Bayside Banquets Reviews

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24 Reviews for Bayside Banquets

Recommended by 97% of couples

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.7

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  • Kristi

    Kristi Mcghee. · Getting married on 04/18/2020

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    Professional

    Easy going, easy to work with. Kind. Nice space. Great location.

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    Christina Sheerer · Married on 11/09/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding nov 9

    Debbie and Vickie were awesome. The wedding turned out so beautiful and went so smoothly. The set up outside for the ceremony was nice and could fit up to 100 people. For the reception we had it in the bigger room and it was just beautiful the food was delicious everyone enjoyed and had a great time. The budget was perfect. I can’t thank them enough for how great the wedding turned out.

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    Sent on 11/22/2019

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you Christina! I will let you in on our secret - couples like you and Jeff are the key! You two were a true delight to work with and we wish you all the very best a lifetime of love has to offer!
  • Alicia

    Alicia Brown · Married on 10/19/2019

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

    Bayside Banquets not only met but EXCEEDED our expectations!

    I can not say enough wonderful things about Bayside Banquets!! I was so frustrated with the planning process but the day we met with Mrs. Vickie, I knew we found our perfect place for our wedding reception! The food was fabulous...from appetizers to buffet. The decor was absolutely beautiful!! Bayside did a wonderful job with everything and the best part was the affordability!! If you are looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding reception (or any celebration) look no further than Bayside Banquets! You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you Mrs. Vickie, Patti and Tom for making our special day even more special than we could have imagined!

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    Sent on 10/25/2019

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    THANK YOU, thank you, thank you! Taking care of you two was EASY and truly our pleasure! I wish you and Bernard the very best married life has to offer - at least 75 years worth!
  • Crystal Jade

    Crystal Jade · Married on 09/28/2019

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

    Amazing Team

    My fiancé and I were extremely happy with the way our wedding turned out. Bayside Banquets is a beautiful venue especially upstairs. Their picture they post on their personal Facebook and website doesn’t do this place justice.
    The food was extremely delish most guest went back for seconds.
    The planning process was easy and stress free. We opted out of a rehearsal and Deb was able to run through moments before and directed us where to go.

    Both Vicki and Deb are extremely professional. I love when people care about you! They do not over sell you!

    I totally recommend Bayside Banquets

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    Sent on 10/04/2019

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you Crystal Jade and Josh!
    We loved taking care of you and are still thinking about all the special touches you all had in the lobby and in the Long Key. Fabulous!
    We wish you two the very best married life has to offer!!
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie · Married on 06/29/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    June 29, 2019 Stephanie & Michael

    Vickie and Deb were great to work with! Extremely budget friendly, easy to reach and very flexible with meetings and payments. They were very reassuring and fixed any small situations encountered as the planning process can always be tricky and consuming. They went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect by even gifting us our toast. They are an amazing all inclusive venue and have so much to offer. Dinner was a hit, everyone loved the buffet! Vickie also did a great job of sharing pictures of our special day and got an amazing shot of our cake and my dad and I. Thank you so much once again!

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    Sent on 06/30/2019

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you Stephanie. It was so much fun being a part of yours and Michael's beautiful Wedding day and all the planning that went into it! It was such an emotional ceremony and your first dances - oh my - you had both Debbie and I in tears!
    We wish you two the very best married life has to offer, and please stop in to visit us when you come to the beach to vacation!
    Vickie P.
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    Mrs. Casanova · Married on 06/23/2019

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

    Absolutely beautiful!

    Such an amazing group of people! We had several changes last minute but Vickie and Debbie were extremely patient and helpful. We had so many compliments on how beautiful the wedding and reception was and we couldn't have been more happy with the result. Would recommend them 100%!

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    Sent on 07/08/2019

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    THANK YOU Dakota! You were such a fun bride to work with. Thank you for the wonderful review and know everyone at Bayside Banquets wishes you and Emanuel a long and wonderful married life!
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    Kymberly · Married on 04/28/2019

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

    I absolutely loved working with Bayside Banquets. They took my vision and made it a reality. They were very patient even up to the very last minute. The food was delicious and the space was beautiful. I highly recommend them!

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    Sent on 05/05/2019

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you Kym. I am sorry I missed seeing you and Tim arrive and enjoy your reception! When I can, I love seeing my couples all giddy and happy on their Wedding day.
    I think the favorite part was watching your friends struggle to blow up all those huge floats, them busting into fits of laughter! I think they drew a collective sigh of relief when the electric pump finally arrived!
    We at Bayside Banquets wish everything good in life as you and Tim embark on your life-long adventure!
    Vickie P.
    Event sales & Client services
    Bayside Banquets & Silas Catering Event Venue
    5501 Gulf Blvd. Suite 101
    St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
    (727) 656-8209 CELL
    optimama1957@AOL.com
    vickiepiscitello@gmail.com
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BaysideBanquetsSt.PeteBeach/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
    WEDDING WIRE: https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/silas-steakhouse-bayside-banquets-st-pete-beach/423c30c18cf9a3f6.html
    WEBSITE: floridabeachbanquets.com

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    Suzette · Married on 05/19/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My son recently got married in Pass-A-Grille. We are from out of state and had to go by reviews to choose a reception site for approximately 25 people. We chose Silas and we’re ecstatic we did. We worked with Vicky beforehand to plan it all. She was extremely accommodating to our wants and wishes. We chose to have it on the Tiki deck and it turned out fabulous. We had brought a lot of decorations, favors, etc., and Debbie assured us they would put them out for us. Arrived from the wedding to see it decorated beyond our wildest expectations, including gorgeous centerpieces that belonged to Silas. We had a hot hors d'oeuvres table set up for guests as they arrived, plated dinner with soup and salad, and the ice cream sundae bar along with the wedding cake. It was all delicious and the sundae bar was a lot of fun. We had open bar and the waitresses did a phenomenal job keeping up with it. Kudos to the chefs and bartender also. All in all I would give everyone there and the establishment 10 stars if it were possible. We could not have asked for a more perfect night. I only wish I had the pictures back to post some. Sorry it took me 2 weeks to post this. Meant to do it sooner but normal life got in the way. A huge thanks to Vicky, Debbie, all the staff and establishment for making my son and daughter-in-laws wedding reception a truly memorable one. I cannot begin to give you all the praise you deserve.

    Sent on 06/02/2018
  • Kara

    Kara · Married on 05/13/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Prior to wedding: When planning my reception, getting into contact with the event manager Vickie was very easy and she was always very cordial, informative, and quick. I booked this venue right away because of the fantastic value and great amenities such as linens, centerpieces, plates, and silverware being included. I initially booked the Pine Key lodge. When visiting the reception, I realized that for our wedding, the Long Key Lodge would best suit our visions. The event manager, Vickie, took it upon herself to help make this possible. Unfortunately, there was a birthday party tentatively scheduled in the Long Key Lodge on the same date. Vickie contacted the birthday party and asked if they would change their date for our wedding. They said yes and everyone came away happy! We are so thankful for the hard work that they have shown so far, and we haven't even had our wedding yet!

    Update: The day before the wedding we went to set up the table numbers and escort cards and I was ECSTATIC at the sight of the Long Key Room. The day of the wedding the room looked amazing (we did up lighting through our DJ). The food, on another level. Better than any “wedding food” from a caterer. The service was amazing, and everyone had soooo much fun! Thank you so much Bayside Banquets. The service, value, and quality cannot be beat. Also, there was enough parking to go around, and an elevator.

    Sent on 09/05/2016

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    We loved making your day so very special Kara. Thank you for choosing us, thank you for your confidence in us. Come back to visit us!
    Vickie P.
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    Fred · Married on 03/18/2017

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had our wedding reception at Silas Steakhouse. The place was beautiful, the food was exceptional,and the staff was phenomenal !!! Definitely 5 star.

    Sent on 04/23/2017
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    STEPHANIE · Married on 05/29/2016

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I contacted Bayside Banquets on 05/09/16 and spoke to the Banquet Sales/Manager Vickie. I told her that I was getting married on Pass-a-Grill Beach in St.Pete, FL on 05/29/16. I told her I needed a venue for my wedding reception. She was soooo helpful and made me feel confident in knowing that she and her staff would be able to take care of everything from the decorations, food & drinks. I got married on Pass a Grill Beach and 22nd Ave and the Venue was located about 5 min down the street from the Beach!!!! It was perfect!!!! When we arrived...the appetizers were hot and delicious, the dinner was AMAZING!!!!!! The drinks were AWESOME!!!!!! And the most important part was the cost for everything was very affordable!!!!! I was sooo very pleased and happy with how everything turned out. Again!!!! Special Thanks to Vickie, Debbie, food/bar service staff. You all helped make my day special and stress FREE!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!
    Stephanie A. from Orlando FL

    Sent on 06/06/2016

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you so much Stephanie!! We strive to be everything you have described - and our greatest reward is having a a client as delighted with their special day as you were. Truly.
    Please come in and see us at the steakhouse if you are ever on the beach, and know that everyone at Bayside Banquets wishes you and Al the very happiest of marriages!
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    Jen · Married on 03/12/2016

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolute 100% Perfection! I did a LOT of research about different wedding reception venues, actually flew from DC to Florida to check them all out, and it was obvious that I had to go with Bayside Banquets!
    Vickie was amazing! I'm a perfectionist, and I had extremely high expectations. And she SURPASSED every single one of them!

    -All of our guests could not stop RAVING about the food and elegance of the entire reception!
    -Let me just reiterate about the quality of the food! Everyone at the reception (we had over 50 people) could not stop talking about the food! Even now, more than a year later, people still talk about it!
    -Their prices are so much lower than anyone else I looked at, AND you get SO MUCH MORE for your money, that it's a no-brainer!
    -They set everything up and it went off without a single hitch!
    -Bayside Banquets is a hidden GEM!! The inside space was a great size, and very well organized. I also loved the outside space with the seating area – it was a seamless extension of the party space! People could get some fresh air but still enjoy the party!

    Without any hesitation, I over-the-top highly recommend them! You will have an Absolutely PERFECT wedding day!!!

    Sent on 03/20/2017
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    Kim · Married on 01/23/2016

    5.0
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    We recently held our wedding reception at Bayside Banquets it turned out amazing. Debbie and Vickie we extremely helpful from the start and were willing to go the extra mile for us. All of our guests raved about the food and how great it was - not like your typical "wedding food". Location was perfect, pricing was amazing and the staff was extremely nice and helpful. Thank you all for a great time!

    Sent on 01/25/2016

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you Kim for your wonderful review. WE LOVE OUR BRIDES (and GROOMS TOO!)!!
    Wishing you all the very best and a life of love and happiness!!
    Vickie P. and ALL the BB team!
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    mary · Married on 08/22/2014

    5.0
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    I had my wedding reception here. The food was amazing!! Not like "wedding food". The price was great and everyone was so nice and helpful. I would so recommend this place.

    Sent on 09/05/2014
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    Jessica · Married on 04/28/2018

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    This is a fantastic reception vendor. We had our wedding reception at the Pine Key Lodge, the smaller banquet room and it was wonderful. They have the process down to a science, which makes it very easy for out of state celebrations! My vision with the decorations and set-up was followed to a T and the food was absolutely incredible. You get a lot of value for a very reasonable price!

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    German · Married on 10/21/2016

    4.8
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
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    Wow! The food and the place was perfect. We loved everything it was beautiful and well done. The price and the food was awesome everyone keeps talking about it.

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    Yolanda Wood · Married on 10/12/2019

    4.8
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    Debbie Stambaugh with Bayside Banquets

    My daughter’s Wedding Reception was absolutely
    Perfect! Decorations we beautiful and the food was delicious! Waiters and Bar tenders did a great job taking care of us. Excellent service by all.
    Thank you very much!
    Mrs Wood

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    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you Yolanda for the kind words. It is so much fun being part of such a wonderful occasion like a wedding. Thank you for giving us the opportunity. Deb
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    Britny · Married on 02/04/2017

    4.6
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    We used the upstairs room and it was a perfect size for our 65 guests. The decorations they used were beautiful. The food was good, except the beef kaboobs. They were way overdone. Vickie was great to work with! She was very responsive with her emails and phone calls. The only complaint I have is setting up before the reception. I was told that we could not get into that room until 1:00pm, on our wedding day, to put out our decorations that we had. My husband went there at 1:00 and Tom the manager was not there and did not get there until almost 2:00. I wish they would have let us in the night before because it would have been much easier for us. The staff was great! I wish I knew her name, but one of the waitresses is a life saver because she's the only one who figured out how to do the bustle on my dress! The bartender was very professional and kept the drinks coming all night!

    Sent on 02/22/2017

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you for your review Britny! We really appreciate your taking the time to write one. Julie was the banquet supervisor who bustled your dress for you - she told me the story! I apologize for no one being available to let Kyle in at 1PM that Saturday. If I had known someone was coming I would have made sure the Long Key was open. We wish you and Kyle the very happiest life together. Come back and visit us one day!
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    Tiffany · Married on 09/24/2016

    4.6
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Vickie was professional and easy to work with, the two ladies that worked our reception where AMAZING!! The site was beautiful, pictures do not serve its justice. For the price they go above and beyond, we where a little worried and wasn't sure what to expect. Our guest LOVED the photo booth that was set up and it was fun. Everyone said the food was great, the groom and I where not impressed but weren't disappointed. Overall if we did it all over again we wouldn't have done anything different!!! (p.s. unless you just want to tote decorations and other things around, you really do not have to do anything except for show up)

    Sent on 05/09/2017

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you so much for the lovely review Tiffany. I will make sure to let Melissa and Julie know too. We take a lot of care to make sure the reception portion of our couple's most special day is wonderful. We wish you and Antwan a wonderful,happy,love filled life!
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    4.6
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    • Value:
      4.0
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      4.0

    I loved the food they had for us, people were upset that we did a cash bar but oh well! We really enjoyed the atmosphere, the dance floor was small but perfect for us since we had the small room. I did not really like my DJ though, he was a bit controlling and we were just trying to enjoy our reception. Make sure you ask about the DJs.

    Sent on 04/17/2016
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    Candice · Married on 07/29/2016

    4.4
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      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
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      4.5

    I would highly recommend these services if needed for a reception. I planned the reception from KY and Vicki was very helpful and always available. Bayside Banquets did a GREAT job on setting up the area, it was everything we wanted and more. The food and drinks were great. I would use these services again.

    Sent on 08/05/2016

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you for the wonderful review Candice! It was truly our pleasure to work with you!
    Vickie
  • User4170490 · 2+ years ago

    4.4
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The rehearsal dinner was great! My husband planned it so I had little involvement. We just told them our wedding colors. The room looked great! The food was a amazing. It might have been better than our reception food. They were a little slow at getting back to us but not a big issue. Also allowed us to bring in dessert from Publix last minute. They provided a table too.

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    Ella · Married on 07/21/2018

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    I was married on 7/21/2018 on Sunset Beach I then chose Silas Steakhouse for my reception area. I chose the upstairs room which was a great choice! It was spacious and clean. I had no issues that night the staff was great always asking if we needed anything and many times complimenting me on my dress. The food was excellent (I recommend the salmon) everyone was talking about how good the food was not once did I hear anyone say they didn't like the food. When I first set this all up I had a lot of questions, I probably drove Vickie crazy! But she was very understanding and quick to respond back to all my questions. We had a great time and I would definitely recommend Sila's Steakhouse for your reception or larger party. Thank you all at Silas for making my night memorable!

    Ella Barnett

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    Sent on 08/07/2018

    Bayside Banquets's reply:

    Thank you Ella! It was truly our pleasure! Bayside Banquets truly believes a couple deserves the wedding reception of their dreams without having to go into debt to make that dream come true!
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    Daniel · Married on 01/18/2015

    4.0
    • Quality of service:
      3.5
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I had my wedding rehearsal dinner at Silas restaurant.
    The food was good, the staff was polite. We liked that they had a separated area for us.
    They were fair at the bill even with the drinks.

    What we didn't like is that the initial table setup was not a big table for all the guest, but instead a couple of separated tables. We had to move the tables to have all together.
    Also they were not able to bring the food at the same time for all the people, so by the time some people were finishing the other were just starting.

    But overall it was good to have rehearsal dinner there.

    Sent on 01/25/2015

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