My husband & I had got married in February 2009, and had our reception at 490 Summit. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding reception. We absolutely loved the house - so warm & gorgeous - even better when the fireplaces are running on a cold winter's night! The food was great - we listened to management's recommendations & are so glad we did. All the guests enjoyed the food & there was plenty available for seconds for any who wanted more.
We were greeted at the door with our champagne - and glasses were kept full throughout the cocktail hour. Beer & soda was kept in the coolers in the ballroom - easily accessible to guests from the start of the reception if they wanted non-alcoholic drinks or preferred beer to wine & champagne. Water glasses were kept full during dinner. The buffet line moved quickly, and worked well that there was food available on both floors so guests didn't have to climb the stairs with food.
We did a lot of things ourselves to help keep everything in budget, and management was extremely accommodating and willing to work with us. They were also easy to work with when it came to other vendors - chair cover set up, cake delivery, DJ set up. At the end of the night, they had all of our gifts, the extra alcohol & anything else we owned (centerpieces, the napkins, etc) all boxed up ready for my family to take out to their cars. Management was also extremely accessible throughout the planning process - giving me helpful hints, telling me if something would or wouldn't work, and answering my myriad of questions.
Pros: Beautiful House, Easy to contact manager, great food
Cons: No elevator (but I knew that when I booked)