The Views at Mt. Fuji

Hillburn , MB


Hillburn, MB CA


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Bruce Werntz and his team out performed our expectations and made our event a great success. They met all our requirements; extremely hospitable meeting all our guests with a smile, the banquet hall was beautifully arranged, and all the vendors had freedom to move seamlessly through the venue able to present their best. Bruce orchestrated the vendors’ coordination harmoniously.
We used an outside caterer, Moghul (ethnic Indian food), and The Views smoothly coordinated the use of their kitchen with them. Moghul’s food was great; their butler pass, cocktail stations, main meals and the desserts were the talk of the evening. Moghul's manager Rajeev Sachdeva kept a keen eye on the food quality and presentation even making sure the live serve stations, manned by his staff, were customizing the food flavors as per the guest’s request.
The Views banquet hall easily accommodated 150+ guests, even providing a separate section for the cocktail hour, which included cocktail tables utilizing the panoramic view and room for live musicians which complemented the whole atmosphere. But most of all Bruce and his team made the evening feel intimate making for a flawless event. Everyone was having such a great time that we went into overtime, the rates of which did not equal in value to the rest of the event.
It should be mentioned, The Views' cake vendor, Palermo Bakery, did an excellent job in decorating the cake and it tasted wonderful. Overall the night could only be described as a great success, and in no small part to Bruce and his team.
Again, our special thanks to The Views at Mount Fuji for the memorable venue.
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We used to live in the area and held our daughter's sweet 16 there in 2002, a grand success still referred to as 'legendary' by our guests, arranged by the events coordinator there at that time, Jack who not only created something that at the time had not yet been seen (today there are all kinds of reality shows for over the top sweet 16s and weddings, but not then), but made my job easier during a very difficult time, post 9/11. For this reason, we went back for our daughter's wedding, held there on 5/5/12. There is a different events coordinator there now, and it made a tremendous difference in our experience, and not for the better. We were now planning this event via long distance, and I needed professional, responsive vendors. Bruce was the only one who did not fully cooperate, creating more work and stress for me. Ultimately, the guests were none the wiser, raving about the food, the views and the service, and I never expected anything less, but the year of obstacles was extremely unpleasant for us. For example, one sticking point we had right up to the day before the wedding was the fact that we had table names instead of numbers. I'd told him this plan months before, and as time got closer and I was giving him email updates about meeting the various deadlines for everything, including that the tables had been arranged and named, I still got no response. Two weeks before the wedding, we met with him for the finalizations, and it was then that he told me that it would be easier for him and his staff to seat our guests if we glued number stickers to my handcrafted table namecards. I insisted on the namecards as they were, since there were only 8 tables total, I didn't believe it would be that difficult and with all the other snags we were having by that point, I needed to establish that we were the clients and not the other way around. When we arrived the day before the wedding, we found table numbers on the tables. At that point we took over and made all the changes ourselves disregarding his annoyance at our presence when he arrived an hour later. The day of the wedding, despite our seat chart that was cross checked with our guest list with table assignments, there was still a table with 4 too many chairs on it. And there were several other issues as well. We had to insist that the cookies advertised for the venetian hour be provided when he stated they would not be setting them out. He should have sent me an updated menu so that we didn't have to redo the entire thing at our final meet when I had already made all the choices based on an old menu. He never sent me all my floor plan choices for an 8 table set up, which would have influenced our final design decisions. All things that had to be REdone on the spot at the final meet. All unnecessary if he had done as I asked and understood that I was no longer local. My daughter and son in law told me that he continued throughout the night to impose his will, and they recruited the photographer to run interference, especially when something was the photographer's call. If you want a traditional type of affair, I'm sure he'll arrange everything perfectly for you and all will run very smoothly. However, if you have anything remotely offbeat, creative or different planned for your event, you may encounter resistance. Had I known I was going to go through what I went through, I would have researched where Jack is working now and had our affair there and saved myself considerable stress, regardless of how much I have loved Mt Fuji's in the past. It simply wasn't worth all the trouble.
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The Views at Mt. Fuji is beautiful. The service was very good, our server was very tentative and friendly. Bruce is great, he called me periodically to make sure I was on track with things. The staff is amazingly friendly, polite and professional. There's only two issues I came accross; 1) the $23.41 (after taxes & service charge) per kid which I find too pricey since kids do not eat much. and 2) no flexibility on getting someone to come in earlier then 10 a.m. the day of the wedding, to open the doors so that my coordinator could set up & decorate for the ceremony or reception. Thank goodness the scheduled event the day before my wedding was cancelled, and Bruce allowed us to come in on Saturday afternoon to decorate the reception area, otherwise on the day of the wedding we would have had only 15 minutes to decorate the reception area and the Gazebo for the ceremony since we were having a Brunch Wedding. I have gotten some feedback from our guest and they all mentioned that the food was good but cold and they really didn't like going to the next room to get their food, my guest had to serve their meal from the general brunch line. I personally didn't think it was going to be a problem but evidently it was. Overall, it is very beautiful venue, staff is very friendly and professional, Bruce will try his best to accomadate. Maybe Friday or Saturday evening weddings have more time to set up and decorate and food may be much better then sunday brunch. Good luck and best wishes, every wedding event is different and every bride has different expectations.
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Gorgeous place, delicious food and they basically do everything for you. The only thing we were responsible for booking ourselves was the dj, florist and hair/make-up/clothes. But they have a preferred vendors list that makes that rediciulously simple too. The best choice for anyone who doesn't want to stress over planning their wedding. Mt. Fuji's got you covered.
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All of the staff at Mt. Fuji made our wedding an exceptional experience! Eveything ran smoothly - the food was great, the decor was great! We wouldn't change a thing! Anything we wanted they helped us attain! Totally recommend them if you are looking for a unique wedding with an Asian-inspired flare!
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