Your wedding (or that of your daughter or son!) is an amazingly special ocassion and we want to make sure that your St John villa meets and exceeds all your expectations, hopes, and dreams! Below are some comments taken directly from our Guest Book; hear from some of the brides & grooms and their families who chose Great Expectations as their wedding villa and have had the expereince of their lives:
"What a Villa; this place is paradise. My daughter's wedding [at the Westin] was beautiful...did a wonderful job." -E.J. & Mike M., CT
"The tennis court was a big hit [pun?]. Great Expectations has wonderful views for watching the sun rise and set! We brought our families down to St. John for our wedding. There were 16 of us. We were married on Trunk Bay at sunset. Everything was perfect!...We re so glad we picked St. John as the place to start our life together!"- Kristina & Kevin L. (Bloomfield Heights, MI)
"Sixty-five people [not all stayed here, fortunately] came to St. John to celebrate the marriage of...Welcome dinner at La Tapa...Party at Coconut Coast...Rehearsal dinner at Asolare...Wedding at Catholic Church...Reception at Voyages..Beach party at Trunk....Everything was perfect especially "Great Expectations"...the pool was the center of our activity...the views were awesome. We'll all be back!" -Sherwood & Patty C. (Philadelphia, PA)
"I have to echo Steve’s sentiments about our week at the villa and the wedding itself. Great Expectations made everything so easy – all of our friends who stayed there with us just loved it. There was never anything we lacked – you and Chuck have really equipped the house well. From the kitchen supplies to books, island info to water toys, we were never in need. And the layout of the property made everyone feel they had privacy, while we still had plenty of room to gather as a group both inside and out. " -Carrie & Steve B., Warren, VT"...a word on the villa...a perfect retreat for both our families. There will be a wedding tonight on Trunk Bay beach and a reception at the Stone Terrace [Restaurant]...the villa is well-planned out for guests, right down to the pots & pans. You feel right at home the first day; a first-class operation! You get the Tradewinds from the east and sunsets to the west...There are may fine restaurants...but the main star is right here in the evening by the pool...We will take with us many happy memories of St. John and Great Expectations! What a beautiful place!"-Wayne, Debbie, Ryan, Heather & Wayne, Jr. [the groom] K. (Montauk, NY) and John, Marcy, Tracy & Jamie [the bride] A. (Hull, MA)
"We had a great time at the villa. We were so fortunate to be able to have our wedding in St. John and stay at Great Expectations. Kristin and Chuck were great at letting us know their thoughts on a caterer, flowers and ideas to make our special day great. Thanks so much forletting us come into your beautiful home. Hopefully we can come back next year." - Michael and Deana C., Judy R., Jane B., Shirley and Bob C.
"The F-Z wedding at GE was fabulous! We were married on Trunk [Bay] & then celebratedwith our friends & family here at Great Expectations. We had 11 people in total. Everyone loved the villa!" - Bethany Z.
via e-mail: "We had a great wedding and a great time at Great Expectations." Thanks! -Bonnie & Phil (OH)