We live just blocks from this beautiful old mansion. When we had a last minute change of plans (Church we booked 14 months in advance not available!) We tried to have our wedding ceremony here. Initially they were very nice, we panned to have the ceremony here. I had to cancel the first appt. due to a babysitter no-show but my groom tried to re-schedule. I had thought there was an agreement based on phone conversation to have the ceremony there... but when my groom made an error and scheduled the meeting on a day I would be out-of-town they were unwiling to forgive. I am stuck with invites stating this is the ceremony place and no actual place to be married. Proprietors were extremely rude to my husband-to-be and I now have no place for the ceremony. Poor panning? yes. Mistakes, yes! But no excuse for rudeness and total unforgivingness. We own a home just 5 or six blocks away but would never advise anyone stay at Joannes...unless you are perfect and meet their criteria for such.