Running Deer Golf Club is proud and honored for the awards we've received on being an exceptional wedding venue. While the awards are a terrific honor (and we really are grateful), it's the kind reviews that leave a lasting impact with us. They keep us pushing to be the best wedding venue possible. We can try and sell you on choosing Running Deer for your wedding venue, but we encourage you to read the reviews from the brides themselves. 

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Awards

Running Deer Reviews

"When my now husband and I were searching for a venue, I don't even remember how we came across Running Deer, but we're so thankful we did. Going into the tour, we had no idea what to expect, but were totally blown away by this place. I really wanted a rustic wedding and my husband wanted something more traditional; this place fit both our wants perfectly. It's secluded, so you have that quiet, rustic charm, but since it's on a golf course, it has that modern, yet traditional feeling as well. After our first meeting at RD, we knew this was our place. Through out the wedding planning, Olivia was so amazing at responding to all my questions and e-mails. My husband and I already loved the venue, but after the wedding, I think we loved it a million times more. Not only is the venue beautiful - the staff is beyond incredible. Both our families and our guests, we blown away by the attentiveness of the staff. Samantha was amazing the night before our wedding, when we dropped off so many boxes full of centerpieces and decor. She wrote down all my little notes about what goes where. I had a lot of DIY decor and I was worried about who would set everything up or how it would work out, but they handled everything! And did it better than I could have myself. Olivia and Mary Jo kept us on schedule and Mary Jo was always there giving us food or water - it was so hot and humid that day, and she was so good about giving us cold water when we were all outside sweating at taking pictures! When you're venue shopping, you're looking for THE place that you're going to get married. You always look for details like food and what the environment of the venue is like...but you never really think about the staff and how much of difference they can make on your big day. All of the staff at RD go above and beyond to make sure your day is unforgettable. Our wedding was amazing, and I recommend RD 10000%. From the food (which was mind blowing), to the staff, to the ballroom...absolute perfection!"
"We cannot say enough about Running Deer!! We were married on site on Sept 16, 2016 and everything was perfect!! Heather, Olivia and Samantha were so easy to work with. They replied quickly to any questions that we had and when one wasn't available the others would be sure to reply almost immediately! MaryJo was our go to person on our wedding day and she was there for us every step of the way! She made sure we had everything we needed and helped me with getting dressed and even brought us food and drinks during our pictures and made sure we had anything and everything we needed. She was AMAZING!!!! All of our guests that we spoke to said they loved the food and the BEAUTIFUL venue! Look no further if you're trying to find a venue. This was without a doubt one of the best choices we made and worth every, single penny! Thank you so much to all of the staff at Running Deer for truly making our wedding day the most perfect day ever!!"
"Running Deer was the perfect choice for our wedding day! Their space offers the perfect amount of room without it being overwhelming! Mary Jo is the Maitre D for the Bride and Groom the day of the wedding and she is AMAZING! Our wedding day was over 100 degrees with the heat index and Mary Jo was right by our sides with water and cool towels as needed. Guests complimented the venue numerous times on their attentiveness upon arrival as they were greeted with cool towels and water for our outdoor ceremony. The cocktail hour and dinner food was fantastic and the staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy. For having an outdoor ceremony, the grounds were very quiet and all could hear the ceremony. Olivia and Samantha were wonderful to work with! They listened to every idea, want and need my husband and I asked for and were extremely quick to answer any concerns."
"Love at first sight and a dream come true! 

We loved everything about Running Deer from the get go. My fianc� (now husband) and I looked at each other, when leaving our first look at the venue and said to each other "ok, what's wrong with it?" Other than being a little bit of a drive for us, we couldn't find anything wrong! After looking at other venues, we appreciated the upfront pricing. Everything was included and they weren't trying to nickel and dime you to death over silly things like chair covers. We also liked that we would be the only event and would not have to compete with another wedding going on at the same time. It was really a no brainer to me when they mentioned the macaroni and cheese bar!

It was such a pleasure to work with everyone at Running Deer. I was an extremely busy bride, working full time at a very demanding job. Heather and Olivia were so professional and responsive to all of my questions (and I had a ton!). They made the process so easy and seamless from start to finish. 

Every wedding has its hiccups but they made our day go incredibly smooth. On the day of our wedding, it was pouring for hours and stopped only 2 short hours before the ceremony. They had an eye to the sky and were ready to go as soon as it stopped. Our ma�tre d' , Mary jo and the staff were so calm and collected, it was very reassuring to a nervous bride checking the radar every 5 minutes. Olivia ran our rehearsal so well the ceremony was a breeze.

The reception also went exceptionally smooth. Mary Jo even helped refill the flower girls' bubble guns when they were having a meltdown about their bubbles running out. She also made sure I got my very own glass of mac-n-cheese, knowing that was my favorite part of the whole deal! I had so many compliments from everything from the room to the food. I personally do not eat red meat but I had several reports of the filet being the best they've ever had at a wedding! 

I was extremely happy we chose Running Deer and would choose it a thousand times more. Thank you all for making our day practically perfect!"
"My husband and I are so thankful that we had our wedding at Running Deer Golf Club. From the moment we stepped foot into the venue we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. The site was beautiful and the staff was amazing. They were all so organized, detailed and helpful. They never tired of our constant questions especially the weeks before the wedding. Hurricane Hermine was supposed to hit NJ on the day of our wedding and while our Florist was pressuring us to make a decision to have the ceremony inside 12 hours before we had originally agreed to decide, the Running Deer Staff was helping us track the wedding and dealing with my florist for me. The weather ended up being perfect and thanks to Running Deer I was able to make the decision to have it outside. On the day of my wedding they did everything for me. They set up my complicated centerpieces, welcomed and took care of my guests that all arrived early and made sure that we had everything we needed. 

The food was incredible!!! From the dinners to the salads and the cocktail hour. There was never a shortage of food and they were quick to refill any trays that emptied. the dessert room was something from a dream. Whether you like chocolate or not there is something for everyone. I wish I could eat the dinner I had that night over and over again. The portions are generous and the display is beautiful. I know we have all had a cold and bad dinner at a wedding and know how disappointing it can be. Have no fears about Running Deer's food. It is perfection.

Our attendant Crystal was AMAZING. When I got to the venue I was upset because the Florist used less than half of the floral stems we agreed on in our contract. Instead of letting me or my bridal party get upset, Crystal called my florist for me and had her come out and fill the vases with more flowers. In case the florist wouldn't do it Crystal actually had her grandma on standby who grew flowers on her own to help me. That kind of service is just not something you find at other places. 

I literally cannot imagine having a better wedding day and I owe that to Running Deer Country Club and their incredible staff. I recommend this venue to any bride who wants a beautiful, private, stress free wedding. Running Deer is an easy choice that you will be thankful you made. Call Heather, Olivia or Samantha and start your wedding planning off on the right foot. Once you pick the venue, especially the right venue everything else falls into place.

Thank you Running Deer for everything. We will never forget that day and how amazing you all were.
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