The food was delicious and the service was amazing. We originally booked with Jeff and then in October we found out that he left and we were assigned. Jeff was awesome and we really clicked when we met him and I was really upset when I found out that he left, but Carolyn was able to help us in the end and she was helpful because she was realistic with us and told us how it really was when we asked questions. The MD Jake was incredible and was a pleasure to work with from the time we arrived until the time we went home. He was nice and funny and professional and everything was perfect. The food at the cocktail hour looked great and the martini luge was a big hit. The bartender made me a special clear fruity martini to make sure I didn’t stain my dress, which I thought was very thoughtful of him! The bridal attendant Linda was really nice and helpful. She helped me go to the bathroom a few times and made sure I always had something to drink in my hand and informed me when everything was served during the reception so I knew that it was time to eat. About 15 minutes before the cocktail hour was over she grabbed me and DH to take us back to our bridal suite and had drinks and tons of plates of hot food waiting for us to enjoy and let us sit in the room alone for a few minutes before the party got started. This was awesome to sit and relax, eat and drink just the two of us before everything started. The one thing we really wanted during the CH that they didn’t have is the grilled cheese with tomato soup shots – we were told it would be there but they weren’t and they are so good so def request those!! We took pictures outside in the back since the grounds are really beautiful. Since it was January we had to rush before the light went away and we probably didn’t get in as many pretty pictures all over because of that, but I was very happy with the ones we took. We couldn’t get any fountain pictures in since it wasn’t on, but it’s the price we paid for a wedding, but definitely don’t hold that against the WCC and knew that there was a chance it wouldn’t be on anyway. The menu— We chose the Maryland Crab Cake served with Sauce Remoulade, accompanied by a Field Green salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing for the appetizer duet to maximize the dance time and everyone enjoyed that. For the main course, guests had a choice of Grilled Shell Steak with Port wine and mushroom sauce that was HUGE and people couldn’t believe the size of the meat, Chicken Madeira sautéed and topped with asparagus and Gruyere cheese in light Madeira sauce, Herb Crusted Salmon with fresh Dill Sauce, Shrimp Oreganata and the Chef’s Vegetarian Dish. For dessert we served wedding cake and then afterwards we had the Signature Viennese Display in the After Dinner Lounge in the cocktail hour room with Coffee, Tea & Cordials in addition to the open bar. The After Hour Lounge was amazing and they set up all of their white furniture, in addition to having CH tables for people to sit and enjoy, plus they had the white dance floor in the middle to keep the party going. Unfortunately, my after hour lounge didn’t turn out as planned because the DJ didn’t announce it and people left early, and then the DJ didn’t play good dance music as requested and made it into a mellow type of party. Other than that everyone could not stop raving about the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches and the Flambé and all the other stations.