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I just had my wedding here. While the venue is beautiful, my experience here was short of pleasant.
I rented out the terrace so that my guests can go and enjoy some snacks and drinks after the ceremony. Almansor Court did not provide enough signage and a few guests left because they couldn't find their way to the terrace.
I ordered enough finger food that everyone should be able to get 4 pieces each. I spent most of the time taking pictures at the gazebo so was only about to spend half an hour at the terrace. The entire time I was there, I didn't see a single item being served. My guests started complaining to the waiters there to speed up the food being served but what Almansor Court ended up doing was putting in an order for 200 more pieces, which they billed me DURING MY PHOTO SHOOT! After my wedding, I talked to my guests and 75% of them say they got one piece or less. Most actually said they didn't get any food at all.
First off, the 500 pieces I ordered were not delivered. Why am I getting charged for 200 more? Second, instead of talking to my wedding coordinator about it, the guy in charge came out to me and my husband DURING OUR PHOTO SHOOT to settle the bill. He couldn't have waited? I had to go take care of all that in my big white puffy wedding dress in the manager's office. I was so pissed I couldn't even take any more pictures. What a waste of the venue.
The last thing you want to do when it's your wedding day is to be bothered with things like this. Totally ruined my mood. I wrote to complain and Almansor Court hasn't even bothered to acknowledge my email. Would definitely not recommend this venue for a wedding, unless you like people coming up to you for random stuff and your guests not having a good time.
Truly a wonderful day! Marbella was so helpful with everything from the booking to the day of, really made things so much easier and more personalized. Beautiful gazebo and great reception in Lakeview, very happy bride!
125 guests fit perfectly and the scenery was beautiful for both pictures and the ceremony. The staff was so kind and helpful. Ask for Lisa, she was a lifesaver. I highly recommend Almansor Court for your wedding. My husband and I were also very pleased with the value. Everything we could have dreamed of and more on our big day!
I had my wedding ceremony & reception at Almansor Court. It turned out better then I ever dreamt it would. Gary was so helpful and personable and a pleasure to work with. All of my guests raved about how delicious the food was. The view was breathtaking the feel was exactly what we were looking for. If you would like a amazing view, helpful staff & a reasonable price this is your venue.
Had our wedding reception here.
Everything we need pretty much was taken care by the venue.The reception was held at the Palm Court Room with 180 guests. Overall, the reception food had pretty good review from our guests. The venue was beautiful as well. The palm court room didn't require too much decoration since its already pretty nice by itself. I had a good experience planning my wedding reception here. The staff (specially the head waiter Narcizo) were straight to the point on delivering what you need. When you held your reception here, you'll get free wedding cake and champagnes for the guest as a compliment from the venue. More importantly, we love this place because its close from where everyone live. Most of our family and friends live in SGV valley, so they don't need to travel far and break their bank just to attend our reception.
We had are wedding at Almansor Court we were really happy with their service especially Lisa who was are personal wedding coordinator. She was really helpful and patient in working with us. On that note, the reception was very nice the decorations were really nice, the food was good, and the service was very good.
This is a great place for your wedding and/or reception. It's a good value and the wait staff is so accomodating and professional. I enjoyed working with all of the staff. If you want to book your event there please ask for Lisa. She is the best.
If you decide on a wedding please make sure you ask if there is an event before or after yours so you can book the entire day. The time frames for set up are a little tight. But other than that. Great place.
Overall I was pretty happy with Almansor Court. Their facility is beautiful and their prices were perfect for my large wedding. Where they fell short was their lack of prepardness for my wedding rehearsal. No one from the office greeted us and made sure we were taken care of. Chairs weren't set up for the wedding party and we had to protest to have the sound system set up. It was as if we weren't scheduled to rehearse that day. I went into the office to reqeust chairs and by the time we realized the sound system wasn't set up, everyone in the office was gone. My contact Lisa, who was there, didn't greet us or anything. We were left to fin for ourselves. I was not impressed with this at all!! But other than that, they were great!
Very accomodating staff. Gary is awesome! We did not have to worry about a thing and the food was way better than we thought it would be. Id have to say its the best wedding food I have ever had and my husband agrees. Cant wait to go back for Sunday brunch!
Almansor Court was nearby and affordable but that comes with a price, they had 3 weddings on the same day and promised an hour and a half of prep time prior to my ceremony but ended up with less than an hour. They do not provide a coordinator and my contact person quit the week of my wedding which was frustrating. They overall were professional but there were definitely some frustrating moments working with them.
We had an overall great experience with Almansor Court. The food was excellent - many of our guests complimented the food. The table and chair linens were also very nice, and everything was set up beautifully and on time. I didn't like the way they folded the napkins when I first got there, and they changed it before the reception.
The gazebo area is beautiful and was a wonderful location for the ceremony. They have an indoor/outdoor room that was perfect for the reception, complete with a full sound system, disco balls, and fog.
The staff was great - very helpful. Marbella (the catering manager) was fantastic, patient, and helped us through all the planning. (Unfortunately I think she's moving to a different venue, but hopefully she'll impart her knowledge before she leaves.)
The one part that was disappointing was at the very end of the reception. We had a bar tab that needed to be resolved, and when my husband went to go find his wallet, instead of checking with me (I was there and available the whole time), the bartender and catering manager started asking our guests about the bill. It was pretty embarrassing. We ended up getting it worked out, but not before one of our wedding party paid the $600+ bar tab. It's not something I would have ever thought of ahead of time, but it may be something you want to discuss if you go with them.
Overall, nice, beautiful, professional venue. I'd recommend!
This review is for Almansor Court as a wedding venue. We looked at many places around LA and this had the best value. At first glance, it may seem not as pretty as some other places, but it has its own charms! We loved the gazebo on the lake. What a beautiful setting for a wedding! We also were able to secure the 'palm court room' which has large windows and indoor and outdoor seating and its personal bar. It was beautiful. What we were most impressed with was our wedding coordinator (provided with our package at Almansor Court). We got Tiffany, and she was so helpful! Always there to answer our questions, and she was there the day of, helping everything run smoothly. She was so nice and even offered to help me put up decorations if I ran out of time! She helped confirm our vendors and organized a schedule for the day, and a seating arrangement. Almansor Court makes it easy to organize a wedding! We were very happy with ours!
GREAT service. The manager was super helpful, our coordinator (Stacia) was extremely helpful and nice, and everything went super smooth on the day of. When we had booked our wedding, there was a few scheduling conflicts that were taken care of PERFECTLY on the day of. The only complaint I had (-1 star for service and professionalism), was the staff would not allow my 90 year old grandmother to wait in the reception area while they were setting up. There was no seating available for her and they actually asked her to leave the room.
I have to admit that this venue was not my first choice, I wanted a really nice garden-theme ceremony for my wedding, but the fact that we only had four months to plan our wedding, it was pretty decent and was available. They had a gazebo setting for the ceremony and a park and lake right behind the gazebo. Parking is free, although it is at times tough to find parking on a Sunday. The cost of the venue was within our budget and it was available during the time that we wanted, plus we were able to get a discount for a Sunday wedding, which works well for us! I worked with Stacy and she was very accommodating. The gazebo is the highlight of the ceremony area, however, it's not new or as clean as you would expected, but with the right decor, it would be a beautiful background for the photo shoot.
On wedding day: I didn't get a chance to see how things went during the setup but when I arrived to the gazebo, I got a glimpse of what the site looked like and I was so pleasantly surprised.
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Excellent venue for pictures affordable cost
Having our wedding was a dream come true. We were on a tight budget and chose a very popular date to get married. The venue offers discounts for having your event on Fridays or Sundays. We chose Sunday. The location is gorgeous. It's not a wedding factory even though they have multiple events at the same time. The food was so so so yummy. The staff here is warm and charming. Everyone from the sales staff to the servers and banquet captain was very accommodating. The gazebo by the lake is huge and very ambient. I wish I could get married here all over again. I highly recommend Almansor Court for a wonderful and best bang for the buck wedding venue.