All contact leading up to the wedding (outdoor wedding and reception) was superior. Kena and the rest of the staff were marvelous! The average rating comes from the the actual event. Knowing the weather (rain and cool weather--high of 60 degrees) was to be a factor for the wedding and reception, we rented a tent which was erected on the grounds. The owner and his wife could have handled the entire day a whole lot differently. I was on site at 9am and remained all day as point-of-contact for my daughter's wedding day. Most of our guests retreated to the inside of the estate to escape the weather and cool temps. The DJ was playing inside (as planned). Dancing began in the main room. The owner of the estate continually placed and table and chairs in the middle of the rug on the dance floor. He never approached me to discuss why he continued to move the table. After the fact, I am told that he didn't want anyone dancing on the rug. That could have been handled differently--i.e., he could have approached me earlier in the day to say that he felt it necessary to put down a dance floor over the rug and to let me know how much it would cost me. As a result, I had many guests talk to me and tell me how rude he was. The entire staff continually expressed the apologies to me regarding the owners (both of them) actions. If you are merely staying as an overnight guest, perhaps your experience might be much better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit Rose Hill to experience the charm of Aiken's most originally preserved "Winter Colony" estate. This downtown property encompasses a city block, yet the ambiance is intimate and timelessly elegant. Rose Hill is a regional treasure located on the highest elevation of the original Aiken plateau just two blocks from the downtown main street. Enjoy your stay in one of our fine rooms or suites, or treat your family to the comforts of our recently renovated Guest Cottage. Spend the day exploring our historic gardens or walk two short blocks to downtown. Aiken’s legendary golf courses, horse district, the Hitchcock Woods and unlimited equestrian activities are just minutes away. Rose Hill Estate is one of the finest homes of the Winter Colony and the first house in Aiken on the National Historic Register. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rose Hill Estate Hotel Aiken