Book Your Wedding with Jean-Jacques' Culinary Creations
A HISTORIC VENUE IN PLEASANTVILLE, NY
Located in Pleasantville, New York, Jean-Jacques Culinary Creations are tastes that distinguish a truly special day. Jean-Jacques is a talented chef, educated in Paris and caters off-premise wedding receptions, as well as at select premier locations located throughout the Hudson Valley. The premier locations host both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions in exquisite taste and style.
Jean-Jacques Culinary Creations combines excellence in culinary and catering services with exquisite wedding venues for a truly elegant and decadent wedding day. The following space options are offered for wedding ceremonies and receptions:
The Rawsley Estate in Scarsdale. The Rawsley Estate in Scarsdale is an gorgeous 19th-century country manor that offers a magnificent statement for a wedding ceremony and reception. The grounds of the estate are rich in beauty with green lush lawns and wooded areas. The interior of the estate is fabulous in style—an antique fireplace and stained glass windows accentuate the beauty of the establishment. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions and accommodates up to 130 guests.
Marros in Rye. The Marros in Rye is a venue that is the true image of romance. The venue's beautiful garden surrounded by lush lawns and mature trees offer an opulent natural setting for wedding ceremonies. Receptions are hosted in the beautiful ballroom that features rustic charm with stately windows and high ceilings. The venue accommodates up to 400 guests.
The Cotillion Ballroom in Bronxville. The Cotillion Ballroom in Bronxville is elegantly grand in architectural style, featuring French doors that open onto a beautiful garden patio, high ceilings and intricate details that combine to set the stage for a storybook wedding. The venue hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions, accommodating up to 180 guests.
Boscobel in Garrison. The Boscobel in Garrison is a Federal-style mansion with meticulous grounds. Breathtaking views of the Hudson River offer a fabulous backdrop during wedding ceremonies, while tents can be set up on the grounds for wedding receptions. The site accommodates up to 300 guests for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The James House. Victorian Gothic and Italian architecture combine on the marvelous grounds at the James House Mansion in Sleepy Hollow. The venue is one of exquisite style, with sweeping staircases, wrap around veranda and a marble grand hall. The James House Mansion in Sleepy Hollow hosts both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, accommodating up to 120 guests.
Temple Sharaay Tefila. The Temple Sharaay Tefila in Bedford is opulent in grace and style with meticulously landscaped gardens and the true beauty of a countryside inn. The venue is one that hosts religious ceremonies and receptions, accommodating up to 200 guests.
Vista on the Hill. The Vista on the Hill at Temple Beth Elohim in Brewster offers magnificent views of the Hudson, a stone patio, meticulous grounds and a bright, well-lit venue for a magnificent wedding setting. The venue hosts outdoor and tented wedding ceremonies and receptions, capable of accommodating up to 200 guests.
Pleasantville Private Party Room. The Pleasantville Private Party Room offers the ideal space for intimate wedding receptions. The room is one of elegant French Provence decor with high ceilings with skylights, European tapestries and Mediterranean-style mirrors. For couples that are looking for a venue tasteful in style and elegance, the Pleasantville Private Party Room is an ideal choice.
What You Should Know
Jean-Jacques' Culinary Creations weddings include event coordination to make arrange the wedding day as smooth as possible. Party rentals may be included in the price of the catering package, depending on the location of the event—couples should inquire about these when they decide which venue they are most interest in. Rentals may include everything from tables, linens, chairs and covers, to china, silverware and stemware.
Bar and beverage are included in the price of the catering package, depending on the location of the event.
Jean-Jacques Culinary Creations offers couples an 'A' list of preferred vendors. It should also be noted that the catering company will work outside of its venues, if couples are interested in their services, with another locale in mind.
Jean-Jacques' Culinary Creations invites couples considering their catering services to a complimentary food tasting to experience the quality of his food and service. The tastings are held in the caterer's Private Party Room in Pleasantville, New York each month at 7:30 p.m., couples interested should contact them for further details.
From the Vendor
Jean-Jacques' Culinary Creations
Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations is a full-service caterer with exclusive venues for weddings in Westchester. Whether at our restaurant in Pleasantville, one of our historic mansions and estates or a location of your choice, we are committed to providing the highest quality of service and culinary expertise at an affordable price.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Service Staff
I recently had my baby shower at Jean Jacques after eyeing their private party room for years. I had been to their cafe numerous times over the years, trying many of their decadent pastries, so I knew that Jean Jacques would be THE place to hold my baby shower. Everything was super easy from booking to meeting with Jeannette to select the perfect menu, cake, and table linens. On the day of, my mother and I arrived early to decorate the room, and we were so fortunate to have Jeanie helping us to make the room look absolutely incredible. Not only did she help us to create the perfect look for the shower, but the cake table that she put together was incredible. My guests raved about the service, and no one could get over how delicious the food was. People are still talking, 2 months later, about the French toast and the strawberry cake. I come from a big Italian family, and I am the first to diverge from the traditional Italian restaurant-style shower; needless to say, brunch was a hit, and everyone still talks about how delicious and fun the shower was.
Choosing Jean Jacques' as our caterer for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! Mary and Donna were amazing from the very beginning, and remained in regular contact with us throughout the planning process. They were on top of every detail, and truly listened and executed exactly what we wanted. We cannot imagine having worked with anyone else throughout our wedding planning process. We were able to stay within our budget and received more than we could have hoped for. They truly are full service! Our guests complimented the service and food all night. As the bride and groom, there was always someone checking in on us to make sure had everything we needed throughout the night. We highly recommend Jean Jacques', and are excited to use them again for my sister's upcoming shower!
We worked with Jens at Jean-Jacques and were completely thrilled with every stage of the process. At the beginning of our catering search, Jens was quick to respond and put us at ease - he was flexible, accommodating, and from there, it was an easy choice. Everything from our initial tasting to meetings with Jens leading up to our wedding was effortless. Jens truly takes care of every detail. What's more, the food is AMAZING. Our wedding was a month ago, and we're still getting compliments on the food. We can also vouch for the food, because Donna made sure we got to eat during our wedding! :) Donna was so much more than a maitre'd. Sure, she coordinated the staff and made sure the timing of the event went as planned. But she went above and beyond, lining us up as we walked down the aisle and bringing us food throughout the night. We feel so lucky to have had her. Having Jean-Jacques, Jens, Donna, and their whole team at our wedding meant we could relax and enjoy our wedding day. We can't recommend them all enough - they do a wonderful job!!
We had used Jean-Jacques in the past for catering other events and planned our wedding around having Jean-Jacques cater our food. The service & food were excellent and Jens was wonderful to work with. We did not use a wedding planner and we did not need to - Jens & Jean-Jacques were very familiar with our venue (Boscobel in Garrison, NY) and executed the day flawlessly. Every detail was attended to and taken care of and I did not have any worries as a bride. Jens and Jean-Jacques coordinated with our venue and rental company, as well as the other vendors the day of. My wedding day was completely stress free. The food and cake were amazing -- all of our guests told us how wonderful the food and service was. I would highly recommend Jean-Jacques not just for a wedding, but for any catered event. We will definitely use Jean-Jacques again in the future.
Chris and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Jean-Jacques as a vendor for our wedding. The reason we picked the Scarsdale Women's Club as our location was because we wanted to work with them, and we were not disappointed. The staff were extremely professional and provided quality customer service. Mary was a great consultant who was available all the time to answer any question (no matter how small). She was patient, kind, cheerful and informative. The day of our wedding was perfect thanks to Mary, Jeannette, Donna and the rest of the staff. They happily accommodated some last minute requests and took care of all the details. That allowed us to relax and just enjoy the moment. We received wonderful feedback from family and friends on the delicious food and beautiful location. One downside was that the venue was booked the night before, so the rehearsal had to happen at noon. Also, the seating chart we were originally shown was not accurate, and we had to squish another table along the wall so it was pretty tight. However, none of that really mattered as everyone had a lovely time. I would highly recommend working with Jean-Jaques for any event!
Jean-Jacques was wonderful. I knew Mary and her team would take care of everything with such class the day of my daughter's wedding based on how Mary handled every detail throughout the whole planning process. The food was delicious, the staff very polite and neat and Mary and Donna made the evening one my family will never forget!
Jean-Jacques was amazing! So easy to work with through the entire process. Mary walked us through it from start to finish and it really was amazing. The food was tremendous and all our guest are still talking about the food and service. If you are looking for the best...look no further.
I had my shower at the Pleasantville location. It was tea party themed and absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and perfect for the tea theme. We had assorted tea sandwiches, scones, quiche and so much more! It was very filling and the food was replenished constantly. The service was excellent and everyone was very attentive. I would definitely have another event here. I also ordered my wedding cake from here. WOW! Is all I have to say. We had cappuccino and chocolate flavored. All of my guests were blown away including me! I gave a few pictures of what I wanted the cake to look like and it was exactly as pictured and discussed at our tasting. I highly recommend. You won't be disappointed!
Extraordinary! Everything from the pre meetings to the event were handled with the upmost care, attention to detail, immediate responses to questions and much more. Jens coordinated and handled every detail with excellence and incredible finesse. The food and service were outstanding. We couldn't asked for more!
So very pleased. Planning a wedding is a great deal of work. Having the right caterer is critical. We selected Jens from Jean Jacques' Culinary Creations, Inc. Jens helped with the planning and selection of the menu and gave us very helpful suggestions about florists and party rental firms. We visited his cafe in Pleasantville, tasted the food and knew he was the caterer for us. Our daughter's wedding brunch was wonderful. The staff arrived hours before the event to set up. The food was excellent and plentiful. His staff was very professional and helpful. The Maitre D' Donna was organized and great to work with! Everything committed to by Jens occurred as promised. We are happy to recommend Jens and his company for your next event.
I had my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower here this past weekend and I can't say enough good things about this place. Jeanette was amazing and helpful in everyway in the preparation. Her patience was unbelievable. The staff was beyond helpful and so attentive to all my needs & even helpful in ways I didn't think of. We had the buffet brunch. My guests were raving about the food, it was out of this world delicious! I would highly recommend Jean Jacques for any event! Thank you ALL for making Andrea's Bridal Shower a huge success.
Jens, Donna, and all the staff that were involved in our wedding day were so amazing!! Jens was so easy to talk with and very attentive to all the details of making our wedding day rememberable in a positive way!! Donna made me feel like an absolute queen for the day and was a joy to be around... All of the staff that waited on us and our guests were so professional and friendly!! The taste of the food and desserts were so phenomenal. From cocktail apps , dinner ,cake and pastries , Jean-Jacques' was so incredibly flavorful!! All of our guests were pleased and are still talking about how great all the food was. We would definitely use them for another event without hesitation. 🤗 Mike & Debbie
We had my daughter's bridal shower at Jean Jacques' Culinary Creations on Saturday and it was wonderful. The theme was a high tea party and the food was gorgeously displayed and delicious. The bride and guests were thrilled and had a wonderful time. Jeannette from Jean Jacques was very easy to work with and anticipated everything we could possibly need. In addition, the wait staff was excellent. This venue has a party room next to the cafe and it is perfect for showers, communion parties, baptisms, etc. We definitely will be back! Thank you to everyone to make this a special event.
We began planning an engagement party for our son and his fiancee. From the moment we met the people at Jean-Jacques, we felt so very special. The planning process was incredibly easy. All we kept hearing was "yes" and "sure" and "of course." Our guests were amazed not only by the incredible buffet but were equally impressed with the two servers, who thought of everyone's needs and then did all they could -- and more. Now we must start thinking of next reasons to go back to Jean-Jacques.
I had my daughter's baby shower at Jean Jacques. Everything was perfect. The food, the ambiance and the party staff were exceptional. Jeanette made planning so easy and Donna, who ran the event was amazing. I highly recommend it☺️
I wanted to let you know that everything went beautifully today at my daughter's bridal shower. Everyone said the food was terrific (and I agree!) and the wait staff was very attentive, organized and extremely helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The cake was as delicious as it was beautiful. We would definitely come back!
I hosted a bridal shower for my daughter at Jean Jacques` and was beyond pleased with the entire event. My phone has not stopped ringing with family and friends stating how fabulous the food was, how beautiful the event was, and how courteous the staff was. It was an absolute pleasure working with Jens and his staff - from planning to execution. Thank you for a beautiful memory!
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to the wonderful team at Jean-Jacques. The food was delicious, people are still talking about it. I want to personally thank Mary and Donna in helping to make our day one we will always remember. Professional, kind and supportive are just a few of the many positive descriptions we have for you. Thank you again. I would recommend Jean-Jacques to everyone I know.
Mary and Donna were amazing. We booked Jean Jacques over a year before our wedding after seeing the Rowsley Estate at the Scarsdale Woman's Club. The venue is a charming historical landmark that houses a 480 year old oak tree in front of the estate. It was absolutely beautiful and the price won't compare to anything else you'll find in the city or Westchester. Trust me, I work in the industry and I looked everywhere! We loved our venue because we didn't know anyone else that had gotten married there and it was such a beautiful space. So first things first. The food! I have to say we booked the venue without tasting the food and our first tasting was not what we expected. We were quite disappointed and I was beyond stressed since all the reviews talked about how amazing the food was. It was a group tasting, so there were other people there and they served some food that we wouldn't have picked off the menu (You get so many options). Everyone else seemed to like the food, but my husband and I are foodies so it didn't really meet our expectations. We expressed our concerns to Mary, who was the venue and catering coordinator, and she was very sweet and scheduled a private tasting for us. Let me tell you...It was a whole different experience. The food was really good and we were very very happy. In the end, all our guests raved about how great the food was. What's even better is that the guests ordered their food at the table which we loved. You don't have to worry about calculating orders from your guests in advance. You should know that you have to pay extra for any liquor that is not on their list. We were adamant about having Jameson and Patron at the wedding, so we ended up having to pay extra for that. Their wine selection was not stellar, so we ended up bringing some of our own wine as well. The experience! We had both the ceremony and reception at the venue. The ceremony took place in front of the estate and the beautiful oak tree. Mary was always there when we needed her. We never had to worry about getting in touch with her. Donna was our Maitre D and she always made sure that my husband and I ate and always had something to drink. The staff was great and very sweet. Everyone loved our wedding and the venue. The one thing you have to remember is that you only get a 5 hour reception. So when you're told that you can have your reception until 11pm, it means that you can have the venue at a 5 hour period at the latest 11pm. We didn't realize that until later. Our reception was from 5-10 and we had arranged for a pizza truck to come at the end of the night for a snack from 10-11pm. We had to pay extra to keep some staff there for an extra hour. Overall, we would HIGHLY recommend the Rowsley Estate and Jean Jacques to anyone getting married, especially if you don't want to pay an arm and a leg for your wedding. The venue is unique and the service and food were on par!
We had our ceremony and wedding in mid-September 2016 at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club, and it was just gorgeous. My husband I were impressed by the setting and coordination thanks to Jean Jacques' wedding coordinator, Mary Scelsi. Her attention to detail was impeccable. The venue is a convenient 30-45mins train or car ride from NYC and when guests arrive, the intimacy of the mansion is un-mistakable. Our approx. 110 guests were greeted by Mary and her staff's exquisite and warm set-up from the entry-way, to the hallways, to the reception hall and the bridal and groom’s suites. We provided some decorations but Mary took it to the next level with elegant placements. We took advantage of the wonderful food options (our tasting was very helpful, and filling, in giving us an idea of the chef’s hand in seasonings) and our guests greatly enjoyed all of the selections. The Viennese table was a big hit. Again, we cannot emphasize enough how helpful Mary was throughout the whole process. She is among the top reasons our wedding worked out so well. Her calmness, experience with the venue, and knowledge of the area and vendors were indispensable. Whenever we asked questions, especially about what may work best for any detail (food selection, color selection, vendor selection, you name it), she was very responsive and on top of the event the entire way. Her staff also did a phenomenal job. We are so happy and thankful for Mary at Jean Jacques and the Scarsdale Woman’s Club for making our wedding day unforgettable and worry-free. Highly recommended!
We will highly recommend Jean Jacques' culinary creations for your wedding or next big event. We had our wedding at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY and we were conscious about hiring a caterer with experience working in that specific outdoor venue. Jean Jacques catering was recommended by our venue coordinator. From our first meeting, Jens was attentive, accommodating, and knowledgable. He was quick to reply to any questions we had regarding the catering process. Our whole family was included in our tasting at Jean Jacques, in their private tasting room, and we were given a wide selection of options to choose from for our big day. They were even kind enough to hold two cake tastings for us, so that both sides of our family were able to try their delicious pastries and cakes before we made our final decision. We were able to have a personal consultation with their pastry chef as well. Throughout the entire planning process, Jens kept in contact with us and our event rental company. The day of our wedding, the food itself was outstanding. We have received many compliments on the menu- specifically our special entree choice of braised short ribs, as well as the penne a la vodka and famous quiches at cocktail hour. At the cocktail hour and reception, Donna was conscientious and made sure that our bridal party had food during our portrait sessions. She was very efficient, and made sure that our reception continued according the schedule. The bar and catering staff of Jean Jacques were friendly, and our guests had a wonderful evening. If you are looking for someone with great experience and a thorough attention to detail in the Hudson Valley, consider Jean Jacques Culinary Creations for your event.
Our wedding, August 6, 2016 at the Rowsley Estate at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club was beyond perfect. The whole staff at Jean-Jacques is amazing, but Mary and Donna are just the most special people around. For the months leading up to the wedding Mary was our primary contact. She is so organized, gentle, kind, calm, nurturing, and responsive. Mary was our maître d’ and was just so professional and so amazing. The servers were all great. They all did everything under the sun to make sure our families were happy, and most of all, that we were happy. They were just a joy to work with. The Rowsley Estate is so cool…it’s just incredibly chic and totally unique. You really just have to see it. The feeling you get when there is that you are in your own house….if your house was super fancy and you were really elegant and wealthy. The food was fabulous. Additionally, we felt the price was comparable to other venues in the area, and fair. Thanks, Jean-Jacques!!! Love, Cara & Walid
My husband and I had our wedding at the Jean-Jacques Venue the Rowsley Estate (Scarsdale Women's Club) located in Scarsdale, NY. They were the only venue in the area that was willing and able to provide an entirely gluten free wedding (including the cake!) due to our health restrictions. Every guest made a point of telling us how amazing the food was - and we agreed!! Mary and Donna were fantastic at guiding us every step of the way to make sure our wedding was perfect. We couldn't be happier- Thank you Jean-Jacques!
Had a fabulous experience with Jean-Jacques for my engagement party in February 2016. My initial date in January was snowed out and they were extremely accomodating in finding a new date for us last minute. Mary is an absolute pleasure to work with; every detail was taken care of that day and our minds were totally at ease. Definitely a quality company that takes pride in their service and strongly recommend them to anyone looking to throw an engagement/wedding/party/etc. Thank you again! Tina and Gebe
After searching many venues, we are so happy that we found the Rowsley Estate and Jean-Jacques! It was so easy to work with Mary and Donna throughout the entire process. They were very responsive to all questions, were able to accommodate numerous site visits, and I knew that I didn't have to worry about a thing on the big day. My husband and I couldn't have asked for things to go any smoother. There was a wonderful tasting and the rehearsal was well-coordinated. Also, the bakery that we worked with for the cake was very flexible and able to design the exact cake I wanted. And it was delicious! The Rowsley Estate is a beautiful place to get married! I absolutely recommend working with Jean-Jacques for your wedding!