Abbott Valley Homestead
2 Reviews

PO Box 787
Hungry Horse MT 59919
United States

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Wedding on 2013-09-07

Star Quality
Knowledgeable, Friendly

Wedding Venue

What was your wedding theme? Décor? Setting?

Marion and family worked very close with us to help provide my daughter and new son in law with a beautiful wedding. The setting is perfect and the knowledge from past events helped us to set up what we needed. From the lights, tent, parking, they were on it. The cabins are cozy, clean and sooo comfortable. The views are beautiful and just down the road is plenty of room to explore the great outdoors.

Have both your reception and ceremony there? If so, make for a happy couple & guests?

Relieved the Mother of the Bride by tons. The past experience with other weddings was huge.

Favorite part of the venue?

This is a special Wedding Venue with the help of the family that lives there.

Wedding on 2013-10-24

Star Quality
Knowledgeable, Friendly

DO NOT host your wedding here!

What was your wedding theme? Décor? Setting?

There is not a wedding planner available at this site.

Flexibility of venue to meet your needs?


Have both your reception and ceremony there? If so, make for a happy couple & guests?

The host of the property will bring out a Bridezilla you never knew you had!

Favorite part of the venue?

ABH is a beautiful location without a doubt, however, I would never recommend this venue for a wedding due to the people who own it. They will invite themselves to your wedding and indulge in your food, drinks and party. They will also let their dogs and grandchildren roam the party as the children make their way into all of the bride and groom's photos and cut their way into the front of the line to serve themselves food before the bridal party and families. Then when they are asked to leave, they will loiter around the premises and Marion, the lady of the property will scream at the bride while walking around the reception with a bill in hand bothering all of the bridal families with what they owe. Oh and Marion, a woman in her sixties, will gladly wear her "sun top" (which is no more than a bathing suit) while "helping" to prepare the premises during which all of the guests are arriving. Lastly, she will grab the microphone during the family toasts to make her own spontaneous speech.

Vendor's Response

We host 'select' weddings at our ranch in Montana and have enjoyed over 40 celebrations during the past several years. This is our home and we go out of our way to be supportive of families choosing to stay with us. This wedding was our first 'destination' wedding. The organizers were aware of our policies regarding food removal in the late evening to prevent wildlife issues, and our presence when alcohol is served without a licensed bar tender. During the afternoon, the bride decided she wanted additonal lighting and more tents, as they had overlooked where to place the catering service. We managed to get this done in the afternoon between the ceremony in Glacier Park and the reception at Abbott Valley, with our family and children helping out. Our children played on and off with the children of the grooms family the evening before throughout the afternoon before the reception. All of the children went back and forth from our home to the meadows where the tents were set. These kids invited our children to join in snacks in the afternoon. An individual, who was not a contact person or involved in organizing the event, did not want management around in any capacity and threatened if I did not leave the premises, she would go on the internet and 'ruin our business'. We are not accustomed to these kind of bullying tactics in our business and never dreamed an individual would do such things. In the evening I was contacted by the bookkeeper that different credit cards from individuals staying with us had declined. The mother of the bride helped identify these people and the matter was taken care of quietly on the side. Again, a certain individual was unhappy with our presence. The mother of the bride apologized for her behavior, and we went about our way. We thanked the families involved in organizing the event and appreciated working with the caring parents. 99% of the attendees were very pleased with the event and mentioned their desire to return and stay with us.

Marion Foley, manager Abbott Valley Homestead

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