We had our wedding here (9/9/2016) and everything was PERFECT. It went so smoothly and Cyndee made everything SO easy for us. HVAA made my dream wedding come true. We got rave reviews from guests on the food (prime rib, pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes, penne alfredo, veggies, and our late night taco bar) and of course on the beautiful venue itself. They worked with us to allow us to drive in on a Can-Am Maverick for a very unique ceremony entrance that meant SO much to me. I just cannot go on enough about how great and easy everything was. Thank you SO MUCH and I look forward to coming back with our family for everything that you guys have to offer.
Sarah Harris, September 2016
Ed and I just wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful experience for Becky and Josh’s wedding. We continue to get many people expressing their enjoyment for such a wonderful event. They loved the venue, grounds, food (mashed potatoes loved), animal entertainment (kangaroos especially), and the overall day. Thank you for everything it was a one-of-a-kind experience that many people were honored to be part of on that day.
Ed and Jayne Knierim, March 2016
Michael and I can’t thank you for helping to make our big day so effortlessly wonderful! The customer service and care that you provided us was exceptional. With your help, our wedding was everything we dreamed it would be. We truly appreciate you going the extra mile in all our needs. We couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you again,
Cara and Mike Austin, October 2015
You Made it Look Effortless
Michael and I would like to THANK YOU for making our wedding day perfect! The day was everything I dreamed of and better! You are absolutely amazing at your job and made the whole experience about us and our wants and needs. We are so glad that the bird houses worked out and that you were able to keep them. Hopefully they will come in handy for many more weddings!!! Thank your staff for us also. They were very attentive and made the night look so effortless even though they didn’t stop the entire night and were right there for every thing we needed. We could not be any happier with how the the whole experience went. Thank You!
Jessica and Michael Baker, September 2014
My husband and I decided to have our 10th Anniversary Party at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. Everything was handled expertly and professionally from the help with the setup and planning to the help with the tear down after the event…. Kudos to Verity, Brianne and the whole team for helping me put all of the plans into place and sculpt them week by week leading up to the event. We wanted to have dinner before the safari so that everyone could go in one trolley together and enjoy the experience with us. We had a stations-style buffet including Prime Rib and a mashed potato bar. Everyone raved about all of the food. People were impressed by everything from the salad to the Carnival Fare and S’mores stations that appeared later in the evening…. Every single person that I spoke with had an absolutely fantastic time and would recommend the food and venue. My husband and I were able to get pictures with all of the animals that we wanted…the trolley driver even helped us get the pictures that we wanted with Randy the camel while on the safari! My out of town guests that stayed over night even threatened to take the mattress with them it was soooo comfortable! Thank you again to everyone at Hidden Valley for making our event simply PERFECT!
Troy & Aimee Karpp, August 2014
Everything Went So Smoothly
I wanted to let you know that everything at the lodge was perfect! The tables and centerpieces looked amazing!!! And OF COURSE the cupcake table was the best!!! I am so happy with how everything turned out and how you were able to do exactly what I wanted with the decorations! The food (not that we really got to eat more than a bite 🙂 ) was also great!!! Thanks for making sure everything went so smoothly.
Sarah Hulme, July 2014
Great Food in a Beautiful Setting
Our goal for the wedding was for great food in a beautiful setting. We nailed it! Thank you for all your guidance & patience throughout this process. You have made my fairytale a reality! Cheers to HVAA!
All the Best,
Mr. & Mrs. Miller, July 2014
Beautiful, Memorable Wedding
I wanted to take this time to say thank you. It has been a week since Amanda and Brian’s wedding and our guests are still talking about how beautiful and wonderful the reception was. You and your staff did a wonderful job setting up and serving our guests. The food was wonderful and the scenery perfect for pictures.
You took the time to make sure all the details were just right and it made a difference. Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding memorable. I would highly recommend that anyone looking for a venue for their special event consider The Lodge at Hidden Valley. Verity and her staff will make sure it is memorable.
David Ciurzynski, July 2014
Thanks for a Wonderful Job!
Thank you, Verity, for the wonderful job you and Brianne did for Kayla and Jeff’s wedding. You made a wonderful, well organized, happy experience for Kayla and Jeff to remember forever…. I received many compliments for the
wedding and the staff and your well organized handling of the event. Everyone was thrilled with the Safari ride also. Thank you thank you!
My best regards to you all at Hidden Valley!
Kathi Howard, June 2014
It Looked Amazing
I’ve been meaning to send you an email with a big thank you from Jeff and I for everything you and Brianne did for us. And thank you to all the staff for helping to set everything up. It looked amazing and I’ve heard nothing but good things from my guests. A lot of them said it was the most unique wedding they had ever been to. I really appreciate you making that possible. You did great with everything running smoothly. So thank you again. We greatly appreciate everything!
Kayla Illerbrun. June 2014
Proud and Happy Parents
Dear Verity – just a little note about a very big THANK YOU for giving our son and daughter-in-law a beautiful wedding. Thomas and Kyle decided on The Lodge at Hidden Valley first of all because it is a beautiful place with all the wood and glass overlooking the gazebo and lake, but the food from the appetizers to the entrée was absolutely delicious. The bartenders were very accommodating to all our guests and were fun too! Compliments started that evening and we are still getting them! Also, thanks to you for keeping our timelines in tact from pinning on flowers, the ceremony, pictures, cocktail hour, dinner, etc. You make sure everything went as planned. What a wonderful evening for all of us, and what a wonderful beginning for the bride and groom – many happy memories—thank you again….
Dan & Janet Robinson
A Desirable Venue For Weddings And Gatherings
I wanted to, again, express my sincere gratitude for making the Strassner/Flow wedding such a memorable experience for me and my wife, Robin, and for all those in attendance. You are a jewel and you made my role as the presider at the wedding effortless and comfortable.
I am an occasional presider at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw. I will not hesitate to endorse The Lodge at Hidden Valley as a desirable venue for weddings and other gatherings.
I wish you, the management and the staff at Hidden Valley continued success in the future.
Rev. Joseph F. Kozlowski, November 2012
A Night To Remember
I just had to take a minute to thank you and your staff for giving us a night to remember. The reviews from our guests are in, and everyone was highly impressed with the entire evening. I loved, loved, loved the fruit and cheese display. So creative! And of course dinner was delicious. I think you’ll have quite a few of our guests returning to the The Lodge. Please share our gratitude with everyone who was involved in putting our night together. It was everything I wanted.
Rachel, October 2012
A Fantastic Wedding Day
I just wanted to thank you and the fabulous staff who were responsible for creating such a magnificent day for everyone at Kelli and Matt’s wedding last Saturday. The setup was great, the bar staff were terrific. Mark was fun and professional. The chef, kitchen staff and dining staff outdid themselves. The food was delicious and guests were impressed with how smoothly everything flowed. Even the small hitch with the extra fish meal which was actually a guest error was fixed promptly. We really can’t say enough about how on top of things everyone was.
Thanks again for helping create a fantastic wedding day.
Carol and Terry, July 2012
Honestly, my wedding was a fairytale wedding. We chose to do something off season and found the venue through googling sleigh rides. Once we saw the facility and met with the coordinators we knew that this was the place and we could stop looking.
We loved the rustic nature of The Lodge and choose to add a lot of elegance through candles and white undertones. The facility is an amazing backdrop to add your own creative touches too and it isn’t your average banquet facility.
There is a beautiful mantle and fireplace inside that we were married in front of, it was very romantic and special.
We chose to include sleigh rides for the guests throughout the event as entertainment and the guests at our wedding loved it! Several exclaimed that it was the best, or one of the best, weddings that they had ever gone to!
I absolutely loved working with the wedding coordinator, Verity. We were all pretty excited before the wedding and a few days prior to THE DAY she emailed me some photos of the finished sleigh with our “Just Married” sign attached. (Which the lodge attached for us BTW… great service) I really feel like the quality of service was top notch and the whole day went wonderfully.
Once we booked with The Lodge I gave the coordinator a list of vendors and then that was the last time I spoke with many of them. She coordinated everything on the big day for us!
Also, it is not the responsibility of The Lodge to help set up or clean up the next day, however when the setting up and the cleaning up was taking place many offered and did help.
Our wedding was fabulous, we did end up ordering a few more appetizers on the day but I feel as though it was much better than people waiting around for food.
Also, we had our ceremony and reception in the same room. I really can’t say enough for how seamlessly the staff at the lodge pulled off the two events without “bothering or moving items” in front of our guests.
I know that typically weddings are in the summer, but if you are thinking of something white, winter white that is, this is your spot.
Our photos are marvelous!
Amazing Ceremony and Reception
We want to thank you and The Lodge staff again for making November 5th, 2011 an amazing day for us. Our ceremony held on the gazebo was picturesque with all the swans swimming below us. We had a blast at cocktail hour and I hear the appetizers were fantastic (I was a little too busy to eat). You and the staff at Hidden Valley went above and beyond to add memorable details to our day that our guests will never forget. Our wedding pictures are even more beautiful because of the structure and scenery at the The Lodge at Hidden Valley. Dan and I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and for putting a frantic bride at ease. (Dan is especially grateful—happy wife, happy life :-)). I am only disappointed in one thing when I think back to our Wedding Day, and that is I want to repeat our perfect day over and over.
The Lodge was the perfect place to have our wedding. There is no other place in Western NY that satisfied my desire for a beautiful rustic wedding. Our guests were thrilled with the views, food and service! We have heard nothing but great words from them. I cannot express how perfectly perfect our wedding day was. The lodge staff was very kind and helpful and willing to do just about anything!!! I am extremely impressed with The Lodge at Hidden Valley. Thank you to everyone at The Lodge for truly making my day a dream come true!!!
Awesome Place for a wedding or any event!
Thank you so much for an awesome wedding for our daughter at your place. The place was beautiful, the food was great and the staff was exceptional!!! Our guests raved all night about the wedding (especially about the food) and we got so many compliments. We also stayed in the two hotel rooms you offer. That only made the whole wedding all the better!!! We would recommend anyone having a wedding or any special event to come to the Hidden Valley Lodge, have your event and stay the night. You will not be disappointed and in the morning you will walk away with a big smile on your face just like we did!
Mike and Sue Herold
We wish to again express to you our extreme pleasure in every detail of our wedding celebration that you provided. There are not enough words to describe how thrilled we were to hold both the ceremony and the reception at The Lodge. You offered the most spectacular landscapes as well as the most devoted staff that anyone could ever ask for on their special day. We have gotten so many compliments regarding the atmosphere and the attention to detail that everyone on your staff provided. It is a wonderful feeling that the staff took this extra time and effort to make everyone feel so welcomed. It is indeed a family oriented adventure and everyone felt as if they were right at home with your help. Many of the guests expressed the desire to return to The Lodge at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure with their friends and family. As we know we will visit often and will definitely be spreading the word of this Hidden Gem right here in our own backyard. Thank you for helping make this the most memorable day that we could have asked for.
Jason & Tammy Walek