I recently married at the Rosemont and it's a beautiful property.
My grandmother was handicapped and this was mentioned; however,
a ramp that was suppose to be set up was not upon their arrival. My
grandmother is a trooper so she walked up the steps. A communication error
I'm sure but there are a lot of steps so if anyone needs assistance make sure to mention it
ahead of time (and the only room on the main level is the Roosevelt so ask for that one).
I only had contact with Michael, the wedding planner, throughout the process, and
we enjoyed his suggestions.
The decorations, rooms, and environment were beautiful. We lucked out and had an amazing August day in the 70's. Everyone thought the Rosemont was so charming, presidential and amazing. Unfortunately, the Officiate (recommended by the Rosemont) for the wedding ruined the experience. They recommended a Pastor John Lyttle. My husband and I worked on the wedding ceremony for days....and sent him the entire ceremony and asked if this was something he was comfortable with - he said yes. We were told he had done many types of weddings in the past so we were not concerned. We added a children's ceremony since we were going to be a blended family for example.
On the day of the wedding - it was obvious that he was not prepared -
He skipped our entire Foundation of the Wedding and then decided to use his own benediction
instead of the one that we wrote for him to read. In turn, this offended 1/2 the wedding party
that was Jewish and some of the non-denominational Christians in attendance. We
worked diligently to put together a very 'neutral' ceremony that would include our
beliefs but not offend any others. At the last second he folded his book and said he hoped we
didn't mind him doing his own benediction and before you know it - he was doing the holy
trinity for a Jewish family. We would recommend the establishment but go with your own
Reverend/Pastor/Rabbi because John Lyttle bumbled through the papers and was not rehearsed and ad-libbed where it was uncalled for - at this point I am still so frustrated that I haven't asked the Rosemont for my money back for the Reverend that they recommended and added to the bill - but there just isn't an excuse for that because it was the MOST important part of the wedding (our vows) and it still makes me upset (and my husband because he feels bad that he didn't stop the Reverend from doing his own thing). It was obvious the Reverend had his own belief system and made sure to throw it in the wedding whether we 'believed' it or not. It really
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