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181 Park Avenue

Chalfont , PA

LOCATION

181 Park Avenue Box 12
Chalfont, PA US 18914 (map)

PHONE

215-822-6630
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Stacey
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.5/5.0
If you are looking for a flexible venue that treats everyone of your guest like THIER family 181 Park Avenue it it! The price is the best we found and the setting is awesome!
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If you are looking for a flexible venue that treats everyone of your guest like THIER family 181 Park Avenue it it! The price is the best we found and the setting is awesome! Read less
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TeamA
Wedding:
6/6/2009
3.0/5.0
The venue is very nice, it alowds guests to move around and not be stuck in a room all night that was my #1 priority. I dont know if it was intentional or not but I did get ripped off by a few hundred dollars, dont listen to what the owner says just look at the contract because he will go back on his word. For Example I was told Tax and Gratuity was included, well it turns out tax is not included and was an extra $500 dollars, then during our tasting we were informed that "extra" gratuity is expected that his staff gets paid an hourly rate and that it is basically expected for then to get an extra $50-$100 each. So over all the wedding was wonderful the venue is beautiful. The food was great and everyone said because of the openess of the area it was one of the best wedding they have every been to. Unfortunately you must take the good with the bad! The owner Mr. Dockstader wants to be the center of attention at every wedding he does, it got to the point where I just ignored him at the wedding because I just wanted to have a good time. Also you can create your "day" as long as it is what they feel like doing!
The venue is very nice, it alowds guests to move around and not be stuck in a room all night that was my #1 priority. I Read more...
The venue is very nice, it alowds guests to move around and not be stuck in a room all night that was my #1 priority. I dont know if it was intentional or not but I did get ripped off by a few hundred dollars, dont listen to what the owner says just look at the contract because he will go back on his word. For Example I was told Tax and Gratuity was included, well it turns out tax is not included and was an extra $500 dollars, then during our tasting we were informed that "extra" gratuity is expected that his staff gets paid an hourly rate and that it is basically expected for then to get an extra $50-$100 each. So over all the wedding was wonderful the venue is beautiful. The food was great and everyone said because of the openess of the area it was one of the best wedding they have every been to. Unfortunately you must take the good with the bad! The owner Mr. Dockstader wants to be the center of attention at every wedding he does, it got to the point where I just ignored him at the wedding because I just wanted to have a good time. Also you can create your "day" as long as it is what they feel like doing! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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JTW101808
Wedding:
10/18/2008
2.2/5.0
Beautiful venue. Excellent food. VERY poorly managed. The place is run by a married couple (primarily the husband with the wife in a supporting role). The wife is very cordial and pleasant to work with, and should frankly take all duties away from her husband, who is a nightmare to deal with. Aside from the fact that he is extremely disorganized and entirely too talkative, he was also disrespectful of our time (every meeting ran unacceptably late, making me late for two work events and my parents late to a surprise party!). He operates on the notion that the Bride and Groom are essentially clueless when it comes to wedding planning and feels the need the over-explain everything - even the aspects that are not venue-specific. For example, he even tried to unnecessarily explain how a wedding ceremony takes place TO OUR OFFICIANT on the night of the rehearsal dinner. After having said all of this, the two WORST offenses he committed was 1.) Trying to make himself a presence at our wedding (shouting comments to my husband during the mother/son dance being one of these occasions, and trying to chat me up on my way down the aisle being another) and... 2.) Getting wasted at our reception. Completely inexcusable behavior. As mentioned before, though...a GORGEOUS venue. The only thing we would change is the manager!
Beautiful venue. Excellent food. VERY poorly managed. The place is run by a married couple (primarily the husband with the Read more...
Beautiful venue. Excellent food. VERY poorly managed. The place is run by a married couple (primarily the husband with the wife in a supporting role). The wife is very cordial and pleasant to work with, and should frankly take all duties away from her husband, who is a nightmare to deal with. Aside from the fact that he is extremely disorganized and entirely too talkative, he was also disrespectful of our time (every meeting ran unacceptably late, making me late for two work events and my parents late to a surprise party!). He operates on the notion that the Bride and Groom are essentially clueless when it comes to wedding planning and feels the need the over-explain everything - even the aspects that are not venue-specific. For example, he even tried to unnecessarily explain how a wedding ceremony takes place TO OUR OFFICIANT on the night of the rehearsal dinner. After having said all of this, the two WORST offenses he committed was 1.) Trying to make himself a presence at our wedding (shouting comments to my husband during the mother/son dance being one of these occasions, and trying to chat me up on my way down the aisle being another) and... 2.) Getting wasted at our reception. Completely inexcusable behavior. As mentioned before, though...a GORGEOUS venue. The only thing we would change is the manager! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Caley
Wedding:
9/13/2008
2.9/5.0
The owner that I had to deal with was extremely chatty and took up A LOT of my time. We had to book at LEAST two hours for every visit to the site because he often talked so much about everything irrelevant. I was excited to get married and wanted to know how my wedding day would go and he would talk about himself to no end. His wife is sweet though, and was very professional.
The owner that I had to deal with was extremely chatty and took up A LOT of my time. We had to book at LEAST two hours for Read more...
The owner that I had to deal with was extremely chatty and took up A LOT of my time. We had to book at LEAST two hours for every visit to the site because he often talked so much about everything irrelevant. I was excited to get married and wanted to know how my wedding day would go and he would talk about himself to no end. His wife is sweet though, and was very professional. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Maria
Wedding:
8/30/2008
3.8/5.0
If you are looking for an outdoor more garden style wedding/reception and are on a tight budget, then this is the place. They have large grounds with Gazebos and tents as well as small indoor area as well. You really can't beat the price and the food was GREAT!
If you are looking for an outdoor more garden style wedding/reception and are on a tight budget, then this is the place. Read more...
If you are looking for an outdoor more garden style wedding/reception and are on a tight budget, then this is the place. They have large grounds with Gazebos and tents as well as small indoor area as well. You really can't beat the price and the food was GREAT! Read less
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gwendelahara
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.8/5.0
Very accommodating and flexible, the Dockstaders allowed me to create the wedding of my imagination. Pricing was fair and Walt, the bartender, was the most fantastic guy ever. The only complaint I heard from other people was of a child (whether it was a grandchild or one of the apartment tenant kids) who was eating the desserts that we had paid for in our pricing.
Very accommodating and flexible, the Dockstaders allowed me to create the wedding of my imagination. Pricing was fair and Read more...
Very accommodating and flexible, the Dockstaders allowed me to create the wedding of my imagination. Pricing was fair and Walt, the bartender, was the most fantastic guy ever. The only complaint I heard from other people was of a child (whether it was a grandchild or one of the apartment tenant kids) who was eating the desserts that we had paid for in our pricing. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
5/5/2007
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony and reception were perfect. Beautiful setting, great service.
Our ceremony and reception were perfect. Beautiful setting, great service.
Our ceremony and reception were perfect. Beautiful setting, great service. Read less
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