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Avenue

Long Branch , NJ
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LOCATION

23 Ocean Ave
Long Branch, NJ US 07740 (map)

PHONE

732-759-2900

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Avenue is the premier location for your wedding! We offer ceremonies on the beach as well as on our roof deck which overlooks the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. Wow your guests with impeccable... Read more
Avenue is the premier location for your wedding! We offer ceremonies on the beach as well as on our roof deck which overlooks the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. Wow your guests with impeccable service. Photos never looked better surrounded by our stunning views. Our weddings are unique and catered around your style. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2006
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
10
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Avenue this past Saturday and the venue was amazing. I was incredibly nervous about the venue, because of its unconventional set up, and because I wanted to be sure my guests were satisfied being as they traveled from North Jersey and beyond to be there. Well, they were beyond impressed and had the time of their lives. The beachfront setting was unbeatable, and as far as the unconventional set up, it could't have worked out better. We had a classy, elegant, and most of all fun wedding with breathtaking views. The staff took such great care of everyone, the food was amazing, and the pictures turned out amazing. My Facebook feed is still filled with pictures friends are posting from that night, from the ocean backdrop, the pool, the beautifully architected bar, all were perfect backdrops.
Advice for brides, make sure the florist you hire is set up in time. The only hiccup we had, which was not Avenue's fault, was that our florist was not done in time. We admittedly had ordered the place fully decorated, with arrangements that turned out stunningly, however, guests had to congregate in the downstairs restaurant bar until the florist was done. This caused our ceremony to be delayed a whole hour, and caused me stress on this special day.
We also wish we had stayed upstairs with our guests for cocktail hour and went around taking pictures then, as they would have turned out beautifully and we would have had more time to talk our guests. Instead I opted to go down to the gazebo for formal pictures with the family members. The gazebo was crowded (beautiful beach day) and had a vendor card set up smack in the middle.
Also, grab your groom for some pictures on the beach at some point in the evening. Those pictures under the boardwalk turned out gorgeous.
That being said, our wedding was the most beautiful and memorable day, not only for us, but also for our guests as well.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The staff at Avenue was wonderful. Chris Toohey was SO accomodating to our every request, especially due to the surprise nature of our wedding (yes it was a surprise!) He put up with all of my many many emails and was always so nice about it. The place looked amazing, the food was a HUGE hit with the guests, the Maitre D Nancy and all the staff were great and everything went flawlessly! Thank you Avenue!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Dream wedding! Chris was absolutely amazing! Bridal assistant Kristen was great! Nancy was also very helpful! Beautiful wedding plus a great atmosphere= a night to remember forever!
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Joanna
Wedding:
6/2/2013
4.5/5.0
There is not a more beautiful venue than Avenue. Chris was absolutely amazing and so attentive and I loved working with him. The laid back feel and lack of organized seating was just what we were looking for. We had a few hiccups as there was no working microphone and we were informed 23 hours before the wedding that we could not have the beach ceremony we dreamed of, though the roof top deck ended up being lovely. We had the Monte Carlo package, but we added an extra hour, which I would strongly recommend since it felt like everything was over in the blink of an eye. The complimentary room at the Bungalow was amazing, and the chef was so accommodating of my very tricky garlic allergy. The access to the bridal suite was brief but accommodated our needs. Adding on valet parking was also a great opportunity for my guests. The dessert bar was to die for!!!! I have been in such bliss that I keep telling my bridal party I want to renew my vows again on a future anniversary just to experience the venue again!
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Amy
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband and I recently had our wedding at Avenue. When we had decided to include Avenue in our list of places to visit it was not our first choice, however after seeing it in person, we were in love with the ocean front location and the modern, contemporary atmosphere of this venue - not to mention the food is amazing! We had our ceremony on the deck overlooking the ocean with a cocktail reception inside/outside immediately after. Even when it stormed halfway through our reception, our ~70 guests were still comfortable and able to enjoy themselves inside. We had worked with Nancy throughout our planning, and she was extremely helpful, responsive and attentive. There were a couple of little snags that came up throughout the day, but nothing that I felt was significant enough to detract from our's and our guest's experience. Overall, we were extremely pleased with Avenue and received tons of compliments from our guests on what an unique and amazing time they had.
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adecker
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't thank them enough for everything they had done to make our day so incredible! I'm still getting calls from our friends and family raving about the food, service, and atmosphere... Our Event Manager Lauren really went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and, It was! They exceeded all of our expectations and my wife and I would recommend this venue for your ceremony and reception!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.0/5.0
Everything about our wedding at Avenue was amazing - the food, the decor, the atmosphere... I knew from the first time we went there that it was PERFECT for us. The communication with the staff during the planning phase was good... there was sometimes a delay in responses, but I always assumed it was because they had other weddings that were before ours, and they were the priority (as they SHOULD be!). We ended up having to switch day-of coordinators a few times, but the transition was pretty seamless (altho no one told us that the girl I was originally working with left - I didn't find out until I emailed her one day and was sent an auto-reply saying she was gone. Slight panic for a moment!).

All of the staff on the day-of was great - polite, professional, and always making sure me and my husband had a drink in hand and something to eat (even accommodating my picky vegetarian diet). The bridal suite was in a slightly odd location - kind of stuffed in between floors - and I had to climb over tables, chairs, etc in a storage area (the beach club locker rooms, during the summer season) to use the bathroom before the ceremony, which was odd, but no big deal. I was also slightly disappointed when we were told that me and my husband, and a few friends couldn't get in to the club/bar once it opened to the public after the wedding, because it was "VIP only" (I guess having a wedding there doesn't entitle one to VIP status for the day? :) ). That policy must have been enacted sometime AFTER we booked the venue, because originally we were told as long as we left the club for a half hour after the reception ended so they could clean up, we could then go back upstairs at 10pm when the club/bar opened to the public. They eventually DID let us back up, though, so all was good. :)

The only major complaint would be the fact that they "forgot" we requested valet parking. I had included a note on our invites and our website stating that complimentary valet parking would be available, and it wasn't until most of our guests had arrived (and someone mentioned it to my husband) that they finally sent someone outside to valet. The parking at Pier Village is a nightmare, esp on a Saturday night in May, so I felt TERRIBLE that my guests had to drive around, pay for valet, and/or walk great distances, after assuring them they wouldn't have to. The ceremony even started a little late because so many people couldn't find parking. Anyway, that aside, everything else was fantastic and if I had to do it all over, I would still choose Avenue as our venue without even a second thought! Thank you Neil, Stacey, Samantha, and Lauren!
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kielmonster
Wedding:
3/26/2010
4.8/5.0
This spot is a truly beautiful place to showcase the ocean and still have your wedding in a hip, trendy and casual setting. The food is FANTASTIC and service is wonderful! We held our wedding in the club upstairs for cocktail reception and it was an incredibly fun and relaxed evening of nonstop food drinks and dancing. GORGEOUS for pictures.
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