Member Since: 10/23/2012
Darren, Tony, and Laura are the reason you want to book an event at the Marquee. Sure, the venue is Art Deco gorgeous. And yeah the food created by Mike Kelly is rich and delicious. But what made the day for my husband and I was knowing that we were being taken care of. Darren, Tony, and Laura go above and beyond and they do it with a smile. They are calm, cool, and collected - which is just what I needed on my wedding day.
Our guests LOVED the venue. It was so great to have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in the same venue, but in different sections. The Atrium was simple and lovely - you can decorate it anyway you like. Also - have someone sing! The acoustics are amazing! The Mezzanine for the cocktail hour is beautiful and there was plenty of seating. The ballroom is art deco beautiful. The bar set up makes you look like a rockstar.
We ate, we drank, we got married and the G Fox Marquee made it all possible. A million thanks. xo
Member Since: 6/14/2013
The Marquee did a wonderful job. Tony and Darren were there every step of the way and completely put my mind at ease, not to mention they are both so sweet. We loved our experience there, the venue is beautiful and the food amazing! We highly recommend using them.
Member Since: 6/20/2004
We had our October Ceremony and Reception here and everything turned out fantastic! The service was impeccable and flawless and the food was amazing! The whole team did a wonderful job personalizing our day and making everything perfect (even down to our personalized cocktail)! One huge perk is that they only do one wedding a day so you don't have to worry about anybody rushing around! Everything was set up when we arrived prior to the ceremony and the break down of the ceremony area during the cocktail hour was quick! The decor fit perfectly with our fall wedding and we also added the cider and donuts station... yummmm! I am more than happy with our choice and everything exceeded our expectations and would highly recommend this venue!!!!
Member Since: 12/2/2012
Choosing the Marquee to have our wedding was by far the best decision ever. Not only was the venue beautiful and all of our guest loved it, but the service provided well worth the money spent. This team is very professional. They were helpful from the very beginning. Anything we could think of they were able to execute for us, if they had not already thought of it for us. The months leading up to the wedding was stress free, but most importantly, the actual wedding day was a fairy tale. If you want a stress free, beautiful, elegant wedding working with professional people, definitely choose The Marquee as your venue!!!
Member Since: 4/10/2009
Our wedding was this past August 2013. Darren, Tony, and the entire staff at G. Fox took AMAZING care of us and all of our guests! From the moment we walked into the G. Fox Ballroom, we knew it was where we wanted to host our wedding because it was unlike any other wedding venue in the area that we had visited. We loved the charm and uniqueness of the Ballroom, and the Mezzanine. On our wedding day, our guests loved reminiscing about the times that they had shopped at the G. Fox Department Store long ago.
Every step of the way Darren was available to answer our questions and offer helpful advice. On our wedding day, the staff set up the Ballroom more beautiful than we could have imagined. We had an almost 200 guest wedding, and the room was set up to ensure every guest's comfort. Even the chairs were sturdy and comfortable, unlike some of the other venue's chairs that we had seen.
The food was also exquisite! Our guests could not stop raving about the variety of meals offered, and the size of the strip steak. We even had a guest who had an unexpected health issue and was not allowed to eat solid food that day. The staff was so accommodating, and made sure that she was comfortable by bringing her a bowl of soup. They were also accommodating to a guest of ours who was nursing, and made sure that she had a private area.
Throughout the evening, we had our own server who made sure that we had everything that we needed. At the end of the night, the staff packed everything up for us and walked our belongings and gifts next door to our bridal suite at the Marriott Residence Inn. It was great not having to worry about a thing; rather, we were able to continue the night with our guests.
Overall, the G. Fox Ballroom transcended our expectations on our wedding day. They made our day quite special. We would highly recommend this venue to all of our friends and family.
Thank you again to Darren, Tony, and all the staff at the G. Fox Ballroom!
- Tim & Stef
Member Since: 12/27/2012
If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change anything! the Gershon Fox Ballroom (Marquee Events) was the perfect team and venue for my wedding! You really get an amazing deal, considering the luxury setting and high quality customer service. Do not think twice about booking this venue. I visited various other venues in Hartford before choosing Gershon Fox Ballroom - and I can say for certain that this is the BEST! I live in New York City and wanted a more glamorous, up scale, trendy and chic feel and this is EXACTLY what the Gershon Fox Ballroom provides.
Service: Darren/Tony and team are amazing at customer service. I cannot say enough good things. They really get to know their bride/groom and genuinely show interest in what they want and ensure everything goes perfectly! They provided their email, office phone and personal phone and were available to help me make decisions outside of the venue from photographer (Eric Foley - who is also amazing), to decorating the venue, even hair and make up! I am very anal and almost a perfectionist and Darren made sure everything went smoothly. I was especially concerned with the up lighting, and since I would not see it before the wedding, I trusted Darren enough to make the final call. Darren worked with the lighting company to get the perfect amber tone in the room (which by the way I recommend and looks beautiful in that space). I did not have much time to spend with the lighting company, and Darren took it upon himself to take the lead and make sure they got the exact color I wanted. Darren and Tony build credibility and trust with their clients immediately and only want the best. They also have GREAT sense of humors and not to mention extremely intelligent and talented. It is just a plus that the venue is just as amazing as they are!
Venue/Setting:The Gershon Fox Ballroom is the perfect venue for your wedding - search NO more! The setting, ambience and features of the ballroom and Marquee level are very high end and perfect for a wedding. The venue offers a cocktail hour in the Marquee, and the reception is in the ballroom. The fixtures (I especially liked the columns with leather and crystals) as well as the furnishings are so chic and trendy.
Food: The food at this venue is absolutely delicious! Not only is it amazing, the portions are huge! We gave our guests the choice of steak, chicken, salmon or vegetarian - and everyone loved it! Both the food selection and quality is beyond exceptional. Also, the chef is always willing to work with you (if you want something prepared a little differently), and he is very talented and can cook anything.
Member Since: 7/26/2010
We held our Dec. wedding at Marquee at the G. Fox Ballroom. From start to finish, the staff at Marquee was fantastic. Our coordinator answered my questions quickly and helped us to achieve an amazing day! We also held our ceremony at Marquee in the Atrium in front of the huge Christmas tree. It was intimate, beautiful, and SO convenient for our guests. During our day, the staff took the time to make sure that we were extra happy; whether it was organizing the day, making sure our champagne glasses were never empty or simply just checking in with us to see if we needed anything. Months later, we're STILL getting compliments from our guests about the venue, the food, and the resulting party in the ballroom. We loved Marquee. Having our reception at the Gershon Fox Ballroom was one of the best decisions we made while wedding planning! Love. love. love!
Member Since: 9/1/2011
We had our wedding at the Gershon Fox Ballroom on 9/14/13 and it was the most amazing evening of our lives. We started working with Darren at Marquee about a year ago and he has been wonderful, quickly answering any questions we had throughout the year long planning process (and we had a lot of questions!). He was a wealth of knowledge and went out of his way to help in any way he could! The food was amazing, all our guests loved the meals and couldn't believe the portion sizes and quality compared to other wedding they have been to. The ballroom looked stunning and was the perfect atmosphere for our wedding, the space was large enough so people did not feel crowded, but was still intimate. I could go on and on about how great our wedding turned out, every detail went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend the Gershon Fox Ballroom to anyone planning a wedding, it was truly the high class event that we dreamed of and couldn't have been happier!
Member Since: 9/14/2013
Darren and his team were FABULOUS to work with. Everything was just perfect at my daughters wedding. Darren helped us make good choices thought the planning process. The food was outstanding and the ambience superb! The day could not have been better!
Mother of the Bride
Member Since: 8/23/2012
Darren and his team did an incredible job! Can't thank them enough for making our special day so amazing. The service and food was excellent. I highly recommend the Gershon fox ballroom
Member Since: 8/22/2012
On July 6, 2013 my husband Dan and I got married at the Gershon Fox Ballroom- Marquee Events. From the beginning of planning to the end of our wedding reception we had the most amazing wedding thanks to Darren, Tony and their team at Marquee Events. Darren was an absolute pleasure to work with and always very prompt with answering my millions of questions throughout the planning process. Everything from the décor to the food was amazing. All of our guest are still raving about how it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to and that is because of the wonderful staff and beautiful venue that Marquee Events offers. All of the guest couldn't believe how much food was given at the cocktail hour and the portions given at their dinner. They said that they have never been to a wedding that gave such big portions. They can't stop talking about how excellent the food tasted as well. Food is very important when considering a venue and Marquee Events definitely gives you the best! I had a blast planning our wedding with Darren. I couldn't of asked for a more perfect wedding day! The Marquee Events staff made our Wedding Day truly amazing and helped us to have our dream wedding! I would highly recommend all Brides/Grooms to check out Marquee Events-Gershon Fox Ballroom for their wedding. You will have the wedding you have always dreamed of! Thank you so much Darren, Tony and staff for making this a day we will cherish the rest of our lives:)
Member Since: 11/3/2012
My experience with the Marquee and more specifically Darren McKenty, my coordinator was far and above my expectations. My initial draw to The Marquee was the venue's connection to the area I visited so much as a child, the notstalgic/art deco feel, and the proximity to my church with multiple easily accessible overnight options for my out of town guests.
Additionally, if you are a bride that wants the venue to do it all - this is it. Their package all in one price (no nickel and diming on on champagne toasts, etc) IT is full open bar, champagne toast, wine served with dinner full cocktail hour with hot and cold appetizers, and even the cake is included plus your guest get four meal options to pick from (including vegetarian and vegan options) and the food is amazing. The chef is very accommodating in the tasting process if there are things you want to tweak and they are extremely accommodating with specific allergies (gluten free, soy and dairy free, etc).
The night of the wedding I didn't have to worry about a thing, all of the the things that I had dropped off from escort cards, guest books, photodisplays, centerpieces, were all arranged perfectly. I highly recommend The Marquee!
Member Since: 1/16/2011
My husband and I planned our wedding in 7 months. We both wanted a winter city wedding and Marquee was the place. When you first walk in, you feel as though you have stepped back in time to the the 1920's. The Art Deco Vintage flair is amazing. I knew walking in there that I wouldn't want our party to be anywhere else. Everyone was so pleased because we did our DJ and Dancing in the atrium and dinner in the ballroom. So those who wanted to party could and those who wanted to sit and talk were able to hear each other.
My guests couldn't stop raving about the food! From the cocktail hour through dessert. It was fantastic. You must get the dumplings! Dinner was even better, everyone was so pleased with their choices. It is not your typical wedding food. It is gourmet restaurant! You wouldn't believe they cooked for over 150 people. I usually request the steak at every wedding I go to, but I had to have the roasted chicken breast. I had it at our tasting and it was perfection.
It was an absolutely seamless event. We couldn't have been happier. Thank you Darren and Jessica.
Member Since: 9/13/2011
My husband and I got married at the Marquee/Gershon Fox Ballroom on September 7, 2012. It was by far the most amazing night of our lives! We researched a lot of venues before deciding on the Marquee and we are so happy that we did. The Gershon Fox Ballroom is not your typical ballroom it has this amazing art deco feel with so much character, we just fell in love with it. We worked directly with Jess Sanzaro, who is extremely talented and incredible at what she does. I really felt more like a friend than her client. She had so many fantastic suggestions/recommendations and responded to emails within 20 minutes (or quicker) of sending them. I felt like I was the only bride she was working with! I really can’t say enough good things about Jess! We also had the pleasure of working directly with the chef, Mike Kelly who customized our menu to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. To be honest, we haven’t stopped hearing rave reviews from our guests about how much they loved the food and venue! Not only did Jess and Mike go above and beyond but the entire wait staff at the Marquee did! It definitely was a night we will never forget and can’t thank everyone enough for ensuring every expectation was met. My husband and I really didn’t have to worry about a thing the entire evening. We highly recommend this venue to any couple who is looking for something aside from a typical ballroom and a night you will never forget!
Member Since: 2/28/2011
We had our reception at The Gershon Fox Ballroom on September 29,2012 and it was amazingly perfect from the start to finish! This was the first and only venue we had looked at and after seeing the mezzanine and ballroom in person and meeting with Jessica, we knew we were in good hands. Jessica is by far one of the best people we worked with throughout our wedding process. She was extremely prompt at responding to any emails I had, was patient with any and all of my questions and truly put me at ease that everything was going to go off that day as we had planned. Everything from the beautiful chandeliers, art deco pictures, lighting, food, table setup was everything and more than we expected. Paul, our head waiter and his assistant Amy that evening also went above and beyond to make sure we didnt have to worry about anything!! My husband and I could not have asked for anything more; Jessica, Paul, Amy, and the rest of the wait and bar staff that evening, THANK YOU for everything that you did, it was beyond perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!
Member Since: 6/28/2010
My husband and I got married at the Gershon Fox Ballroom on September 15, 2012. The day was amazing and I credit a lot of the day to the staff at the Gershon Fox Ballroom. When we started looking for venues to host our wedding, we had quite a long list of "must haves" and this place had it all. We have a TON of out of state family/friends so the location could not be more perfect with the hotel right next door (walking to the reception was a huge plus with all of my guests), easy access to and from the highway, as well as a parking garage attached to the venue. We knew the place was even more perfect after meeting and talking with Jessica.
Jessica is amazing. She would get back to my many emails in a timely manner (usually a response within a day at the most) and she made me feel so comfortable and confident with how the day would go. It was so easy to plan a wedding with her guiding hand. The staff is just awesome...on the day of the wedding they took everything back to our hotel room for us, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Also, my guests could not rave enough about how pleasant the staff was and how they felt like they were at such an elegant affair. If you are really wanting something classy at an affordable price, this is a venue worth looking into.
I don't have one negative thing to say about the Gershon Fox Ballroom and if I did, trust me, I would say it. During the entire wedding process I knew the venue was not something I would have to worry about. Their expertise, knowledge, and friendliness definitely took a load off of me and helped me enjoy the process AND the wedding day that much more. It is absolutely amazing and made our wedding day that much more perfect....they executed what my husband and I had envisioned for our special day and I hope you let them do the same for you!!
Member Since: 1/3/2010
The Gershon Fox Ballroom was the most unbelievable venue for our wedding. From start to finish they were on top of every question, detail, request, you name it. Every time we sent an email we got a response in minutes. They were incredible to work with, and I have never been so impressed with a service provider. We saw the venue and fell in love, the space is unique, and beautiful. The food was amazing, and our guests left raving about the food and service. They were so attentive and made the wedding day seamless. We are so appreciative to the Gershon Fox Ballroom for making our wedding truly the wedding of our dreams!
Member Since: 8/25/2010
Our experience with The Marquee left us speechless. Everything went according to plan and the day was flawless! We met with Darren from The Marquee about a year and a half before our wedding and he was in constant communication with us. The Marquee was very accommodating and was willing to change up anything and everything to make us happy (although we didn't change much because honestly, its almost perfect the way they have everything set up).
The food was phenomenal and our guests are still talking about their dinners. From the 14oz New York Strip to the Filet of Sole stuffed with Lobster...it was out of this world! People were saying how they have never had such great food at a wedding!
On the day of our wedding, my husband and I were provided with our own personal server who took complete care of us. She would get us our drinks, asked when we wanted our food, covered my food for me when she saw that I was dancing, and then wrapped it up when I was done. She was constantly asking if we needed anything. It felt great to be catered to like that. The other serves were also amazing. There were literally no problems whatsoever.
The room looked absolutely gorgeous. The colors of the napkins matched my bridesmaids dresses perfectly! There was plenty of room for a dance floor and the tables were arranged in a way that maximized the space for our 150 guests.
The Marquee also provides the bride and groom with a room at the hotel next door (Residence Inn Marriott). It was awesome to finish up the night and only have to walk next door. Our personal server carted everything over for us (our cake, gifts, flowers, etc). The room was amazing and so comfortable.
All in all the day was perfect and I wouldn't have changed a thing about our venue. I would recommend The Marquee to every bride out there. It truly is a magical place.
Member Since: 5/16/2010
My husband and I got married at The Gershon Fox Ballroom on September 1, 2012. I had been looking for venues by doing my research online after we got engaged and came across The Gershon Fox Ballroom. The pictures I thought were stunning and I couldn't wait to see it in person. My mother and I made an appointment with Jessica Sanzaro, the event planner there. After meeting Jessica and seeing the absolutely gorgeous ballroom we were sold! Jessica was incredible and made planning a wedding easy. She had such fantastic ideas and was extremely accommodating. I could email Jessica any day, any time and would get a response back within a half hour. She is fantastic and after meeting her my mother and I knew that this was just the perfect venue for us. The GF Ballroom reminded me of a New York wedding venue. The art deco decor is exactly what I was looking for and it is something different than the typical banquet hall, hotel or beach venue. When it came to the tasting and food for the wedding the GF Ballroom was willing to add anything that my parents and I wanted to the menu. The food was the absolute BEST!!! Huge portions, so fresh, and was definitely one of the best meals that my family and I have had. The chef made himself available to come to multiple meetings with my parents and sat down to make the perfect menu with my father. The service of this staff in exceptional! I hired a decorator to transform the ceremony space in the atrium and Jessica was so excited and encouraging that anything we wanted to do to the space we could! The day of my wedding was an absolute Fairy Tale. Jessica was there helping with every detail and making sure that my day was perfect. My day was perfect! The staff was so classy and professional. Jessica made sure that we ran on a schedule and everything went smoothly. The service of the waitstaff was amazing and truly made my night perfect. My family and I did not have to worry about one thing. I can not say enough about how amazing this venue was and unique. My family and friends raved about this wedding and still are! I would recommend this venue to everyone looking for something that is going to "WOW" your guests ;). It was truly the most amazing day for my husband and I. Here is a link to some of my pictures so you can actually get a feel for how special The Gershon Fox Ballroom really is!!!
Member Since: 10/12/2009
I had the pleasure of having my wedding at the Marquee/Gershon Fox Ballroom on June 9th 2012. To say it was a perfect day would be an understatement!!! From the moment we walked into the venue we knew it was something different. My husband and I didn't want to have a church ceremony so we had everything at the Marquee. All of our guests constantly were telling us what a unique and cool place The Marquee was. Not only is the venue amazing but the staff is out of this world. Jessica is the best!!!! I don't think I could have planned my wedding without her. She was so supportive and informative the entire way. She would respond to questions and give us advice at all hours of the day, 7 days a week. She was wonderful in every aspect. She made you feel like a friend rather than a customer. Jessica helped to calm my nerves and guide my husband and I in the right direction. Tony was also great. He was also there the entire night! He even fixed my dress at the bottom of the stairs before I walked down the aisle. He was great and helped make sure everything run smoothly. The head waiter Paul catered to our every need. He would come find me to make sure I didn't need anything and checked in with us all night and made sure we ate and if we needed something to drink he had it in our hand before we could even ask for it!!!! Then there is the food.....AMAZING!!! It is not typical banquet wedding food where you leave starving. The NY strip steak is enormous and everyone raved about how great the food was. The portions are bigger then a restaurant size portion. No one left hungry!!! I can not say enough great things about the Gershon Fox Ballroom and would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for something a little different from the typical banquet hall wedding!!!!\
Art Deco Elegance with a Metropolitan setting...
Welcome to Marquee Events featuring The Gershon Fox Ballroom and the Mezzanine Lounge. Upon entering the doors, you will experience elegant art-deco décor and refined city style. Three unique event spaces, completely renovated with soaring marble columns, crystal chandeliers, and marble floors.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013