I was invited over to Boca Raton, FL to speak to a group of business professionals who had scheduled the meeting at the Lakeside Terrace venue. Lakeside Terrace is a fabulous 3500 square foot multi-service venue suitable for weddings, reunions, social occasions, and conferences.
The Terrace is air conditioned and also has a canopied lakeside reception area which looks perfect for special gatherings, wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and luncheons. The floor to ceiling windows overlook the spectacular lake view with the large aerating fountain.
Lakeside Terrace has a business relationship with the Hilton Suites Boca Raton, and they can arrange blocks of rooms.
The facility was very clean, and it had the latest set-up of audio visual equipment for our group. The serving staff was busy serving the plates of food and filling the coffee, tea, and water glasses. Since I was speaking at the conference I didn't have the chance to eat, but the food sure looked good.
Well they did it again! When I thought I couldn't improve upon the party we threw for my hubby's 50th, Lakeside Terrace went above and beyond for my daughter's Sweet 16.
Once again I didn't hear the word no once from anyone. Any request I had was no problem whatsoever. The level of customer service and expertise here is incredible.
The food is amazing. James went over the top on the amount of food - the quality of food served is second to none. If you love seafood the cold seafood display is worth every penny - and it's not over priced - jumbo shrimp, delicious plump fresh oysters, perfectly sized clams on the half shell and crab claws (yes James I noticed that you even threw in stone crab claws and I really appreciated that)! The passed appetizers are delicious and fresh made - coconut shrimp, mini beef Wellington, raspberry baked Brie were my favorites.
For us, the food stations were the way to go. Perfect for casual dining when your guests feel like eating. The wok station is a favorite of my friends and family. Of course we had an Italian station with a delicious penne ala vodka and chicken parm. The little ones at the party loved the mini sliders, chicken fingers and mac n cheese cupcakes (don't think twice about these they're excellent).
Anyone who is considering a party at a fancy hotel should think twice before considering Lakeside Terrace - they are affiliated with the Hilton Suites in the same location and they co-op on room blocks and room rates.
Thank you Rebecca, Valerie and James for a wonderful party and for helping our family create a memory to last a lifetime!
Looking for a venue for my sister's wedding reception has not been an easy task. Budget, date, location, decor... So many things to decide on and take into consideration but, the people at Lakeside Terrace were amazing to talk to.
Initial conversations were with James, who even When I had to reschedule our appointment twice, he always kept being patient, friendly and very helpful and professional. Unfortunately, the day we finally were able to go see the place he wasn't in so now we talk to John. Same attributes mentioned before.
John gave us a full view/ tour of the place, mentioning all features and what each package includes. He showed us pictures, explained setups, menus, and more. Of all the places we've visited this is where we've felt more comfortable and sensed them willing to work with our budget and specifications.
The room hold from 120 - 150 people, it has a white screen and projector, sound system is excellent. Cocktails would be served on the terrace which has a beautiful view of the lake and fountain, including some local swans. Terrace is fully equipped wit high and low tables, screens, in case it rains, feeling fans, and air conditioning for hot days.
They include in all packages all that plus tables, chairs and basic linens for diner, dance floor, and food menu, including hors d'oeuvres, stations, drinks, and meal. Packages are customizable, and you can decorate the place pretty much as you want.
As they are associated with the Hilton, right in front of them, your guests may enjoy a discount on their stay. The Hotel is connected to the venue by a little bridge overlooking the lake. It's close to both I-95 and the Turnpike and has plenty parking space. Only one events room so no fear of having other parties, or their guests around. That day is all about you for them, as it should be.
So, even though a decision hasn't been made yet, lakeside Terrace gets 5 stars for customer service, location, and great party and pictures potential.