We got married in May 2011 and had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Westin, Palo Alto. We couldn't have been happier with our decision, in large part thanks to Kristina Tobin, the catering manager, who was amazing and made the day truly special for us.
Kristina goes out of her way to help and to accommodate your requests but also shares the excitement of planning with you. She not only gave suggestions on a wedding day agenda, but also helped us with vendor list, guest room-blocks, seating arrangement, details like the center pieces and was even happy to follow up with our outside caterer. Since were planning our wedding from the East Coast, we found her suggestions to be invaluable. She is extremely supportive, very patient and prompt in her response & followup. She really knows what works best and gives great suggestions.
We held a Hindu cultural ceremony outside in the Courtyard of Moons and Stars and it was beautiful. Kristina had also reserved a backup room, in case of rain, which was something other venues hadn't offered. I initially wanted to have the altar (mandap) on a small stage, but we were not sure how it would look in the courtyard. A day before the wedding, when we went to visit the venue in person for the first time, Kristina had set the stage up for us to let us see for ourselves to help us decide. It was so thoughtful of her to make the effort.
We wanted an elegant and intimate reception and Kristina suggested the Sienna/Carrara ballroom, which was a perfect fit for our 45 guests. We had opted for outside Indian catering and Kristina helped greet the caterers and make sure everything went smoothly. She even helped arranged the dessert tray! On the day, we had to make some last minute changes with seating arrangements and Kristina was so accommodating and made it happen with no fuss.
A couple of days after the wedding, we arrived in Hawaii for our honeymoon and I was touched to find out that Kristina had called our hotel to make a special request and we were pleasantly surprised by getting one of the best rooms. We still think of Kristina fondly and think ourselves so lucky to have had her help with our wedding.
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