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Old 08-25-2007, 09:22 PM
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anyone have first hand information about a place/resort on Lake Travis east side called Vintage Villas--our son and his fiancee went there today to case it out for wedding this spring--they want something non-religious where they can have friends/family stay for couple of days prior to wedding and kind of have reunion time...
at first they hope for a cruise but that was just too many negatives to be feasible--then they though wedding in New Braunfels at river house but could not find one that would allow wedding on the grounds...
so they found out about this place...we are in DFW--they drove to Lake Travis today and thought it might work pretty well...
so anyone from Austin area ever stayed there or been to wedding--
if so--comments on rooms, food, staff, location would be appreciated...
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:16 PM
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I've stayed there a couple of times and been to a wedding there. The rooms are expensive but very nice...really more like a bed and breakfast once you're in the room because they're all different. We stayed in a one bedroom suite last time and it was over $200/night, but I'm sure they'll work out a group thing. The grounds are mostly parking lot, but the facilities they use for weddings are good, expecially for smaller weddings.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:09 PM
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Although a beautiful setting and great food, beware of their business practices. Read the contract thoroughly before signing. They are in the practice of applying charges to credit cards without prior notification and consent of the card holder (most states consider this fraud). They charged an amount after our wedding after we had made good faith payments toward the amounts indicated on our contract. After making the last payment based on the final amounts that THEY provided, they uncovered an accounting error on their end. Once determined, they charged the amounts to a credit card not owned by us without express consent and notification to the card holder prior to the charge being applied. In most service industries, errors uncovered by inaccurate accounting after the client has made good faith efforts to pay the amounts based on their statements of final amounts is not typically a good business practice. They are now forcing us to make up for their accounting errors almost a month post the event. If the amount was in the hundreds I would probably not make a big deal of this, but it is in the thousands. Especially, since when the last payment made we asked "is this the final payment and no other amounts due?" with a response of "Yes". Just be wary of what you sign, who signs it and make sure to double check the numbers they give you as apparently they have accounting mishaps that they will pass on to the customer rather than writing off as a business loss.
PS - they tout that they have beautiful views and they once did. They now have a house that has been built that is squarely in the view. Note that they knew prior to our signing the contract that the house was being built and said nothing when we signed. A week later I drove by and saw the foundation being laid. When I asked, I learned that they had been in lengthy negotiations with the owner of the property. So they were well aware of the construction that would be taking place and the potential for the obstruction of the view on which they sold the venue. Again, disclosure is not one of their strong suites.
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