dominique100 on Citysearch
12 years ago
08/17/2008, 01:32 AM
Charming reception site – Summit Manor is a very charming house, perfect for our smallish wedding of about 100 people. The price was affordable, being able to stock our own bar saved us lots of money, and since there is a kitchen on site, we had lots of control over food, which was important to us because of some dietary concerns.The manager did have some very good suggestions about ways to make our wedding run smoothly and his presence on the night of our event was helpful. The food was wonderful, the bartender they provided was great, and the servers were professional.
However, the manager, David, was very inconsistent in returning my phone calls, often waiting until after I called three times to call me back. In addition, there are some electrical issues at Summit Manor. The lights flickered all night long and at one point the DJ had some serious damage control to do because the entire system failed and the music stopped. My father was on the edge of his seat all night, concerned that there might be an electrical fire, which certainly did not help him to enjoy the night. We had not been told about this electrical issue beforehand and did feel somewhat deceived by it.
Summit Manor does not have its own parking. Parking was an issue for some of our guests, especially some of them who arrived a little bit later.
The manor is divided into small rooms, which led to an intimate feeling within each room. If you want all your guests in one room at the same time, this isn't the place for you. However, the ability to have the entire structure to our party, as well as the grounds, made this ideal for our smaller event. The site itself is beautiful, but they really need to fix the electrical system, or at least make sure people know about it before their event.