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We worked with Melinda as our wedding coordinator and she was AMAZING! My husband and I were both so incredibly happy with the everyone we worked with at CT Wedding Group. Everyone made the whole process so easy and there was not one issue that came up. We were both really laid back about the whole wedding, and everyone we worked with made it possible for us to have low stress! We only met Melinda the week before when we dropped off all of the decorations. I showed her everything, but there were still a few items I wasn't sure where to put, or what to do with and Melinda just took care of it. She decorated the room better than I could have ever imagined! We had an Alice in Wonderland theme, and she just ran with it! Melinda even added in items that she had on hand to make it looks absolutely beautiful! A few days prior to the wedding I realized we moved some people around on the seating chart, but wasn't sure if I made the changes on the escort cards. I wasn't able to get there to check as the venue was over an hour away and there was a wedding the day before. Melinda kept in touch and went through all of the cards for me to make sure everything was perfect! This above and beyond service is exactly what we were hoping for. I highly recommend Melinda and the rest of the team to anyone looking for an exceptional wedding!
Dear Michelle and Team, Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding! Not only is the Pavilion a beautiful venue with everything we had hoped for, but the entire crew went above and beyond to make sure our night was perfect. Michelle, you definitely made the entire wedding a breeze for us. Any of our worries were completely gone when we met you. Then everyone from the amazing bartenders to the helpful servers made sure that us and our guests were well taken care of. We cannot thank you enough for everything!
From our first meeting with Mary-Beth we knew this was the perfect venue for us. I worked with Mary-Beth throughout the year of planning and she was always so professional and responded so promptly (and for a bride that is priceless) the day of our wedding we had Melinda as our coordinator and she understood our vision quickly and pulled everything together. Walking into our venue I was speechless on all the small details they added that made everything look amazing. Thank you for making our day run so smoothly. Our guest couldn’t stop talking about how good the food and service was. We appreciate everyone who was involved in our special day and for making it a night we will never forget. I can not wait to recommend you to future brides. with love Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ricardo
My husband and I got married at the Pavilion on 12/13/14 and it couldn't have been a more perfect day! Laura was our wedding coordinator and was awesome to work with! The entire staff was extremely attentive and everyone is still raving about the food! I wish I could do it all over again every weekend. Would definitely recommend the Pavilion and just the CT Wedding Group in general.
I cannot say enough about the staff at the Pavilion on Crystal Lake. Steve and I got married here on November 8th and Laura was our wedding coordinator. Originally we worked with Irene and Tracey but eventually worked with Laura. Every single one of these ladies returned emails on a timely basis and were a lot of FUN to work with! (Irene even stopped by on our wedding day to say hello. They became like family to us!)
Laura made a very stressful process go seamlessly. It was amazing to see the vision that we had come to life! We received so many compliments on the food and the atmosphere that they created for our special day. If you are looking for a rustic venue with amazing food, wonderful and helpful staff, this is the place to go.
Our ceremony was gorgeous out at the gazebo and the staff were so sweet to bring us warm cider while we continued taking our pictures on a cold November day. The waitstaff were helpful and sweet in helping us with a little Wedding Day joke we played on some guests.
Everyone could not have been more helpful in making our day so very special. We can't thank them enough for truly giving us the wedding of our dreams!
My daughter and now son in law chose The Pavilion On Crystal Lake as their venue because they fell in love with the grounds and the reception hall. The ceremony was beautiful, the food and reception area were beyond exceptional! Guests could not get over the quality and quantity of food that was served! Everything was done so well that people are still commenting on it months later as the best wedding they have attended. The staff there is beyond professional- helpful, knowledgeable, kind and exceptional in every way- they made the preparations and the wedding flow seamlessly. All the steps they took to insure a special day such as food tastings for the bride and groom, explaining in detail and guiding us through every phase of decorations They guided us through. planning and any detail involved with the event-even to a walk through with the family before guests arrived to be sure everything was as we wished. The Pavilion at Crystal Lake offers an elegant, beautiful, rustic and memorable venue to hold a wedding- they make it all seem easy, and like anything else that takes a lot of effort yet appears to flow so effortlessly - this goes to show how much experience they have throwing such events. We highly recommend them to anyone who wants to have a wedding to cherish. This review is for my daughters wedding held in June 2014.
I cannot say enough positive things about the Pavilion on Crystal Lake and the staff at CT Wedding Group. Every little detail was attended to and we could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. The setting was beautiful, our wedding planner (Melinda) ensured that everything ran smoothly, and the food and drinks were amazing! Everyone told us that our food was hands down the best wedding food they have ever had. And thanks to the wonderful staff, I was actually able to eat on my wedding day, which I have heard is unheard of!
don't even know where to start with this review. I had the most amazing group of vendors I could have asked for, but The Pavilion on Crystal Lake and everyone at CT Wedding Group really outdid themselves. I want to especially thank Mary-Beth. I went into my final meeting with every small detail planned out, ready to walk Mary-Beth through every step to make sure everything would turn out okay. As soon as I began talking to her, I felt assured that everything would be perfect and I had absolutely no reason to worry. She was right. I got ready the next day and completely forgot about everything except enjoying my pre-wedding pampering and the company of my family and close friends. When I got to the pavilion, everything was perfect. Nothing was out of place and there were even some additional decorations that made everything come together nicely. Mary-Beth made me feel relaxed the entire day and directed everyone seamlessly. I didn't have a worry in the world, not even the impending rain put a damper on my day. Everything from the decorations, to the food and drinks was more than I could have hoped for. I am so thankful for everything CT Wedding Group and Mary-Beth did to make my wedding day so special. It will definitely be a day that I will never forget. Especially because all of our guests keep ranting about it, specifically the food! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU so much!
I had my wedding back in February and the reception was held at the Pavilion on Crystal Lake with the CT Wedding Group; it was perfect! I worked with Mary Beth who was amazing; she was so nice and easy to work with. I feel that one of the great things about the people at the CT Wedding Group is that they listened to my wants and offered suggestions when needed, but weren't pushy and I never felt pressured to pick a different package or a vendor (DJ, Cake, etc.) outside of their preferred vendor list. They worked with me!
The second my then husband to be and I walked into the Pavilion we knew that it was the place! The barn style was just what we were looking for and the dance floor was a great size! We knew there would be a lot of people dancing and did not want them to feel crowded.
On the night of the wedding we felt like royalty! The staff made sure we had enough to eat while we were taking our pictures; brought us coffee when ever we asked; and made a salad just for me since I did not like the one my husband picked for the evening. One other detail that stood out to me was how beautifully they decorated the entrance way and tables with our personal items. Our favors were little paintings on easels which doubled as table designators. The way they were set up with the personal pictures we brought was perfect and more than I could have imagined!
The guests also felt like they were treated very well! To this day, months later, I still have guests tell me how great the staff and food were at the Pavilion! They tell me it was the best wedding they have ever been to and I attribute that to the excellent staff and wonderful atmosphere of the Pavilion on Crystal Lake.
The staffs attention to detail and professionalism just reaffirm that my husband and I picked the perfect place to have our wedding reception. Thank you to all at the Pavilion and CT Wedding Group that helped make our day perfect!
We had our wedding here in July. They were absolutely wonderful, from the time of booking, right until the very end! The venue was recommended to us by CT Wedding Group because we couldn't afford The Barns at Wesleyan. Everything was completely taken care of so that on the day of the wedding, I just had to show up. We had our own personal planner for the day. A few days before the wedding, we gave her all of our decorations and she set everything up for us, knew exactly where things would look good, and took care of any issues that arose immediately. The food was absolutely to die for! They have local and seasonal cuisine for both dinners and dessert! Had the boneless spare ribs and they were delectable. The staff here are wonderful, courteous, and friendly. This venue is highly recommended!!!
My now husband and I just recently had our wedding at The Pavilion three weeks ago. It was the most amazing day of our lives. Much of this had to do with the amazing staff that worked with us at The Pavilion on Crystal Lake and The Connecticut Wedding Group. Not only were they easy to work with while planning the wedding, but the week of the wedding and the day of the wedding they were so attentive to me and my husband, as well as our families. We were lucky enough to work with Laura, who took over every aspect of the wedding the week leading up to it so we could enjoy our friends and family.
On the day of the wedding Laura made sure everything was in place and exactly as we had wanted the room to look, and it exceeded our expectations. I was blown away with how amazing the venue looked. The wait staff also was so attentive to our guests, food was brought out quickly, and all the food was hot (which is important to many guests, especially family) and delicious. Also, the food is locally grown which is something else my husband and I loved. Knowing where our food is coming from is so great, and knowing its from a local farm in CT is even better! The staff that was in charge of our bridal party and my husband and I were so attentive as well, and brought us tons of food while taking pictures. Brian was our main man, and made sure my husband and I were fed and always had a drink in hand, especially water! Without him we would not have eaten or drank any water. He was amazing.
It truly is a hidden gem in CT, and all our guests kept commenting on how great and unique this venue is. Two of our guests even booked their wedding their for next year which we are so happy to be getting a chance to visit it again. The inside it just gorgeous, and the outdoor aspect of the venue creates two venues in one! A late spring, summer or fall wedding is the perfect time to book this venue, especially if you have a large group. A large group can totally benefit from utilizing the outdoor aspect of the venue. The venue books up very quickly so I encourage anyone who is considering it, to not let a date go for too long. It will be gone quick.
Again, we owe it all to the amazing staff, and our amazing coordinator Laura. She truly is a rockstar, and made sure the day was absolutely perfect. I highly recommend this venue, and her as a coordinator. She was the most fun to work with, and I was so sad when the night was over because I enjoyed her so much. :) happy planning!