“I would just like to thank the Keystone Centre for letting me and my husband Bryce Waldon have our wedding reception at the MNP Hall. It was very special to us as that is where we met.
When we first started looking at venues we looked online at the Keystone website and found Connie’s email address. I believe I emailed her as well as a few other venues and Connie instantly emailed me back. Then when she realized I had way too many questions, she personally called me! Right then I knew from her personality that she was going to do everything to make our day special, and that she did!!
We started off with 300 guests, then were up to 600, then finally settled about 350 for the supper. Throughout the process Connie was always there to help! She would suggest ideas but always listened to what we had to say as well. She was always respectful of every one of our family members that came in with their ideas as well. Anytime anyone had a question we would either call or email Connie and she would get back to us that day.
It honestly made our wedding planning so much easier knowing that Connie was going to be there.
We have heard raving reviews about our wedding, the food, the atmosphere of the venue, the decorating and the wonderful service and we attribute this to Connie.
Our wedding was April 15th which was tricky because April 14th was Good Friday. Connie gave the cake decorators, our Master of Ceremonies, my Father, my Husband, and of course myself her personal cell phone number. I am not too sure how many times she came into the building on her day off but I know for sure it was more than once. This made Saturday morning much easier for all of us!
Connie even worked with our decorator so we did not have to be the middle man, she had it so organized that all we had to do was show up and tell her what we thought of the room. And of course we LOVED it!!
We have been asked by a few engaged couples about our experience and we have told them all if we got married again we would choose the Keystone Centre, but to make sure to ask for Connie. We have also recommended the venue to three different families that were at the wedding that asked about hosting various events there.
I truly believe Connie is a hard working individual that goes out of her way to make her clients happy, which is what every client wants. Connie was one of the big reasons our wedding day was perfect!!
Again thank you for everything that was done to make our day special!”
– Caryn Edwards, Bryce Waldon Wedding. April 15, 2017
“…just wanted to say thanks for a great weekend tourney. Your guys were really good to work with. Everything worked out really well. Lots of positive comments about the venue being so centrally located for all the out of town teams and everyone was appreciative to keep their rooms for the day.”
– Manitoba Steel Invitational Hockey Tournament 2017
“All in all, a wonderful day! I am, and have told people, SO impressed with my experience at the Keystone! It was made very simple for me and everyone was so attentive and helpful. Thank you so very much for helping make my day that much more special.”
– Bambridge Vow Renewal
“We chose the Keystone Centre as a venue for our Daughter’s wedding on June 4, 2016. We couldn’t be happier with Connie and her staff. From the beginning they were courteous, extremely helpful and very professional. They did the set-up & take down, supplied the tablecloths & napkins, organized and looked after the bar, supplied snacks and food. The food was fresh, lots of it and presented in a lovely manner. They took care of everything. We would definitely recommend the Keystone and Connie and her staff for any type of event you are planning.”
– Chambers/Frape Wedding
“Feedback has been very positive; you and your staff were very helpful throughout the planning stages, right up to the rehearsals, sound checks and throughout the concert. The staging was excellent, as was the set up on the floor for the House platform and seating. It all looked so professional.
From my personal perspective, I always felt that you and your staff were part of “the team” and you brought forward many ideas and suggestions that made for a better concert as well as a better experience from a planning perspective. You helped make our concert better in many ways.”
– Welcome Christ Concert 2014
“Our Christmas Party went over very well. The room set up was great and the meal was fabulous. I have heard nothing but positives about the turkey being probably the best turkey they have ever eaten (well cooked and very juicy). All hot food items were indeed hot. The salads were crisp and fresh. The fruit tray was plentiful and fresh. The other desserts were very excellent and the dessert display was awesome. (Not to mention the bread pudding, which was delicious.) Great job on the meal and we would definitely recommend your services to anyone else. Staffing was very adequate and it was a very nice touch to have the turkey carved up in front of you (not cut up hours ahead of time and put into a warmer).
One other thing which the wine drinkers enjoyed was the fact that the glasses were the appropriate size and were filled up i.e. not these huge wine glasses & you get 1/3 to ½ glass after your drink is poured.”
– Brandon Clinic
“The meal was absolutely delicious ! Very pleased. The room setting was perfect. Very warm and cozy looking. The Casino went over very well. We will definitely be back !
Excellent job. Thank you.”
– Brandon Clinic 2
“Everything went smoothly, lots of comments from the volunteers that they thought that this one was probably the best one yet!!! Please book all 3 rooms again for next year.
I just want to say what a pleasure it is working with you Jason, you always seem to go above and beyond for me and I greatly appreciate it. Please thank all the Keystone staff that were involved with helping with the event they did an awesome job and are truly a great bunch to work with!!!!”
– Maple Leaf
“Food was great, everyone enjoyed and they were praising about the food so much. Please say job well done to your executive chef. Couple of us stayed back and had few drinks. It was amazing. Everything was perfect.”
– Summit Pipelines
“We had a great time. The food and service were all excellent. Thank you for everything you did to make the event a success.”
– Husky Energy
“The evening was a wonderful time, good turnout in spite of the weather. Everything went well, the food was awesome. We would like to thank you again for helping us put on a great function. The revised layout of the tables, worked excellent. Thanks again.”
“All was great and Tim did a really good job in connecting with me frequently throughout our conference.
The food was really good and the service was excellent! I had noticed we didn’t have fruit on my order sheets for either of the meals, so Tim was great and arranged for a fruit platter on Monday and there was an awesome fruit salad at breakfast Tuesday morning. The staff truly appreciated it. Also, cookies were a great hit at our break Monday afternoon!
We were very pleased with the facility and the breakout rooms were just what we needed and served us well for the short time.”
– BDC Conference
“Everything was done very well. The food tasted good and service was good. I don’t think you would have to change anything.”
– Calgary Hitmen
“I think everything went well on Monday & Tuesday. It was a nice sized room, and it was nice to have the Viewing Lounge for lunch. I haven’t heard any complaints about lunch, and I thought it was very good. It was nice to have the different soup/dessert on the second day.”
– Western Regional Health Authority
“Just wanted to tell you that the sandwiches at our board meeting last Tuesday were SO FRESH and that it was a real treat. “
– Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba
“Very, Very good on all fronts. The people were very attentive and helpful. Got lots of great comments on the food. It was soooo much better than anything we’ve had in the past few years. I think I can say for the entire Super Thrifty group that we are soo happy that the Keystone has taken over the food again. The bowls of chips on the tables were wonderful. Between them and the vegetables, people had munches and keeping the bowls full was great. I would recommend that to anyone having the lounge. When it comes to the pizza and quantities, I can never get it right lol. This year we could have put more like 10 – 12 people per pizza for snacking as a piece had enough toppings on that one or two were filling. Which is great! We had some left over but better than short.
Jason you can pass on to the powers that be that the food was a high light of our evening, not something to worry about. The staff was great, very attentive at all venues. Even I had a good time which hasn’t happened in the past due to worries and complaints. Thanks for making it a great night for all.”
– Super Thrifty
“Generally response was the following… Great portion sizes! Excellent service. Room looked great, tables were great as well. Over all very good! On a personal note, not sure who’s responsible for the server uniforms, but love the green shirts, nice touch rather than the traditional white or black! J (Also helps them to really stand out in a crowd of business people wear mostly black and white)”
– Brandon Chamber of Commerce
“So far the overall comments of the meal were positive. Comments included that the meal was very tasty and the teams enjoyed staying at the club to have it. Overall Jason, it was a successful event. I thank you for working with us to find a price that was affordable for us to keep the meal at the club this year. “
– Neil Andrews Classic