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NaKayshions Wedding & Special Event Center

Cedar Hill , TX
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Cedar Hill, TX US 75104 (map)

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972-291-0333

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Situated on 5 acres of serenity in Cedar Hill, Texas, Na' Kayshions Wedding Chapel and Special Event Facility offers 3 tasteful and unique venues for the wedding of your dreams. These... Read more
Situated on 5 acres of serenity in Cedar Hill, Texas, Na' Kayshions Wedding Chapel and Special Event Facility offers 3 tasteful and unique venues for the wedding of your dreams. These venues include a quaint Historic Wedding Chapel, the elegant Grand Room and the lovely Lakeside Area. Read less
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Tiphani
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.7/5.0
When we viewed the venue we did not plan to book a venue that day but Mrs. Pam convinced us. She was great, and so were Mrs. Shirley and Mr. & Mrs. Jackson. The outdoor garden is beautiful and the inside was decorated so nice for the receptions. We got tons of compliments from our family and friends. I would recommend them to anyone.
When we viewed the venue we did not plan to book a venue that day but Mrs. Pam convinced us. She was great, and so were Read more...
When we viewed the venue we did not plan to book a venue that day but Mrs. Pam convinced us. She was great, and so were Mrs. Shirley and Mr. & Mrs. Jackson. The outdoor garden is beautiful and the inside was decorated so nice for the receptions. We got tons of compliments from our family and friends. I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were awesome to work with. The venue surpassed my expectations and wowed my guests. I want to say thank you to them for the professionalism from the greeter to Ms. Shirley for making the decorations happen. I was indecisive, but instead of getting impatient with me they helped me realize my vision. Thank you so much Nakayshions. This is the perfect one stop shop for brides who just want to show up.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were awesome to work with. The venue surpassed my expectations and wowed my guests. I want to say Read more...
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were awesome to work with. The venue surpassed my expectations and wowed my guests. I want to say thank you to them for the professionalism from the greeter to Ms. Shirley for making the decorations happen. I was indecisive, but instead of getting impatient with me they helped me realize my vision. Thank you so much Nakayshions. This is the perfect one stop shop for brides who just want to show up. Read less
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Porscha
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
All I can say is that my experience with NaKayshions was wonderful, the day was perfect, everything I asked them to do it was done. My wedding was beautiful thanks to NaKayshions.
All I can say is that my experience with NaKayshions was wonderful, the day was perfect, everything I asked them to do it Read more...
All I can say is that my experience with NaKayshions was wonderful, the day was perfect, everything I asked them to do it was done. My wedding was beautiful thanks to NaKayshions. Read less
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LaQuinta
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.5/5.0
Great customer service and friendly owners. Beautiful venue. Recommend more time for set-up and take down
Great customer service and friendly owners. Beautiful venue. Recommend more time for set-up and take down
Great customer service and friendly owners. Beautiful venue. Recommend more time for set-up and take down Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.7/5.0
Everthhing was beautiful on my wedding day. The one thing i was disappointed with was the food. Several things that were on my selected menu were not present. I asked for fried chicken but instead had a sweet & sour nuggets. I asked for a puffed pasta dish but that was excluded all together. The sandwiches i selected were present, i think thheir presentattion wasn't what I had in mind. I never met the caterer/chef or had a tasting oof my selected menu prior to my wedding day.

I was also disappointed that we were unable to view the sllideshow on the screen.

I know things happen unexpectedly and you go with thee flow. Overall my special day was an joyous event that I will never forget!
Everthhing was beautiful on my wedding day. The one thing i was disappointed with was the food. Several things that were Read more...
Everthhing was beautiful on my wedding day. The one thing i was disappointed with was the food. Several things that were on my selected menu were not present. I asked for fried chicken but instead had a sweet & sour nuggets. I asked for a puffed pasta dish but that was excluded all together. The sandwiches i selected were present, i think thheir presentattion wasn't what I had in mind. I never met the caterer/chef or had a tasting oof my selected menu prior to my wedding day.

I was also disappointed that we were unable to view the sllideshow on the screen.

I know things happen unexpectedly and you go with thee flow. Overall my special day was an joyous event that I will never forget! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful location and hard working staff.
Beautiful location and hard working staff.
Beautiful location and hard working staff. Read less
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Abbi
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
NaKayshion's is a wonderful place to be married. It is gorgeous and very cost effective. The staff is wonderful, and will do everything in their power to make your day that day you've always dreamed of.
NaKayshion's is a wonderful place to be married. It is gorgeous and very cost effective. The staff is wonderful, and will Read more...
NaKayshion's is a wonderful place to be married. It is gorgeous and very cost effective. The staff is wonderful, and will do everything in their power to make your day that day you've always dreamed of. Read less
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psiloveyou
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn’t have picked a better venue to host my wedding and reception!! My wedding was outside at the Gazebo area and reception in the Grand Hall. I loved having two different locations on the same property. (A Big Plus) My guests are still raving about how lovely the place is!!!

Both the outside area and inside (the reception) was so beautifully decorated! It was evident that time and attention was put into making my day as special and pretty as I had dream of!
I am truly grateful to the entire Staff at Nakayshions, decorators and owners for contributing to helping make my dreams come true.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
I couldn’t have picked a better venue to host my wedding and reception!! My wedding was outside at the Gazebo area and Read more...
I couldn’t have picked a better venue to host my wedding and reception!! My wedding was outside at the Gazebo area and reception in the Grand Hall. I loved having two different locations on the same property. (A Big Plus) My guests are still raving about how lovely the place is!!!

Both the outside area and inside (the reception) was so beautifully decorated! It was evident that time and attention was put into making my day as special and pretty as I had dream of!
I am truly grateful to the entire Staff at Nakayshions, decorators and owners for contributing to helping make my dreams come true.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Read less
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SEXY
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.9/5.0
My event was very nice. I want to thank the DJ for being there at my rehersal. All our request was attended to by Nakayshions. The services provided by the Jacksons was grade A. DJ Tiger was a able to download all our music request on the spot. I heard songs that are just not played on the local stations anymore. Mrs Shirley our host was very nice also. Thank You all....
My event was very nice. I want to thank the DJ for being there at my rehersal. All our request was attended to by Read more...
My event was very nice. I want to thank the DJ for being there at my rehersal. All our request was attended to by Nakayshions. The services provided by the Jacksons was grade A. DJ Tiger was a able to download all our music request on the spot. I heard songs that are just not played on the local stations anymore. Mrs Shirley our host was very nice also. Thank You all.... Read less
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Antonia
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.9/5.0
My day was beautiful and completely stress free for me. There were a few concerns with coordinating vendor's arrivals and some other small details, but what impressed me most was that the staff simply took care of it. They didn't involve me or stress me in any way. In the end, everything worked out, it was absolutely beautiful and I was completely pleased! It was a beautiful day and the Jackson's really made me feel comfortable and assured me that I could have my wedding day exactly the way I envisioned it.
My day was beautiful and completely stress free for me. There were a few concerns with coordinating vendor's arrivals and Read more...
My day was beautiful and completely stress free for me. There were a few concerns with coordinating vendor's arrivals and some other small details, but what impressed me most was that the staff simply took care of it. They didn't involve me or stress me in any way. In the end, everything worked out, it was absolutely beautiful and I was completely pleased! It was a beautiful day and the Jackson's really made me feel comfortable and assured me that I could have my wedding day exactly the way I envisioned it. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/18/2011
2.5/5.0
My fiance and I were originally very excited to book our wedding and reception at Nakayshions. But that all changed about 2 months before the wedding. We were told that we would be contacted to have our 2 month meeting to go over all the final arrangements. Well we ended up contacting Nakayshion's after we had not heard from anyone. When we asked to have the appointment at 6 or 7pm, we were told that normally they weren't scheduled that late, but they worked with us on that. We originally wanted to use the chapel which supposedly held 100 people (Yeah Right). The chapel looks like it can hold 50 normal people. I'm glad we didn't use the chapel because the paint on the outside is now chipping and it is very noticeable.
Our frustration with Nakayashion's came in when we spoke with Mr. Jackson and he gave us information and answered or questions but then when we spoke with his wife, the answer was totally different. For instance, we were told that we didn't need to have a bartender serve our champagne, since we were only drinking it for a toast. But then that information changed when I spoke with Mrs. Jackson. When meeting with the owners, they rarely wrote anything down, which lead to the same issues over and over. Our package included a DJ, which was the biggest mistake ever. After DJ Victor finally contacted us, he seemed to be very familiar with the set up and how things worked at the facility but we were very disappointed when he showed up to the rehearsal with NO music. We had to rehearse with only the soloist and they had to strain their voices to sing very loudly since there were no mics or music to rehearse with. At the wedding ceremony, the DJ's mics went in and out and our guest were not able to hear our vows which was also very disappointing. The music he played at the reception was not very good, and we should have given him a playlist instead of just telling him a general type of music to play. While announcing the parents dance, the DJ decided to include grandparents, which was very awkward because my grandmother was on the dance floor alone.. Basically with Nakayshion's in the beginning we were told, not to buy anything because everything would most likely be provided by them but when the time came, Nakayshion's didn't seem to have hardly anything we needed. We chose to use the outside gazebo for the ceremony, and we were told that the candlelabras would be available but before the ceremony we were told that we could not use them. We were told that they had 2 easels to use but at the rehearsal when setting up, there was only one that actually worked. The temperature was also an issue with Nakayshions, grant it it was very warm outside, the facility inside was warm during the reception. We were told that we could pay to use their wine glasses but then were told that they wouldn't have enough, and that some people would have to use plastic. But we didn't have to pay for those. The day of the ceremony, I was told several times by the owner about 2 "suprises" but I have yet to figure out exactly what they were. I think since the DJ was at a table with a tablecloth and the bridal suite was clean, those were my suprises? The night of the rehearsal was used more for us to set up the facility, there is really no such thing as a coordinator at Nakayshion's. I recommend you have your own. They seemed to be bothered that we wanted to bring bottled water for our guests, since the ceremony was outside. When loading up we were given very dirty looks and stares by the owner, as if to make sure we didn't go a minute over our time. Overall Nakayshion's is a very nice facility but very unorganized and seems to be more focused on money and not quality service.
My fiance and I were originally very excited to book our wedding and reception at Nakayshions. But that all changed about Read more...
My fiance and I were originally very excited to book our wedding and reception at Nakayshions. But that all changed about 2 months before the wedding. We were told that we would be contacted to have our 2 month meeting to go over all the final arrangements. Well we ended up contacting Nakayshion's after we had not heard from anyone. When we asked to have the appointment at 6 or 7pm, we were told that normally they weren't scheduled that late, but they worked with us on that. We originally wanted to use the chapel which supposedly held 100 people (Yeah Right). The chapel looks like it can hold 50 normal people. I'm glad we didn't use the chapel because the paint on the outside is now chipping and it is very noticeable.
Our frustration with Nakayashion's came in when we spoke with Mr. Jackson and he gave us information and answered or questions but then when we spoke with his wife, the answer was totally different. For instance, we were told that we didn't need to have a bartender serve our champagne, since we were only drinking it for a toast. But then that information changed when I spoke with Mrs. Jackson. When meeting with the owners, they rarely wrote anything down, which lead to the same issues over and over. Our package included a DJ, which was the biggest mistake ever. After DJ Victor finally contacted us, he seemed to be very familiar with the set up and how things worked at the facility but we were very disappointed when he showed up to the rehearsal with NO music. We had to rehearse with only the soloist and they had to strain their voices to sing very loudly since there were no mics or music to rehearse with. At the wedding ceremony, the DJ's mics went in and out and our guest were not able to hear our vows which was also very disappointing. The music he played at the reception was not very good, and we should have given him a playlist instead of just telling him a general type of music to play. While announcing the parents dance, the DJ decided to include grandparents, which was very awkward because my grandmother was on the dance floor alone.. Basically with Nakayshion's in the beginning we were told, not to buy anything because everything would most likely be provided by them but when the time came, Nakayshion's didn't seem to have hardly anything we needed. We chose to use the outside gazebo for the ceremony, and we were told that the candlelabras would be available but before the ceremony we were told that we could not use them. We were told that they had 2 easels to use but at the rehearsal when setting up, there was only one that actually worked. The temperature was also an issue with Nakayshions, grant it it was very warm outside, the facility inside was warm during the reception. We were told that we could pay to use their wine glasses but then were told that they wouldn't have enough, and that some people would have to use plastic. But we didn't have to pay for those. The day of the ceremony, I was told several times by the owner about 2 "suprises" but I have yet to figure out exactly what they were. I think since the DJ was at a table with a tablecloth and the bridal suite was clean, those were my suprises? The night of the rehearsal was used more for us to set up the facility, there is really no such thing as a coordinator at Nakayshion's. I recommend you have your own. They seemed to be bothered that we wanted to bring bottled water for our guests, since the ceremony was outside. When loading up we were given very dirty looks and stares by the owner, as if to make sure we didn't go a minute over our time. Overall Nakayshion's is a very nice facility but very unorganized and seems to be more focused on money and not quality service. Read less
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LaWare
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Jackson was wonderful to work with at NaKayshions! She treats you like family and makes sure that your day is special. Ms. Shirley and Ms. Pam were of great help and assistance with all the changes and suggestions from me. It is a picturesque locale with a breathtaking outdoor space. I was unable to utilize the gazebo on my wedding day due to the weather but the quaint and detailed church was amazing. I would recommend anyone to NaKayshions.
Mrs. Jackson was wonderful to work with at NaKayshions! She treats you like family and makes sure that your day is Read more...
Mrs. Jackson was wonderful to work with at NaKayshions! She treats you like family and makes sure that your day is special. Ms. Shirley and Ms. Pam were of great help and assistance with all the changes and suggestions from me. It is a picturesque locale with a breathtaking outdoor space. I was unable to utilize the gazebo on my wedding day due to the weather but the quaint and detailed church was amazing. I would recommend anyone to NaKayshions. Read less
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Amazing
Wedding:
1/2/2010
4.9/5.0
Na'Kayshions - SUPERIOR SERVICE
My family and I decided to host our loving father of a birthday party to celebrate his wonderful years as a father and community leader. We wanted to make this a very important day for him.

We heard about Na'Kayshions Wedding and Special Event Facility, upon our arrival we felt welcome. We worked out the details and on the day of the event, our caterer, whom we contracted had left to go on vacation and indicated his associate never received our email concerning serving time.

Na'Kayshions staff assisted us greatly by calling him to inquire where the food was. He indicated he thought it was to arrive at 6:00 PM instead of 12 noon. We were disappointed and in shock.

All the guests were in attendance. The staff kept us calm, reinforce that everything would be ok. Most importantly the owner was ready to go to the
nearest restuarant to purchase some food, even though it wasn't Na'Kayshions fault. They felt deeply hurt for us as well.

My father was growing weary and needed to eat. Na'Kayshions took steps to telephone a waite staff they knew, and told them they would pay for their service to come and to assist with the party. When they arrived the waite staff went immediately to the prep kitchen and served beverages Na'Kayshions had on hand to our guests, and attempted to make our guests as comfortable as they could.

About that time,the caterer telephoned and indicated the food would be arriving within an hour and a half. Although the food serving time was delayed for about 2 1/2 hours everyone overall was extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to come to bless and to give tribute to a Great Man.

We also would like for everyone to know we were not only greatful to do this for our dad, but we are extremely greatful to the owners for everything they did and didn't have to do. When things go well many people never stop to say thanks,
but often they are quick to say something negative. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Shirley, Ms. Pam, Ms. Gloria, Waite Staff, and decorators we say THANKS
for making our father's day special. You will forever be bless, because of your good heart and how you go out of your way to make a difference.
S. J and Family
Na'Kayshions - SUPERIOR SERVICE
My family and I decided to host our loving father of a birthday party to celebrate his Read more...
Na'Kayshions - SUPERIOR SERVICE
My family and I decided to host our loving father of a birthday party to celebrate his wonderful years as a father and community leader. We wanted to make this a very important day for him.

We heard about Na'Kayshions Wedding and Special Event Facility, upon our arrival we felt welcome. We worked out the details and on the day of the event, our caterer, whom we contracted had left to go on vacation and indicated his associate never received our email concerning serving time.

Na'Kayshions staff assisted us greatly by calling him to inquire where the food was. He indicated he thought it was to arrive at 6:00 PM instead of 12 noon. We were disappointed and in shock.

All the guests were in attendance. The staff kept us calm, reinforce that everything would be ok. Most importantly the owner was ready to go to the
nearest restuarant to purchase some food, even though it wasn't Na'Kayshions fault. They felt deeply hurt for us as well.

My father was growing weary and needed to eat. Na'Kayshions took steps to telephone a waite staff they knew, and told them they would pay for their service to come and to assist with the party. When they arrived the waite staff went immediately to the prep kitchen and served beverages Na'Kayshions had on hand to our guests, and attempted to make our guests as comfortable as they could.

About that time,the caterer telephoned and indicated the food would be arriving within an hour and a half. Although the food serving time was delayed for about 2 1/2 hours everyone overall was extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to come to bless and to give tribute to a Great Man.

We also would like for everyone to know we were not only greatful to do this for our dad, but we are extremely greatful to the owners for everything they did and didn't have to do. When things go well many people never stop to say thanks,
but often they are quick to say something negative. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Shirley, Ms. Pam, Ms. Gloria, Waite Staff, and decorators we say THANKS
for making our father's day special. You will forever be bless, because of your good heart and how you go out of your way to make a difference.
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fotogal529
Wedding:
11/28/2009
4.5/5.0
I just got married the day after Thanksgiving. My wedding was planned while I and my husband (then fiance) were in Iraq. The Jacksons' were very flexible and worked with me to make payments while I was abroad serving my country. On leave my husband and I each had an opportunity to visit the facility in person and were impressed with the grounds and all that would be offered for the price quoted.

I'm very thankful to have found them, because I'm not much for fussing about the little details that make the big picture possible. They helped to bring the big picture I was envisioning into reality.
I just got married the day after Thanksgiving. My wedding was planned while I and my husband (then fiance) were in Iraq. Read more...
I just got married the day after Thanksgiving. My wedding was planned while I and my husband (then fiance) were in Iraq. The Jacksons' were very flexible and worked with me to make payments while I was abroad serving my country. On leave my husband and I each had an opportunity to visit the facility in person and were impressed with the grounds and all that would be offered for the price quoted.

I'm very thankful to have found them, because I'm not much for fussing about the little details that make the big picture possible. They helped to bring the big picture I was envisioning into reality. Read less
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The Mrs.09
Wedding:
8/29/2009
0.6/5.0
To this day I am still traumatized and hoping to one day have a real wedding. This was one of the most stressful events of my life. If only I had read reviews listed here and on many otner websites before I booked this event. They were previewed on The Four Weddings TV show however their review was not good onthe show(and they have the nerve to listit in their website!) The only favorable thing was the absolute beauty of the venue. My story is quite unbelievable. I should have thought twice being that am acquainted with one of their immediate family members and knowing I was searching for a venue did not recommend this place! My wedding was on a two month plan that they insisted was routine. they changed my "coordinator" three times during this time and my caterer three times! I by this time was physically ill! The last caterer was assigned the Wednesday before my Saturday wedding and of course the food was horribly bland thrown together and inedible. When I entered the reception hall I could smell that something had burned or scorched. Several guest unable to find the coordinator(where was she?) came to me with plates of food covered with a very evident scorched sauce! We had to call the cook out(again where was the coordinator?) and ask about the sauce. He admitted to scorching it because the wedding didnt start on time..WHAT? First of all we were fifteen minutes off because of a misplaced item however Olive Garden keeps sauces all day for incoming customers and they don't burn it. I found out later the caterers were declining services because they did not have the funds topay them. They wanted the caterer to provide all the foods and services and be paid after the event. What professional would agree to such? What happened tothe money we paid them? They simply have money and pay bills as they receive monies. They even became enraged because I contacted the caterer about MY wedding...It all makes sense now! The final caterer finally told me he only received a portion of what I paid per plate. How could you be one of Gods children and practice(not accidentally) ruin someones once ina lifetime chance? If it were an accident you would not be able to go onto so many websites and read about the almost identical problems. Mrs. Jackson told me herself after this disaster they were revisiting the idea of allowing brides to use the venue and bring in their own caterers. This would be a much better idea however they could not then skim money from various providers. My coordinator later admitted that she was absent due to having a emotional break down in the back(that should have been reserved for me) She said after all of the problems I had already experienced and finding the food ruined she lost it! In addition to all this the church was hot, my video was ruined due to poor lighting, the mikes kept messing up in chapel(just as I have read in other reviews) They gave a tour the day of my wedding! YES a tour bring the female and MALE throughthe back while we were getting dressed and one of the TOURIST accidentally stepped ona bridesmaids dress, none of the bridal party got to eat, when arriving at the social (in place of rehearsal dinner) there was one small cheese ball one package (if that) of crackers, a dozen cookies and a bowl of peanuts&dinner mints! We had all of these guest and I was beyond embarassed. They promised finger foods etc. If anyone should know better they should. This was not for a toddler this was for a wedding! There was not one hot item provided nor enough for the amount of people present. They kept calling me at work with problems and changes....I was out of time....invitations were out and I was totally crushed....to this day I continue to meet people who have booked here and been burned or people who are considering it and by the grace of God ( who is the center of my life)meet me and are saved from disaster. In closing all I can do is pray that God touches the Jackson and they will go back through their files...call each wronged couple...and ask for forgiveness...God forgives us all and we are required to forgive others....They have a beautiful place....they do not have the finances to properly support it...or the integrity required to sustain it....I personally printed many many complaints against them and presented them in person.....their response...You can't please everybody...people are always going to have something to say! I then asked how is it these same things just happened to me and I dont know any of these people and had not read these complaints before my wedding?
No response......Brides we need to get together and find us an attorney to represent us.....I just read another recent complaint this cannot keep happening...its criminal at this point...
To this day I am still traumatized and hoping to one day have a real wedding. This was one of the most stressful events of Read more...
To this day I am still traumatized and hoping to one day have a real wedding. This was one of the most stressful events of my life. If only I had read reviews listed here and on many otner websites before I booked this event. They were previewed on The Four Weddings TV show however their review was not good onthe show(and they have the nerve to listit in their website!) The only favorable thing was the absolute beauty of the venue. My story is quite unbelievable. I should have thought twice being that am acquainted with one of their immediate family members and knowing I was searching for a venue did not recommend this place! My wedding was on a two month plan that they insisted was routine. they changed my "coordinator" three times during this time and my caterer three times! I by this time was physically ill! The last caterer was assigned the Wednesday before my Saturday wedding and of course the food was horribly bland thrown together and inedible. When I entered the reception hall I could smell that something had burned or scorched. Several guest unable to find the coordinator(where was she?) came to me with plates of food covered with a very evident scorched sauce! We had to call the cook out(again where was the coordinator?) and ask about the sauce. He admitted to scorching it because the wedding didnt start on time..WHAT? First of all we were fifteen minutes off because of a misplaced item however Olive Garden keeps sauces all day for incoming customers and they don't burn it. I found out later the caterers were declining services because they did not have the funds topay them. They wanted the caterer to provide all the foods and services and be paid after the event. What professional would agree to such? What happened tothe money we paid them? They simply have money and pay bills as they receive monies. They even became enraged because I contacted the caterer about MY wedding...It all makes sense now! The final caterer finally told me he only received a portion of what I paid per plate. How could you be one of Gods children and practice(not accidentally) ruin someones once ina lifetime chance? If it were an accident you would not be able to go onto so many websites and read about the almost identical problems. Mrs. Jackson told me herself after this disaster they were revisiting the idea of allowing brides to use the venue and bring in their own caterers. This would be a much better idea however they could not then skim money from various providers. My coordinator later admitted that she was absent due to having a emotional break down in the back(that should have been reserved for me) She said after all of the problems I had already experienced and finding the food ruined she lost it! In addition to all this the church was hot, my video was ruined due to poor lighting, the mikes kept messing up in chapel(just as I have read in other reviews) They gave a tour the day of my wedding! YES a tour bring the female and MALE throughthe back while we were getting dressed and one of the TOURIST accidentally stepped ona bridesmaids dress, none of the bridal party got to eat, when arriving at the social (in place of rehearsal dinner) there was one small cheese ball one package (if that) of crackers, a dozen cookies and a bowl of peanuts&dinner mints! We had all of these guest and I was beyond embarassed. They promised finger foods etc. If anyone should know better they should. This was not for a toddler this was for a wedding! There was not one hot item provided nor enough for the amount of people present. They kept calling me at work with problems and changes....I was out of time....invitations were out and I was totally crushed....to this day I continue to meet people who have booked here and been burned or people who are considering it and by the grace of God ( who is the center of my life)meet me and are saved from disaster. In closing all I can do is pray that God touches the Jackson and they will go back through their files...call each wronged couple...and ask for forgiveness...God forgives us all and we are required to forgive others....They have a beautiful place....they do not have the finances to properly support it...or the integrity required to sustain it....I personally printed many many complaints against them and presented them in person.....their response...You can't please everybody...people are always going to have something to say! I then asked how is it these same things just happened to me and I dont know any of these people and had not read these complaints before my wedding?
No response......Brides we need to get together and find us an attorney to represent us.....I just read another recent complaint this cannot keep happening...its criminal at this point... Read less
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KS_2009
Wedding:
8/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Hello Na' Kayshions,

This is Kimberly writing my experience at Na'Kayshions for our July 4th wedding. To sum it up, my experience was all I expected for my dream wedding and more. Everything was perfect for my big day. All of the staff were friendly and treated us all like family. The Reception Hall decorations were more than I expected also. Mrs. Jackson and her staff did a WONDERFUL job at making everything look perfect like I wanted plus more. She went the extra mile. Na'Kayshions was a great place for our wedding. We got a lot of praise for having "Such a beautiful wedding" I want to thank you all for all of your hard work.

Kimberly
Hello Na' Kayshions,

This is Kimberly writing my experience at Na'Kayshions for our July 4th wedding. To sum it Read more...
Hello Na' Kayshions,

This is Kimberly writing my experience at Na'Kayshions for our July 4th wedding. To sum it up, my experience was all I expected for my dream wedding and more. Everything was perfect for my big day. All of the staff were friendly and treated us all like family. The Reception Hall decorations were more than I expected also. Mrs. Jackson and her staff did a WONDERFUL job at making everything look perfect like I wanted plus more. She went the extra mile. Na'Kayshions was a great place for our wedding. We got a lot of praise for having "Such a beautiful wedding" I want to thank you all for all of your hard work.

Kimberly Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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philip1999
Wedding:
8/6/2009
4.4/5.0
I appreciate all your dedicated service for us. Special thanks to Mrs. Jackson the owner of the facility. I loved the fact that you could make our "dream wedding" come true. All the way from the DJ to the perfect linens and decorations that we were able to put together on the tables. You all made everything run smoothly so I didn�t have to worry about a thing. Nothing seemed "too much" from you guys. You really made it about us, and made sure that we were happy. Had you and Mr. Jackson not been there with an answer to every question, a solution to every problem, and your encouraging and loving words.... Our wedding would not have been what it was: A Magical Day!! Your website is great and was so helpful in helping my family get directions. A must see.

We also loved the fact that we could take our engagement pictures on your property.

Morgan & Reign
I appreciate all your dedicated service for us. Special thanks to Mrs. Jackson the owner of the facility. I loved the fact Read more...
I appreciate all your dedicated service for us. Special thanks to Mrs. Jackson the owner of the facility. I loved the fact that you could make our "dream wedding" come true. All the way from the DJ to the perfect linens and decorations that we were able to put together on the tables. You all made everything run smoothly so I didn�t have to worry about a thing. Nothing seemed "too much" from you guys. You really made it about us, and made sure that we were happy. Had you and Mr. Jackson not been there with an answer to every question, a solution to every problem, and your encouraging and loving words.... Our wedding would not have been what it was: A Magical Day!! Your website is great and was so helpful in helping my family get directions. A must see.

We also loved the fact that we could take our engagement pictures on your property.

Morgan & Reign Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
3/14/2009
1.8/5.0
Where do we start. First we want to say that the Jacksons are wonderful people and their hearts are in the right place but business involves more than heart, it needs organization.

Now the review starts. IF you decide to work with them you MUST be self-organized. Our contract was signed in September 2008 for our wedding March 2009. I didn't hear from anyone after signing until I called around January. During our initial consultation we were told that we would be allowed to use the facility for our rehearsal dinner as long as we brought in our own catering, we we told that all items needed for the reception and ceremony were included, we also signed under a contract that gave us a bonus package including a carriage, flowers, dj, bridal portrait and facility coordinator whom I would meet with a month before the wedding. Every vendor was hidden from us until the last minute except the photographer they recommended who was a Godsend.

We called and called again to get details and clarification about different things. Many times my husband was told one thing and I was told another, and yet another if I came in person to meet.

When we tried to set up the rehearsal dinner we were told we could use the facility but would have to pay for the staff to come in, something we weren't told at the beginning. We ended up having our rehearsal dinner at Piccolo Mondo in Arlington, which I will review later, it was wonderful.

Throughout the process we had to fight for every step of the so called included package. The most smooth processes throughout the ordeal was the setup of the carriage ride and the dj.

We finally had our tasting on 2/16 due to our constant requests. Prior to that we were told the person at the catering location was difficult to reach. However, after meeting with him, we found that was not the case.

When I set up my bridal portrait I was told that the photographer, J. Roberts that we selected was too expensive and maybe would should consider an engagement portrait with Kevin Bowens. We were very loyal to J and opted to recieve the $100 they allotted for bridal portraits. This amount was not revealed until the time of bridal portrait. Also the bridal portrait was supposed to be arranged by them, and never happened. We believe they didn't want to do it so they wouldn't have to pay J. what he was worth. It didn't make sense because they gave us his name. This was a part of our package that was stalled until I made my own appointment. My bridal portraits ended up being 2 weeks before the wedding.

Our florist Dallas House of Flowers was great and recommended by them. Some of the flowers were to be paid by them. They never gave us an amount for that or the procedure on how to order the flowers. We ordered them and paid that day. We later found that Na'Kayshions received a bill from the florist. They had previously given us a credit for the flowers that we ended up having to pay back in the end.

Our biggest disappointment was the statement, "We want to make sure the bride and groom are able to relax on the day of the wedding and do nothing." After my insistance upon meeting with the coordinator assigned (2 weeks before, contrary to the month promised) it finally happened. I was scheduled to meet with someone whom I found out later wasn't assigned to our wedding. So I ended up having a meeting with the actual person later that evening. During that process we discussed who was in the ceremony, the order of the ceremony and reception, etc. All written down and discussed in detail. The day of the wedding I the bride, the groom, and my mother all had to take care of things in the facility. I was asked how the ceremony was supposed to go, what was next in the reception, who was going to what, etc. etc. My mom was so flustered and upset she ended up fussing the whole day. I cried about that not knowing what I did. There was no relaxation on the day of the wedding and at 5pm, our wedding was at 6pm, we were helping to set up things. The timetable was not kept and our send off ended up being the bridal party and immediate family only. Everyones lemonade was totally watered down because it sat during the ceremony. They asked if they could set it up before but we assumed that meant right before, not hours before. Everyones food was cold, including the brides, who doesn't eat cold or lukewarm food, even at home. The last straw was that my mom, my husband, myself, the bridal party and remaining guests were cleaning up. The wine glasses we rented at the last minute because we weren't told that they weren't provided ended up dirty in the crates we brought them in and 3 were broken. We don't know what happened to our left over wine and the service staff acted as if they didn't want to be bothered.

What was good:
Our family, friends and co-workers were there. The ceremony was beautiful and the minister, Nate Hearne was great. We couldn't have wished for a better crowd and the time we had to dance was fun. Although you couldn't meet more loving people, shop around or you will be a bridezilla, husbandzilla or parentzilla.
Where do we start. First we want to say that the Jacksons are wonderful people and their hearts are in the right place but Read more...
Where do we start. First we want to say that the Jacksons are wonderful people and their hearts are in the right place but business involves more than heart, it needs organization.

Now the review starts. IF you decide to work with them you MUST be self-organized. Our contract was signed in September 2008 for our wedding March 2009. I didn't hear from anyone after signing until I called around January. During our initial consultation we were told that we would be allowed to use the facility for our rehearsal dinner as long as we brought in our own catering, we we told that all items needed for the reception and ceremony were included, we also signed under a contract that gave us a bonus package including a carriage, flowers, dj, bridal portrait and facility coordinator whom I would meet with a month before the wedding. Every vendor was hidden from us until the last minute except the photographer they recommended who was a Godsend.

We called and called again to get details and clarification about different things. Many times my husband was told one thing and I was told another, and yet another if I came in person to meet.

When we tried to set up the rehearsal dinner we were told we could use the facility but would have to pay for the staff to come in, something we weren't told at the beginning. We ended up having our rehearsal dinner at Piccolo Mondo in Arlington, which I will review later, it was wonderful.

Throughout the process we had to fight for every step of the so called included package. The most smooth processes throughout the ordeal was the setup of the carriage ride and the dj.

We finally had our tasting on 2/16 due to our constant requests. Prior to that we were told the person at the catering location was difficult to reach. However, after meeting with him, we found that was not the case.

When I set up my bridal portrait I was told that the photographer, J. Roberts that we selected was too expensive and maybe would should consider an engagement portrait with Kevin Bowens. We were very loyal to J and opted to recieve the $100 they allotted for bridal portraits. This amount was not revealed until the time of bridal portrait. Also the bridal portrait was supposed to be arranged by them, and never happened. We believe they didn't want to do it so they wouldn't have to pay J. what he was worth. It didn't make sense because they gave us his name. This was a part of our package that was stalled until I made my own appointment. My bridal portraits ended up being 2 weeks before the wedding.

Our florist Dallas House of Flowers was great and recommended by them. Some of the flowers were to be paid by them. They never gave us an amount for that or the procedure on how to order the flowers. We ordered them and paid that day. We later found that Na'Kayshions received a bill from the florist. They had previously given us a credit for the flowers that we ended up having to pay back in the end.

Our biggest disappointment was the statement, "We want to make sure the bride and groom are able to relax on the day of the wedding and do nothing." After my insistance upon meeting with the coordinator assigned (2 weeks before, contrary to the month promised) it finally happened. I was scheduled to meet with someone whom I found out later wasn't assigned to our wedding. So I ended up having a meeting with the actual person later that evening. During that process we discussed who was in the ceremony, the order of the ceremony and reception, etc. All written down and discussed in detail. The day of the wedding I the bride, the groom, and my mother all had to take care of things in the facility. I was asked how the ceremony was supposed to go, what was next in the reception, who was going to what, etc. etc. My mom was so flustered and upset she ended up fussing the whole day. I cried about that not knowing what I did. There was no relaxation on the day of the wedding and at 5pm, our wedding was at 6pm, we were helping to set up things. The timetable was not kept and our send off ended up being the bridal party and immediate family only. Everyones lemonade was totally watered down because it sat during the ceremony. They asked if they could set it up before but we assumed that meant right before, not hours before. Everyones food was cold, including the brides, who doesn't eat cold or lukewarm food, even at home. The last straw was that my mom, my husband, myself, the bridal party and remaining guests were cleaning up. The wine glasses we rented at the last minute because we weren't told that they weren't provided ended up dirty in the crates we brought them in and 3 were broken. We don't know what happened to our left over wine and the service staff acted as if they didn't want to be bothered.

What was good:
Our family, friends and co-workers were there. The ceremony was beautiful and the minister, Nate Hearne was great. We couldn't have wished for a better crowd and the time we had to dance was fun. Although you couldn't meet more loving people, shop around or you will be a bridezilla, husbandzilla or parentzilla. Read less
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mabmedrano
Wedding:
8/8/2008
3.4/5.0
My wedding was absolutely beautiful!
The owner of Nakayshion's Mrs. Jackson was absolutely so helpful and made me feel like she did everything to make my wedding perfect.
With that being said, I did not care much for her assistant Felisha. She gave us the run around and was rude to guests towards the end of the wedding.
So just work with Mrs. Jackson! She is the best!
I could not have asked for a better wedding! It is absolutely amazing! You have to check it out!
My wedding was absolutely beautiful!
The owner of Nakayshion's Mrs. Jackson was absolutely so helpful and made me feel Read more...
My wedding was absolutely beautiful!
The owner of Nakayshion's Mrs. Jackson was absolutely so helpful and made me feel like she did everything to make my wedding perfect.
With that being said, I did not care much for her assistant Felisha. She gave us the run around and was rude to guests towards the end of the wedding.
So just work with Mrs. Jackson! She is the best!
I could not have asked for a better wedding! It is absolutely amazing! You have to check it out! Read less
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