Post # 1
Has anyone used wedgewood banquets for their wedding? It’s basically a one stop shop with packages that can be customized for your entire wedding. They have multiple locations and we have an appointment with three of their locations to see if it will work for us and to see which one we like best. If anyone knows anything about them please let me know . I’m also looking at two other venues and only one of them (a local restuarant) has a package for everything, minus the cake and photographer.
Post # 3
@NovaRising: I checked out Wedgewood, but ultimately chose to go elsewhere. Mainly for a few reasons:
1. I didn’t like their carpet in the reception area. I really wanted something more neutral that could absorb my colors better (yellow and blue).
2. I didn’t like the ceremony area. It just didn’t look like a wedding would take place there. It was kind of awkward and the palm trees I felt would be in everyone’s faces.
3. I also didn’t like that they weren’t very accomodating with their food tastings. It was like they didn’t want you to taste what they were going to serve until the day of.
4. Also, club members could be on the grounds the day of, which was something else for me that was a cause for concern. I kind of wanted my wedding to be more private without strangers around.
5. Plus, the tvs in the main reception room was a no-go. I could just imagine all of the men (my father and groom included) watching sports during the reception, which would have made me pissed off, but how do you tell guests not to watch tv if they are available? I mean, I guess you could turn them off or lie and say they aren’t available. Haha.
I would say that they could really throw a good deal together. 12,000 included A LOT of extras- like a monogram on the dance floor, etc. So if you are a bride on a budget (aren’t we all) and it fits what you are looking for, I doubt you will find another location with a better deal for everything you get. I think they do this because deep down they know they have a lot of kinks that aren’t normal for a wedding venue that you just have to adjust to. To me, it was like they were trying to hold weddings there to make $$, rather than because the venue was made to host weddings.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
Oh and the Wedgewood location we looked at was in Fallbrook.
Post # 5
Which location are you interested in? (Most Wedgewood’s have Facebook pages by location and can also be found on Yelp for reviews.)
We looked at two locations in Northern California (and ultimately decided on another venue). The Wedgewoods up here are pretty highly rated on Yelp.com and brides seem more than satisfied with the service. You can pretty much add or take out whatever you want from their packages (for example you can say you want beer and wine only, not a full bar, you can take out the cake or chocolate covered strawberries and get credit for the cost or get something else…). I know that once you book with them, they give you an entire binder (at least in Nor Cal) that has EVERYTHING you’ll need. Plus, it’s pretty cool that they do the hard work in the planning process, you get to just pick things like food, colors, etc. It’s alot less stressful. I also think the value is really, really good. You cannot beat the pricing for all that’s included.
**We discovered they are willing to negotiate little things, like we had an offer for free uplighting. So ask for upgrades!
Good luck in your search!
Post # 6
I looked at the Fallbrook location, and it was cute, but I didn’t think it was entirely worth it. The fact that golfers could be there all day, and if there was an event going on that day (which, they wouldn’t reschedule for weddings), then you’d have to deal with the the lack of parking and they can’t really compensate for you at all. I also didn’t like that they had a cost minimum – which is definitely NOT on their website.
I liked the venue itself but it seems like there were so many hidden fees that I wasn’t a huge fan of. They didn’t really have a place for the bride and groom to get ready, either.
I’m not sure if you like them because they’re all-inclusive, or pretty budget friendly, or what, but a place you might look into if you’re being really budget conscious would be the UCI University Club in Irvine. It’s on campus, but it’s basically on the edge, and it’s beautiful. I would check it out; the prices can’t really be beat.
Post # 7
Yes, I guess I should’ve listed the locations. I have appointments to check out both of the Corona locations (Glen Ivy and the retreat) and the one in Upland.
Thanks for the hint regarding yelp and facebook, I’ll check it out for those locations.
Post # 8
I was a bridesmaid in a wedding last summer where the bride did Wedgewood at the Eagle Ridge one in Gilroy. She loved how everything came out, and I enjoyed myself too. The food was good, the decor was great, the DJ was fantastic, and they did a good job making sure that the bride was happy. My only complaint was that during the ceremony it was super hot and everyone was really uncomfortable. (She got married 4th of July weekend.)
Post # 9
Thanks @thewaitwasworthit! Sounds like the wedgewood was a success for your friend’s wedding. Your complaint sounds like the brides fault for picking the date. My appointments are for the 23rd and the 27th of this month so I’ll make a decision than. Actually, I’ll make a decision by the end of this month once I’ve seen all of my top 5 contenders.