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We worked with Ali from 2019-2020 when we hired her as our wedding planner, and she was absolutely tremendous. It was a challenging time to be planning an event in the height of the pandemic, and I’m truly not sure what we would have done had it not been for Ali! Her patience, resilience, empathy and creativity emerged immediately as we found ourselves in a very “fluid” situation where (at no fault of our own) parameters changed including Federal/State Guidelines. Ali is a wonderful listener, and communicator. She was so responsive that she made us feel like her only clients (although we most certainly were not!). Ali is incredibly detail oriented, but she never loses sight of the “big picture”; this makes her special, and a valuable partner in event planning who always has her clients best interests in mind. I personally appreciated her honesty, transparency, and most importantly we could tell she really took pride in her work and cared about us. Ali not only has great ideas; she has the network, connections, experience, and know-how to make it happen! Thank you Ali!  

John + Emily 

9/19/20 - Wedding

Thank you so much Ali!! Our wedding was incredible! So much more incredible than we even expected!! Will never forget such a beautiful day! XOXOXO 

Donna & Steven

Wedding – 8/1/20

Again, thank you for making our wedding weekend so special. The lobster boil was so amazing! All the vendors you suggested were great to work with and really captured the vibe we wanted for our wedding. Can’t wait to see the pics from Molly!

Natalia & Frank

Wedding – 7/18/20

As a parent, I looked forward to the perfect wedding for my daughter and her fiancé. We knew that the Ocean House would be a spectacular venue with a picture perfect setting, outstanding cuisine and the most attentive staff.  When we met Ali we truly began to relax and enjoy the planning.  Alexandra has the knowledge, experience,  ingenuity, calm demeanor and professionalism to make every situation enjoyable.


From the beginning, she listened carefully and provided options while always respecting our vision for the wedding.  Most impressively, she had an answer for everything. From the best vendors, to accommodations, menus and timetables, Ali worked through every detail with us.  She spent extra time exploring rehearsal dinner venues, the ceremony location and how best handle to guests with special circumstances. We benefited from the excellent relationships she has established with Rental companies, musical production companies, videographers and transportation companies.


She truly could point us in the best direction at every turn. Her constant follow up and attention to detail ensured that everything was under control. Even while managing other events, Ali was always responsive and happy to talk.  She was thorough, honest and reassuring.


The best planning can still be thrown a curve on the wedding day. As a very nervous mother of the bride, I’m not sure I would have made it without Ali. Of course everything was wonderful, but I only relaxed because of her confidence her command of every aspect of the day and her ability to be everywhere at once. Any question was answered. Any need was addressed. Most importantly the bride and groom as well as our guests had the most amazing time.


Alexandra is the rare professional who combines expert knowledge of her business with an engaging, supportive personality.  We looked forward to meeting with her and knew that we were receiving the best assistance. She enjoys her work and the people she works with. I have every confidence that anyone who has the pleasure of planning an event with her will be thrilled with the outcome. On a special day, you need a special person to coordinate everything.....Alexandra Denniston is the perfect person for the job!

Susan Karp (MOB)

Wedding – 10/5/19

It was such a pleasure working with you to plan and execute Mairead & Matthew’s Rehearsal Dinner.  Thank you so much!

Jayne & Edward (Parents of the Groom)

Rehearsal Dinner – 10/18/19

Thank you really does not seem like enough.  You are absolutely wonderful, helpful, caring and AMAZING!!!  You have made this a truly memorable experience.  We cannot imagine working with anyone else!  Thank you!  All the best always...

Ali & Charles, Susan & Allen, and Cathy

Wedding – 10/5/19

Thank you for making our dream weekend a reality!! You were a continually thoughtful, reasonable, creative, and accommodating voice throughout the entire process.  In particular, we deeply appreciated your candor and ability to “see the whole field” which helped us make tradeoffs to stay within budget and still maximize our guest experience. This was the best weekend of our lives and YOU made that happen.  We will forever be in your debt.

Lawrence & Lauren

Wedding – 10/13/19

We just wanted to say thank you SO much for all your hard work with our weding! From the start, one of the main reasons we chose our venue was because we just knew we’d be in great hands with you by our side.  The whole day was a dream.  Thank you for everything you did behind the scenes to make it all happen.  Our guests are STILL talking about how it was one of the best weddings they’ve been to!  Thank you for everything!

Sam & Brendan

Wedding – 9/28/19

Debbie and I are about to celebrate our 1st year anniversary.  Time has gone by so fast.  We often think of our special day.  I wanted to let you know, it was truly amazing.  We smile each time our thoughts drift to our wedding.  You were instrumental in making everything so perfect – I hope you know that.


When we approached you about the possibility of having our wedding at the Ocean House, you made us feel so comfortable and welcomed.  We relied on your expertise.  You and your colleagues had the skill and enthusiasm we were looking for.  Not only did you orchestrate the venue resources (food, wine, venue, etc.) but you help fed us find a photographer, a band, florist, printer, etc.  As a result of a lot of hard work by you and the team we had a flawless event, and now happy memories that will last a lifetime.  I know I am biased, but this was the best wedding I have ever been to! Seriously!


I cannot tell you how many complements Debbie and I received.  Our guests were blown away!  Thank you for all you did to make our wedding the best of all time!

Peter & Debbie

Wedding – 8/10/19

Ali made our wedding planning experience completely stress-free. She was extremely organized, paid great attention to detail and was always very quick to respond to my emails (which were constant!). She always had great recommendations along the way that were very helpful. The day of the wedding was absolutely flawless, as the bride I trusted her completely and felt no need to stress. I knew I could just sit back and enjoy my big day, which is exactly what I did thanks to her! I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to plan any sort of event/wedding.

Courtney & Matt

Wedding – 8/2/19

I want to thank you for all your guidance, suggestions and prompt follow up.  The food and service delivered were superb, to my specifications and we were very pleased with the event. Having superb weather only added to the beauty of the venue; we were most fortunate!

Toni (MOB)

Bridal Shower – 6/23/19

I want to thank you again for everything you provided up to and during our wedding!  It could not have been more perfect.   The attention from you and your staff was amazing. The feedback since the wedding from everyone who attended has been nothing but outstanding about the venue and the staff.  The food was delicious and everyone - and I mean everyone - raved.   Although this will be my last marriage ever (lol), I do hope to spend many days and nights dining thinking back of our wonderful wedding day.  Thank you again for everything!  It was a dream wedding thanks to you!

Jen and Chris

Wedding - 7/27/19

Thank you so much for everything!! The party was amazing!  The food was great. The service was awesome and the band was probably one of the best live bands I have ever heard!  The evening was memorable to all.   Looking forward to our next event!  Thank you so much!

Latifa (PhD Graduate)

Graduation Celebration, 5/22/19

Lindsey and I want to thank you and your team for all you did to make my daughter Chelsea's Bridal Brunch on Sunday everything we hoped it would be.  From the beginning, when my husband Joe and I met you, your calm and confident manner let us know we were in the best of hands. Your patience and recommendations through the ever-changing planning process with Lindsey and me ended with an absolutely wonderful day for my daughter Chelsea and our guests.  


The ballroom looked absolutely beautiful and please let your florist and balloon vendor know how happy we were to see they had captured the exact look we were going for.  The chef and kitchen staff did an amazing job with the delicious brunch and everyone raved about the "calendar" cookie, which not only looked great but tasted even better!  Lastly, the service team that worked the event were so nice and helpful, even anticipating my needs before I could even ask ... so very grateful to all of them.


Thank you again Ali for all your guidance and help, especially Sunday morning, and making this day so special for all of us.

Perrin (MOB)

Bridal Shower – 4/28/19

I want to tell you this has been a year of weddings for us. We will soon attend the fourth wedding since Kevin and Lakie on Aug 10th.  None of the venues, staff, or cuisine can compare with Ocean House. Anne and I remain forever grateful to you and your team for that wonderful day. You made Lakie's dream day a reality.  The more I see of what is out there the better I appreciate the value and wisdom of our decision to work with you

John and Anne (Parents of the Bride)

8/10/18 – Wedding

Thank you so much for helping create the best day of our lives!  Thank you for being my sounding board, my support, and creative director of the day!  We truly could not have done it without you and will be forever grateful!

Natalie & Colby

Wedding – 6/22/18

James & I cannot thank you enough. Everything was so amazing. Everyone keeps telling us that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been too!! The food was amazing & those cinnamon churros! Sooo good! Everything was beyond perfect. And we could not have done it without you! We both hope your happily ever after feels as good as ours did!

Dawn & James 

11/3/17 - Wedding

I wanted to send you all a quick note to thank you for everything you did to make last weekend so special for me, Rob and all of our family and friends. Our guests were thrilled with everything from the wonderful service by the venue team to the beautiful event set up to the delicious food...and so much more. 

You were an incredibly organized, helpful and thoughtful resource for me - you came on board mid-planning, and didn’t skip a beat from day one! I can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work, and for being such a pleasure to partner with. 

Caroline (Bride)



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