Wedding & Banquet Testimonials
Thanks for your role in making the Women's State Am Tournament such a success. FHCC provided a terrific venu and the staff was very helpful and responsive. We heard lots of positive comments and could not have been more pleased with the week.
Pam Kelly - Women's State Am, June 2016
Thank you so much for all the work you and your staff put into our wedding yesterday. You were incredibly attentive and helpful. It was everything we were hoping for and more!! Couldn't have asked for a better day. Thank you again!!
Spencer Wedding, May 2016
Just a quick note to say thanks for all your help in making the Guilford Prom a truly memorable event. We have had great feed back, mostly that the kids felt that they were in a special place for their special night. You and your team make FHCC one of Rockford's finest venues for all types of special events.
Guilford Prom, May 2016
We are so happy with how our event turned out! Thanks to the efforts of your team, our big night went so smoothly and we were truly able to relax when we saw the fruits of our planning, which was executed so seamlessly. I know we were relatively last-minute/late with some our plans, but you never made us feel unwelcome and were always willing to humor and accommodate us.
We cannot tell you how many people enjoyed and appreciated the beauty of the setting. The venue really came alive with the lights and decorations. The reception area when you first come into the building was a perfect spot for guests to gather prior to the main reception upstairs, and as you know it was a snowy day, but the entryways to the Club were easily navigable for all. Magda was very comfortably accommodated in the locker room for photographs, time with friends while waiting, and final preparations. We loved how the head table was setup and how our desserts were displayed, especially the cake and its cutting. Overall, the ambiance was romantic in a way we had not fully expected.
Earlier on, we had had a pleasant experience with a tasting of some options for our dinner, and our requests for vegetarian meals, children’s meals, and above all zabiha halal meat were met with readiness, which was key to us successfully being able to host a variety of guests and their dietary commitments. The dinners on the night of the event itself were so good - we got many compliments, in particular on how the chicken was moist (as is unfortunately not too often the case with weddings we have attended), and also on the wonderful bread rolls (we LOVED the pretzel buns!).
The staff were all so friendly throughout our process, from allowing us to use a printer at the club while we were setting up, to being patient with children who were a bit rowdy the night of, to generally being charming when interacting with our guests.
We could not have asked for a better night and a better venue; we know that many of our guests got to experience a new venue that they were pleasantly surprised to learn about, and we will continue to highly recommend your team. Thank you for your hard work, patience, and good nature!
I can't thank you enough for all your help and ease with our special day. It was so beautiful and perfect. Thanks for being awesome!
Gorham Wedding, September 2015
"On September 5th we experienced a wonderful wedding reception for our son and daughter-in- law. The reason we were able to enjoy a delicious dinner and a carefree evening of fun with family and friends was due to the expert skills of Lisa Beardsworth and her staff.
In the summer of 2014, we visited several attractive wedding venues in the Rockford area. However, when my son and daughter-in-law viewed FHCC and met Lisa, it was clear that we had found the perfect venue and more important the person, Lisa, who would deliver the event they envisioned. Lisa made it happen. The entire evening was simply delightful.
Bethany and Tom, the bride and groom, have returned to their home in Italy with treasured memories of a perfect wedding. On behalf of the Firnhaber and Harezlak families, please extend our appreciation to your talented chef, courteous wait staff and especially to Lisa for a memorable wedding reception."
Firnhaber/Harezlak Wedding - September 2015
"I wanted to express my gratitude for everything you, Paul, Chef and many staff did to make our event a success. You were very reliable, timely and a pleasure to work with. You answered every need and I always felt confident that things were in good hands. Although I did not attend, I heard only good things! I received pictures of how each of the meal courses was presented and they were lovely. Chef listened to our comments about portion size and color. I did taste the soup at lunch the day prior to the event and it was delicious!
Please pass my gratitude on to all involved."
Swedes Gala - November 2014
Lisa, Paul & Forest Hills Staff:
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did before and during our wedding weekend. Everything turned out even better than we had hoped and we were so happy with it all. For something with so many variables, it felt seamless and the service during the reception was exceptional! We are still getting compliments and rave reviews about Forest Hills. Even long time members have said it was some of the best food they've had and they were so pleased with the service.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Starr Wedding - October 2014
"WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! What a wedding!!!!!!!!!! I can't thank you enough!! The venue was phenomenal, the food fantastic and there wasn't a glitch in the evening!! You are incredible!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did!!
Lisa, thank you!!! It was beyond fantastic!!!!"
LaLoggia Wedding - October 2014
Lisa, Paul, Gary and the entire FHCC staff:
So...you did it again! You made 300 women and two men very happy with their food, drink and service for today's event. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Neva Paesani - Rockford Woman's Club Luncheon - September 2014
I wanted to thank you and your staff for helping us make our event a success. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent! I've had many people come to me and compliment our choice of venue. Forest Hills is our favorite place to hold events.
We know we can depend on you to get the job done!!
Again Thank You,
Jean Carlson, Co-chairwoman for Settings - Rockford Woman's Club Luncheon - September 2014