactly what he did. When I needed to make a decision about something during the reception, he would come find me, and get a feel for what I wanted. I can't stress enough how awesome he was. He was able to read the crowd and cater the music to what would work best. I had specifically asked him to play the electric slide, and he got right on the dance floor to get people started! It was amazing.

Photography
We were lucky enough to have Jess photograph our wedding. She was wonderful, and her work is breathtaking. She kept things flowing and right on schedule. She made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. Not only did she serve as an amazing photographer, but she served a million different roles as well. When anyone couldn't pin on a flower, she was there to do it. When my dress bustle broke, she was right there to make a quick fix! During the cake cutting, she gave Dave and I quick instructions on how to cut the cake. I CANNOT WAIT to see the photos she took. We got a sneak peak of some, and I fell in love with them! Jess was wonderful to have there, and a lot of fun! She even joined us on the dance floor for the electric slide!

Officiant
Pastor Roger Fair was our officiant. Much like every other vendor with Milton Ridge, he was wonderful. Dave and I met with him several months before the wedding. He was so warm and friendly. He got to know Dave and I a bit as a couple, which was wonderful. At the ceremony rehearsal, he took charge and led the entire thing! It was great! The actual ceremony was great. Pastor Fair had a sense for who Dave and I were, and completely geared the ceremony to match our personalities.

I would, without a doubt, recommend Milton Ridge as a whole or any of their associated vendors to my friends, family, and ANY future brides. As soon as I arrived at Milton Ridge the day of the wedding, I felt a sense of relief and relaxation. Everything had been taken care of, and continued to run smoothly throughout the entire day. Everyone working there was so friendly, that we didn't think of them as vendors. They seemed so gracious and excited to be attending our wedding, it really added to the whole experience. Dave and I hope that one day we will be able to attend a wedding at Milton Ridge as guests. We will surely be talking this place up for many, many years. I really cannot thank Tracy and the Milton Ridge staff enough for everything they have done. Our wedding was amazing and so much fun!
Milton Ridge was by far the best decision that my husband and I made in planning our wedding. As you can see, they Read more...
Milton Ridge was by far the best decision that my husband and I made in planning our wedding. As you can see, they provided a large number of our services for our May 2 wedding. We loved that the historic chapel and reception hall were right on site, and mere feet from one another. We booked the venue about a year in advance. At first I was a bit concerned that we weren't shopping around for the best price by using all of their vendors, but after seeing how smoothly the wedding day ran, we would have paid any price for the service that we received. Let me break it down by the service:

Tracy, as the coordinator of Milton Ridge
Tracy was amazing. She made Dave and I feel like our wedding was the only one to be held at Milton Ridge. As the wedding got closer and closer, every time I talked to her she just sounded so excited. She was always there to calm me down and reassure me about the small details. There was a point where I got nervous that I was e-mailing her too much, but it seemed that she didn't mind at all! She was wonderful, and it was a HUGE help to have her there coordinating everything with all of the vendors.

Catering
We decided to have a morning wedding, with a brunch buffet reception. It was different, and we received rave reviews from the guests regarding the food. Dave and I had our food delivered to us, which was delicious, and we wish that we could have eaten more of it!! Normally, when you think of a buffet, you think of food sitting out for a long time. But the food was amazing and worth every penny. The made-to-order omlets and waffles were a HUGE hit and it was nice that it was fresh, and not sitting out for awhile. There were about 113 guests, so it did take awhile for everyone to go through the buffet line, but Tracy kept everything moving smoothly. In addition, the entire catering staff was amazing and friendly. They were constantly asking us what else we needed, and they seemed to really feel comfortable with the venue, and other vendors. Cake: We used Cakes by Sherry, who came with Milton Ridge. The cake was delicious and beautiful!

DJ
Fela was our DJ and he was amazing. We spoke on the phone several days before the wedding and basically went through the entire reception timeline right over the phone. I essentially told him that I'd like him to take control, so I wouldn't have to worry about things, and that is exactly what he did. When I needed to make a decision about something during the reception, he would come find me, and get a feel for what I wanted. I can't stress enough how awesome he was. He was able to read the crowd and cater the music to what would work best. I had specifically asked him to play the electric slide, and he got right on the dance floor to get people started! It was amazing.

Photography
We were lucky enough to have Jess photograph our wedding. She was wonderful, and her work is breathtaking. She kept things flowing and right on schedule. She made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. Not only did she serve as an amazing photographer, but she served a million different roles as well. When anyone couldn't pin on a flower, she was there to do it. When my dress bustle broke, she was right there to make a quick fix! During the cake cutting, she gave Dave and I quick instructions on how to cut the cake. I CANNOT WAIT to see the photos she took. We got a sneak peak of some, and I fell in love with them! Jess was wonderful to have there, and a lot of fun! She even joined us on the dance floor for the electric slide!

Officiant
Pastor Roger Fair was our officiant. Much like every other vendor with Milton Ridge, he was wonderful. Dave and I met with him several months before the wedding. He was so warm and friendly. He got to know Dave and I a bit as a couple, which was wonderful. At the ceremony rehearsal, he took charge and led the entire thing! It was great! The actual ceremony was great. Pastor Fair had a sense for who Dave and I were, and completely geared the ceremony to match our personalities.

I would, without a doubt, recommend Milton Ridge as a whole or any of their associated vendors to my friends, family, and ANY future brides. As soon as I arrived at Milton Ridge the day of the wedding, I felt a sense of relief and relaxation. Everything had been taken care of, and continued to run smoothly throughout the entire day. Everyone working there was so friendly, that we didn't think of them as vendors. They seemed so gracious and excited to be attending our wedding, it really added to the whole experience. Dave and I hope that one day we will be able to attend a wedding at Milton Ridge as guests. We will surely be talking this place up for many, many years. I really cannot thank Tracy and the Milton Ridge staff enough for everything they have done. Our wedding was amazing and so much fun! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Tulip
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge gave us our dream wedding - it was truly priceless...
Milton Ridge gave us our dream wedding - it was truly priceless...
Milton Ridge gave us our dream wedding - it was truly priceless... Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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kbl
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge is a great place to be married. Our wedding was a huge success, and it's due largely to the staff and vendors at Milton Ridge who make it happen. We would highly recommend Milton Ridge to any bride and groom seeking a venue that has it all. We used nearly every vendor/service provided by Milton Ridge, and it made planning a breeze and the wedding day a success. We would like to give extra thanks to Tracy who guided us through every step of the way and put together all of the details into a cohesive package. We couldn't have done it without her. We received many compliments on the venue. It's conveniently located, and it's a beautiful facility with several unique features, including an intimate, traditional one-room chapel; log cabin bridal suite; and a reception hall that fits today's style and decor. Finally, we thoroughly enjoyed working with the photographer who not only took amazing photos, but also helped calm our nerves and allowed us enjoy our day to the fullest.
Milton Ridge is a great place to be married. Our wedding was a huge success, and it's due largely to the staff and vendors Read more...
Milton Ridge is a great place to be married. Our wedding was a huge success, and it's due largely to the staff and vendors at Milton Ridge who make it happen. We would highly recommend Milton Ridge to any bride and groom seeking a venue that has it all. We used nearly every vendor/service provided by Milton Ridge, and it made planning a breeze and the wedding day a success. We would like to give extra thanks to Tracy who guided us through every step of the way and put together all of the details into a cohesive package. We couldn't have done it without her. We received many compliments on the venue. It's conveniently located, and it's a beautiful facility with several unique features, including an intimate, traditional one-room chapel; log cabin bridal suite; and a reception hall that fits today's style and decor. Finally, we thoroughly enjoyed working with the photographer who not only took amazing photos, but also helped calm our nerves and allowed us enjoy our day to the fullest. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Hsin-Lun
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
To put it simply, working with Milton Ridge was a dream.

Milton Ridge provides a charming, elegant setting, wonderful catering, expert photography and access to highly professional florists, DJs and other vendors, all of which are very competitively priced.

Perhaps most importantly, it was an absolute delight to work with Milton Ridge's staff in making our special day perfect.

And it was perfect!
To put it simply, working with Milton Ridge was a dream.

Milton Ridge provides a charming, elegant setting, Read more...
To put it simply, working with Milton Ridge was a dream.

Milton Ridge provides a charming, elegant setting, wonderful catering, expert photography and access to highly professional florists, DJs and other vendors, all of which are very competitively priced.

Perhaps most importantly, it was an absolute delight to work with Milton Ridge's staff in making our special day perfect.

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Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kymberli00
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Tracy and the staff at Milton Ridge were amazing. Tracy was always available for any questions I had, even up to the last minute! She was extremely flexible with accomodating my large wedding party (nearly 20 in our wedding party) and 170 guests. Tracy even was flexible with allowing us to extend the reception an extra hour last minute. The photographers from Milton Ridge were amazing...we got so many great shots and they never hurried us! The catering was amazing and the service staff were polite, professional, and fantastic! We also picked our florist by recommendation from Tracy and she was also amazing. Our centerpieces and bouquets were gorgeous!

I would highly recommend Milton Ridge to any one! The planning was enjoyable and easy and the wedding all came together with Tracy's help :)

Thank you for hosting our wonderful day!
Tracy and the staff at Milton Ridge were amazing. Tracy was always available for any questions I had, even up to the last Read more...
Tracy and the staff at Milton Ridge were amazing. Tracy was always available for any questions I had, even up to the last minute! She was extremely flexible with accomodating my large wedding party (nearly 20 in our wedding party) and 170 guests. Tracy even was flexible with allowing us to extend the reception an extra hour last minute. The photographers from Milton Ridge were amazing...we got so many great shots and they never hurried us! The catering was amazing and the service staff were polite, professional, and fantastic! We also picked our florist by recommendation from Tracy and she was also amazing. Our centerpieces and bouquets were gorgeous!

I would highly recommend Milton Ridge to any one! The planning was enjoyable and easy and the wedding all came together with Tracy's help :)

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Services Used: Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Reg
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Superb food, equally good service!
Superb food, equally good service!
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Services Used: Catering
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! That is the one word that can describe my daughter's wedding at Milton Ridge. Thank you Tracy and Jess, you made Sherrie and Nestor's Wedding a dream come true.
AMAZING! That is the one word that can describe my daughter's wedding at Milton Ridge. Thank you Tracy and Jess, you made Read more...
AMAZING! That is the one word that can describe my daughter's wedding at Milton Ridge. Thank you Tracy and Jess, you made Sherrie and Nestor's Wedding a dream come true. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Christine
Wedding:
4/27/2008
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about Milton Ridge! Tracy was so helpful and patient and just an all-around joy to work with during the whole wedding planning process. The vendors they recommended were fantastic. Our photographer, Jess, was so amazing and fun -- she even helped us with our last minute non-photography related questions - I think we never would have figured out how to put my veil on without her! The photos that I've seen so far look beautiful and everyone kept telling me how Jess managed to be everywhere at once and yet blended right in with the wedding.
Reverend Fair was so gracious and funny and people kept telling me all night how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Everyone loved Chris Dunn's guitar playing before and during the ceremony and he was so kind to learn a song that I had requested for the ceremony and everything he played was beautiful. Last, Shary, who did our cake was so sweet and the cake was delicious! So many people told me it was the best they ever had! And, apparently the cake broke when she was trying to move it the day of the wedding so she went home and baked and decorated an entirely new cake the day of our wedding - amazing! It was gorgeous and so, so good!
The catering staff and food were also wonderful - my only regret was that I was so busy trying to talk to everyone I didn't have a chance to eat any of it! And, everyone loved our bartender and kept saying how awesome he was the whole night.
Last, Milton Ridge itself is just a perfect wedding location. All of my guests kept commenting on how beautiful the chapel and reception hall were and I couldn't agree more. It was absolutely magical!
We can't thank you enough for making our day so special!!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Milton Ridge! Tracy was so helpful and patient and just an all-around joy to Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful things about Milton Ridge! Tracy was so helpful and patient and just an all-around joy to work with during the whole wedding planning process. The vendors they recommended were fantastic. Our photographer, Jess, was so amazing and fun -- she even helped us with our last minute non-photography related questions - I think we never would have figured out how to put my veil on without her! The photos that I've seen so far look beautiful and everyone kept telling me how Jess managed to be everywhere at once and yet blended right in with the wedding.
Reverend Fair was so gracious and funny and people kept telling me all night how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Everyone loved Chris Dunn's guitar playing before and during the ceremony and he was so kind to learn a song that I had requested for the ceremony and everything he played was beautiful. Last, Shary, who did our cake was so sweet and the cake was delicious! So many people told me it was the best they ever had! And, apparently the cake broke when she was trying to move it the day of the wedding so she went home and baked and decorated an entirely new cake the day of our wedding - amazing! It was gorgeous and so, so good!
The catering staff and food were also wonderful - my only regret was that I was so busy trying to talk to everyone I didn't have a chance to eat any of it! And, everyone loved our bartender and kept saying how awesome he was the whole night.
Last, Milton Ridge itself is just a perfect wedding location. All of my guests kept commenting on how beautiful the chapel and reception hall were and I couldn't agree more. It was absolutely magical!
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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Denise
Wedding:
4/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day at the Milton Ridge Chapel, was by far the best day OF OUR LIVES! I don't know how we could ever thank them. I was immediately greeted by the photographer the moment I arrived, and until the moment I left, she was right there taking pictures to ensure that she didn't miss one moment of our special day! The prices were exactly as stated, and the beauty of this place was UNREAL! The website was awesome, but the chapel was even more beautiful in person. We couldn't have chosen a better place to have our wedding day! Keep up the awesome work, guys! And THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Mr. and Mrs. Camaroto
Our wedding day at the Milton Ridge Chapel, was by far the best day OF OUR LIVES! I don't know how we could ever thank Read more...
Our wedding day at the Milton Ridge Chapel, was by far the best day OF OUR LIVES! I don't know how we could ever thank them. I was immediately greeted by the photographer the moment I arrived, and until the moment I left, she was right there taking pictures to ensure that she didn't miss one moment of our special day! The prices were exactly as stated, and the beauty of this place was UNREAL! The website was awesome, but the chapel was even more beautiful in person. We couldn't have chosen a better place to have our wedding day! Keep up the awesome work, guys! And THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!!

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Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Lucia
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge was a fabulous place to have a wedding. They were courteous, professional and very flexible and easy to work with. Everything from the ceremony to the food and beverages was top notch!
Milton Ridge was a fabulous place to have a wedding. They were courteous, professional and very flexible and easy to work Read more...
Milton Ridge was a fabulous place to have a wedding. They were courteous, professional and very flexible and easy to work with. Everything from the ceremony to the food and beverages was top notch! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Monica
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Thanks Tracy,

Our event was even better than we imagined. You and your staff were very attentive to our needs and what we were trying to accomplish. Everything was perfect. We are recommending you to anyone who will listen!
Thanks Tracy,

Our event was even better than we imagined. You and your staff were very attentive to our needs and Read more...
Thanks Tracy,

Our event was even better than we imagined. You and your staff were very attentive to our needs and what we were trying to accomplish. Everything was perfect. We are recommending you to anyone who will listen! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Cynthia
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge provided us with exceptional service and a beautiful location in order to hold our wedding and reception. The staff, which included the caterers, photographers and also the owners themselves, were wonderful to work with. They communicated with us on a regular basis and always kept us in the loop of what was going on. I thank the entire team for making our day special!

Thank you

Cynthia Wasey
Milton Ridge provided us with exceptional service and a beautiful location in order to hold our wedding and reception. The Read more...
Milton Ridge provided us with exceptional service and a beautiful location in order to hold our wedding and reception. The staff, which included the caterers, photographers and also the owners themselves, were wonderful to work with. They communicated with us on a regular basis and always kept us in the loop of what was going on. I thank the entire team for making our day special!

Thank you

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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/14/2007
5.0/5.0
The MOMENT I set eyes on Milton ridge i knew that this was the place i wanted to get married at. It is a beautiful and romantic chapel. Every single one of my guests had a wonderful time and thought that it was the most beautiful and romantic wedding that they had ever been to. Everybody was raving about the ceremony and reception sites The people were professional and kind and offered advice and help when needed. They worked around scheduals to meet at the best time for you and every single question i had was answered if not that day the very next day The minister provided by milton ridge was amazing. He truly enjoys officiating over weddings and my guests loved every word that he said during the ceremony. He is very personal and professional. The food offered by the catering provided by milton ridge was delicious. You truly get every single penny woth of everything. The room that bridesmaids and i had to get ready was nice and roomy and away from the groom so that was the best!!! If i didnt get married at milton ridge i know it wouldnt have been near as beautiful as it was there. I have so many wonderful things to say about milton ridge i would reccomend milton ridge to any and everybody.
The MOMENT I set eyes on Milton ridge i knew that this was the place i wanted to get married at. It is a beautiful and Read more...
The MOMENT I set eyes on Milton ridge i knew that this was the place i wanted to get married at. It is a beautiful and romantic chapel. Every single one of my guests had a wonderful time and thought that it was the most beautiful and romantic wedding that they had ever been to. Everybody was raving about the ceremony and reception sites The people were professional and kind and offered advice and help when needed. They worked around scheduals to meet at the best time for you and every single question i had was answered if not that day the very next day The minister provided by milton ridge was amazing. He truly enjoys officiating over weddings and my guests loved every word that he said during the ceremony. He is very personal and professional. The food offered by the catering provided by milton ridge was delicious. You truly get every single penny woth of everything. The room that bridesmaids and i had to get ready was nice and roomy and away from the groom so that was the best!!! If i didnt get married at milton ridge i know it wouldnt have been near as beautiful as it was there. I have so many wonderful things to say about milton ridge i would reccomend milton ridge to any and everybody. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Christina
Wedding:
3/31/2007
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very impressed with what Milton Ridge had to offer! We had a budget of $10,000 and what we paid for was very much within our budget! The staff was very nice, patient, courteous, professional, may I say more! The officiant that was provided for us was very nice and we were able to meet with him ahead of time. Also we were given a sheet with a lot of local vendors for flowers, music, etc., and their numbers and websites. We were given enough time to pay the occasional payments made everyone 2 or 3 months and it was a plus because of our money situation. Whenever I had questions about something, I could email Tracy and she was answer my questions with no problem. We loved everything about the chapel and reception hall. Everyone was particularly impressed with the place and said that it was beautiful wedding! The photography was great and I loved all the pictures! I would definitely recommend Milton Ridge and infact already have!!!
My husband and I were very impressed with what Milton Ridge had to offer! We had a budget of $10,000 and what we paid for Read more...
My husband and I were very impressed with what Milton Ridge had to offer! We had a budget of $10,000 and what we paid for was very much within our budget! The staff was very nice, patient, courteous, professional, may I say more! The officiant that was provided for us was very nice and we were able to meet with him ahead of time. Also we were given a sheet with a lot of local vendors for flowers, music, etc., and their numbers and websites. We were given enough time to pay the occasional payments made everyone 2 or 3 months and it was a plus because of our money situation. Whenever I had questions about something, I could email Tracy and she was answer my questions with no problem. We loved everything about the chapel and reception hall. Everyone was particularly impressed with the place and said that it was beautiful wedding! The photography was great and I loved all the pictures! I would definitely recommend Milton Ridge and infact already have!!! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
3/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge provided the perfect place for our dream wedding. Everything was beautiful from start to finish. The planning process was easy and stress free and all of our questions were answered quickly and thoroughly.
Milton Ridge provided the perfect place for our dream wedding. Everything was beautiful from start to finish. The planning Read more...
Milton Ridge provided the perfect place for our dream wedding. Everything was beautiful from start to finish. The planning process was easy and stress free and all of our questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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sheffield28
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Milton Ridge was absolutely AMAZING! If we had to do it again, we wouldn't change a thing! The owner/manager, Tracy, of the chapel and reception hall was so personable. She put together a binder for me that was personalized for MY wedding! It contained information, ideas, and checklists that I pretty much took with me everywhere! If I had a question, she had an answer! My hair and make-up artist, Jody, did such a great job. We met for a trial run where I gave her my ideas and she worked with me to give me a look I absolutely loved. She also did my maids' hair. My photographer, Amy, was outstanding! We spoke on the phone so she could get a feel for Dan and I as a couple, and we discussed ideas for our engagement shoot. She was so flexible...she was willing to go where we wanted her to! And she was a blast to work with...I never stressed for a second about my photos. Lisa, our florist got me the flowers I wanted and arranged them how I wished. She was super friendly and made great suggestions to make my flowers even better. Erin and Michael provided live music for our ceremony. It was beautiful. They played every selection I made, and I hadn't even bothered to ask them if they were capable =] The DJ played at our reception. He held a phone consultation to go over the planner I filled out for Tracy. He asked additional questions that I hadn't thought to ask, but it was all important! The wedding cake was delicious! We met with Sharry for a cake tasting, and she gave us exactly what we wanted...and 2 different flavors! The officiant also sat down with us before the wedding to get to know us and talk about the ceremony. Roger was so sweet and performed a beautiful ceremony! The catering was all around outstanding! The staff was friendly and made sure there was nothing we had to ask for. The food was delicious, and there was so much of it! Overall, I can't think of one bad thing to say about my experience at Milton Ridge. It was worth every penny we spent. Milton Ridge made my wedding the day I had always dreamed of! Thank you so much to Tracy and the people she works with for all of their hard work and dedication. I recommend Milton Ridge to every bride-to-be out there! All of my guests said they had never seen us so happy, and that's because we were! Much love and thanks to Milton Ridge!
Milton Ridge was absolutely AMAZING! If we had to do it again, we wouldn't change a thing! The owner/manager, Tracy, of Read more...
Milton Ridge was absolutely AMAZING! If we had to do it again, we wouldn't change a thing! The owner/manager, Tracy, of the chapel and reception hall was so personable. She put together a binder for me that was personalized for MY wedding! It contained information, ideas, and checklists that I pretty much took with me everywhere! If I had a question, she had an answer! My hair and make-up artist, Jody, did such a great job. We met for a trial run where I gave her my ideas and she worked with me to give me a look I absolutely loved. She also did my maids' hair. My photographer, Amy, was outstanding! We spoke on the phone so she could get a feel for Dan and I as a couple, and we discussed ideas for our engagement shoot. She was so flexible...she was willing to go where we wanted her to! And she was a blast to work with...I never stressed for a second about my photos. Lisa, our florist got me the flowers I wanted and arranged them how I wished. She was super friendly and made great suggestions to make my flowers even better. Erin and Michael provided live music for our ceremony. It was beautiful. They played every selection I made, and I hadn't even bothered to ask them if they were capable =] The DJ played at our reception. He held a phone consultation to go over the planner I filled out for Tracy. He asked additional questions that I hadn't thought to ask, but it was all important! The wedding cake was delicious! We met with Sharry for a cake tasting, and she gave us exactly what we wanted...and 2 different flavors! The officiant also sat down with us before the wedding to get to know us and talk about the ceremony. Roger was so sweet and performed a beautiful ceremony! The catering was all around outstanding! The staff was friendly and made sure there was nothing we had to ask for. The food was delicious, and there was so much of it! Overall, I can't think of one bad thing to say about my experience at Milton Ridge. It was worth every penny we spent. Milton Ridge made my wedding the day I had always dreamed of! Thank you so much to Tracy and the people she works with for all of their hard work and dedication. I recommend Milton Ridge to every bride-to-be out there! All of my guests said they had never seen us so happy, and that's because we were! Much love and thanks to Milton Ridge! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Jannette
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.9/5.0
I'm so happy we decided to have our wedding at a venue that had everything we needed, and IN ONE PLACE and the food was AMAZING.
Professionally, I'm a project manager, so when it came to wedding planning I thought that I had "everything under the sun" covered. As for my personality, I'm naturally positive and open to a bit of change when necessary. BUT people warned me that some things would NOT go as planned. I was okay with that but totally didn't expect to get a phone call from my flower vendor (I did the flower arrangements myself) just 1 1/2 days before my wedding saying that all 150 of my specialty white and pink roses had been destroyed by US Customs as they entered the US from Columbia/Ecuador. I was devastated. I couldn't take my eyes off the pictured that they'd sent me showing every box of roses rummaged through and nearly crushed. I cried for about 2 minutes, then forwarded the email to Tracy at Milton Ridge asking help. She got back to me RIGHT AWAY with a local wholesale florist that I could contact. In the end, we lucked out and got replacement roses and some peonies, from Whole Foods at a reasonable price. The ONLY reason I didn't panic was because of Tracy's calm presence and quick responsiveness to my dilemma. My only disappointment was the responsiveness of the DJ we booked. We went with DJ Fela for our wedding, but on the actual day someone else showed up. No big deal, we weren't too concerned but, I think the DJ could've done a better job of transitioning the music before/after the dinner toasts and other events. For instance, there were several times when there were awkward silences after announcements, the dinner toasts, then...the ultimate awkwardness-we cut our cake in complete silence, LOL! Luckily, I was having such a good time, I was able to laugh it off by saying "I'm glad we aren't doing the garter toss! Uumm, music? Please...anything will do." Other than that, everything was awesome and thanks for reading this long review :)
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I'm so happy we decided to have our wedding at a venue that had everything we needed, and IN ONE PLACE and the food was AMAZING.
Professionally, I'm a project manager, so when it came to wedding planning I thought that I had "everything under the sun" covered. As for my personality, I'm naturally positive and open to a bit of change when necessary. BUT people warned me that some things would NOT go as planned. I was okay with that but totally didn't expect to get a phone call from my flower vendor (I did the flower arrangements myself) just 1 1/2 days before my wedding saying that all 150 of my specialty white and pink roses had been destroyed by US Customs as they entered the US from Columbia/Ecuador. I was devastated. I couldn't take my eyes off the pictured that they'd sent me showing every box of roses rummaged through and nearly crushed. I cried for about 2 minutes, then forwarded the email to Tracy at Milton Ridge asking help. She got back to me RIGHT AWAY with a local wholesale florist that I could contact. In the end, we lucked out and got replacement roses and some peonies, from Whole Foods at a reasonable price. The ONLY reason I didn't panic was because of Tracy's calm presence and quick responsiveness to my dilemma. My only disappointment was the responsiveness of the DJ we booked. We went with DJ Fela for our wedding, but on the actual day someone else showed up. No big deal, we weren't too concerned but, I think the DJ could've done a better job of transitioning the music before/after the dinner toasts and other events. For instance, there were several times when there were awkward silences after announcements, the dinner toasts, then...the ultimate awkwardness-we cut our cake in complete silence, LOL! Luckily, I was having such a good time, I was able to laugh it off by saying "I'm glad we aren't doing the garter toss! Uumm, music? Please...anything will do." Other than that, everything was awesome and thanks for reading this long review :) Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
10/11/2013
4.9/5.0
Tracy and all Milton Ridge employees were very nice and always willing to help us with anything we needed. I would recommend this place to all my friends who are looking for a place where it is clean and beautiful, also where you don't have to look far to find amazing vendors that work with Milton Ridge
Tracy and all Milton Ridge employees were very nice and always willing to help us with anything we needed. I would Read more...
Tracy and all Milton Ridge employees were very nice and always willing to help us with anything we needed. I would recommend this place to all my friends who are looking for a place where it is clean and beautiful, also where you don't have to look far to find amazing vendors that work with Milton Ridge Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.9/5.0
Our wedding was Feb 18th and it was fantastic. I never write reviews but feel compelled to. Milton Ridge was perfect for us! We used the photographer, minister, and DJ in addition to the chapel/reception hall and catering. Other than that, we used no other vendors since we did not do flowers (I felt it went better with our winter theme) I did hair/makeup myself. Let me just say that my husband and I were planning from Philly and left a lot until the last minute, and everyone was very accommodating, but I could tell that they would have been great with really involved couples as well. Our wedding had 75 guests and no wedding party and I felt like the venue was the perfect size, although I know it could hold many more.

Location was great! I grew up in the MD/DC area and had a lot of guests coming from DC proper and NOVA. I was concerned this would be quite a hike for some, but many expressed thank you's for having a "local" wedding, so I was quite pleased. The chapel and hall are beautiful and the cottage is really great for getting ready. The cottage was also a great place for my family to meet up beforehand as it is quite large and there separate rooms inside.

The minister we had was Pastor Lee Bucknell. He is really warm and funny, and really accommodating to our requests. You can really tell he enjoys marrying couples. Our parents really enjoyed him too! He helped us plan out the ceremony a few days before and gave us ideas. We did a counseling session with him which was really nice.

The catering was really good - there was plenty of food and enough variety to please the chefs in the family and the meat-and-potatoes folks alike. Service was excellent. We had a buffet but myself and my groom were served at our table which was really nice. The presentation was beautiful and the bar service was really good as well.

DJ Fela asked questions about the type of music we wanted played and we gave him a few specifics but then just let him do his thing! And let me say, he really knows what he's doing. Everybody was on the dance floor for the entire night, and you can't ask for anything better !

I am blanking on my photog's name right now, I think it was Amy. She really went above and beyond, helping me with my hair, since I did it myself. I had no wedding party, and my mom was freaking out, so she hung out with me and my sister-in-law and helped me get ready. How sweet is that? And she knows all the best spots to get photos here, she is very experienced with the venue.

Let me say that Tracy was amazing at reading us and going with the flow. My husband and I both work about 80 hrs a wk, plus wedding planning is just not appealing to us, so it was great that we didn't have to worry about much. She let us wait til the last minute on a lot of stuff since we took the week off before and didnt make me feel stressed at all. She would gently remind us when she needed stuff but that was it, and I knew stuff was getting done without directly being involved, which is exactly how I wanted it. She was also always available when I suddenly came up with questions, she would answer emails at 10 pm, when I would suddenly start thinking about plans.

All and all, I feel like everyone went above and beyond! I highly, highly recommend Milton Ridge!
Our wedding was Feb 18th and it was fantastic. I never write reviews but feel compelled to. Milton Ridge was perfect for Read more...
Our wedding was Feb 18th and it was fantastic. I never write reviews but feel compelled to. Milton Ridge was perfect for us! We used the photographer, minister, and DJ in addition to the chapel/reception hall and catering. Other than that, we used no other vendors since we did not do flowers (I felt it went better with our winter theme) I did hair/makeup myself. Let me just say that my husband and I were planning from Philly and left a lot until the last minute, and everyone was very accommodating, but I could tell that they would have been great with really involved couples as well. Our wedding had 75 guests and no wedding party and I felt like the venue was the perfect size, although I know it could hold many more.

Location was great! I grew up in the MD/DC area and had a lot of guests coming from DC proper and NOVA. I was concerned this would be quite a hike for some, but many expressed thank you's for having a "local" wedding, so I was quite pleased. The chapel and hall are beautiful and the cottage is really great for getting ready. The cottage was also a great place for my family to meet up beforehand as it is quite large and there separate rooms inside.

The minister we had was Pastor Lee Bucknell. He is really warm and funny, and really accommodating to our requests. You can really tell he enjoys marrying couples. Our parents really enjoyed him too! He helped us plan out the ceremony a few days before and gave us ideas. We did a counseling session with him which was really nice.

The catering was really good - there was plenty of food and enough variety to please the chefs in the family and the meat-and-potatoes folks alike. Service was excellent. We had a buffet but myself and my groom were served at our table which was really nice. The presentation was beautiful and the bar service was really good as well.

DJ Fela asked questions about the type of music we wanted played and we gave him a few specifics but then just let him do his thing! And let me say, he really knows what he's doing. Everybody was on the dance floor for the entire night, and you can't ask for anything better !

I am blanking on my photog's name right now, I think it was Amy. She really went above and beyond, helping me with my hair, since I did it myself. I had no wedding party, and my mom was freaking out, so she hung out with me and my sister-in-law and helped me get ready. How sweet is that? And she knows all the best spots to get photos here, she is very experienced with the venue.

Let me say that Tracy was amazing at reading us and going with the flow. My husband and I both work about 80 hrs a wk, plus wedding planning is just not appealing to us, so it was great that we didn't have to worry about much. She let us wait til the last minute on a lot of stuff since we took the week off before and didnt make me feel stressed at all. She would gently remind us when she needed stuff but that was it, and I knew stuff was getting done without directly being involved, which is exactly how I wanted it. She was also always available when I suddenly came up with questions, she would answer emails at 10 pm, when I would suddenly start thinking about plans.

All and all, I feel like everyone went above and beyond! I highly, highly recommend Milton Ridge! Read less
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KMS1119
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.9/5.0
I fell in love with Milton Ridge the moment I saw it. It was exactly what I was looking for. That is why we booked it 20 months prior to our wedding, I was not going to let someone snatch it up. Tracy is such a nice person, and was fabulous to work with. Fine Cusine (the catering division) was amazing! Everyone that we talked to afterwards would not stop raving about the food, and people are still talking about it 3 weeks later. We used Shary for our cupcakes and surprise grooms cake, and they were fantastic. Beth the photographer was so much fun to work with, her personality is one of a kind and she puts off a vibe that only makes you want to smile for the camera. Fela (the DJ) did a great job as well, we gave him a couple of "must play" songs and had him take care of the rest. Everyone had a great time! If I had to do it all over again, I would certainly go back to Milton Ridge without giving it a second thought.
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I fell in love with Milton Ridge the moment I saw it. It was exactly what I was looking for. That is why we booked it 20 months prior to our wedding, I was not going to let someone snatch it up. Tracy is such a nice person, and was fabulous to work with. Fine Cusine (the catering division) was amazing! Everyone that we talked to afterwards would not stop raving about the food, and people are still talking about it 3 weeks later. We used Shary for our cupcakes and surprise grooms cake, and they were fantastic. Beth the photographer was so much fun to work with, her personality is one of a kind and she puts off a vibe that only makes you want to smile for the camera. Fela (the DJ) did a great job as well, we gave him a couple of "must play" songs and had him take care of the rest. Everyone had a great time! If I had to do it all over again, I would certainly go back to Milton Ridge without giving it a second thought. Read less
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N&I91210
Wedding:
9/12/2010
4.9/5.0
Thank you for truly making our special day unforgettable. The staff was so helpful and responsive. The chapel and reception hall looked perfect! I couldn't have chose a better venue. It was awesome!!
Thank you for truly making our special day unforgettable. The staff was so helpful and responsive. The chapel and Read more...
Thank you for truly making our special day unforgettable. The staff was so helpful and responsive. The chapel and reception hall looked perfect! I couldn't have chose a better venue. It was awesome!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/23/2010
4.9/5.0
I am so glad we chose Milton Ridge for our wedding! The wedding coordinator on site, Tracy, was awesome. She always answered my emails within minutes and kept everything organized. All of my guests said we had a gorgeous and amazing wedding (even though it was about 100 degrees out). We also used Milton Ridge's caterer, florist, DJ, and cake maker, all of whom were awesome. The DJ especially was great and everyone loved the food. Definitely go with Milton Ridge!
I am so glad we chose Milton Ridge for our wedding! The wedding coordinator on site, Tracy, was awesome. She always Read more...
I am so glad we chose Milton Ridge for our wedding! The wedding coordinator on site, Tracy, was awesome. She always answered my emails within minutes and kept everything organized. All of my guests said we had a gorgeous and amazing wedding (even though it was about 100 degrees out). We also used Milton Ridge's caterer, florist, DJ, and cake maker, all of whom were awesome. The DJ especially was great and everyone loved the food. Definitely go with Milton Ridge! Read less
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KarmaCarrie
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.9/5.0
It is an absolutely lovely site and they worked with my every idea and whim to make sure that my wedding came off without a hitch. Tracy, the wedding planner, is incredibly sweet and genuinely loves weddings! You can tell in everything she does. I wanted an outdoor ceremony. They had never done before, they worked with me to make it happen beautifully. My maid of honor even said when she gets married, she is going straight to Milton ridge! I used thier photographer - Amy Sievers - for both my engagement and wedding photos and they came out absolutely gorgeous. The package deal turned out to be very well priced, especially since it includes a photo credit and the professional album.
It is an absolutely lovely site and they worked with my every idea and whim to make sure that my wedding came off without Read more...
It is an absolutely lovely site and they worked with my every idea and whim to make sure that my wedding came off without a hitch. Tracy, the wedding planner, is incredibly sweet and genuinely loves weddings! You can tell in everything she does. I wanted an outdoor ceremony. They had never done before, they worked with me to make it happen beautifully. My maid of honor even said when she gets married, she is going straight to Milton ridge! I used thier photographer - Amy Sievers - for both my engagement and wedding photos and they came out absolutely gorgeous. The package deal turned out to be very well priced, especially since it includes a photo credit and the professional album. Read less
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jlanham
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.9/5.0
My family was so fortunate to have found Milton Ridge nestled in Hyattstown. What a lovely venue! Everything was wonderful for our daughter's wedding. The staff, food, recommended vendors and atmosphere was excellent. Total number of guests was just under 100 and fit into the chapel perfectly. Reception hall and chapel are elegant in appearance but you can add any decorations to make it more festive. The chapel has candles in the side windows, two pillars for flowers in front and we added a table for the unity candles. The officient, recommended by MR, was very good and did premarital counseling as well. Music during the ceremony was played from stereo on the balcony. The balcony has comfy furniture for the groomsmen too. We had a second bartender on the front porch of the reception hall and a few tables set up outside. The wedding favors and photo collages were set up by family the day before to decorate the reception. It was just what my daughter and her husband wanted. Milton Ridge and their staff were absolutely awesome.
My family was so fortunate to have found Milton Ridge nestled in Hyattstown. What a lovely venue! Everything was wonderful Read more...
My family was so fortunate to have found Milton Ridge nestled in Hyattstown. What a lovely venue! Everything was wonderful for our daughter's wedding. The staff, food, recommended vendors and atmosphere was excellent. Total number of guests was just under 100 and fit into the chapel perfectly. Reception hall and chapel are elegant in appearance but you can add any decorations to make it more festive. The chapel has candles in the side windows, two pillars for flowers in front and we added a table for the unity candles. The officient, recommended by MR, was very good and did premarital counseling as well. Music during the ceremony was played from stereo on the balcony. The balcony has comfy furniture for the groomsmen too. We had a second bartender on the front porch of the reception hall and a few tables set up outside. The wedding favors and photo collages were set up by family the day before to decorate the reception. It was just what my daughter and her husband wanted. Milton Ridge and their staff were absolutely awesome. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Suzie
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.9/5.0
We were extremely happy with how everything turned out! Using Milton Ridge took a lot of the stress out of planning. It was a beautiful location and Tracy, Jess, Roger, and Fela all did an amazing job. We could not have been happier!

The only reason I did not give them all 5 stars across the board is that I would have preferred more of choice in caterers.
We were extremely happy with how everything turned out! Using Milton Ridge took a lot of the stress out of planning. It Read more...
We were extremely happy with how everything turned out! Using Milton Ridge took a lot of the stress out of planning. It was a beautiful location and Tracy, Jess, Roger, and Fela all did an amazing job. We could not have been happier!

The only reason I did not give them all 5 stars across the board is that I would have preferred more of choice in caterers. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
Milton Ridge responded with the following comments:

The reason for the bride and groom wanting to have a different caterer option is because the groom is a chef and they would have liked to have had his catering company cater the event. With Milton Ridge receptions...there is a great deal of planning, coordination and quality control that is involved. Continental Caterers (www.continentalcaters.com) is the exclusive caterer to Milton Ridge providing consistently high quality service. With their professional chefs and amazing staff they work as a partner with Milton Ridge to orchestrate the perfect wedding reception for our brides and grooms.
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LVesp
Wedding:
8/9/2013
4.8/5.0
We were so lucky to have found Milton Ridge for our Ceremony. We were stressing out trying to find a place that met our needs. Milton Ridge surpassed our expectations and we were so relieved! Tracy is the sweetest person alive. She is so warm and welcoming. Being a bride, I dealt with a few vendors who just treated me as a paycheck and didn't care to acknowledge me as a person. I know vendors do weddings more times than they can count but for me it was a new and exciting experience and Tracy treated me as such! They were so accommodating and flexible with our ideas. Unfortunately, early on the day we had some rainy weather and we had planned an outdoor ceremony. An hour and half before our ceremony the sun came out and no more rain was shown on the radar. But apparently they were worried about risking their chairs so it was moved indoors. I was a little bothered by that because I had so many friends/family that would have helped maneuver things so it could be kept outdoors. But it did not ruin our day and is really the only small gripe I can come up. I know it was a tough call! And the people at Milton Ridge were so accommodating making sure our back-up plan was fully intact. Any couple would be lucky to be married here!
We were so lucky to have found Milton Ridge for our Ceremony. We were stressing out trying to find a place that met our Read more...
We were so lucky to have found Milton Ridge for our Ceremony. We were stressing out trying to find a place that met our needs. Milton Ridge surpassed our expectations and we were so relieved! Tracy is the sweetest person alive. She is so warm and welcoming. Being a bride, I dealt with a few vendors who just treated me as a paycheck and didn't care to acknowledge me as a person. I know vendors do weddings more times than they can count but for me it was a new and exciting experience and Tracy treated me as such! They were so accommodating and flexible with our ideas. Unfortunately, early on the day we had some rainy weather and we had planned an outdoor ceremony. An hour and half before our ceremony the sun came out and no more rain was shown on the radar. But apparently they were worried about risking their chairs so it was moved indoors. I was a little bothered by that because I had so many friends/family that would have helped maneuver things so it could be kept outdoors. But it did not ruin our day and is really the only small gripe I can come up. I know it was a tough call! And the people at Milton Ridge were so accommodating making sure our back-up plan was fully intact. Any couple would be lucky to be married here! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband and I visited many other venues in the area and none of them even came close to Milton Ridge! Milton Ridge is honestly in a category of their own in terms of flexibility and resourcefulness. Tracy, the venue coordinator, was so easy to work with and went above and beyond to meet every one of our requests. Milton Ridge has relationships with all of the vendors you would need and will coordinate all of the details with them for you from the initial contracts to the day of the wedding, making your job as easy as signing your name. In addition to their high level of professionalism, you can tell that the staff at Milton Ridge genuinely likes weddings and wants to make yours perfect. Our guests are still raving about the delicious food, beautiful landscape and all of the other details of the evening. We highly recommend Milton Ridge for your wedding!
My husband and I visited many other venues in the area and none of them even came close to Milton Ridge! Milton Ridge is Read more...
My husband and I visited many other venues in the area and none of them even came close to Milton Ridge! Milton Ridge is honestly in a category of their own in terms of flexibility and resourcefulness. Tracy, the venue coordinator, was so easy to work with and went above and beyond to meet every one of our requests. Milton Ridge has relationships with all of the vendors you would need and will coordinate all of the details with them for you from the initial contracts to the day of the wedding, making your job as easy as signing your name. In addition to their high level of professionalism, you can tell that the staff at Milton Ridge genuinely likes weddings and wants to make yours perfect. Our guests are still raving about the delicious food, beautiful landscape and all of the other details of the evening. We highly recommend Milton Ridge for your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Margaret
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.8/5.0
I found Tracy Brooks to be great to work with, very much enaged, that allow the wedding to be beautiful. All of the associated vendors did an outstanding job and made the wedding a beautiful event that will always be remembered. Would recommend to any new bride. We had an outside wedding on the stone wall - Tracy ensured that the planting and site was beautiful for the wedding.
I found Tracy Brooks to be great to work with, very much enaged, that allow the wedding to be beautiful. All of the Read more...
I found Tracy Brooks to be great to work with, very much enaged, that allow the wedding to be beautiful. All of the associated vendors did an outstanding job and made the wedding a beautiful event that will always be remembered. Would recommend to any new bride. We had an outside wedding on the stone wall - Tracy ensured that the planting and site was beautiful for the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Orchid14
Wedding:
10/22/2010
4.8/5.0
Let me start off by saying that we TRULY enjoyed our wedding at Milton Ridge, and we would highly recommend it to future brides! Let me break it down for you...

Tracy - She runs the whole show at Milton Ridge and is AMAZING! I emailed her constantly throughout the whole process, and she always answered all my questions very quickly. She was so helpful and always had great suggestions. She is also very helpful with letting you come earlier than what you really pay for, or letting you set up the night before the wedding. She's so flexible with that stuff. She really goes above and beyond what her job calls for! She does so many little extra things out of the kindness of her heart. We really LOVED Tracy!

Catering - The food at Milton Ridge is GREAT! We had no complaints. They were really flexible with letting us have plated salads when we were only having buffet meals. They definitely exceeded our expectations!

Photography - Amy was great! She got lots of pictures and understood that I wanted a lot of detail shots of things in the reception hall. She even took some good shots of my purple shoes! I can't wait to see how the pictures turn out!

Violin & Piano - To be honest, the ceremony music is such a blur because everything was happening so fast that I really did not get to enjoy the music like I wanted! But from what I heard the short distance I walked down the isle, it was great!:) My friend who attended and plays violin professionally said they were really good! It was a nice touch to have live music at the ceremony instead of having someone control the CD player!

Cakes by Shary - This is hard to review because we only got to taste the cake we had during the cake cutting!!! We were too busy dancing that we never got a chance to sit down and try a whole piece of cake! lol... but from what our guests said, it was fabulous. I LOVED how she decorated it! It was a beautiful cake!! Shary was also very accomodating because 4 of my family members have celiac disease and cannot eat gluten. Shary made a small separate gluten free cake, beautifully decorated like the main cake! It was very pretty, and my family says that it was AMAZING! One of our guests actually had a piece of regular cake, and gluten free cake, and she said the gluten free was better! Haha! Thanks Shary!!

DJ Fela - Fela is very professional and very nice! We discussed music a few nights before the wedding and he got a feel for what we wanted. Although at the beginning of the reception he did not play songs we had requested, and claimed what he was playing were just "filler songs". But he ended up leaving out some of the songs that were on our "must play list". That was a little disappointing. But all in all, the music was great and we had a GREAT turn out on the dance floor!! It got pretty wild! DJ Fela even danced to the Cupid Shuffle with us!!:)

Pastor Roger Fair - WARNING!! FUTURE BRIDES!! WARNING!! I would HIGHLY recommend that you either choose the other pastor that milton ridge offers, or get your own pastor. Roger was very rude to us over the phone the first time he talked to us. We had a bad feeling about him from the start, which we shouldn't have ignored! He was not very helpful during the rehearsal. He used words like "Blah blah blah" and just sped through the whole process, leaving us not very prepared on the wedding day.
We specifically asked him for a short and sweet ceremony with nothing religious. He did basically the OPPOSITE!! The day of he asked if he could do a small prayer, to which we agreed since some of our family is religious. But we just wanted our vows, and that's it. Before getting to the vows, he starts telling this LONG, BORING, DRAWN OUT and VERY AWKWARD story!!! It was so embarassing to us. My husband and I kept giving each other looks like "when is this going to end?!" It was humiliating!! Even the bridal party was giving looks to each other! After the ceremony, everybody asked what was up with the pastor!! It was so frustrating and embarassing. Thanks to him, that is going to be the talk of our wedding for years to come!! I feel like he had it out for us!! It was very rude and we did not appreciate it at all! Our guests talked about him all night... and not in a good way! So definitely think twice before choosing Pastor Roger Fair. If we could change ONE thing about our wedding, he would be it!!

Besides that one thing, Milton Ridge in itself is an AMAZING place to get married. It's so cute and quaint and it was exactly what we wanted. The grounds are beautiful and having the bridal cottage to get ready in was wonderful! All the guests loved the fact that everything was in one place!

So I would HIGHLY recommend Milton Ridge!!

(Just not Pastor Roger Fair!)
Let me start off by saying that we TRULY enjoyed our wedding at Milton Ridge, and we would highly recommend it to future Read more...
Let me start off by saying that we TRULY enjoyed our wedding at Milton Ridge, and we would highly recommend it to future brides! Let me break it down for you...

Tracy - She runs the whole show at Milton Ridge and is AMAZING! I emailed her constantly throughout the whole process, and she always answered all my questions very quickly. She was so helpful and always had great suggestions. She is also very helpful with letting you come earlier than what you really pay for, or letting you set up the night before the wedding. She's so flexible with that stuff. She really goes above and beyond what her job calls for! She does so many little extra things out of the kindness of her heart. We really LOVED Tracy!

Catering - The food at Milton Ridge is GREAT! We had no complaints. They were really flexible with letting us have plated salads when we were only having buffet meals. They definitely exceeded our expectations!

Photography - Amy was great! She got lots of pictures and understood that I wanted a lot of detail shots of things in the reception hall. She even took some good shots of my purple shoes! I can't wait to see how the pictures turn out!

Violin & Piano - To be honest, the ceremony music is such a blur because everything was happening so fast that I really did not get to enjoy the music like I wanted! But from what I heard the short distance I walked down the isle, it was great!:) My friend who attended and plays violin professionally said they were really good! It was a nice touch to have live music at the ceremony instead of having someone control the CD player!

Cakes by Shary - This is hard to review because we only got to taste the cake we had during the cake cutting!!! We were too busy dancing that we never got a chance to sit down and try a whole piece of cake! lol... but from what our guests said, it was fabulous. I LOVED how she decorated it! It was a beautiful cake!! Shary was also very accomodating because 4 of my family members have celiac disease and cannot eat gluten. Shary made a small separate gluten free cake, beautifully decorated like the main cake! It was very pretty, and my family says that it was AMAZING! One of our guests actually had a piece of regular cake, and gluten free cake, and she said the gluten free was better! Haha! Thanks Shary!!

DJ Fela - Fela is very professional and very nice! We discussed music a few nights before the wedding and he got a feel for what we wanted. Although at the beginning of the reception he did not play songs we had requested, and claimed what he was playing were just "filler songs". But he ended up leaving out some of the songs that were on our "must play list". That was a little disappointing. But all in all, the music was great and we had a GREAT turn out on the dance floor!! It got pretty wild! DJ Fela even danced to the Cupid Shuffle with us!!:)

Pastor Roger Fair - WARNING!! FUTURE BRIDES!! WARNING!! I would HIGHLY recommend that you either choose the other pastor that milton ridge offers, or get your own pastor. Roger was very rude to us over the phone the first time he talked to us. We had a bad feeling about him from the start, which we shouldn't have ignored! He was not very helpful during the rehearsal. He used words like "Blah blah blah" and just sped through the whole process, leaving us not very prepared on the wedding day.
We specifically asked him for a short and sweet ceremony with nothing religious. He did basically the OPPOSITE!! The day of he asked if he could do a small prayer, to which we agreed since some of our family is religious. But we just wanted our vows, and that's it. Before getting to the vows, he starts telling this LONG, BORING, DRAWN OUT and VERY AWKWARD story!!! It was so embarassing to us. My husband and I kept giving each other looks like "when is this going to end?!" It was humiliating!! Even the bridal party was giving looks to each other! After the ceremony, everybody asked what was up with the pastor!! It was so frustrating and embarassing. Thanks to him, that is going to be the talk of our wedding for years to come!! I feel like he had it out for us!! It was very rude and we did not appreciate it at all! Our guests talked about him all night... and not in a good way! So definitely think twice before choosing Pastor Roger Fair. If we could change ONE thing about our wedding, he would be it!!

Besides that one thing, Milton Ridge in itself is an AMAZING place to get married. It's so cute and quaint and it was exactly what we wanted. The grounds are beautiful and having the bridal cottage to get ready in was wonderful! All the guests loved the fact that everything was in one place!

So I would HIGHLY recommend Milton Ridge!!

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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Deborah
Wedding:
6/13/2010
4.8/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Tracy. She is so enthusiastic, energetic and has many good ideas and suggestions to help make your wedding day special. The venue is quite unique and absolutely gorgeous with it outside floral arrangements. The catering was wonderful. We had a buffet and the guests loved the food so much they went back for second helpings. The caters were quite attentive to the amount of food and replenished as needed. The service was impeccable and the staff and assistants were attentive to the needs of the guests.
We really enjoyed working with Tracy. She is so enthusiastic, energetic and has many good ideas and suggestions to help Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Tracy. She is so enthusiastic, energetic and has many good ideas and suggestions to help make your wedding day special. The venue is quite unique and absolutely gorgeous with it outside floral arrangements. The catering was wonderful. We had a buffet and the guests loved the food so much they went back for second helpings. The caters were quite attentive to the amount of food and replenished as needed. The service was impeccable and the staff and assistants were attentive to the needs of the guests. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
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geminijud
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
Overall our experience with Milton Ridge was fabulous. Our wedding day was so special and amazing due the Milton Ridge team, especially Tracey! So glad we decided upon this venue!
Overall our experience with Milton Ridge was fabulous. Our wedding day was so special and amazing due the Milton Ridge Read more...
Overall our experience with Milton Ridge was fabulous. Our wedding day was so special and amazing due the Milton Ridge team, especially Tracey! So glad we decided upon this venue! Read less
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scsikos
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.8/5.0
Tracy was amazing and helped work through every step of the planning process! Milton Ridge made wedding planning so easy by offering a bunch of services at competitive rates. It was nice to have so many things taken care of right off the bat and know that they would coordinated through the venue. I felt happy with all of my choices during my engagement but I couldn't imagine that everything would go so smoothly and turn out so beautifuly the day of the wedding!
Tracy was amazing and helped work through every step of the planning process! Milton Ridge made wedding planning so easy Read more...
Tracy was amazing and helped work through every step of the planning process! Milton Ridge made wedding planning so easy by offering a bunch of services at competitive rates. It was nice to have so many things taken care of right off the bat and know that they would coordinated through the venue. I felt happy with all of my choices during my engagement but I couldn't imagine that everything would go so smoothly and turn out so beautifuly the day of the wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.8/5.0
Milton Ridge is an excellent and beautiful venue. The location, the chapel, and reception hall was the most prettiest and convenient place for us to have our wedding/reception. Everyone loved the chapel and thought it a very unique place to get married. The reception hall was already beautiful and with the little touches of decorations made it even better. Having the bridal suite was an added bonus! It was a great place to go and relax and have everyone get ready.

Tracy was great. She was very flexible and always available to help out with any issue that I may have had. She was always quick to have an answer for you when you needed her help.

Catering was delicious! The food was excellent and received many reviews about how the food was the best "wedding food" guests have ever had. The staff were very attentive and helpful and all of the guests loved how nice and sociable they were. It was worth all the money we put into it to receive the complements we did along with all the great food we got to have.

DJ Fela was great. He was very nice and very interactive with the crowd. He even came out to help with the group dances and mingled. I told him I trusted in what he played for me and he picked great songs! Everyone was up and dancing all night.
I had only one complaint though - whatever DJ you may have - ensure you speak to them sooner about your confirming what you had on your DJ list. I did not received a call from him until the night of my rehearsal dinner night (the night before) to do this.

The cake was also excellent. It was very beautiful and loved the way it turned out. I do however feel that for such a simple (but beautiful cake) I was spending a little more than what I would if I went elsewhere. However if I went elsewhere I would have had to spend the extra cake cutting fee.

The photographers were great to work with.They were very helpful with helping stage some photos and even loved the way they caught us off guard. They pictures in the end were absolutely stunning!! I waited roughly 4 weeks for the photos - which from what I hear is not a long time at all.

We used Reverend Fair as our Pastor. We met with him beforehand and went over everything we wanted to do that day. We made an outline of things we wanted to do and he kept that in mind for the day of rehearsal. The day of rehearsal, Rev. Fair took over and helped us walk through everything we had previously discussed. He was a very nice guy and I have no complaints about him.

Overall - it was worth having my wedding there. Having all the services available to you was a lifesaver and would recommend this place to anyone who might be interested.
Milton Ridge is an excellent and beautiful venue. The location, the chapel, and reception hall was the most prettiest and Read more...
Milton Ridge is an excellent and beautiful venue. The location, the chapel, and reception hall was the most prettiest and convenient place for us to have our wedding/reception. Everyone loved the chapel and thought it a very unique place to get married. The reception hall was already beautiful and with the little touches of decorations made it even better. Having the bridal suite was an added bonus! It was a great place to go and relax and have everyone get ready.

Tracy was great. She was very flexible and always available to help out with any issue that I may have had. She was always quick to have an answer for you when you needed her help.

Catering was delicious! The food was excellent and received many reviews about how the food was the best "wedding food" guests have ever had. The staff were very attentive and helpful and all of the guests loved how nice and sociable they were. It was worth all the money we put into it to receive the complements we did along with all the great food we got to have.

DJ Fela was great. He was very nice and very interactive with the crowd. He even came out to help with the group dances and mingled. I told him I trusted in what he played for me and he picked great songs! Everyone was up and dancing all night.
I had only one complaint though - whatever DJ you may have - ensure you speak to them sooner about your confirming what you had on your DJ list. I did not received a call from him until the night of my rehearsal dinner night (the night before) to do this.

The cake was also excellent. It was very beautiful and loved the way it turned out. I do however feel that for such a simple (but beautiful cake) I was spending a little more than what I would if I went elsewhere. However if I went elsewhere I would have had to spend the extra cake cutting fee.

The photographers were great to work with.They were very helpful with helping stage some photos and even loved the way they caught us off guard. They pictures in the end were absolutely stunning!! I waited roughly 4 weeks for the photos - which from what I hear is not a long time at all.

We used Reverend Fair as our Pastor. We met with him beforehand and went over everything we wanted to do that day. We made an outline of things we wanted to do and he kept that in mind for the day of rehearsal. The day of rehearsal, Rev. Fair took over and helped us walk through everything we had previously discussed. He was a very nice guy and I have no complaints about him.

Overall - it was worth having my wedding there. Having all the services available to you was a lifesaver and would recommend this place to anyone who might be interested. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Soc & Annie
Wedding:
7/5/2008
4.8/5.0
Attention to detail was incredible. Working with the staff at Milton Ridge was a pleasure. They always made us feel calm even when things were getting hectic. The food was great... plenty to go around and tasted great. Venue was big enough to accommodate 120 guests while maintaining an intimate feel. DJ was very fun to work with and very flexible in terms of what we wanted to play. The cakes looked beautiful and tasted amazing. Exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend the photographer.. wonderful to work with and didn't miss a beat snapping shots. She fit right into the crowd and even jumped in the pool with the bride to get shots under water!

We had an incredible wedding day and continue to receive comments from guest that this was the most fun and best wedding they've ever been to. We highly recommend Milton Ridge and it's staff for the wonderful work they do.
Attention to detail was incredible. Working with the staff at Milton Ridge was a pleasure. They always made us feel calm Read more...
Attention to detail was incredible. Working with the staff at Milton Ridge was a pleasure. They always made us feel calm even when things were getting hectic. The food was great... plenty to go around and tasted great. Venue was big enough to accommodate 120 guests while maintaining an intimate feel. DJ was very fun to work with and very flexible in terms of what we wanted to play. The cakes looked beautiful and tasted amazing. Exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend the photographer.. wonderful to work with and didn't miss a beat snapping shots. She fit right into the crowd and even jumped in the pool with the bride to get shots under water!

We had an incredible wedding day and continue to receive comments from guest that this was the most fun and best wedding they've ever been to. We highly recommend Milton Ridge and it's staff for the wonderful work they do. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/19/2007
4.8/5.0
My husband Michael and I were married at Milton Ridge on May 19, 2007. Our wedding day was perfect-- just the way that we planned it would be! The chapel, grounds, and reception hall were perfect for our families and friends to gather and share our special day with us. As New England native, I adored the historic chapel's stone walls and choir loft. Very angelic as cool white light filtered through the windows and down the center aisle. Our photos are fantastic- our families are still talking about them and sharing happy memories of our wedding day!
My husband Michael and I were married at Milton Ridge on May 19, 2007. Our wedding day was perfect-- just the way that we Read more...
My husband Michael and I were married at Milton Ridge on May 19, 2007. Our wedding day was perfect-- just the way that we planned it would be! The chapel, grounds, and reception hall were perfect for our families and friends to gather and share our special day with us. As New England native, I adored the historic chapel's stone walls and choir loft. Very angelic as cool white light filtered through the windows and down the center aisle. Our photos are fantastic- our families are still talking about them and sharing happy memories of our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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jrokus13
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.7/5.0
Milton Ridge is beautiful, truly the fairytale location. Tracy, the coordinator was so helpful and kind through the planning process. The food was unbelievable and the night turned out to be perfect.
Milton Ridge is beautiful, truly the fairytale location. Tracy, the coordinator was so helpful and kind through the Read more...
Milton Ridge is beautiful, truly the fairytale location. Tracy, the coordinator was so helpful and kind through the planning process. The food was unbelievable and the night turned out to be perfect. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.7/5.0
Milton Ridge was amazing - we were not stressed at all! They helped us with everything - from music to catering to cakes and flowers. Our wedding could not have been more perfect - we were so pleased with everything. Tracy and team could not have been better!
Milton Ridge was amazing - we were not stressed at all! They helped us with everything - from music to catering to cakes Read more...
Milton Ridge was amazing - we were not stressed at all! They helped us with everything - from music to catering to cakes and flowers. Our wedding could not have been more perfect - we were so pleased with everything. Tracy and team could not have been better! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/5/2007
4.7/5.0
Milton Ridge was a dream come true! My, then, fiance and I were in the middle of relocating to Maryland from Connecticut, as he is in the military and was relocated. The first 4 months of the 8 months of planning took place from Connecticut and Milton Ridge was so wonderful and helpful during this time. They offered every service imaginable and we used all but a few. If they didn't provide it they recommended someone who did, and it all turned out beautifully. Every thing was taken care of the day of the wedding, I simply had to get ready and enjoy myself, which is exactly what I needed. There was no need to hassel with making sure every vendor is on the same page as they are all provided by Milton Ridge. My wedding, the day that every bride dreams of, turned out far better than I could have ever imagined or hoped, thank you Milton Ridge!!
Milton Ridge was a dream come true! My, then, fiance and I were in the middle of relocating to Maryland from Connecticut, Read more...
Milton Ridge was a dream come true! My, then, fiance and I were in the middle of relocating to Maryland from Connecticut, as he is in the military and was relocated. The first 4 months of the 8 months of planning took place from Connecticut and Milton Ridge was so wonderful and helpful during this time. They offered every service imaginable and we used all but a few. If they didn't provide it they recommended someone who did, and it all turned out beautifully. Every thing was taken care of the day of the wedding, I simply had to get ready and enjoy myself, which is exactly what I needed. There was no need to hassel with making sure every vendor is on the same page as they are all provided by Milton Ridge. My wedding, the day that every bride dreams of, turned out far better than I could have ever imagined or hoped, thank you Milton Ridge!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Liliane
Wedding:
6/7/2014
4.6/5.0
We celebrated our wedding at Milton Ridge June 7th, 2014.... It was beyond wonderful, I actually don't know from where to start. The venue is awesome ,so beautiful ... We had an outdoor wedding and the decor was fantastic,the white chairs,the flowers,the beautiful garden,the chapel which we didn't use but were able to take pictures in...the reception hall? The pictures are incredible...that's what every bride will love to look at few years down the road... The staff, amazing,on time,sooooooo professional but at the same time giving you a sense of confidence that everything is fine...the food? Everyone at the wedding said the food was exquisite and there was beyond enough for everyone... The cottage? The best place to get ready and wait like princess until they are ready for you...and last but not least,TRACY!!!!! In the beginning I felt like I couldn't get a hold of her but every time I met her it was like a good shower on a dry season...she is been patient,kind,acting like a wedding planner though she wasn't one. Up till the last minute she was available not only to me but to my family...it was just great!!!!
Liliane.
We celebrated our wedding at Milton Ridge June 7th, 2014.... It was beyond wonderful, I actually don't know from where to Read more...
We celebrated our wedding at Milton Ridge June 7th, 2014.... It was beyond wonderful, I actually don't know from where to start. The venue is awesome ,so beautiful ... We had an outdoor wedding and the decor was fantastic,the white chairs,the flowers,the beautiful garden,the chapel which we didn't use but were able to take pictures in...the reception hall? The pictures are incredible...that's what every bride will love to look at few years down the road... The staff, amazing,on time,sooooooo professional but at the same time giving you a sense of confidence that everything is fine...the food? Everyone at the wedding said the food was exquisite and there was beyond enough for everyone... The cottage? The best place to get ready and wait like princess until they are ready for you...and last but not least,TRACY!!!!! In the beginning I felt like I couldn't get a hold of her but every time I met her it was like a good shower on a dry season...she is been patient,kind,acting like a wedding planner though she wasn't one. Up till the last minute she was available not only to me but to my family...it was just great!!!!
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Pam & Dan
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.6/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Milton Ridge! The venue is beautiful and they decorated everything so nicely on our wedding day. All the vendors we worked with were great- very professional and excellent service. They made the process very easy for us and they went above and beyond to meet our needs. The day ran so smoothly and all of our guests couldn't stop raving about how wonderful everything was. We would definitely recommend Milton Ridge as a wedding venue, in particular because of its beauty and because they provide so many of the services you'll need for your wedding day. It was great not to go searching for a baker, caterer, DJ, or photographer- it made a hectic process so much more streamlined. All the vendors know the site and know what works well there- a definite plus! We're so glad we picked Milton Ridge for our wedding- it was a great place to begin our married life and celebrate our day.
We had a wonderful experience with Milton Ridge! The venue is beautiful and they decorated everything so nicely on our Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Milton Ridge! The venue is beautiful and they decorated everything so nicely on our wedding day. All the vendors we worked with were great- very professional and excellent service. They made the process very easy for us and they went above and beyond to meet our needs. The day ran so smoothly and all of our guests couldn't stop raving about how wonderful everything was. We would definitely recommend Milton Ridge as a wedding venue, in particular because of its beauty and because they provide so many of the services you'll need for your wedding day. It was great not to go searching for a baker, caterer, DJ, or photographer- it made a hectic process so much more streamlined. All the vendors know the site and know what works well there- a definite plus! We're so glad we picked Milton Ridge for our wedding- it was a great place to begin our married life and celebrate our day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Venue
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RobertClaudia
Wedding:
11/29/2008
4.6/5.0
Claudia and I would like to thank Tracy of Milton Ridge for helping us from so far away. We live in Germany and had the wedding in Maryland because of family. Due to the distance and time change, we had to do a lot of arrangements from far away. Tracy was very helpful in getting things done for us and helped make the day very special.
Claudia and I would like to thank Tracy of Milton Ridge for helping us from so far away. We live in Germany and had the Read more...
Claudia and I would like to thank Tracy of Milton Ridge for helping us from so far away. We live in Germany and had the wedding in Maryland because of family. Due to the distance and time change, we had to do a lot of arrangements from far away. Tracy was very helpful in getting things done for us and helped make the day very special. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Wendy
Wedding:
7/14/2007
4.6/5.0
From the first visit we made to Milton Ridge, we knew this was the perfect place for us to have our most special day. Milton Ridge was everything we were looking for and more. When we signed on to have our ceremony and reception there, we couldn't have known what a fantastic job everyone there did for us. Tracy, wedding coordinator, was always, and I mean always, available to answer questions through the planning process. Her efficiency and knowledge were much appreciated. Her calm, gentle manner, was helpful at the most stressful moments of planning and during the wedding day itself.
All of the services coordinated by Milton Ridge surpassed our expectations. Shary, our wedding cake maker went out of her way to make the cake of our dreams. It was beautiful and probably the best cake I've ever tasted. Our DJ was fantastic. The food and drinks were wonderful and the service was great. Milton Ridge photography was outstanding on our wedding day. They had wonderful energy and an artistic eye which shows in the pictures we will cherish for a lifetime. I can't thank them enough for the amazing job they did. The sum total of our wedding day was fantastic. I can thank the good people of Milton Ridge for making my wedding experience, (before, during and after) truly the best day of my life.
From the first visit we made to Milton Ridge, we knew this was the perfect place for us to have our most special day. Read more...
From the first visit we made to Milton Ridge, we knew this was the perfect place for us to have our most special day. Milton Ridge was everything we were looking for and more. When we signed on to have our ceremony and reception there, we couldn't have known what a fantastic job everyone there did for us. Tracy, wedding coordinator, was always, and I mean always, available to answer questions through the planning process. Her efficiency and knowledge were much appreciated. Her calm, gentle manner, was helpful at the most stressful moments of planning and during the wedding day itself.
All of the services coordinated by Milton Ridge surpassed our expectations. Shary, our wedding cake maker went out of her way to make the cake of our dreams. It was beautiful and probably the best cake I've ever tasted. Our DJ was fantastic. The food and drinks were wonderful and the service was great. Milton Ridge photography was outstanding on our wedding day. They had wonderful energy and an artistic eye which shows in the pictures we will cherish for a lifetime. I can't thank them enough for the amazing job they did. The sum total of our wedding day was fantastic. I can thank the good people of Milton Ridge for making my wedding experience, (before, during and after) truly the best day of my life. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Raquel
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.5/5.0
Milton Ridge helped make our wedding celebration exactly as we envisoned it for us, our family and friends. The entire experience was amazing -- from the one-stop-shop nature of the place (just what we needed, living 3 hours away!) to the the breathtaking grounds and decor, to the mouth-watering food, we loved holding our ceremony and reception at Milton Ridge.

We especially want to thank Tracy for helping make sure our ceremony & reception reflected the ambience, atmosphere & flow we desired. Her extra touches with the candles along the grounds and in the bride's house added to the beauty and elegance of our event. The place looked even more magical when the sun went down, as if it weren't magical enough already!

Jess was a wonderfully artistic and creative photographer. She was able to capture the casual moments as well as the formal moments -- all with ease, skill and grace. We can't wait to see the pictures. (Plus, she was a lot of fun!)

Shari, was an amazing and intuitive hair stylist / make-up artist. She listened to my ideas and created a finished look that truly complemented my personality and feelings about the day. I can't thank her enough!

Ed and I wouldn't trade the experience at Milton Ridge for anything. Thanks again for everything!
Milton Ridge helped make our wedding celebration exactly as we envisoned it for us, our family and friends. The entire Read more...
Milton Ridge helped make our wedding celebration exactly as we envisoned it for us, our family and friends. The entire experience was amazing -- from the one-stop-shop nature of the place (just what we needed, living 3 hours away!) to the the breathtaking grounds and decor, to the mouth-watering food, we loved holding our ceremony and reception at Milton Ridge.

We especially want to thank Tracy for helping make sure our ceremony & reception reflected the ambience, atmosphere & flow we desired. Her extra touches with the candles along the grounds and in the bride's house added to the beauty and elegance of our event. The place looked even more magical when the sun went down, as if it weren't magical enough already!

Jess was a wonderfully artistic and creative photographer. She was able to capture the casual moments as well as the formal moments -- all with ease, skill and grace. We can't wait to see the pictures. (Plus, she was a lot of fun!)

Shari, was an amazing and intuitive hair stylist / make-up artist. She listened to my ideas and created a finished look that truly complemented my personality and feelings about the day. I can't thank her enough!

Ed and I wouldn't trade the experience at Milton Ridge for anything. Thanks again for everything! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Parksren
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.4/5.0
The Wedding and Reception venue was so perfect for my daughters wedding. The biggest plus was the fact that both the chapel and reception hall was at one location. Once ceremony was done no one had to get in cars to travel to reception. It was all in one place. Another plus was how beautiful and romantic the chapel was. The simplicity of the chapel is what sold it for my daughter. Little decoarations were needed. Plus number three is the bridal cottage. Every bride needs to have a place to get ready with her bridesmaids and Milton Ridge has that. It is soo wonderful and made the day even more special. Everyone was able to relax and get ready with no stress.
Loved Loved Loved it.
The Wedding and Reception venue was so perfect for my daughters wedding. The biggest plus was the fact that both the Read more...
The Wedding and Reception venue was so perfect for my daughters wedding. The biggest plus was the fact that both the chapel and reception hall was at one location. Once ceremony was done no one had to get in cars to travel to reception. It was all in one place. Another plus was how beautiful and romantic the chapel was. The simplicity of the chapel is what sold it for my daughter. Little decoarations were needed. Plus number three is the bridal cottage. Every bride needs to have a place to get ready with her bridesmaids and Milton Ridge has that. It is soo wonderful and made the day even more special. Everyone was able to relax and get ready with no stress.
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Services Used: Photography, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/4/2009
4.4/5.0
Milton Ridge was a beautiful venue for our wedding. Not only was it easy to coordinate services (catering, cake, chapel and reception hall), but Tracy was always available to answer questions and provide advice.
Milton Ridge was a beautiful venue for our wedding. Not only was it easy to coordinate services (catering, cake, chapel Read more...
Milton Ridge was a beautiful venue for our wedding. Not only was it easy to coordinate services (catering, cake, chapel and reception hall), but Tracy was always available to answer questions and provide advice. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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michelle
Wedding:
3/24/2007
4.4/5.0
Having our wedding and reception at Milton Ridge made the whole event intimate, romantic, "homey", simple yet elegant, and memorable. All of our guests remarked how they felt as though they had experienced what it must have felt like when JFK Jr. got married. The chapel truly had an intimate country feel, and the reception hall felt like the reception was taking place at someone's home, due to the front porch entrance, until you walked into a touch of elegance. However, the reception hall still had an intimate, 'homey' feel to it. The caterers were extremely accomodating; the wedding cake was fabulously delicious, and the intimacy of the space made our guests feel close to us. Lastly, the coordinator at Milton Ridge - Tracy Ruggeri - was phenomenal. I never had to worry about her getting back to me when I had a question, concern, or problem. She was very reassurring and comforting from day one to the day before the wedding.
Having our wedding and reception at Milton Ridge made the whole event intimate, romantic, "homey", simple yet elegant, and Read more...
Having our wedding and reception at Milton Ridge made the whole event intimate, romantic, "homey", simple yet elegant, and memorable. All of our guests remarked how they felt as though they had experienced what it must have felt like when JFK Jr. got married. The chapel truly had an intimate country feel, and the reception hall felt like the reception was taking place at someone's home, due to the front porch entrance, until you walked into a touch of elegance. However, the reception hall still had an intimate, 'homey' feel to it. The caterers were extremely accomodating; the wedding cake was fabulously delicious, and the intimacy of the space made our guests feel close to us. Lastly, the coordinator at Milton Ridge - Tracy Ruggeri - was phenomenal. I never had to worry about her getting back to me when I had a question, concern, or problem. She was very reassurring and comforting from day one to the day before the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Susan
Wedding:
9/29/2007
4.3/5.0
The entire staff at Milton Ridge were friendly, warm and gracious. Tracy Ruggieri was attentive and expressed a genuine desire to make our wedding the most special and wonderful event imagineable. They were amazingly accommodating and considerate including providing upgrades to us at no additional cost when last minute changes were required that were outside of our agreed upon budget. They also made recommendations for other vendors (flowers, cake & DJ) that turned out to be fantastic, high-quality and very cost competitive.

There are some elements of office management that can (and no doubt will) be improved upon as the business continues to mature. For example, communication might be better coordinated through scheduled check-in or "mile-mark" points. Invoicing would be recommended at various points when stages of payments are due in advance of the payment due date and catering selections should probably be reviewed well in advance of the wedding date to ensure that the right selections are made and that the caterers do not have any suggestions or changes to make.

The photographers, Jessica & Amy, were incredibly warm and wonderful to work with. The were fun to have around and were really skilled at working with difficult subjects. We enjoyed them a lot and are really looking forward to seeing the photos.

Overall, our experience at Milton Ridge was amazing and we cherished every single moment of it! I already have recommended this vendor to people we have met as one of the best I have worked with both personnally and professionally. Thank you for helping us to make our wedding wonderful!
The entire staff at Milton Ridge were friendly, warm and gracious. Tracy Ruggieri was attentive and expressed a genuine Read more...
The entire staff at Milton Ridge were friendly, warm and gracious. Tracy Ruggieri was attentive and expressed a genuine desire to make our wedding the most special and wonderful event imagineable. They were amazingly accommodating and considerate including providing upgrades to us at no additional cost when last minute changes were required that were outside of our agreed upon budget. They also made recommendations for other vendors (flowers, cake & DJ) that turned out to be fantastic, high-quality and very cost competitive.

There are some elements of office management that can (and no doubt will) be improved upon as the business continues to mature. For example, communication might be better coordinated through scheduled check-in or "mile-mark" points. Invoicing would be recommended at various points when stages of payments are due in advance of the payment due date and catering selections should probably be reviewed well in advance of the wedding date to ensure that the right selections are made and that the caterers do not have any suggestions or changes to make.

The photographers, Jessica & Amy, were incredibly warm and wonderful to work with. The were fun to have around and were really skilled at working with difficult subjects. We enjoyed them a lot and are really looking forward to seeing the photos.

Overall, our experience at Milton Ridge was amazing and we cherished every single moment of it! I already have recommended this vendor to people we have met as one of the best I have worked with both personnally and professionally. Thank you for helping us to make our wedding wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
I booked mostly every service Milton Ridge had available except for the officiant. Each vendor did a wonderful job working with me and delivering the service on the day of the wedding. The only thing that was a bit difficult was keeping in contact with each of the vendors. It would take a few calls or emails to get a response. I truly enjoyed my wedding at Milton Ridge and I believe that the hard for the vendors did in my wedding day paid off.
I booked mostly every service Milton Ridge had available except for the officiant. Each vendor did a wonderful job working Read more...
I booked mostly every service Milton Ridge had available except for the officiant. Each vendor did a wonderful job working with me and delivering the service on the day of the wedding. The only thing that was a bit difficult was keeping in contact with each of the vendors. It would take a few calls or emails to get a response. I truly enjoyed my wedding at Milton Ridge and I believe that the hard for the vendors did in my wedding day paid off. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
11/8/2008
4.0/5.0
The first time I saw Milton Ridge I knew it was the place I was going to get married. The chapel and reception hall are breathtaking. Even the bridal suit is beautiful. Milton Ridge also provides all the venders that are needed and the only one that you have to use is the caterers, which is not a problem because the food was delicious...you get what you pay for! (A family member had been to four other weddings in the past month and they said the food at our wedding was the best.) I have had SO many compliments on everything from the venue to the ceremony service(which was done by Rev. Roger Fair, provided by Milton Ridge) to food to the service. Milton Ridge provided ceremony musicians who played beautiful music for our ceremony( violin and piano played by Classic Expressions, Michael and Erin Weiland). The photographer Jess was awesome. She was very professional and easy to work with... I can't wait to see our pictures! Shary made our cake and it was not only beautiful but delisious. I was nervious about how it was going to turn out because I decided to use silk leaves instead of icing leaves and it was better them I imagined. Our DJ, Fela, which was provided by Milton Ridge, did a great job keeping guests on the dance floor. However, one of the most important people was Tracy. Tracy coordinated pretty much everything. She answered all of my questions (even the silly ones). Whenever I would call or e-mail her, I would get a response back very quick. She did a great job and I am very thankful.

There is only one improvement that I think could be made. I think there needs to be more communication closer to the wedding. I think that if the bride is planning on bring special items to be set up it needs to be discussed who will set them up and when will they be able to be set up. I also think that there should be more discussion about the floor plan. The only reason I am suggesting this is because I brought a lot of items to set up and didn't have time to do it. Tracy did everything for me and it turn out good but if the bride wants certin items on a certin table I think it needs to be specified before the wedding.
The first time I saw Milton Ridge I knew it was the place I was going to get married. The chapel and reception hall are Read more...
The first time I saw Milton Ridge I knew it was the place I was going to get married. The chapel and reception hall are breathtaking. Even the bridal suit is beautiful. Milton Ridge also provides all the venders that are needed and the only one that you have to use is the caterers, which is not a problem because the food was delicious...you get what you pay for! (A family member had been to four other weddings in the past month and they said the food at our wedding was the best.) I have had SO many compliments on everything from the venue to the ceremony service(which was done by Rev. Roger Fair, provided by Milton Ridge) to food to the service. Milton Ridge provided ceremony musicians who played beautiful music for our ceremony( violin and piano played by Classic Expressions, Michael and Erin Weiland). The photographer Jess was awesome. She was very professional and easy to work with... I can't wait to see our pictures! Shary made our cake and it was not only beautiful but delisious. I was nervious about how it was going to turn out because I decided to use silk leaves instead of icing leaves and it was better them I imagined. Our DJ, Fela, which was provided by Milton Ridge, did a great job keeping guests on the dance floor. However, one of the most important people was Tracy. Tracy coordinated pretty much everything. She answered all of my questions (even the silly ones). Whenever I would call or e-mail her, I would get a response back very quick. She did a great job and I am very thankful.

There is only one improvement that I think could be made. I think there needs to be more communication closer to the wedding. I think that if the bride is planning on bring special items to be set up it needs to be discussed who will set them up and when will they be able to be set up. I also think that there should be more discussion about the floor plan. The only reason I am suggesting this is because I brought a lot of items to set up and didn't have time to do it. Tracy did everything for me and it turn out good but if the bride wants certin items on a certin table I think it needs to be specified before the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/7/2011
3.7/5.0
** Updated 12/21/11: I had to re-score this review based on my post-wedding experience with the photographer. I had a slew of issues getting my cd of images, as well as my album, from Amy. There were many excuses along the way and I often had to email 2-3 times to get a response. It was everything from not knowing we had ordered a cd (it was clearly on our billing statement the whole time), to our package being returned to sender, to her domain name and email address expiring (ridiculous). The pictures were pretty, but not good enough for me to recommend that other brides put themselves through the headache of using this photographer.

We had a wonderful wedding at Milton Ridge. It is a phenomenal venue for a smaller wedding (less than 120) and many guests commented on how nice of a place it is! Tracy is friendly and easy to work with. We used Milton Ridge Photography, Florals, Catering, DJ, and Officiant.

The Florist, Lisa, was absolutely amazing and was far and away the best Milton Ridge vendor that we worked with. Our flowers were my favorite aspect of the wedding. From the centerpieces to the bouquets to the altar arrangements, everything was so beautiful. I highly recommend using Lisa!!

The DJ - Fela- kept everything running and kept everyone on the dance floor. I loved his selection of music. We had a technical glitch where he did not get our music selections through his website and we didn't know until the day before the wedding. I would recommend confirming with him a week in advance to make sure he has your stuff because it was a bit stressful to deal with this last minute. Despite that, I really enjoyed my wedding due to his music!!

Catering was great - service and food quality were outstanding. I loved having appetizers and drinks in the bridal cottage after the wedding ceremony with the bridal party! A waiter came and took our drink orders and made sure we were all happy.

Amy, the photographer, was very good at getting the important shots and directing people on when/where to take pictures. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.

Roger the officiant was pretty good - he forgot my groom's name during the ceremony which was unexpected and disappointing. The ceremony itself was great and exactly what we wanted.

Tracy was very flexible with letting my bridesmaids and I come to the venue whenever we wanted to start setting up our personal items. This flexibility was so nice to have when you are dealing with all the stress surrounding your wedding weekend!
** Updated 12/21/11: I had to re-score this review based on my post-wedding experience with the photographer. I had a slew Read more...
** Updated 12/21/11: I had to re-score this review based on my post-wedding experience with the photographer. I had a slew of issues getting my cd of images, as well as my album, from Amy. There were many excuses along the way and I often had to email 2-3 times to get a response. It was everything from not knowing we had ordered a cd (it was clearly on our billing statement the whole time), to our package being returned to sender, to her domain name and email address expiring (ridiculous). The pictures were pretty, but not good enough for me to recommend that other brides put themselves through the headache of using this photographer.

We had a wonderful wedding at Milton Ridge. It is a phenomenal venue for a smaller wedding (less than 120) and many guests commented on how nice of a place it is! Tracy is friendly and easy to work with. We used Milton Ridge Photography, Florals, Catering, DJ, and Officiant.

The Florist, Lisa, was absolutely amazing and was far and away the best Milton Ridge vendor that we worked with. Our flowers were my favorite aspect of the wedding. From the centerpieces to the bouquets to the altar arrangements, everything was so beautiful. I highly recommend using Lisa!!

The DJ - Fela- kept everything running and kept everyone on the dance floor. I loved his selection of music. We had a technical glitch where he did not get our music selections through his website and we didn't know until the day before the wedding. I would recommend confirming with him a week in advance to make sure he has your stuff because it was a bit stressful to deal with this last minute. Despite that, I really enjoyed my wedding due to his music!!

Catering was great - service and food quality were outstanding. I loved having appetizers and drinks in the bridal cottage after the wedding ceremony with the bridal party! A waiter came and took our drink orders and made sure we were all happy.

Amy, the photographer, was very good at getting the important shots and directing people on when/where to take pictures. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.

Roger the officiant was pretty good - he forgot my groom's name during the ceremony which was unexpected and disappointing. The ceremony itself was great and exactly what we wanted.

Tracy was very flexible with letting my bridesmaids and I come to the venue whenever we wanted to start setting up our personal items. This flexibility was so nice to have when you are dealing with all the stress surrounding your wedding weekend! Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
12/8/2007
3.7/5.0
When we first laid eyes on Milton Ridge, we knew that this was the place that we wanted to be married in. The chapel was quaint and exactly what we needed to host our small wedding. With both my husband and myself new to the area, we were unsure about choosing venders, luckily, Tracy was able to refer us to the right people. The day before the wedding, we realized there was a miscommunication about the time of the ceremony. Tracy and her staff was able to rearrange their schedules in order to accomodate our wishes. To that, we are both very grateful.
When we first laid eyes on Milton Ridge, we knew that this was the place that we wanted to be married in. The chapel was Read more...
When we first laid eyes on Milton Ridge, we knew that this was the place that we wanted to be married in. The chapel was quaint and exactly what we needed to host our small wedding. With both my husband and myself new to the area, we were unsure about choosing venders, luckily, Tracy was able to refer us to the right people. The day before the wedding, we realized there was a miscommunication about the time of the ceremony. Tracy and her staff was able to rearrange their schedules in order to accomodate our wishes. To that, we are both very grateful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Photography
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/16/2012
3.5/5.0
I need to start by saying that our wedding day was prefect - we wouldn't have changed it! The venue was amazing - the chapel, reception hall & bridal cottage are all so gorgeous, & very well maintained. Because we were planning a wedding from England, we used quite a few of the vendors provided by MR. All of the vendors were excellent, & worked very well together on the day of. All of our guests were so impressed with the venue, I can’t stress that enough.

The major pluses: The venue itself is so beautiful –classic Maryland – exactly why we chose it! The food – it was fabulous! & there certainly was plenty; all of our guests said it was the best wedding food they’d ever had. The crab cakes are the best EVER. The waiting staff – they were attentive & friendly. The DJ (Fela) – he was so great & really kept the party going. The cake (Shary) – it tasted amazing & looked great. The pastor (Lee). He was so warm & friendly; he was very accommodating to our civil ceremony. Hair & Make-Up (Jody) – She is very chatty but EVERYTHING about the hair & makeup was perfect. We had left some things in the bridal cottage after the wedding, Tracy went out of her way to get them back to us, we were very grateful!

A few things we had trouble with (not things that ruined the day, but could have made our lives less stressful): MR is sold as an ‘all inclusive’ wedding venue with a wedding coordinator, but it’s not. Basically, you contact Tracy (the wedding coordinator) who just gives you the details of the vendors she uses. Then all of the coordination & contact is left to you. I was sorely disappointed on this point, & left a bit frustrated since I chose MR for this reason. Luckily, most of the vendors were such a pleasure to work with. Melissa (flowers) was the only vendor I had trouble with. I was so frustrated with her lack of response to my emails that I decided to only order my bouquet (which was beautiful) from her, & did the rest of the flowers with the help of my amazingly talented friends.

The catering staff were fabulous throughout the meal, I don’t want to fault them. After the cake cutting the staff put out our cake, because we were so busy chatting /dancing, we didn’t get a chance to try it until later. When we went to sit down we realized they had cleared it from our seats before we even had a chance to eat it. I was really quite upset about this.

Communication/Coordination - many of the emails I sent to Tracy were often delayed, half answered, or never answered. I found that if I called her that things worked out much better. We had to regularly chase Tracy for invoices up until the week of the wedding. She never voluntarily gave us one; we had to request them multiple times. I just thought this was really bizzare. While we were still getting our hair & makeup done- a process I think is quite intimate – Tracy/Jody had scheduled in 2 other girls to have a hair & makeup trial for a future wedding. My photographer had to dodge them!

Everything aside, the only thing that really upset me on the day was the cake. Tracy is a very friendly, warm woman when you meet her face to face. I think that the pre-wedding communication & organization at MR leaves a bit to be desired; the day-of organization was great. We wouldn’t change a thing about our wedding day (It was AMAZING – although too quick!) & certainly don’t regret choosing MR. Our guests were so impressed, & had an amazing time! We just thought that we better let other people know the ins & outs of the experience.
I need to start by saying that our wedding day was prefect - we wouldn't have changed it! The venue was amazing - the Read more...
I need to start by saying that our wedding day was prefect - we wouldn't have changed it! The venue was amazing - the chapel, reception hall & bridal cottage are all so gorgeous, & very well maintained. Because we were planning a wedding from England, we used quite a few of the vendors provided by MR. All of the vendors were excellent, & worked very well together on the day of. All of our guests were so impressed with the venue, I can’t stress that enough.

The major pluses: The venue itself is so beautiful –classic Maryland – exactly why we chose it! The food – it was fabulous! & there certainly was plenty; all of our guests said it was the best wedding food they’d ever had. The crab cakes are the best EVER. The waiting staff – they were attentive & friendly. The DJ (Fela) – he was so great & really kept the party going. The cake (Shary) – it tasted amazing & looked great. The pastor (Lee). He was so warm & friendly; he was very accommodating to our civil ceremony. Hair & Make-Up (Jody) – She is very chatty but EVERYTHING about the hair & makeup was perfect. We had left some things in the bridal cottage after the wedding, Tracy went out of her way to get them back to us, we were very grateful!

A few things we had trouble with (not things that ruined the day, but could have made our lives less stressful): MR is sold as an ‘all inclusive’ wedding venue with a wedding coordinator, but it’s not. Basically, you contact Tracy (the wedding coordinator) who just gives you the details of the vendors she uses. Then all of the coordination & contact is left to you. I was sorely disappointed on this point, & left a bit frustrated since I chose MR for this reason. Luckily, most of the vendors were such a pleasure to work with. Melissa (flowers) was the only vendor I had trouble with. I was so frustrated with her lack of response to my emails that I decided to only order my bouquet (which was beautiful) from her, & did the rest of the flowers with the help of my amazingly talented friends.

The catering staff were fabulous throughout the meal, I don’t want to fault them. After the cake cutting the staff put out our cake, because we were so busy chatting /dancing, we didn’t get a chance to try it until later. When we went to sit down we realized they had cleared it from our seats before we even had a chance to eat it. I was really quite upset about this.

Communication/Coordination - many of the emails I sent to Tracy were often delayed, half answered, or never answered. I found that if I called her that things worked out much better. We had to regularly chase Tracy for invoices up until the week of the wedding. She never voluntarily gave us one; we had to request them multiple times. I just thought this was really bizzare. While we were still getting our hair & makeup done- a process I think is quite intimate – Tracy/Jody had scheduled in 2 other girls to have a hair & makeup trial for a future wedding. My photographer had to dodge them!

Everything aside, the only thing that really upset me on the day was the cake. Tracy is a very friendly, warm woman when you meet her face to face. I think that the pre-wedding communication & organization at MR leaves a bit to be desired; the day-of organization was great. We wouldn’t change a thing about our wedding day (It was AMAZING – although too quick!) & certainly don’t regret choosing MR. Our guests were so impressed, & had an amazing time! We just thought that we better let other people know the ins & outs of the experience. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Venue
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janedoewedding
Wedding:
3/14/2011
3.2/5.0
Tracy is wonderful - A very sweet person who was lovely to work with. She is very responsive and enhusiastic. It's a very serene and calm place. It's great for having your wedding all at one location. The food was AMAZING - we received so many complements on how excellent the catering was. I also really loved that you can choose any linen color for no additional charge. The decor is very simple which is great because your theme isn't competing with an ugly hotel carpet or some crazy wallpaper that is in so many wedding venues.

The only downside to Milton Ridge is that because they offer all services (photography, make up, catering, cakes, pastor, DJ, etc.) and I didn't hire their additional services, I felt like I wasn't as important as other brides who purchased all of their services from Milton Ridge. You also won't know if theres another wedding the same day as yours unless you look on their website which I thought was pretty bad as it really changes how to plan for your big day.

Overall, a great quiet calm place with very friendly and family-like staff.
Tracy is wonderful - A very sweet person who was lovely to work with. She is very responsive and enhusiastic. It's a very Read more...
Tracy is wonderful - A very sweet person who was lovely to work with. She is very responsive and enhusiastic. It's a very serene and calm place. It's great for having your wedding all at one location. The food was AMAZING - we received so many complements on how excellent the catering was. I also really loved that you can choose any linen color for no additional charge. The decor is very simple which is great because your theme isn't competing with an ugly hotel carpet or some crazy wallpaper that is in so many wedding venues.

The only downside to Milton Ridge is that because they offer all services (photography, make up, catering, cakes, pastor, DJ, etc.) and I didn't hire their additional services, I felt like I wasn't as important as other brides who purchased all of their services from Milton Ridge. You also won't know if theres another wedding the same day as yours unless you look on their website which I thought was pretty bad as it really changes how to plan for your big day.

Overall, a great quiet calm place with very friendly and family-like staff. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Milton Ridge responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughful review. We agree with you that every moment spent with the Milton Ridge coordinator makes each bride feel unique and special. When choosing the Milton Ridge team our coordinator will take care of the planning and coordination of that service which allows for more planning with the bride and groom. We do allow you to bring in outside vendors such as DJ, minister, photography, musicians, stylist and videography. however, in doing so, it is the responsibility of each of those outside vendors to make their brides and grooms fell just as unique and special. With the Milton Ridge team our coordinator will carefully plan and coordinate with the bride and groom each of the Milton Ridge services they choose. Careful attention is also given on the day of the wedding to ensure that the Milton Ridge team is working according to the outline plan and schedule. The coordinator is not responsible for the planning and coordination of outside vendors that a bride and groom choose to bring in for their wedding.

Thank you for choosing Milton Ridge for your wedding and Best wishes to you both!!
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Michele
Wedding:
12/17/2011
3.0/5.0
This Review is posted by Mother and Father of The Bride;
Vendors:Milton Ridge and services offered by them. Cakes By Shary (At Milton Ridge),DJ Fela (Milton Ridge), Lisa Bertolino Studio florals (offered at Milton Ridge),Fine Cuisine (Offered by Milton Ridge),The Photographer was an outside vendor whom did an excellent job but did not want to be mentioned in review.
Jody Rusnak the Makeup artist (Milton Ridge Wonderful),Billcochran Minister (Wonderrful)Christopher Dunn Guitarist (Wonderful)

My daughter was very excited to contract Milton Ridge as her wedding site after the many wonderful reviews and pictures shown off on line.We even went with many of the services they offered because of their connection with the facility.However when the day arrived the florist sent flowers that were very limp and appeared half dead , not fresh at all.The Kissing balls for her bridesmaids were sparce to say the least.It appeared the florist had ran out of flowers lots of styrofoam was showing.The flowers on the top of the cake had fallen off the stem.And it looked like a stick poking from the top of the cake.(More Like Nightmare before christmas).Far from classy and really not worth the price paid.The tables however and the church were decorated tastefully .The cake from the cake vendor offered at Milton ridge was crooked and very apprentice like.Not appearing to come from a professional baker.It did however taste wonderful.We paid for 100 slices of cake and only had 60 guest.When the cake was cut no one was invited to have cake.The bride and groom never received a slice of the cake as the mother of the birde I had to complain to have the cake served to the bride and groom.There was not enough cake to go around and not every guest received a slice.Which was very perplexing as we had paid for almost double the serving as wehad paid for 100 servings with only 60 guest.As the Mother and Father of the Bride we had to search for a piece of the cake.We also hired the viedographer from milton ridge; he left early not even staying to capture the full reception.He did however stay at the begining and sat and ate dinner and converstaed with our photographer whom we hired from the outside;our outside photographer i would like to mention stayed from start to finish.Whe I asked the weddig coordinatoor at Milton ridge why the vidoegrapaher left early they could not supply an excuse.We had no set contract however and there were no contracted times.If we had been told he would leave early if we did not pay 100 extra dollars and hour ECT...Maybe I would have understood but this was not an option he did not even say he was leaving.We were not exactly working with a budget to plan we pulled out all the stops for our daughter.We could have searched for cheaper prices from outside vendors.We wanted her day to be very special.I also would warn about the DJ Fela he plays his music very loud and lots of RAP.More like a BAR or a Dance Club.Not exactly a DJ for a wedding.If you like this however he would be the one to hire.Myself and several of my guest had asked hm to turn the music down and play something more approriate and guest friendly he ingnored request and at the end of the wedding acted like I had never said anything at all.I Guess it really did not matter to him he had been paid far in advance.Many of our guest left early because of his unprofessional ability to cater to the guest versus his own taste for music.My husband had asked him to play our wedding song so we could have one dance ourselves.It wasnt until our daughter (The bride finally asked him at the end of the wedding that he finally played our song).In the end our daughter is Married the wedding is over and any buyer regret is far from the course.As her day cannot be returned.I will say however their catering service is wonderful and their workers on site are very curteous.They have a beautiful grounds to be married.The Minister was a delight.Their make up artist was well worth the money too, she is a hard working and does a georgous job she is well worth every penny.But buyer beware.Consider before contracting their inside services.They are only allocating services from vendors.Shop before you buy.I would stay away from their Florist and DJ service/Viedographer/Cake maker.We would have had a perfect wedding for our daugter had we used an outside vendors, maybe someone already used before.This was a lesson well learned and a road we will not travel again as we have 2 more wedding to plan.I hope this will help any brides planning their weddings.So that your day can be a perfect one.Not one stressed and begging people to do jobs they were already paid for.I will review the viedogrpahers work once submitted but I cannot help but feel he lost valuable shots that will never be replaced due to leaving early .(He left 1 1/2 after reception started.30 minutes he set eating dinner talking to our photographer my brother viedo taped him from start to finish.He left out the kitchen way almost sneaking out never saying goodbye very astonishing)I really cant help but laugh at the very thought.(Laugh instead of cry once moments pass they are not returned either)
Tracy at Milton Ridge is very sweet and a delight to work with.She was very flexible.However all the response and corrctive action was poor.As expected as they were paid and advance and cared very little abot how we felt afterwards.Apologies from Tracy but as far as her vendors she allocated their only response was they felt they went above and beyond and that their services were completed in a professional manner.But how could I expect them to feel any diffrent as they are protecting their own welfare.But please beware beofre using their services they allocate.The site and Hall again are beautiful and the catering was wonderful.The floral the cake and DJ and viedographer services are questionable.I will post more on the Viedographer once I recieve the viedo I will further review.But again he left early and missed many family phto opportunities.
This Review is posted by Mother and Father of The Bride;
Vendors:Milton Ridge and services offered by them. Cakes By Read more...
This Review is posted by Mother and Father of The Bride;
Vendors:Milton Ridge and services offered by them. Cakes By Shary (At Milton Ridge),DJ Fela (Milton Ridge), Lisa Bertolino Studio florals (offered at Milton Ridge),Fine Cuisine (Offered by Milton Ridge),The Photographer was an outside vendor whom did an excellent job but did not want to be mentioned in review.
Jody Rusnak the Makeup artist (Milton Ridge Wonderful),Billcochran Minister (Wonderrful)Christopher Dunn Guitarist (Wonderful)

My daughter was very excited to contract Milton Ridge as her wedding site after the many wonderful reviews and pictures shown off on line.We even went with many of the services they offered because of their connection with the facility.However when the day arrived the florist sent flowers that were very limp and appeared half dead , not fresh at all.The Kissing balls for her bridesmaids were sparce to say the least.It appeared the florist had ran out of flowers lots of styrofoam was showing.The flowers on the top of the cake had fallen off the stem.And it looked like a stick poking from the top of the cake.(More Like Nightmare before christmas).Far from classy and really not worth the price paid.The tables however and the church were decorated tastefully .The cake from the cake vendor offered at Milton ridge was crooked and very apprentice like.Not appearing to come from a professional baker.It did however taste wonderful.We paid for 100 slices of cake and only had 60 guest.When the cake was cut no one was invited to have cake.The bride and groom never received a slice of the cake as the mother of the birde I had to complain to have the cake served to the bride and groom.There was not enough cake to go around and not every guest received a slice.Which was very perplexing as we had paid for almost double the serving as wehad paid for 100 servings with only 60 guest.As the Mother and Father of the Bride we had to search for a piece of the cake.We also hired the viedographer from milton ridge; he left early not even staying to capture the full reception.He did however stay at the begining and sat and ate dinner and converstaed with our photographer whom we hired from the outside;our outside photographer i would like to mention stayed from start to finish.Whe I asked the weddig coordinatoor at Milton ridge why the vidoegrapaher left early they could not supply an excuse.We had no set contract however and there were no contracted times.If we had been told he would leave early if we did not pay 100 extra dollars and hour ECT...Maybe I would have understood but this was not an option he did not even say he was leaving.We were not exactly working with a budget to plan we pulled out all the stops for our daughter.We could have searched for cheaper prices from outside vendors.We wanted her day to be very special.I also would warn about the DJ Fela he plays his music very loud and lots of RAP.More like a BAR or a Dance Club.Not exactly a DJ for a wedding.If you like this however he would be the one to hire.Myself and several of my guest had asked hm to turn the music down and play something more approriate and guest friendly he ingnored request and at the end of the wedding acted like I had never said anything at all.I Guess it really did not matter to him he had been paid far in advance.Many of our guest left early because of his unprofessional ability to cater to the guest versus his own taste for music.My husband had asked him to play our wedding song so we could have one dance ourselves.It wasnt until our daughter (The bride finally asked him at the end of the wedding that he finally played our song).In the end our daughter is Married the wedding is over and any buyer regret is far from the course.As her day cannot be returned.I will say however their catering service is wonderful and their workers on site are very curteous.They have a beautiful grounds to be married.The Minister was a delight.Their make up artist was well worth the money too, she is a hard working and does a georgous job she is well worth every penny.But buyer beware.Consider before contracting their inside services.They are only allocating services from vendors.Shop before you buy.I would stay away from their Florist and DJ service/Viedographer/Cake maker.We would have had a perfect wedding for our daugter had we used an outside vendors, maybe someone already used before.This was a lesson well learned and a road we will not travel again as we have 2 more wedding to plan.I hope this will help any brides planning their weddings.So that your day can be a perfect one.Not one stressed and begging people to do jobs they were already paid for.I will review the viedogrpahers work once submitted but I cannot help but feel he lost valuable shots that will never be replaced due to leaving early .(He left 1 1/2 after reception started.30 minutes he set eating dinner talking to our photographer my brother viedo taped him from start to finish.He left out the kitchen way almost sneaking out never saying goodbye very astonishing)I really cant help but laugh at the very thought.(Laugh instead of cry once moments pass they are not returned either)
Tracy at Milton Ridge is very sweet and a delight to work with.She was very flexible.However all the response and corrctive action was poor.As expected as they were paid and advance and cared very little abot how we felt afterwards.Apologies from Tracy but as far as her vendors she allocated their only response was they felt they went above and beyond and that their services were completed in a professional manner.But how could I expect them to feel any diffrent as they are protecting their own welfare.But please beware beofre using their services they allocate.The site and Hall again are beautiful and the catering was wonderful.The floral the cake and DJ and viedographer services are questionable.I will post more on the Viedographer once I recieve the viedo I will further review.But again he left early and missed many family phto opportunities. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Venue
Milton Ridge responded with the following comments:

While it is our desire that the bride & groom, as well as the parents, have a pleasant wedding day experience sometimes the expectations of the parents differ from that of the bride and groom. Please see the review posted by the bride...LoveBeingWed 12/17/11. According to her she was pleased with her wedding day and would not change a thing. In support of our DJ... We would like to mention that on the planning form the bride and groom chose Top 40/Club music as their music preference. We are obligated to fullfill the requests made by the bride and groom. The wedding cake was served to each guest at their place setting. pictures of the flowers will show that they were alive, vibrant and beautiful. We wish the bride and groom much love and happiness.
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Lori
Wedding:
10/1/2011
0.5/5.0
Let me start with the positive: We had a wedding here, and since Milton Ridge advertised themselves as a comprehensive wedding venue, we booked nearly all of their services except for the cake. The catering was AMAZING. Hands down the best wedding food I've ever eaten. Amy Sievers, the photographer, was a blast to work with. Jody, the hair stylist, took FOREVER to get the hair done, but she created masterpieces!

Now, the reason why I would give it zero stars if I could: Tracy, the Wedding Coordinator, is the most unorganized person I have run into in the wedding industry. She double booked services at the venue (don't believe their claim on The Knot that they only have one wedding a day), because of a variety of excuses ranging from her computer crashing to being on the road and not having a schedule in front of her. It was difficult to communicate with her, as I must have tried at least 4 times for every question I had, which was usually met with a quick response of, "I'm on the road, let me get back to you," and was never followed up on unless I pursued her again.

She was unapologetic for all of her mistakes and instead told me that she was "Sorry I chose to be angry" that she took our money for services she couldn't provide. She refused to speak with us and we had to send in my now in-laws to resolve how we were going to get the services we paid for.

Three days before the wedding, two things happened. I got a phone call from a DJ that I didn't recognize frantically trying to get some information together because he thought we were having a last minute wedding and he didn't have ANY information that we had sent to Milton Ridge 2 weeks prior to the wedding. Second, Tracy sent me a program to make a seating arrangement, which I had done months earlier on The Knot. It took me half the night to enter all the guests into their respective tables. When she finally looked at it the night before the wedding, she noticed that our catering contract didn't match the number of chairs on the seating chart, which she relayed to us via text message. I called her and left a voice mail, and also followed up with an email after the rehearsal dinner, explaining why (we added seats so people could mingle, and a table just in case we had people who didn't RSVP, since I know my family well!). She cornered my father in law and demanded a check for $650 on the morning of the wedding, or they wouldn't provide the catering. We only ended up having 3 more people than I put down on the catering contract, and are unable to get our money back. When I asked her about this, she said she never listened to the message, or looked at her email.

The "Reverend" Roger Fair: This man makes a business out of marrying people. He has no genuine interest in them. He did not require us to meet him before the wedding day, so I set up my own appointment. While I was less than impressed, I was stuck since we had already booked him in the contract. I should have chalked up my losses from the very beginning. During the rehearsal, he was quite rude to me and my family, and refused to perform a few ceremony details we wanted to personalize our wedding. I don't know what sparked his horrible behavior on the wedding day, but after a multitude of just completely RUDE incidents (locking my sister and 6-year old niece out of the chapel and staring at them from inside the chapel while they waited in the 45 degree rain for someone to bring them an umbrella, watching me struggle to get a golf umbrella open so it wouldn't shake water all over my dress while one hand was full with my train and the other was holding my bouquet, talking to the reader like she was a child and using diminuitive terms while addressing her, etc.) , I spoke with him and told him that since he was under my employ for the day, he needed to be a bit less rude and a lot more helpful. He hissed at me that if I said one more word to him he would walk out (this was 10 minutes before the ceremony). My father came unglued and told him that he should never EVER threaten a bride like that. He hissed again that he was leaving, so I told him he could go. We delayed our ceremony about 45 minutes to allow enough time for an ordained member of our party to get a ceremony plan together. During this time, Tracy couldn't be found, until one of the bridesmaids remembered seeing her go up a set of stairs to the attic in the cottage. They found her up there on Facebook, completely ignoring our wedding.

While Milton Ridge is a beautiful place to get married, and the catering staff were wonderful, as well as the photographer, Tracy and the not-so-reverend made the day of my dreams an absolute nightmare that I wish I could block out of my mind for eternity.
Let me start with the positive: We had a wedding here, and since Milton Ridge advertised themselves as a comprehensive Read more...
Let me start with the positive: We had a wedding here, and since Milton Ridge advertised themselves as a comprehensive wedding venue, we booked nearly all of their services except for the cake. The catering was AMAZING. Hands down the best wedding food I've ever eaten. Amy Sievers, the photographer, was a blast to work with. Jody, the hair stylist, took FOREVER to get the hair done, but she created masterpieces!

Now, the reason why I would give it zero stars if I could: Tracy, the Wedding Coordinator, is the most unorganized person I have run into in the wedding industry. She double booked services at the venue (don't believe their claim on The Knot that they only have one wedding a day), because of a variety of excuses ranging from her computer crashing to being on the road and not having a schedule in front of her. It was difficult to communicate with her, as I must have tried at least 4 times for every question I had, which was usually met with a quick response of, "I'm on the road, let me get back to you," and was never followed up on unless I pursued her again.

She was unapologetic for all of her mistakes and instead told me that she was "Sorry I chose to be angry" that she took our money for services she couldn't provide. She refused to speak with us and we had to send in my now in-laws to resolve how we were going to get the services we paid for.

Three days before the wedding, two things happened. I got a phone call from a DJ that I didn't recognize frantically trying to get some information together because he thought we were having a last minute wedding and he didn't have ANY information that we had sent to Milton Ridge 2 weeks prior to the wedding. Second, Tracy sent me a program to make a seating arrangement, which I had done months earlier on The Knot. It took me half the night to enter all the guests into their respective tables. When she finally looked at it the night before the wedding, she noticed that our catering contract didn't match the number of chairs on the seating chart, which she relayed to us via text message. I called her and left a voice mail, and also followed up with an email after the rehearsal dinner, explaining why (we added seats so people could mingle, and a table just in case we had people who didn't RSVP, since I know my family well!). She cornered my father in law and demanded a check for $650 on the morning of the wedding, or they wouldn't provide the catering. We only ended up having 3 more people than I put down on the catering contract, and are unable to get our money back. When I asked her about this, she said she never listened to the message, or looked at her email.

The "Reverend" Roger Fair: This man makes a business out of marrying people. He has no genuine interest in them. He did not require us to meet him before the wedding day, so I set up my own appointment. While I was less than impressed, I was stuck since we had already booked him in the contract. I should have chalked up my losses from the very beginning. During the rehearsal, he was quite rude to me and my family, and refused to perform a few ceremony details we wanted to personalize our wedding. I don't know what sparked his horrible behavior on the wedding day, but after a multitude of just completely RUDE incidents (locking my sister and 6-year old niece out of the chapel and staring at them from inside the chapel while they waited in the 45 degree rain for someone to bring them an umbrella, watching me struggle to get a golf umbrella open so it wouldn't shake water all over my dress while one hand was full with my train and the other was holding my bouquet, talking to the reader like she was a child and using diminuitive terms while addressing her, etc.) , I spoke with him and told him that since he was under my employ for the day, he needed to be a bit less rude and a lot more helpful. He hissed at me that if I said one more word to him he would walk out (this was 10 minutes before the ceremony). My father came unglued and told him that he should never EVER threaten a bride like that. He hissed again that he was leaving, so I told him he could go. We delayed our ceremony about 45 minutes to allow enough time for an ordained member of our party to get a ceremony plan together. During this time, Tracy couldn't be found, until one of the bridesmaids remembered seeing her go up a set of stairs to the attic in the cottage. They found her up there on Facebook, completely ignoring our wedding.

While Milton Ridge is a beautiful place to get married, and the catering staff were wonderful, as well as the photographer, Tracy and the not-so-reverend made the day of my dreams an absolute nightmare that I wish I could block out of my mind for eternity. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Milton Ridge responded with the following comments:

If you are reading this response, thank you for making it all the way to the bottom of this review. There are always two sides to every story. Rather than try to dispute all of the false statements Lori has made, all I ask is that you look at all the other reviews we have by the many brides and grooms who have shared their Milton Ridge wedding experience.
Thank you and best wishes on planning for your special day!
Milton Ridge

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