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Minerals Hotel

"The staff at Minerals did a phenomenal job with every detail of our wedding. Our coordinator, Nicole, was extremely helpful, attentive, and thorough throughout the planning process and on our wedding day. I can't thank her enough. Our maitre d', Stephanie, was also phenomenal, and the rest of the staff was excellent and very attentive as well. The food was incredible; even months later, our guests were still raving about how delicious everything was. Thank you to the Minerals staff for all your hard work in helping make our wedding as wonderful as it was!"

"After almost giving up on the long and stressful search, we stumbled across Minerals Resort and Spa through a friend who recommended Crystal Springs to us. We fell in love with the place from the moment we saw it. A few months later, on Memorial Day Weekend, we said our "I DOs" in the beautiful garden and partied the night away under the starry skies. It was the most amazing day… weekend… of our lives! This was partly due to the awesome staff at Minerals that took care of us from beginning to end. Nicole and Maria had been an integral part of our planning process and were such a pleasure to work with. They literally took care of everything concerning the venue, overnight accommodations, post wedding breakfast and much much more. The garden ceremony was gorgeous, the reception at the Pavilion was incredible. The food, the scenic backdrop, the weather, everything was perfect! The staff on the day of was extraordinary! Destiny, our bridal attendant was so attentive and took such great care of us. Our Maitre’d, Stephanie, was fantastic. She made sure everything went on seamlessly and that it was! The rest of the staff was also great. They went above and beyond to make our special day wonderful and we are so thankful for their outstanding services! Overall, it was one of the best decisions we’ve made throughout the wedding process. We had an unforgettable weekend and our guests are still coming to us raving about how our wedding was the best ever! The only downside... it went by so fast! We would, without a doubt, recommend Minerals to anyone!"

"Minerals was the perfect wedding venue! Nicole helped me plan my wedding in June and I could not have asked for a better wedding planner. No detail was missed and every single one of my guests had an amazing time. The food was perfect, the staff didn't miss a beat! By the end of the night my guests were hugging the bartenders goodbye and everyone was having a blast. We had our after party at the Tiki Bar, which was one of the reasons we booked this venue. It was a perfect outdoor/indoor New Jersey summer wedding! And thanks to all the staff- the best day of our lives!"

Black Bear Golf Club

Dear Black Bear Staff,

We had never been to an event at the Black Bear Golf and Country Club nor did anyone we know recommend it to us for our wedding but we fell in love with the place the first time we visited.  We could not have been happier that we decided to have our wedding at the Black Bear.  The food was awesome and the staff was outstanding.  The night before the wedding, Linda was there to oversee everything and took notes as to whatwe wanted where.  Everything was perfectly done.  Linda was always kind, positive, attentive and professional.  We feel Linda went above and beyond on our wedding day.  She knew we really wanted our wedding ceremony outside.  Unfortunately, it rained earlier in the day and the benches were soaked.  However, Linda put towels down for all our guests to sit on the benches so that we could have the ceremony outside after all.  We truly appreciated that. She was always there in the wings and wenever had to look for her.  She did a terrific job and we feel that you should know what a positive impact she had on our wedding.  

In addition, the rest of the staff was also amazing.  They were attentive, polite and very accommodating to us and our guests.  They could not do enough for anyone and it really showed.

After the wedding, our family and friends could not stop raving about the Black Bear.  We were also delighted to hear, from our guests, that they thought the staff was terrific as well, very polite and extremely accommodating. They also said there was so much great food to choose from at cocktail hour and the staff kept filling everything up even as cocktail hour was ending.   We would like for you and your staff to know that their efforts did not go unnoticed.

Please let the staff and Linda know how grateful we are for all their help in making our wedding day extra special.  We could not be happier that we chose the Black Bear Golf and Country Club for our wedding and would most certainly recommend it to anyone else looking for an event.


John and Dawn Contrino  

Ballyowen Golf Club

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It was a dream come true. Ballyowen was hands down the most amazing venue. I couldn't be happier with every moment of the wedding. Our maitre d' Luis, was phenomenal, he went around to every table to ensure our guests were taken care of. Most importantly he made sure my husband and I had a drink in our hand the entire time :) He also helped in the coordination and smooth operation of the entire wedding day. Silje helped us from the very beginning and she was wonderful!! Everyone from Silje to the wait staff, was incredibly professional and accommodating. The best part was how gorgeous the entire venue was. When the sun began to set, my new hubby and I went out for photos. Almost all of our guests also went outside to take their own pictures. The venue really lent itself as decor. I 100% recommend this venue. I loved every minute of it.


"We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY for our daughter Lauren’s wedding at Ballyowen.  We really cannot say enough about how well run everything was, how beautiful everything was, how wonderful the staff was and the food was excellent.  We were receiving compliments from all of our guests all evening, the next day and in the weeks since. The resort and room facilities were also wonderful as was the staffing at the resort. Anything we needed they immediately accommodated us. Such a pleasure and made the whole weekend and event so relaxing and fun!- Diane B. "

Grand Cascades Lodge


"There are no words to describe how perfect our experience was at Grand Cascades Lodge for our Memorial Day Weekend wedding! Every detail went off without a hitch. The wedding planning staff was quick to respond with every inquiry we had throughout the planning process. They had great ideas and patience in determining my exact vision for the night. The whole wedding process was so much fun. Even the food tasting felt like a special occasion!
They did an incredible job setting up the evening of our wedding and made us feel so incredibly special. There were so many special surprises throughout our reception. I really cannot say enough about the staff. Daniel, the maitre d' was terrific! In fact, my bridesmaids (many of whom are married themselves) still talk about how jealous they were and how much we lucked out having such a wonderful, helpful person by my side the whole night. From handing my mom and mother in law tissues during the first dance, to collecting us when our guests handed us gifts, and making sure that we were eating- he was there for us in every way. Terry was also wonderful and the sweetest presence while preparing for the reception! I cannot say enough good things about them. They were incredible.
Guests still tell us how much they loved the beautiful, unique cocktail hour location and how neat the military style serving was during dinner. We loved our experience at Grand Cascades. The resort is beautiful and there is so much opportunity for all of your guests to enjoy themselves before and after the big day as well. I highly recommend this venue! For us, it was perfect!"