The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Ceremony Garden. You'll feel as if you've stepped into a European courtyard when you enter the Ceremony Garden at La Mirage Wedding & Banquet Facility. With stone fountains, lush flower beds and antique statuary, this gorgeous wedding space provides a picturesque backdrop for your wedding. A stately stairway leads to a raised stage on which you say your vows in the sight of your loved ones. The lawn area can easily accommodate your guests, while the colorful landscaping adds a beautiful garden touch.
Lobby. The Lobby is an alternate ceremony location during inclement weather. It has a fountain, a beautiful mural and an ornate staircase leading up to a mezzanine level with an ornate design on the railings. Architectural accents and décor make the Lobby an elegant, photogenic spot, but the space accommodates a limited number of guests depending on seating arrangements.
The Crystal Room. This room has updated, elegant chandeliers, a dance floor and picture windows overlooking a private garden with statues and gazebo. The room accommodates 75 seated guests or up to 350 attendees for a reception-style celebration.
The Mirage Room. The smaller indoor venue holds 50 to 150 people and has its own private garden with gazebo. Special lighting effects, centerpieces and other decorations are available in both indoor venues.
What You Should Know
A wedding coordinator is available to handle all your plans for a hassle-free experience. La Mirage Wedding & Banquet Facility is the exclusive caterer and beverage service provider for the event spaces. The venue offers menu options from appetizers to sumptuous eight-course meals and works with you to create a personalized menu for your event.
Music and lighting are allowed outdoors, where there are electrical outlets for a DJ or recorded music. Barware, glassware, china, tables, chairs and linens are provided. Cleanup and setup are part of the rental agreement.
On Saturdays the venue requires a 100-guest minimum reservation for the Crystal Room and a 75-guest minimum for the Mirage Room.
- Chocolate fountain available
- Long garden bridge for epic wedding portraits
- Elegant winter decorations for holiday weddings
- Wedding cake included in some packages
- Master of Ceremonies for smooth event flow
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Service Staff
Best Venue by Far!Reviewed on 12/15/2011 Ronice A
We recd the best service and staff and the venue is remarkably beautiful. We recd reviews from our guests for months after the wedding of how wonderful a venue it was. It truly is a dream come true if you are looking for a garden-style wedding. Packed with waterfalls, excellent statues, lots of beautiful trees, wonderful waterfall bridge for pic-moments! - you name it, they've got it! A+++
ExcellantReviewed on 11/04/2013 Tina P
All great things to say! Beautiful, Friendly reasonable
Review for La MirageReviewed on 10/21/2008 Karol Ann S
Experienced manager made the planning easy. Many things were included in the package we chose such as the cake fresh flowers on the tables and the beautiful ceremony garden. Also a private garden was available off the reception room during the reception.;The bartender was inexperienced. There always seems to be construction on site. Bathrooms could have been better.
We signed a contract with La Mirage in 2015 for a specific package, which came at a specific price per guest. We understood signing a contract locks you into a certain price point for a certain service(s). From the time we signed up until 10 days before our 2016 wedding, Bud was very friendly and easy to work with. However, at our final meeting when we saw him to give our final numbers this is where everything changed. On that day, we were presented with our final receipt. The number was a little higher than we had expected, so we didn’t say anything then. Instead, we went home and started running the numbers ourselves. We could not get our numbers that we agreed upon to match what was on his receipt. Two days later, we went back to La Mirage to drop off items for the reception. We asked to speak to Bud. The lady that works there, Linda, scoffed at me and said “He’s busy”. I’m thinking – we are paying customers with questions. Although we hadn’t paid in full at this point, we made periodic payments that added up to about 90% of our total bill. My thought is that he can make time to speak with us. He then came over to the table where we were. We asked him to break down the receipt. This is when we learned that he had raised the price $2.00 per guest without notifying us prior. Before we could say a word, he blurted out “it’s in your contract”. We reluctantly got his check to pay in full given that we had done months of planning for our wedding day that was just about a week away. We couldn’t just go anywhere else to have our wedding, and he knew that. That night, we went home to look at the contract. We found a very small clause that states the wedding cost is based on current market value or something similar. We feel like we were deceived with the way it was handled. It was just written in on the receipt without so much as a word or a heads up. We looked at the figures, but what about those that don’t. Also, the time listed in the packages (5 hour reception, etc.) includes your ceremony time which was not what we understood. We understood it to mean that starting at cocktail hour, then the clock starts ticking. It actually starts ticking at the time they advise the bride to arrive, 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. So the 15 minute early arrival, 30 minute ceremony both cut into your “5 hour package”. And be prepared to clean up at the end of the night. We rented many items and the rental company was told they had to return that night to pick them up (again, not what we understood) and we also had to pack up our own toasting glasses, cake serving set, table numbers, etc. Not a huge deal, but not exactly what you want to be doing after a long day in your wedding gown and your guests have moved on to the after party without you!
Stay away from this one. Tells us the date is fine go in for an appointment. He had to leave us for over 10 min durring our appointment for another appointment. Came back by the end an hour in tells us the dates booked. Thanks for waisting our time when the inlaw flew up just to go with us to venues. Try a venue with more organization.
We had the most amazing time at our wedding a few weeks ago, 4.23.16. It was everything we had dreamed of && more. The grounds were beautiful && the reception hall was perfectly decorated. The staff was polite && accommodating, they did everything they were asked without hesitation. Bud && Linda were very helpful with all the preparation leading up to the big day && we were thankful that the 'drill sergeant' kept everything running along smoothly. Thanks for everything La Mirage. Best. Day. Ever
I went there to see the facility & get some pricing info. Bud the manager was extremely rude and not willing to budge on a number of small things I inquired about. I'm having a private ceremony & then a low frill reception for friends and family and he had a very "I'll find business elsewhere" type of attitude. Despite liking the facility, I chose another venue. If he didn't appreciate my business, chances are, he won't appreciate yours. Take you money and your special day & spend it somewhere else.
We got married at La Mirage 8/15/15. We were about to have a beautiful evening ceremony in their private garden area. The photos were great and our guests loved it! Our guests enjoyed the food and drinks. My husband and I opted for the Satin and Lace package with an open bar. Bud is a nice guy, we are also from out of town, he was able to accommodate our needs since we had to travel down to Connecticut. He is also fair in his pricing, no shortcuts. Towards the end I was able to customize our package having only chair covers for our sweetheart table, making sure to list the total number of children as to not pay full price for them, etc. Every penny counts! Everything went smoothy that day and we came in just about on budget! I would recommend this venue. Location was also really close to a local hotel where I had a room block set up, so my guests were happy.
Our Day was BeautifulReviewed on 2/06/2015 Carrie G
Our day was beautiful. It all went on without a hitch. Since we got married in October we chose to only use the venue for our reception. We did use the garden area for photos which came out beautiful. The staff was great and the food was delicious. The only thing was my food and my husbands food was removed from our table before we were done. We had gotten up to walk around to the guests. When we returned it was gone. Not a game changer by any means but just something to note for the future. The entrance way will be gorgeous and a great photo opportunity when it is finally completed. It has been a long,long process. We were praying for it to be completed by the time of our wedding. La Mirage is not up to date when it comes to technology, all the contracts are handwritten. Hopefully this is something they will be able to modernize in the near future. Bud and Linda worked with our crazy schedules to meet late at night so we could make payments, bring in our parents to see the venue sign contracts, and drop off last minute items the night before and day of the wedding. Overall my husband and I were very pleased with our day.
Reception VenueReviewed on 11/02/2010 Caitlin T
Owner is kinda rude and creepy but value is great. They have been around for a long time and have made great updates recently. Food was really great!