Best Venues for Celebrations

Gather & Celebrate Spring


As the Spring season sets in, we welcome warmer weather, blooming flowers, and festivities. This is the time that we look for the Best Venues for Celebrations.

Celebrations are a time to bring together friends and family. Hosting a party in a stunning venue has always enhanced the experience and memories. Several local restaurants have spacious private rooms for events, while other venues offer unique brunch or dinner options. Hosting your wedding or anniversary at one of the best venues can make all the difference between a good event and a great one.

Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our list of Best Venues for Celebrations has got you covered.

From private dining spaces to stunning ballrooms…

…boutique hotel


{18-20 East Main Street, Freehold; 732.431.3220;}

First on the list of our Best Venues for Celebrations is this elegant and classic site perfect for any celebration or gathering, The American Hotel in Freehold is a landmark facility that evokes the history and memories of gracious living. With three unique banquet rooms, this New York-style, 20-room boutique hotel, full of charm and intimacy, caters to any event, whether large or small. Its gorgeous rooms, lobby lounge, and restaurant make your event at The American Hotel an extraordinary experience.

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{125 Bayview Ave., Bayville; 732.269.3000;}

Amazing waterfront views from every seat in the house is one of the fabulous features characterizing B2 Bistro + Bar. Located in Bayville, it provides a banquet hall that specializes in weddings and other events. Their “garden-to-table” concept means that their executive chef and his skilled team use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create delicious culinary masterpieces that reflect the American and Mediterranean bistro-style of cooking. You can also enjoy a more formal dining experience while overlooking the bay from their indoor, second-story dining room.

Check out B2 Bistro + Bar’s other locations for more options for private celebrations, too!

With B2 Bistro + Bar’s six locations, you can find the Best Venue for Celebrations of any size or style!


A gorgeous seaside inn in Point Pleasant…..



{3900 River Road, Point Pleasant; 732.295.7000;}

A gorgeous seaside inn in Point Pleasant, The Crystal Point Yacht Club provides top-notch customer service, an eclectic menu, and exclusive on-site accommodations. Its spectacular views create the perfect backdrop for photographs. The stunning views of the Manasquan River create an ideal place for both intimate weddings and grand celebrations. Their newly renovated Crystal Point Inn also includes a complimentary bridal suite. Enjoy a two-night stay at The Crystal Point Inn the night before and the night of your wedding!

… an ideal place for both intimate weddings and grand affairs.


{1002 Main Street, Belmar; 732.934.2378; www.}

The perfect destination for food lovers who appreciate locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, F St. Social in Belmar supports local businesses by carefully selecting each item from local farmers’ markets. We added F St. Social to the Best Venue for Celebrations List because of its unique style. The restaurant’s private dining area provides an intimate and cozy atmosphere where you can indulge in the freshest and most delicious flavors of the season. With a commitment to quality evident in every dish, F St. Social goes above and beyond to ensure a truly enjoyable dining experience that is not only delicious but sustainable.

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{1411 NJ-36, Union Beach; 732.264.5222;}

On the second level of THE GOAT by David Burke’s restaurant in Union Beach you can find its Chandelier Room, showcasing several huge crystal chandeliers saved by Chef Burke from a Middletown estate. Designed for private and intimate events that can comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests, the Chandelier Room is filled with natural light and has its own bar as well as a dedicated dance floor. With a fun vibe, THE GOAT itself—a casual tavern that serves great food and drinks—features a menu comprised of modern American-Italian cuisine that focuses on innovative interpretations using the tavern’s custom-made wood-fired oven.


{88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank; 732.747.2500;}

With a picturesque setting, exceptional service, and remarkable cuisine, Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank is the perfect location for weddings, celebrations, and social events. Its panoramic views of the Navesink River provide a breathtaking backdrop for any event, making the Molly Pitcher Inn a standout choice for those seeking a venue that offers luxury, scenic dining, and versatile event-hosting capabilities. In addition, the Molly Pitcher Inn provides various accommodations catering to different preferences and needs, from European-style queen rooms to spacious suites. This location is perfect for The Best Venue for Celebrations List!

American Hotel



{448 US Highway 9N, Englishtown; 732.536.9050;}

The beautifully Italian villa-styled Nonna’s Cucina in Englishtown is perfect for parties and banquets! Its expert event-planning team can help you plan an unforgettable experience for your guests, whether it’s for a communion, rehearsal dinner, business function, or wedding. With a variety of rooms available, Nonna’s Cucina can accommodate groups of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. Imagine your guests enjoying the trifecta of delicious food, impeccable service, and a warm, inviting atmosphere!


{146 Bodman Place, Red Bank; 732.530.8200;}

Always a popular choice for waterfront weddings, celebrations, and more, The Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank offers a variety of luxurious and sophisticated spaces. This boutique venue can customize events to include ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and corporate meetings. Guests can choose from contemporary and stylish rooms, and the hotel also boasts a full-service restaurant and bar, making it an ideal choice for guests attending events. Visit Pearl Restaurant at the Oyster Point Hotel for dining, cocktails, brunch and live music. 

American Hotel


{1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright; 732.530.9760;}

DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke is a stunning beachfront venue that’s perfect for hosting weddings, and private dining events. The venue offers breathtaking views of the ocean, making for a perfect backdrop for photographs. With a cozy fireplace and a nautical theme, the restaurant is open year-round. The Coastal Seafood menu includes an array of delicacies such as a raw bar, lobster bisque, and much more.


{1414 Meetinghouse Road, Sea Girt; 732.223.6658;}

The Butterfly Room and the Octagon are two of three fantastic spaces for celebrations at Scarborough Fair Restaurant in Sea Girt. Newly-decorated and accommodating up to 50 guests, the Butterfly Room has been transformed into a seasonal paradise for guests with decorations for each holiday. With its versatile seating arrangements, this room is suitable for any event. The Octagon, on the other hand, is a private space with character that can seat a maximum of 25 guests, and its fully closing French doors are also sure to impress your guests!

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Plan your Dream weddings in Spring Lake …..


{700 NJ-71, Spring Lake; 732.250.3398;}

A premier Jersey Shore banquet hall that offers everything you need to make your event a hit, The Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights offers party venues for up to 350 guests. Its elegant restaurant, hideaway bar, outdoor patios, and beautifully appointed guest rooms guarantee that your event will be special and unique. Whether you’re planning an intimate family gathering or a grand celebration, The Shore Club’s on-site catering options include station, plated, or buffet dining options to suit your tastes and preferences. To ensure that your event is stylish and elegant, the venue also provides seating arrangements and design, table accents and décor, linens, and silverware.

… an ideal place for both intimate weddings and grand affairs.


{812 Main Street, Bradley Beach; 732.984.6363;}

Indulge in irresistible comfort food at Skratch Kitchen in Bradley Beach. Book a private event in their cozy space. Their skilled chef, JT Dunn, has created a custom-designed, rustic menu that will tantalize your taste buds with unforgettable flavors. With the use of high-quality ingredients and an uncompromising commitment to excellence, every dish will leave you craving for more. Don’t miss out on this amazing culinary experience with unforgettable flavors!

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