Below are just a few of the HUNDREDS of incredibly positive bride and groom comments and letters we receive. Call anytime for more (or an entire list) of letters and customer comments.
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This is Patrick Smith, my wife, Denise Harada-Smith, and I had our wedding at Freedom Hall on April 27th. We were very pleased with the results! We have been meaning to drop you a note to let you know how happy we were and how awesome our day was. We still get comments about our wedding and how smoothly everything went. The team assigned to our wedding was Top Notch, especially Sandy and her assitant Betty, they were wonderful! We both were able to eat our dinner (which is a big deal) they took care of our every need. We were very impressed by the way you were able to accommodate our special needs when it came to the ceremony. Your team worked very hard to set the ceremony up "in the round". This was important to us and it came off with out a hitch! The DJ you recommended was fabulous and the Hall was pleasure to be in.
Also if anyone has any questions or you need a referral (which I am sure you don't!) let us know!Thanks again for helping make our wedding day one of the best days of our lives!
-Patrick L. Smith and Denise M. Harada-Smith
Dear Betty, Sandy, and staff,
I would like to start by thanking you for the wonderful job you did. I couldn't have picked a better place to have my wedding at.
The first time I visited the Freedom Hall I knew that's where I wanted to get married and celebrate my wedding. Gary was great in explaining all the services that came along with the very reasonable price of the hall. He walked us through everything, answering all of our questions. After the great tour of the hall and garden, we decided that we would reserve a date.
Everything fell into place perfect. The tasting of the food was great and our little one really enjoyed it. My personal favorite was when we got to decide on the cake. I really liked the fact that every part of the process of deciding what food to serve, what cake to have, what music to play was so organized and the people (staff) were so professional.
August 11th had arrived and one of the most important days of my life was here. I felt excited, anxious and nervous. Sandy and Betty did such a good job in keeping me calm. When we arrived at the hall to take pictures the hall was decorated and it looked amazing. The staff was so organized and kept everything flowing just like I had envisioned it to be. I remember Sandy giving my father, my son and myself the okay to start walking down to the bridge. As I saw everyone I felt like I was in a dream, like it wasn't real. The garden looked as beautiful as can be. I LOVED IT!!!!!!
That was the beginning of a beautiful day. The reception was great. All the guests truly enjoyed themselves. The food was arranged so nicely and it was delicious. Everything went smoothly, Betty and Sandy did great in lettings us know when it was time to toss the bouquet to when to cut the cake. It was 11pm and DJ which happen to be exceptionally great in playing music that everyone enjoyed, announced it was the last song. The end of a great day was over but the beginning a great life was on starting.
When people ask me "was your wedding everything you thought it would be" my answer is "I couldn't have asked for more, it was the most beautiful wedding I've ever been to".
Thanks to the wonderful staff (Betty, Sandy, Gary, the waiters, waitresses, bartenders, DJ, the setting up crew, and the cleaning crew) of the Freedom Hall and Gardens my wedding was a dream come true. We would like to thank you for the exceptional and wonderful job you did for us.
We will make sure to come back if you are still around for our 25th anniversary. From the bottom of our hearts, Jermaine and I would like to thank you.
Jermaine, Shawn (little one) and Julie Thomas
Your whole staff made our wedding a truly unforgettable experience. Betty was the best! She made everything fall perfectly into place. We could not have done it without her, (and the rest of the staff.) We thank you for everything from the bottom of our hearts.
Rhonda and Tony Kotanan
Danny & I would just like to say thanks again for all of your help. The cake & champagne were a pleasant surprise to both of us. Thank you so much for the cookbook, we definitely weren't expecting a gift from the Freedom Hall. Most places just take your money and thank you for it, but with The Freedom Hall we felt like we were treated like part of your family. Everything was so smooth, neither of us were nervous. Thanks again to the entire staff for making our day so special for all of our family friends.
Daniel & Jamie Agiluie
Dear Mr. Baker,
I don't know how to begin to thank you for the wonderful wedding your company provided for our son and his new bride. Yesterday was a day so full of love and memories that it will take a long time for my emotions to catch up. Adam and Stephanie truly had the wedding of their dreams!
Our guests were so impressed with the wonderful job your staff did to make them fully enjoy the day. The reception was a party we wanted to go on forever. Betty and Sandy and your other staff members did a remarkable job from beginning to end. We have already recommended Freedom Hall to other engaged couples and will be attended the reception for one such couple in early October. The parents of the future bride attended our son's wedding and couldn't help calling their daughter during the reception to tell her how pleased they were.
We created many, many memories yesterday and were able to truly live in the moment thanks to the wonderful care we were given by your staff.
Dear Gary, Tina, Betty and Staff,
We wanted to express our deepest gratitude to all of you in making our wedding day a wonderful experience. Every detail on the day was perfect. The food was divine, the music and DJ were great, and the staff was very pampering. Everything throughout the day went so smoothly. We received many compliments on the Freedom Hall with all its amenities. Our guests loved the ambiance inside and out. The garden area set off the wedding with such charm. We were very fortunate that the weather permitted us to have a garden wedding.
We, and our parents, thank you again for making the day so very special in every way.
Rachelle and Knowledge Hardy (Bride and Groom)
Dianne and Don Pini (Parents of the Bride)
We cannot begin to thank you enough for the wonderful day you gave us on Friday, July 21st. The greatest gift you could ever give a bride and groom is a stress-free, fun wedding day; and that is exactly what you did. You kept us on time with the photographer (which I know was not easy), but at the same time, we did not feel pressure to leave our guests and moved freely about the reception visiting with everyone.
The little things that you took care of (so that we did not have to) made the reception run without a hitch! Just some examples...I forgot the cameras on the table – but you didn't! We added an extra person at the head of the table at the last minute and you did not bat an eyelash! you got all those pins off our clothes in record time to greet our winning married couple (and there were a lot of pins)!
We were so tired at the end of the ceremony and I was dreading the clean up and gathering of our items, but of course, there in the corner were our things packed up ready to go! In the rush of formalities, we did not even get a piece of our own wedding cake. But when it was time to leave, you handed us a bag with our names on it (what a nice touch) and told us to open it in our hotel room. Sure enough, there were four pieces of our cake (two of each kind) and a bottle of champagne. What a wonderful treat.
It was the little things that you and your staff did that made a world of difference. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and it looked like our guests did, too! Just when you think customer service no longer exists, you come to the Freedom Hall and see it alive and well. Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding reception and treating us like royal customers.
Clay and Christina Foutch
Dear Gary and all Freedom Hall employees,
June 9th will live in our hearts and memories for many years to come. We hope it will live in yours also as the day you hosted the wedding of your most satisfied and grateful couple. We had the best time of our lives and everyone has said, "it was the absolute best wedding they had ever attended." Our sentiments exactly! Gary, you are the host of all hosts. The perfection level went far beyond dreams or expectations.
Tiffany and Michael
Freedom Hall Gang and Gary,
We can't thank you all enough. So many places "say" they will do what they say. You without a doubt are the very best!
Joy and Michael Madden
Freedom Hall – especially Sandy,
Thank you for all the hard work you put in to make our wedding the best day
of our lives. I don't believe you missed anything. On top of it all, your
attitude is so wonderful and your disposition is wonderful to be around.
We love the cookbook!
Mary and Bill
My daughter's wedding was in March.
The staff was exceptional in that we had a different flair to our event. It was a Scottish wedding. And the groom and his fellow gents were in Kilts.
Freedom Hall staff assisted our menu additions of Hegus (spelling unknown) Which required special storing and warming instructions. They also assisted our getting "specialty Scottish beer" I can not say enough about the special treatment they gave my daughter in her moment of fantasy and glory. The coordinator was so good - we felt we were served as royalty. I have NEVER had such a wonderful occasion and I must say - I have just completed three of my four children's weddings and this was the most smoothly running one yet. The food is still being bragged about by relatives. And the service was so fine - that I know many of my guests will be looking into future business with Freedom Hall. I have one more child that is to be married - needless to say Freedom Hall will get my business then. The whole event was so well coordinated that I actually got to be at the wedding as a guest - instead of the host. What a fun time we all had to.
Tina was so special - she saw to everyone's needs before we did. She handled everything - including a grumpy little one - who wanted to stop the bridesmaid. She handled it so well that only the mother knew there was a problem. She made sure I (mother-of-the-bride) was attended to and not forgotten. Needless to say I am ranting and raving about the most glorious occasion I have ever had. Where were they for my other weddings - gee.... Rest assure you will be treated with exception care. And your relatives will be bragging about your wedding for years to come. I PROMISE
Mary and I just got married on June 4th. We wanted to thank Sandy and everyone for all they did. It was a beautiful day and a lovely experience. We would recommend the Freedom Hall.
Sincerely, Mary and Bill Crawford
p.s. The food was wonderful (as noted by all who attended).
p.p.s. We loved Sandy!!! :)
My ten year old daughter and I attended a wedding last year at your freedom hall. We flew in from Southern Ca. and had a wonderful time visiting. My daughter is a peticular eater and it is very rare that she likes anything different especially at a banquet buffet. She absolutely loved the chicken , I think she had three helpings, which is totally unlike her. I was shocked that she liked something so passionately like chicken, since she lives on french fries and nachos. Every time I have brought up the couple who had their reception there in the past she just wines about getting that chicken recipe from them. Well I finally wrote my cousin whom gave me your address. If you can help please let me know.
P.S. My daughter wants her reception there just to eat your chicken :-)
Dear Gary Baker and Staff,
I want to start off thanking you for the excellent job that you and your staff had done on our wedding day July 5. You all made it so special for us. Everything you promised was achieved and more. The food was so good but we already knew that the day we came in to sample it Which l'm glad we did because I don't remember even finishing my plate the day of my wedding. My friends and family went for seconds they said it was so good and so tasty. The food is usually the number one thing the guests remember about the wedding. Just like you said they would be talking about the food. They were some that even wanted your recipe.
I also wanted to applaud your staff for a job very well done and service as you said impeccable. They were also patient and helpful. I know our group was a handful at times but they always had a smile on their faces. Your assistant was especially helpful that day. They were there for our every need. I was very impressed.
As for the hall, it looked gorgeous The linens so colorful and the fruit and vegetable baskets and flowers. It was very classy and elegant Well never forget it All my family and friends were very impressed by it also. The gardens outside were especially beautiful the pictures Ralph Holland took came out so nice we look like were in a fairy tale that's how gorgeous the pictures came out It was so romantic.
The organization was real smooth. Everything fell right into place from the first dance to the let dance. Alex and I didn't have to do anything but sit back and have a good time. It was great. It really took a lot of the stress off of us. I would definitely recommend the Freedom Hall and Gardens to everyone. In fact, I have already given out your business cards to some couples from my work that are planning someday to get married.
Alex & Elizabeth Rodriguez (the Newlyweds)
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