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Sentry World

Stevens Point , WI

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Stevens Point, WI US

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lleon556
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.7/5.0
At first we did not look at Sentry because we thought they would be the most pricey. Little did we know they had one of the best deals compared to other halls. We had the high Courts as our venue which is a little smaller but that was what we liked about it. There wasn't a huge gap in people that were clustered away from the dance floor and at the bar, everything was relativly close. The people we worked with were polite and acommodating however at the time there were some people vacationing etc. so we weren't always talking to the same person or the person we initially talked to was not able to answer our questions. That sometimes was challenging but again they all worked with us and were helpful!
At first we did not look at Sentry because we thought they would be the most pricey. Little did we know they had one of Read more...
At first we did not look at Sentry because we thought they would be the most pricey. Little did we know they had one of the best deals compared to other halls. We had the high Courts as our venue which is a little smaller but that was what we liked about it. There wasn't a huge gap in people that were clustered away from the dance floor and at the bar, everything was relativly close. The people we worked with were polite and acommodating however at the time there were some people vacationing etc. so we weren't always talking to the same person or the person we initially talked to was not able to answer our questions. That sometimes was challenging but again they all worked with us and were helpful! Read less
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armywife08
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.4/5.0
I took a random guess at the total cost I think we spent at Sentry. But when I said $9000 I meant for everything. This was both our ceremony and our reception site. It was somewhere around $700 to book the gazebo, and the courts for the reception. Our plates were $20 each, and we bought 290 dinners. The bar tab was about $1700. There was also a food and bar service gratuity that was automatically calculated into our total bill.
I would say that the only real problems we ran into was with the cake. My husband and I had our hearts set on cherry cheesecake instead of the traditional teared cake. When we talked to our food coordinator the first time about this, they had been going through Sysco, and told us that it would be no problem to get our cakes through them. Also this way they could provide us with refrigerator space. Somewhere down the line they stopped working with Sentry, and failed to tell us this until my Mom was talking to a food coordinator about something else on the phone. So I called every bakery in the area, and either they were booked, or didn't serve that big of a group, or didn't do cheesecakes in the summer, etc. We decided we would just have to make them ourselves, at home, and freeze them, and bring them in coolers the day of the wedding. My Mom went to the grocery store and bought probably 30 boxes of cheesecakes and shortly after Sentry informed us they couldn't allow us to bring in food that was not from a certified baker due to health code reasons. Which is half understandable, and half not...seeing as though we would be making it, bringing it, and storing it, and serving it ourselves, AND we were serving it to our family and friends...not to clients of Sentry. Therefore if there was a problem with the food, the guests would have only us to blame and Sentry would not have been responsible for it in anyway. Thankfully the store let my Mom return the box mix for store credit, but we ended up having to get sheet cakes from Copps for our wedding cake. It tasted fine, yes...but it was our wedding cake...and it's pretty sad that they had to be from a grocery store at the last minute.
My point of that story was simply to say that I realize that Sentry couldn't allow it even if they wanted it to, and I understand that isn't their fault. However they didn't do a very good job of informing us that they were no longer affiliated with Sysco to begin with. And it just seems to me that if you tell a Client they are going to have something, and then your company decides to stop working with them, you should first follow through on your previous obligations.
I took a random guess at the total cost I think we spent at Sentry. But when I said $9000 I meant for everything. This was Read more...
I took a random guess at the total cost I think we spent at Sentry. But when I said $9000 I meant for everything. This was both our ceremony and our reception site. It was somewhere around $700 to book the gazebo, and the courts for the reception. Our plates were $20 each, and we bought 290 dinners. The bar tab was about $1700. There was also a food and bar service gratuity that was automatically calculated into our total bill.
I would say that the only real problems we ran into was with the cake. My husband and I had our hearts set on cherry cheesecake instead of the traditional teared cake. When we talked to our food coordinator the first time about this, they had been going through Sysco, and told us that it would be no problem to get our cakes through them. Also this way they could provide us with refrigerator space. Somewhere down the line they stopped working with Sentry, and failed to tell us this until my Mom was talking to a food coordinator about something else on the phone. So I called every bakery in the area, and either they were booked, or didn't serve that big of a group, or didn't do cheesecakes in the summer, etc. We decided we would just have to make them ourselves, at home, and freeze them, and bring them in coolers the day of the wedding. My Mom went to the grocery store and bought probably 30 boxes of cheesecakes and shortly after Sentry informed us they couldn't allow us to bring in food that was not from a certified baker due to health code reasons. Which is half understandable, and half not...seeing as though we would be making it, bringing it, and storing it, and serving it ourselves, AND we were serving it to our family and friends...not to clients of Sentry. Therefore if there was a problem with the food, the guests would have only us to blame and Sentry would not have been responsible for it in anyway. Thankfully the store let my Mom return the box mix for store credit, but we ended up having to get sheet cakes from Copps for our wedding cake. It tasted fine, yes...but it was our wedding cake...and it's pretty sad that they had to be from a grocery store at the last minute.
My point of that story was simply to say that I realize that Sentry couldn't allow it even if they wanted it to, and I understand that isn't their fault. However they didn't do a very good job of informing us that they were no longer affiliated with Sysco to begin with. And it just seems to me that if you tell a Client they are going to have something, and then your company decides to stop working with them, you should first follow through on your previous obligations. Read less
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