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Overall Rating:   hearts-four-seven-five

Jan
28

Megan K.

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My husband and I were married at the Oakeside Mansion in Bloomfield, NJ on August 8th. It did not take long for us to decide on this unique and beautiful venue for our garden romantic themed wedding. It was exactly what we were looking for and so close to our home! After meeting with Amy and discussing all that Frungillo had to offer we were thrilled with everything from ceremony site, cocktail hour options and tented reception for dinner and dancing. The week of the wedding we were able to meet and discuss with our coordinator, Inez, who was incredible! Her professionalism and attentiveness to us and our guests was exceptional. The entire day was exactly as we dreamed-- delicious food-- picturesque venue-- and dancing all night long! THANK YOU to Frungillo, Inez, Amy and staff for all your hard work-- you are highly recommended!! Megan and Yves

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Jan
28

Clarisse M.

hearts-five

September wedding at Oakeside Mansion- We had the most magical day for our wedding at Oakeside. Frungillo Caterers really came through and made a spectacular event for our special day. From the initial meeting with Amy she was so kind and easy to talk to you - she also helped with our Honeymoon!!. To the day of the wedding Inez was fantastic from every detail - she really was the star of our whole event. The food and the staff were fantastic. We truly thank each and everyone for all their hard work for making our special day happen.

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Sep
15

Marian & Marty G

hearts-four

The event was wonderful!  Patti is a star and her work ethic is absolutely beyond what one person can do.  We appreciated her input and expert advice on all the different aspects of planning the wedding.  Her organizational skills are superb and the staff responds to her excellently.  The food was delectable and the bartenders were very knowledgeable and courteous.  The large tent is beautiful and quite accommodating; however our only complaint is that if you book a wedding for November and the weather is chilly, ensure that the heaters are placed as to not overheat certain guests while others freeze.  Otherwise we enjoyed the day and thank you and the staff from the bottom of our hearts!

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Sep
15

Sherry & James

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We had the wedding of our dreams at Oakeside Mansion. It is a true architectural wonder! Our cocktail reception was held in the Mansion and the dinner was held in the tent. Friends and relatives are still talking about how wonderful everything was! I worked with Amy and Angel, both of whom are awesome! I decided on a cocktail reception with five stations, all of which my guests loved. As an aside, when I first met with the folks from Frungillo, I mentioned the groom likes a certain "spirit" and to please be sure this was included among the drink choices. At the reception my husband ordered his drink preference and was told it was not available. However.... Frungillo promptly sent someone out to procure my husband’s preferred special "spirit" despite the pouring rain! Way to go Frungillo! Thank you for a fantastic wedding day- we loved it!

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Sep
03

Carolyn N.

hearts-three

Our daughter's wedding was held at The Oakeside Mansion. We had many friends and family fly up for the wedding and we were concerned about what the service, the food, and the presentation would be like since we were going only on the written reviews.  We were pleasantly surprised. The wedding reception was a major success. Our guests raved about the entire evening. We had an 1 1/2 hr. happy hour. The stations were set up in the home and on the wrap around porch. What an impressive display! All the food was fresh, hot, and delicious. The dinner was also excellent. The Chilean Sea Bass was generous and well prepared. The Filet was tender and ample.

We went to the mansion earlier the day of the wedding. The staff was setting up the tables and was prepping in the kitchen and around the mansion, as to my daughter's previous directions. They followed her plan, but I noticed the floors in the dining room needed to be swept more thoroughly. I asked for a broom and swept the floor. I also had the staff re-clean all the glasses and dinner plates. The staff very graciously did as I asked, but if I had not come earlier, the issues I mentioned would not have been addressed.

When there is a function the previous day, better cleaning needs to be done. They need an industrial broom and a leaf blower to do a more thorough job of cleaning up the grounds and floors.

I also checked the dinner chairs. I borrowed scissors and cut many stray threads hanging from the seats and found a broken seat which was quickly replaced. The same goes for the chairs used for a garden wedding ceremony, some are in bad shape.

The last minute we found a trellis placed where the ceremony was to be held, but if we had known ahead of time that a trellis would be provided, we would not have had to pay for an alternate from the florist. That is where communication prior to the wedding is crucial.

The staff was terrific during the reception and happily catered to our requests. We were given all the leftovers wrapped and ready to take home.

I would recommend Frungillo Caterers. Our guests are still talking about the food and the presentation. My daughter did not have a wedding planner, but she worked closely with her vendors and her wedding and theme were carried out as near to perfect as one could hope to have for her special day.

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