Lakeside Center Banquet & Meeting Hall Inc.
5225 Leona Ave SW, Navarre, OH 44662
Specialties: Wedding Events
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I suspect that if you have a wedding that is serving alcohol that is when the problems start with Lauri, the owner. My nieces wedding was shut down at 9:30. On a hot summer night in August 2014 no beverages of any sort; pop, water or alcohol were served after 9:30. My brother in law offered to purchase the extended package for another hour and was told NO. Be careful she has that clause that says at the owners discretion. My advice - Stay away from this place. This woman obviously has a split personality and you don't know which one you are going to get until the day of the wedding.
My husband and I had our wedding reception here August 2014. We live in Connecticut and planned our reception with Laurie by phone and email. She made it so easy for us especially since we were not able to visit the venue until we arrived in town the day before our event. She guided us perfectly. We and all of our guests had an extraordinary evening. The decorations were beautiful, the food was so delicious and the service was impeccable. Many of our guests have stated they would love to plan an event at Lakeside. I wouldn't hesitate to host another event at Lakeside and will recommend Lakeside again and again.
All of the negative reviews are absolutely true...Laurie was very controlling and unorganized. Appetizers ran out way early, Bar closed at 9:30 and completely killed the party when the hall was rented till midnight, very slow bar service and $5 per drink, $400 to take a ride on the swan boat is ridiculous, was 90 degrees outside and she left everyone sit in the hot sun for an extra 25 minutes before the vows started, very bitchy the entire day made everyone feel uncomfortable, threatened to cut people off of drinking before the bar opened. Was one of the worst wedding experiences I've ever seen. I felt sorry for the wedding party and guests! I would NOT RECOMMEND IN A MILLION YEARS to anyone looking for a place/wedding planner. If I could rate this place a -10 I would. WARNING: DO NOT PLAN YOUR WEDDING HERE...If you do you will regret it in the end Guaranteed!!!! Boo to you Laurie, your a mean nasty person for taking advantage of people like that and ruining what is suppose to be a beautiful day!
Beautiful place but poor service. They say they can accommodate far more than they can. We had 240 people. They said no problem but it was insanely cramped... to an uncomfortable degree. The party also paid a great deal of money for the bar... Which they closed one hour after dinner. More money was provided to keep it open. The party was told no. Everyone left sober and went to a different place. The out of Towners were there like 2 hours. It was ridiculous. If you don't want your special day ruined... Then don't have it here!