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User3390085 · Recently married
We were so impressed with the beauty of this venue combined with the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the yummy food. Our guests raved about the food and the views as well as how nice and comfortable the ballroom is. We received a lot of advanced help from Lee Ann and Tiffany to make the wedding day stress free. The staff took care of all the details so that we could really enjoy and be fully present at our daughter’s wedding. We would recommend booking your wedding or event here, it is exceptional !!Sent on 11/20/2019
Tanya Brown · Married on 05/10/2019
The Perfect Venue
The Summit House was the perfect venue for our wedding on October 5, 2019. We were truly blessed to have found this venue. A friend of mine had gotten married there several years ago and I always remembered it being beautiful with great food. We were originally very excited about visiting an old speakeasy. However, since that venue was purely a blank canvas and everything would need to be brought in, we decided to also look at a venue where they offer packages and pretty much take care of the bulk of it for you. That is when the Summit House popped into my head...plus my dad often raved about the restaurant. Long story short, we visited the Summit House in the morning, immediately fell in love, called to cancel our appointment to tour the speakeasy that evening, came home and made the deposit. My husband and I instantly knew that we wouldn't want our wedding ceremony and reception to take place anywhere else. We went with the EBTR package and were referred to the most wonderful vendors. We seriously could not be more grateful for their vendor referrals and the vendor open house event they put on. We got married at the gazebo at Vista Park and our reception was at the Summit House. We cannot say thank you enough to LeeAnn and her team for helping make our dream day possible. They went above and beyond from our first meeting till after the wedding. I am an over thinker, planner, organizer, etc. so you could only imagine the amount of emails I had sent and times I went to visit the venue. Not once did they make me feel like I was annoying them. They were always so gracious in calming my nerves, answering my questions, and taking time to meet with me at the venue. LeeAnn and her team helped me out so much that I didn't even need a wedding planner. If you are looking for a venue, look no further. All of our guests had the kindest words to say about our wedding and it was in large part to everyone involved that made our dream wedding come true. Plus, you can't go wrong with a venue that has the most delicious food! In the end your guests won't remember much, but they will always remember how good the food was. The Summit House will check all of your boxes.Sent on 01/21/2020
Stella · Married on 01/19/2019
Amazing wedding venue!
After looking into multiple wedding venues we decided upon Summit House Restaurant for the following reasons:Sent on 01/26/2019
1) Close to home. We didn't want distance or driving to our wedding to be a pain in the butt for people. And Summit House was perfect in that most of our guests were from Orange County or LA.
2) Beautiful venue with outdoor ceremony & indoor reception. I loved their ceremony site with the gazebo & how guests would be sitting up on hill so they can witness our ceremony without any obstruction. Plus I wanted the reception to be inside due to weather concerns.
3) Reasonable Price. Honestly weddings are expensive but Summit House had very competitive pricing and was very reasonable.
4) Good food. Both my husband and I are foodies. Therefore, we did not want the food to suck... and the food at Summit House was amazing! On the day of our wedding the food tasted better than it did at our tasting. We were both very impressed.
5) Plenty of parking. Summit House has complimentary valet & self parking.
My husband & I got married at the Summit House this past weekend, 1.19.19. Honestly, it was the best decision we ever made. So glad we went with them and not another place!
Once we booked Summit House. Planning our wedding was like a breeze. LeeAnn and Mark answered all my questions regarding our wedding via email. They were quick to answer even the minor questions I had. Paying for venue was easy as well & they take CREDIT CARD!!! Score with the mileage points!!! Plus the tasting is an awesome experience for the family. It was like a meal with full plating of the dishes! Our families all enjoyed the experience!
We decided to do the Tudor Package & Buffet. Tudor Package comes with chivari chairs plus 3 passed appetizers & champagne & wine served at the table. I think it's a great deal if your guests drink! For those that dont drink they had martinelli apple cider for our guests. My husband and I didn't get a chance to try their apps bc we had to take our wedding portraits but our guests said they were delicious!
I went with the Buffet even though it was slightly more expensive bc I didn't want to worry about who's going to eat what & it was a good idea! People got to choose what they wanted to eat and not eat. Plus people were given the option to go get seconds if they wanted! My groom took advantage of that! Plus we had couple kids with severe allergies & Summit House made a separate plating of food for these kids and served them directly at the table. One the kid's mom praised Summit House for this and mentioned that it was the kid's first time trying green beans and that he loved it! Plus the groom and I got served with a plate full of everything from the buffet. I have heard of horror stories where the bride & groom doesn't even get to eat at their own wedding. This was not the case for us! We were so full from dinner!!!
The hosted bar at our wedding was a nice touch! Some people were taking advantage of it but it still didn't even hit our budget of $2000 since there was champagne & wine being served at the table. The bar was nice at the end of night when people were dancing they could grab drinks as well. Our bartender was nice & even took some pictures for us. Lol :)
Honestly, if you have your wedding at Summit House you do not need a wedding coordinator... unless you are REALLU bad at planning OR you dont want to plan. I am a planner & I planned everything from the day we got engaged up to our wedding day. But Summit House executed everything I wanted for my wedding on the day of since I personally wasn't able to.
LeeAnn & Cristina made sure everything was set up the way I wanted on the day of while I was getting my hair & makeup done in their bridal suite.
Mayra helped us with our wedding ceremony walk thru during rehearsal and on the day of. She made sure the ceremony flowed smoothly.
Cristina made sure reception went as planned & made sure to feed us! :)
Sam stayed thru out our reception and made sure everything ended nicely.
There were so many people at Summit House who made sure that our wedding went well. For that they were wonderful! I knew on the day of that I can just let go and let them handle it!
I most definitely recommend Summit House for your wedding venue! If you are contemplating... JUST DO IT! You won't be disappointed.
Heather · Married on 09/22/2018
Don't think, just say I do!
This review is way overdue. When I think back to my wedding day and I think of a word, no other word comes to mind other than "perfect." My experience from beginning to end was phenomenal with Mark and his staff. Summit House was the first venue I looked at and when I say I should have stopped looking, I really mean it. No other venue can come close to how amazing Summit House is. Nestled on the top of a hill, you have a beautiful panoramic view of Orange County, the venue is immaculate and classy, and the food is delicious. The ballroom is already donned with beautiful ceiling piping and not to mention the light that comes through the ceiling to floor windows, it is the ideal venue location that truly offers it all. I can't even begin to thank Mark and his team, they were so considerate of me and my crazy bride/wedding wants and dreams. If you are even considering Summit House, make sure you definitely check it out. You won't regret it at all! Thanks again for making my wedding so memorable!!Sent on 05/07/2019
Cindy · Married on 10/15/2017
If you're thinking of having your wedding here, DO IT!
The first time I step foot in here, I knew this was going to be our wedding venue. It has a romantic countryside feel to it that is also elegant and classy. Aside from the obvious beautiful view and building, I wanted our wedding to have AMAZING food (prime rib here is top notch)
But the part that surprised me the most was the service. Marco the banquet manager is AMAZING. He was like my 6th bridesmaid. He was there whenever I needed him (fixed the train on my dress for photos, held my bouquet, offered to bustle my dress if we didn't know how, brought us drinks, set up all the decor, etc). Not only did my fiancé and I notice how well he took care of us the whole evening, my family noticed too. That is a huge compliment. You can't buy service like that anywhere. Our server Cris was also superb. She'd check in on us with our beverages in between photos and during dinner time, she made sure we were taken care of. The staff made sure the wedding was a great time for everyone. Also I love my prime rib cooked medium rare and so I requested it that way for the wedding. I made a note on the invites that it would be served that way in case some people can't eat it then they can pick something else. Unfortunately I did see some plates be sent back to the kitchen for being too pink. I felt so bad for the wait staff for the trouble but they took care of my guests regardless. It really was the best day ever and it would not have been as amazing as it was if it weren't for the staff here. Thank you for making our wedding day PERFECT!! Again especially to Marco!!!Sent on 10/27/2017
Jennifer · Married on 09/10/2017
I had my wedding (reception only) at Summit House on 9/10/2017, and we are so happy we decided on Summit House for our venue. Aesthetics-wise, it's really up to each couple's personal taste, so you'll have to see the venue for yourself.Sent on 11/02/2017
Like other reviewers mentioned, Summit House and their staff are a well-oiled machine. They have done so many weddings and their experience, professionalism, and service level really set them apart from other venues. We were initially a bit worried when Carmen, the wedding events director who had shown us the venue, left in between when we booked the venue and when our wedding was, but Mark, Erin, and Marco are a great team and were able to allay all of our concerns. They are super prompt in responding to emails, let us visit the venue multiple times with our coordinator and were always on hand to answer our questions, which was so nice because we kept changing our minds about things.
Throughout the wedding day, Marco or someone on his team were always on hand to give me water, give me food, and just make sure that my husband and I had any needs taken care of. He also is a pro when it comes to prepping for wedding sparklers.
Kim · Married on 08/20/2017
My husband and I just had our wedding here this past Sunday and I must say that our experience was beyond our expectation! The food was from the hor d'oeuvres to the entrees were spectacular! Our guests couldn't stop raving on how delicious the food was and how beautiful our wedding was. But what set the Summit House apart from the rest was the level of service we receive. Marko was there to assist us the whole day. He kept us calm, made sure we were well hydrated and ensured that we finished our meal. We even had a minor emergency with the flower girl baskets but Marko fixed it on the spot! Thank you Summit House for making our wedding so memorable for us!Sent on 08/24/2017
Jimmy · Married on 05/20/2017
We found Summit House by eating there after we had just been engaged with my now wife. We were sitting there thinking the Prime Rib was absolutely amazing and the view was stunning. We thought, "This is everything we wanted in a wedding venue, good food and a beautiful location. We wondered if they were also a wedding venue."Sent on 07/04/2017
Little did we know, Summit House was one of the most popular wedding venues in the area. I've since hiring Summit House, known so many people who have been to a wedding there or had their wedding there. I've vetted all the nearby venues and none could compare to Summit House. They give you the venue space for the entire day and were always there for you from the initial planning to our final wedding day. I am so glad to have had Mark and his team to work with on our wedding day. On the day of our tasting, they gave us so much food and every dish was absolutely delicious. If food is the most important highlight of your wedding day, Summit House is the perfect fit.
Special shout out to Marco, the maître d', for being there on our wedding day. This man deserves a raise! He was there from the beginning and making sure we were properly hydrated throughout our photo-shoot and making sure our photographer could get the shots we needed. Marco is incredible, really went above and beyond, I could not have thanked him enough. He made sure everything went as planned and also helped take care of the little changes that came up on the day of.
Amanda · Married on 04/30/2017
DEFINITELY worth every penny!!! An ABSOLUTELY AMAZING venue...Sent on 05/21/2017
Kelly · Married on 03/25/2017
My fiance and I feel in love with the Summit House on our first visit. It was everything we were hoping for and Carmen and Mark were the absolute best to work with. They were both incredibly responsive and helped make our daytime brunch wedding reception a reality! The food was to die for and we loved that they were willing to try a new menu for us, from their signature prime rib to the strawberry cream cheese french toast, there was something for everyone. Mark and Marco helped run our wedding reception, they made sure my husband and I were taken care of from the moment we got there. Marco arrived with appetizers and water (with a straw for me!) immediately. Throughout the day, Marco kept us calm and always helped us know what was coming next...from the Grand Entrance to the cake cutting he was there and guided us through everything. Mark was wonderful as well and acted like a bodyguard for my husband and I while we ate -- to make sure that we actually did! I was blown away by the service at the Summit House, we all truly felt like royalty for the day. All of the vendors they recommended were a pleasure to work with as well.Sent on 05/01/2017
My husband and I had the best day of our lives celebrating our wedding at the Summit House and we can't wait to return for dinner on our one year anniversary! We cannot thank Mark, Carmen, Marco, and team enough for everything! Everything was so easy with the Summit House, so much is already included, and it really is an incredible value.
Catherine · Married on 01/28/2017
We absolutely LOVED our wedding reception at the Summit House. Carmen and Mark were easily accessible via email or by phone. They were very flexible with us, even up until the wedding day. Marco was simply AMAZING. He made sure that we followed our schedule and most importantly, that we ate. Words cannot describe how grateful we were for all of the help and support the Summit House staff provided us. We would definitely recommend this venue for anyone getting married. All of our guests were in love with the venue and the food. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect place to host our party.Sent on 02/01/2017
Emily · Married on 01/21/2017
I truly do not have enough words to articulate how phenomenal the Summit House is-our wedding was an absolute dream because of the staff at the Summit House. It was the first place we looked (as it is a special place for us) and, luckily, we were all immediately impressed with Carmen, the venue, everything. She is so down to earth and you can tell she has seen it all, done it all, and can make it all happen-her business and service mindset set the foundation for everything. She responds quickly and nothing ever seems to be out of reach. I will say, she is not here to be your chatty BFF for a year (though she is extremely friendly), she is here to ensure your wedding is the best day you can imagine, no matter what it takes. You get a dinner for your tasting and you literally get 8 full meals. The food is wonderful-if food is important to you, this is your place. We have received countless compliments across the board. The entire wedding weekend is a dream-from rehearsal with Mia, the ceremony coordinator, to the end, you do not need to think or lift a finger. Marco, their day of coordinator, is by far the most amazing thing to happen to any bride. Seriously, my cousin told him he needs to brand himself. He has every detail thought of before it comes up, has a backup plan or solution to everything (he even fixed my broken bustle himself) and he ensures everyone is eating, drinking, and being treated like royalty. Our entire wedding party felt like they were getting married! Staff was always around us with water, cocktails, food, etc to ensure we didn't miss out on anything. Planning a wedding was a very overwhelming concept for me, as we did not have a planner or coordinator, and the Summit House completely rid me of that feeling and proved all those things unnecessary. I honestly cannot imagine any other venue with this level of quality and service-you do not pay enough for what they provide. I had the wedding of my dreams and then some!Sent on 03/20/2017
Shannon · Married on 01/14/2017
We just had our wedding there and it was an amazing night! Carmen was so organized and helpful throughout the planning process. She helped to recommend top-notch vendors and her even-temperness was so helpful on the wedding day. Marco the banquet manager was amazing! He was so calm, organized and helped us with every single thing. My bridesmaid kept saying she was going to take Marco home so he could help organize her life-ha! Marco and Carmen are quite a team and for planning a wedding from far away, they helped to make it so easy. 10/10 would I have my wedding at Summit House again!Sent on 01/19/2017
Lauren · Married on 10/02/2016
Summit house is absolutely amazing from the venues appearance, the amazing food and the perfect service. We had our wedding on 10/16/16 and if we could, we would do it all over again. Carmen is amazing, she makes everything about the planning process stress free. Marco and Erick were a big help the day of and they make sure everything runs smoothly. We have heard amazing feedback from our guests who we enjoyed the food and service. Definitely look at this venue, it is gorgeous, day or night and they are wedding experts. It is no doubt the total package! We fell in love with it the moment we saw it and the day of the wedding we fell in love with it all over again. Thank you so much to the summit house staff!Sent on 10/28/2016
Hanna · Married on 09/04/2016
I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the summit house is. This is the best value, best service, best anything you will find in Southern California. Carmen has been in the business for a long time and knows what's she's doing. She's super professional, responds to all your never ending questions, and works with every little request - big or small. She's will help you make the best decisions and guide you in anything you need. Plus, they take care of you on the day of the wedding like no other venue will.Sent on 09/11/2016
Marco is AMAZING. He will make sure your event goes as planned, while making you feel so comfortable on such a busy day. He's the best 'day of' coordinator you can find. And the definition of going above and beyond. For example, during photos he and his staff followed us around with water to make sure we stayed hydrated and feeling our best. He also made sure everything stayed on schedule. He even carried my dress and flowers while we were going to different spots for photos. I mean he truly exemplifies someone who puts guests first.
Now, the food. It's amazing. Our guest couldn't stop talking about the flavors and presentation. And the place is equally as beautiful.
So look no further. You have found your dream wedding spot at summit house!
Nicole · Married on 08/20/2016
We had our dream wedding at the Summit House. Wonderful Carmen and Marcos and their team were conscious of every moment and kept our schedule on track. So thankful that my husband and I didn't have to think of what we were supposed to do next. Our wedding was the second wedding we had either been to, so everything was pretty new to us, but the Summit House staff made it all look flawless.Sent on 08/18/2017
The venue itself is magical. It is at the top of a hill with a great view of OC and even LA on a clear day. Inside, the many windows surrounding it make it seem more open than it already is. There is also updated carpeting, a beautiful dance-floor, and draped ceilings. Our guests loved the fact that they could utilize both the inside or the outside. It was lovely. The bridal room in which I hid out in before the grand entrance was also so lovely with couches and mirrors and plenty of room, not to mention a password safe door.
Lastly, the food was phenomenal. Our food-tasting day was one of the best ever haha. It was actually so hard to choose our menu because everything tastes so delicious. Many of our guests absolutely loved the dinner, which does not surprise me. Overall, we are both so so happy we went with the Summit House. The staff, the beauty of the venue, and the food were top notch.
Andrea · Married on 06/23/2016
Carmen is the absolute BEST catering director in the world. She has made my wedding planning so much more stress free!Sent on 10/31/2015
Sabrina · Married on 06/18/2016
The venue is gorgeous and the staff is amazing! I received nothing but compliments from the bridal party about how smooth the day went and how the staff was so nice and worked hard for us all day. Also, guests LOVED the food and the atmosphere. So many perks (valet parking, 4 entree choices, unlimited champagne for bridal party, etc.) included in the total price!Sent on 07/02/2016
Sandra · Married on 05/06/2016
Summit House was THE PERFECT venue for our wedding. We fell in love with the location and the wonderful staff. We definitely could not have pulled this off without all the endless assistance from Carmen and Marco and the rest of the staff at Summit House. My husband was completely blown over by the service and the attention to detail from the entire staff. They made a stressful day as easy as possible for us. Summit House was definitely worth the investment and more and we would recommend it to any couple looking for a fabulous venue! We love Summit House and our guest can't stop talking about our beautiful venue as well. Summit House is definitely a wonderful venue all around.Sent on 06/30/2016
Kayla · Married on 04/30/2016
Summit House was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had our ceremony and reception there for 150 guests. Everything was absolutely amazing from the delicious prime ribs to the beautiful view to the most accommodating staff. Our wedding day would not have gone smoothly and stress-free if it weren't for Carmen and Marco. They were awesome and basically ran the show. They set up all of our decorations and made sure the bridal party and us were fed and hydrated throughout the day. They even had a waiter followed us across to the golf course up the hill with a tray of beverages while we were taking pictures. Book them if you want a beautiful and stress-free wedding!Sent on 05/31/2016
Jamie · Married on 04/16/2016
Our experience with Summitt House was amazing! They helped make our wedding day the best day of our lives and we still have people telling us that our wedding was the best wedding they've ever been to! I would recommend this venue to anybody!Sent on 07/18/2016
Jen · Married on 12/26/2015
Carmen and Marco were an absolute pleasure to work with. From the start of the process to the very end, the Summit House was very accommodating and made us the priority. We had a beautiful wedding celebration thanks to the kind and genuine hearts from this dream team. Our family and friends were very pleased with the venue and food especially! We could not be happier with the results!Sent on 01/10/2016
Carol · Married on 12/20/2015
This review is about my wedding reception last April 24, 2016. I've been to this place to dine and the food & services were always excellent! Summit House has really fancy and elegant banquet hall. White hall, chandeliers, fountain with lights and overlooking OC view at night! My husband and I fell in love with it. Carmen and Mark were the two person that my husband and I contacted throughout the process. They were easy to talk to and very accommodating. The final week before our wedding, Carmen was there to answer any question, if it's possible, she will make it for you. During the reception, I arrived having a headache (maybe from not eating before), much to my surprise, Marco, I believe he is the head/lead of the servers that night, was there to welcome us with a butler giving us drinks. I was impressed! He guided me and my husband to the bridal suite were they had food waiting for us and my bridal party. Marco had me sit down (he said I needed to rest), and literally took my shoes off my feet so I can rest. Their question to me was "what would you like to eat? drink? anything you need?" and they said "Don't worry about anything, we will take care of everything". During picture taking at the garden next to the restaurant, we had a butler/waiter following us (everywhere) around with drinks and champagne. Prior to entering the banquet hall, my gown was a little long that and Marco fixed it and even my bustle! He went above and beyond what I expected him to do. During the ceremony, besides the sophistication of the place and ambience, my guests were impressed on how good the food were! Over all, my experience with Summit House was very memorable, amazing and blessed! If we can do it all over again, we will still pick Summit House. Can't think of any negative experience, I feel like I had a perfect wedding because of them. Thank you Summit House!Sent on 05/16/2016
User5602974 · 2+ years ago
We just had our wedding at Summit house two weeks ago and it was so perfect from beginning to end. We had spent a lot of time looking for the right venue that would suit our needs given we were having a smaller wedding with a goal of about 80 guests, half of them being older. I wanted a space where the guests didn't have to walk too much to get from the ceremony to the cocktail area to the reception hall. Also, I wanted delicious food for my guests. Summit house was perfect for our needs.Sent on 11/09/2015
On my actual wedding day, Marco tended to our every need. I've been a bridesmaid 3 times and usually we are starving by the time of our wedding but on my wedding day Summit house had provided cheeses and crackers as well as a coffee, juice, and tea station. The bridal suite was perfect for our needs and during our wedding photos (after the ceremony) I was literally followed around by someone so my every need was attended to.
Also, the gazebo itself is so lovely and the area around it already has lots of flowers, it makes the job easier on the florist. I was so so nervous how everything would unfold but everything went perfectly. I was told in my initial meeting with the wedding director at summit house that a day of coordinator isn't necessary for the site because the staff are so attentive and although I decided to have a day of coordinator, I completely see why they would say that. Such a wonderful venue. The food was amazing and I cannot repeat how helpful Marco was. ALL of the wedding party were so well taken care of. I know I made the right choice in choosing Summit House for my wedding.
User5563539 · 2+ years ago
We just had our wedding this past Saturday and we LOVED IT! It is an amazing venue, beautiful views, excellent food, and most importantly, the BEST service you could possibly ask for. Our vendors (photographers, videographers, coordinators) were so impressed with Marco (the maitre' D) & the staff for his excellent service. They are attentive to everyone's needs, if there's a problem it is IMMEDIATELY addressed, and they are the most wonderful people to work with that they made our wedding experience an easy and excellent one. We are so incredibly happy to have chosen this venue!Sent on 10/27/2015