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The moment we walked into the Manhattan Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency, we fell in love with the space and knew that this is where we wanted to get married. When we looking at pricing of the Hyatt compared to other venues in the area, it was comparable and you get the Hyatt points to use for your Honeymoon!
After booking, we worked directly with Melissa M. to go through all the details of the wedding--food options, table linens, etc. Little did we know, that we would enjoy her company on more than just a professional level. Melissa was fun to be around and made planning the wedding a little less stressful with funny stories, anecdotes, and suggestions on what she thinks works best.
In addition to Melissa, we got Daniel, our butler for the wedding day! To say that Daniel was magical would not be doing him justice. On the day of the wedding alone, he managed to get copies of the bestman speech made, fixed the bride's dress after part of the bustle needed repair, had an array of food waiting for us at cocktail hour, and much much more that I could go on and on about. By the end of the night, both the bride and her mom were trying to figure out how we could bring him home with us!
In addition to the wonderful Melissa & Daniel, the beautiful space was decorated perfectly, the service was as you would expect-fantastic, and the food was beyond anything that we've had at other weddings and we've been to a lot (10 in the last year alone). One of our guests actually came up to us after the main course to tell us that the veal was the best he's ever had.
If we were to have another wedding, we would without a doubt go with the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City again. The views are amazing, the people were great to work with, and everything went off as planned. We could not have asked for a better day or team of people to work with. They really made this an experience of a lifetime!
We had our wedding at the Hyatt in Jersey City back in October and it was perfect! We met with Melissa almost 1 year prior to our wedding date and booked within a week. We told her our budget and she told us out right what the minimum was for a Saturday night, no frills, no games, straight to the point. We appreciated her honesty and that she didn't try to take advantage of us. She was very willing to work with us to add more food, drinks and desserts to our package as well as to include the outdoor area for us to have our ceremony. We also received a complimentary bridal suite for the night of the wedding. The tasting was amazing! The food is absolutely to die for. The venue also throws in a cake from Carlo's Bakery. They give you a choice of approx. 25 different styles of cake looks to choose from and then let you choose from 8-10 different pre-made cake fillings at no extra charge. The views at the Hyatt were beautiful! The Manhattan room has panoramic windows that give you and your guests views of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty. The staff was amazing and efficient. Daniel, our personal butler for the day, catered to our every need and was always one step ahead of us! He kept us on schedule the entire day and made sure we were fed. The entire venue and staff was just wonderful to us and our day was perfect because of it. Thank you Hyatt Jersey City for all that you have done to make our wedding day amazing!
With gay marriage just becoming legalized in New Jersey we were curious to see how we would be greeted. We met Melissa Magin and we immediately established a connection with her. She was warm, welcoming and patient throughout the entire process. We probably exchanged over 40 emails within a one week period before signing the contract. I am a firm believer in being comfortable with your main point of contact and from our first meeting I knew we would be in good hands with Melissa. What I admire most about Melissa is that she was accommodating and while she would make recommendations we never felt pressured. Melissa gave us her honest opinions throughout the process. We really felt that we collaborated with Melissa throughout the entire process. From selecting the menu, to feedback on decor options, Melissa was truly first class and stellar. Our wedding planning was stress free thanks in part to the role Melissa played. Besides the view a major advantage the Hyatt offers is that you deal with the same person throughout the entire process. Melissa was our first point of contact and was on hand the night of our event. At the Westin, we would have signed with the sales manager and then been handed off to someone else. Melissa took detailed notes and she remembered all the little details we spoke about from our very first meeting to our pre-meeting the day before our event (things even we forgot about). The Hyatt also assigns you a butler the day of your event. We were assigned Daniel. It's funny when I told our contact at the Westin we chose the Hyatt she said make sure you get Daniel! Daniel did not disappoint. He kept us on track and always made sure we had food and drink. He also helped tie a bow tie and ironed a shirt. Daniel also suggested that we keep the shades down when our guests arrived to the Manhattan Ballroom and that we raise them during our first dance for effect and our guests loved it! Daniel and Melissa are a great team.
Almost two months after our wedding, I'm still constantly hearing that it was the best wedding our guests have ever attended. The Hyatt is a breathtaking venue with top notch service. From the beginning our wedding planner Sandra worked with us to make sure the day was perfect and met all of our needs. She was fabulous and a real pleasure to work with. On the day of, the team executed our event perfectly and Daniel, the wedding better, was absolutely incredible. On top of the service, the food was simply phenomenal. I would highly recommended the Hyatt and Sandra for any wedding or event.
If you seek a venue with spectacular food, service, views and guest accommodations in the NY tri-state area, there is none better than the Hyatt Regency Jersey City! A cake from Carlos Bakery was a nice surprise and was included in the pricing. The views from many vantage points are spectacular and include the Empire State Building to the Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. While my groom and I thought the food was great at the tasting, we received many rave reviews from several guests. We also received more than one comment about the reception being fabulous and or the best wedding they had been to --and these comments come from NYers who have been to many upscale weddings.
Melissa Magin was a pleasure to work with as were everyone we engaged with in preparing the event. I didn't find the value of having a butler until I realized I did not have contact lens solution. Daniel was a gem and saved the day- and I was able to connect with him at 4:30 am! We also received excellent referrals for a rehearsal dinner site and transportation to & from our Church service was arranged within 3 days of the event!
We had looked at venues in Manhattan in addition to NJ and I can honestly say everything about the day were many many times better than I had ever anticipated and I highly recommend consideration of the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.
We had our wedding here last Saturday and it was absolutely amazing. First of all, the staff are amazing. I worked primarily with Melissa and Jeleinnie during the planning process and both are just so incredibly responsive and helpful and flexible. I cannot say enough good things about them! They are total professionals and are so easy and fun to work with. I also have to say that Melissa was wonderful in dealing with us because we were not very specific in our vision or any of the details, which I can imagine was frustrating for her to deal with, but she made such great suggestions to help us have a beautiful and really perfect night and never made us feel bad about anything. On the contrary, she made us feel like we were the most amazing and fun people on earth!
Daniel, the wedding butler, is also just more than anyone could ever ask for. Right when I got to the hotel he came up to the bridal suite and made sure I had everything I needed, made sure my friends had what they needed and made us feel like VIPs. He kept my husband and I on track so that we could eat and relax and kept a drink in my hand the whole time, was incredibly kind and accommodating to my friends and just such a professional. He even ironed my husband's shirt on our wedding day! We couldn't have had such an amazing, smooth and fun time without him.
The staff at the reception were also amazing. All of our guests made comments about how fun and professional they were. Honestly, everyone from the front desk, housekeeping, restaurant and valet were just incredible. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. Everyone kept commenting to us how excellent and perfect everything was at the Hyatt and how kind and customer friendly the entire staff was throughout the whole hotel. You don't always find that to be true, in fact, it's kind of rare these days so it really stood out and made us all feel so special! Oh yeah, and last but not least, the view is TO DIE FOR.
Our wedding absolutely exceeded our expectations on every level and was worth every penny! I would recommend this venue to everyone I know.
We visited many venues and were searching for one that had the best balance between reception space and NYC views ... and then we finally visited the Hyatt and found it! Why be in the city looking at the buildings around you, when you can just cross the river and view the entire Financial District and west side?! The added bonus was that we were directly in sight of Battery Park / Stuyvesant HS where we first met!
We worked with Lori Palencia -- and she is the best you can work with. Daniel, the wedding "butler", will also be your best friend on the big day. Our bridal party and family all commented on how dedicated and "on top of things" he was throughout the ENTIRE day and night!
A few notes about the different spaces: the carpet in the Manhattan ballroom is an odd blue. Not very wedding appropriate, and my bride was concerned about it for months before and after contract. But honestly, with the dance floor and tables, no one will notice. But the chairs have to go. Rent your own!
We originally wanted to have our ceremony outdoors in the Riverview terrace (?). But after several visits, we decided to move it indoors due to the wind and the sound of cruising boats. The Hudson room was a safer choice!
We did not expect much with the catering, thinking that it was just going to be typical hotel food -- overcooked, dry, bland, etc. We addressed these concerns during the food tasting, but knew that this was to be expected with a party of over 200 guests. But WOW were we impressed! People were still raving about the food even weeks after the wedding! The servers were all professional and even did a little dance as they served the plates!
Every guest was impressed with the quality of the hotel, the food, and views of NYC. The location was very convenient despite Holland Tunnel traffic. We are so glad to have found this place and to work with Lori and Daniel, two great people who go beyond treating you as clients, but also treat you as friends. Highly recommended!
If you are looking for professional, attentive service, excellent food and the best Manhattan view that you can get, you can't go wrong with choosing the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City. We knew about the stunning features of the Hyatt, as my husband organized a large corporate conference at this venue a few years ago and was still raving about the views. We also often go there for lunch or dinner as the restaurant is excellent. So, it didn't take us long to decide that we wanted to have our wedding reception held at this hotel. It was also very conveniently located for our guests from New York City and those coming from the New Jersey suburbs.
Sandra Draper, our wedding planner did a fantastic job! Although we had a fairly small event, she always took time to listen to my ideas and made all my wishes come true. Our decoration looked like right out of magazine. The organization was very professional and she and her assistant Jeleinnie took the time to walk me throught he process and answered all of my questions. The catering staff at the event was very courtous and attentive. And all of our guests loved the food and the views. On the day of the event, there were signs everywhere guiding the guests to the room. It was also very easy and hassle-free for our musicians and photographer, so everything went smoothly and stress-free vor us. The cake was provided by the "Cake Boss" and was as beautiful as delicious alike.
If you are looking for a very special venue providing an unforgettable event for you and your guests, then the Hyatt is your place to go.
A pricey venue but let me tell you it is so worth it! We had our ceremony and reception here. The view is priceless and the food was so delicious that almost everything was eaten at cocktail hour! Everyone had such a great time that they didn't want to leave- so we all had an "after party" at the hotel's bar on the main floor, which was a lot of fun! Lori, the wedding coordinator, is SO nice and Daniel (your day-of-butler) was amazing! I didn't think I would need a butler the day of my wedding, but now I know I don't know what I would have done without him! The Hyatt gives you a free bridal suite the night of your wedding and free nights at any hyatt (which we used towards our hawaiian honeymoon!) It was great not having to worry about bringing things back to our room at the end of the night because the Hyatt took care of it ALL for us (everything from our aisle runner to the top tier of our wedding cake). It was an extra nice touch coming back to our room with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne waiting for us. If you want more of a contemporary wedding, with an amazing view of the NYC skyline and impeccable service- then this venue is for you!
Best venue ever! You can't get a better view than that plus the food and drinks were delicious. The staff was so wonderful and helpful every step of the way and we couldn't of asked for more.
I chose the Hyatt for the view and location...It was unbelievable..I had the most beautiful wedding day and our friends and family were so impressed with the Hyatt..We had tons of out of town guests who stayed there for a long weekend and loved it....Kristine is the most amazing and helpful person ever and I loved working with her...Included in the wedding package, you get a butler on the day of your wedding and I have to say that one of the best parts of my wedding day was my butler Daniel..Everyone kept trying to steal him from me! Kristine and Daniel helped me to have the most beautiful wedding ever...I highly recommend the Hyatt, both for the actual hotel and the staff...
We had our wedding reception at the Hyatt in Jersey City and couldn't have been happier with our choice. It was held in the Manhattan Ballroom which had spectacular views of the skyline and despite it looking like a boring old conference room by day, by night with the candles and the tables set, it looked great. The staff was amazinginly helpful and made the day a breeze for us. Everything happened without us having to lift a finger. Our assigned wedding coordinator was very professional and detail oriented and easy to work with. We also loved the suite that we got for the night of the wedding - it was huge and gorgeous and very comfortable for me and the bridesmaids to dress in the day of the wedding. Overall, we loved having our wedding at the Hyatt. It was expensive, but they were open to negotiating with me (I did have a November wedding, which could make a difference) and it certainly wasn't the most expensive we saw in the area. Finally, and one of the most important things, is that the food really tasted good. The cocktail hour and the plated dinner were both great; it was definitely some of the best wedding food I've ever had; my husband and I eat out a lot so it was very important to us to have tasty food and the Hyatt definitely met our expectations. I'd recommend it as a venue to anyone!
This place is TOP NOTCH! PERIOD!
Everyone who attended our Wedding loved the Venue, the service and the food. The service was SOO good the guests were tipping the waiters/waitresses. I can't wait to attend another event here. I'm pushing my brother to have his wedding here so I can experience it from the other side.
We worked with Kristine Henry Blake and she was EXCELLENT. Hyatt = TOP NOTCH SERVICE. So worth it!
They know their stuff and they help you out every step of the way. So organized and so knowledge. What more can you ask for? Seriously...one stop shop for quality all the way!
Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Reception all in one shot!
Daniel was our Butler for the event and he totally helped calm me down. I was in panic mode when it started snowing before our New Year's Eve Wedding & we had some vendors come in late. Daniel was a ROCK STAR and helped me get through it.
Honestly, our guests were coming up to us and saying this was the BEST venue that that they have ever been too. Plus it's fairly new (built 2002). You get the NYC Skyline without having to actually be in NYC.
Only CON is that you have to deal w/ Holland Tunnel Traffic and paying for valet parking there is quite costly......but the place is STELLAR.
You will be pleased!
Everyone on the Hyatt team was dedicated to making this the best day of our lives and they did. From the moment our friends and family walked into the hotel they were not only amazed by the views but your the hospitality of the Hyatt team.
Thank you to my Hyatt friends for making my dream wedding come true!
Everyone at this hotel went so far above & beyond our expectations, we were absolutely amazed. This is a top notch event location and we would encourage any couple who wants to have a "wedding of a lifetime" to get married here...Kristine, Monica, Sandra--we miss you and hope we can plan another event with you very soon!