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2 The Garden-A SURG Banquet Facility Reviews
Married on 03/07/2017
We had an event at the Garden this spring, and were delighted. From the first time I called, I got prompt responses, helpful information and guidance when I had questions. They made putting our party ... Read more together easy, and had great suggestions on how to make everything unique for us and special for our guests. Everything ran super smoothly, and the team was completely prepared, on time, and charming. The food was particularly good, and everything was hot when it was served - the way it should be! The space itself is really beautiful, and hits that perfect balance where you can fit a fair number of people but it still feels intimate. The lighting options made it easy to tweak the look and really wow our guests without paying for a lot of additional decoration. We can't wait to work with them again!
Married on 04/08/2017
The thing about The Garden is that it's a spectacular venue, if you're looking for a modern & unique space. Because of this, it seems as though the staff doesn't feel it's necessary to be ... Read more professional. What could have been a 5-star experience was only a 2.5-star one. The best part about our wedding was that The Garden gives you the freedom to do whatever you want with the space. They let you add what you like to make it your own. Also, because we had our wedding in the off-season, we avoided food and beverage minimums. But we had many issues along the way. We dealt with constantly changing food prices (including an increase of $4/plate AFTER we had been given what we were told was a finalized pricing structure), meetings that were cancelled at the last minute or were redundant because our contact forgot to write things down. The day before the wedding, our contact let us into the venue and that was about it. We had to call to ask what tables were ours to use and she came to help us get them set up, then left after 10 minutes to work at a different venue. We were essentially alone in the venue for 4 hrs with no one to help us set up our AV equipment, run thru the lighting schemes, or lock the door. The day of the wedding, there were multiple issues. Our contact did not have the proper lighting set up for the ceremony and when I pointed it out to her, she told me it wasn't on our contract (it was--I still have a copy). When the ceremony was over, the keg was not set up and our guests WERE CHARGED for beer. This was VERY upsetting to us. The cake that was supposed to be saved for us ended up getting cut and served to guests. And our contact left for the evening without telling either myself or my husband. This led to confusion as to whether or not we had to take all of our decor items that night. (She had told us we could leave them and pick them up the next day--we had to get it all out that night according to the servers). Buyer beware, for sure!
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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Set Up, Tables
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Describe your venue
Ballroom, Banquet Hall
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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
What event services do you offer?
Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
725 North Milwaukee Street Racine, 53402