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Cocktail Exclusive Mitzvah

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

Cocktail Exclusive Mitzvah

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

Cocktail Exclusive Mitzvah

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

Cocktail Exclusive 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 Exclusive 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 the Sundae Scoop dessert station.

Features

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Services

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  • Valet parking
  • Personal Mitzvah coordinators
  • Maitre d’ dedicated to your event
  • Attended coat room (seasonal)

Amenities

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  • Hotel accommodations offered at a special rate for your guests

Décor & Convenience

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  • Modern Fitted table coverings in ivory or black
  • Elegant metallic charger plate in silver or gold at every place setting
  • Napkin rings in silver or gold coordinated to the charger plates
  • Dinner napkins in a variety of colors
  • Dramatic centerpieces
  • Votive candles accenting each centerpiece
  • Customized seating chart
  • Hotel information cards with driving directions for your invitations

For The Teens

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Cocktail Hour

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Served to children ages 4-13

Teen Station – additional cost per person
A fun, unique presentation of teen favorites just for the young crowd

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

Dinner

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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)

The Sundae Scoop
Ice cream, hot fudge, and sprinkles – oh my! Guests young and old will appreciate this create-your-own sundae bar featuring A&W Root Beer floats with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, warm Belgian waffles, and a collection of toppings – M&M’s, gummy bears, crumbled Oreos, crushed peanuts, crushed graham crackers, chocolate syrup, hot fudge, hot caramel, wet walnuts, rainbow and chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries (one station served to all guests including teens and adults)

**Cotton Candy Machine – additional cost

**Popcorn Machine – additional cost

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 + Gourmet Popcorn – additional cost per person
Minimum of 100 adults required. Served during cocktail hour.
Craft beer from local Icarus Brewing company. Includes 4 artisan beers to be served in 4-glass tasting flights during cocktail hour. Served with gourmet popcorn in ten savory flavors: nacho cheddar, cheesy jalapeno, white cheddar, kettle corn, garlic Parmesan, Buffalo wing, bacon cheddar, ranch, caramel, and butter.

**Bubble Bar – additional cost per person
For an effervescent DIY twist on the classic cocktail, guests make their own blends of champagne, cotton candy clouds, juice, and garnish. Includes a dramatic carved ice sculpture display with bottle holders.
BUBBLY: Korbel Brut, Korbel Sweet Rosé, and San Pellegrino
JUICES/NECTARS: orange, pineapple, and cranberry
GARNISHES: sliced strawberries, orange slices, grapes, and blueberries

Tuscany Table

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A 360-degree display of cocktail hour favorites, to include:

Cheese Tasting

  • Wheels of Gouda and garlic herb Boursin
  • Morsels of Brie, cheddar, Muenster, Pepper Jack, sharp provolone, Gouda, and bleu cheese
  • Plump strawberries and sweet grapes

Artisan Bread + Crostini Bar

  • Olive and rosemary loaf, semolina twist, French baguettes, assorted focaccia breads, bread sticks, and cracker display
  • Arrangement of crostini accompanied by tomato, basil, and garlic bruschetta
  • Grape and apricot jams, roasted garlic hummus, and eggplant caponata
  • Served with whipped herb butter and infused olive oils

Bountiful Harvest Display
A savory selection of fresh produce marinated and grilled to perfection
Florets of broccoli, sliced carrots and peppers, sliced zucchini, eggplant, plum tomatoes, whole champignon mushrooms, yellow squash, and red onions

Mediterranean Market
Salami, turkey, roast beef, and corned beef, Kalamata and green olives, stuffed cherry peppers, and pepperoncinis

**Fresh Mozzarella Bar – additional cost per person
Classic fresh mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, bocconcini mozzarella, and pinwheels of proscuitto, basil, and mozzarella
Served with roasted peppers, fresh basil, pesto, sundried tomato tapenade, olive oil, and a balsamic glaze

Buffet Station

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Select four chafing dishes

  • Chicken francaise or Marsala
  • Chicken saltimbocca
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Farfalle with broccoli florets
  • Fried ravioli
  • Mini stuffed cabbage
  • Penne in a vodka blush
  • Poached salmon
  • Ricotta stuffed shells
  • Sesame chicken
  • Swedish or Italian meatballs

Pasta Station

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Select two pasta and sauce combinations

Pasta:

  • Penne
  • Tri-color farfalle
  • Orecchiette
  • Cavatappi
  • Rotini
  • Radiatore
  • Tri-colored tortellini
  • Rigatoni

Sauce:

  • Marinara
  • Classic vodka sauce
  • Sundried tomato pesto
  • Classic carbonara
  • Portobello Florentine
  • Tomato pomodoro
  • Bolognese
  • Alfredo sauce

Dinner Reception

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Hors d'oeuvres

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Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers

  • Arancini (Italian rice balls)
  • Cherry tomato and fresh mozzarella skewers*
  • Chicken quesadillas
  • Cocktail franks wrapped in a pretzel bun
  • Grilled miniature lamb chops with fresh mint jelly*
  • Matzoh ball soup shooters
  • Mini eggrolls with hot mustard and sweet and sour sauce
  • Mini Reubens
  • Potato latkes
  • Smoked whitefish canapés*
  • Spanakopita
  • Vegetable spring rolls

Items marked with an * are gluten free

Specialty Fare Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs
Select five 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: Stoli Vodka, Stoli Razberi, Stoli Ohranj, and Stoli Vanil
  • 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, spicy mayo, 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. Maximum of two meats will be carved on the station.

  • Flank steak 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 compote
  • Prime rib with creamy horseradish and au jus

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

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

Fry Bar
Classic fries, waffle fries, and Sidewinder fries served with a variety of dips and toppings including ketchup, hot sauce, chipotle mayo, malt vinegar, Old Bay Seasoning, ranch dressing, sour cream, and chives
**For an additional cost per person, replace one of the fry options with sweet potato fries

Gourmet Mac N’ Cheese
White Pepper Jack and cheddar mac n’ cheese served in porcelain bowls with an abundance of toppings including grated Parmesan cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions, broccoli, sautéed mushrooms, crispy onion confetti, toasted bread crumbs, and hot sauce

Asian Fusion Station
Served in white take-out boxes with chopsticks, accompanied with soy sauce, duck sauce, and 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 seasonal vegetables

The Wing-Man
A culinary sanctuary for all guests with man-sized appetites

  • Plain chicken wings tossed to order with a selection of BBQ, sesame Asian, and Buffalo sauce
  • Roast beef sliders with au jus
  • Fried pickle tower
  • Served with carrots and celery, bleu cheese and ranch dressings, ketchup, sautéed mushrooms, jalapenos, and crispy onion confetti
  • Kegerator with your choice of Miller Lite or Yuengling

The Stadium
Your guests will cheer for this savory spread of stadium favorites presented with an upscale twist
Miniature hamburgers and kosher hot dogs served on mini brioche buns accompanied with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, pickles, lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, sauerkraut, chili, and crispy onion confetti

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

Southern Comfort Station
Satisfy your cravings for hearty food with these Southern staples
Beef brisket, fried chicken, mini corn on the cob, and freshly baked biscuits and corn bread served with gravy, BBQ sauce, and hot sauce

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
BIALY: seeded onion
SCHMEER (select three): regular cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeno, garlic herb, horseradish, vegetable, honey walnut

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

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

The Sundae Scoop
Ice cream, hot fudge, and sprinkles – oh my! Guests young and old will appreciate this create-your-own sundae bar featuring A&W Root Beer floats with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, warm Belgian waffles, and a collection of toppings – M&M’s, gummy bears, crumbled Oreos, crushed peanuts, crushed graham crackers, chocolate syrup, hot fudge, hot caramel, wet walnuts, rainbow and chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries (one station served to all guests including teens and adults)

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

**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

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

Please Note

Specialty Fare stations will be served for 1.5 hours during the reception. 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.

Menu is subject to change.

Reviews We Love

  • Reena and Sue are a DREAM to work with! I worked with Reena most often. She was extremely accommodating, professional, fun, and the best spirit to work with! I never felt stressed out when working with her. She has such a contagious positive energy that we always looked forward to when going to the hall.

    — Julie + Nick, Howell, NJ
  • Everything was flawless and perfectly executed. The staff here is SO beyond helpful and accommodating. They really went above and beyond to make our day as perfect as it was!

    — Tonian + Mark, Ocean, NJ
  • We could not have possibly asked for a better experience of a lifetime! Our guests have been raving nonstop about every little thing! Thank you for memories to last a lifetime!

    — Teresa, Mother of the Bride
  • We felt the package we chose was reasonable for everything they offered, and within this package was much flexibility to personalize our event. The DoubleTree definitely delivered on the day of the wedding. The tables were set beautifully, the uplighting was atmospheric, and the bar was generous.

    — Steve + Joseph, Keyport, NJ
  • The food was great, amazing service from the staff, everything was clean, and the rooms were beautiful!

    — Victoria + Joe, Belford, NJ
  • My wife and I got married here on 12/31/18 (NYE). We had the best night of our lives and the venue was perfect. Nemo, our Maître d’, made our entire night smooth and absolutely perfect. The entire venue crew and staff also did an outstanding job. Reena was great from start to finish. Having a venue attached to a hotel is very convenient and easy for the bridal party as well as your family and friends. I would highly recommend this venue for your upcoming wedding.

    — Dominick, January 2019, Wedding
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