"perfect location" - Ravel Hotel Review!
- on Yelp
**This review is for a private event/wedding reception**
The rooftop of The Ravel was absolute the perfect location for a small wedding reception, even in the rain. "The rain?" you ask. YES! The rain.
That wasn't, of course, the plan at first. The idea was to have it in the open air, but Mother Nature had plans of her own with a terrible torrential downpour complete with lighting.
No sweat. For 1) we took it as good luck for the bride and groom and for 2) the rooftop had retractable windows. Yes, a little bit of a mist snuck in here and there, but not enough that it was too terrible and all of the guests were having such a wonderful time, no one cared.
Honestly, the rain hitting the glass with the low lights, candles, and beautiful flowers made for a really, really romantic event. And don't even get be started with the food! MY GOODNESS! The spare ribs came out and I was in heaven. I skipped getting the chicken because well, chicken is often just chicken at receptions, but that was not the case this time. It came out HUGE
The wait staff worked really hard and the manager for the space was wonderfully accommodating and helpful. When I arrived to help before the reception, I realized my iPhone (and my only means for capturing pictures) was dying. She overheard me and offered to loan me her charger in the back. Talk about above and beyond. Afterwards, when many of the guests were gathered in the lobby/lounge area for wine, she stopped by to invite us to come back on a club night. Talk about a nice touch.
All in all, I couldn't recommend Ravel more for a small reception or party. It was pretty much perfect from ambiance to food to drink. Fab!