About this Vendor
Family Owned & Operated Since 1917
Perona Farms is a landmark wedding facility offering world class food and impeccable service. The lovely facilities are situated on a beautiful estate, complete with a storybook bridge leading to an island, upon which many couples are wed. Family owned and operated for over 96 years.
Amenities + Details
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$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Farm + Ranch, Barn
Food + Catering, Planning
The most Perfect Location!Reviewed on 5/15/2014 Carolyn
Perona Farms was everything i expected and more! They listened and followed all of my instructions; they were so accommodating with every detail. The food was OUTRAGEOUSLY delicious! Every part of the meal from Cocktail Hour right through to the dessert/cake! the venue is beautiful and they gave everyone free reign of the grounds to walk around; not just the bridal party for picture-taking. it couldn't have been a more perfect evening and place to have our wedding reception! Great value, too, for everything they include in their base-package!
Perfectly Perfect!Reviewed on 4/14/2014 leanne a
I just had my wedding at Perona Farms and it was lovely! My fiancee and I booked originally with Ron, who stopped working there in January, which was a shame. I then worked with John. Aggie, my maitre'd, was beyond helpful and completely made our evening worry-free. I took pictures of the way I wanted things set up (helpful tip!) and she laid everything out beautifully according to my demonstrations. She got us food, cut off too-intoxicated guests, and organized everything perfectly. My guests raved about the cocktail hour, and the food, which I was concerned about because they don't do tastings (you have to go to their Sunday brunch instead.) But still, everyone had a great time from the ceremony to the reception and it was a success. Special thanks to Aggie for everything she did! She should be promoted! My favorite part about Perona was that it was AFFORDABLE! I would definitely recommend this spot, not only for everything I just mentioned but for all of the picturesque opportunities!
Perfect, fairy tale weddingReviewed on 4/13/2014 Meghan
I just had my wedding at Perona Farms, and from the first time I saw it, I knew that it would be perfect. The staff is so accommodating, and really worked with everything that we wanted. There are so many options that they provide, to really make your wedding personal, and unique. The food is delicious, the grounds are impeccable, and the rooms are beautiful. I would highly suggest this venue to any bride and groom, as it makes for a fairy tale wedding. Everything from start to finish was perfect!
My fiance and I met through cycling and got engaged while hiking. We weren't about to get married in a stuffy banquet hall. We found The Barn at Perona Farms on line and it was the first place we toured. The pictures looked amazing but seeing The Barn in person was an entirely different experience. We could have saved a lot of time and effort looking at other venues because we knew that The Barn was absolutely perfect. No matter where we looked, nothing compared to it. Hildegard, the Event Sales Manager was our main contact and she helped plan our perfect wedding, customizing the food and drinks to suit our tastes, even leaving mushrooms off the brides' table. Any questions we had, Hildegard was always quick to respond and offer answers or suggestions. She even took a selfie with us in the orchard. Carolyn and Madison were the point people for our rehearsal and were extremely patient with us and the 9 children, age 11 - 4, giving directions and planning out the ceremony. They made sure that each and every one of our, "wedding props" was placed in the exact location we envisioned. We were married on April 1, 2016 (YES, April Fool's Day). Richard drove our entire entourage of adults and children all over the property in a golf cart to take us to all of the perfect photo spots. Madison was kind enough to bring us water since it was such an unusually hot day. Carolyn knew that we desperately wanted an outside ceremony, despite the fact that the forecast called for rain but was constantly changing. She checked the radar repeatedly and we were able to pull it off during a break in the weather! In fact, it started to rain seconds after we were pronounced, "married," and started skipping down the aisle. Guests ran into the barn.....perfect timing. We can't thank Carolyn and Madison enough for allowing us the opportunity, giving us the chance at the outdoor ceremony we dreamed of!!! The food during the cocktail hour was outrageously awesome. Guests raved about the salmon, sausages, pizza and of course the scallops. The barn punch was fantastic. Dinner was chateaubriand and salmon, both were major hits, along with the farm fresh green beans and mashed potatoes. The donuts were AMAZING, the guests just couldn't get enough and they kept coming! The wedding cake, dark chocolate cake and chocolate hazlenut filling was a huge success. Kevin was our Maitre d and I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face or a drink in his hand for us. He even came outside to look for us while we were taking pictures, to tell us that dinner was being served. He was extremely attentive and organized, making sure that everything went off without a hitch. Kevin even packed up some food and donuts for us to take home since he knew that we barely had a chance to enjoy much of the meal. The bottom line is that the staff at Perona Farms knows what they are doing and they do it very, very well. The Barn is an amazing venue but it's not just about the building, it's about the entire experience they provide. As two brides, we never felt uncomfortable at any point along the way. Each and every request we made was honored and one month later, we are still receiving rave reviews from our guests. It may sound impossible, but everything went RIGHT on our big day. Thank you, Hildegard, Carolyn, Madison, Richard, Kevin and the entire staff at Perona Farms for making this our best day ever!!! Lauren & Stacey
My husband and I had our wedding in the barn in early December and it was the most amazing experience! From our first visit back in January (on the snowiest day of the year) to the day after our wedding Marley and the staff at Perona Farms were so welcoming and helpful. Marley was always super quick to respond to questions through email. The staff here was so generous and on top of every single detail to make sure that our day was perfect; they had a list of preferred vendors (which we used!), and made sure to meet with us several times between booking and the wedding to ensure they had all the important details down (what vendors we were using, food choices, table settings, guest counts, decor in the barn, etc.). The barn is absolutely beautiful, both upstairs and downstairs, the grounds are stunning and the food was delicious!! Our guests have been raving about the food at cocktail hour (especially the buffalo chicken sausage!) and how much fun they had at our wedding. Our day of coordinator Carolyn ran our rehearsal so smoothly and made sure everything went off without a hitch the day of our wedding. Kevin our maître d' was so wonderful on the night of our wedding, he kept checking in with us to make sure that we had enough to eat, enough to drink, if we wanted lighting/music changed in the barn, and even packed up some wedding cake and donuts for us to enjoy after the party was over. We loved every second of our wedding thanks to Marley and her amazing staff at Perona Farms. We would recommend Perona Farms to anyone looking to have the most amazing wedding day!
My husband and I got married at Perona Farms in the barn on 12-27-14 and it was incredible. We had a short amount of time to pick a venue and they were more than happy to help us so that we could have our wedding there! We did both the ceremony and the party in the barn (because it was december, but you can do the ceremony right outside the barn in warmer months), and they made sure everything flowed smoothly. The captain of our wedding was also the best! He made sure my glass was never empty and my plate was always full. He would always check on my husband and I to make sure we were having a good time and was always making sure we didn't need anything, but wasn't overbearing at all. The food was so delicious and the rest of the staff was friendly and very helpful helping us at the end of the night. If you are looking for a rustic wedding venue in northern NJ, I would recommend the barn at perona farms. Even if your looking for a traditional wedding venue with exceptional food and staff, I would recommend using the restaurant. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars for making mine and my husband's wedding a night we will never forget!
We had our wedding at Perona Farms on Septemeber 27th from the start when we went to visit the venue we just fell in love! The staff was so attentive and friendly and the grounds are beautiful! Marley was our wedding coordinator and I can't begin to say how thankful I am for everything she did to make our wedding day perfect she answered all my questions throughout the whole process and everything on that day was exactly how I dreamed it to be! It was truly the best day of our lives and everyone had such an amazing time and raved about the food especially the cocktail hour! Thank you Marley and the Perona Farms team for making our wedding so memorable!
Absolute PERFECTIONReviewed on 10/20/2015 Edward A
From the moment that my fiancé and I visited Perona, we knew that we had to have our reception there. Hildegard, our wedding coordinator from Perona, was friendly and helpful and walked us through the entire process. On the day of the ceremony and reception, we were anxious to see the Florentine Room decorated for us. To our surprise, it was more magical than we could have ever imagined. The team at Perona REALLY knows what they are doing and made the entire venue absolutely perfect. Kevin was our assigned Maitre d during our reception. He was on top of everything throughout the night and never let us want/need for anything. He truly was amazing! Overall, I would highly recommend Perona Farms to anyone looking to have a beautiful wedding and/or reception. One minor complaint is that they do not take credit cards...Nothing major, but would have been helpful! Their team is professional and accepting (we are a same sex couple and never once did we feel discriminated against). The night went so fast, but thanks to the team at Perona Farms, it will be a night that we NEVER forget! Thanks for all that you did to make our wedding reception so magical!
Beautiful ceremony venueReviewed on 10/04/2015 C E
I had my wedding in the Venetian room at Perona and it was absolutely beautiful. Everyone loved the wedding and still talk about the food from the cocktail hour. The only downside was that there was a cocktail hour from another event taking place outside during my reception. This was a bit distracting and I think it would make sense for curtains to be drawn or maybe coordinating the times better so that there is not another party looking in during the reception. This went on for about 30 minutes. Otherwise, we had a great time!
The Barn at Perona FarmsReviewed on 7/28/2015 Staci R
Everyone at perona was absolutely phenomenal. You get every bit of your money's worth! I'm not a huge fan of the other room options but the barn is SO COOL and absolutely stunning. Hildagard, Courtney and "Michael Billy" we're beyond outstanding.
We were married at The Barn at Perona Farms in May. We had a country rustic wedding and that setting was perfect for it. The venue was exactly what I had been looking for. The Barn is absolutely gorgeous! Kevin was great. He was attentive and kept everything under control the entire night. He always made sure we had enough food and drinks and kept everything moving. However there were some things that i was disappointed about. When we all arrived for pictures, the staff had not even started decorating yet. This put major stress on me as I had very specific visions of how I wanted everything to look. I had a very detailed description of how things should be set up, I even gave them pictures to go off of and some things were still set up incorrectly. My mother had to even alert the staff to the fact that they had not even changed the writing on the chalkboards, they still had up the names from the couple from the day before. Another issue I had was that they let my guests come inside the barn to hang out before the ceremony, (which was outside) started. This was very stressful because I had to stay locked in the Bridal Room and couldn't even leave until they got everyone out. It was frustrating because they didn't get everyone outside until 5 minutes before the ceremony started. I had a violinist playing the before the ceremony and no one was even out there to hear it, my ushers couldn't even do their job because by the time people got out there they had to come into the barn to walk the mother's to their seats. I had a sign made up with a bucket of bubbles, but because everything was so rushed, only a few people even took the bubbles and they were never used because people didn't have time to read the sign so they had no idea when to blow them. I also left with the majority of my programs because people didn't even have time to grab one. The colored lighting inside the barn was incorrect, after I triple checked with the staff about what the color should be and when it should be changed. By the end of the night they rushed to take everything down and had it in piles near the door. I had a wooden guest book that was hand painted, they oiled things on top of it and it was completely scratched right over the hand painted area. Perona Farms overall was a great venue, but I do not think they handled themselves well, considering how popular of a venue they are and how much money they charge. I don't feel as though my day was special to them and I don't feel like I was treated as a bride on my special day. I felt like they treated the day as a business transaction, and that's all I was to them.
Awesome PlaceReviewed on 7/16/2015 Melinda K
I chose Perona because it was everything I wanted for my day. We got married there and went inside for the reception. The staff was excellent and helped me make my day truly special. My guests are still talking about the day
We had a great experience at Perona Farms! We got married on Saturday, May 30 in the Orchard and had our reception in the Florentine Room. We loved working with Hildegard and the entire Perona staff. The venue is beautiful and our guests raved about the food, especially the lobster tail appetizers! Would highly recommend Perona to other brides!
Fabulous!Reviewed on 5/11/2015 Sarah P
From the venue itself - gorg- to the staff and the food, this place was UNREAL! I knew I wanted the barn the second I got engaged, and my guests could not have been more thrilled. It is such a unique place with a rustic feel, but still so elegant. The service was phenomenal, the food was fantastic, and we had a blast!! Highly recommend!!
Amazing in every way!Reviewed on 4/23/2015 Alison M
We had our wedding here in the barn a few weeks ago and the compliments are STILL coming in. The venue itself is GORGEOUS! you hardly need decorations, but the ones we had really added to the rustic beauty of the barn. The service was incredible. Our maitre d was on point, the food was timely and service friendly. We had endless compliments on the food for cocktail hour AND reception. The family style serving is really great for a large group that way everyone is eating at relatively the same time as opposed to individual meals. Marley and her staff listened to us and put our decor together exactly how we wanted it and the place turned out just as we had envisioned. We had a LOT of decor, too and she was so sweet taking notes and listening to everything we wanted. The value is also great. We were married in March, so the prices were a little lower, but even still you get more than what you paid for. There is so much food! You won't be able to eat all of it!
Barn WeddingReviewed on 12/14/2014 Jenny K
We got married in the BARN! And holy cow was it amazing!!! Our wedding here was everything that I had dreamed of! We had are ceremony there, then our cocktail hour and reception imminently following. The only thing that bothered me about this venue was the turn over of people that I was dealing with. Signed contracts with one person, they were no longer there. Assigned a new person. Month before the wedding, she was no longer there. But, then we had Marley and she was AMAZING. When I say they went above and beyond... I am not exaggerating. Two nights before our wedding we dropped everything off... they had everything set up for me exactly how I asked for it and more. Justine helped on the day of the wedding and the rehearsal. Made sure that all timing of the morning and the ceremony went smooth! Awesome! Sean was our Maitre D. The whole reception, Jay and I never went without a drink, food, and whatever crazy other thing we needed! Can not thank everyone whom worked our wedding enough!! they did an amazing job!
Our Wedding 11/7/14Reviewed on 11/19/2014 Tara F
My husband and I had an amazing experience with Perona Farms!! The food and service were exceptional! Justine and Kevin made sure the evening went smoothly and it was just perfect. Throughout the night, family and friends repeatedly praise how beautiful everything was, how delicious the food was and how fabulous the staff was. Even today, almost 2 weeks later, I have people talking to me about how amazing everything was!!! We could not have dreamed of a better day!!
Thank you for the memories!Reviewed on 11/18/2014 Stephanie H
Perona Farms was highly recommended by a friend who got married just before we were engaged. We attended Sunday brunch and it was very easy to see how well the dishes fit the seasons; the food was also fantastic! The food was fantastic. Our wedding planner took care of the majority of the details, which relieved a lot of stress. On our wedding day, our ceremony coordinator and our Maitre d' executed our plans to the letter and with perfect timing. They recommended several timing details that we had not thought of and were absolutely perfect. Many guests commented that ours was the most fun and enjoyable wedding they had ever been to. Weddings are nothing new for Perona Farms and they are seasoned experts. They took us in like we were family and helped us make our day amazing!
The Barn!Reviewed on 10/11/2014 Jennifer L
We had our wedding on October 3, 2014 at the Barn at Perona Farms. Everything about it was amazing. We worked with Becky in the planning process and she was always helpful and quick to answer our questions. As soon as I saw the barn in person i knew I had to act fast because it was so amazing and beautiful!! Our wedding day could not have went more perfectly. Justine was so helpful as our ceremony coordinator and Courtney was our Maitre D who was fantastic as well. The ceremony was so pretty with the trees in the background next to the barn. The cocktail hour was downstairs in the barn. There are lots of seats and places to mingle. If its nice out you can go outside to the back patio that has a fire pit. The cocktail hour food was EXTENSIVE. There was SO MUCH to choose from. All local and seasonal too! I didn't get to eat everything(i tried!!) but our wedding guests have been telling us how much they liked it. Then we go upstairs to the top part of the barn. We chose the white uplighting but all of the colors they had were so pretty. The tables are natural wood and the floors too. No ugly carpets or curtains anywhere in sight. They also recently added an elevator and some windows to see outside which were really nice. We had about 125 people and could have had a lot more and would still be comfortable. We used a lot of the suggested vendors and everyone was great. Thanks Perona Farms for making it easy and fun to plan our wedding. If you are looking for a Barn wedding, Perona Farms knows what they're doing. The food is amazing, the staff is helpful and nice, and the Barn is the most amazing place for a wedding. Our friends and family said it was the best wedding they've been to in a long time! Thanks for an amazing day!!
Dismayed!Reviewed on 9/28/2014
My daughter recently had her wedding at Perona Farms and first let me say, the food was amazingly good! The grounds were beautiful and the staff was top-rate! All except for our wedding coordinator John Tierney. He was the rudest, most arrogant and uncaring person we have ever met and for a person like this to be in the wedding industry is an affront to common decency! We originally were booked by a really nice gentlemen whom shortly after we signed were told he retired? Kind of young for retirement but so be it. Anyhow, we were saddled with John. He treated us like we were a nuisance to his existence. He half listed to us and then tried to backtrack on things we were previously promised both verbally and in our contract. When we disagreed with his position, he almost became hostile and very short and dismissive with us. When my daughter hit the parking lot she was in tears! After two weeks of frustration, John approached us on the morning of her wedding to let us know he restored almost all the items promised with a huge grin and stood there like he was waiting for us to drop to our knees in gratitude. No remorse for the torture he put my daughter through…nothing! If we thought for a second that we could book another venue in that short notice and receive a full refund two weeks prior to our wedding day, we would have!! The only painful memory of an otherwise amazing day.
The Barn is a must see!Reviewed on 8/10/2014 Lauren T
We just had our wedding in the Barn at Perona Farms on July 25th. Our day was PERFECT! Not only did we luck out with beautiful weather in July (75 degrees, no humidity, and not a cloud in the sky) but everything else went off without a hitch. Becky helped us coordinate and plan all of the details for our 145 guests. She was pleasant to work with and so easygoing. Very happy with her! Justine, our ceremony coordinator was sweet, organized, and helped get my family down the aisle with ease. Even with two young nephews as the ring bearers. Kevin, our maitre de for the reception, took care of us the entire night. He made sure we ate hot food, always had a drink refill ready, and helped us stay on track with the timeline of the night. The wait staff and bartenders were friendly and professional. The food, from cocktail hour to dinner at the reception, was immaculate! Everyone I spoke to couldn't believe how wonderful Perona was. Everything was truly perfect for our special day. We want to throw another party there already!
A dream weddingReviewed on 7/31/2014 Alyssa S
Perona Farms is BEAUTIFUL!! We specifically choose this venue for our July 2014 wedding because of the land and grounds. Our ceremony was in the Piazza and our reception in the Florentine Room. We had about 175 guests. Becky our coordinator took such great care of us. She really made the process so easy and was always available. Justine was our ceremony coordinator and was so awesome- she personally transported our butterflies into the release box for our ceremony and thought of everything!! The ceremony was beautiful and the transition to cocktail hour was great. Although we missed cocktail hour because of pictures, EVERYONE raved about the great food and variety offered. Our reception ran smoothly and there was plenty of great service. I cannot believe how quickly the night went but can't imagine having our wedding at any other venue! We will be back for brunch to celebrate our anniversary every year :)
Perona Farms : An amazing experience!Reviewed on 6/26/2014 Katelyn D
Just had my wedding there on June 7th (in the barn), and it was amazing! Down to every last detail Perona did a great job! All of the guests raved about the food and the grounds and how gorgeous they were! Justine was my ceremony coordinator and she did a great job! My maitre d was amazing and my bridal party could not stop talking about how wonderful she was! Perona set up everything for us and did a beautiful job! They also asked me before the reception to make sure everything was just how I wanted it. I wish I could get married every day, that's how perfect the day went!
The Perfect DayReviewed on 6/11/2014 Janis C
We recently attended my daughter's ceremony and wedding reception at Perona Farms. The food and personalized service were excellent, as was the overall coordination. The grounds are well landscaped and maintained. The indoor facility is spacious, updated and very clean. I highly recommend Perona Farms
The Barn at Perona FarmsReviewed on 4/12/2014 Summer H
The Barn at Perona Farms. I was so excited to check this venue out. What a disappointment attended wedding last summer. 2 afternoon weddings going on in the Perona farms across the street but were ending at 5:00pm then I see 2 more weddings coming in for the night shift plus the wedding I'm attending at the Barn. That’s 5 brides in one day, wow talk about get em in and get em out. I arrived early the parking lot was full no space to park until I saw the dirt road leading to the Barn parked and I decided to walked the property with my fiancée, had to cross street but I had to wait for a pack of Harley's to go by first very busy road. Once across I saw the apple orchard tons of rotten apples on the ground being hovered over by bee's also people who own the house in orchard were outside play tennis on their courts looks like they own the orchard too. Continued to tour the grounds saw the Island in the middle of a algae pond next to the busy road 2 brides waiting to take pics but the grounds were nice. The ceremony was about to start so we headed back. The parking lot was insane and I guess due to the amount of guest there was a very strong odor of septic in the air. Made it back to the Barn almost twisted my ankle walking up this dirt gravel road to the entrance of the barn valet guy was really nice and pointed us in the right direction. The white chairs were set up on the side lawn in the middle of the barn and someone’s house, which the people at the house were outside on their deck during the ceremony. The bride and groom are very good friends and now I'm starting to feel bad for them because I know they paid close to $200.00 per person. Ceremony was nice but felt like 100 degrees no cover on a day like that Ceremony was over and now were going into the Barn for cocktail hour. Hmmmm a little different nice plywood ceiling, concrete floor like around a built in swimming pool. Just looked unfinished. The food line wrapped around 1/2 the inside of the barn. Finally get up to the food pizza station looked like pizza for one no assorted topping just one little pizza, carving of salmon that was good, pasta just sitting in 2 sauté pans over cooked, then a sausage station that was different, then shrimp on ice and platters of sliced cold cuts the salads well I felt like I was at a picnic. Cocktail hour was over and they moved us up stairs a friend of mine had to take the elevator which was very scary it was like an old slow moving freight elevator we took the steps 2 flights Now we are all upstairs the floor is the original barn floor and my heels are getting caught in the middle of the wood floor thank god the bride provided flip flops there was no dance floor just a space left open to dance the tables were set up like a convention the tables looked like they were pulled out of a pool of lacquer and 12 of us at one table the plates china and glasses looked like they came from the dollar store, Already on the table a small bowl of olives some cheese and red peppers and a bowl of salad we all had to pass this around. Then the bide was introduced they had to wiggle through the tables to make it up to the dance floor next they placed platters of beef and chicken and platters of vegetable and potato again we all had to pass the platters around at this point I felt like I was at a high school sports award dinner. This place looks like they just swept it out put up some up lighting. The staff told me the smell is from not upgrading the old septic.