What Brides Are Saying

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

 

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