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We had our wedding reception and post-wedding breakfast at the Hilton Pearl River and could not have been more pleased! The staff was exceptional - we worked with Nancy throughout the planning process and she was always helpful, responsive, and just incredibly warm and kind - she is a big reason why our planning was so stress-free! The night of our reception, Derek and his staff were incredible, making sure everything flowed seamlessly and we and our guests were all well taken care of.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention how amazing the food was! We had a hard time making our selections at our tasting because everything was so good!
Our newlywed suite at the hotel was amazing - and not only did the staff handle bringing any ancillary items up for us (leftover favors, our toasting flutes and cake set, etc) but they decorated the suite with flowers, candles, wrapped the top tier of our cake, and set out a slice for each of us to enjoy with a complimentarty bottle of champagne - what a great way to toast our first night as husband and wife!
All in all, our wedding was the best day of our lives thanks to the amazing staff, service, food, and accommodations of the Hilton Pearl River. Our guests had an amazing time and so did we! We can't say enough wonderful things - thank you for everything!!
We worked with Paulette as our wedding coordinator that day. She was pleasant, responsive to emails & phone calls and very flexible (even to the minute that day even when I had unexpected guest show up). I would highly recommend this hotel to any other brides who are looking for an affordable venue with a lot of out of town guests. It made things easier when I didn't have to find hotel deals.
Another thing I liked about this hotel is that they have one wedding at a time. It allowed me to pick and choose which room I wanted to use for ceremony, cocktail and reception. Other venues we saw could host multiple weddings at a time which I was afraid there would a loss of attention to our smaller intimate group. Note that every one of the staff there made sure it was about us that day.
Our wedding was absolutely incredible, thanks in no small part to the Pearl River Hilton. Gerry, Nancy, Derek, and the entire staff were truly wonderful to work with and helped make our day run smoothly. The grounds and entire hotel is so beautiful and was the perfect setting. Throughout the entire process, everyone was so helpful and easy to work with. We would absolutely choose Pearl River Hilton again and would highly recommend it to anyone!
5 stars aren't enough! EVERYTHING ABOUT THE HILTON PEARL RIVER IS AMAZING!!!! My husband and I got married at the Hilton Pearl River on June 28, 2014 and to say that our wedding was amazing is an understatement. The establishment, the accommodations and most importantly the staff are top-notch, seasoned professionals that know how to not only take care of their guests, but they are just genuinely great people who truly care about making your event special. I found the hotel by accident driving by before I even got engaged and knew that this had to be where I got married, it was destiny, so much in fact that my fiancé proposed here and we got to have a full weekend of Wedding festivities at this beautiful "chateau in the woods". I have to mention a few people by name because they not only made the Wedding and the entire weekend (Rehearsal dinner & Sunday Brunch) run smoothly but they worked with me for 8 months leading up to the day and after so many e-mails and phone calls, I learned what great people they are in general and I look forward to seeing them on our next visit to the Hilton. Gerry Burns, the director of catering, was there since day 1 of my dream planning and let me tell you, this isn't her first "rodeo"! She was sweet, caring, detail oriented, and her execution of the actual Wedding days event was absolutely FLAWLESS! Our Maître D', Jacqueline Rochford, was Awesome, Amazing, Fabulous and every other wonderful word there is... Jacqueline made sure from beginning to end that not just all of our needs but also all of our guests needs were met. All of our family and friends cannot stop talking about what an amazing wedding it was and how great the food was!!! I highly recommend the Hilton Pearl River for your upcoming Wedding, and any other event you might be planning. The building is GORGEOUS, the staff is AMAZING and the food - lets not forget the food, is OUTSTANDING!! I intend on keeping the Hilton Pearl River in "our family" and can't wait to have our next important event there!!
I was the bride and it truly was the perfect day! Thanks to the Hilton Pearl River, and esp. Nancy and Derek, I didn't have to worry about a thing. Myself, the groom, and wedding party spent the whole day at the hotel getting ready. They made a special room for myself and the bridesmaids and whatever we needed (that wasn't already there) Hilton PR was on it. During our pictures that we took outside (they have great backdrops for photos) there was wait staff with waters because it was a hot day. That is just one example how they were always one step ahead of us and ready to go! The last thing I would want on my special day was lost time. The cocktail hour and reception food was great. It was an over all amazing experience.
The entire experience from beginning , planning to the event were wonderful. Nancy Resman , our coordinator at the Hilton was a pleasure to deal with. Everything promised was delivered and I can not say enough about the facilities. From the conservatory for the ceremony to the Garden room for cocktail hour was great. The food was great ( all the guests said so as well) and everyone had a great experience.
Forget the fact that "hotel" is in the name. Hotel weddings, to me, sounded cheap and tacky. The Hilton Pearl River is anything but!
It doesn't look or feel like a hotel at all. It feels like an elegant, classy, reception hall -- with the convenience of being able to ride the elevator to the comfort of your bed at the end of the night. Beautiful building in and out, with lush rolling lawns and royal (but not gaudy) finishes.
Our wedding coordinator, Nancy, was AMAZING and so accommodating!! She was very honest and never pushy when it came to booking/menu selections/etc; she arranged TWO tastings for us (long story!); fulfilled our special menu requests; let us borrow the ballroom to practice our wedding dance; was ON TOP of the details/emails/phone calls; and was incredibly helpful, friendly, funny and empathetic the whole way. The year of planning was stress free in terms of anything Hilton-related, thanks to her.
Bridal attendant Kerri was so great on the day of. She set up a private cocktail hour for us, always made sure we had food and drink, gathered all of mine/the bridal party's belongings during/after the party, AAAAND decorated our bridal suite so so gorgeously. We entered our suite at the end of the night and she had it DECKED OUT in candles, rose petals from our reception and an arrangement of bridesmaids' bouquets. My veil was laid out across the bed with flowers all around it. The suite felt like it came out of an interior decorators' magazine with her handy-work. She also had a bottle of champagne ready with two slices of wedding cake. ALL of it was so unexpected, so thoughtful and so romantic for me and my hubby. The perfect end to the perfect day.
Maitre D Derek is a seasoned professional. He coordinated with our DJ and all of our vendors so everything went off without a hitch that night, sprinted to my outdoor photos in a frenzy to place a tablecloth under my train so it wouldn't get dirty in the grass, bustled me up, made sure the bridal party and parents knew when/where to enter, when speeches were coming up, where to stand, etc without being pushy or demanding. He even gave us a sneak tour and tasting of our Viennese dessert before that room was open to our guests. His pulling us out of the noisy reception hall for those few private minutes of dessert paradise was very welcomed indeed. Smooth sailing with a smile. Great guy to have on your team.
Aaaand, my super picky family LOVED the Hilton and LOVED the food. Everyone raved about the quality and a few people have told me they now plan on booking an event there, as well. I must say, I've been to many expensive weddings and the food at the Hilton is truly very, very good.
Thank you, Hilton Pearl River, for making my wedding day even better than I ever dreamed.
My husband and I got married 2 months ago TODAY at the Hilton Pearl River. I have only 1 word to describe that day and every day leading up to it..."PERFECT!" Nancy and her team were just outstanding in every way. Not only was she professional but she was our friend. Her immediate responses to our incessant emails and her initiating contact with us at all times to keep us apprised of everything was just a small sample of her care and concern that our day be as perfect as it was! We will never forget our big day and we have Nancy and the Hilton to thank for that! WE LOVE YOU!
We had our wedding at the Hilton in Pearl River back in June. It was everything we could have hoped for and so much more. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and all the staff are super helpful. We worked with Gerry and she was wonderful. Working out all the details with her was so much fun and she gave us great guidance. It was truly an amazing experience from all the months planning to the day of. Our outdoor ceremony was breathtaking and the ballroom was picture perfect. And at the end of the night we walked into a totally transformed, romantic bridal suite. We are so thankful to have worked with Gerry and the Hilton to make our wedding so special and memorable. We would highly recommend this venue!!!
My daughter's wedding was at the Pearl River Hilton on November 16, 2013. I cannot say enough about the entire experience. From Paulette in sales to Derek the maitre d' to all the wait staff to the hotel service - it was an unbelievable experience. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We had the rehearsal dinner, the wedding and the brunch all their on the premises. It was a beautiful day so the bridal party was able to take gorgeous pictures outside by the bridge. We took our family pictures in the Le Jardin room, also beautiful. I had about 70 rooms booked in the hotel and all my guests commented on how wonderful the service was, whether it be with the room or at the event itself. I live in South Jersey and all year my husband would say, why are we having this wedding 2 hours from home - well after all was said and done, he agreed, it was the absolute perfect place to have a wedding. The hotel is small enough so it seemed as if we were the only group there (even though there was another large wedding party staying there - their event was outside the hotel). One of the managers (Ken) was by our side the entire evening, getting us drinks, food, etc. The best compliment was given by my daughter on Sunday afternoon - she said "you are the best mommy, you gave me the best wedding". By the way we did use Diana Gould Florist and Faze 4 (Scott Yanney band) - they also helped to make the evening a magic wonderland.
Our wedding at the Hilton was on Oct. 19 of this year, and everything went beautifully. We worked with Paulette, who was kind and extremely patient. Since we were abroad the month before the wedding, we had to do a lot of organizing in the last few weeks just by email, and she was extremely understanding and accommodating about it.
The food was amazing -- multiple guests told us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding -- and the staff, including wait staff and bartenders, were friendly and professional.
The Pearl River Hilton lives up to its reputation as a family-owned business. Everyone is experienced and courteous, and the whole staff worked really well together; it was like a well-oiled machine! The staff is also great at putting together special moments for couples. After the reception room was ready but before the guests came in, Paulette and Derek showed the couple and both sets of parents the empty room, which was stunningly beautiful. It was a wonderful, private way to start the celebratory part of our big day. I cannot recommend the Hilton highly enough!
My daughter was married at the Hilton Pearl River on October 27, 2013. We had the most incredible experience working with the staff of this hotel. Kudos to Nancy, who worked tirelessly with my husband and me, not to mention my daughter and her fiance,(at the time)to have the most beautiful day. In addition,Derrick, Jackie and Katlyn did an equally outstanding job and made this day extra special for everyone. We could not have chosen a more beautiful venue for our event, and with the weather cooperating, as it did, we had the perfect backdrop for a picture perfect day. I cannot say enough about the hotel staff, except that they were tops in our book!
Thanks again Nancy, it was a pleasure to work with you!
Truly amazing venue! We had both our ceremony and reception here. Gerry, Derek and the rest of the staff are simply wonderful, so attentive, and caring, everything you could ever want. They helped make everything so great. If you like that extra personal touch this is the place! The food was fantastic, and delicious, our guests loved it! The vendors they recommended for cake, flowers, band, and photography were awesome as well. We had a great day and we strongly recommend them for your day also!
This is the 1st place we looked and we were sold immediately. We loved the convenience for our guests to have a great time and not have to drive home afterwards. The facilities are beautiful and the staff excellent. Our wedding planner, Paulette was so helpful with all the details and they assign you two maître ds to attend to everything the day of the event. Our guests constantly complimented the helpful wait staff. Even the morning after breakfast was beautiful. I cannot recommend this place enough.
FROM PLANNING TO THE CONCLUSION THE WEDDING OF OUR SON AND HIS NEW BRIDE WAS RUN WITH PROFESSIONALISM PERSONIFIED. YOU CAN'T RECEIVE BETTER SERVICE FROM SO MANY PEOPLE WITHOUT ONE COMPLAINT BUT WE DID. DERRICK, NANCY AND THEIR ENTIRE STAFF COULD NOT DO MORE TO MAKE EVERYONE COMFORTABLE AND FEEL LIKE THEY WERE A PRIORITY. TELEPHONE CALLS WERE RETURNED QUICKLY, QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED AND THE WEDDING WENT OFF WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL. WHAT WE EXPECTED WE RECEIVED. THANK YOU PEARL RIVER HILTON FOR MAKING THIS SPECIAL DAY TRULY SPECIAL
From the moment we sat down with Nancy we knew we had chosen the right place. Every email and phone call was handled promptly and professionally. Even my late night emails! Planning with Nancy was thorough and she handled all with ease. When it was closer to our day Derek in banquets met with us. He was easy going, professional and met every request. Our day of could not have gone any better. The level of service and attention given to my family from beginning to end was exceptional. From the moment we arrived for our make-up session both Nancy and Derek were there to ensure that our every need was addressed. Our ceremony was on site in Le Jardin and it was beautiful. The backdrop of the grounds and the sunlight streaming in could not have been better. We joined our cocktail hour and the only thing we heard was how amazing the food was, how attentive the servers were and how beautiful the conservatory was. These compliments did not stop there. As the reception went on Derek, Nancy and our personal server were there. The flow of the evening was flawless. The food and drinks were phenomenal. We are still hearing compliments from our guests. The after party was in the hotel bar and the service was excellent. The accommodations for us and our overnight guests were excellent. We have received so many compliments from our guests.
Overall our wedding day was amazing and I have no doubt that this is due to the planning and staff of the Pearl River Hilton.
My daughter searched far and wide for a venue with charachter and found it at the Pear River Hilton. the hotel is beautiful. the staff couldn't have been nicer. We stayed there for the entire weekend and felt like royalty. They bent over backwards to accomodate us in everyway. Nancy was amazing checking on us all weekend to make sure that everything was going smoothly and to be sure there wasn't anything else we wanted, they accomodated all kinds of odd requests with a smile. The day of the wedding was perfect. The service was perfect, they kept everything running on time, without seeming to rush anything. Derrick was terrific. I cannot say enough about the whole staff, the wedding went off without a hitch, we were all thrilled, it wouldn't have happened without the hard work of the staff at Pearl River.
We looked at a few places, and picked the Hilton based on the look and feel of the place and the service. Throughout the entire process, they were absolutely wonderful. Our coordinator- Nancy was a joy to work with, and on top of every detail. The food was fantastic (and we are foodies!) and everyone had an amazing time at the wedding, and could not stop raving about the place. I definitely recommend looking here.
My wedding reception was an absolute dream-come-true. The Hilton Pearl River staff and services exceeded my expectations in every way. I can't even tell you how many of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to! Gerry Burns (Director of Catering), Barbara and Derek (Banquet Managers) were especially helpful, not only with the planning leading up to our event, but also during the party itself. My husband and I were truly able to relax and enjoy ourselves, knowing that they had all the details under control. I was worried about not having a wedding coordinator, but I definitely didn't need one with this team! The whole night flowed so seamlessly, from champagne reception to cocktail hour to dinner & dancing to after-party at the bar! As a venue, the Hilton Pearl River was beautiful, clean, and accomodating. They cooperated so easily with my other vendors, including a florist, photographer, and a live band. My guests raved about the delicious food at the reception, and everyone showed up for brunch the next day! I can honestly look back and say there is not a single thing I would have changed :)
We are so happy we had our wedding at the pearl river hilton. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue. The staff, the venue, the food, the drinks, everything was beyond amazing! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a classy timeless wedding.
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The Chateau in The Country near The City
Bordering Bergen County and just 20 minutes from Manhattan and Westchester, our lavish Grand Ballroom, our elegant Conservatory, and our 17 picturesque acres of wooded countryside in the heart of the scenic Hudson River Valley offer the perfect setting to create magnificent memories.
- Price Range: $$$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013