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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!
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.
ANDREW K. AND HIS STAFF MORE THAN EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. PLEASANTDALE CHATEAU IS EVERYTHING AND MORE THAT YOU COULD EVER WANT IN A RECEPTION LOCATION. THE OVERALL ELEGANCE, THE ESTATE AND ITS BEAUTIFUL BREATHTAKING GROUNDS, AND THE AMAZING CULINARY EXPERIENCE IS CONSTANTLY BRAGGED ABOUT BY EVERY SINGLE GUEST WHO CAME TO OUR JUNE 13TH WEDDING.
WE ARE SO HAPPY WE WENT WITH SUCH A UNIQUE SETTING AND ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT OF OUR WEDDING.
THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN ANDREW AND STAFF FOR YOUR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. WE WILL ALWAYS REFER OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO THE PLEASANTDALE!
-GABRIELLE & PETE
If you are looking for a true fairy tale wedding, your hunt for a wedding venue should begin and end here. Coming from a bride who saw 11 venues up and down New Jersey, we knew we chose a place significantly different than all the rest.
The Pleasantdale is a timeless venue that marries being in a castle and your own cosy mansion. The cocktail hour is hosted among the various rooms of the Pleasantdale with more than enough chairs and tables instead of being in an oversized, cramped room with no place to go. The ballroom doesn't look like every other ballroom with harsh uplighting but more romantic with a candlelit feel. The Pleasantdale also offers an after party and morning after breakfast that was just as delicious as the night before. You are able to stumble back to your room as your room is merely steps away from the party.
If there is anyone in this business who knows what he's doing it's Andrew Kronengold. From the second he toured us around the property down to the very last hug and handshake the day after our wedding he catered to every email and call with professionalism and promptness and boy does he know his food! His staff treated us like royalty from the moment we stepped off the bus. The infamous Santiago coordinated the entire event flawlessly. My attendant Natasha and her assistant made sure I had EVERYTHING I could possibly need or want every step of the way. The entire staff made me feel like the princess I dreamed of being on my wedding day. You cannot beat that type of service.
Our wedding was nearly 3 weeks ago an the rave reviews are still pouring in. They are raving about everything - the food, the venue, the accommodations, absolutely everything. Nobody has ever experienced a wedding like the Pleasantdale provides. It was worth every penny and I wouldn't change a thing.
Thank you Pleasantdale for giving us our dream wedding!
We had our wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau on New Year's Eve wedding. Leading up to the wedding my mom and I were in constant contact with Andrew and he was always very responsive and accommodating with anything that we wanted for the wedding. After the ceremony at the Church we went back to the Pleasantdale and for the cocktail hour my husband and I were taken to the bridal suite and we were brought up one of EVERYTHING in the cocktail hour to taste! Then after we finished we went downstairs to see the cocktail hour in full effect and greet our guests so it was the best of both worlds! During the cocktail hour as we were greeting our guests they all kept saying how truly beautiful the Pleasantdale was. Food was scattered throughout the place so the guests could walk around and eat and not have to all be stuffed in one room and there were plenty of spots to sit and eat so the guests didn't have to stand up eating. The service was incredible- when we received feedback from our friends and family one of the things that kept coming up was how they loved that every time they were even close to finishing their drinks, a fresh new drink would appear before they were even finished! Then after the night, Steve and I went back to our room to find in our kitchen area that the table was set with two plates and each had all of the dessert from the wedding that we chose and an ice bucket with champagne and two champagne glasses! So we sat down at the table and ate dessert and talked about the wedding and it was so nice and such a great memory of the end of the night for us! I loved everything about the Pleasantdale Chateau from the ambiance and the charm of the place; to Andrew, Santiago, Leslie, Yanna and the rest of the staff; to the food; the service and how they made such an effort to make everything so special for us- it felt like we were millionaires hosting this big New Year's Eve event for our family and friends at our estate!
My fiancé, Kris, and I shared a magical, storybook wedding at The Pleasantdale Chateau on Friday, September 13, 2013. The Chateau is stunning. The grounds are beautifully manicured and maintained regularly with seasonal flowers and greenery. The stage is set when you arrive to the Chateau, as you fall in love driving down the entryway road as you approach the mansion.
We had the privilege of working with Andrew, the Director of Catering at the Pleasantdale Chateau. Andrew set the tone for professionalism, captured the "i" in detail and with every promise he delivered...above and beyond. Working in the industry and planning weddings and other events I had always been familiar with the Pleasantdale Chateau. It is the one place you look at and think "THAT is where I want to have my wedding." And it is true, the Pleasantdale Chateau IS where you should you have your wedding. The team there truly cares about creating a day that is everything you dreamed of and more. Staff is attending to the bridal party, the parents and all of your guests. You feel like the only bride that ever walked through their doors.
It was an honor to finally meet Santiago, the acclaimed Maitre'd and Banquet Director, whom I have always heard so much about. I was honored that he was taking care of my wedding. Santiago orchestrated the reception and ensured the flow of courses and the overall experience within the ballroom was seamless…and yes, it was simply perfect.
Andrew understood the items that were a priority including my sister's gluten sensitivity, having celiac disease. He took care of this with the most extreme precaution, understanding that there was no room for error. Andrew assured us of his attention to this and he did not let us down.
Kris and I along with our families are forever grateful for the perfect wedding experience. We cannot wait to attend another gathering at the Pleasantdale Chateau. Food, service, ambiance…10.