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Wedding: 5/31/2014
Member Since: 8/11/2012 verified review
Beautiful Space, Terrible Owner    posted 7/8/2014

I read the reviews about this place on multiple sites and many of them were negative, however, I loved the space. Beware! When we confronted the owner about the reviews (basically trying to clarify if we wanted to really go through with using the Corinthian) she told us that all the bad reviews came from 1 wedding, and that the people were difficult. This is not true. There were multiple bad reviews from multiple weddings in various years. The owner is difficult. She name drops and gives you a laundry list of what she's doing besides your wedding so that she can get away with putting things off. I hate writing a negative review, I do, especially since my vendors were all amazing except this one, there were so few positive things with my experience with this venue and its owner. My fiancé and I were in love with this space and booked it a year out from our date, with the owner promising us a beautiful set up, amazing food (you MUST use their catering), and other misc. things (champagne tower, moving particular tables, etc.). We did not get a draft menu until 1 month out from the wedding, and it was nowhere close to what we had originally discussed. Also, you do not get to taste any food beforehand. We did not get a finalized menu OR contract until 2 weeks before the wedding. Talk about stress. She doesn't write up a contract until the menu is finished, but she takes forever to do the menu. The owner was condescending when we spoke with her about the hidden costs and increased prices that she hadn't mentioned before, telling us "thats how its done in Roanoke." It was also 2 weeks before the wedding that she decided to tell us that she didn't want us doing a champagne tower and claimed she had never promised this. When we originally met with her she said her people had done towers all the time and it would be no problem, 2 weeks before the wedding her story changed saying her people had never attempted one. We ended up getting to do it but she complained to our planner that "it would never work." Why the negativity? (btw, it did work) She also forbade us to move particular tables in the ballroom to open up the space even though she promised this could be done earlier. She claimed we couldn't move the tables because the carpets were dirty underneath and she stored things under them. So plan on renting extra linens to cover these unmovable tables. She charges you to have the rental company and other vendors unload anything!! Thats what you're paying the rental company for! During set up you have to pay for the doorman (her husband) and an elevator attendant to be there to supervise. We ended up paying the piper (much more than we had originally discussed with her). The day of the wedding was beautiful because my planner/floral designer made it beautiful and smooth. Though she takes credit for the decor, she had nothing to do with it. The food was delicious but small portions for the amount of money paid. The bartenders over poured and we had guests overly intoxicated before cake was cut. We also had to fight for our leftover pastries and cake (neither of which she made). Its a beautiful space, its doable if you want it, just prepare to be stressed, spend 2x as much as planned, and deal with a difficult and rude owner.

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Wedding: 11/5/2011
Member Since: 12/20/2010 verified review
Stunning venue and food    posted 11/22/2011

Great venue and a beautiful display of food. The owner/cater was not the greatest to work with....no commuincation at all. I understand she does wedding events alot, but this is my first wedding and some things I didnt know to ask....Overall - food was good and the venue was beautiful just be prepared to not have a great experience with the owner / cater

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Wedding: 9/3/2011
Member Since: 7/7/2010 verified review
Pretty Room, Good Food    posted 10/2/2011

The room is what sold me but really you don't want to have any more than 200 people in there- no matter what they tell you. They are also really expensive once you add in their little costs- cake cutting (I get), glass rental (maybe?), ice fee (What?!?)

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Wedding: 8/6/2011
Member Since: 4/23/2010 verified review
The Corinthian Ballroom    posted 8/23/2011

This place is awesome! Had my wedding and reception in the same building. It's beautiful at night.

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  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Site Fee, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Mansion/Historic Site