We was married in July 2016 at Scott's Seafood at the Westin Hotel. It was so convenient to have the hotel, ceremony, and catering all taken care of by the same staff. The day was coordinated so well by all of the staff, but especially Courtne...
y Reading, the venue coordinator.
Courtney is quite possibly the best attraction to this venue. Prior to the wedding, she was very helpful in finalizing our details, gave us a great list of recommended vendors, and coordinated with our vendors to create a wedding timeline for us. At the rehearsal, she took charge (in the best way) to coordinate us, our bridal party, and our families. On the wedding day, she knew exactly when to check in with us, got us drinks when we needed them, and was totally on top of keeping us "on schedule" for our activities (like first dance, speeches, flower toss, etc.) without us feeling like we were being herded around. There are also a TON of small details that she took care of, like taking the gifts up to our room at the end of the night, and expertly pinning back on my groom's boutonniere that had withered! Simply put, she's an expert at her job, and she had our complete trust.
The food was AMAZING, and we got so many compliments from our guests! We had previously eaten at the restaurant as guests, and we had our rehearsal dinner at Scott's, so we can definitely attest to the food being consistently delicious for both small and large groups. The serving staff was professional, and the banquet captain, Jerry, was absolutely wonderful. He briefly introduced himself to us as we began the dinner service, and he showed great service to us even the morning after the wedding, as we were trying to track down a few items left behind at the ceremony sight. (Update: My mother just informed me that they ate at Scott's a couple of weeks ago. Despite it being a busy Saturday night, Jerry helped them move tables, as one of her friends was going through chemo and was sensitive to some of the smells inside the restaurant. Jerry did this for my mom, who was "just a restaurant guest" even though he was also taking care of a wedding that night! Truly professional, and a great asset to Scott's.) The hotel valet and bell staff was also excellent.
The venue was so fun and convenient. While some guests danced the night away, others played lawn games outside, or mingled outside the tent. The tent was beautiful, with chandeliers and draping inside, and facing the river. The hotel and restaurant guests cannot see into the tent, and I liked that privacy.
Of course, as much as I loved this venue, there are a few things worth noting. First, while the venue is absolutely gorgeous because it is on the river, the downside to this is that the boaters are very close to the ceremony. At both our rehearsal and our ceremony, we had a couple of people shouting to us. We didn't really mind, but it was somewhat disruptive. Second, the downside of taking pictures at the sight is that many of our wedding guests saw us in our attire before the wedding! This could mostly be avoided, as long as you build in plenty of cushion in your timeline to be out of sight before your guests arrive.
Overall, 5/5 - we loved the venue and staff, and we would definitely recommend!