We have a beautiful memory! We definitely loved our decision to use Shepard Park in Lake George for a unique Adirondack ceremony. Any of our difficulties were behind the scenes and thankfully our guests had a wonderful time. Most importantly we had a beautiful wedding and have started our marriage with a happy memory.
James travelled from Syracuse to Lake George for our weekend. He didn't miss a beat and was always working to get the best photos. He was hilarious and helped to keep things fun. James was very professional to work with and we'd hire him again in an instant. His work is gorgeous!!
Chas was fantastic to work with. He was always working to make sure he was playing the music selections we wanted and took requests from our guests. He kept things flowing and did a great job with all of our announcements.
We used individual cheesecakes instead of traditional wedding cake. Jessica treated us like royalty at all of our appointments. The tasting is the best one, as you also get to take extras home! She really executed our deigns to a "T" and was fantastic to work with.
He was very difficult to work with. We had requested that he be a surprise to our guests and families, yet when I pulled up at the edge of the park I could see him talking to tourists and standing in plain view of guests before the ceremony. We had also specifically chosen songs with him and he had agreed to play them, yet as I felt the tap on my shoulder to start walking down the aisle he chose not to play "Here Comes the Bride"!!! During our ceremony he was asking our planner in a regular voice for his final payment.
What he did play, he played well. He just didn't care about making our day special.
This is a 3 person irish band we hired to play at our cocktail hour. THey were fantastic!! We had many compliments on their music. They were very professional and great to work with!
Fantastic!! Taia made our whole wedding come to fruition. She and her girls set up the reception and ceremony and orchestrated every detail. She went above and beyond her contracted duties and she truly wants to make your day meet your expectations. Whenever a problem came up, and we had many, she had a solution. She was the best decision we made and she's affordable!!
Martin is a floral designer. I took him pictures and ideas and he came up with a design that was everything I envisioned. He set up our ceremony and broke it down, as well as our reception. You're getting a very high end design that is affordable. His centerpieces and sculptures made our reception into a fairytale! I can't say enoughgood things about him!
The village was very easy to work with for the permit and insurance. The location was unique and the view gorgeous. We did pay to bag parking meters and had issues with tourists taking the spots all day long. There were people parked in our spots when my car arrived and we had to wait to aprk for the ceremony! We also had to send the groom to the siite in the morning to weed-wack as the village hadn't done this in the ampitheater. Everything else was gorgeous and there were MANY others watching our day! This couldn't have been orchestrated well without our team of planners and floral designer.
We had numerous issues with this venue. It seemes that they were never out to please us, but rather just trying to get the job done in the most convenient fashion for themselves. We were having a wedding for 75 guests and had a contract stating we had a certain size tent. The larger tent seated 300 guests and I did not want my wedding to "swim" in the tent. After some resistance we were guaranteed the smaller tent at a meeting 2 weeks before the wedding. Two days before the weedding we were told, not asked, that we were having the larger tent regardless. We hired our own wedding planner for a weekend only package and this created many issues with the venue. The day of our wedding they were screaming at our planner for moving a table. Any creative decor ideas were immediately shot down or we were told we'd have to speak to the owner about it. With an hour left in our reception the owners dogs were running through our reception tent. The bartender was nasty to myself and our guests. You know she had to be pretty bad for a guest to actually tell me!
On the postiive side, none of the guests were aware of this and had a fabulous time. The decor came out gorgeous and the food was delicious. I truly believe the successes were all due to our other vendors really caring about making it special for us, despite the venue's resistance.
They were very accomodating to work with regarding our room block. We also used thier shuttle to take guests to and from our reception. It was a great service that was offered and well worht the money! Our room was clean and they were very professional!
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