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Surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland in a secluded region of Monmouth County, New Jersey, The Ashford Estate exudes the atmosphere of a European destination wedding. Stunning views of sparkling fountains, floating gazebo, and endless gardens are harmoniously paired with outstanding food and service to complement the luxurious accommodations. Nestled within the preserved farmland of central New Jersey, just outside of storybook Allentown Village- the Ashford Estate is your country escape and home away from home. As you approach the wrought-iron gate, flanked by friendly twin lions, you will know you have arrived; turning down our tree-lined driveway, you will immediately feel a sense of calm.
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The Ashford Estate is suitable for both your ceremony and reception, making for the ideal venue for those looking to host their entire wedding from one location. Timeless and elegant, you will find an element of enchantment around every corner of this beautiful estate. You and your wedding party can prepare for the special day in the salon before exchanging vows or retreating to one of the verandas for an unforgettable cocktail hour. The ballroom can accommodate up to 275 guests, so you and your loved ones can dine and dance the night away in celebration of your love story.
The team at The Ashford Estate goes above and beyond to make your wedding dreams come true. On the big day, you will have a bridal attendant and a Maître D’ on site to make sure everything is perfect. Their attentive catering crew can work with you to customize your menu to your liking, while bartenders and service staff can look after you and your loved ones at your reception. The team will also take care of set up and clean up, so all you have to worry about is spending quality time with the people you love.
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BEST Wedding Venue!!!
Where your wedding dreams come true!!!
The moment you drive through the wrought iron gates at the base of the driveway, you are no longer in NJ - you have been transported to the European countryside. The property is massive and immaculate. There isn't a single part of the entire property that you think to yourself "ehhh" - truly every corner is magical. And it just keeps on going! The main estate is beyond what words can capture; it's unreal. We had our parents and wedding party stay there the night of the wedding and it was freaking awesome. Every one of our guests couldn't get over how spectacular it was and said they'd never been to a place like that before (nor knew a place like that even existed in NJ...).
The staff at the Ashford is elite. Laura McCann is truly phenomenal. She was amazing to my husband & I in the very beginning as we finalized our date and throughout the entire planning process. She is a professional to the very end and also just a super lovely person. She made everything as easy and stress-free as it could have possibly been - from guiding us through the decision-making process for our reception to coordinating with our vendors on our behalf to making sure everything was falling into place the day of the wedding. I am beyond grateful for Laura. Her co-hort, Debbie, is also great - very responsive, pleasant, and helpful always.
Merri-Makers, the exclusive caterer of the Ashford, was fantastic. Their food is off-the-charts good. I didn't try a single thing at the chef's tasting or at our wedding that was mediocre - everything was superb. Ridiculously fresh seafood, thoughtfully curated cocktail hour stations, and top notch entrees. The wait staff service was outstanding throughout the evening - it felt like we were at a gala or some super high-end event.
I can't rave enough about the Ashford Estate. You will be working with the best of the best if you get married here. And speaking from experience, if you are on the fence with choosing the Ashford as your venue because of the price - know that it is so exquisite that you don't have to spend a single dollar on decor (other than your flowers, which don't have to be crazy) to make this place special - it does that all on its own. No doubt it is a financial commitment (especially if you're paying for it on your own, like my husband & I did), but I promise it is worth every single dollar.
One other suggestion I would like to pay forward to future Ashford brides & grooms is to use the estate's preferred vendors. They are the "A Team" and will execute the wedding of your dreams flawlessly without bothering you whatsoever leading up to and on your wedding day, which is invaluable if you ask me.
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