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hi!! new to board...Lighthouse INN

hey all i am thinking about lighthouse inn for our wedding and wanted any insights from ppl that have had their wedding there, my parents live ob cape. just wanted to knwo what others; expierebces were at the LHI, thank so much!

Re: hi!! new to board...Lighthouse INN

  • edited December 2011
    Hi,So far my experience with Bill has been great...my wedding is there this coming weekend, so I could write more after this weekend!  Good luck deciding!
  • edited December 2011
    wow just realized how many spelling mistakes i had! guess i got a little excited! i would love to hear your expierence. i worked at the LHI about 7 years ago for 3 summers, and my fiance and i met there, so it hold special meaning. just wanted to know about service, hidden costs, ect. thanks so much and congrats on your upcoming wedding!!! :)
  • kass09kass09 member
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    edited December 2011
    Hi! I'm getting married at LHI on 9/26, and SO looking forward to it.  My experience with Bill has been pretty good, he was great at the meeting where we decided on meals, details, etc, and was great after when I changed my mind on some things:)  He has been doing this for a long time, and knows his stuff.   You can't get close to the water for their prices, I love the Cape-y feel, and that it is not pretentious (sp?).  I am not having my ceremony there, but they have been upfront with all costs, and I think the costs are reasonable. GL!
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  • edited December 2011
    I'm sure their service is fine, but they struck me as being a little rude.  I had contacted them months ago when I was deciding on a venue for my wedding.  Bill was very nice and provided me with all the information I asked for, but ultimately my FI and I decided to go with a different venue down the Cape.  I never booked anything with them to begin with, so this was no big deal.I am now at the point where I would like to start blocking off some hotel rooms for guests who will be traveling from out of state to the wedding.  I remembered how attentive the Lighthouse Inn had been, and inquired about their policy for blocking off rooms for my guests, and even about having my rehersal dinner there.They were very rude, and immediately gave me an attitude saying "we give first priority for rooms to guests of our OWN weddings, thank you," and pretty much turned me away.  I have not contacted them since.
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  • harvest-wedharvest-wed member
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    edited December 2011
    Hi Jess!  I just thought I would pop on over here to see if there was much activity and tell you about the board, guess you know about it already!  I loved using theknot to plan our wedding!  I think my bio is still active you can probably click and see it!  I am **so** excited for you!!Chrissy
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  • harvest-wedharvest-wed member
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    edited December 2011
    hi again, for some reason it has my nestie bio as the default here on the knot, I haven't been on the knot or nest much these days so never noticed.  anyway in case you are interested, the link to my knot bio is there, when you click on my name its on the left "my planning bio" it says!  I loved looking at bios for inspiration.
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  • Lighthouse08Lighthouse08 member
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    edited December 2011
    My son was married at the LHI last year and I can't say enough good things about them! My family all stayed in the Gate House and their college friends took over the Lodge. My son and daughter in law stayed in an oceanfront cottage, and other guests were scattered throughout the property. We all made a weekend of it and had a blast! Bill even allowed us to host the rehearsal dinner on the lawn in front of their oceanfront cottage. The reception was flawless and Bill was in the background all night long to ensure things ran smoothly. I wish we could do it again :)
  • kass09kass09 member
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    edited December 2011
    Lighthouse08- great to hear your reviews!  We are taking over that place in less than two weeks for my wedding.  Part of what appealed to us about LHI was the cottage layout, and cozy feel.  My FI's family is huge, they are using the Lodge and the Guest house, and most of our friends are using the smaller cottages.  We are having our 'after party' on the lawn near the Lodge:) For others- I think Bill is 'very down to business', so if you aren't used to it, it might translate into being 'short'.   Honestly though, he runs a tight ship, and I have every faith in him, and have had some good laughs with him in the wedding process.Hope some of this helps!
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  • edited December 2011
    Kass...Is your wedding during the day or night? we booked a day wedding and my one concern was an "after" party, everyone is coming from out of twon and i dont want people to have to go far for some more fun after the ewdding ..what are you guys doing on the lawn? is bill helping with the after part...love to hear your experience! best of luck with it all!
  • kass09kass09 member
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    edited December 2011
    jrcads-Well, we are just kind of playing it by ear.  We had told them that we would stay on site for an 'after party' and they were ok with it.  I know there is a night wedding, and I want to be respectful of that.  My FI's family has rented the Lodge, near the tennis court, so that will be our base, since it is not right near the reception area. Who knows how long we'll last:)  The SandBar across the street opens at 8, so we can head over there if needed.Hope that helps!  I'll definitely post reviews when they are done.
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