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The Granite Rose

Hampstead , NH

LOCATION

22 Garland Drive
Hampstead, NH US 03841 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Granite Rose

Located in the quaint town of Hampstead, New Hampshire, The Granite Rose has been hosting events since opening in December 1994. When you host your wedding at... Read more
The Granite Rose

Located in the quaint town of Hampstead, New Hampshire, The Granite Rose has been hosting events since opening in December 1994. When you host your wedding at The Granite Rose, it's easy to see what sets us apart. We offer all of the special amenities to make your wedding day truly wonderful. Including:

* All-inclusive pricing with No service charges, No room fees, and No surprises

* Complete wedding packages

* Elegant reception rooms

* Separate, private, quiet and impeccably manicured outdoor garden areas to accommodate on-site ceremonies and provide beautiful photo opportunities

* HUGE Private Bridal Suites with an en-suite bath and shower

* EXTRA-LARGE dance floors

* Stunning chandeliers

* Abundant French Doors

* Polite and friendly staff (really!!)

* Professional wedding coordinators onsite and available to answer all of your questions

* Custom Jacques Pastries wedding cake included in all wedding packages

* Extra-large private decks and gardens for cocktail hour and photos

* Onsite indoor ceremony location with 150 seats for inclement weather



The Terrace Room accommodates a maximum of 160 guests and features a unique octagonal design, with 28-foot ceilings, while boasting a magnificent, antique brass chandelier from the Ritz-Carlton in Paris.



The Embassy Room accommodates up to 200 guests and exudes elegance with a contemporary flair. Skylights and French Doors let in natural light and the doors open onto a private cedar deck which offers a 65 mile view. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1994
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Eclectic, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
420
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
80
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier with my venue choice!! They have been great with any and all accommodations we need.
I could not be happier with my venue choice!! They have been great with any and all accommodations we need.
I could not be happier with my venue choice!! They have been great with any and all accommodations we need. Read less
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Ginger
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to say how wonderful ALL the staff were at the Granite Rose. If I could have rated them higher than 5 out of 5 I would have. The wedding and reception were everything we could have asked for. I think that every couple hopes that their wedding will be a stress free day that allows them to focus on the most important part--THE MARRIAGE. :-) The staff at the Granite Rose allowed Ken and I to do just that.

We were married outside in the Terrace Garden and everything was set up and ready when we arrived. The gardens were lovely---our pictures are proof of that. Our reception was in the Terrace room--an absolutely lovely room with space for our guests to feel comfortable and again, everything was ready to go when we got there and it all looked beautiful.

The food was DELICIOUS!!! We missed the scheduled tasting prior to our wedding and so we were going by word of mouth with regard to the quality of food. We needn't have worried at all--the food was exceptional. We served the tenderloin and the chicken scampi and both were well beyond usual "wedding" fare. We also had several individuals with allergies and several vegetarian couples--the chef prepared different meals for anyone that needed them and there was not an extra charge.

We had friends who wanted to stage a flash mob during the reception and the staff at the Granite Rose worked with them and let them in the day before to practice!!

From start to finish the Granite Rose is an exceptional venue --- if you are looking for a wedding that gives you quality and class for a very very reasonable price, this is absolutely the place to have your wedding. Special thank yous to Jenna, Erin, and Nancy for helping with the planning. Lauren and Jenna Christie thank you for everything you did the day of the wedding to make it everything we could have wished for--you are all, in a word AMAZING!!!
I cannot begin to say how wonderful ALL the staff were at the Granite Rose. If I could have rated them higher than 5 out Read more...
I cannot begin to say how wonderful ALL the staff were at the Granite Rose. If I could have rated them higher than 5 out of 5 I would have. The wedding and reception were everything we could have asked for. I think that every couple hopes that their wedding will be a stress free day that allows them to focus on the most important part--THE MARRIAGE. :-) The staff at the Granite Rose allowed Ken and I to do just that.

We were married outside in the Terrace Garden and everything was set up and ready when we arrived. The gardens were lovely---our pictures are proof of that. Our reception was in the Terrace room--an absolutely lovely room with space for our guests to feel comfortable and again, everything was ready to go when we got there and it all looked beautiful.

The food was DELICIOUS!!! We missed the scheduled tasting prior to our wedding and so we were going by word of mouth with regard to the quality of food. We needn't have worried at all--the food was exceptional. We served the tenderloin and the chicken scampi and both were well beyond usual "wedding" fare. We also had several individuals with allergies and several vegetarian couples--the chef prepared different meals for anyone that needed them and there was not an extra charge.

We had friends who wanted to stage a flash mob during the reception and the staff at the Granite Rose worked with them and let them in the day before to practice!!

From start to finish the Granite Rose is an exceptional venue --- if you are looking for a wedding that gives you quality and class for a very very reasonable price, this is absolutely the place to have your wedding. Special thank yous to Jenna, Erin, and Nancy for helping with the planning. Lauren and Jenna Christie thank you for everything you did the day of the wedding to make it everything we could have wished for--you are all, in a word AMAZING!!! Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved working with the Granite Rose and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for any type of event venue. Erin was my day of coordinator and she was wonderful, she guided us through the logistics of the day and made sure we had a chance to eat and mingle. I probably e-mailed her about 15 times in the couple weeks leading up to my wedding, and if she was out of the office, someone else was responding right away so I was never waiting to hear from them. The week before I dropped off a TON OF STUFF including my second dress, with lots of instructions on what to do with all of it and everything was EXACTLY how I imagined it. They did such a great job making everything we imagined come to life. The food was delicious and we had our own server all night making sure we had food and drinks.
I loved working with the Granite Rose and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for any type of event venue. Read more...
I loved working with the Granite Rose and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for any type of event venue. Erin was my day of coordinator and she was wonderful, she guided us through the logistics of the day and made sure we had a chance to eat and mingle. I probably e-mailed her about 15 times in the couple weeks leading up to my wedding, and if she was out of the office, someone else was responding right away so I was never waiting to hear from them. The week before I dropped off a TON OF STUFF including my second dress, with lots of instructions on what to do with all of it and everything was EXACTLY how I imagined it. They did such a great job making everything we imagined come to life. The food was delicious and we had our own server all night making sure we had food and drinks. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the absolute best place that we chose for my daughters wedding reception. I can not say anything negative about the granite rose. Rich, nancy, and the rest of the staff were fabulous.
This was the absolute best place that we chose for my daughters wedding reception. I can not say anything negative about Read more...
This was the absolute best place that we chose for my daughters wedding reception. I can not say anything negative about the granite rose. Rich, nancy, and the rest of the staff were fabulous. Read less
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Jennifer Porter
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Even in the rain, our wedding was the best day ever. Highly recommend the venue for any event. They made everything so easy for a bride who didn't have time or energy to get all wrapped up in the details. They made everything simple and easy and it all came together so perfectly.
Even in the rain, our wedding was the best day ever. Highly recommend the venue for any event. They made everything so Read more...
Even in the rain, our wedding was the best day ever. Highly recommend the venue for any event. They made everything so easy for a bride who didn't have time or energy to get all wrapped up in the details. They made everything simple and easy and it all came together so perfectly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was everything I dreamed it would be without even knowing it! From the beginning, Rich was wonderful to work with. His approach was genuine in sharing what his venue could offer without making you feel like you're in a sales pitch.

Nancy responded to all of my bridal questions no matter how large or small & Erin helped to coordinate a smooth day. As the bride, I have no idea if anything went wrong!

The Granite Rose is clean, bright & has beautifully well kept gardens without the air of pretention.
Our wedding was everything I dreamed it would be without even knowing it! From the beginning, Rich was wonderful to work Read more...
Our wedding was everything I dreamed it would be without even knowing it! From the beginning, Rich was wonderful to work with. His approach was genuine in sharing what his venue could offer without making you feel like you're in a sales pitch.

Nancy responded to all of my bridal questions no matter how large or small & Erin helped to coordinate a smooth day. As the bride, I have no idea if anything went wrong!

The Granite Rose is clean, bright & has beautifully well kept gardens without the air of pretention. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Such a beautiful place with a personal touch! Made the entire wedding south easier and less stressful! Would highly recommend everyone check this out for a wedding! Or any event
Such a beautiful place with a personal touch! Made the entire wedding south easier and less stressful! Would highly Read more...
Such a beautiful place with a personal touch! Made the entire wedding south easier and less stressful! Would highly recommend everyone check this out for a wedding! Or any event Read less
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Shéla and Corey
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rich and Erin were awesome throughout the planning. Erin helped the wedding day along without a hitch. Everything was beautiful.
Rich and Erin were awesome throughout the planning. Erin helped the wedding day along without a hitch. Everything was Read more...
Rich and Erin were awesome throughout the planning. Erin helped the wedding day along without a hitch. Everything was beautiful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Could not possibly say enough about how professional the Granite Rose was from the very start of the planning through our departure for our honeymoon. All of guests were in complete awe over the beauty and cleanliness of the venue. All course of the meal were served hot and timely. We could not have possibly asked for anything more. It was truly a fairy tale wedding !!!
Could not possibly say enough about how professional the Granite Rose was from the very start of the planning through our Read more...
Could not possibly say enough about how professional the Granite Rose was from the very start of the planning through our departure for our honeymoon. All of guests were in complete awe over the beauty and cleanliness of the venue. All course of the meal were served hot and timely. We could not have possibly asked for anything more. It was truly a fairy tale wedding !!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The Granite Rose is a great place to have your wedding! The staff is amazing. They are kind, attentive to details and willing to help make your day special in anyway they can. They always answer whatever questions you may have (and I had many). The food and atmosphere can't be beat! I am so glad I chose The Granite Rose as my venue!
The Granite Rose is a great place to have your wedding! The staff is amazing. They are kind, attentive to details and Read more...
The Granite Rose is a great place to have your wedding! The staff is amazing. They are kind, attentive to details and willing to help make your day special in anyway they can. They always answer whatever questions you may have (and I had many). The food and atmosphere can't be beat! I am so glad I chose The Granite Rose as my venue! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved everything about The Granite Rose. From our first meeting with Rich we knew we had made the right choice. Our wedding coordinator, Erin was fantastic. Any time I called with questions, the entire staff was willing to help and always friendly. The grounds were beautiful for our end of summer/fall wedding. Everything was perfect and exactly how I envisioned my wedding day. Erin was at my side all the time to make sure I had everything I needed, I truely felt like a princess! We would highly recommend The Granite Rose, the food was also excellent!
My husband and I loved everything about The Granite Rose. From our first meeting with Rich we knew we had made the right Read more...
My husband and I loved everything about The Granite Rose. From our first meeting with Rich we knew we had made the right choice. Our wedding coordinator, Erin was fantastic. Any time I called with questions, the entire staff was willing to help and always friendly. The grounds were beautiful for our end of summer/fall wedding. Everything was perfect and exactly how I envisioned my wedding day. Erin was at my side all the time to make sure I had everything I needed, I truely felt like a princess! We would highly recommend The Granite Rose, the food was also excellent! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing wedding and I have the Granite Rose to thank for that. Erin was the coordinator that was assigned to our wedding. She was very helpful throughout the planning process and quickly responded to any questions I had through email or phone conversation. Nancy and Rich were also easily accessible and ready to help. Granite Rose is extremely organized and knowledgeable about the wedding process. My fiance, parents and I met with Erin 5 months prior to our wedding to determine the details and order of events for the night. I felt this meeting helped alleviate a lot of stress and uncertainty. A wedding a Granite Rose is also a great value. If you're reading this you are probably becoming familiar with how expensive weddings can be. We found the Granite Rose to be an exceptional deal. It was also great to have the centerpieces and wedding cake included in their cost. I also loved that Granite Rose provided me with a list of recommended vendors. I found all my vendors on their list and was very happy with everyone. This was one more way they made the planning process easier and less stressful. The day of the wedding everything went smoothly and I was able to relax and enjoy the moment. Everyone raved about the food and how delicious it was. The room looked beautiful and was set up exactly as planned for. I had my ceremony in the Embassy Garden with all the beautiful roses in full bloom. We had a wonderful time throughout the night. The Granite Rose was an exceptional facility with an organized and professional staff that truly know how to host a beautiful wedding. I would strongly recommend Granite Rose to anyone.
I had an amazing wedding and I have the Granite Rose to thank for that. Erin was the coordinator that was assigned to our Read more...
I had an amazing wedding and I have the Granite Rose to thank for that. Erin was the coordinator that was assigned to our wedding. She was very helpful throughout the planning process and quickly responded to any questions I had through email or phone conversation. Nancy and Rich were also easily accessible and ready to help. Granite Rose is extremely organized and knowledgeable about the wedding process. My fiance, parents and I met with Erin 5 months prior to our wedding to determine the details and order of events for the night. I felt this meeting helped alleviate a lot of stress and uncertainty. A wedding a Granite Rose is also a great value. If you're reading this you are probably becoming familiar with how expensive weddings can be. We found the Granite Rose to be an exceptional deal. It was also great to have the centerpieces and wedding cake included in their cost. I also loved that Granite Rose provided me with a list of recommended vendors. I found all my vendors on their list and was very happy with everyone. This was one more way they made the planning process easier and less stressful. The day of the wedding everything went smoothly and I was able to relax and enjoy the moment. Everyone raved about the food and how delicious it was. The room looked beautiful and was set up exactly as planned for. I had my ceremony in the Embassy Garden with all the beautiful roses in full bloom. We had a wonderful time throughout the night. The Granite Rose was an exceptional facility with an organized and professional staff that truly know how to host a beautiful wedding. I would strongly recommend Granite Rose to anyone. Read less
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April
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Could not have asked for more! Our wedding planner Erin was fantastic and everything from the ceremony to the reception far exceeded our expectations!
Could not have asked for more! Our wedding planner Erin was fantastic and everything from the ceremony to the reception Read more...
Could not have asked for more! Our wedding planner Erin was fantastic and everything from the ceremony to the reception far exceeded our expectations! Read less
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E J
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We arrived early to get dressed for the wedding and the staff was waiting at the door to greet us. From that moment on they provided us with A+ service.
We arrived early to get dressed for the wedding and the staff was waiting at the door to greet us. From that moment on Read more...
We arrived early to get dressed for the wedding and the staff was waiting at the door to greet us. From that moment on they provided us with A+ service. Read less
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tara
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
This was a spetacular venue to get married at!! Everyone that I dealt with (Nancy & especially Lauren) were GREAT! They made everything how WE wanted it and were so accomodating......Im so pleased & couldnt be happier. Never thought Id say it, but Im glad our first venue closed!!!!!
This was a spetacular venue to get married at!! Everyone that I dealt with (Nancy & especially Lauren) were GREAT! They Read more...
This was a spetacular venue to get married at!! Everyone that I dealt with (Nancy & especially Lauren) were GREAT! They made everything how WE wanted it and were so accomodating......Im so pleased & couldnt be happier. Never thought Id say it, but Im glad our first venue closed!!!!! Read less
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Auntie
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I just loved our wedding. They did a fantasic job so easy to work with. All the people were so helpful and friendly. We got so many compliments on the food and the place. Our guests said the food was outstanding and the venue was beautiful. The staff was out of this world. Thanks for the most memorable day of our lives.
I just loved our wedding. They did a fantasic job so easy to work with. All the people were so helpful and friendly. We Read more...
I just loved our wedding. They did a fantasic job so easy to work with. All the people were so helpful and friendly. We got so many compliments on the food and the place. Our guests said the food was outstanding and the venue was beautiful. The staff was out of this world. Thanks for the most memorable day of our lives. Read less
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David
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The granite rose was amazing. My husband and I were recently married there (1/28/12) and we couldn't have asked for a better vendor. Since the wedding guests have been telling us how amazing the food was. We had the chicken piccata and the prime rib and both were great.

The granite rose only does one wedding a weekend in the winters and their two rooms allowed us to have a very private wedding. We were married in the terrace room and the reception was in the embassy room. It really made the wedding have a nice flow as guests didn't have to drive or leave after the ceremony.

We had a lot of special requests as we made our wedding a snowflake theme and they had a lot of ideas and really let us do whatever we wanted to in terms of decorating the hall.

Overall they were great and if we ever have another function or party we will be looking at the granite rose.
The granite rose was amazing. My husband and I were recently married there (1/28/12) and we couldn't have asked for a Read more...
The granite rose was amazing. My husband and I were recently married there (1/28/12) and we couldn't have asked for a better vendor. Since the wedding guests have been telling us how amazing the food was. We had the chicken piccata and the prime rib and both were great.

The granite rose only does one wedding a weekend in the winters and their two rooms allowed us to have a very private wedding. We were married in the terrace room and the reception was in the embassy room. It really made the wedding have a nice flow as guests didn't have to drive or leave after the ceremony.

We had a lot of special requests as we made our wedding a snowflake theme and they had a lot of ideas and really let us do whatever we wanted to in terms of decorating the hall.

Overall they were great and if we ever have another function or party we will be looking at the granite rose. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Granite Rose was spectacular. Let's start with the planning. I worked with Erin mostly & she was really professional and easy to work with. She was timely with all responses and was able to answer my many questions. I had a few special food requests and they worked with me to make sure everything was done the way I (and my husband) wanted. We also had a few "extras" like a Live Event Painter, photo booth, and candy bar and the Granite Rose made sure everything was set up and looked great.

The room looked beautiful! The favors & table arrangements were all set up with care. Everything looked perfect. The vendors included in the Granite Rose package (Jacques pastries & Susanne's florist) were both excellent as well and the cake & center pieces were gorgeous.

The food was delicious! Most weddings I have been to have decent food, but the Granite Rose was far above average. We had the Prime Rib & Haddock Suppreme and both meals were fantastic. The hors'devours were also excellent & plentiful.

The Bridal Party servers were awesome! Whenever I turned around for something they had it ready for me. I didn't worry about anything at all. They even slipped my flats under my table so I could change out of my heels when I was ready.

I got so many compliments on the food, decor, and service so I had to write a review expressing my high recommendation for the Granite Rose. They were the BEST!!!
The Granite Rose was spectacular. Let's start with the planning. I worked with Erin mostly & she was really professional Read more...
The Granite Rose was spectacular. Let's start with the planning. I worked with Erin mostly & she was really professional and easy to work with. She was timely with all responses and was able to answer my many questions. I had a few special food requests and they worked with me to make sure everything was done the way I (and my husband) wanted. We also had a few "extras" like a Live Event Painter, photo booth, and candy bar and the Granite Rose made sure everything was set up and looked great.

The room looked beautiful! The favors & table arrangements were all set up with care. Everything looked perfect. The vendors included in the Granite Rose package (Jacques pastries & Susanne's florist) were both excellent as well and the cake & center pieces were gorgeous.

The food was delicious! Most weddings I have been to have decent food, but the Granite Rose was far above average. We had the Prime Rib & Haddock Suppreme and both meals were fantastic. The hors'devours were also excellent & plentiful.

The Bridal Party servers were awesome! Whenever I turned around for something they had it ready for me. I didn't worry about anything at all. They even slipped my flats under my table so I could change out of my heels when I was ready.

I got so many compliments on the food, decor, and service so I had to write a review expressing my high recommendation for the Granite Rose. They were the BEST!!! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We were so glad that we chose The Granite Rose for our ceremony and reception. Our summer wedding we amazing in the outdoor gardens, which led to amazing pictures. The reception hall also helped make our special day perfect. The staff at the Granite rose is acceptional...they are there to answer any questions and provide whatever requests that you have. The Granite Rose is also willing to work with whatever budget and still provide exceptional service. I wish we could get married all over again and we would definitely do it at the Granite Rose!!
We were so glad that we chose The Granite Rose for our ceremony and reception. Our summer wedding we amazing in the Read more...
We were so glad that we chose The Granite Rose for our ceremony and reception. Our summer wedding we amazing in the outdoor gardens, which led to amazing pictures. The reception hall also helped make our special day perfect. The staff at the Granite rose is acceptional...they are there to answer any questions and provide whatever requests that you have. The Granite Rose is also willing to work with whatever budget and still provide exceptional service. I wish we could get married all over again and we would definitely do it at the Granite Rose!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT! I don’t even know where to start. We had our wedding here on 3/26/11and it was just perfect. I worked with nacy throughout my wedding planning and Jenna the night of my wedding and they were both wonderful and so very accomidating. All of the staff throughout the night of our event were WONDERFUL as well. Even though it was a little chilly we did a few shots outside and the grounds were perfectly maintained. The bridal wuites are magnificant. Everything from start to finish with The Granite Rose was so easy, they are THE PERFECT VENUE!!
BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT! I don’t even know where to start. We had our wedding here on 3/26/11and it was just perfect. I Read more...
BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT! I don’t even know where to start. We had our wedding here on 3/26/11and it was just perfect. I worked with nacy throughout my wedding planning and Jenna the night of my wedding and they were both wonderful and so very accomidating. All of the staff throughout the night of our event were WONDERFUL as well. Even though it was a little chilly we did a few shots outside and the grounds were perfectly maintained. The bridal wuites are magnificant. Everything from start to finish with The Granite Rose was so easy, they are THE PERFECT VENUE!! Read less
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ElbMeb
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Our Fall Wedding Ceremony and Reception were absolutely beautiful and unforgettable thanks to The Granite Rose! When we found The Granite Rose in search of a venue, we looked no further and we were certain that it would be the perfect venue for our Wedding! All of our expectations were exceeded! The staff was extremely helpful from the very beginning always answering our questions, being very accomodating, and recommending the absolute BEST vendors around!
We had the pleasure of working directly with Rich, Nancy, Jenna and Graham and they were all amazing to work with! The facility and grounds were absolutely gorgeous and our professional photos are stunning! Our guests were extremely satisfied with every aspect of the wedding and the food was delicious! We cannot possibly say enough great things about The Granite Rose! We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a venue for their wedding!
Our Fall Wedding Ceremony and Reception were absolutely beautiful and unforgettable thanks to The Granite Rose! When we Read more...
Our Fall Wedding Ceremony and Reception were absolutely beautiful and unforgettable thanks to The Granite Rose! When we found The Granite Rose in search of a venue, we looked no further and we were certain that it would be the perfect venue for our Wedding! All of our expectations were exceeded! The staff was extremely helpful from the very beginning always answering our questions, being very accomodating, and recommending the absolute BEST vendors around!
We had the pleasure of working directly with Rich, Nancy, Jenna and Graham and they were all amazing to work with! The facility and grounds were absolutely gorgeous and our professional photos are stunning! Our guests were extremely satisfied with every aspect of the wedding and the food was delicious! We cannot possibly say enough great things about The Granite Rose! We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a venue for their wedding! Read less
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mally
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Jenna was Great! Everything was perfect for our wedding! Staff paid attention to detail and made sure we had everything we needed- the day was very special indeed!
Jenna was Great! Everything was perfect for our wedding! Staff paid attention to detail and made sure we had everything we Read more...
Jenna was Great! Everything was perfect for our wedding! Staff paid attention to detail and made sure we had everything we needed- the day was very special indeed! Read less
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Soon2bMrsTipton
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Granite Rose was amazing!!!! Food was incredible. Service was top of the line. The wait-staff was awesome, they were there when you needed them but not intrusive of the event. All of my guests commented on how beautiful the Terrace Garden and Terrace Room was. Jenna, my coordinator, was there for from beginning to end to answer all of my questions, needs, and guided me all of the way.
I would recommend them to everyone!!!!!!
To the staff at The Granite Rose; Thanks for an incredible day!!!!
Granite Rose was amazing!!!! Food was incredible. Service was top of the line. The wait-staff was awesome, they were there Read more...
Granite Rose was amazing!!!! Food was incredible. Service was top of the line. The wait-staff was awesome, they were there when you needed them but not intrusive of the event. All of my guests commented on how beautiful the Terrace Garden and Terrace Room was. Jenna, my coordinator, was there for from beginning to end to answer all of my questions, needs, and guided me all of the way.
I would recommend them to everyone!!!!!!
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kitin17
Wedding:
8/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Jenna was awesome!! She made sure that everything was to my liking. The waitress we had, Nicole, was awesome. That girl was very quick on her feet & always knew what we wanted even before we had to ask!! The garden was beautiful. We were allowed to take pictures in the other garden since there was no other wedding going on. We drive by this place every weekend & I was very determined to have my wedding here, I am very glad that we did not look @ other places first!!!! The food was a little costly but then again we did move alot of the menu around & they were very willing & flexibly in changing the menu, but the food was well worth the cost. I am not a meat eating person & the prime rib was to die for!!!!
Jenna was awesome!! She made sure that everything was to my liking. The waitress we had, Nicole, was awesome. That girl Read more...
Jenna was awesome!! She made sure that everything was to my liking. The waitress we had, Nicole, was awesome. That girl was very quick on her feet & always knew what we wanted even before we had to ask!! The garden was beautiful. We were allowed to take pictures in the other garden since there was no other wedding going on. We drive by this place every weekend & I was very determined to have my wedding here, I am very glad that we did not look @ other places first!!!! The food was a little costly but then again we did move alot of the menu around & they were very willing & flexibly in changing the menu, but the food was well worth the cost. I am not a meat eating person & the prime rib was to die for!!!! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
9/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent! This facility had great packages to chose from. Many packages included cake, centerpieces, limo and linens. In our package, we had an ice sculpture. Jenna, our wedding coordinator was fantastic. Even when I was stressed and forgetting things she was calm and helpful! Overall this is a very classy place.
Excellent! This facility had great packages to chose from. Many packages included cake, centerpieces, limo and linens. In Read more...
Excellent! This facility had great packages to chose from. Many packages included cake, centerpieces, limo and linens. In our package, we had an ice sculpture. Jenna, our wedding coordinator was fantastic. Even when I was stressed and forgetting things she was calm and helpful! Overall this is a very classy place. Read less
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tamra
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
The Granite Rose was wonderful from beginning to end. All my guests raved about the food and service they received from their attentive staff. I would Recommend them to anyone! A+++ i couldn't have been Happier with their service , they exceeded my expectations!
The Granite Rose was wonderful from beginning to end. All my guests raved about the food and service they received from Read more...
The Granite Rose was wonderful from beginning to end. All my guests raved about the food and service they received from their attentive staff. I would Recommend them to anyone! A+++ i couldn't have been Happier with their service , they exceeded my expectations! Read less
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Yeahinx143
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
We loved the Granite Rose. Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, everything that we ever dreamed of and wanted in a venue. Our Wedding Coordinator was Mike and he was awsome. He was right on top of everything, if anything went wrong that night we definatley didn't know about it. He was so energetic and polite to our guests. He stayed right on top of things and made sure that our guests were happy and satisfied. He even jumped into a picture with my husband! We were very impressed with Graham also. He was the headtables personal waiter. All night long he was ontop of anything that we need and wanted. Everytime I went to sit down he popped out of nowhere to push my seat in. My wedding party absolutely loved him. All and all we definatley recommend the Granie Rose to anyone getting married.
We loved the Granite Rose. Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, everything that we ever dreamed of and wanted in a Read more...
We loved the Granite Rose. Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, everything that we ever dreamed of and wanted in a venue. Our Wedding Coordinator was Mike and he was awsome. He was right on top of everything, if anything went wrong that night we definatley didn't know about it. He was so energetic and polite to our guests. He stayed right on top of things and made sure that our guests were happy and satisfied. He even jumped into a picture with my husband! We were very impressed with Graham also. He was the headtables personal waiter. All night long he was ontop of anything that we need and wanted. Everytime I went to sit down he popped out of nowhere to push my seat in. My wedding party absolutely loved him. All and all we definatley recommend the Granie Rose to anyone getting married. Read less
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Shauna
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Jenna was amazing!!!!!
Jenna was amazing!!!!!
Jenna was amazing!!!!! Read less
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Elizabeth2000
Wedding:
10/1/2000
5.0/5.0
I was married at The Granite Rose way back in 2000. I was convinced I had the most perfect venue and the most perfect day.
I returned to the Granite Rose recently for a friend's wedding and was blown away!!! They improved perfection!!!! Even in the winter, you knew the new gardens were beautiful!
The service and food were as outstanding as I remembered and the room itself was perfectly updated to reflect the elegance of today!!!
It makes me want to get married again!
Thank you for a great night 11 years ago and a great night a few weeks ago!
I was married at The Granite Rose way back in 2000. I was convinced I had the most perfect venue and the most perfect Read more...
I was married at The Granite Rose way back in 2000. I was convinced I had the most perfect venue and the most perfect day.
I returned to the Granite Rose recently for a friend's wedding and was blown away!!! They improved perfection!!!! Even in the winter, you knew the new gardens were beautiful!
The service and food were as outstanding as I remembered and the room itself was perfectly updated to reflect the elegance of today!!!
It makes me want to get married again!
Thank you for a great night 11 years ago and a great night a few weeks ago! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/1/2010
4.9/5.0
Was a pleasure working with the Granite Rose! The place looked beautiful and the food was awesome!
Was a pleasure working with the Granite Rose! The place looked beautiful and the food was awesome!
Was a pleasure working with the Granite Rose! The place looked beautiful and the food was awesome! Read less
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job
Wedding:
6/12/1999
4.8/5.0
Wonderful place with beautiful rooms and landscaping. The staff were very attentive and wedding coordinator was great.
Wonderful place with beautiful rooms and landscaping. The staff were very attentive and wedding coordinator was great.
Wonderful place with beautiful rooms and landscaping. The staff were very attentive and wedding coordinator was great. Read less
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christinemnm
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.7/5.0
Would recommend!
Would recommend!
Would recommend! Read less
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Marla
Wedding:
10/13/2007
4.6/5.0
We were initially a bit hesitant to hold our reception at the Granite Rose, afraid that it woul be a cookie-cutter affair. In the end we were extremely happy with our choice. As a dedicated function site, the Granite Rose was a one-stop shop in many ways -- rather than having to hire separate vendors for catering, linens, etc., these aspects of our day were taken care of. In areas where we did desire more "creative license" (for example, using biodegradable confetti in our wedding colours on some of the tables), the Granite Rose was willing to work with us. We were also assigned a coordinator who was our contact person leading up to the wedding and our banquet manager at the reception itself.

What we really appreciated was the attention to detail. When we were introduced for our first dance, a banquet hall staffer was at the ready to swoop in and collect my bouquet so I could dance; after the cake cutting, someone was right there with a damp cloth so that we could wipe our hands. Having somebody else worry about such logistics freed us up to relax and have a great time. The food was delicious and our banquet room was lovely, with large windows overlooking a garden area to which we had access.

One issue that did come up was restrictions on outside vendors. A cake is included in the Granite Rose's reception packages; before booking with the GR, however, we had already contracted with a baker. We had to jump through some hoops to have our baker approved by the Granite Rose and were not given a discount on our package for purchasing a cake elsewhere, which essentially meant that we ended up paying for two cakes but only having one. This aside, our experience was very positive and we were impressed by the professional and highly organized staff and service.

The Granite Rose is on the pricier side, but we feel they offer a great return on investment!
We were initially a bit hesitant to hold our reception at the Granite Rose, afraid that it woul be a cookie-cutter affair. Read more...
We were initially a bit hesitant to hold our reception at the Granite Rose, afraid that it woul be a cookie-cutter affair. In the end we were extremely happy with our choice. As a dedicated function site, the Granite Rose was a one-stop shop in many ways -- rather than having to hire separate vendors for catering, linens, etc., these aspects of our day were taken care of. In areas where we did desire more "creative license" (for example, using biodegradable confetti in our wedding colours on some of the tables), the Granite Rose was willing to work with us. We were also assigned a coordinator who was our contact person leading up to the wedding and our banquet manager at the reception itself.

What we really appreciated was the attention to detail. When we were introduced for our first dance, a banquet hall staffer was at the ready to swoop in and collect my bouquet so I could dance; after the cake cutting, someone was right there with a damp cloth so that we could wipe our hands. Having somebody else worry about such logistics freed us up to relax and have a great time. The food was delicious and our banquet room was lovely, with large windows overlooking a garden area to which we had access.

One issue that did come up was restrictions on outside vendors. A cake is included in the Granite Rose's reception packages; before booking with the GR, however, we had already contracted with a baker. We had to jump through some hoops to have our baker approved by the Granite Rose and were not given a discount on our package for purchasing a cake elsewhere, which essentially meant that we ended up paying for two cakes but only having one. This aside, our experience was very positive and we were impressed by the professional and highly organized staff and service.

The Granite Rose is on the pricier side, but we feel they offer a great return on investment! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
The Granite Rose was a wonderful venue for our wedding. The one-stop nature of their business saved us a lot of time and headaches as we planned the wedding. On the day of our wedding, our wedding coordinator, Erin, was amazing; she kept us calm and helped everything go smoothly. We would definitely recommend the Granite Rose to anyone getting married in NH!
The Granite Rose was a wonderful venue for our wedding. The one-stop nature of their business saved us a lot of time and Read more...
The Granite Rose was a wonderful venue for our wedding. The one-stop nature of their business saved us a lot of time and headaches as we planned the wedding. On the day of our wedding, our wedding coordinator, Erin, was amazing; she kept us calm and helped everything go smoothly. We would definitely recommend the Granite Rose to anyone getting married in NH! Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
8/6/2005
4.4/5.0
We used the Embassy Room and absolutely loved it. The staff did everything that we asked for and were very responsive in helping us create the perfect wedding. The location is beautiful and we got married outside in their garden area. Everyone gave it rave reviews and kept complimenting us on how beautiful everything was. The food was very good and they have a lot of variety for you to choose from. We used one of their package deals which included plenty of items and was sufficient. If you wanted to upgrade with the other vendors in thepackage deal you could easily do that.
We used the Embassy Room and absolutely loved it. The staff did everything that we asked for and were very responsive in Read more...
We used the Embassy Room and absolutely loved it. The staff did everything that we asked for and were very responsive in helping us create the perfect wedding. The location is beautiful and we got married outside in their garden area. Everyone gave it rave reviews and kept complimenting us on how beautiful everything was. The food was very good and they have a lot of variety for you to choose from. We used one of their package deals which included plenty of items and was sufficient. If you wanted to upgrade with the other vendors in thepackage deal you could easily do that. Read less
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Shannon A
Wedding:
5/23/2014
4.3/5.0
Our coordinator, Erin, was really amazing. She answered my emails quickly (except when her computer broke), and there were a lot of them. She made sure everything went smoothly on the day of, even though we were late, and was mindful of the times that my photographers were leaving to make sure I got all of the major events in. I broke a glass and spilled champagne on my dress (I am clumsy) and she was quick with the club soda to help me get it out. Everything was set up exactly as I wanted it. The venue is absolutely beautiful (inside and in the garden), and my guests were very impressed! My only negative scores are because the owner made some promises that he later denied. I caution to get everything in writing.
Our coordinator, Erin, was really amazing. She answered my emails quickly (except when her computer broke), and there were Read more...
Our coordinator, Erin, was really amazing. She answered my emails quickly (except when her computer broke), and there were a lot of them. She made sure everything went smoothly on the day of, even though we were late, and was mindful of the times that my photographers were leaving to make sure I got all of the major events in. I broke a glass and spilled champagne on my dress (I am clumsy) and she was quick with the club soda to help me get it out. Everything was set up exactly as I wanted it. The venue is absolutely beautiful (inside and in the garden), and my guests were very impressed! My only negative scores are because the owner made some promises that he later denied. I caution to get everything in writing. Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.1/5.0
I was informed by several of my guest that

1. The other wedding guest were entering our area through the hallway (by the bathrooms). A few of them actually took some of the flip flops our of my baskets. Others tried to enter through the main entrance but were stopped by my wedding guest. This should not be my guest responsibility.
Recommendation: After all the guest have arrived I would lock the main door. Especially because the bridal suite is located in that hallway. The guest should they be told to access from the other doors.

2. When they went to buy Mark and I or our parents drinks at the bar they were told "No" because we had "free" drinks. As you know, this is not true. Mark and I had a tab so our parents didn't have to pay for their drinks. This did not mean that people couldn't buy us or our parents drinks. Again, very concerning that was even mentioned to our guest and that they couldn't buy us drinks.

3. We were told that if a guest receives the wrong meal or forgot what they order The Granite Rose would accomodate. A few of our guest told us that they ordered chicken but got served prime rib. When they asked for the chicken they were told No. Again, this is not acceptable as we were informed differently and the Granite Rose would accomodate such situation.
I was informed by several of my guest that

1. The other wedding guest were entering our area through the hallway Read more...
I was informed by several of my guest that

1. The other wedding guest were entering our area through the hallway (by the bathrooms). A few of them actually took some of the flip flops our of my baskets. Others tried to enter through the main entrance but were stopped by my wedding guest. This should not be my guest responsibility.
Recommendation: After all the guest have arrived I would lock the main door. Especially because the bridal suite is located in that hallway. The guest should they be told to access from the other doors.

2. When they went to buy Mark and I or our parents drinks at the bar they were told "No" because we had "free" drinks. As you know, this is not true. Mark and I had a tab so our parents didn't have to pay for their drinks. This did not mean that people couldn't buy us or our parents drinks. Again, very concerning that was even mentioned to our guest and that they couldn't buy us drinks.

3. We were told that if a guest receives the wrong meal or forgot what they order The Granite Rose would accomodate. A few of our guest told us that they ordered chicken but got served prime rib. When they asked for the chicken they were told No. Again, this is not acceptable as we were informed differently and the Granite Rose would accomodate such situation. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/2/2007
4.0/5.0
After doing tons of research, we chose The Granite Rose for its beautiful function room with skylights and wrap around windows, the well kept grounds where we had our outdoor ceremony and the variety and quality of food offerings from which we could choose. In addition, the "one-stop-shop" made wedding planning convenient and less stressful. With the flowers and cake included (of which I won a gift certificate towards an upgrade of flowers at one of their Wedding Shows), there was less to worry about. Despite the rain which delayed the wedding ceremony and consequently delayed just about everything else, the staff did their very best to accommodate the change in schedule. One down side was that there are shared bathrooms and therefore shared "access" to the weddings when more than one is going on. We ended up having some "wedding crashers" at our reception from the next room over.
After doing tons of research, we chose The Granite Rose for its beautiful function room with skylights and wrap around Read more...
After doing tons of research, we chose The Granite Rose for its beautiful function room with skylights and wrap around windows, the well kept grounds where we had our outdoor ceremony and the variety and quality of food offerings from which we could choose. In addition, the "one-stop-shop" made wedding planning convenient and less stressful. With the flowers and cake included (of which I won a gift certificate towards an upgrade of flowers at one of their Wedding Shows), there was less to worry about. Despite the rain which delayed the wedding ceremony and consequently delayed just about everything else, the staff did their very best to accommodate the change in schedule. One down side was that there are shared bathrooms and therefore shared "access" to the weddings when more than one is going on. We ended up having some "wedding crashers" at our reception from the next room over. Read less
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The Granite Rose responded with the following comments:

Hi Lauren, You'll be happy to hear that we resolved that issue. Come back and visit sometime and check out all of the changes. Rich
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/24/2014
3.6/5.0
The hall was amazon and beautiful. The service was not that great and the food was all right.
The hall was amazon and beautiful. The service was not that great and the food was all right.
The hall was amazon and beautiful. The service was not that great and the food was all right. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
10/6/2001
3.5/5.0
I was very pleased with the quality of food. The only thing that displeased me was not receiving a return phone call from the baker of my wedding cake. I had left a photo of the type of cake I wanted, but was never able to describe it to the baker.
I was very pleased with the quality of food. The only thing that displeased me was not receiving a return phone call from Read more...
I was very pleased with the quality of food. The only thing that displeased me was not receiving a return phone call from the baker of my wedding cake. I had left a photo of the type of cake I wanted, but was never able to describe it to the baker. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
Beautiful venue, but disappointed with the staff. Poor treatment on wedding day by venue coordinator.
Beautiful venue, but disappointed with the staff. Poor treatment on wedding day by venue coordinator.
Beautiful venue, but disappointed with the staff. Poor treatment on wedding day by venue coordinator. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/7/2007
2.3/5.0
All in all I was pretty happy with the Granite Rose prior to my wedding day. But I'm not sure they could have screwed up more the day of. To start off there were things they said they would set up and screwed up. I had no problem getting someone to do it on my own, but they said they could do it and I trusted them. At the rehearsal I left them with a huge bag of freeze dried rose petals that were to be lightly scattered on the place card table and the cake table. The rest were to be used on the aisle. For some reason they only put them on the cake table and there were more than enough petals to scatter some on the place card table with a light scattering on the aisle. Not only that, but I have no idea where the rest of the petals went because I never got the leftovers back and with the amount I gave them there were definitely extras. Also, I didn't find out that Mike, my contact at the Granite Rose, would be the DOC for the other wedding and I would have Jenna, until two days before the wedding. Not necessarily a biggie, but it would be nice to know things like that ahead of time especially after being given the impression that Mike would be our DOC.

That's not the end of the world, but what happened after the ceremony was uncalled for. After the ceremony, we opened the bottle of champagne with our parents and the bridal party, hung out for a few minutes then went out back to take pictures. We got quick pictures of us with our grandparents, parents and siblings then moved onto pictures of the groomsmen. We had been going very quickly, but the day of coordinator (DOC), the venue supplied, Jenna, didn't think we were moving fast enough, she told our photographer he had to wrap up the pictures. He told her he needed more time and moved on. She kept going. Every three minutes she was up his butt telling him there was no more time. One of my bridesmaids got stung by 2 bees while we were out there and I was stuck being the mean bride dragging her over to take pictures because our DOC was so annoying.

It went overboard when she told our photographer he had time for one more picture and he had yet to take a picture of my husband and I. Luckily, my photographer is amazing and pretty much told her he hadn't taken pictures of us yet, it was going to take more time and he was going to take all the time he needed.

We started taking pictures of my husband and I and every other picture she was telling him he needed to finish, there was no more time. I was beyond upset. I paid good money to get good service, if things take a little longer they should be able to handle it without being rude an obnoxious.

We finished up and headed back to the bridal suite. My DOC already had everyone lined up to be introduced and was telling everyone to go go go. At that point I had had enough. As brides we spend the months leading up to our weddings in a state of chaos planning and getting everything ready. As soon as you walk out to go down the aisle there should be ZERO stress. It's our day to sit back, take everything in and enjoy ourselves. I had no interest in being go go go on my wedding day and I had hit my limit. Loud enough for my DOC to hear I vented to my BM that if I was told to hurry up one more time I was going to flip. I need to take my heals off and sit down for 2 minutes before I go out there and have my first dance (scheduled to be as soon as we walked out).

My DOC heard, came over, apologized and I told her I was not to be rushed for the rest of the day. I got my few minutes, we decided to have our first dance after dinner and I was able to relax and enjoy myself for the rest of the day, but the fact that I got stressed out on the one day I had zero intention of caring about anything beyond enjoying myself would lead me to never recommend the Granite Rose.

I will say that our server, Graham, was AMAZING. He was the best thing at the Granite Rose. I always had a drink in my hand and when I was about to run out he knew what to get me and would have it waiting. I barely had to talk to him all day because he was so on the ball. My bridal party did more talking to him and they all couldn't say enough good things about him.

Edit to Add a response to the venue's ridiculous comments: After trying to get my review removed because they attempted to lie to Wedding Wire and say I didn't get married at their venue I can't say I'm shocked that they decided to place all the blame on me and not take an ounce of responsibility. If there was a feeling that things were running grossly behind it would have been very easy to touch base and discuss things with me rather than going around being rude to everyone. Calling what was done rude, obnoxious and out of line is a gross understatement. I do find it interesting that I was an hour late for my wedding. I was only allowed to show up 1 hour before the wedding, so if I was an hour late that would mean that my guests were all there and seated when I arrived. Hmm that's interesting because there was not a single guest there when I arrived. We did not arrive 1 hour before, but I was never informed that was a requirement for good service. I arrived 35 minutes before and the only thing we had to do was put me in my dress, everyone was dressed, makeup hair etc done. That certainly did not take an hour and a half to do .... that is entirely laughable. Digital photos have this funny little thing called EXIF data, the wedding started within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time. We didn't start right on the dot, but when we were told it was time to start we were ready to go within 5-10 minutes. We had a longer ceremony, which was planned, but I have a feeling they assumed it was going to be a 10 minute ceremony. There are two facts that remain, there was an appropriate way to handle things being behind the venue's schedule and a call after the wedding to apologize since you knew I was unhappy would have gone a long way. Neither of these things were done.
All in all I was pretty happy with the Granite Rose prior to my wedding day. But I'm not sure they could have screwed up Read more...
All in all I was pretty happy with the Granite Rose prior to my wedding day. But I'm not sure they could have screwed up more the day of. To start off there were things they said they would set up and screwed up. I had no problem getting someone to do it on my own, but they said they could do it and I trusted them. At the rehearsal I left them with a huge bag of freeze dried rose petals that were to be lightly scattered on the place card table and the cake table. The rest were to be used on the aisle. For some reason they only put them on the cake table and there were more than enough petals to scatter some on the place card table with a light scattering on the aisle. Not only that, but I have no idea where the rest of the petals went because I never got the leftovers back and with the amount I gave them there were definitely extras. Also, I didn't find out that Mike, my contact at the Granite Rose, would be the DOC for the other wedding and I would have Jenna, until two days before the wedding. Not necessarily a biggie, but it would be nice to know things like that ahead of time especially after being given the impression that Mike would be our DOC.

That's not the end of the world, but what happened after the ceremony was uncalled for. After the ceremony, we opened the bottle of champagne with our parents and the bridal party, hung out for a few minutes then went out back to take pictures. We got quick pictures of us with our grandparents, parents and siblings then moved onto pictures of the groomsmen. We had been going very quickly, but the day of coordinator (DOC), the venue supplied, Jenna, didn't think we were moving fast enough, she told our photographer he had to wrap up the pictures. He told her he needed more time and moved on. She kept going. Every three minutes she was up his butt telling him there was no more time. One of my bridesmaids got stung by 2 bees while we were out there and I was stuck being the mean bride dragging her over to take pictures because our DOC was so annoying.

It went overboard when she told our photographer he had time for one more picture and he had yet to take a picture of my husband and I. Luckily, my photographer is amazing and pretty much told her he hadn't taken pictures of us yet, it was going to take more time and he was going to take all the time he needed.

We started taking pictures of my husband and I and every other picture she was telling him he needed to finish, there was no more time. I was beyond upset. I paid good money to get good service, if things take a little longer they should be able to handle it without being rude an obnoxious.

We finished up and headed back to the bridal suite. My DOC already had everyone lined up to be introduced and was telling everyone to go go go. At that point I had had enough. As brides we spend the months leading up to our weddings in a state of chaos planning and getting everything ready. As soon as you walk out to go down the aisle there should be ZERO stress. It's our day to sit back, take everything in and enjoy ourselves. I had no interest in being go go go on my wedding day and I had hit my limit. Loud enough for my DOC to hear I vented to my BM that if I was told to hurry up one more time I was going to flip. I need to take my heals off and sit down for 2 minutes before I go out there and have my first dance (scheduled to be as soon as we walked out).

My DOC heard, came over, apologized and I told her I was not to be rushed for the rest of the day. I got my few minutes, we decided to have our first dance after dinner and I was able to relax and enjoy myself for the rest of the day, but the fact that I got stressed out on the one day I had zero intention of caring about anything beyond enjoying myself would lead me to never recommend the Granite Rose.

I will say that our server, Graham, was AMAZING. He was the best thing at the Granite Rose. I always had a drink in my hand and when I was about to run out he knew what to get me and would have it waiting. I barely had to talk to him all day because he was so on the ball. My bridal party did more talking to him and they all couldn't say enough good things about him.

Edit to Add a response to the venue's ridiculous comments: After trying to get my review removed because they attempted to lie to Wedding Wire and say I didn't get married at their venue I can't say I'm shocked that they decided to place all the blame on me and not take an ounce of responsibility. If there was a feeling that things were running grossly behind it would have been very easy to touch base and discuss things with me rather than going around being rude to everyone. Calling what was done rude, obnoxious and out of line is a gross understatement. I do find it interesting that I was an hour late for my wedding. I was only allowed to show up 1 hour before the wedding, so if I was an hour late that would mean that my guests were all there and seated when I arrived. Hmm that's interesting because there was not a single guest there when I arrived. We did not arrive 1 hour before, but I was never informed that was a requirement for good service. I arrived 35 minutes before and the only thing we had to do was put me in my dress, everyone was dressed, makeup hair etc done. That certainly did not take an hour and a half to do .... that is entirely laughable. Digital photos have this funny little thing called EXIF data, the wedding started within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time. We didn't start right on the dot, but when we were told it was time to start we were ready to go within 5-10 minutes. We had a longer ceremony, which was planned, but I have a feeling they assumed it was going to be a 10 minute ceremony. There are two facts that remain, there was an appropriate way to handle things being behind the venue's schedule and a call after the wedding to apologize since you knew I was unhappy would have gone a long way. Neither of these things were done. Read less
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The Granite Rose responded with the following comments:

Although grossly overstated, these are some of the issues which arise when you show up an hour late for your own wedding. Graham quit the next day.

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