Our wedding was a great celebration and family/friend gathering! Getting married in El Paso in August was not too bad and it was actually cooler than usual. Prices were reasonable and most things could be negotiated. Having welcome bags for out of town guests with maps and local goodies is a good idea but you have to find out from those where they will be staying. Write their names on the bags and Registration should give them to them upon arrival. A wedding web site and Wedding Mapper were great resources to share with our guests and to be able to refer to when they asked about accommodations, things to do and registry info. We'd highly recommend using it but you have to really encourage folks to use it if they are not the first to go to the computer for information.
Great wines and they can work on pricing with you or your venue. Very nice to have a local winery be part of the mix, not mention it is the most 'green' way to contribute to the local economy, production and good business.
A family of 3 musicians, supposed accomplished symphony musicians but they seemed disorganized and not as on point as I would have liked. They entry music was delayed and choppy, which the balcony setting could have attributed to but they should be professional enough to be able to improvise and make it work. Not impressed.
Very moist, scrumptous cakes. Go in advance for a tasting. We loved the champagne-pear and orange-cranberry. We ate some the next day and it was just as delicious. They also have very creative designs for toppers and have a very high quality standard and clientele.
Very creative and eager to work with you on color palette and scheme--beautiful job! Discuss budget before hand and you do not have to pay for vases if you do not wish and they can make the arrangements so that they can be removed easily by guests. In addition the venue can be sure that guests leave the vases behind. It can be costly and even more so dangerous to be carrying large glass items across the floor or parking area.
Lovely venue but a terrible headache dealing with the City bureaucracy and contracting. Would not want to go through the hassle of having an event there. Have someone especially designated to deal with them and catering.
Lovely historic setting, oldest in El Paso, after the Missions. Church is without full-time priest so administrative tasks and planning can be burdensome. Also there is no bride's room for changing but can use the office which sufficed.
Absolutely beautiful natural setting on El Paso's westside in the upper valley. There is both an indoor ballroom or tent which is quite large. We preferred the outdoor setting as it had a more natural feel to it those mosquitos in the summer can be a bear. They are very accommodating and willing to work with you though wine purchased from them is almost double the cost which needs some negotiating. Zin Valle wines just up the road have some great wines and should be used more often there--our favorite was the Man's Best Friend Merlot which proceeds go to the Animal Rescue.
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