Dylan H. · Married on 18/05/2019
Sorrentino's Saves the Day
My wife and I recently had a mid-sized wedding for approximately 130 people. We began planning 1.5 years ago and initially arrived at Characters, a former downtown Edmonton restaurant. Unfortunately, mere months before our date, Characters abruptly cancelled on us. Fortunately, this was a blessing in disguise. We contacted Sorrentino's, where we had enjoyed a couple meals in the past. We were warmly welcomed by Michael Sayde, the General Manager, who invited us to tour the restaurant and to sample multiple meals. At no point did we feel pressured into choosing their venue, but at all times we were greeted with a complimentary prosecco. The environment was warm, but the service was warmer, and as such we selected Sorrentino's Downtown for our wedding reception.Sent on 26/05/2019
Over the coming months, we worked closely with Michael and his wonderful staff. Joon Kim the Events Coordinator and Chef Alberto Alboreggia were a pleasure to work with. They were always accommodating and allowed us to transform both the space and the meal into our ideal wedding day experience.
On the day of the wedding, the reception moved forward flawlessly. The food was outstanding, with the risotto in particular being hailed by all of the guests. All four of the options for main courses were praised as well. The service was exceptional with the waiting staff stealthily serving between speeches, and constantly keeping wine-glasses full. And at the end of the night, we were pleasantly surprised by how reasonable the cost was. Reflecting back on the experience, we would provide the utmost recommendation to Sorrentino's and their team and look forward to many meals there in the future.