The minute my husband & I got engaged, we knew Sea Crest was our venue & luckily they had a Saturday date left in the 2012! S.C. beat out the other 2 venues we looked at by a mile.
Kathleen was our coordinator (who just recently retired), sh...
e was incredible. She booked the courtyard outside for the ceremony & the ocean view room for the reception. Our rehearsal dinner was held somewhere else.
The look, the feel of S.C. is so relaxing and beautiful. Kathleen went over every detail with us throughout the planning the process. She made sure to cover everything w/ us: the food, lodging, the ceremony, the reception, and brunch the following day.
First - the food. AMAZING. Our tasting was incredible. Private room, at sunset, with her and the chef. We tried 4 entrees, soup, and salad. For the wedding, we decided on a variety of hors d'ouvres and a plated dinner w/ 2 entree choices. My husband and I were assigned 2 waiters for the wedding who made sure we got hors d'ouvres & made sure we sat down & ate our dinner. They were amazing. Our guests (100ppl) told us it was the best wedding food they've ever had!
Lodging - incredible. I booked an oceanfront suite so my bridal party would have a place to stay the night before the wedding & have space to get ready on the wedding day. Worked out perfectly. Lodging at S.C. definitely is a little pricey, but worth it. We had numerous guests stay there at a 10% disc. rate & they loved it. The new rooms are to die for and you get access to the beach, pools, etc. during your stay. We relaxed in the hot tub the morning of the wedding & jumped in the ocean! The staff at S.C. were so friendly and took care of any request we had (e.g. tidying up the suite during the wedding, ordering my bridal party & I lunch on the wedding day & delivering it to us). The S.C. is a great, relaxing stay...they also gave us a welcome gift basket!
The Ceremony - breath taking. Kathleen worked w/ us on every detail. The rehearsal went so smoothly b/c she made sure we all listened. The set-up in the courtyard made me want to cry (ok, it did make me cry). It's the perfect setting for a sunny day, right at the beach. My husband made a Chuppah for us for the wedding & S.C. let us store it at the back of the courtyard all weekend. S.C. worked so well with our vendors & it was picture perfect!
The Reception - Awesome! Food was the best, service was the best, set-up was the best. We dropped our supplies off the night before & everything was set-up as we wanted. They even gave us more room at no extra cost! We found the placement of the welcome table to be a little weird (not at the entrance), but it worked out great. We had an open bar the whole night w/ the plated dinner - the staff was amazing, making sure to check w/ us on certain things, etc. At the end of the night, they did a great job packing up things for us!
The brunch - loved it all my life. Kathleen reserved tables for my family & some friends the morning after. Brunch was delicious, service let us hang around as the closed it up so we could continue to mingle.
All of the staff at S.C. are awesome. We had some difficulty w/ reservations at times, but overall - esp. the head staff, so amazing. On our wedding day, everyone congratulated us, helped us, etc. We loved them!
The Sea Crest is definitely recommended...it made for the perfect Cape Cod venue!!