Blake · Married on 11/10/2019
Excellent service and space for room block
We checked out many hotels/resorts in Scottsdale when trying to pick where to get a room block. Sonesta met everything that we were looking for and more that we didn't anticipate: excellent pool, spacious rooms with kitchen so our guests could have the flexibility to cook (3+ day visits), location, very flexible in terms of event planning. We additionally had a welcome drinks event the night before our wedding, and after our brunch wedding, many in the group came back to the pool to keep the celebration going. Both of these events went great here. All staff were great, particularly our coordinator Trinna. Trinna went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and have a worry-free experience. She had a nice welcome spread in our room upon arrival and was able to get early checkin available not only for us, but for the both sets of parents, and checked in to make sure things were going well. They have a solid complimentary breakfast and wine/beer happy hour each day, which our guests really appreciated. Lastly, this was the only venue that was willing to do a courtesy rate for our group as opposed to requiring a room count guarantee, which was a huge bonus. Overall, we would absolutely recommend this venue for your wedding weekend.Sent on 11/29/2019
Kelly Roth · Married on 11/09/2019
Sonesta was wonderful! From start to finish. Trinna their catering manager was so helpful and made the wedding day go perfectly. The venue itself is so pretty and nice, the food was amazing, all the staff friendly and helpful. We got amazing photos at the hotel. Great locationSent on 11/20/2019
User4237453 · 2+ years ago
I can't imagine holding my wedding anywhere else. Kara, my wedding coordinator, was beyond amazing. From the moment I met her she made me and my (then) fiancée feel so comfortable. She was always available to answer my questions, no matter how silly and small. Kara kept me informed of what was going on the day of, and really put me at ease, which made it easier for me to relax and enjoy my wedding day. Whatever we wanted in our ceremony and reception she made happen.Sent on 09/25/2014
When the day came the staff took suck wonderful care of everyone. There wasn't anything we needed. The front desk staff was always so helpful and friendly. Everything was set up exactly the way we wanted it to be. They had everything boxed up and ready to go for us on Sunday, and made it so easy for us to just get going. Everyone was simply amazing!
We opted for the buffet, and never regretted it. The food was fresh and tender. Each mouthful was delicious. The food at our wedding was even better then the food we tasted at our tasting. Everything was so worth it. Most of our guests (and my husband) went back for seconds and thirds!
The vendors that were available in the vendor package were incredible to work with. It was great working with people who enjoy working together and already knew the property as well as how to set everything up. They were all individual contractors, but worked enough together that they planned everything together. It really took the pressure off and gave me and my husband that extra sense of security.
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Elizabeth · Married on 12/20/2014
This is the ultimate wedding venue!! What a pleasure to work with the staff from beginning to end. They presented a wedding package & we were able to alter to reflect our tastes. The menu & food was outstanding. Event staff courteous. Hotel accommodations were elegant & rooms very spacious. All of our out of town guests were very pleased.Sent on 02/10/2015
Gainey Suites Hotel is truly a hidden treasure!!
Lauren · Married on 06/07/2014
We received so many compliments for our wedding here!! It was the perfect place for our guests to stay for our wedding weekend and it was so easy that everything in the weekend was in the same place they were staying. Kara is the event planner and did such a wonderful job, everything I wanted turned out perfectly! It's a beautiful place for a wedding, easy to work with, nice and intimate, great rooms and tons of amenities come along with it!Sent on 06/16/2014
Katie · Married on 06/15/2013
Our wedding was perfect! Kara made the planning process so easy. When it came to the big day, we knew we had nothing to worry about!Sent on 07/01/2013
Nick · Married on 05/04/2013
Gainey Suites was the first venue we looked at and they basically became the metric by which we measured all other venues. We had a small wedding -- less than 50 people. Most venues were way too big for our wedding and many of the venues we toured basically lost all interest in us the second the words "small" and "50 guests" left our mouths. Gainey had a room that was the perfect size for our small group and they didn't lose interest in us simply because we weren't going to have a huge group.Sent on 05/10/2013
We had both the ceremony and reception there. For under $10,000 we got all the chairs we needed for the ceremony, a wrought iron archway with flower decorations, a portable sound system, the photographer, the wedding cake, a 4-hour open bar, the full catered meal, table linens, etc. And considering one of the venues we looked at was going to charge $0.85 per dish, flatware, glasses, etc., Gainey offered the best bang for your buck.
While Gainey was certainly the best value we found, the level of service that Kara, the catering coordinator, provided was amazing. She was so helpful and friendly and just talking with her on our initial meeting put us so at ease we couldn't imagine going anywhere else. And that level of helpfulness and service was present throughout the entire process. For example, I don't drink beer or wine very much and when I asked if there was anyway should get a hard cider for me at the open bar, she said it was no problem as long as they could order it from their supplier. What's more, my husband and I knew literally nothing about how to plan a wedding. She helped guide us through things we had never thought about (like how to fold the napkins) and offered suggestions whenever we were at a loss.
In short, our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be and a lot of that is owed to Gainey Suites and the amazing staff they have.
Whitney · Married on 03/24/2012
Kara took my vision, as jumbled as it was, in my head and turned both my wedding and reception into something that even in my wildest dreams I couldn't have imagined. She has a fabulous personality and always a smile on her face. Whenever I had a "moment" and there were quite a lot of those she was there on the other end of the phone to put me at ease. Even on my wedding day, when we ran into a bridesmaid dress snafu, she calmly helped work out a solution to the problem.Sent on 04/03/2012
In no way will there ever be enough words to thank her, and the Gainey Suites Hotel for a wonderful wedding day for my husband and I. I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that she is now a friend for life.
jennifer · Married on 03/04/2012
This was the best possible experience. Kara was amazing. I would recommend it to everyone. The vendor package made my life so easy. Everyone was awesome.Sent on 04/03/2012
Cara · Married on 11/11/2011
Gainey Suites is gorgeous and a beautiful place to have your wedding. Kara and her team are the best, and I am so happy I chose them as my venue. She remembered every detail we talked about and made my dream wedding come true. Their prices are affordable and the value is excellent. Thank you for making Quin and I's wedding a dream!Sent on 11/19/2011
-Cara and Quin Rosenstein
silvana · Married on 04/05/2008
After our wedding reception we stayed at the Gainey Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. Our family and friends stayed their as well. The hotel was very beautiful. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The grounds are very picturesque. I recommend this hotel very highly.Sent on 04/16/2009
User2538477 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding at Gainey Suites was amazing. I can't say enough about Kara and everything that she did for us. Many of our guests also said it was the best wedding with the best food and bar they had ever been to! That speaks volumes to both Kara as well as the chef and catering staff at the hotel. About 80% of our guests were from out of town and we also loved the fact that it was a bit of a destination without getting lost like we would have at a larger resort. Overall, we will definitely be back, and the rest of our family is talking about having family reunions and other events at Gainey in the future!Sent on 07/22/2013
Carolyn · Married on 03/10/2012
Gainey Suites was a wonderful site for our wedding! Our wedding coordinator was extremely organized, attentive to our needs and recommended incredible vendors in the area.Sent on 04/02/2012