Nestled on near 1,000 acres in Bedminster, New Jersey, Fiddler's Elbow is one of the most distinctive estate settings on the East Coast. From the moment you arrive on our beautifully landscaped drive, our enchanting English manor and scenic grounds create an inviting ambiance. The ballroom accommodates up to 265 guests. Our magnificent covered patio is the perfect spot for your outdoor cocktail hour, featuring a stunning fireplace and spectacular views of the lush rolling green hills and the Lamington River.
From the very beginning, the team at Fiddler’s Elbow will provide personalized service. They offer all-inclusive packages, along with the following:
The executive chef and pastry chef will create a dazzling menu for your guests. They offer traditional American cuisine and various international cuisine styles. Because they use high-quality, fresh ingredients, you can expect a stellar culinary experience.
Fiddler’s Elbow is able to host a variety of wedding-related events. These occasions include:
During the late 19th century and the early 1920s, much of the Fiddler's Elbow property was owned by James Nelson Pidcock, and farmed as a peach orchard. By the late 1920s, the property was part of a 20,000-acre estate, owned by investment banker Clarence Dillon and his wife, Anne.
In 1935, 530 acres along both sides of the Black River were sold to investment banker Frederick Strong Moseley Jr. and his wife, Jane Hamilton Brady. To reside and enjoy their new property, an extravagant English manor was built of Pennsylvania fieldstone. For 25 years, the Moseley’s hosted many elaborate fox hunts on their estate, complete with foot basset hounds, foxhounds and horses.
Frederick Moseley sold the property, which was then converted into a dairy farm. In 1964, Raymond J. Donovan and his partner bought the property. By 1965, they transformed it into Fiddler's Elbow Country Club with its original 27 holes of golf. By 1994, Fiddler's Elbow purchased additional acreage and designed 54 championship holes of golf, making it the largest in New Jersey. Nearly a decade later, the Donovan family fully purchased the estate and continues to elevate the clubhouse to what is experienced today.
The country club is 22 minutes from Morristown, 48 minutes from Paramus and 41 minutes from Jersey City. Newark Liberty International Airport is 36 minutes away. It is a 50 minute drive from Manhattan and an hour and 15 minutes from Philadelphia. Located just off of Highway 78, the estate is tucked away on nearly 1,000 acres, yet easily accessible to your guests.
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Jeanne Poehner · Getting married on 02/05/2021
Fantastic People, Wonderful Wedding Venue
From the beginning to end, our experience at Fiddler's was exceptional.Sent on 06/02/2019
First, the event design: Working with Meghan, Fiddler's consummate wedding coordinator, was a wonderful experience in all aspects. Through the months of planning together, we were continually impressed with her professionalism, creativity, and attention to every detail, no matter how small or large. Meg's willingness to work with some of our ideas (we wanted to customize the event with our own touches to ) made the process smooth and eased our level of stress throughout. No matter what the request or concern was, Meg was there to answer our questions, and always went the extra mile!
Second, the gourmet food: Kyle, the banquet manager, was also most attentive to our requests and needs, from our initial tasting evening, to the event itself. The food was spectacular as well as plentiful, from hors d'oeuvres to the sit down dinner, and beautifully presented; from an Asian fusion station to a pizza truck, and too many other hors d’oeuvres to mention, to chateaubriand or sea bass perfectly prepared for each guest..Based on a photo inspiration from our daughter, and Fiddler’s option to choose your own cake and filling, the Fiddler's pastry chef created the perfect custom cake!...all the way around, it was a spectacular event...from start to finish. The staff operates like a well oiled machine, and many of our guests took notice at how effortlessly they served us our different courses throughout the evening.
Third, the facility and amenities: When you have your wedding at Fiddler’s, you have access to the club for the whole day…the whole bridal party was in the lap of luxury in the bridal suite, as they prepared for the wedding ceremony, and groomsmen in their own gentlemen’s suite…breakfast and lunch being provided in beautiful and private surroundings. Our daughter’s wedding was offsight and upon our return to Fiddler’s we encountered a thunderstorm at the beginning of what was supposed to be outdoor family photo time.. once the shower passed, Meg didn’t miss a beat and handled our arriving guests, and even provided towels so the photos could go on outside without any issue to the bride’s gown…WOW! We are still over the moon, and couldn't be happier!! Thank you Fiddler's!!
Elizabeth Richardson · Getting married on 06/05/2020
Fiddler’s Country Club for a wedding day that is perfection.
Incredible staff. Every detail planned for and executed to perfection. Venue is beautiful, staff outstanding, food scrumptious.Sent on 06/02/2019
Courtney · Married on 06/28/2019
Meg was organized, thoughtful and so helpful! Definitely recommend!!
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club started out as the venue of our dreams and easily met that expectation in real life. While the spectacular drive into the club is impressive in itself, the first class staff, led by wedding coordinator, Meg Leese was extremely helpful and cooperative during the many months of wedding planning. She answered every email in a timely manner and if she didn't have answers to our questions immediately, she communicated receipt until she was able to follow up in more detail. My husband and I felt comfortable at every step with Meg, as she guided us through big picture details to intricate ones. The staff at Fiddler's Elbow CC was always friendly, helpful and courteous.Sent on 07/18/2019
Executive Chef, Michael provided us with a delicious high-end tasting, which included a variety of options for us to choose from. On the day of our wedding, the food was raved about by guests and even my husband and I were able to enjoy our own personal signature cocktails & hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour by the help of Maitre D, Kyle. (Shocking because everyone says you won't eat on your wedding day!)
I could go on and on about the preparation, but keeping more with our actual wedding day - we enjoyed the full benefits of Fiddler's Elbow CC starting in the early morning into the evening. We utilized the beautiful bridal suite for hair and makeup and the spacious grooms area for the guys to get ready. Our ceremony was outside, behind the club on a hot 90 degree summer evening. Meg, along with the staff kept us both cool, calm and collected as we were whisked from picture location to picture location. Our bridal party were well fed, hydrated and our needs were tended to, all while Meg & staff continued to prepare the ceremony chair setup, the cards/gift table, photos & escort cards, ballroom set-up, centerpieces and band arrangement on stage. For someone who enjoyed controlling most, if not all the details of our wedding, they made it easy for me to step back and enjoy the day to the absolute fullest.
We are now back from our honeymoon and still relishing in all the details of our wedding through photos, videos and memories. Meg is still answering our emails in a timely manner and we can't wait to go back and enjoy dinner at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club as the new Mr. & Mrs.
To FECC and Meg Leese, thank you for making the most important day of our lives better than our dreams could have imagined.