Perona Farms

(39 reviews)
350 Andover-Sparta Road Andover, NJ map | (973) 729-6161 (800) 762-8569
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Wedding: 4/12/2014
Member Since: 4/14/2014 verified review
Perfectly Perfect!    posted 4/14/2014 (updated 4/15/2014)

I just had my wedding at Perona Farms and it was lovely! My fiancee and I booked originally with Ron, who stopped working there in January, which was a shame. I then worked with John. Aggie, my maitre'd, was beyond helpful and completely made our evening worry-free. I took pictures of the way I wanted things set up (helpful tip!) and she laid everything out beautifully according to my demonstrations. She got us food, cut off too-intoxicated guests, and organized everything perfectly. My guests raved about the cocktail hour, and the food, which I was concerned about because they don't do tastings (you have to go to their Sunday brunch instead.) But still, everyone had a great time from the ceremony to the reception and it was a success. Special thanks to Aggie for everything she did! She should be promoted! My favorite part about Perona was that it was AFFORDABLE! I would definitely recommend this spot, not only for everything I just mentioned but for all of the picturesque opportunities!

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Wedding: 4/12/2014
Member Since: 12/26/2012
Perfect, fairy tale wedding    posted 4/13/2014 (updated 4/14/2014)

I just had my wedding at Perona Farms, and from the first time I saw it, I knew that it would be perfect. The staff is so accommodating, and really worked with everything that we wanted. There are so many options that they provide, to really make your wedding personal, and unique. The food is delicious, the grounds are impeccable, and the rooms are beautiful. I would highly suggest this venue to any bride and groom, as it makes for a fairy tale wedding. Everything from start to finish was perfect!

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Wedding: 11/15/2013
Member Since: 8/24/2012 verified review
Great time no pressure    posted 12/12/2013 (updated 12/13/2013)

Ron was great handled everything before even my annoying emails. Emily was fantastic day of. No pressure kept us on track without being pushy.

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Wedding: 6/6/2015
Member Since: 4/12/2014 verified review
The Barn at Perona Farms    posted 4/12/2014 (updated 4/13/2014)

The Barn at Perona Farms. I was so excited to check this venue out. What a disappointment attended wedding last summer. 2 afternoon weddings going on in the Perona farms across the street but were ending at 5:00pm then I see 2 more weddings coming in for the night shift plus the wedding I'm attending at the Barn. That’s 5 brides in one day, wow talk about get em in and get em out. I arrived early the parking lot was full no space to park until I saw the dirt road leading to the Barn parked and I decided to walked the property with my fiancée, had to cross street but I had to wait for a pack of Harley's to go by first very busy road. Once across I saw the apple orchard tons of rotten apples on the ground being hovered over by bee's also people who own the house in orchard were outside play tennis on their courts looks like they own the orchard too. Continued to tour the grounds saw the Island in the middle of a algae pond next to the busy road 2 brides waiting to take pics but the grounds were nice. The ceremony was about to start so we headed back. The parking lot was insane and I guess due to the amount of guest there was a very strong odor of septic in the air. Made it back to the Barn almost twisted my ankle walking up this dirt gravel road to the entrance of the barn valet guy was really nice and pointed us in the right direction. The white chairs were set up on the side lawn in the middle of the barn and someone’s house, which the people at the house were outside on their deck during the ceremony. The bride and groom are very good friends and now I'm starting to feel bad for them because I know they paid close to $200.00 per person. Ceremony was nice but felt like 100 degrees no cover on a day like that Ceremony was over and now were going into the Barn for cocktail hour. Hmmmm a little different nice plywood ceiling, concrete floor like around a built in swimming pool. Just looked unfinished. The food line wrapped around 1/2 the inside of the barn. Finally get up to the food pizza station looked like pizza for one no assorted topping just one little pizza, carving of salmon that was good, pasta just sitting in 2 sauté pans over cooked, then a sausage station that was different, then shrimp on ice and platters of sliced cold cuts the salads well I felt like I was at a picnic. Cocktail hour was over and they moved us up stairs a friend of mine had to take the elevator which was very scary it was like an old slow moving freight elevator we took the steps 2 flights Now we are all upstairs the floor is the original barn floor and my heels are getting caught in the middle of the wood floor thank god the bride provided flip flops there was no dance floor just a space left open to dance the tables were set up like a convention the tables looked like they were pulled out of a pool of lacquer and 12 of us at one table the plates china and glasses looked like they came from the dollar store, Already on the table a small bowl of olives some cheese and red peppers and a bowl of salad we all had to pass this around. Then the bide was introduced they had to wiggle through the tables to make it up to the dance floor next they placed platters of beef and chicken and platters of vegetable and potato again we all had to pass the platters around at this point I felt like I was at a high school sports award dinner. This place looks like they just swept it out put up some up lighting. The staff told me the smell is from not upgrading the old septic.

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Wedding: 10/25/2013
Member Since: 12/27/2011 verified review
Perfect Day :-)    posted 12/5/2013 (updated 12/6/2013)

Our wedding at Perona Farms was everything we had hoped it would be. We had visited many different venues, but we always kept coming back to Perona Farms. The location is absolutely gorgeous and everyone is still raving about the food. My husband had an old family recipe that we wanted to include during cocktail hour, and Perona Farms was more than happy to oblige. If I had to do it all again, Perona Farms would still be my #1 choice.

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Wedding: 9/10/2013
Member Since: 6/10/2006 verified review
Wonderful Wedding    posted 10/21/2013

Perona Farms did an excellent job at my September 2, 2013 wedding. The staff was exceptional and on top of everything during the ceremony and reception! Every time my husband and I had a question or concern it wasn't warrented because either Tracy or Kevin the captain of reception was on top of it. Everyone LOVED the food and said they had food they had never tried before. The wait staff was always attentive always to clear someone's plate or help in someway. We had the "cocktail reception" with free seating and guests loved it! No lines for food and they all got to sit where they wanted. Tracy really worked with us to make us happy on the day, making sure we had extra cupcakes to go home with and changing sides last minute due to weather (there we no other functions our day) because we liked the venetian inside better (was supposed to be outside on other side). Would recommed Perona for any function!

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Wedding: 9/28/2013
Member Since: 2/15/2012 verified review
Wedding Ceremony and Reception    posted 10/15/2013

Everything was perfect and the staff really helped to make that possible! We could not have asked for anything more!! Kevin, our maitre'd, was amazing!! There are endless opportunities for beautiful pictures and ceremony sites. The food is amazing, everything was delicious!!

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Wedding: 9/14/2013
Member Since: 10/2/2012 verified review
Perona Farms-Barn Wedding    posted 10/1/2013

Our wedding at Perona Farms Barn was so perfect. THe venue itself is so different and unique, all of our guests loved the rustic touches it provided and how different and fun it was. The food was amazing, we had nothing but positive feedback. The space was perfect and great for a bride wanting a rustic wedding but still a formal setting. I have nothing but positive things to say about the staff. Everyone was very helpful and accomidating!

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Wedding: 9/1/2013
Member Since: 12/16/2012 verified review
Everything I dreamed    posted 9/18/2013

I am specifically referring to the barn in this review. I really can't say enough good things about this venue. Everything was perfect and picturesque. The food was phenomenal. The venue itself is absolutely amazing. Everyone can't stop talking about the offbeat feel to the place and the rustic charm. It was awesome!

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Wedding: 7/20/2013
Member Since: 1/15/2012 verified review
Wonderful Venue    posted 8/12/2013 (updated 8/12/2013)

Our wedding at Perona Farms could not have been more beautiful. We worked with John while planning our wedding and he was amazing. He always got back to us right away and made sure our day was perfect in every way possible. The staff was amazing and on top of everything. One of the best things about Perona is that there is more than enough space for all your guests (when booking a venue we wanted to make sure the rooms were large and people were not uncomfortable). The food is incomparable to anywhere else. Everything about the night went perfect.

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Wedding: 7/5/2013
Member Since: 7/23/2012 verified review
Absolutely Perfect!!!    posted 7/26/2013

Perona Farms was the absolute most perfect place for our wedding. We wanted something that could be outdoors, was a bit rustic, but still had that polished, chic look. Perona farms exceeded our expectations. From the moment we walked in and were greeted by everyone there we knew that this place was something special. Jonathan was a pleasure to work with and answered all of our questions instantly and put my crazy wedding concerns at ease. Perhaps the most important thing is that they were willing to work with and able to meet our budget. On our wedding day Kevin was a perfect maitre d. One of our guests surprised us with a beautiful painting and he instantly found an easel to display it. When our flowers were running late, Perona Farms was ready on hand to offer their house florist just incase our flowers didn't get there in time. Overall we couldn't have asked for anything better and we wouldn't change a thing. I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone. Not to mention their grounds are gorgeous and perfect for photos!

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Wedding: 7/5/2013
Member Since: 4/4/2012 verified review
Wonderful    posted 7/22/2013

They were great to work with Ron was amazing and they took care of every little detail. It was great! They were willing to work with us on everything, and you can make changes so that your wedding really represents you and your soon-to-be. Beautiful location! They take wonderful care of the grounds so you don't have to worry about going anywhere else for pictures!

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Wedding: 5/18/2013
Member Since: 12/27/2011 verified review
Wedding Reception    posted 6/14/2013

Everything at Perona Farms was perfect...from the amazing staff, to the beautiful grounds, to the delicious food. It couldn't have been a more perfect day. All of our guests raved about the wide variety of offerings of food and drink at both our cocktail hour and the Viennese tables. The dinners were delicious and elegant. The staff was incredibly helpful with everything. I would absolutely recommend Perona Farms.

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Wedding: 9/15/2012
Member Since: 1/2/2012 verified review
perona farms    posted 12/1/2012 (updated 12/1/2012)

Jonathan and Kevin were wonderful! Jonathan took his time with us every time we went to meet with him to discuss our wedding. my husband made all center pieces, favors, ceremony decorations, place card holder, etc. and Jonathan took his time to set everything up to the exact detail we wanted! Kevin was our maitre de, he made sure our glasses were never empty and that my husband and i had food to go at the end of the night. Kevin made sure everyone was happy during the reception, and he made us feel like royalty! thank you Perona Farms and staff! - Steph and Rick (sept 15)

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Wedding: 10/5/2012
Member Since: 1/11/2011 verified review
What a magic night!    posted 10/18/2012

Superior staff, food that our whole party was still talking about for weeks and Jonathan Harris our planner took our simple budget and still planned us a platinum wedding. My husband and I will recommend this venue to anyone! Oh will have a fantastic experience, no worries and feel like royalty regardless of budget.

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Wedding: 9/28/2012
Member Since: 8/19/2011 verified review
Perona = Amazing    posted 10/16/2012

My wife and I just got married on Sept 28th and we had an amazing wedding. Up till 230pm, it poured rain. Perona's team was able to dry everything up and keep our wedding outside. Everyone complimented the food, the service, the atmosphere. It was fantastic. Big recommendation....do "Up Lighting" for your reception.

Key note about a Perona Wedding....the outside environment is perfect. The photos are amazing and there are so many opportunities. If it rains, it can damper things giving you a lesser feel of quality. Luckily for my wife and I, we lucked out.

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Wedding: 9/23/2012
Member Since: 4/2/2012 verified review
Perfect Wedding    posted 9/25/2012

I recently had my wedding at Perona Farms and the day was perfect I couldn't have asked for anything more. All of our guest keep raving about how amazing the food was. I would defiantly recommended Perona Farms to anyone getting married. I had a great experience and all of their staff was excellent!

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Wedding: 9/8/2012
Member Since: 9/28/2009 verified review
Almost perfect!    posted 9/20/2012

The grounds are beautiful and we ate at their sunday brunch to make sure the food was good. Everyone loved the space and we got married on the island and it was beautiful. Everyone raved about how amazing the cocktail hour was we got all the options and everyone loved it. Our Maitre d' was awesome she made sure everything went great and set up just like we asked. So sweet and kept our glasses filled :) our ceremony girl also made sure everything went smoothly and set everything up perfectly. Ron was suppose to be "our guy" so we could ask questions and said we would be in constant contact before the wedding. I could never reach him. He didn't work mondays or Tuesday's and when I would finally call Wednesday he always wasn't in yet. Sometimes we wouldn't even call me back. He was on vacation for 5 days a week before my wedding. We sent over our final check before the wedding and I guess we misunderstood we needed a certified check so morning of my wedding I had to go to the bank in my wedding dress all ready to go before pictures bc they would not let us have the wedding unless they had that check. When we got there the ceremony was set up inside and I freaked out I wanted to ask him what was going on and he was in a meeting with customers so I could not speak to him bc he set up a 9:30 am meeting even though I told him I'd be there at 9 and my ceremony started at 11:30 am!!!!! and so I was unable to speak to the guy that was suppose to be there for us. Everything was amazing about persona farms except Ron do not use him!!!!!! He's all talk and no action.

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Wedding: 8/4/2012
Member Since: 3/24/2011 verified review
Perona Farmtastic!    posted 8/31/2012

My husband and I worked with Ron on all the planning and setting of our reception. The service was excellent and I would love to personally thank Emily who kept me going all throughout the events of the evening. All of the staff was out of this world. I was a little disappointed that we couldn't order shots at all, but the exceptional food made up for it. But seriously as the bride or the groom we couldn't ask for a shot,, but apparently there are laws preventing it or something. I also did not like where they put my photo station as guests did not know it was their favor and the signs I made were not put out until my father asked for them. However, it was an exceptionally hot day and they were great enough to set up tables inside as well for cocktail hour. The food again was out of this world and I highly recommend going to the Sunday brunches that perona farms holds.


Wedding: 8/12/2012
Member Since: 7/25/2011 verified review
great food & beautiful property    posted 8/29/2012

We had a cocktail style reception and the food was excellent!

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Perona Farms is a landmark wedding facility offering world class food and impeccable service. The lovely facilities are situated on a beautiful estate, complete with a storybook bridge leading to an island, upon which many couples are wed. Family owned and operated for over 90 years.


  • Price Range: $$
  • Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
  • On the Water: No
  • Tented Area: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Onsite Catering: Yes
  • Outside Caterers Allowed: No
  • Kosher Available: Yes
  • Liquor License: Yes
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Valet Parking: No
  • Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
  • Liability Insurance: No
  • Site Fee: No
  • Capacity: Up to 300
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Unusual/Alternative

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  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2012The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2011The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011