Lumiere du corps Resort
I was overall happy with how our wedding turned out. The planning process was overwhelming for me. Once I signed the contract I had to contact Lumiere to set up planning meetings and such. I was never contacted, I always had to e-mail or call first. It was a bit pricey, but seemed to be worth it in the end.
The venue itself is beautiful but there were mostly things throughout the event planning that did not go well at all. We booked our date approximately a year in advance, and the price of EVERYTHING went up making us having to downgrade to a lesser package and still paying more than our original quote. That is NOT a patient satisfactory point at all. Also, I took a few bridesmaids from out of town throughout the process to see the venue and we were chased down my "the owner" on a golf cart about why we were there so late when it was like 8:30pm like I was someone trying to rob the place. Not professional at all. Also, it took weeks sometimes to get answers back from the coordinator, and I would sent multiple emails. And the coordinator that we had the entire time was not the coordinator we had on the wedding day. Also, we paid for an open bar, and the bartender was telling people they needed to slow down. We had an open bar for a reason, and there was no one anywhere near out of hand, and if people wanted to get drunk, we paid for them to do so. That was not professional at all either. Also, they changed the menu between setting our wedding date and the actual date, they took things away such as the candy station, and I still never received an answer on why. So again, we paid more for less things by our wedding day. They were also going to charge us to do a certain fold on the chair sashes because "it took longer" ridiculous. We have not received our deposit back yet, but we also never received our final proposal yet and its almost a month after our wedding day. There were so many things that went wrong throughout the actual process, but the food was good. Also they cut our cake that we did not buy through them, and we told them they did not need to save the top tier, and they still did so. Also, we had to pay even more for the venue to even get to the venue in enough time to set up our reception and get ready considering the earliest time that comes with the venue is 5pm. As if anyone can get a reception completely together and get ready plus pictures in an hour. The day of the wedding went pretty well, besides the music. They said they would fade music out between songs, and they pretty much just shut it off. It did not flow together well at all. They rushed us so much on our rehearsal day that we did not even get to practice with music so everyone knew exactly when they were so suppose to walk or how fast/slow they needed to walk. We loved the blue lights we got to use during the reception area and that we got to choose our signature drink (only after requested we wanted one, it was never brought up that we could have one). The captain during the reception was very helpful with lighting our centerpieces. The coordinator during the ceremony and during the rehearsal day was not very personable though. We loved the groom and brides getting ready rooms. Overall the place is beautiful, but highly overpriced with all the charges they start to pile on for ridiculous reason. I would recommend this to friends who don't mind everything negative stated above.
Vendor response to review
We at Lumiere Resort wonder what could have happened to change your mind. On 6/20 (4 days after your wedding and reception) you wrote to us and said :
" Hello! Me and John wanted to thank you and the rest of the Lumiere staff for helping us have the perfect wedding!! We could not have had anything else go more perfect! "
This review almost sounds as if it came from a different couple.
We wish for you and John to have a long and happy marriage filled with love and good memories. We hope that your Wedding Day will be one of your most cherished.
Susan was wonderful to work with. The grounds were just beautiful. Actually everyone that we dealt with was very helpful. The food was wonderful and we had plenty for seconds.
The venue is beautiful. DJ Gem is excellent and very thorough, she knows what she is doing. The officiant jumbled some of the words including the bride's name, maybe it was the heat. The event planner is very helpful and will work with you, but some of the policies are pretty strict.
Lumiere was the perfect venue for our daughter's reception. We used many of the services offered there and would absolutely use them again and definitely recommend this to others.
Everything - hair and makeup, flowers, DJ Gem, reception decorations, and the food - all just wonderful.
My biggest complaint was being charged extras money to let the DJ come in 1 hr. earlier to set up. Also charged extra money to have my centerpieces set up on each table and could not bring those in till 1 hr. before the reception started, which was in hte middle of the wedding?
The staff at Lumiere worked extremely hard to make our weddnig day incredibly special. All of my guests commented on how beautiful it was there and how nice everything was. My husband and I had a perfect evening. We used all their vendors that they provided. The Dj was wonderful and the food was hot and tasted good. Our cake also looked beautiful and tasted good as well. I loved how my wedding day turned out and I owe it all to the all the staff at Lumiere. Thank you for the fantastic memories!
Our wedding day was PERFECTION and we owe that largely to the staff of Lumiere du Corps. Brittany our coordinator was especially amazing. She was so punctual on getting back with us on our questions [there were many] and she just thought of everything! Having our wedding there made it so much easier on us. Not to mention it is THE most gorgeous place- my guests were so surprised that the gem was hidden in the country- it's like a wedding oasis!
Lumiere is so unique! I would never expect to find anything like this in Indiana! Their property is beautiful! The chapels are so breathtaking. I have gotten so many compliments from guests, most of which had no idea Lumiere existed!
I recommend this place for someone who is looking for a great setting where you can have you ceremony AND reception and not have to go anywhere for pictures!
Lumiere du Corps seems like a perfect venue: outdoor ceremony sites and your choice of an outdoor reception or an indoor reception...all on the same property. Unfortunately, the beautiful, convenient exterior is a facade for poor business practices.
I could write a novel depicting the numerous mistakes, arguments, and deception that occurred while my family and I worked with Lumiere to plan my wedding. However, I will attempt to summarize by frustrations:
1. Beware of hidden costs. I was warned by a previous Lumiere bride so I exercised caution and still managed to be surprised at every turn. No exaggeration...I was surprised they didn't charge per toilet paper square in the restroom!
2. Lumiere has an uncanny knack of making up the rules as they go. If you don't think you will be charged...don't worry...they will figure out a new rule/charge that miraculously applies to your idea or situation even though you signed a "contract" months ago.
3. If they make a mistake, it is the bride's job to remedy the situation...whether that be spending more money or developing creative solutions (which will probably result in a new rule, thus a new charge).
4. The customer is NEVER right. On multiple occaisions, I had actual arguments with the event planner or one or both of the owners. My relationship with Lumiere makes my new marriage seem easy!
5. My family overpaid (which is normal in wedding planning) and we were told the money would be refunded after the wedding. Money was refunded but not an amount that my family and I agreed upon. The disceprancy was less than $100 (not much, but, at this point, it is a matter of principle). I have contacted Lumiere five times and they refuse to respond. Come to find out, poor refunding and refusal to respond is what gave Lumiere an F from the Better Business Bureau.
I do want to be fair, so I will admit that the actual wedding day was great. Lumiere's staff (which ironically did not include any of the people with whom I previosuly worked) did a great job. It is a shame that ten months of agony preceded what should have been a wonderful experience.
I was married at Lumiere du Corps November 24th, 2007. The food was exquisite and the site was beautiful for all of our photos. All my guests couldn't believe how nice every detail was and couldn't stop complimenting my choice in venue. Adrienne and Bob are a joy to work with, they were prompt to reply to all of my emails and phone calls, typically by the next business day. Their pricing is incredibly reasonable, and is great because it is like a one stop shop for all of your big ticket items. I also recommend using their cake lady, Lois. We decided to go with a non traditional wedding 'cake' and actually requested Rice Krispie treats instead, and the creation was gorgeous and tasted awesome. I recommend booking early because I know they book almost a year in advance if not more. Overall: A-
We did a beautiful outdoor ceremony and indoor reception this year  at Lumiere and WOW it was stunning. The staff was awesome throughout the planning process and the whole evening. Great venue, price and food! Can't wait to do another wedding there.
Lumiere du corps is a beautiful resort that specializes in indoor and outdoor weddings and receptions. Lumiere is located on 29 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, lakes and a spectacular waterfall. The Resort is equally located between Zionsville, Brownsburg and Indianapolis. We provide a unique setting with two outdoor chapels, a Tented Garden Pavilion, and a Grande Ballroom.
Lumiere du corps Resort, LLC is a spectacular venue that has delicious custom menus, full service bars, ample free parking, both outdoor and indoor weddings and receptions as well as bridal preparation rooms and honeymoon suites. Our
professional staff and planning department will help you with all your details. We can provide several services for your wedding including flower and cake design, invitations, tuxedo rental, specialty linens, a DJ, and an Aveda Salon and Spa on site.
Lumiere is proud to announce matinee weddings starting at $199!
For weekend weddings we have packages starting at $24.95 per person.
We look forward to creating a memorable experience with you!