61 total reviews
I can't rave enough about the Waterview. From the moment my husband and I sat down with April during our first visit, to the moment we walked out the door at the end of the night as Mr. & Mrs., the entire experience was amazing. We had the pleasure of working with Kat and Hilde and they made the day run as smooth as glass - I had barely anything to worry about.
While the food was delicious and the venue itself is gorgeous, the service is what made the day extra special. We were lucky to have two bridal attendants who made me feel like a queen and were as nice as could be. One, Jackie, even had to undo my bustle before walking down the aisle and helped put it back up after pictures!
Kat was an absolute pleasure to work with - very responsive and did her absolute best to make our day special. Always around to answer a question and even help set up my DIY centerpieces - definitely chose the wrong florist... She put up with my crazy family with professionalism and politeness and basically orchestrated a perfect day. Thank you so much, Kat and the Waterview!
I have my wedding Oct 6th at the Waterview and I had the most amazing night of my life. They not only did what I asked for but exceeded my expectations by adding décor and such to my wedding. My coordinator Jon was amazing and so helpful through the whole process. I have heard nothing but amazing reviews from my wedding, thank you again Waterview!
The Waterview did such an amazing job at my wedding on July 26th, 2013. I cannot seem to stop ranting and raving about their service, decor, presentation, etc. All my family and guests cannot stop either! It was such a wonderful evening everything was planned out to a T. Thank you to Jon (our event coordinator) Hilde (ceremony coordinator) and our wonderful bridal attendants Jaci & Kevin.
My wife and I had our reception at The Waterview this past June and our experience was tremendous. The entire staff, especially our event coordinator, Colin Melita were fantastic and on their game throughout the whole event. Not only did Colin and the staff keep us calm and ensure the day went without any issues, they were so organized throughout the planning process.
The location is amazing. It is impossible to be disappointed about that. The food was very good. We've heard so many incredible compliments about the food, specifically the Prime Rib, Grilled Swordfish and Chicken Normandy.
I can go on and on about the venue and service and everything I say will be absolutely positive. I don't have one negative. As stressful as the wedding planning process can be, one thing you should feel completely confident in is choosing the Waterview. Requesting Colin as your event planner would be a smart decision as well.
This was the first place I visited.. After visiting other places that had less desirable views (and prices) this was an easy pick. The staff provides OUTSTANDING customer service. From the management team who booked me to Kat who was my consultant I was blown away by their attentiveness and patience. They were always kind and accommodating. They provided me with a separate cake due to my food allergies and worked closely with my minister and music team to ensure everything was seamless. My day was perfect because of them. All my guests complimented the hot and delicious food and the top notch service from the waitstaff. Everyone we had with us on our day was amazing. If you book her ask for Kat though, she made sure my day was perfect and was with me every step of the way. I'm still getting thank you cards from my guests for what a perfect wedding I had. You will not be disappointed booking here!
I had Kathleen as a coordinator and first and foremost, she rocked! I was a nitpicky/OCD/everything had to be perfect/drive you nuts kind of bride and she somehow managed to not strangle me and was always extremely reachable and super sweet. My wedding day was incredible! Kathleen and the Waterview staff went above and beyond and made everything run perfect. There was so much food and it was delicious! I did read other reviews that said a few negative things (not many) and my experience is the complete opposite. I was married in April of 2014 and both my husband and I were so thrilled we selected the Waterview, they really run an amazing venue. Also another thing that made us so happy was that they let us customize our wedding however we wanted. This is silly but I'll say it because maybe another bride thinks like me, one of my fears was that once you sign the contract and give the first check everything changes and they stop being friendly and stop being helpful but that wasn't the case at all. I kid you not, I could always reach someone at the venue and I popped in a couple of times before my wedding and the ladies at the front were so accommodating! I really recommend you check this place out and ask for Kathleen, she really is the best!!! Thank you everyone at the Waterview for helping my reception to run so smoothly!!
I could not have envisioned our wedding day any more perfect. We were greeted off our party bus by Kathleen, our wedding coordinator, and our two bridal attendants with champagne and congratulations. They were with us the entire time, bringing food, drinks, helping to bustle my gown, telling us the timeline, and making sure our day ran very smoothly. There was not a speed bump in the road. Kathleen was so great throughout the planning process and always prompt with her responses to our questions. If I had the chance to do it all again (as we all wish we could) I would not change a thing with our venue!!!!!
We just had our wedding at the Waterview and it was awesome. The food was great and plentiful. The venue inside and out is beautiful, the grounds especially. We got a fantastic deal for our off-season wedding that could not be passed up. We had some issues with our wedding coordinator, the first one was fired midway through and his replacement wasn't very experienced so he wasn't so great with the details. BUT overall we were taken care of from the moment we got there until the moment we left. My bridal attendant Jason was WONDERFUL and totally took care of me all night long.
We selected this venue for our Ceremony & Wedding for the beautiful garden with lake view. The Event Planner & Staff were very accommodating, the food was plenteous(per guests I did not get much)taste was delicious, they were precise carrying out every detail as I requested, cake was excellent, had 4 course sit down dinner and the guests raved about the quality of food and service. We did not have to wait long for food, no complaints what so ever with The Waterview. A couple who attended our wedding asks us to introduce them to manager so they could arrange their wedding for next year. The day of wedding I did not have to worry about anything, they decorated ceremony space, put out the favors, guest book, programs and I had no need to hire a coordinator because they did it all!!!
The staff at The Waterview we're excellent from beginning to end. Kat, my wedding coordinator always responses ASAP wth answers to my many emails and helped me with everything. Her and the rest of the staff made our big day as smooth as possible!
When my fiance and I started looking around for venues, we wanted a venue that fit all our ideal requirements: a waterview, ballroom, garden, outside ceremony, tall ceilings and chandeliers, but in addition, we also wanted a place that was located in the center of where we lived and our families (MA, NY, CT & PA). Monroe, CT was the area and The Waterview was the venue.
We did have trouble with our assigned wedding coordinator, Jon, but we were able to switch to Suzanne; who was AMAZING! She made every detail and idea we had some true through e-mails and phone calls. The day of, we were so relaxed and were truly able to take in all the months of hard work and planning. The event ran SO smoothly!
Our guests have told us it was one of the best (if not the best) wedding they had ever been to.
I was promised that the venue was air conditioned.. Two days earlier when I visited , it didn't seem to be working.. They promised it would be for my wedding. Needless to say it was 85 degrees in the room the night of my wedding... I spent a ton of money on a band and nobody even danced because it was so hot. Guests were complaining all night and left early.. It destroyed my wedding.. They didn't even have the common courtesy to call me and apologize after I complained.
We found the Waterview and immediately knew that was where we wanted to get married. They were wonderful to work with and Kat was absolutely the best! Everyone will not stop raving about how beautiful it was there and how great the food was! A definite A++!!
I can not say enough about how amazing the venue and staff was at the Waterview in Monroe, CT. Coming in from Seattle, I needed a place that offered pretty much everything.I was a little worried that I couldn't taste the food prior to the event (except the cake), but the reviews on yelp said it was great and they were right. Everyone enjoyed their dinners, appetizers and dessert. Because I didn't meet the minimum (it's 125 for Fridays), Kathleen worked with me to get an additional food item (which was a late night snack and it was awesome!). We had our ceremony there, as well, and the woman in charge of that was wonderful. I met her the day before and sadly can't remember her name...but she was fun and friendly and that's what I needed. With the exception of the distance to the hotels (plan on renting transportation for your guests who stay in Shelton), The Waterview was the perfect experience!
My wedding was everything I could have dreamed of and more!
I don't know how to express my gratitude enough for the amazing job Kathleen, my assigned wedding planner, did on my wedding day. Coming from an event background myself, I know how difficult things can be to juggle the staff and guests and she did a stellar job.
From the AMAZING food to the service, my guests and I couldn't be happier. It surpassed my dreams in all ways! The staff were so accommodating and on top of things, I felt like I could relax finally!
This venue really is simply the best at what they do and we are so grateful for their hard work.
I am incredibly thrilled with how amazing my wedding day was. The Waterview and staff went above and beyond to make sure it was a perfect day! Jon and his staff that day were amazing. They always made sure my husband and I were okay, as well as taking care of our wedding party and parents.
Everyone was raving about the food and how gorgeous the venue was. I would recommend it to everyone! Amazing, best decision we made!!
We also had our ceremony on site and Hilde was great! She was so organzied and always ontop of things.
Thank you everyone that made our day perfect!
We had the absolute best experience at the Waterview. Jon and all of the staff catered to our every need and truly made our wedding the best day of our lives. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful the venue was, and how delicious the food was! A special thank you to all of the staff at the Waterview for everything you did to make our day extra special.
Waterview in Monroe, CT has these great points:
-- tall ceiling
-- huge hanging chandeliers
-- black granite built in dance floor
-- all inclusive ONE price packaging (no gold, silver, platinum ones you have to pick and choose)
-- very nice in photos with their large windows
-- nice bridal suite + attendants to take care of your entourage
-- top shelf open bar for alcohol
-- great food!
List of considerations:
-- I only wish they had a monthly or bi-weekly tasting option so families can PAY to go enjoy their great food and therefore be able to choose amongst the various entree options.
-- Oh, and because they are so popular, the demand for their consultant's time is very limited and you have to make your appt way in advance to get in..
Jon Casson was the most amazing wedding coordinator ever! The Waterview made our dream wedding happen and handled everything beautifully! The food was spectacular and the candy buffet was out of this world to the point the I cried when I saw the way they executed it exactly as I wanted in my color scheme/with my décor! They put all of my decorations exactly as I wanted them and the place is just gorgeous! I can't say enough about the bridal attendants either and how helpful they were. During pictures, they were there feeding us the whole time, carrying our stuff and asking us if we needed anything at all. The Waterview is the most amazing place ever! Couldn't be happier with my wedding and how we felt like a King and Queen the whole time!
We can't say enough about The Waterview and it's staff. The venue itself is beautiful, the food is delicious, the staff is accommodating and friendly, the pricing is very reasonable - and that's just the tip of the iceburg. We had the pleasure of working with Kat and Maureen as coordinators and Drew as our bartender; they made what is usually a stressful time, so very easy and enjoyable. They worked with us every step of the way to make sure we had everything we wanted. Our guests are still raving about our wedding. We can not thank you enough for everything!
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Waterfront Romance, Grand Ballroom Elegance
The Waterview offers spectacular views of Lake Zoar and over 13 acres of picturesque green lawns, mature shade trees, and colorful gardens. Come and enjoy exquisite cuisine prepared by our Culinary Institute trained chef served by our experienced and courteous staff.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09
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