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Stephanie · Getting married on 05/23/2020
Beautiful, just not what we need
The back deck was stunning. Beautiful landscape and ideal for pictures. Sheila was extremely nice and very helpful. Only reason we decided not to go with them was we decided to have the Wedding in New Jersey.Sent on 01/02/2019
MacKenzie · Married on 11/16/2019
The best venue around!
If I could give Lake of Isles 10 stars... I would! I cannot say enough good things about Lake of Isles, Sheila, and Bethany (and Melissa, our server!). Everyone was so incredibly attentive the entire night, and made our wedding more than we could have dreamed. Sheila was so easy to get a hold of the entire year+ leading up to our wedding, and kindly answered any and all emails. We loved working with both Sheila and Bethany, as they made the process so easy and smooth for us. Everything was absolutely impeccable. I would recommend Lake of Isles for a wedding venue, or any event for that matter, every time! Thank you for everything :)Sent on 11/21/2019
Jamie · Married on 10/11/2019
An exemplary venue with incredible service!
As Mother of Bride and as a retired Event Planner, to find a place whereby I could be a guest and ENJOY my daughter's wedding was top of my list! Sheila Graham (Dir of Catering) was exemplary from when we were shopping a venue through the Wedding Day. The Wedding was everything we hoped for! She listened to our needs and delivered. She knows the demands of weddings and is extremely organized, efficient and quick to respond, and a very savvy Director. Her right hand Banquet Manager, Bethany Arico, was mutually awesome! She took control and led the wedding party through all the motions - while always exercising a great sense of humor despite what challenges were handed her way. All our guests enjoyed themselves immensely and I received many compliments on the staff and everyone enjoyed the fine cuisine. Sheila and Bethany never missed a beat and they delivered just what I was seeking: the ability to relax and enjoy my daughter's wedding ... which I did immensely! The deck for the ceremony, Matches Tavern for Cocktails and the Ballroom for Reception all lent to an extraordinary and memorable wedding. "The Best Day of My Life" coming from my daughter was the testimony that Lake of Isles delivered everything we hoped for. We had an absolute blast as did all our guests thanks to the wonderful hospitality of the staff. Oh yes! We also opted to also hold our Rehearsal Dinner in Matches Tavern (at Lake of Isles) and it also was executed with professionalism and wonderful attention. I would be happy to speak personally about this venue as it's not only a beautiful destination - yet a staff who truly understands how to deliver an exemplary experience. Thank you Sheila & Bethany!Sent on 10/22/2019
Kristen Dostaler · Married on 08/03/2019
We just got married at Lake of Isles on August 3, 2019. We chose Lake of Isles as our venue just 10 months before that in late October. This was a phenomenal venue with phenomenal folks to work with from the start. Sheila was fantastic in answering every single tiny question we had very quickly. She made us feel like we were the only wedding they were having in the coming year, which shows how helpful and valuable her guidance was to us. The team at Lake of Isles was so professional and understanding. Having Bethany as our manager on the day of was fantastic too! She kept everything calm and guided us the whole way. It really took the pressure off of my husband and I. The venue is gorgeous and everything is so professional and flawless. I will never forget how special our day at Lake of Isles was and I cannot thank Sheila, Bethany, and the team there enough. We still have so many guests telling us how much fun they had at our wedding. I would highly recommend this venue to any couples getting married in the future. You will be so happy with your choice!Sent on 08/18/2019
Cynthia Fedorko · Married on 08/02/2019
The only way to describe our experience at Lake of Isles is perfection. I began planing my August 2019 wedding in January 2019. I thought it was nearly impossible to plan a wedding in 8 months but the team at Lake of Isles made it not only possible, but a true pleasure. From the beginning to the end, our wedding was even better than our wildest dreams. The director of catering, Sheila Graham, is truly exceptional. Her calm, poised, and professional demeanor impressed us upon our first interaction with her at our tour. She is extremely responsive and helpful. Sheila and her team were always one step ahead of us in predicting and fulfilling our every want and need. It seemed that whenever I spoke to Sheila, my stresses and worries with wedding planning just melted away. On our wedding day, Sheila was there to wish us well and turn over duties to the general manager, Chris, and head waitress, Melissa. Chris and Melissa were also exceptional at meeting the every need of both ourselves and our guests. Cocktail hour on the deck was absolutely beautiful. The food and drinks were presented perfectly and enjoyed greatly by our guests. From beginning to end, our experience with Lake of Isles was incredible. I highly recommend Lake of Isles to any couples looking for a venue.Sent on 08/06/2019
Kim · Married on 07/19/2019
Flawless Venue and Staff!
We recommend Lake of Isles to anyone who is planning their wedding. Everything was amazing! The venue was set up just as we envisioned if not even better! Bethany and Sheila are an amazing team and they go above and beyond. We cannot thank the two of them enough, and truly felt like they were part of our family/friends during the whole wedding planning process. Everything was perfect! Sheila, the Director of Catering, is amazing. She was helpful and really took the time out to not only offer advice, but get to know us. We felt comfortable and truly welcomed the first day we visited Lake of Isles. We instantly knew this was the venue for us. Everything was seamless with Lake of Isles. Sheila was quick to respond to questions we had and took every question seriously, even if it was simple or silly. Bethany, who is in charge the day of, was wonderful in making sure everything went perfect the day of. She was great at organizing the wedding party and all formalities. We are still having guests who comment on how amazing the food was and the service of the wait staff. The staff was very friendly and really cared for everyone of our guests. We were overly pleased with everything! We absolutely loved having our wedding at Lake of Isles!Sent on 08/26/2019
lauren · Married on 05/26/2019
Everything we wanted and more!
We got married at Lake of Isles on May 26, 2019 and it was the most amazing day! Right from the first time we toured the venue we knew that this was where we wanted to get married. From the beautiful ceremony space with the outdoor dock right on the lake to the gorgeous ballroom with beautiful views from the windows. We had a large wedding with 180 guests and there was plenty of room to dance and plenty of seating. Sheila was an absolute dream to work with. She was always available to answer emails and phone calls throughout the entire process. She had great advice and information to help us shape our dream day. The food was delicious and we loved having the warm donut hole bar definitely recommend trying that if you can! There was plenty of food for everyone and our guests loved it all! Bethany our day of wedding coordinator was fabulous and on top of everything. She made sure the day ran smoothly and she even helped me fix my hair and fluff my gown before we walked into the reception. Sheila and Bethany had our rehearsal run so smooth and they went over every piece of the day with us to make sure they knew exactly what we wanted. It helped ease our minds because we could tell how much they cared about us and our wedding day. Lake of Isles truly gave us the wedding day of our dreams and we would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to have their wedding there. Greg and I can't thank you enough for helping make our wedding day one we will never forget!Sent on 06/09/2019
Angela Ives · Married on 11/04/2018
Best venue in connecticut!
I don't think i could ever put into words how amazing everything about this venue is!! not only is it BEAUTIFUL but sheila, bethany and the rest of the staff made everything PERFECT for us! This place is perfect in soo many ways.. outdoor and indoor ceremony possibilities, rustic/lodgey/elegant. Since it is next to foxwoods, accommodations for your guests are super easy!! Also the food was incredible! HIGHLY suggest to any future brides.Sent on 01/04/2019
Ashley · Married on 10/27/2018
The best wedding decision we made!
Deciding to have our wedding at Lake of Isles, was easily one of the best wedding decisions we made (besides actually getting married). From start to finish, everything was handled with extreme care and organization. Sheila helped us along every step of the way with check in emails, due dates, ideas etc. She made us feel like we were her only guests (which we know they were completely booked) and that we were VIP!
On the date of our rehearsal and wedding, Bethany was assigned to help organize and tend to our every need. It was picture perfect! It was almost as if we received a wedding planner as part of our package! She even remembered our favorite drink, and when we arrived at the venue before the ceremony, whisked us away to have some alone time together and had our favorite beverage (espresso martini) waiting for us to enjoy. Throughout the day, she had all our cocktail hour apps brought to us, so we didnt miss out on anything, and often reminded us to take a step back and really enjoy the moment and each other. Lake of Isles truly made our event one to remember, and we will never forget how they treated us.Sent on 12/30/2019
Mari · Married on 10/13/2018
Book your wedding at LOI - you will not be disappointed!
Lake of Isles is an exceptional wedding venue. Sheila and her team are the best in the game! I was married at LOI in October 2018. From when we first started the process a year prior, all the way to the day after our wedding, everything was handled efficiently, professionally, and without a hitch. Sheila, the director of weddings, is SO organized and on top of everything. She is responsive to emails at all hours of the day. I felt so confident in her and her team's abilities - and my wedding day could not have run more smoothly. My day-of coordinator, Chris, made sure that everything was PERFECT! His calming presence and ability to somehow keep our rambunctious wedding party in line and on time was amazing. Melissa, my go-to on wedding day, was so helpful as well. She made sure my husband and I had everything we needed - brought us appetizers during our post-ceremony photos, kept our drinks full, and even made us to-go boxes at the end of the night! I could not be more thankful to the whole LOI crew. As added bonuses, the food at LOI is SO good..got so many compliments on it! AND the lakefront deck where my ceremony was held made for an incredible view of the fall foliage. So happy I went with LOI. I highly recommend this venue to all future brides!Sent on 01/02/2019
Donna · Married on 09/29/2018
Perfection! From the first moment to the last. Sheila the catering director is responsive, flexible, offers great options, and her orginzational skills are out of this world! Chris who ran the day of made the venue our vision picture perfect! Melissa catered to us the day of making sure we were always content. Our day was absolutely perfect and it was all due to the staff! If you want a party thrown just how you want it and more, you need to work with Sheila Graham at Lake of Isles.Sent on 10/06/2016
Lisa · Married on 08/03/2018
Sheila and Bethany were incredible! They were professional and attentive to every detail! The venue, the food and an all around amazing experience!!!Sent on 08/07/2018
Erin · Married on 08/03/2018
We loved everything about Lake of Isles the moment we went to check it out. Not only is this a beautiful place to have a wedding but working with Sheila and Bethany made wedding planning a breeze. Sheila was so attentive and responsive to us with any question that we had during the planning process. Additionally since I was newer to the area she even helped suggest a wonderful minister for our ceremony. She helped to keep us organized and made us feel special about our day from start to finish. On the days leading up to the wedding and the day of the wedding Bethany had such great attention to detail and she helped to make sure all of the different parts of the ceremony and reception ran perfectly. The staff at the Lake of Isles that worked during our wedding were all friendly and helpful to our guests. We have looked back and reflected on our wedding day and can't pinpoint anything that we would change in our experience at Lake of Isles. If you are looking for a wonderful wedding where your guests will enjoy themselves in a place that is all about celebrating you and only you on your day book Lake of Isles. I would book an event with them again in a heart beat.Sent on 08/25/2018
Nicole · Married on 07/28/2018
Choosing Lake of Isles for our wedding reception was the best choice we made for our wedding. The staff at Lake of Isles is exceptional- Sheila was so helpful and organized during the planning process and the day of event manager Bethany made sure everything ran smoothly. The servers went out of their way to make our guests feel comfortable, we got multiple comments about how well servers took care of our guests. We had a number of guests with food allergies and Sheila and her team made sure everyone was accommodated throughout the entire meal. The venue itself is BEAUTIFUL and we have the most gorgeous pictures from our post ceremony photo session on the golf course. Our guests loved having cocktail hour on the deck overlooking the lake and the ballroom has windows all along the back wall for a beautiful view of the lake as well. The ballroom is large and open with very high ceilings. The team took care of all the day of decorating, I just had to drop off my labeled decorations a few days before, and they made everything look perfect. I can't say enough about the food, we had so many guests come up to us the next day raving about the food at the cocktail hour and reception. Everything was delicious and our server made sure my husband and I actually got to eat during the wedding! One of the best parts of the venue is that they only have one event each day so your wedding is their main focus and you don't have to worry about other events going on at the same time like you do with some hotels or banquet venues. Overall I highly recommend every aspect of Lake of Isles for an exceptional wedding!Sent on 08/08/2018
Andrea · Married on 07/20/2018
Incredible wedding at an amazing place!
We got married at Lake of Isles this past July 2018, and we had an amazing experience from start to finish. As soon as we walked in to visit the venue, we knew we were in the perfect place (we are also obsessed with how good it smells!). The deck and scenery, where we had the ceremony, is stunning, and the ballroom is so beautiful. We opted to have the cocktail hour at Matches Tavern which worked out perfectly, as guests could be inside or outside enjoying the weather.
We had a lot of guests coming in from Australia and from various other distances around the area, and the proximity and ability to coordinate with Foxwoods was very convenient. Everyone had a great time the whole weekend at Foxwoods for the rehearsal dinner (and various other shenanigans) and at Lake of Isles for the wedding. We even held a breakfast at Foxwoods the next morning, and with the Lake of Isles affiliation it was very easy to coordinate.
Working with Sheila made the wedding planning so easy. Sheila is responsive, knowledgeable and really just perfect; she was able to answer every question and make sure that we had to coordinate and remember as little as possible. On the day of the wedding, Bethany was there to make sure everything ran smoothly, and it absolutely did! (Brodie and I cannot thank you both enough.) I think both Sheila and Bethany are fantastic and the exact people you would want to help you plan your wedding. Everyone at the venue was amazing to work with, and we are honestly looking forward to the next time we can have or be at an event there. It's also important to mention that ALL of the food at Lake of Isles is fantastic.
We cannot recommend enough having your wedding at Lake of Isles.Sent on 01/05/2019
Caitlin · Married on 06/16/2018
We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding this past June. Lake of Isles exceeded all of our expectations. Both Bethany and Sheila made our dream wedding and vision come true! They were both so great and easy to work with. The deck was a perfect place for our wedding guests to enjoy cocktail hour. The tables and layout of the reception space worked well for all 230 of our wedding guests. The food was exceptional! The lake and golf course was an amazing background for all of our wedding photos. They also provided shuttle services for all of our guests back to foxwoods casino. Wedding guests can’t stop commenting on how great everything was! We were very pleased with everything at our wedding reception and wish we could do it all over again! It was the best day! We would definitely recommend Lake of Isles to anyone looking for a wedding venue..you will not be disappointed!Sent on 08/01/2018
Kristine · Married on 05/26/2018
We couldn’t have asked for a better place to have our wedding than the Lake of Isles. We only had 6 months to plan our wedding and Sheila made sure everything was PERFECT! She was extremely flexible with us when picking out the menus and arranging the tables. The venue was perfect, we had a personal attendant that stayed with us all night and was very attentive and helpful throughout the day. The weather was great and we could have our Happy Hour out on the deck and then our reception inside. Sheila put us at ease the minute we started planning. She made me feel comfortable and didn’t let us stress over one thing! The food was amazing! We had a large wedding and everything from the passed appetizers to the antipasto station to the main dish and the late-night pizza, everything was just delicious! Beth also did a wonderful job of managing the reception into the late hours of the night. We had seen several other venues in the area and this one had everything we were looking for. They provided shuttles to the casino afterwards for all of our guests as well. I’d definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is looking to have a 5 star experience and service on their wedding day!Sent on 06/27/2018
Kristen · Married on 05/05/2018
We had THE perfect wedding reception!!! Sheila helped us plan the wedding of our dreams!! Our friends and family couldn't stop raving about the reception. Between the food, venue and staff....they all said that it was the best reception they have ever been to. Bethany was also amazing. She went above and beyond. She was extremely attentive all night long and ensured we were aware of where/when things were taking place. We were also impressed with our bridal attendant. She made sure we had everything we needed all night long. The food (what we managed to eat) was incredible. Thank you Sheila and team for making our day picture perfect!Sent on 05/18/2018
Suzanne · Married on 04/27/2018
I cannot get over this place. They have wedding planning down to a T. I am so beyond happy to have gone with Lake of Isles for my wedding. Working with Sheila and her team was a treat. Professional, responsive and they execute your wedding better than what your mind could think of. Let's not forget, they make planning a wedding so easy!!! No detail is forgotten. I would do it all over again just so I can work with these ladies again.Sent on 08/01/2018
Bella · Married on 11/04/2017
My husband and I got married at Lake of Isles on 11/4/17. From the start of our planning to picking up our decorations the day after our wedding, everything was amazing. Sheila was super responsive, no matter what small or silly question we had. She helped us so muchthroughout, making our planning significantly less stressful. We met Bethany the day before, and quickly realized she would be a large part of the reason our day would stay stress free so we could simply enjoy it. The day was beautiful, the food was awesome, and our guests are still raving about the day. We could've gone with venues closer to home, but nothing was comparable. The location, ambiance, and staff are all wonderful. I would 100% recommend Lake of Isles to anyone who wants a fabulous, stress-free wedding day! Thanks to Sheila, Bethany, and the whole staff!Sent on 01/25/2018
Ryan · Married on 10/06/2017
What an experience.....
The grounds are perfect for an indoor/outdoor wedding. Foxwoods is so convenient to get to, and a great place for your guests to have fun before and after the wedding, a lot of our guests stayed an extra night and made a long weekend out of it. The ceremony takes place on a large deck made for weddings overlooking the lake. We had or wedding in early October and the weather cooperated with us. Parking is easy, we had a shuttle running just for us in a loop between the casino and venue. After our ceremony we were whisked away to have photos done on the bridge overlooking the lake. Our guests were ushered through the stunning entry way adjacent a craftsman style study/library with stone fireplace. Our cocktail hour was in the reception hall, with vaulted exposed beam ceilings. After our photos we were brought into the bridal suite to await entrance into the party.
We had about 3 months to plan our wedding when we finally found this venue, we had seen some positive reviews but they weren't first on the list because we were apprehensive about a "casino" wedding. We called and were put in touch with Sheila and scheduled an early morning appointment to see the location. I haven't had any other experience with weddings, but I can't imagine anyone being more pleasant, professional, and competent at their job. We knew it was the place fairly quickly and signed our contract that morning. We communicated with Sheila no fewer than 2 dozen times over the next few months, by phone and email she responded quickly. She helped us get everything in order, offered advice based on her experience, and really just became our friend, it was a surprising experience.
Day Of Staff:
The day before we were introduced to the General, Bethany. Any minor doubts we had about the logistics of the wedding day wen out the window. Flawless execution, manner, and organization.
Best day ever.Sent on 02/05/2018
Mia · Married on 06/10/2017
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at Lake of Isles on June 10, 2017 and I still can’t stop ranting and raving about how amazing the staff was. Five stars just isn’t enough for this venue, the staff and the food! We loved that the venue has only one wedding a day – this allowed for a more intimate feel that the day truly was our special day. We were overly impressed with both Sheila and Bethany – these two ladies have such a love and passion for what they do. Sheila was amazing during the whole wedding planning process and made it a breeze! She was extremely responsive and answered all my questions to ensure no detail got lost - she was extremely organized and detail oriented which I loved! We were also so happy Bethany was there to help with our wedding the day of – she made sure every little detail was absolutely perfect based on what we discussed in our final appointment. She went above and beyond our expectations and made sure everything was taken care of and the day went off without any issues! She was extremely attentive all night long and ensured we were aware of where/when things were taking place. We were also extremely impressed with Melissa, our bridal attendant, who also took care of us during the night. We had our ceremony out on the deck overlooking the water and our cocktail hour down in Matches. Every bride hopes that the vision in her head comes through the day of the wedding– well these ladies did a FANTASTIC job – I remember my mom coming up to me and saying ‘wait until you see the ballroom – it’s everything you’ve imagined and more.’ From the hors d'oeuvres to the entrees – the food was absolutely amazing! We've heard back from so many guests about how impressed they were with the staff, the venue and the food! We would highly recommend LOI to anyone!! A HUGE thank you again to the whole LOI staff for helping to make our day absolutely perfect – words truly cannot describe how grateful Kyle and I are!Sent on 07/02/2017
Amanda · Married on 11/04/2016
Our wedding at Lake of Isles was beyond perfection! From the minute we viewed the venue and met Sheila we were in love. Sheila is an absolute pleasure to work with; she is friendly, professional, makes you feel like a priority at all times and answers and questions or concerns quickly. On the day before our wedding, I met Bethany, who would be the coordinator at our wedding. She too immediately made me feel so comfortable and I knew everything would be taken care of! From the minute we arrived from the church, Sheila and Bethany welcomed us with warm smiles and arranged to have us taken to the bridge for photos in time to catch the sunset. When we came back, Sheila and Bethany met us again with a plate of appetizers to snack on before we headed in to greet our guests! It was something that may seem small, but to be able to take a few quiet moments and share a few laughs before the reception kicked off was just perfect. The level of service that LOI provides is exquisite. The staff is incredible, the food is out of this world and the venue itself is flawless! I am still receiving calls from family and friends raving about the food and the service they experienced at our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend Lake of Isles, and I am so thrilled that we chose it for the wedding of our dreams!Sent on 11/17/2016
Brittany · Married on 10/08/2016
Lake of Isles is beautiful - I think I will forever be disappointed that it rained on our wedding day and we didn't get to take advantage of the dock. BUT we had a beautiful indoor ceremony still overlooking the lake. From the beginning of the process, Sheila was amazing to work with (super communicative and fast with responses)! The transition to Bethany (day-of coordinator) was seamless. Bethany was on top of everything, from telling my bridesmaids how to best walk down the aisle, to ensuring the guests were smoothly moved from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception (all of our guests said it was the best coordination they have ever seen at a wedding!) And love that Bethany even dressed up in black and gold to match our Great Gatsby theme!!! And the food was fantastic - everyone kept complimenting it. Highly highly recommend!!! Thank you Sheila, Bethany and everyone at Lake of Isles for making our day amazing!Sent on 10/28/2016
Kimberly · Married on 09/25/2016
Shiela, Bethany and the team at Lake of Isles made our wedding day everything we could have ever hoped! Planning prior to the wedding was made easy with Sheila helping every step of the way; no question was ever too silly and she jump at the opportunity to fulfill any requests we had. We cannot thank Sheila enough for all of her help, she truly made planning the wedding much simpler then we ever could have thought. The day of our wedding went off without a hitch thanks a great deal to Bethany and her team. She made the day about us and our guests and was absolutely amazing to work with. For the décor, she was able to bring our vision to life and made it even better than I could have imagined, even adding a few touches of her own. She did an incredible job coordinating all the events and making sure they remained on time. Not to mention the food was top of the line, and the location and views are unbeatable! Lake of Isles made our wedding the time of our lives and our guests have had nothing but compliments for the whole night. We wouldn't change a thing if we were to go back and redo it!Sent on 10/30/2016