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Brooke Gagne · Married on 06/13/2020
Above and beyond
Leslie is amazing! We planned our big beautiful wedding for June 2020, unfortunately COVID happened. Leslie worked with us to postpone our big beautiful wedding to June 2021, but let us have a small intimate family ceremony on site with dinner at the restaurant afterwards. You could not find a better place or wedding coordinator!Sent on 06/14/2020
Norm Bilodeau · Married on 10/12/2019
Awesome!!! Leslie is the best!
This is the perfect place for a Wedding and Leslie by far is a perfect Wedding planner!
She will give you your dream Wedding, like she did for us.
195 guest all said it was the best wedding they ever attended.
The appetizers and meal was all perfect and delicious.
Her platinum vendor package is the way to go.Sent on 10/25/2019
Caitlin · Married on 08/31/2019
Amazing Wedding Planner and Venue
Leslie was nothing short of amazing. She made the whole experience stress free. She was so informative and answered all our questions timely. The day of the wedding went so smoothly. She was there every step of the way making sure we were in the right spot at the right time and that the timeline was adhered to. Not only is Leslie amazing but so is the venue. The location makes for a beautiful background for picture. And if you’re debating the fireworks... DO IT! They are well worth the money. The guests loved it and the pictures were awesome. The only thing I would suggest is to make sure you have steak knives. For some reason they didn’t provide them at the tables and it made it hard to cut the steak.Sent on 10/25/2019
Joan · Married on 07/27/2019
Wonderful, spectacular and fun are just a few of the words to describe our daughter's wedding - all made possible by Leslie and her crew at The Oaks. Our daughter wanted a beach themed wedding and living on the seacoast there are plenty of waterfront venues available, but once we stepped into the ballroom at The Oaks, we were sold. The room is beautiful, the indoor/outdoor bar is perfect for a July wedding and you can't beat the view. Logistically there is plenty of parking and we didn't have to worry about beach traffic on a Saturday afternoon.
We opted for the platinum package and I'm glad we did. All of the vendors were excellent and professional!
Leslie guided us through the whole process - listening, offering ideas and solutions, and making dreams a reality. Easy - peasy!
The food for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding was delicious - everyone loved the beef teriyaki skewers.
We surprised our guests with fireworks - WOW!
I could go on and on but simply said, if I had another wedding to plan, I would look no further than The Oaks.
Thank you Leslie and crew! Great Job!Sent on 08/01/2019
Casey Wade · Married on 07/27/2019
Leslie Santiago and The Oaks made this the beat day of my life!
I can't thank Leslie enough for all she did to make this the most magical day of my life. She let me put all of my trust in her so that I didn't have to worry about a thing the entire day. I was able to enjoy every moment and it wouldn't have been possible without her. She is so kind, creative and knowledgeable. In addition, the venue itself was gorgeous. From the patio area groomed with brightly colored flowers looking over the beautiful green course to the ballroom sprinkled with tealight candles making it feel so romantic and special. Leslie made the ballroom look AMAZING and I'm so excited to see professional photos. I want to re-marry my best friend and relive that day at The Oaks over and over. Thank you to The Oaks and Leslie for making our dreams come true!Sent on 08/06/2019
Katelyn · Married on 06/29/2019
Ben and I got married on June 29th of this year at The Oaks - and are so thankful that we chose this venue!!! Leslie and her team, and every person we encountered there were AMAZING. The food options were wonderful and everyone complimented their meal. Leslie was there for us every step of the way and made sure every detail was perfect on our special day. We chose to go with the Platinum package- and to this day still say how it made our wedding planning fun and not a headache!! We also chose to add the fireworks at the end of the night- our friends and family are still talking about how awesome it was!! A HUGE thank you to The Oaks!!!Sent on 08/20/2019
Kaitlyn Landry · Married on 06/22/2019
Dream Wedding Brought to Life
Chris and I got married at The Oaks Grandview Ballroom on June 22, 2019 and had the most amazing time! From the initial meeting to after our wedding was over, Leslie was there to help us every step of the way. She was very responsive to any questions we had and made sure every detail was considered and covered. The food options were wonderful, and everything was exactly what we talked about and what we envisioned when we arrived at the venue on our wedding day. Leslie made the day run smoothly, and thought of every last detail such that we are our guests had an amazing experience. Several people let us know that our wedding was the best they had been to! Not only was the interior beautiful, but the landscaping was perfection. If you are looking to have a beautiful wedding venue with an experienced wedding planner who will alleviate much of your wedding stress, The Oaks is the venue to choose.Sent on 08/12/2019
Necole Provost · Married on 06/09/2019
The Most beautiful place ever!!!
I would absolutely recommend this venue to Couples planning to get married. The scenery is stunning, the place was beautiful and our coordinator Leslie was just simply the best. She worked with us at every turn and made sure that the wedding went off without a hitch. That day will be forever cherished!!!Sent on 08/05/2019
Christina Pierson Ianno · Married on 06/01/2019
Best Venue Ever!
Everything about the Oaks was wonderful; The venue was beautifully landscaped with seasonal flowers, Leslie was amazing to work with, always prompt in replying to emails and phone messages. The food was fantastic and the fireworks were awesome! It was the BEST DAY EVER.Sent on 08/01/2019
Denise · Married on 02/19/2017
The Oaks is a gorgeous venue with amazing staff. Leslie is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She will do anything and everything she can to make your day flawless and perfect. Having your wedding at the Oaks gives you a stress free day! Their fireworks show is worth every penny definitely a great surprise for our guests. I highly recommend the Oaks to all engaged couples that I know it was by far the best choice.Sent on 04/24/2017
User6148869 · 2+ years ago
I would recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding in this area. It is such a gorgeous venue and the staff is wonderful. Kerry was so helpful and attentive to every little detail to ensure the day will be perfect.Sent on 01/21/2016
Sammatha · Married on 05/14/2016
Leslie who is the sales manager and wedding coordinator for The Oaks is such an amazing woman. She makes sure things get done and if they aren't don't correctly she makes sure that what ever the mistake may be that it's fIxed.Sent on 04/13/2015
My fiancé and myself fell in love with The Oaks and Leslie showed us how amazing our May wedding would be even though it was white and gloomy outside. I would highly recommend The Oaks to anyone. It may be a little pricey but it truly is worth ever cent!!
Julia · Married on 10/11/2013
I would absolutely, 100% recommend this venue to anyone about to plan a wedding. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and Leslie is top notch. Within our first meeting I knew I found the right venue. They have a stress free wedding package which was excellent for someone like me who's extremely busy and not necessarily the most creative. Leslie was very willing to offer up ideas to make my day special, always kept in contact to make sure I was all set with things I needed, and was there from start to finish on my wedding day. The food options are fantastic and the intimate menu tasting is wonderful. I was completely satisfied with my food options, from cocktail hour to the main course. I also received several complements that the food at our wedding was some of the best they've ever had. Our wedding day was truly the best we could have asked for and I know our venue and the people we had to work with at The Grandview Ballroom made it possible.Sent on 11/06/2013
Kayla · Married on 09/07/2013
We couldn't have found a more perfect Venue for our style, wants and needs. The Grandview Ballroom at The Oaks in Somersworth NH has all the necessities that are needed to make for a perfect day. The wedding coordinator Leslie is beyond fantastic! She is so very puntual and organized that the months leading up to your big day she has a well planned out intinery of how the wedding will go and she promises you NO stress on your wedding day. And she completely followed up with those promises! If you want to have an easy, laid back, effortless experience I highly recommend this venue you to anyone!! I can't say enough about this gorgeous venue! Go check it out :)Sent on 10/02/2013
Kristen · Married on 08/17/2013
This past weekend, August 17th, my newly named husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Grandview Ballroom at the Oaks in Somersworth, NH.Sent on 08/21/2013
It was the most amazing time of our lives. It was a stress-free day filled with love and bliss. From the first day that we sat down with Leslie Santiago to begin the plans for our wedding, until the end of our wedding night, Leslie was always there for us ready to make changes and accommodations as they were needed. Leslie has a way of making you feel like you are family to her and The Oaks, she does not treat you like a “paying customer”. She does not push to have her ideas at your wedding, but instead encourages you to create your own perfect day and she will help make those ideas come to life.
The Grandview Ballroom recently had renovations which consisted of new hardwood floors, paint and windows added to the room. The venue could not have been more perfect. The green and pink we chose as our colors looked great against the hardwood, it was not like the carpet in most venues. The venue also offers an outdoor patio so my guests were outside at times, but it opens up to the bar and the tables inside so it was like they weren’t even outside of the venue.
When I arrived on my wedding day, Leslie had already set-up all of the tables, decorations and even decorated my Bridal Suite with some random items from my Bridal Shower that she had found in the bins I brought. She makes it so stressless to be a bride. I encourage every bride out there to go and check out this venue, but more importantly, stop in and talk to Leslie, she is one of the most wonderful and dedicated wedding coordinators I encountered. The Oaks, Leslie, and her staff made our wedding a special time and made it feel like it was the fairytale we always dreamed of!
Kayla · Married on 07/21/2013
The Grandview Ballroom at the Oaks was absolutely wonderful, my husband and I are EXTREMELY happy we chose this to be our venue. I was beyond happy with Leslie, the event coordinator, and everything she did for us. She treats every bride like royalty and takes her time with setting up every single detail. Our wedding day went absolutely perfect and we could not have been more impressed and happy with our venue choice. I would highly recommend the Oaks for weddings and all other functions!Sent on 09/30/2013
Amanda · Married on 12/01/2012
We held our December 1st, 2012 wedding reception at The Oaks. We were considering a couple of venues when we met Leslie at the 2012 UNH Wedding Expo. Leslie was organized and informative. We told her we were looking to get married within the year and she pulled out her datebook and showed exactly what she had for availability. She had information regarding menus and pricing right up front. Leslie was always available throughout the planning process. For a woman as busy she is, she was always prompt to reply to emails. We loved the complimentary tasting. We were able to try 4 dinners (all of which were delicious) and then decide on two. We also attended one of Leslie’s bridal showcases. We got a lot of ideas for linens, centerpieces, and lighting from this event. If you’ve attended brunch at The Oaks, you need to wipe that image from your mind! The Grand Ballroom totally transforms for a wedding and will remind you nothing of brunch! Leslie provided us with little extras on the day of including votives on the tables, candles in the windowsills and around our cake. She even hung white icicle lights around the tray ceilings and underneath our head table. Leslie was there all night coordinating with our DJ, photographers, and photo booth to make sure all were on the same page. When I arrived at the reception after our church ceremony, I was starving. The next thing I knew a tray of appetizers arrived in the bridal suite! My father was in line at the bar when Leslie said “The father of the bride doesn’t wait in line for a drink!” She personally delivered him a drink to his table. She is unbelievably attentive! If you are not specific about the time of year you are married, check out The Oaks off season options. Meet with Leslie and she’ll make sure you’re day goes off without a hitch!Sent on 02/05/2013
User3252810 · 2+ years ago
I was so happy that I chose to have my wedding ceremony and wedding reception at the oaks! The staff was involved and very helpful! The food was great. The room looked so beautiful. The staff at the Oaks truly went above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect!Sent on 05/13/2013
Amy · Married on 09/02/2012
This location is absolutely amazing. The views are stunning, the reception hall is gorgeous and the outside area is so unique! As soon as we saw pictures of another wedding at the Oaks, we knew we had to go see for ourselves. The wedding coordinator was a dream come true- she walked us through each and every step along the way. She helped us with other vendors and had endless ideas for us. She was so personable and really took the stress off of us on our big day. The food here is amazing and the fireworks they offer add such a unique touch. Everything went seemlessly and we couldn't have been happier!Sent on 10/18/2012
Ashley · Married on 08/17/2012
My husband and I had our wedding at the Oaks on 8.17.12 and it was amazing!!!! Leslie, the event manager is AMAZING!!!! We were planning for 18 months and she was always there to assist us whenever we needed it. She set up tables in the dining room a few different times for me to come in and play with the set-up. She did everything for us. When I dropped all of our stuff off at our rehearsal I knew that everything would be taken care of. On our wedding day I walked in and it exceeded my expectations! Leslie took my vision and blew it out of the water with all of the little touchs. The bustle on my dress broke and Leslie was there pinning it up for me. Everywhere I turned Leslie was bringing me something to drink offering to help. She was there from start to finish! She was simply amazing!!!! I recommend all brides & grooms in the southern NH area to go see Leslie, she will make your dreams come true!!!!Sent on 08/31/2012
Meagan · Married on 05/05/2012
The Oaks is the most beautiful venue that we looked at. Leslie, the on-site coordinator, was very organized and in charge. She had everything under control the day of the wedding. I didn't have to do a single thing!! Her crew is equally great. The took all my decore and placed it perfectly. The hall looked better than I could have expected.Sent on 05/21/2012
Kari · Married on 07/23/2011
This was an amazing setting for a wedding. I was not disappointed!Sent on 12/21/2013
Jill · Married on 07/18/2009
The staff at The Oaks made our ceremony and wedding perfect! Not only did they do exactly what we asked in terms of decorations and schedule but they went above and beyond. The entire day was relaxing because I was confident in the staff's ability to pull everything together. There was not one flower out of place and I was thrilled with the end result. I would recommend this vendor to everyone!Sent on 07/31/2009
Meghan · Married on 08/22/2015
I was married at The Oaks on August 22, 2015. Leslie, the wedding coordinator, was AMAZING. From the moment we booked the venue, we knew she would help make the wedding planning process go as smooth as possible. Leslie was quick to respond to all of my questions leading up to the big day, and the day of the wedding I couldn't have asked for anything more from her. She made sure everything ran smoothly, I'm sure there were a million things she did behind the scenes we don't even know! The venue itself was beautiful, our guests loved the food, the outdoor bar/patio was a huge hit especially for a warm summer night. Myself, my husband, my parents were all thrilled with how everything went and we know Leslie had a huge part in it. I would 100% recommend The Oaks and Leslie for your big day!Sent on 10/06/2015
Peggy · Married on 08/30/2014
My husband and I got married at the Oaks. It was a fantastic time and it is beautiful there. The food was great and the indoor/outdoor bar was wonderful. Leslie, the wedding coordinator, was fabulous and kept everything running on time. She will be as on time and strict as you would like her to be or she will back off if you need a little more time doing something. It was a joy to work with her from the minute we decided on the Oaks up until the end of our wedding night. We recommend this venue for your wedding!Sent on 10/03/2014