Our wedding was so incredible!! It was out of town for a lot of guests, which made our wedding really great because all of the guests made a weekend out of it, instead of just an afternoon of a wedding and reception.
The weather was so cooperative, our vendor were great, and our friends and family were so much fun! And the best part: at the end of the day we were husband and wife!
I independantly contracted Eric's company partner, Katie, for our wedding and I could not say enough positive things about my experience! She was nothing short of incredible! Typically they work as a tandem team, so they don't miss a moment. I would highly recommend hiring from this company!
Overall, I was happy with my dj. He did a good job at keeping the dance floor full and he only missed a couple of things on my short "please play/please announce" list, which was minor. In his defense, we had a lot of last minute changes that were made. I was also able to get additional services through him, such as outdoor speakers and uplighting, which made planning much easier! A one-stop-shop! He also has a limo fleet (which we did not need, so we did not book), if you are looking for transportation.
AWESOME TIME on the party bus!! There was plenty of room and our driver stopped at The Sloppy Duck, a potty break, and a beer distributor for us to refill on our way to the reception, as well! We could play our own music onboard, there was room to stand to dance, and our driver was great. Highly recommended!
If I were voting on enthusiasm alone and my personal thoughts on Joel himself, I would give him 5-stars. However, for what I paid for the flowers, I would have liked for roses to not be falling from my bridal bouquet throughout the day. I also did fresh flower hairpieces for my bridesmaids, and I wish he would have recommended a different flower than the hydrangea that we had decided on, because it was tough to fit in their hair and they also wilted quickly. It wasn't all bad, though: the bridesmaid bouquets were lovely, the boutonnières looked sharp, and my bridal bouquet did look great in pictures. I would say that as long as you aren't getting flowers from him on a day when he is providing flowers for 3 other weddings, I think he is a good choice!
NICK'S PLACE IS INCREDIBLE! The wedding was a month ago and we are still getting compliments on the food there! We also got to keep our leftovers! They were also great at being flexible with the menu-- we thought it would be too hot in the summer to serve a pasta dish, so they allowed us to choose a seafood dish in lieu! How generous!
On top of the catering, the wedding reception was flawless because of Sarah (the on-site coordinator) and her family. We stayed at the adjacent "Seasons Inn" with the entire bridal party, and it was so convienient and the Inn was beautiful! We took pictures in the field behind Nick's, which was stunning, and the kids in attendance had a great time running through that field when they weren't on the dance floor. They had a complimentary coffee bar for guests, which was a huge hit! The outdoor seating area at Nick's was also a huge hit because the weather was gorgeous for our big day! I HIGHLY recommend their service!
It has been a month since the wedding and we are STILL getting compliments on how good the food was from Nick's Place! We chose the stuffed chicken breast, roast beef, and seafood newberg as our main entrees (they even allowed us to sub a pasta dish with the seafood newburg... how generous!), and all the side dishes, salads, etc. were equally as amazing as the tasty entrees. The food was simply spectacular! And we got all the leftovers!!
The church was right in the middle of Gannon's campus (but has no University affiliation), and was a perfect place for us to wed because we met during my senior year at Gannon. The church is beautiful (photos were incredible!), the clergy was very welcoming, and they were even willing to print our programs for us! The bridal preparation area was very roomy, which was very nice, as well. The only downside was that they didn't use their fans during our July ceremony, and it got a little hot. Overall, we were extremely happy and always look back fondly on the memory of the church where we said our vows as Mr. & Mrs.!
The website didn't do this venue justice, and since we were planning from out of town, I almost didn't choose Nick's... but thankfully, my parents went to the venue and took lots of great pictures of the venue, which convinced us that this was the place for us! And we were so glad we chose Nick's, for a multitude of reasons-- there was an outdoor area, where it was fun for guests to sit, visit, drink, and relax at the tables and umbrellas there; we were provided with a complimentary coffee bar, which was a big hit with the guests; the field behind Nick's made a great backdrop for pictures and a great place for the kids to play; next door was The Seasons Inn, where the bridal party all stayed together (so convenient!); and most importantly, the staff were so friendly, helpful, and were on top of everything.
I couldn't begin to say enough great things about Nick's Place. Thank you for making our day so memorable!
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