La Escondida Celebration Center Reviews

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20 Reviews for La Escondida Celebration Center

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Bina Prakash · Getting married on 06/13/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    La Escondida is The Place!

    La Escondida Celebration Center! just like the name suggests, is truly HIDDEN! I can try to explain the awesomeness of this amazing and quaint sanctuary, but until you actually walk through the beautiful scenery yourself my words will not do the justice.
    This beautiful outdoor venue has it all!!! It was the perfect place for my husband’s 60th Disco Birthday Smash! Large pavilion accommodates over 100 guests and has floor for dancing, cantina for the bartender, lots of room for socializing, strolling and mingling, while kids can safely run around the beautiful open landscape. So many great places for pictures. All our guests commented on how unique and beautiful the facility was. Our whole experience was absolutely wonderful. You can do it all, from weddings to picnics. The owner, Ms. Candy, and her staff were so personal and accommodating, it felt like working with friends.
    Last but not the least, La Escondida is eco-friendly! Ms. Candy is all about reducing our carbon footprint. She recycles everything!!! We absolutely loved everything about La Escondida Celebration Center and would definitely recommend it!!

    Sent on 11/30/2018

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Dear Bina: It was such fun to celebrate your husbands's milestone birthday! Your family and friends did a great job of dressing for the theme! Thanks for the kind words.........very best wishes to you :) Candy and the La Escondida TEAM!
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    Heather · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    First of all, I want to start out with the basics.

    My wedding ended up looking like a Pinterest wedding and the only things I had to take care of were our photographer, DJ, alcohol, bouquets, officiant and attire.
    Candy took care of everything else - included in the venue cost.
    She provided the decorations, food, drinks, cake, hot chocolate/apple cider, tables, chairs, sparklers (for sparkler exit) and ceremony area. Our entire wedding totaled out to be less than $10,000 and it was GORGEOUS.
    Like any wedding, ours had a few hiccups. We were married on November 25, 2017. Our color scheme was ivory, burgundy, green, and hints of gold. I chose a bouquet to reflect these colors, however my florist gave me peach, green, blue, and dark red flowers/berries with no solution to fix the problem. My bridesmaids ran to HEB to buy new flowers and one of Candy's employees actually fixed the bouquets for me while the girls and I got ready.
    The other issue at hand was my groom. He had his bachelor party the night before our wedding (this was unavoidable as a few of his groomsmen arrived in town the day before the wedding) and long story short, he was still hungover before our wedding. I like to consider myself to be a laid-back person, but I was running on three hours of sleep and was VERY stressed out so I went a little "bridezilla" on everyone and was ready to push our wedding out a few hours so my soon-to-be-husband could get it together. Candy took the initiative to check in on him and then calm me down. She completely diffused the entire situation-something none of us expected her to do- and I'm still so grateful to have had her.

    She kept everything running smooth and on schedule and I would HIGHLY recommend the gorgeous venue and lovely staff to anyone looking to have an outdoor wedding.

    Sent on 12/21/2017
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    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Dear Heather: Thank you for your kind words! We were happy to be of service to you, your groom and guests on your special day! We are sorry your florist did not provide you with your request but our Decorator was happy to re-do all of the bouquets to your décor theme. It was a beautiful day! Although we have never had a “bridezilla”, we don’t think you were one on that day. Just a stressed bride with flower issues and a misunderstanding with the groom……. Nothing that couldn’t be fixed with a little tear, apology and love! Best advice I can give is: No matter the problem – Listen with an open heart; understand all sides of the issue with clarity; sincerely give and receive apologies; freely give MORE love. The answer to every problem no matter how large or small is LOVE. You will have to decide how LOVE manifests itself in the situation. Love can manifest as a smile, hug, hand-squeeze, cookie, song, dance or anything that brings joy to the both of you! Very best wishes to you both as you begin your “happily ever after”! Candy and the La Escondida Team
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    Bina Prakash · Married on 08/29/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    La Escondida is The Place!

    La Escondida Celebration Center! just like the name suggests, is truly HIDDEN! I can try to explain the awesomeness of this amazing and quaint sanctuary, but until you actually walk through the beautiful scenery yourself my words will not do the justice.

    This beautiful outdoor venue has it all!!! It was the perfect place for my husband’s 60th Disco Birthday Smash! Large pavilion accommodates over 100 guests and has floor for dancing, cantina for the bartender, lots of room for socializing, strolling and mingling, while kids can safely run around the beautiful open landscape. So many great places for pictures. All our guests commented on how unique and beautiful the facility was. Our whole experience was absolutely wonderful. You can do it all, from weddings to picnics. The owner, Ms. Candy, and her staff were so personal and accommodating, it felt like working with friends.

    Last but not the least, La Escondida is eco-friendly! Ms. Candy is all about reducing our carbon footprint. She recycles everything!!! We absolutely loved everything about La Escondida Celebration Center and would definitely recommend it!!


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    Ana · Married on 12/02/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Working with Candy and La Escondida was a wonderful experience. Our event was not decided until the last minute; so we had very little ready. When we went to see Candy, she recommended most everything from DJ to catering service. Because of her professionalism and vast experience our event was gorgeous and memorable. During the event, she and the members of her staff were on top of every detail. They always made sure that our guests were happy and had everything they needed. The decoration was breathtaking and the service was above and beyond. I highly recommend this venue to anybody that is interested and celebrating a special event that you will want to remember forever.

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    Stacy · Married on 07/29/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    La Escondida made planning a wedding incredibly easy for the both of us. We were living in a different city and could only visit the venue so often and they were very flexible in times that they would be able to meet with us. The staff was very friendly and professional. They had great answers to all of our questions and were on top of everything the whole way through. On the wedding day, we only had to worry about getting ready since everything else was already taken care of making the wedding day fairly relaxing. All in all working with them was an amazing experience and I would fully recommend them to anyone!

    Sent on 08/01/2017

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Dear Stacy and Krishan: Your vision for your wedding day was a gorgeous one! The ceremony and reception were beautiful and happily attended by your sweet family and fun friends. It was our pleasure to work with you to make your wishes come true! We wish you both a grand future!
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    Melissa · Married on 06/24/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    La Escondida Celebration Center created a breathtaking experience. Candy and her entire team were completely attentive throughout the entire process. With their surplus of vendor contacts and their own wheel house of experience we got everything we could ever want. Even the smallest of details were remembered and brought to reality. The bridal and groom suites are roomy and perfectly cooled which was essential in the summer heat. Our ceremony was picturesque with lush green foliage, birds chirping and water spring in the background. During pictures staff was fantastic! I will never forget the chilled spa water, fanning and adjustment assistance! Time flew and Candy kept us on schedule and made sure every transition went smoothly. La Escondida Celebration Center was the perfect location for our rustic/country style wedding.

    Sent on 07/20/2017

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Dear Melissa and Kacy: Thank you for the very kind words! We enjoyed your wedding, family and friends. Your detailed planning for your wedding were awesome and it all turned out fabulous! Happily Ever After Begins at La Escondida!! Best wishes for a grand future!
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    Eisele · Married on 05/20/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I had a great wedding at La Escondida. Candy made the planning part a breeze, especially since I'm planned the whole wedding from out of town. Candy, her assistants, and decorator did a great job preparing the venue for the ceremony and reception. Overall, my wedding was beyond what I imagined, and it's mostly thanks to Candy and her crew.

    Sent on 07/16/2017

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Thanks for your kind words! We enjoyed your family and friends! We are so happy to have been able to work with you to provide you all of your wedding wishes! You and Ryan are such a sweet couple and we wish you a grand future! Candy and the La Escondida Staff.
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    BEbe · Married on 04/29/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Candy and her team are absolutely wonderful to work with. They worked so hard to meet every detailed and big desire in order for our wedding to be what we incisioned, but it was so much more. We met with Candy several times prior to wedding day and with all the conversations I couldn't have imagined the beauty she and her team came up with on wedding day. It was absolutely beautiful!! I've always said my ideal wedding was one I could show up and it be done. If you have even such a desire, this is the place. Very affordable, we got far more than our money paid for. Something similar could have cost 10x as much. Candy knows she has a great product, but still is reasonable with pricing. Although we used our own caterer, Candy and her team were there every minute to ensure things (food, and desserts) went off without a hitch. She guided us through the process almost a year in advance and as a professional she included wedding advice for us to apply along the way.
    I would hands down recommend La Escondida to anyone wanting the wedding of their dreams.
    Soooo thrilled with them!!

    Sent on 05/11/2017

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    We loved you and Kyle! Thanks for the kind words! We hope New Zealand was the best Honeymoon EVER!
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    Shannon · Married on 04/08/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We recently celebrated our wedding at La Escondida and we truly could not have picked a better place!! Bride and Grooms, if you are looking for a beautiful, romantic, whimsical, venue for your big day this is your place! Candy and ALL her amazing staff were so helpful throughout the entire experience! Candy , the owner, helped make our dream wedding a reality and we are so forever grateful to her! From day one Candy was on top of everything! From the tiniest details to things you wouldn't even realize you need , she was there! You can have your DIY wedding or you can have them take care of all the details. We had a mostly DIY wedding but Candy added her personal touches that made it even more beautiful than I could have imagined! I know your guests will always tell you that your wedding was beautiful , but I had so many people ask me how I found this beautiful gem! The natural elements of the venue scenery gave it that extra special touch that we wanted. One compliment I received was even though we had many guests attend , it still felt very intimate , classic and elegant, and guests like that. Thank you Candy and the La Escondida staff for everything! We will be on cloud 9 for a long time!
    This venue is a must see and your wedding dreams will come true at La Escondida!

    Sent on 05/16/2017

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    You did an awesome job of planning your wedding and reception! The details were awesome! Best wishes to you for a grand future together!
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    Lauryn · Married on 10/08/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This venue was a perfect fit for our outdoor ceremony and reception which was for about 100 people. The covered area, where the reception was held, would have been sufficiently large if the weather hadn't cooperated. We had numerous yard size games set up in a very large grassy area. The entire property was beautiful and everything ran smoothly. I loved the place. Thank you Candy!!

    Sent on 11/02/2016

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Thanks Lauryn! We loved having you and your family and friends at La Escondida! It was a beautiful enchanted evening! Best wishes! Candy and La Escondida Staff
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    Crystal · Married on 01/01/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our wedding was fabulous thanks to Candy and her staff. I spent a lot of hours calling and viewing different venues before I called La Escondida. Candy answered My calls and continued to be very responsive throughout the entire planning process. She was so good helping me make decisions on food,wedding cake, colors and dining room settings.. My overall experience was less stressful then I could have imaged. The Vintage decor was just our style.. The caterer she is partnered with was fabulous as well!!! My family and guests couldn't get over how great the food was. This property is beautiful for photos and everyone loved being out there.

    Thanks,
    The Patterson's

    Sent on 05/11/2016

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Best wishes to you and your lovely little family!
  • User6334824 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Make sure and start early and communicate often with any thoughts or idea's that you have for your special day. La Escondida Celebration Center was so easy to work with, they embraced every idea we had and did there very best to accommedate. Our wedding was very windy and chilly but the heaters worked great and they even offered blankets to the little ones and ladies in dress'. I loved going out there and just invisioning how our wedding was going to turn out and I was not disappointed at all. Our family and friends were all impressed and still talk highly of this venue. Candy and her team excelled and made everyone feel welcome and important. Thank you to them especially for making every moment amazing from start to finish.

    Sent on 02/08/2016

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    We were delighted to accomodate your New Year requests for a enchanted winter wedding. Your vision was beautiful to present, and we enjoyed serving your family and friends immensely. Best wishes for your continued success and happiness. Candy and the La Escondida Staff.
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    Katherine · Married on 09/19/2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our experience with La Escondida Celebration Center was wonderful! The ladies went above and beyond for us and did a wonderful job setting up the venue and helping to ensure that everything we smoothly the day of. They also offered a service which I had never heard of and that was a "children's table" that came with two teenage girls to do arts and crafts with the kids and keep them occupied- that was a HUGE hit! We received several compliments and would definitely recommend for anyone having a wedding where you will be expecting several children as guests. We are happy with our decision to have our big day at La Escondida- the pricing was more than fair for what we got and the staff was friendly and very helpful!

    Sent on 01/27/2016

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    We loved having your family and friends at La Escondida! I am so happy your guests were delighted with the "Kid's Tent", it is a great way to make sure that kids have a good time and parents can enjoy the party! Best wishes to you!
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    karina · Married on 10/18/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Never in a million years did i think I'd marry at this age. My husband picked this perfect venue that i absolutely fell in love with. Ms. Candy, the owner made our experience unbelievably easy and stress free. Our guests still can't stop talking about it. Thank you so much for the wonderful day we will recommend you always!

    Sent on 11/01/2014

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Dear Joe and Karina! Your were both so beautiful on your wedding day! Many thanks for choosing La Escondida Celebration Center - it's the natural place to be!
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    Adria · Married on 10/15/2016

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Candy and staff were wonderful and made our special day not only run smoothly but everything turned out better than imagined!! Tracy, the decorator went above and beyond to make our ceremony and reception look and feel just the way I had envisioned. She can take your ideas and turn them into a real masterpiece! Candy was very flexible and was such a huge help on the day of to make sure ceremony, vendors, etc. were timely and on schedule. The bartenders were friendly and great! The whole staff at this venue are really there to make sure your special day goes according to plan. I would definitely recommend La Escondida Celebration Center to any couple looking for a romantic, rustic yet sheek, outdoor style wedding ceremony and reception. October was perfect weather by the way for this!
    Many Thanks Again!
    - David and Adria B.
    10-15-16

    Sent on 11/13/2016

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    It was an lovely day and evening for your wedding and reception! Your family and friends were great! Very best to you both!
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    Allie · Married on 05/22/2016

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I am so glad we chose to get married here! We did the ceremony and the reception. Everything went flawlessly! From the planning to the actual day, the lady running this venue made it go as smoothly as possible. She even has decor and will help you find a DJ, caterers, anything for that matter.

    Sent on 08/15/2016

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Dear Allie: You were a beautiful couple with awesome family supporting you! Wishing you much happiness and many adventures! Our best wishes, La Escondida Staff
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    Cindy · Married on 04/07/2018

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I live overseas, and planning a wedding from afar was a bit stressful. Along with my planner, working with Candy helped ease my mind! La Es built new space, so I was going in site unseen, so to speak, but everything Candy assured me of came true. The venue is beautiful, Candy stocks a TON of decorations which worked perfectly with my theme, and many other items came in the package. Candy was hands on from the beginning, and guided me in the right direction. Many guests said it was a magical wedding and that was in part due to the attention to detail by the La Es staff. You won't find a better deal out there, and they truly care about making your dreams come true. I highly recommend La Escondida!

    Sent on 04/25/2018

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    It was a pleasure to work with you and your planner Jacquie. The evening was magical with family and friends celebrating your beautiful day! Our TEAM is always happy to be of service to make wedding wishes come true!! Very best wishes to you as you begin your married life in Abu Dhabi.
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    Mike and Amanda · Married on 09/17/2016

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Keep Candy informed of everything; she's very accommodating and fair and can often offer really great suggestions that you may not have even considered!

    The groom/bride spaces are not that far away from each other so, even though I couldn't see my husband-to-be (nor he I), we could still hear each other; that was especially good for our nerves. One of my favorite parts of our ceremony was when our friends connected us by hand (he on one end in his room and me on the other in mine) and led us in prayer.

    The location itself is really great for families with children. The kids had a great time running around the grounds, and the parents were happy to have a place the kids enjoyed, too. Consider suggesting that parents bring a change of play clothes for their children so they don't get their wedding attire dirty if they end up having too much fun.

    Sent on 10/10/2016

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Thanks for your kind words! Children are such an important part of most couple's event and we are happy to have them. They are always the ones that have the most fun and are disappointed to leave at the end of the evening. Best wishes to you!
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    Elizabeth · Married on 05/27/2017

    3.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      2.5

    There are certain areas where we could see that the venue could definitely benefit from having some extra help as far as management goes, but overall, the planning process and wedding were great. The ceremony site and reception area are gorgeous and the owner/decorators do a good job of making your vision a reality. We had a lovely wedding and if you decide to go with La Escondida, you will too!

    Sent on 07/11/2017

    La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:

    Dear Elizabeth You and Phillip were a lovely couple to work with. You had a beautiful vision for your wedding! We wish you both much happiness!

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