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Review Empire Club in Little Ferry

Hi girls, so as Fi and I are visiting venues I decided to share my experience with everyone. We went to the Empire Club in Little Ferry on Saturday. First thing is the club is on a residential street, and did not look like a wedding venue at all. Once I walked inside I was greeted and ask "what party was I going to"(there was a bridal shower and a babyshower going on). They asked us to wait for Arthur, who is the person we had the appointment with. We looked around, everything looked different once we got inside, the place was clean, the bar was nice and big. Nothing to bring out a WOW, but a typical place. Once Arthur came he took us through the rooms(while the showers were going on). This made us feel very uncomfortable as everyone was just looking at us. The ballroom looks small although they say they sit 220 comfortably. He showed us a separate cocktail room up stairs which would be for my wedding party and I, here we would get everything our guest were being served as well as our own bartender. In his office we discussed pricing. Basically for a Sunday in the Fall (September-November) it would be any where from 68-75pp depending on the cut of meat we choose; 18% service 7%tax $350 matire'd fee, $150 captain fee. He also said he would give us a free Venetian table and extend the reception to half an hour. Something to also be mindful of they are going to be having a renovation in the next few weeks so the outside will be diffrent. I really liked this venue, even though it lacked the wow factor , I felt like I you get lots for the money. Also I did speak to him about walking through peoples parties,  and he said he would never do this during a wedding and that for weddings it's just one at a time.  IF anyone has ad there wedding there please give me some feedback.
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    edited December 2011
    I had my wedding there in October.  I had a small wedding of 95 people so it was perfect for us.  Everything went smoothly.  THe food was great and there was a lot of it. If you have any other specific questions I would be happy to answer them for you.
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    NJgurl19NJgurl19 member
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    edited December 2011
    cateyes624  you have a private message.
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    SandDDSandDD member
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    edited December 2011
    I was just at a wedding there this past year. We had no complaints. I loved the big bar, we had plently to eat at cocktail and I don't remember any food being bad.  The only real thing that wasn't the best was the martini station in cocktail. I'm not sure if it was an add on or what, but it just took really long and they weren't too good at the end of the wait. I would save money on that if anything

    It certainly did not seem like it was a "cheap" wedding at all. Like you said, it's not like omg, wow look at this place, but it was definitely not wow, this wedding stunk either. 

    My parents actually got married there in the 80's under a different name! And their wedding was $36 a person (can you imagine?)
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    edited December 2011
    NJgurl19 you have a pm

    Also I do not have a pictures online as the wedding was  more then 6 months ago so my photography took them down. 
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    NJgurl19NJgurl19 member
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    edited December 2011
    SandDD wow 36pp :)!!!! Wish that was now! I still have many more venues to see but there price was so good I have them at the top of the list so far.
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    gina1976gina1976 member
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    edited December 2011
    I had my wedding there in October. Everything was perfect. I dealt with Chris mostly but we also met Arthur. They both were great. Food was fantastic and my guests are still raving about our wedding. Also I can't forget our maitre d Jaimie. He was awsome.
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    NJgurl19NJgurl19 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Ladies, I am really considering then as you get so much for your money!
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    Hello! I'm following up on this because we're considering the Empire Club. Did you end up going there? How was your experience?
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