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Be treated like a princess at Castle Couture

Castle Couture features 2,000+ gorgeous bridal gowns from many of the world’s best designers, plus stylish evening wear for the Mother of the Bride/Groom. Our client’s satisfaction is our goal: Our expert bridal consultants will assist you in selecting the perfect gown to make your dreams come true.

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Mother of the Bride Dresses, Shower + Party Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Alterations, Bridal Stylists, Custom Designs, Dry Cleaning + Preservation, Private Appointments Available, Fashion Services, Fashion

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355 US Highway 9, Manalapan, NJ

Beautiful Salon

Reviewed on 10/19/2012 Isabel D

I purchased my wedding gown from Castle Couture and could not be happier. Their bridal salon is absolutely amazing and so beautiful, I honestly didn't think I would be able to afford any gown they had but I was so pleased to find out they had so many beautiful gowns available at... Read More such affordable prices. I worked with Marisa and she was great. I was stuck between two different looks for the wedding and in the end, she nailed it. She pulled out an Augusta Jones dress, a designer I had never heard of, and it was THE dress. On the hanger, it looked like nothing special, but as soon as I put that dress one I felt like that dress was made for me. It was everything I wanted and Marisa knew it before I even did. I also decided to have my alterations done at Castle Couture and am so glad I did. 3 months before the wedding my father suddenly passed away and between that and wedding stress, I dropped a significant amount of weight making the dress way too big. Alla (I think that's her name) was absolutely the best and the dress turned out perfect! I was so stressed at the first fitting because I knew it was a lot of work and all I kept thinking about was how expensive it was going to be but Alla eased my worries and gave me a good price. I can't recommend Castle Couture enough, this is a wonderful salon!


Shakey beginning..end result was wonderful

Reviewed on 11/05/2012 Joan K

I went into Castle Couture just to look after finding nothing I liked in several stores. I was looking for a non-typical wedding dress so I was in the regular dress side. Jody was in charge of that side and worked with me to pick numerous dresses. We both agreed none of them... Read More were right and she brought over a wedding dress rep that was there for a trunk show who took the time to try and help me find a dress. Jody could see I wasnt finding what I wanted and she encouraged me to wait and come back and she would work with me. When I came back she had picked out several wedding dresses for me to try and I loved one of them. She was wonderful to me and I appreciated her honesty and understanding of my body issues. When I finally chose my dress and made the big decision to order it, I received a phone call 3 days later and was told that dress was no longer available. The voicemail said please come in and pick another dress. I was devastated and felt that was not a proper response. No Im sorry, no let us see what we can do. But to their credit, they worked for the next couple of days and were able to get one more dress for me from the designer. I truly appreciate all that Jody did for me and she has since been made a bridal consultant which is fitting as she was wonderful. Alla the seamstress was terrific. She worked closely with me to make the dress fit so it was comfortable and she truly took the time to make it beautiful.


Should have come here first!

Reviewed on 10/05/2012 Mandy U

I visited 11 bridal shops in my search for THE dress. Castle Couture was one of the last places I visited, and it was one of the best experiences I had. The store is beautiful, so many dresses to choose from from a wide variety of designers, and the consultants are all wonderful... Read More and so familiar with the inventory. It was so nice to have a consultant who listened to me and understood what I liked and my body so she didn't waste my time bringing me dresses she knew I wouldn't like or wouldn't fit me well. I have a admit I was a little intimidated going to this store because I thought all the dresses would be way out of my price range- I already had a mortifying visit to Kleinfelds and was afraid this would be a repeat of that- but many of the dresses I tried on were well below what my budget was. After my first visit, I left torn between 2 dresses. When a BM came to town the following week, CC let me come in without an appointment so I could show my BM and we were able to decide on a dress that day. Even the alteration process was wonderful and very efficient. I can't recommend this store enough to anyone looking for their dress. Come here first!!!


Reviewed on 8/26/2015 Nicole I

I absolutely LOVED working with Angela! She was attentive when listening to my budget and style and came up with so many dresses that I loved. I didn't feel pressured to buy the dress right then and there, even though I fell in love with "the one" the first day I went to try... Read More on dresses. I scheduled my next appointment with her to buy the dress and she told me to bring my mom, MIL, and a couple of best friends so I will be sure that it is my dream dress. Angela really took great care of me and I can't wait to meet with her again in November!


THE dress!

Reviewed on 8/11/2015 Kerri H

Castle couture was amazing from the day that I picked out my beautiful David Tutera wedding gown. After purchasing the dress, I actually lost over 50 pounds, so the alterations were a large feat. Gina was absolutely phenomenal and my dress looked like it was made for me.... Read More Thank you!


Perfect Everything!

Reviewed on 8/05/2015 Amanda U

I bought my wedding dress, veil, and hair piece from Castle Couture . I loved the selection of dresses and accessories as well as the service. On my first bridal appointment, I had tried on a large range of dresses and ended up loving one of the first one's I had tried on. I... Read More had my alterations done at Castle Couture as well with Ellen. Ellen is the best seamstress I have ever worked with. While I loved my dress as ordered, I ended up ordering additional lace to add around the dress. Ellen listened to my ideas and executed them flawlessly. Her attention to detail is unparalleled. I would definitely recommend looking at dresses at Castle Couture...you probably won't want to go anywhere else!


Reviewed on 7/31/2015 Christina P

I recently found my wedding dress at castle couture thanks to Michelle and could not be more thrilled. Michelle was fabulous. After only showing her a couple of pictures of the type of dress I was looking for she knew exactly what I wanted. She was patient and efficient and... Read More helped me decide when I found my wedding dress.


Reviewed on 7/28/2015 Casey H

I was recommended by a few people to try out Castle Couture and they did not disappoint! Upon first arrival, I worked with Sara and she made me and my family very comfortable. I was pretty specific about some of my requirements, but also really didn't know what styles would... Read More look good on me and she knew exactly what to bring out. She pushed me out of my comfort zone on some dresses, but in a good way, because it helped me figure out what I wanted. She also was great about keeping dresses within the budget I initially gave her. I had a pretty large crew with me, and when her and I were alone in the dressing room, she helped me remember that the dress needed to be what I wanted. I think my appointment was only supposed to be for an hour and 15 minutes and I wound up being there for almost 2 hours and Sara never made me feel like she was trying to rush me. This was the first appointment I had, so I wasn't ready to say yes to the dress just yet, and Sara did not push me. She told me to go try on a few more dresses (I had another appointment that day) and said that if I wanted to come back later, she would make it work. After trying on about 10 dresses at another place, all I could think about was the one dress that Sara knew I loved. Not to mention, I kept wishing I was back with my attentive Bridal Consultant in the luxurious and clean space that is Castle Couture. I called back after my appointment, let the receptionist know about me and Sara's conversation, and they were able to accommodate me coming back to try on "the" dress 1 last time, even though technically no consultants were available. This time around, I ended up working with Michelle and she was just lovely. Her energy was great, she got me in the dress, threw on some amazing accessories (a belt and a veil that I initially thought was too long) and my family and I all knew this was the dress. Sara even came over to check on me a few times as well. I bought it on the spot. Also, the dress was slightly over my budget but Sara made the time (even though she was busy) to talk to her manager and fit it within my range. My only very small complaint would be that you are not allowed to take pictures, which I find a little silly since you want to see how the dress photographs and how it looks on you/get other people's opinions. That being said, I would highly recommend using Castle Couture, specifically Sara or Michelle if possible. I live in Hoboken, so the trip to Manalapan wasn't the closest, however I knew that I wanted to buy my dress from this awesome place and work with these consultants through my fittings. Thank you for a great experience!!


Reviewed on 7/11/2015 Samantha A

Let me just start of by saying...Castle Couture is a SLICE OF HEAVEN. With our wedding being only 8 months away, I was nervous finding a dress in such a short amount of time but also because of our very limited budget, I was sure that I would have to compensate and lower my... Read More extravagant taste down to match my "not so extravagant" price limit. The owner of Castle Couture is an absolutely amazing man and has personally made sure that they carry every style of dress in EVERY price range. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could find a gown with such elegance, exquisite beading and detail, as well as the dramatic styling that I was looking for without breaking my budget! They make dreams come true at the Castle! Our consultant, Elizabeth, made our experience picture perfect from start to finish! First off, I am very picky but I came into my appointment trying to be open minded and positive. I did not bring any photos of the type of dress I wanted, did not state anything to Elizabeth other than I knew I did not want color in my dress (color sashes, etc) nor was I interested in anything simple or straight line. Wanted dramatic and I like beading but that I wasn't opposed to lace. As we walked up the spiral staircase, for all of two minutes, I nervously spurted out a whole bunch of confusing jibberish. Somehow from all the "I don't know's" that I gave her, Elizabeth magically went to the racks and began pulling and pulling and pulling! We sat in the gorgeous bridal room-which literally looks like Heaven- and she quickly came back with a handful of gowns for me to try on. She picked the first gown and had me try it on and low and behold, the first dress ended up being the winner!!! After the appointment and a dozen dresses later, my heart selected the first gown! Breathtaking. Magical. My body was trembling. It's like my body knew this was my wedding gown. From the second I slipped it on and saw myself in the mirror... I couldn't get over the fact that Elizabeth - from the minuscule amount of detail I gave her about what I was looking for - pulled the absolute perfect dress for me on the first shot. She's a God sent. The staff oozes professionalism, a pure love for their careers and the clients they work with, as well as class and elegance. They were friendly, personable, warm, helpful and made the experience so special. Exactly what I have always wanted from my "bride to be" gown appointment. I didn't have to go anywhere else to try on gowns, I purchased my gown right on the spot. Also a special thanks to Colleen for making magic happen and working with my extremely short time frame, you're an angel! Best decision hands down! Castle Couture is a 10 out of 10!!! I cannot thank their amazing staff enough! - Samantha & Mike


Reviewed on 6/08/2015 Corrie P

I would not recommend Castle Couture to anyone and I sure would not ever go their myself again. The first issue I had was that when I got my dress and tried my veil on I was told that the veil was the veil that matched my dress and it would be ordered in the same color as my... Read More dress. When the veil came in it did not match the dress at all. I was able to order a new veil with the help of alternations manager, Christina. Christina was solely the only person who I thought new what they were doing and was respectful to her customers. She was fantastic and was probably the only reason I never had a nervous breakdown in the store. I felt at Castle you were just a number. Once you bought your dress there they did not care, they just wanted your money. I was annoyed when I went to try my dress on the sales rep told me I would just need a hem and minor alterations. When I met with the seamstress she basically told me that the whole dress needed to be reconstructed. I spent a ton on alterations. There was no managing of expectations there. You are also always waiting. The girls that fit you in your dresses can never button or get your dress on with any help. The seamstress always had to adjust what they did. What turned me off the most was when I went to pick up my dress. I was completely disrespected and laughed at by one of the employees. The women who brought out my dress, I believe she was the women who press and steams the dresses. She would not let me see the back of my dress. I ask her 3 times and she said no because she would have to repress the dress. I had a blue button on the back of my dress and wanted to make sure that was taken off and replaced. She finally took down the train of the dress and I saw that it was not pressed properly. It was very obvious the amount of creases and wrinkles in the dress. When I said I wanted it repressed she laughed at me and told me absolutely not. I told her I have every right to have it redone and she told me no. She called over one of the girls at the alternations desk where I was told that I would be charged $50 to have it repressed. After all the money I paid I could not believe I was going to be charged. They called a manager since I would not pay. When I told her how I was treated her response was, "She does not speak English well". If you have had problems in the past with her then you shouldn't have her talk to your clients. The manager took a look at the dress and also saw how bad it was done and took it back to repress. I am not sure why it got to that point of having to complain but it did and they finally took care of it. I get that they have a big selection but if you care to be treated like a person and not a number than I wouldn't suggest getting your dress there.


Wedding gown

Reviewed on 4/29/2015 Kelly B

I tried on a specific allure gown at another bridal shop near by but decided to purchase it at castle couture because of a trunk sale and they seemed to have good reviews. In the end, my dress was gorgeous and I had so many compliments on it. However, we did have a few issues... Read More along the way... Purchased my dress over a year in advance to the wedding and was told that I could wait to buy a veil when I came back for the first fitting. I rechecked with them on this several times and they said it would be fine. When I went for the first fitting I was told I could not try on veils, I needed a separate appointment for that. We asked to just look at one specific one and after disappearing, another woman came back with a few random veils and was really quite rude to us. I won't go into the details of it, but it was upsetting enough that the floor manager ended up giving us a discount on the veil we ended up choosing at a later date. I wish I could remember her name, but the manager was very kind and apologetic. My only other complaint was that it wasn't very easy to make appointments for fittings because you have to go when your specific seamstress would be there, which was only two days a week. So, overall, gorgeous dress and selections but the service experience could have been better


Yes to the Dress

Reviewed on 4/27/2015 Joanna C

When I arrived I was a little overwhelmed by how big it was. We arrived around 9:45 was told to wait as they had not yet opened. We waited and then around 10am the consultants came down to meet with their appointments. It was kind of like the running of the bulls. I was told to... Read More go upstairs sit on the couch that my consultant would come get me. Well we sat there for a good 15-20 minutes. Apparently they had switched consultants and didn't communicate with each other about it. I finally make it into the bridal section and met with my consultant, Elizabeth. I knew what dress i came for and provided her the information on it. She quickly found it and proceeded to find additional similar dresses for me to try on. I tired all of them on and finally picked my original pick. I purchased the dress and veil. I was happy they provided and 10% discount when I paid in full and also provided a discount on the veil. Elizabeth was very helpful.


Excellent

Reviewed on 3/20/2015 Justine R

I had such a great experience there. They were very friendly, helpful and have a great selection of dresses.


perfect dress

Reviewed on 2/26/2015 Cathy A

I purchased my dress in September and made a couple of alterations. The customer service was amazing!!! It was perfect!!


Amazing

Reviewed on 1/19/2015 Vanessa L

I loved my dress! Maurice, the owner of the salon is a kind man. I bought a dress where my parents live, 700 miles away from where I live and where the wedding was. He assured me that if necessary, all of the alterations to get the gown from a size 10 to a size 00 could be made... Read More in a week. Maria, our seamstress was a magician! She knew exactly what the dress needed and made all of the nips and tucks I requested. She provided her insight and is clearly incredibly skilled.


Absolutely love this place!

Reviewed on 1/05/2015 Julianne W

I decided to begin looking for a wedding dress sooner than later because I've heard the horror stories of waiting until the last minute. I decided to visit Castle Couture as my first experience shopping because nearly every gown I fell in love with online seemed to be there. I... Read More went on the website, which was extremely helpful, I called the number and made an appointment. They took a credit card number over the phone (which I was a little thrown off by) in case you skipped the appointment there would be a charge. I completely understand why now. The moment you walk through the doors, you feel like a princess. The amount of energy, and the feeling of absolute royalty that this place creates is substantial. It does not go unnoticed that each staff member welcomes you with open arms. I was fortunate to have a wonderful consultant named Laura Diaz. She knew exactly what I envisioned even if I wasn't the best at explaining it. The first dress she picked for me was stunning, it was everything I liked but a little something was missing so we continued looking. It was then that I stepped into the dress that I will walk down the aisle in. It immediately brought tears to my eyes. Both Laura and I knew this was the 'one'. I continued to try other styles and fabrics, but each time I came back to #2. I bought that dress the same day, not because I was pressured, but because it was my dream dress, and my dream experience. Following my measurements, and payment for the dress (which was within my budget), I was walked downstairs and lead to a small window where I was given a complimentary ring cleaning. The woman was beyond pleasant, and stated that when I return for my fittings, I was welcome to complimentary cleanings. I left Castle Couture with the absolute reality that I am getting married, and its becoming an amazing journey. I am so thankful to the staff for making this journey stress free and a dream come true.


Great dress experience!

Reviewed on 1/04/2015 Christina C

I had my first dress trial which also was my last. I never expected to order a dress the first time I tried gowns on, but I did. Laura was my consultant, who was wonderful. She wasn't pushy at all but gave her opinion when needed, which was helpful. Laura made sure to bring me... Read More only dresses within my budget which I really appreciated. Castle Couture is also a beautiful store that made everything feel that more special and classy. They had lots and lots of dresses to choose from. Definitely would recommend!


I felt like a movie star in my wedding gown!

Reviewed on 1/03/2015 Lindsay R

I booked an appointment here based off the fact that it looked like a beautiful facility after driving by several times. When my appointment came and I first walked in with my mom, I wondered if I had made a mistake based off the fact that it was so upscale and I thought the... Read More whole place would be way out my budget range. As soon as I met my consultant, Laura, my fears were put to rest. She was very warm and friendly to my mom and I and she welcomed us in. After giving her an idea of what I wanted, and my budget, she really went to work pulling dresses for me. She pulled several, including one I wasn't crazy about, which ended up being my dress!! She got me to try it on even though I didn't really like it on the rack, and as soon as I put it on I knew it was the one for me! I got that special feeling that everyone talks about and when I showed it to my mom we both knew it was the one. It was only slightly above our budget so we decided that day that we'd buy it. On the day of my wedding I got so many complements and the dress not only fit the theme I was going for, but made me feel like an old school, glamorous movie star! My only complaint here is that I used the tailor they recommended in house and she was definitely not the warm and friendly type. She really didn't smile or say nice things, and she didn't want to take the dress out, even though I told her I couldn't breathe in it. After several requests, she finally took it out for me, just barely. It looked great the day of, although it was still a little tighter than I would have liked. My recommendation would be to bring someone with you when you're getting your alterations so you don't get bullied!


Sheila is great!

Reviewed on 12/27/2014 Carley G

We had such a great experience! I asked Sheila what style she thought would be best for me... I would never have thought to try on the dress I did but it was amazing! I felt like a Queen! Thank you Sheila!


Jodi was amazingly patient and extremely helpful.

Reviewed on 12/26/2014 Jessica C

I had been to other bridal stores, one was an okay experience and one was horrid. But this was a great experience all around! Jodi was my consultant for both my appointments. During the first appointment, she brought every gown out in my price point that was what I was looking... Read More for that was fairly simple without too much beading, lace and embellishment. It isn't easy to find in the bridal world today. I found two dresses I was stuck on and without pressure I left dress-less. Upon my second appointment, Jodi was patient and helpful as I tried both dresses on twice with veils and finally, fell in love. She was honest and knowledgeable as we decided on a veil and blusher. There was no push to pad a commission or drive up the sale. I actually left with the more affordable dress and veil. It is a great store with much to offer. I highly recommend Jodi. She is friendly, honest, and loves her helping brides find their wedding day look, which really shows in her treatment.


Beautiful Dresses for every budget

Reviewed on 12/09/2014 Alexa Renee

I had a very pleasurable experience with Castle Couture. The shop itself is aesthetically beautiful. I think that the surroundings of where you buy your wedding gown heavily contribute in giving you an unforgettable bridal shopping experience. I started my dress hunt in Dec'13... Read More for my Nov'14 wedding, and let's just say it was a very frustrating and exhausting experience. Then I found CC. Their selection was endless with a range of high/low price points that would accommodate any budget. Jody was my consultant and she was very sweet and patient with me. I found the perfect dress that Jody paired with matching veil. 7 months later, the dress came in, and I did unfortunately experience some setbacks. The dress was ordered custom to my measurements but it did not come in as so. Mainly my frustration stemmed from knowing the extreme alternations that would need to be done - the dress was very detailed with lace & tulle. I decided to not let my inner-bridezilla emerge and I talked everything through with the manager, Colleen. She handled my situation with empathy and we spoke for almost an hour on the phone and answered every question I had. She assured me this can be a common mistake, and paired me up with the seamstress best for this type of issue - Maria. I cannot say enough good things about this angel of a seamstress. She transformed my dress so that it fit me like a glove. I couldn't believe the work she did on a dress so detailed. I could tell she spent countless hours on this dress, and you wouldn't even know by looking at it. All in all, this is a beautiful store with bridal designers from A-Z accommodating all budgets. Although I experienced some hiccups, the end result was everything I could have wanted and more. I received endless compliments on my gown and knew I had come to the right place for it. I highly recommend this shop to any future bride and hope their experience will be as rewarding as mine was.


5 Star Service All Around! Wide Selection & Amazing Customer Service

Reviewed on 12/05/2014 Chelsea T

Angela was amazing! Very patient and sweet. When I finally found "the dress" (after trying on 15+) she was so excited for me which really made me feel special. She also made my mom and sister feel very included. The store is gorgeous and the service is phenomenal. I went during... Read More the week (which I highly suggest as opposed to the weekend). Such a wide selection of dresses! It was my 4th bridal shop but I wish I had gone there first.


The absolute best!

Reviewed on 11/23/2014 Taylor S

I went into Castle Couture for my first ever bridal appt expecting to, pretty much, "play dress-up". The second you walk in the showroom there is an overwhelming sea of gowns. My stylist, Laura, took that overwhelming feeling away instantly. She asked what style I liked and my... Read More budget before grabbing gown after gown and asking my views on various beading and lace. Once we had about 6 dresses I headed into the dressing room. I really surprised myself with what I thought I would like (and didn't) and what Laura said would suit me better (the gown I bought)! She made the day, surprisingly, quick and easy. I ended up getting the 4th dress I tried on and it was less than half of my budget, including the veil! All over it was a great day and I can't wait for it to come in! Thank you Laura :)


Fairy Tale Bridal Gown Buying Experience!

Reviewed on 11/16/2014 Marissa E

Everyone who I worked with at Castle Couture was professional and kind. I bought the dress for my engagement party here and my bridal gown. My mom also bought her mother of the bride gown here. We worked with Laura for most of the experience and she was the sweetest person and... Read More very knowledgeable. She found me my dream gown right away. The seamstress is so talented. I highly recommend her. She did an amazing job with our gowns and they had a ton of beading. I can't wait to have a reason to go back!


Beautiful Dresses; pricey alterations

Reviewed on 11/10/2014 Jess L

I found my wedding gown at Castle Couture and used them for alterations as well. My bridal consultant was incredible and helped me figure out what type of gown was right for me -- I honestly had no idea what I would like when I went to my first appointment. I ended up going back... Read More and purchasing my gown two weeks later because of how comfortable I felt during the process and because of the selection. I was never overwhelmed by the number of dresses they had and found my dream gown. The alteration process was a bit trickier, but ended up being fine. My gown was a complicated gown, so we had to wait until a couple of weeks before the wedding to do all of them. Alterations were very expensive. All ended up okay except that during my wedding night, my bustle kept coming undone and my husband/bridesmaids had to fix it. I think this happened at like 6-10 times throughout the reception. Overall, I would recommend.


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