Testimonials

weddingplanningvermontEcho Lake Inn Testimonials

 

Cody & Megan:

“The Vaughn-Albert clan wanted to thank you and the staff for such a wonderful experience!   You were all terrific and you, Laurence , were a masterful MC, keeping us focused.   Thank you for your graciousness as well.  We also want to thank Neal and Anne Marie for taking such good care of us (and for putting up with us, really) and to all the staff for their hard work and friendliness.”   David Vaughn & the clan

Beth & Joel:

“Dear Laurence – Thank you SO much for providing us with the most amazing wedding!!  The Inn, the tent, the food, the service and your attentive presence were awesome.  I know that Beth and Joel were thrilled – which was just what we all wanted!  We all had four days of such fun without stress – all due to your calm demeanor and great organizational skills.  So, a great big thank you from Stephen and me as well as from the whole weding party.”  Fondly, Francie Ketaineck

Connie and Sawato:

“Our wedding was more wonderful than I could have hoped for. Thank you so much for making a tremendous amount of work look so easy and I am especially grateful for the staff’s endless patience. My father was so happy with the event that he wants to pay for us to have it again next year!”

Donna and David:

“We wanted to thank you once again for seeing to it that our wedding was a wonderful experience. You and your staff did so much to, not only make us feel at home, but to take away the extra stress that make events such as weddings almost unbearable. Not many brides and grooms can say that they played tennis, basketball, canoed and swam in the pool on their wedding day!! We truly feel that the Echo Lake Inn will always be an important part of our lives and thank you for talking care of the specific dietary requests and helping create a lavish feast with no meat.

We would be happy to recommend the Inn for anyone thinking of having a beautiful, memorable event, organized and taken care of by a wonderfully attentive, kind and professional staff.”

Julia and Paul:

“I can’t begin to tell you how splendid our wedding weekend was at your Echo Lake Inn. Not only did Paul and I have the time of our lives, all of our guests have been raving nonstop about how wonderful the inn and your staff were. Kevin, the chef, did a most extraordinary job – the food tasted even better than it looked, if that’s possible! Please tell him that he has outdone himself. We will be sure to recommend you every chance we get.”Keri and Paul
I can’t tell you enough how wonderful our wedding was. I am so happy that we selected your inn to host our big event. You and all of the staff at the Echo Lake Inn did such a marvelous job. As you had promised, the entire weekend was beautiful. From the Welcoming Reception to the Wedding all the way through the Post-Wedding Day fun by the pool, everything went without a hitch.

I continue to receive rave reviews from our guests. In fact, many of our guests exclaimed it was one of the best weddings they had ever attended, if not the best! The food was fantastic; please tell your chef what a great job he did. The grounds looked beautiful, as anyone can se from the pictures. The ceremony by the wishing well was a great idea and very special. Your family and staff were so accommodating to all of our guests. It was so well organized; I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Even my mother was relaxed and worry-free!

We all thank you and everyone at the Echo lake Inn for making our wedding day and weekend truly an event to remember. It was perfect.

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Keri and Paul

I can’t tell you enough how wonderful our wedding was. I am so happy that we selected your inn to host our big event. You and all of the staff at the Echo Lake Inn did such a marvelous job. As you had promised, the entire weekend was beautiful. From the Welcoming Reception to the Wedding all the way through the Post-Wedding Day fun by the pool, everything went without a hitch.

I continue to receive rave reviews from our guests. In fact, many of our guests exclaimed it was one of the best weddings they had ever attended, if not the best! The food was fantastic; please tell your chef what a great job he did. The grounds looked beautiful, as anyone can se from the pictures. The ceremony by the wishing well was a great idea and very special. Your family and staff were so accommodating to all of our guests. It was so well organized; I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Even my mother was relaxed and worry-free!

We all thank you and everyone at the Echo lake Inn for making our wedding day and weekend truly an event to remember. It was perfect.

CeCe and Vito

“For the longest time I had always dreamed about my wedding day. However, my dreams were far exceeded because we decided to have our wedding at the Echo lake Inn. A Prince and a Princess in a fairy tale could not have asked for more!

All I can say is thank you to all of you for your time, thoughtfulness, effort, caring and talent for creating the most incredible wedding we have ever been to!

Thanks again for making our wedding day and weekend absolutely perfect.

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Anna and Jason

It’s been two months since our wedding and we are still riding high from the wedding weekend. We reminisce about all the events from the weekend all the time and we have heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests. We owe a lot of that to you and your staff.

We were so impressed with the professionalism, efficiency, courtesy and friendliness of your entire staff. People have not stopped talking about the weekend – from the locale to the reception to the food! Everyone had a fabulous time and we appreciate everything that you did to make the whole affair run smoothly.

There are a few things we want to highlight. The first is your professionalism and that of your employees, you made us feel at ease during times of panic and wedding stress. Second, the food was fabulous; we were especially pleased with Chef Kevin’s wedding dinner and hors d’oeuvres.

We will always have fond memories of the time we spent at the Echo Lake Inn – playing tennis, hiking, the outdoor ceremony and reception, hanging out on the porch and welcoming all of our friends, dancing and drinking the night away, swimming in the pool as the wedding preparations buzzed around us and even pretending to play volley ball. The set-up of the inn and all of its amenities allowed us to spend time with our friends and family.

Thank you again for everything.  Maria and Patrick

“Having our wedding weekend at the Echo Lake Inn was perfect. Maria and I will cherish these memories the rest of our lives. The Jeffery family made our guests feel right at home and even met our request for a sparkling, warm autumn wedding day. Well, perhaps Laurence had a little help with the weather, but everything was just the way we wanted it – down to earth and all class.”

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Courtney and Walter

“We would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent wedding weekend that we and our guests enjoyed at the Echo Lake Inn. From the lovely location to the plentiful recreational options to the attentive staff and excellent food, every aspect of our stay was delightful. We would heartily recommend the Inn to others looking for a wedding location. Thank you very much!”

Parents of Melissa (Swanson)

“Thanks are not enough for all you did to make our daughter Melissa’s wedding a memorable occasion.

Your kindness, attention to even the smallest details and your deliverance of everything we requested is remarkable in this day and age where customer service is not on most people’s priority list. It allowed us the opportunity to truly enjoy Melissa’s reception.

Please forward our thanks to Chef Kevin and your crew for the most delicious buffet. We had so many compliments on the food.

The ice carving was beautiful and we are so appreciative to you for this, as we know you went the extra mile to have this done for us. Melissa was so surprised — she had, from the time she was a little girl, always wanted an ice carving for her wedding. Thanks to you her wish was fulfilled.

You are certainly a 4-star Inn in our book.”

Kathleen and Jonathan

“We are writing this note to thank you for the help you gave us in having our wedding at the Echo Lake Inn.

We had several wedding “veterans” within our friends and family tell us that this was the best wedding they had ever attended. I think this was because the location of the Inn is set up so well to create a sense of community over the course of the weekend’s events. The “Welcome Reception”, the party after the wedding in the Tavern, and then the brunch the day after the wedding helped to give us plenty of time to visit with our family and friends – something that is often missing in a wedding weekend.

The country setting was absolutely beautiful and the backdrop of the mountains, lake and stream helped us to relax when we managed to step away for a few moments.

Finally, your experience in setting up weddings enabled us to plan this wedding from Colorado with exactly zero hitches. The food that your kitchen prepared was absolutely fantastic. With the help of your innkeepers, coordinating our plans with the tent rental folks, the florist, the DJ, the cake people, and our guests was simple.

We really want to thank you for helping us look back on our wedding with such joy.”

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Joann and Eugene

“Words simply cannot express how happy we are. You would have to see it to believe it! Often during the past few weeks, Eugene and I have reminisced over our wedding. What a lovely and memorable way it was to start our new life together.

The Echo Lake Inn was the perfect setting for our weekend gathering and our guests have not stopped talking about it. Thank you for your skilled planning, kind support and professional staff. We are already looking forward to a reunion.”

The Parents of Jennifer and Steve

“Our sincere thank you for an absolutely wonderful weekend! From beginning to end our needs were met by the professional and caring Echo Lake Inn family.

Jennifer and Steve will have memories to last them a lifetime. Many of their guests are calling or sending notes thanking us for a wonderful time. We are extending their thanks off to you – everyone at the Echo Lake Inn made it happen!

Bud and I know that we will be back, and I am sure many others as well. If ever an upcoming bride and her family need testimony on what the Echo Lake Inn is all about, please feel free to contact us.”

Donna and Mark

“I can’t thank you enough for the outstanding job you all did at mine and Mark’s wedding. We got so many comments back from our guests about how friendly and helpful the staff was! Laurence, our parents were so impressed with how well you ran the event, not to mention how quickly you resolved any problem. You were a huge part of our wedding going so well! I can’t imagine having planned this thing without your help. Somehow, I’m inclined to believe you had a hand in making the rain stop long enough for us to have the ceremony outside!!

Again, thank you all so much!! We can’t wait to come back up and visit soon. And thanks for holding on to the top layer of our cake!”

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Erin and Dave

It’s honestly hard for me to find the right words to express how much I appreciate the work you all did to make our wedding so absolutely wonderful and perfect. I can now say I know what it is like to be “queen for a weekend”! I never imagined that I would have so much time to really sit back and just enjoy my own wedding. I always assumed that I would be so stressed out about all the little last minute details that the whole day would be a blur. Well, I was pleasantly surprised because that was not the case at all. You and your staff took care of all those things so thoroughly that I was not the least bit stressed or worried that anything was not being taken care of. I may have been a little nervous about that whole getting married thing, but I knew that I could leave everything else up to you and just enjoy the day.

So many of our guests told us that they had never had so much fun at a wedding. They were all impressed with the welcome they received from your staff. Everyone commented on the beauty of the inn and its grounds. They were also appreciative of the unique chance to get to know each other at the Welcome Reception and the opportunity to “hang out late night” in the Tavern. So, I must again compliment you all on your commitment to providing the perfect wedding environment. The setting was perfect, the service was perfect and if I didn’t know better, I’d think you even arranged for the perfect weather we had that day!

We will never forget the wonderful weekend we spent at the Echo Lake Inn last September. I just wish I could do it all again every year!

Hilary and Pat

Thank you for an absolutley beautiful wedding. Many people have told us that it was the best wedding they have ever been to; we are still getting compliments.

From the Welcome Reception to the Wedding Reception and the Brunch on Sunday, everything was perfectly coordinated. We felt relaxed and had plenty of time to spend with our friends and relatives.

Our compliments to the chef on a delicious meal and our compliments to you and your staff on the level of professionalism and service that you gave to every guest.

Thank you for giving us a weekend full of great memories. We wish we could do it all over again!

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Ronda and Mike – September

We wanted to thank you all for making our wedding day such an incredible event. The service and food were outstanding.

Our guests from the wedding all keep telling us that it was the best wedding they have ever attended.

Thank you for making our wedding day a beautiful memory forever.

Fred and Kristin – September

Fred and I cannot begin to express in words how thankful we are for everything you and your staff did to help make our wedding weekend the most spectacular weekend of our lives. We will cherish the memories in our hearts forever.

From the moment our guests arrived on Friday until the time they left on Sunday, everything was truly delightful. Beginning with the cocktail reception on Friday evening, the wedding reception on Saturday evening and finishing with the Brunch on Sunday morning, everything was seamless in production, allowing for a fun-filled weekend for all. Fred and I liken it to a weekend retreat the we shared with our closest friends and family.

Your experience, hospitality, professionalism and genuine good-nature shine through over and over again in everything you do. The service was impeccable and the food was out of this world. The Inn’s beauty and Tyson, Vermont’s charm provide the perfect setting for a lovely country wedding. Who could ask for more?

There is no doubt that you and your staff take a great deal of pride in creating the storybook weddings that every little girl dreams of. Our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be – and more. Thank you for making our dreams come true.

Pat and Ted – October

Thank you for your help on our October wedding weekend. Everybody had a wonderful time and the reception and dinner went very well. Thank you for your important part.

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Brooke and Donnie – September

A huge “thank you” and lots of hugs for doing such an amazing job for Donnie and me on our wedding day. It was even more beautiful than I had dreamed; every detail was perfect. Everyone loved the inn and said the food was fantastic!

Thank you for saving my flowers happy holidays to an amazing crew!

Jennifer and Anthony – December

Once again, thank you for making our wedding weekend a fairy tale success! Everything was perfect.
We will continue to praise the Echo Lake Inn to all we meet. Our friends and family can’t stop talking about the wedding. Thank you for everything.

Beth and Aaron – July

Thank you for the wonderful attention to detail and guidance you provided for our Rehearsal Dinner and our Reception. Many of our guests told us it was one of the most beautiful and enjoyable weddings they had ever attended. The weather was perfect and the inn provided the perfect backdrop to our special weekend.

Thank you for your professionalism and kindness and we look forward to returning for dinner every now and again.

Lauren and John – June

Thank you for putting together such a wonderful wedding for us. You and your staff went above and beyond the call of duty and our weekend was truly marvelous. We hope to come back every year. Many thanks to you and all your great staff!

Tara and Aaron – August

Our wedding day, at the Echo Lake Inn, was the best day of our lives! I’m sure you have touched the lives of many other lucky couples with your simple country elegance and charm. It is a beautiful place, and for us, quite magical.

Our wedding day remains at the top of our list of wonderful memories. It was truly the best day of our lives and we owe much of that to you. You are a true expert innkeeper and wedding coordinator and we are so lucky to have found you and the Echo Lake Inn. Every last detail was attended to and our special day was even more than we could’ve imagined. Thank you!

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Neema and Ryan – September

Our words cannot describe what an amazing experience the wedding was!

I’d like to give the biggest thanks to you and your staff at the Echo Lake Inn. Our wedding was no small feat and you guys did it all to perfection – and with a smile all the time. Fireworks! How amazing! And the food….. the salmon was perfect and the Indian food fooled more that a few into thinking we had lugged it up ourselves! Everything was just wonderful and it was due largely because of you and your amazing staff .

You all did an outstanding job and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will be back soon.

Amanda and Michael – August

It is hard to believe that our wedding is over! It seems like yesterday we were saying our vows.

Thank you for such a beautiful wedding. You and your staff at the Echo Lake Inn made our day a long lasting memory for my husband and I, as well as, the rest of the family. Of all the weddings we have attended none seem to “hold a candle” to ours.

Our wedding would not have been as spectacular without your help, your hospitality, the food, the setting….. everything was fabulous. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and it would not have been possible without your hospitality and expertise.

Amy and Peter – August

We can’t thank you enough for the absolutely beautiful wedding. You and your staff were amazing at executing a perfectly flawless wedding day! You seemed to have an easy answer to every minor issue that arose. We couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more and would recommend the Echo Lake Inn to anyone wanting a VT country wedding. Again, Peter and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so special.

Erin and Dave – September

It’s hard for me to find the right words to express how much I appreciate the work you all did to make our wedding so absolutely wonderful and perfect! I can now say I know what it feels like to be “queen for a weekend”. I never imagined that I would have so much time to really sit back a just enjoy my own wedding. You and your staff took care of all those things so thoroughly that I was able to really enjoy my wedding day.

Many of our guests told us that they had never had so much fun at a wedding. They were impressed with the welcome they received from your staff and with the lovely wedding area. The setting was perfect. The food was delicious and we will never forget the wonderful weekend we spent at the Echo Lake Inn in September.

Lara and Tom – May

I have been struggling for words – as there are really no words or combination of words to express adequately how grateful we are to you for giving us the happiest three days of our life.

Chef Kevin a multi course dinner that was, simply put, a work of art. All your staff made us feel at home because they were truly having fun too. (see the picture of them dancing in the tent). From the moment I met you (over the phone), you put me at ease and made me feel that everything would be taken care of. As you put it over the phone “my job is to take away the ‘wedding-stress’ so that you can enjoy you’re your wedding day”. You did as promised – in the month and weeks preceding our wedding, you graciously and expertly guided us through the sometimes overwhelming process of planning a wedding!

It is not often that people can say they had a perfect wedding, but in that last few weeks, Tom and I concluded we had just that – a perfect wedding. The beautiful inn, the gorgeous setting, the delicious food and extraordinary hospitality of all the staff made it the best I had ever attended.

After experiencing the joy of seeing our friends and family, talk, eat smores, play pool and mingle together over those 3 days, we now understand our wedding weekend in a different light – the weaving together of two lives and two sets of families and friends whose integration will endure through the many happy milestones that lie ahead. In short, it was the wisest investment we could have made in our future together as husband and wife.