Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor - Buford

 
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Making priceless memories out of your simple gatherings is our passion. Bringing your beautiful dream to life while making the budget a reality is our ultimate goal. We pride ourselves on being a family-run business and we want to bring that sense of togetherness to your special occasion at Four Oaks Manor.

Helping to bring your nearest and dearest together in a fun and sociable atmosphere is what we do best. Whether its a wedding or a family reunion, our wonderful staff will make you feel right at home. Bring your ideas to the table, and we'll help make them a reality. We specialize in taking your personal concepts and shaping them into fabulous events you won't ever forget. In every aspect of what we do, we help make a treasure of life's simple pleasures. It's the simple things that stir fond memories and wrap you up in warm feelings like you get from being home.
 
Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor has received approximately 84 profile views in the last three months.
 
Venue Details
 
 
Price Point        $$$ (average)
 
Location Type        Residence / Mansion / Estate
 
Event Types        Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquet / Dinner, Private Party
 
Location Character        Elegant, Natural Setting, Private, Relaxed, Romantic
 
Catering        Provided
 
Catering Details       
 
Kitchen Facilities        Fully Equipped
 
Views        Courtyard, Garden/Park, Trees/Forest
 
Wedding Amenities        Bride's Dressing Area, Groom's Dressing Area
 
Outdoor Amenities        Lighting, Cooking Facilities
 
Equipment/Services        CD Player, Computer, Copy Machine, DVD Player, Fax, Internet (Wireless), Microphone, Overhead Projector, Phone, Sound System, Television, Projection Screen
 
Smoking        Allowed in designated areas
 
Tables & Chairs        Provided
 
Linens, Silver, etc.        Provided
 
Parking        Free Onsite Lot
 
Accommodations        Available
 
Amplified Music        Allowed Inside, Allowed Outside
 
Alcohol        Bring Your Own
 
Cleanup        Provided
 
Insurance        May Be Required
 
Staffing Requirements       
 
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  Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor
3198 Hamilton Mill Road
Buford, GA 30519

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Randy West
(770) 614-7328 tel
(770) 614-5914 fax
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Event Types
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Banquet / Dinner
Private Party
 
 

 

 
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There were many things we were told at each of our 3 meetings with our coordinator that at a later date, she would change and tell us her previous statements were never said. For a while, our coordinator (Laura) wasn't even sure if she would be working on our wedding day, and ended up disappearing after 8pm halfway into the evening during our reception, leaving us to fend for ourselves. Another coordinator finally stepped in during our ‘Grand Exit’ – too little too late at that point! First off, meetings: Be prepared for your meetings and set a reminder in your phone, calendar, wherever. There is absolutely no confirmation call, email, nothing, which I would expect from such a high-touch industry. It would have been good to have some sort of timeline or agenda to prepare from to maximize the benefits of these meetings – but I guess that might defeat the purpose of why they charge for additional consultation hours outside the 3 meetings! Things really began to unravel for us in the last 2 minutes of our final meeting with Laura, 2 weeks prior to the big day. As we were being walked to the door and saying our goodbyes, she said she had "forgotten one minor detail" and proceeded to tell us that there was another wedding the morning after our wedding that had been scheduled for 2 years, and that those folks would be rehearsing, ON SITE, at 4:30pm, the day of our wedding (ceremony starts at 6). When we objected to this (because we would be taking pictures around the venue, our decorations would be getting set up, family and friends would be arriving) we were told that the time we are at the venue PRIOR to our ceremony start time was only given to us as a courtesy and that they “can do what they would like on the property until that time” per an email from Randy, the owner. I presented the first page of our contract where it clearly outlined our lease time begins at 2pm on the day of, and still. Randy insisted the other party would hold their rehearsal on the premises as we prepared for our wedding. We were told that we would find it "minimally invasive", and there was nothing we could do, especially being so close to our wedding date. This couldn't be more untrue as we watched their LARGE rehearsal party move our table decorations, set their flowers down over our things, and while we tried to take photos before our ceremony, members of the other party repeatedly walked THROUGH our shots with not so much as an apology or “Excuse me.” Not once did an employee of Four Oaks intervene or ask them to please respect the bride and groom that rightfully should NOT be sharing their time and space with another bride and groom, and their family. Furthermore, our backup plan for inclimate weather was to move all activities into the Carriage House. Much to our surprise, as we arrived for our rehearsal on Thursday evening, tents were set up over the tables. There wasn’t a single telephone call or email to us to ask if we wanted this at our event, or to verify if we were willing to pay the additional monies required for the tents. Randy and Laura refused to take the tents down at our request a number of times, before finally offering to take them down but “they need to know right now so they can begin taking them down”. So as not to rock the boat and make the situation more awkward and worse, we agreed to allow them to stay up and we were charged the full amount of having the tents, regardless of the fact that we didn't want or request them. I can only suspect that the wedding the following day wanted them since the forecast was for rain, so unfortunately we were forced to pay and have them at our event as well, for convenience of their staff so as not to have to stay late/arrive early to put the tents up for the next day’s wedding when our event was over. Other minor details (reserved seats we requested, centerpiece setup, table linen selections) were wrong, despite them being documented on our "wedding planner" document where Laura wrote down specifics for special requests and decor setup. Additionally, the wedding cake was somewhat of an ordeal. We’d been told that the venue would take care of cutting the pieces/plating cake for the guests. However, our guests had to cut cake themselves. Many of our guests were unable to even have cake because the venue "ran out" of cake plates, and no one was around to help. Lesson learned in all our wedding planning - it's a service-oriented industry and you certainly get the service you pay for at Four Oaks Manor/Simple Gatherings!

 


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