Friends and family raved about how good the music was. This band is very talented, professional, and easy to work with. They created a fun and festive atmosphere at the reception and had young and old up dancing through the night. We've recommended this band to 2 other couples who have hired them for their weddings.
Amanda Gall was our event manager and was fantastic. She was easy to work with, offered great suggestions, and took care of EVERYTHING. The food was excellent, made only more attractive by the decor. BAC did a great job.
The string quartet was a great addition to our ceremony and cocktail hour (between the ceremony & reception). They did an excellent job. They are talented, professional, and have a lot of experience with weddings. They offered music suggestions that were perfect.
The beauty of the botanical gardens made for a great location for our wedding and reception. The gardens were in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous so we didn't have to do much in the way of flowers. If I was only rating the location I would give it "5 stars", however the primary event manager, Robyn, was not easy to work with. She was sometimes difficult, unresponsive (even a week out from the wedding), and not very friendly. Fortunately for the day of the wedding, you are assigned a different event manager that handles the logistics of the event itself. Our wedding day event manager, Nicole, was wonderful and ran the event beautifully.
One thing to note, if you have an outdoor wedding at this location and choose a tent as your "rain plan" make sure you understand the policy upfront. We were told there were 2 "approved" tent vendors we could choose from, but when we asked for their contact information a month out from the event (to reserve a tent as a backup) we were only provided with one "option" - needless to say the price of the tent was ridiculous and the overall service was terrible. You can hold your wedding indoors at the botanical garden as well so that's perhaps a better option.
Great hotel for the price. It was close to the wedding & reception location which made it convenient for our guests. The staff was helpful and the event coordinator, Sara, was very good. She handled special requests by our guests and ensured they were well taken care of.
The only negative was that they do not have a hotel shuttle to/from the airport or to reserve to take guests to/from the wedding/reception location (ours was only about a mile away so it wasn't a big deal).
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