The Manor Bridal Suites - Versailles Salon II

With ornate designs and luxurious details reminiscent of Versailles, our newest of The Manor’s grand bridal salons (in addition to the fully redesigned Versailles Suite I and Rotunda Suite) offer our bride her own private retreat to feel pampered in extravagance as she prepares for her special day.

Though classical in style, the suite delivers all the modern amenities a bride could want, from easy access WiFi to independent heating and cooling temperature control specific to the suite, ensuring your perfect comfort level.

A dedicated in-suite private built-in sound system also allows the bride to easily play music from her smart phone or mobile device via a Bluetooth connection, with an additional option of docking directly to a provided standard 3.5mm audio jack—Perfect for keeping the mood fun and festive as your moment of celebration approaches.

We’ll also provide you with a secure code to the suite’s push-button door lock to ensure your complete privacy as well as the peace of mind of knowing that your treasured belongings are secure while you’re enjoying your day.

But much more than the technical amenities, this Versaille Suite provides everything you’d need for looking your best on one of your most treasured days. As one of the room’s major statement pieces, an oversized custom-designed full-length three-sided mirror makes for easy viewing of your bridal gown from all angles. Well-lit with it’s own adjustable cove lighting, you can capture views of yourself in any degree of light. A space given so much attention with the intent of making our bride feel special, our designer even gave it it’s own chandelier. A step higher than the rest of the room, the mirrored space creates the perfect frame and sets the “stage” for wedding photos as well as any last minute alterations or hemming.

Not stopping at three mirrors, the suite also provides an adjoining salon space with three glamour stations that feature large vanity mirrors surrounded by Hollywood lighting, perfect for applying makeup. With a spacious prep surface made of finely-honed blue marine granite, you’ll never run out of counter space. 

The stations also include three large swivel and height-adjustable salon chairs that make getting ready easy and comfortable, whether doing your own hair and makeup or enjoying professional assistance. With gilded details surrounding the space and comfortable armchairs nearby for your bride’s maids to look on as you prepare, it’s the perfect space to feel beautiful and happy on your special day.

The suite also includes a private bathroom for the exclusive use of our bride. The Manor also offers access to an adjacent powder room that includes a dedicated hair wash sink, just in case you want to take a fresh start at your look the day-of.

With ample seating throughout the suite on sumptuous antique chairs and settees upholstered by our own craftsmen in fabrics of rich brocade specially selected to suit the room, there is comfortable space for your entire wedding party to relax and enjoy the special experience.

The furnishings also include a beautiful antique rococo table and an ornate oval mirror for additional table space and prep in-style.

The suite also features custom designed drapery made from the finest fabrics that were hand cut and sewn by one of the few remaining artisans keeping the craft alive--one who has a decades-long history of creating specialty pieces for The Manor. The detail and refinement of even these pieces were intended to create defined areas, perfectly framed to make an ideal backdrop for a photo op or just to sit and enjoy the lushness of the space.

The concept, design, and construction of this Versailles Suite was the brainchild of our Project Manager, Keri Knowles, who attended to every detail from inception to completion; from paper sketch to the application of the final decorative element.

Ms. Knowles brought to bear a lifetime of experience to develop The Manor’s suites. She combined her knowledge of the functional needs of brides (particularly the thousands of those who have celebrated with us at The Manor), her education in art and design, the practical knowledge gained in managing the extensive renovations at The Manor, and personal experience having visited many of the grand palaces and museums of the world from which she drew her inspiration.

The aesthetic pays significant homage to The Palace of Versailles, Louis XVI design, and the French baroque style. As one of the most famous and acclaimed examples of extravagant classical design, Versailles was an ideal muse for the reimagining of the grand bridal suites.

   

The design goal, well over a year in the planning, was to create a space where our bride would feel that her needs were thoroughly considered while also providing an experience of luxury. Ms. Knowles endeavored to bring to life for our bride a level of opulence and feeling of splendor, to help her feel truly special on her wedding day.

She implemented the aesthetic through the introduction of incredibly detailed ornate decorative onlays, richly gilded moldings, the crispness and symmetry of lines throughout, and layer upon layer of detail, all of which required a great deal of time and effort to make appear flawless.

   

From the color palette to the architectural style, to the design choices and luxurious furnishings, the room provokes a vibrant, fresh and palatial feeling amongst all those who see it. The elegant new salon inspires a sense of romance, pampering, and extravagance, bringing a graceful and stylish classic refinement,  thoughtfully integrated with all the useful features that we know a bride could want.

As just a small indication of the level of thought and hidden detail incorporated into the suite, Ms. Knowles carefully selected specific motifs for the room’s design, particularly in the choices of ornate decorative onlays. She incorporated leaf-like scroll patterns to resonate with the overall English garden aesthetic of The Manor and elements reminiscent of instruments, offering a subtle nod to the celebratory and musical aspects of wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Extending the level of detail and thought even one step further still, Ms. Knowles commissioned specialty molds to be made in which delightful confectionary reproductions of exact decorative onlay elements from the suite's design are created by our pastry chef and served as "suite sweets" exclusively to our Manor brides in our Versailles Suite. 

The culmination of all the thought and level of design is, at it's most basic, an expression of The Manor's belief that details matter and every individual couple matters--It is what helps to define us as a one-of-a-kind venue that for over a half-century has created magical moments for our brides and grooms, and impressive memories for their guests to last a lifetime.

If you are interested in considering having The Manor make your wedding day an enchanting experience, please contact our banquet department at 973-325-2060 or complete our online form. We would be glad to provide you with more information as well as a private tour of this suite, our ballroom options, and our beautiful sprawling grounds.

Also Learn More About The Sister Suite Here: Versailles Suite I 


A Brief Overview of Our Renovations
Recently, The Manor has embarked on a new era of growth and change, undertaking an extensive multi-year, multi-phase revitalization project. Continuing to build upon our success, this multi-million dollar endeavor has included an array of upgrades, renovations, and changes to the physical structure of the building. As many of our guests have already experienced, the early phases of this ambitious initiative included a completely new foyer and lobby, enlarging and redesigning the aesthetics and physical structure of these spaces, making them more airy, open and welcoming. 
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The Planning Process - Preparing for Renovations
Before any structures could be erected, any stone could be laid, or any walls adorned, the painstaking and complex task of planning The Manor’s renovation first had to be defined. There may never have been a doubt that The Manor would continue to evolve and offer new amenities (as it had over the course of its almost 60 years prior), but deciding on the timing and scale of the project required a great deal of consideration, forethought, and scheduling. Committing to a multi-year, multi-million dollar project and setting the plans into motion was no small task.  
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Making a Grand Entrance
One of the ambitious redesign goals of The Manor’s renovation project was to create an entirely new, more welcoming, airy, and grand first impression for guests walking through our doors. Part of that plan included significantly opening up our lobby. An by opening up, that meant going up—removing a large part of the floor of the second story above the lobby to create a two-story view. Doing so required the removal of not just one ceiling, but two. Read More >>


Selecting and Installing Our Chandelier
To fill the lofty area created by the opening up of the lobby to two full floors, the Knowles family and The Manor's renovation team looked for a focal piece worthy of the grand scale of the room. They concentrated their attention on finding a central design element that would be large enough in size to match the scale of the space, but light and airy enough to complement the fresh, lively new aesthetic of the lobby.  Read More >>


Uncovering and Restoring a Hidden Gem
The Manor’s renovation crew uncovered the original arched windows, still in tact and in place inside the walls. Inspired by this discovery of The Manor’s past, the Knowles family, known for their appreciation of history and tradition, along with their architects and design team, worked to find a way to incorporate these relics into the new aesthetic. Read More >>


The Creation of an All-New Ladies' Lounge
Not to leave any aspect of our guests’ experience unattended to, the Knowles family incorporated plans for an entirely new ladies lounge. Built on the first floor in the heart of our historic building, the new accommodations now offer a more centralized and easily accessible location.  Read More >>


The Creation of an All-New Men's Lounge
Just below The Manor’s lobby on the lower level, is our newly-constructed men’s lounge. With rigid, rich wood elements, substantive leather seating, two high-definition television screens, and an array of other more masculine elements, this Manor man cave is another unique room newly-built from the ground-up for our guests’ enjoyment.  Read More >>


Installation of a New Elevator
In order to provide a more convenient and centralized means for our guests to travel from floor to floor in The Manor’s sprawling mansion, the Knowles family incorporated into the renovation project, plans to create a new elevator system. Making this possible would be no small feat and come at no small cost. Building a modern service with very technical requirements around the bones of a historic building proved to be a major engineering challenge.  Read More >>


Showcasing The Manor's Storied Past
Now hanging in The Manor, along the reconfigured walls of the former Carolina Room, is a gallery of images that reflects upon the long and storied history of our restaurant and event venue. Set on richly-adorned, earth-toned damask-patterned walls, the photos, now framed and engraved, mark special moments in time. The images are but a small sampling of the events across the years that we’ve hosted and the people with whom we’ve enjoyed them. Read More >>


A More Welcoming Vestibule
In their renovation planning, the Knowles family’s mission was to not only refresh, brighten and revitalize the look and feel of The Manor, but to also find ways of further improving the appeal of the public spaces to make them more welcoming and comfortable for our guests. Some of these improvements have been realized even with the first step through our doors.  Read More >>


Enhancing The Manor's Grand Facade
Along with extensive renovations to The Manor’s many interior spaces, so too came updates and upgrades to the building’s exterior. The multi-million dollar project included plans to extend the eastern portion of the second floor façade to add more symmetry to the front of the building, without growing the overall footprint of The Manor or impacting the beauty and size of surrounding grounds.  
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The Garden Room - A Reimagined Banquet Space
Recognizing the importance of offering an entirely private and separate reception space apart from our other event rooms for wedding couples, corporate events and social gatherings, the Knowles family, owners of The Manor, established plans to completely gut, enlarge, and modernize our second floor. With designs for a new restroom, bridal suite, service areas, pre-function space, and banquet room, The Manor set in play the creation an entirely self-sufficient and self-contained party space. Our brides would now have a complete, thoroughly- and thoughtfully-designed exclusive rooftop space for their receptions.  Read More >>


The New Garden Room Bridal Suite
As part of The Manor’s newly constructed rooftop ballroom, we’ve designed a special space just for the bride. Our Garden Room Bridal Suite offers a cozy private sanctuary to escape and prepare for the events of the day. With a private restroom, easy elevator access and located directly adjacent to the event space, the Garden Room Bridal Suite provides for all of the newlywed’s needs. Our design team, led by Keri Knowles, carefully selected bold patterns, rich fabrics, and regal colors that would create a luxe look and feel that every bride deserves on her special day.  
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Our Enchanting New Rotunda Bridal Suite
As yet another entirely unique, authentic space at The Manor, our newly revamped Rotunda Bridal Suite now offers our brides a lush, romantic getaway to prepare for their special day. This space has been re-imagined from a public ladies’ lounge to serve as a private suite exclusively for our bride and her bridal party.  Read More >>


Versailles Bridal Suite I - A Touch of Aristocratic Enchantment
The awe-inspiring reinvention of this additional all-new bridal suite successfully elevates The Manor’s already unique environment. From the color palette to the architectural style, to the design choices and lux furnishings, the room provokes a vibrant, fresh and breathtaking feeling. The aesthetic pays significant homage to The Palace of Versailles, Louis XVI design, and the French baroque style.  Read More >>


Our Charming New Regency Bridal Suite
This cozy new bridal suite was recently fully redesigned and redecorated for our Manor brides. Specifically for the use of our bride hosting her wedding reception in The Manor’s Regency Room, the suite offers easy access to the adjacent ballroom.  Read More >>


Following a Long Tradition of Master Craftsmen
The Manor has enjoyed over a half-century history of fostering a holistic approach to its business, to keep as much of what defines us within our own family of operations. A vital part of sustaining that ethic is our tradition of supporting the work of true artisans and incorporating their talents into all that we do.  This may make us a larger business to manage, and a more costly one to operate, but we believe that it also improves the quality and authenticity of the experience we can provide to our guests.  Read More >>


Skilled Craftsmen at Work: Our Decorative Painter
Aliya Riaz, the creative force behind the award-winning decorative art and design firm Portfauxlio, Inc. was tasked with leveraging her talents across a wide range of projects throughout the recent renovations. Whether it was decorative painting, gilding, glazing, applying specialty finishes, or unique plaster work, her contributions helped to successfully revitalize antique pieces, blend new construction with old, and further enhance the grand aesthetic of The Manor while maintaining its authentic charm and hand-crafted appeal.  Read More >>


Skilled Craftsmen at Work: Our In-House Upholsterer
For decades at The Manor, one man has been responsible for a very specific element of the venue’s décor. Gerd Dagne, an upholsterer trained in the art of design with fabrics, has sewn, assembled, installed, and maintained practically every piece of ornate drapery hung at The Manor and its sister properties for more than 30 years. His talents in this cut & sew craft have stood the test of time, while many others in the profession have not. In an age where labor-intensive craftsmanship has become too costly and attention to hand-made detail is less appreciated, only those with a reputation for quality and skill have flourished.  Read More >>


Skilled Craftsmen at Work: Our In-House Upholsterer
More like family by now than employee, Patricio Guzman has been keeping The Manor’s appurtenances well-covered in fine fabrics for decades. If you’ve ever sat in a chair at The Manor, then you’ve experienced his handiwork. Whether in The Dome or the dining room, a banquet chair or a baroque settee, Mr. Guzman has upholstered it.  Read More >>


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The Manor has undertaken an extensive multi-year, multi-phase revitalization project.

Continuing to build upon our success, this multi-million dollar endeavor has included an array of upgrades, renovations, and changes to the physical structure of the building.

Many of these improvements are already in place, while others are soon to be ready for our guests' enjoyment.


Our All-New Garden Room is Now Open for Wedding Receptions, Social Banquets, Corporate Events, and Other Private Parties.

This Unique Two-Room Event & Celebration Space Includes a Ballroom that can Accommodate up to 80 Guests.

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