The season of romance gives way to some serious planning
As the elephant rounded the corner and headed straight towards the doors, wedding guests gasped… in delight! The moment was as thrilling as the bride had imagined it would be, and she knew it could only happen at West Belmont Place. With multiple ballrooms, patios and extensive grounds, West Belmont Place is the canvas on which many wedding masterpieces are created.
Holiday engagements usher in a new season of wedding planning, and certified wedding planner Paula Lynn Safran is ready for the rush. Paula and her team meet with couples, and often their families or friends, to walk the West Belmont Place property and envision their wedding experience. That first consultation tells her so much about the couple and the feeling of their wedding.
“We do things differently here. When I meet with a newly engaged couple, I’m planning their once in a lifetime, their forever. Every love story is unique and we tailor each brush stroke to become exclusively theirs.”
West Belmont Place has a long tradition of holding just one wedding at the facility at a time so couples can have their special day be theirs alone. And Paula makes sure it delivers on the things that are most important to the couple, whether it’s an outdoor ceremony at sunset, a big band, and a spacious dance floor, or a rocking after party. With an on-site design center, each customized wedding experience takes shape quickly, and up-front pricing keeps everything on budget.
“We include so many of the items that other venues charge extra for – from cake cutting to backup space for outdoor ceremonies. We want you to wake up the morning after your wedding and say hands down, ‘That was the best day of our new life together!'”
The elephant was part of a cultural wedding, one of West Belmont Place’s specialties. The facility has also been transformed to be an exotic international market, a flower-filled garden, and a black-tie extravaganza that guests will never forget. By getting to know each couple, and being engaged in every detail, the staff is able to give them a one-of-a-kind wedding day. Paula has even surprised couples with special treats on their wedding day. She served an appetizer of tiny gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup shooters to delight a groom who loves comfort food. She brought in an ice cream cart to wow a couple whose first date included Drumstick cones. And even helped a bride surprise her police officer groom with a donut truck for desserts.
“There’s no end to what we can do to make a wedding day memorable here. We go way beyond being just your location.”