Battleground Country Club
We were hoping to have our ceremony and cocktail hour outside for a May wedding. However, Mother Nature was not on our side and we ended up having everything inside. We were able to take pictures on the grounds before the wedding and we can't wait to see some of the shots with the beautiful greenery and flowers in the background.
Despite the weather, the entire event was a huge success. Having the ceremony and reception at one location made it very convenient for us and our guests. The bridal and groom suites were an added bonus and a great place to get ready. All of our guests commented on how delicious the food was and how nice and helpful the staff were. The cake from Normandie Bakery was mouthwateringly delicious.
All of the rooms were set up beautifully and the lighting in the ballroom was a wonderful addition to our romantic ambiance.
Last but not least, we thoroughly enjoyed working with Liz Zarko, who was patient and responsive throughout the entire planning process. She answered our millions of questions and met with us several times.
We also enjoyed having Johnette as our Maitre D on the day of, she brought a great energy and did a great job coordinating everything for us even with the last minute location change from outside to inside.
We would highly recommend you choose Battleground as your wedding venue or any event venue for that matter. Everyone was a joy to work with and the grounds and rooms were spacious and...
A beautiful and amazing place for an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. If you want a beautiful backgound and endless scenery, this is the place to be!
Staff was extremely helpful, accomidating, and professional. Loved them!! They were willing to help with budget and willing to work with you to get everything you wanted for your big day. Extremely knowledgable and always there for advice.
Food was OUTSTANDING and plenty of it! Super excited and extremely happy we picked the Battleground country club for our wedding!
We held our wedding and reception at the BattleGround Country Club. The staff was quite helpful and flexible. We loved their food, and the guests we invited to our wedding are still raving about the food to this day. Everything looks wonderful and the venue was ideal for us to hold both the ceremony at and the reception.
Very beautiful location, this really made our wedding special and we could not be more happy to recommend this country club.
I came to Battleground for their catering services and they did an amazing job of it, the food was great and their staff was so helpful.
We were hosting a 50th wedding anniversary party for my parents and came to Battle Ground Country Club for their catering. They catered an event for my firm last year and I thought the food was incredible and for this special moment for my parents, they certainly did not disappoint.
They delivered the food right on time and took care of all the set-up, everything looked wonderful and tasted delicious. We received so many compliments on the food, everyone was raving about how good it was! It was the perfect way to help my parents celebrate their anniversary.
I was a bridesmaid for a friends wedding at the Battleground & what a disaster!!! I went to 5 weddings last year & this was by far the most unorganized, unprofessional place in NJ. The wedding I went to at a VFW hall was run better than this place. The sales mgr (Jean Castadilla) does not return phone calls, not untill the general mgr Dave Karner got involved. What a tool this guy is. The place was bought a couple of yrs ago & they made nice renovations (nice for pictures) but the staff seems to be the same lacluster employees, no one smiled and no one cared. The maitre d (young woman, don't know her name) was very nice but seemed overwhelmed. She was cluless as to how to run a ceremony & the dj had to get involved. They have zero wedding etiquette. Saying sorry about being under-staffed to the bride is a no no. Saying sorry about the long lines at the bar does not get drinks to the guests faster. The waiters did the best they could, but are not well trained. This says a lot about management, they're just going through the motions. How about leading by example? There was zero flair with presentation & set-up (think Adam Sandler's Wedding Singer movie, this place is stuck in the 80's). The management gets your deposit & forgets about you.
Beautiful place. They are under new management now so things have gotten better. The price was good and they were flexible with me for a Sat night wedding. The sales person was unresponsive at times and nice at others. I was nervous before the wedding day due to the lack of communication at times, but everything came through that day luckily. There was some rain on the day of my wedding, but my dad asked if they could do the ceremony outside (since the rain had let up) and they whipped down the chairs for us and agreed to do it luckily.
My Maitre D was super nice but she seemed like she had so many other things going on the day of the wedding that sometimes she was distracted and forgot about me. My groom and I waited in the bridal suite for a while when cocktail hour first began and wanted food so we could get out to the cocktail hour with everyone else. It took a while but finally the assistant Maitre D Alora came (she was excellent) and brought us tons of food and drinks. I felt like there was a couple times when the service could have been better for us, but they were very good to our guests which is important. The food was very good except I didn't care that much for the chicken. The fish, steak, potatoes and appetizers were very good. Overall I'd recommend the Battleground and choose them again.
Not good with communicating and couldnt give us the time of day just days before the wedding. Day of wedding was a different experience luckly.
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at the Battleground Country Club and they set everything up beautifully. My husband and I were on a very limited budget and the Battleground did everything possible to provide us with excellent service within that budget, including altering their wedding packages to something that would best suit us.
The value for what we paid was phenomenal. It is a beautiful venue and the food was pretty good, as well. Please note: You are required to use their caterers (Terrace on the Green) if you use their venue.
There were two negatives to my experience:
1) Our planner/ person of contact was changed 3 times over a period of 6 months. Therefore, we had to somewhat start from square one each time one person resigned and a new person was put on our account. Our second planner, whose name was Carole, was more concerned with putting us in the smallest room possible so that she could sell the Grand Ballroom to someone with more guests.
2) I arrived extremely late to my wedding, due to circumstances outside of my control. (One of the cars driving a part of my wedding party was stopped on the way to the wedding venue by the cops due to a unpaid parking tickets and the driver was arrested.) We were told that by the time I arrived, we would only have 15 minutes to perform the ceremony and would then have to leave that particular room. I was told later that while the Maitre'D assigned to our event was very accomodating, the planner was putting alot of pressure on her to get us out of there at the scheduled time, despite the circumstance.
Otherwise, I would highly recommend The Battleground Country Club.
BCC recently went bankrupt (fact) and was purchased by an original investor I was told. They are admittedly having problems with their maitre d's. On the day of my daughter's wedding I went to Carol and told her the maitre'd assigned to us did not know what she was doing and I belived had never worked there before. Although I was lied to by multiple people on this fact, Carol did in fact admit to me this had been her first wedding. Carol also assured me she would oversee the wedding herself to make sure it went perfectly. The dessert table was a disaster only 1/3 of the items were put out (BCC did reimburse me $300). I will say the food was good, the grounds were beautiful, and due to a great DJ we had a blast.But here in NJ there are a lot of places to choose from with top notch professional service. Keep looking for another venue or you can end up like me and the other person on this site that had a similar problem. Carol said she wishes she could rewind the day for my daughter and redo, unfortunately there are no do overs.
My wedding was so completely beautiful, and I owe a huge dal of that to The Battleround...The place is so incredibly, and amazingly beautiful that I cant even put it into words. They also did my cake which was phenominal!
the wedding on 5/8/09 was quite different, The officiant never showed up, of course the groom ask us to keep it from the bride. We called a judge near by, it took quite a while since it was last minute. The bride was quite upset we did not tell her. But
the groom ask us not to upset her. But overall I think we got this off to a great ending.
We had our ceremony and reception at BCC and found Jean Castaldi to be quite rude and not very professional. It seemed she would rather deal with my husband then with me (the bride), and wasnt very prudent with answering our questions, however she did try to accomodate our requests. The Matre 'D was horrible. She said she had been doing weddings for years however she acted like it was her first wedding. We had an incident where our oficiant had to cancel at the last minute so we had no real "rehearsal" for the ceremony. The Matre 'D was no help! We felt like we had no support and no one guiding us. Also, they promised us we would have food in the bridal suite and we could barely get them to bring us champagne. It was dissapointing. The food was the best part along with the reception room and the view was pretty spectacular. But I would not reccomend this venue.
The food was alright but no one complained. Good service and they were very flexible with the quick changes that were going on.
Ilene the maitre d' was the best! We all loved her she was professional, organized and extremely personable. Jean the event manager albeit did a great job putting my wedding together I found her not that great to work with. She was accomodating with any requests we had but wasn't very helpful with the overall wedding process, answering questions. I kept asking about tasting the menu for our wedding and we never got to...that was a big disappointment. The wedding was beautiful in the end and the venue is perfect for a decent sized wedding we had 220 people and it was perfect. Great value for the price we had the deluxe package.
The grounds are beautiful!!!! The food was great....HOWEVER the service was horrible!!! Sorry to say, but it was. Not one person asked my husband or me if we needed anything all night. We also went back to the head table for our salad and it was GONE!!! They weren't very help with organizing the night either, it was 10:50 and by the time I realized the first shuttle wasn't announced, which should have been at 10:30, leading us to have to pay overtime :( If you are thinking about this place I recommend hiring a day or coordinator!!
Vendor response to review
Can you tell us when you event was? At Battleground Country Club this is not the norm. We specialize in professional, seamless service and would appreciate any information you could provide.
They were great, the food was phenomenal. Everything was one time, and i would refer them to someone else.
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much for your kind review. Battleground Country Club specializes in professional, seamless service and individually focused care. We hope that you will continue to think of Battleground for any future events you may have!
We had so much fun and the room turned out better than we expected. I recommend everybody there first before anywhere. We went to a whole bunch of different places before we saw BCC and some were better but nobody beat what they had for the price. Everytime I called and had a question the coordinator was always available for me and answered every question I had. Definately take a look DEFINATELY worth it!!
Across the board, I was a very fortunate bride to have had the opportunity to work with such great vendors. Jean Castaldi, the wedding coordinator at the Battleground, was a pleasure to work with. She was very accomodating to my numerous special requests, and overall the reception was just gorgeous. I must have changed my mind 100 times and Jean was right there to help with everything, no questions asked! In fact, her tremendous experience in wedding planning made my life that much easier because she was able to offer me a lot of useful advice! The Battleground's golf course made a beautiful backdrop for our formal photos, the food was OUTSTANDING, and I couldn't be happier! There was plenty of room for my 200+ guests, and everyone told me it was the best wedding they had ever been to! The staff was courteous and helpful throughout the entire planning process and on the night of my wedding, everyone was there with a smile! Elenor, who works with Jean, handled all the special linen rentals I wanted with no added hassle to me! If you are interested in holding your reception here however, plan in advance!! The Battleground is extremely popular and requires advanced planning!! 100% worth the time though!
Amazing place to have a wedding! Food was absolutely amazing! The ground was beautiful and service was fantastic! I would recommend!
Best Place to have a wedding. Great service and food.
Battleground Country Club recently completed a spectacular 15 million dollar renovation which included a new 50,000 square foot Clubhouse, set on a scenic 220 acre
Championship Golf Course. Battleground Country Club is the perfect blend of location, great hospitality and classic contemporary design. Whether you are envisioning a magical gala affair or a more intimate gathering, Battleground
Country Club specializes in professional, seamless service with creatively inspired cuisine and individually focused care for your special event. We have several rooms available accommodating from 10-500 people. Our beautiful vistas of the
golf course coupled with our impeccable service are sure to make a lasting impression on you and your guests.
At Battleground Country Club we offer a variety of rooms for Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Social Functions, Business Meetings, Seminars and Golf Outings. Whatever your size or style, you can be assured that group gatherings here at Battleground Country Club will benefit from our elegant surroundings. Battleground Country Club is an impeccably run facility in a warm and comfortable environment. Battleground Country Club’s staff is available to assist you in every phase of your planning. The service of the Club’s professional staff is a part of the Club’s commitment to making your special event a complete success.
For a private tour of our Clubhouse please contact our Catering Sales Office, they will be happy to schedule one for you 732-462-7575.