Booking the Marcus Center and Sazama’s for our wedding was the best decision we have ever made; we will never forget our experience with them. It was truly unbelievable. We had SO many guests tell us they were left speechless and they had never seen anything like it. From day one, [Sazama’s] had gone above and beyond to ensure everything would go smoothly and would be exactly the way we wanted. The venue is stunning-from the Bradley Pavilion to having two other unique spaces for use; the Fitch Gardens and the private balcony overlooking the river. The service was like none other I have ever experienced at a wedding before (and I’ve been to A LOT of weddings) I couldn’t believe how quickly they were able to serve a 5 course meal. The chef even allowed me to design the menu from my own ideas, and her interpretations on the dishes were beyond delicious. Our guests were absolutely blown away with the food. [Sazama’s] was amazing during the dinner service and made sure we had everything we wanted. I cannot emphasize it enough that booking this venue will be the best decision you would ever make. I have some pretty high standards and the PAC and Sazama’s team beyond exceeded them. Thank you again for allowing us to have our dream wedding! It would’ve never have been nearly the same elsewhere!
I cannot recommend a place more highly than the Sazama’s team at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Everything about the process was stress-free and professional. It was clear that they had years of experience and dedicated staff. We did not have a wedding planner and we had a 230+ person wedding. [They] made sure every detail was thought of and attended to. [They were] kind and flexible and had a calming way about [them]. Planning a wedding can be stressful, so to work with people who are calm and know what they are doing is a huge help. [They] did so many extra steps for us, like coordinating place covers and setting up our decorations. Their pricing was fair and transparent, and they were easy to work with when customizing packages. Beyond the process, the day itself was perfect! I had guests say their steak was one of the best they’ve had- not just at a wedding but overall! The passed food during cocktail hour was delicious and the staff was great. Not one detail was missed. Somehow [they were] always nearby when I had a question and they were awesome at keeping things on time. They even brought cocktails to us from the bar so we wouldn’t have to get up during dinner. The venue was so elegant yet the two outdoor spaces allowed us to have corn hole and giant Jenga during the cocktail hour and cigars during the band break. We had a fantastic plated dinner and Sazama’s casual late night food later. They really had it all! The views of the sunset on river are so stunning and the long room meant tables were only two rows deep in front of our head table, so even though it was a large wedding, it felt personal. You could really tell they took pride in their work and truly wanted your day to be perfect – and ours was. I would give them 100 stars and recommend them again and again.
Thank you for your tremendous help in making my daughter Rachel’s wedding truly outstanding! You are an extremely competent, thoughtful, and a very kind and calming person to work with….a perfect combination for your profession! (and for life). Thanks also to the entire staff who were always “ Johnny on the spot”, to assist in all ways possible. His ownership of the event’s success was so apparent and made a huge positive effect on the evening. Also, all servers were very prepared, from bar to table, and were clearly focused on the providing great guest’s experience’s, I have received incredibly positive feedback from many of our guest’s regarding this. Your Chef’s food was spectacular, the appetizers, as well as the main entrees, were fantastic and definitely surpassed our expectations.
You and your staff made incredibly great memories for my entire family and friends, and I am so very, very grateful!
Please accept our thanks for all you did to make Gillian and Brock’s wedding such a wonderful occasion! Your attention to detail and your calm, efficient manner kept the event running smoothly. The Bradley Pavilion was glowing, and the food and service were great. But more than anything, I appreciated the feeling that this couple and their wedding truly mattered to you. Best wishes to you as you go on to give other lucky brides and grooms their special days!