Our daughter had her wedding reception in the banquet hall. Everything was beautiful and the staff went out of their way to make everything run smoothly. Be sure to talk with Stephanie. She knows all about making an event successful. Mariah was our 'assistant' and she was well worth the extra charge. She took care of things behind the scenes so we could simply enjoy the celebration. The bartender was excellent.When I first called this venue I was about in tears at how much the wedding was going to cost. Most venues require that you use their caterer and they charge more than I could afford. Not only did the 20th Century Center not have a required caterer, Greg told me about Two Brothers BBQ. They were reasonable and delicious. I wouldn't have even known about them as caterers if it hadn't been for Greg at 20th Century.My daughter's maid of honor rented the Victorian Parlor for the wedding shower and it was also a lovely event.
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I called to ask to see the Banquet Hall set up for a bigger party, and Greg (the owner) made me feel small and talked to me like I was stupid. He said “we do parties that big a lot, and we are able to hold 250.” I had to call 3 more times and finally just show up. Turns out, the Banquet Hall can fit 200 if there are tables on the dance floor, but this was going to be a reception focused on dancing. We were under the impression that since we were purchasing their bartending services, our own cups, our own alcohol, and our own soda, that ice would be provided for the entire event. My mother-in-law was told that 20th Century spent $20 for ice, stating this was an adequate amount and they would not be purchasing any more. We weren’t mad at the fact that we had to buy ice, more than when we asked about it, they said it would be taken care of. The best part of the evening, my new husband and I walk down the stairs to see a giant industrial fan above the doorway. The AC had stopped working, and this is how they were fixing it. Many of our older guests left immediately following dinner, complaining of the heat. After the dance started more began to leave, and I spent most of my night outside cooling down. In our wedding pictures I am drenched in sweat, not because I was dancing all night. We were later told by a 20th Century employee that the AC hadn’t worked properly for 20 years. When we asked Stefani about this, she said it had only gone out 2 days before. Regardless of the time frame, we never received a phone call explaining that the AC was out, or anything that was being done to fix it. For having to miss half of my wedding reception because I needed to go up and get air, I expected better compensation. Had there been solid and consistent communication, we would not be so frustrated. The management at this venue is unprofessional, and I would not recommend the use of 20th Century for any type of event. The price is reasonable, but we did not get all we paid for.