Post # 1
So I’m getting married summer 2011 at Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT. When I booked my wedding there I was unaware of the construction. They are building new villas right in front of the gazebo in which the ceremony will be taking place. I’m worried that my view of the ocean will now be blocked, and if they don’t finish construction on time that I’ll have huge cranes in my wedding pictures. Are there any other Water’s Edge brides here that are freaking out, and do you have any info on what Water’s Edge is planning on doing with the gazebo (hopefully moving it). I wish they had disclosed this information when booking. Love to hear your feedback.
Post # 3
Yes I’m getting married there in June. I know they’re trying to get the building up by April/May and then they will be working on the interior for a year. The word I got was they are going to move the gazebo over. I was concerned about it too. Everything should be done in April so I would plan a site visit. If you end up not liking the view with the new gazebo you can always get married on the lawn. The downside to that is your dress will get grass stains.
Post # 4
I heard that the construction was delayed and so now they’re saying it won’t be finished until late summer 2011.
Post # 5
Ya I heard the timeshare owners are going to sue the hotel because the new villas are going to be blocking the view. Thanks mwitter for the info, and Erin I’ll def be down in May to see whats up. Hopefully we won’t have cranes in our pics.
Post # 6
I just actually heard from my wedding coordinator today and it seems that the gazebo view is going to be blocked. The building that they are building is bigger than they thought it would be. She has offered us the lawn for the date of the wedding, so that we do have the water view, but you will have the choice of staying in the gazebo. Not to freak anyone out, but I did visit a few weeks ago and the lawn was all torn up and there are doing quite a bit of construction. hope that helps 🙂
Post # 7
We are getting married there in a month. When we signed our contract 2 years ago, we signed for a water’s view from the gazebo. There is now a horrid condo complex in front of the gazebo and it is blocking the water’s view entirely. We were never even notified of this. A collegue of mine had to be the one to break the news to me. Our wedding is ruined! Instead of having ocean view ceremony pictures, we will have pictures of our wedding party in front of a huge ugly building! We never would have gotten married there if we knew this was happening.