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Cocktail Platinum Sterling Mitzvah

Mingle and dance with our cocktail-style version of the Platinum package

Cocktail Platinum Sterling Mitzvah

Mingle and dance with our cocktail-style version of the Platinum package

Cocktail Platinum Sterling Mitzvah

Mingle and dance with our cocktail-style version of the Platinum package

Cocktail Style Mitzvah Package at the Sterling Ballroom

Brand new menu as of March 2015! For parents and teens who live to mix and mingle… the Cocktail package has all the “wow” factor of the traditional Platinum package at the Sterling Ballroom, but with cocktail hour fare for the duration of dinner in place of sit-down dinner. Includes 5-hour open bar, cocktail hour displays, and a teen station, followed by hors d’oeuvres and four specialty fare stations plus a teen buffet for the reception, with a finalé of passed dessert hors d’oeuvres, dessert pedestals, cake, and a sundae bar.

Features

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Services

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  • Personal Mitzvah coordinators
  • Maitre d’ dedicated to your event
  • Attended coat room (seasonal)
  • **Add valet parking for an additional charge per person

Amenities

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  • Hotel accommodations offered at a special rate for your guests

Décor & Convenience

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  • Table coverings in your choice of Modern Fitted (ivory or black) or Traditional Linen (ivory)
  • Elegant metallic charger plate at every place setting
  • Napkin rings coordinated to the charger plates
  • Dinner napkins in a variety of colors
  • Dramatic centerpieces
  • Votive candles accenting each centerpiece
  • Place cards for you to personalize for your guests
  • Hotel information cards with driving directions for your invitations

Cocktail Hour

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Libations

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5-Hour Premium Open Bar
Served during your cocktail hour and reception, featuring many popular labels

Signature Mocktail Greeting
Upon entering the cocktail hour, your guests will be greeted with your signature mocktail passed to them by our uniformed servers. Select one from the list below.

  • Baby Bellini – peach nectar, sparkling cider
  • Shirley Temple –  ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, grenadine, garnished with a cherry
  • Seabreeze – cranberry juice, white grapefruit juice, grenadine, garnished with lime
  • Lil Appletini – apple juice, simple syrup, lemon juice, garnished with an apple slice
  • Chocolate Mocktini – chocolate milk, sprinkle of cinnamon, rimmed with cocoa powder and sugar

**Add your Signature Mocktail to the reception for an additional charge per person

**Craft Beer Flight Tasting Station – additional cost per person
Minimum of 100 adults required
Craft beer from local Rinn Duin Brewing company. Includes 16 total growlers of 4 beer selections, served in 4-glass tasting flights during cocktail hour. (Unfinished growlers may be served from reception bar.) Served with soft pretzels with a variety of mustards (whole grain mustard, yellow mustard, honey mustard, and Dijon), freshly popped buttered popcorn and seasoned party mix

BEER SELECTIONS: St. John’s Irish-style red, Sandpiper English-style brown, Trinity Scottish-style 70, plus One Current Seasonal brew

**Bubble Bar – additional cost per person
For an effervescent DIY twist on the classic wedding cocktail, guests make their own blends of champagne, juice, and garnish
Includes a dramatic carved ice sculpture display with bottle holders, decorative straws, & rock candy stirrers

Bubbly: Korbel Brut, Korbel Sweet Rosé, San Pellegrino
Juices/nectars (select four): orange, pineapple, mango, cranberry, peach, grapefruit, or white grape
Garnishes: sliced strawberries, orange slices, grapes, raspberries, and blueberries

Aperitif Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs

Cheese Tasting
Wedges of artisan walnut pecorino, artisan peppercorn pecorino, piacentinu with saffron, and caciocavallo ragusano cheese, wheels of garlic and herb Boursin and Gouda, morsels of havarti, cheddar, Muenster, and bleu cheese, accented with fresh berries and grapes

Artisan Bread
Olive and rosemary loaf, semolina twist, marble rye, French baguettes, medley of crackers, whipped butter, and infused oils

Mediterranean Market
Salami, turkey, roast beef, and corned beef
Bocconcini mozzarella brushed with olive oil and basil
Bruschetta and sliced baguette
Kalamata olives, julienned roasted red and yellow peppers, stuffed cherry peppers, pepperoncinis, and fresh lemons

Veggies on the Grill
A savory harvest of fresh produce marinated and grilled to perfection
Florets of broccoli, julienned carrots and peppers, sliced zucchini, eggplant, halved plum tomatoes, and whole champignon mushrooms

Teen Station

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A fun, unique presentation especially for teens, included in your package

Mini franks
Pizza bagels
Nachos grande
Mozzarella triangles
Soft pretzels
Soda bar

Buffet Station

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Select four chafing dishes

  • Grilled lemon chicken
  • Chicken francaise or Marsala
  • Sesame chicken
  • Beef and broccoli
  • Filet of beef strips with caramelized onions and bell peppers
  • Swedish or Italian meatballs
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Farfalle with broccoli florets
  • Fried ravioli
  • Mini stuffed cabbage
  • Penne in a vodka blush
  • Ricotta stuffed shells
  • Poached salmon

Pasta Station

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Select two pasta preparations

  • Penne with classic vodka sauce
  • Tri color farfalle with sundried tomato pesto
  • Orecchiette with portobello Florentine
  • Cavatappi with tomato pomodoro
  • Radiatore Bolognese
  • Tri color tortellini Alfredo

Dinner Reception

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Blessing of the Challah

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Candle Lighting Ceremony

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Hors d'oeuvres

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Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers (for 1.5 hours)

  • Arancini (Italian rice balls)
  • Assortment of perogies
  • Asparagus phyllo wraps
  • Beef sliders
  • Brie and apricot puff
  • Bruschetta
  • Cherry tomato and fresh mozzarella skewers
  • Chicken and lemon grass spring roll
  • Chicken satay skewers
  • Cocktail franks
  • Crudite shooters
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup shooter
  • Grilled miniature lamb chops with fresh mint jelly
  • Mac and cheese triangles
  • Matzoh ball soup shooters
  • Mini beef Wellingtons
  • Mini calzones
  • Mini eggrolls with hot mustard and sweet and sour sauce
  • Mini pizzas
  • Mozzarella triangles
  • Potato latkes
  • Smoked whitefish canapés
  • Spanakopita
  • Sweet and sour chicken kabobs

Specialty Fare Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs
SELECT FOUR stations

From The Sea
Select either VODKA + CAVIAR ICE BAR or SUSHI + SASHIMI STATION

VODKA + CAVIAR ICE BAR

  • Flavored vodkas chilled through an ice luge (select four): Tiki Tea, Wild Cherry, Black & Blue, Blood Orange, Coconut, Cosmo
  • Chilled caviar displayed over ice: Black or red whitefish caviar and salmon roe
  • Water crackers, chopped egg, diced red onion, and crème fraîche

SUSHI + SASHIMI STATION
A colorful vignette of Japanese wooden boats filled with hand-rolled sushi and fresh sashimi, served with saké, pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks

  • Select three hand rolls: spicy tuna, yellowtail, spicy salmon, vegetable
  • Select two types of sashimi: tuna, yellowtail, salmon

**For an additional charge per person your guests will enjoy fresh sushi rolled to order by a uniformed sushi chef

Carving Station
Select two meats to be carved and served with miniature brioche

  • Steamship of beef with chimichurri sauce
  • Corned beef with a side of whole grain mustard
  • Glazed pastrami round with a side of whole grain mustard
  • Breast of turkey with fresh cranberry and fruit compote
  • Pecan and panko encrusted salmon

**Seared sesame crusted tuna – additional cost per person
**Rosemary crusted leg of lamb – additional cost per person

(Maximum of two meats will be carved on the station)

Bagel + Bialy Bar
Bagels and bialys to be served with flavored schmeers, sliced lox, capers, sliced tomatoes, sweet onions, and whitefish salad

  • Bagels: plain, onion, sesame, everything, honey whole wheat, cinnamon raisin, blueberry
  • Bialys: seeded onion
  • Schmeer (select three): regular cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeño, garlic herb, horseradish, vegetable, honey walnut

Asian Fusion Station
Served in white take-out boxes with chopsticks
Accompanied by soy sauce, duck sauce, fortune cookies

Select one: fried dumplings, spring rolls, duck spring rolls in an Asian plum sauce

Select two: lo mein, vegetable pad thai, garlic udon noodles, vegetable fried rice, kung pao chicken, cashew chicken, orange chicken, sweet and sour beef, Mongolian beef, beef with broccoli

Deli Station
Mini corned beef sandwiches with pickled mustard on pumpernickel toast, mini pastrami sandwiches with caramelized onions and Dijon aioli on pretzel rolls, and grilled mini Reubens with sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye, served with Brooklyn potato knishes, potato salad coleslaw, sour tomatoes, and sweet and sour pickles

Gourmet Grilled Cheese + Soup Station
Select two grilled cheese sandwiches and one soup

Grilled  Cheese (select two)
Served with sour whiskey pickles

  • Tomato and Swiss on rye
  • Gouda and Granny Smith apples on country brioche
  • White cheddar on sourdough
  • Classic American on white Texas toast

Soup (select one)
Served with frizzled onions, Goldfish crackers, and toasted pumpkin seeds

  • Fire roasted tomato
  • Butternut squash
  • Chicken noodle soup

Slider Station
Miniature hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, and bbq brisket sliders, served on silver dollar brioche buns accompanied with French fries, chipotle ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, lettuce, tomato, and crisp onion confetti

Fajita Station
Chipotle marinated chicken and beef strips with sautéed onions and peppers, served with warm flour and corn tortillas, fire-roasted red and green salsa, pico de gallo, sliced jalepeños, pinto beans and rice, guacamole, fresh cilantro, and tri-color tortilla chips

Smashed Potato Bar
Creamy mashed white and sweet potatoes served in martini tumblers with an array of delectable toppings including scallions, broccoli, cheddar cheese, marshmallows, cinnamon, butter, sour cream, and wild mushroom gravy

Teen Buffet

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Teen appetizer + buffet will be served to children ages 4-13

Teen Appetizer
Select one

  • Fresh fruit
  • Garden salad with house dressing

Teen Buffet
Select three

  • Southern fried chicken tenders
  • Boneless bbq beef ribs
  • Hamburgers, turkey burgers, and veggie burgers
  • Gourmet macaroni + cheese
  • Baked stuffed shells
  • Penne in vodka blush

Accompanied with your choice of: French fries or onion rings
Served with bbq sauce, classic ketchup, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onions

Dessert

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Torah Cake
Delicious Torah cake made fresh from our local baker with your selection of flavorings, fillings, icings, and personalized inscription (served to all guests including teens and adults)

Dessert Hors D’Oeuvres
Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers:

  • Cheesecake stuffed strawberries
  • Milk shooters and mini donuts
  • Mini assorted cheesecakes
  • Mini churro bites
  • Mini fruit tarts
  • Mini parfait shooters
  • S’mores shooters (chocolate pudding with crumbled graham crackers and lightly browned marshmallow fluff)
  • Strawberry shortcake shooters
  • Tiramisu shooters

Coffee and Tea
Freshly brewed aromatic coffee, decaf, and herbal teas served tableside to your guests by our uniformed servers

A Teen Favorite!
Sundae at the Boardwalk
Dive into the whimsical shore tradition of hot zeppoles dusted with powdered sugar, warm Belgian waffles, and classic wafer cones capped with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Then treat yourself to an ice cream soda with Coca Cola, A&W Root Beer, and A&W Cream Soda. A collection of toppings welcomes your guests to create an original sweet sensation – M&Ms, gummy bears, crumbled Oreos, crushed peanuts, crushed graham crackers, chocolate syrup, strawberry sauce, crushed pineapple, hot fudge, hot caramel, wet walnuts, rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries (one station served to all guests including teens and adults)

**Mitzvah Dessert Pedestal – additional cost per person
Upgrade to replace the Dessert Pedestal with the new Mitzvah Dessert Pedestal.
Three sweet tiers of specialty Jewish indulgences served at each table: mini baklava, bite-size squares of chocolate mascarpone babka, chocolate covered strawberries, raspberry and pistachio rugelach, mini apricot hamantaschen, and cranberry-pecan mandel bread

**Cotton Candy Machine – additional cost per person

**Popcorn Machine – additional cost per person

Please Note

15-5 Menu Edition
Specialty Fare stations will be served for 1.5 hours during the reception. Menu details may be subject to change or vary slightly. It is our pleasure to cater to dietary restrictions and food allergies. For exclusively Kosher events, ask to see our list of recommended Kosher caterers.

Reviews We Love

  • 3 weeks later people are still raving about how great the food and service was at our reception. Victoria and Ali were always fast to respond to any questions or concerns we had. On the day of, Nemo, the maître d, was there through the whole night. He knew everything that we wanted and the set up was perfect.

    — Lauren, November 2014
  • Everything was amazing, from the food to the venue and decor. So many of our guests told us that the cocktail hour was the best one they’ve ever gone to!!!

    — Kim, October 2014
  • Everything was awesome from the Sterling Ballroom. Everyone raved about the food and the service was fantastic. There is not one negative thing to say about the venue. We had such a wonderful experience. They made everything such a breeze and not to mention the venue is beautiful. We were apprehensive because it is a hotel, but we were blown away upon our first visit. The Sterling Ballroom comes highly recommended.

    — Tiffany, September 2014
  • Victoria was incredibly kind and patient and helped us plan the perfect surprise Bridal Shower. My sister was extremely surprised and it turned out beautifully.

    The food was incredible, the staff was extremely helpful. It went so well! I would recommend anyone to Sterling Ballroom at the DoubleTree!

    — Colleen, September 2014
  • This was the first place we visited after doing some online research, but we don’t regret it one bit! We received multiple compliments throughout the night and after the wedding day. Thank you DoubleTree!

    — Bride, August 2014
  • I particularly want to commend Ali Fernandes, Nemo, Anna, and Maria for helping to make the shower the success it was. They went above and beyond with their caring, attentive attitude to every aspect of the planning and details. You can be proud of your staff and the wonderful reflection they are of your venue – professional, knowledgeable, customer focused, with a genuine commitment to excellence. I have recommended your venue to everyone who asks.

    — Karin, July 2014
  • Our wedding was a huge success because of your help. We love you and loved that we chose the DoubleTree. Everything was perfect, including my and my family’s stay before the wedding and the complimentary bridal suite we got after the wedding. Thank you again.

    — Scott + Mona, July 2014
  • I could not have asked for a better venue and staff to work with… I already have friends who have booked their weddings at this venue, because it was the best experience I could have asked for!

    — Heather, July 2014
  • Victoria, Ali, and Nemo took such great care of us at my daughter’s bat mitzvah. The attention to detail and to me (the hostess) was outstanding! Top notch service was provided, and I will gladly recommend your facilities to anyone and everyone. A big thank you to the staff at the DoubleTree’s Sterling Ballroom!

    — Amy, June 2014
  • Our wedding reception at the Sterling Ballroom was absolutely amazing! I can’t think of enough good things to say about the staff, the food, the decor, and just the overall service! Thank you so much for making our wedding day such a memorable, fantastic day!

    — Natasha, May 2014
  • Victoria and her team went above and beyond – I would recommend this venue to ANYONE! My family members can’t stop telling me how perfect the celebration was. All of the planning & hard work made sure that the wedding day was flawless.

    — Bride, May 2014
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