I didn't think this was possible, but you did it: You not only lived up to the hype, but you may have actually surpassed it. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, I joked with you that every time someone asked where Kaleigh's wedding was and I told them La Massaria, the compliments were so off the charts that I started to think you had planted these people out in the community to build up your reputation :) I had never experienced a situation like this, where a business is so unequivocally praised by so many.
Last June when Kaleigh and James started their venue research I told them to make sure that for any venue they considered, the reviews for service were really strong. Yes, I hoped they would find a beautiful venue and yes, I wanted the food to be great, but more than anything I knew that the service - before and during the wedding - could make or break the whole experience. I wanted our guests to walk out of the wedding saying "that was one of the best weddings I've ever attended." And that's exactly what happened. Our guests could not stop raving about the wedding from the moment they arrived. I had people raving at cocktail hour and I thought man, this event has just begun, they don't know what is in store when they get upstairs! Of course, the beauty of the venue was a knockout, but it was also the terrific food and the great service that really stuck with people. No one was waiting for drinks or food because you had the right ratio of staff to guests. There was plenty of food at cocktail hour which is not always the case at weddings. Having two slider stations kept everyone well fed and not waiting. And the servers were so friendly all night long! One of the male servers is in a terrific candid photo and he's so part of the group, for a minute I didn't realize he was a server until I saw the tray in his hand. Another young female server was so attentive that one of my guests said he almost tipped her and then thought "that's probably not done at weddings!" The woman who took care of my first table could not have been more attentive and friendly to us. People kept coming up to us and commenting on the whole experience all night. And then back at the hotel afterwards. And then the next morning. And then on Facebook and in text messages this week. This is on top of the tremendous service and support we received from both of you over the course of the engagement year. Christina, you not only responded to every question quickly and informatively, but it was clear you took a personal interest in the wedding and making sure it all ran smoothly. We cannot thank you enough for your help these past 13 months. La Massaria is fortunate to have you on staff! Hats off to the two of you and the dedicated staff at La Massaria for doing everything it takes to pull off a complex event like a wedding without a hitch. More than anything we wanted this once-in-a-lifetime event to run smoothly for Kaleigh and James and their family and friends so that the day would be wonderful and memorable, and that's just what we got. Many, many thanks!!
Kaleigh and James
We had our ceremony and wedding here Sat 8/15/15. I can not say enough great things about the venue!! From first meeting, Roy and Alicia and Christina- all professional and helpful and really helped to plan the most amazing day. If you are looking for a beautiful venue that includes a lot in the price per head- this is your place! Flowers and cake were included as well as service fees. This really stood out to us as we looked at other venues in the area with the same type of rustic charm. The day of our wedding could not have run more smooth! Denise and Ashley, who helped us the day of - were great!! Denise put me at ease during our Rehearsal and answered all of my questions and put our whole wedding party at ease. Ashley was assigned to us during the day of and she was great!! Thank you SO much to the both of you for making our day amazing. Also can't forget Roy- he knows how to make a wedding flow and made sure to keep the day going along- never worried about anything. If you are looking for an amazing venue at a great price with an amazing staff and preferred vendors- please check this place out. Thank you again to everyone at La Massaria!
Allison & Scott
Thank you so much! Everything was absolutely perfect for our big day. I am still getting a ton of emails, texts, calls, and messages saying that our venue was amazing. Everyone loved it!! Evan and I talk every night about how things could not have been any better than what they were! Thank you so so so so much!
Erika & Evan
I just wanted to say "Thank you," and to tell you how truly AMAZING my wedding was and cannot thank you and the rest of the staff at La Massaria for everything you did.
Our guests are still raving about the decor, the food, the SERVICE...everything.
A special thank you to Roy for offering to set up the ceremony both inside and outside because we didn't know what the weather was going to do and to Diane for specifically helping Joe and I throughout the entire night (and making sure we got ice cream).
Lea and Tim
I absolutely LOVED La Massaria at Bella Vista. Everything with them went to so well and I felt like I didn't have a care in the world that day! They made sure I was happy and taken care of. My DJ did not show up and Roy was able to call me a replacement DJ who showed up within a half hour of being called - they kept me so calm, it was fantastic! Food and drinks were very good and the venue itself is gorgeous. Everyone was so easy to work with and they made everything a piece of cake! Awesome value!!! Highly recommended!
Katie and Dan