Merri Makers, Neshanic Station
Not only were they one of the most beautiful locations we scouted, it was absolutely the best value. Everyone was so nice and very willing to make sure we got what we wanted (not that we were too picky from their default set-up - they know how to throw a great party!). They even include a horse-and-carriage arrival to your reception as long as the weather plays along. We found out our original consultant was no longer with the company a few weeks after booking but it was not even a problem - her manager took over our event. She was so willing to work with us, and so nice on the wedding day - I was really glad to have someone keeping it going smoothly so I didn't have to worry about it. Our guests absolutely raved about the food and we were over the moon with everything and how it all went. A++!
Merri Makers provided all the rentals for our outdoor Tent wedding over looking the valley at Neshanic Valley Golf Course and the catering. They helped make my dreams come true. It was a beautiful set up. They were very flexible and got me everything I asked for. Danielle was so great. The food was delicous, and we are foodies. More like being at a fine dining restaurant. My ceremony however was held at Neshanic Reformed Church in Hillsborough, NJ. This lumps ceremony and reception together for some reason.
We chose this location due to its location to our parents house. It was close to the majority of our guests, and would work well with what we wanted. We had a destination wedding and this reception was too be a party. We made sure we had a very diverse menu, choosing a short plate / cocktail style reception. We had 5 short plates, open bar and and ice cream bar instead of a cake.
The food was ridiculously good, and the guests only had great things to say about the food. The only complaint I have is the fact that they disregarded our decorations, picture frames and other things we had brought for decorations. During cleanup then completly cleaned off all the tables in less than 15 minutes, which sent us scrambling trying to get some of the decorations for our scrap book. Inturn they threw out things without asking if we wanted them, then told us some ridiculous story about where they put it.
The overall staff at merrymakers was great. However, Danielle Gomez, really wasnt that professional. She seemed like she always had something else to do on the event date. They took our stuff and completely decorated the place without asking where we wanted things. When we arrived the had our table cards outside on the deck, which forced people to come into the facility, walk through the reception area and go outside with their personal belonging. Logistically they just dont know what they are doing.
For the money it was a very good location. I know there are multiple catering managers, so I recommend working with someone other than Ms Gomez.