East Bay Country Club
The ultimate package was great!!! Price and value the photos were a unexpected surprise thanks Michael
Mike and his staff were amazing. I was a little skeptical after the bad reviews but the price was right, and Mike really took care of us. He was very responsive, especially when I had 1000 odd and end questions he would reply immediatly. They were a pleasure to deal with!
I would NOT recommend East Bay Country Club to anyone!! Although the ceremony was nice the reception and service was horrible!! Mike Jones, who is the owner, officiant, and meat cutter at first seemed very nice and helpful but in the end was really just scamming us and our guests out of money. They told us that we had 8 more people attend than we had rsvp, and at the moment we were so caught up in the wedding that we didnt think. So after paying more money we reviewed all the guests and realized they were lying. I called to speak with Mike about this and he was quite rude and didnt care what I had to say. We also prepaid a bar tab which we were told was gone 15 minutes after the reception started even though they were charging our guests for drinks. When Teresa, the batender was confronted she said the tab was gone, when we told her that was impossible she then told us we had $50 left. I totally believe we were treated very badly and were scammed out of money.
Vendor response to review
Kristy , I did apologize for the misunderstanding regarding including the free wine I gave you being recorded on the tab , hence extending the tab all night for you, way above the amount you paid for , with regard to extra numbers, as you confirmed we had to set up two extra tables on the night , we were able to feed these extra guests and the three extra guests who arrived an hour prior to the end of your event. I did offer a refund which you declined .......
East Bay Country Club provides a nice space for your reception and the outside area for ceremonies is acceptable. I was looking to find something to stay within our very small budget and still be able to have a real wedding. EBCC really does come through with making your day easy. Once it did get close to the wedding I got very quick answers from Mike via email - which was the easiest method to contact him.
The few things I didn't care for were - 1. no choice of music for your ceremony. 2. The food was slightly disappointing but not bad. Overall everyone had a good time and that's what was important.
The venue itself is beautiful but needs some definite updating and redecorating. Michael, the "wedding coordinator", "minister", and "meat cutter" leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, you heard right he does way too much instead of focusing on the couple. He wants everything his way even though its your wedding day. My bridesmaids simply tried to hide an arrangement behind a table because I did not like it and he snatched it out of their hands. He is very inconsiderate and will agree to something at a meeting only to later say he never agreed to it. If you do go with them get EVERYTHING in writing at your first meeting and make him sign it. East Bay should really look into someone else to run their wedding business because he is bringing them down. They need to update their decorations or make them a little less tacky. A lot of it is "included" but we had to make our own because they were ugly. I can say though that the wait staff and Teresa are divine and deserve to keep their job.
Vendor response to review
Hey Brittni, you may recall we did a room plan at our final meeting for seating , which we followed exactly , however you decided to change to whole room set up , without telling us until you arrived on the day, luckily we were able to reset the entire room prior to any guest arrival, the large floral bouquet your bridesmaids broke , I did not charge you for , and yes we do include crystal vase centerpieces with candles but do offer to set yours up for you if you want to provide your own .
DO NOT HAVE YOUR CEREMONY OR RECEPTION AT THIS VENUE! I only had my reception here and it was horrible. The manager lied to me about serveral things that were "included in the package" that i paid for (i.e. centerpieces, alcohol, etc.). I have contacted the Better Business Bureau to try to get money back from this establishment. Do not have your event here.... they ruined my wedding night!
Vendor response to review
Misty we were somewhat at a loss to get this review when the day after your wedding you emailed us to say and I quote " Thank you so much for making our wedding night go so smooth , we appreciate everything you did, you and your staff are very professional and your assistant Theresa is amazing , please tell everyone thank you from us" then a month later this negative review appears and your call came in , as your pictures showed we did set the head table for the correct number in the wedding party, there were centerpieces on all the tables and I did offer you a Gift Certificate as we aim to please . I am sorry things changed from your immediate review to this one.
We love working at EBCC. Great venue & even better staff!!
Wedding and reception location for 20-300 guests
Menus from $ 8.95 per person , up to our all inclusive package at $ 89.95 per person, which includes Ceremony, DJ, Photographer, H/D, open bar, Meal, signature drink fountain, designer wedding cake , all we need is a bride and groom
We do over 150 weddings a year , in our purpose built Gazebo at the end of our central lake , perfect for sunset shots
We offer custom bespoke menus , carved fruit displays, we have a built in sound actived lazer light show , custom back drops for pictures behind your head table , we work with you and are with your your entire day from start to finnish.
Please visit our new web site at eastbaycc.info as this has all our prices and pictures on it
We look forward to serving you