We had a GREAT experience with the Lakeway Resort and Spa as our wedding venue. Alex Folden was so wonderful to work with! She responds to emails &calls very quickly, and will work with you to ensure you are getting what you want. She is person...
able, sweet, & fun, and made the planning process much more enjoyable. She completely understood my vision, and over the course of the planning process, we developed an true friendship.
This is a great venue if you are having a lot of out of town guests. About 90% of our guests were from out of town, and Lakeway offers so many amenities for them - very few of our guests ventured outside of the resort at all over the weekend because there was so much for them to do and enjoy on site. It was also really fun for all of our guests to stay in one place and so convenient that they were in the same place as us for the whole weekend. The entire staff made our time at the resort so easy and relaxing - from the bellhops upon arrival (who were AMAZING! - especially Elvis), to the bartenders at the back porch bar, and everyone on the events & catering team - they are all fantastic, and provided us with unparalleled service and attention. We got to know many staff members and learned that most of them have been working at the resort for years, even decades in some cases, and it shows in their customer service.
On the day of our wedding, everything ran SO smoothly! If there were any issues that day, I (the bride) was not aware of them. Having worked in event planning for 2 years prior to my wedding, I know how chaotic it is, and my family was concerned that I wouldn't be able to "let go" of the planning and set up on the day-of.. But the team at Lakeway handled everything, and I actually got to sit back and enjoy my wedding day, start to finish. I didn't have to worry or stress about a single thing that entire day. They were very professional in everything they did, and I was truly amazed at how knowledgeable and how well trained the entire staff was. We used the Vistas Ballroom for both our ceremony and reception, so they had to flip the room in about an hour - they did a fantastic job!! Everything looked perfect for both the ceremony and the reception. The Vistas Ballroom is INCREDIBLE - unlike any other ballroom I've ever seen, with 3 of 4 walls as windows and a giant terrace overlooking beautiful Lake Travis. There is nothing else like it and it can't be beat.
The food was also AMAZING! During our tasting, when we wanted to change some things, they were very accommodating and made our meal exactly what we wanted. Many of our guests commented (and still say) that it was the best wedding food they have ever had. When we tried the food at our tasting, we were blown away at how great everything was, but still thought when serving it for 150-200 people, no way it would be as good at the wedding. We were very wrong - it was just as good, if not better. We served filet with macaroni & cheese, and veggies. Everyone's steaks were cooked PERFECTLY and the mac & cheese had great flavor and was super creamy. I have no clue how they managed to cook perfect meals for that many guests. Additionally, during cocktail hour while my husband & I were busy taking photos (not eating the passed hors d'oeuvres), our banquet captain, James, had the kitchen staff make a specialty dish just for us.
THANK YOU to everyone at the Lakeway Resort & Spa for making our wedding weekend PERFECT! It was the best weekend of our lives!