I honestly had a perfect wedding.... PERFECT!!! Team Shade (Jolise, Alyssa, and every Shade employee including the housekeeping) was amazing. My husband and I, and all of our guests, can't stop talking about what a wonderful weekend we had at The Shade. The level of service you find at the shade is 5 star. We felt like royalty. Jolise Vought is nothing short of amazing. When we had to go back home to Chicago after the wedding we felt like we were losing a best friend! Jolise and Shade have such strong relationships with all of my vendors that I can honestly tell you everything went off without a hitch and it was the most magical experience of my entire life. Shade made everything so easy and elegant- it was incredibly beautiful, and I wish I could do it all over again. If anyone is looking for a trendy, posh, modern and elegant event the Shade hotel and their amazing people are where it's at. Oh, and the FOOD- was OUTSTANDING.
We had our lovely and intimate wedding at Shade in September 2012. We were married on the Skydeck and held our reception in the same place.
Jolise (Dir of Events) is fabulous! She was on top of everything that day and really had everything running smoothly! Megan (Hotel Manager) was also an incredible help the day of my wedding. The staff was great as well, very professional, on top of everything, but discreet.
The food was fantastic! We had a plated sit down dinner. Really great chef there! We had a couple of hiccups with a kid's meal and the desert, but only I and the Jolise noted it! Everything ran smooth and I am so happy to have chosen this hotel as our venue. Worth every penny!
For those brides who want an initmate, classy, beach-feel venue for their wedding and reception, Shade Hotel should be your #1 choice!
We had our wedding reception there and it was dreamy! The service staff were so attentive , Jolise , their special events director provided all the support a bride needs on her wedding day. Our guests were raving about the food, drinks, service and ambience that this hotel offers. Everyone is just super helpful and were there to make my wedding a wonderful experience all around. Do not hesitate to consider this venue, we used the Skydeck.
Booking Shade was the best decision we made for our wedding. True, it's not cheap, but you really get what you pay for. The staff was incredible. Always quick to respond to my (many, many) emails during the planning process and on the day of I was so impressed. They took care of everything, I didn't have to worry about a thing. If there were problems I didn't know about them, everything ran smoothly and several of my guests commented on how nice everyone was. Plus, the courtyard was beautiful. Simple and modern decor and the bar/dance floor area was great because you could get a drink and still be involved with the party. The food was also fantastic, especially the appetizers during cocktail hour (my only regret was I didn't eat more of them!). Overall, Shade made our wedding day amazing and I encourage anyone who likes the look/feel of the space to book it, you won't regret it.
Jolise & Alyssa were so kind, friendly and helpful during the planning and on the day. They really helped us have an amazing wedding. Thanks!
Shade did a wonderful job with everything. The staff was great and the venue looked amazing. The staff was attentive and responsive. The food was great, the butternut squash ravioli was outstanding.
My wedding day was the best day of my life. Yes... for obvious reasons. I married a wonderful man and our friends and family were there to share in our special day with us. But it was also the staff at Shade that made the wedding AMAZING. And without them, our unforgettable day would NOT have been possible. From the first day we walked in to speak with Jolise (special events manager) about having our wedding there, we were treated with professionalism, kindness and respect. And for the next six months, it was more of the same from each and every staff member that is employed by Shade. And when our friends and family arrived to stay in the hotel for the wedding, they could not stop raving about the comfortable rooms, the amazing food and, of course, the staff. In fact, when my dad gave his speech during the wedding, he took a moment to recognize every person who worked for the hotel. And he's stayed at A LOT of hotels--around the world. And so have I. So for me to take the time to write this review means something. And to all of you brides out there who want to know you will be taken care of and things will turn out exactly as you hoped, you can rest assured that you will be well taken care of at Shade. Not to mention, the hotel is so gorgeous you need hardly any flowers, draping or lanterns or whatever you choose to use.
We also had our rehearsal dinner at Shade. We were supposed to have it on the gorgeous rooftop. But unfortunately, it rained (not on the wedding day though!). The staff was quick to make another arrangement and we moved our dinner to the front patio (equally as gorgeous). What I especially love about Jolise and everyone who works there is everyone is unflappable. Their calmness and positive attitudes are contagious. I always felt confident that everything would turn out okay. And as a bride, there is no better feeling that not having to worry--about anything.
Check out Shade's website and my attached photos. Shade is a hidden gem. It's rated #1 out of #8 hotels for a reason. It's a gorgeous and incredibly chic boutique hotel (only four years old) and surrounded by shops, restaurants and spas- all within walking distance. It's also incredibly close to the ocean--just a short walk. (We took some of our wedding pictures down there--which I also highly recommend!) The bridal suite where I stayed has a FABULOUS view of the beach town and of the ocean. And on the morning of your wedding, there will be no better feeling than to walk out on the balcony, breathe in the ocean air and smile.
Vendor response to review
From your dress to your hair to the evident love between you and Matt, it truly was our honor to be the site for your wedding. It was a joy to work with you and I hope you will stay in touch with us! Thank you so much for your kind words and just know that you are as memorable to us as we are to you.
Shade Hotel was an excellent venue for our wedding and for anyone who is looking for that very modern chic wedding. I highly recommend Shade Hotel not only for weddings but for any type of event i.e. birthday parties, showers, business meetings, etc.
Vendor response to review
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to say such wonderful things about us. You were a beautiful bride and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you during the "bridal process". We wish you all the best in life. Take care!
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Jolise and her team at Shade on several weddings and occasions. In addition to their gorgeous venue, their team does incredible work. Each wedding is more fabulous than the next, and we are so excited about continuing to partner with them for future weddings and events!
What a cool place to get married!. I love doing wedding here.
Please keep in mind that Shade is capable of anything from a big traditional wedding to a smaller more intimate cocktail affair. What makes us different is that we make sure that every client has an event that is tailored to them. We can truly do almost anything here at Shade, including unique menus created specially for you.