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Venues in West Orange, NJ,
(973) 731-5600
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 71 Reviews


    Jenny

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  • You pull up to this venue and wow, immediate reaction, amazing. I could not stop smiling even my fiancé was in awe. We were highly considering this venue for our wedding especially after seeing the inside. You walk in you are immediately greeted as if they knew you. As we waited for Fred, we were admiring the architecture and the unique look of Pleasantdale. Fred greeted us, sat down, and told us a little about the history of Pleasantdale, which I love places that have history and beautiful architecture, then lead us on a tour. Amazing. I almost cried walking into the ballroom. Now, my fiancé and I are looking at each other like this is definitely the place we want. Fred leads us into his office, shows us a video of what the property looks like in the fall, then starts to tell us what magazines they were featured in, how the cake boss had his daughters sweet 16 there, etc. Then he starts with pricing and we figured it wasn’t going to be a wedding that was going to cost us $20,0... Read more

    Sophia

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jaw drops and butterflies in your stomach the moment you walk in the French Chateau. The history, class, and unique, stunning architecture is supported by the most phenomenal professionals you’ll ever meet. My husband and I had to pinch ourselves! Pleasantdale was the first venue we visited and while we knew this was THE ONE, we wanted to keep searching. Big mistake. Our hearts brought us right back. Many have tried to duplicate this stunning chateau and nothing compares. Nothing ever will. We worked with Fred and instantly felt like family. Pleasantdale’ s philosophy is all around creating exceptional experiences for their brides and grooms and they far exceeded anything we could ever dream of. They will anticipate your every need! Outside of Fred’s amazing leadership, we were blessed with Santi, who led the night’s events perfectly. Our guests got to spent the night on-site and even the guestroom accommodations and experience was exceptional! I assure you. THE B... Read more

    samantha

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you want the perfect fairytale wedding, this is it! There is nothing else like it in the US. There simply isn't something better. From the impeccable service team, to the amazing food you will be wowed from the moment you enter the Pleasantdale Chateau. This place is the stuff of dreams, and I can't wait to one day visit again!

    Alexandra

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    5 out of 5
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  • Words cannot begin to describe or express how amazing the Pleasantdale Chateau is!!!! I had my wedding here in December 2019 and we booked it in July 2018. We looked at multiple other venues before coming here and nothing in the NJ/NY area even came close to impressing us as much as the PDC did. It was an absolute no brainer to host our wedding reception here :) Where do I even begin with this review.... Pre-wedding: Fred (director of sales and catering) was the first person we met through our experience. He took us on a tour, walked through examples menus, pricing, and was our main point of contact until a month or so before the big day. He is absolutely amazing in every way. He answered all of our emails so quickly (and there were a lot!) and let us do our engagement shoot on the property. His main goal (as well as the entire staff) was to make our wedding day memorable and absolutely perfect...he went above and beyond in every way in achieving that goal. About a month ... Read more

    Dominique Chacanias

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    5 out of 5
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  • “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” I sing this song as I drive down Chestnut Street to Red Bank Catholic High School. I have been doing this with my daughter for three years now. “You have everything?” I ask as she reaches for the car door handle. “Uh huh,” she answers. She leans over and gives me a peck on the cheek. “Have a great day, Princess; make a difference!” I tell her and she is out the door. She is already going through the door by the time I can give her one of our little waves one last time. She is a junior now and this will be the last year I will drive her to school first thing in the morning. I think about that as she enters the school. “We have been doing this for years, Princess,” I tell myself while other cars and buses pull in. “Just you and I in the car on the way to school in the morning.” The old gray Volvo station wagon, the singing of chestnuts roasting, the hurried pecks on the cheek, the little waves. I rea... Read more

    Jared Center

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    5 out of 5
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  • Direct copy of the thank you email we sent Pleasantdale...enjoy. Words can't truly express how thankful and grateful we are for all of you helping make our wedding weekend everything we dreamed of and more. From the momentous day of saying "yes" to PDC with Fred, to the barrage of email questions and requests from Laura and me over the 18 months, to the Finals meeting with Fred and Santiago, to the drop-off appointment with Dawn and Marta, to the actual wedding...it was all so perfect. To make this email easier to read, I'm going chronologically ;) Venue We probably heard this about 50 times from our friends and family..."Oh my god, as we drove down the driveway looking for the place, and made the turn to the front, our jaws dropped when we saw the grounds and chateau for the first time. It was one of the most beautiful venues we've ever been to." We tend to agree :) The weather was extremely cooperative and the day could not have been better for the ceremony to our pictures. I... Read more

    Mary

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    5 out of 5
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  • Words can’t explain how magical and amazing this place is. After seeing several venues, we thought it would be impossible to find 1) beautiful venue 2) great food 3) kind and attentive staff, until we met Fred and team at Pleasantdale Chateau. The venue is breathtakingly beautiful; we didn’t need to go anywhere else for photos. There were several places inside and outside for breathtaking photos. Months later, people are STILL talking about how amazing the food is. We don’t even know where to begin with the staff. Such incredible people who treated our wedding like we are family. Santiago, our Maitre D, was personable, funny, and took care of all the details of the day. Marta made sure everything was organized and even helped us the morning after our wedding to collect our stuff. The bridal attendants, Jessica and Jennifer, bent over backwards for us. Jessica first noticed I was getting over heated after taking photos outside and immediately got cold towels to put on me. They got... Read more

    Veronica

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got married at Pleasantdale Chateau in August. Let me start by saying “wow”! From the beginning of our search, we knew this was going to be great, because everywhere I looked, I could only find/hear good things about this place (even from people that work for other venues), so we had really high expectations. From the first meeting with Fred to the very end (the morning after our wedding), Pleasantdale Chateau exceeded our expectations in every aspect. Thank you, Fred, Santiago and everyone else who made our day perfect! The place was gorgeous (we went for our tour in the winter, it was really nice, but when we went back close to the wedding date, it was absolutely stunning!); service was amazing, and the food, omg, was insane in terms of both quantity and quality (guests were definitely wow-ed, many of them said it’s the best they’ve ever had, which we were very glad to hear, because food was the most important factor to us when picking our venue). My only regret was, we... Read more

    dominique zaino

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married a month ago (8/24/19) at Pleasantdale Chateau and it was like a fairy tale. We had the time of our lives and the venue is magical. Fred Fogg and Santiago really do everything in their power to make sure you have the most beautiful and stress free wedding day. From the day we booked our wedding date, everything was PERFECT. Everyone was quick to respond to questions and emails. Their attention to detail is impeccable. The service we received was out of this world. The whole event ran like a well-oiled machine. The food was outstanding and over the top (in a good way), the venue is insanely gorgeous, and the hospitality cannot be beaten. Our guests had a fabulous time and still can't stop talking about how amazing everything was from the elaborate cocktail hour to the beautiful grounds to the spectacular ballroom. Our ceremony was outside and it was magnificent. The after party was a perfect way to end a night that we wanted to last forever. Our farewell brun... Read more

    Junnie Shah

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    5 out of 5
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  • When looking for a venue, we must have toured at least 15+ venues throughout New Jersey until we came across this one. Once we toured it, we were all in agreement that this was the one! Having seen plenty of golf clubs, ballrooms, as well as another chateau or two chateau - there was something authentic about Pleasantdale. There was a sense of history and warmth at this venue versus the many other stark, white venues I came across. There were other venues that tried to offer this same appeal, but come no where close. Throughout the grounds you find unique architecture that cannot even be compared to usual, mundane ballrooms! Such a beautiful property added an element of decor that no florist or decorator could provide. Beautiful grounds aside, the team at Pleasantdale was incredible. Both Fred and Santiago worked with us to create a day that would be unique and special to us. They were on top of every detail. They made our wedding seamless without any hiccups. All our guests still ... Read more

    Nicole Adamo

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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! During our planning meeting a month before our wedding we met Santiago, the Maitre’d. Right... Read more

    Yiwen Jia

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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. 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 a... Read more

    Elizabeth T

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I had our wedding at Pleasantdale a few weeks ago. The calls from our guests have been endless. The food was phenomenal and the service was impeccable. My husband and I had our eyes set on a different venue when we were deciding where to get married, but were supposed to have our appointment the day after visiting Pleasantdale. We never made it there. When we walked into Pleasantdale it just took our breath away. We knew it was our place. Every room has a different feel and style to it, and combined, the chateau is just exquisite. It was exactly the vibe we were looking for and struggled to find elsewhere. Fred was fantastic, accommodating, a true professional. Everything we asked for he made happen. He genuinely wanted to make us the happiest bride and groom. Working with Pleasantdale was seamless. Fred advised us on vendors, menu selection, and all the little details along the way. He was always available and eager to help in any way possible. Last... Read more

    D.S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • To say our wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau was a fairytale is an understatement. We had read many raving reviews beforehand, so our expectations were extremely high, but somehow they still managed to completely exceed our expectations. We visited nearly a dozen places first (even Manhattan’s finest venues) but once we stepped foot on the grounds of the Pleasantdale Chateau my fiance and I looked at each other, and we both knew this was the place for us. The grounds, the decor, the architecture, and the character are all equally beautiful, intricate, and impeccable. There simply is no other place like the Pleasantdale. Many other venues felt impersonal, run of the mill, and cookie cutter, but here, they cater and personalize the wedding JUST FOR YOU! Our families are very old school Italian, so we had very specific food requests and high expectations on taste and presentation, and the Pleasantdale “italianized” our wedding to meet our high Italian food standards. As amazin... Read more

    Kimberly Falcone

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    5 out of 5
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  • If I could give the Pleasantdale more than 5 stars, I would. We went to view the venue and immediately knew this was where we had to get married. From the history, to the architecture, to the uniqueness in the experience they provide, there is no other choice but the Pleasantdale. Fred, Santiago, and team went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day not only ran smoothly, but that we had nothing to worry about the day of. Personal attendants, extensive delectable menu choices, you name it and the Pleasantdale delivers.
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