Shirley/Eisch Wedding--June 2010
"Dear Judy and Claudia:
From the time my daughter, Vanessa Shirley, and her fiancé, Jonathan Eisch, contacted you about hosting their Wedding Reception on June 4th, 2010, to when the actual event took place, you were always professional, courteous, helpful and ready to go outside the box to help them achieve their dream garden wedding reception.
From the hanging of the Chinese lanterns, the placement of the candy garden, the making of bows, the rose napkins with the wedding bell favors nestling inside, the dove candy strewn about on the tables, the vases readied for the head table and the bouquets to nestle inside, the music CD’s placed on each table, the table decorations handled the way Jon and Vanessa requested, from each little detail, you were there to ensure that it always was done to ensure that Jon and Vanessa would remember this special day with nothing but fond memories.
Judy, you were there to greet the farmer delivering the flowers. You were there to greet the person delivering the wedding cake. You were there to help the disc jockey set up. You were there when the wedding party had yet to arrive to ensure the guests had a great time and all their needs were met. Judy, you took the time to put the Welcome Gifts in the guest rooms. You were there in ways that I am probably failing to mention. So thank you.
Your serving staff was incredibly patient and helpful. If a guest had a special request, they were there to ensure it was handled quickly, efficiently and with a smile. Judy, you were always around – ready at a moment’s notice to help out.
I, my entire family and the newlyweds, Jon and Vanessa Eisch, would be honored to recommend you, your staff and the Radisson Hotel Madison as the perfect place to host a wedding reception or any other function. I’d give you all a thumbs up – a five star rating."
Mike and Linda Shirley
"Dear Ms. Zeman:
Thank you for helping coordinate our wedding reception on June 4th. You and the staff at the Radisson Hotel helped create the most beautiful and memorable day of our lives!
From the moment we met you, Judy, we felt ease. You were both personable and professional which made it easy to trust you with one of the most important days of our lives. Your expertise and experience coordinating big events was evident throughout the time we worked with you. You were quick to respond to our emails (and Vanessa’s mother’s) and you never seemed bothered by our ongoing questions or requests.
You worked diligently with us to ensure every detail happened exactly as we envisioned it. From hanging a few dozen paper lanterns from the ceiling to filling the room with the romantic glow of candles, you and the staff at the Radisson helped created our “dream reception.” We will never forget how beautiful the room looked when we walked into the banquet hall for the first time after our ceremony. It was breathtaking. Every detail was perfect and even better than we had imagined it. The centerpieces looked amazing and the food was incredible. Every guest we spoke with had positive things to say about the reception, food, staff and accommodations.
Judy, it takes incredible patience and talent to work with brides and their families to create a memorable, wedding reception. Planning a wedding is incredibly stressful, but working with you made the whole process simple and fun. Thank you for working so hard, so that we could actually enjoy our wedding day without worrying about details like coordinating the delivery of the cake or running the slide show.
Thank you and the staff at the Radisson for making our wedding reception a magical evening we will cherish forever."
Vanessa and Jonathan Eisch
Blewett/Lynaugh Wedding -- May 2009
"When our daughter, Lyn, came to us in 2007 and said she was getting married, we couldn't have been happier for her! Our first girl was getting married! Not soon after the announcement the reality of all the work started to hit home. Neither of us knew the amount of stress planning a wedding would bring with it. One of the best decisions we made early on was to hold the reception and dance at full service location."
"After researching several locations in the Madison area, we selected the Radisson Hotel Madison. Judy and her staff were readily available and helped us all along the way -- from menu selection, to room set-up and decorating, to cake cutting and more. They even worked with the DJ to make sure their set-up was ready and in place when they arrived. The food was exceptional and staff was attentive to our every need."
"I'll never forget Lyn's eyes as she entered the ballroom; I thought she was going to cry as she took it all in! The confidence and reassurance Judy and her staff provided the week prior to our daughter's special day, as well as the day of and after, made this a day that will always be remembered."
"The best compliment any business can receive is to have a customer return again and again. Well, we were so pleased with every aspect of our experience, that we returned 11 months later in 2009 for our second daughter Robin's wedding! Once again every small detail was handled professionally and efficiently, and Judy and her staff again made a girl's dream day perfect!"
"Thank you for making both of our daughters' day one they will always remember! And much of the credit must go to Judy and the staff at the Radisson Hotel Madison."
Seres/Rader Wedding -- June 2009
"The whole experience at the Radisson was very good. Judy was a great help in planning the dinner and reception for our wedding. They made the experience a good one, I wasn't stressed out at all during the planning process. The food was amazing and the staff was awesome!!!!!!!! It was amazing night, our guests and my husband and I danced all night without a care in the world!"
Maile/Onsager Wedding -- June 2009
"We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Judy and the rest of the staff at the Radisson Madison! From the time we came in for our first visit, we were impressed by their genuine friendliness and clear focus on making our day special for us. It wasn't a matter of fitting our wedding image into a standard package that they determined; it was more of a partnership in using their services and facilities to shape the wedding that fit our vision and budget. During the months that followed, Judy was very responsive to our questions and requests, and her outstanding support and helpful suggestions really made the planning process smooth and painless. Basie's was a perfect choice for our rehearsal dinner, and having everything in a central, easy-to-find location helped simplify the logistics for our out-of-town guests. Judy and the Radisson Madison staff handled the decorations and transformed the ballroom into a beautiful venue for our dinner and reception; the food and service that night were impeccable. Many of our guests told us that this was the loveliest, smoothest wedding they'd attended in a long time, and the staff at the Radisson Madison played a large role in making it happen. We can't thank them enough!"
-Vickie and Pat