What Brides Are Saying
Everything was perfect! 2020 was a year of uncertainty and Lake of Isles was with us for the ride! Bethany was amazing and helped us re-plan and make a new vision for our wedding! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere that we created was just magical! We couldn’t have asked for a more attentive and professional group of people to work with to make our day so special!
Breen & Corey, September 19, 2020, Cranston, RI
Choosing Lake of Isles as our wedding venue was the best decision that we made through this wedding planning process. Our wedding was originally supposed to be on April 25th but was postponed due to COVID-19. Through the panic of postponing our wedding twice, Bethany at Lake of Isles is an absolute sweetheart and was always there to calm me down whether it was through 75 back to back emails or 75 back to back phone calls. I truly don’t believe we would’ve had a wedding at all if it wasn’t for Bethany and her incredible team. We were originally going to be married in a church but the church closed down, Lake of Isles let us change ceremony locations last minute and organized the whole thing on their beautiful lake front deck. Bethany and Barbara paid attention to every little detail and didn’t miss a beat when it came time to put it altogether. I honestly didn’t have to do much work, they did it all for me. Our wedding day was seamless and as stress free as it could have possibly been and I couldn’t recommend this venue more. On our wedding day we were lucky enough to work with Cindy who brought us drinks and took care of us all night. My husband walked off the ceremony site saying “I’m thirsty” and 10 seconds later he had a drink in his hand. We were also lucky enough to work with Joe who was the bartender at our wedding and everyone loved him! I have been getting non stop compliments from my guests about how amazing the staff was and how amazing the food was. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better wedding even through a pandemic and having to downsize, it was the absolute best day of my life and I truly owe it all to this incredible venue!
Noura & Scott, August 14, 2020, Preston, CT
Without question, Lake of Isles is one of the best places to get married! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and Foxwoods is such a convenient place to keep the party going afterwards. Sheila and Bethany were incredible to work with! They really made us feel like we were family and that our wedding was their top priority. Sheila had a timeline in place for everything, was super organized, and quickly answered any question we had. Bethany helped to calm all of our nerves and made sure every tiny detail was perfect on our wedding day. You really don’t need a wedding coordinator when you have these two on your team! The food really surpassed our expectations and having a waiter day-of to make sure we had the opportunity to actually eat it was perfect! I honestly can’t praise everyone enough. Thank you for making our wedding a fairytale!
Shianne & Kyle, November 9, 2019, Durham CT
From the beginning to end of my planning LOI made everything perfect, easy, and flawless. Sheila and Bethany are AMAZING! They were on top of every little detail and made the entire planning process and wedding completely stress free and fun. The catering was awesome, every single staff member the night of the wedding was attentive and didn't miss a beat. The night went flawlessly, I wish I could re-live it all over again.
Jessica & Pete, November 23, 2019, Old Saybrook, CT
Kyle and I were thrilled with how everything turned out, you and Bethany made our night become more than we ever even dreamed. It was perfect in every way, from the decorations, to the smooth flow of events, to the food, to how easy it was to find you or Bethany with anything we may need. If I could relive that day over and over again, I would.
MacKenzie & Kyle, November 16, 2019, New London, CT
David and I cannot say enough wonderful things about our wedding day at Lake of Isles, as well as the exceptional services that you provided to us. The whole planning process from start to finish was smooth and painless, which made wedding planning even more enjoyable. I never doubted, for one minute, that there would be anything forgotten about or left out.
Our wedding day was truly magical and even more than we could have hoped for. Bethany was extremely organized and calm, making sure every second went on schedule and with perfection. David was especially impressed at the attention we received throughout the day, always making sure we had any beverage we needed, that we always had food nearby, and we did not miss out on a single second.
Every single one of our guests, have commented on the quality of the food and service, even going as far to say, that this was some of the best food they ever had at a wedding! It meant a lot to us (and our guests) that allergies were taken into consideration and were not an issue.
Overall this was a day we will never forget, and I cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make that possible. There are not enough words to express how thankful we are and how much we recommend you to everyone and anyone that will listen. It really has been a pleasure and I hope to work with you in some capacity again in the future.
Ashley & Dave, November 10, 2019, Cranston, RI
Thank you so much for the amazing service from our first planning meeting to us leaving our reception. Everything was truly spectacular! We received so many compliments on everything from the Cocktail Hour to the Venetian Table and everything in between. Our reception was everything we imagined it would be and more. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything. Our day was a fairytale!
Melissa & Sean, June 29, 2019, New London, CT
Lake of Isles was the perfect spot for our wedding reception. Sheila was professional, kind and diligent. Bethany (our day of coordinator) could not have been better. She made us feel important and took care of every detail we wanted. We wish we could do it all over again.
Sarah & Zack, October 13, 2019, Farmington, CT
We found Lake of Isles while searching on Wedding Wire… it was the first place we looked at, and knew immediately this is where we wanted to have our wedding. No other facility we looked at afterwards lived up to your venue in terms of friendly staff, amazing ceremony view, food and reception package. Thank you!
Mina & Josh, September 14, 2019, Newington, CT
We recommend Lake of Isles to anyone who is planning their wedding. Everything was amazing! The venue was set up just as we envisioned if not even better! Bethany and Sheila are an amazing team and they go above and beyond. We cannot thank the two of them enough, and truly felt like they were part of our family/friends during the whole wedding planning process. Everything was perfect! Sheila, the Director of Catering, is amazing. She was helpful and really took the time out to not only offer advice, but get to know us. We felt comfortable and truly welcomed the first day we visited Lake of Isles. We instantly knew this was the venue for us. Everything was seamless with Lake of Isles. Sheila was quick to respond to questions we had and took every question seriously, even if it was simple or silly. Bethany, who is in charge the day of, was wonderful in making sure everything went perfect the day of. She was great at organizing the wedding party and all formalities. We are still having guests who comment on how amazing the food was and the service of the wait staff. The staff was very friendly and really cared for every one of our guests. We were overly pleased with everything! We absolutely loved having our wedding at Lake of Isles!
Kim & Matt, July 19, 2019, Mystic, CT
We got married August 24th 2019. This venue is worth every penny. We got so many compliments on the food, and we had a personal waiter coming up to me and my husband all night asking if we needed anything (which trust me, you are so busy you almost forget to eat!). Sheila and Bethany are SO organized I didn’t even have an ounce of stress that something would go wrong the day of. Everything went so smoothly. Lake of Isles will make you feel like a queen for the day!! Highly recommend this venue. You will not be disappointed.
Erin, August 24, 2019, Ledyard, CT
Thank you so much for everything. Our experience at our wedding was fantastic! Everything was so well organized and it went smoothly. The entire staff was fantastic to work with and really showed that they cared. People are still telling us how much fun they had at our wedding. Thank you for everything!
Kristen & Sam, August 3, 2019, Vernon, CT
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for all you did to coordinate and facilitate our beautiful day. We just had the best time, and are still in complete wedding bliss. Everything at Lake of Isles was absolute perfection. Our guests said that the drive was SO worth it, and complimented how beautiful the venue is. Our guests were blown away by the exceptional quality of service and attentiveness of the wait staff and day of coordinators, delicious food and portion sizes, as well as the overall feeling of our special event. Chris and Melissa were an absolute dream and were excellent at meeting our every want and need. We felt so special. We cannot thank you enough for your time and efforts spent making sure our special day was an absolute dream.
Cyndi & Joe, August 2, 2019, Stratford, CT
It's hard to believe our wedding was one month ago now. It was truly a perfect day, and we are so happy with how everything turned out. So many people had wonderful things to say afterwards. We know we made the best choice in picking Lake of Isles (almost two years ago now!). Thank you for everything! It was truly a pleasure working with you, and I am sad it's over now.
Kristen, June 22, 2019, Mansfield, MA
I’ve been trying to find the right words before reaching out to you. But there are none. There’s nothing I can come up with that’ll express the way I feel (I know I speak for Pam here, too) about how amazing our experience was. With how attentive you and Bethany (and Cindy) were throughout our afternoon/evening, and everything you did to see to it that our event went as well as it could have, I’ll absolutely never forget our day. It was Perfect!!
Albert & Pam, July 13, 2019, South Glastonbury, CT
Sheila, I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for us throughout the year. You were so helpful and easy to work with and nothing was too much trouble. The Ceremony and Wedding reception exceeded our expectations and was the best day of our lives. From the out door ceremony to the cocktail hour in Matches and our delicious meal prepared by Chef Ben and his staff. Bethany made sure every aspect of the Wedding was executed perfectly. You are all such a great asset to the Lake of Isles. So many of our guests said it was the best Wedding they were ever at. A true testament to you and your staff. Go raibh maith agat! (Thank you!)
Alison & James, July 6, 2019, Hope Valley, RI
Thank you so much! We couldn’t have asked for anything else! Your whole staff really do go above and beyond for your clients. I worried about nothing and that is a tall order for someone like myself ;) Everything was beautiful and just the way I imagined it, down to the number of Hershey kisses on the table. You all do a wonderful job there and can’t wait to attend another wedding there this October to see you all again!
Andrea, July 4, 2019, Griswold, CT
The whole staff especially Sheila, Bethany, and our attendant Cindy, were incredible. All of our guests have been raving about the reception from the aesthetics to the food,everyone was so pleased. We are so grateful to everyone's hard work and so glad we chose Lake of Isles. Sheila and Bethany are both just incredible people and exceptional at their jobs. They worked tirelessly to make our day perfect and it truly was. We can't describe or provide enough praise and gratitude and can't wait to recommend the facility to everyone! Thank you so much!
Anne, June 15, 2019, Shelton, CT
Lake of Isles, Sheila, Bethany, and all staff gave us the wedding of our dreams. You allowed us to take away only beautiful, joyous memories from the day. You are all expert at what you do and I thank you immensely. I wish you much prosperity and fulfillment in the future. Any wedding couple would be fortunate to experience your expertise and professionalism for their very special day. Thank you, thank you!
Donna & Steve, June 7, 2019, Newington, CT
I can't believe this weekend is already over! I was sad to see it pass by so fast but so unbelievably happy how wonderful it was! Thank you for making our wedding day so amazing and special. You have an amazing staff. EVERYONE raved over the food, the service, the rooms, everything. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! Again, I couldn't have done this without you or your wonderful staff. Happy Holidays to you and your family and to your family at Lake of Isles.
Emily & Josh, December 1, 2018, Westerly, RI
From the moment we walked into Lake of Isles and met Sheila, we knew this venue was going to be perfect for our wedding. Sheila was so welcoming and supportive throughout our initial walk through. She walked us through the venue with compassion and sincere excitement for this new journey that we were on. Throughout the entire planning process, she was quick to respond to emails and phone calls to answer any questions that we had. Sheila always made us feel like our vision for our wedding was her first priority. It's obvious that Sheila genuinely loves helping brides plan their happily ever after and it's evident that she is compassionate. From the very beginning, we were confident in what Sheila and the rest of the Lake of Isles team had to offer us and we're so incredibly thankful for all of Sheila's help!
Bethany made sure that our rehearsal and wedding day ran smoothly and that we didn't have to worry about anything. During the final meeting, Bethany was on top of every aspect of our big day. She walked us through the entire day and ensured us that everything would move along as discussed. And that's exactly how the day went. We didn't have to worry about anything, Bethany made sure the wedding party was where they needed to be before and after the ceremony. She also made sure that we had everything that we needed and that we were okay with how things were running. This allowed us to enjoy every aspect of our wedding day, which was most important to us!
Caitlin, November 16, 2018, Brookfield, CT
Food was amazing. Staff was amazing. We heard for a month after the wedding how everyone had so much fun. That the venue was beautiful and their food was perfect as well as their wait staff. Thank you so much for everything. Lake of Isles made my wedding perfect from day one of planning!
Jenna, November 10, 2018, Kensington, CT
We are extremely pleased and thankful with everything! From top to bottom, staff was amazing, and made our night everything we could have hoped for and more! We are still receiving compliments from our guests about how great the service and the food were! We loved our experience with Lake of Isles :) Thank you so much!!
Amy & Joe, October 27, 2018, Salem, CT
Sheila, I can’t even express how grateful Blake and I are to you and your entire team! Everything was executed flawlessly leading up to the day and on the day of. We could not have asked for a better day. You, Chris, and Melissa are absolutely incredible! From day one you were so responsive, organized, helpful, and just an absolute pleasure to work with. And Chris and Melissa killed it on the day of - they kept everything running smoothly and were right there when Blake or I needed anything. You deserve SO much props and I would recommend you guys to anyone! Thank you again for everything. We are SO appreciative!!!
Mari & Blake, October 13, 2018, West Hartford, CT
The team you have really made the event so special. The location and grounds are of course beautiful… but it would not have been a great wedding without your staff. Everything was seamless and perfect. I felt like I could truly enjoy the night. Thank you!
Courtney, September 29, 2018, Berlin, CT,
I can’t even begin to explain to you how amazing our day was with you guys. Incredible honestly. I’ve never had more people say what an amazing wedding before. We nailed it! And I have you to thank. You made the entire planning process so enjoyable for me and were there all the time with a quick reply to any question I had. I am so incredibly thankful we chose Lake of Isles for our wedding. Best decision we have ever made (besides getting married in general). A million thank you’s truly isn’t enough to show how grateful we are. I still can’t believe the day is here and gone and now a memory. Looking back, there is absolutely nothing I would change about our day. I dropped off a box of goods to you guys and everyone did an amazing job of setting it all up for me. Everything was perfect. The room looked stunning and the food was amazing (got TONS of compliments on not only the food but how gorgeous the venue itself was). Thankfully the weather was perfect so we could show off the amazing views! Perfect is the word I keep using but it truly was how our day went. Unreal experience.
Brittany & Mark, September 15, 2018, Hebron, CT
We just wanted to thank you so much for Friday and this entire year leading up to the best weekend of our entire lives! We had one heck of a time and couldn’t have done it without you and the Lake of Isles staff. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We will recommend everyone we know to Lake of Isles!
Jessica & Erik, September 21, 2018, New York, NY
We loved everything about Lake of Isles from our first visit! The venue location is so beautiful, the food was amazing, every staff person was so kind and helpful from the bartenders to the waitresses and even the golf shop pros. Sheila is what really sold us on the venue though, she makes you feel so special and she is the most organized coordinator. Every detail was planned perfectly and she was so attentive and responsive to every email and phone call. Bethany was glue that held us all together for my wedding. I can't even begin to imagine what it takes to make sure all the vendors know where to go and where to set up and she made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be and made my vision of table arrangements, signs and memory table come to life. The wedding party kept saying how she was the most organized coordinator they have every worked with. I can't say enough positive things about Lake of Isles and the staff.
Alexandra & Connor, September 7, 2018, West Hartford, CT
I want to thank you and your staff because you are so caring, helpful and just awesome at what you guys do! You guys truly are amazing people and I think it's great working with people who love their job and their clients. It really makes the experience top notch. Even the following day picking up our stuff at the venue. Not sure the gentleman's name, but he was just so helpful and kind!! We have received numerous compliments on our wedding and Nick and I truly appreciate all you have done to help make our day perfect. You guys rock!
Erica, August 31, 2018, Enfield, CT
I cannot say enough about Lake of Isles. The food is so good, the lake view is amazing and everyone is so easy to work with! We got the most for our price out of any venue we looked at (including a free suite at Foxwoods!). Sheila is the coordinator there and is so easy to work with! She is a key asset to Lake of Isles. She is with you every step of the way and answers emails in an extremely timely fashion! I highly recommend this place!
Kayla & Derek, August 10, 2018, Wallingford, CT
Everything Lake of Isles did for us was incredible. Sheila being so willing to work with us from the very beginning was amazing and allowed us to breathe when things were getting stressful. The reception went off without a hitch and flowed so smoothly. Highly recommended - I have lots of friends getting married within the foreseeable future...definitely going to push for this venue! All of our guests raved about the filet and were highly impressed with the choice of liquors. Wish we could come back and do it all over again.
Anna & Francis, August 18, 2018, Oakdale, CT
We could not have had a better day! You and your entire staff were amazing! Cara and Eric and everyone had so much fun! From the bottom of my heart we thank you!! I have felt over the last several years that customer service has declined everywhere in the US. You and your team have reinstituted my faith in excellent customer service. You guys are professional and you should teach a class. Thank you so much!❤
Lisa & Chris (Parents-of-the-bride), August 4, 2018, Westerly, RI
Everything about our experience was awesome. Sheila and Bethany were on top of everything and didn't miss a beat! The day of, Melissa was extremely accommodating and we were able to have a seamless day with our friends and family. Our day was perfect and it would not have been possible without everyone at Lake of Isles. The service and quality were the best and I will recommend you to anyone looking to host an event. Thank you to all!!
Cara, August 4, 2018, Westerly, RI
Thank you so, so much for everything you and your team did for our wedding- it was an absolutely perfect day and we couldn't have asked for more. Lake of Isles took such great care of us and all of our guests couldn't stop raving about the location, the food and the atmosphere. Our parents were so happy with the wedding and I think the best part is that they were able to just relax and enjoy the day knowing that Lake of Isles had everything taken care of. We can't thank you enough for helping us to have the perfect wedding day and start to our marriage.
Nicole, July 28, 2018, St. Joseph, MI
We got married at Lake of Isles this past July 2018, and we had an amazing experience from start to finish. As soon as we walked in to visit the venue, we knew we were in the perfect place (we are also obsessed with how good it smells!). The deck and scenery, where we had the ceremony, is stunning, and the ballroom is so beautiful. We opted to have the cocktail hour at Matches Tavern which worked out perfectly, as guests could be inside or outside enjoying the weather.
We had a lot of guests coming in from Australia and from various other distances around the area, and the proximity and ability to coordinate with Foxwoods was very convenient. Everyone had a great time the whole weekend at Foxwoods for the rehearsal dinner (and various other shenanigans) and at Lake of Isles for the wedding. We even held a breakfast at Foxwoods the next morning, and with the Lake of Isles affiliation it was very easy to coordinate.
Working with Sheila made the wedding planning so easy. Sheila is responsive, knowledgeable and really just perfect; she was able to answer every question and make sure that we had to coordinate and remember as little as possible. On the day of the wedding, Bethany was there to make sure everything ran smoothly, and it absolutely did! (Brodie and I cannot thank you both enough.) I think both Sheila and Bethany are fantastic and the exact people you would want to help you plan your wedding. Everyone at the venue was amazing to work with, and we are honestly looking forward to the next time we can have or be at an event there. It's also important to mention that ALL of the food at Lake of Isles is fantastic.
We cannot recommend enough having your wedding at Lake of Isles.
Andrea, July 20, 2018, New York, NY
We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding this past June. Lake of Isles exceeded all of our expectations. Both Bethany and Sheila made our dream wedding and vision come true! They were both so great and easy to work with. The deck was a perfect place for our wedding guests to enjoy cocktail hour. The tables and layout of the reception space worked well for all 230 of our wedding guests. The food was exceptional! The lake and golf course were an amazing background for all of our wedding photos. They also provided shuttle services for all of our guests back to Foxwoods casino. Wedding guests can’t stop commenting on how great everything was! We were very pleased with everything at our wedding reception and wish we could do it all over again! It was the best day! We would definitely recommend Lake of Isles to anyone looking for a wedding venue. You will not be disappointed.
Caitlin, June 16, 2018, Fairfield, CT
Thank you so much for everything that you did to make our wedding such a wonderful day. We truly enjoyed ourselves and had a great time! From the details to the food to the flow of the day, we really had a spectacular time! Steve and I were happy! 😊 We can’t thank you enough or reinforce how great you are to work with. We couldn’t stop raving about you to our friends and family when they asked how the planning was going. You made things stress free and took a TON of the pressure off of the both of us, which we can’t thank you enough for!
Kristine, May 26, 2018, Hudson, MA
First, let me be forthcoming, I have been employed at Foxwoods for 26 years, but this fact has nothing to do with me writing this 5 star review. At first we were looking for ocean/lake front venues, but we were finding "wedding factories", meaning multiple weddings per day, shuffling brides and grooms in and out of the same venue at different times throughout the same day/night. We wanted a more intimate venue, one with only 1 event per day, and where the attention to OUR wedding was the utmost importance to the staff. Additionally we wanted a venue with hotels close by and other amenities for overnight guests. We met with Sheila in September and knew we had found the perfect place for our wedding!! This place is gorgeous! Everything we wanted in one venue. 1 event per day, hotels close by , but what sold us was the attention to the details in that initial conversation. Sheila made us feel like we were "home" and our special day was the most important day to her as well. What more could a bride and groom ask for?
The day of our wedding was magic. Every single detail we had discussed was taken care of. The ballroom was exactly as we had discussed, down to the placement of the napkin and menu cards. Both Sheila and Bethany were right with us, before during and after, anticipating our ever need and handling everyone and everything so we did not have to. I never imagined I could be relaxed on such a big day in my life, but having this staff taking care of us made this happen. If I could, I would rate Lake of Isles as 6 stars. *If you can, add the bacon station as an add-on to the menu. Our guests are still raving about it !!! The food was AMAZING ! The waitstaff was incredible. Food and beverage If I were able to do so, I would rate the staff, venue and food as a 6 instead of a 5.
Sue, May 25, 2018, Oakdale, CT
What a beautiful wedding reception!! Thank you for making Kristine & Steve’s day such a memorable one. When the bus pulled into the drive and you were standing outside, I felt like I was entering the world of “Downton Abbey.” Your service, concern and food were outstanding.
Thank everyone for such outstanding care.
Kathleen (Mother-of-the-bride), May 26, 2018, Pawcatuck, CT
Sheila, thank you, thank you, thank you! The entire (wedding planning) process was effortless. You made everything so easy to follow and helped where I needed it. I felt so accommodated and heard and you made my dreams come to life. Everything was amazing and Bethany was perfection! You and your team are truly the most organized and efficient team I have encountered. Thank you again for everything.
Suzanne & Dehui, April 27, 2018, Westerly, RI
Craig and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything. We had THE perfect wedding reception!!! We cannot thank you enough for all of your help. Sheila, you truly helped us plan the wedding of our dreams!! Our friends and family couldn't stop raving about the reception. Between the food, venue and staff....they all said that it was the best reception they have ever been to. Bethany was also amazing. She went above and beyond. She was extremely attentive all night long and ensured we were aware of where/when things were taking place. We were also impressed with our bridal attendant. She made sure we had everything we needed all night long. The food (what we managed to eat) was incredible. Thank you for making our day picture perfect!
Kristen, May 5, 2018, New York, NY
What an experience..... Location/Facility: The grounds are perfect for an indoor/outdoor wedding. Foxwoods is so convenient to get to, and a great place for your guests to have fun before and after the wedding, a lot of our guests stayed an extra night and made a long weekend out of it. The ceremony takes place on a large deck made for weddings overlooking the lake. We had or wedding in early October and the weather cooperated with us. Parking is easy, we had a shuttle running just for us in a loop between the casino and venue. After our ceremony we were whisked away to have photos done on the bridge overlooking the lake. Our guests were ushered through the stunning entry way adjacent a craftsman style study/library with stone fireplace. Our cocktail hour was in the reception hall, with vaulted exposed beam ceilings. After our photos we were brought into the bridal suite to await entrance into the party. Planning Staff: We had about 3 months to plan our wedding when we finally found this venue, we had seen some positive reviews but they weren't first on the list because we were apprehensive about a "casino" wedding. We called and were put in touch with Sheila and scheduled an early morning appointment to see the location. I haven't had any other experience with weddings, but I can't imagine anyone being more pleasant, professional, and competent at their job. We knew it was the place fairly quickly and signed our contract that morning. We communicated with Sheila no fewer than 2 dozen times over the next few months, by phone and email she responded quickly. She helped us get everything in order, offered advice based on her experience, and really just became our friend, it was a surprising experience. Day Of Staff: The day before we were introduced to the General, Bethany. Any minor doubts we had about the logistics of the wedding day went out the window. Flawless execution, manner, and organization. The Day: Best day ever.