Initially meeting with Jess during the planning stages, she was very responsive and helpful with any questions that we had. As our next meeting date approached, Jess would reach out with any details or information that we needed to have ready ...
for that meeting, making the best use of everyone's time. The food tasting was well organized and everything we sampled was delicious (we did NOT leave there hungry that evening!)
A couple of weeks before our big day, we were informed that Melissa would be our coordinator for the day. We were hesitant at first, since we had worked with Jess throughout the entire planning phase. Our minds were put at ease when we met with Melissa at our T-minus one week meeting, she was well organized, answered all of our questions, and was super helpful with all of our last minute details.
The bridal party and groom's party were able to have separate facilities to not spoil the First Look on-site. The facility is very well laid out: Ceremony on the first tee box with a beautiful back drop (there are two backup ceremony locations on-site in case of inclement weather), cocktail hour under a recently updated outdoor covered area with fire pits and seating, which is directly adjacent to the reception area. This allowed our guests to enjoy either area (indoor or outdoor) during the cocktail hour, which was appreciated by our guests. The reception area is exactly what we were looking for, with its' exposed wooden beams spanning the room, it made for great ambiance with our uplighting!
Thanks to all of the hard working staff at the Bella Vista at Hawk's Landing, with a huge thank you to Melissa, our day was amazing! They allowed us to setup our arbor the morning of, had drinks and appetizers ready for us during our First Look (the cart train was worth the additional fee), were attentive to every detail throughout our time there, the food was phenomenal with large portions (our guests concurred), and helped us load up our belongings at the end of the night. We didn't even realize they sent us home with full entrees for my husband and myself until we got home...such a thoughtful and appreciated gesture.
To say that our wedding day could not have gone any smoother is cliche, but it is so very true! Thank you again to all of the staff at the Bella Vista at Hawk's Landing for making the beginning of our marriage unforgettable!