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Venues in Newtown, PA,
(267) 759-6861
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 6 Reviews


    Keri C.

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    5 out of 5
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  • WOW. I have so much to say about Rafters but if there is one thing you need to know it's that you NEED to choose this as your venue. Originally, I had booked another venue, but that venue cancelled on me 4 weeks before our wedding. My event designer knew of Rafters so I gave the owner, Mary Beth, a call. Luckily, they were available on my date and I can truly say that cancellation was the BEST thing to happen to us. First, Mary Beth is the kindest woman I think I've ever met. The first time we spoke she was on the phone consoling me and helping to calm me down because of everything we had gone through due to COVID. I knew right away we would now be in good hands. She made herself available every time we needed to see the venue and worked with literally every dream and wish I had. Rafters has their own rental company so they provide the tables and linens. We had to stick to social distancing guidelines which made the layout and rentals a bit tricky. However, Mary Beth still ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Keri & Brandan, You two are amazing!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a thorough and thoughtful review! Our team truly go above and beyond to make the day magical, special and a dream come true and to receive such kind words means so much! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

    Amy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rafters Venue was absolutely the perfect wedding reception venue. More than enough space for our 300 guests and the decor and feel of the venue was exactly what we wanted. We kept our reception simple, elegant, and with enough space for a packed dance floor all night long! Marybeth was unbelievably kind to my husband and me and for that I could never thank her enough. Not to mention the hotel all of our family and friends stayed at was 0.3miles (a 2min drive) away from the venue which made it easy for all of our guests at the end of the evening! If you're considering Rafters Venue I would absolutely recommend going with them! Quality and care of their service was wonderful as we were not just treated as "another couple", but showed so much kindness and respect. It is because of Rafters Venue that we were able to have the wedding reception of our dreams! I wish I could live the day over and over again. Thank you, Rafters!!! We love you!!

    Carly

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    5 out of 5
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  • MaryBeth at Rafter’s made our day amazing. Our original date was 5/9 but we had to postpone due to COVID. Two weeks before our new wedding date our state set a 25 person indoor occupancy limit and MaryBeth (+ Brillman’s Rental Barn) turned their outdoor garden into a 110 person outdoor reception. It was beautiful. Rafters made our wedding day the best day!

    Bridget

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    5 out of 5
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  • When I walked in with my mom and dad, Marybeth was there waiting for us! I walked in and just like your dress- you know. I knew right there that I wanted to have my wedding here. I told Marybeth from the start I am not a big wedding person as I have been in so many and she made she that this day was PERFECT. Any question we had, she answered. She set us up with the food which was AMAZING and she helped us pick out colors plates and all. You never know how much goes into planning a wedding but having Mary Beth and the whole team- took out all the guess work. For me, all I can say is that Joel and I just had to show up. She allowed us to come in 48 hours before and dropped off anything we needed- center pieces and all. Mom left her notes and going from small boxes on a piece of paper to seeing it all done- it brought tears to me eyes. No matter what event you want to hold, Marybeth and all of the Rafters team will take care of you! Thank you Marybeth for being part of our day.

    Colleen

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    5 out of 5
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  • Mary Beth and the whole company have been very helpful in planning our wedding. We have recommended everyone who is newly engaged to check out the space and work with Mary Beth. Can't wait until the big day to see the beautiful room all decorated! Thanks Mary Beth!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so very kindly for your wonderful review! We sincerely appreciate the feedback and are thrilled that you selected Rafters! Very much looking forward to your special day with us!

    Corynne S.

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    2.6 out of 5
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  • I’d like to start off by saying that our event went off without a hitch. Mary Beth was not afraid to step in when there was miscommunication with other vendors. The venue was beautiful and affordable for its size. We are very pleased with the end result of our wedding reception at Rafters. That being said, during the planning of the wedding my experience with Rafters was nothing short of frustrating. On numerous accounts, Rafters failed to respond to correspondence (phone calls, emails, text messages) within a reasonable time frame. Every time this happened, we were met with apologies and excuses as to why there was a lack of response. However, when one is conducting a business where communication is so important, there must be procedures put in place so that clients are not waiting for days and weeks to receive responses. Things happen and we are very forgiving people but our experience with Rafters showed us that this lack of communication was not a fluke once or twice. It was a... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    First, Congratulations again, we continue to be thankful and most grateful that you chose to celebrate with us! We are thrilled that your day was nothing short of “spectacular” and wish you nothing but happy and blessed times ahead! As probably everyone is aware, the past 15 months have been beyond challenging, and it truly saddens us deeply that you felt additionally stressed. The forced closures, continued restrictions, resulted not just in displacement for multiple couples, working with them to find solutions forward, dealing with constant rule, capacity and other changes as mandated by the state and local governments, created conditions that also resulted in a full furlough of all our staff. The pandemic made for enormous and unexpected challenges for all, to those planning, to those who had weddings scheduled and for all the vendors throughout this industry. We like so many have struggled over these many months with little or no staffing (caused by the continued forced closures) and as a result our communication levels were at times less than desired despite our best efforts and intentions. Again, we apologize, and we regret that you were impacted by these struggles. We are confident that had it not been for the impacts of the pandemic you would have received much more timely communication. Additionally, at times we like so many other small family businesses also had to deal with life issues, death, etc., which were compounded by a lack of support staff caused by the continued forced closures and other unforeseen pandemic impacts. We sincerely regret you were impacted at times by our struggles to survive the pandemic. However, we are very happy that we were able to reopen and host your Wedding this past May. Most importantly, we are thrilled that your wedding was “spectacular” and "went off without a hitch"! We are so very sorry that our communications fell short with you. We continue to work hard to emerge from the impacts of the pandemic, we will continue to work hard to maintain our high levels of service and restore communication levels. We will forever be grateful you, as well all our couples who choose to celebrate with us!

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