05/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I do not recommend the Trolley Barn for your event. Things went smoothly up until the day before my wedding. We were supposed to have a rehearsal from 6:00 until 7:00. I arrive at 6:00 along with my wedding party and Day of Event Coordinator. The staff member from the Trolley Barn was not there. We waited and called the only number they gave me, which is the office phone. The problem is they are only open from 10:00 a.m to 1 p.m. so I knew when I called that no one would answer. They never gave us an alternate number so we had no way to get in touch with the director and let her know the person didn't show up! After waiting for 30 min, we had no choice but to practice the ceremony procession in the parking lot!! Another problem was one of my bridesmaids who did all of my flowers had centerpieces that she needed to put inside that night because she would be doing hair and pictures with me the next day and had no time to bring all of the decor to the Trolley Barn the day of the wedding. Finally at 6:50, when we were about to leave to go to our rehearsal dinner, the man shows up and he SMELLED LIKE ALCOHOL!!! This was so unprofessional. We rushed to get all of the flowers inside and head out so we weren't late to our rehearsal dinner. This is not the kind of stress you want the night before your wedding! Because we did not practice the ceremony outside on the patio where it took place, it did affect the ceremony. My bridesmaids stood in the grass which was very wet and soft so their heels were sinking in the mud. I would have had them stand on the patio if we knew this. My maid of honor was further away from me than I thought she would be so I was not able to hand my flowers to her like we had practiced. If we had practiced the ceremony where it took place, rather than the parking lot, this would not have happened. I am extremely disappointed with the Trolley Barn.