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I am getting married in May 2015. I originally started looking for venues in March of 2014 and good thing I did. I set up a time in march to meet with the owner and showed up on the day we were supposed to meet and she had TOTALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT IT! But we did have the meeting with her. I LOVED the venue and I loved everything she had to say. Its a beautiful place. I finally said that I wanted to use the venue in May 2014 and signed a contract and put down a deposit. I then had NO contact with her. Nothing. I started calling in July trying to get information, because I live 4 hours away and can only come home occasionally. I finally got a hold of her in August and she said, "I will get back to you in a couple of days." So I gave her a week and still nothing. I called again and again and nothing. Finally I got my mother involved. My mom called and called and finally the owner said to meet in late October. So for the past two weeks my mom has been calling to confirm the meeting date. Guess what SHE IGNORED OUR CALLS! she would say, "I'll get back to you in a few days, or hours" and nothing. Finally we had had it, I am no longer having my wedding there because she is unreliable and doesn't know what communication is. WORST SERVICE I HAVE EVER HAD. SHE WILL NOT CALL YOU BACK. She said I didn't need to do anything that she would plan a beautiful wedding, so if you want your wedding planned the week before and really unorganized this is the place to go.
The woman who runs this venue refuses to return phone calls and cancels meetings. She is every bride-to-be's nightmare. She has also withheld deposit money.
Sheperd Hill Estate which is currently under new management is a breath taking beautiful place to have a wedding. The massive house with all its antiques provide the best background for pictures, not to mention the 42 acres that surround it. We had an outside wedding but there is also a sunroom that can be used as well. The reception hall is huge with glass windows all around. Sammie, the current owner, transforms the outside gazebo or the sunroom to your liking and makes any type of center pieces you like for the reception. She worked long and hard with us on getting colors and flowers to make it a picture perfect day. She also has a wonderful crew of caters! The cakes that we had turned out fabulous and were delicious, so much that we hardly had any to take home. Not to mention the great idea of a candy bar that tied the whole cake table together and was just stunning. The dinner was so good that we didn't have thing left over, it was mouth watering. The grounds are just stunning and make for a great escape from the daily hustle and bustle. I enjoyed every trip I made out there, to just take in the quiet and the beauty. It’s hard to have any negative reviews of the venue, but if I had to pick one. Sammie works mostly by herself, has a few that help here and there, but she stays very busy and sometimes things get pushed to the last minute. In the end, Sammie always delivered her best, regardless of the many hours of work. If you are even considering an outside wedding or inside or just need a reception hall, then you need to go see Sammie and all that Sheperd Hill Estate has to offer. I think you will be blown away with all its beauty as well as the affordability. More than pleased with our whole wedding experience. ( wedding date was 5/14/11 not 5/28 not sure why that is showing up wrong)
Daughters wedding was here May 14, 2011, it was GREAT, the feed back we got from guest, everyone satisfied with food, decorations, staff, If your thinking of having a wedding here DO IT. Sammie did outstanding job. She only does 1 wedding per weekend, therefore you are the special party, She recently took
over the management so don't go by older reviews.
Her pricing is great and affordable, includes cake(s), DJ, serving staff. Give her a call see the place you will be satisfied. We used Rainy Day Photography in Spring for pictures and Monroe Video. from the Woodlands they captured my daughters day and made memories to last a life time. Thank you Sammie.
Having my wedding at Shepard Hill was such a wonderful experience!! I live in Dallas, Tx so I thought trying to plan a wedding in Willis, Tx would be very stressfull, but Debbie made it so easy!! She was always quick to respond to my emails. Anytime I was in town she was flexible to meet with me. She was organized and very helpful!! She made my wedding a dream come true, and it was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined!! The food was delicious, the flowers were beautiful, the ceremony site and reception hall were breathtaking, and her staff was wonderful!! I highly recommend Shepard Hill Estate!!
wonderful place to have a wedding!
The Shepard Hill Estate did a great job for my daughters wedding. They are awesome.
Shepard Hill went above and beyond what was expected for my wedding. The event went so smoothly that I, as the bride, did not have to think about a thing the entire day. I was able to enjoy myself knowing that everything was under control and taken care of. The staff and coordinators were so accommodating the whole time always making sure we had everything we needed or wanted. Not only was the venue gorgeous, the coordinators have excellent taste in decorating and plan everything to perfection. Shepard Hill gave me my dream wedding at a very affordable cost and I was pleased with the whole experience!