18 total reviews
The Noto's family was nothing short of kind, flexible, and helpful! They were willing to work with the needs of our families as well as what my husband and I were hoping for. They also allowed us to take pictures in the wine cellar. Our photographer was thrilled and we could not have been happier with the night!! Great place for a reception with amazing food and wonderful service.
We held our wedding in the wine cellar in the basement. The service was amazing, the food was delicious, and the venue was beautiful. It was certainly a little pricier than some of the other venues we'd looked at in the area, but let me tell you, it was completely worth it. We could tell where every penny went to. Joann, one of the owners, was beyond helpful. She always responded within 24hrs (always!) and was both friendly and professional. Our families and guests were impressed with the day and overall experience too. I really can't say enough about how happy we were with our experience at Noto's - if you're considering them, go for it! You won't be disappointed.
We had both our ceremony and reception at Noto's in October, and I cannot stop raving about how wonderful it was. We required so little decoration, because Noto's is an absolutely beautiful place. When we began looking for wedding ceremony/reception venues, we assumed we would use GVSU because we're both alum, but I forgot all about GVSU as soon as I saw Noto's and met Joann.
What's so fabulous about Noto's is that they're family-owned, and Joann Noto is such a pro at what she does. She and her brothers will go the extra mile to make sure you have exactly what you want, and although they're pricier, it's worth every penny. The food was absolutely fabulous, and the bartenders and caterers were helpful and attentive all night. We truly felt like royalty on our wedding day! I must have emailed Joann 1000 times throughout our engagement, and she was quick to reply and never made me feellike I was bothering her. We even had to switch rooms when we had more people to invite than anticipated, and she didn't skip a beat!
The best part about Noto's is their wine cellar. Do not leave your tour without taking a peek! Our photos from the wine cellar are spectacular and it's a beautiful, intimate setting. We used Bella Torre for getting ready and for formal photos, and it was gorgeous.
After dinner, we decided to go with their espresso/biscotti bar. This was great, except we didn't make enough of an announcement about it and it was underused- make sure to let people know it's available.
We'll always remember our wedding day as the best day of our lives, and it wouldn't have been the same without Joann and the wonderful Noto family.
In short: Worth every penny!!!
Noto's was absolutely incredible. I could not ask for a better location to have my ceremony and reception. They went out of their way to make our day the most special day possible. The Noto's family is phenomenal and were always willing to help, accommodate, and work with us. We worked with many members of the family (Valentina, Gabby, Tony, Joann, and Santina) and were wholeheartedly impressed by their efforts. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to them and would HIGHLY recommend Noto's to anyone for a wedding event, or even a party. They went above and beyond our expectations.
Noto's made our wedding absolutely perfect. Joann was excellent to work with and made sure everything went absolutely perfect for us. The venue is gorgeous which saved us a lot of money on decorations since they just wern't needed. The food was delicious and the cake was beautifully decorated. They do not have a venue fee but rather a minumum charge. I really liked this as we were able to choose how we spent our money and went with a less expensive meal, more bar options and got the cake from them as well to include that towards the minimum. Having everything done right there on site made everything so much less stressful on us since we didn't have to coordinate as much and everything stayed hot and fresh that way versus having food delivered to hall. I also love that they have a restaurant as well so we can always go there for our anniversary now. Highly recommended!!
I LOVED having my wedding at Noto's! I had my rehearsal dinner, ceremony, & reception there & I couldn't have asked for a better venue. The ceremony in the Bella Torre was beautiful & intimate, the rehearsal dinner in the private dining hall was delicious & the staff made last-minute accommodations seamlessly. I had my reception in the Paradiso Ballroom & it turned out very nice. Many of my guests made comments on how great the food was & how beautiful everything was. The pastry chef did a wonderful job on my cake - it was far better than expected! Noto's family (specifically Valentina) kept in contact with me about any changes & they were very accommodating even for last minute changes on my guest list. They worked with a few outside vendors (music & florist) with ease. Thank you so much Noto's for being a part of creating a perfect day for my husband & I! Definitely five-stars!!
We selected Noto's after recommendations from friends, a great date night at the restaurant with impeccable service, and for the peace of mind of having a professional take care of a significant portion of the reception in one shot. Yes the minimums are expensive...however when you break down the cost and compare to banquet halls you may find (as we did) that the price is very competitive. I cannot even describe in words how much of a relief it was to have the catering, cake, set up, and take down all covered in one shot. As brides, we have too much to worry about!
The food and cake received RAVE reviews from our guests, which is quite a feat as many of them are certified foodies and/or former caterers.
The only issue - we had quite a few out of towners arrive early and were not welcomed pleasantly. I am confident though, this was likely a one time occurrence of someone having a bad day.
We had a beautiful, small and intimate wedding in October in Notos' Wine Cellar. What a fabulous experience! It is a perfect venue for smaller weddings with great atmosphere. We saved a lot on flowers and decorations because the room is so lovely and traditional that little was needed. The food was awesome. Dining in the Wine Cellar is always "chef's choice", with a customized tasting menu prepared by chefs based on the freshest, local ingredients available. The highlight was risotto prepared tableside, much to the delight of guests. We had a wonderful luncheon consisting of appetizers and champagne toast, wild mushroom and spinach salad, risotto, stuffed pork tenderloin, matching wines and a trio of assorted desserts for just under $100 per person, tax and tip included. In particular, Joann and Valentina Noto made the ceremony and reception very easy for me, with great service and assistance with referrals to other vendors. Creative Events did impressive flowers and Terpstra Photography shot many spectactular photos. Both of these vendors are highly familiar with the Wine Cellar and were great choices. We are an older couple and with the Noto family assistance, were able to plan our wedding in 8 weeks. I had wanted to honeymoon in Tuscany, but our wedding in the Notos' Wine Cellar was the next best thing!
Noto's Old World Italian Dining and Banquet Facility was one of the most accommadating and professional vendors that I worked with in planning our wedding across the country. I felt extremely comfortable and confident in Joann and her ability to host events. We enjoyed the food, the cute wedding cake, the beautiful venue and dance floor. My thanks again to Noto's for helping to make our day so special!
- Jennifer H., Long Beach, CA
The people at Noto's immediately made us felt so comfortable in their facility. We were blown away by the beautiful setting and elegant atmosphere. JoAnn responded to our questions the same day we asked them and was always willing to try and see that our wishes were met. The food and service were terrific the day of our event. I loved that Noto's did not charge us a room rental fee- all of our money went towards food and drink for our guests. The bridal party had a blast taking pictures in the wine cellar and on the grand staircase! Renting the centerpieces from and having the table numbers provided by Noto's was so convenient and one less thing I had to worry about. The cake and cupcakes Noto's provided were delicious. If I could do it all over again, I would go straight back to Noto's without any hesitation.
We were satisfied with Noto's we had our ceremony here and guidance was lacking during the rehearsal and during set up. Everything else was great!
On June 30, 2012 we had the most beautiful wedding that I still can not get over. I always dreamed about being married in a stunning facility where everyone was at awe of the whole day and I believe that is what happened. The Noto's family and staff treated us as if we were part of their family. We were not just another wedding party but we meant something and we were important. I can not say enough about how wonderful our experience was with Noto's. We will return again if there is ever other events that will happen in the future. We are truely blessed in so many ways. The price was very reasonable and the service was outstanding. I hope that you really consider Noto's because I promise you will not be disappointed. Thanks Noto's for making our day magical!
Noto's was a great venue for our wedding reception. I loved their food, the room, and I think the staff was amazing. Joann, Tony and the rest of the Noto's clan are great people, and we could not have chosen a better place to celebrate our wedding.
Noto's did a great job for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding. They provided us with beautiful rooms, great food and exceptional service. Always stayed in contact, which was important to us! We would recommend them highly!
We had our rehearsal dinner at Notos. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was good. It was a fun time.
Noto's provided everything we could have asked for in a reception site. The people were amazing to work with (especially Joann), and the food was delicious. Everyone had a wonderful time, it was beautiful.
Noto's was helpful but set in their ways. They have specific ways of doing things, as many vendors do. I felt they charged a bit much for their services. However, the food was great and presented in a beautiful way.
It has a beautiful winding stair case to take pictures on. The staff was so helpful and you get to work directly with the Noto family.
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Noto's Old World atmosphere speaks of quality and care, from the elegant banquet rooms to the spectacular entryway featuring a white marble staircase climbing to a beautiful ballroom and descending into the newly completed wine cellar. Great food and great wine!
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013