Wedding reception of Katie & Khoby at the Grand View Hotel.

Perfect Place: A couple’s review of Grand View Hotel

Receptions // by Nikki Ernst

Charming gardens, a relaxed vibe and impeccable service – its a winning combination that made for the perfect venue for Katie and Khoby’s reception. Cleveland’s Grand View Hotel welcomed the newlyweds and their guests for an unforgettable evening of dancing and laughter in the elegant marquee.

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Why did you choose this venue?
“We loved the marquee at Grand View Hotel and we felt so comfortable with the hotel manager, Ben. He understood our vision and was very flexible in helping us achieve our dream.”

The Grand View Hotel

Did the menu influence your decision?
“Yes! We wanted food that everyone would enjoy. We both loved our main dishes on the night, which were the chicken and the steak, and had lots of comments from our friends and family about how much they loved the food.”

Bride and groom.

Tell us about your decorations…
“We chose a vintage theme and the stunning marquee at the hotel was the perfect backdrop. Ben rented Americana chairs for us and set up long tables, which our decorator Gennie (Lombari & Co) styled with hessian and lace runners, candles and flowers.”

Photo table

What’s the most unique thing about the venue?
“We both loved the marquee. It felt beautiful and open, while still being private.”

Reception setting at the Grand View Hotel

Did the venue help you resolve any problems or challenges?
“We wanted a fun and relaxed wedding. Ben made this possible by liaising with our decorator and DJ, so we didn’t have to worry about organising a thing in the lead up to the big day.”

Close up of centre pieces.

What’s the best piece of advice the venue gave you?
“Ben gave us lots of great advice when we were planning the layout of the marquee and also helped us plan how the night ran.The best advice he gave us was to not let any of the little things worry us and to make sure we made the most of the night.”

Bridal party shot.

What’s the one thing you’d tell other brides-to-be considering this venue?
“The Grand View Hotel is a stunning venue and really accommodating. It was so good to have a flexible venue and it made the wedding completely stress-free.”

Bride and groom cutting the cake.

What was most memorable feedback from your guests?
“Our guests loved the relaxed vibe. Everyone was dancing and having a great time – no one wanted to leave!”

Bride with her 93 year old great grandmother who was a bridesmaid.

What was your most precious memory from the day?
“My 93-year-old great grandmother was one of my bridesmaids, which was so special.”

Wedding date: March 19, 2016 // Ceremony venue: Private residence // Reception venue: The Grand View Hotel // Photography: Quince and Mulberry Studios

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