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Wedding Reception Halls? Reviews?

xxnonamexx | Apr 9, 2010 09:24 AM

My Fiancee and I have been looking for a good reception for our wedding in 2011 (Aug) It will definately be a Saturday.
We went to Fountainhead in New Rochelle:
Pros:First impression
Andy was a great host.
Place decor is average.
Cocktail Menu looks exceptional.
Dinner menu looked mediocre.
The atrium for Cocktail hour is a plus and seating for 200 guests.
If guests arrive early they can grab a drink etc. before entering cocktail hour.
Large Room beautiful
Bride/Groom night stay at Crowne Plaza in WP
Choice of 3 sizes of tables 10,12,14
Meet and Greet

Cons: compared to other places so far.
When we asked about the Chef that left for (Windows on the Hudson) he went around the question and did not promote their food, chef, etc.
No outside photos since the surrounding areas look poorly upkept.
Small room- nothing to rave over.
Charges 20% average
Must use thier florists
Ugly chairs will need covers
2 Ice Sculptures
2 bride/groom attendant

Villa Barone Hilltop Manor Mahopac:
Gorgeous Outdoors- Fountain, Huge Waterfall in process of being built within a few weeks. Lighting LED, Private Bride/Groom Patio, inside decor, chairs,
1500feet away Villa Barone property for photo ops waterview
Gorgeous Rooms
Extensive top of the line fresh food, cocktail hour, All food baking done on Premise
Extensive Venissian hour with entertainment
Fresh Mozzarella maker in front of guests
Fresh pasta maker in front of guests
They make the wedding very entertaining
Any Florist you can use
4 your choice of Ice Sculptures
Choice of 3 sizes of tables 10,12,14
18% fee
4 people for bride and Groom for the day 2 captains, 1 brides, and 1 (I forgot what the title was) I think Maitre D
Hostess for Meet and Greet
1 year anniversary dinner for Bride and Groom compliments on VB

Depending on the room you choose one room you may lose guests to the outside. The other room guests must go upstairs for a smoke and most likely come back to the wedding since nothing else is going on upstairs. Not really a con.
Hour for CTH is 5 or 7

If I can think of anything else I will addon

Crowne Plaza
State St, Albany, NY 12202

Villa Barone Hilltop Manor
RR 6, Mahopac, NY 10541

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