The reason for my 2 star rating is unfortunately the owners. The day before we arrived to set up and the dog poop had not been cleaned up so many of us there experienced it first hand.
The day of the wedding the dog poop was still not cleaned up so I again stepped in it. It was totally gross. We did our make-up outside in the natural light under an umbrella. The owner decided to water all her plants on the upstairs deck, spraying water on everyone getting their make-up done. My make-up artist was appalled as was our photographer.
In addition, during the reception, the owners of the second house (all included as a part of our contract) had people over (despite the verbal contract agreement that owners would be out of sight). They smoked on their balcony during our dinner and had a party during ours. Once it began to get dark, the party became even more visible. There were people walking through our reception in board shirts without shirts on and we have a picture of another person getting drinks from our bar! I was even told there was a stripper pole inside the house that was in use towards the end of the evening.
Once all of guests had left, the people associated with the house began taking our centerpieces and flowers. We were able to get most of it back except for my bouquet and three centerpieces.
Thankfully, these events did not affect my evening or ruin my wedding. It was very unfortunate and I want to make sure people know the possibilities of renting this (gorgeous) property.
I will also note that the wedding coordinator that arranges these events is wonderful, fair and very kind.
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