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!!!
Thank you again for all your help!
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.
Caitlin and Igor
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!!!
Miss you already!!!!!
Dear Ms. Mazarello,
I hope this email finds you well.
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 again,
Meg & Mike
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!
Thank you again Steven you were amazing!
Mr. & Mrs. Taylor
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.
Hope you’re enjoying the summer weather!
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!
Thank you so so so much.
Susan and John
THANK YOU so much for making our wedding day so perfect. Everything went off without a hitch thanks to you and Jackie. Please also thank her because she was amazing and so helpful all night long.
Thank you for everything. It was a perfect day.
Hello Steven James,
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.
Thank you so much for your help in putting together the Brown wedding.
You and the staff did an amazing job. Even with the threat of a potential disaster
your staff came through to save the day! Please thank everyone for us. You were
fantastic. I am sorry that I gave you such a tight schedule to follow, as I am sure
that is not your usual routine, but the chef and staff were able to make it happen.
I appreciate everyone’s assistance and dedication to making the Brown wedding
The guests raved about the food and I raved about how accommodating your
entire staff was from the attendants at the ceremony and entrance, the food
preparation, the runners for the food stations, the bussers, the entire wait staff
and all the people behind the scenes. Please thank all Katie, Abby and all
the managers for me as well. You were all on top of your game. It did not go
unnoticed. Thank you so very much.
I hope I will be able to work with you again in the near future. I am delighted
to call you my new friend.
All my best,
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.
Best regards and again thanks for all your help.
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.
We’re off to our honeymoon!!!!
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!!!!!
Best of luck to you-
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.
Many thanks for all your support yesterday. It was a successful event – the setup was good, the food was absolutely delicious and the views didn’t disappoint of course!
Your team, led by Gina, was quite helpful.
Overall, I’m very pleased.
Hi Sarah -
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.
Thank you and the rest of the State Room team for a fabulous night.
Everyone loved the food, the service and, of course, the view. It was truly a spectacular celebration.
The event was great last week. All of the attendees had a fantastic time and our Executives loved the venue. So much so, we would like to come back next year.
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!
Thank you so much!!!! Last night was absolutely awesome ! Everything was perfect. I can not thank you enough, you were amazing I didn’t worry about one thing!!!
You made everything so easy for me from day one. I was so lucky to get you as my planner. Every single person in that building was perfection. The waiters to the bridal attendant to the bar tenders.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Everything was perfect.
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.
Michelle and Cindy,
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.
Good morning, Carrie –
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.
Have a great week.
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! The space was beautiful and the food was delicious. Thanks so much for all of your help! It is definitely not easy planning something from out of town but you all put my mind at ease!
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
We can’t thank you enough Sarah!!
Steph & Sean
Thank you Stacy I hope I do stay in touch with you throughout the process because you truly are terrific at what you do! You have been fabulous!! We are soooo excited to have our wedding here!
Thanks for reaching out and for the fantastic service. Your staff did a great job and I am hearing nothing but fantastic feedback from Thursday.
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!
Martha and Mike
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.
Again, thank you so much for everything!
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!).
Lisa & Josh
Mark and Juliana
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!
Michele and Tony
Matt & Laura
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
And thank you again for being such a great coordinator!
Jessica & Jon
Tim + Kate
Donna and Ron
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.
Thank you again.
I want to thank you so much for all you did on Saturday. Everything was beautiful and went off without a hitch.
Thank you again. I couldn’t have been happier!
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!
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!
Warmest regards ~
Food was incredible, from beginning to end. Decor worked beautifully. And the city sparkled. We are very grateful. Thanks so very much,
Patricia and Ron
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.
We are excited to come back in October for Robert and Nicole’s big day!
To My favorite Wedding Planner of all time….,
Thanks again for everything,
Your favorite Father-of-the-bride
I hope all is well, busy I’m sure!
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.
I wish you the best!
Also, please note that our vendors were excellent and we can’t thank you enough for the referrals that you gave us! They were perfect and captured each and every moment of our day!
Again, we can’t thank you enough!!! The day was just perfect!!! Please, don’t be a stranger! Keep in touch!
Christine and Allen
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.
Thanks so much Carrie. Have a great day!
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.
It was such a pleasure working with you.
Thank you for making our dream wedding a reality.
Thanks to you and the staff for a wonderful job Saturday evening. You were a joy to work with and extremely helpful at all points.
I think it was an extraordinarily successful wedding celebration.
Tim Wilson / Beantown Band
Everything tonight was perfect! Thank you!!!
More to come…. But just wanted you to know what a spectacular night we had!
I wanted to thank you and your staff for putting together a great wedding. All my guests had a wonderful time. John and I had a great time and would recommend Bell Mer to anyone.
I can’t believe that Allen and I will be married for 2 months on the 3rd! Wow!
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!!
Thank you again! You truly are the best!!
Love Mandy & Jon
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!
Thank you again,
Thank you again,
Thanks Carrie. It was a great event. Many many guests said it was the best wedding they ever attended. The food was great and the service was impeccable. Thanks for all your help.
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!
Thank you again!!
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!
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.
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!
Thanks again, Bior.
Stefania and Family
I heard great feedback from my client about their event! They loved the venue, view and food so
thank you so much for all of your efforts!
Boston Scientific Group
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!
Laura & Taylor
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.
Good Morning Bior and Jim,
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.
Best Regards, Judith
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!!!!!!
Ginny and Joe
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.
Take care, Michelle.
Thank You so much for helping create a memorable Bar Mitzvah! You helped create my dream into a reality and we are so appreciative.
Mayshe and Shifra
We can not begin to adequately express our pleasure in hosting our daughter’s wedding reception at Alden Castle, on December 8!!!! Everything was absolutely PERFECT, beautiful, lovely, charming….
Cindy, we wish to thank you specifically , for your pleasant care given to us, and understanding of our real preferences.
To Mr. Randy Stein… please know what a professional and personable asset you have with Cindy Goodman.
With much appreciation,
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!
John, Father of the Bride
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! :(
Danielle and Marc
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.
We look forward to sharing photos with you when we have them from Scott. Again, THANKS for everything! You’re the best!!!!
Tobi & Mina
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.
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!
Brooke and Grant
Venessa and Nichole,
Venessa and Nichole,
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!
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.
Christina & Katherine
Good Morning Venessa,
I was not so frazzled because I never got the opportunity to give her a special thank you.
and give us world class service. Any time you need a referral please give me a call.
you deserve it!
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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.
From one happy couple to another—thanks again,
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!!
Kelly & Joe
Dear Jim & Leah,
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.
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!!!
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!!!
All our love,
Christine and Jonathan
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.
Many thanks again! You rock!
Hillary & Andrew
Hi Emily & Belle Mer Team,
My musicians tell me that everything looked gorgeous and ran smoothly. The couple looked happy and very pleased with the entire day.
It always makes me happy to hear about successful events.
It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to the other events this year and hopefully years to come.
Have a great day!
All my best,
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!
I hope to see you all soon.
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.
Take care and have a great day!
MARKETING EVENTS MANAGER
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 hope our paths will cross again.
Again, thanks for everything -
Ellen & Becky Selig
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.
Heather Fox ~ Wedding Date November 11, 2011
Thank you for all of your assistance and your teams excellent service and planning. The event went flawlessly and we were very pleased.
How everything with you?
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….
Anyway THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
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!
Lori Allen Baker
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!!
Subject: Thank you!
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.
Kel & Nick Lasky
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!
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.
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.
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!
I look forward to working there in the future!
F. Mike Henriques
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!!
We are all so excited that it went so well!
Dear Courtney and the staff at Wychmere,
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!!).
Jake and Annette
The warm weather is (finally) here and thoughts of summer nights on the Cape seem to be in the near future. With all of the excitement surrounding the Wychmere Beach Club renovations, we can’t help but fall in love with the classic feel of Cape Cod in the summer.
Sunshine, sand & surf all rule the fashion on Cape Cod. Neutral colors that compliment the beautiful scenery are the best choice for the casual chic feel of Wychmere.
Whether you are attending a Clam Bake or Wedding at Wychmere, think about clothing that will be comfortable on a hot summer day & on a breezy summer night.
Interested in learning more about Longwood’s newest Cape Cod wedding destination? Contact us today for more information on Wychmere Beach Club & Wychmere Weddings.
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Dear Joslin and the entire staff at Belle Mer,
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.
With love and appreciation,
Bob and Kathy Lang
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
Manager, Special Events
The Greater Boston Food Bank
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.