Kelley and Alex
We worked with The Wedding Retreat and they made the day SO easy. They allowed us to have our rehearsal lunch the day before at the location and set up tables for us and we were able to review the tablescapes the day before. The day of, we were provided with a suite for both myself and husband and they brought us sandwiches and water. My bouquet and my husband's boutonniere (as well as bridesmaids bouquets and groomsmen boutonnieres) were provided. We got to keep ours which is a great keepsake. Additionally, they provided the guestbook that we chose (Jenga). Things did not go as planned (through the fault of the bridal party) and they kept things going smoothly. Lindsey Vander Wal did both our engagement shoot and our wedding photography. Her skills are INCREDIBLE and she is so affordable. She always knows the perfect way to capture the moment. AND her services are included in the all-inclusive price. And a special thank you to Krista Nestor, the best wedding planner (and owner of The Wedding Retreat). She made everything so easy for all of us. We had no concerns, EVER. She is so communicative and I could get in touch with her so quickly. She understood the vision we were going for and made it come to life. If you want to have a stress-free wedding, this is the place to do it. All we had to do was provide our officiant and the alcohol. Good luck to everyone planning a wedding in the future. There are so many options to choose from but for us, these vendors were the absolute best choices.
Toni and Ben
Krista and her team at The Wedding Retreat are absolutely amazing. She made me feel calm the entire process - from asking about pricing to the day of. I drove 2+ hours for this venue and I have zero regrets. It was a continual conversation, which is so important in something so huge and important. She also gave me information on any changes or extra offerings they had. I knew that they would be able to make my wedding day dreams come true and that was only reaffirmed when I sat down with Danielle and planned out decor, timelines, table settings, etc. Day of it was so nice being able to relax because Krista continually checked in to make sure I didn't need anything - even if all I needed was a glass of water! Danielle was the photographer, which helped being comfortable around the camera for my now husband. They are literally heaven sent, they made it so I had ZERO panic during the entire process. They made it so easy on my family, guests, and myself. The best part is everyone said my wedding was so gorgeous and FLAWLESS. Listen - they did EVERYTHING and there is no way I will ever be able to show them how important they made me feel and how easy they made my life! Thank you so much The Wedding Retreat, you as so beyond amazing!
I had my wedding here and everything was perfect! The Wedding Retreat is an all-inclusive venue that provides everything except the officiant. While it is an outdoor venue, the reception area is pretty much covered, so inclement weather shouldn't be too concerning depending on your personality. Krista is the owner and will let you choose absolutely everything to help personalize your dream wedding. If you tell her you would really like something in particular, she will make it happen. She stays on top of everything, so even if you're clueless, everything will be fine. The photos I've attached are pictures that the included photographer, Lindsey V., took. I definitely recommend tying the knot here :)
Courtney and Chad
Shannon and Brian
I was just married this past Saturday. I had the most perfect day. I had our wedding at The Wedding Retreat in Plant City. I have heard nothing but compliments and rave reviews on everything. I was so worried and worked up the week before the actual wedding, on Thursday my hands were shaking all day. I couldn't sleep the whole week. Then at the rehearsal on Friday it became evident that the owners and their helpers had everything completely under control and I literally only had to show up and get dressed. I am so used to doing everything for everyone and having to do everything myself that I was totally taken aback by this. I had a wonderful relaxed night Friday night before the wedding and on Saturday when everyone else - my Mother In Law and friends and such- were running around asking "are you ok?" or "How are you holding up?" I could honestly say I was so calm and relaxed I was actually able to enjoy every moment. I can't say enough about them. They set the entire wedding up, tables, cake, everything. They took it all down. I had a lot of stained glass that I had made to hang and the staff so carefully took it down, wrapped it in bubble wrap and loaded it into my car. They did a better job than I would have done. It was perfect. This isn't a case of getting what you pay for, we got SO MUCH MORE than that.