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Amanda · Married on 05/22/2016
When I first visited Grand Cascades Lodge, I knew it was the place I wanted to get married. The grounds are so beautiful, especially to have an outdoor ceremony in May. The ballroom is gorgeous as well with high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers. It fit our 167 guests comfortably and many of our guests were from out of town so having the resort there was perfect as well. Everyone had a blast and raved about how wonderful the food and service was the whole night. I also cannot say enough nice things about Jean, Sarah, Jenna and Daniel. Jean was so helpful and worked with my fiance and I in signing the contract and then passed us off to Sarah and her assistant Jenna who helped with the entire planning phase. Jean was still always there to ask if we needed anything though. Sarah is the sweetest and really made sure that any questions that I had along the way was answered. She was also able to accommodate any special requests I made and really eased my anxiety during planning. I did not have to worry about anything on the day of my wedding except to just get ready. Daniel was my maitre d and he was THE BEST! He was there to help with anything that I needed after the ceremony. If I needed a drink, Daniel was there to hand me one. It was difficult for my fiance and I to find the time to eat during our cocktail/reception so Daniel set up our food in the bridal suite so we could take a couple minutes away to enjoy it. He was extremely thoughtful the whole night. My wedding went perfectly and I am so thankful to the team at GCL for that!Sent on 06/17/2016
Lorraine · Getting married on 06/05/2021
Amazing Wedding Venue!
I normally don't write reviews but when you experience exceptional service you owe it to the staff and venue to recognize each of their efforts that go above and beyond. We had our daughter's wedding in May and we can't say enough about the service and attention we received over our 4 day stay!Sent on 05/30/2019
Our rooms, events, food and the service were outstanding! Any glitch, no matter how small, especially when I look back now, they were quite small! Each were graciously handled by the entire Grand Cascades team from Jean the Wedding Sales Manager (no pressure sales and always accommodating to the bride and mother of the bride) , Jenna our Wedding Coordinator (attentive to every detail and always cool, calm and highly qualified to address and resolve anything - hope she handles her wedding as well as she did ours), Susan our Concierge (always checking to make sure we had what we needed) and Cheryl at the front desk (who I would stand on line and wait for just so I could deal with her). The grounds are gorgeous, the sunsets magnificent and the rooms and decor all added to making the bride and groom's day very special and memorable. With the staff and the folks I specifically mentioned, it was a fabulous celebration that everyone raved about and will talk about for years to come!
Can't wait to go back for a relaxing weekend just to enjoy all the other activities they have to offer as well!
Claire Marinello · Married on 07/13/2019
Guests called it the best party ever!
We got married on 7/13/2019, at the Pavilion in 85F weather, and it was a big hit. Some of our guests are saying it was the best wedding ever! There were the usual hiccups that happen with any large event - photo booth vendors showing up with the wrong equipment, limo pulling around to the back entrance when we were expected at the front, server dropping a full plate of food - but Minerals staff did not miss a beat. They kept us on track and made the magic happen. I especially appreciated my dedicated "bridal attendant" who helped my bridesmaids with re-pinning my bustle, fetching my purse, putting my bouquet away, etc.Sent on 08/13/2019
Minerals especially went above & beyond to accommodate our guests with special needs. When they saw a guide dog sitting at the cocktail hour, they brought a dish of cool water for her. When we had to get wheelchairs across a field, golf carts materialized. It couldn't have been a smoother event on their end.
Matthew Short · Married on 02/09/2019
Incredible Night by an Incredible Staff
The staff at Crystal Springs didn't miss a detail for my wife and I's big day. Everyone from Noah at the front desk of the hotel, the bell hops, the severs, Jean our contracting POC, Jenna our coordinator, our bridal room attendant, and Mark our Maitre d' did a fantastic and professional job. What really impressed me where the details that Crystal Springs did for my wife and I such as the incredible display of cocktail hour food in our suite and the display in our room when we got back from the reception.Sent on 02/11/2019
My guests had an absolutely amazing time and everyone commended Crystal Springs for their great work.
Justine · Married on 10/27/2018
We had the best Wedding!
We had an amazing wedding that our guests cannot stop talking about! Our cocktail hour food was great! And the rotunda room is gorgeous- with beautiful views and stunning decor! Our guests have been raving about that room ever since. The ballroom has beautiful big windows and candelabra chandeliers. My husband had the steak and I had the chicken at our wedding (yes we actually ate at our wedding) and they were both good.Sent on 11/13/2018
We did an after party and a brunch in the Rotunda room and it was a hit. The guests loved the wings, burgers, fries, and mini pizzas at the after party and the food at the buffet brunch was great.
JEAN initially helped us book our reception and worked very well with my parents. They were very happy working with her on that.
Our wedding coordinator was JENNA and she is the absolute best! She helped me work out all the details! I sent her so many lengthy emails and she answered every one promptly and completely! She was so helpful and truly was a crucial element in making my wedding day so wonderful! I can't thank her enough!
DANIEL was our Maitre D' and he was fantastic!! He definitely made sure our night ran smooth and paid attention to every detail! He made our night so pleasant and we are so grateful! They even set up our own private tasting of our cocktail hour food so that we could enjoy it and have a few moments together and we are so happy they did because that moment was very special to us and allowed us to slow down for a minute and enjoy each other.
There was a hick up in the night with our centerpiece delivery but Jenna and Daniel handled it with ease! it could have been stressful but they made everything happen! and our guests never knew!
TERRY was our bridal attendant and was incredibly sweet and attentive and we are very appreciative to her as well!
JOHN was our bar captain and he was great! The guests loved him and he really kept the bourbon flowing! Our guests loved him!
Our overall experience at cyrstal springs was excellent! We are so glad we had our wedding there! It was truly a great weekend!
Danielle Glick · Married on 10/06/2018
10/6/18 - day of infamy!
I had my wedding at the Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs, and it could not have gone better! My dream wedding and Pinterest board came to life! The employees and staff were so attentive to my needs, and the entire weekend was absolutely seamless!Sent on 01/04/2019
Shayri · Married on 07/29/2018
Ballyowen Golf Club and Resort was a beautiful venue to celebrate our wedding. The ease with which the staff, specifically Silje and Julie, communicated and ensured that we understood our contracts and day of arrangements made everything less stressful in wedding planning. The staff for our wedding day were so warm and accommodating, which made our guest feel welcomed and truly comfortable. We loved every moment of being at the resort for our wedding and at Minerals for our stay. Definitely beautiful views captured here!Sent on 08/21/2018
Shayri and Larry
Emily · Married on 05/12/2018
It was so wonderful working with Jean throughout the whole process. When it was our time to work with Jenna we were so pleased! Jenna did a great job staying in touch with us and responding back super quickly with our 100s of questions. The day/night of the wedding we were taken care of by Jenna and Daniel and they were top notch! Jenna made me feel calm with having it inside due to the rain and I suprisingly wasn’t as upset as I thought I would be with having it indoors. Daniel was an amazing MC!! From making sure I always had a drink in my hand to bustling my dress !!! What!! Yes you read that correctly! All of my bridesmaids were so relieved to not have to figure that out. He did it within 3 minutes and I was ready to party. Amazing staff at crystal springs!!!!! Very impressive.Sent on 05/17/2018
Jaime · Married on 12/17/2017
My husband and I cannot get over how incredible our wedding was with Crystal Springs Resort (Grand Cascades)! The day went flawlessly and we did not have to worry about a thing. Our coordinator Jenna was very sweet throughout the whole planning process. After our wedding ceremony, my husband and I were brought to a room where a candle lit table was set for the two of us with all of our cocktail hour selections. We really appreciated that! Also, at the end of the night we found a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our suite. It's the little things! All of our family and friends were impressed with the venue and the food (seriously, the food was amazing!). We will always look back and remember how magical and perfect our wedding day was. Thank you Crystal Springs!Sent on 12/27/2017
Kate · Married on 12/08/2017
I could not have picked a more beautiful place to have our wedding. The place is beautiful, the workers are phenomenal (especially Mark the matre d), and the food was amazing. If you choose Crystal Springs you will not regret it!Sent on 12/10/2017
Nicole · Married on 12/02/2017
My husband and I got married at Minerals Resort & Spa in December of 2017. Our wedding was absolutely magical thanks to the staff at this venue. We knew walking into this venue space that this was exactly where we wanted to get married. Both Nicole Saliba and Traci Muniz were outstanding. They helped us at each step of the way plan the most important day of our forever for us and all of our guests. The food at Minerals was so delicious. There was so many options to choose from for cocktail hour and dinner. Minerals is the perfect place to have a wedding since couples are able to have their ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, after party in walking distance of their hotel rooms Our wedding day was magical thanks to the Minerals Resort & Spa staff.Sent on 02/18/2018
Morgan · Married on 08/05/2017
My husband and I had our wedding at Minerals on 8/5/17 and it was beyond our expectations. First of all, our wedding coordinator, Traci, was wonderful to work with from day 1. Throughout the entire year we spent planning the wedding, she was always super responsive and helpful. On our wedding day, she made us feel like we were her only priority and I had complete trust that everyone would get done. Our maitre d', Saad, and bridal attendant, Kristine were so on top of all of the details as well on the day of our wedding that we truly felt like we could relax and have fun. We got married outside in the wedding garden and had our reception in the pavilion and it was just beautiful. So many people commented on how great our venue was and what a beautiful setting we had for our wedding. I didn't want a traditional ballroom so the pavilion was perfect. Our guests were also really impressed with the food. Especially, the amount of food and options we had at cocktail hour. All of the food tasted wonderful. Also, we had about 100 people stay in the hotel that weekend since pretty much everyone traveled and it felt like we had a "destination" wedding without really going too far! A bunch of our family came on Friday and spent the day at the beautiful pools and a lot of people also took advantage of the pools on Saturday before the wedding. We had our rehearsal dinner there the night before and a breakfast for our guests the next morning. My bridal party and I got our nails done at Elements Spa the day before and 2 people from the spa did our hair and makeup the day of our wedding too. It was just so convenient having everything right there! After the wedding my husband and I stayed an extra night and enjoyed the hotel and got a couple's massage at the spa too and we had a nice dinner together at Crystal Spring's other hotel. Overall, it was a perfect weekend! I'm so happy we chose to have our wedding at Minerals! I really can't say enough good things about it.Sent on 08/18/2017
Michelle · Married on 05/12/2017
We recently married at Ballyowen Golf Club. Everyone at the wedding was raving about how great the location was with all the views, the food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. We are so happy with our choice and outcome.Sent on 05/16/2017
Kathryn · Married on 04/29/2017
My husband and I got married at Crystal Springs at the end of April and they exceeded all expectations. There were roughly 216 guests and 70 rooms booked between Grand Cascades and Minerals Lodge and had a lot of out of state guests- which made this venue very convenient for our needs. Our rehearsal dinner and a welcome party was the Friday night before for over 100 people. Lastly, we also had an after party at Crystal Tavern immediately after the reception which served about 100 people. We also had 5 foursomes of golf the day before, which was booked through the pro-shop which went smoothly. Needless to say, we did all wedding events at Crystal Springs- all executed perfectly.Sent on 06/08/2017
Sarah was our wedding coordinator who reached out to us at the end of January to schedule a detail meeting a tastings. Sarah was more than thorough covering every aspect of the day including the church which was off-site. She was so gracious with our long lists of questions and looked into everything we asked. We continued to email and speak on the phone up until the wedding day.
As soon as we got back to the venue from the church Daniel escorted us (including bridal party) to the Willow room which was stocked with snacks, drinks, champagne, and beer as we waited for photos to begin and any waiting time.
Cocktail hour was absolutely stunning in the grand rotunda room. Stations throughout (all tastefully decorated) and all passed h'orderves nicely presented. All workers were professionally dressed. The food was raved by all guests.
We couldn't have been luckier than to have Daniel that night. He was personable, fun, professional, and organized. He stuck to the schedule graciously and always had food in front of us and a drink in our hand. He was an attentive collaborator with the band for the flow of the evening. Everything ran smoothly.
Dana · Married on 04/15/2017
We recently had our wedding reception at Black Bear Golf Club and it was fantastic! All of the food was amazing. The amount of food at both cocktail hour and dinner was unbelievable, and delicious too. We couldn't believe all that was offered, and not to mention how affordable it was. We worked with Julie, Silje and Linda. It is evident how passionate they are about their jobs by how much time and effort they put into making your day run so smoothly! It was a wonderful experience!Sent on 04/24/2017
Sara · Married on 07/09/2016
Upon our initial visit to Black Bear Golf Club (a Crystal Springs property), we were impressed by the beautiful surroundings and lovely decor. Their menu is extensive and we have read many good reviews regarding the food. The food was amazing!!Sent on 09/08/2015
After we signed our contract, Silje (pronounced Celia) answered every last question we had, and continued to as the questions came up.
The day of our wedding was not too hot, kinda hazy, and misty. (I look back and am thankful it wasn't sunny otherwise ALL my pictures would have the bridal party with very squinty faces!) When we got into the locker room where the bridal party was hanging out until announcements, there were sandwiches for us and the matyr dee, Linda, either brought us or sent in the hors d'oeuvres- which were amazing! After a few minutes, the amazing Linda asked if we were going to use the golf carts to go on the course to take some pictures. She had already checked the weather and told us that it was not going to be raining. So we did. We were allowed to drive the golf carts!! SO. MUCH. FUN.
All night Linda ensured we had everything we needed, including a glass of water for me every time I took a shot! HAHA! She was amazing and thanks to her I remember my reception. It was perfect and everything I dreamed it would be!
The food and staff are all awesome!
I got my make-up done, and I decided to gift make- up to my girls, so I used Elements Spa in the Minerals Resort. The work was impeccable! Not one of my girls had any complaints about the make-up. I loved mine as well. It was wonderful!
Allison · Married on 06/11/2016
Ballyowen was hands down the most amazing venue. I could not be happier with every moment of the wedding. Our maitre d' Luis, was phenomenal, he went around to every table to ensure our guests were taken care of. He also helped in the coordination and smooth operation of the entire wedding day. The staff was incredibly professional and accommodating. The best part was how gorgeous the entire venue was. When the sun began to set, my new hubby and I went out for photos. Almost all of our guests also went outside to take their own pictures. We couldn't have been luckier with the weather. I 100% recommend this venue. I loved every minute of it.Sent on 07/05/2016
Corinne · Married on 02/05/2016
This past weekend 2/5/2016, my husband and I got married at Grand Cascades Lodge. We were looking for somewhere that offered the least amount of traveling around for our guests and somewhere to stay so our guests didn't have to worry about driving after the reception. Grand Cascades Lodge met all of our desires and then some! We were looking for a rustic venue to hold our winter wedding. The Lodge was a perfect fit. We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all at the same location.Sent on 02/09/2016
I worked closely with our wedding coordinator, Sarah who was such a huge help and so sweet! Sarah helped with providing example of cakes from the bakery they work closely with (Palermo's), table numbers, setting up a tasting, etc. We also practiced our rehearsal ceremony with Sarah the night before our big day. Sarah and her assistant Jenna made our wedding day a breeze. They checked on us numerous times throughout they day as we were getting ready, helped get us lined up for the ceremony and helped us to and from our bridal suite. Sarah and the staff at Grand Cascades Lodge were so professional. They decorated for our wedding day beautifully, exceeding our expectations!
Once it was time for cocktail hour and our reception we worked with Daniel the maître d'. I can't talk highly enough about him. Daniel met us outside with hot apple cider ready to drink as we were finishing up photos with our photographer in the cold winter winds. We had a spread of all the food from cocktail hour down in our bridal suite so my husband and I would be able to get to enjoy everything. The food was fantastic! He even made sure we always had something to drink waiting for us. He escorted us to the ballroom where our reception was held so we were able to practice our first dance prior to guest arriving. He was amazing and took care of us all night! This place is breathtaking and I would definitely recommend GCL to anyone for their wedding or event.
Joanne · Married on 02/05/2016
The Grand Cascades was a Beautiful Venue. The Wedding Coordinator, Sara & Jenna were Professional, Efficient, Accomodating, Attentive and Personal. The Hair & Makeup Team, Regina, Cherri, Jill were Professional, Personal and did beautiful Hair & Makeup. Dan was assigned to us for the entire Wedding. He was undescribable. Professional, Attentive, Personal, Accomodating and a Very Special Person. The team of people assigned to our wedding were Extraordinary. Not to mention, the Food was Outstanding and Delicious. The Displays of the Appetizer Stations at the Cocktail Hour,in the Rotunda Room, were absolutely Beautiful. The room is Breathtaking. The Displays on Wecoming and Champagne table were beautiful. I cannot say enough about this Venue. The hotel rooms are 5 Star! The scenery, golf course, the indoor/outdoor pool was awesome. I would recommend this Venue to Everyone. My review is a 10 Star. Thank you Everyone for a Grand Experience!!!Sent on 02/11/2016
User6154730 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding on 10/6/18 was everything we hoped for. All the staff, from the beginning planning stages to check out after our weekend wedding were accommodating, kind, professional, knowledgeable and the food at the resort is delicious! Everything was absolutely wonderful in every way!Sent on 10/21/2018
Samantha · Married on 06/26/2015
Crystal Springs was our dream venue. Everyone involved with our wedding was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Jean (sales manager), Sarah (wedding coordinator), Jessica (bridal waitress attendant) and Daniel (maitre'd) they were all incredible! We started the process with Jean and then was handed over to Sarah for all the planning however Jean never left our side! Sarah was just a dream come true! She made the entire process super easy and organized!! Everything I asked of her, she made happen and without hesitation! She was helpful with all my vendors and made the entire day come together as I have always dreamed! Daniel was in charge the day of the wedding and he was just as great as everyone else! Before I knew my glass was empty there was Daniel with a refill. He would just appear out of no where when I needed something (before I even knew I needed something). He was super responsiveness, whatever I, my husband, my parents, bridal party or guests needed he got in lightening speed. Crystal Springs was just a dream. It was a vacation for everyone. Most of our guests ended up staying the entire weekend and they just kept asking "where did you find this play?" Amazing! I can't say it enough. Thank you Thank you to everyone!!!! Can't wait to spend our anniversaries back where our dream wedding happened.Sent on 06/29/2015
Margo · Married on 04/11/2015
We visited crystal springs - grand cascades lodge the day we got engaged, and we knew we found our venue! The rotunda is absolutely breathtaking, as well as the grounds and ballroom. My now-husband and I prioritized having a hotel attached to the venue and wanted to make it a "weekend getaway" without the crazy travel. From day 1 to day 365 (we got married exactly 1 year later), Jean and Sarah were unbelievably responsive, accommodating, and easy to work with. We ended up having everything at the resort - rehearsal dinner, welcome party, ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, after-party, Sunday brunch, golf for the groomsmen, and used Reflections spa to get ready on the day-of (with lunch). Everything was impeccable. The food is extremely tasty, and the brochure offers so many options it was hard to choose! The grounds of crystal springs were spectacular, and really made for the perfect backdrop for our outdoor ceremony (and photos). We were thrilled with our wedding, and cannot say enough fabulous things about the experience. Added bonus: i was a stress free bride during my entire engagement, including the day of, and i credit Sarah and Jean (and my mother) for keeping it that way.Sent on 05/06/2015
Heidi · Married on 06/29/2014
We had my son's wedding at Black Bear golf. The food was amazing. Everyone working on the wedding from the sales person ( Julie Hoffman ) to the wedding coordinator ( Silje )and the restaurant manager( Linda ) were all very professional and accommodating. I would highly recommend a wedding here.Sent on 07/01/2014
Mary Turea · Married on 06/14/2014
Could not ave asked for a better place! The wedding had everything we wanted as well what guest needed! It was picture perfect! The background for photos could not have been better! Loved the make up artist that worked threw the hotel. She took her time and made me look beautiful. She was patient, caring and wanted to the best she could do! She did an awesome job. The ceremony was breath taking outside with the grass fields, ponds, mountains and all the nature as a back drop. The cocktail hour room could not have been more of what we dreamed for it was rustic shabby chic and the food was unbelievable guest thought that this was dinner how amazing the food was and how large of an amount. The ballroom worked out great i am not a ballroom girl but the touch of our florist and the venue adding all the rustic decor they could I loved it. It was amazing how close the guest were to the rooms if they needed to change shoes or just freshen up it was an amazing option. I could not be happier with our chose to have everything at the Crystal Springs Resort! I would love to thank Avi who made my wedding day go so smooth. He made everything perfect from making sure i was happy to having the food out hot and on time. He was phenomenal! It definitely makes your wedding when you have someone like this to make sure your day is going the way you dreamed and he did this for me!!! the staff the Crystal Springs Resort had on for my wedding was so helpful and happy! THANK YOUSent on 06/30/2014
User4148062 · 2+ years ago
Crystal Springs is gorgeous. We got married at the Ballyoween Golf Club. It was so perfect for us. The views are stunning and the venue is small and intimate. The food was phenomenal, my guests loved it and the service during the entire day was more than we expected. As the bride and groom they made sure to take care of us if we needed anything at all. They were on top of everything and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Even before the wedding day working with the wedding coordinator was a pleasure. She was so sweet and professional and made sure I got exactly what I was envisioning.Sent on 06/03/2014