What Brides Are Saying
Every aspect of this venue and its team are everything you want for your event. It's a beautiful venue, with gorgeous views and the team there is the best you will find. They are experienced, knowledgable, attentive, and beyond that just incredible kind and wonderful people. We got married here in April and there is not a single aspect of planing, ceremony, reception, or wrap up that we feel could have been done better. They have very comprehensive pricing and packages that make it easy to understand what you get and can be tailored to fit any budget. We also found their vendor list (which you do not have to use) to be extremely helpful and really loved our photographer and florist. Picking this venue honestly made everything easy, we truly had an extremely wonderful time and don't think we would of had the same experience anywhere else or with any other team of people
Alexis & Adam, April 22, 2023, Danbury, CT
Kimberly & Nathan, December 17, Wingdale, NY
Julia & Max, October 28, 2022, Westerly, RI
Bethany, Fox and the team at Lake of Isles could not have done a better job in the 13 months it took to plan this wedding. From touring the venue for me via Zoom as I was living in Hawaii, to helping remove grass stains from my dress before the ceremony, there is no better wedding coordinator than Bethany. I was always told this position solely looks out for the venue itself, but Bethany always had our best interest in mind and wanted to achieve what we envisioned. She could not have made this process easier.
Bethany really gave us room to make this wedding our goal with little customizations here and there. The most fun being instead of doing a wedding cake, their bakery made us a tiramisu, our favorite dessert! My now-husband was deployed and out of contact most of the planning and I don’t think I could’ve planned our day without Bethany’s guidance.
The venue is beyond stunning, especially in the Fall and our guests could not stop taking pictures because they loved it so much.
The food was incredible from cocktail hour to the dessert. There was something for everyone and we appreciated how many options they had. Their staff, especially our attendant Abby, ensured we got to try everything, especially since we missed most of cocktail hour due to taking many photos. We never were without something we wanted.
I can’t think of a better place to have a wedding. Lake of Isles as it all! I can’t wait to go back and visit and this place will always hold a special space in our hearts.
Taylor & PJ, October 7, 2022, West Simsbury, CT
Hannah & Zach, September 24, 2022, East Haddam, CT
Analisa & David, October 1, 2022, Cranston, RI
We booked this venue in 2019 with plans of a September 2020 wedding. When plans had to change, Bethany didn't even flinch and secured our September 2021 date for us. It was common for me to email Bethany at 11:00 pm with questions along the way and Bethany was so prompt in her responses back and happy to help with everything. Everyone needs a "Bethany '' in their wedding planning journey - truly could not have asked for a better person to help us along the way and truly make this journey and day so special for us! She made us feel like we were lifelong friends! Bethany was even our meteorologist on the day of our wedding. It was raining in the afternoon, and she came into the Bridal Suite and said if you are alright with pushing the ceremony for another 20-30 minutes, I think we can still do the ceremony on the deck. She does it all!
A year later, my husband and I are still getting compliments about the wedding from guests saying it was one of the best weddings they have been to and asking when we are going to get married again! :) The staff is absolutely wonderful - from the bartenders, wait staff, the Banquet Manager, our personal waiter/waitress - you can really tell they love their jobs. The food was amazing and of course the ice cream bar was a must! Honestly, we cannot recommend Lake of Isles and Bethany enough - it is the ultimate wedding venue!
Kaitlin & Ron, September 5, 2021, North Kingstown, RI
We got married at LOI in July and it was perfection! When we met Bethany, she was a large part of the reason we chose the venue. She was organized and so pleasant - we instantly felt confident she would make the wedding a success and we were right. She was always easy to reach and happy to help. Kyle was our day-of coordinator for both our rehearsal dinner at Matches Tavern and for the ceremony/reception and is truly the greatest. He was on top of every detail, we never worried about anything those two days. He and Cindy (our wonderful attendant) were so much fun and made us feel very well taken care of. The food was fantastic - we got multiple comments from guests and our almond cake from Scrumptions was a crowd favorite. Guests are still mentioning it! Honestly, from start to finish, this was the best event planning experience. One guest asked 'how we found this gem of a venue' and another even commented "I don't know why you'd get married anywhere else". We completely agree - between Bethany, Kyle, Cindy and the venue amenities - we wouldn't get married anywhere else!
Katie & Joe, July 29, 2022, Ledyard, CT
We began planning our wedding 2 years ahead with Bethany. When we imagined having someone to correspond with and connect with at my wedding venue, we didn't even realize truly how Bethany could be any better. She was prompt in responding to anything I asked for, supported my family in all ideas and needs, and made connections with us that made us feel like we were lifelong friends! She is one in a million. We met Kyle (our day of coordinator) during our wedding week. He immediately took charge and ensured that everything would be as perfect as we planned with Bethany. And it was. He was consistently in every corner making sure the evening went exactly how we hoped. Especially making sure that my special 'man dance' went smoothly and located each participant with ease (not knowing a single one). Kyle was fantastic! For drinks, we got reviews of our bridal drink being the tastiest margarita they have ever had! And food came out delicious. We even got to take home the extra pizza and donuts from our evening enhancements. If we could throw a party at this venue annually we would. It was a superior experience and worth every penny.
Katie & Jared, July 2, 2022, South Windsor, CT
Wedding venue of our dreams. My husband and I knew our wedding was going to be perfect because we were marrying each other, but somehow Lake of Isles (specifically, Bethany and Kyle) surpassed our vision of perfection. We booked Lake of Isles a year and a half before our wedding date, and for that entire time, Bethany answered all my emails with urgency and truly made me feel like the most important person she was talking to. Now more than ever, it is hard to find someone who truly wants to help you every step of the way. Bethany is the reason I was so calm about wedding planning, while I was hearing horror stories about wedding planning around me. Bethany gave me honesty and reliability, two important characteristics for any bride planning her wedding. She made everything enjoyable for us and we had full confidence that our wedding day was going to be everything we had wished for. On our wedding day, Kyle was our day of coordinator. If Bethany was our quarterback, Kyle was our running back and she handed Kyle our wedding like a football, and ladies and gentleman, it was a touchdown. Starting at our rehearsal, Kyle made sure we rehearsed our ceremony a couple times, three times to be exact, but that was exactly what we needed. On our wedding night, it was like second nature going through everything and we were able to focus on each other and have all the feels as we vow our lives together. Kyle had the confidence to guide us through the rehearsal and be there every step of the way on our wedding night. He knew exactly what to say and do to make everyone feel calm and for everything to run smoothly. I am proud to say we did not have one thing go wrong on our wedding night and that we owe to Kyle. He even made sure our parents were pleased with everything throughout the night and would ask them if they needed anything, which is something very important to us because this night was also about them. If we could do it again, we would chose Lake of Isles every time over and over again. We are not from around the area and everyone would ask us why we choose such a far venue, once they left our wedding, everyone understood what we saw in Lake of Isles. It is a special place that makes you feel like your wedding is the most important day to them, so if that is what you are looking for, look no further because this place delivers everything and more. We have all the love for Lake of Isles and have the privilege to give them our full recommendation.
Samantha & Rob, July 8, 2022, Stormville, NY
Jessica & John, June 11, 2022, Wethersfield, CT
The food was amazing (my guests are still talking about the filet mignon), the staff were professional and organized and kind and every other positive trait you want from your wedding staff. Shoutouts to Bethany the amazing director of catering and Fairy Godmother extraordinaire, Kyle our day-of man who by bridesmaids declared would need to remain a part of our lives, and Cindy our personal waitress, so attentive and kind and helpful - we should all be so lucky to have a Cindy on our wedding day.
I didn’t even mention how naturally gorgeous the ceremony site on the dock is, how timelessly elegant the ballroom is and how much we loved having the cocktail hour in Matches Tavern downstairs.
Beyond happy with our decision to book Lake of Isles!!!
Karen & Rob, June 4, 2022, Deep River, CT
Meaghan & Brendon, May 29, 2022, Warwick, RI
I cannot say enough about Lake of Isles!!!!!! Bethany, Kyle, and the rest of the staff went above and beyond for us. Bethany has been so incredibly helpful this past year and a half- she is so knowledgeable and answers your questions so quickly! She is one of the most genuine people and I seriously am so thankful to have had her throughout this process. Kyle was absolutely AMAZING as our day of coordinator and made our vision come to life. Not a single thing went wrong (and if it did I'm sure Bethany would never tell the bride ;) ). I had a last minute change the morning of the wedding and Bethany handled it like it was nothing! I am seriously in awe at how accommodating and genuine these people are. My entire family and our friends are still telling me how much they loved everyone at Lake of Isles! I really cannot say enough about the entire staff. I want to go back to Lake of Isles just to hang out with all of them again!!!! I would HIGHLY recommend them endlessly for any bride.
Maria & Brendan, May 14, 2022, Pawcatuck, CT
Lake of Isles is the best place to get married! Bethany and her team did everything in their power to ensure that we had the most amazing day. The whole wedding planning process was smooth and efficient. Bethany was communicative and answered all of my questions quickly. I did not have one single doubt that our wedding would not be perfect. The food was amazing and our guests still rave about the dinner options. The bacon table and pretzel bar were a huge hit! If you are looking for a spot in Southeastern CT to get married, LOI is the venue you want!
Diane & Alex, December 11, 2021, Gilman, CT
We were overwhelmingly satisfied with the staff, crew, venue, location and energy at Lake of Isles. It was the perfect choice for us as the wedding couple. Our guests had nothing but positive things to say about Lake of Isles afterwards. Everyone walked away with a great experience. Barbara and Cindy kept us on track ( and our wedding part too ! ) during the event. They couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful during the wedding. They made everything easy and fun with a smile. However, we can't do a review of our wedding and Lake of Isles without singling out the effort, patience, recommendations, attention to detail, and overall professionalism and kindness of Bethany Arico. Bethany was the main reason we chose Lake of Isles. From our first inquiry to the day after the wedding, Bethany made Lake of Isles the ultimate wedding destination for us. Couldn't have done it without her !!
Jen & Ralph, October 15, 2021, West Haven, CT
We absolutely loved everything about our wedding at Lake of Isles. We met with the director of catering, Bethany, and were immediately sold on the venue. She is so kind and knowledgeable, and helped us throughout planning, answering all of our questions promptly, and even remembered and surprised my husband with a special drink request that he had mentioned at our first meeting. The location is beautiful, and the packages they offer are all inclusive with food, bar, and cake as well as your choice of add ons which made planning a breeze. They also offer a complimentary suite at Foxwoods for the couple (depending on the package you choose) and some golf perks. The day of coordinator, Barbara, was also a delight, and ensured that everything ran smoothly. I can not recommend Lake of Isles enough!
Camaren & Patrick, November 6, 2021 Oakdale, CT
To say we had the time of our lives would be a major understatement. Our experience was exactly how we had hoped it would be and more. I am not a big planner, and Bethany made everything so easy and straightforward. Every person we worked with was so considerate and helpful, we never had to ask for anything throughout the evening. The staff were so good to us, it was hard to say goodbye at the end of the night. We were able to just enjoy our time without having to worry about the details or general comfort of our guests. Every question we had during the planning process was answered and dealt with smoothly. They handled all the questions from our families during the rehearsal dinner and made sure the food for the rehearsal didn’t overlap with our reception food. The food both evenings was phenomenal and praised by the guests. The venue itself is gorgeous with beautiful views. We will update with photos of the venue as soon as we get them from our photographer.
Grace & Mike, October 1, 2021 Exeter, NH
Where to begin, Bethany is everything and more you will ever want and need in a wedding planner. She is incredible, responsive, friendly, smart, and super organized. My husband and I planned our wedding out of state and Bethany was there for every question we had, anything we needed, she was prompt, and thorough. Bethany is one of a kind and you will not be able to find someone better as Bethany is beyond the best!!!!! Further, Lake of Isles as a venue is so beautiful. We had our ceremony on the lakefront deck and it was breathtaking. The LOI crew set up everything perfectly. The reception was inside the ballroom, and wow it was beautiful and elegant. We cannot forgot to mention Barbara, Cindy, and Joe as they are amazing! Barbara and Cindy ensured everything during our wedding (before and after) ran smoothly and on time and they are also super sweet! Joe was our bartender and he knows his stuff! He is friendly and made sure everyone had a drink and was well tended to. Nevertheless, my husband and my family (as well as all of ours guests as they have all said it was the best wedding they have been to) cannot express how amazing LOI is and how Bethany and the LOI crew make this possible. Book your wedding and events here, you will NOT be disappointed!!!!!!
Samantha & Danny, October 17, 2021, Streetsboro, OH
I cannot express enough to anyone looking for a wedding venue to check this place out. The venue itself is beautiful from when you walk into a cozy library fireplace room, to the beautiful ball room with high old train station ceiling feels. If you are looking to have your ceremony and reception in the same place, this is a wonderful spot for just that. Guests were able to relax in the downstairs tavern and patio area before the ceremony, when it was time they were escorted to a deck that extended over a beautiful lake. If you’re lucky enough like we were, you may even have deer in the background making your day even more magical. After the ceremony, guests are able to go right into the reception banquet room and to their seats where appetizers we choose were passed around to tables. The room is the perfect size to see everyone from your seat, and also large enough to have plenty of space to dance and move. After the reception is over if you are not ready for your day to end, you are 3 minutes from Foxwoods Casino! We had over 50 guest rooms booked there, and were able to stay in our wedding clothes and bump into our guests over and over again at the casino ! We even had the opportunity to play a few slots in our wedding dress & suit. It was so nice to keep the night going, staying in the Fox Tower hotel & then being able to see everyone all over again the next morning :)
The staff at Lake of Isles is even better than the actual location and building, which is hard to beat. The staff member who prepares you for your day, in our case her name was Bethany, ends up getting to know you so well and communicating with you so much that they feel like a friend. I am a teacher, I had a lot of questions in getting prepared for the wedding and I know I over emailed. Bethany never once made me feel like I was emailing too much or bothering her with questions I probably could have answered myself looking on the website. I was so thrilled she was even able to see us off on our wedding day, because as I said she really came to feel like a friend to us. The staff is organized, professional and attentive to who you are and what your vision is for the wedding. I am gluten free and they went above and beyond to be sure that there were so many options for me as well from the first appetizers to the desserts, and even a special birthday donut bowl surprise. My glass was never empty and there was nothing I was ever wondering about, questioning or wanting.
With the top notch staff, venue and location I highly suggest any couple getting married to look into The Lake of Isles @ Foxwoods.
Chrissy & Andy, August 20, 2021, Ludlow, MA
I had the best experience with planning my wedding at Lake of Isles. All of the staff leading up to the big day were very responsive and made me feel so at ease. I was able to drop off all of my décor the day before and they exceeded my expectations with setting everything up. The ballroom looked amazing. I received so many compliments about how good the food was, especially the donut bar! It was also nice to have someone making sure my husband and I were taken care of throughout the day.
Alyssa & Garrett, September 24, 2021, Rocky Hill, CT
We could not imagine having our wedding anywhere but Lake of Isles! After our initial tour, this was an easy decision for us. Bethany is AMAZING! She was such a pleasure to work with throughout our whole 18 month planning process. Any time we went to her with a question or problem, she took care of EVERYTHING! We are seriously going to miss working with her, she's such a joy to interact with! Barbara was our day-of coordinator and she was right on top of everything as well! Our wedding day ran so smoothly we were actually able to eat our dinner, visit with all of our guests, and enjoy plenty of time on the dance floor. Our guests had so many wonderful things to say about the beautiful venue, delicious food, and amazing service throughout the night! If we could do it all over again, we would pick Lake of Isles every single time!
Mary & Matt, September 18, 2021, Vernon, CT
I wish I could give Lake of Isles, including Bethany and her team 10 stars!! Our wedding was in September 2021 when COVID restrictions were lifted, but potentially starting to come back, and Bethany was sure to keep us in the loop of what it meant for our wedding. When I had people unexpectedly back out, Bethany worked with me on the catering menu so that we can be sure we met food minimums while maximizing every dollar we spent.
The day of wedding support from Barbara and Melissa was paramount to helping us enjoy our day! Anything we needed or had questions on, both were right there with an answer. It really helped us be able to sit back and relax.
The food was absolutely delicious- our guests could not stop talking about it!
The venue (which included the lakefront deck for ceremony, Matches Tavern for cocktail hour, and upstairs ballroom for reception) was absolutely gorgeous and decorated with all our items exactly how we discussed at the final appointment before the big day.
Overall, I cannot say enough good things about the location, the venue itself, and the people that work at LOI! 10/10 would definitely recommend this venue to others!
Amber & Mike, September 11, 2021, Warwick, RI
We got married in July 2021 at Lake of Isles, and could not have been happier with our choice! Bethany was so flexible throughout the planning process, even with COVID 19 and capacity changes throughout. Barbara and the entire day-of staff were so helpful and everything went so smoothly and looked beautiful, which was such a relief after the stressful planning season during the pandemic! Highly recommend!!
Caitlin & Chris, July 24, 2021, New Fairfield, CT
We got married at Lake of Isles in April 2021 and let me just say that the staff and the organization of the venue was amazing!!! It was challenging to plan a wedding during COVID, but Bethany was with us through everything in terms of planning, back up ideas, and guest number changes. Our day of the wedding was perfect! The staff at the venue was so on top of it all that I didn’t even have to think about anything that day aside from getting married, as they had everything else covered. We got so many compliments from our guests on the venue itself and the amazing staff. I would recommend Lake of Isles for anyone looking for a wedding venue in this area. We truly had the best experience!
Elise & Josh, April 24, 2021, Savannah, GA
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