I can’t even begin to thank you for all of your help in making our wedding absolutely perfect! Words can’t express our appreciation enough! The night was amazing and I could not have been happier! Hope you all the best! I will forward along pictures as I receive them!
I’m so sorry you all are still dealing with so much snow. I hope it hasn’t been making anything too difficult for you! We are obviously the luckiest people ever to have pretty much made it through our weekend without incident!
Thank you and your team for the absolute best night of my life. Well, our lives, but I will just speak to you from my perspective:)
When John and I got engaged on 11/30/13, I knew my hopes for taking a little bit of time before planning were probably out the window if we wanted a wedding in 2014. I started emailing places in Boston and some further away from the city to check availability for the fall and found a lot of venues were booked or too far away/logistical nightmares. Before we got engaged, we knew we wanted a wedding that would be logistically easy for our guests to attend. That was a top priority as we are so lucky to have so many amazing people in our lives…we wanted them all there and we wanted to make it easy. When I came across Alden Castle online, I loved the total package idea from the start: close to downtown location, the vintage look I could have only ever hoped to end up with already built in and the ease of being able to hold all parts of the wedding in the same place. I never thought we would get married in the winter, but with limited dates, it seemed like fate that we had found the perfect venue for us and I almost stopped caring when it was as long as it was going to be at Alden. I’m so happy we made that decision. It was so magical that night!!!!
I always knew I wanted to get married and have a wedding, but I was never the little girl who had a vision of her wedding or “played” wedding. I think our wedding at Alden Castle surpassed whatever dreams I did have and that I could never have imagined any night as beautiful as ours. Thank you for making my vision come true and come together. When I walked down the aisle, I simply could not believe how gorgeous it was in there. Same for the reception. Magical and just perfect.
Thank you, Cindy, for all of your help along the way. You kept me on track and your guidance helped me feel like everything would be taken care of no matter how long the list felt or how nervous I was about certain decisions. You are decisive and organized and I never had a doubt that logistics would run smoothly the night of our wedding. Thank you for pushing me when I needed it and for accepting that while most things were traditional we wanted a few little personal non-traditional parts as well. All of the little details were so beautiful. Thank you for making sure things were in their places and looked so good.
Thank you to your team and the staff at Alden Castle. I have heard so many compliments over the past two weeks about how excellent the staff was on 1/31 and as someone who appreciates good service and kindness in life, it was one of the best compliments of my life to hear that about our big day. Same goes for the food. It started that night when friends came up to us and told us it was not only the best wedding food they had ever had, but some of the best food in general. We love food so to have people be able to remember our night with great food as part of that memory ranks high on the happiness list for us. It’s a really good feeling when people are impressed with your choices and every strep of the way reaffirmed we picked the best place ever to get married. And, we agreed that the food was amazing and just as good, if not better, than our tasting. Just amazing!
I wish you well as you move on to the State Room and appreciate you sticking with me through our wedding. I know you didn’t have to do that, but it helped me feel relaxed and confident that my vision would come together. Thank you for going above and beyond!
I hope I was able to convey just how happy we were with our wedding at Alden Castle. I know our memories of our wedding will always be special and we are so grateful for your role in that.
We can’t thank you and the rest of the staff at the State Room enough for helping to make our big day so very special. It was so perfect – Dan and I (and everyone, literally EVERYONE we invited) can’t stop talking about how seriously awesome the venue, the food, the party… etc. was on January 2nd. My girlfriends even recently commented about how nice the waitstaff were when passing out the food. Attention to detail is clearly something you all excel at. From start to finish, you guys are pros! Everything that evening went so smooth, and we were so happy to have you and Jackie there to keep us in the loop and to let us forget all about the “small stuff” that couples might have to sweat at other venues. Thank you again!
Thanks again for everything, Sarah! And we hope you’re staying warm during this blizzard!
I want to thank you for all your hard work on Sarah’s bat-mitzvah, which was magnifient! Sarah had a GREAT time, as did we all. We received all sorts of compliments about the food and the view, and it just was all so well done.
I know we are not the easiest people to get a hold of, but I appreciate all the energy and thought you put into making this work for us.
We just wanted to thank you again for all of your help in putting together a fabulous wedding. We received so many compliments on the venue and service. Everyone on your staff was so professional and very pleasant to work with. We will never forget The State Room and would highly recommend it. Your experience and guidance through the entire process was invaluable.
We are anxiously awaiting the proofs from the photographer and the opportunity to relive a wonderful night.
I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you for all your help and patience through our planning process…you were amazing!!! Seeing the way you set up Belle Mer the day of the wedding brought a tear to my eye!!! It was beyond what I even envisioned We’re still on our honeymoon and coming back tomorrow (boo!), but thank you again for all of your help! I’m so sad the wedding is over but Mike and I keep saying it was so perfect and we’re so grateful we had such an amazing day!!
Amanda/Sarah: The Summit was a tremendous success to a great extent because of the superb State Rm setting, fantastic staff and great food/drink! Everyone who attended the event was overwhelmed by atmosphere of the meeting room and quality of the services. Thanks for all your patience in helping us put it together and making it a terrific experience. I’ll definitely keep your venue in mind for future events and recommend that others take advantage of it as well.
Hope all is well! I would like to thank you for EVERYTHING! It was perfect and we had an amazing wedding day! Everyone is still talking about it! We appreciate the whole Belle Mer staff for all they’re help. To the waiters placing the food carefully all at the same time and for greeting and checking on our guest! It was truly amazing.
Carrie, thank you for an outstanding performance in managing Gina & Dan’s wedding event. Gina’s imagination and attention to detail were the heart of her dream wedding, and from the start to finish you skillfully maneuvered a very complicated process, and your talent shined on the day of the wedding, with your attention to detail and concern for our comfort.
Many times throughout the evening I received compliments of; unbelievable time, best wedding I have ever attended, thank you so much for inviting me.
THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING!!! My husband and I just got married here last weekend and it was perfect.
I am sure that having that view alone they could do well but the staff here goes above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect. Karen Rood is absolutely the most amazing and organized person. She made sure I was constantly in the know and made sure that my type A personality didn’t have to worry about anything this big day.
Here are just some of the amazing things she did for me:
1. She made sure a golf cart was there to pick me up before first look photos and the ceremony as well as my bridal party and elderly family members.
2. She made sure we had a number of passed food from our cocktail hour. But instead of stuffing us in a small room-let us enjoy it on the beach with a cocktail. This was my favorite part of the night because I got to enjoy the food, view, and husband before walking into the madness of cocktail hour.
3. She let us see our reception hall before they opened the doors so we could enjoy all the small details we had added.
4. Wychmere gave us a blanket to “keep our love warm” with our wedding date on it.
This place is the perfect and I mean PERFECT place to have an amazing cape cod beach wedding. Thank you so so much for everything.
Words can’t express how grateful I am for all of the hard work and time you put into my wedding. I know it’s your job, and you do it everyday, but you are very good at it and you always made me feel important!
Thanks again, Cindy. You made this process so much easier and more organized, and it was great feeling like you always had my back and that I had someone to listen to my requests and questions! The night flowed effortlessly! Your team was amazing that night as well. Eliza did a great job, and everyone remarked at how nice it was that each table was served all at once. IT WAS AMAZING!
Best of luck to you, and I hope we can stay in touch!
I can’t even begin to put into words how incredible things were last night. You and your entire staff went above and beyond to make our wedding night flawless. Last night was by far the best day of our lives and we can not begin to thank you enough for everything you have done for us over the past year +. Dan and I were blown away with the level of customer service that was displayed at our wedding. I honestly don’t even know what to say. Not only are you an incredible wedding coordinator but your are also and incredible person and I couldn’t have done it without you.
Devin and I would just like to deeply thank you for everything that you did for us! I know that there were a lot of moving parts but everything was beyond perfection. Your staff was amazing I think some of the best in the industry so professional and attentive. Everyone was happy and always willing to help and check in to see if anything was needed. The bridal attendant was superb she was always an ear shot away and whenever we needed something jumped right to it.
I recall the moment when my girls were helping with my dress and I didn’t see my toss bouquet, she was right on it within seconds. My parents said that the staff was so friendly and helpful with packing up all our “goodies” and they individually wrapped each item to make sure it was safe on the trip home.
Kendall who I believe was a server at the wedding actually drove Devin and I back to the Marriott that night!! Everyone was packing things up or had left so Devin and I decided we would walk back. After walking for 2 mins Kendall pulled up next to us and said hop in I will take you where ever you need to go!! So nice and willing to take time out of her night (off the clock) to make our night last longer (we made it to the bar haha)
Amanda – Longwood and Belle Mer is so blessed to have you on their team you are one of a kind and have such an eye for detail. The best thing that could have happened was Vanessa leaving because you replaced her and became our Event Specialist. We were always on the same page from the first time we sat down. I have so many wonderful memories from the planning process and seeing it all come together last Saturday was really a dream come true! We honestly could not be happier with the venue, service staff, management, and of course yourself!! The food was amazing as well, and still remember Devin’s little birthday surprise at our tasting!
If you could send along your managers information I would love to tell them personally just how lucky they are to have you. Being a part of the same industry I have a great appreciation for genuine, hard working, and trustworthy people and you are certainly one of them!
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Newport and Belle Mer has truly changed our lives forever. That day has been in the making for 12 years !!!!!
I wish you all the best Amanda. Don’t be a stranger!! And don’t let the crazy bridezillas, momzillas, or groomzillas ever bring you down, you’re amazing at your job!!
When my photos come in your the first person I’m calling.
P.S. we are totally spending a week in Newport next August 1 year anniversary hahaha I’m already planning……
Thank you SOOOO much!!! We couldn’t have asked for a more glorious day, wedding, venue and team to work with. We are so grateful and appreciative of all your hard work, organization and creativity. You made our dreams come true! Thank you…
There are not enough words to thank you and the Longwood Events team for all that you did, the wedding was perfect, all we wanted it to be and more. I wouldn’t change a thing, everything was flawless and beautifully done by you and your staff. Your help and patience throughout the whole process was what made it so special. I would love to send a recommendation to your supervisor if you wouldn’t mind sending me their name and address.
I will definitely stop by and say hi whenever I’m back in Newport, I still need to go see the mansions!!!
I also want to thank you so much for all your help along the way and for making our wedding such an incredible event! Everyone has been raving and our parents have received so many calls about what a wonderful wedding we had. From the food to the service, everything was perfect. Please thank Eliza and everyone else too who was there. You were all amazing.
Thank you for everything Cindy! Couldn’t have done it with out you!
Igor and I want to thank you so very much for last night. You, Jackie, and the rest of the State Room employees were nothing short of stellar last evening. Guests were raving about the venue and superb service they received.
I want to just say thank you times a million billion for an incredible wedding day. Avi and I had the best day of our lives. It is amazing how the day truly flies by. It feels like a dream, a distant memory. I just can’t believe it! Every single thing was perfect and we had so much positive feedback from all of our guests. Avi and I are so grateful that the amazing Abby brought us up a platter of each appetizer. We stuffed our faces!!!
I am reaching out to you today to inform you of what a wonderful staff and facility you have at the State Room. I’m sure you receive compliments all the time and it’s no secret to anyone you ask, the State Room has the best view in Boston and Longwood Events has the best reputation. These two things my husband Mike and I stumbled upon almost by accident, with no real prior knowledge of the State Room. In fact, we never initially considered it because we thought anywhere in Boston would have been out of budget.
I won’t lie and say I am one of those girls who has had their wedding day planned since the age of 7 because I am not. Not even with my sister who plans weddings for a living, I never gave this special day a single thought. I use to be convinced I lacked the bride gene, if one even exists.
One night in April 2013, following the death of my beloved Nana, being laid off from my job and the Boston Marathon bombing, I lost it and emailed over 50 wedding venues in the area. I was getting so nervous and anxious that I wasn’t going to have any control of this wedding (after losing the “Let’s elope!” argument to Mike) and we would lose whatever date we had in mind at any venue after receiving several No’s. Diane Sayers answered me back with a yes and the next thing Mike and I knew, we were standing on the 33rd floor of 60 State Street in complete awe of the view from the giant floor to ceiling windows in The Great Room and it was like falling in love all over again. Diane never once rushed us… in fact we spent two hours with her almost missing our next appointment. Diane never had a prefabricated script to read from. She never rushed us or acted like she had some other place she would rather be. The next thing I knew we were talking menus, budgets and proposals. I finally had an idea of what our wedding should be.
Upon returning the signed contract to Diane, she and I talked about what type of bride I would be or how involved Mike would be as a groom. Little did I know she was really courting us to fit us with the right event specialist. My non-existent bride gene and Mike’s experience as a wedding DJ for the past 13 years matched us with our guardian angel, Carrie Scott.
Mike and I had no idea what we were in for as we didn’t know where to begin other than finding a DJ and getting a wedding venue. Carrie’s cool, charismatic charm made the past year of my life so incredibly easy and stress free. We never occurred any problems in over a year of planning. I kept telling her that I didn’t feel like a real bride without the giant binder you see a lot of brides carrying around. She kept reminding me a giant binder does not make the bride and that I was so overly organized everything would flow smoothly.
Carrie went above and beyond our expectations during our year with her. (I’m getting teary eyed now thinking about how wonderful she is.) I kept telling her how lost I would be without her in my life come the end of June.
I have never met someone who can read a person and make them feel like you have known them your whole life. When Mike and I, Mike’s parents, and my Dad came for our tasting Carrie was able to connect with my Dad, who is a strong, silent, Irishman. He is very old school and by the books. Stubborn. Doesn’t show a whole lot of emotion ever. For the first time he got it. He got why we chose the State Room and that has a large part to do with Carrie. Since my mom passed away 10 years ago, all he knows is Waltham and Lexington. He lit up when Carrie talked specifics about the wedding. And let me tell you, he was very excited when the wedding actually came. He was fist bumping and taking selfies and smiling. My 68 year young Dad had the time of his life.
Carrie was always so responsive, helping iron out finer details or showing us options on details we may have over looked. She was the ying to Mike’s and my yang. The State Room is so incredibly lucky to have her. She helped us come up with ways to spend the money that was left over after our final head count. She thought of everything.
Carrie, cool, calm Carrie, was my missing bride gene.
Even on the wedding day, when my bridesmaids and I stepped off the elevator Carrie was there. I could not have given her a bigger hug if I tried. She then introduced me to Jackie. Jackie is an absolute peach and you better believe I hugged her right before the ceremony. She was so attentive and caring. I had known her only a couple of hours but I would have adopted her as my mother if I could have. I don’t think taking Jackie home with us was in our contract though.
Over the year we met a lot of people who worked at the State Room but it was Diane who never pressured us into anything we didn’t want or weren’t comfortable with and it was Carrie who added color and imagination to our day that makes our day of vow exchanging and celebrating that much more memorable.
Thank you for your efforts in making my 85th birthday celebration such a pleasant success. I have had endless thanks and praises for the event last Friday evening. It was a pleasure working with you again. The staff at Longwood have become an important part of my life so having celebrations at ‘home’ adds an extra warm touch.
From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for everything the day was just magical I can’t believe it’s all over. We both really appreciate how attentive and helpful you and the staff were. Can you please send the bridal attendant a note telling her thank you from me. She was AMAZING..anything I needed she was right there to assist I was honestly blown away with how wonderful she was.
And you! You were so fantastic the day went so smoothly and you made sure of that- thank you for that! I felt like a princess all day and I’m truly grateful for everything you did for us. You brought everything we envisioned to life and it was just perfection. I will send you pictures when I get them We have had almost every guest tell us it was the best wedding they have been to in a long time and i definitely owe that to you & other staff for making everything go perfectly!
I hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know how happy Jason and I have been with Cindy since we started planning our wedding. We are so lucky to have such a detail oriented and responsive person to work with. We are getting really excited for the wedding and her help is invaluable to us.
I’m on my way back down to NYC – just wanted to say a quick thank you before I give you a proper one. I’ve had a day to reflect on this weekend and I have to truly thank you for helping me set everything up so that the wedding went off without hitch. I loved every single moment of it and wish that it lasted a bit longer. I am so happy and still floating on cloud nine!
I hope you are having some down time after yesterday’s festivities. I wanted to thank you for orchestrating a beautiful wedding. We could not be happier, everything was perfect down to the smallest of details. For us it was a worry free experience. It was a pleasure to work with you.
This is a long overdue note of appreciation and thanks.
First-off, it was a fantastic and beautiful evening for everyone attending the event. Guests comments were non-stop relative to how magnificently the event was organized and how beautiful Alden Castle is.
Special thanks to you, the Alden Castle management and all the staff involved in making this event a long lasting memory in everyone’s mind. And an extra special thanks to you from me in making Melina’s evening a very happy one.
You took us from a complete disaster to an event that could not have been planned any more perfectly. Was it fate that Melina called you folks???
If the topic of weddings comes up in any future discussions with friends and family, Alden Castle will be my only recommendation for the venue.
I think everything went very well. The gorgeous view definitely took everyone’s breath away! It was funny to see the guests’ reaction as they walked into the room. The food was delicious and the staff was a pleasure to work with.
Robin and I couldn’t be happier with our wedding and experience at Belle Mer! Thank you and to all the Belle Mer staff that made our wedding day unforgettable! Everyone loved Belle Mer! You have been so amazing to Robin and I. We’re glad the planning is over but we’ll miss working with you! I will send some Salve pictures from my photographer when I receive them.
Thank you so much for the fabulous job that you and your team did for Laura and Jay’s wedding. I think that all her dreams came true. The food was delicious, everyone claims it was the best steak they’ve ever eaten!!! The set up, linens, venue all came together. The waitstaff, bartenders, and your staff all made sure the night ran smoothly and without a hitch.
Everybody raved about how good the cake was-in fact my husband who never eats desert said he has never tasted anything so good.
Thank you so much for making it such a pleasurable and fabulous experience.-wish we could do it again!!!!!
Thanks so much for the note. We just got back from our honeymoon a couple days ago and are transitioning back into the real world. What a whirlwind! Everything was absolutely amazing. From start to finish, you have been so supportive and such a pleasure to work with. We really cannot thank you enough for all the time and attention to detail you put into making our wedding day the best day of our lives. You are a star.
Thank you again for EVERYTHING! Best day ever.
All the best in all you do,
The Strattons xo
I want to thank you for all your help during the planning process and the night of Kate and Evan’s wedding. You really were a pleasure to work with and you made the process seem very easy. I have had friends tell horror stories about planning weddings so to be able to make this process easy is really quite amazing.
Everything was beautiful, and I have received nothing but glowing compliments on the evening. The setting, the food, the music–everything was perfect.
Thank you for all your help. I promise to send pictures when I receive them.
I can’t thank you and the State Room staff enough for managing our prom so well on Friday night. I have never been able to just be able to enjoy a prom before. You are all amazing and I very much appreciate it. Your security team was excellent. Our administration has nothing but very high praise for them. It was a beautiful and memorable night that our seniors will treasure forever. I really can’t see any class outdoing this one.
Honestly, Saturday was the most perfect and beautiful day of our lives! We couldn’t be more pleased with you! Thank you a million for bringing our vision to fruition. Everyone was saying that the food, atmosphere and party was the best!
You truly are amazing and we LOVED working with you!
WOW! Everything last night was just perfect. We could not be more pleased. Everything was beautiful, the service was tremendous and the food was amazing. Thank you for all your hard work. You are so great at your job.
Thank you both for your assistance with Open Studios. I am very pleased with the response we received. Traffic was steady all day and up in volume over last year.
The artists and attendees appreciated the gorgeous space of the Modern Club. I hope to keep the tradition going and continue to build a reputation as one of the best sites to visit in town during Open Studios.
Many thanks again for all your efforts and patience throughout the process.
The gala was spectacular – we have heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests. The view, the food, and service was outstanding – you wouldn’t have even known that your staff was serving during the formal program, as they were so quiet.
Your suggestion of adding the blue glassware was fabulous – the room looked ‘quietly’ elegant.
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in making my wedding day wonderful! The reception was beautiful and everyone had so much fun. Every detail was exactly how I had hoped it would be. I loved the look of the linens and the bows on the cocktail tables and the dinner tables were just as I had imagined. I could go on and on…Everything was perfect. Thank you so much!
Thank you very much. The wedding was perfect and far exceeded my high expectations!! And I can be a hard person to please
It truly was a perfect day and better than I had even dreamed of. Your personal attention to detail and the endless time that you spent answering our (mostly my!) questions was greatly appreciated!!
Every aspect of the evening got rave reviews..the decor, the food, the wine and cocktails, the music, and the professional service! All went flawlessly.. Well except that I put Sean’s wedding band on the wrong hand
It was such a pleasure to work with you on the Murray-Boetig and Garren-Engelman ceremonies this year. Of all the venue folks I’ve encountered, I can’t think of any who have your perfect blend of impeccable attention to detail and relaxed, easygoing composure. Thank you for making both ceremonies so incredibly effortless for me!
I do look forward to working with you again, hopefully sooner than later. Needless to say, The State Room will be at the top of my list of venue recommendations!
Emily- thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job. We all had a blast and you really made the night perfect. We appreciate all of your hard work and will happily recommend you and Belle Mer to any future brides we know!
Last night went really well. The room looked great, the food looked just like at the tasting (and I heard one guest say she could have eaten 10 of the truffle tarts), service was timely and your staff was very helpful. I want to give a particular shout-out to Sammy, a houseman, who was very helpful and friendly. I spoke with Kathy & Kyle at the end of the evening and they were both very happy.
Thank you for everything you did to make last night happen — both in the weeks & months leading up to last night, and at the event itself. You make that part of this event easy for me and I really appreciate that!
I don’t even think words can describe how unbelievable our day was yesterday. You and your team at Belle Mer (the bartenders, Renee, the whole crew!), went above and beyond our wildest expectations. Everything was perfect! You are so talented and kind (and can move a bunch of stubborn Italians from one room to the next!).
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy every special moment of our big day by making it a flawless fairytale.
Rachel,Thanks for all your hard work to make our event a success. You and Carrie were wonderful to work with and we especially appreciate your efforts to turn our event into not only a reception but a ceremony too, and in less than 24 hours! We have had amazing feedback from our guests. You made us look good. Thank you !
I wanted to write you a quick e-mail just to say thank you again for everything you did to make my wedding so enjoyable. We were absolutely thrilled with the service and attention from you and all the staff at Alden. Several guests commented on how professional the service was, which is wonderful, and everything you did to help with the planning over the past year has been amazing!
Thank you again. Please pass on my thanks to everyone who was involved in helping make the night a success!
What can I say? Saturday was simply a dream. Everything was so seamless and perfect, it really exceeded our expectations. The room looked absolutely superb, the food and service were exquisite and the weather even cooperated with us all weekend. I wish we could do it over and over again.
We can’t thank you enough for all you did to pull this together for us. You swooped in and made sure everything came together amazingly. I can’t imagine the day without you overseeing it! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating such a magical night for us.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! The wedding was stunning and we enjoyed EVERY minute of it.
The food was delicious, served hot (and with a smile), your counterpart Jackie was great and the band AMAZING!! Thank you for making our daughters wedding one of the most fun events I have ever been to!
We are finally getting back to normal here. We would like to thank you for all the work you did helping Meghan and us plan the wedding reception. The day was amazing, everything went as planned and the reception, from the coordination that day, the decorating, to all the food and the event staff was extraordinary. We had more comments from our guests on the event and the food! Everyone had a awesome experience. Thank you again.
Thank you Emily Devaud for being amazing! Thank you for your hard work throughout my whole wedding process. Your organization and interpersonal skills are outstanding. You and your staff were very effective and efficient with all of my requests during our wedding process and on our wedding – Oct 18, 2013 at Belle Mer. Renee was so helpful and top-notch!! She went above and beyond, she’s amazing! Thank you for working with my family and our wedding party all night and meeting their needs. You girls did a great job with everything!! My guests were very impressed with the hard work of the wait staff. I will recommend Longwood Venues & Destinations to all of my family & friends for their future event.
It was SO nice finally meeting you on Monday and putting a face to the name. We are so excited we were able to book our dream venue with you and cannot wait for the planning!! Thank you again for all of your help!! I hope we see you more in the future! Alexa & Scott
Sorry it is so delayed BUT I just wanted to thank you so, so, so much for all your help throughout the wedding process and on the actual big day! You were so easy to work with and were so helpful and supportive every step of the way. I think it’s quite a feat to put up with me too, so seriously thank you We have gotten so many compliments on how great everything looked and how professional the Wychmere staff was. So be sure to pass along the thank you’s to them as well.
And thank you again for being such a great coordinator!
We wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you to let you know everything was amazing last night and we couldn’t have been more happy with how smoothly the night went. You and Jackie and your team made the night so easy for us and we were so impressed by everything. Thank you so much for making sure our big day was so special!
Thanks so much Amanda. We appreciate all your efforts to make this happen a bit quicker than usual under our circumstances. Thanks for all your support and the cheery, warm and caring way you conducted yourself through this process. You made a confused and overwhelmed set of parents able to focus and get through the first part of the ‘process’ easily. Best, Donna and Ron
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help while booking the State Room. You were a pleasure to work with and I hope we have the same luck with Sarah. Best of luck with all your future bookings and thanks again.
I hope you have been doing well over the past week and a half since we saw you at our wedding! Jason and I continue to smile every time we think about how wonderful and beautiful our wedding weekend turned out in every way. Thank you again for everything you did for us.
I am not sure how I can begin to thank you!! Really through this whole process you were fabulous!! Right up till the end when picture time got a bit overwhelming, you were the BEST!! You were able to keep in mind how important that schedule was to us so that the fun would not be delayed!! You did it with such calmness and confidence!! Everything and I mean everything was perfect!!! You did not miss a beat!! I on the other hand missed seeing everything. It is hard being the hostess who loves to dance haha. Seriously it is obvious that you love what you do and you allow all of us who only do it once in a lifetime make it as special as we hope for. One of my friends said it perfectly…not sure how I was able to mix elegance with fun and my response was Venessa. THANK YOU!
Well the evening was a total success. Alan couldn’t have been more complimentary about everything! From the decor, the food, the service, the production. Totally seamless. They are even framing each of the 10 graphics from the displays and decorating their office! One of the younger guests commented that she would love to have her wedding at the State Room!
I could not have done it without you. It was truly a pleasure working with you, and obsessing about the details with you!
Lisa and Ryan are off on their honeymoon. They left this morning. I just want to thank you so much for making their wedding a beautiful success.Thank you for your patience and attention to all the details and thank your staff. You were all great. A job well done from start to finish. Very friendly and professional. The food was outstanding. There were compliments from guests at every table the night of the wedding and the days following. Comments such as “Best steak ever served at a wedding reception” The ballroom was spectacular.
I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to tell you that Meghan and Zack’s wedding was perfect! We had a fantastic time! You did a fantastic job with everything and the whole staff at Belle Mer should be commended. The only thing I could complain about is that the wedding day went by too quickly. I could just go on and on about how terrific everything was, but more importantly, I just want to thank you and Renee and the entire staff at Belle Mer. It will be a day that we never forget. Cheers and best wishes to you all.
I wanted to thank you, Carrie and Gina for all your work on Bucknell’s September 7th Boston Roadshow at the State Room. We had record attendance and much of the positive feedback we received included the wonderful choice of venue – and of course, the view!
Thanks to you all and the rest of the State Room team for your partnership, flexibility and willingness to accommodate our last-minute needs. We were pleased to have had such a successful event and appreciated your help!
I know Christina spoke for both of us, but I wanted to add in my thanks as well.You did an amazing job.The entire staff was great.Everyone involved had great energy and were so helpful.You have a great group of people working with you and we feel extremely fortunate to have been able to share our wedding with all of you.As for everything you did, I wouldn’t even know where to start.You made so much of what happened possible.We’re beyond appreciative for all that you did along the way.Thank you.
We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything this past year. Everything was amazing and went of without a single hiccup. The entire staff were so nice and helpful … The bridal attendant was like nothing I ever imagined. I didn’t even know there was a person in the world like that!
We have been receiving non stop compliments all day. From the rehearsal dinner to the wedding … Everything.
Thank you for being so helpful throughout this entire process. We really appreciate it! Oh and thank you so much for your card … It was so nice!
Thank you, again, for your warm hospitality yesterday. Amy was also wonderful. Food was delicious. The views of the water, sailboats, and Newport bridge were stunning. And the ice cream bar was a hit. Overall, picture-perfect service and presentation. You were all fantastic!
Thank you so much for your nice message!! We LOVED working with you too!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it too. I really hope we’ll get the chance to see you again when we come back to visit Boston! I would love to meet your husband and your little ones at some point, too. The whole night was absolutely perfect!!!! Thank you SO SO much for all of your help!!
Hi Venessa. Just want to say that Chris and I loved every second of our wedding. Our guests have been raving about the venue – including the service and the food. Your execution was fantastic – completely seamless from our perspective.
So many, many thanks to you and your team for organizing and facilitating such a wonderful event.
We are excited to come back in October for Robert and Nicole’s big day!
I think we may have met briefly on the day of my daughter’s wedding at Belle Mer and I wanted to express to you my deep appreciation and gratitude for a job so well done by your entire staff. Emily Saltsman whom we spent the most time with was a solid anchor keeping us on the right path throughout the process. On the day of the wedding she made the entire day seem so seamless, her management skills are incredible and because she is so good at what she does we were all able to relax. Her work is commendable and I could only wish the opportunity to plan another event with her. Renee was also a blessing to have that day as she also made sure that things moved forward as they should and fixed any complication that arose with ease and a smile. Your entire staff was delightful and so kind and really made the event what it was. Lastly your Chef, the meal was impeccable, truly a work of art as well as delicious.
Thank you all for a most wonderful memory which will be in my family’s hearts forever.
I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thanks from Yvonne, Danielle, Chris and I. The wedding was such a great time and everything was perfect….including the weather. You and your team were wonderful to work with through the entire process and everything was so under control on the wedding day that we were able to just relax and truly enjoy the day.
I hope you have recuperated from Jessica & Kevin’s wedding! What a group!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for a great evening and the best service I have experienced. Everything was perfect. I have nothing to say but great things about the Belle Mer and their staff especially you and your assistant. You were both great.
Thank you again for making their wedding a perfect day.
We are still swooning over the beautiful McTague wedding on Friday, 8/23. Everything was gorgeous and we heard such wonderful comments from the families and guests all night long about the beauty of the venue and the excellent service from your entire staff. Now I see first-hand why Belle Mer is considered the premiere wedding venue in Newport!
Thanks again for a delightful evening – we hope to return to Belle Mer soon.
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for everything. Our wedding was absolutely AMAZING and people are continuing to talk about it weeks later.
You, and the staff at Belle Mer were incredible, the food was delicious, the views, the setup, I really could go on and on…Kevin and I are thrilled with everything and very thankful to you and the staff at Belle Mer.
Just wanted to thank you for assigning Emily as my wedding coordinator!I may have mentioned when we met, that I analyze risk for work so I am always sitting back thinking of the worst case scenario. However, for my wedding (one of the biggest events of my life) I did not have to worry because I knew Emily had everything under control. Emily was a tremendous asset, she provided recommendations for vendors, food, linens, and the set-up…she really went above and beyond. In fact, she set up the reception space, which turned out to be more beautiful than I could have even imagined. Emily made this a wonderful experience.
I just wanted to say thank you for helping to make our event a huge success! I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback about our guests’ experience at The State Room. The food was incredible, the service was great, and all of the details were just really well taken care of. Please pass along my thanks to everyone else on your end who was part of making the event so wonderful for us.
Thank you very much. We are pleased with our choice of the State Room, a nice venue with a beautiful view, good food and reliable organization and service. We were also happy with Sarah’s help with organizing and executing the wedding ceremony.
Amanda/Sarah- we had a wonderful time working with you, and we appreciate all of your help during the planning process. A special thanks to Chef, all of our guests had nothing but great things to say about our customized menu!
I can not thank you enough for the wonderful experience of having our wedding at Alden Castle. Your guidance every step of the way was so helpful, and you definitely kept me on track throughout the planning process. Our wedding day was flawless! The room looked more beautiful than I ever could have imagined, and the food was fantastic. We had so much fun at our wedding because we didn’t have to worry about a single detail.
I can’t believe that Allen and I will be married for 2 months on the 3rd! Wow!
The wedding was such a blast and we have received nothing but compliments with the venue, the service and the location. Allen and I couldn’t go from table to table to talk to everyone because, unless they were eating, they were outside enjoying the view or dancing – that’s what we wanted!
We can’t thank you and the staff enough – you were all so great! I wish I could get married again just so we can keep reliving that day and have you all there to assist. Who knows, maybe years from now there will be a vow renewal.
We miss all of you already! Thank you for helping create great memories for not only Allen and myself, but for our guests near and far. It was perfect!!!
Just wanted to thank you and Abby and the entire staff of Belle Mer for a beautiful day.You were most supportive throughout the process, including the wedding day itself.I’m going to miss you and all your friendly emails.Lynsey and Ryan will forever have fond memories of their wedding day.The entire experience was above and beyond our expectations!!!Thank you again for all your help.
I dont even know where to begin…..First let me start off with saying, our wedding will be talked about for a VERY long time. Everyday I find myself day dreaming about all the little things, things I didn’t notice the day of, but as it got later in the night, i started to see all the little touches and it was absolutely magnificent! You were absolutely amazing…. you had everything planned perfectly, and I couldn’t have had a better wedding planner!!
You really made our day so amazing, both Jonathan and myself, will never forget the experience we had at the Belle Mer and we couldn’t have done it without you!!
Abby, was also truly amazing, when I say, if We needed ANYTHING at all, she was there, she was basically thinking for us! It was an experience I never thought or even dreamt I would have!! And you guys both made it possible!
I hope you enjoy your summer, You are really amazing at what you do!! Thank you again from both of us!!
Dan and I just got back from our honeymoon this week so sorry about the delay but I wanted to send you a quick thank you!! Our wedding was the best night of our life and everything went perfectly Everyone at Belle Mer was so helpful and nice and helped make the day so memorable. We have had endless compliments about the venue, food etc. You made the whole process so easy and stress free and I knew if you were there everything would be fine
I apologize that it has taken me this long to write but I feel like the past week was a whirlwind of activities and airport trips! Let me start by saying thank you so much to you and your staff for your work in planning and executing our event. I don’t think I could have asked for a better experience from start to finish. My guests were blown away by the service, attention to detail and unbelievable location! When it comes to food and beverage service, our crowd was full of discerning guests. They all raved about the food from every tray-passed appetizer to, our delicious and perfectly cooked entree selection, to the dessert buffet! There is nothing better than having peace of mind on your wedding day and I was able to relax and enjoy the day knowing you and your staff were taking care of everything!
I don’t have words to express what I feel when I look through these pictures other than pure joy that our wedding was perfect!
Now that all the excitement has died down,I just wanted to thank you for all your help with the planning of Katelyn and Corey’s wedding.It was so special. Everything was wonderful! You took care of every last detail for us,making the evening so enjoyable and memorable.The staff was great,catering to our every need.
I received numerous compliments about the wedding from our guests.
I just wanted to say thank you again for all you did over the past year!! Last week was everything I could have ever dreamed of, I am so thankful to you!! I will certainly miss you! We will be back in Newport next year for our 1st anniversary so maybe we can stop by and say hi!
I just wanted to thank you for everything. You’ve been the most amazing person to be able to deal with such a lazy bride (and less lazy groom). Edward and I really appreciate everything you’ve done for us. And I can’t imagine the process being any easier–it’s all thanks to you.
I don’t think words can sufficiently express how grateful we are to you. But I just wanted to write a quick email first to express our deep gratitude.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for everything you did to make Lindsay and Ted’s wedding as wonderful as it was. I cannot tell you how happy we all are that we chose Wychmere for the big event. From our very first visit with you, you made us so comfortable and reassured. I can honestly tell you that I always believed, no matter what happened, that the wedding would be perfect, and it was. The fact that Wychmere does so many weddings made me confident that any hurdle could be overcome, and your confident demeanor and sense of humor made working with you a pleasure. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to have a wedding anywhere other than Wychmere!
I wish you all the best in your career, and hope that you continue to have much success. Again thank you so much for everything…it was absolutely the very best!
Thank you so much for the careful planning that made the Mairin-Nikhil wedding a special one to remember, not just for the bride and groom and families, but for each and everyone of the guests that took the time to celebrate with us!
It was a pleasure working with you at every step of the way and the confidence you emulated about the grand wedding was surely contagious and we could not have placed our confidence in better hands. You were so warm and gracious in dealing with the slightest of our concerns, which you duly passed along to the right person to find a solution and resolved to our satisfaction. You are an asset to Longwood Events!
The food was exquisite and we have been getting compliments from all the guests with their respective choice dinner options.
From drinks, hors d’oeuvres to dinner options, the presentation, taste and service was superb. Being a vegetarian, I have to mention that the modifications the chef made based on our request to make the eggplant stuffing more flavorful was well received and it was indeed the best vegetarian option I have had at any formal occasion. My only request is that the chef should retain that zestier blend as the standard vegetarian option for all vegetarian guests at your events to savor! The lamb and the Shrimp were delectable choices as I understand from bride and groom and bride’s sister, Joseph and almost everyone who enjoyed it. Our best compliments to the Chef!.
Let us conclude by saying that you guys know how to do the wedding right!
Thank you all at Belle Mer for making our event a memorable one!
Thank you SO MUCH!!!! Saturday could not have gone any better. Our guests have not stopped talking about how classy and spectacular the entire wedding was. Everyone enjoyed themselves, a lot! It was picture perfect and you had everything down to the last detail figured out. I loved it I also wanted to say thank you for getting me the medicine while I was sick, I am thankfully feeling much better now and was able to enjoy (and dance) the last hour of the wedding. What are the chances that I’d be sick after all this planning?! Do you have Jackies email? I’d love to thank her as well. She was truly awesome!!! She was always asking if we needed anything and I felt like I never had to worry the entire night, she was completely on top of it. Everything was just wonderful.
Good morning Bior. First I wanted to say thank you very much for all you did to help make Sarah and Sem’s wedding a wonderful event. We received many compliments on everything from the view to the food and the service – it was all very well done and we truly appreciate it!
Venessa, on behalf of our whole Family I want to thank you and your Team for helping create a wonderful memory for all of us. The wedding was a resounding success. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and the whole ceremony received numerous compliments from all of our guests. Simply said, thank you for a great day.
Lisa and I have sent you a formal letter in the mail, but words can’t express enough how thankful we are that you were apart of this amazing weekend. I couldn’t imagine anyone else doing a better job and being as friendly and cool to plan something like this with. Thank you a million times.
I just wanted to say thank you again for your tremendous work for the MPHA breakfast on June 7th. I appreciate all you did to help us and I appreciate the many ways you went above and beyond for us. THANK YOU!
I just wanted to send an email thanking you for all your hard work that you did for me and my family. I had an amazing time and you did an awesome job making it truly special for me. I know it wasn’t the easiest job to deal with my family but you truly showed professionalism and enthusiasm. I am so grateful for having to had the experience to work with you. I am going to go crazy now looking for things to do to keep me busy!
Thank you for accommodating the students yesterday, I really appreciate all you did. The weather changed all our plans. In spite of the weather I think everything went very well. The students had a great time and a memorable prom.
I can’t believe that it has already been two months since our wedding!I just wanted to write to you to thank you and the entire Alden Castle staff for making our wedding reception absolutely perfect.The whole event was even better than we could have expected.You made the entire process easy, stress-free and very enjoyable.Both Taylor and I are extremely happy with everything you and Alden did for us.Our guests keep telling us what a wonderful time they had and most of them specifically mention how good the food and service was.Thank you again for everything!
I just wanted to thank you for all you did to make my daughter’s graduation party a most memorable occasion. You were simply amazing, reading my thoughts and offering your help without my asking, and spreading your positive energy around, and going beyond what was asked of you. You took all my worries away and made the party simply flawless. The staff was kind and helpful and although I thanked them before leaving, I wanted to let you know that they also gave their all.
I am so glad we chose Belle Mer and glad you were able to be a part of our daughter’s special night!!!
Emily, Now that a few days has passed, I wanted to email you another thank you for the wonderful job you and your staff did for Erica and Eric’s wedding. Everyone is talking about how wonderful the place, food and staff was….the hor d’oevres were plentiful and delicious…even the potato knishes were fabulous!! Chef can put them on his list now! ha ha.. The bridal party raved about how Amy and Renee and you were always around getting them drinks and food.
I just wanted to mention you and your facility did a stellar job on our event. I cannot thank you, Chef David or your staff enough for helping to make our event a success. The quality and presentation of the food, synchronized service of the wait staff and overall attitude of your associates was refreshing. I would not hesitate to come back to your facility nor would I hesitate to refer people to you. Do not hesitate to use us as a reference.
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for an amazing “Read to Succeed” benefit breakfast yesterday at the State Room. Everything was amazing – from the food to the view to the A/V to the service. We could not have been happier with our first-time event, and received lots of positive feedback from our guests, board members, and longtime donors.
Bior, thank you so much for your assistance with all of the planning and details. It has been a pleasure working with you, and we do hope to make this an annual event! Jim, thank you for working with us on the room fee. The venue was perfect! We are so appreciative of your generosity. It was a flawless morning, and we are truly grateful. Please do not hesitate to offer our names as references for potential clients who may want some insight on a breakfast event at the State Room.
I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the State Room team for putting together a fabulous event!We had a great time….all the students are still talking about how much fun they had and how incredible the venue was.Please thank your team for their excellent work on Wednesday night.
Dear Emily.. I want to personally thank you for being the fabulous person you are and helping our dreams to become reality! I know your job is by no means an easy one, and I just want to commend you on being so graceful, accommodating, and upbeat throughout the entire process. There were a few things that were a struggle during the planning process just in regards to our own personal relationships but having you help us coordinate and see the big picture made things so much more easier. You are definitely more than an expert at what you do, and your professionalism and energy are a rare gem to find! Even in our hectic schedules you were graceful in nudging us when we needed to be nudged and so on top of everything. I feel like anyone could trust you with their lives after this! lol! Thank you again for being so top-notch! We miss you already, and will look back on this day as one of the greatest highlight of our lives. I wanted to send you a thank you card after we got our photos, but wanted to write this up to you while its still fresh in my mind. You are fantastic!!!!!!
I’m not quite sure where to begin because I have so much praise for Alden Castle. In sequential order of events, Michelle Sagi our sales rep was extremely professional and responsive as we toured the venue. What impressed me the most was her patience when it came to showing the venue to my parents after we (my husband and I) had decided “this was it.” When you speak with her, you can tell she has a tremendous amount of pride for the place and that she generally loves where she works and what it can offer to a bride and groom as a wedding location.
I remember Alden Castle was the first venue we toured and she actually encouraged us to visit other venues (which we eventually did) just to compare. She’s honest and trustworthy and was a great person to introduce me to the venue. I have nothing but praise for her. And then there is Cindy my wedding coordinator.
When it comes to wedding coordinators, Cindy is it. These are the words that come to the top of my head when I think of how exceptionally good she is at her job: responsive, understanding, flexible, “on top of it,” professional, attentive to detail. She won not only me over, but also my mother who sometimes had very different opinions about how the wedding should go, be decorated, timed, etc.
In planning my wedding, I was sometimes surprised at how long it would take vendors to get back to me. However, with Cindy, she was always responding to me within a few hours. If there’s one thing that stands out the most to me about her, it’s how she was always one step ahead. It was one of those things where she would answer my question before I was able to even articulate it. It’s like she would see me look at something in the distance when I was revisiting the room, and she’d say, “yes, that chair doesn’t need to stay.” While the execution of the wedding happened with the help of the florist, DJ, wait staff, etc., I really credit Cindy for making it literally perfect. I would not have changed ONE thing. Not one.
I wrote a note to Venessa but I also wanted to extend a thank you to Longwood events for such a wonderful wedding. It truly was all I dreamed of for my daughter’s special day. The food was fantastic, the service excellent , the place gorgeous! I had more people come up to me and tell me it was the nicest wedding they ever attended. Im still getting thank you cards from people thanking us for such a beautiful wedding. So my family and I extend our heartfelt thanks to your company!
Just a quick note to say an extra special thank you for a spectacular event. I know Katie was organized but the Alden Castle venue was wonderful! I feel as though you just left nothing to chance. The room looked beautiful, appetizers were given rave revues especially the shrimp! And the meal itself was simply delicious – loved the way the meal was presented as in all ten people received their dinner at the same time! What a great idea. Cindy, you are very good at what you do. Thank you so much.
I just want to thank you and all the staff at Belle Mer for the most amazing wedding day! It was all that I and Allison and Craig dreamed of, just perfect! I cannot tell you how many people told me it was the nicest, most beautiful, most fun wedding they had ever been to! Even Craig’s guy friends told him how lucky he was that it was the type of wedding they always dreamed of, so that’s amazing for guys to say that! People raved about the food , the service, the beauty of the place. It was so heartwarming to have people saying all of these things to us! So Bravo to you and Belle Mer! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts! It was a day I’ll never forget!
Thanks for a great event last night. Bradley and Antonio were great, as well as all of the staff. My clients were amazed with the space, of course, and I looked like a rockstar, as promised. I heard several “you’re amazing for pulling this off” comments, so thank YOU. It was so great to be back there, so thank you!
We were really happy with the event and–thanks to your staff being so on top of everything–we were able to relax and enjoy it. It was a pleasure working with both you and Cindy.
I did want to tell you that I particularly appreciated your willingness to work within our budget. I remember thinking initially that we would not be able to have the party at Alden Castle (Veronique at the time), even though I very much wanted to. Your flexibility and determination to make it work were a huge help, and I’m grateful.
First and foremost, thank you, THANK YOU for absolutely everything. The event was a huge success for us and we owe so much of that to all of you. everything was as hassle-free as ever and the space was absolutely perfect. Your staff is the best and made things so simple for us all.
Again we want to thank you for everything you did to make Renee and Joe’s wedding day so special. We are still receiving compliments about the reception, from start to finish and there is not one thing we would have changed. Thanks for helping to make it a day we will never forget.
Thank you so much for all your hard work on Friday. I have been getting rave reviews. The staff was excellent and the food was amazing. We just really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you so much for everything.
Thank you so much for showing us around yesterday. You were extremely helpful and made us all feel very comfortable with prices and how everything runs. We all left very excited and couldn’t stop talking about the venue! It is exactly what we want for our wedding. We are absolutely going to choose Belle Mer’s, Island House for our wedding!
Not being a typical bride, I wanted to have my wedding at a unique and romantic venue.Alden Castle truly offered that, with its wonderful decor, style and history. They were very helpful in making sure I had the wedding of my dreams. It truly is a hidden gem in the middle of the city, taking you back to an old English Tudor feel which romantically fit in with our desire to have a classic and timeless wedding with a Peruvian twist.
Thank you very much. The guests really enjoyed the beautiful venue and delicious food. Cindy was fabulous to work with and very patient with my schedule.
Cindy, also very thoughtful of you to remember my dietary restrictions and bring me something I could eat – thank you. We are grateful that the weather held out one more day – could have been a different turn-out otherwise.
We are very grateful to Longwood and Michelle Sagi for help with the Charitable program and appreciate the generosity.
I just wanted to write and say thank you for creating such a beautiful wedding evening. The entire evening went so smoothly – there was absolutely nothing that we would change or wish had gone differently. Alden Castle was definitely the perfect choice for our wedding – it was amazing to see how the entire team came together and pulled off such a complicated event with such grace, efficiency and professionalism. Our guests were raving about the room’s beauty, the unbelievable food, the gorgeous cake and even how flawlessly the evening moved from one event to the next. We will definitely be recommending Longwood Events, you and Alden Castle to any other brides and grooms that are looking for a venue with that beautiful, old world appeal.
We also wanted to thank you personally for holding our hand over the last 9 months and guiding us to an impressive event that all of our guests could enjoy. Thank you for helping us create our unique and special day, for dealing with us as we deliberated on linens, floor arrangements and other sometimes mundane details, and for also dealing with our sometimes overenthusiastic family members. We really could not have survived this experience without you!
I want to let you know the exceptional service Bior provided me at the recent Sweet 16 birthday party that I was planning for my clients. She addressed all my questions and her problem solving skills are phenomenal! She was not afraid to do whatever it takes to provide a seamless event…from helping me at the loading dock to plugging in all the up lights. Her attention to detail made for a very special event for the birthday girl and friends!
Thank you and I hope we get to work together again!
Thanks for your note. Our wedding was such an amazing day! All of our guests keep talking about the specular view (even on the rainiest of days) at the State Room. Sarah did a great job and was so incredibly helpful. Chris and I had an absolute blast and can’t thank you and your team enough for helping make our day so special.
Hope all is well and that your sister’s wedding was a great success too!
It was a pleasure working with you and finally meeting you this week!
Thank you so much for all of your guidance and flexibility during the planning process and on-site execution. I was so impressed with the Banquet staff and greatly appreciate all of their help. The meals were delicious and as I’m sure you hear quite often, we were all “wowed” by the spectacular views of Boston. I’m looking forward to working with you all again in January!
I want to thank you and your staff for making our Company’s event a successful one. Without your help and input things would have not turned out as nicely as they did.
The staff was polite and were true professionals. Quite a few individuals at the event mentioned how polite and professional the staff was! Nice to know that people still notice and appreciate these things.
Thank you again, Cindy, and I hope to one day work with you and Michelle again.
You have no idea how unbelievably grateful Seth and I are for all you did for us. Our wedding day was unbelievable and was absolutely perfect. We just cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and of course everyone else at Belle Mer. It truly was our dream wedding and couldn’t have asked for it to go any better! Our guests were floored by how amazing everyone was there and what you all did to make it the best night of our lives!
Once Seth and I get back from our honeymoon, we are coming back to Newport and we DEFINITELY need to meet up with you for dinner and drinks. We would love to meet that lucky husband of yours and keep in touch with you. We are going to miss working with you and wish we could plan another wedding for next year just so we can keep in touch!
Em, you are just so wonderful and I just can’t stop telling you. Please keep in touch and hopefully we can get together again really soon!!
I can’t begin to THANK YOU and all of the wonderful people that helped make our night so special and easy and fun! Your team was dynamite….people are still talking about the food and the amazing service. Please let the Chef know as well. It was perfect!
I know you have worked so hard to make everything perfect and you have the hardest job of anyone so we wanted to thank you for all of your patience with us though the past year. We are so thrilled and I think everyone has spread the word to family and friends already that you could soon be booked out to 2014!
Dear Emily, How WONDERFUL everything was! The Island House seemed magically transformed, as you promised it would be. From the elegantly set tables, lighting, linens, deliciously prepared food, to the wait staff, every detail was beautifully and felt thoughtfully orchestrated. Your coordination of all this was carried out most professtionally, efficently, confidently, and graciously. You really listened to what we wanted. We felt you cared and looked out for us. BelMere is most fortunate to have you on board. Again, our congratulations and best wishes for you in your marriage! I highly recommend your services, as do all of my famlly.
I can’t even begin to Thank You for everything you and the Belle Mer team did for our wedding!! It was everything I could have ever asked for and way beyond all of my wildest expectations!!! I can’t even begin to tell you all of the compliments we got that night and all of the days after!!! You made my dream wedding complete, and I will always be grateful to you!!! Working with you made this whole process so much easier!! I really feel like I made a new friend as well!! I would love to keep in touch continue this new friendship!!! I will be sending you tons of pictures when they come in!!!
What can I say…the day was absolutely amazing and I really cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH! You and your staff really exceeded my expectations on the night from the set-up, decor, food, service, etc. It was just absolutely perfect and I could not have wanted anything more. But more importantly Emily, it was you that really helped and guided me through this process and I will be forever grateful to you. You made my day a fairytale
Also, I really want to thank Lorena for all her help! At any moment of the night that I needed something she was there. She made the day so much easier and less stressful for me. And even more, she made me feel a little more relaxed and taken care of. She is awesome! And my little nephew loves her too! lol
Thank you again Emily for everything and I will be sure to keep in touch with you
I just want to thank you for absolutely everything!! I’m grateful for all of your efforts during our whole planning stage and down to the details that day. Everything was absolutely amazing!!Your team was great. Lorena was fabulous. It was all even better than I could have imagined. Wanted to put something in the mail to you – what address should I use?Many thanks again!
Formal thank you card to come, but I wanted to shoot you a quick email to just thank you again You did such an amazing job on my wedding, it was above and beyond anything we expected, and James & I could not have been happier. You and your staff were fabulous to work with throughout the entire process and such a huge help the day of! I truly appreciate you helping to make my day exactly what i hoped for, and for making this somewhat trying process very easy, despite planning from all over the country! Please let me know if there is anywhere that I can write you, your staff and/or Belle Mer a glowing review, and hope the rest of your wedding season is fabulous!!
Now that roughly a month has gone by since our wedding at Alden Castle, and things are finally back to normal, I wanted to thank you for all your hard work. I know that everyone thinks their wedding day was perfect but I really do believe mine was – lol! And it was because you and your staff pulled everything off in a flawless and elegant presentation. You guys are AMAZING!
More often than not people tend to complain about one thing or another but I can honestly tell you that there is not one thing I would do differently. What an amazing day for me and my family.
If ever anyone asks for references regarding you or your establishment people do not hesitate to give out my contact information.
Thank you for everything. It was great working with you and your team. Cindy was absolutely amazing and has the patience of a saint. The day after the wedding, Vicky and I hosted a breakfast for approximately 75 out of town guests. Everyone commented on the incredible food that we had for the wedding as well as the staff and venue. Many were particularly impressed by the coordination of the table service. I couldn’t agree with them more.
A more formal thank you will be on its way, but Dan and I wanted to extend our gratitude to you for all of your hard work before we leave for our honeymoon. Yesterday would not have been possible without you and everyone else at Belle Mer! I don’t know how you put up with us and our requests, including menu changes, last minute table assignments, and several contract revisions. We had an incredible night, and it sounds like our guests loved the food and had an amazing time. It was such a special and memorable day for us and our families and friends thanks to you!
Please thank Lorainna (probably mis-spelling that) again for us as well!
I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to show us all around Alden Castle back in June. You are beyond fabulous and it was so much fun meeting you. Danny and I did decide to have our wedding at Belle Mer but I just wanted to thank you for all your insight and suggestions. They are lucky to have you! Hope all is well with you and thanks again
Words cannot express (although I think my Mom tried) how grateful I am for your hard work and contagious enthusiasm you brought to my whole wedding experience. You were an ABSOLUTE pleasure to work with, and I will miss you so much! I wish you the best of luck with your big day as you deserve only the best!
Wychmere Love 6.07.12
I just spent a delightful day at Wychmere. They hosted an event for We Can, it was a very interesting and enlightening program that was put on with authors and Liz Walker receiving an award.
The food was superb and the service was excellent and very courteous. Karen did a great job and I think everything ran very smooth. The guests at my table remarked how good the food was, since they had to turn out 375 chicken dishes, all looking quite lovely. I think it is very nice to say when something goes as well as this did.
My name is Lori Lass.My husband, Eric and I recently hosted our daughter, Abby’s, bat mitzvah at the Alden Castle on Saturday, May 26, 2012.I wanted to write and let you know what an excellent job Cindy Goodman did as event manager.
From the day we signed the contract, Cindy made herself available to us.She sent us timely reminders to keep us on track with our planning, even one year out.She was always flexible, polite, detail-oriented, and veryorganized.Cindy really took the time to listen to our ideas and gave us feedback on the best way to achieve those goals based on our budget.She coordinated and facilitated our meetings with Michelle Bernard, florist.
Overall, Eric and I were thrilled to have had Cindy watching over our event.The event went very smoothly and we are pleased to say that the result exceeded our expectations.The room was beautiful and the food delicious.Everyone had a wonderful time, from our youngest cousin (8 months)to our oldest grandparent (71 years).We are very grateful to Cindy, and all the staff at the Alden Castle, for making Abby’s special day a reality.We look forward to recommending the Alden Castle to our friends and neighbors.
I can’t believe a year of planning is behind us, and our wonderful event has passed. I want to do it all over again! From you we received such personal care and attention. Part of me thinks that you must be totally bored now. It really did seem like we were your only clients, and that should be taken as the highest of compliments. But I suppose you’re already going over the final plans for yet another very happy couple.
There were some moments of concern regarding the venue and the changes that the management made during our preparation, but I will say that they were handled professionally and creatively, and in the end, the final results ended up exceeding our expectations. You and Michelle went above and beyond to solve our problems, which only added to our overall satisfaction and experience. Needless to say, both Mindy and I are thoroughly impressed with your venue. That goes for you and your staff. We knew people would have fun, and we were confident that there would be compliments flying our way days following the event about the music, ceremony, and other personal touches. What we didn’t expect was that guests would rave about how attentive the servers were. Countless individuals told me that everyone working there was so polite and so organized. There was no aimless wandering, puzzled looks, or strange downtime, which I am learning is quite common at these types of events. There was food everywhere during the cocktail hour, and the champagne toast worked perfectly. Everyone was ready to go when the big moment came. Oh, and I have heard over and over again that the food was insanely good (which we already knew). I know the feedback is genuine because it’s usually led with something like, “usually the food at weddings is ok at best, but…” Words I’ve heard to describe the food following that sentiment include, “moist,” “delicious,” “fluffy,” “tasty,” and, my favorite, “warm.” I guess people aren’t used to their food arriving at an edible temperature at weddings!
Whenever Mindy and I talk about how smoothly everything went, which seems to be at least once an hour, the discussion always ends with us confirming how lucky we were to have our event there, and that we made the perfect decision when it came to choosing our wedding venue. And we thank you one last time for making it possible. Ok! Enough gushing, I think you get the point. But we are truly riding a high after the event, as are our many friends that shared the evening with us. We will be recommending you whenever possible.
We hope to talk to you soon…lunch, on us, very soon…
Good Afternoon, I hope your Saturday is going well!
Thank you again for being the best Wedding Planner for our wedding! We loved working with you and you helped to make our day flawless!
Thank you for everything!
All of our guests have been calling, emailing, texting us saying they had such a blast at the wedding and that they have never been to a wedding like that before.
So many people said they are still smiling thinking about the day – between the venue, the staff, the ceremony, the people, the video, the flowers, etc! It was great.
Friday June 1st was the best day of our lives and will be forever! I would highly recommend Belle Mer and you to anyone looking to get married in the Newport area.
Thank you for saving the day for us with the linens and everything too! I sincerely appreciated that It was so nice of you to jump into action to make sure everything matched and looked perfect! The way you and Joy set up the place was amazing! It looked stunning!!
We look forward to seeing you again soon for Paul and Gina’s wedding!!
I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your weddings this season and I hope you have a wonderful summer!!!
I just spent a delightful day at Wychmere.They hosted an event for We Can, it was a very interesting and enlightening program that was put on with authors and Liz Walker receiving an award.
The food was superb and the service was excellent and very courteous.Karen did a great job and I think everything ran very smooth.The guests at my table remarked how good the food was, since they had to turn out 375 chicken dishes, all looking quite lovely.I think it is very nice to say when something goes as well as this did.
Thank you SO much for all your help this year planning and coordinating our wedding. It was such a pleasure to work with you. We were absolutely thrilled with how everything turned out. It looked beautiful and was truly a magical night for us. Even the rain didn’t damper the mood!Our guests have not stopped raving about the impeccable service they received and everyone had a blast.
Also, our attendant (I can’t remember her name I’m sorry!) was excellent!! She made the night that much easier for all of us and was a pleasure to have around.
Thanks again for everything. When we get back from our honeymoon, we will post a rave review about belle Mer!
Thanks so much for a great Tabor prom. All the kids and chaperones had wonderful time! Everything ran so smoothly; the food was delicious, the grounds beautiful, the service amazing, and even the weather cooperated… nice job!
I am graciously retired now as the senior class advisor, but I will pass on your contact information to next year’s group. If they want a truly special time, they’ll know where to go!
I’ve been meaning to write you ever since Jen & Chris’s wedding. You really are the best and we appreciate your warmth, hospitality and upbeat personality. It doesn’t feel like work when you’re around and we always have such a great time at these weddings when you’re around. You make us feel like family and seeing you is always one of the highlights of our trips to Newport.
Best wishes to a prosperous wedding season. We can’t wait to see you again soon.
Katherine and I just wanted to thank you for putting on an amazing event! You did so much to help us with everything and we really appreciate it! The event was perfect and we have only heard great things about it from students and faculty. Everyone was amazed at how smoothly everything went and were taken aback by the beauty of the venue. We really cannot thank you enough.
We also want to thank all of your staff members who did such an amazing job, especially with such a large number of people. They were so helpful and friendly! Even our security guards were impressed with how responsive your staff was to even the smallest detail. Major Leyden said it was one of the best events he has seen at PC in a long time, which is a huge compliment!
Again we cannot thank you enough for everything you did. The event was everything we could have hoped for. We really raised the bar for future commencement weeks and that is directly attributed to your hard work and flexibility. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was working at Belle Mer yesterday for the Sarita & Antonio’s wedding. I was a gorgeous venue to shoot at and your staff was excellent. I know most people only hear the negatives but I always like to pass along kudos when things are positive because I feel not enough people do. Have a great weekend and I look forward to the next time I get to shoot at Belle Mer.
Thank you for checking in. It was a fabulous event and State Room was a huge part in the tremendous success. It was a pleasure working with you and your whole team. Thank you again for helping make this event truly memorable for Bay Cove and their guests.
Andrew & I wanted to take a moment to give you & your staff a heartfelt thank you for all you did to make our wedding day everything & more we imagined it would be. From the venue to the food- to all of the minute details you handled it all with the utmost dignity and professionalism. It was our pleasure to work with you. If there is anything we can do to help promote Belle Mer or you from a professional standpoint please don’t hesitate to let us know. Have a wonderful time planning your own wedding this summer/fall. You’ll be a beautiful bride.
Every mother hopes & dreams that her daughter’s wedding will be THE perfect wedding that her daughter will remember as very special- and I was no different! But you 9& your staff) EXCEEDEDmy expectations! From the very first day we met you, you made us feel like your family member was getting married. I just knew we were in good hands. Each time we met you, your vibrant personality took away our stress & helped us to enjoy the planning of Christine & Jonathan’s special day. Belle Mer is very lucky to have you on their staff. As a detailed-oriented person, I am often disappointed when I leave details to others. You, however, not only rose to the occasion, you once again exceeded my expectation! Well Done! My heartfelt thanks to whoever allowed us to move into the main building. The wedding was over a week ago and I am still receiving calls about what a beautiful place Belle Mer is! I’m sure there is a lot of future business for Belle Mer. Thank you for all the joy we still feel. Thank you for how you took care of us& to every little detail. Thank you for the magic you created and how magical the room looked. The cream always rises to the top and that surely includes you! I will be singing your praises to all who are looking for an awesome event planner. You are the best. Thank you so very, very much. All the best to you & also on your wedding day!! J
Thank you so much for the most spectacular, memorable, perfect wedding!!! Joe and I keep reminiscing over our day and how amazing it was. The reception was flawless!!! Thank you for all of your efforts, it was a pleasure working with you and state room!!
Now that we have had time to get a little well deserved rest and reflect on the weekend, I wanted to send a heart felt thank you for the amazing job you and the State Room did to make Kelly and Joe’s wedding so spectacular. Truly incredible. Every detail was flawless. It was wonderful the way Bill and I could just be part of our daughters beautiful day, rather than feel like we had to manage the many details throughout the evening. You were a pleasure to work with from start to finish in every way. Carrie, I sincerely thank you for making our first wedding experience so wonderful. Thank you, thank you.
Our Wedding was SO AWESOME! I am so happy we chose Belle Mer. You did a fabulous job making everything so seamless. Your staff was unbelievable, I felt like a princess the whole day. I would recommend for everyone to have their wedding there!
Thank you so much for all you did for the Caroline Salamack wedding on Saturday. May 5. Your gift of the champagne toast was so thoughtful and so very generous. There are not enough words to express how deeply moved I was by your thoughtful attention to this wedding.
I would also like to express my appreciation to Kathy and the staff at the Wychmere for an outstanding job. I would like you to know that they provided the high standard of service that Longwood Events is noted for and I have seen in the many functions I have attended. The room and the location were perfection, the perfect spot for a Cape Cod wedding. The food was excellent and our every need was meet.
Thank you both for your friendship and again thank you for making this wedding “a night to remember”.
I am thrilled as well — that your McGyver talents go way beyond getting messy recovering dropped items. Maybe the key to how my parents made it those 61 years and raised 4 kids, was by caring enough to seek out and negotiate a win-win situation as you have… I could not have wished for any greater gift for my parents than what you have enabled me to do on that day, in a place that is sentimental to them.
I thought you might enjoy reading a story I published about just such a gift of appreciation that you have given me.
And it is true, that no matter what our job or position is, one action can, and does, make a huge difference in the lives of others.
Much thanks, now the rest should be fun choices and finding little things that will make them see how special they are to all of us.
Hi Emily! Thank you for making yesterday the most perfect, special, wonderful dream wedding I could have ever hoped for!!!!!!!! You made everything perfect and I can’t begin to thank you!!!
Again, you made our day the most spectacular day of our lives and words just don’t do justice to how appreciative we are for everything you did, your hard work and the amazing staff who were fabulous. Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about everything. BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES AND YOU AND THE STAFF GAVE US THAT!!!!!!!
Thank you so much again, I hope your wedding is just so wonderful!!!
Thank you so much again for all your help this weekend. The wedding would not have been as successful had it not been for you and your amazing staff. We had the most memorable night and everyone is still talking about the place, the food and the location.
I would like to thank you and the entire staff at Belle Mer for all the detailed efforts last week to help make our dinner a success. Our group was very pleased and had nothing but positive feedback regarding the food and location. Even the weather cooperated! This is our second year hosting a dinner at Belle Mer with the utmost success. It’s people like you that make the experience a pleasant one!
Please pass on our sincere gratitude to the entire staff for their hard work and impeccable service. Thank you!
Accolades to the whole team up there atop Sixty State Street! Wow. The whole process was professional and easy. You and Erica were more than accommodating. Antonio and Christina rocked it with their on-site management. The gratitude goes both ways. We will definitely be back!
When planning an event one thinks about the location, the time of year and the food. As hosts we worry about the little details, how will the food taste and how will the staff will treat our guests.
The ENTIRE Alden Castle staff, from our first conversation with Cindy to the last box of Bar Mitzvah gifts were brought to our car, exceeded our expectations. Cindy ran the event like a professional with twice the number of years experience. Her attention to detail allowed us to relax knowing that the finer points would be covered.
The servers and Bradley went out of their way to make our guests feel welcome, as if we were in their home. We have been to many events at The Four Seasons (where we were married), The Taj, The Ritz and The Intercontinental but last night blew them all away.
Please make sure that your entire staff understand how much we appreciate their hard work and know that the next event we host will certainly be in your location again.
With more thanks than we can express, Jodi and Jim
I wanted to write a note of thanks and appreciation to Longwood Events. We got married on New Years Eve and had our reception at Veronique (now “Alden Castle”). It was perfect. We first met Cindy Goodman on January 5th 2011 when we went to look at the space. We had a great working relationship throughout our planning period. She was able to provide any information we asked for with a quick response. She also checked in on us once a month to see how we were doing and where we were in our process.; She wasn’t ever pushy, always helpful, and always made us feel comfortable asking questions. Cindy was great at sharing ideas of things she had seen in the past to give us additional creative options without ever wanting to change but only enhance our vision. We couldn’t have asked for a better contact.
In addition, the staff was great. Everyone liked the food, people were impressed with the timely fashion of all tables receiving their plates at the same time. Our butler was wonderful as well. She was always there, never intrusive, and provided everything we needed; whether it be putting all of our belongings together so it was a smooth transition at the end of the night, providing drinks as soon as we were ready, or escorting me to a private bathroom. It was a fabulous night that we will never forget
Thanks again for the best night! Colleen and Michael Kane
When you have time please forward this email on to Michelle – I don’t have her email with me at work.
I wanted to personally thank all of you for such a great event last night. This was my first time co-chairing an MPI monthly meeting but have planned many corp. events over the years and I have to say I think you folks have the process down! Everything ran like clockwork and looked beautiful. Both of you were wonderful to work with. Your staff was attentive, upbeat and right there when need. It was great and helpful to have the concierge on hand to direct and answer any questions our guests had. The food was not only outstanding but beautifully presented.
Thank you once again for an exceptional event experience.
Now that things are starting to settle down for us, we wanted to take the time to tell you how much we appreciated working with you to plan and carry out the memorial service/reception for Sara’s husband that was held on Sunday, January 22. Your sincerity, compassion, professionalism, and willingness to make our vision for the event a reality within our budget made the worst moment of our lives much more bearable. After our first meeting with you, we knew we were in good hands and wouldn’t have to worry about anything, which was such a relief, and this proved to be true the day of the event. Everything was perfect, down to the smallest details – you attended to every wish or concern we expressed when we had met. We also appreciated the flexibility and understanding you displayed when the service went later than we had anticipated.
We considered dozens of other venues before deciding on Alden Castle.
Two of the most significant factors in our choosing Alden Castle were the connection you made with us and the confidence you instilled in us – so much more than with any of the other venue representatives we talked with. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who is planning an event, and if we ever have the opportunity to plan another event (hopefully under happier circumstances) you and Alden Castle will be the place we will want to hold it!
We held our wedding reception at the Alden Castle ballroom and it was just perfect. Flawless in fact.
The staff, the professionalism, the amazing food…… we could not have been more pleased and received only rave reviews from our guests.
Cindy, our contact, was in communication with us every step of the way. She was extremely personable and organized and noted every detail before the event – double checking whenever there was a question (which I loved because it confirmed we were on the same page and I felt I didn’t have to worry about a thing). The venue made sure they noted every allergy or personal preference possible. They contacted all of our vendors for us and coordinated the scheduling. We dropped off our decorations, which they itemized on paper and then they put everything together for us. A day of coordinator kept her eye on the scene during the event and the timing, the details, serving of the meals….everything was perfect. And I can be hard to please.
We held the cocktail hour upstairs and Cindy met us outside, took my bag to the dinner table, and snuck us in downstairs to have a drink and some appetizers privately before we got bombarded buy our guests. It was lovely to see the ballroom all decorated and set up before the guests entered.
Did I mention the food? One of the reasons we chose Alden Castle was the menu. The steak melted in my mouth, and their dessert options were so good, we decided not to serve wedding cake but their tasty option instead. We had about 11 people with different food sensitivities and Alden Castle barely batted an eye and accommodated each one. We received countless compliments from our guests regarding the exceptional food – better than your average wedding meal for sure.
When the event was done, the staff packed everything up for us (extremely quickly), checked the list to make sure they had everything, and sent us off with smiles.
I honestly could not have been more impressed with the execution of the event, from beginning to end. Solid five stars.
Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful event at Alden Castle. You really put on a fantastic evening. We were all very impressed, especially with the beautiful centerpieces that were added to the tables. The food was delicious and people truly enjoyed themselves on the dance floor. We look forward to working with you for future events.
Thank you again, it was a great way to kick off the Holiday Season! I wish you all a Happy and prosperous New Year!
We like to thank for the lovely moments we enjoy with the Andrea’s/Arnold wedding (Dec 18th, 2011), we honestly like to thank YOU, for the organized and you care about this wonderful and precious moments, the party is so marvelous, we like to thank you and your people work with you, the server’s, the security guys, special thanks for the cook’s and the Chef David Blessing for the blessing and great food.
If somebody ask me about State Room and service: I going to confirm YES, YES…. everything the top…. 5 star….
Style Me Pretty just featured this Wychmere Beach Club wedding. Quoting:“When the bride is a freelance stylist and former craft editor for Martha Stewart Living then you know her wedding is going to go above and beyond in the style department. This Cape Cod beauty by Ned Jackson Photography is such a sweet, whimsical, nautical dream. I feel like I’m seeing the nuptials of Ariel and Prince Eric in a romantic underwater celebration and that makes my inner Little Mermaid fanatic totally giddy. Click here to see it all!“
On Friday, October 7th we were married at Wychmere. I am writing to let you know what an unbelievable experience we had from beginning to end with your Wychmere team.
When we first visited Wychmere on a site tour in June, we were met by Lyndsay McNiff who couldn’t have been nicer. We happened to have a few extra folks show up unexpectedly for our tour and Lyndsay couldn’t have been more gracious about it. She answered all of our questions knowledgeably, repeatedly, and warmly and by the time we left Wychmere that day, I knew it was exactly the spot that I wanted to get married. Lyndsay’s warmth complimented the warmth of the venue and her follow up with information, prices, menu selection and overall guidance were timely and precise. She set the tone and the bar for the service we would continue to receive from Wychmere.
As the planning got underway, Karen Rood became our next point of contact. I can honestly tell you coming from a marketing and events background, Karen is superb and one of the best I have ever had the good fortune of working with. She leaves no stone unturned and her savvy and know how made me feel as if we were in good hands from the word go. We initially had booked the Hydrangea Room but as we got closer to our wedding it became apparent that the 7 piece band we booked may prove to be too large to play in that room. My heart was set on having our reception in the Hydrangea Room and so Karen and Chris immediately went into creative and solution mode helping Scott and I come up with a layout and space for the band that would allow us to stay in that room. The end result was moving the band onto the carpet and laying down a dance floor over the carpet. When we came back to her with only 24 hours before the wedding with concerns that the 15×21 floor plan depicted in her layout plan may not be large enough, she and Chris again went to work strategizing and within a few hours the dance floor was expanded to a 24×21 with very minimal table moves. The end result of their efforts was a room flow that worked out perfectly and our guests were able to mingle and dance the night away comfortably. I was amazed by how many hours Karen logs whether on the phone or returning emails at home or on site from the early morning until very late after a wedding or function has ended. No matter what, she responded to emails or phone calls promptly and always with a smile. Karen Rood is a star and I am not sure how she is able to pull off everything so flawlessly all the while making it seem effortless. She is personable, she is quick, she is in charge, she is kind, and most of all, she makes it happen. By the end of our event Karen was more of a friend to us than our event specialist.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few other folks who really stood out. Evvy at the Wychmere Inn was a saint keeping me calm as we waited to head down to the bridal suit as was Bruce who provided levity as we drove down in the van. Bruce even offered to return a box one of our vendors gave us but needed back. Rather than have us drive to Mashpee to return it, he graciously volunteered to do so for us as he lives in Mashpee. Again, above and beyond. No matter who we dealt with, regardless as to whether they were top brass or the gals that cleaned the rooms at the Inn – all first class, all with smiles on their faces, all good people who created an amazing experience for us and our families!
I am sure you are aware of the all star cast you have at Wychmere but I just had to write and let you know that others notice it as well. We will forever hold a special place for Wychmere and all of the amazing friends we made! We will also be sure, as will the 132 guests, to spread the word as to the wonders of Wychmere!
We had our wedding at Belle Mer on November 4th of this year and it was amazing!!! It was better than I thought the day would be. It was the wedding of my dreams truly!!!!! The venue is beyond words and I feel blessed we were able to be married there.
More importantly I just wanted you all to know how incredible your staff is. Emily and Lorena were assigned to us and I just wanted you to know how grateful we are that they were part of our day. Emily is so great at her job and it is a joy to see someone truly love what they do for a living; and she shows it!!!! I truly hope to always keep in touch with her, she is an amazing person and a huge asset to your company. I did not have a worry in the world with her in charge she gets everything done without even a second thought. Her attention to detail is a gift!
Lorena is also an asset. Her calm, collective, and wonderful personality helped me throughout the day. You may have heard she had to sew me into my dress for over an hour before the wedding because my zipper broke. If it was not for her I don’t know what would of happened. She was beyond helpful all day and a true pleasure to be around. Finding employees like Lorena is a challenge ( I work in the restaurant industry as well). She just knew everything I needed or wanted before I even asked and I loved talking to her all day. Both of these women are just so wonderful in so many ways!!
The whole day was amazing! The whole staff was super! I wish I knew all their names to tell you. I just want to thank you for this day and let you know how lucky you are to have people like this. I hope to visit the venue for a party in the future!!
Hey Erica, Lauren and I just wanted to say thank you for everything. You were on top of every detail from the beginning, and the result was a perfect night for us. Everything went incredibly smoothly, and it was just an amazing night. We really appreciate all your hard work. Please also pass along our thanks to the rest of the State Room staff. Everyone there was really friendly and helpful throughout the whole process.
Nick and I can’t thank you enough for helping us throw the party of our life time. We seriously could not have asked for a more perfect evening. Everything turned out just as I imagined. Your help and guidance over the past year has truly been amazing – we would seriously brag about our wedding coordinator to our friends. Anyways – rave reviews from our end and we would love to pass this message along to a boss or manager of yours so if you have an email address for that, let us know!
I am seriously going to miss seeing you ever few months but hopefully we will run into each other again and stay in touch! We wish you the very best.
I wanted to thank you again for assisting Valerie and Alex with their wedding plans and making their special day turn out to be a spectacular day! Valerie had a vision in her mind when she got engaged, as I imagine most brides do, however, it was only when she found Belle Mer that they both knew the vision would work out. Of course they had to convince us.
I don’t think the vision included zipper problems though. Honestly, I didn’t know if that was a fixable situation. That was a tension filled hour and without Rebecca and Lorena, I don’t know what would have happened
I’m sure it is Belle Mer’s policy to give 100% to all clients, but you and the rest of the staff did it in a way that made us feel like the number one priority of the year! I know that Alex and Valerie were very happy with the outcome of their wedding day. Ecstatic really! My husband and I felt the same way. Our guests absolutely loved everything and noticed the outstanding job the staff did. The professionalism/friendliness of the wait staff and the presentation of the food were mentioned by many.
Belle Mer looked fabulous all decorated too! The food was great. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time. So many wonderful things about that day! Except for her birth, it was the best day of our lives as her parents. I could go on and on but I’ll leave it at this:
You were wonderful to work with! I cannot imagine having to deal with anyone else through out the planning of the wedding. Every time Valerie had meet with you or spoke to you on the phone or through email she was more excited about the wedding plans. I cannot even begin to count how many times I heard her say, “I spoke to Emily today. She’s awesome and so easy to talk to. She get’s it!” You made a world of difference in getting things “done, done & done!” I will be forever grateful to you for all the kindness you extended to my daughter and son-in-law. You have a wonderful gift at making people happy! My husband and I thank you from deep within our hearts. I wish you all the best in your wedding plans too! I hope some day, our paths’ cross again. Be well, Emily!
Joslin, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the entire staff at Belle Mer for the wonderful event you put together for Ryan and Megan.
It was perfect in every way, as was the weather.
We couldn’t have asked for more and we really appreciate all of your advice and assistance throughout the process. It helped to make it a wonderful and memorable experience for all of us, and especially Ryan and Megan.
My daughter, Larissa and Adam Kuhnley celebrated their wedding on August 13th at the StateRoom.WOW!We knew it was going to be a sensational wedding, but it far exceeded our expectations.
From day one, everyone at the Stateroom was friendly and very helpful.Taylor Kopocis was incredible!It was like having a built-in wedding planner.She was on top of details and helped us through a very busy and somewhat stressful time of our lives.She actually made it fun, and we felt as though she became our friend.She suggested ideas and kept us on schedule.Needless to say, our whole pre-wedding experience was delightful.
The wedding itself turned out to be a dream-come-true wedding!I was relaxed and enjoyed myself.A lot of that was due to Taylor again- she had the whole event in control and guided us through each part.My husband and I got to enjoy the evening without thinking about details, and Larissa and Adam smiled the night away.Our guests have come back to us with so many compliments.Taylor gave us the suggestions for the DJ and florist and they fit our wedding perfectly.And of course the StateRoom itself was magnificent, the food was delicious, the staff- very attentive and friendly.Everything about the wedding was magical!It was PERFECT!
A heart-felt THANK YOU to the StateRoom for making August 13th so memorable for all of us!
Thank you so much for your email and all of your help during our wedding planning. I can’t even begin to express how grateful we are for the unbelievable job the Wychmere team did with our wedding. It was absolutely perfect and you are all so wonderful to work with! Please pass along my thanks to your colleagues as well. Our day could not have been better.
Nick and I are back from our honeymoon and finally have a chance to thank you for our beautiful wedding at Belle Mer! We were so happy with how everything turned out (especially the weather!!!). We received so many compliments from our guests that they thought Belle Mer was absolutely gorgeous and the food was great. My mom who is hard to please as you know and she was very happy and said you were fantastic in making sure everything went smoothly. I can’t believe the big day has come and gone but it was an unforgettable day thanks to everyone at Belle Mer and now I can’t wait for our pictures on the Snap blog!
I just got married at the Belle Mer Island House this past weekend and I am very satisfied in my choice to get married at Belle Mer. Here is some of my feedback:
Venue- the island house is beautiful and if you are lucky and get a gorgeous sunset like we did you will appreciate it even more! our guests were stunned by the views and how beautiful the grounds were. some people told me it was the most beautiful wedding venue they have ever been to.
Staff- Joslin is AWESOME. I have a very demanding and particular mother who I was worried would not be pleased but Joslin always made an effort to ask my mom what her needs were and executed everything with professionalism. She always has a smile on her face and she is eager to please you. She made the planning process very easy and never made me feel bad for asking too many questions. She also pays attention to the details and any small requests I had were taken care of. My only complaint is sometimes she took a few days to respond to emails however I understand it’s not easy coordinating multiple events in one weekend. The rest of the staff is very professional and during your event they are all communicating with radios so if you need something you will be helped right away.
Food- As the bride I wasnt able to eat too much on the wedding day however many of my guests said the food was very good.
Overall Belle Mer is a beautiful location to get married! your photos will be stunning and your guests will be very impressed!
ps. some people are concerned about the fact that two weddings are taking place at the same time (one in the island house and one in the salon). The night of my wedding there was a wedding going on in the salon however I did not hear any noise from the wedding next door and none of my guests seemed to notice there even was another venue next door.
Hope you are well. I am sorry to send this email so late but things are still busy, even after the wedding. I wanted to say thank you for all the assistance you gave us for Kristen and Mike’s wedding. Everything was so organized and things ran so smoothly. I never saw two people enjoy their wedding more than Kristen and Mike. The absolutely loved everything.
All our guests were impressed with the Belle Mer and the staff. It was so nice to be greeted when we arrived. The ice water offered to the guests was such a nice touch. We were so happy the weather turned out to be great. Guests loved watching the boats on the water. The sunset was breathtaking and the lights on the bridge added to the Belle Mer’s beauty. We got so many beautiful pictures. The memories will last a lifetime.
Your attention to detail was unbelievable. Nothing was overlooked. Guests are still talking about how wonderful the food was. The appetizers were great, the bartenders kept things rolling. The venue was set up perfectly. The tables looked beautiful. The servers were there to fold your napkin, ask if you needed anything and were very attentive through the whole night. Everyone could not have been nicer.
The Belle Mer is a top notch place to have a wedding. We thank you for your professionalism, patience and attention to detail. The Belle Mer is very lucky to have you as an employee. We will recommend you and the Belle Mer to all our friends.
We can’t thank you enough for all your help and input for making Cara and John’s wedding everything we hoped for and much more. The food, staff, and execution of the entire night was impeccable. The great room was spectacular – with plenty of room to dance the night away – which is what we all did!! We’re getting many calls and e-mails saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Again, our many thanks to you, Jackie, and your staff for a magical night. Today is Wednesday and I’m just starting to recover!
Let me echo that. You, your staff, the vendors and the facility were fabulous. LOTS of raves about the food.
Michele’s arrangements were great. Really appreciated her creativity with the rustic feel, and the flexibility to produce a lower cost arrangement that still looked fantastic, as well as last-minute creativity with the favors.
Mike was amazing. I don’t know how we lucked out with a 4 person crew instead of 2, but they kept both adults and more importantly, the kids, hopping. Clearly deserves his rating on the Knot.
We haven’t seen the pictures yet, of course, but Cynthia was very accommodating and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.
And your patience as well as helpful advice and perfect organization was HUGELY appreciated. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Alden Castle or any of the vendors to anyone.
Most importantly, Philip had a great time. I really don’t think I’ve ever seen him with a smile on his face for as many hours at a time!
Thank you for everything you did to help make our wedding day a success! The wedding was amazing, we are still getting incredible feedback from everyone on the food, the service, etc. Your staff is incredible, we couldn’t have received a better planner than Karen and we’ll certainly never forget the day.
KUDOS!!!!Thank you!!!to you and ALL for a terrific event!!!thanks for making the av and flower arrangements!food quantities were good, food was fabulous (presentation, taste), service over the top wow!!!wonderful working w/ you and all of your “peeps” :)!!thanks again for all of your help and making this event a MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE for both me as the event planner and all of my guests!!
I would like to take some time to thank you so much for all of your help over the past year!You were so great to deal with.Everyone is saying how great the day was and, “that was the best wedding that we’ve been to in years!”Everyone loved the venue.I was very impressed with how smooth everything went.You and (I’m so sorrry I forgot her name) the girl with the blonde hair up in a bun, were GREAT!Dan and I loved how we never had to ask for anything.We always had a drink in our hands!!Neither Dan or I had to worry about anything!Thank you so much for such a great day; a day that we will NEVER forget!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your organization for a first class production. Our friends are now referring to my daughter’s wedding as the “Royal Wedding” and our guests continue to rave about the experience.
The prime mover here was Karen Rood. From start to finish she hit all of the pegs. Nothing was overlooked! Her follow-up, her recommendations and her advice were superb leading up to the wedding. Her attention to detail was nothing short of phenomenal! On the day of the wedding, she kept things on track as she circulated among our guests. Many of our guests commented on and appreciated her additional effort.
As I am sure you are aware, Karen is a strong asset to Wychmere and Longwood Events. As a result of her performance throughout our experience, we would not hesitate to recommend Wychmere to anyone looking to plan a special event and we will use Wychmere in the future for all of our significant events and celebrations.
I just wanted to say thank you for making our day so amazing. I think what made it a great wedding was that Corey and I literally had the best night of our lives. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – We ate, drank and danced and did not have to worry about a single thing, knowing that the State Room staff had it all under control! Many of our guests told us it was the most welcoming and happiest wedding reception they have ever been to… Some guests went as far as saying the wedding brought out the best in people! It would not have been possible without you two. Thank you for your patience and attention during the planning process. We trully were impressed with everything the night of the wedding.
Finally, I thought you would like to know the floor looks spotless in the photos!
It’s AMAZING!!! The grounds are beautiful the rooms there are gorgeous and the attention to detail is the best I have ever seen at a wedding. I am a perfectionist and they delivered 110% and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! I really can’t say enough good things about Wychmere and especially our coordinator Karen Rood.
I am so happy I made the decision to host my reception at State Room. Taylor did an amazing job and made the experience stress free and simply amazing. I can’t thank you guys enough Hope all is well and I’ll see you when I get back! I posted a link to my instant replay below.
The wedding was more than I could have ever dreamed of having. The place looked gorgeous and the food was delicious. You were all around amazing! It was a pleasure working with you!! Thank you so much for everything!
Thank you for the invitation and the tour to Wychmere last week, it looks fantastic and is a great property. You have all put great touches to it and the improvements look amazing. There is no doubt that couples will be flocking to the venue to reserve it for their weddings! Thank you also for the fabulous lunch and the best part of it wall was Randy in the dunk tank, very fun!
Lyndsay — we were absolutely thrilled to have the event at Wychmere — everyone attending has said what a “special” wedding this was. Karen Rood was extraordinary in ensuring that every detail was perfect. And thank you for everything you did for us and for your total flexibility in making sure we had a date!!
Hope you are doing well. We just got back from our honeymoon and now it is back to reality! First, I just wanted to say thanks for everything – we thought everything was absolutely great at our wedding and everything went smoothly. It was a great evening!
I finally have time to relax all my company is gone and I am on Nantucket .I wanted to thank you for all you did to make Christina and Corey wedding so great. All our family and friends have been emailing and calling to say what a great time they had. I know you worked very hard to make everything perfect. Longwood events are very lucky to have you.Please tell Gina how much I appreciate all her work to get the room in shape she was fantastic!
Thank you for all of your help throughout the wedding process. It was the fairytale that Kelly and I dreamed of. Although the incredible weather may get a lot of the recognition, it does not overshadow all of the work you and your team did for us. We felt like royalty. The Wychmere staff did everything possible to cater to our needs and our guests’ needs. Best of luck for the rest of the wedding season. Take care.
We are back from our honeymoon. Thanks so much for your all you help, guidance and planning for our wedding. Everything went of without a hitch and we had a blast. Please pass along our thanks to the wonderful staff and to the chef’s for the great food (especially for the pasta sauce!!).
This letter is LONG overdue, but better late than never! I want to thank you for ALL of your help in planning Leslie and Eric’s wedding on June 4, 2011. You were so helpful. No matter what the question or situation when I contacted you, you made me feel like this was the only event that you had on your plate—-and I quickly realized that that was not the case! Words can not express how happy we were with how the event turned out. The bride and groom along with everyone present are still talking about how fabulous everything was! This is due in no small part to your dedication to making it the night we had hoped for!
I wanted to write you and thank you so so much for all that you did – from the day of and every detail leading up to the wedding. We had the most amazing night and couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. You and the entire staff were so professional, organized and seamless – our families and many of the guests were commenting on how well run everything was and both Anthony and I couldn’t agree more. You have been such a pleasure to work with and made this experience so enjoyable – I can’t thank you enough.
Also I don’t have Lorena’s email address but please send her a HUGE thank you from both Anthony and myself. She was such a sweetheart, so attentive and made the night so enjoyable for us. Apparently she’s also a part time seamstress b/c in the flash of an eye Anthony’s popped off button was back on and ready to go – so amazing! The waitstaff service, professionalism and attention to detail was also so amazing and our guests were so impressed.
Thanks again Joslin – you and the entire staff are really some of the hardest working people and we appreciate everything!!
Amazing is not even sufficient! Our wedding was BEYOND everything we ever hoped for!! We had such a great time and our guests are still talking about it.We can not even begin to express our most sincere gratitude to you and all of the Belle Mer staff!!! It was the perfect day and the perfect start to our “happily ever after”.Thanks again for everything!
P.S. I am kind of sad that its all over… what am I going to do with all my free time & not hearing from you anymore!!! : (
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Good morning.Thank you for your hard work and great partnership last week.My apologies for the delayed response, as we returned from that lovely evening and headed right into Trustee weekend.As I now have a chance to catch my breath, I wanted to take a moment and make sure I relayed a sincere thank you.
I do events all over the world.I work with venue contacts of many different sorts.You are the best sort.You were helpful.Your answer was always yes(or it appeared to be).You were calm (very important).You were friendly.And you were fun!
I hope that we will be back sooner rather than later.What a beautiful evening for the school.Thank you.
How can we ever adequately thank you for making all our dreams come true? From the day we chose your venue, we knew it would be perfect. Your attention to detail and professionalism was the first key that everything would run smoothly. Never could we have imagined just how wonderful it would be.
We want to thank the entire staff for getting the Island House up and running for our event. It sparkled on the water like a gem. It was such a warm and inviting place to greet everyone. The Main Ballroom looked spectacular. I know you didn’t have any control of the weather, but wasn’t it just so beautiful when the sun started to set? The way the wait staff impeccably delivered each course was the topic of many conversations. Thank you to each and every one of you.
Chef, the food was outstanding. You really went above and beyond. Your skills were so evident. Each guest was blown away. The appetizers were plated so beautifully, the meal was delicious and the presentation of each dish was remarkable.
We just can’t thank you enough for making it the dream wedding for Katie and Nick and their families. I will most definitely recommend Belle Mer, and Longwood Events, at any opportunity I have. I hope they have at least three hours to listen.
Thank YOU and your wonderful team. The event was a big success and everyone was thrilled with the results. It was a lovely day and there was a great mood in the room. It was heartwarming to see the entire front row filled up with Holocaust Survivors enjoying themselves and being the honored guests.
I greatly, greatly appreciate the flexibility and persistence of the entire State Room staff in dealing with our significant challenges and changes in the lead up to the event. You are a great team!
New England Holocaust Memorial took place at State Room on May 1, 2011
Paul and I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us for our wedding.The planning process was very easy and enjoyable, and you were a pleasure to work with!It was great to know that you had everything under control and that we did not have to worry about anything.
All our guests had a great time, and we had many compliments on the food and how accommodating the wait staff was.
We also had many comments on how beautiful the place was.The rooms looked amazing, the lights definitely made it!
Also, the woman that was there for us during our reception was wonderful.Please pass on our gratitude to her as well!
Thank you again!
Paul & Katie
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Simply stated, Thanks to you all for an AMAZING day.
Your team was so wonderful, gracious and helpful. Whatever we needed, whatever we asked, you were there with a smile (although, you may wanted to have killed me a couple times!)
It is so nice to work with a group of professionals that understand what is at stake and how important what we do is. It is so appreciated.
I hope to see some of you again and I hope I have the pleasure to work with you soon.
Until next time, cheers, Gail
Gail C. Favreau Manager, Special Events The Greater Boston Food Bank
We were very happy that the evening went very well!Both Laura and I agreed that we will do events at the State Room in the future.We thank everyone on your team for making our event a success and I look forward to working with you and your team!
I want to thank you for your calm and professionalism last Saturday with the Vargus/Hoepper wedding. You have a soft, composed demeanor which must be very helpful to nervous brides and all the other people attached to them. As the first time I ever forgot my wedding script, you were quite helpful in making sure that came through and I really appreciate it.
You’re a pro and people like you make my work such a pleasure.