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Park Chateau Estate & Gardens Wedding Venue

Park Chateau Estate & Gardens is an elegant wedding venue located just outside Philadelphia. If you are looking for a wedding venue nestled between Philadelphia & Manhattan, let me tell you more about it!

Many couples in Philadelphia who are planning their wedding, tend to run into the same situation. They have guests arriving from Philadelphia, Manhattan, all over New England, and sometimes even from all over the world!

That is what makes Park Chateau’s location so ideal! It is nestled midway between Manhattan and Philadelphia. Park Chateau is located in East Brunswick, New Jersey making attendance easy for your out-of-town (or local!) guests.

The Essence of a Park Chateau Wedding

Park Chateau’s mission is to create elegant and intimate weddings with class. If you are a true romantic at heart, then having your wedding at Park Chateau will turn your day into more than a dream come true! The elegance of this venue is only rivaled by its gorgeous architecture. What comes to your mind when you hear the words ‘classic French novel’? Do you picture the grand size and opulence of Versailles? Or maybe you imagine strolling along in meticulously landscaped French gardens? That captivating feeling of being surrounded by extravagance in a foreign land is the essence of Park Chateau! 

Park Chateau Estate & Gardens is an unforgettable wedding venue with over 15 rolling acres. The grounds are full of sprawling lush greenery and impeccable well-kept gardens. The interior of Park Chateau was carefully designed with French Antiques. All of the antiques on display at Park Chateau were uniquely and individually chosen specifically with Park Chateau in mind. The gardens, architecture, and decor at this elegant wedding venue will make you feel like you’ve stepped out of time.

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On-Site Catering at Park Chateau

Has the decision fatigue and overwhelm from hiring yet another wedding vendor set in yet? Park Chateau has on-site catering! That means there’s no need to stress over hiring a separate wedding vendor to cater your wedding day! The staff at Park Chateau has been providing wedding guests with unforgettable culinary experiences for over 30 years! Their catering staff focuses on taking the ordinary and making it transformative.

Park Chateau offers a cocktail menu, a dinner menu, and what they call their ‘over the top’ menu. Park Chateau boasts that their cocktail hour menu is so “elaborate and extensive that it would awe even a 17th-century king or queen”! The ‘over the top’ menu at Park Chateau offers selections like a sushi station or a caviar & champagne pairing station! They also offer an after-party after-hours menu!  Your guests will be famished after dancing the night away to that high-energy band you hired. You can serve up your guests a local favorite: Taylor ham and egg sandwiches! To view even more of the ‘over the top’ menu at Park Chateau,  click here to see all of their offerings

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Wedding Photography at Park Chateau Estate & Gardens

Now let’s talk about all the amazing locations on-site at Park Chateau for your wedding photography! My approach to your wedding day photos is to capture the details, the unforgettable moments, and the undeniable love between the two of you. Worried about not feeling photogenic on your wedding day? I got your back, friend! I’ve created a personalized system that makes everyone look beautiful and natural in their wedding day photos. It all comes down to posing! Having your wedding at Park Chateau means that you have instant access to 5 different locations across the property to choose from for the backdrop of your wedding photos! Here are a few of my favorites!

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The Bridal & Groom Suites

If you need a place to get ready for the day, or a cozy spot to sip champagne with your bridal party before you walk down the aisle. Park Chateau has both bride and groom suites! Their getting-ready suites include opulent chandeliers, a veranda, and floor-to-ceiling embroidered drapery! Planning on having your hair and makeup artist travel to you and your bridal party on your wedding day? Park Chateau offers salon-style seating! Picture a row of white leather salon chairs fixed in front of French-style framed mirrors. Be immersed in the full bridal treatment as you are sitting down and preparing to marry the love of your life. You are enjoying these last few moments before you say I do, by sipping champagne with your best friends. I’ll be in the background snapping away to capture these beautiful memories between you and your bridal party.

The Gallery

Are you and your fiance planning on having a first look on your wedding day? The Gallery at Park Chateau is the perfect location on site to have a first look before meeting your fiance down the aisle! The Gallery at Park Chateau consists of a grand foyer with a sweeping curved staircase and a chandelier fit for a king! The gallery at Park Chateau is an amazing location for your first look.

Having a first look on your wedding day is a great way to add a beautifully curated private moment between the two of you before saying I do in front of your guests!

Those worries that you feel about not being photogenic on your wedding day will be quelled after your first look! Knowing that all eyes are on you on your wedding day often contributes to my bride’s fears of being photogenic on their wedding day.

Taking the extra few moments to have a private first look with your fiance keeps the focus on what your day is all about, celebrating your moment. Allowing your fiance to see you before your guests do, removes part of the stress and worry of being in front of the camera for the rest of the day. Your heart will be flooded with the love you have for each other when you lay eyes on one another for the first time on your wedding day during your first look. My approach to your first look is to gently guide you into translating that love into heirloom photos!

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The Chapel

The chapel at Park Chateau is located just across the path from the main house. Charming and private, it’s the perfect place to host your religious or nondenominational wedding ceremony! There is an extra-long stone-lined walkway leading up to the magnificent double doors of the chapel. Can you picture yourself heading to your ceremony, walking down the stone-lined pathway, and approaching the double doors with only the train of your gown gently sweeping against the ground behind you? The inside of the chapel is positively flooding with sunlight from the surrounding windows. Unlike a traditional church, the windows of the chapel at Park Chateau are not made of stained glass. That means that you will not have to worry about your wedding photos having any unnatural tones or highlights to them! All of the photos from your wedding ceremony will be bright, airy, natural, and “amaaazing”!

Living room setup with fireplace

Maybe you are not entirely sold on the idea of having a first look in the gallery. There is another option, the living room! The living room at Park Chateau was designed as a cozy quiet place to access on your wedding day. It is outfitted with French antiques and a white stone-carved fireplace! The living room setup is great for my winter wedding couples! It will also work as a snug and intimate getaway on the premises for your bridal photos after you say I do! If your wedding day photo wish list contains photos with your parents or grandparents, this is an idyllic location for posing for generational photos.

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The Ballroom

With a sophisticated interior and plenty of room for your stylish wedding reception decor, the ballroom is where your guests will fill their glasses with champagne to toast to your new beginning! You and your new husband will have had the ballroom filled with the fantastic food that you carefully selected for your guests.

Before you get on the dancefloor for the night, and dance until your feet hurt with the live music pumping in the background, the ballroom is where you will walk around to greet old roommates, college friends, and co-workers.

While the focus is on you and your husband the best part about your reception photos is that you will feel the love & energy from your guests when you see them smiling in the background of your photos! I always focus close attention on what’s in the foreground and the background of your wedding day photos!

Now that you’ve heard all about the essence of a Park Chateau wedding, can you picture your dream come true wedding day there? I can, and I’d be honored to be your Philadelphia wedding photographer and capture every moment of your unforgettable day!  Click the contact button and let’s schedule a time to talk!

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