“When I decided that I wanted a destination wedding, I had budgeted for us to be able to check out a few different resorts before deciding on a venue. None of that was necessary because as soon as I laid eyes on the Cloisters, it was everything I had always envisioned for my wedding and more! The scenery was naturally beautiful with its indescribable charm, intimacy and incredible views. This was enough to make my decision very easy, but it was the expertise of the One&Only and Atlantis wedding planning staff that made me feel confident that the entire process was going to be handled not only professionally, but with personal touches and attention to detail every step of the way. Jessi Hill was instrumental in all of the initial logistics, making it easy to pick a date, set up room blocks and understand all of the options. When all of those things seemed so intimidating in the beginning, having her to call and always working with the same people made everything simple and stress-free.
I also could not be more grateful to the staff at the Ocean Club. Avani, the wedding coordinator, was extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and personable. Right away, she helped to wipe away my initial anxiety about having to plan from so far away. I could tell that she was a pro from the very beginning! All of the preferred local vendors that we worked with were, without question, top notch professionals. Even in a destination locale, I was never told that something wasn't possible or was too difficult to accomplish. Avani kept me in the know as far as timelines and made the difficult task of coordinating details between all of the vendors a breeze. I never thought I would have enjoyed the planning process so much!
However, the fun that I had during the planning stages was nothing compared to the dream that my wedding turned out to be. Everything was beautiful and perfect, and I was able to just relax and let the momentous day sink in! Every detail of ceremony was impeccably decorated, and even though we had to change the reception venue at the 11th hour due to weather, the backup location was set up so beautifully that the guests were stunned that the Pool Terrace was not the originally planned venue for the reception. The service was friendly, professional and fun. We were never waiting for drinks and the food was more delicious than I even remembered from my tasting!
Avani and the staff at the One&Only Ocean Club made every guest feel special and comfortable. I can honestly say that it was better than my greatest dream, and I would definitely recommend this incredible property to any bride considering a destination wedding. Thanks again for a wonderful experience and making the greatest night of our lives become a reality!”
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