First, the location is pretty cool, with brick walls and floors and low lighting it was the perfect atmosphere for our reception. However, the owner Jim is tough to deal with. First, he talks non-stop so while you're doing the planning it's hard to get a word in yourself. He's been there, done that and knows exactly how to do this! HA! He doesn't really care what you're wanting for YOUR reception. We hired our own DJ rather than using his sister, but that didn't stop him from butting in and organizing all the men to serenade the bride with ""You've Lost That Loving Feeling"". I get it, Tom Cruise/Top Gun, etc. But is that really an appropriate song for a WEDDING?? Also, at Jim's suggestion we had our cake vendor order to-go boxes for the leftover cake so our guests could take some home with them at the end of the night. First, when my elderly, ill grandmother was ready to leave my mother (the mother of the bride) asked Jim to please have the servers box up some cake for my grandparents to take home with them he told her it was too early to do that and dismissed her completely! Second, later in the evening when I approached him about boxing up cake for people as it was getting late and people were starting to leave he informed me that the boxes were not delivered with the cake. I checked the next week with the bakery and she insisted (and double checked) that they were delivered with the cake and were under the cake table the whole time. It was never resolved whether or not the boxes were there, but I'm inclined to believe the bakery. Last but not least, when Jim decided it was time to cut the cake he went and advised the bride. She asked him to wait ten minutes. He insisted it couldn't wait and she had to get it going NOW.
Pros: beautiful space
Cons: the owner and his overbearing, annoying coordination