Apr 18, 2009
I would highly recommend this venue! We looked at nearly every country club/hotel/garden setting in VC, and in the end, MPCC offered more in their packages and had great service from the start. It is a beautiful setting, contemporary architecture and nice amenities in a rural setting but not far from the city. We held our reception here, not our ceremony, and it was a fun-filled party with wonderful ambiance. The outdoor patio was great for our cocktail hour and the ballroom was perfect as the sun went down on the golf course and the dinner and dancing got started. The flexible food and bar options (we had an open bar w/cap total for the night--very important to us!) worked out very well for our guests. The service during our reception was top-notch and we felt like royalty the entire night, everyone there wanted to make our day special. The on-site wedding coordinator (I had no need for a DOC because of her) is truly great at her job, I feel like our vision was accomplished because she listened, had great suggestions, worked well with my other vendors, and followed through on everything.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Kris rocked our wedding! Selecting a DJ was a huge priority for us, and we were very happy with his services. We knew that we wanted someone who was savvy, young, experienced, professional, and for lack of a better word....hip. He is familiar with a lot of the venues in VC and SFV. Our venue was thrilled to work with him again and they had total confidence in his ability to run the show, so the reception MC coordination was seamless. He also provided dance floor lighting, uplighting around the room, and a monogram gobo on the dance floor, he really took care of it all and matched the lowest price I found from another vendor. He was great at collaborating, he was a pro who thought about all the details, which I appreciated, and eased any anxiety. We had a large crowd of family and friends, and we requested Motown, Oldies & R&B for the dinner hour and old school and party music for the dance. He did a great job delivering what we requested and he had EVERYONE dancing! My only critique is that he did play a few songs from my Do Not Play List (although no one stopped dancing, I was the only one who noticed), but that was partly my fault because he asked me to give him a written list, which I neglected to do. Overall, the dj was one of the highlights of our wedding day, I had a lot of guests ask about him because they were so impressed, I would highly recommend DJFX!
Services used: DJ
Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine
Roadrunner wasn't even on my radar when I thought about booking a wedding limo because I always associated them with airport shuttles. After doing a lot of research in the VC/SFV area for a limo, their prices seemed really good. I went by the company location because I didn't want to book a limo without seeing the actual vehicle, and I was happy with the selection. We ended up with the white 8 passenger limo, which worked out perfectly for our party of 6 (+ my dress!). Everyone from their dispatchers to supervisors to drivers were all very helpful. They even gave me a discount on the limo when I also booked a town-car airport reservation for our honeymoon. The day of the reservation, they were on-time (even early), called the day before to confirm the reservation, and had a red carpet, "just married" flags, and chilled champagne waiting inside. It was all very cute, not cheesy. The driver was low-key, friendly, professional, and did his job well. Overall, the service was very professional, no muss-no fuss, and it was a nice vehicle. I'm very satisfied with their service and for a good price.
Services used: Transportation
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Community Camarillo
I have to agree with the previous review. Our wedding ceremony was beautiful and the church holds great sentimental value to us, which is why we wanted it for our wedding. Unfortunately, the planning process was challenging. It wasnt our home parish, so it was more complicated than it needed to be. I found it difficult to work with the church office who seemed interested only in our payments and paperwork. We thought that we were a pretty easy couple to work with (we had all our sacraments, attended pre-Cana preparation, etc.) and we were following all instructions, it just wasnt pleasant. It was also much more expensive than we thought it would be, which was especially frustrating because all of the preparation work was done by a priest in our home parish, but SMM got all the money for church-related fees. The wedding coordinator herself was actually very sweet and I enjoyed working with her once we got in touch and met (the office passed me along to 3 different coordinators throughout the process), and she really did help to make the ceremony go smoothly. In the end, the mass was lovely, the priest was inclusive and warm throughout, and it was very special, but the planning was not as easy as we hoped.
Services used: Unique Services