52 total reviews
The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve is an absolute one-stop shop for all-things bridal. My experience with Deborah and Abby was nothing short of perfect--the day I bought my dress was everything I ever dreamed it would be. Deborah and Abby were supportive, encouraging and, most importantly, we had so much fun! Their selection of wedding dresses is incredible; a wide range of designers, styles and silhouettes, and ALL of the dresses are just breathtakingly beautiful. Both Deborah and Abby were extremely knowledgeable about each dress and its designer. They were prepared with silhouettes that would look best on my body, while also allowing me the time to browse the dresses and choose any that I wanted to try. The moment I found my dress was magical, and I am so excited to return to Van Cleve for my first fitting! Most of all, I can't wait for my future husband to see me in the dress of my dreams!! Go Van Cleve or go home, ladies!
I highly recommend The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve. Get ready for excellent customer service as well as a wide selection of dresses to chose from!They have dresses of all styles as well as all different price ranges! I (like everyone) tried a chain wedding shop and had a horrible experience. After having such a negative experience, my fiance and I tried The Wedding Pavilion. We fell in love instantly. The staff was so nice and made you feel extremely comfortable! They were also very welcoming that it was a same sex marriage! My fiance and I both found our dresses here!
Van Cleve provided superior service. It was the first store I went to, but as a diligent bride, I needed to do more research. I returned to Van Cleve because Abby, the store manager, made me feel like she would do the best to make my dress perfect. Abby and Ann Marie made this process seamless. My bridesmaids and my mother loved every minute of being in the store. My dress and accessories were stunning. I did not feel pressured at all. The end result was nothing but perfection. My Paloma Blanca gown was exactly what I envisioned my wedding dress to look like! I would highly recommend Van Cleve for all your bridal needs.
Amazing dresses, service, and value. They really know what they are doing to get the best fit and style for each bride. Great alterations staff as well. I had such a good experience there that my sister went there 1 year later and bought her dress here too.
The girls at Van Cleve made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked through the door. They truly listened to what I had to say and identified styles I could see myself in on my big day. I thought their opinions were valuable, appreciated their honesty and respected the time they afforded me to make my decision. I returned several days later to purchase my gown after visiting a few additional shops. Thank you, Van Cleve, for the perfect dress & such an enjoyable experience!
Abby helped me find my wedding dress. She provided great suggestions and was very friendly - I definitely recommend!
Best place hands down for your bridal experience! The staff is so helpful and very knowledgeable of styles that would look good on you! I have been here twice now, for my sisters wedding dress and my own! Love it!
great selection of bridal and bridesmaid dresses.
The Wedding Pavillion was my first dress try on ever! I was paired with Ann Marie who was so patient and worked with me to find the perfect dress. She listened to the styles I liked and after trying about 15 of that style, we realized it wasn't happening and we picked some more. She allowed me to try on what felt like every dress in the salon, and maybe because time was on our side, but either way, it made me feel at ease. She calmed me when I felt overwhelmed and assisted in keeping me focused on what I wanted in my dress. I ended up with the Poppy Trumpet gown from Matthew Christopher. I even had the chance to meet him at his trunkshow which was truly a unique moment.
We also got Bridesmaids Dresses, MOB, and Grandmother dresses at Van Cleeve. Alterations were done professionally by the team, my dress was done by Vera who was outstanding!
I will say that there was a miscommunication along the way with bridesmaids contracts for dresses, and I recommend keeping your girls on top of things and also calling the salon just to be sure everything is in line. At the end of the day, all was perfect and I would absolutely recommend Van Cleeve to any bride!
After several other dress shopping appointments left me disappointed, I went for my appointment at van Cleve. I could not have asked for a better experience!! They made me feel so special, while also being conscious of my budget. The staff from my first appointment through my final dress fitting was so accommodating and professional. My seamstress was so wonderful. The entire experience was just wonderful and I would highly recommend van Cleve to anyone in search of their perfect dress!!!
My dress shopping experience was wonderful! Everyone was so helpful and made my shopping experience very special!
Had a wonderful time trying on my first wedding dresses! i can't wait to go back for another appointment and hopefully say "yes" to a dress!!
Ann Marie was a phenomenal bridal consultant, and Van Cleve has great selections! I am ordering my flower girl dresses from Van Cleve.
I had great reservations about shopping for a wedding dress. I was sure they would all look horrible. In fact, the opposite was true. Abby new exactly what to pick for me.
I went to 2 other bridal shops that weekend and came back to the wedding pavilion and bought the very first dress I tried on.
Loved the store, the space, the selections, and the people.
My mom even got her dress there.
Thank you to everyone there for making this time even more special.
So I had an appointment to go pick up my wedding dress this past weekend. I was excited to see it and try it on. When I made the appointment to pick up the dress I told the associate that I still needed shoes and some jewelry and I was told that it would be put into my appointment. I arrived on time and when I went into the store there was one associate on the phone at the front desk and one associate helping another bride. I was happy to wait and after a few minutes the associate on the phone put the caller on hold and asked how she could help me. I told her I had an appointment to pick up my dress. She said sure hold on one second, she went into the back and brought my dress out. She had a piece of paper and asked me to sign and went to get back on the phone. I asked her if I was going to be trying on the dress and she rudely told me she didn't have any fitting rooms for me. Again she went to get back onto the phone and I looked at her and asked well what if it doesn't fit or there is something wrong. I just couldn't believe that she was not even going to let me try it on. She asked me if I wanted to use their tailor and I told her no and she just went right back to the phone. I am not a high maintenance person but I spent $2000 on my dress and when I was there to buy it, had amazing service. I had been excited all week to see my dress and try it on and was extremely disappointed with the service I received that day. I continued to stand there and look at the shoes and jewelry and even took my dress out of the ah just to look at it. No one said one word to me as I stood there and nothing as I walked out of the store with my dress. The purpose of my review is to hope that another bride does not have to have a similar experience. I will never recommend them to anyone ever again, I was extremely dissapointed
I gave the Wedding Pavilion a call after the bridal salon that I made an appointment with the month before called and canceled two days before... I was blown away by the kindness and understanding of the person who took my call. They luckily had an appointment and I truly believe everything happened for a reason. We arrived early and they welcomed my friend and I right in, after a short wait Anne Marie introduced herself. She asked me a few questions about what I was looking for and the first dress she grabbed was the dress I had planned a trip to New York to see bc I thought it was the only place I could find it. I could not believe it. I didn't mention the dress or any specific details and Anne Marie was just that in tune with me. (She also picked quite a few other contenders, but I knew the first was the )She is certainly in the right line of work. She then took the time to show us different styles and colors of bridesmaids dresses and helped me finally pick the color. To say I left the salon overjoyed is an understatement. Highly recommend the Bridal Pavilion
This store has so many wedding dress choices, especially by top designers. My dress is a Watters gown and I love knowing it's not found at just any boutique. Not only was my service phenomenal the day I found my dream dress, I even brought my bridesmaids there. They ended up receiving a 20% off discount for their Wtoo dresses just because I purchased my dress there! You can bet I'll be bringing my mom to Van Cleve to get her dress, too. I've gotten my veil and jewelry here, also, and each time they've let me try on or hold my wedding dress up to me to see the whole vision! I can't say enough great things about Van Cleve, they truly make you feel like a princess!!!
I had no idea what to expect when I went to Van Cleve to try on wedding dresses for the first time. The whole process seemed a little daunting, but I was pleasantly surprised at my experience. Anne Marie was fantastic, and she was the one who actually found the dress I ended up falling in love with. I have not yet finished the process of getting my dress, but I'm hoping the experience continues to be a great one! Thank you Van Cleve!
Van Cleve was the third bridal salon I visited. It was a bit busy as I'm sure they always are on a Saturday. I checked in and waited quite a long time until I finally got paired with my consultant. I'd say about 20 minutes. The girl running the front desk didn't seem to know how to work the computer system. After the little wait and once I was paired with Anne Marie everything was perfect. I had a few specific styles in mind which I tried on first. Anne Marie listened to what I liked and didn't about each dress and got closer to what I wanted with each dress I tried on. I ended up falling in love with a dress the consultant picked. I would suggest Van Cleve to anyone. It was not stuffy or "Main Line" like some people think.
I thought Van Cleve had a great selection of dresses. (Thought I'm pretty sure they didn't carry Vera Wang) The employees were really helpful! I thought they were a tad pushy in convincing us to buy my gown but I suppose they are sales people. Since then I've had 2nd thoughts but maybe its just nerves. Overall, I thought the selection was better then other area wedding shops!
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Gown Collections Available
This salon carries the following collections featured on TheKnot.com. Please note that this salon may also carry others not listed here.
|Anjolique Bridal||ST. PATRICK|
|Jenny Yoo Collection (Gowns)||Watters Brides|
|Lela Rose Wedding Collection||WHITE ONE|
|Paloma Blanca||Wtoo Brides|
The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve features exclusive designers for brides, accessories, bridesmaids and mothers. Our dedicated and attentive staff provide an outstanding full service bridal experience. Custom designs, on-site alterations and cleaning/restoration also available.
- Type: Alterations, Bridesmaids, Custom Gowns, Flower Girls, Mothers Fashions, Other Attire & Accessories, Shoes, Wedding Gowns