Here is a testimonial from a couple who were married at Hillside Lodge near Golden, BC this past July:

“We hired Susan Bateman as our day of coordinator for our wedding at Hillside Lodge in Golden, B.C.. From the first moment of contact, she was helpful, professional, and responded in a prompt manner.  She was a wealth of knowledge about Golden and the wedding industry there and helped us to find vendors and answered questions that we had.  She helped us to develop a timeline of the day and gave advice and great insights into many little details in planning and helping the day run smoothly.  Susan attended our rehearsal and organized our bridal party in a friendly but assertive manner and helped everyone feel comfortable with the plan for the next day.  On the actual wedding day, her services were immeasurable and she did everything that was needed (setting up ceremony, little details, organizing vendors, keeping everyone calm and dealing with any little issues that arose) with a smile on her face. She was exactly who was needed to keep a bride calm and happy on her special day and helped execute anything needed.  I would highly recommend Susan as a wedding co-ordinator and can not express how helpful and  reassuring it was to have someone there to deal with all the little (and big) things that come up.  We sat back and enjoyed our wedding without the worry of all the next steps and jobs to be done.  We had various family members and wedding party comment on how great Susan was and the help that she provided them as well. Susan is professional, friendly and calm, which helped everyone around her feel reassured as well. Susan is an asset to the Golden wedding industry and you can rest assured if you hire her, your day will run smoothly, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the moments of the day.”

- Amber & Ryan -

A second testimonial from a wedding which took place at Hillside Lodge: 

"Susan was a huge help at our wedding this past summer at Hillside Lodge.  We live in Calgary so we did not have a clue about which vendors to use or where to get certain items for the wedding.  With Susan being our contact in Golden she was able to recommend a bunch of different vendors, plus she also rents out tons of great wedding decorations.  Susan met with us several times before the wedding and always had time to answer my emails with wedding questions.  She made us think about aspects of the wedding that we had not thought of, like having water ready for the guests at the ceremony!  The day of the rehearsal Susan showed up early and the rehearsal could not have gone smoother.  She made sure everyone was in their place and on time.  On the day of the wedding I did not have to worry about a thing because Susan had it all under control.   Our wedding was perfect and did not have a single hiccup.  I would definitely recommend using Susan to anyone planning a wedding in the Golden area!  She is amazing!!!!"

- Natasha - 

And one from the owners of Hillside Lodge:

“Susan has been such an amazing asset to weddings here at Hillside Lodge. We have been hosting weddings for 5 seasons now (we are celebrating our 50th beautiful couple getting married this summer – 2015) and we have noticed a dramatic difference between the weddings with Sue and those without!
She is so organized and takes care of so many things before anyone even notices.  Her weddings go off without a hitch, the bride and groom are much more relaxed, they get to enjoy their day without worrying about remembering all the small details and they get the added bonus of simply having Sue around.  She is such a people person and everyone loves her!  She truly is an asset to any wedding and well worth every single penny.”

- Stef & Mark @ Hillside Lodge -