We truly had the most amazing and beautiful wedding! We were a little wary about having our wedding in Thousand Oaks in August, but Sherwood is set into the mountains, so it wasn't too hot or cold. With just under 150 guests, we didn't feel like there were any real glitches or major concerns. Every one of our vendors did a fantastic job, the food was marvelous, and our guests said everything was just perfect! A recommendation: we decided to take our family pictures before the ceremony (a huge time-saver!), and even though the bride and groom saw each other beforehand, it really allowed us to spend as much time with our guests as possible during the receptio and make the most of our band. One thing we wish we had done was to get a videographer (at least for part of the wedding). We figured that since the technology changes so fast it wouldn't be worth the investment- and that we'd probably never watch the video again. But now that it's all said an done, it would have been nice to see a few things on video. But I guess since our photographer was so amazing, it makes up for that : )
Gilat and her band were truly magnificent. Multiple guests from our wedding commented that they had never seen or heard a better band at a wedding! The hora they played was amazing, and they had us dancing all night long, with perfect dancing and wedding songs. We highly recommend InJoy Orchestra if you're looking for an amazing party filled with dancing all night long : )
Ronnie was fantastic! We had a limited budget, but knew that we wanted someone with amazing photographic talent. Ronnie was so welcoming and friendly, she did fabulous engagement photos at a location of our choice, and truly put in the time to make our pictures look gorgeous. On the day of our wedding she worked firmly with our family and took all the pictures we requested along with thousands more- even in a photojournalist style that we wanted. We highly recommend Ronnie if you are looking for an easy going friendly and talented photographer. The best thing about Ronnie is that she doesn't require her clients to buy a photo album from her- giving us the freedom to do what we like with our own pictures!
We found Shirvan Design after searching for many florists that would fit in our budget. We wanted something elegant and simple, but also not too pricey. Shirvan met our needs and then some. We wanted a Chuppa specially set up, and they guaranteed it. When we came in to discuss our ideas, they were able to make some of the centerpieces on the spot! The day of our wedding they arrived at our venue early, and set everything up perfectly. When we made a suggestion about our chuppah, they happily obliged and made it look just beautiful. The quality of the flowers were gorgeous, along with the bouquets and centerpieces. Our only complaint is that they were a little difficult to get a hold of to schedule our final sample centerpiece meeting.
Words couldn't possibly describe how amazing and perfect Sherwood Country Club was. Although we had a limited budget, Sherwood worked with us to create our dream wedding at a cost that was well worth it. From the very beginning Michelle, Heather, and Gerri were all extremely professional informative. The venue is simply breathtaking (have you seen the bathrooms?), we had our ceremony on the round veranda and our reception in the Grand Ballroom. All details were managed beautifully in the month before the wedding, and the food tasting was simply divine. We highly recommend the creme brulee! The day of the wedding everything was set up exactly how we had imagined, and all food and beverage items were simply to perfection. At the end of the evening we received numerous compliments and kudos on the delectable meal and dessert. Lastly, after all was said and done, the catering manager (Gerri) was just fantastic. She packed up a to0go box for us since we were just exhausted, and made sure that everything was cleaned up accordingly. Everyone at Sherwood was so helpful and wonderful. We can't express how happy we were to have chosen Sherwood for our wedding!
We stayed here the night of our wedding along with our wedding party. Let's just say it's one of the most beautiful hotels we have every stayed in. They gave us an amazing block rate, and the bed was simply to die for. Amazing bathroom, and a perfect place to spend our first night together and husband and wife! If you are getting married at Sherwood, we would recommend you stay only here!
Of the guests that stayed here, they said it was clean, modern, and very accessible to major freeways and local sights. The suites were beautiful with amazing views of the city.
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