(Closed) HELP finding reception hall – Jersey shore area

posted 7 years ago in New Jersey – South Jersey
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not from the area, but I suggest contacting your local chamber of commerce. That’s what we did (and had many suggestions to do) and they know all the little known places you may not have thoguht of.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Err, depends on what you think of as affordable. I’m getting married in the area so I visited a lot of venues…can you give me an idea of price per head you were hoping to stay around?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

sorry to jump on your board but curious to see if anyone found anything for like 70-80 a person.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@vc330: every place I found want 100-130 and want me to garantee them 130-150 people. I thought we found the hall until it came down for us to sign that contract. He wants me to garantuee a min of 125 for a sunday wedding.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

The Jersey shore is pretty big…what area?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sexxysheddy: I think many of these fit your criteria http://www.theknot.com/Vendors/South-Jersey-Wedding-Venues/Profiles/CAR/209?f=91:339&page=0.60  But definitely look into south-NJ, because the prices are lower compared to NJ for the same service.  I THINK that Branches Catering in West Long Branch may have a package in that range as well, and I believe that some of the hotels in East Windsor and Princeton (although as you probably know, many places that claim to be Princeton are actually West Windsor…) do as well.

 

@vc330: Definitely not laughing! Obviously that price is harder to come by in NJ but if you stick to South Jersey you’re in a better position. A quick search looks like Lenola Hall would work (you need to bring your own caterer but their hall rental fee isn’t so bad and you can comparison shop caterers then), as would the Holiday in Swedesboro (ok not exactly the shore, but their prices were VERY reasonable).  I’d look into some more of the Holiday Inns and other hotels closer to your town…their ballrooms are actually really nice, and no one spends much time outside admiring the facade of your venue anyway)–most also have outdoor ceremony space.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nothing really to offer, but I know how hard it is finding anything under 100 per person in NJ. Maybe arestaurant that has a party room? Might be possible with 75 people. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yeah, where abouts in Jersey?  I’m in Ocean County.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@vc330: The wildwood convention center is about $60 a person. and I know there are firehalls all over the Jersey shore that I had originally looked into that were pretty cheap and have plent of room for dancing and DJ.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@vc330: I feel your pain!

Vanity Fare in Lakewood gave me a quote of $72 per head for their Diamond package in summer 2013.

Atlantis Ballroom at the Holiday Inn in Toms River is about $85.  They’re promoting a ton of specials on Facebook right now so I’m sure you can talk them down.

Renault and Tomasello wineries were very reasonable too.

It’s a start… I’d like to find something in your price range too.  I don’t need it to be fancy but I’d like it to look better than a hall to be honest.

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