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Dorothydecota · Married on 03/09/2021
Fantastic, from the first time we looked at the venue up until the last guest left the wedding.
The food, the staff, the grounds, everything was amazing. They took care of every detail. We could not have been happier.Sent on 10/22/2019
Jeanne P. · 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!!
Kt · Married on 10/11/2020
Meg managed to pull off a perfect wedding (regardless of a pandemic) in only 7 weeks!! All of our guests can’t stop talking about how fantastic our wedding was (beautiful club house, wonderful food and delicious signature drinks). She was incredibly responsive and all of the staff were fantastic! We wish we could do it again.Sent on 10/31/2020
Elizabeth R. · 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
Jianna · Married on 04/18/2020
Fiddler's Elbow is the most beautiful venue I have ever been to with an even more amazing staff. Meghan was so unbelievably helpful and knowledgeable through every step of the planning process. Our wedding reception unfortunately fell in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Meghan and the FE staff were incredibly accommodating and thoughtful. 110% recommend to any couple considering a New Jersey venue.Sent on 05/20/2020
S S · Married on 09/28/2019
Amazing venue, outstanding team!
We had our wedding at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ, and we could not be happier with that decision! It was the perfect venue for a wedding - beautiful outdoor and indoor spaces, experienced and accommodating team/staff, excellent food and drinks, great overall vibe, and more. In short - we would highly recommend Fiddler’s Elbow as a wedding venue!! We took our wedding venue searching very seriously - we visited 20 venues mainly across NJ (with a few in Brooklyn) not to mention the others we screened but didn’t visit. It became clear by the end of our search that Fiddler’s Elbow was the venue that had the best offering overall and that provided good value as well for the great service and experience they provide. Meg, the very talented events coordinator at Fiddler’s, was so amazing to work with! She is positive, pleasant, and patient, in addition to being experienced and having tons of good ideas and advice. Meg was so helpful and organized throughout the planning process. Meg and the entire Fiddler’s team and staff were really fantastic on the wedding day, making sure that everything went off without a snag and just as we had requested. Meg especially was a superstar. We were able to focus on enjoying the day and trusted the Fiddler’s team entirely. The outdoor space for the ceremony is really lovely, there are spectacular options for photo ops, the getting ready spaces were perfect, and the ballroom is great with a high ceiling, sizable dance floor (so important!) and raised stage for your DJ or band. And one of our favorite things about the venue space is the outdoor space for the cocktail hour - it is a large area covered by an awning, so you can have your cocktail hour outside even if you get rain (really reassuring)! Having a venue with great food and beverages was really important to us, and Fiddler’s definitely delivered! All the food at cocktail hour, the four-course dinner, and the cake were excellent. The chef was awesome and very helpful during our tasting, and the team was great about handling my husband and some of his family members’ celiac disease (gluten allergy). The signature cocktails that Fiddler’s created for us based on our guidance and tasting were so delicious (shout out to the talented Jeneva)! As is evident from this glowing review, we sincerely recommend Fiddler’s Elbow as a wedding venue - it will provide you with a site, team, and experience that can’t be beat!Sent on 02/22/2020
Jaime O. · Married on 07/16/2019
Exceptional experience; beautiful facilities, excellent staff, and (actually) delicious food
My husband and I could not speak more highly of Fiddler's Elbow – the attentive staff (particularly Meghan Leese, the wedding coordinator), the beautiful facilities, the delicious food, the overall support and adaptability; truly, everything was exceptional.
To provide some context –
Similar to most couples scheduled to get married in 2020, suffice it to say my husband and I did not have the most seamless wedding experience. After postponing, and ultimately cancelling, the 150 person wedding we had planned at an alternate venue, we made the decision to move forward with an intimate, 20 person wedding, scheduled to take place in late August at Fiddler's Elbow.
Comparatively, planning our impromptu wedding with Meg could not have been any more painless or stress-free. She personalized the entire experience in a way our original venue did not. Responding quickly to our daily emails, Meg – and Fiddler’s Elbow – were incredibly flexible, open to exploring any and all options as we worked to plan a day that was in compliance with CDC guidelines, that would also make us, and our guests, feel safe and comfortable.
What is so remarkable to me is that our wedding day was simultaneously one of the most special, and most normal, days of our lives. Fiddler’s Elbow subtly managed all aspects of the day in a way that ensured everyone’s safety, but that also made it easy to forget the restrictions in place during the pandemic.
Truly, the entire day could not have been more perfect. From the moment we arrived on site to ‘get ready’ in the bridal and groomsmen suites, through the ceremony, the first dances, the speeches, and finally to the cake cutting. All of our guests raved about the venue, the support, and the food, and my husband whole heartedly agree with their sentiments.
Sent on 10/23/2020
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.
Danielle F. · Married on 06/15/2019
June 15th wedding at Fiddler's Elbow
My husband and I only visited three wedding venues before selecting Fiddler's Elbow as our venue. Right from the beginning selection process we felt that Fiddler's was the best fit for us. Out of all the venues we looked at we felt Fiddler's was the only venue that went out of their way to accommodate us, make us feel like we were family, and bent over backwards to meet any request we had. (They also were the only venue that said the venue was ours for the entire day from 8 am on).Sent on 07/19/2019
Working with Meghan was amazing. She's attentive, thoughtful, accessible, helpful and so kind. I truly felt like she was genuinely excited to be a part of our day and our memory of getting married. All of the staff at Fiddler's were beyond pleasant and helped make our wedding day magical.
A lot of our planning occurred at our food tasting (which was incredible). And she really helped me bring my day to life.
Fiddler's provided the groomsmen, bridesmaids and our families a breakfast in the morning (including champagne!) and lunch (including beer and wine)! Which was a wonderful touch to not have to worry about feeding our bridal party on top of all of the other little details of the day.
The space of the venue was a big reason why we selected Fiddler's. The size of the bar, the cocktail hour locations, the outside covered terrace for the cocktail hour, the size and beauty of the ballroom were all perfect and really our taste. The cocktail hour was so spacious, no one was too crowded and there was a lot of seating for guests at the cocktail hour (I've been to many weddings and I feel this is rare).
We had around 180 guests and the ballroom fit that perfectly.
The food. We had been to fiddler's for many events so we knew we could trust them to deliver amazing food to our guests. We keep getting compliments on the food. Everything from the cocktail hour (get the pizza truck!), the plated dinner, the cake, and our biggest hit - breakfast sandwiches as the guest left the reception were absolutely incredible.
I can't say enough good things. Our day was simply perfect and we owe it all to Fiddler's.
Emily R. · Married on 05/18/2019
AMAZING food, service, wedding!
Fiddler’s Elbow was absolutely amazing. From start to finish they delivered on everything from the amazing food, tentative and polite staff, cocktails, and the most beautiful venue. Fiddler’s wedding coordinator, Meghan Lease, is amazing to work with and is extremely thorough and dedicated to making sure the bride, groom, family and friends are all taken care of and have the most magical, worry and stress free day!Sent on 07/10/2019
Rose L. · Married on 05/04/2019
Well organized, professional, punctual, helped us every step of the way.
This is a beautiful place both the grounds and the club. The day began as we dressed to the evening cocktails and dinner. Food was delicious, well organized and professional. Staff was gracious and ready to serve the guests.Sent on 06/07/2019
The bride and groom enjoyed the day without worry.
An awesome day.
Michelle · Married on 05/04/2019
While there are many difficult choices to make during the wedding planning process, choosing Fiddler’s Elbow as our wedding venue was not one of them. In addition to the absolutely stunning grounds, outdoor cocktail hour area, and beautiful ballroom, Meghan and team could not have been more helpful and accommodating. From the larger decisions to the smallest of details, the venue was responsive and attentive every step of the way. The food and drinks were delicious, and our day turned out absolutely perfectly. Would highly recommend this venue!Sent on 07/07/2019
Caitlin · Married on 12/22/2018
The Perfect Day!
We could not have lucked out any more by choosing Fiddler's Elbow as our wedding venue! To start, the ballroom and clubhouse were spectacular and decorated exactly how we dreamed. The coordination of vendors with the staff at Fiddler's went without any hiccups. It all starts with Meghan who was helpful every step of the way from planning decorations, themes, and room layouts to taking care of us and letting us enjoy every moment of our special day. She is a superstar and truly made our day more memorable. Big thanks to Michael & Kyle and their staff for attentively taking care of us and our guests. Everyone was wowed by the service and attention to detail that we received. Also a special thanks for Chef Michael and his creative menu. He was able to accommodate all of our food requests and even came up with some special items that we were looking for. Both the food during the reception and the stations at our cocktail hour were magnificent and had people talking about them for weeks! Also thanks to Jeneva at the bar who we spoke with to create His and Her's cocktails for our guests. They were incredible and were aged in mini barrels which was unique and something that a lot of people hadn't seen before. We asked everyone to sign the barrels and got to keep them! Thank you to everyone we haven't mentioned and the people we know worked exceptionally hard to make our day a special day! We look forward to celebrating more milestones at Fiddler's in the future!!Sent on 07/22/2019
Stacey G. · Married on 06/28/2018
Fiddler's Elbow CC greatly impressed us on every level!
As a mother of the bride, I had the joy of accompanying my daughter and fiancé to several New Jersey venues – while they searched for the perfect place to have their June wedding. Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club is that perfect place.
1. Ceremony & reception in one location.
2. An alternative indoor or covered location for the ceremony in case of foul weather (that would not affect the reception set up)
3. Venue to host only one (wedding) event and
a. The location should be unique, welcoming & elegant
4. Ballroom with high ceilings and large enough to accommodate 200 guests & good acoustics
5. The stage for a 9-piece band equipped with a top-notch sound system
6. Excellent reputation for culinary cuisine
7. Excellent reputation for personalized service
8. Comfortable bridal and groom suites exclusively available to prepare for a day of
9. Reasonably priced
Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club met all of the above criteria – and so much more. Fiddler’s Elbow CC greatly impressed all of us on every level:
Lenny and the other security gentlemen at the guardhouse consistently welcomed us (& guests) with warm “hello’s.”
The grounds crew and landscapers do an excellent job maintaining the lush green lawns and beautiful gardens. The ride to the English manor clubhouse is dramatic and the views from the clubhouse and ballroom are spectacular!
Every staff member that we interacted with was professional, courteous and helpful, which you expect of course, but their earnest and immediate assistance made them exceptional. Everyone appeared to genuinely enjoy their job and seemed invested in making our experience as special as we envisioned it to be.
Michael Weisshaupt, Fiddler’s Elbow Executive Chef, offered outstanding menu selections to choose (at the tasting) and every guest raved about their meals, as well as the abundant and delicious hors-d'oeuvres (& pizza from the pizza truck) passed during the cocktail hour. The seafood display was magnificent, and personally, the Chateaubriand was the best we have ever tasted. It was a culinary experience.
Also impressive was the wine selection. During the tasting, Michael Nyerges, Clubhouse Manager and Sommelier introduced wines he suggested to pair with the menu choices and explained why he chose this particular California vineyard. Several of our “wine connoisseur” guests raved about the choices (especially the Cabernet Sauvignon) and one couple made it a point to visit the Alexander Valley Vineyard on their recent trip to Napa.
The chocolate wedding cake that was created by your pastry chef was delicious and stunning! The tiers, frosting/fondant and floral decorations were so beautiful that our daughter decided not to use her cake topper because it would take away from the cake’s elegant details. The pastry chef is excellent.
The signature cocktails were very well received – thanks to the guidance of your mixologist and bartenders. And I wish to acknowledge additional staff members that assisted me, in addition to the bride & groom: Brenda who assisted us during the day in the bridal suite and set up (and the following day when we arrived to collect boxes of décor); Kelly who attended to us during the reception and Abigale (Abby) who oversaw ‘tear down’ (bubble wrapping and packaging ALL the glass vases, photo frames, and décor we brought) after the reception was over. Kyle, the Maître’d also did an outstanding job supervising the waitstaff to ensure all 170+ meals were efficiently and accurately presented. Kyle also attended to the bride & groom throughout the evening, making sure they were fed, hydrated and happy.
As if the breathtaking views, creative cuisine, and impeccable service are not enough … the facility and amenities are outstanding and available for the entire day, with breakfast and lunch included. The bridesmaids had hair and makeup done in a comfortable and spacious bridal suite and groomsmen dressed down the hall in a conference suite (after a friendly game of pickleball). Prior to the wedding day, the groom, dads, and a few groomsmen enjoyed a golf outing on one of the 3 championship courses.
However, the real rock star is Meghan (Meg) Leese, the Wedding and Social Events Coordinator for Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club. She has a warm, gentle presence and her experience is quite evident. She asks the right questions so she can understand the bride and groom’s vision, resulting in outstanding personalized service – and delivering a wedding of their dreams. She was there for every step of the way – the day of – and assisting with the planning and details. She replied promptly to emails and if she did not have an immediate answer she acknowledged the email was received and would have an answer later. Meg was the point person; she coordinated flower deliveries, photographer, videographer, hair and makeup schedules, as well as the set up for the nine-piece band. She personally set up the place cards and oversaw décor placement. It seemed nothing was impossible; Meg made everything happen – smoothly and skillfully.Sent on 07/08/2019
Karen · Married on 03/24/2018
Our daughter's wedding at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club was extraordinary from beginning to end. From the moment we met Teri Stellato, the event coordinator, and we explored the beautiful space and grounds of the club, we knew we found the perfect place for our daughter's wedding. Every step of the way Teri was there. On the morning of the wedding, the bridal party was given large suites, upstairs in the club, to prepare for the wedding and a spread of delicious breakfast and lunch items to snack on until the ceremony. The attendants made sure all our needs were met.Sent on 04/16/2018
Though the weather wasn't warm enough to hold any of the events outside, the ballroom was transformed to a beautiful ceremonial space , with the help of our amazing florist, Jardiniere from Far Hills. They opened the curtains to expose a stunning sunset view of the golf course, and the hills of Bedminster, New Jersey.
Everyone raved about the food at both the cocktail hour and the reception. It was abundant and delicious! The quality of wine and cocktails were first class.The entire staff of Fiddler's was so attentive. Jade, the banquet manager made sure all the events of the evening went smoothly. It was magical! They are all the best!
If you are looking for a venue to host a wedding or any event, I would highly recommend Fiddler's Elbow Country Club.
Kaitlin · Married on 10/06/2017
My husband and I got married on October 6, 2017 and had our reception at Fiddler’s Elbow. We booked the event in July, 2016 with Lorraine and after meeting her, and having a tour of the venue we were excited to work with her. However, during the summer of 2017, the management switched to Jade and Teri. These two ladies were absolutely amazing! When we started talking details with them, they had been there maybe a month, and they knew the answers like they had been there for years. They were very professional, honest and easy to work with. They made our wedding day perfect. We appreciated their constant check-ins with my husband and I throughout the night, ensuring we were doing okay and seeing if we needed anything (always making sure we had a fresh drink in our hand). The day before the wedding I gave Teri a list of how we wanted the room decorated and when we arrived after the ceremony everything was exactly how we had dreamed.Sent on 11/13/2017
The day of the wedding my bridesmaids and I got ready in the bridal suite -"The Reagan Room" upstairs at Fiddler’s. They provided breakfast and lunch for all of us. The hair salon came out to Fiddler’s and loved the set-up of the room, easily enough space to do 8 bridesmaids, 2 moms and my hair.
FECC strives to provide excellent service. As was evident every time we met with Teri, Jade, and the other wonderful employees. All of our venders have told us that they really enjoyed working with the staff at FECC.
They have a shuttle that my husband and the groomsmen took after getting ready at FECC for transportation to the church.
The outdoor space is stunning (and one of the main reasons why we picked FECC). The terrace with the awning, fire pits and fireplace was ideal for a Fall wedding. The sunset over the golf course was picturesque. The exterior stone building makes a perfect backdrop for photos and is gorgeous as guests drive up to the venue. The reception room has a stage for the band and a large dance floor.
Kaitlin · Married on 10/06/2017
They have a special lighting system that allows for direct spotlights on the centerpieces, along the façade of the walls and also on the maid of honor and best man while they give their speeches. It is perfect place for a classic, elegant wedding.Sent on 11/13/2017
The food was absolutely delicious. My husband's grandmother, raised in Italy, is still talking about the charcuterie table during the cocktail hour and the crab cake appetizer (it’s been 6 weeks since the wedding). The serving of the entrees was impressive as well – 3-4 servers all come out at once so the entire table is served at the same time. The pastry chef is very talented and made us the most perfect cake. It was absolutely delicious!
The brick oven pizza truck at the end of the night was exactly what our guests wanted. We ended the night with a sparkler send off. Our guests filed outside and formed a tunnel with the sparklers. Jade had a golf cart for us at the end on the other side which we jumped on and rode off into the night. Afterwards, our guests enjoyed personal sized brick oven pizza’s already boxed in the parking lot while waiting for the bus back to the hotel. It was a magical ending to the most perfect day!
Courtney · Married on 05/14/2016
My husband and I got married at Fiddler's Elbow on May 14, 2016 after booking our date in December of 2014. From the moment we booked the venue with Lorraine we knew we were in good hands and were 100% confident that we would receive the best of everything at this venue. We were not disappointed! By the time our wedding came around the already gorgeous venue had been totally renovated. Everything, including the china, was new. The staff was extremely friendly and on point which was noted many times by our guests. The banquet manager Tim was incredible - making sure the night of was nothing short of total perfection. Some of my favorite things about this venue:Sent on 06/05/2016
Gorgeous outdoor space but also a huge and gorgeous interior in case of rain. Luckily we only had an hour of rain on our wedding day, and the rain stopped before cocktail hour but it was really nice knowing that if all 180 guests had to be inside, that would have been no problem. Plus: during the hour of rain we had plenty of indoor locations for photos: in the wine cellar, in front of the stone in the ballroom & in front of the window on the spiral staircase.
The outdoor patio is amazing! Fiddler's had strung white lights throughout + had a bunch of outdoor heaters. A great place for cocktail hour and to cool off between dances! My husband and I went outside (directly from the ballroom) every 3 to 4 songs which was really great! Also, lots of our guests enjoyed the space throughout the night either taking a few minutes for a more quiet conversation or to enjoy a cigar.
Very big dance floor and a stage for the band. Plus: bathrooms right off of the ballroom. This was really helpful for the grandma's - no stairs :)
Interior & Exterior Stone: So pretty!
The Food: AMAZING!! We had the crab and red pepper soup, harvest salad, duo lobster tail and filet entree and the black magic cake for dessert. The pastry chef is amazing and our cake was not only delicious but also absolutely beautiful.
Jessica · Married on 10/24/2015
Terrific! It took my fiancée and I a lot of searching to find our perfect venue and Fiddler's was beyond what we dreamed of. It truly was a magical wedding classic, elegant, and beautiful. Lorraine ensured that we were happy throughout the whole process and on our wedding night. the food was superb, decor gorgeous, and plenty of staff. Our only complaint was during our rehearsal the banquet Manager Tim seemed to be very disorganized. All in all thought it was a terrific experience.Sent on 01/03/2016
Meghan · Married on 08/01/2015
I can't even begin to put into words how unbeleivable our wedding was, credits to Lorraine, Greg, and the rest of the team at Fiddler's. It was truly magical, and more than my husband and I could have imagined. It was well beyond our expectations. Our families and friends can't stop talking about it! They continue to rave about everything, from the beautiful landscape, to the delicious food, to the magnificent and recently renovated ballroom....everything. It's impressive to see such a large event run SO smoothly, certainly a credit to all of the hard work put in by Lorraine and the team at Fiddler's. Excellent service is clearly a priority, as was apparant from the moment we toured last year.Sent on 08/18/2015
Fiddler's absolutely captured the vision for our wedding, which was large in number, but intimate and fun in nature. The club is so incredibly gorgeous, especially the ballroom, and the food was spectacular (as always)! I'll never forget the feeling I had that night, looking around and seeing my friends and family all together, in what seemed like a magical setting.
Greg was awesome. He took care of us from the minute we started getting ready to be introduced, until way after the party was over. He made sure we ate (the amazing food and cake), and drank plenty of water. He was great, and made sure things went smoothly late into the night. Plenty of guests raved about his "amazingness" as well! I'm so grateful to have had such a picture perfect wedding day, and so grateful to feel so at home at such a beatuful place. I recommend Fiddler's Elbow as a wedding venue a thousand times over!
User4505260 · 2+ years ago
Located about forty minutes outside of New York City, Fiddler's Elbow provides a beautiful setting for an elegant country wedding. Having recently hosted my daughter's wedding reception there, I cannot say enough about how responsive and professional their staff is. The facility is beautiful, the food delicious, and my guests (not to mention the bride and groom) truly enjoyed the evening.Sent on 10/27/2014
Laura · Married on 08/25/2012
I recently got married at Fiddler's Elbow and I have to say everything was absolutely perfect. For what you pay, you really get a lot for each of your guests. Everyone still reminds me how amazing the food was, how great the service was and how the flow of the night was seamless. During the planning process, my father and father-in-law met with the banquet managers because I live in San Francisco. Fathers are actually more demanding than the Bride and I was very impressed at how well they handled our requests and demands. They were very accommodating to each detail and I was so impressed with the end result. The room is beautiful, the back porch is huge, and it is underrated for the press it already gets. The venue grounds were very well kept, and the main dining room has a huge dancefloor with a stage. It really gives the effect of a top notch wedding. It isn't your typical "Grand Ballroom". It has a very country feel to it with exposed brick walls and floor to ceilling windows with doors leading to the wrap around covered porch. Being a former wedding planner myself, I have seen weddings that cost $100k and above (for just the venue) - after seeing those and then mine, there was no difference except for price. I will always be partial to my wedding but it is because everything was just perfect. This review will never do the venue the justice it deserves and that is because there are so many different details that are rare in your typical wedding venues. Go visit the space and you will see what I am talking about! We had 180 guests and all in it was very reasonable.Sent on 11/12/2012
Megan · Married on 08/18/2012
Fiddler's Elbow is not only beautiful but has the most amazing staff and food!!! Everyone there is so kind, thoughtful and helpful!!!! For example, the woman who helped run our wedding, Barbara, even brought her own steamer in case we needed it for the bridesmaids dresses- they think of everything!! We also had my puppy as the ring bearer and it was a cool evening so after the ceremony he relaxed in my mom's car and the valet parking guys were checking on him all night! We didn't even ask them too- so nice :-)Sent on 10/01/2012
We also got tons of compliments from our guests saying it was the best wedding they have ever been too!!!
Sue · Married on 07/23/2011
Amazing Amazing Amazing! Doug is the best, he'll do anything and everything to accomodate what you need. The club does require a membership charge or a sponsorship by a current memeber of the club. The venue is beautiful, with both an indoor and outdoor cocktail area. Food is amazing, ballroom is epic, and the entire second floor is the bridal suite. A lovely place for a fantastic wedding.Sent on 08/10/2011
User2545552 · 2+ years ago
On the whole, I was very pleased with Fiddler's Elbow as the venue for my cocktail hour and reception. Doug Graubard was both knowledgeable and personable, and he was willing to accommodate more than the usual number of food tastings, which we sincerely appreciated since the menu was one of our top priorities. Although he could be slow to respond to e-mails, he made a point of returning phone calls in a timely manner. Doug offered us a 10% military discount off the entire package, on top of the 10% Friday discount. Even so, the price per head was still higher than we had budgeted, but the food was superb and the service was excellent.Sent on 07/18/2012
Bernadette Mitchell, the in-house florist, provided us with bouquets (including a free throw bouquet for the bouquet toss), table centerpieces, pomanders to adorn the ends of the pews in the church, and some larger vases for the place card table and church altar. Her knowledge of flowers is incredible. She photocopied about fifteen pages from a book about flowers (grouped by color), which really helped us narrow down our choices. She explained that "exotic flowers" tend to be pricier, and she offered helpful suggestions for saving money, such as substituting yellow mums for billy balls. She also delivered the flowers to the church and arranged them herself (for a $200 fee), and provided us with milk crates to transport the flowers to Fiddler's Elbow after the ceremony. I'm not sure how her prices compare to those of other florists, but her expertise definitely made it worth the while.
On the day of the wedding, almost everything went according to plan. The Reagan Room was ready for our use in the morning, and both breakfast and lunch were provided for my bridesmaids and I as we got ready. Doug changed the time of the lunch service to accommodate the photo shoot we had scheduled with our photographers, which we appreciated. During the reception, there was one small hitch: the maître d’ brought out the wrong wedding cake. My husband and I noticed that the design was not what we had discussed with the chef, but we assumed that the cake, frosting, and filling were correct. It was not until the actual cake-cutting that we realized the mistake; instead of a yellow cake with chocolate mousse filling and mocha buttercream frosting, it was red velvet cake. I notified Barbara of the mix-up, and the correct cake was served to our guests. However, my husband and I never got to see our actual cake before it was cut, nor were the photographers able to take photos of it, so that was a bit disappointing.
This mix-up aside, I would highly recommend Fiddler’s Elbow to other engaged couples. The food is unrivaled and the combination of indoor and outdoor spaces (the ballroom, the crystal room, the patio, etc.) were ideal for hosting a reception of about 165 people (although they can accommodate up to 250).