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Changing Seasons Cottage Gardens

Changing Seasons Cottage Gardens

Changing Seasons Cottage Gardens
5 Review(s) 4.2
5 Reviews
Independence, MO

Changing Seasons Cottage Gardens

816-252-3372
4.2
out of 5.0

Quality of Service

4.2

Responsiveness

4.2

Professionalism

4.2

Value

4.2

Flexibility

4.2

1.0

For anyone who is considering an event at Changing Seasons: A Secret Garden please consider the following prior to making your venue selection: 1. If you will be including guests with mobility disabilities, this is not an appropriate venue. The following barriers were encountered: 1) Step up to enter the building. 2) Step down out the back door to path to garden. 3) Steep winding path from back door to garden level. 4) Small lip when entering the Palm Room which is not easily overcome by a wheel chair (a simple small incline could easily have corrected this barrier). 4) Emergency exit from Palm Room require a step up. 5) The room was setup did not consider people attempting to enter or leave the facility. The table for the bridal party was placed in front of the entry door. This made it extremely difficult for a person in a wheelchair to enter the room. 6) No signage at the facility entrance to indicate there is an alternative route into the garden which would minimize the difficulty of entering by only going down one step. 2. If your guests may want to use a restroom, this is not an appropriate venue. There are two restrooms in the storefront at the top of the path. No restrooms are available in the Palm Room. One restroom is partially handicap assessable, the other is not. Your event is held in inclement weather, your guests will be traipsing out in the weather from the Palm Room to the store front in order to use the facilities. Considering the fact that the Palm Room was recently renovated, one questions the design choice of no restrooms in a banquet type facility. 3. The person, who I assume is the owner, Russ, fancies himself an entertainer and began with trying get the wedding attendees all fired up and told the crowd we were not being enthusiastic enough. Excuse me, I thought I was at a solemn event a wedding ceremony not an entertainment event. I conducted myself appropriately for such a solemn ceremony, Russ did not. 4. For whatever reason, the adult beverages did not arrive in a timely manner. Having recently planned and hosted a wedding, these things happen. While alternative arrangements were made, in the meantime the iced tea supply was depleted. Again, while this is something that can happen, nothing was done to offer even a pitcher of water for the guests. Oh yes, if the guests wanted to trudge up the hill, there was a water dispenser outside the backdoor of the storefront. To me it doesn't take a much ingenuity to solve the lack of tea situation by providing water even in the now empty tea container. I solved the problem myself by having my husband reach over the counter and turn on the tap for me so I could fill some cups with water. Don't let the fact that this facility creates an illusion of a beautiful venue close your eyes to the infrastructure failures of the facility. It's the little things that make the guests at your function feel comfortable. This facility falls short.
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CHANGING SEASONS COTTAGE GARDENS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOTANICAL GARDEN... LOCATED IN INDEPENDENCE MISSOURI WITH MANY LUSH GARDENS AND OUR MOTHER NATURES CATHEDRAL SET WITH A 12FOOT WATERFALL AS THE BACKDROP TO THE WEDDING.THE SPRING HOUSE COTTAGE SET ONTOP OF A WATERFALL WITH IT'S BALCONY AND ALL IT'S CHARM MAKES FOR A GREAT START. WE TAKE YOUR FANASTY AND MAKE IT COME TRUE...

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11014 Winner Rd
Independence , MO 64152
816-252-3372
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Reception Venues, Ceremony Venues
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