National Croquet Center Testimonials
"We not only meet your expectations, we exceed them!"
The combined efforts of the NCC staff and the professional catering staff of SandyJames Fine Food are the perfect blend to make your event perfect!
"If you're looking for a venue that has both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, this place is really nice! The pictures on their website don't do it justice. You walk in to a clubhouse type building, which has a historical Palm Beach feel, and then out onto the wrap-around covered veranda, which overlooks a HUGE croquet field. The whole lot is surrounded by tall hedges which makes a nice photo backdrop. The event coordinator Sandy, and the catering manager Scott, are so funny together. They helped me plan every little detail of my whole day, and it all came together perfectly. We had originally planned on our ceremony being outside on the croquet lawn, but the day of the wedding it poured all day long, so we had to have it on the veranda. It still turned out absolutely beautifully! They were so great at making last minute changes due to the rain, and I never felt worried or unsure of what was going on. Sandy was there all day and all night, and she made sure that all of my little touches were carried out, and I didn't worry about a thing. I gave her pictures ahead of time of how I wanted the escort card table, gift area, dessert bar, etc. set up, and she had it exactly like the pictures. It was easier because I brought in and labeled all of the extra props/decor along with a picture. So many guests complimented the food! I'm not exaggerating when I say it was the best beef tenderloin I ever had in my life. We had a plated dinner with a chicken, fish, and beef option, and everyone said their plate was delicious. No one was served the wrong dish, to my knowledge. We also had a timeline to follow, which was carried out flawlessly. Definitely check it out if you just saw it online and you're not sure. We loved it and don't regret a thing!"
Angela Johnson 2013
"I'm writing to thank you once again for the great croquet event you created for us in May. As you may recall, a group of our attorneys were in town for a conference and used the event as a way to provide a unique experience for our clients and contacts who were also at the conference. They continue to remark to this day what a great event it was and how much they enjoyed learning about and playing croquet at your wonderful facilities. It really brought our people and their contacts closer together. All are asking if this will be an annual thing. The answer is yes! Looking forward to working with you again. I'll be in touch to set up the next event as the date draws nearer."
Searching high and low for the perfect wedding venue for two engaged event planners is no easy feat! A hotel/ballroom event simply wouldn't do...that seemed too much like a regular work event. The venue had to be a unique, interactive experience for our guests, yet have the same food quality and service of a high-end resort (all on a limited budget, of course). The National Croquet Center met all of this criteria and even far exceeded our expectations. During the planning process, not once were we met with a "no". Every crazy idea we schemed up became a reality and was executed flawlessly. On the big day, I was expecting the same frenzy that comes along with all event set-ups...however, this day was different. We were both able to relax and enjoy the entire day without the anticipated worry, thanks to the incredible staff who worked so hard to iron out every minute detail beforehand. The feedback from our guests has been fantastic! Everybody was so impressed and told us over and over what a beautiful and fun event it was! We definitely made the right choice in our venue partner. Our only regret in the whole wedding experience? Not trying-out for a spot on Four Weddings - we know, for sure, that with this hidden gem as our venue, that prize honeymoon would have been ours!
Thanks again! --Kristo Larson-King LLP
"If you are looking for a unique team building event, croquet is the perfect solution. Every corporate group leaves saying the same, "I never knew croquet could be that much fun!" It's fun, it's competitive and anyone can play. As a planner I loved being able to sit back and watch how seamless a team building activity works at the Croquet Center. Once they step on property the staff takes over and you can rest assured that your group is in good hands."
Vanessa Ferrara DentalPlans.com
"In the past several years, the corporate croquet collaborations between our two companies have flourished in a way that has proved mutually beneficial. The professional staff of the NCC, from its president to directors, and the event professionals in the sales and operations departments, make doing business such a pleasure. Additionally, as we focus mainly on corporate groups, the events we have partnered with the NCC have been amazing, out of the box, wow and different...groups have absolutely loved the events from team building to cocktails and croquet with phenomenal service and food.
"Qualified" is a very apropos term to describe the people at the NCC. Their attention to detail and understanding in the croquet industry is matched by their care and concern for the integrity; not only of their members and clients but of their vendors and corporate partners. Kirkland Event & Destination Services looks forward to many more collaborations with the NCC in this, and in future seasons.