My husband and I had our reception at Lakeview in October of 2013. We had a very large wedding and were limited on facilities in the area. Lakeview was large enough to accommodate our crowd and they were also the cheapest formal reception facility in the area. Our guest had nothing but compliments from the food to the service and the facilities. I sewed burlap table runners for all the tables and the staff did a beautiful job decorating. We were given the option to extend our reception past the 5 hours, which we did with no hassle. I was very satisfied with their services from beginning to end. My only complaint is I had to supply the plates or napkins for the cookie tables. All the plates were opened and set out. Most of the plates were not used but since they were opened they cannot be returned. Also the cookies had to be trayed at home. I would have payed for someone else to do this if given the opportunity. All in all if I had it to do over again I would book this place in a heart beat!
Our wedding was truly beautiful!! They knew exactly what we wanted and did it. Everything went smoothly we never had any issues. The only thing bad I would say is that they are overall very affordable, but when it comes to the linens, they are very expensive and you have to use the service they choose. Other than that they are absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommend this venue to other brides.
Beautiful wedding ceremony at the gazebo. The only complaint would be they need a better "carpet" for the bride to walk down.
Reception was great a bit short would have liked it to be longer. Good food, room was beautiful, they set up everything for you. Linens were a bit pricey but they were worth it.
They did a great job, but there were a few things they wouldnt let me do .
Lakeview is the best reception venue for the price in Westmoreland County! The staff is very good at answering and questions you may have and preparing you for the biggest day of your life! They set-up your favors, guestbook, cookies, etc. for you. And the venue is so beautiful you don't have to worry about calling in a separate decorator - and it makes for beautiful pictures (inside and out!) The food was also great and the price was great! My husband and I couldn't have been happier.
I had my wedding reception at Lakeview and the entire experience from planning up until that day was perfect. Cindy and Suzie made the whole process of planning very easy and stress-free. They were always available to help me out throughout the planning process. They even went out of their way to special order decorations that matched my color specifically. The room was beautifully decorated to match my color and the food was amazing. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how nice of a reception it was and how they all had such a wonderful time. I would highly recommend Lakeview for anyone searching for a reception hall for their wedding or any event in the future.
We had our wedding reception at Lakeview this past Saturday and everything turned out to be more than I could hope for. We reserved the Crystal Room and it was beautiful! We had a sit down dinner for almost 200 people and from the time the first plate reached our table the last person was served less than 20 minutes later and everything was so delicious and hot. They helped us plan everything from specialty drinks to the way our room was laid out. We had a candy buffet and almost 40 dozen cookies which they set up beautifully. Would strongly recommend this to anyone. They also sent us a beautiful piece of crystal for our wedding gift.
Thrown together very quickly, were very flexible and reasonable. Did a great job on short notice.
The lakeview and staff were absolutley great!! We had a beatiful day thanks to this venue. Perfect outside location and great servie from the whoel team
The phone is the ONLY way to get a hold of them and you have to call multiple times since they only have one line. There are only two women who are able to answer your questions so if they're both busy the phone will ring and ring and ring. I wish they had email for this reason.
They have children's meals for kids 10 and under but anyone older than that has to have an adult meal. They did offer me an adult chicken tender's meal which was nice BUT they charged me the same price as their lowest priced option even though I know chicken tenders are so much cheaper. And open bar is included in their price but they offer no discounts for those under 21 who will not be drinking. Their appetizers are overpriced and the meals themselves are so-so. We had the fillet with portebello mushroom but they just had a small mushroom cap (like a white mushroom) on top, it was not a portobello like you're led to believe.
Their price for chair covers is insane. You can buy them for cheaper than what they rent them for you for but they won't let you bring in outside linens.
Their regular bar package is so basic that it's disgusting. We had a lot of complaints about how poor the quality of the liquor being "like we were back in college" cheap. The wine was in large gallon jugs. It was good but not what we were expecting.
They cut and served the cake with no fee which was wonderful especially since we had multiple cakes.
My final complaint is that they gave you no option to extend your 5 hour reception. We tried asking about closing the bar during dinner (rude I know but we wanted more time) and they were going to charge us a fee to do that but they wouldn't offer us an amount to extend the bar instead of getting rid of it. They also wouldn't close the bar and just let the DJ remain for an hour for any fee. They want you in and out in that 5 hours.
They do have beautiful grounds there and we got some AMAZING pictures outside. Doesn't out way the negatives though.
Overall, our reception was great. Lakeview does a great job from the initial consultation to menu planning, setting up & decorations and keeping everything running smoothly. Their prices are quite reasonable, and the lake and banquet rooms are beautiful.
Overall, I would recommend Lakeview, but we did have a few hiccups. Our wedding party arrived a bit later than planned, and we originally arranged to get some pictures outside by the lake before dinner. The coordinator rushed us and made it known that we were late and that we needed to hurry in getting the pictures done. In the end, we only got bride and groom pictures rather than the entire wedding party as planned, and I am disappointed about that. Surely, they have dealt with people running late before, as they have been doing weddings for years and years!
It was also kind of unfortunate that they do not let your reception go past 10 PM. I think most people would be willing to pay extra to have it run another hour or two. It seemed the groom and I had finished the traditional stuff (first dance, garter, bouquet, etc.) and were finally able to enjoy our guests, and it was 10:00 already.
As far as food, we got some mixed reviews from guests- some loved it and some thought it wasn't very good. I guess you can't keep EVERYONE happy though. The groom and I thought it was good.
All and all, I would recommend Lakeview.