What Brides Are Saying
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
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.
Nicole & Ryan, October 16, 2017, Clinton, CT
Sheila, you truly were amazing during this entire process and made me, Pete, my parents and Pete's parents feel so comfortable. Your level of professionalism and attention to detail is inspiring. My parents always left each meeting in awe of how on top of everything you are. Whenever I mentioned to someone that we were getting married at lake of Isles, all they could do was talk about how much of a pleasure it is working with you and your staff. You are one of the main reasons we chose Lake of Isles because I knew we wouldn't be overwhelmed during the process - so thank you!
On the night of the wedding, Bethany was so professional and on top of everything it was also inspiring and truly appreciated. I wanted her by my side at all times because she just made me feel at peace. She was so funny and she was always calm which me feel at ease. She also was on top of the timeline of events and kept my in the know the entire night. She had patience for everyone and everything which was greatly appreciated. I could not have made it through the day without you and her. Melissa was also a pleasure to work with as she was by my side and also had a smile on the entire night which helped me relax.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Laurie, December 2, 2017, Waltham, MA
"The staff at Lake of Isles turned our dream wedding into a reality. During our year and a half preparation for that night we had the pleasure to work with Sheila frequently. Never have we met someone who is so dedicated, over the top friendly, and meticulous. I am a perfectionist and luckily so is Sheila! I never imagined having a stress free wedding, but Sheila and Bethany were able to give that to me. The Members Dining Room was the perfect place for a cozy ceremony in front of a fireplace. Our cocktail hour was held in Matches Tavern and then all our guests were finally invited into the ballroom. The ballroom looked exactly how I had imagined it. The food from start to finish was delectable and our guests had only one thing to say about it, FANTASTIC! The fact you're the only wedding for the day leaves all the attention focused on you. Not one time throughout our entire event did I have to ask for anything or look for someone. It's hard to write a review about perfection. For anyone looking for a venue that is breathtaking and for a coordinator who will live up to their word, choose Lake of Isles. You and your guests will never forget the night that you were at the perfect wedding."
Matt, November 11, 2017, North Providence, RI
"Sheila was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made the wedding planning process easy and made me feel very confident in our choice. The professionalism of the entire staff at Lake of Isles was unlike any other that we have ever experienced. We thoroughly enjoyed every step of the planning process with Lake of Isles. At the reception, Kyle and I were so pleased with how everything looked. Bethany and staff worked so diligently to make sure that we were happy. Bethany was able to take what we had envisioned and make it happen. We were beyond pleased with how everything looked and worked out!
Kyle and I would like to thank every staff member that we encountered during our planning journey with Lake of Isles. We are still on Cloud 9 from how amazing everything went. The food was amazing, the ballroom was stunning, and we just cannot stop talking about it. We will be definitely come back to Lake of Isles for events and just to say hello. Thank you for so much for everything! You made us feel like family and hope to see you soon."
Lindsay & Kyle, November 10, 2017, Ellington, CT
"Sheila was unbelievable throughout the entire process. From the minute we met her, we felt confident that she'd provide everything we needed to have a great wedding. I would work with her again in a heartbeat, but unfortunately we're only getting married once :) We only met Bethany the day before our wedding, but quickly realized she was on top of everything, even handling our rowdy wedding party. She was fast and efficient with all details pertaining to our wedding day. This entire experience exceeded our expectations. The planning process was smooth, efficient, timely, and enjoyable. Sheila, Bethany, and Melissa (our server) were all amazing and everyone had an amazing time! THANK YOU!"
Vinny & Bella, Saturday, November 4, 2017, Oxford, CT
"Patrick and I are so happy with how our day went and we couldn't be more grateful for you, Chris and the whole LOI team. It was our perfect wedding. Everything was wonderful. My guests are still talking about it and I know I will continue to smile each time I think about that day."
Melissa, October 1, 2017, Hoboken, NJ
"Thank you so much! Eddie and I had such a wonderful night at Lake of Isles and we both could not have asked for a better wedding. Eddie and I thank you all so much and look forward to visiting Lake of Isles! You all are AMAZING at what you do and we are so lucky to have had our wedding at Lake of Isles with you!"
-Pamela, September 23, 2017, Meriden, CT
"I can't even begin to thank you, and everyone at Lake of Isles! Our wedding day still feels like a dream I need to wake up from! Bethany was amazing! I know I've said it already, but our wedding was perfect! You're all amazing and our wedding was amazing!"
Marina, September 22, 2017. Griswold, CT
"Our wedding was perfect (which seems like an exaggeration, but it really was), it was exactly how we imagined it, and we really appreciate everything. From the food, to the beautiful setting for cocktail hour, to the dinner, our guests had an amazing time."
-Erika & Paul, September 9, 2017, Uncasville, CT
"I cannot say enough about how great our experience was at Lake of Isles, and how much our friends and family enjoyed the reception. I can honestly say everything went perfectly. I will definitely be recommending Lake of Isles to anyone hosting an event (especially if they are looking for great food and amazing views!)"
-Michelle, June 17, 2017, Quaker Hill, CT
"Sheila made the whole wedding planning process a breeze - any questions or concerns she was always open to discussing on the phone/through email to ensure all my questions were answered and everything was taken care of. Thank you for all that you did for Kyle and I! We have gotten nothing but wonderful comments back from the guests at how impresses they were with the Lake of Isles staff, the venue itself, and the food/bar!! We were so happy that Bethany was there the day of our wedding. She went above and beyond our expectations and made sure everything was taken care of and the day went off without any issues! She was extremely attentive all night long and ensured we were aware of where we were supposed to be and when things we happening. We were also extremely impressed with Melissa who also took care of us during the night - she was on top of making sure we didn't miss any of the food during cocktail hour and ensured we were well taken care of all night long. Again we've heard back from so many guests, including our bridal party, with how impressed they were with the staff and the venue. Thanks again for helping to make our day perfect!!"
-Mia & Kyle, June 10, 2017, Stamford, CT
"I cannot say enough about what a pleasure it was to work with Sheila. She was wonderful and attentive. She made the whole process stress free because of the way she handled all of our requests. I would absolutely recommend Sheila and Lake of Isles if I ever hear of anyone looking for a venue. All of the guests were more than pleased with the location, access to the lakefront deck and with the food! It was difficult to coordinate a wedding in CT from where we live in Arizona, but Sheila made it effortless. She introduced us to Bethany when we met for the first time 2 days before the wedding, and Bethany was also amazing. She was very helpful and also kept us on time and on track. Thank you for a great staff and for making our day so special!"
-Michele, June 4, 2017, Tucson, AZ
"The main reason we chose the venue was the overall friendliness of Sheila. She was so polite, cheerful, knowledgeable. When we were looking for venues we made initial calls, most of the responses we received from other venues were vague, curt and somewhat demanding. Sheila was none of those. She called back immediately, answered all our questions and was extremely pleasant. When we did go for a tour the grounds and room sold us. Perfect views and setting. On the day of the wedding Bethany was amazing, right down to picking sticks out of my daughters dress before she entered the reception. One final note: Every guest, yes I mean everyone, said and I quote, "best wedding they have ever attended" GREAT JOB! THANKS!"
-Diane (Mother-of-the-bride), May 20, 2017, Torrington, CT
"I could never thank you enough for everything you did for our wedding!! I am still on a wedding high. EVERYONE has gotten in touch with me, Ryan, my mom or his parents saying how amazing the wedding was. Words could never describe how spectacular everything was. Bethany was also incredible...and Melissa our wait staff person. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! "
-Holly, May 13, 2017, Stonington, CT
"Everything turned out beautifully and our guests loved every second. They’re still talking about how awesome the food was. Some guests even said it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to. From the very beginning until the very end, we were treated very well. As the bride, I was able to enjoy my day and not be stressed or worried. Sheila and Bethany are a great team! I really appreciate everyone making my day perfect and definitely one I will never forget!"
-Ashley, April 1, 2017, Conway, SC