First off the venue is beautiful inside and out, and the location is perfect! We had our ceremony and reception at the venue - the ceremony was held in the quaint little back courtyard behind the house, and the reception in the main ballroom. We met with Tami and Emily a few times before our big day, and I have to admit I was a little nervous going into the day and not having a separate wedding coordinator. Tami assured me that she would handle everything but I was skeptical. Well, to my elation, Emily and Tami really made our wedding day run like clockwork! From the timing of everything to the coordination, to the decorations, everything was perfect! The only complaint that I have is that I wish they had the option to have a cash bar (consumption bar), which they do not offer.
Posted: 6/24/2011 • Link to this review
I'm a little conflicted about this review. We used Founders for a wedding reception and absolutely loved our reception. The location is beautiful, and everything was handled very efficiently. For appearance, location, and execution of the event, I gave them five stars on the quality subcategory. I didn't really enjoy the planning with them because the staff is a bit unapproachable, definitely impatient, and frankly, just a little too snooty to overlook. I was grateful to have a wedding planner who handled most of the contact with them. I'm a people person, and I can tell you, you won't get the warm fuzzies from this crowd. Food is handled by their catering company, which is technically separate, but Founders provides the beverages- sort of a strange dichotomy- and they don't really have a great selection in terms of wine and beer. They are also slightly higher on those items than most other comparable venues. Thus, the lower service and value ratings. I would like to point out that the servers were excellent and very friendly to our guests, but they were provided through the catering company that did the food. We also enjoyed working with the caterer to plan our menus, but again, she works at the catering company rather than for Founders Hall itself.
Posted: 3/05/2011 • Link to this review
My daughter had her wedding reception at Founders Hall in September, and it was wonderful. Talk of the Town did an amazing job with the food. All of the vendors they recommended did an excellent job. We had around 135 people and it was the perfect size. Tami did a great job helping us with all of the details. I would highly recommend Founders Hall.
Posted: 4/06/2010 • Link to this review
I cannot begin to say enough ! From my first visit with Tami to see Founders Hall, what a nice well kept place, they made us feel like it was all ours. The food was awesome and founders Hall just glowed at night. Thanks for making my daughters wedding so special.
Posted: 7/01/2009 • Link to this review
I attended a wedding reception here. The house was very pretty, but the rooms are small and all of the guests were divided up. I would not recommend this for a large party.
Posted: 4/17/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review