Post # 1
Any other brides using or thinking of using Glendalough Manor near Peachtree City? I absolutely fell in love with it and would love to hear from some other girls about their experiences so far, ideas for decorating, comments, etc.!
Post # 3
I absolutely loved Glendalough when I discovered it online, but unfortunately it was too far away for our guests to travel to comfortably. 🙁
I’m sure there are great pics and resources out there, though.
Post # 4
Yeah, it was a little far away for us, but we just went for it! Many of our guests will be OOTers anyway, and it’s actually closer to the airport than where we live, conveniently 🙂
Post # 5
Glendalough Manor is one of the most beautiful venues in the metro area. Whoever designed did a great job. I’ve photographed a couple of weddings there. If you’re considering Glendalough keep these things in mind.
They photograph up to 4 weddings on a busy summer day so keep that in mind if you want to feel like it’s your day.That can cause a bit of confustion for guests if they come too early/late or wander into the wrong ballroom. It also leaves room for comparison of your wedding to someone elses.
You’re assigned a coordinator and I haven’t met a bad one yet. They run a strict timeline since they have several weddings to juggle. It’s fine but you cannot be late. Seriously. I’ve seen brides upset because they didn’t get enough time to take portraits on the grounds. But they were late so they really can’t get too mad. The coordinators will do the best they can to accomodate you but they won’t infringe upon another bride’s time.
Other than that, they really do treat their brides well, They have one the largest dressing rooms (2 actually) I’ve seen. So there’s plenty of room for you, your bridesmaids, mua, hairdressers, photographers, videographers, assistants. There’s a nice floor mirror so you can see yourself full length in your gown. When you arrive in your dressing room, there will be snacks, water & soda waiting for you. And after the ceremony, you, your party and family will go to the back while your guests are escorted inside. They will also have hor d’houerves for you will the area clears out so you can start your portraits.
Here are some photos of Glendalough Manor Here is an older post too.
Post # 6
I haven’t been but one of my friends looked their last year and she thought it very pretty..but us northern burb girls find it a bit inaccessible for us or for our guests, albeit close to the airport for oot’ers.
Post # 7
If we do a non-destination wedding (meaning not out of the local calling area codes), it will be oneof the following: a winery in dahlonega, at the golf course clubhouse (gorgeous french country overlooking the course and gardens) in T’s subdivision, or Canoe restaurant (one of our fav places to eat and a gorgeous location and great appeal (have white tent, directly on banks of Chattahoochee) and gorgeous gardens at the rivers’ edge.
Post # 8
It is a beautiful facility. But I have heard that they often hold multiple weddings/receptions per day, and sometime even host two at the exact same time (in separate rooms). That might be something to take into account. Good Luck!
Post # 9
I had my wedding at Glendalough in April.I will say the grounds outside are beautiful.There are plenty of lovely places to have your pictures made and all my guests commented on how gorgeous the grounds were.I would def. recommend to anyone to have the ceremony at GM, but, not the reception.I really wish i had read reviews before booking my reception.My wedding planner was the owner’s daughter and was very rude.Before the wedding day i had to follow up with her and repeatedly ask her to return my call and follow up on the things that she had promised. Her attitude was that she was doing me a favor. She stayed long enough for the wedding party announcements at the reception (and was very rude to some of the wedding party) and then i didn’t see her again that evening.The event was not well organized.The cake table was pushed into the corner and they had us do the cake cutting with our backs to our guests. There was another wedding reception across the hall and we were allowed approx. 30 minutes after our ceremony to take pictures before we were made to go inside.The DJ was the owner’s son and he was HORRIBLE.DON’T USE HIM.We even had guests comment about it and ask why we chose him (GM recommended him).He was not entertaining, did not take any control on the different events that evening, played the wrong mother/son song, etc.Also,read the contract.It is there way or no way.i have noticed the same complaints from different people on this site and wish i had taken note!
Post # 10
I am a representative of Glendalough Manor and do appreciate all the feedback regarding our facility. I did want to mention that if you are considering Glendalough Manor for your wedding, please keep in mind that we have changed our time slots for 2010 so that we only host 3 weddings per day. The new times for ceremonies are 12 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm so there will only be one hour where there are two weddings going on at one time. Please visit our website or give us a call for more information. http://www.glendaloughmanor.com
Thanks for Listening.
Post # 11
I recently went on a venue tour at Glendalough and had an estimated budget drawn up. I think Glendalough is beautiful, and the staff was very informative and helpful. Most all inclusive places are very limited in options and vendors, but Glendalough has serveral to choose so you still feel like you have creative control. I absolutely loved it and plan on booking the venue.
Just a note about the coordinator since sandersrush brought it up. I was told up front at my appointment that the coordinator is there from a few hours before your event up to the announcements, and at that point the event manager will still be there. You have the option of including a coordinator for the entire event if you choose to do so.