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The Abbey Resort

Fontana , WI
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LOCATION

269 Fontana Boulevard
Fontana, WI US 53125 (map)

PHONE

262-275-1492

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Say "I Do" on the Shores of Lake Geneva
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event -why not make it truly unforgettable with a harborside ceremony at The Abbey Resort? Set on the... Read more
Say "I Do" on the Shores of Lake Geneva
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event -why not make it truly unforgettable with a harborside ceremony at The Abbey Resort? Set on the tranquil western shore of Lake Geneva, The Abbey offers a picturesque lakeside gazebo, private wooded pavilion gazebo, gardens and harbor view settings ideal for wedding photos. The Abbey's indoor facilities are equally idyllic, with elegant guest rooms, suites and multiple reception venues capable of hosting receptions up to 400 people. The Abbey's service is second to none. Our on-site wedding planners can help you plan every detail - from catering to kid's activities. Courtesy rates and wedding packages are available, including one king room for the bridal couple.

Make it a destination wedding at The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa. Call 262-275-1494 for more information or to meet with a wedding manager today. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1963
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
321
Number of suites
13
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
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?
85
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, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
The Abbey Resort was the perfect place to have my wedding!

We hosted a 130 person wedding in the Grand Ballroom and it was PERFECT!

From the first inquisition into wedding services at The Abbey Resort I was assigned an event coordinator and she was WONDERFUL! She was always available via phone or email and always replied promptly to me! Kept me updated during the entire 12 months of wedding planning!

The venue was beautiful! The floor to ceiling windows that overlook the harbor are what really sold us on this venue!

Our event coordinator was very flexible and knowledgeable on setting up the venue for our wedding. She brought several suggestions and we compromised on the perfect set up! They brought in couches, chairs and high boy table to create a lounge atmosphere for cocktail hour & for a quieter area for people to chat during the reception. It was perfect!

The food choices were amazing! Everything came out hot and delicious! The service staff that night was impeccable!

I can't say enough about how easy The Abbey staff is to work with and how amazing their facilities are! If you love the lake and boating like my husband and I do, this venue is a must! Check out their photos and take a visit, you'll be hooked!

The BEST place in Lake Geneva Area for a wedding reception!
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Kim
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Abbey Resort was an incredible place for our wedding! It was honestly the best day of our lives. Between the atmosphere and beautiful setting, you cannot go wrong if you choose to get married here. We worked with Pam Linker who was awesome about answer all of my (million) questions throughout the planning process! We are from the Chicago Suburbs and decided to make a long weekend out of our wedding which turned out great. We even fit in some time for boating and family gatherings before the wedding day. The staff at The Abbey was so flexible with all of our requests. Our ceremony was at the Harbor Gazebo over Labor Day Weekend. My husband made his entrance to the ceremony on a boat with his groomsmen and docked right up to the slips next to the gazebo. Our guests all enjoyed the cocktail hour on the Waterfront Patio with the beautiful views of the boats/harbor. We had our reception in the Harbor Ballroom which can accommodate several size weddings and was perfect for ours. The service at dinner was phenomenal and the staff was very professional. The food/beverage was through The Abbey and we received several compliments. You can truly make the wedding your own and aren't required to use specific vendors for flowers,centerpieces, photography, etc. We also did our rehearsal dinner at the Abbey in the Porto Room which worked great and was convenient for our wedding party. The resort is a nice place to have all of your family and guests because it offers them a place to stay, restaurants, bars, entertainment, etc. We have lots of family that came in from out of town so they didn't have to travel much elsewhere during their stay. Overall, we never wanted our wedding day to end and had the best time ever!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Abbey was responsive and so easy to work with, everyone from the front desk staff to the housekeepers were phenomenal. My husband and I were so happy we chose to have our wedding and reception there. The food was incredible, everyone commented that they had not had such awesome food at a wedding before. Great value too, we were able to stay within our budget.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Abbey this past weekend. Pam was our coordinator and she was fabulous! She did such a great job of informing us about everything and making us feel completely at ease. Our guests loved the Abbey. The food was delicious and everything was taken care of for us. Everyone at the hotel was very helpful and professional. I would encourage anyone to have their wedding at the Abbey. Excellent!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
BEAUTIFUL!!!! We used the ballroom and found it to be the perfect space for our reception. The staff was a pleasure to work with as well.
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Private User
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Abbey was the perfect setting for our wedding! We have been engaged for ~2 years and were fortunate to work with Pam Linker as our coordinator the entire time as we planned our day. We had our ceremony at the gazebo on the lake and our reception in the tent and Pam made sure everything ran smoothly. Not only was she helpful and responsive throughout, the day went off without a hitch thanks to her expertise. The Abbey provided our guests with great service, even shuttling one of our groomsman back to the reception tent to pick up his left-behind groomsman gift late after the reception had ended. Definitely look into the Abbey- you won't be disappointed!
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Kathy
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Yes! everything was perfect! so many people said it was the best idea to have the wedding there. they were very flexible easy to work with and the night was just as I had planned. thank you to the Abbey I wish I could do it all over again
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Heather
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly is simply AMAZING!!! We highly recommend her as well as anyone at the Abbey for a wedding venue!! Everything was perfect!!
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Heather
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Pam Linker is wonderful to work with!
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ninjakitty
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved The Abbey!!! From the moment we stepped foot on the property, I knew this was it! The gazebo overlooking the marina makes the perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony and the Grand Ballroom overlooking the marina was perfect for our ceremony! So beautiful and the staff was AMAZING to work with! They really cater to your every need! So glad we went with them!
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SweetSuzi37
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
These people are wedding experts when it comes to planning out my reception. They worked out a menu to keep me within budget and accommodate my special needs. The food is amazing and not overpriced like many of the other places I looked at. And I don't feel that I sacrificed anything because this place really is beautiful. I think this was one of my best choices for my wedding and I know it because all of my family and friends had an amazing night on one of the most amazing nights of my life - THANK YOU AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU!
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Kimandmat
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
The Abbey was the perfect place to have a wedding reception. This was where my husband and I met. We had our wedding at St. Benedicts a block away from the Abbey so it was very convenient. Becky Dreyer took over for our original wedding planner about 2 months prior to the June 7th wedding. She was very professional and accomodating. She did an exellent job from start to finish. The staff was also very accomodating. We had our cocktail hour on the Waterfront Patio and there was terrible storm that hit just before we moved the guest to the reception area and they took our 120 guest by a shuttle so they would not get wet. The bellmen helped us pack everything up and cart it to our room That night we found 2 of our dinners left in the refrigerator with 2 salads and a lovely note from Becky. The next morning we were trying to finalize things and told the bar manager that we ordered 2 bottles of champaign and only got one. As I was leaving the front desk the bar manager rushed up to me and gave me a bottle of champaign to take with me. Everyone was so friendly and accomodating.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.6/5.0
I felt that this is a gorgeous venue, you get great food and service and I was happy with the experience.

Think of what is impt to you personally for your reception and communicate that to your coordinator. Be as specific as possible to ensure you get what you are hoping for. They are great.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
Pam was very easy to work with and very helpful. My only negative experience was with the shuttle service. They forgot to pick up my bridal party from our church which ended in us standing outside in 107 degree heat waiting for 25 minutes. It also then put us behind schedule for photography.
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Sara
Wedding:
12/29/2012
4.0/5.0
Had such an amazing winter wedding at the Abbey! I can't recommend the Resort enough if you're looking to have all your guests stay together and party together!! Pam Linker, the wedding coordinator at the Abbey Resort, is great to work with! My fiance and I had a million special requests, and Pam and the Abbey did an amazing job accommodating! Everyone is still raving about how much fun they had!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.4/5.0
My husband and I had our reception at the Abbey Resort in Fontana. Sadly, we experienced many problems throughout planning, on our wedding night, and even after the event was done.
We had many issues with hotel rooms leading up to our wedding. Our contract stated that the 2 night minimum would be waived. As guests called to reserve their rooms, they were told they need to book 2 nights. We had many upset guests call us feeling confused. My husband had to call the hotel many times to explain what our contract stated. It seemed that no one at the front desk was on the same page, and all of our guests were being told different information. Since most of our guests were traveling from out of town, the room situation really was a nightmare.
A few weeks before our wedding, my husband and I were informed that we had an outstanding balance. We were certain that we had fully paid off the wedding. We had to contact our banks/credit cards to receive statements to prove that we, in fact, had paid in full! The hotel received these payments but had no records to show we had paid. Just another nightmare to go through before the wedding. Thank goodness we had the documents. On our wedding night, we were served the wrong meal at our reception. Our contract stated we would receive a filet and bone in french chicken. We also paid to have loaded baked potatoes with cheddar and bacon. The meal we had at our tasting was beautiful and delicious, however, this was not the meal we received on our wedding night. We received a filet that did not have the bernaise sauce,a small chicken breast, and a baked potato that was pitiful to the one we were presented at our tasting. Be aware that the food at the tasting may not be the food you will receive. After the wedding we spent months arguing with the Abbey about hotel room charges and trying to get money back for the breech of contract. Overall, it saddens me that our experience with the Abbey was not what we hoped for.
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