May 22, 2010
This place is cheaper than other rentals in the area. They are also very nice and super helpful. When my FI and I went in for a consultation they already had our wedding venue on their computer system that featured a picture of the way the layout would work in the space (drawn to scale!). They had everything we needed : heaters, dance floor, string of lights, the list could go on for days! At our venue we have to bring EVERYTHING in from a rental company and this place seems great. I keep emailing our great consultant, Glenn, who is very easy to work with and always adds our requests to the list! Since I don't have a planner Glenn has been very helpful with my questions about things like how many glasses per person, and how things work, etc.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths
Simply Marvelous BBQ
I'm having a casual rustic farmhouse wedding for 100, so naturally (wink, wink!) I'm having BBQ for the reception! I found Simply Marvelous by searching the web. They seem to traditionally do events for organizations and college campus type events, but they also do weddings. The price was a tenth (not exaggerating) of what we were going to pay for a fancy caterer. Included in the price is our 6 stationary appetizers, crab cakes, chicken, Santa Maria tri-tip complete with a carving station, 4 sides (salad, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted veggies with rice, and baked beans), ice, two bartenders and plenty of staff to help. So far I have dealt with Stephen (who I assume is a manager, maybe owner?), but he has always been very easy to work with and is prompt getting back to me with my questions. Warning: they will do a tasting for you, but it is not what they usually do. I asked to do one and he gave me a hesitant "yes" and then I realized that for their excellent price you get a great BBQ the day of. I think the food will be wonderful! AFTER WEDDING UPDATE: I am so glad I went with Simply Marvelous! They were top notch! Very professional, and the food was AMAZING!!! Everyone kept talking about how good the food was. The bartenders were great and there were many people on staff to do the clean up (I was worried that maybe we'd have to do it) and I just can't believe how it was so affordable!
Services used: Catering