(Closed) Need Help On Possible Reception Venues In NJ

posted 7 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Fireflyyy:

Hey FireFlyy!!!

Out of your list, I haven’t personally been to “Water’s Edge- Merri Makers in Sea right” however one of my friends had her sisters wedding there this past July and said it was incredible! She commented on how great they were to work with during the planning stages and how awsome their experience was the day of! She had also talked about how great the food was and that everyone had an outstanding time! I’d say it’s worth looking into :o)

Personally, we did look at Highlawn Pavillion. It’s a unique setting, had once been a casino years ago! Highlawn has amazing views!!! It’s also owned by the same family that owns The Manor, Pleasendale Chateau and Ram’s Head Inn. For my own tastes, I didn’t care for the floor plan. It was a “T” shape, creating a floorplan where some guests wouldn’t be able to see across the room and I had heard past reviews that it could reak havoc with the DJ’s sound flowing throughout. The other thing that turned me off, was that I wanted a good size bridal suite for primping before the cocktail hour, but the one there is extremely, extremely small. I could barely move in it. Needless to say, there was no way I could have navigated it in a bridal gown. Overall they have positive reviews and the views, again, are outstanding! I believe the pricing for a Saturday night was right around $115 per head. I’m also pasting a link into this post for you that I had done on a different website that gives a breakdown of pricing on a bunch of places we looked at. I thought it might help you a little. Please let me know if I can help you out in any way possible :o)

http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/heres-some-nj-reception-hall-pricing/eb0b2909c226eaea.html

Best Wishes!!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

FI’s family had Xmas eve dinner at the Pluckemin Inn, it was a nice place.  Three course dinner (appetizer, course, dessert) was $65/head when we went.

http://www.pluckemininn.com/

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Oh and I called Perona Farms for some information as well. I saw a ton of pictures of it online and loved them! I had a friend who attended a wedding there several years ago and said it was a great place to go for an affair! They were really nice to talk to on the phone and will shoot you over and info. you need in an email so you can have a hardcopy. I believe their pricing for a sturday night in the Spring (which was the time I had been inquiring about) was around $115, possibly $120. They did say that they were able to negotiate if we wanted to change up the package. Definitely worth checking out :o)**They were also featured in VH1’s series “My Big Friggin Wedding.”** One of the couples were married there and you can watch the episodes online at:  http://www.vh1.com/shows/my_big_friggin_wedding/series.jhtml it was Matt & Amanda and I think they were married in episode 7

Hope this helps!!!

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hey firefly!! Perona Farms is really pretty! I had a friend have a wedding there and my brother had his prom and both were really nice, and its in a pretty area!

Highlawn Pavillion- Has a really pretty view, BUT I think they focus more on the view than their food to be honest!

Good luck searching! I just got engaged and started making a list as well!! Soo many places in N. Jersey I have no idea where to start!

Good luck with everything! Cool

Post # 8
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Wannabee

I dont know if I am too late – but my bff had her wedding at Waters Edge.  Everything was awesome.  Sal – was AMAZING! He not only made sure the brides were ok, but also the wedding party. This also includes all the staff as well! Before the ceremony I was about to sew up a broken clasp on the brides halter when one of the waitresses saw what we were doing and offered to bring in another waitress who was a seamstress! Totally saved the day!

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Crossed Keys Inn (Andover, NJ):  http://www.crossedkeys.com

I was interested in this venue as well but they have a ton of restrictions (wedding has to be over by a certain time because of sound restrictions) and also a lot of additional fees

Highlawn Pavilion (West Orange, NJ):  http://www.highlawn.com

I have never been there but am getting married at The Manor (same owners) which has been fabulous

Branches (West Long Branch, NJ):  http://www.branchescatering.com/weddings.aspx

Again, haven’t been there BUT a friend looked into it for her wedding and said they tack on a lot of extra fees and nickel and dime

Grounds For Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ):  http://www.groundsforsculpture.org

Went and checked this place out. The issue is it is really small and can only fit a small # of people. This might work for you thought.

Perona Farms (Andover, NJ):  http://www.peronafarms.com

Was also on my list but I heard the food was terrible and know a bride that was dissappointed with her food.

Water’s Edge by Merri Maker’s (Sea Bright, NJ):  http://www.merrimakers.com/locations/watersedge.html

Never been there have no idea.

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Anyone have been to the Venetians? How are their pricing?

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Venetian in Garfield was AMAZING! Food, ambience, everything.  Went for a small Saturday afternoon wedding and even tho it was a smaller wedding – they still pulled out all the stops! My Boyfriend or Best Friend said my face when they did their dessert display was priceless! I am not sure about pricing – but food was YUMMMY – and lots of it!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My fiance and I are getting married on the beach in June this year at Ocean Place in Long Branch…how you checked them out?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I visited Perona Farms and Crossed Keys.  The thing about Perona Farms is that it’s not REALLY a farm.  I felt like the pictures on the website made it look a lot more rustic-y then they were and the barn they show on the website isn’t really available to have (plus I think i think it’s a short drive from the reception hall).

 

On the other hand I LOVED the Crossed Keys. It’s my dream location. I talked to the coordinator/owner there and she was so super nice and I just loved the history of the place and I thought it was just goregeous.  The only thing that stopped us from booking them was that they didn’t have a great rain option.  The grounds and the 100 year old trees are what really sold me, and if it rained you had to have everything in the tent.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had my sweet 16 at MerriMakers. It’s a nice location, right on the beach, but personally I don’t think it’s nice enough for a wedding (no offense to anyone, I just think it’s kind of drab inside)

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Look into Weddings of Distinction…..if it’s in your budget….it’s pretty expensive….but there are 2 beautiful places on LBI, Mallard Island Yacht Club and Bonnett Island….The Stateroom is another option….

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mommalita:

The Venetian quoted me between $100-$180 depending on the day of the week ofcourse.  They also have a 200 guests min for a Saturday eve wedding.

@Fireflyyy:

did you decide on a place yet? We’re looking for next August and have been all over, still no luck yet.  

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