- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
This is only their second or third season of weddings, I wish I had been able to find a bride to warn me about working with them.
We recently got married at the Glashoff Farms. The property itself is gorgeous! We could not have been more pleased with our pictures and the backdrop for our big day. However, beyond that we found working with Glashoffs to be fairly frustrating. Leading up to our wedding it was sometimes hard to get a hold of Lizzie and we would often have to calle-mail multiple times to get a response. I had just been in both my sister and my best friends wedding and watched them suffer through a handful of things I didn’t want to deal with, so I made them a priority the first time we ever stepped foot onto the Glashoff’s property. The first was being able to store all our alcohol and beverages in their refrigerator over night before the wedding (we stocked our own bar, so there was quite a bit). Lizzie confirmed that it wouldn’t be a problem, I had it added to our contract, and then called and confirmed the usage the week of the wedding. Alas when we arrived, the fridge was full of berries and there was hardly any room at all. Their response was that their property was a working farm and there was nothing they could do about it until morning. We made do, but it was very stressful and they were not very accommodating until my site coordinator basically insisted that they work it out and fit all of our chilled items in the fridge.
Second I was very concerned about people getting from the parking area to the ceremony. The property is good size, and there are multiple lawns and an orchard between parking and where our ceremony was. I talked to Lizzie about this the first time we saw the property, I confirmed the week of, and hours before our ceremony she was nowhere to be found and there was no one guiding guests to the right place. There were parking attendants ensuring our guests didn’t park wherever they wanted but no one to assist guests. It might not seem like a big deal, but we had guests wandering around and guests walking through our pictures. I finally had to go ask my dad and then groomsmen to go help people get to where they needed to be. Finally, we were told at our first visit and again when we signed the contract that we could remain on the property until as late as 2AM, but amplified music must be turned off at 11PM, no big deal. However, in the MIDDLE OF OUR RECEPTION they told our DJ she had to shut off the music at 10pm, it might seem like an hour isn’t that big of a deal, but our ceremony didn’t even start until 6:30. A majority of our guests left at that point and we were stuck paying a silent DJ and guestless bartenders for another hour. At 11:30 they insisted that they shut off the field lights leaving us to scramble in the dark and demanding that we leave the property immediately. They weren’t at all apologetic and were rather hostile. Glashoffs failed to tell us that THEY DIDN’T HAVE A PROPER EVENT PERMIT AND WERE INVOLVED WITH A BATTLE AGAINST THEIR SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS AND THE CITY OF FAIRFIELD OVER NOISE AND LIGHT GREIVANCES. We felt extremely deceived by Glashoffs and would not recommend this venue!