Brooklyn >Community & Social Services > Lorraine's Place
8 Howard Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1122140.688489 -73.921251
Neighborhoods: Bedford - Stuyvesant
LORRAINE IS TERRIBLY RUDE! – In my line of business, I frequent many Catering Halls, Ballrooms, etc... Lorraine's Place is not very elegant at all. To top-it-off, she is extremely rude. At the entrance, without introducing herself, she looks you over from head to toe and then greets you with an array of ill mannered questions such as "who are you?" and "what did you bring in here?". She then belts-out, "Well, I'm Lorraine". I guess that's when you suppose to assume the position to be frisked by her.
As a guest, I was APPALLED!
See it For yourself – I found Lorraine and her Sister Gen to be very pleasant and Kind. Here is a little something I put together.
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BITTER SWEET – I NEVER GOT A WARM FEELING FROM MS. LORRAINE NOR HER SISTER WHO HELPS OUT ALL THE TIME. I DID A PARTY THERE AND SHE HAD HER SISTER "WATCH" MY EVENT. NOT TO MENTION THEY CHARGED MY GUESS FOR CHECKING IN THEIR COATS. I WAS HUMILIATED. THEY THEN ASKED FOR FOOD AND CAKE. WHICH I FELT WAS UNPROFESSIONAL OF THEM, THE CONTRACT STATES THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE DRESSED, BUT LORRAINE AND HER FAMILY WERE THE WORST ONES DRESSED. THEY ARE EXTREMEMLY RUDE. AND I PAID MORE THAN OTHER PEOPLE. SHE CHANGES HER PRICES ACCORDING TO HOW U LOOK. SHE SAID SHE'S CAREFUL WHEN RENTING TO SPANISH PEOPLE BECAUSE WE LIKE WHISKEY. SO RUDE.
WASTE OF MONEY BUT WE MADE IT SPECIAL – DO KNOW FOR SURE THAT THE COMMENT BELOW ME IS OF MY FRIEND IDK BUT EVERYTHING SHE SAID IS TRUE THIS WOMAN IS OUTRAGEOUSLY RUDE AND I WOULDNT RECCOMEND THE PLACE FOR ANYTHING NOT EVEN A FUNERAL WE PACKED UP SO FAST TO GET AWAY I WILL NEVER USE THIS PLACE AND MY FRIEND WILL NOT EITHER THE OLD HAG MAKES YOU FEEL THIS WAY BETTER UISNESS BUREAU NEEDS TO BE CALLED ON THIS PLACE.
Nice Sized Place – Lorraines Place is a good size. it has a dance floor, room for 20 tables and a Dj. but i would not recommend it to you. First of the owner Ms. Lorraine is very disrespectful and she has a bad attitude. when ur a business owner you are suppose to conduct ur self in a special mannor b/c (1) you never know who is watchin, (2) anyone can be your potential customer , and (3) anyway u look at it, weather u like someone or not ur getting that persons money.
From the 1 converstation I had with Ms. lorraine she was very nasty. the only time she was nice and respectful was when i went to pay off my balance in full.Her contract looks like it was written by a 12 year old. she is very nasty, her prices to rent the place and hours she offer constantly change based on the way you look or who you know (I.E. over the phone she said I sounded young she then went on to say that her price was $890 for 5hrs, then when I sent someone who knows her to rent the place for me she charged them $790 for 8hrs. when I went to pay off the balance she said "I couldnt possibly have rented my place to you, you look too young" after I explanied to her that I was older than she thought and mentioned the persons name that rented the place for me , she was all smiles and wanted to hold converstation)
The carpet in Lorraines Place smell's and needs to be replaced, The ceiling inside of the banquet hall leaks in certain spots and the decor in and outside of the banquet hall is old. she also has these old plants and flowers under a arch in the hallway that is just hideous. and if ur decorating and would like to move tables she tells you that you cant do that because the table are where they should be.she also will be present the whole time of ur event watching like a hawk.
Over all I would say use Lorraines Place as your last Resort...b/c Its definitly more trouble than its worth..
But she does Provide Ice. :-))
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