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Pleasantdale Château

West Orange , NJ
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757 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052 US (map)

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973-731-5600

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Unforgettable moments await at Pleasantdale Château, a fairytale setting for a dream wedding like no other. Situated on 40 acres of formal gardens, woodlands, meadows, and ponds, this... Read more
Unforgettable moments await at Pleasantdale Château, a fairytale setting for a dream wedding like no other. Situated on 40 acres of formal gardens, woodlands, meadows, and ponds, this exclusive, historic estate is a rare find.

From the beauty of the grounds and charm of the event spaces, to the culinary artistry of our chef and our extensive amenities, to the seamless service and warm hospitality, a wedding at Pleasantdale is a complete, immersive experience for you and your guests.

Once through the ivy-covered gatehouse, you leave the world behind and are enveloped in a secluded, private and serene setting. Following the gently curving wooded drive reveals the grandeur of the Château, a spectacular display of artisan craftsmanship.

From the moment you arrive, you and your guests will be attended to with the utmost care. You will be greeted in our Spanish-style entry hall, which vaunts such exquisite details as a 17th century tile floor from Seville Spain, limestone columns, and a lavish crystal chandelier; all just a glimpse of the character yet to be revealed throughout the Château.

The authentic, fascinating architecture and exquisite interiors evoke a timeless sophistication that cannot be reproduced elsewhere. From the awe-inspiring Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 300 people, to the over 30 well-appointed guest rooms, each space within the Château is unique.

Whether it’s the Music Room whose roof was constructed from the ceiling of a Scandinavian chapel, the impressive conservatory that is the Orangerie, the picturesque indoor pool with gleaming mosaic pillars supporting a stunning glass ceiling, the Mediterranean-style Fountain Room with its intricate designs and richly-colored tiles, or any other room at Pleasantdale, the level of genuine craftsmanship and attention to detail is unsurpassed.

From the varied rooms to the expansive grounds that include gazebos, walking bridges, and meandering paths, endless photo opportunities for capturing your special day abound.

Indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces and elegant reception options are just the beginning. From a unique Juliet balcony to a romantic bridal suite, every aspect of your wedding day has been considered.

Pleasantdale’s renowned kitchen, led by our classically trained chef, furthers your wedding experience, presenting guests with remarkable, indulgent offerings as memorable as the Château itself.

Our professional, friendly, and creative staff offers a meticulous attention to detail and a dedication to providing consummate service, ensuring that every need is attended to with the utmost care.

The grand, yet intimate atmosphere, with every facet of each guest’s experience considered, is befitting the reputation of this world-class elegant event destination.

We encourage you to contact us today to see how you can experience for yourself all that Pleasantdale Château has to offer for a most memorable wedding day. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Nicole
Wedding:
6/12/2015
5.0/5.0
My wedding was so amazing! I worked with Laura and Santiago and the went above and beyond for my wedding. All of my guests said it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. I really have no complaints! I might be biased but it's definitely the best place in NJ to get married!
My wedding was so amazing! I worked with Laura and Santiago and the went above and beyond for my wedding. All of my guests Read more...
My wedding was so amazing! I worked with Laura and Santiago and the went above and beyond for my wedding. All of my guests said it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. I really have no complaints! I might be biased but it's definitely the best place in NJ to get married! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/17/2015
5.0/5.0
To say our wedding was a dream come true at the Pleasantdale Chateau is an understatement. From the minute you enter that gorgeous driveway, it's as if you leave New Jersey, and enter into a storybook. Not only is the venue exceptionally gorgeous, the overnight accommodations are an added bonus with such beautiful rooms that allowed us and our guests to really relax, and savor every minute of the beautiful venue.
The staff is phenomenal as well! When we met our wedding coordinator Laura, we knew that this was going to be the perfect location for our wedding. She went above, and beyond for us to ensure that our wedding was perfect, and every wish and desire was taken care of. The day was so well coordinated that both my groom and I didn't even have to think twice about anything being done or taken care of. Our bridal attendants were also exceptional, and were with us every step of the way.
The food was extraordinary, and countless of our guests raved that it was the absolute best wedding they had ever been to.
The Pleasantdale Chateau and the staff made our every dream a reality, and created the most beautiful happily ever after we could've ever dreamed of. Truly memories we will have for a lifetime!!!!
To say our wedding was a dream come true at the Pleasantdale Chateau is an understatement. From the minute you enter that Read more...
To say our wedding was a dream come true at the Pleasantdale Chateau is an understatement. From the minute you enter that gorgeous driveway, it's as if you leave New Jersey, and enter into a storybook. Not only is the venue exceptionally gorgeous, the overnight accommodations are an added bonus with such beautiful rooms that allowed us and our guests to really relax, and savor every minute of the beautiful venue.
The staff is phenomenal as well! When we met our wedding coordinator Laura, we knew that this was going to be the perfect location for our wedding. She went above, and beyond for us to ensure that our wedding was perfect, and every wish and desire was taken care of. The day was so well coordinated that both my groom and I didn't even have to think twice about anything being done or taken care of. Our bridal attendants were also exceptional, and were with us every step of the way.
The food was extraordinary, and countless of our guests raved that it was the absolute best wedding they had ever been to.
The Pleasantdale Chateau and the staff made our every dream a reality, and created the most beautiful happily ever after we could've ever dreamed of. Truly memories we will have for a lifetime!!!! Read less
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Arielle
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
All of the excellent reviews are true, Pleasantdale Château was able to deliver the most magical day of our lives! From the moment we got there everything was perfect. Both my groom and I were greeted by our bridal attendants, whom we had the entire day. Veronica, my attendant, was amazing. She was there for absolutely everything I needed throughout the course of the day. All of our requests were carried out in the utmost professional manner. Santiago, our maître d', made the day stress free and perfect. It looked like it was going to downpour right before our ceremony - When he asked me what I wanted to do, I told him that I wanted to have it outside, and that's all I had to say. He made it happen. We had the most beautiful ceremony outside with just a few raindrops. He is the best! I can't even begin to describe how perfect the rest of the day was because not one detail was overlooked. I could not have asked for a better day. From the staff, to meeting the new director, Fred Fogg, to the delectable food and marvelous cocktails, and splendid grounds, everything was perfect!
Thank you!
All of the excellent reviews are true, Pleasantdale Château was able to deliver the most magical day of our lives! From Read more...
All of the excellent reviews are true, Pleasantdale Château was able to deliver the most magical day of our lives! From the moment we got there everything was perfect. Both my groom and I were greeted by our bridal attendants, whom we had the entire day. Veronica, my attendant, was amazing. She was there for absolutely everything I needed throughout the course of the day. All of our requests were carried out in the utmost professional manner. Santiago, our maître d', made the day stress free and perfect. It looked like it was going to downpour right before our ceremony - When he asked me what I wanted to do, I told him that I wanted to have it outside, and that's all I had to say. He made it happen. We had the most beautiful ceremony outside with just a few raindrops. He is the best! I can't even begin to describe how perfect the rest of the day was because not one detail was overlooked. I could not have asked for a better day. From the staff, to meeting the new director, Fred Fogg, to the delectable food and marvelous cocktails, and splendid grounds, everything was perfect!
Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can not imagine a more elegant and timeless venue. My son had his wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau . The manor ,food ,service and attention to detail is beyond compare .
I can not imagine a more elegant and timeless venue. My son had his wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau . The manor ,food Read more...
I can not imagine a more elegant and timeless venue. My son had his wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau . The manor ,food ,service and attention to detail is beyond compare . Read less
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Bonnie & Bruce
Wedding:
11/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot express how extremely happy and overjoyed we are that we chose to have our daughter Lauras wedding to Jeremy at the Pleasantdale Chateau this past Sunday ,Nov 23 2014.From the moment we drove through the front gate, saw the magnificent grounds, and were awed by the entrance way to the main building, we all knew that the Chateau was the venue that we wanted for Lauras wedding. Meeting Laura Madden,and working with her was a total pleasure. Every aspect of our wonderful day was handled quickly, efficiently, and professionally, by Laura, and her outstanding staff. The bridal party arrived at 7:am and Veronica was there with an amazing wide smile ,helping with the makeup, hair and pre-wedding procedures. Someone from the staff was always present and available, when needed. Whatever minor "issues" arose , disappeared immediately.Santiago,our Maître d, was totally wonderful. His ability to maintain calmness while guiding the bridal party, parents ,and grandparents through the rehearsal and the actual walk down the aisle was accomplished with professionalism and levity. The cocktail hour food was scrumptious,delicious,abundant,and presented with flair. The staff served generously, with a smile. Guest plates were overflowing and I actually heard a guest "complain" that the drinks are too "strong",lol.The banquet was exquisite, my only complaint, the time flew by too quickly. The staff was just magnificent! Texts & calls we have been getting just rave on, and on, how smoothly each aspect of the evening segued together. Accommodations, for those of us that stayed overnight after the wedding, were spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast, in the guest house ,Monday morning, was just as wonderful, delicious and abundant. Laura Maddens knowledge,expertise,patience,and caring resulted in our daughter Laura and now husband Jeremy to have a wedding day that will live in their hearts and minds forever.
We cannot express how extremely happy and overjoyed we are that we chose to have our daughter Lauras wedding to Jeremy at Read more...
We cannot express how extremely happy and overjoyed we are that we chose to have our daughter Lauras wedding to Jeremy at the Pleasantdale Chateau this past Sunday ,Nov 23 2014.From the moment we drove through the front gate, saw the magnificent grounds, and were awed by the entrance way to the main building, we all knew that the Chateau was the venue that we wanted for Lauras wedding. Meeting Laura Madden,and working with her was a total pleasure. Every aspect of our wonderful day was handled quickly, efficiently, and professionally, by Laura, and her outstanding staff. The bridal party arrived at 7:am and Veronica was there with an amazing wide smile ,helping with the makeup, hair and pre-wedding procedures. Someone from the staff was always present and available, when needed. Whatever minor "issues" arose , disappeared immediately.Santiago,our Maître d, was totally wonderful. His ability to maintain calmness while guiding the bridal party, parents ,and grandparents through the rehearsal and the actual walk down the aisle was accomplished with professionalism and levity. The cocktail hour food was scrumptious,delicious,abundant,and presented with flair. The staff served generously, with a smile. Guest plates were overflowing and I actually heard a guest "complain" that the drinks are too "strong",lol.The banquet was exquisite, my only complaint, the time flew by too quickly. The staff was just magnificent! Texts & calls we have been getting just rave on, and on, how smoothly each aspect of the evening segued together. Accommodations, for those of us that stayed overnight after the wedding, were spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast, in the guest house ,Monday morning, was just as wonderful, delicious and abundant. Laura Maddens knowledge,expertise,patience,and caring resulted in our daughter Laura and now husband Jeremy to have a wedding day that will live in their hearts and minds forever. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was the absolutely best wedding of all time. From the moment I stepped into the Chateau, I felt like a princess. This was the best day of my life and that is fully due to the Chateau. The food was incredible, and the service was perfect! The entire team was amazing, and our wedding planner Laura made the day the most perfect one that you can ever imagine. Thank you!
This was the absolutely best wedding of all time. From the moment I stepped into the Chateau, I felt like a princess. This Read more...
This was the absolutely best wedding of all time. From the moment I stepped into the Chateau, I felt like a princess. This was the best day of my life and that is fully due to the Chateau. The food was incredible, and the service was perfect! The entire team was amazing, and our wedding planner Laura made the day the most perfect one that you can ever imagine. Thank you! Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish that words were enough to express how grateful I am to have been married at the Pleasantdale Chateau. I was lucky enough to have had Laura as my wedding consultant and she helped me with all of my planning over many long months. Her advice and guidance was invaluable in making my wedding the great success it was. On the day of she implemented all of my ideas exactly how I wanted them (and sometimes even better than I could have imagined!). From day one I felt absolutely blessed to have her guide me through the incredible journey of planning my wedding. During the entire process and especially on the day of my wedding I felt that my happiness was truly important to her. Thank you Laura for making my wedding day a dream come true and for all of the hard work you put into it! The day of my wedding Maitre' d Santiago was there to help make sure everything went smoothly. He was an absolute doll and saved me on more than one occasion. My bridal attendants were always at hand to bustle my dress, carry my veil, make sure I ate or help me with anything I needed. As for the Pleasantdale - it speaks for itself - I mean have you seen this place?! It is absolutely stunning and nothing in the tristate area can top it (believe me I have seen them all!). The food is not only superb but plentiful, and I mean PLENTIFUL! The cocktail hour and venetian hour are to die for! The quality of service is unmatched. Everyone bent over backward to make sure my day was nothing short of perfect. I am still getting complements every day that my wedding was the best wedding anybody has ever been to! It actually rained on my wedding day and I was so upset that I couldn't have my outdoor ceremony or take many pics outside but nothing could ruin a wedding at the Pleasantdale. There is only one thing that surpasses the beauty of the chateau and that is the incredible people working there. Thank you so much to the entire team for making my wedding the best day of my entire life.
I wish that words were enough to express how grateful I am to have been married at the Pleasantdale Chateau. I was lucky Read more...
I wish that words were enough to express how grateful I am to have been married at the Pleasantdale Chateau. I was lucky enough to have had Laura as my wedding consultant and she helped me with all of my planning over many long months. Her advice and guidance was invaluable in making my wedding the great success it was. On the day of she implemented all of my ideas exactly how I wanted them (and sometimes even better than I could have imagined!). From day one I felt absolutely blessed to have her guide me through the incredible journey of planning my wedding. During the entire process and especially on the day of my wedding I felt that my happiness was truly important to her. Thank you Laura for making my wedding day a dream come true and for all of the hard work you put into it! The day of my wedding Maitre' d Santiago was there to help make sure everything went smoothly. He was an absolute doll and saved me on more than one occasion. My bridal attendants were always at hand to bustle my dress, carry my veil, make sure I ate or help me with anything I needed. As for the Pleasantdale - it speaks for itself - I mean have you seen this place?! It is absolutely stunning and nothing in the tristate area can top it (believe me I have seen them all!). The food is not only superb but plentiful, and I mean PLENTIFUL! The cocktail hour and venetian hour are to die for! The quality of service is unmatched. Everyone bent over backward to make sure my day was nothing short of perfect. I am still getting complements every day that my wedding was the best wedding anybody has ever been to! It actually rained on my wedding day and I was so upset that I couldn't have my outdoor ceremony or take many pics outside but nothing could ruin a wedding at the Pleasantdale. There is only one thing that surpasses the beauty of the chateau and that is the incredible people working there. Thank you so much to the entire team for making my wedding the best day of my entire life. Read less
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Hosana
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau was a dream come true! I never really had all of the details of my wedding planned out, but after being a guest at a wedding there one year prior to getting engaged, I knew that it was where I wanted to have my own. It was the best decision I could've made. Thank goodness for Andrew!!! He helped us every step of the way by making recommendations but never being insistent about them. The grounds and Chateau are BEAUTIFUL and make you feel like you are transported to another country. The food is absolutely AMAZING, and the staff are all so WONDERFUL! You truly feel like you are the most important person that day. All of my guests had a great time and could not stop raving about the beauty of the grounds and the food. Because of Andrew and everyone at Pleasantdale, I truly enjoyed every second of my wedding day and I was so sad that it had to end. I can't wait to have another reason to go back!
My wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau was a dream come true! I never really had all of the details of my wedding planned out, Read more...
My wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau was a dream come true! I never really had all of the details of my wedding planned out, but after being a guest at a wedding there one year prior to getting engaged, I knew that it was where I wanted to have my own. It was the best decision I could've made. Thank goodness for Andrew!!! He helped us every step of the way by making recommendations but never being insistent about them. The grounds and Chateau are BEAUTIFUL and make you feel like you are transported to another country. The food is absolutely AMAZING, and the staff are all so WONDERFUL! You truly feel like you are the most important person that day. All of my guests had a great time and could not stop raving about the beauty of the grounds and the food. Because of Andrew and everyone at Pleasantdale, I truly enjoyed every second of my wedding day and I was so sad that it had to end. I can't wait to have another reason to go back! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Dear Andrew,

I just wanted to thank you so much again for everything at my wedding on Aug 2nd. You and your staff were absolutely amazing. The service was completely beyond anything I could have ever imagined, and the setting was a complete fairy tale. I still can't believe it all really happened. I remember speaking to you on the phone months before the wedding and asking you if you had any advice for something special we could do to make our wedding unique and you said something like "you're having your wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau, there's nothing else you need to do!" I know now that you were absolutely 100% right.

Thank you again for everything!!
Dear Andrew,

I just wanted to thank you so much again for everything at my wedding on Aug 2nd. You and your staff Read more...
Dear Andrew,

I just wanted to thank you so much again for everything at my wedding on Aug 2nd. You and your staff were absolutely amazing. The service was completely beyond anything I could have ever imagined, and the setting was a complete fairy tale. I still can't believe it all really happened. I remember speaking to you on the phone months before the wedding and asking you if you had any advice for something special we could do to make our wedding unique and you said something like "you're having your wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau, there's nothing else you need to do!" I know now that you were absolutely 100% right.

Thank you again for everything!! Read less
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Bella
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Pleasantdale was absolutely perfect, and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants a simply out of this world, elegant experience. Thank you!
The Pleasantdale was absolutely perfect, and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants a simply out of this world, Read more...
The Pleasantdale was absolutely perfect, and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants a simply out of this world, elegant experience. Thank you! Read less
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