Weddings on Long Island

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Mrs Etta Kett

Medford, NY

#23 Nov 27, 2007
anonymous wrote:
We were married at the Thatched Cottage in Centerport. The setting was BEAUTIFUL and the food was DELICIOUS. There was 1 drawback. We were supposed to get over 30 hors d'oervres served butler style. The groom and I saw less than 10. We asked the Maitr'd and the bridal attendant about it, but they did not or were not able to show us any others (they should have just told the wait staff to make sure they offered everything to the Bride and Groom). We were not going to let this ruin our day, so after bringing it to their attention we waited until after the wedding to call the woman, Toni Ann who worked with us at the end. She heard the problem, said she'd check on it and even asked me to send a photo when I received them. When I never heard back I mailed her a letter. Then weeks later I mailed a second letter. I felt if they couldn't show me they were meeting their contract on the wedding day and would not call me back afterwards that we were owed a small refund, or at least an acknowledgement.
Well, Toni Ann wrote me back a totally insulting letter( this was her response to my call and 2 letters). Very unprofessional! She insulted me and how I had planned my wedding, which not only did all my guests rave about , but some of the ideas came from the woman I first worked with there. Basically the wedding was great (thank God) because we didn't let screw ups ruin our day. We did address any errors at the time, which you are told to do,but without satisfaction. When we tried to address it afterwards (always being sure to complement all the other aspects) we never even got a response. That is until the 3rd attempt at getting an answer. Then Toni Ann wrote me (I saved all letter)the nastiest letter I have ever seen!
PS the owner of the bridal store that did my parties dresses, when hearing the story, said she had heard before that someone else did't get the hors d'oervres that were contracted.
So the place is beautiful, the foof delicious, but make sure you get what was agreed upon, and if not... prepare that if you question it you will be accused of being cheap, ungrateful, mean, etc.
You sound like a typical Long Island Yenta that probably is a control freak. I cannot believe that on your wedding day you actually paid attention to the amount of Hor's d'oervres that were being served RATHER THAN spending that time adoring your new husband and family.
But to each his own..... Hope your happy.
Joey Silvera

Medford, NY

#24 Nov 27, 2007
We got married at Cafe Royale. What a wedding. Couldn't remember what food , if any, was served. The drinks were cold and made to perfection. Every guy and gal had the back room to themselves (and whomever else they wanted back there) for 30 minutes. I think about half the women that attended the wedding gave birth to children 9 months later. A fun time was had my all, well.....maybe except for the janitor with the mop.

I would recommend a wedding there to anyone. I'm actually thinking about having another wedding there soon.
Mrs Robinson

AOL

#25 Nov 27, 2007
I had my bridal shower and wedding reception at the Chateau Briand last July, and an engagement party 3 months prior at the Fox Hollow. Our out-of-town wedding guests stayed at the Inn at Fox Hollow for all events. One word...FABULOUS! Everything I expected. Their motto is "Above & Beyond" and their is no doubt that they live up to the phrase.
Enjoy!
LI Girl 123

Bridgeport, CT

#26 Nov 27, 2007
im not the m word anymore, but can i say one thing....

VILLA LOMBARDIS IN HOLBROOK!

the BEST thing about my wedding which was 10+ years ago!
Saving More Money

Denver, CO

#27 Nov 28, 2007
If you MUST give away half your assets and start a marrage off with some sort of dignity, I suggest Majestic Gardens in Rocky Point OR the Vineyards in Jamesport.

Villa Lombardi's? Ehh, not my first choice.
Remy

Brooklyn, NY

#28 Nov 28, 2007
I find the extravagent amount spent on weddings ludicrous. Too many couples invest themselves in planning "the event" without any consideration for the life on which they are embarking.
LaKeSha

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Nov 28, 2007
Roberta wrote:
Living and working in the Hamptons and Manhattan has given me access to great locations that not everyone can see, secure, or even find. As an event planner this is clearly an asset. I hope this section will explore more than just the beach setting.
Are you sure you don't want to be a little more condescending?
Mark Epstein

Medford, NY

#30 Nov 28, 2007
Joey Silvera wrote:
We got married at Cafe Royale. What a wedding. Couldn't remember what food , if any, was served. The drinks were cold and made to perfection. Every guy and gal had the back room to themselves (and whomever else they wanted back there) for 30 minutes. I think about half the women that attended the wedding gave birth to children 9 months later. A fun time was had my all, well.....maybe except for the janitor with the mop.
I would recommend a wedding there to anyone. I'm actually thinking about having another wedding there soon.
Where are they located and what is their telephone number?
Happiness

Bronx, NY

#31 Nov 28, 2007
The Riviera in Massapequa is awesome!! I think the Sand Castle is SOOO CHEESY!!

“say what you mean...”

Since: Nov 07

and mean what you say.

#33 Nov 28, 2007
LaKeSha wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you sure you don't want to be a little more condescending?
lol...thanks, i thought it was just me
Jared

Bronx, NY

#34 Nov 28, 2007
I can't remember where I was married, but it was great!
CMK

Selden, NY

#35 Nov 28, 2007
The Gansett Green in Amagansett. Wonderful setting, no hastles, helpful staff, etc... Attended 2 weddings there last summer and was very impressed with the place. Absolutely beautiful.
Left LI

New York, NY

#37 Nov 30, 2007
I could not think of a single place in the whole cesspool of Long Island that I would want to get married at?

Since: Jan 07

New York, NY

#38 Nov 30, 2007
The Tivoli Terrace in Westbury is the way to go! Not a large commercial place... very nice and run by a husband and wife team. Food is excellent, place pretty, everything was done professionally. Just a wonderful experience. Their prices are so reasonable and the way they keep them down is because they do not advertise. Their business is strictly through word of mouth. So, check it out. It is definitely worth it!
jenned

Stony Brook, NY

#39 Nov 30, 2007
we were married at timber point, wonderful food, great staff, only one wedding at a time. can't say enough great things about them, and all of lessings facilities. went to a wedding at smithtown landing - another of their properties - just as good as ours!
m&f floral in islip (?) was fantastic, exactly what i wanted. audrey's bakery in sayville - so good, we go there once a week now. tom was excellent there!
one thing.....adrienne's bridal is AWFUL. bought bridesmaids dresses there for a friends wedding, big hassle, gave us the run around - had to call the supplier myself! dresses delivered 2 weeks before a destination wedding, then they said there wasnt enough time to alter them! no kidding! rude staff, rude owner, never go there!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful LI

Edison, NJ

#40 Dec 1, 2007
Left LI wrote:
I could not think of a single place in the whole cesspool of Long Island that I would want to get married at?
You left the "cesspool" and moved to.... Jersey???????

Since: Nov 07

Port Washington, NY

#41 Dec 1, 2007
Can you believe the guy from "Joisey," AKA "THE ARMPIT OF AMERICA," is negatively commenting on Long Island? OOOOOOOKAY!

Since: Nov 07

Port Washington, NY

#42 Dec 1, 2007
Left LI wrote:
I could not think of a single place in the whole cesspool of Long Island that I would want to get married at?
Statments don't end in question marks. You are obviously confused about more than one thing here.

Since: Nov 07

Port Washington, NY

#43 Dec 1, 2007
Sorry...that's "statements." At least I can correct myself.
Liz

Bronxville, NY

#45 Dec 3, 2007
My husband and I were married at the Westbury Manor. The staff was very attentive, the food was great and the grounds were beautiful.

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