Wedding venue - Elm Ridge Country Club - Reviews??
I live in Boston, will be getting married in Montreal in June 2010. I am considering the Elm Ridge Country Club in Ile-Bizard at my venue. The venue is beautiful but I would love to hear from anyone who has been to events there... any commentary on the service/food would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks! :-)
I have been at 3 Bar Mitzvah celebrations at Elmridge during the past 3 years, but I'll comment on the most recent one held in May this year. There was a cocktail hour from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. with an open bar and both passed hors d'oeuvres and stations dispensing smoked meat "sliders " and smoked salmon. Everything was delicious. Dinner was a buffet (not sure if this is what you have in mind). There were two long tables set up at each side of the room. One side had non meat offerings including various salads, sides of poached salmon and several pasta selections and grilled veggies. The other side was meat oriented with filet mignon sliced to order and racks of lamb also cut to order together with hot vegetables of various types (potatoes, green beans, etc.). I obviously couldn't manage to try all of the offerings, but everything I tried was terrific. I even commented to friends how impressed I was with the food, considering we were at a golf club.
Dessert was also a buffet served in an adjoining room and was excellent, with a table of cakes, pastries and fresh fruit and, adjacent, an ice cream sundae station. (Probably more for the kids although a lot of the kids looked like very mature adults.)
Quite a few years ago, I attended a wedding there which was a sit down dinner rather than a buffet and I remember it as being equally good.
All in all, based on my recent experience, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
All this being said, naturelle, had suggested Hillsdale, and although my experience there has only been a Friday evening dinner with member friends (excellent food), the dining room and the clubhouse generally, is more elegant than Elmridge.
Whatever your final choice. Mazel Tov and best wishes on your upcoming nuptials.