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The Grand at 1600

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16 October 2019

This venue was absolutely amazing. The food was nothing shy of perfection and everyone had a great time. Thank you for making our wedding the best

Reviewed on WeddingWire

10 October 2019

I am so glad we had our wedding at The Grand at 1600! Ed and Colleen were so helpful before and during the wedding. They worked well with our other vendors, DJ, photobooth etc. We were able to come in early the day of to decorate the room. The ballroom space was the perfect size and looked amazing. Their expert staff set and decorated all the tables just as I had asked. I felt confident that everything was being handled and we could enjoy the day.

Colleen made sure my husband and I had plenty of delicious food to eat before we headed into the reception! We got to taste everything, we didn't miss out. Thank you!!! The Grand made everything seamless for us and our guests. It was truly a perfect day for us!
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Reviewed on WeddingWire

23 September 2019

From the very first day when we had the pleasure of meeting Colleen, and throughout our entire planning experience, you were able to somehow make the process trouble free and allowed both of us to just relax and simply look forward to enjoying the day. The room set-up and courtyard ceremony for the wedding service were absolutely breathtaking. The reception looked just incredible, the cocktail hour was beautifully done, and the variety of food was spectacular. the quality of the dinner service from start to finish was absolutely wonderful. Thank you for your total professionalism and attention to detail while helping us to prepare for the most important day of our lives. We will continue to have a lifetime of memories because of your time. Colleen and Ed are amazing. Would suggest this venue to everyone, it's perfect. Price was great, food was great, everything was amazing. Thank you so much, Ashley&Stephanie More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

19 September 2019

The grand at 1600 is fantastic! If you’re looking for an affordable but stylish hall, Colleen and Ed will take excellent care of you from start to finish. Food was great, atmosphere was amazing and a great time was had by all. Highly recommended! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

14 June 2019

I cannot say enough positive things about the Grand! We had our wedding there May 25th 2019. Colleen & Ed always answered all of our many questions and really ensured that we had the perfect day! The food was absolutely phenomenal and plentiful! My guests were stunned by quality of service and how much great food there was! Not to mention, they have unbeatable packages, that you will not find elsewhere! They really made it an amazing, stress free and beautiful event for us and our guests. You definitely want to book here! Great location as well! More...

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27 May 2019

Colleen and Ed are absolutely amazing!!! They make sure all your dreams come true.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

23 November 2018

I provided my DJ, Emcee & Quizmaster services at The Grand at 1600's facility on Saturday for a 60th Birthday Party. This was my first time working at this venue. I have to say that I was quite impressed with the ample parking, beautiful accommodations and very friendly staff. This is the perfect location for anyone to book their wedding reception, private party or corporate event. I look forward to working with the management at The Grand at 1600 in the coming months. More...

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23 November 2018

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We had THEE most amazing day at our wedding on Friday! Ed and Colleen are absolutely the best. The entire staff was awesome. I am repeatedly hearing all weekend is how great the wedding was, how delicious the food was, how helpful and on point the staff was, and how beautiful the venue was. I am just beside myself in aw. Thank you doesn’t begin to express our gratitude! We had family and friends come from near and far and they were all in amazement with the entire place. THANK YOU! More...

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23 November 2018

ED and colleen are the best! My name is Chuckie Gookins and I own Fresh New Angle Events. I have been in the wedding business for over 15 years. I could have chosen to have my wedding any where I wanted and although there are many great places. Ed and his team are second to no one when it comes to service! Let me explain, When you secure a wedding venue, something that I feel is very important is accommodation. So accommodation includes many things. The Grand accommodated our menu, giving us what we wanted. They showed us options but ultimately let us design what food we wanted and then the timing and way it was presented to perfection. Next they gave us different options with the bar, including the opportunity for top shelf. They have a venue that accommodated our ceremony, cocktail, and reception all under one roof and also an outdoor patio. Keeping along the lines of accommodation, they allowed us to have control when we wanted to on timing of things and so on. I have been to many places where the maitre d just does what they want and do not allow the clients to have their way. (seems absurd seeing the client is paying for the service) not so at the GRAND very relaxed and professional. You can tell they have done this before and are very seasoned. If these accommodations dont set them apart from the rest. They are located attached to a Hotel!! In my business this is where I would drop the MIC and say no more! Keep up the Great work. The new Mr. and Mrs. Gookins are beyond pleased More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

Attended a wedding there everything was absolutely wonderful .
I had been there in years past and it was good but the remodel is fantastic I would definitely recommend

Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

We had our wedding reception at The Grand in July 2017. The night was so beautiful and perfect, we could not be happier. Everything from the employees, decor, food, drinks, and especially Colleen & Ed who made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you so much for such an incredible night! Guests are still talking about the delicious & plentiful food and just incredible atmosphere! I highly recommend The Grand at 1600! Thank you!! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

Was recently at the Grand for an event, and not only was the food plentiful and delicious, what really made an impression on me was that every single server and staff member I encountered was pleasant and helpful. Everybody was all smiles. Just really made the night extra fun. Great job! More...

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23 November 2018

One word: Wow!

My husband Mike and I had our wedding reception at The Grand at 1600 in August 2017. We had the time of our lives! It has been over a month since the wedding and our family and friends are still talking about the great time they had!

Mike and I are so happy we chose The Grand to host our reception! We had so many compliments from our guests. The service was superb, the food was incredible, and the atmosphere was magical. The cocktail hour, in particular, was out of this world! We never thought we could afford such a wonderful party, but the price was right and everything was even better than we could have imagined.

Ed and Colleen were wonderful! We cannot thank them enough for being so kind, courteous, and thoughtful. They were available for every question and were a huge help every step of the way. Ed, Colleen, and the exceptional staff at The Grand made sure the event was smooth and spectacular.

Mike and I would also like to thank Nick at Devine Productions for the outstanding DJ services and beautiful uplighting he provided for the reception. We really enjoyed working with Nick in the planning process. He knew all the details to cover and totally brought the party to the next level! Everyone at the reception had a blast on the dance floor!

We will always remember the amazing time we had at The Grand! Thank you for making our wedding reception the celebration of our dreams!

~ Marcella & Mike
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23 November 2018

I just had my sons wedding here at the this past Sunday February 25, 2018. Everything was absolutely fabulous. The food was good the staff was excellent and Colleen sort to every detail to make everything perfect for their special day. No disappointments here. My friends and family have been raving about this place and how much they enjoyed themselves. More...

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23 November 2018

This is so long overdue:
Our wedding was September 2017 and I cant express how amazing everything was.From Colleen and ed to the servers everyone was great, they go above and beyond from what the contract states. They made sure everything was perfect and we didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was delicious, there was always a drink on our hands. Our guest rave about how gorgeous the venue was and they still comment on how great the costumer service was. If we had another special occasions i wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you for making our wedding day so special and a lot less stressful! More...

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23 November 2018

Beautiful wedding, the food was delicious, cocktail hour the fruit was perfect. The outdoor ceremony was Very nice, the cake was delicious.. very nice place! Had a great time

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23 November 2018

We had our wedding here. The ceremony was beautiful. The reception was wonderful. Everyone loved the food and the cake was delicious. The arch for the ceremony is a little old and dated but thanks to our florist it was stunning. The only issue was that I paid extra to have the candelabras on the tables and while our photographs were being taken the staff removed them. I told the staff they go on the tables, he told me they were just for the ceremony. I had to explain I paid extra to have them on all tables during the ceremony. He finally put them out but this all while I was trying to take my wedding photos with family. Ed is a wonderful person. Easy going, helpful, answered all questions and makes you feel welcome. More...

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23 November 2018

My Husband and I got married at The Grand on 5/19/18, and I must say that from the day we started looking for a venue nothing stood out like The Grand. My husband had said he would not take a place seriously if the place did not take us seriously. When we met Colleen at The Grand she was everything we were looking for. She was professional, she knew the answers to our questions without missing a beat, and added a compassionate touch that showed she cared not about booking a wedding and taking money, but about making our wedding the best day of our lives. Throughout the planning process Colleen was very attentive to any questions we may have had, and their payment plan made it very easy to afford to pay for other things while still paying off our reception. The overall price was very affordable, especially considering the open bar and the quality of the food and cake (which was included). When the day finally came, Colleen helped put together all center pieces, and made sure that her staff was on their A game with helping make all guests comfortable, and ensuring that the wedding was perfect in the eyes of my husband and I. The Grand worked very closely with our vendors to make sure there were no hiccups, and everybody was able to have a ton of fun! Our guests won't stop talking about how great the wedding was, and how it was the best wedding they have been to. Thank you so much to Ed, Colleen, and all of the members of The Grand for making our night unforgettable, and for making this the best day of our lives.

-Celia and Richard Cioffi
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Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

Everything from the planning to day-of-execution was done with an effortless grace by the owner, Ed and the director of catering, Colleen. The venue is beautiful, with the outside perfectly set up for the ceremony, even with the threat of rain.

Victoria outdid herself as Maitre'd, as numerous friends and family have shared with us that it was "the best wedding they've been to". The venue nicely accommodated our guest list of about 150 people. Last but not least, a huge reason why everyone was so pleased was because of the food. The chef, Dan put together a delicious menu, from the cocktail hour through dessert.


The Grandat1600 delivers an unforgettable experience; the wedding photographer and wedding DJ commented that it was the best venue they have ever been to.
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Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

It was the most wonderful and magical experience of our lives. It was the wedding of our dreams. Everything was perfect. The Banquet Manager did everything she could to make it a perfect day. The staff was so friendly and professional. The owner Ed, who is such a gentleman, was there as well. If you are planning a wedding, or any special affair, you must visit The Grand at 1600, before booking the event. You will not believe the Venue, the professionalism, or enthusiasm of the Banquet Manager. A step above all! Thank you to everyone at The Grand at 1600 for making our 50th Anniversary Wedding a dream come true! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

The Grand At 1600 was the perfect choice for my nieces sweet 16! Ed, Colleen and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing, the room was beautiful and the food was delicious!

Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

This is the second year in a row we have had a banquet at this location. I cannot say enough about how professional and attentive the staff were, how fantastic the food was, and how beautiful the room looked. Buffet never ran out and the bar flowed all night. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

I can't say enough about how wonderful everything was for our wedding! The food was excellent, the staff was excellent, and the compliments from our friends and family have been pouring in. I want to extend our deepest gratitude to Ed and Colleen for all their support and assistance. It was worth every penny! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

Great place to hold your event
For any occasion.

Staff are great.

Reviewed on Facebook

23 November 2018

The Grand at 1600 is ran by very exceptional people! We just got married there yesterday, April 8th 2017 and I can't even wait to write this review! ! From the first moment of talking with Colleen and Ed we knew this was where our wedding dreams would come true! They both helped us every step of the way and they were both very accommodating into making our day the Most Perfectly, Bright, Wedding Day! I love the venue and staff so much that during our own reception, I was making recommendations to our newly engaged friends attending!!! The food is unbelievably delicious, the entire staff treats you and all your guests like family, the whole venue is absolutely gorgeous in every way! We were married in the courtyard outside which was stunning decorated by my mother-in-law, Carolann Rooney-Benedetti, who owns "Carolann's Heart". The hotel is attached to the venue which makes this very accommodating for all your guests, not to even mention that the Garden State Parkway Entrance/Exit is just up the block. If you're looking for a gorgeous and stunning venue that will help to accommodate all your guests, all your professionals, any budget, any style, any event, then, this, Ladies and Gentlemen is where you want to host your event! We cannot thank The Grand at 1600 enough for making our wedding day so intimate, so perfect, and such a very joyous occasion for my husband and I and our family and friends! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

4 November 2018

I can not say enough great things to explain our experience in planning the wedding of our dreams. Ever since my husband and I first walked into The Grand we were greeted with smiles and professionalism that exceeded my expectations. We are beyond grateful. Colleen and Ed are fantastic and made everything simple and to the point. Everyone and I mean everyone enjoyed themselves and especially enjoyed the food. My husband and I are forever grateful!! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

13 October 2018

I couldn’t wait to write this review. I can’t say enough good things about this venue! We just had our wedding on 10/13/18 and it was all we could ever had hoped for and more! Ed and Colleen from the start were amazing, weren’t trying to push us into using their venue and just went with the flow. They make you feel so comfortable and welcome you with open arms. Everyone kept raving about how much fun they had and how good the food was! They decorated how I told them to and went above and beyond for us the moment we met them. Colleen was my maitre d for the night since the other girl was sick and let me tell you she was the absolute BEST! She made sure I was having the best time ever and was always right there when I needed her. I assure you if you pick this venue you will not be disappointed! To this day(12/3/18) we are still getting compliments on the entire wedding and how nice our venue was. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

3 October 2018

My husband and I recently just got married on September 29, 2018 and we have no complaints from the way we were treated to the food. I recommend this place for and party More...

Reviewed on Yelp

12 August 2018

On August 12 I married my best friend and our night was magical!!!! Colleen was exceptional.... She had the patience of a saint and she was able to calmly and professionally deal with all of my phone calls. ... She went above and beyond the call of duty and so did Ed and all of the staff at the Grand at 1600 on our big day!!!! Everything was simply beautiful and I would recommend this venue and their services to anyone who wants their special day to memorable.... More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

11 August 2018

Colleen and her staff were EXCEPTIONAL! My daughter’s wedding was perfect! Highly recommend The Grand. The hall, the food and the service was 5 star.
Darci Gianokos

Reviewed on WeddingWire

4 August 2018

Everything from the planning to day-of-execution was done with an effortless grace by the owner, Ed and the director of catering, Colleen. Victoria outdid herself as Maitre'd, as numerous friends and family have shared with us that it was "the best wedding they've been to". The venue nicely accommodated our guest list of about 150 people. Last but not least, a huge reason why everyone was so pleased was because of the food. The chef, Dan put together a delicious menu, from the cocktail hour through dessert. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

19 June 2018

My fiance and I had our reception at The Grand at 1600 and were very happy! They offer many wedding expos which allows you to taste their food, and see how a wedding would be held there. Their expos were helpful because we were able to taste different foods. Colleen and Ed answer SO QUICKLY to any and all questions you may have, even extensive list of questions you may have! They were incredibly flexible with everything and the reception was exactly how we imagined. I had A LOT of decorations, and I'm pretty sure they were a bit annoyed with the amount of stuff I had due to a comment that was made, which makes me feel kind of bad. However, the guests enjoyed everything and I was so happy with how everything turned out. Victoria, the maitre'd was very nice and kept everything running smoothly. A couple of guests, and two of my bridesmaids said Colleen wasn't very friendly during the reception which was surprising to me because I had a wonderful experience with the owners. Regardless, we had the time of our lives and were very satisfied with the process. Oh and the food is FANTASTIC and our guests keep talking about how great the food was and how quick the staff was! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

19 May 2018

My Husband and I got married at The Grand on 5/19/18, and I must say that from the day we started looking for a venue nothing stood out like The Grand. My husband had said he would not take a place seriously if the place did not take us seriously. When we met Colleen at The Grand she was everything we were looking for. She was professional, she knew the answers to our questions without missing a beat, and added a compassionate touch that showed she cared not about booking a wedding and taking money, but about making our wedding the best day of our lives. Throughout the planning process Colleen was very attentive to any questions we may have had, and their payment plan made it very easy to afford to pay for other things while still paying off our reception. The overall price was very affordable, especially considering the open bar and the quality of the food and cake (which was included). When the day finally came, Colleen helped put together all center pieces, and made sure that her staff was on their A game with helping make all guests comfortable, and ensuring that the wedding was perfect in the eyes of my husband and I. The Grand worked very closely with our vendors to make sure there were no hiccups, and everybody was able to have a ton of fun! Our guests won't stop talking about how great the wedding was, and how it was the best wedding they have been to. Thank you so much to Ed, Colleen, and all of the members of The Grand for making our night unforgettable, and for making this the best day of our lives. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

14 April 2018

Colleen and her staff went over and beyond. They made my day perfect. There is not one thing that went wrong. We had a beautiful garden wedding. Colleen made sure we had everything we needed. Her and her team think of everything. The bride and the groom didn't have to worry about a thing. I would recommend The Grand at 1600 to everyone they really made you feel like family!! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

7 April 2018

The Grand at 1600 is an incredible and beautiful place to get married at. Both Ed and Colleen worked with us to make sure we had a night we will never forget, the food was super delicious. The price of this place for everything included was phenomenal. Everything was set up so beautifully I really had an incredible time and so did all of my guests. I recommend this place to everyone that I know is getting married. These guys really work hard to make sure you have a unforgettable night. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

6 April 2018

From day one we were impressed. Colleen and Ed are experienced, professional and made our wedding so personal. The service is unlike anything ive ever seen before. We opted for an open bar with tableside service for a wedding of 150 people. They did not forget a single thing. They worked well with our photographer, DJ, and reverend to assure our special day ran smoothly. And it did. Colleen and Ed made us feel like we were their only wedding. Highly recommend! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

3 March 2018

Colleen & Ed did an amazing job in helping us with our wedding. They guided us every step of the way from helping us choose the decor to the rehearsal. Whenever we had a question, they answered it promptly. They recommended the right people we needed to talk too. We would highly recommend the Grand for any event you might have in mind. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

25 February 2018

This venue and the people behind it are amazing. I cannot recommend The Grand at 1600 highly enough. They helped make my wedding a dream come true. The staff are all very detail oriented, patient, and kind. You will not be disappointed when you choose to book your next event here. Colleen and Ed went above and beyond my expectations. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

9 January 2018

I simply loved this place, it was everything we were looking for :  elegant, clean just perfect! Ed and Colleen are the absolute best ! It was an amazing choice for our wedding, ed and Colleen were super accommodating, emails were answered right away any little question was taking care of and were on top of everything. We have nothing to worry about that day once our reception started. Food was amazing, costumed service was unbelievable good. I can't stop ranting about this place and their people! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING OUR DAY SO SPECIAL! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

4 November 2017

Ed and Colleen where fantastic. They aim to please and want your special day to be how you invisioned it. The day of, both run ragged to make sure that you and tour guests are having the time of your lives.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

7 October 2017

I truly cannot day enough about The Grand at 1600!!! From the moment we met Colleen for our initial tour, we were blown away with her hospitality and professionalism. Ed and Colleen always showed us the utmost respect during the planning process and were respectful our our budget and vision. The day of our wedding they ensured that everything ran smoothly, timely, and comfortably. The venue is stunning and the food was amazing! We didn’t have a thing to worry about that day except enjoying ourselves. James and I can’t possibly that Ed and Colleen rebought for making our dream wedding possible. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

1 October 2017

My sister recently had her wedding here. This place went above and beyond. They arranged a meeting a few weeks before the actual wedding date to pick their menu for the big day. Since I was the maid of honor, I showed up earlier than everyone else to make sure everything was ready for the bride and the groom. The center pieces were dropped off earlier in the week and I was asked to come in and set them up the day of the wedding on the tables by the bride. I came in and they were already on the tables. Set up. I had to do NOTHING! The staff was friendly and Colleen told me to not worry about anything. They were lighting up the candles before everyone started arriving so I didn't have to do it. Colleen was sent an email with special instructions as to what the bride wanted, and she followed them to a T! She is friendly and super approachable. She was on top of everything. There was an open bar, a mashed potato bar which had as toppings chives, bacon, cheese, mushrooms and gravy. On the opposite side, there was meatballs, sausage and peppers and I believe small pieces of filet mignon. There was also a fruit and veggie table which included: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and celery with ranch to go with it.   As far a fruit, there was strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, maybe some berries. The quantities were pretty good.The hors d'oeuvre were so delicious as well. They had pulled barbecued pork biscuits, spinach and cheese quiche, tomato bisque and grilled cheese sandwiches, and pigs in a blanket. I had everything but the last one. As far as the meal once inside the actual venue, there was pasta to start with, then salad, and you could pick either steak or chicken. I went with chicken. It was accompanied with potatoes and veggies. There was coffee after and wedding cake.There was an option for gluten free starter so instead of the pasta, you could have a quinoa salad instead and for the main entree they had a stuffed pepper with quinoa and veggies. I would give this place more stars if I could. It is clean, and everyone was always on top of everything. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

22 September 2017

Every single thing about this venue is excellent. Ed and Colleen are so attentive, friendly, comforting. Everyone we’ve spoken to since our wedding has raved about the food, the service, the venue itself. The day was so incredibly smooth. I am so happy we had our wedding at this beautiful place. Colleen, I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate you and being there throughout the planning and during the day of. Ed too. The entire staff was just great! Thank you guys so much! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

15 September 2017

Our daughter's wedding was on a Friday evening September 15, 2017. I'd like to thank Ed and Coleen for an amazing experience. Attention to every detail was given. The staff was so attentive right down to refolding your napkins during the evening. They all had smiles on their faces and constantly asked if there was anything that we needed. The venue is very pretty and elegant. During the journey towards getting closer to the wedding there were many times that we called with questions. We were always assured that things will run smoothly and they were always there with the answers. My daughter and her husband were absolutely thrilled from beginning to end. You know when it's a wonderful wedding when people are coming up to you during the affair and saying how delicious the food is and to this day we are still receiving compliments on how lovely the room was and the cocktail hour was just perfect. My brother is a chef and he couldn't get over how delicious the dinner was and everyone's meal was cooked perfectly to perfection. Thank you so much for making it everything that my daughter ever dreamed of! Andrea and Vinny More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

9 September 2017

You fully exceeded my expectations!! Everything was absolutely beautiful, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on WeddingWire