Nahant Country Club
This place is gorgeous, which is why my husband and I chose it. The food is really great too. However, I felt like they could have been a little more helpful during the planning process. They do not hold your hand AT ALL and you really kind of have to know what you're doing, which I didn't, but did a lot of internet research. For example, I had no idea that I was supposed to fill out the placecards myself, or when i was supposed to pick them up, so I called a couple weeks before our date and they said "Oh yeah, they just came in. Call next week and we can schedule a time for you to get them" and which point I didn't understand why I had to call again. Also, they are not very quick to respond to emails, which is my communication of choice because I work long hours, but they do respond eventually. The day of, everything went off great and they were really helpful, assigning their staff to each area as "room captains" or something like that. All in all it was a good experience.
My husband and I saw pictures on the website and were able to see the venue the next day. We met with Beverly for a tour and information. We were planning our wedding in a rather short amount of time. They answered all of our questions and helped us out so much along the way. We could not even believe all that we got for the price. The food was amazing.We had many guest from out of the country/state and everyone was raiving. Everyone is still talking about the service and food! We dealt with both Beverly and Peter the day of our wedding and they were all smiles and helped our day to run smooth. We would recomend this to anyone and everyone!
Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. I loved Nahant Country Club from the first time I visited and knew right away it was the place I wanted to get married. I dealt with Peter a majority of the time and he was always great. Pat the chef was awesome as well. He made us up some sandwiches and appetizers while the girls and I got ready in the bridal suite before the ceremony. It's a perfect/beautiful place to get ready. One of the many reasons why I loved it there. My guests are still raving about the wedding too. The food was great, the atmosphere, the cocktail hour, they thought everything was fantastic. I even got a few "best wedding ever" comments :) I could really go on and on.... I definitely recommend this venue, you wont be disappointed!!
I recently attended the wedding of a friend there and I know multiple guests were treated extremely rudely by Beverly Dobson the owner of the estate. Throughout the evening on top of her general snotty demeanor she yelled at the servers when dinner was being served and asked one guest "where did you get that?" about their meal. She started locking up the bar and other rooms a good hour before people were meant to leave, carrying a vacuum through the hall in the middle of the reception. At the end of the night she discarded all of the votives that the mother of the groom had bought and threw them out without asking about them or anything. She just seemed put out throughout the entire evening and should really not be in charge of anything with human relations, and her stress came through to many of the guests. Not to mention the fact that though the family had been promised the hall for the entire day there was another event being held when the wedding party arrived. I would never go to another event their nor would I recommend the hall to anyone based solely on her grossly unprofessional behavior. It is a shame that a place with such lovely grounds had to be ruined by poor service and unprofessionalism.
DO NOT USE THIS FACILITY!!!! The food is good and the general staff such as waitstaff and the Kitchen staff are great, however Beverly is RUDE and needs a to get out of the customer service industry !!! She Yelled at my guest was difficult with the other vendors. she through out things that we had been told that we needed to supply. It is not worth the money you save to deal with her. They did not start setting up for the function till an hour before hand and after assuring us we would be the only functions there had another function before ours, which was not the problem till they started walking in on my D.I.L. getting ready and did not leave until her mother and myself had to ask them to vacate an hour before our event started. Once it began Beverly proceeded to rush us through dinner and to get us out as fast as possible. The Wedding cake was cut before dinner was even started per Beverly's orders. And the toast glass were removed before the toasts were even completed. the water glasses were never refilled and the desert buffet was put out and taken away with in a half an hour. No coffee/tea was left out and the bar was shut down 1 1/2 hours before the end of the evening. she then proceeded shut down and vacuum while the event was still going on.
Then proceeded to place all the gifts outside the front door when asked not to do that she insisted that we had to vacate. So my suggestion is not to use this venue EVER!!!!!!!!!! Beverly is just not worth it....
I had my daughter's wedding at the Nahant Country Club and it was a wonderful experience. The manager, Peter Dawson, was a pleasure to deal with. Peter was always accomodating, very professional, and went out of his way to make the entire experience stress free. Pat, the chef, was always available to answer any questions about the menu and also was a pleasure to deal with. You couldn't ask for a better venue. The grounds were beautiful, the open front porch for sitting during cocktail hour was nice, and the main ballroom was spectacular. The best part of the whole night, however, was the food. I have been to many weddings and I have never had food as good as it was at the Nahant Country Club. From the passed hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour, to the beef tenderloin and chicken piccata for the main course, to the dessert buffet, everything was excellent. Many people came up to me toward the end of the night and said that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Again, I thank Peter and Pat for making my daughter's wedding a night we will never forget.
My Husband and I were married on August 6th, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. Finding a venue that was capable of meeting our needs and expectations was not easy. We had a lot of family from out of town and did not want to be rushed through our evening. We could not have been more impressed with the Nahant Country Club.
Throughout the entire planning process, the staff and ownership continuously went above and beyond to ensure that our experience was completely stress free. Peter, the owner, took the time to help us plan the best menu to maximize our time with our guests and fit our budget. Their experience and knowledge of what works and what doesn’t helped us make decisions now looking back we are glad we did.
As for our reception, our evening at the Country Club was simply magical. Peter and the staff continued to impress as they guided us through the evening. We took our pictures before the church at the club and were greeted by an amazing staff and hors’ dourves. The gardens were pristine and provided a breathtaking backdrop for our pictures. The bridal sweet was beautiful and had enough room for all of my wedding party to get ready along with lending a great backdrop for my “getting ready” pictures.
After the church, my guests arrived to an amazing display of appetizers in the most beautiful terrace. Everyone raved about the food and service. Coming from a large Italian family compliments on food are real when they are given! Pat, the Chef, did an unbelievable job preparing all of the food and suggesting ideas. His knowledge of food was second to none.
My husband and I could not have been happier with the Nahant Country Club. It’s rich history and caring staff made my wedding one my husband and I will never...
I had my ceremony and reception at Nahant Country Club on July 30th and I have nothing but GREAT things to say about them. Peter and his staff took care of everything on the day and went out of their way to make us and our guests feel welcome and at ease. The staff was incredible, the food was delicious and the place looked stunning. The wedding cake, which was included with the venue (so I was a little nervous it would be sub-par), was spectacular. My guests are still talking about how wonderful everything was. It's so hard to believe that this was such a reasonably priced venue (one of the most reasonably priced we found anywhere!). Leading up the day, the staff was incredibly helpful and responsive to all of my questions. When the personalized napkins came in the wrong color by mistake, they had the issue resolved in less than 24 hours. I couldn't have asked for anything more. I would highly recommend Nahant Country Club!!!
From my first meeting to the the end of the night when I walked out the door they Nahant Country Club was FANTASTIC. Everyone there was so helpful and nice to us. Yasmine was there for us the day of to keep us on track and keep everything going the way a Day of Coordinator would. We had so many compliments and even now 3 months later people still rave about our wedding. The food was amazing. The cake delicious. The invitations which I also ordered through them were very elegant.
Our venue was very unique, catered to our details and my food allergies, they were very accomodating and friendly staff
My wedding took place in October, 2010, and while the grounds and food were good, just about everything else was terrible.
Beverly: she is the meanest, rudest, most unprofessional person I have ever dealt with. My officant told me that many people are no longer having their weddings at the NCC because of Beverly. She hates her job, has no communication skills, and is completely inflexible. She created a huge problem for me because I am a vegetarian and told me to go find my own recipes as she knows nothing about vegetarians. When I asked her via email what kinds of things we will cover in the wedding details, she responded, "The details of the wedding." She failed to meet with me several times, instead having the poor bartender give ma a tour of the place. I could go on and on. Her husband Peter, is a nice guy but doesn't check his emails and made more work for by calling all the time to find out answers to things I already told him. They messed up the bill and if it wasn't for me catching it, there would have been no open bar for the first hour. Yasmene, their daughter, is sweet, but she is only there one day a week. After I refused to work with Beverly any more (mind you I am a school teacher and have tons of patience, but Beverly is uncontrollably rude), things got a little better, however, on the actual day of my wedding, it was pretty much a cluster. Barb, the room mananger, is a piece of work. She was surly and rude, didn't do my table numbers correctly, wouldn't let us take picture outside and made us take them later on in the day, theregore I missed 30 minutes of my wedding and dancing, and was completely inflexible. I would have had Yasmene help, but she pretty much took off after I got married. Nothing was coordinated with the DJ and they threw away all of my table decorations without ever consulting me. Save yourself the headache and go somewhere else. You may have to pay more, but at least they will care.
Nahant Country Club gave us the most bang for our buck. It wasn't the least expensive place but it wasn't the most expensive either. The Perfect Package that they offer was great and included things like toasting flutes, a cake cutting set, a champagne toast, the CAKE (!), personalized cocktail napkins, a guest book and pen, a dessert buffet (Italian pastries mostly), and a few other things I know I am forgetting. The package was great for us because it meant fewer things to worry about during the planning process.
Peter, Beverly, and Yasmene are all excellent. They took care of every little detail the day of, returned my calls in a timely manner, and gave me all the information I needed to plan my special day. Some of our relatives from Ireland who weren't able to come to the wedding e-mailed the country club the day of and asked someone to pass on their well-wishes to us. Pat, the chef, printed the e-mail and hand-delivered it to the bridal suite. Also, I left a pair of earrings in the bridal suite and when I called the day after, they had already found them and put them aside for me. They even offered to mail them out to me (I live in Miami).
The food was outstanding. They started off the day with cheeses and crackers, champagne, juice, sodas, and water delivered to the bridal suite about two hours after we arrived (we had brought bagels and coffee so the timing was perfect). People talked endlessly about how amazing the passed hors d'oeuvres were and the stationary display that is included in the package is ridiculously huge. There was more food at my wedding than you could ever imagine. The cake that is included in the package is from D'Amici's bakery and was outstanding. A heads-up about the cake though. Most of the designs in their book are outdated. I chose to have a custom cake made and there was an up-charge ($85). However, it was so worth it when I saw the cake (and considering that some people spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on the cake, I felt $85 was totally reasonable). It came out gorgeous, people complimented it, and it tasted divine!
They decorated the gazebo for me with flowing white linens for a nominal fee. The ballroom was perfectly set up. In fact, before the wedding I had some down time so I went into the ballroom to put my candles on the tables. Almost immediately one of the staff came in and offered to do it for me. They took my ceremony flowers and put them where I asked post-ceremony, added a few candles that they had to supplement the ones I brought, and added a potted orchid (which I loved!) to the escort card table. There wasn't a whole lot of decorations I had to bring in myself, the place is already gorgeous. Additionally, because of the way the two-tiered ballroom is set up, there isn't a bad seat in the house. Everyone can see the bride and groom at the sweetheart table and no one will complain that they were stuck at the reject table in the corner. There is also a stage that the DJ sets up on which makes the dance floor even bigger.
Just a few cons to the venue. The location is gorgeous - right on the water, minutes from the beach - but there is one way in and one way out. If you hit traffic you are in trouble (although we didn't hit much of it the entire weekend of the wedding which was Labor Day weekend) and you have to drive through Lynn to get there which isn't the worst but it can be a very confusing route. I highly recommend using a GPS. Mapquest directions aren't that great and the ones on the website are only slightly better (and I think there is nothing you can do about this). They don't return e-mails as quickly as phone calls. There were times when it took them two days to return my e-mail. However, this never bothered me because I had planned well in advance and only e-mailed because I couldn't call during regular business hours.
Finally, a heads-up. This places does NOT accept credit cards. They will only take a bank check or a money order and you have to pay a few days before you actual event. However, they tell you this again and again so there is never a surprise. We knew this before we even officially booked the place.
Overall, we had a great experience there. I can't say enough about how amazing the food was, how gorgeous the gazebo turned out, and how attentive the wait staff was.
This venue fit our needs, but was by no means a place for someone who is very particular about what they are looking for or are not into a "fancy" wedding. We are laid back people and the mansion and outdoor ceremony was right up our ally. The owners provided conflicting information and we ended up changing a lot of what we did throughout our planning process because they "forgot to mention..." or would respond with "who told you that?" Also, they never knew the details of my wedding when I called or lost information that I sent (the sample menus, etc). The woman Beverly who was helping on the day of our wedding is the only negative part of the day--and is still talked about from my family! Examples include: barring people from the open bar during dinner; not letting people know why we were running late (so everyone was thinking I had cold feet and I was just late!); and just being plain rude. If you want a quiet, relaxed venue, this is a great place for the cost, but I would demand to never speak with Beverly--just socially incapable of much. Food was the complete highlight and I would totally recommend for any catering needs!!!
The Nahant Country Club was recommended to us by our JP and from the first phone call their professionalism and responsiveness was second to none. They really want to understand your wishes and needs for your special day and also are extremely helpful in recommendations to anything which you're unsure.
The waitstaff was wonderfully accommodating, there for us whenever we needed, and sometimes knew just what we were looking for before we even asked. Service was nothing short of AMAZING! Barbie is simply, THE BEST.
The quality of the food was just perfect. Delicious, hot when it came out, and not typical for "wedding" food. The chef/staff really know how to provide you everything from an eye-appealing presentation to a wonderful meal. Thank you so much for making us and our guests happy!
The Nahant Country Club was exceptional for the value, service, friendliness, and quality. To Peter, Yasmene, Pat, Beverly, Barbie and all the staff that made our night magical...THANK YOU!
First off let me list the positive aspects of the Nahant Country Club. The mansion and the grounds are beautiful. The d�cor in the bar is awesome, and very nautical. All our guests raved about the food we had the baked stuffed shrimp and the beef tenderloin. We met the chef Pat several times and he is great.
Everyone who came to our wedding said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. This was due to our hard work and not the hard work of the NCC owners. First of all when we initially went to look at the NCC we met with Yazmine who seemed to be on top of everything. After we booked the NCC we found out that Yazmine would be leaving for maternity leave. From that point on the customer service was horrible. Every time I called I had to remind them who I was, the date of the wedding, and the details of the wedding. Our emails and phone calls were never returned and when I called Beverly out on the lack of service, she told my fianc� that she had responded to all my emails, which was not true.
The day of the wedding the NCC acted appalled when I asked to get ready in the bridal suite. The staff didn�t start setting up until a 3:00pm for a 5:00pm wedding. The lack of organization really made the day more stressful then it had to be. By far the worst thing was that we asked for all the items back (candles, baskets, candy bowls, etc) back after the wedding. We called the next day and were told �come get it after your honeymoon� when I called two weeks later I was told �you should have picked it up the next day, because we through it out�.
Go somewhere else and be treated with the respect you deserve!!
The staff at Nahant Country Club is phenomenal! They treated my family like we were royalty. They were super responsive to questions. The food was fantastic. Their grounds are beautiful. There are lots of things included with the wedding package so you get a lot for your money. We also ordered our invitations through the coordinator. They came very quickly and they even fixed something that wasn't quite right in two days time! Overall it was a wonderful experience and the Nahant Country Club made our day everything we dreamed of
Our experience at Nahant Country Club was great! Yasmine was easy to work with, although set in her ways about how things should be done verses how we wanted them to be. She does have the experience and knows how things should run time wise. We were disappointed that our guest book was not able to be implemented because of her suggestion and as a result we only got a handful of people to sign it, not a real big deal, but it would have been nice to have.
The venue is beautiful and great for a smallish wedding, we had 140 and the main room was comfortable. Being able to use the large bar area as well as 2 other rooms made it seeem to be much larger.
The food is Wonderful! Everyone raved about the tenderloin of beef and stuffed shrimp. Those who got the stuffed haddock also thought it was good. App's were wonderful and more than enough to go around. The cake choices are great and beautifully done.
There are alot of extras in the Wedding Package that you don't get at other places.
Overall it was a great experience and we had a ball!
Nahant Country Club is wonderful! We were skeptical by the name (we didn't want a country club wedding) but were thrilled by what we found. It's not really a country club (there are a couple tennis courts but that's it). It's really a great old mansion from the 1900s with a lot of character (FDR's son was married there). The grounds are beautiful as well. The best thing about NCC is that you get the building to yourself on your wedding day- there will never be another wedding or event at the same time. The large reception room is beautiful with nice hardwood floors. There are also other rooms open for the guests (including the bar area, another little room, and the front porch) which was great during cocktail hour mingling and throughout the night. The value of NCC is really phenomenal when you look at everything the wedding package includes (venue, meals, champagne for toast, wedding cake, dessert buffet, placecards, guestbook, centerpieces you can use, and more). The staff is very professional and know what they're doing. We loved it there and would definitely recommend it!
I would highly recommend Nahant Country Club
The Nahant Country Club was wonderful. They were very responsive and helpful every step of the way.