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The affair was fantastic. Gerry and her team were so easy to work with. The entire staff could not have have done anything else for us.
The hotel is a beautiful location for any event.
Our wedding was absolutely perfect. We wouldn't have changed one thing. The hotel and ballroom are stunning and the food was amazing. Gerry and her team are an absolute pleasure to work with. They have the art of a wedding down to a science. Friendly, accommodating, and truly caring people. We can't say enough great things about the venue and the staff. Our expectations weren't just met, they were blown away. For an elegant, classy, fun, and worry free day, pick these folks :)
We cannot say enough about how incredible our wedding process (and actual wedding) was at the Hilton Pearl River. From our first visit to the property, we were in love with the building, the grounds, the hospitality and the people at the Pearl River Hilton. Gerry Burns, Derek Rubino, Jacqueline Rochford and their team went above and beyond to accommodate all of our wishes for the wedding. Venue: The building is gorgeous, especially the lawn where we had our ceremony. The ballroom is beautiful and spacious, and the room where we had our cocktail hour (painted ceiling) is beautiful. It looks like a French Chateau from the outside and really photographs well. It does NOT look like a typical Hilton. There are two great spots for a first look - the lawn or the water fountain out front. Food: The food was absolutely delicious and we received endless compliments on how great the food was (and how much there was - we wanted a big cocktail hour spread). We made it a point to eat at the wedding because the food was just so good. Gerry helped us find ways to save on costs by getting creative with our menu, which was a huge help. The wedding cake from A Little Cake (included when you book with Pearl River) was hands down the best we have ever had. Our snobby foodie friends asked for second and thirds! Throughout the entire process, we never once felt pressured or felt that there was an "up-sell." Everything was included in the price, which turned out to be a really good value. Gerry and her team: The team was so great that they actually moved our entire ceremony from indoors to outdoors just two hours before starting time - just because we asked them to! They had a crew of people mobilize to make this happen, which was incredibly accommodating. Derek Rubino is such a great day-of coordinator - he took care of everything and we knew we were in good hands. He even bustled my dress right before the reception because my sister did it wrong! They were cool, calm and collected at all
Your search ends here!! This venue is everything you've dreamed of and more!! My husband and I very recently had our reception of 200+ guests here at the Hilton Pearl River. We also had our rehearsal dinner here and brunch the morning after. I cannot thank the staff enough for making it an unforgettable experience. Everything was perfect. Gerry Burns and Derek Rubino are experts when it comes to event planning. They did everything we asked of them and more. Above and beyond what I could have ever expected. We booked our venue very early (2 years in advance) and for those 2 years Gerry was in constant contact with us whether it was for questions we had or just to check in with us to see how our plans were coming along. She was so comforting and friendly, truly a breath of fresh air during the fun yet stressful time of wedding planning that we all know and love. My mom and I will honestly miss talking to her every week. In the last month we had constant contact with Derek for scheduling of the big day. Between him and the bridal attendants everything went seamlessly to schedule. At one point he was carrying my shoes as he helped me carry my train to our own private cocktail hour that just me and my husband shared. Anything and I mean anything that we asked of was done and taken care of. I put my complete trust in both Gerry and Derek to handle anything that came our way and they exceeded my expectations. From the food, the ballroom, the hotel rooms, the bar, brunch and just the very atmosphere of the Hilton, we still have guests raving. Especially about cocktail hour! The hotel rooms are beautiful as well as the Bridal suite. My husband and I both got ready the morning of the wedding at the Hilton. We were separately provided food and beautiful rooms to host our bridal party and families during hair/makeup and picture time. Marissa, Gerry's assistant was extremely helpful to us during this time even offering to run out to CVS to purchase nail polish remover (because w
Absolutely perfect venue.
Could not have asked for more.
Every step of the way was professional and thorough.
Staff was amazing from day 1.
Quality on every level.
Wedding guests raved about accommodations, venue, food preparation, and service.
My husband and I had an amazing experience with the Hilton Pearl River. They are EXPERTS and really know what they are doing. The venue itself is beautiful and lovely, and the staff are very knowledgeable and on top of everything. From the very first day when we signed our contract, they were helpful, detail oriented, and made sure that we were taken care of. The day of the wedding they were absolutely flawless with their execution (we didn't need a day of coordinator) and they really took care of us (ex: setting up food and champagne in our room while we were getting ready between ceremony and reception, providing us with an attendant all day, and other really amazing details that made the whole day fantastic). We strongly recommend this venue!!
We just had the most wonderful experience here. It was a Sunday afternoon wedding and many guests came from out of town so we did a family weekend together before the wedding. Gerry Burns and her staff couldn't have been more accommodating, helpful and professional. We had beautiful rooms for gathering, for weekend meals, for hair and makeup. The Conservatory Room is the prettiest place to have a small reception or service. The service for all meals, including a wedding dinner for 280 was the best I have ever seen at a hotel function. It was seemless and perfect. We were lucky to have Megan, Meryl and Abby assigned to us for the weekend, but I have no doubt the entire staff is also wonderful. Every person I encountered knew how to put "service" in the term "service industry." Each employee was cheerful, professional, hard working (but making it look easy), and helpful, making us feel like VIPs all weekend. This is a Hilton but it had the feel of a classy boutique hotel and a family business at the same time. You cant go wrong here. It's worth the short trip from NYC to have this beautiful venue and the service you get here.
My husband and I were married on July 24, 2015. We had our wedding reception at the Pearl River Hilton- it was an absolutely perfect day! The Hilton is beautiful- the grounds were impeccable and the service was amazing! We worked with Gerry Burns in the months leading to our wedding to finalize all the details for our big day. Gerry was so wonderful to work with- she helped us have the day we envisioned. She was incredibly thoughtful and shared her ideas and suggestions. Prior to our wedding, we met with the Maître’d, Derek Rubino. Derek was absolutely awesome and helped to make sure the day ran as smooth as it did. We had no worries the day of, our minds were at total ease, Gerry and Derek had everything taken care of. The food was amazing- our friends are still raving about the cocktail hour selections and that it was simply the best cocktail hour they have ever been to! The servers were incredibly attentive to all of our guests. Our bridal attendant, Maeve, was so helpful and always made sure our drinks were full and we had everything we needed. We could not have selected a better venue for our wedding!
The Hilton Pearl River was absolutely perfect for our wedding! We had our ceremony, reception, and brunch the next day there, and everything was absolutely perfect! It is all right there and so easy - we had the most wonderful wedding! The staff was UNBELIEVABLE! The maitre'd , Derek, was so amazing - I can't even tell you! And the bridal attendant, Linda, was the most amazing, nicest woman in the world. Any time you needed anything, Derek and Linda were right there next to you. My husband and I, not to mention our parents and the entire wedding party, had the most fantastic experience the day of the wedding because of these two! I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone. It's BEAUTIFUL! The food is amazing, and everyone is so wonderful to work with. Simply the best!
Choosing the Pearl River Hilton as my wedding venue was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life! The venue has great reviews and a stellar reputation, so I had high expectations, and PRH exceeded them! Afterwards, our guests were raving about the food, the attentive service, the romantic ambiance, and the seamlessness of the transitions and overall flow of the day (as well as the convenience of having our rehearsal dinner, wedding, after-party, and morning-after breakfast all housed under the same roof). The staff at PRH are total professionals. The operation was impressively smooth! My wedding was probably the only time in my life that every detail was exactly as I envisioned and reality met fantasy. The dinner and dancing flowed smoothly, all the props and table arrangements were set up well, the food was spectacular as it was during the tasting, and the guests felt well cared for. Also, our rehearsal dinner and morning-after breakfast were unbelievable! They were events in themselves and really lent a sense of completeness to the weekend. Looking back at my photos, I am grateful for the incredible variety of tones and textures we were able to capture over the course of the weekend (frolicking on the lawn and in the woods to formal posing in the conservatory and informal gathering in the executive suite after rehearsal dinner). I was grinning ear-to-ear the whole time. Paulette, Gerry, and Jacqueline were with me every step of the way and made me feel like a princess. Their expertise and experience shone through in every detail. I’ll remember the way I felt that day for the rest of my life! Oh, and I LOVED THE BRIDAL SUITE.
We had our wedding at the Pearl River Hilton last month and it was the best day of my life! We had Gerry help us plan the event and words cannot even describe how amazing she was! She was always on top of everything making sure it was all going smoothly. I was very much on top of every detail in my wedding and Gerry made sure that every single of those details came out exactly how I wanted it. The venue is beautiful and the team set up our room perfectly! We also had our guests stay at the hotel and all of them loved the rooms. We also had a private breakfast there the next day and even at breakfast the team was extremely attentive. We had Megan and Liam as our officiants the entire wedding and they were always very helpful making sure we were drinking enough water, drinking enough alcohol, eating and making sure we were having a great time. They were even there at breakfast!!!!! A special thank you to Derek and Jackie who helped coordinate the day of you guys were awesome. The entire team at Pearl River thank you for making my day so extremely special!!!!!!
The Hilton Pearl River is the IDEAL wedding venue. Gerry Burns and her staff are amazing to work with! They go above and beyond to deliver on every ask, accommodate every need, share creativity and recommendations with you (while still respecting your taste and your budget!) and make all your wedding dreams come true! Gerry is so patient and was never bothered by the 100's+ of emails I sent during our planning process. She knows everything that needs to get done to do things right and so do her staff, everyone works SO well together! The hotel itself is GORGEOUS and honestly, pictures don't do it justice. It is a fairytale location. And with the recent renovations to the interior decor throughout the hotel, and especially the conservatory and ballroom, the hotel really is just perfect. A blend of a classic hotel with respect to current styles.
Now that our wedding is over, not only do I miss the weekend long event, but I miss visiting the hotel and working with Gerry! Anyone who books their wedding at the Hilton Pearl River will have no regrets and will enjoy every second!
My wife and I got married at the Hilton Pearl River on May 24, 2015, over Memorial Day weekend. When we were looking for a wedding venue, we sought somewhere we could hold an elegant affair at a location where our guests could comfortably enjoy the long weekend. We knew from the first moment we looked at the Hilton Pearl River that this would be where we got married, and the event surpassed our lofty expectations. What first stood out to us about the Hilton Pearl River is the wonderful staff. Paulette Scattassa, senior catering manager, was our point person for planning the ceremony and reception. Paulette exudes warmth and professionalism, is detail-oriented and very accommodating. She was an integral part in helping us plan our dream wedding. Maitre'd Derek Rubino and his staff were flat out impressive. The morning after the wedding, our guests were raving about the service, that’s how good they were. The event ran seamlessly and Derek made sure that my wife and I were well taken care of throughout. The romantic Chateaux-style hotel and the picturesque grounds provided a terrific backdrop for photographs and for the ceremony, which was held outside in the rear lawn area during a beautiful day. The food at the cocktail hour and reception was impeccably presented, delicious, and plentiful! We give the highest recommendation for the Hilton Pearl River and commend their staff for helping us put together the best day of our lives!
Absolutely Perfect!!! The staff went above and beyond to ensure we were happy every second of the weekend. From the suite, to the photos, to the ceremony to the reception, everything went smoothly. The food was delicious (as we are told by guests) and everyone had the best time!!
If I could re-live our wedding day over & over again, every weekend, I would!! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!! Gerry, Jacque, and Derek are amazing. They made our wedding day feel like a little slice of heaven. From our very first meeting we knew that this was the place we wanted to get married. Gerry is super-savvy in all things wedding and made us feel comfortable and confident from the very start. Jacque and Derek are the perfect tag team and kept things running seamlessly all night. The hotel is a gem - very picturesque and unique. Our guests loved everything about the place (especially our cocktail hour). You must check them out!!