I rarely ever post on here but I do read the boards and I had to share with you our experience. We went to a wedding at the Fox Hollow Inn this past weekend. While it should be said that it's a pretty venue, the gardens are probably awesome in the summer, the food was great and the wait staff was amazing… there are a couple pretty critical downfalls.
First - My guess is that of the approximately 215 guests at this wedding, there was only seating at cocktail hour for 100 people. College friends who got to the bar first and claimed tables were all set leaving older relatives and guests standing to eat. You probably wouldn't have this problem if you're there in the summer and using the outdoor spaces but for the winter it was pretty awkward.
Most of all BEWARE-- the place has a "No After party" policy (which they didn't inform the bride & groom of until the day of the rehearsal dinner when they checked in). There's NO bar located on the property at all outside the ballroom/cocktail hour - which would be fine but you are not permitted to bring outside alcohol into your room (which makes me wonder why they have full size fridges in each suite). You're not allowed to have more than 4 people in a room at any time and they do enforce this. You're also not allowed to congregate in any common spaces, like the dining area or the lobby and all outdoor areas are off limits after 10pm. So basically, it's reception… go to sleep.
We were in a secluded section of the hotel hanging out in a cousin's room. We were not being loud, it was my fiancé & I, 2 cousins and my future in-laws, most of us were sitting in our PJ's recapping the day. There was a knock on the door which turned out to be a hotel security guard with some sort of badge around his neck (which was pretty amusing to a room with a policeman, a fireman and lawyer). We were told by said security guard that there were complaints called in from across the hall. I pointed to the door across the way & said, "that room?" He said "Yes, they've called to complain". When FI informed him "that's our room" we were all told that unless we leave and go to our own rooms we would be asked to leave. The security guard stood at the door and waited for us all to leave as if he were an RA breaking up a college party. He treated my older in-laws as if they were children being sent off to bed.
Considering how much money I'm sure the bride, groom and their families invested in Fox Hollow, I think this is unacceptable. Make sure if you use them to either book a separate room for your guests to congregate or to have your guests book their overnight hotel rooms in another establishment.