I don't know where to begin because absolutely everything about this venue was perfect!! I cannot emphasize enough how fantastic this venue is and how lucky I feel to have found it and had my wedding there.
On-site coordinator: Kelsey is the ...
event coordinator for the LHGC and she is AMAZING. She helped coordinate every detail and answered all my questions quickly and kindly. I must have emailed Kelsey a million times and she was always helpful, responsive, and warm. Not only did she assist with every step of planning the wedding, but she also worked the entire weekend too, helping with whatever we needed and ensuring the whole wedding went smoothly. For example, she did dishes during our welcome party, she basically ran the entire wedding by coordinating our many vendors, she set up our table decorations and place cards- I mean it when I say she did absolutely anything that needed to get done. I sincerely cannot recommend Kelsey enough.
The venue: stunning. We held all of our events on site- our welcome party, wedding, and day after brunch. Each party felt unique and special because of the many locations you can use. Our guests could not stop commenting on what a beautiful venue we had found. We were also able to have our entire family stay on site, which meant fun breakfasts together, seeing kids playing on the lawn, family members from both sides jumping in the paddleboat or going for a hike. Our families really did join together because they were able to spend relaxed quality time together throughout the weekend.
The caretaker: Cory is the on-site caretaker who lives there and helps out with everything. Just like Kelsey, he couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. From keeping the property looking beautiful to helping guests figure out the outdoor fire pits, Cory was always there to help. He and Kelsey are an amazing team and I feel like this review won't do them justice because they made our weekend perfect and I owe them so much for that.
Liquor, catering, etc: Because this venue isn't a hotel or inn, you have to arrange your own liquor provider and catering, as well as wedding furniture and tableware. However, Kelsey gave us great recommendations of who to use and she also helped coordinate between all the vendors. For example, she worked with our liquor provider to arrange the drop off of supplies, she looked over our orders to ensure we had everything we needed, and she coordinate with the caterer so we didn't have to worry about anything on our wedding day. It was definitely extra work, but it also gave us the chance to really make the wedding exactly what we wanted and personalize the experience.
I can't sing their praises enough- this venue is really and truly a special place to get married. I will cherish the memories I have not just from our ceremony and reception, but also the smaller moments- our families cooking breakfast together, the impromptu whisky tasting on the patio, my mother arranging the flowers for our wedding, siblings and cousins playing life-size Jenga on the lawn, and people curling up with blankets next to the fire pits. Our wedding was about me and my husband (ah! husband!) committing to one another, but it was also about the joining of our families, and I feel that our families truly did become connected thanks to this venue and the amazing people who work there. Thank you, LHGC, for being everything I hoped for and more!!!