My H & I went to a wedding at this venue today. I'll leave the venue appearance alone, since that's all subjective. Not our taste, but mostly inoffensive. The cocktail hour had mostly good food, though we didn't like that it was in two rooms, making it tough to mingle. There was a Chinese food "takeout" station, and I thought it was cute that they were serving in takeout boxes. I didn't taste it, but my sister loved the mashed potato station. The filet mignon and tuna tartar from one station were good, but the lamb chops from the same place were tough and had cartilage - and I LOVE lamb chops normally. The pasta was ok, nothing spectacular. H liked the oysters, though I thought they were "eh" tasting and they were really tough to separate from the shells. Passed crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms were great, and the crab claw was very good. Dinner was a 3-course meal. I don't know if the couple had an option for more, I do know that our wedding at The Manor was 4 courses. Ours was salad, appetizer, entree, dessert. This was salad, entree, dessert. The salad was very good, with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It was served in a thin pastry bowl (filo?), which made for very pretty presentation, though it was a little difficult to eat because of that. H's bowl "attacked" him and sent a piece flying at him. It was more funny than anything, and didn't dirty his suit. H's filet mignon was good. I had a bite and liked it, he ate the whole thing. He did comment, though, that the port reduction sauce tasted like plain old beef gravy, no port. My salmon was fishy tasting, so I didn't eat it after the first bite. It scared me; I once - just ONCE - made the mistake of eating fishy salmon and had horrible food poisoning. I wasn't hungry enough to send it back for something else. I did eat my mashed potatoes and carrots, which were fine. I started to eat my asparagus, but I'm not a fan of asparagus unless it's done REALLY well, and this was just kind of bitter. Dessert was a plate of cookies for the table and a 3-tiered tray of pastries. I had one pastry and it was vaguely awful, so I didn't bother with anything else. The wedding cake was pretty good, a very dense, pretty moist cake with buttercream frosting (it was also really pretty pre-cutting). I liked the cake, some others at the table weren't crazy about it. The coffee was very good. Table service there... was annoying. The girl kept coming back and re-folding the napkins and straightening our silverware, even while we were sitting right there, reaching over us to do it. It was like she was OCD. Water was refilled regularly, but no drink orders were taken throughout the entirety of the reception. We had to go get our own drinks at the bar across the room. Honestly, my dream wedding venue had been Skylands Manor, but it was too expensive for us. Both Skylands and the Villa use Frungillo caterers, and I have to say, when we got home tonight I told H in all honesty that I was glad we didn't end up there.