Praise for Arbor Terrace
January 7, 2013— Heather & David
David and I wanted to thank you again for helping us pull of the best day of our lives! Our wedding day was more perfect than either of us could have imagined and it couldn’t have been that way without you and all the staff at Grand Tradition. Also, thanks for the champagne! We’re saving it for our 1st anniversary.
July 19, 2012— Sharlene & Tony
Dear Ashley and The Grand Tradition Staff,
Thank you so much for all that you did for our wedding. When we were shopping for venues, nothing seemed to stand out until we toured your facility. The Arbor Terrace instantly lit up our eyes because we knew that we found our dream wedding. Your professionalism throughout our whole experience was bar none. You catered to our every need before, during, and even after our wedding. We could not have asked for anything better. Your staff was excellent, the food was excellent, and the night was unforgettable. Thank you again for all that you do. You did more that we could have ever hoped for.
10/27/12— Walter and Kathy
My husband and I, as parents of the bride, would like to express our deepest appreciation to everyone that helped with our daughter’s wedding. It was a perfect and magical evening. Since we were traveling from Northern California and the bride and groom from Las Vegas, we were concerned that a destination wedding would be difficult and stressful.
We did not feel one thing went wrong and we were very impressed by our wedding consultant. She did an exceptional job and took care of every detail for us. She also listened to our wishes and Kristy’s ideas. She did an excellent job and is a hard worker. She was diplomatic when she needed to be and firm with the schedule, which made the evening flow and stress free for the bride and groom and us.
Our friends and family could not speak about the venue and staff enough. They said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Thank you, again, for all you did to make Kristy and Nic’s wedding a memorable and wonderful event.
October 11, 2012
Ashley was awesome… And from all our people they were all very pleased with the staff. Thank you for making our day so special and for making our family and friends feel so at home! I will never forget it!
October 8, 2012— Judy (Mother of Bride)
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for a fabulous wedding. Everything was just so wonderful. The food was outrageous, the service was superb and the way your staff took all of our decorations and placed them around the venue was just beautiful. Megan was a consummate professional and was instrumental in making the day run as smoothly as it did, especially given our late arrival. She is to be commended for her hard work and I just wanted you to know how much we appreciated all she did.
Many of our family and friends, both from San Diego and New York, marveled at the beauty of your gardens and I made sure to tell them all that there was now a public gardens and lunch spot to visit and several of them told me they will definitely come back to explore the gardens and eat your wonderful food.
August 26, 2012— Daveda & Brad
Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Your organization and effort really made our day perfect.
August 12, 2012— Alexandra and Richard
We can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us to make the wedding happen and run smoothly. Especially on such a short notice!
It was a pleasure to work with you and all the staff in general!
Definitely will recommend the place it is gorgeous and of course you guys:-)
Thank you for the champagne bottle :-) We enjoyed it:-)
Thank you again for all your hard work and being patient with us, especially at the end when a lot of people cancelled.
Thank you again!
March 24, 2012— Erin & Mark
I do believe that I had the perfect wedding! Thank you so much to Veronica and the staff at the Grand Tradition for ensuring that everything went smoothly. Everyone is still raving about how beautiful the grounds were and how delicious the food was. Victor with Can-Do productions was awesome! Thank you all, I wouldn’t have changed a thing about my wedding.
July 12, 2012— Sarah & Frederick
We were both blown away by how smoothly everything went on our wedding night. We were simply impressed by how professional and helpful the entire staff was. We had so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was, how great the food was, and what a good time everyone had. We are very thankful to have had such a competent wedding coordinator that made us feel completely at ease on our big day!
July 21, 2012— Haydee & Mike
It was wonderful to have you as our wedding coordinator! Everything was perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect!!!!!!! You’re awesome!!!! As I said before, never in my life did I feel so spoiled and special. You made my dream come true!!!!!!! Thank the other staff members for us too!!!! They were on top of everything! Awesome service!!!!!! All my guests and family enjoyed the wedding and reception very much! They say it was the “Wedding of the Year”!!!!
Thank you for coordination everything so perfect and thank you very much for the bottle of Champagne you gave us!!!!!!
It was absolutely nice meeting you and planning our wedding details with you. Very nice experience!!!!!
Take care and thank you soooooooooo much for everything!!!!!!!!
June 21, 2012 Ashley –— Kimberly & Abram
You were a dream to work with and you helped me so much with everything! Thank you sooo much! Everything was perfect and the day was magical and you helped make it. I will give you great reviews on the survey and I left a review on yelp. Everyone was raving about how beautiful everything was and it all went sooo smoothly! It was perfect :)
April 28, 2012— Kevin & Kristy
Thank you so much for the bottle of champagne and for everything you did to make our wedding the best day of our lives. Everyone can’t stop talking about how beautiful everything was and how organized the event was. The food was amazing, the ceremony went smoothly, and we didn’t have to worry about anything. We are so honored to have been able to get to know you over the past year and could not have asked for a better coordinator. Thank you for making our day possible!
June 26, 2011— The Colbrans
Thank you for making our wedding such a perfect day. Can’t wait to enjoy the bottle of champagne on our 1 yr anniversary.
March 11, 2012— Jill & Ryan
I got married in March at the Grand Tradition Estate, Arbor Terrace. The wedding went off without a hitch. They were so well organized, I didn’t have to worry about the details. I have heard from several of my guests how gorgeous the place was, the food was delicious, and everything felt warm and inviting. I was extremely pleased with the staff and their efficiency and professionalism.
March 16, 2012 – Dear Don,— Linh & Mark
I just want to write a note to thank you and the entire staff at Grand Tradition for making our dream wedding day come true. Arbor Terrace is such a dreamy, exotic, romantic and elegant destination for a wedding.
Everyone raved about the beauty of the grounds, the amazing, friendly, and ontime service, and how delicious the food was. The salmon & prime rib were both a hit!!!
It went by so fast, I wish we could get married again, just to relive the beautiful experience at Grand Tradition.
Alot of our friends and family are saving up so that they can get married there as well!!!
We will all be talking about the wedding and Arbor Terrace at Grand Tradition for many months to come.
You have a first class estate and staff!!! Thank you again for our most memorable wedding day celebration!!!
Linh & Mark
January 7, 2012 – Dear Justin, I wanted to thank your entire wait staff for this event:— George (Father of the Groom)
They were responsive, courteous, competent and obviously took pride in their work. They operated like a well oiled machine which is a wonderful reflection on you.
I’m sorry I don’t remember all their names-I do remember Art’s nametag- but I would appreciate your thanking them on behalf of me and the other attendees.
December 2, 2011 – Veronica, I am sorry that Jeff and I didn’t get to properly thank you after the wedding. We really cannot express how grateful we are for the wonderful work you and your staff did before and during our wedding. Our wedding ceremony and reception were absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a more outstanding day. Thank You so much for making our wedding day so special. I am so glad that I chose Grand Tradition Estate and that you were assigned as my coordinator! I wanted to stop by but we just got back from our honeymoon in St. Lucia and are headed to Florida for christmas. Thanks again to GTE and especially you. Happy Holidays!— Jeff and Melissa
August 4, 2011 – Our wedding was everything we dreamed of and more! Thank you for making everything so easy! It was a great day! Thanks!— Robert & Jessica
October 22, 2011 – Everything was perfect! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!— Steven and Annie
October 28, 2011 – I’m not sure why I’ve been the Arbor Terrace Grand Tradition Wedding Officiant so many times this summer but trust me, I’m not complaining. The Arbor Terrace Grand Tradition is one of my favorite locations. Waterfalls and tropical gardens for a ceremony can’t be beat. Arbor terrace ceremony site Teresa and Kevin had no problem making this all come together at the venue and let their personalities shine! The ceremony, complete with picture frame sand ceremony, was indeed a wonderful celebration. Sherry, the Grand Tradition’s pianist played softly and beautifully, as she always does, adding to the romance. Another little thing that some people may not have really noticed is, the waterfalls are not turned off during the ceremony like other venues. From Sumi’s Oven. The audio system is so finely tuned, everyone can hear everything as they continue to flow behind us. No altar needed for the venue at all. Come to think of it, if you did put an altar here, it would take away, not add anything. Teresa and Kevin shared their promises before 100 or so family and friends and it was a wonderful moment to share in! What else could make this event even better? Arbor Terrace Reception Site at the Grand Tradition How about bringing in some awesome vendors to bring it all together. Start with the magic of coordination, making sure everything is in order and runs smoothly was Courtney Tibbets of After the Engagement who took the helm and did an awesome job. As mentioned, Sherri was wonderful at the keyboard for the ceremony and Eric is always a pleasure to work with as he is a master of the audio for the ceremony. Photographer Heather Kincaid and Lighthouse Studios took care of capturing the video. Jasper of Starlight Photo Booth and Courtney of After the Engagement having so much fun!For the reception, Sumi’s Oven was on hand for the cake and deserts. DJ Christian from Just 4 Fun took care of the entertainment while Jasper helped the party capture a fun side of the day with Starlight Photo Booth.— Rev. Christopher Tuttle (vowsfromtheheart.com)
September 24, 2011 – Megan, thank you soooo much for your hard work in making our day soooo special! We had an amazing time and everyone continues to say how beautiful the wedding and venue was! Please tell your staff THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!— Sadie and Andrew
May 27, 2011— Isabel and Jim
I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work that went into making our wedding at the Arbor Terrace on 5/27/2011 so wonderful. Jim and I were impressed with the level of professionalism, organization and attention to detail that you and the staff of the Grand Tradition exuded since the very first day we saw your venue. We had a wonderful time at our wedding and just loved how everything went off without a hitch. We had so many of our guests tell us how much they loved our venue and how impressed with the way it all ran so smoothly. One of our guests said they want their daughter married there too! Many Thanks!!
August 27, 2011 – Just wanted to say thank you for all your help with everything. We couldn’t have been happier with the wedding, it was beautiful, everything went beyond perfectly. We want to do it all again! Pass on to whoever is in charge that the service was phenomenal. We had guests call us after just to comment on how outstanding the service was, everyone was thoroughly impressed. Needless to say we had the most amazing night, we will remember it forever. Thank you so much!!— Tim and Kari
Praise for Beverly Mansion
December 27, 2012— Chris & Brighten
Megan, Thanks for all of your help with our wedding. All of our guests had a wonderful time, as did we! Grand Tradition was a wonderful venue and we just wanted to say how grateful we are!
February 17, 2013— Avie & Carl
Thank you so much for the most gorgeous fairytale wedding I could have ever imagined! The horse drawn carriage, the gazebo, the elegant Beverly Mansion, the delicious buffet, your wonderful staff, and my gracious and lovely coordinator Ashley. My wedding on 2/17/13 was magical and will be a memory I will cherish & treasure forever!
November 11, 2012— Gi & Jay
Thank you for a wonderful wedding! We got so many compliments from our guests about the beautiful venue, delicious food, and very professional staff members. Megan was amazing, she was on top of everything and it made the nervous bride feel much better =)
We would definitely recommend the GT for anyone considering a wedding in the future!
November 17, 2012— Vanessa & Vaughan
Good Evening Ashley,
I just wanted to thank you so very much for all your help. You did a beautiful job coordinating our event. Vaughan and I felt very special and well taken care of the entire night. Thanks also for helping my mom out with all the details. :)
October 20, 2012— Rudy & Gloria
Grand Tradition Estate,
You are all amazing!
Our daughter, Gina, was married at your wonderful venue on October 20, 2012. It was the most beautiful wedding we have ever seen. The moment when the white carriage appeared was spectacular. Our daughter looked like a princess in a fairy tale. Unforgettable.
Everything was absolutely perfect! It is very obvious that you are all experts at what you do. The entire staff is the epitome of what a staff should be. In particular, we would like to compliment and thank Megan for the outstanding job she did. She was totally amazing! Thank you, Megan, for being there for Gina in every way.
Since the wedding, we have been receiving many, many positive comments about the wedding. Everyone is saying that the food was delicious, the grounds are beautiful, the mansion is gorgeous, the staff provided superior service, the chocolate fountain was fabulous, etc., etc., etc. We couldn’t agree more. In fact, we could go on and on.
As parents of the bride, we want to thank everyone at the Grand Tradition Estate for the beautiful event and for making our daughter’s wedding dreams come true.
With our sincere thanks and appreciation,
August 12, 2012— Emily & Garret
Thank you for the bottle of Martinellis and for making our wedding day perfect! Having you there, as well as the rest of the Grand Tradition staff, made everything go smoothly and timely. Thank you again for all of your hard work and help throughout our entire wedding!
November 2, 2012— Matt & Jeanette
I just wanted to thank you again for all of the hard work you put into our wedding! You and your staff helped immensely and made sure everything ran smoothly! I don’t think we had any glitches! It was so reassuring knowing that you had everything under control!
October 2, 2012— Megan & Nick
Thank you so much for making our special day run so seamlessly! We were blown away by how smoothly the day went! Everything was perfect; I couldn’t have imagined it any better!
June 22, 2012— Diana & Robert
We wanted to thank you for everything you and your team did to make our wedding day so special. You were always available when we needed you from the start of our wedding planning and were able to make the entire day run so smoothly and stress-free. All of our friends and family were so impressed by not only the beauty of the event, but the organization and coordination of it all. We could not have picked a better location to get married!
June 30, 2012— Mandy & Mitch
Thank you so much for making sure our wedding went perfectly because it absolutely did! I could not be happier with the way everything went. It was my absolute dream wedding! On that day, I never had to worry about one single thing. Everyone had such a great time and Mitch and I felt it was the best day of our lives. Thank you for being such an amazing coordinator through the entire process. It was such a joy and pleasure working with you. I’m only sad it’s all over! Thanks again Megan!
May 26, 2012— Brian & Courtney
Brian and I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts! What a fabulous wedding coordinator you are. Not only are you kind and professional, but we loved how organized and calm you were throughout our entire wedding process! I was sad leaving the night of our wedding knowing we wouldn’t see or talk on a regular basis, but I’m sure you hear that often. Thank you for a stress-free wedding day and for the champagne.
March 10, 2012— Larry & Norma
It is difficult to believe we have been married three months. Not a day goes by that we don’t look back to our wedding day. Thankful for all the support, kindness and professional service we received by you and your wonderful staff. “EVERYONE” did their job so well with a spirit of true friendship and caring about our special day. Please let all your staff know how grateful we are for how wonderful our wedding day turned out…and that includes you. Our guests were amazed by the beauty of the Grand Tradition, the food, and all the wonderful service. God bless you all.
With sincere and thankful hearts,
June 23, 2012 – Dear Megan,— Chris & Diane
We wanted to thank you for the bottle of champagne and for helping us have the wedding of our dreams! We both had so much fun and heard nothing but praises about Grand Tradition from all of our guests. Thanks again!
June 22, 2012— Diana & Robert
It is not very often that one can say their wedding day was perfect/ flawless, but I am lucky enough to be able to say this. My new husband and I had the best day of our lives. Everything was absolutely beautiful and executed in a perfect way by both the Grand Tradition staff as well as the vendors we used that were all recommended by Grand Tradition. Megan was exceptional, she catered to our every need and was always available even when I called her on a busy weekend. I would recommend Grand Tradition to all of my friends. Thank you for making this day so special for us! Every single one of our guests, friends and family were amazed, there was absolutely not one negative thing to say! Thank you!
Since I was only 6 years old I have been planning my wedding. My dream was to marry my prince charming in a beautiful fairy tale setting. I drew out my whole plan on paper. Now, years later all of my dreams are coming true. My fiance, Chris, and I have looked at nearly every venue in southern California, but none of them felt right until we toured The Grand Tradition Estate. While walking up to the beautiful estate, I immediately fell in love with the place. It surpassed everything that I had seen, and was even more gorgeous than the drawings that I had made over 15 years ago. From the sparking chandeliers, to the breath-taking scenery I knew without a doubt that this was the place.— Lacie
The customer service was nothing less than exceptional as well. Don gave us a tour around the entire venue and really made us feel welcome. Chris and I both loved how the package included nearly everything that we would need for the big day: dinner, a coordinator, table linens, chairs, a pianist, microphones, a beautiful white gazebo to get married under, and so much more. While I love all of those aspects of the Grand Tradition, my favorite characteristic about the venue has to be that it was built just for weddings. Because it was created for this purpose, they have everything that anyone could possibly need available; even the little things that I would have never thought of like a steamer in the brides room for her dress! This factor alone takes so much stress off of me, and will allow me to just enjoy the day as the bride.
March 10, 2012— Larry & Norma
It is hard to believe it’s been almost three months since we’ve been married. Blending two households into one has taken time. Megan, we are so very thankful for you and all that you did to make our wedding day so very special. Your almost daily assistance was so appreciated, as was your sweet and helpful nature. You are a delight and we sincerely thank you for all your very professional and caring ways.
May 12, 2012— Michele & Gabe
It’s me, Michele and my wedding was on 5/12/12. I just wanted to drop you an e-mail to say thank you so very much for EVERYTHING! I’m sure you hear this all the time but: You’re the GREATEST wedding coordinator EVER!! You made every detail of my wedding perfect. The staff was amazing and I got endless compliments on how beautiful the estate was and how attentive everybody was. And after receiving my proofs from my photographer, my jaw dropped at how truly amazing the mansion looked. I can’t thank you enough for making my wedding more than what I could have ever dreamed of. Anyways, thank you again for making my wedding one of the best days of my life!!
May 4, 2012
We couldn’t be happier with your venue location. We are so happy that we chose you. Everyone was wonderful, professional and skilled at what they do. We had more compliments about the food, everyone “LOVED” the food. Please thank Megan for us and know she really guided us through the entire process with ease. When the horse and carriage came around, I overheard a guest, “OMG, you’ve got to be kidding me!!! – Wonderful!!!” What a great surprise and so much fun for Michele and I.
Rick & Michele
April 15, 2012— Lori & Michael
Thank you for the incredible job you did! Everything was perfect and beautiful! We had an amazing and perfect wedding day. Grand Tradition is truly a magical place! We are so happy that we chose it to celebrate our day.
February 12, 2012 Megan –— Jessika & Marcelino
Marce and I wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day so perfect – everything went so smoothly, we still have guests raving about the ceremony, reception, timing, food and staff – just everything!
And thank you so much for the bottle of raspberry champagne – we hope to save it for our 1st anniversary! Thank you again – Jessika & Marcelino
February 24, 2012 – Hi Megan, I cannot thank you and the Grand Tradition staff enough for the most wonderful wedding. The day was truly flawless! Every single thing went off without a hitch and I know that was because of you and the dedication and responsiveness of the Grand Tradition staff. All my family and friends kept telling me it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to and I know they were not just saying that! The food was excellent and having a staff member holding a tray of water, cider and snacks at every corner we turned was extremely appreciated. It made the day that much more special. Please give our thanks to the Horse and Carriage crew as well for sticking around for the guests, it was the highlight of the night for many!— Stephanie & Ruben
Your staff made the day such a breeze from setting up the tables all the way to putting the gifts in our car. It really allowed my friends and family to be able to just come and enjoy the day and not have to worry about any of that stuff. My mom said that you know the service is good when you don’t realize they are there but they are doing what needs to be done and this was the case on Friday.
The one thing I keep hearing about from friends and family was that during the ceremony, right before the carriage came out, a group of ducks all descended into the lake and there were lots of those little white things floating in the air which felt so magical. Everyone was saying they wouldn’t be surprised if that were choreographed, that’s how good they thought you all were!
I would not hesitate to recommend The Grand Tradition to anyone and I will be writing a review online about our wonderful experience.
Thanks again for everything!
January 28, 2012 – Hi Megan! Thank you so much for everything. I apologize for all of the last minute craziness, but wow what a wedding. It was truly the best day of my life. I really enjoyed working with you. I could not have asked for anything better. You are an angel.— Chauntel and David
January 7, 2012 – Grand Tradition Staff, thank you so much for all your hard work in making our wedding day perfect! You and everyone there make it so easy and we were able to enjoy every minute of our day thanks to you. All of our guests were astonished at how beautiful Grand Tradition is, and by how well organized and professional the staff was!. Thank you for an unforgettable day!— Mike & Brittany
October 29, 2011 – Megan, Incredible! We will never forget our special day. The quantity and quality of the food served exceeded our expectations. Thank You— Sean and Kristen
November 12, 2011 – We just want to thank Megan and the rest of the Grand Tradition staff for their amazing work. Despite the fact that it rained on my November 12th wedding day, everything turned out absolutely perfect. I think the rain even added to the romance. All of my guests kept saying how great the staff’s service was and they also loved the food! Everyone there truly helped make our dreams come true and I would recommend it to everyone I know. All our guests kept commenting that this was the most beautiful place and asked how did we ever find it. Thank you for all your hard work.— Stephanie & Chiristopher
October 13, 2011— Sandra and Kirk
Thanks for all you did above and beyond the call of duty.
October 15, 2011 – Megan, thank you so much for everything. You made our special day go off without a hitch. You truly helped us have our dream wedding. We very much appreciate it. Thank You!!!— Peter & Allison
August 25, 2011 – Dearest Megan & Grand Tradition Staff— Raul & Sharlene
We want to send our Thanks to you and your team for making our wedding a day and event we will never forget. From the first day we took a step into your venue, we have experienced nothing but first class service. We appreciate you guys and wish you the best in the years to come.
August 4, 2011 – Megan, Rafael and I would like to express our gratitude to you and the whole Grand Tradition staff for making our wedding day unforgettable. Your professionalism and calmness throughout the day made us feel comfortable and at ease every minute of our special day. We feel lucky to have found a venue and a group of people who truly care about making every couple feel special on their day. We have received multiple accolades about the attention that was provided to our guests by your staff. We ourselves were left speechless by the attention to detail your provided that day and would like again to say Thank You!!!!— Rafael and Kenia
Rest assure that we will always recommend Grand Tradition as a great venue for any event especially weddings.
September 2, 2011 – Thank you so much for making our dream wedding come true! Everything was perfect & it was such a pleasure to work with you!!!— Amir & Laura