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My wedding was perfect at lakeview. I didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything I needed was included. They worked hard on everything to make sure my wedding was exactly what I wanted it to be. I would tell anyone getting married to get married there. Jami was the best wedding cordnator.
When you have your wedding here, you automatically get the help of one of their wedding coordinators. We worked with Jami and she made our wedding day go off without a hitch. We had to change from an outdoor ceremony to an indoor an our and a half before we started because of rain. But, they made it beautiful and it went perfectly. They had thought of all the little things, such as saving hors d'oeuvres for the wedding party.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception outside on the 10th tee. Everything was perfect and just the way I had pictured and hoped it would be. The coordinator did an excellent job keeping us happy and staying on top of everything! I would recommend this venue! Our guests all raved about how amazing everything was from the food to the setting :-)
The food was under cooked and some over cooked...they rush everything from the cake cutting to taking and putting your centerpieces away...my ceremony started 30 minslate. FoOd was hour behind. I dont recommend this place they take on to many weddings for one day and are just in a hurry!
The girls in the wedding event office at Lakeview really went out of their way to make sure we had the perfect weekend. And it was absolutely beautiful, we had an awesome time. We had some minor concerns, which I will detail below, but ultimately, these things did not affect our ability to have an incredible weekend. We will def go back to celebrate anniversaries to come. Lauren + Megan are truly lovely girls who made our wedding weekend great!
1) some of our things were lost in the melee, including the bubbles made by one of my bridesmaids, a mirror made by my mom to tell guests where to sit and my bridal tiara, which I left in the bridal party holding room. I was really disappointed about these losses, due to the sentimental value of the items.
2) they were very short staffed when guests were arriving, with no help for bags, and no carts/dollys to wheel things to rooms. Also, they charge extra to put the welcome bags in the rooms of your guests, so we had to leave them at the desk, but the desk staff didn't always hand them out, so some guests didn't get itineraries/gifts, etc.
3) there is no overnight security, so ballrooms which were decorated and set up with our things were unguarded (and some drunk golfers had been boasting of stealing things from other weddings/crashing the receptions here). The ballrooms were open and close to the resort bar.
4) there is no access to the Governor's or Lakeview suites at the resort by elevator/ramp. No matter which direction you go, there are stairs. This was SUPER inconvenient as we had so many things we were putting together in the suites, aka the favors, welcome bags, flowers, etc. Not to mention my gown, luggage, etc. A lot to have to drag up and down stairs.
6) we had the pool reserved for our rehearsal dinner but they allowed it to be used publicly during our rehearsal. One woman was drunk and was telling all my guests how awful her daughter's wedding had been there the year before. Also, even though we planned it as a pool party, there was a last minute scramble to get a lifeguard for some reason.
7) they charged extra for things that should be included like a speaker/iPod hookup/microphone for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Maybe this is customary? I just felt if you have singers and readers that would like to practice at the rehearsal, they should be able to. Since they didn't practice these things, there were lots of mistakes at our ceremony, which is now on video for life, lol.
Again, these are ultimately minor details, and we had a truly beautiful time.
We had our wedding at Lakeview. And everything was PREFECT. It is the small things in life that matter the most. Our coordinator Megan offered to go pick food for the bridal party so we could continue spending time together and finish getting ready. Megan was also available even after the wedding.
I can't say enough good things about Lakeview. We worked with Megan as our wedding consultant and she was absolutely fabulous. I really feel like I couldn't have gone through this process without her. She answered all my questions along the way and responded to emails very promptly. She accommodated last minute changes very well and was so friendly and upbeat at every step. We were able to drop everything off the day before the wedding with some simple instructions and Megan took care of everything with the set up and take down. The next morning, our stuff (decorations, gifts, etc) was packaged up (very carefully) and ready for us to take back home. I had zero worries the day of the wedding because I had so much confidence in Megan which allowed me to enjoy that day with my family and friends instead of worrying about if the table arrangements will be set up correctly. All of our guests stayed at the hotel and I would say our only complaint was that the wedding was at 3:30 and check in time at the hotel was at 3:00 which made things difficult. However, the bar in the hotel allowed for the party to continue after the reception ended which was an amazing plus for us and our guests.
I was highly disappointed in the service and the venue.
I could not have been more happy with the way our reception at Lakeview turned out! It was such a great environment for the entire weekend, having our guests all staying there in one place and enjoying the spa, golf, restaurants, and bar. The wedding coordinators at Lakeview are fabulous and were so helpful for the entire year leading up to the wedding. Everyone was so organized and had every detail written down and prepared for the weekend, things I don't even remember telling them! We used the Reflections ballroom and the Library for our cocktail hour, which were both great spaces. Our guests enjoyed the food and atmosphere and could not have had a better time! This is a great venue and the staff is awesome to work with!
Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be and more! Shelby was our wedding coordinator and she made sure everything was just as we wanted it and then some! The venue and food were also a good quality for the price. our wedding had about 125 guests and we paid just under 10,000 for the food, bar, and venue. Lakeview also sets everything up for you and does all the clean up. I would definitely recommend Lakeview.
The rooms were subpar and outdated. Some of my guests complained of their rooms being dirty. Our honeymoon suite was great, but the room I stayed in the night before was gross.
Megan was great! Hilary, Shelby, and staff were so great the day of. Lakeview met all goals and made last minute changes when requested. Lakeview made everything easy and planning with them was a breeze.
Jami Bonitz was wonderful to work with, very friendly and professional (and easy-going)! She worked with me for almost a year leading up to my wedding and adapted to everything I threw at her! Lakeview was great at negotiating and accommodating our requests. They were also great with our tasting, and on our wedding day room set-up was great and the staff was very friendly.
A few things slipped through the cracks on our wedding day....the service was a bit slow and unorganized...and the largest issue was the food...
Lakeview did not order enough food for our confirmed amount of guests and we were having a buffet, therefore they ran out of food, the quality was poor after the first 8 tables or so and the kitchen was ill-prepared to handle 3 large events that evening. It set our wedding back at least an hour and ruined some of our guests' experience. Other than the food and service issues our wedding was perfect!
Where do I even begin! From start to finish, Jami Bonitz at Lakeview made our wedding day absolutely amazing. Anytime I had questions or was looking for a vendor, Jami would answer my emails and phone calls immediately. She was extremely professional and helpful during the entire planning process. I don't know what I would have done without her helping me!!
The day of the wedding was perfect. The weather was beautiful for our outdoor ceremony & the Reflections ballroom and library looked amazing! Everyone kept saying how they loved seeing the lake during the reception! It was a wonderful feeling to know that Jami had everything under control and I didn't have to worry about anything. Jami took care of decorating tables and even using our extra material to enhance a few extra tables. The food during cocktail hour and dinner was FANTASTIC!!! The chefs at Lakeview have mastered their menu and everyone spoke highly of the food.
Something that surprised us were the special touches in our guest room that night. Rose petals was placed in the bed along with a bottle of champagne, favors from the wedding, extra pieces of our wedding cake, and a sweet note from Jami. The following morning we had breakfast in bed & were treated like royalty by the staff at Lakeview.
There will never be enough words to express how blessed we were to have our wedding at Lakeview. God truly led us to this venue, and made plannig our wedding an amazing experience. From the amazing planner, to the beautiful ceremony, we could not have chosen a better place to start of our happily ever after. Thank you, Lakeview and may you continue to bless couples like us for many years to come!
I barely did anything!! It was great! Jami, the wedding Coordinator that assisted us, took care of everything. We just tell her what we want and she takes care of the details. We couldn't afford the packages they had listed, so we gave them our budget and the made a package with what we could afford. It's great that everything is included. Our day went smooth. Couldn't of had a better day. It was beautiful, the staff is very respectful and professional. And the room was very clean and nice (the bed was so comfortable)!! You can't get a better deal anywhere else. You definitely get the most bang for your buck here!! Thank you Jami, you were amazing!! And thank you Megan for filling in when needed, you were so kind!!
I was a September 2012 bride at this excellent resort. Jami Bonitz was my planner and to say she was OFF the charts amazing would be an understatement. She helped make the most exciting day of my life absolutely unforgettable! No detail was left out. No task too small. I loved that a maitre'de was included to set up and tear down for you. The staff were so polite, professional and helpful. I was not stressed out AT ALL the day of my wedding because Jami had it under control. I didn't have to miss one small memory worrying about anything! If you're looking for the fairy tale wedding of your dreams...Lakeview is your choice...and Jami is your girl! Oh, and our picture made LakeviewBride.com ! Check us out! :) Our picture is the one of him dipping me with the stunning background. Photo courtesy of Marci Cochran at Marcellaneous Photography.
I was in 10 weddings prior to my own, so I'm pretty familiar with wedding food. For our wedding, we opted for a buffet dinner that included sliced sirloin of beef, chicken breast, vegetables, roasted red potatoes, and salad. We also added a carving station with pork roast and a chef-attended made-to-order pasta station. The food was beyond phenomenal. We had several guests tell us that it was the best wedding food they had ever had, and we couldn't have agreed more!
I started off my wedding planning with an amazing girl who lakeview provided, but then the planners started changing and I went through about 5 different planners. I was working with the first planner on many things an everything was changed by the different planners. I didn't find out about a few of the planners leaving until I tried calling to get some info as it was getting closer to my wedding an no calls were returned. I had to send several emails plus leave messages over an over an then calls were returned. I will say the day of wedding ran smooth except they needed signs out directing people to which wedding was in what area. As the bride I didn't want to see guest before I got down to the gazabo on the golf course. I ran into about 15 of my guest as I was about to be taken down wondering where they needed to be. The ceremony went smooth then the reception was amazing. The food was spectacular but they needed bigger plates for the stations. We chose the stations to give everyone more choices and they were given small dessert plates. I don't know if I would have my wedding there if I had another choice but definitely would use them for a reception.
I just had my wedding reception at Lakeview last weekend and they were spectacular! Megan Smith was my coordinator and she made sure everything went as planned. I loved how I could drop off all my items and they set up and tore down for me, but I was able to tell them exactly where I wanted everything. They made sure that everyone was well taken care of throughout the evening. Definitely worth it!
I was my own wedding planner so I had everything I wanted. Lakeview provides a beautful back drop for an amazing day!It does get frustraing when you don't get everything you paid for-weddings are not cheap
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I Do At Lakeview
Spectacular views and impeccable service are trademark qualities of Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa. They offer a beautiful outdoor ceremony site, ballroom seating for up to 450 guests, their Wedding Specialists will ensure every detail of your day is perfect and the packages include amazing amenities!
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant, Unusual/Alternative
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013