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Apr 1, 2008 07:26 AM

best reastaurant to hold a celebration in central nj for 50 people

I was wondering if anybody can help me. Im planning my wedding and the future wife and i have decided to take family and close friends out to dinner to celebrate the occasion. does anyone know of any great reastaurants that have back rooms or just room to hold somewhere between 20 and 50 people?

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    1. Hey, bak7701,

      Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

      "Central NJ" takes in quite a bit of territory, so any particular geographical locations? How about cuisine preferences? And are there budgetary constraints?

      1. Salt Creek Grille in Rumson has two banquet rooms downstairs overlooking the Navesink. Very nice space for a party of about 50. Very good food, also.

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        1. re: hotfoodhot

          I agree with hotfoodhot. I really like the Salt Creek Grille. I have always had very good food and great service. It's my choice for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

        2. Frog and the Peach in New Brunswick has a couple of private party options, they say one of the areas can seat up to 50 people.

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          1. re: BeeZee

            A year and a half ago we had our wedding at The Grenville in Bay Head. We maxed out the room at about 95 people but it would suit your group of 50 quite well. If the size of the party is right they will close the place for your event.
            We had a good experience there and it was just what we wanted for our wedding. Congratulations and good luck!

          2. thanks for all the replys. I live in monmouth county and was thinking anywhere in monmouth or ocean county. As for the budget we were hopeing for 20,000 or under

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            1. re: bak7701

              in Monmouth Beach.
              bak7701, have you visited any sites yet? Concerned for your choice of dates..given your stated budget tho, opt for a beachview. Dh & I renewed our vows here and very pleased w/catering services, guests treatment and staffs attention to detail. Highly recommend you visit and BOOK soon whatever you choose. Congratulations!

              1. re: bak7701

                For me, Brandl's in Belmar (hidden in the 9th Ave courtyard) is a venue that constinently provides inventive, upscale, American fare. Their crabcakes are lump meat and their whole leaf Caesar is officially my nationwide top pick. I know they have a catering menu and their intimate, converted storefront would be a great place for your number of guests. The only thing, might be price. Depending if you were having it during the off-season (before Memorial day- after Labor Day) or in prime time. Their website
                has their on-premise catering menu below their dinner menu so you can get an idea if it's a possibility. *Plus, I know they serve wine, but it used to be a BYOB and they still allow you to bring your own bottles now. If they allow that for a party, then you can't beat it!