My wife Jessica and I got married at the Hilton Pearl River (HPR) on Saturday 5/14/22, and it was the best day of our lives and if we could give the HPR more than 5 starts we would. Jess and I saw a few venues before we went to the HPR and were...
pretty much sold on another venue and were checking boxes to be thorough, but we had some family friends who had rave reviews for the HPR, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. Before we even met Jamie, Jess and I looked at each other in the lobby and nodded, we both had the same immediate gut feeling that we were done looking.
Then we met Jamie who is probably the best person to work with in the entire wedding industry across the country - we even ask our friends and family if they have a "Jamie" as they plan their events. Jamie and the entire HPR staff could not be warmer, more accommodating, more excited, or easier to work with. The whole team is honest and help you make the day your own and will openly say what does or does not make sense - there is no aggressive upselling.
If you want something done, the answer is always yes with no hassle or negotiation/sales, it’s like asking your family to help you with something – they are always willing and able. The level of excitement and collaboration from Jamie and the HPR team makes planning what is typically a huge stressful event fun and enjoyable. We also used all preferred vendors and each of them were excellent and will have their own reviews, but the incredible part was the level of partnership and trust the vendors and HPR all have for each other. It’s really amazing that our vendors all love and respect each other and are excited to work at the HPR. Everyone is on a first name basis which made our last-minute additions and requests to vendors easy to do. We see the hassle and stress our friends and family go through every time something in their wedding changes, and we never had an issue once.
Jamie, Derek, Linda, and everyone else were absolutely spectacular and our entire wedding day and weekend at the HPR was magical. Through the ~14 months of our engagement we would often visit Two Henrys (HPR's restaurant) for dinner by ourselves and with our families. The food is spectacular, and the staff is amazing. Every time we came for dinner we were warmly greeted and would sit with Jamie or someone else to chat, we even became friendly with one of the Chefs Jake, who is a rockstar - ask him for a citrus panna cotta and thank me later.
Overall, we were made to feel incredibly special, like we were family, and that anything we wanted to make our wedding day perfect for us was completely reasonable, no issue, and would be taken care off without us having to panic; and it was. The venue is beautiful, the food is amazing, the space they give everyone during the whole event is awesome, the staff is perfect, and Derek and Jamie are the best. Our guests cannot stop raving about the entire event, food, staff, space etc., and we have been to enough weddings to know when the positive feedback is actually heartfelt and true vs. customary praise. At the time of writing this review, there are 100s of other 5 star reviews with similar glowing feedback for the Hilton Pearl River. If you are still reading this stop looking for another venue and leave your deposit.
Thank you HPR, Jamie and everyone for taking such good care of us and making us part of the family - we will never forget our day and any of you, see you for dinner soon!
-Jason and Jess