If one is planning to get married outside in a beautiful, lush, peaceful setting, then the Lanam Club is perfect. That was our intention for our wedding on August 29, 2009. Unfortunately, our plans were disrupted at the last minute by Tropical Storm Danny.
Luckily, there was a backup plan that the Lanam Club has in place. I was truly impressed with how quickly the manager and other staff were able to put everything together to allow us to have our ceremony unscathed by the weather.
We were married in a cozy, well-decorated room inside the Lanam Club instead. We were not disappointed. Each guest sat on a velvet plush chair, the harpist was able to use the acoustics in the room to maximum benefit, and I felt our guests were truly part of our ceremony because we were all so close.
While my dream was to get married outside, I have to say that our Plan B worked out more than satisfactorily. I highly recommend the Lanam Club for a wedding ceremony.
I attended a wedding at the Lanam Club many years ago, and since then, I had imagined having my own wedding there. It is a beautiful house that is used as a business club. The grounds are peaceful and lush. It is possible to walk around the house outside and not know that you were close to downtown Andover. The house is truly the showcase: beautifully decorated with wooden walls that were originally carved by German craftsmen, and ornate ceilings done by Italian craftsmen.
Alex van den Broek, the manager, has been involved with the wedding business for many years and was a huge help in our attempts at organization. He is professional, friendly, and brings class to an already classy venue.
The food is spectacular. We were offered a tasting about 6 months prior to our wedding, and I had difficulty choosing what would be on our wedding menu - everything was delicious and artfully prepared.
The mansion is spacious and large, and allows guests to travel from room to room. One room was kept for dancing, and was more than adequate in size to accommodate all of our guests. Those that wanted more quiet to mingle and talk were able to do so in another room, and yet still feel connected to the party.
The bartenders were funny, quick, and professional. They kept our guests happy - one of our biggest priorities of the night.
Everything was well coordinated and went perfectly.
I am still getting rave reviews about the night from friends and relatives, some of whom came all the way from Germany. All of them were very impressed with the Lanam Club and its staff. I highly recommend this venue for a wedding reception.
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