49 featured reviews
Member Since: 2/12/2012
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!!
Member Since: 1/25/2013
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.
Member Since: 12/23/2012
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!
Member Since: 5/23/2013
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
Member Since: 4/27/2012
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.
Member Since: 10/15/2012
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.
Member Since: 11/12/2011
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.
Member Since: 9/22/2011
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 :)
Member Since: 4/22/2009
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.
Member Since: 5/30/2011
I cannot say enough positive things about the Pearl River Hilton. I recently had my ceremony and reception there Labor Day weekend and every dream of mine came true. From the moment I looked at the Pearl River Hilton, I knew I wanted to have my wedding there. We worked with Nancy Resman when planning our wedding. She was nothing but responsive to our every needs. She did a wonderful job coordinating all of our vendors and making sure everything during the planning stages went smoothly. She was even present the night of our wedding and gave my mother-in-law comfortable shoes to wear when she couldn't walk anymore! Derek was our event manager the night of and he was beyond professional making sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it. I could not be happier. What struck me even more was how fantastic and cordial the hotel staff was the entire weekend. The Pearl River Hilton really went above and beyond making sure our entire weekend is perfect.
Member Since: 4/9/2011
I had my wedding here a few weeks ago and it could not have been more perfect. Gerry and the rest of the staff provided excellent service and I could not have asked for more. The food was amazing, we are still getting complements on it! We used each of their main rooms for different parts--ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and they all were set up beautifully, I wouldn't have done it any differently than have it here!
Member Since: 11/24/2011
********** There is an award and star category that goes above and beyond the 5 stars to the Pearl River Hilton. That is the gratitude my family has to the Pearl River Hilton staff for making our daughter's wedding an unsurpassed event.
The staff, food, hospitality, graciousness, attention to detail goes so far above the 5 star category; 5 stars is just not enough for the Pearl River Hilton!!!
Every aspect of the wedding received rave reviews from every guest. The service, warmth, and graciousness of every staff member was exquisite.
The entire planning experience was stress free and a pleasure.
The details - I could go on and on, but then I would give away every surprise of our wedding.
The rehearsal dinner on Friday evening in the private restaurant, the after party Saturday evening to the Brunch on Sunday morning provided the guests the perfect weekend getaway.
Gerry Burns, Barbara Kelly, Derek Rubio and Maverick, along with every member of the organization from the owner onward, provides the ultimate in style and taste with flawless attention from each.
My daughter's wedding October 20, 2012 was perfect. There truly are no other words that better describe this magical event.
Member Since: 1/2/2012
My wedding was a dream come true. Working with Gerri was incredible. She paid attention to every detail and ran the wedding seamlessly. She knew all the other vendors I had chosen and was able to work with them so well. The venue is stunning- I had an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. there were so many stunning rooms to choose from! I highly recommend the Hilton Pearl River for a wedding!
Member Since: 12/18/2010
Our wedding was beyond beautiful from start to finish! The staff is beyond anything you could image! We live in Texas and were very worried about planning a wedding so far away, but with the help and guidance of the staff they made it so easy. My guests were blown away by the food, the outdoor ceremony space, and the reception room. We worked with Nancy Resman, and I would HIGHLY recommend using her... she was so much fun and so helpful. We looked at about 5 different venues and nothing compared to the Pearl River Hilton, and to top it off they were the least expensive by $30 a head! For us it was a no-brainer. You really should at least take a look and speak with a coordinator, and I am sure you will fall in love!
Member Since: 11/11/2011
The service and food at the Hilton Pearl River are phenomenal. The setting is beautiful. You can't ask for more! We had an amazing day, and so did all of our guests.
Member Since: 1/28/2012
The Pearl River Hilton provided first class service and accommodations. The hotel itself is stunning with tasteful decor, beautiful grounds, and immaculate provisions. Gerry Burns, the catering director, and Barbara Kelly, the banquet manager, both did a flawless job planning and executing our wedding from beginning to end according to our wishes. Our wedding guests are still talking about how wonderful the food was and how accommodating the wait staff was. After the night was through and just when we thought things couldn't get any better we arrived at our complimentary wedding suite to find two hot meals waiting for us as well as a complimentary bottle of champagne and the remainder of our wedding cake professionally wrapped up for us to take home the next day. Very thoughtful! Everything was perfect and we could not have been happier with how the event turned out. It was truly a night to remember for the rest of our lives.
Member Since: 8/24/2012
My daughter got married this past Saturday at the Pear River Hilton. The day we met Gerry Burns almost one year ago was the day we knew that Lindsay' and David's wedding would be a night to remember. Gerry was flawless! Along with her entire staff who work together like a well oiled machine not a stone was left unturned. Thank you to the entire staff for making this experience PERFECT in every way! You all get beyond a gold star for excellence!
Member Since: 11/11/2004
For a wedding of 300 people with the majority of guests being out of town, the Hilton Pearl River was a dream come true, better than you can ever imagine during the wedding process (which is stressful as we all know!). The impressions your guests have are the venue, food and music. Our wedding was spectacular -largely due to the phenomenal staff at the hotel and the superb culinary feast (prepared by a Culinary Institute of America chef) that leaves your guests stuffed to brim and ready to dance their a**es off! Family for life - that's how I would describe the staff. Gerry has become more than a wedding planner to me (and the best in the business I must add), she's in my life forever! Barbara - what can I say, my dear friend, made me feel so at ease and was so detailed and made me feel like a princess. Derek,Ken ("Maverick"), Kaitlin - were friends of mine instantly, took such good care of us, literally with "white gloves"! The front desk staff: Deborah, Jackie and Paulette had one of the the hardest jobs of checking in the guests (especially our crazy friends and family). They made everything run so smoothly, catered to my every need as well as the needs of our guests. Hassle-free and accommodating is what you want in hotel concierge and your search is over if you have your wedding here. I will always look back on June 30, 2012 as one of the best days of my life (not only for getting married) but for being in such good hands with such wonderful and loving people. Miss you all so much - can we turn back the hands of time and have our wedding again?
Member Since: 12/26/2010
Everything was even better than we could have dreamed it would be. We initially planned for our ceremony to be outside there but the morning of we moved it inside and it was the BEST DECISION EVER. I think it was more beautiful inside. Everything went so smoothly and everyone was so nice. The best part was when they whisked us away right after the ceremony and we were able to have time for just the two of us...and eat. We walked into a room where there was a candle-lit dinner for two. We were only there for 10 minutes but it was exactly what we needed. We can't thank the Pearl River Hilton enough. Paulette was FABULOUS!!!! Derek and Barbara were wonderful the day of the wedding and made us feel so comfortable. If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing!
Member Since: 9/15/2009
The service, food and staff was five star. Our guests have not stopped talking about how wonderful our reception was. Many people said it was the best wedding they have ever attended. Paulette, Derek and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect evening. The hotel accommodations were extremely convenient for our out of town guests who traveled from all over the country. The hotel bar at the end of the night was also an added bonus. Many people took advantage of it before and after the wedding. The Pearl River Hilton made my husband and I feel like royalty and because of them, our wedding was a dream come true.
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: $$$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012