Pleasantdale Château is a French-inspired wedding venue in West Orange, New Jersey. This gorgeous private estate offers the highest luxuries and service for once in a lifetime wedding days. With a historic building of well-appointed guest rooms and exquisite ballrooms, your wedding weekend escape awaits in the countryside of New Jersey. Pleasantdale Château offers privacy, elegance, history, and five-star service from the beginning of your engagement until the end of your wedding celebration. No matter what you envision for the big day, the staff at Pleasantdale Château will make it a reality.
Facilities and Capacity
Pleasantdale Château is nestled on 40 acres of farmland, with meadows, forests, gardens, and ponds as far as the eye can see. This picturesque natural setting offers a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony or wedding portraits. The outdoor grounds offer several gazebos, walking bridges, and well-worn paths to enjoy and use in your ceremony setting. You may also visit the Orangerie, the onsite conservatory and botanical garden for your wedding day photos. The couple can enjoy pre-ceremony suites with beautiful views of the grounds from the Juliet balcony. After your picturesque ceremony, lead guests into the chateau where they will be greeted in a Spanish-style entry hall featuring limestone columns and crystal chandeliers. Cocktail hour can be enjoyed in the Music Room, where an authentic Scandinavian chapel ceiling provides artistic flair. Receptions are typically held in the Grand Ballroom. The ballroom offers tall vaulted ceilings with a stunning glass dome at the center. The ballroom can provide for up to 400 cocktail style or 350 seated.
Pleasantdale Château offers not only beautiful grounds, but quality service throughout your wedding experience. They provide professional hospitality service and culinary excellence by choosing the best in the industry to put together your event. Custom curated menus and wedding planning assistance are included in all wedding packages. An onsite barber shop and salon is also available for your wedding day beauty and grooming services.
Pleasantdale Château offers 30 guest rooms, each uniquely designed to reflect the French-historic atmosphere and rustic charm of the venue. All guest rooms have custom interior designs and a full private bath. Couples receive a complimentary suite for the wedding night, and honored guests may rent rooms for the weekend. Onsite guests will have access to the gardens and grounds, as well as an indoor pool surrounded by mosaic pillars and a magnificent glass ceiling.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Lauren · Married on 09/13/2013
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.Sent on 09/29/2013
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.
Nicole Adamo · Married on 07/04/2019
A Dream Come True!
Words can’t describe how magical our wedding day was at the Pleasantdale Chateau. From the moment you drive onto the grounds, you are taken back by all the beauty around you. The day my husband and I went to go look at the Pleasantdale, we met with Fred. He was so friendly from the start, wanting to get to know you as a couple. Also, you could tell how passionate he is about his job and wanting to make you the most happy bride and groom. He takes his time to show you the whole Chateau and the grounds, answering any questions you need. He is quick to answer any emails or phone calls anytime of the day. There is no question that you should hesitate to ask because Fred will do anything to make sure you get things the things you envision on your wedding. One example is, my husband and I got married on the 4th of July and I wanted the desserts to have be American themed and he made it happen!Sent on 07/12/2019
During our planning meeting a month before our wedding we met Santiago, the Maitre’d. Right off the bat he makes you feel like you are his best friend! During the meeting he got to know us and our love for our dogs. He made sure that our dogs could be apart of our day. Santiago makes everything effortless. You have nothing to worry about with the day being in his hands. He loves what he does and will make sure everything goes smoothly. On our wedding day, he was right there whenever you needed something (even when you didn’t even realize you needed something). We wish he could have been an official guest at our wedding, that is how much we got along and enjoyed his company!
The rest of the staff such as Dawn and the bridal attendants were awesome from the start. The service is top of the line. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is breathtaking. Our friends and family won’t stop talking about the wonderful experience they had being a wedding guest. Even some of our older guests who have been to more weddings than they can count said it was the best wedding they have attended. The Pleasantdale staff makes you feel like family. Having a wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau is a dream come true!
Yiwen Jia · Married on 06/09/2019
Above and beyond! Amazing and wonderful!
We just had our wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau and it was one of the best days of our lives. My husband and I live in NYC and when we were looking at wedding venues, we specifically wanted a place that was highly unique, with beautiful grounds and outdoor charm. We visited a total of 21 venues in New Jersey and Long Island and we fell in love with Pleasantdale Chateau on our first visit. The venue is so gorgeous, with the outdoor areas that include the little creek and bridge. The inside is even more beautiful, with each room having its own unique vibe and charm. I especially loved the greenhouse, music room, blue room, and the ballroom.Sent on 06/13/2019
The only thing that's more amazing than the venue itself is the staff that works so hard to make the Pleasantdale experience a spectacular one. When it comes to weddings and wedding planning, it's the little details that really count and Pleasantdale really gets things right. The staff members went above and beyond to accommodate all our requests and answer all our questions in a timely manner. Every person we interacted with was the consummate professional - knowledgeable, kind, patient, and sincere. To Fred, Santiago, Dawn, Marta, Christine, Camila, Leslie, and many others, you are all amazing and we can't thank you enough for making our big day so special and wonderful.
In addition to the Pleasantdale staff, the preferred vendors we worked with were just as wonderful! We used Pleasantdale's preferred photographer, videographer, DJ and musician, florist, lighting designer, and transportation vendor and everyone was so professional and kind. They are true experts in their fields and complement Pleasantdale so well. Pleasantdale has truly assembled an amazing team of preferred vendors and this goes to show how much they care about the overall holistic experience for its couples.
In terms of the actual wedding experience, our guests raved about how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was. The cocktail hour was insane and people were blown away by how much food there was and how everything tasted so delicious. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever attended and the best food they had ever had at a wedding. It was worth every penny we paid and I would recommend this venue a million times and more to couples looking to get married.
Pleasantdale has set the bar so high in terms of weddings, for us and our guests. We are so appreciative for everything you've done for us. Thank you so much!!!