Laurel Wood Gardens

★★★★☆
  • 20943 Hunter Hill Dr

    Dade City, FL 33523

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  • 352-583-4462

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Watch out if you're a vendor..no security and grooms men out of control. No one willing to intervene if you're a female and the groomsmen decide to try to have their way!! Will not be participating at that locale ever again!

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Watch out if you're a vendor..no security and grooms men out of control. No one willing to intervene if you're a female and the groomsmen decide to try to have their way!! Will not be participating at that locale ever again!

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Having been a wedding planner for quite some time, I have worked with many venues, and thousands of venue managers. While Laurel Woods has an absolutely beautiful location that is to die for, the weeds along the astro-turfed bumpy path are just the beginning on your way to the arch that is rusted and covered in white plastic then bathed with dirty, sun bleached flowers and greenery that look like a child put them together. On top of the awful condition of the premises with spiders everywhere, dirty, weeds, the location just falling apart, the owner was awful to work with. As my last clients brought in a professional to oversee the coordination of decorations, catering, and venue, Cecilia seemed to be offended, and while pleasant and promising on the phone and in the initial meeting, things quickly turned around for the worse when it came to the week of. Trying to get a hold of Laurel Woods is next to impossible! Filling out forms on their website that they never respond to, making phone calls to every number found on the internet, and then finally being given a number that is said to be "the best way to contact us" well...don't try calling...they never answer, and then the mailbox is full! Cecilia was no where to be found the day of the event, only to come out in the morning, and tell us to move our vehicles to the farthest place from where we were trying to unload items to..because it was bad for parking...(even though we were UNLOADING) She was very rude about the way she addressed things to the family, and to myself as I was trying to coordinate, and make sure the bride got what she wanted, but that Cece was happy as well! Now with having not talked to anyone or showing her face, she pops out of her house just as we are getting ready to send everyone down the aisle, and proceeds to try and change our plans because "this is how she does it" She was told if she wanted it her way, she should have come out and talked with us before hand" Bathrooms were aweful as she accuses guests of stopping them up by flushing femine products...which somehow stop the plumbing to everything on the premises. She was not dressed like a professional, but someone who just wandered in off the street. There were dogs running around while trying to set up with food all around, and jumping on guests, random people walking around the premises during setup. Luckily, this bride was smart and had someone take care of everything for her, otherwise, I would hate to have seen what Cecilia would have done on her own...if she even showed up. Not to mention she had booked a wedding the day before, and the day after...and she is the only one there to turn things around, so the individual attention that a bride deserves was thrown out the window! Overall, this is a location with high hopes, but without the management behind it to keep it up to par. It is most brides dream to be able to have a fairy tail wedding in this kind of a setting, but no bride should have to go through the chaos and awful condition of Laurel Woods Garden. I would not recommend this location to even my cheapest most pain in the butt bride!! Everyone deserves better than this! Hopefully Cece will read these reviews, and take note on what could be improved...there is so much potential, but the lack of dedication and ambition to fulfill!

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★☆☆☆☆

Having been a wedding planner for quite some time, I have worked with many venues, and thousands of venue managers. While Laurel Woods has an absolutely beautiful location that is to die for, the weeds along the astro-turfed bumpy path are just the beginning on your way to the arch that is rusted and covered in white plastic then bathed with dirty, sun bleached flowers and greenery that look like a child put them together. On top of the awful condition of the premises with spiders everywhere, dirty, weeds, the location just falling apart, the owner was awful to work with. As my last clients brought in a professional to oversee the coordination of decorations, catering, and venue, Cecilia seemed to be offended, and while pleasant and promising on the phone and in the initial meeting, things quickly turned around for the worse when it came to the week of. Trying to get a hold of Laurel Woods is next to impossible! Filling out forms on their website that they never respond to, making phone calls to every number found on the internet, and then finally being given a number that is said to be "the best way to contact us" well...don't try calling...they never answer, and then the mailbox is full! Cecilia was no where to be found the day of the event, only to come out in the morning, and tell us to move our vehicles to the farthest place from where we were trying to unload items to..because it was bad for parking...(even though we were UNLOADING) She was very rude about the way she addressed things to the family, and to myself as I was trying to coordinate, and make sure the bride got what she wanted, but that Cece was happy as well! Now with having not talked to anyone or showing her face, she pops out of her house just as we are getting ready to send everyone down the aisle, and proceeds to try and change our plans because "this is how she does it" She was told if she wanted it her way, she should have come out and talked with us before hand" Bathrooms were aweful as she accuses guests of stopping them up by flushing femine products...which somehow stop the plumbing to everything on the premises. She was not dressed like a professional, but someone who just wandered in off the street. There were dogs running around while trying to set up with food all around, and jumping on guests, random people walking around the premises during setup. Luckily, this bride was smart and had someone take care of everything for her, otherwise, I would hate to have seen what Cecilia would have done on her own...if she even showed up. Not to mention she had booked a wedding the day before, and the day after...and she is the only one there to turn things around, so the individual attention that a bride deserves was thrown out the window! Overall, this is a location with high hopes, but without the management behind it to keep it up to par. It is most brides dream to be able to have a fairy tail wedding in this kind of a setting, but no bride should have to go through the chaos and awful condition of Laurel Woods Garden. I would not recommend this location to even my cheapest most pain in the butt bride!! Everyone deserves better than this! Hopefully Cece will read these reviews, and take note on what could be improved...there is so much potential, but the lack of dedication and ambition to fulfill!

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GREAT PLACE!

My parents got married there on April 26, 2004.
They had a beautiful wedding and in turn I am planning on having my wedding there next month! I could not ask for a better place and she has no problem accomodating any type of situation.

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GREAT PLACE!

My parents got married there on April 26, 2004.
They had a beautiful wedding and in turn I am planning on having my wedding there next month! I could not ask for a better place and she has no problem accomodating any type of situation.

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My husband and I were married there almost 5 years ago. Cecilia is a warm, wonderful, and caring person. She was very accomodating and paid very close attention to detail. She was eager to help walk me thru the wedding planning stages. She was also there on the wedding day to help alleviate the stress from wedding day disasters. The best part is that I now have a life long friend in Cecilia and her family.

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★★★★★

My husband and I were married there almost 5 years ago. Cecilia is a warm, wonderful, and caring person. She was very accomodating and paid very close attention to detail. She was eager to help walk me thru the wedding planning stages. She was also there on the wedding day to help alleviate the stress from wedding day disasters. The best part is that I now have a life long friend in Cecilia and her family.

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Sweet on the outside, Sour on the inside.?? - ?? - Today
I recently attended a wedding that was held at Laurel Wood, and was appalled at the attitude and behavior of the owners. I watched as they attempted to fix a plumbing issue which left everyone at the wedding without any restrooms for the duration of the time we were there. The owner, whos name is Cecilia was rude to not only myself but other guests as well. She accused people of stopping up the toilets, And ran around with a snarky expression. She ordered 2 guests out of their seats because she needed the chairs to stand on when she was messing around in the bathrooms. She also had a disgusted look on her face and plugged her ears as she walked by the DJ. I felt that was very rude. I do NOT recommend this place due to the unprofessionalism they exibited that day. I would also like to add that they do not dress like they run a wedding and reception site. I was pretty disgusted with that. I can only wish better for the bride and groom. They told me that the owner was very polite and enthusiastic but seemed to be a little scatter brained. I am positive if they knew how things would turn out, they would have definitely booked another place. Stay AWAY from this place!!

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Sweet on the outside, Sour on the inside.?? - ?? - Today
I recently attended a wedding that was held at Laurel Wood, and was appalled at the attitude and behavior of the owners. I watched as they attempted to fix a plumbing issue which left everyone at the wedding without any restrooms for the duration of the time we were there. The owner, whos name is Cecilia was rude to not only myself but other guests as well. She accused people of stopping up the toilets, And ran around with a snarky expression. She ordered 2 guests out of their seats because she needed the chairs to stand on when she was messing around in the bathrooms. She also had a disgusted look on her face and plugged her ears as she walked by the DJ. I felt that was very rude. I do NOT recommend this place due to the unprofessionalism they exibited that day. I would also like to add that they do not dress like they run a wedding and reception site. I was pretty disgusted with that. I can only wish better for the bride and groom. They told me that the owner was very polite and enthusiastic but seemed to be a little scatter brained. I am positive if they knew how things would turn out, they would have definitely booked another place. Stay AWAY from this place!!

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Thanks to Laurel Wood Gardens, my wedding was what I'd always dreamed about. Beautiful rolling hills, historic oak trees, and Cecelia really helps out alot to make everything perfect for you.

Visit them at:
www,lwgardens,com

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★★★★★

Thanks to Laurel Wood Gardens, my wedding was what I'd always dreamed about. Beautiful rolling hills, historic oak trees, and Cecelia really helps out alot to make everything perfect for you.

Visit them at:
www,lwgardens,com

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http://www.lwgardens.com

Thanks to Laurel Wood Gardens, my wedding was what I'd always dreamed about. Beautiful rolling hills, historic oak trees, and Cecelia really helps out alot to make everything perfect for you.

Visit them at:
http://www.lwgardens.com

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★★★★★

http://www.lwgardens.com

Thanks to Laurel Wood Gardens, my wedding was what I'd always dreamed about. Beautiful rolling hills, historic oak trees, and Cecelia really helps out alot to make everything perfect for you.

Visit them at:
http://www.lwgardens.com

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I had my wedding at Laurel Wood in April 2004. It is very beautiful, but also in the middle of nowhere. None of my guests, many from out of town, had any trouble finding the site. Much more than the site is also included, such as floral decorations (silk), and use of a changing room for the men and women, and a kitchen facility. The owner was also extremely helpful in providing information on a wide variety of photographers, DJs, caterers and other services. She even did us a favor of letting us order our fresh flowers through her, saving us quite a bit of money. Highly recommended for any special event!

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★★★★★

I had my wedding at Laurel Wood in April 2004. It is very beautiful, but also in the middle of nowhere. None of my guests, many from out of town, had any trouble finding the site. Much more than the site is also included, such as floral decorations (silk), and use of a changing room for the men and women, and a kitchen facility. The owner was also extremely helpful in providing information on a wide variety of photographers, DJs, caterers and other services. She even did us a favor of letting us order our fresh flowers through her, saving us quite a bit of money. Highly recommended for any special event!

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