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Venues in Paterson, NJ,
(973) 930-9626
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4.3 out of 5
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  • 46 Reviews


    Deborah Stern

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • We wanted something a little different, and that it was! From the time our guests got on the trolleys and walked through the door to a very cool space, the feedback was fantastic! We brought in an outside caterer (Main Event/Mauzone) who presented the most fabulous food, and a wonderful florist (Papaya Events), but the venue itself is a huge, cool space with wonderful lighting and many interesting photo ops (try to utilize the waterfalls up the street for photos as well). The owner Dave tries very hard to accommodate everything needed. I would recommend this venue; we did also hire an outside coordinator for that day, to take care of the myriad details involved in an event of that size (we had 425 people), and that helped everything flow smoothly.

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    We remain dedicated to providing the most Exceptional wedding Experience! Please visit our Art Factory Expo this Sunday (10/27/19) from 11-4 to meet our progressive and new team of caterers, event planners and vendors while touring our vibrant stages. http://www.artfactory.us.com

    Jessica Gomez

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Before I jump in, just some context: -95 person wedding in April 2019 -Only wedding that day -Booked a year in advance -Did the catering through them (tapas style) -The two wedding coordinators were hired a few months after we booked -It was pretty much exactly how we imagined it to be and the greatest day of our lives If we had to do it again, we would still get married at the Art Factory. I'm not going to lie and say every single detail was absolutely perfect, but the ones that mattered definitely were. When we first visited The Art Factory, we primarily spoke with David and Donata and I can second all the reviews that say they pretty much communicate a "whatever you want, we'll do" approach. My husband and I are VERY laid back and didn't have any major requests in terms of decor (we did not request that certain things be ordered or created for us - our requests mostly consisted of things like furniture placement and in-house decorations for the tables.) Communication was ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We remain dedicated to providing the most Exceptional wedding Experience! Please visit our Art Factory Expo this Sunday (10/27/19) from 11-4 to meet our progressive and new team of caterers, event planners and vendors while touring our vibrant stages. http://www.artfactory.us.com

    Claire

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    3.4 out of 5
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  • To summarize: At the end of the day everything came together beautifully and blew our expectations out of the water, but it was a bit of a journey to get there. For context, we had an August wedding with 150 guests, booked almost a year in advance, dinner was family style. The good: Everything that was promised happened! Over the months, we met with Justin a few times to iron out general decor and ideas we had specific to our wedding. We had some Harry Potter elements that we wanted included, ranging from hanging candles at the altar to ‘flying keys’ over our sweetheart table. They really went above and beyond in creating these fixtures (Thanks, Noel)! I hope they suggest the flying keys for future couples. :) Art Factory was extremely easy to work with for our outside vendors (music, photo, catering). They met with each vendor any time we requested it and always provided helpful information. People loved our food (New Orleans family style) which was served promptl... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We remain dedicated to providing the most Exceptional wedding Experience! Please visit our Art Factory Expo this Sunday (10/27/19) from 11-4 to meet our progressive and new team of caterers, event planners and vendors while touring our vibrant stages. http://www.artfactory.us.com

    Yoon Jang

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    2 out of 5
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  • We visited the Art Factory in January 2019. David, the owner, and Chefs Jonathan and Ty totally sold us on the space. So much in fact that we booked that same day. Since the booking however, we were constantly disappointed by the lack of communication. As our messages on Basecamp--their main method of communication--went unanswered, we were left wondering if we would actually get what we were promised. The only way we could elicit a response on Basecamp was to personally text David. During our décor meeting, no one from the venue was taking any notes. Donata--in charge of decor--had to point out to Justin--one of the coordinators--that he wasn't taking any notes to which he replied that he'll remember everything. Thankfully, our day-of-coordinator, Christina had written everything down and passed it on to them. Three days before the wedding, as we were dropping off our alcohol, we were told that our ceremony space was under construction and that we might not be able to get married... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We remain dedicated to providing the most Exceptional wedding Experience! Please visit our Art Factory Expo this Sunday (10/27/19) from 11-4 to meet our progressive and new team of caterers, event planners and vendors while touring our vibrant stages. http://www.artfactory.us.com

    Shelly

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    2.2 out of 5
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  • Our experience at Art Factory (AF) was a very mixed bag. We first visited in spring 2018 and were impressed. It is a gorgeous, historic space with lots of possibility, big visions by the owners, and potential for so many varied uses. We liked that it was atypical, interesting, fairly cheap, involved a lot of customizations, and included everything in one price. We were also impressed by the charm and passion of the owner David. He and his wife, Donata, whom we thought would be doing all the design/execution of our wedding day experience, were a quirky and agreeable couple who seemed to share in our vision of having an offbeat but beautiful wedding. In the end, we did have a beautiful wedding but there were many issues along the way. We booked our wedding a few weeks after they held their first wedding, in late summer of 2018 and had it in summer 2019. We were very happy with the all-inclusive price, which covered: venue, transportation, parking, security, day of assistance, all dec... Read more

    Thomas

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Art Factory attains incredibly important physical qualities and characteristics. The significance of the property and the historic context brought the entire experience to another level. The engineering work behind the "Engine Room", it's significant structure, the method of construction is an architectural tribute to the entire region and the history of manufacturing in the United States. Don’t let the negative comments and reviews fool you! TheArtFactory have a plethora of wonderful vendors to choose from. They’re available 24/7 to answer all your questions. Extremely professional! Can’t wait to come back for my first anniversary to TheArtFactory and enjoy my day surrounded by positive people and great vibes!

    Charlotte

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    5 out of 5
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  • We will be honest, when we first visited the Art Factory we were a little skeptical. This is not your ordinary wedding venue, but that is a good thing. When we started looking for wedding venues, we both agreed that your typical catering hall would be our absolute nightmare. We knew we wanted something nontraditional, yet charming. The Art Factory gave us both. Although the process leading up to the wedding was extremely laid back, the Art Factory team was always accommodating of our requests to meet and they were nothing short of extraordinary on the day of our wedding. Chefs Jonathan and Ty gave us the opportunity to build a menu from scratch and they went above and beyond our expectations. The food and service were excellent. Our guests continue to compliments us on the venue, decor and food. David, Donata, Denise, Justin, and the rest of the Art Factory team turned our wedding into the day of our dreams. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this unique space!

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    We remain dedicated to providing the most Exceptional wedding Experience! Please visit our Art Factory Expo this Sunday (10/27/19) from 11-4 to meet our progressive and new team of caterers, event planners and vendors while touring our vibrant stages. http://www.artfactory.us.com

    Veronica

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    5 out of 5
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  • How to begin putting into words my reception experience at the Art Factory? I’ve always known that I wanted something different for my wedding reception, but I couldn’t quite picture what that meant. I knew there were string lights in my vision, and I knew that—though many of the banquet halls in the area are lovely—they didn’t quite feel like me. When I stumbled across The Art Factory as a venue option on Wedding Wire, I just HAD to check it out. In fact, I woke my (then) fiancé out of a dead sleep to show him the gorgeous pictures (of the building, rooms, exhibitions, weddings, etc.) I immediately let my planner know about the gem I had found, and she gracefully scoped the place out before us. After meeting the owner and sampling the cuisine, she called me to say that I would be insane NOT to have my wedding there. In fact, if she had it to do all over again, she would’ve chosen this venue for her own wedding. With this positive feeling, we didn't wait any longer a... Read more

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    Dear Veronica and Oscar. We feel blessed that you decided to join our family as you start yours and we had a great time with you! We appreciate you. Hoping your honeymoon to Barcelona and the Mediterranean was wonderful! Since you are Lifetime Members of the Art Factory we look forward to seeing you again and again.

    Fal Sco

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    5 out of 5
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  • Having been the first to book our wedding with the Art Factory, we were initially nervous about what to expect. Donata and David have far exceeded our expectations and wildest dreams. From vintage trolleys escorting our guests to the industrial market place for crepes and cocoa, to the ride in the shaft elevator transporting our guests to our ethereal, enchanting ceremony where snow, yes snow, fell all around us as I walked down the aisle, to the rock and roll Engine room for cocktail hour, completed by our bohemian gypsy extravagant reception topped with a custom-made turkish tent, it is safe to say that these two are visionaries with even bigger dreams than our own. Chef Jonathan is one of the coolest men we have ever met, creating a custom menu for us that reflected all of our dates. He even made 'cereal milk" for dessert. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. Each item had a story to tell and our guests continue to not only rave about the venue and decor, but the gastronomy that... Read more

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    God Bless Fallon and Scott! We feel blessed that you joined our family and look forward to many years of continued Experiences as you will forever be members of our Art Factory family! Donata and David

    larisa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Hi! My name is Larisa Scannella - Owner of Events by Larisa Marie. I had the absolute pleasure of assisting the recent newly weds, Mr. & Mrs. Kenny & Taisha Perry with planning their dream wedding at The Art Factory on December 14, 2019. This was my first time working with Art Factory Studios. Maritza was our liaison for the event. I was captivated during my first walk through with Maritza and the couple. The industrial, raw space provides a unique, blank canvas that can be styled in many ways. Whether it be a theme that incorporates a whimsical romance with a touch of edge, or an elegant and glamorous affair - the versatility of this space is an event stylists dream. Not to mention the unlimited amount of amazing photo ops! The staff at the venue were an absolute pleasure to work with - especially, Maritza. Working alongside Maritza, I felt extremely comfortable throughout the entire process. Although this venue hosts a very high volume of weddings and events, communication wa... Read more

    Zoey Chapin

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    2.4 out of 5
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  • We are happy we had our wedding at the Art Factory. It is a beautiful and unique venue and on the day of our wedding, the space was beautiful and things ran smoothly. Justin, day-of-coordinator, was a lifesaver and works so hard to make everything perfect. He really helped to make our day so special. All of the staff are clearly dedicated and work tirelessly. Chef Jonathan is incredible and helped us create a tapas menu that reflected different dates we have been on. The food was amazing, came out quickly and the waitstaff was incredibly friendly and lead confidently by the wonderful Noel. I was frustrated with David and Donata’s communication. I felt from the first meeting we were promised many things that changed from the booking date to the day of our wedding. We were told originally we would be the only wedding that day but as they grew in popularity there was a wedding scheduled at the same time. Planning long-distance has its challenges but I gladly made the dr... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We remain dedicated to providing the most Exceptional wedding Experience! Please visit our Art Factory Expo this Sunday (10/27/19) from 11-4 to meet our progressive and new team of caterers, event planners and vendors while touring our vibrant stages. http://www.artfactory.us.com

    kiara

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    1 out of 5
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  • I do not recommend The Art Factory for weddings! To start off I want to say I’m not one to take time out of my day to write reviews but The Art Factory ruined my expectations for a dream wedding and so I am sitting on a plane for my honeymoon writing this lengthy review to warn future brides of the headaches they are going to experience. We were sold a dream but given the exact opposite. With that being said, be prepared to settle for less and raise hell on your big day ladies and gentlemen! Get Drunk and make the best of it, otherwise it’ll all be for nothing! There came a moment when I had to accept that this wasn’t going to be all that I was promised or asked for. I found myself constantly repeating all of the details for my big day every time I visited the venue, even after our meetings and pic/file uploaded to the factory’s form of communication (basecamp). This app was not being utilized properly and the lack of communication and organization made me feel like I wa... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We remain dedicated to providing the most Exceptional wedding Experience! Please visit our Art Factory Expo this Sunday (10/27/19) from 11-4 to meet our progressive and new team of caterers, event planners and vendors while touring our vibrant stages. http://www.artfactory.us.com

    Yadira

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    3 out of 5
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  • I recently held my wedding at the Art Factory in May 2019. My now wife and I locked down the facility in early 2018 and spent the next year and a half mapping out our wedding. My wife spent months putting together a comprehensive document detailing the decor for both the ceremony and reception that spelled out how we wanted everything to look, be positioned, etc as clear as can be. Throughout the planning process we had numerous instances that gave us pause and concern about the Art Factory’s ability to pull off our requests ranging from decor, to food and staffing. Not to mention that half way through the process we learned second hand there would be another wedding the same exact day as ours. We were constantly reassured by the Art Factory whenever we raised our concerns that they were more than capable of handling our worries. As you will read below what we were told was far from the truth. I do want to note that there were things the Art Factory did get right. Many of our... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We remain dedicated to providing the most Exceptional wedding Experience! Please visit our Art Factory Expo this Sunday (10/27/19) from 11-4 to meet our progressive and new team of caterers, event planners and vendors while touring our vibrant stages. http://www.artfactory.us.com

    Alicia S.

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • When looking for a wedding venue, my husband and I wanted something that we could design from start to finish. We did not want to fall in line with the cookie cutter venue or reception style and were NOT a ballroom couple. Typically, your next option is a barn... But we aren't exactly that couple either. We came across the Art Factory and fell in love with the rich history of the space, the industrial look, the uniqueness that came with it all and most importantly, the flexibility to design the wedding of our dreams. Dumbwaiter elevator? Exposed brick? Outdoor deck and greenery? Did someone say Edison bulbs? Everything we every wanted out of a wedding venue was there for us at the Art Factory. I highly recommend this wedding venue if you are looking to be unique, out of the box and if you are destined to be an event planner (like myself). I will say - it takes a lot of work, attention to detail, planning and creativity from you as a couple. You must be willing to put in the work on thi... Read more

    Sarah

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  • At first it seemed like a dream come true, then once we began planning it was hell. I’m a very easy going person (especially for a bride) but as soon as I paid (which they make you pay in full before beginning planning) I barely got responses. The decorations that I was promised in the cost, never happened, I had to help prep and decorate the day of my wedding. I had to spend an extra $700 on decorations two days before the wedding because they never provided what they were supposed to. The day of the wedding they were supposed to help coordinate and did a terrible job no one knew where to go. And during the reception I couldn’t find anyone to help with problems. Also the day after they were no where to be found when we needed to pick up our decorations and my friends lost expensive jewelry and her purse

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    These are a lot of misstatements and untruths. We take pride in delivering exceptional experiences for our couples! Sarah was given an absolutely amazing wedding (as witnessed by her guests). Check out this link from Sarah’s wedding https://artfactorystudios.myportfolio.com/wedding-112418. Also see the testimonials from our other weddings https://myfactorystores.com/testimonials/. Then visit to see for yourself and have breakfast/lunch on us with our Johnson & Wales Chefs!

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