As part of the recent WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, The Falconwood at Beaver Island was recognized for “demonstrating excellence in quality, service and professionalism within the wedding industry.”
The award recognizes commitment to quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, and is based on actual reviews from couples.
Operator Cyndy Montana explained that, in 2019, Montana International signed a 20-year contract with the state of New York to provide guest services to all State Parks on Grand Island, including the event center in Beaver Island State Park.
“Most locals will remember it as The Casino. It's also gone by the name The Clubhouse and is currently called The Falconwood. They named it after a popular hotel that was on the land where the park is now back in the 1800s.”
The event center had laid dormant since there was no concessionaire for about a year and a half. So, in 2019, Montana excitedly hired a sales person and started marketing and building a team and a book of events. Then COVID hit and the whole world stopped.
“All of their efforts were wiped clean as events were not allowed and/or people were too nervous to book for a few years. But, they have been diligently working at building their team to offer a wonderful experience for all guests who plan their special events with them.”
Montana has stated her dream was to make The Falconwood a premier event destination. She noted this award shows evidence of fulfilling that dream.
“The Falconwood already has the beautiful setting in a state park overlooking the Niagara River, free parking and a beautiful facility. Montana has put together a top-notch banquet leadership team! From the sales stage, through the planning to the event itself, the attention to detail is second to none. The food is excellent quality, the service is friendly and professional, and because they are a little smaller than most event centers, the personal attention the guests receive is what is making them stand apart.”
Montana expressed her “sincere gratitude to the staff who are making her dream come true and made this award possible. And a huge thank you to the couples” who voted – and who entrust the venue and staff with their special day.
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