I can't believe the reviews I have been reading about the Inverary and the staff. All I can think of is that the bride and groom in question and their guests were not organized enough and expected the resort to do everything for them. When you plan your wedding at a hotel you are still responsible for planning the event and cannot sit back and wait for it all to be done for you by the staff. It is your day and if you want yours to be as perfect as ours was, take a role in the planning process and it will come off without a hitch.
We were married at the Inverary on October 9th, the day before the wedding in question, and it was absolutely amazing. The weekend and wedding I had always dreamed of. All of friends and family from Nova Scotia, Ontario and the States were all just as thrilled with their weekend as my husband and I were.
We started meeting with the AMAZING event coordinator a year before our wedding and made several trips up the resort throughout the year to touch base with her. When we couldn't be there in person, I emailed with her constantly and she was always able to accomodate my requests. I can't imagine how I would have planned my wedding without her help. She was an invaluable asset who was always happy and willing to meet with me, talk on the phone or answer my emails with the thousands of questions I must have asked her over the course of the year of planning. The day before the wedding when I was running around trying to get everything done I would pop into her office, completely unannounced at least 3 times throughout the day, and even though she had 3 weddings on her schedule that weekend, she was always available to me and I never felt like I was imposing on her.
The weekend of the wedding the planning was handed over to the Day of Coordinator who was just as helpful and professional as possible. Even on the Friday, the day before my wedding, there was another wedding taking place. I would pop down the reception hall to ask her a question about my wedding and even though she had a great deal on her plate getting ready for that night's wedding, she would always more than happily stop and spend time talking to me.
The rooms were stunning, each and every one of them. My husband and I were in 3 different rooms over the 4 nights we stayed there over our wedding weekend and each of the rooms were stunning. All of our guests were thrilled with their rooms as we were. Many of our guests arrived early on both Friday and Saturday and had absolutely no problem checking in early. I did not hear one single complaint from any of my guests or family. The room my bridesmaids and I got ready in was absolutely gorgeous! We were allowed to stay in the room until 4:00, rather than having to check out then check into our room for Saturday night in the middle of getting ready for the wedding. The housekeeping staff could not have been more helpful, bringing extra chairs, mirrors, hand towels....whatever we needed all day. When I was leaving the room just before the ceremony some of them had assembled to watch us leave. I was so touched that they would come back to see us all dressed and ready to go.
All in all, as I said the weekend was absolutely everything we had ever dreamed of. Without the help and support of the amazing staff, I know our weekend would have been perfect. I cannot express my thanks and appreciation to them enough. I know we will be back there to celebrate our anniversary every year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inverary Resort is a family owned and operated, full service property located on the shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes in Baddeck. With a variety of accommodation types, conference facilities and waterfront recreation center, Inverary is a picturesque getaway location for couples, families and groups. Centrally located, Baddeck is the perfect place to experience the finest attractions our, world famous, Cape Breton Island has to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inverary Hotel Baddeck
- Inverary Resort Baddeck, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island