'The Knot' Reviews
Could not be Happier
Reviewed On 12/31/2016 by Dana M
My husband and I could not be happier with the Renaissance…the staff, the grounds, the ballroom–our wedding was more beautiful than we could have imagined. Brianna was the most incredible staff member, making sure my husband and I enjoyed EVERY moment, she made sure we actually ate our dinner, and she even fed me drinks and apps while we took our photos!!! She made sure my gown was perfect for every photo… Even after hours she brought the rest of our cake upstairs to our suite!!! Jen and Holly were wonderful to work with. I cannot express how stress free these people made our day. I cannot thank them enough. Also, as a bride who had a decent amount of decorations and was not too picky, I let the ladies take the reigns as far as setting up and everything was amazing. The food was killer… planning and organization was easy peasy…I must have emailed Holly and Jen a million times and always received the most rapid responses. I could truly go on and on…Thank you to the Renaissance staff for giving me my dream wedding!!
Reviewed On 11/14/2016 by Rachel C
I cannot even begin to tell everyone how amazing having our wedding at the Renaissance was. From communication and meetings to the actual day. All of it was amazing. Jenn & Holly did an amazing job working with us and making sure I got the wedding I dreamed of! The landscaping was gorgeous for a September wedding! The ball room was breathtaking and all guest commented on how gorgeous and perfect the venue was. I strongly suggest anyone to look at the Renaissance. We had our ceremony on site which was beautiful and perfect then made our way in for the reception. They made all my dreams come true and we had the most amazing day. Cannot thank them enough!
Where to Begin
Reviewed On 10/18/2016 by Abby W
Where to begin, we absolutely had the most amazing wedding and the staff at the Renaissance played a huge role in making our day so special and stress free! From the moment with met with Holly and walked around the grounds we fell in love. They worked within our budget and provided first class service throughout the entire experience. Jen and Brianna are amazing! On our wedding day they made sure we ate, drink and enjoyed every moment. They weren’t pushy during the reception they provided us with options/suggestions for timing of dances, toasts , etc. Brianna met us when we arrived took us out back for pictures helped manage photographers and bridal party and even fed me appetizers! She also assembled our donut cake which looked amazing! Finding a venue was a stressful projected until we foudn the Renaissance! We are so thankful to have had our wedding there!!!
Reviewed On 9/27/2016 Brittany W
I have literally nothing but phenomenal things to say about the Renaissance. From the moment we toured the venue, we knew it would be perfect. And let me tell you, it was nothing short of that. We worked with Holly, Jen and Brianna – and without them I wouldn’t have known what to do. They showed patience when needed, and knew when we had to get the show on the road. The food? EXQUISITE. I could go on and on… At the end of the day – if you book your wedding here, I can promise you that you will NOT regret it!!
Everything and much more!
Reviewed On 5/18/2015 Caitlin M
Our wedding reception was on 12/31/2014 at the Renaissance and everything was AMAZING and PERFECT! Molly, Holly and the entire staff were unbelievable. From the time we booked the venue up until the wedding night, they were always available and more than happy to accommodate all of our wants, wishes, and needs. The ballroom was pristine and decorated exactly how we discussed. The food and service were THE BEST – all my guests still talk it. The staff at Renaissance are truly professional and went above and beyond to ensure our day was nothing but perfect. I would 100% recommend that if you are considering this venue, you go check it out and see first hand the elegance of the ballroom and meet the staff. As a bride, I needed to feel comfortable that everything would happen as planned – and it really, truly did. I didn’t stress once about anything that night because I knew I was in the best hands. The Renaissance has a very large bridal suite upstairs which made it so easy to get ready with all the girls. During cocktail hour, the bridal party and family took pictures in the Bermuda room while the guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks. We had our own servers that strictly made sure the bridal party were taken care of and they did an amazing job. You will be so happy and impressed with the Renaissance. We have absolutely no complaints and only positive, wonderful memories of that night. I am so happy with our decision to have our wedding reception there and would 100% recommend you check it out! You will not be disappointed. Please feel free to message me with any questions!
The Best Decision My Husband and I made…
Reviewed On 1/11/2015
There is really no other way to put it – having our wedding reception at the Renaissance Golf Club was the best decision my husband and I made throughout the entire wedding planning process. From start to finish, the Renaissance provided us with the most professional and amazing experience, and our wedding coordinator, Holly, was absolutely fabulous! Not only are the grounds stunning with amazing flowers and absolutely perfect landscapes, but the interior of the club and ballroom are truly incredible. We loved how the Renaissance gave our guests the option to be both inside and outside during the cocktail hour and reception since we got married in July and had beautiful weather! The appetizers, dinner, drinks & desserts were incredible – our guests still talk about it to this day. We also loved being able to take a golf cart out to a bridge at one of the golf holes and got our favorite pictures from the day in this spot. We never once felt rushed to make any decision during the process and on the day of our wedding. Truth be told, there wasn’t a single part of our day and experience at Renaissance that wasn’t anything but perfect. Thank you so much Holly and the Renaissance team for making me and my husband’s wedding day the best day of our lives!
Best Day Ever!
Reviewed On 5/19/2015 Sarah H
Renaissance gave us the most perfect and beautiful wedding! The planning process with Holly and Molly was so easy – they were always just a quick email or phone call away if necessary. They covered every detail and ensured we had a flawless day. The food was amazing, and having the guest rooms on property made such a difference for my family/getting ready! Right before our introductions, I realized that my grandmother’s pin had fallen off my bouquet. The whole staff became on high alert and even went out with a flashlight to search the grounds near where we took pictures. They promised that they would even look through the vacuum dust if necessary! (We found it the next morning on the veranda but the effort that everyone gave in the search was so touching.) I truly cannot say enough good things about Renaissance. The wonderful staff, the flawless service, the delicious food and drinks, the value, the beauty of the property…it is really unmatched in the area.
The food was PERFECTION!
Reviewed On 9/02/2015 Jennifer M
Thank you Jesus for my husband!! If it wasn’t for him searching for the perfect venue we may not have known about the Renaissance. Since my now husband and I planned on having the ceremony and reception at the same location we need some place that was perfection both inside and out. The Renaissance had it all from an amazing backdrop of the 18th hole with the grounds landscaped to perfection that set the stage for our ceremony, followed by the most beautiful ballroom with high ceilings and spacious dance floor that allowed us to celebrate until late in the evening. We knew immediately this was going to be our venue. From the moment of first setting up the appt to view the venue to the very end of the wedding day the service as impeccable. Molly, the wedding coordinator was fabulous to work with and was very quick to respond to any email I sent her way regarding any and every question I had in preparing for the big day. Another plus was there are rooms available to reserve which was great since my girls and I could relax and get ready and just head down stairs when it was show time. Molly and her team were aware I stayed there and was getting ready there so they checked in on us throughout the day to make sure everything was coming along seemlessly. It was also helpful because I was able to go down and see how things were coming along with the set up and fix anything (which I didn’t need too) if need be. Lastly I cannot end this review without talking about the food, it was PERFECTION. It was just how we remembered it to be from the tasting. I was nervous as having been to numerous weddings I know how food can go either way, well I can tell you without a doubt there will be no guest disappointed in their food choice. All night and even weeks after the wedding we had guests rave about how great the food was and boy do we have some foodies in this group. 😉 Overall the Renaissance is perfection, you will not be disappointed and I have already told my mom they do hold baby showers as well.
Molly and the entire team made us feel so special.
Reviewed On 7/23/2015 Kristin A
“My husband and I had our wedding here in June & I cannot say enough about how perfect it was. The landscape and grounds were breathtaking and the food was amazing. All of our guests commented on how impressed they were with the level of professionalism from the entire staff. Molly and the entire team made us feel so special and were so attentive to every detail. They truly treated our wedding as if it was their own family’s. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! If you are looking for a venue in the Merrimack Valley, make sure you keep them on the top of your list!”
Best Weekend Ever!!
Reviewed On 4/30/2015 Sydney H
“I cannot write enough good things about our experience with the Renaissance. From our initial meetings with Holly and Molly, to the gorgeous setting and beautiful bridal suite and rooms for our family, we could not have asked for more. They covered absolutely EVERYTHING during our weekend, and the staff (bartenders, waitstaff, cleaning crew) was some of the most professional, warm and attentive I have ever experienced. They thought of things I could never have planned for, and we ended up getting our dream outdoor wedding in April (almost unheard of in Massachusetts) because of Molly and Laura’s expert planning and decision making! Every guest was floored by how wonderful everything was and we all raved about the food and drinks from start to finish! It truly was the best weekend ever, and we feel as though the Renaissance definitely made that happen.”
Like a Destination Wedding!
Reviewed On 12/17/2014 Megan P
“I fell in love with Renaissance from the first moment I saw it. The grounds are pristine, the ballroom is gorgeous, and the people are so genuine. It was the perfect fit for our 160 person wedding this past October. From the first email and phone call to the last, the attentiveness and helpfulness of Holly and Molly was impeccable. The day of was a dream. Laura and all the wait staff were with us through even minute, holding toothpicks, wine glasses, bouquets, clutches, you name it! Being the only wedding there at a time makes a world if difference because you’re the only one to focus on! The food was excellent, and the accommodations are amazing. My bridesmaids and I stayed there the night before and got ready there and my husband and I stayed the night of. It like a destination wedding without having to go on a plane! I would recommend anyone check out Renaissance if they’re looking for a romantic, off the beaten path locale, with absolutely fantastic service and attention to detail.”
Absolutely Perfect Day!
Reviewed On 10/28/2014 Meaghan W
It was love at first sight the moment we stepped on the grounds of the Renaissance! Everything was perfect!! The ballroom is gorgeous, the food is absolutely delicious, the grounds are beautiful and the staff… wow they are amazing! I can’t say enough amazing things about The Renaissance. Holly was an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped me with every little detail the entire year we were planning our wedding. She was very willing to help with anything and everything. She is incredible at what she does! Holly and her staff were absolutely amazing the day of the wedding. Everyone was so friendly and super relaxed, which helped make everything stress free for me. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure that the night went perfectly, and it definitely did! The wait staff was very attentive and the bartenders were an absolute blast!!! The ceremony area is gorgeous! They keep everything in perfect condition. There are so many beautiful flowers everywhere! We had perfect weather the day of our wedding so that also helped 🙂 The food was absolutely ahhhmazing. People are still telling me how great the food was at our wedding! The presentation of all the food from cocktail hour to dinner and dessert was beautiful. The ballroom is absolutely stunning with its high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers. The outside balcony is really great to have too. The rooms upstairs are beautiful and the beds are sooo comfortable. The suite is gorgeous and spacious. I love that we were able to stay on site and not have to worry about transportation. Our bridal party stayed the night of as well and everyone just kept complimenting how nice everything was. People are still talking about how everything was just perfect that day and how much fun they had! I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better place to have my wedding, everything was top notch. I can’t thank Holly and her staff enough for everything! They really made my dream wedding come true!
'Wedding Wire' Reviews
The Renaissance Golf Club is absolutely beautiful and accommodating. My family just recently hosted my shower there and everything was perfect from beginning to end. Thank you to Holly, Private Events Director & Jen Dewar, her assistant, for planning It & putting it all together and also the rest of the staff, Brianna, Mary, Evan, Joanne, Samantha & Lisa Warner. Anything that was asked of them was taken care of immediately. Whether it was helping with favors, decorations, or just making sure every last touch was perfect before my guests arrived. If you want perfection for your special occasion, I highly recommend Renaissance Golf Club!
Amazing Staff, Venue and Food
The Renaissance is a beautiful venue, the food is great, and you won’t have to worry about anything on your wedding day because the staff is so on top of everything! Holly, Molly, and Jen were all so nice and so helpful throughout the whole planning process. The grounds are beautiful, and they let us take golf carts out onto the golf course with our photographers to take pictures. We had a short window of time to do this because there was a pretty crazy storm coming, so they had a staff member come with us to watch the weather radar and make sure we got back in time! They really did a great job of making sure everything ran smoothly!
Even Better than Expected
The Renaissance really helped make our strange vision of a cohesive nerd wedding become a reality. We really didn’t expect it to look so wonderful. The staff was understanding, flexible, and very quick to answer us on every question we had. I’m the bride and they did an AMAZING job making it 100% gluten free without being rude, which has been difficult for me to find in other situations
Molly was our coordinator and she was very friendly, and willing to listen to me vent about my crazy relatives as well as anything else I had to say. The staff did an excellent job making everyone involved in the wedding feel at ease. I never worried about anything when it came to The Renaissance because they did such a thorough job making sure we had strong communication.
Completely Blown Away
The Renaissance completely blew me away. After originally doing some venue hunting for our wedding, my wife and I chose Renaissance and were extremely satisfied at how well organized and attentive they were. Being a new location, we were extremely surprised by how well they know their stuff. Not only is the venue and surrounding area gorgeous but your guests will be wowed by the wonderful club room and spacious ballroom. Our event manager Molly is one of the most organized and talented planners and coordinators you will ever meet. She runs a well-oiled machine of quick and attentive staff that set up and break down so professionally, you won’t even think about it. The food was fantastic and came out at a reasonable time. Their suite rooms are also great for anyone looking to spend the night. All in all, the Renaissance was a fantastic venue to have our reception at and we strongly recommend it!
You Cannot Pick a Better Venue!
We had our wedding at the Renaissance on 1/16/16 and it could not of been more perfect. Much of that was because of how amazing the Renaissance and staff is. We loved working with Holly, Molly and her crew. From the very first meeting to the day after the wedding they were extremely responsive and flexible. If we were uncertain of what we wanted to do, Molly always had helpful advice and suggestions. She really pays attention to the details which is what makes everything run smoothly and come together. I can honestly say that I was able to really enjoy my wedding day because I completely trusted her and her team. All throughout the day there were people there to help with whatever we needed. Someone was always there to grab something for me if I needed it or to hold my flowers. Molly even made me my signature drink (a white russian) herself! You can tell that everyone there really cares about making sure you have the best wedding day possible.
Just as important, the food was amazing. I mean really really amazing. They have such a large selection with many options. They are also willing to work with you with pricing (within their minimum) so you can get what you want. Since we had our wedding during the off season for the club we were able to have our cocktail hour in the Members pub, which was so perfect. The Renaissance grounds are so beautiful and there are so many beautiful spots for photos, inside and outside. We loved taking pictures in the billiard room! You can not pick a better venue for your wedding!
Did Not Disappoint
We fell in love with the Renaissance the first time we saw it, and it did not disappoint! The facilities are amazing: gorgeous ballroom, beautiful golf course and grounds.
We got married on Sat 10/3, hoping for a nice fall day to have an outdoor ceremony, instead we got 40 degrees and windy! But not to worry, the staff set up an awesome ceremony right in the ballroom. Then during cocktail hour, they flipped the room for dinner, seamless to the guests.
Molly and her team made the process so easy. She always kept us informed and involved in the planning process. On the wedding day, they treat you like celebrities! Always making sure you are good and asking if you need anything. When you are out taking pictures they even bring you appetizers and drinks outside so you don’t miss out on cocktail hour. (Even fleece blankets to keep you warm during pictures!)
The food and service was incredible. All our guests raved about the food, very high end entrees with great presentation, nothing like banquet style, very classy.
The staff from the bartenders to the servers were always on point and our guests were so impressed with the entire production.
One thing we highly recommend is booking the guest rooms they have on site. They have 8 rooms including a HUGE bridal suite overlooking the golf course. It was great to have the entire wedding party on site and able to get ready right up stairs. Thank you so much Renaissance for giving us the wedding of dreams!
The Perfect Venue
Perfect venue for a wedding! The venue itself is gorgeous, from the beautiful landscaping and outdoor ceremony area to the gorgeous high ceilings in the ballroom, this venue is a stunner. However the staff, particularly Molly and Laura, are phenomenal and what make this venue so great. Molly was a pleasure to work with during the planning process. She responded promptly to all my questions and was accommodating in my requests. The chef was able to add items into the menu that I requested as well and everything came out delicious. Guests were raving about the food! On the day of, both Molly and Laura were always available to assist in whatever way I needed and went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect including moving my outdoor arbor inside for the reception. I received numerous compliments from my guests stating the staff were attentive throughout the night, always making sure their glasses were full and food was plentiful throughout the night. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff here. I wish I could repeat the night because it was perfect. I highly recommend this venue!!
Renaissance Couldn’t Have Been More Amazing!
Reviewed on 11/30/13 by Sarah
Our experience at the Renaissance couldn’t have been more amazing!! Holly and her team were exceptional in attention to detail and making us feel on top of the world. We had a family member who was very sick and planned our wedding in less than a month, and the Renaissance couldn’t have been more accommodating. I would absolutely recommend this to all my friends and family!
Quality Of Service:
Space was beautiful, food was AMAZING, drinks were delicious, what more could you ask for?! We also rented the rooms the night before which were stunning! Very clean, comfortable and they leave fun little gifts for the bride. The suite is perfect for getting ready pictures, along with the beautiful mirror and staircase leading to the rooms.
They are on top of their game! Like I said we planned our wedding quick, so needed the fast responses. From the beginning they made me feel that no request was too big, and even helped to suggest money saving tips and details to add to our big day!
The team is responsive, quick, super friendly and welcoming. Servers and bartenders were always smiling and went the extra mile to joke and converse with the guests.
Their prices are super reasonable from the beginning, but they will work with you if needed. They are right up front with costs, so there are no surprises in the end. The value of the food and experience far exceeds the price you pay!
Not only did they plan the entire wedding with me quick – but if there was anything I wanted changed it was done in an instant with no hesitation. After the rehearsal I had reservations about the way we would be facing during the ceremony. I spoke with Holly the next morning and it was changed within an instant with no hesitation. Couldn’t be happier!
Holly was easy to work with and very flexible
Reviewed on 09/13/13 by Private User
The Renaissance was amazing! It was the perfect day I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl. Being able to stay there the night before the wedding with my family and bridesmaids was ideal. Holly was easy to work with and very flexible with helping me plan our day since the previous director left before our wedding. I would highly recommend this hidden jewel in Haverhill!
The outdoor ceremony and indoor reception spaces were beautiful.
Reviewed on 2+ years ago by Private User
My husband, family and I could not be more pleased with our recent wedding at Renaissance. The staff was absolutely incredible and the venue is stunning. Throughout the whole planning process, the staff made us feel welcome, answered questions, and went above and beyond to help us with the logistics and details.
The day of our wedding went so smoothly and there wasn’t a single detail overlooked. If there were any issues, I never heard a thing about them. The outdoor ceremony and indoor reception spaces were beautiful, the food was fantastic, and the service was superb.
We highly recommend Renaissance and are so happy to have had our wedding there.