Where do I even start. I am a very understanding person, but I do not want any poor couple to go through what me and my Fiancé have. We booked with Ashery Lane (and their required catering company- D’Amico Catering) in January 2020 for a scheduled wedding in January of 2021. The event planner associated with D’Amico was very friendly, the barn venue was stunning, and D’Amico has been around for over 25 years so we thought we would be in great hands. We put our nearly $7,000.00 deposit down and then… crickets. No emails until 6 months later (cue Covid-19 changes) when I emailed the event planner about what we could be expecting to change at the venue. They told us we had to decrease our guest count from 170 to 120, we could not have a head table or sit with our bridal party, and all servers had to wear masks (annoying but understandable with the state restrictions). We sent out our save the dates and planned to have a modified seating chart. Then, just four months out we get an... Read more email stating we now all must wear masks (which will be policed by the catering company and they reserve the right to refuse servicing the wedding if people choose not to wear masks), we need to decrease our guest count to a maximum of 86 (or less than 36 if we want to utilize the second barn we already placed a deposit on), and we have to have a seated cocktail hour (in the same table arrangements from ceremony through to reception) where no one is able to mingle, they may only be excused to go to the bar by a staff member. They dropped our ridiculous bar and food minimums by only $1,000.00 knowing we would never make them with their required cuts to the guest list. AND the contract reads that D’Amico reserves the right to pull out of the contract as the caterer up until 90 days before the wedding if the guest count is drastically reduced. They said these changes could be altered up until the day of the wedding per the state requirements- yet more then five other venues I have spoken with do not have any policies this strict. They now refuse to give us any money back even though there has been little to no services given to us (not even a complimentary tasting). I am telling you- do not book here/specifically do not book with D’Amico Catering because they are only in it for the money. And, from personal experience: READ ALL OF YOUR CONTRACTS CAREFULLY.
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Ashley Lane is a beautiful space to host your wedding. They have two main buildings and a gorgeous outdoor area if you want to host your ceremony outside! Booking with them was easy, and making sure tables, chairs, etc where set up we wanted was a breeze! They are great at having a back up plan (in case of rain) in place, and the staff will make sure that everything is set up the way it needs to be (indoors or outdoors) for your wedding ceremony! Which is great because due to light showers we almost had to have our ceremony indoors! My only notes about this venue to keep in mind are that there are limited bathrooms for guests, and that you typically aren’t allowed to bring outside food or drink in. Let me assure you, the food thing was not a big problem in the grand scheme of things! It just took us by surprise when my bridesmaids and I got talked to for bringing in caribou cups to our early morning hair and makeup session. Since it wasn’t communicated clearly beforehand, they let ... Read moreus finish our drinks. However, that is just something to keep in mind when you book with them! Also, keep in mind the limited guest bathrooms if you have a large number of guests attending (as we did). Another positive thing about this venue is that they have great areas for both the bride and her bridesmaids AND the groom and his groomsmen at the venue! Plus, these rooms/hang out areas are in separate buildings! So if you are trying not to see each other until the ceremony...this will for sure help! Both of the spaces are beautiful backdrops for “getting ready” pictures, and great spaces to gather in general! Overall, our experiences at this venue were delightful and our guests loved it! I have had several people who attended ask me what the venue’s name was so that their family and friends can keep it in mind for their own weddings!
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