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Cocktail Exclusive Wedding

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

Cocktail Exclusive Wedding

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

Cocktail Exclusive Wedding

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

Cocktail Exclusive Wedding Package for the Sterling Ballroom

For brides and grooms 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 premium bar, cocktail hour displays, followed by hors d’oeuvres and four specialty fare stations for the reception, with a finalé of passed dessert hors d’oeuvres, dessert pedestals, and wedding cake from a preferred bakery local to our Tinton Falls, New Jersey wedding venue. To learn more about the Cocktail Exclusive Package or our other packages, contact us today!

Features

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Services

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

 

Amenities

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  • Private room for the bridal party during cocktail hour
  • Stay in a beautifully appointed Bridal Suite on your wedding night
  • Breakfast for the newlyweds the following morning
  • Hotel accommodations offered at a special rate for wedding guests

Décor & Conveniences

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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

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

Champagne Greeting
Upon entering the cocktail hour, your guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne passed to them by our uniformed servers.

**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.

**Sangria Bar – additional cost per person
Minimum of 100 adults required. Served during cocktail hour.
Indulge in our red and white sangria creations of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay wines infused with fresh seasonal fruits. Personalize your libation with a cornucopia of fresh fruits available for garnish

**Bubble Bar – additional cost per person
Additional fee applies for events with fewer than 100 adults. Served during cocktail hour.
For an effervescent DIY twist on the classic wedding 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, apricot, and bacon bourbon jams, roasted garlic hummus, and eggplant caponata
  • Served with whipped herb butter and infused olive oils

Mediterranean Market

  • Prosciutto, Genoa salami, pepperoni, and sopressata
  • Kalamata and green olives, stuffed cherry peppers, and pepperoncinis

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 onion

**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

  • Chicken francaise or Marsala
  • Chicken saltimbocca
  • Sesame chicken
  • Swedish or Italian meatballs
  • Italian sausage with peppers, sweet onions, and tomato basil
  • Italian sausage with broccoli rabe
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Fried calamari
  • Fried ravioli
  • Seafood scampi
  • Spanish paella
  • Steamed mussels with a choice of tomato garlic broth or white wine, garlic, and shallot broth

Pasta Station

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Select two pasta and sauce combinations

Pasta selections:

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

Sauce selections:

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

Dinner Reception

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Champagne + Wine

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Champagne with seasonal berries

Wine Service

Hors d'oeuvres

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

  • Antipasti skewers*
  • Arancini (Italian rice balls)
  • Chicken quesadillas
  • Cocktail franks wrapped in a pretzel bun
  • Coconut shrimp
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters
  • Grilled miniature lamb chops with tzatziki*
  • Petite crab cakes with remoulade
  • Scallops wrapped in bacon*
  • Shrimp shooters*
  • Spanakopita
  • Veggie spring rolls

Items marked with an * are gluten free

Specialty Fare Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs (open for 1.5 hours)
Select five stations:

Fresh Seafood
Select either High Tide Station or Sushi + Sashimi Station

High Tide Station

  • A custom ice sculpture display filled to the brim with fresh, chilled shrimp
  • Surrounded by a bounty of crab claws, clams on the half shell, and chilled ceviche shooters
  • Served with miniature Tabasco bottles, cocktail sauce, and fresh lemons

**Upgrade your High Tide Station to include oysters on a half shell for an additional cost per person

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 four hand rolls: spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, yellowtail, spicy salmon, vegetable, California roll, or Philadelphia roll
Select two types of sashimi: tuna, shrimp, yellowtail, or salmon
**For an additional cost 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
  • Prime rib with creamy horseradish and au jus
  • Corned beef with a side of whole grain mustard
  • Glazed pastrami round with a side of whole grain mustard
  • Maple and bourbon ham
  • Pepper crusted pork loin
  • Breast of turkey with fresh cranberry compote
  • **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 bacon bits, 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, bacon bits, 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, ham, broccoli, bacon bits, mushrooms, crispy onion confetti, toasted bread crumbs, and hot sauce
**For an additional cost per person, add lobster or crab meat

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

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

  • Plain chicken wings tossed to order with a selection of BBQ, sesame Asian, and Buffalo sauce
  • Cheesesteak served with brioche buns
  • Fried pickle tower
  • Served with carrots and celery, bleu cheese and ranch dressings, ketchup, sautéed mushrooms, jalapenos, bacon bits, and crispy onion confetti
  • Kegerator with your choice of Miller Lite or Yuengling

Bacon Me Crazy
A sweet and savory kaleidoscope of flavors for foodies and comfort-seekers alike

  • Bacon-wrapped chicken, apricot, and pear skewers
  • BLT bites – bread cube with chipotle mayo topped with lettuce, crispy smoked bacon, and half a cherry tomato
  • Bacon mac n’ cheese
  • Bacon jalapeno cheddar corn bread
  • Applewood smoked bacon wrapped pork loin
  • Honey chipotle bacon

**Add Bacon Bloody Mary signature cocktail with bacon garnish for an additional cost per person

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

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, cheddar cheese, guacamole, sour cream, fresh cilantro, and tri-color tortilla chips
**Add blackened shrimp for an additional cost per person

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

Dessert

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For additional dessert options, please see our Accessories menu

Wedding Cake
Delicious layered wedding cake made fresh from our local baker with your selection of flavorings, fillings, icings, and a design befitting your wedding vision

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

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
  • Strawberry shortcake shooters
  • Tiramisu shooters

See Accessories menu for seasonal selections

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

Please Note

It is our pleasure to cater to dietary restrictions and food allergies. Kosher meals are available. For exclusively Kosher events, ask about our recommended Kosher catering options.

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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