We attended a wedding at Casa Rondena in September of 2018. The was beautiful and the place was stunning. We have attended many weddings in the past but have never been to such a beautiful and well orchestrated wedding. It went off without a hitch. Everything was perfectly on point. Jerry, Vicki, and the staff they had there were amazing. It was truly a magical evening. We did not want it to end.
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Different Point of View
(August 16, 2018 at 8:07 PM)
Casa Rondena is indeed a beautiful place. I found Jerry and Vicki very accommodating until the actual event at which point I'm told they were quite rude to our guests. Would I go there again? Not so sure. Buyer beware of the personality switch.
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Casa Rondena Wedding Ceremony, Reception and Rehearsal Dinner
(June 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM)
Having our wedding ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner at Casa Rondena Winery was truly a unique experience. We originally planned to get married in Europe and since that didn't work out we researched many different venues in the area however kept coming back to this winery as our location of choice. The buildings are unique and exquisite spaces such as the Barrel Room, 1629 Club and Great Hall each which have their own special qualities.
However, aside from the fabulous setting it was having Lauren Mestas as our Event Marketing Director throughout the entire planning process and event itself, is what truly made our wedding a success. Without her constant attention to detail, genuine care for our wedding and amazing recommendations for local vendors (since all food, flowers, music, etc. has to be brought into the winery) our day would not have been as wonderful. Even in the midst of a complete change of events, since we had planned an outdoor ceremony which unfortunately got rained out (and hail!), she remained calm and was willing to do anything she could to accommodate us and all of our guests so that the ceremony could still go on with minimal impacts. She and her team quickly moved furniture and our entire ceremony setting indoors - to include bringing in all of the flower arrangements and even creating a mini rose petal aisle inside since we couldn't use the one outside.
From our first interactions with her to our latest she has been nothing but professional, responsive, caring and helpful. In terms of the venue itself, we received nothing but compliments on how spectacular and unique the atmosphere was, the quality of the wine was outstanding and overall it was the closest to Europe we could have been - yet more memorable since we were able to celebrate with our family and friends in town.
The rental fees of the venue can be more than other venues in ABQ and since we felt in order to best accommodate our guests from out of town (we had ~140 people) we rented shuttles to transport everyone to and from a local hotel since there is minimal parking onsite and we didn't want anyone having to drive home afterwards. We would also recommend meeting with all of your chosen vendors at the winery itself prior to the event to review logistics since not all vendors may be familiar with the venue and layout.
Overall we would not have changed anything (other than maybe the weather) since we absolutely loved having our wedding at Casa Rondena and would highly recommend it for any event or occasion.
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Gorgeous Venue and Friendly Staff!
(May 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM)
We were planning our wedding from out of town so you can imagine the fear we had especially when it came to planning out all the details of the venue, the vendors and everything else that goes along with it.
I was so thrilled with the responsiveness that Lauren, from Casa Rondena, had and her willingness to help in so many ways. I met with her every time that I was able to come into town and she always had time available. She always listened to my thoughts, ideas and concerns taking great notes and offering solutions and even more ideas.
The venue is absolutely gorgeous and, though we don't have our professional pictures back, even the pictures our guests took are breathtaking. They went on Facebook where everyone has just oohed and aahed over how gorgeous the lawn of the 1629 Club is and how beautifully everything reflects off the water there.
We were not nickeled and dimed for everything and the costs were explained clearly and simply. We also weren't pressured into signing right away, which we had been at other venues.
We are so glad we picked Casa Rondena for our wedding venue and feel it was the perfect place for us!
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