Member Since: 11/26/2012
The reason why we chose our venue was because of the flexibility of moving our ceremony indoors should the weather not cooperate on our wedding day. Go figure, it rained and in less than five minutes our grand outdoor ceremony was transformed by the amazing staff into a beautiful, intimate ceremony. I was a little bothered that my site coordinator didn't leave any notes for the coordinators that took over my wedding in her last minute absence but the two that took over were amazing to work with. Gorgeous, affordable venue.
Member Since: 8/7/2007
I would recommend this venue to any bride. Not only is the location beautiful but the staff is amazing. Alex helped us from day one and made my experience an excellent one. She helped with every step and always got back to me within the day. We saved a ton of money because they provide all the table settings and centerpieces. We loved the outside where we had the ceremony and the inside was a great space for lots of people and lots of dancing. I wouldn't change a thing about my experience with the gatehouse.
Member Since: 9/26/2011
We got married at Lionsgate Center's Dove House on 9/29/13. We attended the 2012 fall bridal show they put on and we completely fell in love with the venue. Everyone at Lionsgate's is so wonderful and helpful. Amy was our coordinator and she is top notch!
We did not purchase the vendor package, mainly because we already had a few of the vendors in the works. It was nice to have options, though! Amy was very helpful in suggesting vendors we did not already have lined up.
My wedding day was perfect thanks to Lionsgate. The only thing I would do differently is maybe add an extra hour or two onto the time allotted. You are given 2 hours before the ceremony, but after arriving and getting dressed and having to set everything up, it seems a little rush. I think it would have been worth the extra $$$ to have an extra hour or so.
Member Since: 3/19/2013
I am so happy that we chose the Lionsgate for our wedding ceremony and reception. Alex and the staff were very helpful! They made the wedding process easy and stress free! Everything was beautiful!
Member Since: 3/25/2012
I could not begin to say enough about the amazing staff at lionsgate. To me customer service makes or breaks an experience and from the first tour we took with Marie to the last hug from Lisa the customer service never ceased to amaze me. Every staff member is so wiling to help. The gatehouse was the perfect mix of indoor/outdoor space with unique charm and beauty! Every vendor Lionsgate paired us with went out of their way to figure out just what we wanted on our special day! The ability to work with all budgets and make it exactly what you want with a built in coordinator the whole time! Such an amazing experience and could not have asked for a better wedding! Don't look anywhere else this is the place to get married.
Member Since: 2/6/2013
We had our ceremony at the Dove House and the space was beautiful. Working with Amy from Lionsgate was a great experience.Amy was very accomdating and answered our every question. She was willing to do whatever we needed to make sure our day went smoothly and that our day was all that we could have ever wanted and dreamed!
Even though Lionsgate is near a major road you would never know once you are on the grounds. The space is beautiful and is the perfect outdoor wedding space.
Our wedding was all that we could have dreamed and more! Everything ran smoothly and Amy made sure that everything was perfect and ready to go. Our wedding experience with Lionsgate was wonderful!
Member Since: 7/23/2011
I really enjoyed working with all the staff at Lionsgate. They were always super helpful and always had great ideas for my budget. I did their all inclusive package and everything with it went so smoothly. My husband and I met with all the vendors they matched us with before signing off with them to make sure they were compatible with what we wanted. They had a lot of decorations to use so I didn't have to bring much in. They were just overall great people, very nice, and very helpful.
Member Since: 9/9/2012
My husband and mom found this place and signed the contract before I could even see it! They fell in love with it from the first time! After seeing it for the first time I can see why they signed the contract right away! IT IS AMAZING! The grounds are super clean and elegant. With every wedding they have a coordinator for you as well. Lisa was my saving grace for more than one issue that came up with our wedding. I have recommended all of the newly engaged friends to go there! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!
Member Since: 5/12/2012
We were very happy with the staff and the facility. It was breathtaking and gave us tons of great photo ops. Would definitely recommend!
Member Since: 8/2/2011
We got married at the Gatehouse and it could not have been more perfect. Marie and her staff at Lionsgate are very good at what they do. The best part about this venue is that it can be all inclusive through them or you can piece it together yourself. Read: bring in your own food and alcohol and save a TON of money. The place is beautiful and really requires little decoration. Their wedding planning services were also super helpful. If I had a question all I had to do was email and I had a response within an hour or two. I was never told I couldn't do anything. They were willing to work with all of my ideas no matter how crazy and gave suggestions of what they thought would and wouldn't work. I could not have been happier with our big day and couldn't imagine it having taken place anywhere else.
Member Since: 5/5/2011
There is no mistaking the venue is BEAUTIFUL. We had so many compliments about how personal and intimate the ceremony felt and what a great party the ceremony was. No one had booked the other house so they allowed us to use both buildings (one for ceremony one for reception)for a nominal fee. It was a beautiful day and we loved everything about it! The staff were so helpful and had things set up exactly like we asked. Lisa was our coordinator for day of and she noticed things I didn't see and was able to make suggestions on how to make things look even better!
Member Since: 12/8/2010
I highly recommend the Lionsgate Center!! My husband and I had 100 guests at our October 2012 wedding and chose to get married and hold our reception at The Dove House. From when we toured the venue to hosting our wedding, the service we received from the staff at Lionsgate continually exceeded our expectations.
We especially liked that we were able to hold our ceremony and reception at the same location. We were also provided the option to hold our ceremony indoors or outside. We were fortunate enough to be able to hold our ceremony outside and it was absolutely gorgeous. We also loved that the venue had microphones outside, so all of our guests were able to hear us.
We also loved that Lionsgate has a liquor distributor, Party Liquor, on-site. It was so simple to coordinate with them and they take all unused liquor back with no restocking fee. We definitely saved money in this area as our guests did not consume as much alcohol as we anticipated.
If you have a chance, attend a bridal show at Lionsgate. We attended one in April prior to our wedding and met almost all of our vendors at the show. It was very helpful that the vendors had worked previously at the venue and we had no worries on the day of our wedding.
Member Since: 5/26/2012
My husband and I got engaged on May 25, 2012 and booked at The Gatehouse one week later, and just got married October 5, 2012. I can't say enough about this venue. They make everything so easy. We got matched with the best vendors. We worked with Amy, the GM and let me tell you, she rocks! Any advice I needed or recommendations along the way, they were fantastic. We were so happy with how agile and accommodating they were. The venue is beautiful. I couldn't recommend this place more. We truly had our fairytale ending thanks to Lionsgate!
Member Since: 11/16/2010
Marie Jenkinson made my brooch bouquet and it turned out beautiful! I have had so many compliments on this wonderful piece! She was wonderful to work with.
Member Since: 11/11/2011
They were amazing during the whole process! We loved the venue!
Member Since: 9/18/2011
The Gatehouse was wonderful! I worked with Leanne and she was wonderful. Everything went well the day of the wedding, the site was beautiful, and the staff was organized and professional. I received a lot of compliments for the venue and would definitely recommend you consider this venue for you wedding.
Member Since: 2/28/2012
I had a near meltdown when two months until my wedding my original venue told me they double booked and I had to find a new venue. I went to the Dove House a little disillusioned because of the location but was very presently surprised. The actual grounds are much more beautiful then the surroundings, the staff was amazing and helpful and made sure everything was perfect and easy. My wedding was exactly what I had hoped for and it is in no small thanks to the people at LionsGate. I would highly recommend this venue. I noticed that above it says that they do not have an outdoor ceremony area, which is untrue, they have 2 outdoor ceremony sites. Both very lovely.
Member Since: 11/8/2011
The staff at lionsgate were very hard to work with. Every time I asked for something the answer came back as an immediate no, although they were fairly common wedding requests (slide show capability, iron, steamer, tapered candles, etc.). Anything that was outside of the typical wedding, I got push back on. For example, I didn't want guests to sign a traditional guest book right when they arrived and the venue said, "that's just the way its done".
In addition, I felt like they nickel and dimed us on everything after promoting that it was an all inclusive place.
The house needs renovations. The outside, bar and dance floor/dinning room are beautiful and why I chose the place. But inside the house is run down and not well decorated.
I was stuck on a closed highway for my rehearsal and instead of pushing the rehearsal back an hour, the staff at the dove house made my wedding party and groom do the rehearsal with a different girl.
On the day, all of my vendors did an amazing and wonderful job. Everything about the day was perfect and lovely except for anything that was the responsibility of the Dove house. The ceremony was too quiet and no one in the front could hear the music and no one in the back could hear our vows.
All in all, they were unaccommodating and rigid in their views. The entire wedding planning process with them was far more difficult than it needed to be.
Member Since: 4/6/2011
Everyone here was so helpful and enthusiastic. They were so knowledgable and reminded me of things I had forgotten along the way. I couldn't ha e picked a better place and I got to bring my own alcohol and caterer. Awesome!!!!
Member Since: 7/15/2011
I had my wedding at the Gatehouse on July 15th. The staff was very helpful from the time we walked in to tour all the way through the reception. If there was a small snag, Lisa made sure everything was taken care of very quickly. We went with the vendor package which made everything so easy since we didn't have to search for all of our vendors ourselves. We did switch our officiant from the original pick, but there were no questions asked and it was extremely easy to switch vendors if necessary. Everyone raved about what a great time they had at our wedding and how beautiful everything was!
We are a beautiful and unique facility for your wedding or private event. Our buildings can host anywhere from 20 to 500+ guests with a wide range of prices to fit every budget. Prices include private use of house and grounds, tables, chairs, linens, tableware, centerpieces, and on-site manager.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012