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The Empire Club??

Has anyone heard anything about The Empire Club in Little Ferry? Any feed back would be great!! Having a wedding there....been to a wedding there...? Or maybe another social event?? Thanks Girls!
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Re: The Empire Club??

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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    edited December 2011
    We went to check it out - it was actually the first reception venue we visited. My mom had been to a bridal shower there a few weeks prior and said it was nice and the food was good. It was fairly easy for us to get to (we live in Hudson County), but that construction out by the Meadowlands made it a little confusing. Plus it's smack in the middle of a residential neighborhood, and the business area leading up to it seemed pretty run-down, so I'm not sure if that matters to you.We liked the guy we met with (Chris) and he showed us around and answered all our questions and was really friendly and down-to-earth. We liked the bar area a lot. The ballroom was pretty but it seemed like it'd be tight for our guest list (~150-160). I didn't like the outdoor area at all ... it was very small and you could see the street from it. Just looked like someone's backyard. He said we could hold the ceremony there if we wanted to, which we didn't need since we have my church, but I honestly couldn't see HOW you could have a ceremony there for more than a few dozen people. Chris gave us a list of menu options, and there was a LOT included. He seemed very willing to customize the package for us, either by adding/swapping items or cutting the price a bit. Season and day factored into pricing, so we liked that - a couple places I asked just had a flat rate no matter what time of year you booked for. I think it's a nice place, overall, but might work better if you have a smaller crowd and don't care about how it looks from the outside. It wasn't a "Blech, no!" place for us, but we liked a few other places a lot better. If they had a more expansive facility, it would've been higher on our list. I think you could get a good value for your money there, in terms of food.
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    edited December 2011
    Went to a wedding there last year.. Fiance and I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere of the place. Their cocktail room was spread out and offered a great variety and the dinner was good as well. The only thing we didn't like was that they do not have a bar inside the actually room. Overall, we really enjoyed it but was not an option for us because we felt it was a little to small for our party size.
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    edited December 2011
    It was our third favorite, they give you a lot for your money, plus the whole place to yourself, Chris was very nice and was willing to customize the menu for us.  The problems we had were the same as the other two, we didnt like the bar being outside the main room, people congregate at the bar, and the outside area was terrible. 
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    edited December 2011
    I went to a wedding there. Food was really good and we had a great time. The bar outside the room didn't bother me at all. I was a good somewhat quiet place to talk if you wanted to. I hate having to scream over a loud DJ.
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    edited December 2011
    Just went to a wedding there in June and it was great! Food and entertainment was fantastic! The bar on the outside wasn't a hassle either! It was long unlike the usual small makeshift ones you see inside a reception so you weren't waiting on a line. Staff was great too! FI and I went to get a drink with couple a friends and noticed dessert was out. Unfortunately they didn't officially open the Viennese Hour (they opened it up with a flambe show)...and they were very polite for telling us so and let us keep what we had so far.
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    gina1976gina1976 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm getting married there in October. My guest list is about 180 people. We met with Arthur and showed us the room when it was set up for 190 people and it still looked very comfortable. Plus the food is great.
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