2011 Open House Reviews
After attending the Bridal Extravaganza Show, many brides are overwhelmed with information they collected. You might come across pamphlets and brochures with vendors’ “Open House” information on it. Now, I know what you might be thinking, open house as in a real estate open house where you get to tour a property. But trust us, they are better than what you expect.
Open houses are basically a mini-extravaganza for brides and their guests to attend and get a real feel for what their wedding day could possibly look like. Reception facilities host a party where they invite their preferred vendors, including photo graphers, videographers, caterers, cake bakers, florists, and of course DJ’s to fully enhance their open house reception. The facilities are set as if a wedding were in store that very day, with music setting the tone for the event. This a great way for brides to visualize their special day.
What is a preferred vendor? It is a vendor with a track record of success at this facility, which means you will most likely have a successful relationship with them as well. Open houses are a perfect one-stop shop for brides who are completely lost when it comes to finding the right location. Here are a few Open Houses that occurred after the July Bridal extravaganza show. Hopefully, this will provide you with a better idea about what happens at an Open House and why many people think they are important to attend.
Cypress Chateau is the ultimate home away from home. This house-style venue seats up to 250 guests, and brings forth a warm and inviting atmosphere for the special couple and their friends and family. Cypress Chateau owner, Lynn Kneifel, was very present at her open house, allowing brides to ask questions and book event. extra excited was added when brides won cake cutters, a Garden Hill Hotel stay, and champagne and flute glasses. With their beautiful chandeliers flown in from Czechoslovakia, colored lighting and optional outdoor wedding setting, the people at Cypress Chateau are here to make your day enchanted.
Visit La Tranquila Ranch today and be fascinated by the ambience of the im- maculate rooms. Choose from The Ball- room or The Villa – both are perfect rooms to fill with friends and family. Bride Joanna Roznos will be wed at La Tranquila Ranch on March 10, 2012 after booking her reception at their open house. she says, “I enjoyed the open house and all it had to offer.” La Tranquila Ranch is so easy to find, located right off of FM 2920, guests will have no problem finding their way to your big event.
This full-service venue allows guests to do everything at one place, from getting ready on-site to a full-outdoor ceremony on the lake; brides will find this as a perfect set- ting for their special event. Lindsay Lakes includes an outdoor wedding site over- looking the lake, two separate halls, and a bridal party lodge. The lodge overlooks the lake and outdoor wedding setting, allowing the bride to watch anxiously as her guests arrive to join in her special day. The recently remodeled Tuscan Room now seats 220 people and is wine themed to set the perfect mood for an indoor ceremony or small reception. The Lodge Room is a bigger room with a maximum capacity of 300 people and has beautiful columns that can light up to highlight the beautiful colors specific to every event. With this brick-laid parking lot, Lindsay Lakes paves the way for a perfect special event.
With their recent purchase of new building, Meridian & Gatherings now provides its customers with two separate rooms for all their special event’s needs. The new Meridian room holds up to 250 people and has beautiful wood work circling the room and bar area. The Gatherings room is very spacious holding up to 300 people and includes a huge dance floor for everyone to have a great time. Dawn Williams from everlasting events by Dawn, offers some great advice for brides coming to open houses. she says bringing opinionated people to the open house and collecting the information from all the vendors to review later are important to making the planning of your special event more successful. Meridian & Gatherings allows every guest to customize for their special event.
At pelazzio, guests sampled delicious buffet- style food, as well as a hors d’oeuvres station of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. With their abundant parking, they can accommodate multiple parties at one time in their Tuscany Villa room and The Grand Ballroom. soon to be married couple, nathan novosad and Megan Gallagher, was extremely impressed with pelazzio’s efforts to reach out to them and talk to them at the Bridal extravaganza show. “We choose to have our wedding at pelazzio because of the friendly staff, great food and reasonable prices,” they said. pelazzio’s whimsical elegance could be just what you are looking for on your wedding day.
The Tuscany Villa is a grandiose venue conveniently located in Katy, Texas. With its beautiful, wrought iron staircase, The Tuscany Villa sets the perfect mood for many special occasions and stunning pictures. It is uniquely designed to hold an outdoor or indoor ceremony on site, and have an enjoyable reception immediately following, without losing anytime for traveling from site to site. With its beautiful decor seating at least 250 people, this Villa is a perfect setting for brides on their special event.
The westlake Club
The Westlake Club sets an elegant mood customizable to any bride’s special vision. This venue allows the bride to have a full- service option including ceremony site, catering and large room to fill with all of your important guests. Brides will have a great time sharing their special day with their significant other and dancing the night away. With the view overlooking scenic lakeside, brides will be amazed by the breathtaking memories created on their special day.
By: Jessica Darenbourg