We used Avalon Manor for our reception venue and were very happy with them! They made the planning very easy for us and set everything up for us the day of the wedding. We just told them how we wanted everything and they made it happen. The hall is beautiful and the food was AMAZING. We did a combo plate of steak and chicken and all of our guests were very impressed with the food! The only negative thing I would have to say is that our main cake was vanilla and strawberry and we also had a sheet cake that was chocolate and they never cut or served the chocolate cake. At the end of the night they gave us the huge chocolate sheet cake to take home with us. It was nice to have some extra cake, but we would have liked them to have served it to everyone. Other than that, we didn't have any problems and everything ran very smoothly. We would definitely recommend this reception site to friends!!
The gazebo was beautiful and well upkept. It provided a beautiful background for pictures. It was also really nice for the guests to go straight from the ceremony to cocktail hour while the wedding party took their pictures.
Not only is the Avalon Manor a beautiful place and well upkept, but the staff is amazing as well. They attended to our every need and went over and above standard service to make us feel pampered. Our guests raved about the bar selection and the food. We got a high end wedding on a budget.
We really had a good time at our wedding. The food was delicious and the bartenders really kept the party going. Plus the reception site was fixed up beautifully. However, we did encounter a few problems during and after the event. First of all, my ushers found that guests at an adjacent wedding were coming over and stealing our favors. We were also missing some items (i.e. a polaroid camera) after the event was over. Further, I had made a variety of photobooks to display on the favor table, and the staff there did not put them out as I instructed. Lastly, in the days following the wedding, guests told me that they had been told that they were out of cake; however, the waitstaff had informed me that night that we had an entire sheet cake left, which we were unable to pick up the next morning because they couldn't find it. That was another thing, we were supposed to take all of our items home that night (the night of the wedding) which was impossible as we had limited transportation. The staff was minimally accomodating about keeping it overnight, but we had to come back right away the next morning, and as I had already mentioned, some items were missing. Overall, it was a great event, but I think with a little more personalized care these issues could have been ironed out.
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