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My husband and I had our wedding at the chateau on Sept 26, 2015. It was by far the best day of our entire lives and all of our guests can not believe the event that we had! Obviously the venue speaks for itself, it is stunningly beautiful but the service we got was beyond amazing. Santiago and his team are an absolute dream to work with. Our attendants did not leave our sides all day and met every need we had. Even our bridal party and family members got the same treatment. We had 1 hiccup with our bus transportation from the hotel where guests were staying and Santiago was right on top of it, making sure my parents did not have to deal with anything (and this was not even part of his job). The food was to die for!!! We had the opportunity to make some menu changes with Fred just a few weeks before the wedding. He offered several new ideas to us and we took them all! We added the whole lobster bar station for cocktail hour and I think it may have been the single best investment of the entire wedding. It was incredible and guests are still talking about it. The passed mini desserts were so elegant and delicious. Our after party and bunch the next morning were perfect as well. Delicious food and more than accommodating attendants. I would recommend Pleasantdale Chateau to anyone and everyone wanting an elegant, custom wedding:)
We celebrated our daughter Lauren’s wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau on August 29, 2015. From the first day we visited the venue and saw the magnificent mansion and gorgeous grounds, we knew that was where we wanted to have Lauren and John’s wedding and we were so excited about planning their wedding there. We had very high expectations about how the wedding would turn out. Well, the Pleasantdale Chateau far exceeded our expectations in every way possible and we had the most wonderful and memorable experience you could ever imagine.
On our first visit we met Laura Madden who is the Senior Catering Sales Manager. She spent time describing the wedding experience there, giving us a detailed tour of the property, and reviewing other pertinent information such as date availability and financial terms. Laura was organized, articulate and very friendly and warm – she was the consummate professional. She was the person who was there every step of the way during the time we planned the wedding. Since there is only one wedding at a time at the Pleasantdale Chateau, we had exclusive use of the mansion for the entire day and evening. On the day of the wedding the bridal party and some family arrived early. Laura and her wonderful staff were there to meet us and stayed the entire day to make sure things went as planned. After a beautiful and picturesque outdoor ceremony our guests were brought back into the Chateau for the reception. The cocktail hour had an abundance of delicious food and drinks and our guests socialized throughout the mansion. The reception and dinner, which was held in their magnificent ballroom, was well run and flowed perfectly. Many of our guests told us that this was the best wedding they ever attended. They absolutely loved the mansion and its grounds. They also loved the food and said the service was exceptional. We are so happy we chose the Pleasantdale Chateau and are truly indebted to Laura and the entire Pleasantdale staff.
My parents already wrote a great review (see review from "Louis & Denise") which I think covered all of the main points. From the bride's perspective, Pleasantdale Chateau was absolutely PERFECT. I had the wedding of my dreams and it was all thanks to the friendly and professional staff at Pleasantdale (especially Laura!). The mansion and grounds are stunning, the service is impeccable, the food was creative and delicious. If you are considering Pleasantdale Chateau, pick up the phone right now and book it. You won't be sorry!
We got married at Pleasantdale on August 8. During our planning period Andrew was replaced by Fred Fogg as the event/catering director. Fred offered us what we had already discuss with Andrew but also presented some of his ideas and new visions. We trusted him with everything he recommended and he over delivered. Meeting with Fred and Santiago to discuss some of the changes/upgrades we could add to the event was a little nerve wracking, but we gave them the ball and let them run with it. I am so happy and grateful we trusted Fred with his new ideas and visions for the PC. His ideas are novel, fun, and memorable. Fred listens to your ideas and looks for ways to make them happen as opposed to finding reasons why they can't. You could have your wedding ther and attend another and it could feel like two spectacular, albeit, different events. However some things that will remain consistent are the food being EXCELLENT and WAY above "wedding food par" they honestly need their own category it's so good, the service: you will feel like a superstar on the day of your wedding, and the detail-orientated nature of staff will put you at ease because they literally have everything covered before you even think of it.
Our maitre'd was Santiago who has been with Pleasantdale for over 10 years. I can't begin to explain how on point he was from start to finish and covered every detail precisely. Santiago's staff of bridal attendants were also amazing Veronica and Leslie were beyond attentive, friendly, and accommodating. I truly felt like this was the best day of my life and and I owe it all to the Pleasantdale Chateau staff. Of course the venue is breathtaking enough the staff actually exceeded our expectations. I know everyone thinks they have the best wedding ever, but if you want to ENSURE that, have it at the Pleasantdale, it is a remarkable place with a one-of-a-kind staff. This will continue to be the PREMIER wedding venue in the Tri-State area.
My wedding was so amazing! I worked with Laura and Santiago and the went above and beyond for my wedding. All of my guests said it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. I really have no complaints! I might be biased but it's definitely the best place in NJ to get married!
To say our wedding was a dream come true at the Pleasantdale Chateau is an understatement. From the minute you enter that gorgeous driveway, it's as if you leave New Jersey, and enter into a storybook. Not only is the venue exceptionally gorgeous, the overnight accommodations are an added bonus with such beautiful rooms that allowed us and our guests to really relax, and savor every minute of the beautiful venue.
The staff is phenomenal as well! When we met our wedding coordinator Laura, we knew that this was going to be the perfect location for our wedding. She went above, and beyond for us to ensure that our wedding was perfect, and every wish and desire was taken care of. The day was so well coordinated that both my groom and I didn't even have to think twice about anything being done or taken care of. Our bridal attendants were also exceptional, and were with us every step of the way.
The food was extraordinary, and countless of our guests raved that it was the absolute best wedding they had ever been to.
The Pleasantdale Chateau and the staff made our every dream a reality, and created the most beautiful happily ever after we could've ever dreamed of. Truly memories we will have for a lifetime!!!!
All of the excellent reviews are true, Pleasantdale Château was able to deliver the most magical day of our lives! From the moment we got there everything was perfect. Both my groom and I were greeted by our bridal attendants, whom we had the entire day. Veronica, my attendant, was amazing. She was there for absolutely everything I needed throughout the course of the day. All of our requests were carried out in the utmost professional manner. Santiago, our maître d', made the day stress free and perfect. It looked like it was going to downpour right before our ceremony - When he asked me what I wanted to do, I told him that I wanted to have it outside, and that's all I had to say. He made it happen. We had the most beautiful ceremony outside with just a few raindrops. He is the best! I can't even begin to describe how perfect the rest of the day was because not one detail was overlooked. I could not have asked for a better day. From the staff, to meeting the new director, Fred Fogg, to the delectable food and marvelous cocktails, and splendid grounds, everything was perfect!
The Pleasantdale Chateau was an amazing venue to have our wedding in May. Between the service, grounds, and food, everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We added the after hours option to our night so if people were hungry after dancing we were served all the essentials (pigs in a blanket, disco fries, pizza bagels, wings, etc.), along with a continuation of the open bar.
I was hesitant and a little upset when I found out about their no tasting policy but ALL of the food including our wedding cake was out of this world. My husband and I keep saying we hope we are invited to a wedding their so we can experience it all over again. The staff was incredible and they were willing to do anything and everything to make the day amazing. Most notably, Santiago was always quick to respond during the planning process. On our wedding day, he was there to meet us on our arrival and took care of everything until the night was over. He and everyone else at the Pleasantdale think of everything beforehand to make sure you don't have to.
I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone who can get a date!
I can not imagine a more elegant and timeless venue. My son had his wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau . The manor ,food ,service and attention to detail is beyond compare .
We cannot express how extremely happy and overjoyed we are that we chose to have our daughter Lauras wedding to Jeremy at the Pleasantdale Chateau this past Sunday ,Nov 23 2014.From the moment we drove through the front gate, saw the magnificent grounds, and were awed by the entrance way to the main building, we all knew that the Chateau was the venue that we wanted for Lauras wedding. Meeting Laura Madden,and working with her was a total pleasure. Every aspect of our wonderful day was handled quickly, efficiently, and professionally, by Laura, and her outstanding staff. The bridal party arrived at 7:am and Veronica was there with an amazing wide smile ,helping with the makeup, hair and pre-wedding procedures. Someone from the staff was always present and available, when needed. Whatever minor "issues" arose , disappeared immediately.Santiago,our Maître d, was totally wonderful. His ability to maintain calmness while guiding the bridal party, parents ,and grandparents through the rehearsal and the actual walk down the aisle was accomplished with professionalism and levity. The cocktail hour food was scrumptious,delicious,abundant,and presented with flair. The staff served generously, with a smile. Guest plates were overflowing and I actually heard a guest "complain" that the drinks are too "strong",lol.The banquet was exquisite, my only complaint, the time flew by too quickly. The staff was just magnificent! Texts & calls we have been getting just rave on, and on, how smoothly each aspect of the evening segued together. Accommodations, for those of us that stayed overnight after the wedding, were spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast, in the guest house ,Monday morning, was just as wonderful, delicious and abundant. Laura Maddens knowledge,expertise,patience,and caring resulted in our daughter Laura and now husband Jeremy to have a wedding day that will live in their hearts and minds forever.
This was the absolutely best wedding of all time. From the moment I stepped into the Chateau, I felt like a princess. This was the best day of my life and that is fully due to the Chateau. The food was incredible, and the service was perfect! The entire team was amazing, and our wedding planner Laura made the day the most perfect one that you can ever imagine. Thank you!
I wish that words were enough to express how grateful I am to have been married at the Pleasantdale Chateau. I was lucky enough to have had Laura as my wedding consultant and she helped me with all of my planning over many long months. Her advice and guidance was invaluable in making my wedding the great success it was. On the day of she implemented all of my ideas exactly how I wanted them (and sometimes even better than I could have imagined!). From day one I felt absolutely blessed to have her guide me through the incredible journey of planning my wedding. During the entire process and especially on the day of my wedding I felt that my happiness was truly important to her. Thank you Laura for making my wedding day a dream come true and for all of the hard work you put into it! The day of my wedding Maitre' d Santiago was there to help make sure everything went smoothly. He was an absolute doll and saved me on more than one occasion. My bridal attendants were always at hand to bustle my dress, carry my veil, make sure I ate or help me with anything I needed. As for the Pleasantdale - it speaks for itself - I mean have you seen this place?! It is absolutely stunning and nothing in the tristate area can top it (believe me I have seen them all!). The food is not only superb but plentiful, and I mean PLENTIFUL! The cocktail hour and venetian hour are to die for! The quality of service is unmatched. Everyone bent over backward to make sure my day was nothing short of perfect. I am still getting complements every day that my wedding was the best wedding anybody has ever been to! It actually rained on my wedding day and I was so upset that I couldn't have my outdoor ceremony or take many pics outside but nothing could ruin a wedding at the Pleasantdale. There is only one thing that surpasses the beauty of the chateau and that is the incredible people working there. Thank you so much to the entire team for making my wedding the best day of my entire life.
My wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau was a dream come true! I never really had all of the details of my wedding planned out, but after being a guest at a wedding there one year prior to getting engaged, I knew that it was where I wanted to have my own. It was the best decision I could've made. Thank goodness for Andrew!!! He helped us every step of the way by making recommendations but never being insistent about them. The grounds and Chateau are BEAUTIFUL and make you feel like you are transported to another country. The food is absolutely AMAZING, and the staff are all so WONDERFUL! You truly feel like you are the most important person that day. All of my guests had a great time and could not stop raving about the beauty of the grounds and the food. Because of Andrew and everyone at Pleasantdale, I truly enjoyed every second of my wedding day and I was so sad that it had to end. I can't wait to have another reason to go back!
I just wanted to thank you so much again for everything at my wedding on Aug 2nd. You and your staff were absolutely amazing. The service was completely beyond anything I could have ever imagined, and the setting was a complete fairy tale. I still can't believe it all really happened. I remember speaking to you on the phone months before the wedding and asking you if you had any advice for something special we could do to make our wedding unique and you said something like "you're having your wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau, there's nothing else you need to do!" I know now that you were absolutely 100% right.
Thank you again for everything!!
The Pleasantdale was absolutely perfect, and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants a simply out of this world, elegant experience. Thank you!
Fairy Tales can come true. Just leave it to celebrating it at the Chateau. Never in a million years did I think I could have a royal wedding. Well, leave it to Laura Madden who from the inception of our meeting two years prior to wedding date till the last moment of our wedding day. She is effective, efficient, know exactly what is needed to make your dreams come true. My experience working with her and trusting her was way beyond my expectations. She is truly a professional from returning all my phone calls and easing my concerns. Laura Madden it doesnt get any better. The Chateau is a royal palace but the one who manages it must know how to operate it and she does. Thank you for the everlasting memories.