This review is vey late, so my apologies. We got married there in September 2006. I'm only doing it now because we are coming up on our 4 year anniversary and are looking for a place to spend it, and saw these other reviews. We will NEVER return to BB Inn.
Like the other reviews have mentioned, BB Inn management is EXTREMELY rude. We got married at BB, and from beginning to end it was a complete headache. We were not listened to, pricing was wrong (overcharged and had to bring out our file with previous written agreements with them to have it changed), it was argument after arguement. We could not get a hold of the wedding planner (which we were forced to get and pay for in order to have the wedding there). The water deck where we got married was decorated (at our expense) and as soon as the wedding was over, while we were with the photographer taking pictures, staff were out there taking down the decorations.
The food was edible at best, and we were told we would have the dining room to ourselves (paid for) and as soon as dessert was over, while we were doing speeches, we were told we had to clear the room for other guests. We did not hire a DJ (at the request of the Inn), but opted to burn our own CD for our first dance, Father/Daughter Dance and Grandfather dance. At no time was the music loud. We had a wedding of 34 people including us. We were told 3 times to turn the music down. Unacceptable. It was 3 songs, and slow ones at that.
We rented one of the cottages to spend the night, and it was not clean. The carpet looked like it had not been vacuumed in a few days, the jacuzzi was not dirty per say, but was older and dingy looking, with a ring around it. My husband actually refused to get in it. The bed was extremely uncomfortable. We were very glad that we were only there for the one night.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful. The only part of the entire experience, wedding, dining, etc was waking up in the morning and going out to the dock to sit and enjoy the view.
For the last 4 years we (along with our wedding attendees and parents) have been telling our friends and co workers not to waste their money and don't even consider having their weddings or romantic getaways there. Unfortunately we cannot go back in time and change our wedding venue, but can warn others to steer clear. Don't be fooled by the beauitful property.
- Also Known As:
- Brown`s Bay Hotel Kingston
- Brown's Bay Inn Kingston, Ontario