Testamonials

What People are Saying About Courtyard D’ORO

 

Sept 2015 When we found Courtyard D’Oro we instantly fell in love. It is a beautiful and romantic venue to have a wedding. The food and presentation is like a 5 star restaurant. We would definitely recommend this venue!  Thank you to the entire staff for making our day so memorable!   Thank you!  Jessica

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July 2015 My wife and I had our wedding ceremony and reception here. Sandi and Gregg were a joy to work with throughout the planning of our big day, always helpful, always positive and totally accommodating to every detail.The setting was magical; my wife fell in love with the courtyard from the moment she laid eyes on it. The combination of the outdoor courtyard and indoor restaurant/bar space made our July wedding a smashing success.Our guests loved the atmosphere, and the chef truly worked culinary magic; our guests raved about the food. My only regret about getting married here was that we can only do it once! Highly recommended!   Edward B.

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July 2015 I was married here and it was everything I wanted. Several of my guests told me how beautiful it was. Sandi and Gregg were wonderful! The chef (I forget his name) did such an amazing job that everyone cleaned their plates! It was romantic and I felt like a princess. Sandi made sure it was the wedding of my dreams. Thank you!  Lee B.

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July 2015 My husband and I got married at the Courtyard at the beginning of May 2015, and we cannot be more happy that we did. We had a large wedding, about 200 guests, and the venue comfortably fit them all.Sandy, who is the event coordinator as well as house florist, is an absolute rockstar. She was patient and kind and truly helped make our wedding day absolutely perfect. She was extremely attentive to all our needs the entire time, but particularly during “crunch time”, the month before.The food from Event Architects was also stellar. My favorite was the melt in your mouth salmon. All of my guests are still raving about our wedding! I would highly recommend this venue to brides and grooms. You will be more than happy you did!  Dillon F.

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Hi Sandi, I just wanted to tell you again how much I appreciated all your hard work and dedication in making Shiela and Bobby’s wedding so wonderful. I received nothing but compliments and rave reviews from the guest regarding the food, the friendliness of the staff and bartender, and the overall venue! You made us feel like we were having the event of the year!Thank you! You are amazing!  Terri D.

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Hi Sandi, I hope you are well. I just wanted to take a second to thank you for the excellent job your venue did Saturday night during the wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect and it was literally the most wonderful day of my life. We could not have picked a better location and will be back in the future for other events. We also have to come try your gourmet hamburgers and soon. Thanks again just wanted to give you guys all the credit in the world for the wonderful job done as it could not have been any better.  Nick D.

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Hello Sandi, I wanted to take a moment to email you and express my gratitude for all your efforts and your talents that you displayed at my son & daughter in law’s wedding on Oct 18th. We are back in Pennsylvania and the memories of that day still bring a smile to my face.

Our friends and family that flew across the country for the wedding have told us it’s the best wedding they have been to. The perfect size; and the food was delicious. My husband said the food makes a wedding and your food was outstanding. Also everyone that has seen the pictures of the wedding has commented how beautiful the venue was.

The lighting outside had a “fairy tale” look that looks beautiful in the pictures. I am so pleased that they chose your venue for the most special day of their lives. I know when we spoke during the reception you told me that your chef was willing to share his recipe for the sweet potato dish. I would love it if you could email it to me I would love to make it for the holidays when we will all be together again and reminisce about the magical night we all spent at the Courtyard Doro.  Thank you.  Betsy E

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September 2015 My husband and I had our wedding reception here 10 days ago and we were very happy with the outcome. Sandi and Greg were a pleasure to work with from the start – ensuring that we were happy every step of the way. They shared wonderful ideas and we felt comfortable trusting their expertise in the wedding business.Sandi is a florist and also did the flowers for our wedding which made it easy and convenient. She required that I do a bit of homework regarding flowers, but it’s to ensure that there were no hiccups and I’m appreciative of that aspect of her business. She did a wonderful job on my bouquet, the flowers for my centerpieces, the groomsmen boutonnieres – pretty much anything flower related! She is very prompt in her response time and was always able to answer any questions I had.On the day of, everything went great! I loved the way Sandi utilized my decorations, the food was AMAZING, and I was always able to find her if I needed anything. We chose this venue initially because of the brick outdoor patio with string lights, but we ended up getting that and more in working with the Courtyard D’Oro team. I would definitely recommend this venue!   Sharmayne P.

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August 2015 This is one of the nicest spots to visit for any event. I will be sending my friends here.  Doug O.

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November 2014 I got married at Courtyard in October of 2014. What a beautiful venue. We hired Sandi as our day of coordinator. This woman is amazing. She seemed to be magically there whenever I needed her. I don’t know if they had any hiccups during the wedding and I will never know because it appeared to be completely seamless.I had my dream wedding at this venue. It is absolutely gorgeous. Friends and family have continued to tell us what a fabulous party it was. I really don’t have one negative thing to say about this place and the people running it.  Jenny F.

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October 2014 Every bride is *different* and has a different vision of her wedding day… Here was mine: I wanted to do little to NO work on my day, I wasn’t worried about extravagant decorations all I wanted was a cute outside place to get married, eat, drink, and dance with 100 of my friends and family and that’s what we did!*Beautiful courtyard and reception hall *Bar *Staff for clean up/set up/serving/bar tending *Great in house caterer, Event Architects This review is long overdue, we got married 9/20/13, my now husband and I found the venue on the internet so we decided to pop in and have a look, we didn’t have an appointment, but John and Linda, squeezed us in anyway and gave us a tour and total breakdown of charges after I provided a few wedding details.John and Linda provided great customer service, Linda always answered my random emails and took monthly payments. (For brides who do want an extravagant wedding, they are more than prepared for those brides too!) The courtyard is beautifully lit & reception hall is charming, perfect dancing atmosphere for my FUN & laid back wedding. Great location in old sac, lots of good photo opportunities. I am giving 4 stars for these reasons: *Parking situation, guests have to park in garage which isn’t a huge deal of you give everyone a heads up. *I wish we could have stayed longer for the amount of money we paid. you get the ceremony plus 5 hours for reception. Our Party was over at 9:30…but a few of us took a cab down town to continue the celebration. (Took all my pictures before and I enjoyed my own cocktail hour!) —John and Linda maybe you should consider giving people an extra hour with out charging them— :) Over all very accommodating wedding venue!   Elizabeth R.

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January 2015 Dear Sandi and Courtyard D’ORO, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. Everything was perfect! Much love!  Shane & Jenny

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October 2014 Sandi & Gregg, Thank you so much making this an amazing experience!  Alex & Stella

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August 2014 Dear Sandi, Thank you so much for being such a pleasure to work with at Beth & Mark’s wedding! One of the best parts of my job is meeting and working with lovely people, such as yourself. I look forward to working together again in the future and if you ever need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am here to help in anyway that I can! Best wishes!  Katie

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John, Your staff was great at our wedding, going out of their way to make all our family members with special needs comfortable. You all did a wonderful job at paying attention to the little things. All our best!  Jasmeen & Supreet

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I can’t thank the staff enough for the most fabulous day! You all worked so hard to make my dream come true. Everything from the décor to the food was perfect, I will tell all my girlfriends this is the place to hold their wedding. I can’t say it enough exceptional outstanding customer service. Thank you all again!  Mary & Dillon

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December 2012  I had my wedding ceremony/reception held at Courtyard D’ORO on 10.20.2012. My fiancée (at the time) and i booked courtyard D’Oro spring 2011. During that time the venue was going through renovation. It was nice to see its improvements every time we paid a ‘surprise’ visit. I must say within the year and a half to the big day.Courtyard D’oro definitely transformed into a very private, elegant and beautiful venue for weddings. John “mr handy man / fix it felix” – definitely put work into Courtyard D’oro to look more modern. From wooden doors to glass doors.. old carpet to new carpet.. a room that he extended to make another room for brides/groom to change in.. Simple courtyard to a courtyard with a stage for DJs in case couples decide to have their reception outside.. John also built some type of shutters/wall at the end of the courtyard to make it more private so people walking through the alley won’t interrupt/distract the wedding ceremony.Linda – the wedding coordinator was BEYOND helpful and PATIENT. i seriously do NOT know what i would have done without her. She was VERY helpful and understanding.. She was willing to do whatever it took to satisfy my needs and when there was a situation that couldn’t be answered she would gladly find an alternative. She is speedy w/ her email responses. Returns calls with no hesitations. She didn’t mind my indecisive moments especially about the seating arrangements and total head count, mind you I was going back and forth then sideways AND BACK about it! like i said.. she is very patient. She knows how to handle every situation in a calmly manner.The food was DEEEELICIOUS!!! I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback about the food from our guests. The stuffed mushrooms is A MUST!!!! The CHICKEN MARSALA too! EVERYTHING on their menu is good you can’t go wrong w/ anything.. Even their BREAD and butterballs were yummy.. yes.. THAT GOOD! haha. The prices.. VERY affordable. You can adjust certain things to make it work within your budget. John and Linda managed to work with me and fiancé to keep things simple and not go overboard with our desired spending. OH and they don’t have cake cutting fee!!

Their staff cut the cake for you in the back kitchen then bring it out on a plate and set it on the cake table for guests to grab a plate of their own. I am so glad we chose courtyard d’oro as our wedding venue and have NO regrets. Though the ONLY thing that worried me was parking- being in old town Sacramento.. they do have a street parking, and a nearby parking garage w/ a flat fee.. but then again.. let your guests figure that out.. LOL. Oh, one more thing. If you happen to choose Courtyard D’oro – be sure to contact Sandi Allcut ( Sandi’s Design) for floral work.. She is a SWEET lady who also has the same persona as John and Linda. They all work together and communicate well with each other to fulfill the bride’s (and groom’s) needs.  Charize

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Need a wedding venue? look no further! My wife and I choose Court Yard D Oro as our wedding venue and we were not disappointed. Even though Court Yard D Oro is in old town Sacramento, it feels very intimate and private once inside. With all the flowers and trees and decorations, this place has a great look/feel to it. John (the owner) was great to work with and gave us a lot of flexibility. We were able to create our own custom menu (all vegetarian) and he even let us go 30 minutes over our allotted time.I got rave reviews back from our guests’ regarding the food. Even though we did all vegetarian, no one missed not having meat! The appetizers and entrees were all great! If you are looking for a wedding venue in Sacramento, I would definitely give them a look! They were also very budget friendly compared to other venues we looked at!  Ryan W.

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It’s been a week since our wedding was held at Courtyard D’Oro – all I have to say is that everyone at Courtyard was AMAZING and I was so lucky to have found this venue to have our wedding at!First of all – I love all the updates the venue has made to continue to enhance the beauty at the location. They have built a stage on the side of the courtyard for the DJ and also put up a wall along the alleyway so that non-invited guests could not peek in during the ceremony and reception! The only words I have for this venue is gorgeous!We received nothing but compliments from our guests about how beautiful the space was, especially in the courtyard with all the beautiful trees and lights! We don’t even have our photographer pictures yet and just the photos taken by friends and family can show how spectacular the space is! The food was AMAZING – again compliments from so many guests who were shocked at how delicious the food was – specifically because that’s not usually what you get out of a wedding caterer! Event Architects prepared a beautiful meal for us! and it was beyond delicious! The only complaints that we received was that people couldn’t eat fast enough to get seconds and thirds! :) lol. I also loved how we were able to take advantage of the office/bridal suite while getting ready! The space was lovely and it fit 5 of the wedding party getting ready, 2 moms, a photographer, and a hair and makeup person – and we still had plenty of space to move around and enjoy the time we were spending together! Lastly, I have to mention Linda and John. Linda is the Wedding Coordinator and I have no idea what I would have done without her – she went above and beyond making sure that our event went smoothly and working around some major hiccups (for example, our DJ who could not follow direction or get his equipment to work). Linda made sure that everything was to my liking and kept me updated when I asked for it. I am THRILLED to have been able to work with her and would recommend her to any bride in a heartbeat! Linda has such great passion and excitement for what she does that it made me even more thrilled to be getting married! John was also a great help throughout the process, even showing up near the end of the event which was a great surprise! Linda and John were flexible with our requests and worked with us EVERY step of the way! And i know me, and I’m somewhat high maintenance VERY keen on being involved in every detail and they worked with me through it all. If I ever need an event space or know of someone getting married – Courtyard D’Oro will be my #1 recommendation. They were absolutely wonderful and I could not have wished for better. Linda, John and everyone at the venue made our wedding day perfect – no one noticed any hiccups (except myself which I knew I would!) and it was thanks to Linda!! Thank you again!   Vivian P.

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Dear Courtyard Doro Staff, Wow what a fabulous day we had all because of your professionalism and hard work. We never knew how much work went into planning a wedding right till we worked with Linda. She helped us take care of everything we needed and no one minded all the changes we kept putting you all through. Thank you so much for everything. We know where we will be holding our Anniversary party!  Joanne & Matthew

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WOW what a wonderful day, Leonora and I will tell all our friends who are thinking wedding plans, Courtyard D’ORO is the place to go! Please thank everyone for all their dedication to making our day so memorable. John was right using the onsite planner made Leonora so happy she just enjoyed our day and didn’t have to worry about a thing. The beautiful courtyard, elegant décor, and amazing food all make our day completely perfect. Thanks so much to everyone.  Leonora & Juan

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Linda, Thank you so much for making our day and the planning process go so smoothly. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. It was a pleasure working with you, John, Sandy and her husband. I loved that Sandy knew exactly what I wanted and was just as excited about my flowers, if not more, than I was. Sandy and her husband did an amazing job with our flowers and arrangements. Linda, you went above and beyond by bringing the wedding party hor dourves while we were out taking photos with our photographer. Ensuring that I had food and that I had eaten before anyone else. The food was delicious, I couldn’t have asked for a better selection. John – The stage was completed just in time for our wedding. You worked hard to get it together and were still working on it the Friday before our wedding. It looked fantastic and made everything so much easier. Thanks again to the Courtyard D’Oro team for making our day go smoothly and making it so beautiful!  Germaine D.