Leslie's Reviews

I had my birthday dinner party at The Bell Tower on 34th, this past weekend, and it was absolutely lovely. Leslie Gonsalves was simply amazing!! She did a fantastic job of bringing my ideas to fruition, so everything looked as I imagined it, or better. I also had no problems communicating with her. She was prompt with her responses, via email, or telephone. From my very first meeting with Leslie, I was rest assured that I would be making the right decision by choosing the Bell Tower, and having Leslie as my event coordinator. The food was delicious, the staff were pleasant and Leslie ensured that the entire event ran smoothly.  My guests and I had an amazing time, and everyone had lovely things to say about it. 
I definitely recommend The Bell Tower on 34th, if you're looking to have a fabulous event. And I most definitely recommend Leslie. I would be delighted to work with her again, in the future.

Miriam A. - Yelp

Leslie Gonsalves has really accommodated us to have our monthly dinner meetings at this beautiful venue. She keeps us on track, suggests dinner menus, and is at our monthly events to help us with our last minute needs. She has even worked out with the chef special meal considerations for some of our meeting attendees. Leslie is wonderful to work with and her smile is contagious. I highly recommend The Bell Tower on 34th for your special or monthly events. If you plan to have your event here, ask for Leslie to be your event coordinator.

Melinda Linkous - Google

When it comes to beauty, elegance, charm, and many other pure qualities, you need more than everyday English language...you need a master poet charged with a rich and emotional language, to properly describe what The Bell Tower on 34th experience is all about it. It remains a dreamy spot in our memories as a superb venue we chose for both our ceremony and reception on a beautiful night in September. Leslie Gonsalves was our fantastic and funtastic Event Producer that made things magical! What she did for us was a super fabulous job, simply said: 5 stars is just not enough, she deserves 5000 stars! She's a true sweetheart, one of a kind. She helped us a lot throughout the whole process, answered all of our Q's, worked with us patiently to figure out all the lil details of the ceremony, reception and the entire wedding which is a lot of work but she made it very easy and fun for us. We cannot thank her enough for going way beyond to create a true and unique masterpiece for our one special night. Our guests from all over the US were very pleased with our venue. Groom says: "...that night, I actually didn't want to leave the place...it was a dreamy feeling...I just wanted time to stop so I could be in that time/space combination forever." Out of all the vendors who helped us with our wedding, Leslie was on top of our favorites list. From the start of our wedding preparation/planning to the end, she was always very nice, fun, sweet, selfless, helpful, caring, warm and passionate. At one point, we wished if all wedding vendors could be like her or at least learn from her. We have a tremendous amount of respect for her, wish her the best in all her events and highly recommend her to other couples for their wedding.

Private_User298 - WW

 

UH College of Pharmacy has held their annual gala at the Bell Tower on 34th Street for 3 years in a row with stellar results. The staff is excellent and particularly, Leslie Gonsalves, whom has acted as my event planner for those 3 years. Leslie and the staff are very accommodating and helpful with any request. I have recommended the Bell Tower on 34th street to many who want venues with reliability and gracious style.

Barbara Knight - Google

Hi Leslie, On behalf of Nadia and I, thank you so very much for helping make our wedding amazing and memorable. You went above and beyond to help things go smoothly, and we were lucky to have you as our coordinator. Please pass on our gratitude to the incredible staff and behind-the-scenes personnel who were there for our wedding. You well exceeded our expectations, and we will be sure to highly recommend the Bell Tower. We are currently en route to Spain for our honeymoon and it's finally starting to feel like normalcy again!

A Google User

 

The luncheon we had here was beautiful and delicious. Everyone commented on the quality of the food as well as the attentiveness of the staff and the spectacular surroundings. A great time was had by all. We appreciate everything and look forward to working with Leslie and The Bell Tower again.

T.M. – Google

 

Leslie helped us with a great event. Everything went smooth and wonderful. I need to secure another room for next year!

G. Kascia – Google

 

I couldn't have asked for a better place to be married. We rented out the whole venue and Leslie was my coordinator. She was the BEST a girl could ever wish for. She helped me keep everything on track and was so sweet.

Govain65 – Google

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Leslie for the excellent and professional service I received during my daughter's event here. We moved through three areas in the venue with ease and without incident. I was treated with dignity and respect at all times during the year that we took to plan the event. It was a pleasure working with Leslie to plan and execute this event.

Gary O. – Google

We were extremely pleased with the Bell Tower for our wedding reception for our daughter. Leslie did a great job, especially after just returning from having a baby. The Candela Room was beautiful and set up just as we discussed with Leslie. Leslie took care of making sure that table centerpieces and floral arrangements were set up as we wanted, the photo booth was right where it was supposed to be, the band was all set up and other decorations we just as they should be. Leslie stayed throughout the night and made sure that everything was done at appropriate times. It was a rainy day and their valets did a great job. They were friendly and had plenty of umbrellas

Deidra – Google

We just arrived back from our honeymoon today. I just wanted to thank Leslie for all she did to make our wedding day a complete fairy tale. It was exactly as I pictured. From beginning to end she was a complete professional and me and the new hubby absolutely appreciate it and thank her from the bottom of our hearts for all her hard work that went into making our special day awesome!

Google User – Google

Leslie helped make our wedding perfect. It was everything we hoped for. Many of our guests said it was the prettiest venue and nicest wedding they had ever been to. Our relatives will be talking about it for months. I can't think of a single thing that could have been better. Leslie was just a great part of our day.

            Google User – Google

My wedding was absolutely PERFECT in every single way. I could not thank Leslie enough for not only being such a sweet person but for being so helpful! I am so happy we ended up in the big ball room. The night could not have been more perfect. I truly appreciate all her hard work. She is truly an adorable person inside and out! She did a fabulous job.

TexBorn - Google

I wanted to tell Leslie how wonderful everything went yesterday – the men and women that helped did a great job – can’t believe we had so many people serving and helping!! That was so awesome and everything was great. Many people were amazed at facilities and the food and exclaimed how great it was – no one had ever been there before. Her sweetness cannot be duplicated and her hugs and smiles really lifted my day. I will definitely recommend her (and the Bell Tower) for future events, and who knows, maybe I will get to see her again!

BKreger – Google


My brother had his wedding here last weekend, and it was so easy. We had an excellent coordinator, Leslie G, who readily accommodated us and helped us run a very smooth wedding. Staff and service was excellent. Food was great. Venue was gorgeous. You get what you pay for, and Bell Tower was definitely worth it.

No Holds – Google

I had been at at Saturday am tour and fell in love with it.
My now husband proposed at his birthday party and my birthday party was coming up on May,7.
We were planning a September wedding.
But we're crazy and surprised guest at the bell tower thinking it was a fancy birthday party.
And SURPRISE it was our beautiful wedding.
I loved the chandelier room from the moment I saw it. I did not have a big wedding so I didn't need a big space. The food was delicious my guest raved about it. Since I planned this in less than a month, I couldn't schedule a food tasting or have much time to get decor and things.
But I went with blackened chicken and beef tenderloin with cheese potatoes and green beans.
And it was delicious.
Everyone loved the food.
My coordinator was Leslie,she is so sweet and amazing. We couldn't get to see each other that much we literally emailed about everything.
But I am beyond thankful she helped me.
The day of the event Meredith helped me and I salute her and group with everything they do.
Lastly A lady named Jordan caught my eye.
I saw her at 2 Saturday Am tours and I said to myself, she's so sweet.
I saw her the morning of my event and smiled because she was there.
Throughout the whole night she was everywhere and as sweet as could be and I imagined how tired she was.
But I want everyone at The Bell Tower that you guys make our events and speaking for myself my wedding/birthday/Mother's Day  magical.

Everything was coordinated to perfection and everyone there did awesome.


Jordan ,Meredith, and my lovely Leslie
Thank You
I will see y'all soon

Karan N. – Houston - Yelp

My wedding was on July 19th. Leslie G was my coordinator and I must say she was the best. From beginning to end. She made the experience very enjoyable. 
The venue was perfect. Food was great! I do not have a single complaint in regard to the venue or staff.

Catherine CeCe M. – Houston – Yelp

My husband and I got married almost a year and a half ago at The Bell Tower and had a wonderful experience. We were actually only four months from our wedding date when our original wedding venue canceled on us. I was scrambling for a venue when I stumbled upon The Bell Tower and was so happy I did. 
Leslie G. contacted me the very next day after calling and set up an appointment to meet with her.  She was very professional, attentive and understood urgency we had to find a new venue.  We were very impressed with the venue.  The space in the Foundry Room was the perfect size for our 100 person wedding.  Other rooms there are gorgeous too, as I took my bridal portraits in many rooms there.  Scheduling the bridal portraits was easy too, as I gave them a date and time, and they gave me almost free reign of the property.  On the wedding day, everything was organized and well-run.  The food was delicious and ready on-time. Everything went off without a hitch.  Leslie was great at organizing the room and making sure that everything ran smoothly.  The ambiance of the room was exactly what I envisioned for my wedding day.  I received countless compliments from our guests who were impressed with the venue.  I highly recommend The Bell Tower for a beautiful wedding no matter the size and their attentive staff. We had a wonderful time and will never forget the memories we shared there.

Dominique R. – Houston – Yelp

My wedding was on October 6...and it was everything I had hoped for my dream wedding...The Bell Tower is a very beautiful place-very romantic. The food, beverage, and service was excellent. They exceeded all my expectations, especially Ms. Leslie, my coordinator for the Bell Tower. She was amazing!!!! From beginning to end, she made sure everything was done accordingly as planned and most importantly, that my husband and I was very well taken care of. I highly recommend this Venue for any occasion. Once again, thank you Leslie.......

Mary Y. – Houston – Yelp

 

Incredible venue and impressive staff! We loved our wedding planner Leslie Gonsalves! She was a very professional, caring and hard working coordinator. I was treated like royalty from the moment I walked in on my wedding day and every single detail was thought of and taken care of before I even spoke. It was very important to me and my family that every detail and vendor of that day was taken care of by the Bell Tower staff so that we could enjoy the wedding- and that is exactly what we got! Our guests were very impressed!  We got married in the Candela room and our reception in the Chandelier room. 
(June 27)

Kimberly Gulotta Berzoza – Facebook

Our wedding was amazing! Everyone said its the most beautiful wedding they've ever been to. It was easy because this venue was so beautiful that it hardly required any decorating. Leslie was amazing and very helpful. I wouldn't have wanted my wedding anywhere else in the whole world. This venue was totally us!

Miranda R. – The Knot

I was recently married and could not be more pleased with Leslie G. Sure the venue is beautiful this is why I chose it. But Leslie G is what made this venue so special to me. As a "Type A" bride I made a lot of request, she managed to stay on top of them...even while on maternity leave-who does that?!?!! She never once made me feel like I was being a pest. Leslie went above and beyond for me, truly making me feel like I was the only bride she was working with! Every email, call or text she responded promptly. I adore her! She had my best interest at heart at all times. We had several mistakes at my wedding, the main one-my rose petals for the get-away were M.I.A. and Leslie discreetly went around and pulled petals for me off of centerpieces. This is only one of the MANY things she did for me! We did have a few problems with the venue, the most upsetting, I never received the top layer of my cake. Gifts were also M.I.A. We have groomsmen and guest who left a gift that we never received. Overall, my experience with The Bell Tower was great! Mostly, because of LESLIE G! You must request her!

Misty R. – The Knot

I am extremely pleased with the service that I received from The Bell Tower on 34th! There is no denying, this place is awesomely beautiful!!! When I first visited The Bell Tower, I knew I had to have my wedding there! The Bell Tower is very much "by the book." This was a bit frustrating at times, considering other venues are more lenient about certain details. However, I can't complain because my wedding turned out beautifully and in the end, I got exactly what I wanted! Leslie G. was such a pleasure to work with! She is very kind and patient and she really looked out for me! I know for certain that my wedding wouldn't have turned out as wonderfully as it did, had it been anywhere else!

Adrianne K – The Knot

I had my wedding ceremony and reception here in October and was (overall) very pleased with the staff, venue, and coordinator throughout the planning process. It is a bit pricey, but the venue is SO worth it. We liked that our guests could maek a seamless transition from ceremony to reception. The food (surprise!) is delicious and they schedule a free tasting with you (your mom and whoever!) My coordinator, Leslie, was a sweetheart to work with.

Lauren C – The Knot

This venue was beautiful! Expensive but well worth the price. The food was amazing and Lesile G was alot of help. Hurry this place books up quickly!

Erica S. – The Knot

Leslie was our DOC & was great! We had several changes due to unexpected surprises, i.e. finding out we were pregnant, etc. and the staff was awesome, understanding and accommodating. We had the beer and wine open bar (which included champagne) and our guests said that service was excellent. As a bride I was kept away from any incidents or situations that arose. Leslie and team were great with keeping to our schedule including starting on time. We partied so hard we were actually ready to leave a bit befor our contracted end time but there was no push to wrap it up and leave. I would recommend this venue hands down. Don't be too intimidated by the prices, if you know what you want and are flexible with dates you can surely plan the wedding of your dreams. All of the reception rooms were beautiful and can be transformed to fit any number of themes. Check them out. It's worth the investment!!

Private User – WW

We couldn't be more happy with our venue! Everyone was so helpful and responsive and sweet. Leslie was our contact and coordinator, and she such did an amazing job handling things and keeping me from getting stressed out. The venue is breathtakingly beautiful and our guests were all in awe.

Lori – WW

I had Leslie G as my coordinator and she was a dream. Leslie saved the day and more, she made me so happy and attended to all my needs an request. Please request for Leslie G.

Nkechi – WW

Leslie G. was our event coordinator and I would recommend her as anybody's event coordinator. She went above and beyond to make sure my night was memorable and amazing. Every time I called her she had a solution for any of my problems. Highly recommended venue and event coordinator. My night was amazing!

Private User – WW

The Bell Tower is a fabulous venue that served as the perfect place for our reception in the Carillion Ballroom. The ballroom was very elegant and the staircase was amazing and served as a perfect place to showcase my beautiful wedding cake. I love the Mediterranean style of this venue and the beautiful courtyard and waterfall which served as the location for the pre-reception cocktail hour. Of course the weather was beautiful and there was a nice breeze in October. The Chef was most gracious and willing to work with us to make sure the food met our expectations. And it did!!!!! The food on the day of the wedding was excellent. Finally, I cannot say enough about Leslie G. , our personal consultant. She is amazing and very attentive to her clients and made this event the most memorable event of my life. I highly recommend Leslie G. to anyone booking an event at the Bell Tower. Thanks Leslie!!!

Dawn – WW

Beautiful venue, Great food/drink, wonderful staff. It is a little expensive but worth every penny. Worked with Leslie G. (best wedding coordinator).

ShermWinB2014

My husband and I got married almost a year and a half ago at The Bell Tower and had a wonderful experience. We were actually only four months from our wedding date when our original wedding venue canceled on us. I was scrambling for a venue when I stumbled upon The Bell Tower and was so happy I did.
Leslie G. contacted me the very next day after calling and set up an appointment to meet with her. She was very professional, attentive and understood urgency we had to find a new venue. We were very impressed with the venue. The space in the Foundry Room was the perfect size for our 100 person wedding. Other rooms there are gorgeous too, as I took my bridal portraits in many rooms there. Scheduling the bridal portraits was easy too, and they gave me almost free reign of the property.
On the wedding day, everything was organized and well-run. The food was delicious and ready on-time. Everything went off without a hitch. Leslie was great at organizing the room and making sure that everything ran smoothly. The ambiance of the room was exactly what I envisioned for my wedding day. I received countless compliments from our guests who were impressed with the venue.
I highly recommend The Bell Tower for a beautiful wedding no matter the size and their attentive staff. We had a wonderful time and will never forget the memories we shared there.

Dominique – WW

Amazing venue! We worked with Leslie G. and she's awesome. Always professional and responsive and most of all, always helpful! We had our wedding during the day on a Saturday because night wedding dates book up at least 14 months in advanced and we didn't want to wait that long. I thought having it during the day was a great idea plus everything is half off in price so it's a great way to stretch your budget! The food is good too and I would absolutely recommend this place for any party; wedding venue, company dinner or meeting, family reunion, etc. They do it all and it's centrally located plus they partner with tons of great vendors who we used also who also did an amazing job! My only semi-gripe is that they're not flexible when it comes to their tasting and rehearsal times but those are relatively minor in the whole grand scheme of things. Go there now but book them far in advanced!

Johnathan – WW

I am extremely pleased with the service that I received from The Bell Tower on 34th! There is no denying, this place is awesomely beautiful!!! When I first visited The Bell Tower, I knew I had to have my wedding there! The Bell Tower is very much "by the book." This was a bit frustrating at times, considering other venues are more lenient about certain details. However, I can't complain because my wedding turned out beautifully and in the end! Leslie G. was such a pleasure to work with! She is very kind and patient and she really looked out for me! I know for certain that my wedding wouldn't have turned out as wonderfully as it did, had it been anywhere else!

Mia – WW

Thank you so much Bell Tower staff and Leslie! my wedding was simply elegant and beautiful :-)
I went with a sunday brunch theme and everybody is still talking about how it was the best wedding they have ever attended.
I am so glad I found you all.

Leah - WW

We had our wedding a the Bell Tower on October 21st. Leslie Gonsalves was our wedding coordinator. She did an absolutely fantastic job. Everything was perfect. The Bell Tower is a wonderful venue for a wedding. The food was magnificent and the service was impeccable. I would recommend Leslie and the Bell Tower to host your wedding or your next event. You will be totally satisfied. You get what you pay for and that is service.

David - WW