- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
After much deliberation this weekend, we decided to go with Costa Del Sol in Union, NJ for our wedding reception dinner. We booked the “Celestial” room and it is absolutely beautiful! After having visited there, Macaluso’s, The Manor, Perona Farms and Mayfair Farms on Saturday, it came down to Costa Del Sol and Macaluso’s.
We met with the owner (Joseph) at Macaluso’s and my fiance was really impressed and liked it a lot, but just felt like it was all a little too much for him. The pricing difference wasn’t overly significant between the Costa Del Sol package we got and the “Deluxe” package at Macaluso’s (the Royal package however was a big difference), but even with the great discount that they were offering us, and the value of what we’d be getting there, it was still a bit more $ overall and my fiance is just not generally used to or comfortable with those types of overly “fancy” venues, and felt that he still wanted something more on the “natural” and “simple” side. Also, I think when the owner told him that our first dance would be broadcast on a huge TV that would drop down from the ceiling, as well as several other small screens throughout the ballroom, it was the deal breaker, lol.
So we met with one of the owners (Tony) at Costa Del Sol on Sunday afternoon and signed the contract with him for Saturday, July 7, 2012. He was so accomodating to all of our requests and we are both looking forward to working with him for the remainder of our (very long) engagement. Also, in comparison to the sticker shock we encountered while searching for our perfect venue, they were priced both reasonably and affordably.
Even though it is a bit smaller than their Barcelona room, we booked the Celestial room because it offers a good compromise on exactly what we were both looking for in a venue. It’s a really pretty “open” space that has a glass conservatory type entrance to it and has indoor seating for up to 200 (although I think that would be a tight fit) and outdoor patio seating for up to 160. I think we will have approximately 150 guests, so space wise we will be fine.
The cocktail hour will be served outside and if it’s raining (I really hope it’s not), they have a covered glass pavilion that they will use instead. So far, all of the feedback that I’ve received from people who have been there has been that the food and service are great and they all said they’ve enjoyed the parties they’ve been to.
So one MAJOR thing off my checklist and about 500 more to go!
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