posted at 10/28/2011 10:55 PM EDT
I found these helpful in my search so I figured I would pass mine along if anyone's n the Cape market. I used the reviews I posted on some wedding websites. I can honestly say every vendor I worked with was amazing...so they're all rave reviews.
Venue: Corsair & Crossrip Resort in Dennisport, MA. http://corsaircrossrip.com/
If you're looking for an all-inclusive venue for your guests and all your events this place is it. All of my guests were able to stay in the two hotels on the resort grounds, my family stayed in the beach house between the two resorts (where we held the rehearsal dinner for 30 people) and my fiance and his family stayed in the house across the street where our tented reception was held for 150. We hosted a welcome bbq Friday night on the Crossrip back lawn overlooking the ocean, which was also where the ceremony was held, and the cocktail hour was held on the stone patio in front of the Corsair overlooking the ocean. It was perfect, and everyone was so comfortable knowing their room was steps away the whole weekend. Mark and Judith do a fantastic job in coordinating the wedding day and the staff of amazing. It was perfect wedding weekend.
Caterer: Treats Catering, Dennis, MA. http://treatscatering.com/
Treats was amazing. We had Treats cater our rehearsal dinner which was a New England Style Clambake fro 30 people. The staff came to the beach house where we were hosting, set up and served and cleaned everything up. The food was plentiful and was unbelievable. We also had Treats cater our wedding for 150 guests, and my guests are still talking about the food. It was a tented wedding, and we decided on buffet style to keep the guests up and moving. The service was professional, and Brad is so great to work with. We did a tasting during a wedding event at the Dennis Inn (where Treats is based) and went back for a one-on-one with Brad to finalize everything. He gave us his full attention and was very accommodating with our budget. Most of all, the presentation of the buffet and the quality of the food exceeded our expectations.
Photographer: Portrait New England. http://portraitnewengland.com.
Anyone who wants an amazing photographer at an amazing price, look no further than Portrait New England. We first met Bill and Naome for our "interview" and I immediately felt at ease with them. We had our engagement session, which was great and the pictures really capture our personalities and style. They are unique and have a very artistic manner about them. For our wedding, they arrived as we were getting ready and really captured all the moments of the day...from hair and make-up and getting dressed, to toasting and dancing. They were there for it all, and our sunset photos by the beach are like nothing I've ever seen before. Their packages are so reasonable and they do tremendous work.
Florist: Flowers by Nichole, The Bourne Florist. http://www.weddingflowersbynichole.com/index.html
Nichole is amazing. I walked in with a very simple vision and she completed my idea perfectly with a look that exceeded my expectations. She worked within my budget, offered advice where she saw fit, was always responsive to my emails and phone calls and was so helpful the day of the wedding. I would highly recommend her for the ease and simplicity of planning your centerpieces and bouquets with such beauty and class. It made my job a lot easier.
DJ: Cape Tunes. http://capetunes.com.
Scott, our DJ, absolutely made our wedding the best party I've been to. He had the dance floor filled to the brim the entire night with music that pleased the masses. Scott and his company were so professional from beginning to end, from getting our song requests to responding promptly to emails, to sending a thank you after the wedding. He was just so much fun, and it showed throughout the night that he really enjoys what he does. If you need to scout him out, he does a lot of wedding expo's and even makes those fun.
Ceremony music: Cape Violin Cello Duo. http://www.capecodmusic.org/
Krista and her mother were great to work with, and everyone raved about the music for both our ceremony and cocktail hour. It added such a nice elegant touch to our beach wedding. The music was beautiful. Throughout the whole process they were so easy and professional to work with, and were very prompt with responding to emails. Highly recommended!
Party Supplies/Tent: Undercover Tent. http://tentrentalscapecod.com/
Tony, Barbara and the entire staff at Undercover Tent are the absolute best. Right from the start, they were great to work with and very patient with my ever-changing configurations. They were always prompt in responding to my emails and questions. The tent set-up and breakdown was flawless, and everything look absolutely beautiful. For stress-free planning of a tented wedding, highly recommended.