Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
My husband and I toured quite a few venues, but none of them seemed to be the right one for us. When we toured the Eilan, we knew it was the place for us! It is an elegant hotel with not only a beautiful interior and so many beautiful ballrooms but also a wonderful Italian style villa exterior. There are so many wonderful photo spots- the marble staircase, the outside staircase, an outside terrace, trolley tracks, and a gazebo just to name a few! Susan did a wonderful job working with us to make sure that all of our questions were answered and everything was ready for the wedding day. She also made sure that our meal choices were correct- we had an initial tasting and a follow-up tasting to make sure we liked the modifications that had been made (the food was so delicious!). On our wedding day, Susan and the staff at the Eilan made sure everything went according to plan. Both the guys and the girls got ready at the hotel in addition to having our ceremony in Sala Cristalla and our reception in Palio Hall. The ceremony and reception rooms were set up phenomenally! The staff did such a wonderful job and half a year later we are still receiving compliments on what a beautiful and wonderful wedding we had! We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Eilan!
We're from Houston but decided to have our wedding at the Eilan Hotel and Spa because we absolutely fell in love with the venue. We were a little weary about having a destination wedding, but the professionalism and quality of service we received in the end made the extra effort worth it. At the Eilan, the wedding experience begins far before the ceremony even starts. The hilly drive up to the hotel is gorgeous and sets the mood. The lobby is grand. The view from the terrace they use for ceremonies is stunning, and the ballroom makes for a beautiful indoor reception. The Italian villa-inspired buildings served as a great backdrop for group photos, and the gazebos and water fountain were the perfect setting for our bride and groom portraits. Correspondence during the wedding planning process was a little slow and frustrating at times. We had several instances where phone calls and emails went unanswered and we felt like we needed to stay on top of certain people to make sure things got done. However, everyone really pulled through during the final hour. The hotel was very accommodating. RJ and the rest of the event staff are awesome. They made sure everything was executed smoothly and that it lived up to their promises and our expectations. We got great compliments on the venue, the food and the wedding cake. A couple of guests even told us it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. That says a lot considering this was a destination wedding for practically everyone involved. To say we were extremely pleased with our experience seems almost like an understatement.
weddingReviewed on 3/19/2013 ALYSSA G
After months of stressing, it all worked out in the end. I got married!