I did a ton of research on places and gave a list to my fiance of some potential places. Some higher and lower on our budget so we could have a comparison on where the extra money was going to and whether or not it was worth it. We saw, English Manor, Crystal Ballroom, Bridgewater Manor, Richfiled Regency, Graycliff, Season's, il Tulipano and the Villaggio in the last few weeks. The last three really stuck out above the rest but of course they were higher in cost. I have to say I was very disappointed with the Richfield Regency and a little disappointed with the Greycliff.
Season's and Tulipano were very beautiful but they were to0 expensive for our Friday, Sept/Oct 2011 preference and they didn't seem to keen on negotiating much. (season's only had one date left and Tulipano did not mention their higher headcount guarantee over the phone. =(
However, Bob at il Villaggio is the nices guy on earth. We really clicked and we negotiated on a great price. We have a tasting this Friday but I wanted to see if anyone had a wedding there or have attended one there. There isn't a ton of reviews on the place so I get a little nervous since I'm such a review nut. Any help would be great!!!