Located in the center of a 40-acre nature preserve, historic Deer Park Manor is the ideal location for your wedding and reception. Waterfalls and fountains add to the beauty of the terraced gardens. Call for a tour! Find out more...
The venue was excellent in appearance and feel, and the actual ceremony was lovely.
The Bad: We choose a Sunday wedding, and wound up feeling like we were looked down on for choosing the 'less expensive' option. We also had several issues over the course of getting everything together:
1. Our main contact, Sue, was hard to get a hold of, and without letting us know, wasn't available on the actual wedding day. Instead we had her second in command, who wasn't really that sure who we were, or what our plans were.
2. Two issues with the setup on the day, the aisle for procession was facing the wrong direction ( minor ), and the tables for our food were not set up. Because the tables weren't setup, the food wound up being in the reception corridor, so everyone had to shuttle back and forth. This also resulted in a folding table being set up on the dance floor for us to cut our cake ( since not everyone could fit in the reception hallway ) which then *collapsed* and tossed our wedding cake on the floor. Feel free to email me for pictures ... they're quite funny and horrible.
3. Sue called us two days before the wedding to ask if 'we could do the Saturday wedding couple a favor' and let them leave up a large tent next to our outdoor wedding site. That made us feel like terrible people for saying 'no, we'd like this once in a lifetime event to be the way we planned.' Sue called three times ( us twice, our parents once ) about this. Also got the hard sell to rent an upstairs apt 'for the wedding party' that we didn't want ... and felt cheap for saying no.
The location is excellent, but I guess you have to be richer than us to get the royal treatment.