Book Your Wedding with The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor
A BALLROOM IN HAZLET, NJ
The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor, situated in quiet Hazlet, New Jersey, offers a pastoral setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With facilities to accommodate both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions, couples can plan exactly the celebration they desire at The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor.
The Grand Ballroom accommodates a guest list of up to 400 people. Towering columns of windows let in abundant natural lighting. An elaborate crystal chandelier hangs majestically in the center of the ballroom, setting the stage for the extravagant festivities that occur beneath it. A sweeping staircase could be the ideal place for the couple to pose for a first-look photo.
Outdoor Pavilion. Brides and grooms preferring an outdoor reception can plan an event in the outdoor pavilion. The pavilion accommodates up to 250 guests. This open-air venue offers breathtaking views of nearby Natko Lake. A gazebo is available, which can serve as an altar.
What You Should Know
The event staff at The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor devotes all of its time and attention to only one event per day at the facility. Full setup and breakdown is included with every event with all tables, chairs and tableware. The culinary staff works with every couple to create a customized menu. Chef Kostis G. Kostantinidis is at the helm of the catering department and he works tirelessly to create delectable culinary creations.
The reception begins with service of a signature drink. Bartenders staff a five-hour open bar. The cocktail reception includes a fruit and berry display, a Tuscan table, a bruschetta station, hot hors d'oeuvres and other delicacies. The buffet meal includes artisan breads, a pasta station, a carving station, a Mexican station, chafing dishes filled with accompaniments and a raw seafood bar. The seated reception dinner includes champagne and beverages served by staff, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Servers cut and serve wedding cake after the meal.
Elaborate details and enhancements are a specialty at The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor. The event staff welcomes the requests of brides and grooms, making every effort to accommodate them. Additional food stations are available, such as:
- Smoked fish
- Cheese and ale fondue
- Seared tuna
- Pulled barbecue pork
- Shrimp scampi
- Lobster Grand Marnier
- Gramercy Viennese presentation
- Candy station
From the Vendor
New Jersey's Premier Wedding and Social Boutique
Expect superior service to create a signature experience for you and your guests at the most special of events, bringing culinary artistry and stylish design to your experience. Our professional team will exceed your expectations, transform events both large and small into an unforgettable affair.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Waterfront, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning
We had a beautiful, October Fall 2016 wedding. I can't say enough about Dean and his team at The Gramercy. They are all such professionals and do all that they can to make sure your special day is perfect. Our wedding was more than I could have asked for and it turned out just beautiful. From the months of planning that went into the wedding, Dean was so nice and patient with all of our questions and requests. There was a party prior to our wedding and it was a tight turn but Dean and his team made it all come together and you would have never known. They got all the details right and did last minute changes without blinking an eye. The comments from our guests were nothing but complimentary of the venue, food and service. The Venetian Hour was great. I've never seen little ice cream popsicles at one before and our guests loved them. This is definitely a place you want to consider for your wedding.
Married October 15, 2016 💜 When my husband told me he came across a wedding venue and we needed to go see it, I said ok unknowing to what he had in mind. Without an appointment we showed up to the Gramercy. When we pulled into the parking lot, I was discouraged because the outside wasn't a grand display like I was hoping for. However the minute we stepped into the doorway and saw the modern look and chandeliers I was sold! The inside was in fact grand and breathtakingly beautiful! The cocktail room was exactly the modern, club like atmosphere that we wanted, with the glamour of the rest of the venue. The ballroom there is absolutely stunning with the draped ceiling and crystal chandeliers-- I was sold and in love!! The final selling point for me was that we would be the only wedding at the venue, which for me was big. In addition, we loved that none of our friends were entirely familiar with it, which made it that much more special to us! Along our two year engagement the Gramercy has been more than accommodating to us. We booked with Syd, who was amazing, but had parted with the Gramercy by the time of our wedding. Dean had replaced him, and never once made us feel like we were in bad hands! He stored the tons of pictures and touches I gave him, and he went above and beyond to set up our Dunkin' Donuts station at the end of the night! It was a beautiful display! In addition, the food at the Gramercy is delicious, and every single guest raves about the food! Finally Paulina, our matri de was phenomenal! As soon as I got there she was by my side for the night, making sure I was comfortable, fed, and making the night go so perfect smoothly!! I am so in love with the Gramercy and wish I could relive my wedding there every single day! Dean and his family will not disappoint!
wedding receptionReviewed on 3/26/2013 megan m
After looking at different types of wedding venues, urban backdrops, country/barn rustic, you name it we saw it. The Gramercy offered us EXACTLY what we were looking for: understated elegance. There is no garish décor, no over-the-top flavor which takes over the room. Their décor is exceptionally clean & simply gorgeous. The Host, Dean, accomplished many things that night, but most importantly, he assigned Pauline to assist me. As a bride, she made my night incredibly effortless. I was immediately impressed with Pauline's efficiency & professionalism. she made such an effort, and was so significant, that I want to acknowledge her, first. Now, back to Dean...he is as professional and considerate of our needs, as he is exacting and meticulous in his part of the planning of the event's success. Dean was an absolute pleasure to work with; he and my husband and I worked closely to determine the best floorplan, menu, and overall timeline for the evening. It was executed flawlessly. The grounds of the property were impeccably maintained and simple, yet elegant holiday décor added a festiveness to the atmosphere. Upon entry, all of our guests commented on how "special" and "private" it all felt....as this venue only serves one party at a time. The entire facility was ours; it made it a little more special. The cocktail hour is, in a word, spectacular. Not enough can be said for the gorgeous and amazing display of the most bountiful and ranging cornucopia of cuisine comes together in such a memorable way. There is an attention to detail and a flair not often found in these areas. We were both as impressed as our guests with such a high level of cuisine at the cocktail hour.....our advice: make it a 90 minute cocktail hour, your guests will thank you more than you can imagine! The cocktail hour servings, as well as the main courses, are the work of Executive Chef Niko. Just like Dean and Pauline, Niko could not do enough to be helpful in making the night spectacular. As an example, my husband wanted to surprise me with my favorite dish from childhood: my nana's stuffed cabbage. Niko was more than happy to oblige....to hear my uncle tell my husband that "it was the best, next to my momma's" made my night...Thanks to an amazing kitchen that cranked out over 200 dinners in perfection that night, without missing a beat. The last item of note was the Viennese hour...from chocolate everything to a Belgian waffle station, the presentation and variety is not to be believed. You could probably plan an event with all night cocktail hour and end it with a Viennese hour, and your guests will never miss the idea of a sit down dinner... ...by the way, we had ChateauBriand, Wild salmon and a Chicken dish that was exquisite; I know....exquisite chicken, honestly? Honestly...it was prepared En Papillote, and fantastic. While I plan to be married for the rest of my life to the perfect man, if I had to do it all over again, I would not change a thing....except a 90 minute cocktail hour, and keep the party going all night long. My husband and I were blessed with a winner of a team, hands down. Our night would not have been a success without this group of veteran caterers and event planners. Everything my husband threw at Dean, he handled with grace...when my husband said "Dean, I cannot find a dog sitter...where can I put my 2 dogs?" he said with grace "in my office, not a problem". Was a test, and he passed.
We just had our wedding here on 12/1/17. The Gramercy made sure our wedding was absolutely perfect. From the second we booked here Dean and the Gramercy staff made sure everything was perfect and were always so quick to respond to any of my hundreds of questions. The food is incredible and the decor is breathtaking. We cannot thank the Gramercy enough for making our wedding day everything we wanted and more. I highly recommend this venue you won’t be disappointed.
Wedding Day 10/16/17 Hidden GEM! It literally took me months to find thee perfect venue. Once I entered and seen that hanging chandelier I knew THIS WAS IT! This venue screams MODERN GLAM ELEGANCE! IT IS GORGEOUS. It bypassed literally all my concerns, budget friendly (very accommodating), one event a day (so no randoms in the lobby taking pics), the food (seasoned to perfection) & the decor (TOP NOTCH). Paired with this amazing venue is amazing service. Dean was bomb.com !! Oh yeah, the desserts is like you've NEVER seen before! My guest are still raving about it !
My wife and I got married at the Gramercy at the end of September. From the moment we walked in the hall for the first time we were blown away. After taking a tour of the facility with Dean we realized that the only choice to make was to have our wedding at the Gramercy. Throughout the whole process everyone there was so helpful. Dean's attention to detail is unmatched, he is a consummate professional, and a genuinely good guy. I would reccomend to anyone to get married here. The quantity and quality of food was out of this world. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and the greatest day of our lives, and Gramercy played a humongous role in making that so. We continue to have friends and family tell us how amazing our wedding was, and how great the hall and food was. The list goes on and on with things Dean and his staff did to absolutely shatter our expectations, but I'll save you the time. If you're getting married, Gramercy will ensure that it is everything you wanted and more.
I could easily exceed the 3500 character count for this review in describing our incredible wedding experience at The Gramercy on 11/4/17, but I'll try to keep as short and sweet as possible. My (new) wife and I couldn't have been happier with how our wedding reception turned out. The entire Gramercy team (and most specifically our main man Dean) effortlessly delivered on every promise and expectation relating to our night, and we are so thankful that they were able to execute the perfect party for us, our friends, and family. We literally tried to find something -- anything -- to nitpick or complain about afterwords and came up completely blank. Dean was beyond accommodating from the very start of the booking/planning stage and all the way through the "big night". Also, the super-attentive (and absolutely hilarious) Pauline did everything she could to help us and took such great care of my bride on that night from start to finish. The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor itself is an awesome venue in terms of the space, layout, amenities, and aesthetics. Amazingly, this venue gave way for a night that was big, lavish, and flashy, while also still feeling incredibly intimate overall. I'd say that one of the best things about this place is that they only host one wedding/reception per night. The entire building and the Gramercy team are only working for YOU on your night,. They are giving you their FULL attention in order to make sure that EVERY single one of your needs are met, and the entire evening is crafted around YOU and your special celebration. In our case, the end result was a wedding that was truly awesome and completely unique. Our friends and family cannot stop talking about how it was unlike any wedding they had ever attended. Thank you again to Dean and The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor. Book your wedding reception at this place NOW if you still can! You will not be disappointed.
My husband and I don't have enough good things to say about The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor. For weeks following our wedding we received nothing but compliments about every aspect of the venue. The space is gorgeous, the staff was beyond attentive, and the food was delicious. Dean put us ease every step of the way, answering any questions I had almost immediately, and the day of the wedding was no exception. He made certain that not only my husband and I were well taken care of but our family and friends as well. We wouldn't change a thing about our wedding and can not wait to attend an event The Gramercy, which based off of our friends feedback will be the next time one of them says “I do”.
We had our wedding on October 20,2017 and it was simply perfect! Dean and the whole staff were angels. They made our night go so smooth! One month later and people are still raving about the food and desserts! Thank you for making our night so special!
Where to begin.... Dean is absolutely amazing he is very responsive every and anytime I emailed him (so many questions lol). The Gramercy was the last place we visited and I told my fiancé at the time lets just take a look, outside was average looking but once you stepped inside WOW!! We looked at each other, smiled and said this is the one. Our wedding was November 05, 2017 and it was amazing. We were taken care of the whole night and they made sure we ate some of the cocktail hour food which was amazing. Our guests have raved about the food and yes it was delicious!! We actually had a dish not mentioned on their menu (also amazing) Our guests and ourselves had a great time. Thank you so much to Dean and the whole staff. The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor is a wonderful venue to have your wedding!!!
Words cannot express how happy we were with our wedding on October 6th. The Gramercy is absolutely amazing. The venue is modern, gorgeous and sophisticated. Immediately after we took our initial tour we knew this was the place for us. Dean is just awesome -- he would respond to my emails sometimes within minutes and he never had any trouble making any special accommodations. What I really loved about the Gramercy is the fact that they don't offer packages. They have one standard package (which includes a ridiculous amount of food) and if you want you can add some additional items (we added sushi which was a big hit). It was a total stress-free experience. The cocktail hour and viennese table are absolutely insane. All of our guests were in awe over the amount and quality of the food. The day of the wedding, everything worked out perfectly. Seriously if you are looking for a gorgeous, unique venue at a very affordable price, you need to look at the Gramercy. Best venue ever!
My husband and I got married at the Gramercy in August 2017. We had the BEST night of our lives and a huge part of that was thanks to The Gramercy and the team behind it. We worked with Dean from the beginning (booking) and all the way until our big day. He was extremely helpful and responsive the months leading up to the wedding. All of our guests said it was the most beautiful and best wedding they have ever been to. Food plays such an important role during the cocktail hour and reception and the Gramercy knocked that out of the park too. The food was delicious and was another highlight to our guests. Cocktail hour had a wide variety of stations and the dinners were delicious and restaurant quality. Also, the night of the wedding the service was fantastic. Our maitre de waited on our hand and foot and had our favorite drinks for us even before we finished the one we were drinking! You cannot go wrong with this place! My husband and I are incredibly grateful and it will be a night we'll never forget!
We got married August 19 and had an amazing experience at The Gramercy. Dean and his team went above and beyond our expectations. Throughout the planning process, Dean immediately responded to my emails, answering all of my questions. He was so helpful and accommodating. During the wedding, the staff did an excellent job setting everything up the way I wanted. It was gorgeous! Everyone was so attentive and everything ran smoothly. Furthermore, the food was so delicious! I received tons of compliments from my guests about their experience there. I highly recommend this venue. The space is beautiful, the staff is super professional and the food is so good!
We had our wedding at the Gramercy and it was absolutely perfect! Dean and his staff were amazing and could not do enough for us. We did not have to worry about a single thing throughout the night. Dean ensured all our wishes came true, over delivering on all of our requests (and there were a lot lol), and was such a pleasure to work with. Pauline was also beyond amazing! From the time we arrived to the time we left she was always at our side making sure we ate, had a fresh drink in our hand, and just overall making sure there was nothing we needed. Our guests have not stopped telling us how amazing the food was, with a cocktail hour that was unforgettable. We really can't say enough great things about the Gramercy!! We highly recommend!!
My husband and I got married here on April 8, 2017. To say our experience was perfect would be an understatement. Dean moved mountains to ensure our day was nothing short of perfect. Their a family owned business that truly cares about making the most special day in someone's life a memory that will definitely last a lifetime. You can tell they have hand selected their staff; and, without a doubt The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor has a line-up of people who will stop at nothing for a bride and groom. Last but certainly not least, the food! Our guests are still raving about the cocktail hour, their meals, and the dessert display. Thank you to everyone at The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor for making our day something we will never forget!! If you're looking for a modern venue and the wedding day of your dreams then you'll find that here!
We had my daughter’s “reception” at the Gramercy at Lakeside Mano in Hazlet. Although the location, at first, was not “perfect” the second we walked inside and met Dean Kakounis, we knew the place was perfection! Coincidentally, the location of the Gramercy was perfect for all our out of town guests, very easy to find right off two major roadways. This inside is gorgeous with white marble floors, a spiral staircase, a fireplace, and the stunning main ballroom. Dean was a total pleasure to work with. He helped us through every stage of the event. He was amazingly receptive to any and all ideas, offered his full support and counsel, and made the entire nerve-wracking process of hosting a large event easy. He responded immediately to every single email that was send, always answering the questions in full detail but also usually offering additional suggestions. The staff the Gramercy was also outstanding. There were wait staff everywhere- so many it was incredulous. The main hostess was attentive to our every need- and kept us abreast of the timing of events, assuring everyone was having a great time. The abundance of food was presented beautifully. We had a cocktail style reception and there was so much well prepared food. The lobster mac and cheese, carved lamb, paella, raw bar, mashed potatoes bar, and so so much more were amazing. People ate in abundance! Then came the desserts, cakes, pastries, freshly made waffles, ice cream cones, shakes, ice cream and also espresso and cappuccino with liquors. If I had a fantasy idea of what this reception would have been--- the Gramercy EXCEEDED even that.
The gramercy was amazing! They made our wedding look like a fairy tale! That was my theme after all! We got married outside and it was gorgeous. The reception/ball room area was spacious and looked amazing. The food, omg the food was amazing! The cocktail hour was insane! People are still talking about the food and the quality of everything. Dean made the process easy and Pauline was absolutely astonishing! She made sure us and our families were taken care of all night. Even attending to my dress needs! Highly recommend!!!
I can't say enough about this venue. Everyone is extremely professional and helpful. It was truly love at first site (pun intended, this was the first venue site that we saw, and we fell in love). The food was as exceptional as the service. From the ceremony, to cocktail hour to the reception everything was perfect and better than we could have ever imagined.
There are not enough great things I can say about the staff at The Gramercy. Dean and his staff were perfect! I knew I did not have to worry about a single minute of our night! We are a military family who relocated while planning our wedding, and Dean helped me be the most stress free bride!! If you are looking for a picture perfect, classy venue, look no more!! Thank you Dean & The Gramercy for making our day perfect!!!
I had high hopes for The Gramercy however I was left feeling disappointed. I scheduled a viewing 2 weeks ahead of time and called before driving 45 minutes to confirm since the weather was bad. My fiancé and I arrived early for the appointment and still waited 30 minutes before someone assisted us. During the wait one manager complained to us about a couple he was assisting stating they were taking up his time and asking too many questions. The other manager made extremely uncomfortable comments about the hosts of an event they were currently holding. Again after driving 45 minutes for a scheduled viewing and confirmation we were told we could not see the ballroom but was offered pictures instead. After such rude service and undesirable comments we decided not to look at pictures or go over the weddding menu. Truly disappointed about this visit because this venue was my first choice.
We are so happy we had our wedding at the Gramercy at Lakeside Manor!! The venue is absolutely breathtaking! As soon as I walked into the Gramercy, I fell in love and knew this was the place I wanted to celebrate my wedding at! Syed was extremely helpful and was literally available to answer questions or concerns at any time. Guests at our wedding are still raving about how incredible the food was at our wedding! Throughout the whole cocktail hour, all of our guests kept telling us how unbelievable the food was. We had 260 guests at our wedding and I was worried that there was going to be lines at the bars all night, but the staff was so efficient so there were never any lines at the bars. The staff was great and Syed was a pleasure to work with! We really had the most amazing night of our lives and it is because of this place! We highly recommend the Gramercy at Lakeside Manor!! Anthony & Marlena Scarola
My wife and I had our wedding reception here this past July. We had an absolutely phenomenal experience, and our guests had an incredible night. We were very well taken care of by Syed, Paulina, and the rest of the Gramercy staff; in the weeks and months leading up to our wedding, Syed was able to answer any question my wife had about planning, and he really took a lot of stress off of her. The food was amazing, the venue was beautiful, and the wine never stopped flowing. Thanks for an amazing night that my wife and I will never forget.
Top notch service! From beginning to end....STUNNING & EXTRAORDINARYReviewed on 12/11/2014 Ryan E
What can we say about the Gramercy that has not already been said? Just by taking a look at the reviews, the words speak for themselves. I knew from the second we got engaged that this would be the venue for the wedding we always dreamed of! From the start, the initial run through and booking process could not have been easier! From the entire company and team at R3 Ventures, through the complete and thorough planning with the extraordinary Syed, our day was more beautiful and memorable than we could have possibly dreamed. The rooms themselves are astonishing, but you cannot appreciate the true beauty until you see it the day of your big event! Syed was personable and genuine from the start, taking any question we had and putting our minds at ease through the entire process! With the help of the incredible staff, especially Vicki & Dean, and the wonderful lady assigned to myself and my partner the day of the event and the entire service crew, our day literally did not have one thing that we would have hoped could have gone differently! From cocktail hours amazing spread of delicious foods, through the dinner and Vianesse, The Gramercy provided us five 5 star treatment from the second we walked into the venue looking to book. I would recommend this venue and return their for future events without any hesitation. Almost a month later, we are still having family and friends tell us that is what THE BEST wedding they have ever been too, and that is all thanks to the entire staff and crew at the Gramercy! Syed and all at the Gramercy: you really did go above and beyond, and for that, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Magical Experience!Reviewed on 10/30/2014 Kathy H
Syed is the Man. From the day we met him, we knew this was the venue to complete my fairytale of a wedding. Syed goes above and beyond to make sure you feel like a princess. Even with a party right before my wedding, he still managed to get everything done way ahead of schedule for my cocktail hour. The gramercy is clearly top notch from the drinks, to the exterior and interior of the venue, to the staff - everything is truly just incredible!!! All of my guests were in love and truly felt like they were at a celebrity wedding! Highly recommended! A+++