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What Couples Love About La Fonda Weddings

August, 2016  Thank you for EVERYTHING. Saturday, August the 13th was the best day of my entire life. La Fonda on the Plaza will always hold a very special place in my heart. It was truly a fairytale wedding. Thank you for helping to make our dream wedding come true! I don't know what I would have done without you! Cheers, Hillary & Corey

August, 2016  Just wanted to thank you for  Hillary and Corey’s most wonderful wedding!  You did a fantastic job and made it perfect for them!  So glad you agreed to let a little time pass to wait and see on the rain, and it worked it!  So thank you for that!  All of our family and friends said the food was the best they have ever had at a wedding, so please pass that on to the chef - it was all amazing!!  Kudos to you and all your staff!! Thanks again for everything!!!  I will be recommending you and La Fonda to all our friends and family!! Warmest regards, Ann Ross

July, 2016  Thank you for your help on Saturday.  It was the best weekend of my life and went SO smoothly! Best, Marlowe & Clay

July, 2016  Thank you Samie. We had a amazing time and can't thank you enough for a wonderful event. Best wishes, Jenny & Travis

July, 2016  Thank you so much for all of the hard work you and your staff put into our wedding reception. It was a beautiful experience and I have no regrets or complaints. It was absolutely wonderful! Your heart really shows through your work.Thank you again for everything. Maribel & Marco

June, 2016 Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you did on our wedding! Mike and I had a beautiful, stress-free and memorable evening, and it was all thanks to you!  Katrina & Mike

June, 2016 Samir and I continue to watch the video over and over again, and each time we discover another face or another wonderful moment.  It is a beautiful reminder of the wonderful job everyone did for our event. Thank you for all your help, guidance and patience. Warmest regards,  David & Samir

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May, 2016 Samie, we have received so many compliments on the wedding! You are the best and made it happen! Tamara & Derrick

May, 2016  Thank you Samie! And thank you again for everything...I couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out. People are still talking about how perfect the venue and hotel was. I can't wait to come back for anniversaries! Kelsey & Dylan  

March, 2016  "It was a night to remember and everything was perfect. When I walked into La Terraza before the guests arrived, it was more beautiful than I could have imagined! I had hoped to get there that afternoon to help "direct things" (as if I were needed) and the other wedding happenings prevented that. I'm glad that happened. I would simply have been in the way of a setting up a masterpiece of a venue. Thank you for all you did to make it an extraordinary evening, Samie. You were the primary reason I chose La Fonda for our Rehearsal Dinner. It's easy to recognize when a seasoned pro knows her business...and is a great deal of fun on top of everything else!I hope to see you next time in Santa Fe this summer"Fondly,Debby

February, 2016 "Samie,Thank you for helping us achieve the most joyful time of our lives and 'best wedding ever' status from so many friends.You worked endlessly so we could achieve our vision of a "musical cabaret interrupted by a wedding".  And we did, a total triumph. And I have to effuse over not only your invaluable and friendly contribution but the warm help of the entire staff of La Fonda on the Plaza. You all work in a rather magical environment - or perhaps the staff makes it magical. Who knows, but I can say "thank you" to you with the greatest sincerity. With warmest regards, Fred and Ken ❤️

January, 2016 " I wanted to again thank you and your staff for all your help and support during my daughter's wedding. The flexibility that you and your staff displayed in adjusting to the last minute  cancellation  of the church wedding ceremony scheduled at the Cathedral Basilica, was very much appreciated. It appeared that the entire staff at the hotel (from the front desk to the event staff, restaurant staff, bellmen and parking garage staff) everyone went out of their way to accommodate  the wedding party and guests. Relatives and friends staying at the hotel all commented on the wonderful  service and gracious manner of all the employees at The La Fonda. Muchas gracias por tu ayuda, and please extend my sincere thank you to the entire staff at hotel. It was an experience that we will remember forever". Sincerely, Bob DeFelice

January, 2016 " I would like to thank the entire La Fonda staff for putting on such a special wedding for my son Justin Novotny. The hotel was magnificent, a true historic landmark. The people were friendly, the service was great. I hope to visit again one day and relive the special time we had there. Santa Fe is a magical and mystical place that will live in our hearts forever. Thank you again." Al Novotn

November, 2015  "Samie, you have no idea how thankful I am for all of your help, ideas, suggestions, etc. Jim and I know that, because of you, we had a perfect wedding for our only child. I can think of nothing that could or should have been done differently. I am truly grateful. Truly I wish you and those you love most dear all the blessings your heart can hold." Jim & Carol Arter 

October, 2015  "Samie and Jessica, Thank you so very much for making our wedding weekend so incredibly wonderful!  Thad and I had a wonderful and magical wedding and our guests had a great time and wonderful stay at your hotel and in Santa Fe.  They have not stopped talking about it. We will remember this weekend our entire lives and will be back to celebrate with you every year. Our very best wishes and gratefulness!!" Thad and Susan

September, 2015  "Thank you so much for all of your help and you assistants, you were both amazing and dealt with far more than I think I know about! Everyone had a great time and hopefully Nick's family fell as much in love with Santa Fe and the La Fonda as my family is and has been as long as we can remember, thanks for making our wedding great!" Abigail & Nicholas

July, 2015, "Samie, Words simply cannot express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all yoou did to make Alyssa and Matt's Wedding reception so beautiful. You were a pleasure to work with- from the initial planning to the day of the event. No wonder you are considered one of the best hotel coordinators in the city. We also wanted to let you know how much our guests, local and out-of-state, enjoyed the venue. They loved the view from the Terrace setting, the food was excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful. July 18th will be a day we will never forget. Thank you for making it all possible. Rosemary and Raymond, Parents of the Bride

July, 2015 "Samie, I cannot thank you enough !! You are the reason the whole evening was so very perfect.  Are your ears ringing?  I have told everyone I meet-even strangers on the street, how wonderful you and your staff are and that there is NO better place in all of Santa Fe to have a 1st class wedding.  Several people who attended have said it was a wedding like in the movies!!! There won’t be any nightmare stories about this wedding……everything was terrific! Kelli and Nethaneal

July, 2015  "Samie, Thank you so much for all of your help during our wedding! Cody and I were amazed at how smoothly the night went. Months ago, when I met you, I could tell you were different than any of the other people I had met with and knew La Fonda was the one! You are amazing at what you do and this wedding would not have been the same without you!  Jenna & Cody 

June, 2015 " Samie, Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding a dream come true. Everything about the day was absolutely perfect, thanks to you! Your organization mad the day run smoothly, your perfectionism made all the details stand out, and your calming demeanor helped us enjoy the day to the fullest. We had an absolute blast and many of your guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended. We could not have asked for anything more and are ever grateful. We will remember the day fondly. Allison & Charlei

June, 2015  "Our family has just returned from our stay at the La Fonda Hotel where our youngest daughter's wedding was held. Samie Doerfler, the wedding coordinator at the hotel is the consummate professional. She is amazing! Her attention to detail and recommendations for other vendors was spot on. The venue itself is incredibly beautiful. The food and service is top notch. My daughter had the wedding of her dreams and all of our guests had a fantastic time. The staff is outstanding and truly go above and beyond to make sure that your stay is wonderful. My family and I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We are still on cloud 9.

June, 2015  " Dear Sami, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all you have done to make our wedding such a special and memorable event. Planning a destination wedding when yu have never been to the location is a scary proposition, but you put us all at ease. Your professionalism and great organizational skills are indeed Impressive! Our sincere thanks for everything.

John & Susan and Alexandra and Christian

June, 2015  "Thank you for making the perfect weddings for Greg and Amy come true. It was a pleasure to work with yoou on planning the big event. You thought of every detail, big and small. The Terrace Patio wand La terrazzo were beautiful. The food was delicious and the La Fonda staff was awesome!"  Warm Regards, Katrina 

June, 2015  "A quick note to thank you and the staff of La Fonda for the amazing service provided to my family and I during the wedding weekend.  We had a fantastic time!!!"  Thank you, Maria

November, 2014  Well, that's just icing on the cake!!!  From the minute we checked into our room until we checked ---- wonderful experience. Sami, I think you are an amazing woman -- so on top of your game and still a lady!!! Way to go sister! I would like to have the name of gentleman who was in-charge after you left. I want to mention him by name when I send my letter of praise. Everything was perfect and you are the reason for that outcome. I truly appreciate you and because of our planning and earlier conversations, I felt that you had our wedding party at the top of your list. Many thanks to you. You are a special person. Take care. Carol

August, 2014  I could not have asked for a more perfect venue or wedding!! We had the time of our lives!  You and your staff were so amazing and thank you so much for all your hard work!! We would do it all over again! 
Looking forward to celebrating our first year anniversary with you all at La Fonda!!!:)  Markilee & Jonathan