It’s Spotlight Day, where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and share the stories behind these companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Choosing the right wedding venue is so important on your wedding day. The venue creates the backdrop of every moment, every picture, and every memory. It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s venue spotlight, Carissa Burns of The Highland Manor.
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
That we remember that every wedding day; every couple is unique and special to us! We are available at every step of the process to assist and ease any stress.
What types of events do you specialize in?
Weddings, corporate functions, social events, baby showers, birthday parties, graduation parties.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
All of them! Every couple has a unique and interesting engagement story to tell. We love love and love being a part of their special day!
Why do couples hire you?
Because we are professional and give 110% to every person and every event.
What does your most popular package include?
Our most popular is our Ceremony & Reception package. Our most popular catering package includes hors d’oeuvres, a salad, entrees, a starch and a vegetable option.
Tell us briefly about some of your package options. What is the price range for these packages?
We offer Hors D’oeuvre packages, Buffet packages, and Plate options. These range from $41-$73 per person.
What are the most common questions you get asked by brides and/or grooms?
How many guests can the Crystal Ballroom at The Highland Manor accommodate? The answer is up to 225!
What’s your best advice for brides or grooms?
Relax and enjoy yourselves! This is an exciting time in your life and will be the most amazing day. Take some time to just breathe and be in the moment.
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
“Amazing! Getting married at Highland Manor was a dream. When we took the tour, I fell in love with the tree outside as our backdrop and loved the Victorian-style house. Inside Highland, there is a full bar for cocktail hour (which I knew our guests would love) and then the ballroom is the perfect place for the reception. As far as Dubsdread, they were amazing to deal with. Every question I had an answer to within hours, sometimes even minutes. The way they do group tastings allows you to sample more food, and even had us choose something we didn’t think about getting originally. The guests loved the food! Our day-of coordinator was awesome, Bonny; she had such extensive knowledge of weddings and helped the day flow. Our personal butler was amazing, too. He was attentive and conversational. He helped ease and nervousness of the big day. Plus, he followed us around with our drink and food, so we never were hungry. I would HIGHLY recommend Highland Manor and Dubsdread for anyone’s wedding or major event.” – Michelle C.
“Phenomenal wedding experience! Five out of five. I can’t give enough high praise to Highland Manor and the Dubsdread Catering team. My wife and I have worked with Highland Manor for almost a year and half in preparation for our wedding. The process leading up to the wedding and the actual wedding day itself was more than we could have ever hoped for.
“During the initial steps of the planning process, we got to see many beautiful venues. What separated Highland Manor from the rest, in addition to the gorgeous property, was the Dubsdread Catering team. We got the opportunity to observe the team in action at another venue early in the planning process. Their professionalism, work ethic, and attention to detail confirmed that we had made the right choice.
“Michelle Edmiston, who became our day-of coordinator, was friendly and professional from the start. Right away, her experience and competence were apparent. Throughout the months leading up to our wedding, Michelle was there to assist in any way possible. The stress in planning a wedding was alleviated on more than one occasion with Michelle’s guidance and advice in tackling issues that arose. We didn’t even require a wedding planner with the services and assistance provided us by Michelle and Dubsdread.
“One of the other perks of Highland Manor was the pricing. Pricing is very flexible. Dubsdread gives you many options that can cater to a variety of budgets. Certain times of day/week/year for the event and both food and drink options can be adjusted to fit any budget. My wife and I were very pleased with Dubsdread’s flexibility, which allowed us to have the wedding we wanted with a budget that we had allotted.
“The wedding day was spectacular. Planning can be strenuous and last a long time, but it was all worth it for the result. Michelle and the Dubsdread team did a phenomenal job and we’ll remember our special day at Highland Manor for the rest of our lives!”
“An absolutely amazing place to get married! My husband and I got married at Highland Manor about one month ago and it was honestly the happiest, most perfect day of our lives! The professionalism and care the entire team shows for their clients is absolutely incredible. We worked with Michelle, who was friendly, helpful, and professional, to tour the venue and learn about pricing and booking details a year before our date. Once we booked the date we had a TON of questions! Any time I had a question I called their direct line and was able to speak with a helpful associate who was very helpful.
About two months before our wedding our coordinator Bonny stepped in and began helping us plan for the big day. Let me tell you…I asked this girl a LOT of questions in the weeks leading up to our meeting and she was always responsive and helpful! She answered all of my questions and provided advice when I was unsure of anything. I thought I was detail-oriented, but Bonny thought of literally everything and made sure my husband and I did not have to worry about the small details.
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left for our honeymoon! Bonny, Michelle, Bob our butler, and the entire Highland Manor staff went above and beyond for us to make our day amazing. Literally every detail was taken into account. Our butler Bob was fantastic! He brought us whatever drinks we wanted, made sure we were comfortable, and even carried my veil as I walked down the aisle so it wouldn’t snag on the ground…like what!?!
Bonny literally is superwoman, she coordinated all of the vendors and our guests/wedding party. She made sure everyone knew where to be and what to do at all times in a kind and professional manner. She also decorated everything beautifully! (I sent her extremely detailed lists of where I wanted everything; bless her for even being able to make sense of my crazy notes) And she bustled my dress within like two minutes by herself without me even asking! I could literally go on forever about how incredible Bonny is!
Also, all of our guests (including my husband and I) LOVED the food. We did a brunch wedding so we had breakfast food, and everyone was obsessed with the food… everything was amazing! My husband and I had the most perfect day and it was all because of Bonny and the Highland Manor team. We are so grateful for their amazing service and attention to every detail, as it truly made our day special for everyone who attended. Thank you so much to Bonny, Michelle, Bob, and every staff member who helped us have the most perfect wedding that we will cherish forever!”