Conrad Bickerstaffe Wedding- August 22,2012
Hi Mr. Kyriakides,
My wife and I wish to thank you and your staff for providing us with a PERFECT wedding for our daughter, Emily. Every detail was carried out flawlessly. We received nothing but compliments on the facility, the food and the staff. It is rare to host such an event and have all aspects meet everyone's expectations. But the ABC pulled it off without a hitch. Please thank the kitchen, the wait staff, and Bobby's valets for the top nothch service.
Now we come to the gem of your staff; Elaine...
Elaine guided us, advised us at every step, returned our calls and met with us numerous times. When the weather wasn't cooperating, she personally walked over to our daughter's room to console her after delivering the news we needed to move inside. This woman clearly loves what she does and cares about her clients.
We feel fortunate and blessed to have had the perfect wedding and you need to now Elaine was the driving force behind it all.
Please extend to all your staff our thanks and gratitude for all their hard work and effort on our behalf.
Mark and Debora Conrad
Cassie and Sean Taylor- November 12,2011
Long time no talk, but I hope you are well :)!
I just wanted to say thank you, so very much for everything you did for our wedding. I can't tell you just how fantastic it was for everyone...not just Sean and me :). Countless guests have commented on the excellence of the venue, service and food. I can't even tell you how many people have said they've never had better filet mignon at a wedding :). I didn't have the filet, but I do have to say, those mini-cheeseburger sliders were one of the best things that has ever happened to my mouth and stomach ;). They were sooooo good!
Also, I have to commend you. You did such a great job with everything. You were so easy to work with, super responsive, super nice...you made everything so easy and took away a lot of the stress that can be involved in planning a big event. Sean and I also appreciated the drinks when we walked in from the ceremony ;). That helped with the stress too. Thank you so much. I can't say enough about how wonderful I think you are. A more formal thank you will be coming within the next couple of months. I'm just waiting on our photos so I can send you some (which we have some of...our photographer said she took thousands, so it is taking her awhile to get them all edited).
I just left a review on WeddingWire. I will leave one on The Knot too...is there any other place I can leave a review? Please let me know what else I can do to sing your praises and help ABC market. Sean and I are very happy customers. We come back to Newport a few times a year for family events, etc., so we'll definitely be in to say hi and have a drink.
Thanks again Jordon!
You are awesome!
T. J.- August 8,2011
Well, we returned from beautiful Aruba and our honeymoon late last night. Now,
I'm on a plane (WiFi onboard!) headed to Atlanta for the PGA Championship. I
wish I didn't have to leave Erin for the week, but work is work, right.
Anyway, I finally have some time to write and tell you... Our wedding was more
than anything we ever could have dreamed and ALL of it was because of you! You
are such a beautiful person and Erin and I will most certainly be checking in
regularly to stay in touch.
You are absolutely amazing. EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE was blown away by the
entire evening. We are obviously very appreciative for all our parents did
throughout the process, but if we're being honest, we never could have paid what
we should have for the wedding YOU gave us. For that, you will always have a
very, very special place in our hearts.
I guess in life we're blessed to come across someone special every now and
again. It seems, at least for me, I've been lucky enough to be surrounded by
special people and you're right at the top of that list.
It might not be until Jim and Hill's wedding, but Erin and I have a little token
of appreciation for you. Also, as soon as I get the wedding photos from our
photogs, I will get a CD to you. Feel free to use them however you'd like.
I could babble on this entire flight about how awesome you are, but I'll leave
it at this... We love you, Elaine. We will never forget our day and how special
you made it for us.
Can't wait to see you again soon!
Marge Camera.- July 29,2011
Dear Mr. Kyriakedes,
Recently, I was fortunate to host my son's rehearsal dinner at your restaurant. On Friday, July 29th, friends and relatives gathered in the Atlantic Room for your traditional New England Style Clambake. We were not disappointed.
The food was excellent and the wait staff wa even better. Jordan, who helped me coordinate the event, could 't have been more accommodating or flexible when, unbeknownst to me, I found out 3 days before the event that some of our guests could not eat the mussels and clams that were cook along with the lobster. Our guests included friends an family from Brooklyn, NY (we will eat anything), friends from Connecticut (who love traditional clambakes), and friends and relatives of the bride who were from England (and who were not sure what a mussel was). Needless to say, I called Jordan who handled everything wonderfully.
The night of the rehearsal dinner, Purdence, Amanda and Casey treated all of us like VIPs and made sure that those of us who couldn't handle the clambake were served the proper meal. They were friendly, kind, patient-always smiling and accommodating. Josh kept the bar running smoothly. the wine was brilliant and the beer nice and cold.
When I had trouble with the sound on the slide show I had prepared, I think it was either Amanda or Casey , stepped up to the plate and helped me and -after about 5 minutes-problem was solved and the slide show AND music displayed perfectly to everyone's great relief and enjoyment.
I have to tell you that my sister -in-law(who is a retired executive from british Airways and has traveled extensively throughout the world) told me that the clambake was, in her estimation, the best that she had ever eaten. All the Brits raved about it- very high praise indeed. My son and his bride and her parents were just thrilled how beautiful and tasty everything was.
Today, everyone seems to have a problem with something and no one ever seems to be happy about anything. People are quick to write when something goes wrong, but I wanted you to know that on this Friday evening in July, everything went right. you can be proud of your restaurant and even prouder of the people who work for you. I picked the Atlantic Beach Club because 5 years ago, I had a surprise 30th Birthday party for my younger daughter here. It was a great choice then and it was a great choice now.
I hope that I have another happy occasion to celebrate in Newport and you can be sure that if I do, The Atlantic beach Club will be part of it as well.
Robin and Bob Mathews- June 23,2010
Dear Lori, Jordan and Elaine,
My husband and I would like to thank you and the staff at the Atlantic Beach Club, for the outstanding rehearsal dinner and Tea Ceremony we hosted at the Atlantic Beach Club on May 28th, 2010. Our planning began tow years ago and you were all so helpful then and your continued thoughtfulness continued through the "change of date" and our many requests. Overwhelmed by the day, you all put our minds at ease and we had a delightful evening. Everything was perfect. Our guests, from all over the world, were treated very well and they raved about the service and staff. The food was delicious and served perfectly. We had a wonderful evening and wanted to than you again. We are still basking in the glow of the perfect wedding weekend of Dr. Eric and Connie Lee Mathews.
Robin and Bob Mathews
Wedding Wire Review-2010
We held both our wedding reception and morning after brunch at the ABC. They were a dream to work with. We originally worked with Jessica who left part way through our planning. We were sad to see her go, but ended up working with Elaine who was amazing. She was so flexible and gave us great tips throughout the planning process. Elaine helped give us some huge cost saving ideas. She also set up everything for us. I can't recommend Elaine and the ABC highly enough.
The service at both events was great. Everyone made us feel special and everything was executed perfectly. The food at both events was delicious. I was especially impressed with the abundance and quality of the food at the brunch.
The only complaint is you can't add on an extra hour prior to the event. They wait and see how the night goes and extend by half hours up to an hour. I loved the option of doing this, but wish we could have done it in advance. I would have marked the stars down a bit for this, but they were so flexible about everything else and even having this option was great. They went above and beyond our (high) expectations.
Tara and Kevin-June 5,2010
The Atlantic Beach Club was the perfect place to have our wedding. From start to finish we had a wonderful experience and the day of we could not have had a better experience. We worked with Lori, but everyone was great!! They helped with everything from our ceremony at the park next door to the final touches of recommending a place for an after party. I wouldn't have changed a thing!!!
The food and view was amazing! It rained on our wedding day, so I was slightly disappointed, however the view from the room was still spectacular. My guests are still talking about how wonderful the wedding was! I worked with Jessica and she was very flexible and patient with me, even down to the last second changes.