5 total reviews
My fiance and I wanted our wedding in a hotel due to our number of out of town guests. The Marriott was the perfect location. Our wedding coordinator assisted us throughout the whole process and made sure all of our details were put into place. Correspondence was prompt throughout our year of planning. The actual day was perfect. Everything was set up as specified. The staff was accommodating. The banquet room was beautiful. The food was delicious and portions were large. It was a great location for a wedding - especially for an MSU grad.
The wedding sales representative was rude, and unfriendly! The Marriott was our number one choice before we visited. The location is great. We were not interested in the wedding packages they offered (a lot of things we did not want or need). The sales rep was unwillingly to accommodate. Also, the food was over priced (comparable to the Kellogg but Kellogg's food is much better). The room fee however, was the cheapest we found. You really pay for what you get there. For 400 hundred dollars we could have rented the entire second floor but the room was dark, with ugly carpet, and was very dirty. To top it off we saw the sales rep at a wedding convention. They didn't know my mother was still at their booth and the Marriott sales rep started talking about us! She was complaining about us attempting to make our wedding affordable (again their packages are way overpriced). It was extremely unprofessional and rude. I would not recommend them to anyone and I'm so glad we chose not to have our wedding there!
One of the main reasons my Husband and I chose the Marriott in East Lansing was because of their wedding planner, Diane Ferich. We could tell the minute we met her that she was going to be great and she did not disappoint! She responded to my numerous emails promptly and solved all of my "problems". I was amazed at all of the details she remembered. She was very organized. The week of the wedding we were able to bring all of our decorations for the reception and she had the event staff put them out exactly as we had planned. Instead of labeling the tables with numbers, I decided to "label" them with wedding photos of our family and friends. Setting up the tables could have been a little tricky, but even this abstract idea was perfectly executed. The food was tasty and the servers were friendly and attentive. The morning after the wedding we invited our guests that had stayed over to breakfast in the hotel bistro. It was very nice. We ended up with more guests at breakfast then we had originally planned, but the staff accommodated them all, setting up extra tables. They even ran to get my elderly father a chair with arms so that he was more comfortable. I highly recommend the Marriott at University Place. We had a wonderful wedding weekend!
Working with the Marriott and Diane Ferich was an amazing experience. She was willing to work around our needs for the entire reception/hotel portion of the reception and everyone left the event with positive feedback. My friends and relatives gave rave reviews for the food and the bar/lobby set-up saying that it was one of the better receptions they had attended. Also the rooms were a great price and location for guests.
As for my husband and I we could not have had a better experience all the way around. The food was as good as it was at the tasting, and everything that was promised along the way was actually delivered. The staff was beyond friendly and was more than accomodating to everyone in the entire room.
If you need a place to have a reception this is the best place that you can go! I would reccomend it to everyone without any hesitation. Thank you for making it the best night of my life.
Our wedding reception experience at the Marriott East Lansing was incredible. We were on a budget, and really did not expect anything above and beyond standard service and decent food. Diane, our event coordinator, was easy to contact and extremely helpful through the entire wedding planning process. We stayed at the hotel the night before the wedding to get some final items ready, and the entire staff knew who we were and I was shocked by how willing they were to help us out. On the day of the wedding, I was expecting to get several last minute questions or issues to come up from the staff, but none ever came - we walked into the reception (which started with a cocktail hour) and everything was in place and far exceeding our expectations. The only time that I was approached by the event staff was when they wanted to take care of something that we were not expecting them to take care of, again far exceeding our expectations. There were more servers that needed, so somebody was always around to help move something or run a quick errand. The servers that were attending tables never let a water glass get empty. The food was great, and the bar staff was quick and friendly. Three weeks after the wedding and I am still getting compliments on how successful the reception was, and all we did was provide the DJ and the table centerpieces.
In summary: For the budget that we had for 200 guests and the small amount of time we spent worrying about the reception, the event was outstanding - largely due to the service and staff. Thanks Diane!
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Your Dream Wedding
Memories that last a lifetime, begin at the East Lansing Marriott. Located in the heart of downtown East Lansing, the Marriott offers superb catering capabilities to complement our hallmark Marriott service. The East Lansing Marriott is the perfect place to start your "Happily Ever After".
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort