FAIRY TALES DO COME TRUE! My husband Dennis & I recently married at WOTL this past September. First off, the management & staff of a wedding venue are the heart & soul of your wedding...and the family at WOTL are no exception. They will do eve...
rything within their power to make your special day the best day of your life. The management team (Michael, Danielle & "Uncle" Frank) worked with us for over a year to accommodate every request we had to make this day the day we envisioned. THEY ARE FABULOUS! We had some pretty unique ideas in the execution of our wedding - they worked with us on every aspect. A big deal breaker for us was the participation of our dog, Max, in the ceremony. When other venues said we could bring our dog for an outside ceremony, but if it rains, he's not allowed inside; and as luck would have it, the weather was horrible on our wedding day, but WOTL stepped up and moved the whole event inside and our pup/son Max made a grand entrance during the indoor ceremony. While on the topic of the big day, we can't forget to mention the staff, including Charles & Chelsea, who literally saved me from having a mental breakdown 20 minutes before the ceremony. I am a bit of a control freak and was formerly an event planner and decided to be groom & wedding planner. Despite the lack of a wedding planner, Charles stepped up as maitre'd and took the reigns when I needed him to make the day go off without a hitch. And Chelsea, our attendant, was literally waiting in the wings every time we needed something. It was utterly amazing how FABULOUS they made our day!
A couple of things for couples looking at WOTL to consider:
- Single Event Venue: We were the only event happening and that makes a huge difference when the staff (who did I mention are FABULOUS?) are strictly focused on your event.
- FOOD, FOOD & MORE FOOD: Seriously, our guests are still talking about how much food we had (this was the basic menu w/ no additional packages) and the quality of the food is utterly FABULOUS!
- Price Points: The rates are very competitive with Long Island wedding venues; we believe we actually got a larger and higher quality wedding for less money versus what we would have paid at some of the other venues we toured where we would have gotten less and been one of many events happening at the same time.
- Vendor Package: We absolutely loved the photographer & videographer that came as part of the WOTL vendor package. The quality of their work is FABULOUS! In regard to the DJ/Entertainment company, we worked with a music director to create the soundtrack to our big day versus the DJ choosing the music to play. We provided pre-mixed music sets & protocol to follow throughout the reception. Not only did they agree to use our music protocol, but they did it with zero flaws! FABULOUS! We did have a slight issue with the limo service, however, and this is not a reflection on WOTL as you work directly with the limo company in the planning. Be aware there is a mandatory gratuity for the car service that takes the happy couple home after the wedding and an extra "overtime" fee for the shuttle bus service to take all your guests back to the hotels if you run even one minute over your contract expiration. Other than that, the drivers were great and on time for everything.
All in all, we had a FABULOUS wedding and WOTL will always hold a special place in our heart as the ones who played a major role in this milestone event in our lives! THANK YOU! XOXOXO