We had heard about Hellman House through the bridal shop in Dubuque Cheryl Ann's. We were looking for a place to have a quiet wedding. The gardens feature a waterfall and other great water fountains as well as excellent flowers and wildlife. Rita was super. She made sure we had everything we asked for, as well as some unexpected treats. The weather was perfect, and she made sure that there were no distractions while we prepared. She had beverages on ice, and even made a sandwich for one of our guests who was pregnant and felt a little hungry. After our ceremony she had some really awesome snacks set up in the dining room and champagne on ice. People could also hang outside on the porch that simply has one of the best views ever. We then went downtown to a restaurant called One Eleven Main, and had an awesome meal. Rita had recommended this as well. We then returned to the Hellman House. I went upstairs to change and much to my amazement they had already taken the photos they had been taking throughout the day to a local developer, and had the pictures mounted in an album, along with a card and video of the ceremony laying on the bed. What a thoughtful gesture.
We then had a delightful time on the porch talking with a few of our guests as well as other people staying there that night. The next morning was a great breakfast and more conversation. All in all a tremendous experience and we plan on returning again in the future! Thanks Rita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!