My husband and I got married in the State Capitol Rotunda on May 25th, 2013 and had our reception in the Governor’s Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill. On a spur-of-the-moment visit on February 4, 2012, my parents and I first met Neil Hodes. He stopped everything he was doing, which included working a huge event in the main ballroom, and met with us. And that was the beginning of the beginning….
From that day forward, Neil was my go-to guy…from actual wedding-related issues to stressed-out bride breakdowns, I found myself calling Neil with any and all of my victories and defeats. He talked a big game and lived up to every single expectation, then surpassed them. He is patient and attentive, crossed every “t” and dotted every “i”.
As any bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride, or bridesmaid knows, planning a wedding can bring out the best and the worst in people. Neil took the reins and made everything effortless. He nailed every detail from coordinating arrival times with our vendors to making sure the blinds were turned in such a way that the sunset did not shine in our guests’ eyes to keeping me on the ball with checklists and deadlines. He was there for every visit, he answered every question without hesitation, he joined us for our tasting, and was the first face I saw at the hotel the morning of our wedding to make sure everything was in place. He became a friend, a therapist, comic relief, and a voice of reason.
My first instinct was to stay away from a hotel reception; we’re quirky and different and I didn’t want to do something run of the mill. Buuut, my husband’s family lives in New Jersey so we had a lot of out-of-town guests. “It all made sense.” Which is something I hate hearing….but after hearing perk after perk, after perk, after perk…I would have been insane to go anywhere else. The package that the Radisson offers is unbelievable, both affordable and high-quality. I was picky (understatement of the century) about the type and quality of the flowers, the flavor and appearance of the cake, the atmosphere of the entire room. Every idea I had and every special request I made was met and exceeded and all within the package that was offered. Everyone (me, my husband, my parents, his parents) had a say in the little details and they were able to accommodate everyone’s desires. The customer service we received was outstanding and the rooms were to die for…once again affordable and beautiful at the same time! The food? THE FOOD!!! Our guests are still raving about the food….anything and everything you can order off the menu is mouthwatering. The room was meticulous; everything placed perfectly, clean and neat, not a thing out of place. And I didn’t have a care in the world. The location is perfect, right in the heart of everything; minutes from Harrisburg and any major highway. Not a single guest had trouble finding it or getting settled into their cozy room. It really has it all……
Coming back to Neil, he became my wedding planner and my right-hand man. He gave me fantastic advice and thought of everything I needed, wanted, and might need to consider. When I look back on my wedding day, I realize how little I paid attention to all of those insanely important details that I obsessed over for months…but it was all there and I had nothing to worry about. And I have Neil and the Radisson to thank for that. All I had to do was marry my best friend and soak it all in. If I could do it all over again, I would do it all exactly the same. If you are looking for phenomenal customer service, an unbeatable package, a beautiful setting, and a “Wedding Wizard”…the Radisson has it. They had an immeasurable impact on the most important day of my life and I will be forever grateful for EVERYTHING that they did for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Hershey is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Located minutes from downtown Harrisburg, the hotel is centrally located between Hershey, Carlisle, Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster. Our hotel features comfortable guest rooms, business center, 24 hour fitness center, outdoor pool and on-site dining at Bridges Café & Lounge. Also the perfect location for meetings of any size. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Camp Hill
- Radisson Penn Harris Hotel
- Camp Hill Radisson