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19822001

12/13/2009

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Taken advantage of

I was recently involved in a wedding that was held at Ladleys Viewpark Bed & Breakfast, and have never seen anything like what had taken place for the event as I did. Although the setting was beautiful what happened behind the scenes with the owners was unfortunately extremely disappointing. With many guests asking about the experience & the venue following the wedding, we have never recommended it to anyone. It's unfortunate because the place is remarkable and the possibilities truly breathtaking, however the owners lack respect, honesty, and truly have taken advantage of what seems to be many, many people.

With the wedding I was involved in the bride/groom booked the venue 1 year in advance- downpayment made for reservations of rooms & venue. they visited the venue on 7 other occasions after booking it throughout the year meeting with their caterer, rental company, etc. Each visit- meeting with the owners & walking through the site. 1 month before the wedding, the bride & groom were told the rooms had all been reserved the weekend of the wedding by other guests. They could not believe the owners had rented out the site to others, when they had booked there event & paid for the entire weekend already almost a year in advance & there wedding day was in less than 30 days. After much speculation & invesigating- the bride & groom had found out that the land was put up for sale, and infact the owners had possibly not renewed their license for the bed & breakfast & had turned it into a foster house. MEANING, THE ROOMS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE AVAILABLE for the bride & groom and their guests were NOT rented out to other guests, instead were made into rooms for the children & the owners neglected to inform the bride & groom of this.

The bride & groom unfortunately felt as though they had no choice but to pay additional costs to have use of a side room to get ready in (which was ridiculous). The day of the wedding- there were post-its left on what could & couldn't be used by the owners!! Including, half of the refrigerated/freezer space, blankets, utensils, tables, etc. Has anyone ever been to a hotel, paid for the room and found post-its saying what you could or could not use?! The experience was indescribable & experience was completely tacky- the owners left completely negative impressions on many, many people.

Following the wedding event, the bride & groom for several weeks (including having several messages left while they were away on their honeymoon) recieved phone calls from the owners asking them to come by to pick up cigarettes and 3 trash bags that were tied & left behind for the owners responsibility. On these messages, they would threaten to charge them the cost for every hour/cigarette or piece of trash that was found on an hourly fee. This was incredible to think that the owners would do this.

They lied to them and caused an unnecessary stress 30 days prior to their wedding and even after there wedding event. They had plenty of broken promises, lack of respect for the families & the guests of the wedding, and gave almost no privacy to the bride/groom & their event/guests.

I would truly, never recommend this venue to anyone. Save your money, and take it to someone who will truly show you an amazing experience for your most important day..

MSCMBC

09/04/2008

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Place of Beauty turned UGLY

A warning to those who may be planning an event at this establishment. When we first met the owner and veiwed the property we were ecstatic.The price of 2000.00 for one day seemed excessive but we were more than happy to pay this after we were told about the service we would receive.
We were told that we could set up on Friday and if we rented the Rose Suite on Saturday we could be on site early Saturday for final set up and that the suite could be used by the bridal party to prepare.
As it turned out we had to rent the room for Friday because the check in time was 3:00 on Saturday. We were not told this until the day before the wedding. We almost had to beg Mrs. Ladley to use the restroom on Friday.
We were told that the other rooms would be available for guests at at cost of 200.00. In fact the cost was $250.00. We were not told this until the day of the wedding.
The parking situation was very poor. We were told that Mr. Ladley and his son would be directing traffic. When we arrived there were a couple of children and Mr. Ladley directing cars. He was extremely rude to some of our guests. He called one of them an idiot without an IQ. He yelled at one of our guests who is hard of hearing. Watch out for the grandaughters. They crashed the reception and were caught taking items from the tables. Bouquets and centerpieces. They were rude to the adults and children. They were very rude and demanding to my wife serving the cake and demanding of the bartenders and DJ. They asked for booze and demanded they be listened to because it was thier property. They also told my niece that they came to all of the weddings to see what they could get and to ruin them
The guest who got the extra room was moved without her knowledge. The bride and groom felt very uncomfortable and could not wait to leave. Another group showed up from a wedding a couple weeks before and had the same problem with the grandaughters.
Very misleading & uncomfortable. In short not worth it!!

rosewoo

08/25/2007

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Overall
Stay Away

If you want to be pushed around, made to feel taken advantage of, and lied to, then book your event here. I was recently involved in a wedding at Ladley?s and have never experienced such horrible customer service. I was witness to many incidents that I still cannot believe occurred. We all came together and supported the bride & groom and family so that their day was not over shadowed by the rude behavior of the owners, and the party that was double booked, without them knowing about it. Not only did they wife of the owner push people around; but she was threatening about the smallest things that should not have mattered. If you are going to make a choice to open your residence to weddings and events, you need to communicate when changes have been made & more than anything, DO NOT LIE OR DECEIVE the people paying you to use the property. I would never recommend this place to anyone. One thing to note, it is for sale now. Maybe the next owners will create something worthwhile.

time07

08/15/2007

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Overall
Beautiful view but not worth it.

I also was a part of a beautiful, happy wedding in spite of the rude treatment of the wedding party and their guests to this Bed and Breakfast Resort. The first is the issue that the site was double booked and the owners were not forthcoming about that issue. The second issue was that of very unprofessional behavior on the part of the owners. It was apparent from arrival for the rehearsal that people were not welcome on the premises, even though this venue is apparently supposed to be available for gatherings such as weddings and special occasions. I was made to feel that if I walked in the ""wrong"" place or if one plastic bottle touched the ground for longer than half a minute without being picked up, the owner who was everywhere would pick up the bottle, shake it in my face and say ""This will not happen"". As I write this it still seems unbelievable that one person would speak to another in that manner, totally unprovoked. If the owners had particular concerns those could certainly be addressed in a civil manner. The behavior of all the people involved in the wedding was commendable. I think that all involved decided that we would all pull together and not let this person ruin this happy occasion. I would NEVER recommend this resort to anyone, even the view does not make it worth the horrible treatment.

volkcrystal

08/13/2007

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Overall
Beautiful Setting, Horrible Service

I was in part of a wedding party for a wedding recently held at Ladley's View Park and was extremely disappointed in how the owners of this B&B acted towards the guests and bridal party. One of the owners, Susan had an especially bad attidude and was rude to the grooms mother and threatened to kick her out for not picking up a water bottle. They also double booked the venue for the night of the wedding ceremony and did not mention that to the bride and groom, who paid to have full use of the venue. When the bride asked about it their response was ""How did you find out about that? You weren't supposed to know."" We found out because the other wedding party was walking around the grounds all day as we were setting up. They owners do not understand the concept of customer service and I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone only because of their bad attitudes - otherwise it is a beautiful place for a garden wedding.

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