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


    samantha

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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!

    Dominique Chacanias

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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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Rachel

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I were married at Pleasantdale Chateau a few weeks ago and cannot say enough great things about the entire Pleasantdale team and the service they provide. All the reviews on here are 100% accurate... Pleasantdale is truly the best of the best in the event/wedding industry - the staff is beyond compare. From the second I arrived on my wedding day, my bridal consultant (hi Vira!) was there to greet me and stuck by my side the ENTIRE day. She anticipated my EVERY need and saved the day countless times (from helping me to fix my hair and my veil, assisting me to and from the limo in the rain and during pictures outside in the rain, keeping me hydrated throughout the day, bustling my dress PERFECTLY and in record time, and keeping me calm throughout the entire day like a personal therapist), Vira was simply THE BEST and I honestly cannot imagine having gotten through the day without her! (Also props to Lessly for her help as well!) And who can forget Santiago and Fred? Both a... Read more

    Lawrence Metelitsa

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  • My wife (still weird saying that) and I got married at the Pleasantdale on January 18 2019. After first seeing the place, meeting Fred and his staff several times, reading others reviews, the bar was set extraordinarily high, the hype was legitimately at Flavor Flav levels and yet exceeded all expectations. The place itself, the way the handle their business is different from every other venue. You are not handed a menu and packages when you arrive, food is seasonal and the menu changes. Nothing is cookie cutter, the entire experience is catered to your specific wants and needs and i assume no two parties are really alike. I myself am a foodie and bonded with Fred a year before the wedding over our discussion about passion for all things culinary. He remembered this when it was time to pick out our menu and worked with us to craft the most incredible spread any of my friends and family had ever seen at any wedding or special event before. People are still talking about the cock... Read more

    Angelica Teachout

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  • My husband and I were married here on December 7th, 2018. Residing in Texas, we did not have the luxury of visiting with vendors at our leisure. We performed thorough reseach, narrowed it down to our favorites, booked appointments at 6 venues, flew to New Jersey where we met with each, all in the same day. In my opinion, it's the absolute best way to shop because all of the details of each venue is fresh. Each of them was nice in their own way, however, The Pleasantdale was our final stop, and blew all others out of the water! Not only was The Pleasantdale Chateau in a category all-its-own, the knowledge, thoroughness, & detailed tour with Fred Fogg was unlike any other. He just knew EVERYTHING and easily answered any and all questions we had. We booked almost immediately, and I am so thankful that we did!!! They were on top of every little detail!!! Leading up to the wedding, we corresponded with Dawn a lot and, she too, was fabulous to work with. She always got back to us at lightn... Read more

    Melissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • When we started our wedding venue search, the Pleasantdale Chateau was our first stop and it should have been our last. First of all, simply entering the grounds is stunning. We drove up to this breathtaking venue and I already felt like I was in a fairytale. That same weekend we toured other venues, but I knew we were destined to be married at the Pleasantdale. Not only was it beautiful but it would be dedicated to us entirely for 24 hours. I did not want a “bride in, bride out” experience. While other venues were lovely, there was such a high level of service and attention the Pleasantdale offered, which is exactly what I wanted for our wedding day. Working with Fred, Dawn and Santiago throughout our months of planning could not have gone smoother. While they are incredibly professional and responsive, they are also just fun to work with! We loved the experience of finalizing our menu and the details of the big day. They made me feel completely at ease because they do not miss... Read more

    Melissa Pistilli Fischer

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  • There’s not much to say other than .. perfection! There is no place like the PDC & we are so lucky we got to celebrate our special day here. The staff and the grounds were incredible. Cannot wait to go back for Deja Vu night.
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