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Venues in Elmer, NJ,
(856) 358-2000
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 155 Reviews


    Grisel A.

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    5 out of 5
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  • What more can I say but that from the moment I stepped foot at Running Deer until the moment I left for the night I did not have to do one thing!! Heather and the team made sure I really got to enjoy my day. The food was amazing, the service was great and when it came to setting up, they really made my vision come to life. Not only did they make sure that I was doing great that day but our family and friends as well. Running Deer made my wedding day as perfect as can be. If you haven’t picked a spot yet I would def suggest them 100 times over !! Thank you again Kate, Heather and Miranda.

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    Simply magical!!! We are boasting with pride right now reading your review. Thank you for taking the time to write. We're loving reading your new name!! It has the perfect "ring" to it =) You made our experience equally as enjoyable. You are both so lovely and carefree. We wish you an infinite number of years of happiness together! And please keep your hubby on his toes by beating him at cornhole!! You guys rock!

    Coleen S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My son and beautiful daughter in law got married here on 10-6-19. I was taken aback when we first arrived at how beautiful it was. The outside wedding was breathtaking. Absolutely perfect! Once the ceremony was over and we were done with the outside pictures, we joined our friends and family for coctail hour which was outside and again it was a perfect setting. The reception itself was made very enjoyable with the friendly and competent staff. A special shout out to the bartenders for the evening. The important part for me other than the fact that my son married his princess, was Heather. She was with us every step of the day. How she was with the groomsmen and the bride and her girls at the same time, i will never know. She catered to their every need including drinks and food and comfort for them both calming them down before their walk down the isle. As mother of the groom, I have never felt more special because of Heather. She talked with my husband and I and more impor... Read more

    Cait

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    5 out of 5
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  • I just had my wedding here three days ago and I honestly could not wait any longer to write this review. From start to finish I have nothing but amazing things to say about the staff working at Running Deer. The food is absolutely amazing and the place is GORGEOUS!!! First, I met with Miranda, who was extremely kind, helpful, and detail oriented during my venue search. She helped me pick the perfect date, and package that best suited my needs. Next I met with Kaitlyn, who is absolutely AMAZING!! No matter what she was in constant contact with the entire planning process. She walked me through hiring vendors, gave her personal and very honest opinion (which was extremely refreshing and helpful) about linens, food choices, and really showed how dedicated she is to her clients. And last but certainly not least.. Heather DeRosa. On my wedding day- 10/06/19, I was greeted by Heather when I first arrived at Running Deer to prepare for my wedding. As most people are, I was extremely nervous a... Read more

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    You. deserved. every. second. You are such a doll and we can't express enough how thankful we are to read we made "your dreams come true!" You are a true testament that fairy tales do come true. Your day was picture perfect. We gushed over your fabUlous decor, salivated over your on-point moody hue cake, and basked in your enchanted Timbers ceremony. PLEASE share pictures when available!! Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and emotions with us. We will always look back on your special day with fondness. Much love from The Deer! xo

    Mike S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I had the pleasure of hosting my son (Sean) and daughter-in-law's (Kristen) wedding this weekend. Everything was absolutely gorgeous!!! The food was delicious! (Hats off to the chef!) I especially want to thank Kaitlyn and Miranda for all their help guiding us through the entire process. Last but not least, Heather our concierge for the evening gave my entire family the best evening anyone could hope for! The attention she paid to every detail was flawless! Every time we turned around, somehow she was there! My wife and I will be forever grateful. Mike & Sharon Bowen

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    Dear Mike & Sharon, Thank you for entrusting the Running Deer Team to execute Sean & Kristen's wedding day!! And what a FUN party it was! You have such a lovely family. We're grateful for the opportunity to give you and your family the memories they deserve. Looking forward to seeing you on the course again soon! Your Friends at Running Deer

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Running Deer was the best venue we could ever hope to have for our wedding!! From our very first visit, we knew we wanted to have our wedding and reception at Running Deer. This venue was considerably more affordable than any comparable venue in North Jersey. They charge by monetary values and not per person, which was a huge deciding factor for us. When we found out they still had a Saturday available in the summer, we jumped at the chance and I'm so glad we did. From the very beginning, Kaitlyn G. was so incredibly helpful and patient! I must've emailed her nearly 50 times in the months leading up to the wedding and she was always happy to answer any of my questions. My now husband and I live about two and a half hours away from Running Deer, so they were great about doing everything through email so that we wouldn't have to make the trip too often. The wedding itself went so smoothly, it was a dream. We asked if we could get to the venue much earlier than originally agreed upon... Read more

    Kelly

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married at Running Deer Golf Club on 8/9/19 and we were very pleased with our experience. From the very start, we knew we chose the right place. Michael, Kate, and Miranda were welcoming, kind, and helpful from the get-go. Leading up to the wedding. people who were familiar with Running Deer Had only great things to say about it and now we know why. We chose the Timbers ceremony space and it was exactly what we wanted - an intimate, unique space that you don’t usually find at a golf club. This carried into the reception room, too. The grounds are immaculate and the Timbers space was freshly spruced up on the morning of our wedding. We had some different requests for our wedding and they were extremely accommodating which put my worries at ease. Everything ran like a well-oiled machine and they were true professionals. The food was DELICIOUS! We highly recommend Running Deer Golf Club for your future events!

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    We are incredibly honored to read your sentiments... thank you! And thank you for taking the time to put pen to paper and express your emotions. From start to finish, you were both gracious, humble, kind, and FUN! A true match for each other through and through. To see your wedding come to fruition was a dream. We love your eye for design and your approach to planning. We know you'll experience the same seamless transition as husband and wife, as you did throughout this journey. Congratulations and know that a Salmon with Crab Newburg Sauce entree will always be waiting for you at The Deer!!! ❤

    Alison U.

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    5 out of 5
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  • AMAZING! Running deer made my wedding dreams a reality. They were so kind and easy to work with. They catered to my every whim and desire throughout the wedding planning process and then made everything run smoothly on the actual wedding day! Perfect!

    Alexa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Running Deer was absolutely amazing catering to mine; and my current husband’s every need! Every question you have Kaitlyn answered thoroughly and within a good window of time so the stress level stays low! The day of our wedding Heather was guiding us through every step and made us feel relaxed. I can’t brag enough about this wonderful venue!

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    And we can't brag enough about how adorable you two are!!! From your charming cutting board favors to your heartwarming vows, the universe certainly knew what it was doing when it put you two together. We are so fortunate to have taken this path with you. Your kindness throughout the planning process is valued beyond all measure. As the Fabulous Audrey Hepburn says, “If I get married, I want to be very married.” And you, are very married. You're all in!! With love, Your Family at Running Deer –

    Stephanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Absolute perfection in every way. From the moment we walked into Running Deer, Kevin and I knew it was the one (and believe me, we looked at a lot of placed prior). Everything about it was exactly what we wanted, but to make things even better, the people couldn't have been nicer. Miranda is everything you need and more. She's the nicest person ever and she genuinely cares about you and your wedding day. She got to know my whole family and really spent time making sure we had exactly what we needed. On our wedding day, she came and sat with me for a little just to chat and was my look out in the hallway so I didn't see my husband, and I have moments with her that I will cherish forever. Kaitlyn is equally sweet. She is always willing to help you out and do so with a smile on her face. She was the first person I saw on my wedding day, and just her telling me "hey, everything that's set up now is for your day" was the first moment I realized it was MY day. And Heather was the greatest gi... Read more

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    We have tears streaming down our faces.... Thank you for taking time out of your hectic schedule to write such a heartfelt review. THIS is why we love our jobs. Knowing you and Kevin had the wedding day of your dreams, means everything to us. We are humbled by your sentiments, grateful for your friendship, and revel in the fact this is not the last time we will see you! Like you, we wish we could relieve your journey and special day all over again. You were all such a pleasure to work with. Your kindness in the throes of wedding planning speaks volumes to your characters. Running Deer cherishes our relationship with your family and look forward to seeing you in many years to come!

    Jaclyn B.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I just got married at Running Deer on 5/31/19! I cannot say enough AMAZING things about this venue. From booking our event to the day of the wedding, the staff at Running Deer made each part of the wedding planning process so smooth and effortless. They catered to every request and were available to answer any question with ease. When it came to our wedding day, no detail was left unnoticed and they were right with us every step of the way. The space looked magical and the day was perfection. So many of our guests have told us how much they loved all the food, our signature cocktail, and how organized and professional all the staff were throughout the night. We were fortunate to have Miranda as our day of wedding coordinator and she did not miss a beat! She made sure everything and everyone was right where they needed to be at all times and that we were taken care of all night long. I seriously couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day and thank Running Deer soooo much for mak... Read more

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    We LOVE to see your new name in writing, Mrs. Brutsche!! Thank you for your sincere review and for allowing us the gratification to be part of your union. Your wedding was full of magic, tears, goosebumps, laughter and heartfelt words that we are sure never to forget. We will cherish these moments with you forever! Can't wait to see images of your picture perfect day!!

    Kira S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • What can we say about running deer that hasn’t already been said? Extremely professional and passionate about weddings. Kaitlyn was fabulous with helping us with our planning and took such care into answering all of our questions or concerns. If you need someone who will answer all of your calls, emails or texts when wedding panic sets it, she’s your girl. She gave my husband and I so much reassurance and respect during the entire process. Not to mention how fabulous heather was! She was practically my right hand during the big day. She hustled all day and night and helped me with anything I needed. I’ll admit I was worried and stressed up to the day of the wedding, but between heather and Kaitlin, all my worries washed away. They really did make the day flow perfectly and I am beyond pleased with how it all turned out. If you’re looking for a place where the people actually care about you and your needs, you’ve come to the right place.

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    Dear Mrs. Smaniotto, you're married!! We love reading your new last name...it has such a beautiful ring to it! We humbly thank you for your review and not to mention your organization skills. =) We appreciate all your attention to detail to ensure we fulfilled our duty to you. You and your husband have such big hearts that were contagious. We're honored you put your faith in us to make your dreams come true. Congratulations! You will always be part of the Running Deer Family!

    Amber

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    5 out of 5
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  • We can’t say enough wonderful things about Running Deer Golf Club, the service was outstanding, the food was out of this world , and not only did my husband and I get anything we needed before we could even ask for it, they took even better care of our grandparents!!! It’s honestly the little things!! Miranda, Kate, Heather and the rest of the staff were out of this world!! If you want a perfect day, to run smoothly and a gorgeous venue with multiple settings Running Deer is that place!!!

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    Everyone should be so lucky to have the love you two share!! It was a wedding to remember and we are truly, truly thankful for your review and allowing us the opportunity to be part of the magic! Thank you for noticing the details. We took great pride in executing your vision. It was beyond gratifying for us. You were a joy to work with and hope you stay in touch with us!! You always have a home at Running Deer!

    Samantha

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  • Running Deer's wedding crew is just incredible. They made all of our dreams and more come true. Kaitlyn, Miranda, and Heather are wonderful - they were punctual, great listeners (to exactly what we wanted and our vision), kind, and extreme helpers. They all really cared about our day. I would recommend Running Deer to every couple!

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    Our dearest Sam, you still have us in tears over the love both your families share! You embrace life to the fullest and it showed in every part of your planning down to the gorgeous chandelier at the ceremony. Special touches like this make your wedding unforgettable. We wish you nothing but the ABSOLUTE best in your futures together. You better visit us on your first anniversary!! =)

    Allison

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    5 out of 5
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  • I’m trying to get everyone I know to get married and Running Deer and invite me so that I can keep going back! We spent three months looking for a venue that was in our budget, had a beautiful outdoor ceremony site, amazing food, and professional event planners, and we were totally dumbfounded that it took us so long to find this venue. So much was included in their package prices compared to similar venues that we were able to have it all- lots of cocktail hour snacks, top shelf bar, classy dinner options, AND in budget. From the first email to the follow up after the wedding, RD staff were prompt, friendly, and helpful. The day of my wedding I felt like they were part of our group of friends- the way they shared our excitement and made sure everything was perfect was above and beyond. When I was missing a table number they actually found a block of wood that closely resembled my other table numbers and made one. Our “wedding consierge” (basically a wedding coordinator/personal ... Read more

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    Allison!! We are obsessed with your gorgeous photos! Your photographer truly captured the essence of the day. You were absolutely stunning in your gown, your Timbers ceremony was something out of a storybook fairytale, and your ballroom makes us want to get married all over again! The romance of the evening is something we all strive for. Thank you for your review and sharing your intimate moments with us. You are loved by Running Deer Golf Club!

    Candice T.

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    5 out of 5
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  • They made my wedding day super Easy!! They brought my vision to life! They made sure at all times I was okay and didn't need anything. They thought of things that I didn't even think about. I had a personal assistant it was Awesome!! Can't thank them enough. Definitely the Best venue!!

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