collyflower on Yellow Pages
10 years ago
08/23/2011, 20:39 PM
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Hidden Hills Courtyard on 8/20/2011 starting at 6:00pm. It was PERFECT. The facility was beautiful, with lush green grass and flowers spilling out of urns around the property. The waterfall was charming, the gazebo lovely, and the pavilion was decorated nicely. The bar in the corner looked great, with sturdy wood and a tiled top, and the caterers were sure to provide the color linens and napkins I asked for, down to my specification of alternation napkin colors for each table.
The servers were fast, efficient, and polite, unobtrusively asking me when they had a simple question. Several of our guests commented on how good the food was, and how generous the portion sizes. I was pleased to see the caterers bringing out ice cream and coffee/tea just after the cake cutting, with a strawberry in each dish. Guests loved the sweet rolls especially and I thought the carafes of water on each table looked so cute.
The staff at Hidden Hills were accommodating to my mother, who went in to set up ahead of time, and they lit all our votives, tealights, and their torches and other candles all around the property right when dusk set in. There was plenty of parking for the guests and the big bathrooms were comfortable and pleasant. I was worried about mosquitoes bothering the guests, but I only noticed a few outside the pavilion after dark when the wedding party was entering it. Once under the roof, I didn't see or feel ONE mosquito for the rest of the evening.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a colorful spinning ball near the ceiling which made the dancing/music feel like a fun club. Several guests said to me that it was the "funnest wedding" they'd ever attended.
We chose Hidden Hills because it was affordable, and because the courtyard was so beautiful and unique, from the entrance arch to the gazebo to the building's stucco facade, to the roomy, yet intimate feel of the pavilion. Upon showing my coworker some photos afterward, he commented "I should have had my wedding there." I cannot recommend Hidden Hills highly enough for the great job they did in making my very special day so perfect, fun, and memorable.