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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

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 throughout the event in place of sit-down dinner. Includes 5-hour open bar, cocktail hour displays, followed by appetizer, intermezzo, and five specialty fare stations plus a teen buffet for the reception, with a finalé of dessert pedestals, cake, and a sundae bar.

Features

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Services

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  • Personal wedding 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 wedding guests

Décor & Convenience

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  • 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 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. (Add your Signature Mocktail to the reception bar for an additional charge per person)

  • 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

Aperitif Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs

Tuscan Vineyard
Perfectly paired cheeses, artisan breads, and wines redolent of the Italian countryside

  • Cheese – wedges of artisan walnut pecorino, peppercorn pecorino, piacentinu with saffron, and caciocavallo ragusano, wheels of gouda and garlic herb Boursin, 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
  • Red Rock Merlot – California classic with aromas of caramelized sugar and vanilla, balanced with dark fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and black currant, medium-bodied
  • William Hill Chardonnay – barrel fermented Napa Valley wine with flavors of toasted oak, buttered popcorn, green apple, and citrus, medium-bodied

Garden Bistro
A savory harvest of marinated fresh produce grilled to perfection and a vibrant quartet of distinctive salads to please every palette.

Florets of broccoli, julienned carrots and peppers, sliced zucchini, halved plum tomatoes, whole champignon mushrooms and the delectable salads below:

  • Mushroom Salad – sautéed champignon and shiitake mushrooms, slivered red and green bell peppers, and sliced Kalamata olives, lightly seasoned with Italian dressing
  • Moroccan Fruit and Nut Couscous – couscous pearls, dried cranberries, raisins, and pistachios, spiced with Moroccan seasoning with a sweet and spicy vinaigrette
  • Asian Fusion Salad – lo mein noodles tossed with julienned carrots, peppers, peanuts, and ginger sesame dressing
  • Greek Salad – crisp diced cucumbers, juicy plum tomatoes, sliced red onion, and pitted kalamata olives adorned with feta cheese crumbles and smooth Greek dressing

Teen Station

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

  • Franks
  • Pizza bagels
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Soft pretzels
  • Soda
  • Shirley Temples

Hors d'oeuvres

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Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers.

  • Arancini (Italian rice balls)
  • Assortment of perogies
  • Asparagus phyllo wraps
  • Beef sliders
  • Brie and apricot puff
  • Bruschetta
  • Chicken and lemon grass spring roll
  • Chicken satay shooters
  • Cocktail franks
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup shooter
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Mini pizzas
  • Potato pancakes
  • Smoked whitefish canapés
  • Spanakopita
  • **Grilled miniature lamb chops with fresh mint jelly (additional charge per person)

Dinner Reception

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Blessing of the Challah

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Candle Lighting Ceremony

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Appetizer

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Served with freshly baked Tuscan artisan rolls with whipped butter
Select one

Martini Caprese
Juicy grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella in garlic basil pesto, served in a petite-stem cocktail glass, accented with Asiago baguette toast points and fresh basil

Portobello Napoleon
Sautéed baby spinach and roasted red bell peppers baked into the center of a large portobello mushroom, blanketed with melted mozzarella cheese and caramelized onions, on a bed of greens infused with balsamic vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce and freshly grated Parmesan cheese lightly tossed with Caesar dressing, garnished with herb spiced croutons

Exotic Mushroom Cannellonis
A rich blend of porcini mushroom and ricotta cheese piped into steamed cannelloni pasta, bathed in a creamy tomato bisque and garnished with fresh basil

Intermezzo

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Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers
Select one

  • Refreshing tropical sorbet with a raspberry coulis
  • Amuse Bouche – butternut squash or tomato (one hot soup to be presented in single-serving glasses)

Specialty Fare Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs. Select five stations.

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 horseradish sauce
  • Brisket of corned beef
  • Glazed pastrami
  • Breast of turkey with fresh cranberry and fruit compote
  • Baked salmon wellington
  • **Seared sesame crusted Ahi tuna (additional charge per person)

Fajita Station
Sizzling chicken and beef strips served with warm flour tortillas, cheddar cheese, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream

Slider Station
Miniature hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and veggie burgers served on silver dollar buns with French fries, assorted relish and remoulade, lettuce, tomato, crispy onion confetti, and bacon

Pasta Station
Select two pasta preparations

  • Tri-color tortellini in roasted garlic alfredo
  • Rigatoni bolognaise
  • Farfalle and broccoli in a classic garlic sauce
  • Penne in vodka blush

Wok Station
Select two wok dishes to be served in white take-out boxes with fortune cookies and chopsticks

  • Sweet and sour chicken
  • Beef and broccoli
  • Pepper steak
  • Chicken fried rice
  • Vegetable fried rice
  • Vegetable lo mein

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

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

Grilled cheese served with mac and cheese triangles and 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 served with frizzled onions, oyster crackers, Goldfish crackers, and marshmallows

  • Fire roasted tomato
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Carrot ginger
  • Butternut squash

Buffet Station
Select four chafing dishes

  • Beef and broccoli
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Farfalle with broccoli florets
  • Filet of beef strips, caramelized onions, bell peppers
  • Mini stuffed cabage
  • Penne in vodka blush
  • Poached salmon
  • Polynesian chicken
  • Ricotta stuffed shells
  • Sesame chicken
  • Swedish meatballs

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

  • Gourmet macaroni + cheese
  • Baked stuffed shells
  • Penne in vodka blush
  • Chicken fingers
  • Sliced London broil
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot dogs

Teen Side Dish
Select one

  • Onion rings
  • French fries

Dessert

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Scroll Cake
Delicious scroll cake made fresh from our local baker with your selection of flavorings, fillings, and personalized with artful icing decoration

Dessert Pedestal
Three sweet tiers of petit indulgences served at each table: strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, cream puffs, éclairs, Napoleons, and freshly filled cannolis

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

Teen Favorite!
Sundae at the Boardwalk
Dive into the whimsical shore tradition of hot zeppoles dusted with powdered sugar and warm Belgian waffles capped with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. A collection of toppings welcomes your guests to create an original sweet sensation – M&Ms, gummy bears, marshmallows, crumbled Oreos, crushed peanuts, crushed graham crackers, chocolate syrup, rainbow sprinkles, strawberry sauce, crushed pineapple, hot fudge, hot caramel, wet walnuts, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries

Please Note

14-2 Menu Edition
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 about our recommended Kosher caterer.

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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