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CARLY AND CHAD'S WEDDING

August, 2012 in Washington
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Reception: Proven Ground Farm

Caterer:

Chef's Catering

1504 Washington Rd
Washington, IL, United States

"We worked with Chef's Catering because they were recommended by our reception venue, the Proven Ground Farm on 8/11/2012. The food was very good, but not what we ordered. They said that they will make any dish if you have a favorite recipe so I provided one. As the bride I was the first person down the buffet line and when I got towards the end I had to ask what one of the dishes was and the staff told me it was my chicken dish. I had ordered a dish with Alfredo sauce, bacon , onion and peas. This this was just chicken and Alfredo sauce with nothing else added. All of the guest still loved it and probably didn't notice the difference, but I was really excited for my dish and was disappointed it was not right. We also paid Chef's $50 for cake cutting service. The staff did not know how to cut the cake and the bartender that we hired separate had to help the staff cut the cake. The staff then piled plates of cake on top of one another and got frosting all over the bottom of other plates. This was unprofessional and my parents had to take away from their precious time at the reception to move cake. THEN, the staff did not clear the dishes as I was told they would. The owner of the venue had to clear all 110 plates herself and this took a long time so guest had plates at their table for a very long time which I thought was unacceptable. To top it all off, we almost ran out of our main dish, and the veggie trays were very sparse! Everyone did love the food they got though, I just wish my parents didnt have to do so much work and the staff would have done their job."

DJ:

Diamond Dan Productions

807 Whippoorwill Drive
Washington, IL, United States

"The enitre reception went off without a hitch and the DJ timed everything well. The dance floor was packed the whole night and the music was always approprate for the moments. Dan has many years of experience, and it shows! I could not have asked for a more care free experience."

DJ:

Diamond Dan Productions

807 Whippoorwill Drive
Washington, IL, United States

"The enitre reception went off without a hitch and the DJ timed everything well. The dance floor was packed the whole night and the music was always approprate for the moments. Dan has many years of experience, and it shows! I could not have asked for a more care free experience."

Florist:

Georgette's Flowers

3637 W. Willow Knolls Rd.
Peoria, IL, United States

"and had a lot of creative ideas. Planning a wedding from a couple of hours away was difficult at times since it was hard to get Saturday appointments. So just make sure to make your appointments early for the weekends. Overall the flowers were great and I was so thankful for their creativity!"

Reception Venue:

Proven Ground Farm

North Pekin, IL 61554, US

"We had our wedding reception at the Proven Ground Farm, but you can have both the wedding and reception there if you like. It is an old farm converted into a wedding venue. You can choose any catering service, and bring your own beer and wine. No hard liquor is allowed. We have about 110 guests and have more than enough space. Inside the barn holds 150, but I think you can also rent tents for outside if you have a larger wedding. All of our guest really enjoyed the inside and outside space and just LOVED the venue. All of my friends had the same hotel or country club wedding receptions and I just wanted something different that would stick out! We accomplished that with the farm! Shirley the owner was super nice and very helpful the day we decorated for the event on Friday and I dont know what we would have done without her during the reception! She was everywhere taking care of everything. It was about 80 degrees out and I was never once hot the whole time."

Reception Venue:

Proven Ground Farm

North Pekin, IL 61554, US

"We had our wedding reception at the Proven Ground Farm, but you can have both the wedding and reception there if you like. It is an old farm converted into a wedding venue. You can choose any catering service, and bring your own beer and wine. No hard liquor is allowed. We have about 110 guests and have more than enough space. Inside the barn holds 150, but I think you can also rent tents for outside if you have a larger wedding. All of our guest really enjoyed the inside and outside space and just LOVED the venue. All of my friends had the same hotel or country club wedding receptions and I just wanted something different that would stick out! We accomplished that with the farm! Shirley the owner was super nice and very helpful the day we decorated for the event on Friday and I dont know what we would have done without her during the reception! She was everywhere taking care of everything. It was about 80 degrees out and I was never once hot the whole time."

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