On August 24, 2013, I had my dream wedding at Meridian Banquets. If I could give Meridian Banquets a thousand stars, I would!! I can probably write a book on how amazing and wonderful Meridian Banquets is! My husband and I walked into the venue...
and we absolutely loved the layout, the beautiful high ceilings and the pleasant scent of flowers. A few moments later when we met Tina and her amazing mother, we knew this was the place we wanted to have our wedding. This is a true family business and my husband and I, as well as my parents, felt like we were part of the family.
Throughout the year leading up to our wedding our primary point of contact was Tina, however, the other ladies there, Joyce and Janet, assisted me on different occasions and they also did a great job. I have to admit, I was a difficult bride. I was very particular about every small detail. Tina patiently spent hours with me, going through every detail, and on my wedding day everything exceeded my expectations! Meridian Banquets went over and above their duties to make sure that I have my dream wedding. For example, I was torn between a few different linen colors and Tina ordered samples of each color and set up tables so that I can decide which color I liked best. Another example of how accommodating they are, I wanted to slightly change the cream of chicken soup by adding some diced carrots and rice and garnishing it with parsley. Tina talked to the Chef and my request was easily fulfilled. I wanted the appetizers to be served on the table (replenishable), instead of butler style and, for a very small fee, this request was again easily fulfilled. I wanted the chicken to be served family style, so that the sauce from the chicken does not mix with the au jus from the New York strip steak, and again Meridian was happy to accommodate my request. I brought in my own late night snack, and Meridian provided the heat lamps and plates, at no additional cost!
The night before our wedding we came to Meridian to drop off some items. When I walked into the room it was so beautiful and perfect, I started crying. Tina’s mom, Vicky, set up the most amazing pool for our sweet table. It is a square table, filled with some water, making it look like a pool. Our ice sculpture, along with flowers and floating candles were placed in the middle of this pool, and our sweet table was on both sides of this. It is absolutely amazing and a must for any wedding, it is absolutely unique and breathtaking. I received so many compliments on it!
Overall, my husband and I are so happy that we booked our wedding with Meridian and highly recommend it! The food was amazing (the steaks melted in your mouth, and that is not easy to achieve with 400 steaks), the bar had all of the items which I had specifically requested (like Ciroc vodka, Courvoisier, etc), the bartenders and the wait staff were very friendly and accommodating (for example, I had a couple who showed up as we were eating dinner, and before I had the opportunity to please ask their waiter to also bring them the soup, the soup was out on the table!), the sweet table (personally set up by Tina’s mom) was so beautiful, and the décor, absolutely perfect, just the way I envisioned it.
Words can not express my gratitude for everything that Tina, her mom and the entire Meridian staff did. It was such a pleasure working with them and I am so thankful to them for making my dreams come true! I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding!