We had our daughters wedding reception at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel this past weekend. What an amazing experience. We worked directly with Laurie Cuckler for the venue and Britt Tisdale for the room blocks. What a stroke of luck ...
that we were paired up with these two dynamos! I am convinced that they could rule the world. There was not one detail that was overlooked. In fact, so many times they had suggestions that we had never even thought of. The room itself was absolutely beautiful, very fairytale like...shoutout to Mager Designs. The food was outstanding. We had a cocktail/appetizer hour before the actual reception. The appetizers were very plentiful and so yummy! We chose a sitdown, duo plate for the reception which consisted of the filet mignon and salmon Wow! The staff was able to bring all the plates out in a very organized and efficient manner, no one was waiting while other people were eating. And the food itself was spectacular. It was absolutely delicious and prepared perfectly. No overcooked meat or salmon. Just melted in our mouths. The entire event went so smoothly and without a hitch that I could just go on and on. Bottom line, I would recommend the Renaissance without hesitation to anyone considering a big event. You will not be disappointed.
*UPDATE: So I just hosted my son and daughter-in-laws wedding at the Renaissance. Obviously I was not exaggerating when I so highly recommended the Renaissance after my daughter's wedding 3 years ago!
I again got to work with Laurie Cuckler and, if possible, she has only gotten better. Laurie is so professional, timely, detail oriented and just a genuinely nice person. I always felt that she was personally vested in my event. She called some of my vendors to make sure that they were understanding the bride's vision and then helped make it a reality. Laurie is such an asset to the Marriott team.
The food at the Renaissance was once again spectacular. They have a new chef since my daughter's wedding and he outdid himself. Everything was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully.
To repeat my last review, I once again cannot recommend the Renaissance enough. For something as important as a wedding reception, I would not want to do it anywhere else.