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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


    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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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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.

    Geeta Purushuttam Shah

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  • This review is long overdue given our wedding was in November 2017 but better late than never. From the moment we drove up the long driveway leading to Pleasantdale I knew we had found our wedding venue. It was the first and last venue we saw! Fred Fogg was the manager that we worked with to secure our date more than a year in advance of our wedding date. For the full year of planning he was our point of contact answering any questions we had promptly and with the utmost patience. A few months before the wedding we were introduced to Santiago Sevilla. Santi is a miracle worker to say the very least. He is Director of Operations and Head Maitre D' but is so much more that that. He oversees every little detail to ensure everything discussed prior to the wedding comes to fruition. In addition to being in 10 places at the same time he somehow manages to still be by the bride's side to provide a hug, or a laugh to calm nerves. I cannot speak highly enough of Santi. The team at ... Read more

    Cara

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    5 out of 5
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  • Are there words left to describe how amazing this venue is?! My husband and I were married at Pleasantdale on July 2, 2017, and I can't sing the team's praises highly enough. Fred, Santiago and their team create magical experiences that leave imprints on everyone who gets the good fortune of being a part of them. Our wedding day was so special start to finish, and that is because they run the tightest ship anyone could ever hope to be on. (The Titanic would not have sunk if Fred and his team were in charge.) Truly, there was not a moment that was not anticipated, nor a hair out of place. Before my wedding, friends kept telling me "expect for things not to run perfectly, but try not to get caught up in that, it's all about what comes after, etc. etc." HA! They did not have their wedding at Pleasantdale, that is for sure. Everything was literally perfect (and if it wasn't, I certainly wasn't aware of it). The food was spectacular, the venue immaculate (you can't take a bad picture ... Read more

    Victoria

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    5 out of 5
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  • SIMPLY OUTSTANDING. I really cannot adequately articulate how storybook, fairytale PERFECT our wedding day was. We were married at the Pleasantdale on June 3rd, 2017, and from the first moment we arrived on the property (nearly 2 years earlier), to the actual day itself, we had the most extraordinary experience working with the team at Pleasantdale. It is this incredible team of people at Pleasantdale that makes it THE best wedding venue, hands down. The service, attention to detail, and execution is absolutely INCREDBLE. Add to this the breathtaking aesthetic of the estate, the phenomenal menu, and wonderful accommodations – and you have just absolute perfection. Everything we could have ever needed, wanted, and then some, was taken care of by the Pleasantdale staff – often without us even having to think about it. We have received so many compliments about our wedding – people have unanimously agreed that it was THE BEST wedding they had ever been to. It was beyond worth every ... Read more

    amanda

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  • Every single girl dreams of her wedding day, but none of my dreams could have ever prepared me for our wedding here on May 12.As we pulled up the long drive-way, we forgot we were in NJ for a moment, and we knew we HAD to get married here- we never saw anything like this place! Throughout the tour, just walking around the chateau, you felt like you were in a fairytale. Throughout the planning process, Fred, Dawn and the rest of the staff were amazing to us. However, Santiago, our maitre d, stole the show. I instantly fell in love with him, and he made sure every single last detail was perfect the day of our wedding! Every bride needs a Santiago in their life! Everyone was so professional, and organized. The day of our wedding, my husband and I felt like royalty. Getting married here, we expected the best, but everything exceeded our expectations -by a million. My husband and I were each assigned an assistant for the day, who literally made sure we had everything we needed, before we co... Read more

    Veronica

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    5 out of 5
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  • When my wife and I decided to get married at the Pleasantdale Chateau, we knew that we were about to embark on a magical adventure! As a same-sex couple together for 19 years & wanting to experience the wedding of our dreams, the staff at Pleasantdale treated us with love, making us feel very special & at home! Our first tour of the castle can only be described as captivating & magical! Fred, Santiago, Dawn & their staff guided us through every aspect of planning our dream wedding, from picking out each item on the menu, setting up every room perfectly, and even creating two bridal suites so we both had a magical bridal experience! Every wish and desire we had was carefully executed, leaving us to worry about nothing! From the moment our guests arrived, they were greeted with the utmost class, whisked away to the side gardens, where we were married by the creek. Then it was onto the most elaborate cocktail hour with endless gourmet foods that wrapped from inside the great room all ... Read more

    Laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you are looking for a wedding that is so stunning in a storybook setting this is your place. The service is impeccable. Santiago the banquet manager attends to the guests needs during the party that is remarkable. I was told the level of service was in a league of their own by the guests at my daughters wedding. You can customize your wedding and they give you your dreams with a smile

    Allie

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    5 out of 5
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  • There’s so much that can be said about the Pleasantdale Chateau and why a couple should get married there. But I think all it really takes is going to see it to understand why. Because that’s all it took for us. It was the first place we saw, and it was the only place we needed to see after that. Fred Fogg took us around to show us the grounds and we fell in love. We thought we wanted to get married in NYC, but after seeing PDC, that thought was completely wiped away. But having now gone through the experience of having our wedding there, that feeling is only further reinforced 100 times over. We’ve never been married before, but we can’t imagine many places, if any, would come close to what we experienced. And not necessarily because of the venue itself, and how tastefully elegant it is, or how stunning the grounds are, or perfectly private it is, but because of the people. The people at PDC are the sole reason to get married there. When we say they treat you like a king and q... Read more

    Kayla

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  • Pleasantdale was a stunning venue to get married at, and we were extremely satisfied with the overall experience and evening. I wouldn't get married anywhere else in Jersey!

    Jennifer

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  • My husband and I had our wedding at the chateau on Sept 26, 2015. It was by far the best day of our entire lives and all of our guests can not believe the event that we had! Obviously the venue speaks for itself, it is stunningly beautiful but the service we got was beyond amazing. Santiago and his team are an absolute dream to work with. Our attendants did not leave our sides all day and met every need we had. Even our bridal party and family members got the same treatment. We had 1 hiccup with our bus transportation from the hotel where guests were staying and Santiago was right on top of it, making sure my parents did not have to deal with anything (and this was not even part of his job). The food was to die for!!! We had the opportunity to make some menu changes with Fred just a few weeks before the wedding. He offered several new ideas to us and we took them all! We added the whole lobster bar station for cocktail hour and I think it may have been the single best investment of t... Read more

    User6490638

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  • The place is gorgeous but the service wasn't the best. I did not have a friendly waitress, she was had a very smart mouth for her age and not pleasant at all. Did not represent the name of the place. I tried getting help from another employee and told me I had to speak the lady taking care of my table. I did not like the vibe decided to go sit at someone else's table and mingle until dinner was served. I went back to my table and sat with my party and as we all talked among each other I see the same waitress being rude to one of the her employees and putting them on the spot. What she should of done was take them away from the guests. This lady should not be working there with her smart remarks and horrible attitude towards others.

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