Mansion on Turtle Creek
The Mansion was just a perfect venue. Emily was lovely to work with, the hotel and catering staff were so accommodating to us and our guests. The food was beyond delicious, everything we asked for was handled immediately. We had about 100 guests at our reception and it was a perfect size for the space. I am so, so happy that we chose this venue for our ceremony and reception, and I would recommend it to anyone!! We knew the service would be top notch for our guests, but it was also extremely great to have such fab service on my wedding weekend. I stayed there the night before the wedding, we also had my bridal lunch at Mansion - every person I encountered was friendly and willing to help make it a wonderful weekend. I can't say enough about the Mansion!!
In short... If I could got back in time, I would have picked a different location.
The Mansion double booked our space 2 weeks before the wedding, tried to hide it and then lied about it. They also completely messed up my bridal shower and would not return phone calls and emails. Then after all this there was no discount, no apology from the catering director who was not very nice and didn't even show to the reception. It was a huge disappointment and way overpriced. This is NOT a 5 diamond property.
What can I say? The Mansion is top-notch. The service, the food, the venue - everything was excellent.
Shelley was our catering director and every time we came to see her at the mansion she was already waiting in the driveway when we arrived. She gave us lots of advice and help during the planning stages - we really appreciated her suggestions! At the event, everything was orchestrated perfectly. She and her staff made sure everything was right. The head waiter always seemed to be right there when I needed to ask for anything. He checked with me before seating for dinner to see if we were ready (we wanted a few more minutes to mingle!). I loved how the servers would bring the entrees out and all serve an entire table at one time (instead of one plate at a time)
The food - well, the food was to die for! We had the tortilla soup, lobster ravioli, and filet mignon. All of it was spectacular. The filet was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And the relatives are still talking about the lobster ravioli. We had some kids in our party and the Mansion made kid-friendly meals for them - the same number of courses as our meal.
Everything went wonderfully at the reception. We had the Shepherd-King suite, above the restaurant, not the ballroom. We had 45 guests and wanted only dinner & cake, no dancing. We wanted to feel like we were hosting an elegant dinner party, not a big reception. The room we had was perfect! It has a beautiful balcony that our guests could walk out onto before dinner to enjoy their wine and champagne. I would definitely recommend that room for a small reception.
One of the best things about having the reception at the Mansion was that they gave us a room for the night (complimentary). When we went upstairs at the end of the evening, were stunned to realize that they gave us a suite! It was a wonderful surprise. (The suite we had was so large it had a grand piano in it!) We had chocolate covered strawberries and champagne in our room when we arrived. It was an absolutely amazing night!
I would definitely recommend the Mansion to anyone who wants a truly elegant wedding reception! I cannot imagine a better place!
Absolutey the best in the business. Classy and elegant. They worked well with all parties of the wedding. Food choices were exuisite and they were vey accomotating for some excentricities.