Min and Chookylaa
I had my wedding reception at Elevations in Oct. Was meant to have ceremony on Echo Beach, but got rained out. The whole day was so grey - made good pics on the beach tho! Moved ceremony inside of Elevations, was still lovely even though I was a tad disappointed I didn't get my beach wedding. Elevations were good with this. My only gripe is that we had a cocktail reception, I paid extra for extra food, especially platters downstairs whilst we had photos, and no platters or anything went downstairs! I didn't find out til later, and I had my only bridezilla moment doing my cool about the food! Even now I get angry thinking about it. Every meeting with them I had, I stressed how important the food was, so I was bitterly disappointed. When the food did come out, it was great, it was just so LATE and everyone was so hungry - a brides worst nightmare! I dealt with Adam the whole planning time, and on the night he had nothing to do with it, and apparently didn't hand over to Alicia (who was great) that the platters were to go downstairs. So they basically got a bit of money out of me for nothing. I didn't chase it up post wedding cos it was all over and done with and what could they do? We only just spend the minimum spend so there was not much option. Everything else was great, Alicia was awesome, bar guys were great, etc etc, can't complain about any of that. I had a seperate decorator who was so fabulous, esp when I was stressed about the weather, she made the inside of Elevations look great! Believe me, if it rains, Elevations is still good for the ceremony, don't be too stressed about it, they are very accommodating and the pics still look nice!
Dont' mean to put you off, they were very new to taking over back then, and are very good otherwise, if the food was out on time I would have not one gripe at all! Good luck for all your weddings!!!
I'll post some pics, I don't know if I put them in my pro pics. Hope you all don't mind. It just shows the inside of Elevations at different stages, might give you an idea of your own pics.....
cocktail set up
this is our treasure chest on the table near the stairs
the registry table set up, and signing
group shot on the driveway
still had a nice backdrop for ceremony
hope that helps! xxx