I wish there was a rating better than 5 stars, because that is just how AMAZING Mcloone's Pier House was. My husband and I got married here on Sat. Aug. 12, 2017.
Venue Selection/Early preparations: Myself, mom, and my sister met with Blair...
e in September not really knowing what to expect of Mcloone's. We had passed by hundreds of times, but had never been before. Well, Blaire was an absolute doll! She was extremely professional and answered all of our questions. She really took the time to personalize our meeting and make us feel like our wedding was important, and not just another event. Throughout the 11 months leading up to our date, we spoke/met with Blaire occasionally, and EVERY time she knew exactly who I or my mom was, by first name, and when the wedding was. Also something to note, is that my husband is active duty military, and was deployed for the majority of our planning. Blaire was BEYOND accommodating of this, and was even able to schedule our tasting for when he came home, so he could be there.
Decorations- Mcloone's really KNOWS how to decorate their space. The small little frames, floral vases, and knick knacks they provide really enhance the feel. And they make it look effortless! I brought some random little shells, and things I had at home, and they incorporated everything into what they already had. It was PERFECT! Additionally, the panorama windows serve as the most amazing backdrop as the sun sets.
Day of: The day of our wedding was rainy in the early morning. It was gloomy and grey, and we had a ceremony planned on the boardwalk under the gazebo. I was nervous, but I spoke with Blaire about 2 hours before the ceremony, and she assured me we'd be good to go. Let me tell you- the ceremony was BEAUTIFUL! The only downfall I'd say is that the town limits the number of chairs you have on the boardwalk for to 100, but that isn't at all the fault of Mcloone's or their staff, just a town zoning ordinance. Even with 186 guests, we had no issues with the seating during the ceremony, and I know some of our guests even preferred to stand around to watch. Nelson, the maitre d', was a PRO at getting my entire wedding party lined up and ready to go.
Food/reception: Your search for a venue should stop here! The food is UNBELIEVABLE!! We went for our tasting and could not believe some of the options! Our guests were treated to seafood, filet mignon, and a chicken dish. Some of our guests even thought the cocktail hour was the dinner!! There was so much food, and such an amazing variety! What is the most amazing is that the food was not dry or over/under cooked. Everything was cooked perfectly, and our guests still, a month later, cannot stop talking about the food. And, it was all at an affordable price! I love that Mcloone's has different pricing for child/teen guests, from the adult meal price.
I've worked in catering for about 6 years, and have never seen quality service like this before. Every single server made our guests feel welcome. Service can make or break an event, and this team NAILED it.
In sum: Mcloone's is by far, the BEST Service/Quality/Ambiance for a Shore wedding. We cannot begin to thank Blaire, Nelson, and the rest of this stellar team for making our wedding everything we could have dreamed of, and then some. They truly care about each couple and their guests, and it shows - This is a team of professionals! Our guests will be talking about this wedding for a very long time!!