It is a unique venue, which attracted me to it from the beginning. The house itself is beautiful. The waiting staff is always dressed professionally and willing to make your experience a good one. We had Valentine's Day dinner here and the ...
food was delicious. The food was good at our wedding as well. The problem really came through in the planning process.
First off, we had 130 people at this venue. They advertise to have a max of 200. Please do not believe this. They say max 120 in the dining area, this is also not true. If you are to consider this for a wedding your guest list should be less than 100. 80 or less would probably fit best.
Next, Josh (one of the owners and wedding planners) is a yes man. He will tell you he will do this and that, and you will think he is on the same page as you. However, I found this to be the farthest from the truth. From our tasting to the day of, there were details missing. Maybe it was just a busy time, maybe they had too many bookings between their other venue and this one, but either way, my wishes were not followed through with. For example- the tent was not decorated with the decorations that I left. There were no high top tables as agreed on and he charged $250 for a "dance floor" that could literally fit two couples. Don't purchase this. Just use the cement floor that is available.
On the day of the wedding reception, Josh was no where to be found, even though I was told he would be there. There was a house assistant, but she had no itinerary for the day and was constantly asking me questions throughout the night on when to do what. It was ridiculous because this was previously decided and planned weeks beforehand. If Josh wasn't going to be there, he should have passed on this information to her.
In the end, things happened out of order and in the wrong spot. We didn't get an official cake cutting and our introductions were cut off by the packed dining room area. Both mistakes could have been easily avoided if the head of house knew what the timeline was.
On the positive side: Our guests told us the app's were delicious and the drinks were perfect.
Beware- if you do book with The Colonnade, they also made mistakes with our bill. Double check their work and make the last payment after the reception if possible.