I had planned my wedding at the Highwayman Inn as I had had good experiences there in the past but this was far from a pleasant experience. BOOKING MY WEDDING THERE WAS A HUGE MISTAKE
I had communicated to w the event coordinator that we needed her there for the rehearsal and it seemed like she understood. The day before the wedding we showed up for our rehearsal. I went to the front desk to ask for her... The stuck up girl at the front desk was extremely ignorant when I asked where our event coordinator was. Turns out she had gone home hours earlier. So my wedding party and I winged our rehearsal hoping for the best.
After the rehearsal I checked into my room. I had reserved a bridal suite thinking a bridal suite would be a nice room with lots of room. I went into my room. It resembled a dungeon. It was small and dark. There was no sliding glass door as promised so I couldn't smoke my Cuban cigar without going all the way out of my room. I had asked the snob at the front desk for a cot as I thought there would be room to have a slumber party with my bridesmaids and got nothing but a bad attitude from her.
So if that's not enough, I woke in the morning to find that the ceiling in my bathroom was leaking... Luckily a nice person was at the front desk that time... She moved me to another room so my bridal party could get ready. My stylist walked into the new room and found water all over the floor from a broken toilet... So finally, I got moved to the third room.
I went downstairs in the morning to check on the decor and it wasn't ready... So my maid of honor and I rushed and assembled centerpieces. The event coordinator was there a couple hours after we put the arrangements together and appologized but it didn't change anything. Equipment that was to be provide wasnt there... The food was cold... They didn't follow my timeline at all. I had requested that the bartender not over serve my guests but they did not respect that request at all.
This place is a joke! I would not recommend it to anyone. They even charged me for the night I stayed even with all the issues. A wedding is a stressful enough of a day without that bs... I just did my best with what I was dealt but seriously, do not book your wedding there.
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- Also Known As:
- Orillia Highwayman Hotel Orillia
- Orillia Highwayman Inn
- Highwayman Inn Orillia
- Highwayman Inn & Conference Centre Orillia, Ontario