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The Empire Club

Little Ferry , NJ
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LOCATION

136 Mehrhof rd.
Little Ferry, NJ US 07643 (map)

PHONE

201-641-2892

WEBSITE

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1940
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
70
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
80
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Orquidea B.
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
WE LOVE THE EMPIRE CLUB!! We had our ceremony and reception at the Empire Club on July 18, 2014. We are so happy with the entire service. The outdoor ceremony was beautiful. The reception was perfect! They followed everything that we requested to perfection. The food is delicious, go try it you will not be sorry. The staff at The Empire Club is extremely responsible, professional, and family-oriented. They worked with our schedules, concerns, and budget. Everything was beyond our expectations. The entire staff is wonderful. Special thanks to Lucy, Chris C., Chris Y., and Arthur for making our wedding the best experience of our lives.
Mr. and Mrs. Santin
WE LOVE THE EMPIRE CLUB!! We had our ceremony and reception at the Empire Club on July 18, 2014. We are so happy with the Read more...
WE LOVE THE EMPIRE CLUB!! We had our ceremony and reception at the Empire Club on July 18, 2014. We are so happy with the entire service. The outdoor ceremony was beautiful. The reception was perfect! They followed everything that we requested to perfection. The food is delicious, go try it you will not be sorry. The staff at The Empire Club is extremely responsible, professional, and family-oriented. They worked with our schedules, concerns, and budget. Everything was beyond our expectations. The entire staff is wonderful. Special thanks to Lucy, Chris C., Chris Y., and Arthur for making our wedding the best experience of our lives.
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Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Don’t think twice! Highly Recommended!!

The Empire Club made our wedding perfect! Before the wedding day, we sat with Chris who went over all of the details leading up to the day of. The planning was smooth and communication was always prompt. The venue is beautiful and only holds one party at a time so you get their undivided attention. They really worked within our budget. The day of, our Maitre-d, Chris was very professional and attentive to my husband and I, as well as our guest giving direction. Before the ceremony I needed needle and thread, and he ran out and bought it for me I was very impressed.
Lucy the Captain was also incredible, very accommodating making sure I had what I needed. Everything went seamlessly and my husband and I are so happy we chose The Empire Club. The service they provided was out of this world, indescribable and 5stars across the board. The staff was professionally attired and well-mannered. The price was unbeatable for the open bar and amount of food which taste phenomenal. They even included a fire show for our guests. As a side note I strongly recommend considering the Viennese hour, the guests were all happy, and enjoying the food and atmosphere which made me very happy and proud of our decision. I honestly cannot say enough good things about The Empire Club. I would get married there again in a heartbeat. Thank you Chris C. and Chris Y.
Don’t think twice! Highly Recommended!!

The Empire Club made our wedding perfect! Before the wedding day, we sat Read more...
Don’t think twice! Highly Recommended!!

The Empire Club made our wedding perfect! Before the wedding day, we sat with Chris who went over all of the details leading up to the day of. The planning was smooth and communication was always prompt. The venue is beautiful and only holds one party at a time so you get their undivided attention. They really worked within our budget. The day of, our Maitre-d, Chris was very professional and attentive to my husband and I, as well as our guest giving direction. Before the ceremony I needed needle and thread, and he ran out and bought it for me I was very impressed.
Lucy the Captain was also incredible, very accommodating making sure I had what I needed. Everything went seamlessly and my husband and I are so happy we chose The Empire Club. The service they provided was out of this world, indescribable and 5stars across the board. The staff was professionally attired and well-mannered. The price was unbeatable for the open bar and amount of food which taste phenomenal. They even included a fire show for our guests. As a side note I strongly recommend considering the Viennese hour, the guests were all happy, and enjoying the food and atmosphere which made me very happy and proud of our decision. I honestly cannot say enough good things about The Empire Club. I would get married there again in a heartbeat. Thank you Chris C. and Chris Y. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I recently got married here and I CANT stress enough how happy I am with them. The ceremony outside was picture perfect and the reception was spot on! Chris was so pleasant to work with and extremely family oriented. Any expectation we had was completely met. Isa was an absolute blessing to have on my wedding day. She completely went above and beyond to help me as did Chris. Whatever we needed they were right there to help us. They truly made our day happier than we could have ever imagined. I would 100% recommend The Empire Club to everyone. This will definitely not be the last event we have there.
I recently got married here and I CANT stress enough how happy I am with them. The ceremony outside was picture perfect Read more...
I recently got married here and I CANT stress enough how happy I am with them. The ceremony outside was picture perfect and the reception was spot on! Chris was so pleasant to work with and extremely family oriented. Any expectation we had was completely met. Isa was an absolute blessing to have on my wedding day. She completely went above and beyond to help me as did Chris. Whatever we needed they were right there to help us. They truly made our day happier than we could have ever imagined. I would 100% recommend The Empire Club to everyone. This will definitely not be the last event we have there. Read less
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Josepphina
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
When looking for our wedding venue the most important categories for us was the food and service. We also wanted a venue that hosted a single event, not multiple affairs.
From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed.
Christopher Cevallos was a true professional, he answered all our questions. We were very impressed and did not look at other venues.
Most couples we talked to considered location as a primary deciding factor when choosing their venue, we were so glad we booked with the Empire Club. The food was excellent, the service phenomenal. Would highly recommend this venue. The price for the event was also very reasonable.
When looking for our wedding venue the most important categories for us was the food and service. We also wanted a venue Read more...
When looking for our wedding venue the most important categories for us was the food and service. We also wanted a venue that hosted a single event, not multiple affairs.
From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed.
Christopher Cevallos was a true professional, he answered all our questions. We were very impressed and did not look at other venues.
Most couples we talked to considered location as a primary deciding factor when choosing their venue, we were so glad we booked with the Empire Club. The food was excellent, the service phenomenal. Would highly recommend this venue. The price for the event was also very reasonable. Read less
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Joel and Rubia
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are completely blessed to have chosen this place for our wedding! Service is compleltely fantastic! Humble and joyful people! So recommend anyone who is in the process of getting married to check this location out! And the cherry on top of everything, there food was AMAZING!!!!!! We enjoyed ourselves with the Empire Club and they are very generous and work around to make things possible and what you want! From Rubia And Joel Zayas-Bazan
My husband and I are completely blessed to have chosen this place for our wedding! Service is compleltely fantastic! Read more...
My husband and I are completely blessed to have chosen this place for our wedding! Service is compleltely fantastic! Humble and joyful people! So recommend anyone who is in the process of getting married to check this location out! And the cherry on top of everything, there food was AMAZING!!!!!! We enjoyed ourselves with the Empire Club and they are very generous and work around to make things possible and what you want! From Rubia And Joel Zayas-Bazan Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am very satisfied with the results I got with my wedding by using the Empire Club for my reception. My husband and I were very pleased from the moment we walked in to see the place. The owners Arthur and Chris are very friendly and personable people. They made us feel that we were part of their family. They helped us with all our needs and questions we had during the planning process. On the day of the wedding the Maitre'd Chris and the bridal attendant Lucy made the wedding day stress-free. They were always there to make sure everything was going smoothly. The guests couldn't stop raving about how good the food was. They were even mentioning to us that this was one of the best weddings that they have ever been too. I highly recommend The Empire Club as your vendor for any occasion you may have.
I am very satisfied with the results I got with my wedding by using the Empire Club for my reception. My husband and I Read more...
I am very satisfied with the results I got with my wedding by using the Empire Club for my reception. My husband and I were very pleased from the moment we walked in to see the place. The owners Arthur and Chris are very friendly and personable people. They made us feel that we were part of their family. They helped us with all our needs and questions we had during the planning process. On the day of the wedding the Maitre'd Chris and the bridal attendant Lucy made the wedding day stress-free. They were always there to make sure everything was going smoothly. The guests couldn't stop raving about how good the food was. They were even mentioning to us that this was one of the best weddings that they have ever been too. I highly recommend The Empire Club as your vendor for any occasion you may have. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding reception at the Empire Club and I have to honestly say that I and my husband had the BEST time. All of our guests loved the food and service. The venue was nicely set up and accommodating. Awesome people !!!! Thank you for a wonderful night.
I had my wedding reception at the Empire Club and I have to honestly say that I and my husband had the BEST time. All of Read more...
I had my wedding reception at the Empire Club and I have to honestly say that I and my husband had the BEST time. All of our guests loved the food and service. The venue was nicely set up and accommodating. Awesome people !!!! Thank you for a wonderful night. Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Just got married at the Empire Club last Friday (10-25-13). Arthur and his staff were the best! All of our guests said the food was fantastic. I had attending other parties here, so I knew the food was top notch. Lucy and Chris made sure everything was the way we wanted it, and got us whatever we needed. My only regret was that I did not take some of the food home with me - never had the lobster ravioli. My son said it was great. Thanks again to Arthur and his crew for a great day!
Cristina and James Culmone
Just got married at the Empire Club last Friday (10-25-13). Arthur and his staff were the best! All of our guests said the Read more...
Just got married at the Empire Club last Friday (10-25-13). Arthur and his staff were the best! All of our guests said the food was fantastic. I had attending other parties here, so I knew the food was top notch. Lucy and Chris made sure everything was the way we wanted it, and got us whatever we needed. My only regret was that I did not take some of the food home with me - never had the lobster ravioli. My son said it was great. Thanks again to Arthur and his crew for a great day!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful!! Very friendly and helpful staff. Awesome atmosphere and food for the price. Everyone was talking about this place weeks after our wedding!!! Loved chris and lucy who made our day super special and non stressful :)
Absolutely beautiful!! Very friendly and helpful staff. Awesome atmosphere and food for the price. Everyone was talking Read more...
Absolutely beautiful!! Very friendly and helpful staff. Awesome atmosphere and food for the price. Everyone was talking about this place weeks after our wedding!!! Loved chris and lucy who made our day super special and non stressful :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic experience with The Empire Club. It has a gorgeous ballroom, one wedding at a time, very personable staff, family-run feel. They answered all our questions from start to finish. The food was amazing and just as impressive as the food tasting we had before booking. Service was excellent... Our captain tool great care of us and our parents all night! Our maitre d even gave me his cell phone for questions in the few weeks leading up. Great value, gorgeous, loved it. The only issue we had was feeling some of the things we went over with them in our final payment meeting were forgotten about...but all ended up fine. Definitely check them out!
We had a fantastic experience with The Empire Club. It has a gorgeous ballroom, one wedding at a time, very personable Read more...
We had a fantastic experience with The Empire Club. It has a gorgeous ballroom, one wedding at a time, very personable staff, family-run feel. They answered all our questions from start to finish. The food was amazing and just as impressive as the food tasting we had before booking. Service was excellent... Our captain tool great care of us and our parents all night! Our maitre d even gave me his cell phone for questions in the few weeks leading up. Great value, gorgeous, loved it. The only issue we had was feeling some of the things we went over with them in our final payment meeting were forgotten about...but all ended up fine. Definitely check them out! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so unbelievably happy to have had our wedding at the Empire Club. Both Chris' & Lucy were phenomenal in catering to our requests and desires. They went above and beyond everything to ensure we had the best days of our lives - they even ordered a case of my favorite beer! Lucy was outstanding - she followed me around all night asking if I needed food, drinks and if I was comfortable. The Vianese hour was also awesome - I highly recommend it as well. I got so many compliments of the food, service, and beauty of this venue. I can't say thank you enough times to show my gratitude.
I am so unbelievably happy to have had our wedding at the Empire Club. Both Chris' & Lucy were phenomenal in catering to Read more...
I am so unbelievably happy to have had our wedding at the Empire Club. Both Chris' & Lucy were phenomenal in catering to our requests and desires. They went above and beyond everything to ensure we had the best days of our lives - they even ordered a case of my favorite beer! Lucy was outstanding - she followed me around all night asking if I needed food, drinks and if I was comfortable. The Vianese hour was also awesome - I highly recommend it as well. I got so many compliments of the food, service, and beauty of this venue. I can't say thank you enough times to show my gratitude. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Just had my reception at The Empire Club! All I can say is that I'm still getting calls from my guests and it's two weeks later. The food, cocktail hour in a half, their staff ALONG WITH OWNERS CHRIS & ARTHUR and ESPECIALLY LUCY and the other Chris their right hand man were AWESOME! I can't say enough about Lucy, she's the most wonderful there, she catered to me like I was a princess all night! From filling my drinks to getting my food, to fixing my dress and even asking if I needed help in the bathroom!! How much better can anyone be?? I'm so glad we picked this venue for our wedding reception. We had 180 guests and not one complaint!! THANKS TO BOTH CHRIS'S, LUCY AND ALL OF THEIR STAFF!! We highly recommend you guys!
Maria & Craig
Just had my reception at The Empire Club! All I can say is that I'm still getting calls from my guests and it's two weeks Read more...
Just had my reception at The Empire Club! All I can say is that I'm still getting calls from my guests and it's two weeks later. The food, cocktail hour in a half, their staff ALONG WITH OWNERS CHRIS & ARTHUR and ESPECIALLY LUCY and the other Chris their right hand man were AWESOME! I can't say enough about Lucy, she's the most wonderful there, she catered to me like I was a princess all night! From filling my drinks to getting my food, to fixing my dress and even asking if I needed help in the bathroom!! How much better can anyone be?? I'm so glad we picked this venue for our wedding reception. We had 180 guests and not one complaint!! THANKS TO BOTH CHRIS'S, LUCY AND ALL OF THEIR STAFF!! We highly recommend you guys!
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George
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
First of all let me say that I actually own an entertainment company (Horizon Productions) so I see different facilities every weekend. Of course I am always on the other side of the table. This time I was the client and I know what to look for.

Christos, Arthur and Chris were absolutely unbelievable on putting this event together for my wife and I who just had our daughter's first birthday celebration there. Their execution of details of which my wife was very specific on was even more impressive! The ambiance of the venue complete with LED lighting of our choice right down to the very personable staff who greeted each and every guest were top notch. Lucy the madre'd was there every step of the way if we wanted anything but to be honest we never did want much more because we got more than we expected. The food was fresh, cooked to perfection and all of our guests raved about it. In fact most of our guests thought we paid so much more than we did because of the quality of service they had. The fact is the prices here are more than reasonable and in my opinion should have cost more! (Did I just say that?).

If you are looking for a venue that is big enough to give you the quality you deserve but small enough to know your name unlike some of the bigger factory style places The Empire Club should be the place you hold your next event!

Thank you for making our daughter's first event not only as special as it could be but the one to raise the bar to for any future events we will have!
First of all let me say that I actually own an entertainment company (Horizon Productions) so I see different facilities Read more...
First of all let me say that I actually own an entertainment company (Horizon Productions) so I see different facilities every weekend. Of course I am always on the other side of the table. This time I was the client and I know what to look for.

Christos, Arthur and Chris were absolutely unbelievable on putting this event together for my wife and I who just had our daughter's first birthday celebration there. Their execution of details of which my wife was very specific on was even more impressive! The ambiance of the venue complete with LED lighting of our choice right down to the very personable staff who greeted each and every guest were top notch. Lucy the madre'd was there every step of the way if we wanted anything but to be honest we never did want much more because we got more than we expected. The food was fresh, cooked to perfection and all of our guests raved about it. In fact most of our guests thought we paid so much more than we did because of the quality of service they had. The fact is the prices here are more than reasonable and in my opinion should have cost more! (Did I just say that?).

If you are looking for a venue that is big enough to give you the quality you deserve but small enough to know your name unlike some of the bigger factory style places The Empire Club should be the place you hold your next event!

Thank you for making our daughter's first event not only as special as it could be but the one to raise the bar to for any future events we will have! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Empire Club was the first of about a dozen venues my husband and I checked out for our wedding reception. No other place made us feel as welcome as The Empire Club did from the minute we first sat down with Chris. You will not get a better price for amount of delicious food (and open bar)!! Guests raved at the amount of food and how great it was from the Cocktail Hour at the beginning to the Viennese Hour at the end of the reception. The day of our wedding, due to unforeseen circumstances, we got an hour late start on our ceremony (not at The Empire Club). Chris and the rest of the team at The Empire Club graciously accommodated us with no problems, including extending the cocktail hour and shortening the length of our reception so that we could get our pictures in before sunset. Then, during the reception, there was someone always at hand to make sure my husband and I had everything we needed. Staff did a wonderful job making our wedding look beautiful and quickly waiting on our guests. I would not hesitate to hold another event at The Empire Club or recommend this venue to anybody.
The Empire Club was the first of about a dozen venues my husband and I checked out for our wedding reception. No other Read more...
The Empire Club was the first of about a dozen venues my husband and I checked out for our wedding reception. No other place made us feel as welcome as The Empire Club did from the minute we first sat down with Chris. You will not get a better price for amount of delicious food (and open bar)!! Guests raved at the amount of food and how great it was from the Cocktail Hour at the beginning to the Viennese Hour at the end of the reception. The day of our wedding, due to unforeseen circumstances, we got an hour late start on our ceremony (not at The Empire Club). Chris and the rest of the team at The Empire Club graciously accommodated us with no problems, including extending the cocktail hour and shortening the length of our reception so that we could get our pictures in before sunset. Then, during the reception, there was someone always at hand to make sure my husband and I had everything we needed. Staff did a wonderful job making our wedding look beautiful and quickly waiting on our guests. I would not hesitate to hold another event at The Empire Club or recommend this venue to anybody. Read less
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Muna
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and i had out wedding here 3 weeks ago and it was the best and most amazing experiance i had in my life. i loved the service and i loved how everything went it was perfect! Also my guest enjoyed the food they said they will be coming back for their party and occasions. I would deffinatly recommend this to other people for any party planning system. thank you to the wonderful crew!
My husband and i had out wedding here 3 weeks ago and it was the best and most amazing experiance i had in my life. i Read more...
My husband and i had out wedding here 3 weeks ago and it was the best and most amazing experiance i had in my life. i loved the service and i loved how everything went it was perfect! Also my guest enjoyed the food they said they will be coming back for their party and occasions. I would deffinatly recommend this to other people for any party planning system. thank you to the wonderful crew! Read less
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Kimby
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how grateful I am to everyone that made my day all my guest were amazed by the service I would definitely recommend them for anything I changed my date 3 times and yet didnt change the price they really worked with me in every sense of the word I love you guys I'm comin back for my 5 year anniversary
Words cannot describe how grateful I am to everyone that made my day all my guest were amazed by the service I would Read more...
Words cannot describe how grateful I am to everyone that made my day all my guest were amazed by the service I would definitely recommend them for anything I changed my date 3 times and yet didnt change the price they really worked with me in every sense of the word I love you guys I'm comin back for my 5 year anniversary Read less
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shametia
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on 5.26.13 and we could not be happier with the out come. Arthur was very helpful through our 2 year planning process and answered any quesstions that we had. Our guests raved about everything from the location, valet parking, the cocktail hour, ceremony space and especially the venue. We have gotten nothing but happy remarks about the wedding and we could not be happier with our choice!
Our wedding was on 5.26.13 and we could not be happier with the out come. Arthur was very helpful through our 2 year Read more...
Our wedding was on 5.26.13 and we could not be happier with the out come. Arthur was very helpful through our 2 year planning process and answered any quesstions that we had. Our guests raved about everything from the location, valet parking, the cocktail hour, ceremony space and especially the venue. We have gotten nothing but happy remarks about the wedding and we could not be happier with our choice! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anne Beryl
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
"Don't ever judge the book by its cover," simple and clean on the outside but grand inside from ambiance, cuisine to excellent service, nestled in a charming neighborhood of Little Ferry in New Jersey, the Empire Club is a venue that exceeded beyond our expectations. Arthur's gentle and humble spiel of what they offer won the contract out of the dozens of venues I looked for in long island, queens and jersey area - being an organized and artistic bride. From the pre-planning to the actual reception we felt that our event was taken care of with excellent service from all the staff. Chris and Rollan who took care of us at the wedding day were very helpful and deserves a fabulous shout out! Our day was made extra special with -as what the guests recall - superfluous indulgent overloaded great tasting food from the cocktail hour to the succulent main courses they've prepared to the extravagant fire show, special and fun cake, the overflowing open bar that everyone enjoyed and the most Viennese dessert spread in a room I have ever seen on a wedding. They have provided utmost support to our bridal party and other vendors. The overall wedding atmosphere full of love, laughter and life filled the already splendid rooms. We were more than satisfied and with around 250 guests- every one was absolutely amazed and had nothing but good things to say about the venue, their great servers, great tasting and unlimited selections of food and drinks, a couple of the guests even praised the honest servers who turned in wallets that were left behind. We couldn't thank them enough for making our night with our families and friends extra special with their service. We are wholeheartedly grateful and we genuinely recommend this venue to everyone.
"Don't ever judge the book by its cover," simple and clean on the outside but grand inside from ambiance, cuisine to Read more...
"Don't ever judge the book by its cover," simple and clean on the outside but grand inside from ambiance, cuisine to excellent service, nestled in a charming neighborhood of Little Ferry in New Jersey, the Empire Club is a venue that exceeded beyond our expectations. Arthur's gentle and humble spiel of what they offer won the contract out of the dozens of venues I looked for in long island, queens and jersey area - being an organized and artistic bride. From the pre-planning to the actual reception we felt that our event was taken care of with excellent service from all the staff. Chris and Rollan who took care of us at the wedding day were very helpful and deserves a fabulous shout out! Our day was made extra special with -as what the guests recall - superfluous indulgent overloaded great tasting food from the cocktail hour to the succulent main courses they've prepared to the extravagant fire show, special and fun cake, the overflowing open bar that everyone enjoyed and the most Viennese dessert spread in a room I have ever seen on a wedding. They have provided utmost support to our bridal party and other vendors. The overall wedding atmosphere full of love, laughter and life filled the already splendid rooms. We were more than satisfied and with around 250 guests- every one was absolutely amazed and had nothing but good things to say about the venue, their great servers, great tasting and unlimited selections of food and drinks, a couple of the guests even praised the honest servers who turned in wallets that were left behind. We couldn't thank them enough for making our night with our families and friends extra special with their service. We are wholeheartedly grateful and we genuinely recommend this venue to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Lisa S
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
One word comes to mind when I think of the Empire Club and that is AMAZING!!!! My husband and I looked at other venues and what won us over with the Empire Club was fact that we would have the entire place to ourselves and looked forward to having our ceremony in their beautiful private garden. It was an added bonus to get to work with both Chris’ who were more than helpful and flexible to our needs throughout the entire process, these guys are awesome! I can’t thank both of them enough for making our day everything we dreamed of and more especially for being so patient with all my questions and request. On the day of our wedding we never had to worry about anything, Chris our Maitre’d and Lucy our Captain couldn’t have been more attentive. I let Lucy know my favorite drink and from there they kept coming all night long!!! Not only did she take special care of my husband and I but she made sure our parents were taken care of as well! Our guest had a blast and could not stop raving about the cocktail hour and how great the main course was. Even a week after our wedding Chris was kind enough to give us a call to make sure we were fully satisfied with the way the day turned out. Any bride who is looking to be treated like a princess on her day should definitely consider The Empire Club. They offer good quality food, a great atmosphere and excellent service! This is not your average wedding factory venue, the most that could be going on is three events at one time and if you’re lucky you will have the entire place to yourselves! We wanted to thank everyone at the Empire Club for making our wedding the best day ever!!!!
One word comes to mind when I think of the Empire Club and that is AMAZING!!!! My husband and I looked at other venues and Read more...
One word comes to mind when I think of the Empire Club and that is AMAZING!!!! My husband and I looked at other venues and what won us over with the Empire Club was fact that we would have the entire place to ourselves and looked forward to having our ceremony in their beautiful private garden. It was an added bonus to get to work with both Chris’ who were more than helpful and flexible to our needs throughout the entire process, these guys are awesome! I can’t thank both of them enough for making our day everything we dreamed of and more especially for being so patient with all my questions and request. On the day of our wedding we never had to worry about anything, Chris our Maitre’d and Lucy our Captain couldn’t have been more attentive. I let Lucy know my favorite drink and from there they kept coming all night long!!! Not only did she take special care of my husband and I but she made sure our parents were taken care of as well! Our guest had a blast and could not stop raving about the cocktail hour and how great the main course was. Even a week after our wedding Chris was kind enough to give us a call to make sure we were fully satisfied with the way the day turned out. Any bride who is looking to be treated like a princess on her day should definitely consider The Empire Club. They offer good quality food, a great atmosphere and excellent service! This is not your average wedding factory venue, the most that could be going on is three events at one time and if you’re lucky you will have the entire place to yourselves! We wanted to thank everyone at the Empire Club for making our wedding the best day ever!!!! Read less
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Ian
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I have been made to watch wedding shows for about a year now because of my fiance.I am not even close to kidding when i say this place and the owners are more magical then anything ive seen on TV.Arthur is such a personality and Chris is on point. Together they were such a great team to work with.couldnt have asked for a better night .The Groom
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I have been made to watch wedding shows for about a year now because of my fiance.I am not even close to kidding when i say this place and the owners are more magical then anything ive seen on TV.Arthur is such a personality and Chris is on point. Together they were such a great team to work with.couldnt have asked for a better night .The Groom Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding here and have nothing but great things to say about this venue. The owners Chris and Arthur have been great through the whole planning experience. They are always available for questions and were very flexible throughout the whole process. I looked at a number of other venues but always felt this was the right place for our wedding. They were so warm and friendly and always made everything go smoothly. I had no doubt they could execute our vision for our wedding.

When it finally came down to a couple weeks for the wedding and met our Maitre'd Chris, who was phenomenal. I'll admit I was very nervous not having a wedding planner and leaving it up to him to get everything just right that I had explained I wanted the room to look like, with all the extras... I had worked so hard on. When I came into the venue on my wedding day I was blown away by the job everyone had done to make sure it was everything I wanted. Chris took care of every little detail that I told him about. It even looked better then I imagined. All throughout the night I got so many compliments on great the food was and how beautiful the reception was. I never had to stress anything during the night and someone was always there making sure everything was great. Chris even made sure we sat down to eat our dinner that we would have missed otherwise. Lucy, the Captain was great as well, she helped me figure out my bussle and made sure I had food and drinks the minute I walked in the door. She kept my glass filled all night:)
This venue and its staff and owners made our wedding a day I will never forget, it far exceeded my expectations and made an otherwise stress fulled day, stress-free.
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I recently had my wedding here and have nothing but great things to say about this venue. The owners Chris and Arthur have been great through the whole planning experience. They are always available for questions and were very flexible throughout the whole process. I looked at a number of other venues but always felt this was the right place for our wedding. They were so warm and friendly and always made everything go smoothly. I had no doubt they could execute our vision for our wedding.

When it finally came down to a couple weeks for the wedding and met our Maitre'd Chris, who was phenomenal. I'll admit I was very nervous not having a wedding planner and leaving it up to him to get everything just right that I had explained I wanted the room to look like, with all the extras... I had worked so hard on. When I came into the venue on my wedding day I was blown away by the job everyone had done to make sure it was everything I wanted. Chris took care of every little detail that I told him about. It even looked better then I imagined. All throughout the night I got so many compliments on great the food was and how beautiful the reception was. I never had to stress anything during the night and someone was always there making sure everything was great. Chris even made sure we sat down to eat our dinner that we would have missed otherwise. Lucy, the Captain was great as well, she helped me figure out my bussle and made sure I had food and drinks the minute I walked in the door. She kept my glass filled all night:)
This venue and its staff and owners made our wedding a day I will never forget, it far exceeded my expectations and made an otherwise stress fulled day, stress-free. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I would just like to thank Chris, Arthur, Our captain and maitre d Chris and Dom for giving our family, friends, my husband and myself the best wedding that we could have imagined! The food was delicious and was the talk of everyone! They made sure we never had to ask for anything all night. The place was beautiful and helped with everything we wanted to set up outside for the ceremony, which was at dusk and very romantic. Their prices per plate was extremely reasonable and I recommend this venue to everyone!! Thank you Guys for everything and for a night we will remember forever!! See you in the future!
I would just like to thank Chris, Arthur, Our captain and maitre d Chris and Dom for giving our family, friends, my Read more...
I would just like to thank Chris, Arthur, Our captain and maitre d Chris and Dom for giving our family, friends, my husband and myself the best wedding that we could have imagined! The food was delicious and was the talk of everyone! They made sure we never had to ask for anything all night. The place was beautiful and helped with everything we wanted to set up outside for the ceremony, which was at dusk and very romantic. Their prices per plate was extremely reasonable and I recommend this venue to everyone!! Thank you Guys for everything and for a night we will remember forever!! See you in the future! Read less
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George
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
The Empire Club is a hidden gem in the middle of a small town named Little Ferry, NJ. We were very impressed with the interior and how modern it looked. It was just what we were looking for.

The staff was very professional and responsive in all aspects from the planning stage to the night of the event. They were very attentive and made sure the night of our wedding went without any issues. We definitely got more than we expected.

The menu offers many options to choose from, and everything we selected was delicious and in abundance according to all our guests! You will definitely not be disappointed.
The Empire Club is a hidden gem in the middle of a small town named Little Ferry, NJ. We were very impressed with the Read more...
The Empire Club is a hidden gem in the middle of a small town named Little Ferry, NJ. We were very impressed with the interior and how modern it looked. It was just what we were looking for.

The staff was very professional and responsive in all aspects from the planning stage to the night of the event. They were very attentive and made sure the night of our wedding went without any issues. We definitely got more than we expected.

The menu offers many options to choose from, and everything we selected was delicious and in abundance according to all our guests! You will definitely not be disappointed. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I have only good things to say about The Empire Club, the owners, and the service they provide! We had our wedding here and the owners, Arthur and Chris helped to make it an amazing experience!! The Empire Club is a nice family owned business and they make you feel like family. They do not make you feel like a number, they make you feel special. Arthur worked with us as we planned our wedding in a short time frame (three months). When we first booked the wedding, there was another party scheduled in the other room. We were concerned about how to fit our cocktail hour. When we found out that the other party was moved to a different day and we would have the whole place to ourselves that day, the owners were just as happy for us as we were! The services are very reasonably priced and Arthur worked with us and even through in some extras the day of! The food was great and the service was great! We loved our Captain and Maitre D and they were always there to help. The Captain and Maitre D did a great job setting up as well. All of our guests commented that they had a great time. I would not hesitate to recommend The Empire Club to future brides and grooms!! I was extremely happy with our decision!!
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I have only good things to say about The Empire Club, the owners, and the service they provide! We had our wedding here and the owners, Arthur and Chris helped to make it an amazing experience!! The Empire Club is a nice family owned business and they make you feel like family. They do not make you feel like a number, they make you feel special. Arthur worked with us as we planned our wedding in a short time frame (three months). When we first booked the wedding, there was another party scheduled in the other room. We were concerned about how to fit our cocktail hour. When we found out that the other party was moved to a different day and we would have the whole place to ourselves that day, the owners were just as happy for us as we were! The services are very reasonably priced and Arthur worked with us and even through in some extras the day of! The food was great and the service was great! We loved our Captain and Maitre D and they were always there to help. The Captain and Maitre D did a great job setting up as well. All of our guests commented that they had a great time. I would not hesitate to recommend The Empire Club to future brides and grooms!! I was extremely happy with our decision!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was here on 8/17/2012! During my planning there was some miscommunication and Chris and Arthur went above and beyond to make my day AMAZING! The day of my wedding everything was beyond perfect! My Matr'd Chris was attentive to me all night and made sure I had everything I needed all night long! I would recommend having your event here and I promise you won't be disappointed! If I could get married again I would do it again here with these guys! I also had my ceremony in there gorgeous garden and it was everything I could have dreamed of! Perfect from start to finish! Thanks guys!
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My wedding was here on 8/17/2012! During my planning there was some miscommunication and Chris and Arthur went above and beyond to make my day AMAZING! The day of my wedding everything was beyond perfect! My Matr'd Chris was attentive to me all night and made sure I had everything I needed all night long! I would recommend having your event here and I promise you won't be disappointed! If I could get married again I would do it again here with these guys! I also had my ceremony in there gorgeous garden and it was everything I could have dreamed of! Perfect from start to finish! Thanks guys! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more pleased with The Empire Club. From the minute i first looked at the hall til i pulled away in my car after the wedding everything was perfect. The Staff is so accommodating and friendly any questions or concerns i had were taken care of immediately. The day of my wedding all i had to do was have a good time. I Matre'd was amazing and always there making sure everything i needed was right where it needed to be. The food was fantastic and there was more than enough to keep my guest full all night. No one would believe what we paid per person for the quality of our wedding. it looked like it cost 4x more than it actually did. I will definitely throw more celebrations at the empire club.
I could not have been more pleased with The Empire Club. From the minute i first looked at the hall til i pulled away in Read more...
I could not have been more pleased with The Empire Club. From the minute i first looked at the hall til i pulled away in my car after the wedding everything was perfect. The Staff is so accommodating and friendly any questions or concerns i had were taken care of immediately. The day of my wedding all i had to do was have a good time. I Matre'd was amazing and always there making sure everything i needed was right where it needed to be. The food was fantastic and there was more than enough to keep my guest full all night. No one would believe what we paid per person for the quality of our wedding. it looked like it cost 4x more than it actually did. I will definitely throw more celebrations at the empire club. Read less
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JamieK8503
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris and the staff at The Empire Club made my wedding the perfect day that it was! They were extremely helpful with all of my questions and concerns. The food was amazing and everyone complemented my husband and I after the wedding on picking the perfect place!
Chris and the staff at The Empire Club made my wedding the perfect day that it was! They were extremely helpful with all Read more...
Chris and the staff at The Empire Club made my wedding the perfect day that it was! They were extremely helpful with all of my questions and concerns. The food was amazing and everyone complemented my husband and I after the wedding on picking the perfect place! Read less
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Mrs. & Mr. Carvajal
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
There are no other words to describe to this team "AWESOME". Thank you so much for making our wedding day exactly what we wanted. From the beginning to the end everybody was committed to make this event the best wedding ever. They were willing to work with our budget and requests. I love the fact that they truly work as a team. There was never a negative response/attitude from any of them. They always made us feel special. Food tasting was requested almost last minute and they accommodated the time to our convenient, and let me tell you the food there was AMAZING/ DELICIOUS; everything done by their chef, nothing frozen or bought premade, A+++ to that.
Since we were on a budget and I have a creative side of me I decided to create my beautiful centerpieces and with the inconvenient of not having the appropriate transportation and my fear of these not coming out the way I wanted them if I made them at home, I asked them if we could go the day before to the venue and work there and their response was “YES, of course”, it confirmed that we made the right choice. We got there the day before and we were greeted with courtesy and they gave us all the space to work.
The day of the wedding, OMG, it was magical. When I went into the ballroom and saw everything together my heart jumped of happiness and my face lighted up. It was exactly how I envisioned. I had a candy station that I and my made-of-honor wanted to put together but with the help of the manager, Chris, he made it look better than what we wanted, great job. Chris was also my matron-d and he made us feel soooooo special. WOW. I honestly give this entire team an A++++ they went above and beyond. All of our guests are still talking about our wedding and all we hear is positive comments.
Cristos, Arthur, Chris, Donald and team- you guys are awesome, keep doing what you are doing because you are the best. Your entire team is great and trusts me I will definitely work with you in the future and will be recommending you to friends and relatives.
THANKS a million for everything!!!!
Jenn & Danny
There are no other words to describe to this team "AWESOME". Thank you so much for making our wedding day exactly what we Read more...
There are no other words to describe to this team "AWESOME". Thank you so much for making our wedding day exactly what we wanted. From the beginning to the end everybody was committed to make this event the best wedding ever. They were willing to work with our budget and requests. I love the fact that they truly work as a team. There was never a negative response/attitude from any of them. They always made us feel special. Food tasting was requested almost last minute and they accommodated the time to our convenient, and let me tell you the food there was AMAZING/ DELICIOUS; everything done by their chef, nothing frozen or bought premade, A+++ to that.
Since we were on a budget and I have a creative side of me I decided to create my beautiful centerpieces and with the inconvenient of not having the appropriate transportation and my fear of these not coming out the way I wanted them if I made them at home, I asked them if we could go the day before to the venue and work there and their response was “YES, of course”, it confirmed that we made the right choice. We got there the day before and we were greeted with courtesy and they gave us all the space to work.
The day of the wedding, OMG, it was magical. When I went into the ballroom and saw everything together my heart jumped of happiness and my face lighted up. It was exactly how I envisioned. I had a candy station that I and my made-of-honor wanted to put together but with the help of the manager, Chris, he made it look better than what we wanted, great job. Chris was also my matron-d and he made us feel soooooo special. WOW. I honestly give this entire team an A++++ they went above and beyond. All of our guests are still talking about our wedding and all we hear is positive comments.
Cristos, Arthur, Chris, Donald and team- you guys are awesome, keep doing what you are doing because you are the best. Your entire team is great and trusts me I will definitely work with you in the future and will be recommending you to friends and relatives.
THANKS a million for everything!!!!
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Karen & Rene
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
The people at The Empire Club made my wedding an unforgettable one. They were so focused on every little detail and making sure I was pleased with everything at all times.
The food was amazing and the Vienese table was a hit.
I am very pleased, we made a great decision.
The people at The Empire Club made my wedding an unforgettable one. They were so focused on every little detail and making Read more...
The people at The Empire Club made my wedding an unforgettable one. They were so focused on every little detail and making sure I was pleased with everything at all times.
The food was amazing and the Vienese table was a hit.
I am very pleased, we made a great decision. Read less
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Deanne
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Cristos, Arthur and Don are AMAZING. Not only were they super nice to us we got so much for so little the cost when we chose The Empire Club. These guys will make your day a special one and will not make you feel less important than another client of theirs. Everyone is equal to them. The food is amazing and they partner up with Palermos Bakery which is even more fantastic because that place rocks.

Go to TEC for your next event and you will not be sorry.
Cristos, Arthur and Don are AMAZING. Not only were they super nice to us we got so much for so little the cost when we Read more...
Cristos, Arthur and Don are AMAZING. Not only were they super nice to us we got so much for so little the cost when we chose The Empire Club. These guys will make your day a special one and will not make you feel less important than another client of theirs. Everyone is equal to them. The food is amazing and they partner up with Palermos Bakery which is even more fantastic because that place rocks.

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Naj
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you to the Empire Club...for making our day so special...they are the best and our guest will be talking for years to come...the food is fabulous and the decor is gorgeous...the room was breathtaking...Love you guys you will always have a recommendation from me...
Thank you to the Empire Club...for making our day so special...they are the best and our guest will be talking for years Read more...
Thank you to the Empire Club...for making our day so special...they are the best and our guest will be talking for years to come...the food is fabulous and the decor is gorgeous...the room was breathtaking...Love you guys you will always have a recommendation from me... Read less
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MRS MAC
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Can't say enough about the Empire Club. No detail went unnoticed and every time I needed something they were right there for me. They say you should feel like a princess on your wedding day, and they fulfilled that dream. The food and service was just wonderful. I did not have to worry about anything. They took care of everthing for me, so that my husband and I could just relax and enjoy the day. My wedding was special because the Empire Club made it that way. Dont hesistate to use them. I would definitely use them again for any future affairs.
Can't say enough about the Empire Club. No detail went unnoticed and every time I needed something they were right there Read more...
Can't say enough about the Empire Club. No detail went unnoticed and every time I needed something they were right there for me. They say you should feel like a princess on your wedding day, and they fulfilled that dream. The food and service was just wonderful. I did not have to worry about anything. They took care of everthing for me, so that my husband and I could just relax and enjoy the day. My wedding was special because the Empire Club made it that way. Dont hesistate to use them. I would definitely use them again for any future affairs. Read less
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Louise
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Aurthur, Chris and the whole team at The Empire Club was amazing through our whole wedding planning and the actual event. Every problem or question we had they were very helpful in every way. The food was amazing and the wait staff was also amazing. Chris even helped watch our three year old son so we could enjoy our day. WE are looking forward to planning another event with the empire club.
Mark and Louise Alday
Aurthur, Chris and the whole team at The Empire Club was amazing through our whole wedding planning and the actual event. Read more...
Aurthur, Chris and the whole team at The Empire Club was amazing through our whole wedding planning and the actual event. Every problem or question we had they were very helpful in every way. The food was amazing and the wait staff was also amazing. Chris even helped watch our three year old son so we could enjoy our day. WE are looking forward to planning another event with the empire club.
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Whitney
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Trust me when I say that the empire club is like no other wedding venue and that makes it all the better! Afforable and absolutely beautiful!!!! At first i was scared by the fact that it is on your typically residential rode, but when you walk inside you are blown away! My wedding was September 18th and it was absolutely perfect! If you want a "clean slate" to work with to add your own personal touches and create YOUR vision, this is the place to have your event! We had our ceremony outside and it was perfect if you like an intimate ceremony. All of my guests loved the decor, the customer service and the tons of food! Arthur and Chris were so flexible throughout the entire planning process and willing to work with me and my husband to make the day everything I wanted and more! I wouldn't have had it anywhere else
Trust me when I say that the empire club is like no other wedding venue and that makes it all the better! Afforable and Read more...
Trust me when I say that the empire club is like no other wedding venue and that makes it all the better! Afforable and absolutely beautiful!!!! At first i was scared by the fact that it is on your typically residential rode, but when you walk inside you are blown away! My wedding was September 18th and it was absolutely perfect! If you want a "clean slate" to work with to add your own personal touches and create YOUR vision, this is the place to have your event! We had our ceremony outside and it was perfect if you like an intimate ceremony. All of my guests loved the decor, the customer service and the tons of food! Arthur and Chris were so flexible throughout the entire planning process and willing to work with me and my husband to make the day everything I wanted and more! I wouldn't have had it anywhere else Read less
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bgesla
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We chose the perfect venue for our wedding. We both loved how personal and elegant our wedding was. Every detail was just right. The food was excellent and our guests are still raving about the elaborate cocktail hour. Chris was the one we dealt with for most of the planning, and he followed every detail. He as well as the rest of the staff were very quick with responding to any questions that we had. For the price we got more than we ever hoped for. We had an outdoor ceremony that was beautiful. Even though it was supposed to rain, we had a backup arranged but it turned out to be wonderful weather. Our bridal party had a separate, private cocktail hour in another room, but I feel like we really missed out on the whole picture. Unfortunately we did not receive all of the food offered to all the guests, and limited passed hors d'ourves, but the food we did receive was still tasty. (I recommend joining everyone else for cocktail hour). The main reasons we chose the empire club was because with only our wedding going on, we had the whole place to ourselves. We had the option of an outdoor ceremony which was perfect, the multiple options of food that included Polish, Italian, and Mediterranean, and the place itself was charming. The waitstaff and bartenders was professional, and we cannot thank our maitre'Ds enough. They guided us every step of the way, through the ceremony, introductions, cake cutting, etc. The timing was perfect. Even the viennese hour was so wonderful with the fire show and unlimited desserts! Our guests were very satisfied with the delicious food and open bar. We were very happy to have chosen The Empire Club and recommend to anyone that wants the whole package, beauty, elegance, romantic, trendy, fun, with excellent service and delicious food!
We chose the perfect venue for our wedding. We both loved how personal and elegant our wedding was. Every detail was just Read more...
We chose the perfect venue for our wedding. We both loved how personal and elegant our wedding was. Every detail was just right. The food was excellent and our guests are still raving about the elaborate cocktail hour. Chris was the one we dealt with for most of the planning, and he followed every detail. He as well as the rest of the staff were very quick with responding to any questions that we had. For the price we got more than we ever hoped for. We had an outdoor ceremony that was beautiful. Even though it was supposed to rain, we had a backup arranged but it turned out to be wonderful weather. Our bridal party had a separate, private cocktail hour in another room, but I feel like we really missed out on the whole picture. Unfortunately we did not receive all of the food offered to all the guests, and limited passed hors d'ourves, but the food we did receive was still tasty. (I recommend joining everyone else for cocktail hour). The main reasons we chose the empire club was because with only our wedding going on, we had the whole place to ourselves. We had the option of an outdoor ceremony which was perfect, the multiple options of food that included Polish, Italian, and Mediterranean, and the place itself was charming. The waitstaff and bartenders was professional, and we cannot thank our maitre'Ds enough. They guided us every step of the way, through the ceremony, introductions, cake cutting, etc. The timing was perfect. Even the viennese hour was so wonderful with the fire show and unlimited desserts! Our guests were very satisfied with the delicious food and open bar. We were very happy to have chosen The Empire Club and recommend to anyone that wants the whole package, beauty, elegance, romantic, trendy, fun, with excellent service and delicious food! Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I have not seen a place that can give you the quality of food and service for the price. It is the best Brunch I have ever had. Everyone was very helpful and accomodating.
I have not seen a place that can give you the quality of food and service for the price. It is the best Brunch I have ever Read more...
I have not seen a place that can give you the quality of food and service for the price. It is the best Brunch I have ever had. Everyone was very helpful and accomodating. Read less
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KelTes
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Empire Club was absolutely AMAZING. The cocktail hour was amazing, the dinner was amazing the dessert was amazing!!!! This isn't your typical wedding food.....all my guests complimented the food!! I would recommend this venue to anyone and I have!!! Thank you so much Chris and all of your staff....I had an amazing wedding!!!
Everyone at the Empire Club was absolutely AMAZING. The cocktail hour was amazing, the dinner was amazing the dessert was Read more...
Everyone at the Empire Club was absolutely AMAZING. The cocktail hour was amazing, the dinner was amazing the dessert was amazing!!!! This isn't your typical wedding food.....all my guests complimented the food!! I would recommend this venue to anyone and I have!!! Thank you so much Chris and all of your staff....I had an amazing wedding!!! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding here and everyone was amazing. Chris the manager was right there to give me a hand if I needed anything. The food tasted amazing and throughout the night everyone kept telling us how amazing the venue looked and the food tasted. Couldn't think of my wedding being anywhere else and I will be recommending them to anyone I know that will be getting married in the future.
I recently had my wedding here and everyone was amazing. Chris the manager was right there to give me a hand if I needed Read more...
I recently had my wedding here and everyone was amazing. Chris the manager was right there to give me a hand if I needed anything. The food tasted amazing and throughout the night everyone kept telling us how amazing the venue looked and the food tasted. Couldn't think of my wedding being anywhere else and I will be recommending them to anyone I know that will be getting married in the future. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I had My Sweet 15 there November 7th. It was absolutely incredible!! I loved it and enjoyed every second of it. I being the princess of the party wasn't able to eat at the party, but by what my friends told me it was extremely delicious! They let us take the left overs home which was when i was able to dig in to everything! I was somewhat nervous on the planning and the schedule. What time were we going to do this and what time were we going to do that. But they took care of it all. LITERALLY! I didn't have to think a single thought. Or worry about a single thing. It was seriously a night i will never forget. Loved it all! (People and Everything!) <3 :) Tiff.
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I had My Sweet 15 there November 7th. It was absolutely incredible!! I loved it and enjoyed every second of it. I being the princess of the party wasn't able to eat at the party, but by what my friends told me it was extremely delicious! They let us take the left overs home which was when i was able to dig in to everything! I was somewhat nervous on the planning and the schedule. What time were we going to do this and what time were we going to do that. But they took care of it all. LITERALLY! I didn't have to think a single thought. Or worry about a single thing. It was seriously a night i will never forget. Loved it all! (People and Everything!) <3 :) Tiff. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I might be a little late on this review, but better late than never. =) I have been to the empire club on more than one occasion, and i must say it is great! I went to a wedding there in 2008 then had my wedding there in 2010. The staff was amazing, and very attentive to me and my guests. we came across a couple of issues that were solved very quickly by Don the Maitre D. Chris was great in helping with the planning, and very sweet and patient!. I must say, all my guest had an amazing time! They all still talk about how much fun it was. I went to a baby shower there today and it brought back wonderful memories! And of course, the baby shower was great! Food was amazing, and mommy and guests were all happy and had a good time.
I might be a little late on this review, but better late than never. =) I have been to the empire club on more than one Read more...
I might be a little late on this review, but better late than never. =) I have been to the empire club on more than one occasion, and i must say it is great! I went to a wedding there in 2008 then had my wedding there in 2010. The staff was amazing, and very attentive to me and my guests. we came across a couple of issues that were solved very quickly by Don the Maitre D. Chris was great in helping with the planning, and very sweet and patient!. I must say, all my guest had an amazing time! They all still talk about how much fun it was. I went to a baby shower there today and it brought back wonderful memories! And of course, the baby shower was great! Food was amazing, and mommy and guests were all happy and had a good time. Read less
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cateyes624
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Everything was fantastic. Not one single issue. I would highly recommend this venue. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful this venue was. It is a great value, tons of food.
Everything was fantastic. Not one single issue. I would highly recommend this venue. Our guests could not stop talking Read more...
Everything was fantastic. Not one single issue. I would highly recommend this venue. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful this venue was. It is a great value, tons of food. Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding reception was just 3 weeks ago at the Empire Club and my husband and I are so happy we chose The Empire Club.

From the beginning, just when I was inquiring about the Empire Club, I already received outstanding professionalism and responsiveness from Arthur Y. He was very flexible. I told him what our budget was and he was willing to work with us with cost. The price we got was unbelievable for the quality and service we got. They are even so flexible with what time you want to start! We wanted our cocktail hour to start at 4:30PM so our event was actually the only event they had that day too. I love how they do not book events too close. It gives you the reasurrance that things will be ready and the venue will not be rushing guests out from the first event to try to get things ready for yours. Communicating with Arthur and Chris was easy as they were both very easy to reach and they were very responsive and answered all my questions and concerns.

My fiance and I were able to do a tour of the reception hall. I loved how the cocktail hour is in a different room from the main hall. The cocktail hour is also a very spacious room where guests can mingle with one another. The bridal party has a different cocktail hour in the upstairs bridal party suite. My only minor complaint was I wish the upstairs room was more of a bridal party suite, with couches, etc. The bridal party suite was more of a small reception room set up with a couple round tables. It was nice and roomy up there for my bridal party but it didn't have that bridal suite feeling other venues have. But like I said, this is a minor thing. I spent probably a total of 20 minutes up there on our wedding day so it wasn't a big deal at all. The day we toured, we also did a tasting of some of their hors d'oeuvres. The food was great. I have received so many comments about the food at my wedding and how delicious it was.

Getting closer to my wedding, I of-course like many brides had a list of demands. =P Well not really, but a list of things I'd like done. I was so stressed out about it but The Empire Club was so great with working with me and my fiance and giving us suggestions on how to better do something or schedule our reception, etc. I trusted them and their advice. They are the experts at this and they do weddings all the time so they would know what they best way to do something. Our Maitre'D and Captain were great. They made everything go smoothly on our wedding day. I truly have no complaints about our wedding day. The Empire Club even gave us an extra 15 minutes of overtime for free! Everything was great. The food was delicious too. Thanks Empire Club.


I will probably end up writing a book here if I continue, so I will end my review with a last note: For brides who are looking for a beautiful venue on a quiet street, choose The Empire Club. You won't regret it!
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My wedding reception was just 3 weeks ago at the Empire Club and my husband and I are so happy we chose The Empire Club.

From the beginning, just when I was inquiring about the Empire Club, I already received outstanding professionalism and responsiveness from Arthur Y. He was very flexible. I told him what our budget was and he was willing to work with us with cost. The price we got was unbelievable for the quality and service we got. They are even so flexible with what time you want to start! We wanted our cocktail hour to start at 4:30PM so our event was actually the only event they had that day too. I love how they do not book events too close. It gives you the reasurrance that things will be ready and the venue will not be rushing guests out from the first event to try to get things ready for yours. Communicating with Arthur and Chris was easy as they were both very easy to reach and they were very responsive and answered all my questions and concerns.

My fiance and I were able to do a tour of the reception hall. I loved how the cocktail hour is in a different room from the main hall. The cocktail hour is also a very spacious room where guests can mingle with one another. The bridal party has a different cocktail hour in the upstairs bridal party suite. My only minor complaint was I wish the upstairs room was more of a bridal party suite, with couches, etc. The bridal party suite was more of a small reception room set up with a couple round tables. It was nice and roomy up there for my bridal party but it didn't have that bridal suite feeling other venues have. But like I said, this is a minor thing. I spent probably a total of 20 minutes up there on our wedding day so it wasn't a big deal at all. The day we toured, we also did a tasting of some of their hors d'oeuvres. The food was great. I have received so many comments about the food at my wedding and how delicious it was.

Getting closer to my wedding, I of-course like many brides had a list of demands. =P Well not really, but a list of things I'd like done. I was so stressed out about it but The Empire Club was so great with working with me and my fiance and giving us suggestions on how to better do something or schedule our reception, etc. I trusted them and their advice. They are the experts at this and they do weddings all the time so they would know what they best way to do something. Our Maitre'D and Captain were great. They made everything go smoothly on our wedding day. I truly have no complaints about our wedding day. The Empire Club even gave us an extra 15 minutes of overtime for free! Everything was great. The food was delicious too. Thanks Empire Club.


I will probably end up writing a book here if I continue, so I will end my review with a last note: For brides who are looking for a beautiful venue on a quiet street, choose The Empire Club. You won't regret it! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
The food! The food! The food!!! This place is top notch, everything from the food to the service. They were really great with my wedding. As a bride, I am just ecstatic to know that I had the chance to go through my wedding day without worrying about a single detail as far as the reception hall went. They handled everything from placing my slippers underneath my table by my chair to creating the most fabulous wedding cake. Just outstanding. A side note: My aunt and uncle had their wedding here in 1974 when it was called Vacharellis, and they loved it as well. The Empire Club also has a place in the back to take gorgeous pictures. Book them now!
The food! The food! The food!!! This place is top notch, everything from the food to the service. They were really great Read more...
The food! The food! The food!!! This place is top notch, everything from the food to the service. They were really great with my wedding. As a bride, I am just ecstatic to know that I had the chance to go through my wedding day without worrying about a single detail as far as the reception hall went. They handled everything from placing my slippers underneath my table by my chair to creating the most fabulous wedding cake. Just outstanding. A side note: My aunt and uncle had their wedding here in 1974 when it was called Vacharellis, and they loved it as well. The Empire Club also has a place in the back to take gorgeous pictures. Book them now! Read less
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carolyn17
Wedding:
1/7/2007
5.0/5.0
I loved this venue. They only have one wedding at a time so they concentrate solely on your day and you have the whole place to yourself. The maitre de was incredible. I am very particular about what I wanted done. I didn't have to worry about anything because he did everything I asked and if he was unsure of something I wanted he came and asked me before he did it. Things went very smoothly, and the room was very pretty.
I loved this venue. They only have one wedding at a time so they concentrate solely on your day and you have the whole Read more...
I loved this venue. They only have one wedding at a time so they concentrate solely on your day and you have the whole place to yourself. The maitre de was incredible. I am very particular about what I wanted done. I didn't have to worry about anything because he did everything I asked and if he was unsure of something I wanted he came and asked me before he did it. Things went very smoothly, and the room was very pretty. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
8/16/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I just got married at The Empire Club this past August and our guests are still commenting on it! It is definitely a hidden gem! We booked with them while they were undergoing renovations after the flood and saw how great it would be once completed. I feel bad giving a 4.5 on responsiveness since that was only due, I'm sure, to craziness with construction. Given the fact that they weren't completed when we booked, they were wonderfully flexible/generous. Many of our guests raved about the food, saying that it wasn't typical venue food. It was of much higher quality. My only complaint (which is my own fault), is that I wasn't able to get to much of the cocktail hour! I'm hoping we have friends book here so I can go back and experience a wedding that isn't my own! Unbelievable pricing for a Jersey venue! Thank you Empire Club!
My husband and I just got married at The Empire Club this past August and our guests are still commenting on it! It is Read more...
My husband and I just got married at The Empire Club this past August and our guests are still commenting on it! It is definitely a hidden gem! We booked with them while they were undergoing renovations after the flood and saw how great it would be once completed. I feel bad giving a 4.5 on responsiveness since that was only due, I'm sure, to craziness with construction. Given the fact that they weren't completed when we booked, they were wonderfully flexible/generous. Many of our guests raved about the food, saying that it wasn't typical venue food. It was of much higher quality. My only complaint (which is my own fault), is that I wasn't able to get to much of the cocktail hour! I'm hoping we have friends book here so I can go back and experience a wedding that isn't my own! Unbelievable pricing for a Jersey venue! Thank you Empire Club! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding here on 06/14/2013 and we still talk about how wonderful everything turned out! Both Chris and Chris (one being the owner and the other being the manager) were extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and also making suggestions and recommendations on food and vendors. The food was delicious. The atmosphere of the night and every single detail in our room was above our expectations! Christopher went out of his way to have the purple lighting set up that we had hoped we could have at the time that the room did not have them. I believe they are currently working on putting them up permanently in the room we had. Chris along with the captain, Lucy, attended to our every need that night and we could not have been happier with the decision we made! Everything went smoothly and have no regrets about choosing The Empire Club as our wedding reception venue. Thanks guys for making our wedding day everything we had hoped for and more!
We had our wedding here on 06/14/2013 and we still talk about how wonderful everything turned out! Both Chris and Chris Read more...
We had our wedding here on 06/14/2013 and we still talk about how wonderful everything turned out! Both Chris and Chris (one being the owner and the other being the manager) were extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and also making suggestions and recommendations on food and vendors. The food was delicious. The atmosphere of the night and every single detail in our room was above our expectations! Christopher went out of his way to have the purple lighting set up that we had hoped we could have at the time that the room did not have them. I believe they are currently working on putting them up permanently in the room we had. Chris along with the captain, Lucy, attended to our every need that night and we could not have been happier with the decision we made! Everything went smoothly and have no regrets about choosing The Empire Club as our wedding reception venue. Thanks guys for making our wedding day everything we had hoped for and more! Read less
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Janeen
Wedding:
4/21/2013
4.8/5.0
This place was wonderful! The food is excellent and it is so affordable for what they offer!
This place was wonderful! The food is excellent and it is so affordable for what they offer!
This place was wonderful! The food is excellent and it is so affordable for what they offer! Read less
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Takiya
Wedding:
2/1/2013
4.8/5.0
My Husband and I had our wedding at the Empire Club on Feb 1st 2013. We were so glad that we chose the Empire Club as it gave us the best value and exceeded our expectations. The Empire Club did a wonderful job at decorating and setting up items to personalize the space for us. Our friends and family complimented us on the food and loved the space. It was really perfect for our wedding and we had the entire space to ourselves which was great. The Empire Club suffered some damage from storm Sandy but worked hard to renovate the space so we actually benefited because they have all new carpet, trim and molding. The only suggestion that I have for couples is be very clear about what you want and expect with the venue and master of ceremony the day of your wedding (don't assume anything).
My Husband and I had our wedding at the Empire Club on Feb 1st 2013. We were so glad that we chose the Empire Club as it Read more...
My Husband and I had our wedding at the Empire Club on Feb 1st 2013. We were so glad that we chose the Empire Club as it gave us the best value and exceeded our expectations. The Empire Club did a wonderful job at decorating and setting up items to personalize the space for us. Our friends and family complimented us on the food and loved the space. It was really perfect for our wedding and we had the entire space to ourselves which was great. The Empire Club suffered some damage from storm Sandy but worked hard to renovate the space so we actually benefited because they have all new carpet, trim and molding. The only suggestion that I have for couples is be very clear about what you want and expect with the venue and master of ceremony the day of your wedding (don't assume anything). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
This venue was a delight to work with. We mostly dealt with Chris and he did an excellent job. Our maitre d and captain for the actual night of the wedding were also amazing. The staff was pleasant and professional. The food was delicious and the guests were absolutely ecstatic over how much food there was and how great everything tasted. You really get that "bang for your buck"! My suggestion to future brides though, would be to have either the captain or members of your bridal party grab extra food from the cocktail hour for you as not everything is provided in the bridal suite. Nonetheless, even though we only had a small amount of food during cocktail and barely ate during dinner, we were rather full throughout the night.
This venue was a delight to work with. We mostly dealt with Chris and he did an excellent job. Our maitre d and captain Read more...
This venue was a delight to work with. We mostly dealt with Chris and he did an excellent job. Our maitre d and captain for the actual night of the wedding were also amazing. The staff was pleasant and professional. The food was delicious and the guests were absolutely ecstatic over how much food there was and how great everything tasted. You really get that "bang for your buck"! My suggestion to future brides though, would be to have either the captain or members of your bridal party grab extra food from the cocktail hour for you as not everything is provided in the bridal suite. Nonetheless, even though we only had a small amount of food during cocktail and barely ate during dinner, we were rather full throughout the night. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.8/5.0
Best deciision I could have made! Just really really wish I had actually gotten to eat the food! I heard such wonderful things about it from our guests. I want someone else I know to get married here so that I can test it all out!!
Best deciision I could have made! Just really really wish I had actually gotten to eat the food! I heard such wonderful Read more...
Best deciision I could have made! Just really really wish I had actually gotten to eat the food! I heard such wonderful things about it from our guests. I want someone else I know to get married here so that I can test it all out!! Read less
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Lily55
Wedding:
8/26/2006
4.8/5.0
Everybody at The Empire Club was great! The place looked beautiful and the food was abundant and fantastic. Highly recommended.
Everybody at The Empire Club was great! The place looked beautiful and the food was abundant and fantastic. Highly Read more...
Everybody at The Empire Club was great! The place looked beautiful and the food was abundant and fantastic. Highly recommended. Read less
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John
Wedding:
11/1/2013
4.7/5.0
Food was great and Venue was wonderful. hits the perfect spot for Value for your dollar. Had my daughter's Sweet 16 party there. She and her friends had a great time.
Food was great and Venue was wonderful. hits the perfect spot for Value for your dollar. Had my daughter's Sweet 16 party Read more...
Food was great and Venue was wonderful. hits the perfect spot for Value for your dollar. Had my daughter's Sweet 16 party there. She and her friends had a great time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Some of our close friends phrased it best after the wedding when they said "how did you locate that place - good find!" And they were right. If you are looking for personal service, flexibility, and an intimate setting that is 100% yours for the evening (only one party at a time), then you've found it. Not to mention it's affordable too. These are humble folks, who simply want to make sure everyone has a good time, in a an elegant, although not pretentious, facility. Formal, but not stuffy. If asked, "if you could go back in time, would you pick The Empire Club again?" The answer will be a definite YES. Good job Christopher, Chris and team!
Some of our close friends phrased it best after the wedding when they said "how did you locate that place - good find!" Read more...
Some of our close friends phrased it best after the wedding when they said "how did you locate that place - good find!" And they were right. If you are looking for personal service, flexibility, and an intimate setting that is 100% yours for the evening (only one party at a time), then you've found it. Not to mention it's affordable too. These are humble folks, who simply want to make sure everyone has a good time, in a an elegant, although not pretentious, facility. Formal, but not stuffy. If asked, "if you could go back in time, would you pick The Empire Club again?" The answer will be a definite YES. Good job Christopher, Chris and team! Read less
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C
Wedding:
7/27/2012
4.7/5.0
Chris and his crew were amazing! The Empire Club is nothing but professional, flexible and is their for whatever it takes to make your wedding day a great lasting memory. My wife and I were married in July 2012 and not one of our guest had anything bad to say. The food at The Empire Club is amazing (Cocktail hour is THE BEST!). If you're looking for an affordable place that looks elegant this is your place!
Chris and his crew were amazing! The Empire Club is nothing but professional, flexible and is their for whatever it takes Read more...
Chris and his crew were amazing! The Empire Club is nothing but professional, flexible and is their for whatever it takes to make your wedding day a great lasting memory. My wife and I were married in July 2012 and not one of our guest had anything bad to say. The food at The Empire Club is amazing (Cocktail hour is THE BEST!). If you're looking for an affordable place that looks elegant this is your place! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
9/16/2006
4.4/5.0
Although the Empire Club is now under new ownership, I have to say that my wedding would not have been the same if it were somewhere else. The venue is beautiful -- they only hold one party at a time so you get their undivided attention. The food was excellent!! They know what they're doing, as I did not have to fuss over one detail on the day of my wedding -- they took care of it all.
Although the Empire Club is now under new ownership, I have to say that my wedding would not have been the same if it were Read more...
Although the Empire Club is now under new ownership, I have to say that my wedding would not have been the same if it were somewhere else. The venue is beautiful -- they only hold one party at a time so you get their undivided attention. The food was excellent!! They know what they're doing, as I did not have to fuss over one detail on the day of my wedding -- they took care of it all. Read less
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nana
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.3/5.0
I loved this place the very first day i went over to check it out and my love proved itself on my wedding day. The place was stunning and i got all that i was promised. My guests wooed and wowed about my food and venue all night and they definitely made my night magical. Thanks guys
I loved this place the very first day i went over to check it out and my love proved itself on my wedding day. The place Read more...
I loved this place the very first day i went over to check it out and my love proved itself on my wedding day. The place was stunning and i got all that i was promised. My guests wooed and wowed about my food and venue all night and they definitely made my night magical. Thanks guys Read less
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NJBride42112
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.1/5.0
The very first vendor I secured was the reception venue. I searched high & low to find a place that was reasonably priced and would accommodate our smaller guest list. Several years ago my cousin and a different friend were married here, so I thought I’d check them out. I’m so glad I did! The venue was renovated only a few years ago, so the décor is much more modern. The cocktail room is pretty basic and a decent size. The garden was the perfect place for our family photos. The main ballroom was just wonderful. The décor is neutral enough to go with many different styles. The dance floor is large and there is plenty of room for tables. The chandeliers and sconces added a wonderful touch. I loved that the room came equipped with uplighting that was free. I met with Chris several times who was very kind and accommodating to my long list of questions. I liked that they didn’t have any hidden fees such as extra gratuity, cake cutting fee, cork fee…etc. We were able to work out a price that fit our budget by choosing April, limiting alcohol to beer/wine and paying in cash. We were allowed to bring in our own cupcakes and were discounted the price of the cake. I was very concerned about the food since tastings aren’t done until about 2 weeks before your wedding and I am vegan. I certainly didn’t want dry/boring food. Chris and the chef were very kind and offered me a special tasting in order to accommodate my vegan requests. All of the food was fantastic and the 4 of us left stuffed. Our last meeting discussed every last detail from napkin colors to table numbers. The Maitre’D had it all under control along with my DOC and the Captain who served us was a doll. Overall, the event went beautifully. My only demerit would be regarding the bar. During our last meeting, I clearly stated that I did NOT want a cash bar. We chose to limit the alcohol for reasons other than monetary. Although Chris stated that guests may complain (which they did), he agreed to respect my wishes by placing a mobile bar in the other event if necessary. Several days later, I find out that there was a cash bar. After contacting the venue, Chris explained that the other event in the smaller cocktail room wanted to have a cash bar. Since they were too over packed, they could not fit a mobile bar in their room as I was promised. So, the cash bar was set up on their side of the bar in the hallway. Of course, my guests had no way of knowing that wasn’t for them and went there anyway. I was terribly embarrassed and felt slighted. There is nothing I can do about it now. I understand that the venue felt this was their only option, but I do wish that my wishes had been respected and that I had been notified (even if it was after the fact). If it wasn’t for that, it would have been perfect.
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The very first vendor I secured was the reception venue. I searched high & low to find a place that was reasonably priced and would accommodate our smaller guest list. Several years ago my cousin and a different friend were married here, so I thought I’d check them out. I’m so glad I did! The venue was renovated only a few years ago, so the décor is much more modern. The cocktail room is pretty basic and a decent size. The garden was the perfect place for our family photos. The main ballroom was just wonderful. The décor is neutral enough to go with many different styles. The dance floor is large and there is plenty of room for tables. The chandeliers and sconces added a wonderful touch. I loved that the room came equipped with uplighting that was free. I met with Chris several times who was very kind and accommodating to my long list of questions. I liked that they didn’t have any hidden fees such as extra gratuity, cake cutting fee, cork fee…etc. We were able to work out a price that fit our budget by choosing April, limiting alcohol to beer/wine and paying in cash. We were allowed to bring in our own cupcakes and were discounted the price of the cake. I was very concerned about the food since tastings aren’t done until about 2 weeks before your wedding and I am vegan. I certainly didn’t want dry/boring food. Chris and the chef were very kind and offered me a special tasting in order to accommodate my vegan requests. All of the food was fantastic and the 4 of us left stuffed. Our last meeting discussed every last detail from napkin colors to table numbers. The Maitre’D had it all under control along with my DOC and the Captain who served us was a doll. Overall, the event went beautifully. My only demerit would be regarding the bar. During our last meeting, I clearly stated that I did NOT want a cash bar. We chose to limit the alcohol for reasons other than monetary. Although Chris stated that guests may complain (which they did), he agreed to respect my wishes by placing a mobile bar in the other event if necessary. Several days later, I find out that there was a cash bar. After contacting the venue, Chris explained that the other event in the smaller cocktail room wanted to have a cash bar. Since they were too over packed, they could not fit a mobile bar in their room as I was promised. So, the cash bar was set up on their side of the bar in the hallway. Of course, my guests had no way of knowing that wasn’t for them and went there anyway. I was terribly embarrassed and felt slighted. There is nothing I can do about it now. I understand that the venue felt this was their only option, but I do wish that my wishes had been respected and that I had been notified (even if it was after the fact). If it wasn’t for that, it would have been perfect. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/28/2012
3.5/5.0
Overall beautiful venue, nice family feel but wish my experience was a bit better. Rain on my ceremony date wasn't pleasant and the fact that we had to pay the ceremony fee even though we didn't use the garden didn't seem fair to me. Had I known that I would have opted to have the ceremony in the church. Also just as an important FYI this venue along with many others charge for the amount you secure when you first leave a deposit so if your count lowers after you receive your rsvps you still have to pay for the amount you secured. I understand the business aspect of it but... Hey I don't have to like it. I do appreciate the venue being willing to work with us a little bit and although we paid for about 15 people that weren't coming they did give us a credit for about 5 people. The two brothers (owners) were very personable but I honestly felt like the passion felt for the venue stopped at them as the rest of the staff seemed very disconnected. All in all, my guest enjoyed themselves and I had a good time.
Overall beautiful venue, nice family feel but wish my experience was a bit better. Rain on my ceremony date wasn't Read more...
Overall beautiful venue, nice family feel but wish my experience was a bit better. Rain on my ceremony date wasn't pleasant and the fact that we had to pay the ceremony fee even though we didn't use the garden didn't seem fair to me. Had I known that I would have opted to have the ceremony in the church. Also just as an important FYI this venue along with many others charge for the amount you secure when you first leave a deposit so if your count lowers after you receive your rsvps you still have to pay for the amount you secured. I understand the business aspect of it but... Hey I don't have to like it. I do appreciate the venue being willing to work with us a little bit and although we paid for about 15 people that weren't coming they did give us a credit for about 5 people. The two brothers (owners) were very personable but I honestly felt like the passion felt for the venue stopped at them as the rest of the staff seemed very disconnected. All in all, my guest enjoyed themselves and I had a good time. Read less
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Promo Code: 2892   $82 Value
Wedding Package including 5 hours premium open bar, cocktail hour,sit down dinner, wedding cake, and dessert. One wedding at a time. 100 people minimum.
Deal #WW218ab1e3e94f5002
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136 Mehrhof rd., Little Ferry, NJ 07643 See On Map
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