Hi Everyone --
I got married at the NOW on 7/21 of this year. I got married at the fountain and paid for the wooden walkway. Of all the venues I saw, i liked this one the most. It was beautiful. They did a really good job with the altar in keeping it simple and elegant.
The majority of our guests arrived at the hotel on 7/19. The hotel was filled to capacity so check in was a bit of a pain. The rooms were also not as great as they look in the pictures, but overall, i loved the lay out of the hotel (small) and loved the colors of the building and the landscaping.
We had an outside wedding planner and also worked with Mercy once we got on site. She is absolutely amazing to work with. She works 24/7 and yet is as calm as could be. I'm so glad we got her as a coordinator.
Anyway, our reception was at 4pm at the fountain (it rained ), followed by a cocktail hour, and then we used the ball room for the reception (125 guests).
We brought a good amount of stuff with us as small touches, etc but nothing out of the ordinary.
I'm willing to share pictures and other specific questions if anyone has any.