Wedding & Event Testimonials from Happy Patrons

Wedding & Event Testimonials from Happy Patrons

Making your event fantastic is our top priority.  Below, please find some recent testimonials from private events and weddings held at the Club!  If you plan your event at Hampshire, we'll ensure you get the same excellent personalized service.

Bat Mitzvah- April 2014
Thank you so much for all your help! Dorothy, Dave, Julio and your entire staff did an amazing job. We were very pleased - and had an amazing party!
 
Private Event- April 2014
It was a pleasure working with the Hampshire team, Dorothy Mourouzis and Julio Gaytan. Our planning process was seamless and the event itself was orchestrated to perfection by Julio Gaytan, the Food and Beverage Director. We will see you again next year!
 
Eagle Scout Reception- April 2014
Many thanks to Dorothy and Julio for doing such a great job! Our son’s reception was planned so seamless that all of our guests want to become members of Hampshire, too! Great job everyone and we look forward to other occasions at Hampshire.
 
Bat Mitzvah- May 2014
Hampshire team, I wanted to thank you for helping to give our client the party of her dreams.  I wanted to give a special thank you to Julio who was amazing to work with!!!!!They left last night filled with great memories.
So thank you for all your hard work. ~Vanda High, Vanda High Events
 
Private Event- May 2014
After have many events at Hampshire over the years, I have to say they finally got the right team in place. Dave, Dorothy and Julio are fantastic! Our annual gala was orchestrated so perfectly and the staff and management couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful. We will be returning next year. Kudos to Hampton Golf.
 
Wedding- May 2014
Dorothy, thank you again for all your help at the wedding. So many of our friends are emailing about how phenomenal you and all the people working at the club were.  I would highly recommend the Hampshire Country Club to anyone who wants to have a great experience.
 
Wedding- May 2014
Thank you so much, Dorothy and Julio!!!Carlo and I want to thank you so very much for making our wedding so great!  We felt so comfortable being in your hands as you took such good care of us every step of the way.  We are also grateful for the way you prompted us throughout the day to go from cocktail hour to the ceremony, to dinner, to the singer etc.  We couldn't have done it without you and acknowledge all your attention to detail and the flow of the day.  And Thanks to Edith too who is so lovely and really watched over us.  And of course Tony Aiardo who set the mood with his beautiful piano playing.  
We are 100% happy with our wedding and all of our friends say it was the best wedding ever, thanks to your efforts.  Also please let the chefs know that Carlo and I and all of the guests loved the food and thought everything was delicious.  The Hampshire Country Club is a great venue and a beautiful setting.  Thank you all!
 
Bat Mitzvah- May 2014
Thanks Dorothy!!!!! Everything was fantastic and we thought the service was excellent. Really appreciate all the hard work you and your team put in to make the event so special for our family.
 
Wedding- June 2014
Dorothy, Julio, David:  You made the day AMAZING.  You really listened and gave Marissa & Steve what they wanted.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We were at the club today; we were given the runners, but not her veil. Vic and I will come by on Saturday to pick it up. 
We met with one of the owners while at HCC and told him what a great job you all did and how happy we were with the service, venue and the wonderful people we dealt with. 
 
Social Event- June 2014
Dorothy, Julio, I just wanted to thank you again for a great party last night.  The staff was fantastic!
 
Bat Mitzvah- June 2014
Dorothy:WOW!  Everything was absolutely wonderful on Saturday night and I cannot thank you enough for your flawless execution, warmth, attention to detail, delicious food and exceptional staff. We had a terrific time at Lindsay's party, and even the adults were thrilled with our "private" space and our easy access to the ballroom and dance floor. I felt like the staff went out of their way to anticipate everyone's needs, and even a delightful server helped me locate my bag, my table, and even my wine glass! You were so easy to work with, and I loved working with you from the start. You responded to my emails or phone calls within seconds, and you constantly reassured me about my choices and the timing of the night. Maybe someday, we will plan our children's weddings at Hampshire!  We were in excellent hands with you the whole way through, and I do hope you share this email with your senior management. You deserve recognition and a day off!  I hope you had the best birthday. THANK YOU AGAIN for working 24/7 behind the scenes to make a memorable, meaningful and marvelous night for our entire extended family and friends. We had so many family members and friends fly in from the west coast (we lived there for 10 years), and they could not get over the venue, the service, the food and the entire evening. We are on a post-Bat Mitzvah high.  I must come in to personally hug you. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!
 
July Wedding- 2014
We can’t thank Hampshire, Dorothy Mourouzis and Julio Gaytan enough! They promised our daughter and son in law the night of their life for their wedding and they DELIVERED! We will recommend Hampshire to everyone!
 
July Wedding- 2014
Many thanks to Hampshire’s wonderful staff, Dorothy, Julio and Dave for the great job they did for our daughter’s wedding. People are still talking about the cocktail hour and how amazing it was, we’ll see you again when our other daughter gets married.
 
July 2014
Thank you, Dorothy, for arranging such a spectacular day. One mom, Nadia, said it was like a trip to the Caribbean. I was her kids’ water toy all day long, and she got to relax by the pool and forget about the city. ~ Ben Weinstein, Ronald McDonald House of New York.
 
Social Event- September 2014
 The night was fabulous and a tremendous success!!  Many thanks to Dorothy and Julio in helping us have a great party that will be remembered by all!!
 
Bar Mitzvah- September 2014
Many thanks to Dorothy and Julio! It was great. The club is lovely, the staff warm and professional and very responsive. We had a blast!! And Lee did have a night to remember. Thanks again!
 
Wedding- September 2014
A million thanks to Dorothy and Julio for creating such an amazing and unforgettable night for Dan, me, our family, and friends. They may have both stayed "behind the scenes" as far as our guests were concerned, but they kept everything running smoothly and ensured that the night went perfectly - I cannot thank them both enough for all of their hard work, as well as the rest of the staff.
 
Wedding- October 2014
Dave, Dorothy and Julio are the greatest team ever!!! Every detail of our wedding was carefully planned and flawlessly executed. Our guests felt so cared for and we enjoyed our night, something you rarely hear at weddings. The ambiance and décor is very tasteful at Hampshire. The staff is lovely and the food speaks for itself. Chef Eddie is amazing!!
 
Wedding- October 2014
Words cannot describe how amazing of an evening we had. I literally tell everyone it was the best wedding I've ever been to lol. (Maybe a little egocentric lol but it's true!!!!)
We seriously could not have done it without Dorothy!!! Her guidance was everything I needed to keep me calm and confident that everything would be perfect....and it was!!!  Absolutely beautiful!!! Everything was perfect! Everyone had an amazing time!!! I could not have asked for a more "dream come true" wedding! Dorothy and her team did an amazing job with every aspect of the wedding!
I really could not be more grateful to have Dorothy by my side through this all! She has been such a huge help! Seriously, words can't describe how happy we were and still are when we talk about our wedding night
Hampshire is really a special place with special people! I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else!!!
 
Bar Mitzvah- November 2014
 Thank you so much for everything!  We really can’t thank Dorothy, Julio and the staff enough.  You were so great and made our day so special!!  We’re so happy to be part of the Hampshire family.  Thanks again!! 

Bar Mitzvah- November 2014
I apologize for only writing now, but I have spent this week recovering from last weekend’s festivities.  I cannot begin to thank Dorothy enough for all she did to make Leah’s bat mitzvah celebration such a tremendous success.  The party exceeded our expectations in every way, and we’ve been on cloud nine ever since!  We have heard from numerous guests how they had an incredible time, and loved everything from the signature cocktails, appetizers and sushi bar, to the fabulous meal (I heard the steak in particular was out of this world)!  Dorothy is amazing!  From recommending the fabulous vendors (Max Events, Dave the Magician, Ed the videographer), to taking care of all of the details-organizing the chocolate place cards (and getting them to stand up!), distributing the party favors, helping me come up with a signature cocktail, reassuring me about all of the details so that I could go enjoy the party (I can’t believe she stayed the whole time)!  It was a night my family and I will always remember!  Leah told me it was the best night of her life, which is all we could’ve asked for!  Everyone, including us, felt so well taken care of!  Knowing we didn’t eat, Edith packed up our meals and Julio made us a platter of sushi to take home, which I gobbled up around 1am.  Even my cousin who left his coat at the event reported that the staff was so responsive and kind in helping him get it back.  So, please pass along our gratitude and appreciate to the entire staff.  I do not have Julio’s email, but he was equally wonderful!  As was Edith and Jennifer and Adriana (I think that’s Jennifer’s sister’s name), and everyone else who worked that evening.  Please let Eddie know that the guests thoroughly enjoyed their meals!  The owners are so lucky to have hired you and have you and Julio be the face of the club!  What an asset to Hampshire!  Thank you again for everything! 
 
Bar Mitzvah- January 2015
Dorothy and Julio are amazing! What a great team. We loved Dorothy from the start and she was amazing to work with. Hampshire’s food is delicious and the wait staff is very friendly and made our guests feel very welcome. We’ll be back for the next Bat Mitzvah in 2017.

Sweet 16- January 2015
Everything was wonderful. Hampshire is a beautiful venue with great food, service and staff. Our guests are still raving about our event.

Bar Mitzvah- January 2015
What a great night! Dorothy and Julio and the entire staff were wonderful! They went above and beyond for us!

Bar Mitzvah- February 2015
We had our son’s Bar Mitzvah at Hampshire and we are so glad we did! Dorothy was great to work with and Julio was at our side throughout the evening guiding us through the events of the night. We would recommend this venue to anyone and everyone.

Bar Mitzvah- March 2015
We can only begin to express our appreciation for the outstanding reception Dorothy and Julio helped us throw last weekend at Hampshire.  Your guidance and support leading up to the day of the party were invaluable to us.  And as we headed toward Hampshire on Saturday after a magical service, we did so with confidence that every detail had been attended to; we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding-beautifully presented and delicious-every bite.  Every attendant was polite, thorough and careful in their service.  The space was meticulous-the decoration elegant and understated and the mood we intended were achieved.  While some of our guests were familiar with Hampshire (several had had their own events there), many of them were from the city or from out of town.  All of them expressed their appreciation of the delicious food and noted the excellent service-people truly raved.  Our photographer reached out to us this week solely to let us know what a pleasure it was to work at Hampshire.  She deeply appreciated the meals you gave to her and to her assistant, and she wanted me to know how smoothly everything went behind the scenes. We were so proud to host such a lovely event, but we know that the real work and the success of the party are because of Dorothy, Julio and the team. Thank you, Dorothy-for your professionalism, your guidance, your warmth and kindness. We are so very grateful.

Bat Mitzvah- March 2015
As members of the club, we had some added pressure to make sure everything went smoothly for our guests. With our staff at Hampshire, we didn’t have to worry. Dorothy planned a beautiful event for us and Julio coordinated the evening. Our food is amazing, Chef Eddie is the best! Our deepest appreciation to the staff for a job well done.

Bat Mitzvah- April 2015
As members we would have never chosen another venue! Hampshire is the best for food and service.
Bar Mitzvah May 2015
Repeat clients here! Dorothy and Julio were great to work with, their professionalism and dedication to our family event, were touching and appreciated. They helped us with every detail. Our guests are still talking about the party.
 
Bat Mitzvah- May 2015
Dorothy is an organizational machine.  I have had other parties before and I must tell you she is truly great at her job. Every detail was carefully executed and we had the time of our lives! It was a pleasure to work with Dorothy and Julio. We will be back for other events.

Wedding- June 2015
Dorothy, Julio, Thank you very much for all of you help planning and coordinating our special day.  The both of you are complete professionals and are second to none.  Julio, your hard work coordinating the events of the evening and dedication to ensuring everything went smoothly was noticed by all of our guests.  Please let us know if there is any sort of written testimony we can provide (Facebook page or other) so others know to look no further than Hampshire when searching for a venue.

Wedding- July 2015
Dorothy - Our wedding at Hampshire was everything we could have hoped for and MORE!! Thanks to you and Julio for making it a flawless evening.  Jeff and I had tons of fun and it was nice not to have to worry about anything at all, because we knew we were in good hands.  Our friends and family were raving about the food and the night in general!!  Everybody had a blast, and I don't think I left the dance floor once! :)  And thank you also for making it a swift pick up the next morning and for putting everything back in order.   It just added to our peace of mind before heading off to our honeymoon.  Hampshire CC made my wedding dreams come true.  Dorothy and Julio were both a pleasure to work with, and the afternoon was absolutely perfect!!
Atmosphere:  The wedding was in July 2015 – a hot, humid day.  We had about 175 guests with 18 tables, and there was plenty of space to move around.  The wedding party arrived to a cool and refreshing bridal suite stocked with snacks and booze – just what the doctor ordered.  The ballroom is bright, with lots of windows that look out to the little LI sound inlet.  Cocktail hour was out on the patio, which had a beautiful view of the LI sound as well.  The timing of the wedding was ideal, with a nice cocktail hour, then some time before the salad, and about an hour before the main – it gave everybody enough time to digest and dance in between (my out of town guests had never been to a wedding where you don’t eat first, and they loved it because they felt that they could digest better that way and not feel full all night). 
Food:  From the tasting to the wedding, nothing but perfection.  My guests RAVED about the cocktail hour and the main courses.  Everybody said that there was abundance of food at the cocktail hour, way more than they could handle-- just the thing an Italian girl wants to hear!  I wanted my guests full when they entered that ballroom, and they certainly were!  For our main courses, we had the NY Strip Steak and the French Chicken Breast, both with were delicious.  The chicken sounds plain, but it is really a treat, juicy and sitting on fresh summer veggies, yum!!  And you can’t go wrong with a strip steak.  Guests had nothing but good things to say, and many reported that they cleaned their plates.  We ordered pies from a bakery for dessert, and Dorothy suggested an Ice Cream and Cookie bar to go with the pie, and it was perfect.  Guests piled ice cream on their pie, and the kids loved that too. Perfect for a hot July night. All of the food was outstanding!!
 
Wedding- August 2015
Our wedding was a dream comes true! We are so happy we choose Hampshire. We had immediate confidence in Dorothy and Julio; they are the wedding professionals everyone should get to work with. We are so grateful we did!
  
Wedding- August 2015
We searched high and low for the perfect wedding venue and found it at the Hampshire Country Club. Dorothy and Julio bent over backwards to make our wedding day perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Thank you to all the staff at the Hampshire for making it the best day of our lives.

Wedding- September 2015
Everything about our wedding at the HCC far exceeded my expectations.
Dorothy helped us with every single detail of the wedding.  She answers emails, promptly, at all hours of the day and night.  She helped manage the outside vendors on our behalf and helped keep our excited families calm during the difficult decisions and last minute changes.  She is in all sense of the word, amazing. 
The club worked quickly with the florist to pull our anticipated outdoor ceremony indoors at the last minute and made sure we were still able to start our ceremony on time despite last minute and abrupt weather changes, and it looked absolutely incredible. We received compliments on the food all night long, starting with cocktail hour through the end of dessert.
I would highly, highly recommend the Hampshire Country Club for your wedding or next event because they were delightful to work with and Dorothy was absolutely vital in pulling it all off, which she did, perfectly.

Wedding- September 2015
We absolutely couldn't have asked for a better wedding reception with Dorothy, Julio and the staff at Hampshire Country Club. I cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism, quality of service, attention to detail and executing our day just as we'd planned for. When you spend so much time and effort during the planning period, trusting HCC with the execution process while we got to really enjoy our day was so comforting. Everything and everyone was taken care of. We were treated wonderfully, as were our guests.  Our guests had an amazing time and continue to rave about our wedding.
The food was incredible. Our guest’s feedback about the food was very positive as well. (Dorothy was even so kind to have a mac & cheese doggy bag prepared for me when I mentioned to her that I didn't have time to enjoy it during cocktail hour!)
The club itself is gorgeous and our pictures on the golf course and other greenery are stunning. Our guests got some great shots during cocktail hour with the Long Island Sound in the background. The club house, dining room, the entry ways etc. are all BEAUTIFUL. So well-kept and welcoming, sure to impress any guest!
We happened to have perfect weather for cocktail hour outside but one of the reasons we chose HCC is because they have a gorgeous bar inside that if we didn't have good weather, cocktail hour still would have been beautiful.
You only get to do this once and a lot of time and money goes into your wedding day that you want to be perfect. I had a lot of questions that were all answered promptly. Anything I wanted or needed the day of and prior was catered to and taken care of. Everything was organized yet flexible. Lines of communication were always open when it came to timing, vendors and all other logistics. From the time we met Dorothy and then Julio, to the time we were saying our thank you and goodbyes, it's hard to express how big a role they played in helping us to have the most amazing day. Highly recommend!!
 
Bar Mitzvah- October 2015 
Everything about our son’s Bar Mitzvah was wonderful! Dorothy and Julio were a pleasure to work with and the food was amazing! Our guests are still talking about our event. Thank you for everything, Dorothy, Julio and Hampshire!