My daughter got married at Coindre Hall on February 23rd of this year. Aside from everything about the venue being simply incredible, the service that we received from John and his staff was beyond compare. From the first day we met with him, John conducted himself with just the right amount of professionalism and warmth, offering many ideas on little extras that would make the day special. In the months of preparation he was gracious and available every time one of us called, emailed or visited. On the day of the wedding he had boxes and boxes of stuff that needed to be put out etc. so we arrived early figuring that we would tend to these things ourselves. John met us at the door, told us to put everything down, go upstairs into the bridal suite and relax, they would bring us champagne and food. he said that he and his staff would take care of everything and if they had any questions for us, they would ask. He took complete control and put our minds at ease. When everything was done and right before the first guest arrived, he escorted my daughter and her future husband into the dining room for a look. He said he wanted them to see it first and take it all in...alone. It was magical!! As the evening progressed, John was always there giving gentle guidance through the routine that he has most likely done 1,000 times.
In closing let me say that I really don't think any other venue we looked at could have compared to the overall experience we got at Coindre Hall. The mansion is beautifully maintained and the food was very good and plentiful. I should let you know also that many guests commented on the service. Every last one of the waiters, waitresses, bartenders and such were amazing! I can't help but think that this is a direct result of John's management. Coindre Hall is a fabulous venue with the natural charm of a bygone era, but John definitely makes it shine.
Gina.. February 2013
I could not have asked for a more perfect place to be married. It should be obvious from the other reviews that John and his staff are absolutely amazing to work with-- they were wonderful at coordinating our guests, vendors, bridal party and staff. John was even able to deliver the sun just in time for our ceremony under the tree :) The whole day ran so smoothly. We felt so confident that the staff at Coindre Hall would take care of us. Several of our guests told us this was the best wedding food they ever tasted. Cocktail hour was amazing and the main courses were delicious (roasted chicken, steak and pesto shrimp in a lobster risotto)- John was a huge help in selecting the perfect menu. Our guests absolutely loved the venue and thought the ceremony under the tree was romantic and really intimate. We had a photo booth in the room by the bathroom and it was a huge hit. There is a ton of flexibility with the space. I would 100% recommend this venue to anyone
As seen on WeddingWire.com
The most elegant and perfect place for any wedding! Not your typical wedding factory. You are the only wedding for the entire day so it is all about you! The room layout worked perfectly and flowed beautifully. The wedding coordinator there was fabulous and handled everything we needed and more! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cool, vintage, unique and elegant wedding location.
As Seen on The Knot
The Chateau at Coindre hall was the most beautiful venue for my vintage/ shabby chic wedding. Every single member of the staff was great and the maître d John was incredible. Any snags that occurred that day I didn't even learn of until later because John was so quick to handle any situation to arise. The day went so smoothly and John has a way of making you feel like you and your husband to be are having the most important event of the year. All the focus is on the day and the bride and groom. The food was phenomenal and Coindre hall was super attentive to any special requests or details. Everything was perfect and my husband and I had the wedding of our dreams with so much help from John and the staff at Coindre hall!
I could not have asked for a more perfect place to be married. It should be obvious from the other reviews that John and his staff are absolutely amazing to work with--they were wonderful at coordinating our guests,vendors,bridal party and staff. John was even able to deliver the sun just in time for our ceremony under the tree :) The whole day ran so smoothly. We felt so confident that the staff at Coindre Hall would take care of us. Several of our guests told us this was the best wedding food they ever tasted.Cocktail hour was amazing and the main courses were delicious (roasted chicken,steak and pesto shrimp in lobster risotto)-John was a huge help in selecting the perfect menu. Our guests absolutely loved the venue and thought the ceremony under the tree was romantic and really intimate. We had a photo booth in the room by the bathroom and it was a huge hit. There is a ton of flexibility with the space. I would 100% recommend this venue to anyone.
Thank you so very much for everything !!!!! Do not know where to begin, you helped make my wedding day PERFECT !!! eVEN THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT!
All of the guests can't stop talking about how beautiful Coindre Hall is, and what a wonderful job John(you) did in making sure everything went on without a hitch!!!!
I only have great things to say about Coindre Hall, the staff amd you!!!
I am so happy I found Coindre Hall, the most beautiful venue for a wedding!!!!
Once again, John, thank you for your patience, and for making sure that my wedding day was perfect!
Thank you so much!
Daneva & Jorge Pomales
Bernstein/Pomales Wedding Reception June 2013
I hope all is well. First off, I want to apologize for letting so much time pass before sending you this note. I would like to thank you and your amazing staff for helping Brian and I have the wedding of our dreams. All of our friends and family said it was a spectacular event! Coindre Hall and Lessing's are now a part of our family. I was the belle of the ball and it's all because of you and your staff. I will miss working with you but please know that I will sing your praises to anyone who will listen! Brian and I are so grateful.
Hyman / Robinson Wedding Reception
The mansion is beautiful and looks amazing in pictures. My husband and I were married on the grass under the beautiful tree in front of the mansion in which provided gorgeous and breathtaking photos. The staff was extremely assertive and precise. All staff were very professional and did an amazing job with the set-up and the transitioning from ceremony, cocktail hour, etc. by leading our guest from room to room. I love the elegance of Coindre Hall, a truly unique and special place for your wedding day. All my guests were so impressed with the grounds as well as the food. Our maitre'd John Schlenke was above and beyond helpful. John did everything to make the day run smoothly and keep our guests happy. I love Coindre Hall, it is a beautiful and well run venue.
4.29.2012 Justine's Wedding Reception
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did coordinating our wedding at Coindre Hall! Despite all of the stresses and hassle that Superstom Sandy caused, our wedding ceremony went off flawlessly. We are so grateful to have put our trust in you to have our day run smoothly after not having power the entire week! You and your staff were absolutely amazing and attended to our every need.
Our guests still rave about how beautiful the venue was, how great the food was, and what a good time they had overall. It was definitely the perfect ending to an extremely stressful week.
We can not thank you enough and are so grateful to you and your staff at Coindre Hall!
Jason & Kacey Pulver
Jason & Kacey 2012
Dear John & Staff,
John & I can't thank you enough for the Beautiful wedding we had at Coindre Hall. You all did an amazing job! You made it a stress free day that flowed Perfectly. The venue & staff wee the best!
Thank You So Much
John & Tamara Giacoble
John & Tamara 2012
Dear John & Staff,
We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did with our wedding, especially in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy! We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication to your job. Coindre Hall is a spectacular venue and we are so lucky to have celebrated our wedding day there. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday season with your family!
Kristin & Joe Duplessis
Kristin & Joe Duplessis 2012
Coindre Hall was the PERFECT place on Long Island for our wedding. We were looking for something unique that felt like it could be personalized for us instead of a cookie cutter factory that pumps out that same weddings all the time. This was not easy on LI, until I found Coindre Hall. John was absolutely the best to work with. He always responded to my emails promptly (and i did ask a lot of questions) and was always flexible and willing to make any of our requests happen. Aside the overall look of the venue, my favorite part was that there isno other event the same day as our wedding. John went above and beyond with helping us. It looked absolutely beautiful and everything went smoothly.The food was also excellent. I would definitely recommend Coindre for a wedding!
The entire staff at Coindre Hall and the Lessing's Group were wonderful to work with! We were planning our wedding from California and they responded quickly to phone calls and emails and were very flexible with appointment times when we were in town. John exceeded our expectation for a maitre d! We were running slightly behind schedule and John was a great help in keeping our group focused and back on track. Having grown up on Long Island, we were looking for a unique venue that my husband and I had not been to before. In addition to that, it was very important to us that we were the only event going on at the venue that day. Not only did Coindre Hall meet all of those requirements, Coindre Hall was the final piece of the puzzle in completing our fairy tale wedding! We had our first look in the courtyard, our ceremony outside on the front lawn and we even got to take personal photots on the back lawn with the harbor in the backround! And the best part about using the Lessing Group is not only do they have spectacular venues, the food is outstanding! They were flexible with our menu selections and evengot sea bass for the groom (which was not on the menu)! John was very accomodating in letting us bring our own custom cake. No matter what we write in this review, it will never be sufficient in explaining how exceptionally satisfied we were with Coindre Hall. THANK YOU!
Gordon Wedding 10.14.2012
Eric and I wanted to send you a note to thank you for all of the hard work you put into making our wedding so incredible. We will mever forget your gift to us of an outdoor ceremony. Thank you for making Coindre Hall our first home. A note can barely express how you have added to our happiness. We would like to send our sincerest thanks to you and your staff for a beautiful wedding. Thank you for sharing in the start of our new life together.
Samantha & Eric Tarr
Mirth/Tarr Wedding 5/26/12