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The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Asbury Park , NJ
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LOCATION

1401 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 US (map)

PHONE

732-776-6700

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ABOUT US

As historic Asbury Park’s premier hotel, The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel enjoys a prime location along the New Jersey shoreline just steps from the famed boardwalk. Modern accents... Read more
As historic Asbury Park’s premier hotel, The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel enjoys a prime location along the New Jersey shoreline just steps from the famed boardwalk. Modern accents complement the classic grandeur of this famous hotel, with a nod to the Victorian architecture and oceanfront glamour of Asbury Park’s storied past. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel embodies everything that is the revitalization of the famed Jersey Shore and itself represents the rebirth of this cultural icon.

The Crystal Ballroom provides a stunning setting to write a new piece of your own personal history. Together with our prefered vendors and partners we are committed to hosting the event of your life and help you transform your vision into a reality. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1925
When was your venue last renovated?
2007
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
238
Number of suites
5
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
40
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
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1925
When was your venue last renovated?
2007
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
238
Number of suites
5
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
40
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
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
140
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Danielle
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I booked my wedding a little over a year before our date. I worked with Jenna and she was fabulous. She made herself available to me via phone or email even on her days off. She made special arrangements for me that included getting early check ins and different alcohol because I have allergies. On the day of the wedding she kept checking on me and was with me the entire day until I walked down the aisle. After which Chris took over and was just as wonderful. The service at the Berkeley is unremarkable and the ballrooms are stunning. They have a bar on the main floor that stays open until 2am for even more partying. They even let you walk through your ceremony space the night before to practice with no charge.
I booked my wedding a little over a year before our date. I worked with Jenna and she was fabulous. She made herself Read more...
I booked my wedding a little over a year before our date. I worked with Jenna and she was fabulous. She made herself available to me via phone or email even on her days off. She made special arrangements for me that included getting early check ins and different alcohol because I have allergies. On the day of the wedding she kept checking on me and was with me the entire day until I walked down the aisle. After which Chris took over and was just as wonderful. The service at the Berkeley is unremarkable and the ballrooms are stunning. They have a bar on the main floor that stays open until 2am for even more partying. They even let you walk through your ceremony space the night before to practice with no charge. Read less
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chEEkidElinkwEnt
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
The Berkeley provided us with a gorgeous and affordable venue for our wedding. Jenna and Chris were amazing in helping us plan and making certain that we were comfortable and taken care of the day of. The bridal suite was fantastic and was an ideal place to get ready for the big day! also, our package included valet services and a bar package.

In addition, the Berkeley also provided accommodations for myself and our guests. the rooms on our block were reasonably priced and were comfortable for our stay.
The Berkeley provided us with a gorgeous and affordable venue for our wedding. Jenna and Chris were amazing in helping us Read more...
The Berkeley provided us with a gorgeous and affordable venue for our wedding. Jenna and Chris were amazing in helping us plan and making certain that we were comfortable and taken care of the day of. The bridal suite was fantastic and was an ideal place to get ready for the big day! also, our package included valet services and a bar package.

In addition, the Berkeley also provided accommodations for myself and our guests. the rooms on our block were reasonably priced and were comfortable for our stay. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Erin
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our dream wedding at the Berkeley Hotel!! We worked with the catering manager Jenna, who was extremely helpful throughout the whole planning process! If there was anything we wanted to change or upgrade, she changed it immediately and made sure we were happy at all times! Anytime we needed to contact Jenna, she was always available! We truly had the most amazing day of our lives at the Berkeley Hotel! Thank you Jenna!!
We had our dream wedding at the Berkeley Hotel!! We worked with the catering manager Jenna, who was extremely helpful Read more...
We had our dream wedding at the Berkeley Hotel!! We worked with the catering manager Jenna, who was extremely helpful throughout the whole planning process! If there was anything we wanted to change or upgrade, she changed it immediately and made sure we were happy at all times! Anytime we needed to contact Jenna, she was always available! We truly had the most amazing day of our lives at the Berkeley Hotel! Thank you Jenna!! Read less
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Marianne
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Berkeley was FABULOUS! The charm and elegance of the hotel, coupled with its oceanfront location, made it a beautiful venue and the staff was extremely professional, flexible & customer focused. Great venue!
Our wedding at the Berkeley was FABULOUS! The charm and elegance of the hotel, coupled with its oceanfront location, made Read more...
Our wedding at the Berkeley was FABULOUS! The charm and elegance of the hotel, coupled with its oceanfront location, made it a beautiful venue and the staff was extremely professional, flexible & customer focused. Great venue! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to express how happy we were that we choose the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel for our wedding!!! We had our ceremony, reception and next day breakfast at the hotel. We gathered in the hotel lounge the night before the wedding and after the reception as well. The staff in lounge were fantastic!! We were a large group and they made us feel welcome and were so helpful!! The hotel was also our choice for lodging over the wedding weekend. We had approximately 100 people stay at the hotel for either one or two nights. I absolutely loved that the hotel could meet all those needs!! We never had to leave the hotel. Our guests loved that everything was held in one place. Everyone has raved about the hotel/accommodations/service. With many saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to...and a big reason for that is because of the people with had helping us make it a special weekend. From the moment we meet Jenna at the Berkeley, we knew we were in good hands. Jenna is an absolute pleasure to work with and always felt that our questions/requests were handled promptly and with ease. A lot of people commented that I was a stress free bride and I have Jenna to thank...I never had a worry about the service at the Berkeley. In addition to Jenna, Ryan, Chris, Melissa, Bridget all went above and beyond. And the gentlemen, that helped set up the seating/tables, etc. for our ceremony, reception were fabulous and did a great job making sure I had the wide aisle I requested so my four brothers could walk me down the aisle. That was one thing that truly helped to make my wedding day special. Honestly, the service was impeccable across the board and I can also honestly say I do not have any complaints. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend booking your event at the Berkeley....you will not be disappointed...you will be happy you did!!!
There are not enough words to express how happy we were that we choose the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel for our wedding!!! We Read more...
There are not enough words to express how happy we were that we choose the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel for our wedding!!! We had our ceremony, reception and next day breakfast at the hotel. We gathered in the hotel lounge the night before the wedding and after the reception as well. The staff in lounge were fantastic!! We were a large group and they made us feel welcome and were so helpful!! The hotel was also our choice for lodging over the wedding weekend. We had approximately 100 people stay at the hotel for either one or two nights. I absolutely loved that the hotel could meet all those needs!! We never had to leave the hotel. Our guests loved that everything was held in one place. Everyone has raved about the hotel/accommodations/service. With many saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to...and a big reason for that is because of the people with had helping us make it a special weekend. From the moment we meet Jenna at the Berkeley, we knew we were in good hands. Jenna is an absolute pleasure to work with and always felt that our questions/requests were handled promptly and with ease. A lot of people commented that I was a stress free bride and I have Jenna to thank...I never had a worry about the service at the Berkeley. In addition to Jenna, Ryan, Chris, Melissa, Bridget all went above and beyond. And the gentlemen, that helped set up the seating/tables, etc. for our ceremony, reception were fabulous and did a great job making sure I had the wide aisle I requested so my four brothers could walk me down the aisle. That was one thing that truly helped to make my wedding day special. Honestly, the service was impeccable across the board and I can also honestly say I do not have any complaints. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend booking your event at the Berkeley....you will not be disappointed...you will be happy you did!!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Was literally the wedding of our dreams!!!!
Was literally the wedding of our dreams!!!!
Was literally the wedding of our dreams!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jenna & the Berkeley staff were wonderful! Along with Falco's catering, our wedding went off without a hitch and was a beautiful event. Jenna was easy to reach and always responded to even the silliest questions/requests. The venue is gorgeous with multiple rooms for events of different sizes. My husband and I would highly recommend any bride-to-be to check out the Berkeley for a flawless wedding!
Jenna & the Berkeley staff were wonderful! Along with Falco's catering, our wedding went off without a hitch and was a Read more...
Jenna & the Berkeley staff were wonderful! Along with Falco's catering, our wedding went off without a hitch and was a beautiful event. Jenna was easy to reach and always responded to even the silliest questions/requests. The venue is gorgeous with multiple rooms for events of different sizes. My husband and I would highly recommend any bride-to-be to check out the Berkeley for a flawless wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Maria
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel on October 11, 2014. The space itself is gorgeous (I had the large ballroom), but comes with a high price tag. Luckily I got to work with Jenna Ruiz, who was amazing and made planning run so smoothly! I don't know what I would have done without her help and guidance. From beginning to end Jenna did everything she could to make sure my day was everything I imagined it to be. As an professional event planner I would highly recommend clients to work with Jenna in the future.
My wedding was at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel on October 11, 2014. The space itself is gorgeous (I had the large Read more...
My wedding was at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel on October 11, 2014. The space itself is gorgeous (I had the large ballroom), but comes with a high price tag. Luckily I got to work with Jenna Ruiz, who was amazing and made planning run so smoothly! I don't know what I would have done without her help and guidance. From beginning to end Jenna did everything she could to make sure my day was everything I imagined it to be. As an professional event planner I would highly recommend clients to work with Jenna in the future. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I was looking for a unique venue, near the beach, for my fall wedding. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel was everything and more - unique, beautifully restored, historic, spacious, grand. The Berkeley was the first venue I toured, and no where else compared!! We had the use of 3 rooms on our wedding day - a room for the ceremony, a room for the cocktail hour that overlooked the ocean, and the ballroom. The rooms were beautiful, but the ballroom was absolutely stunning with high ceilings and more than enough room for our family and friends to talk and dance. We had approximately 165 guests, but we could have fit a lot more. It's been almost 3 weeks since the wedding, and our family and friends are still raving about the venue. Even our local guests, who were familiar with the hotel, were awed at the beauty and historic architecture in the banquet rooms at The Berkeley. Jenna, the sales/catering manager at The Berkeley, was amazing during the entire process!!! She answered all my questions, big and small, and did not seem bothered in the least with all of my emails. Jenna was so kind and so calm and so able - even a high stress person like myself was able to give up some worrying because she was so capable in handling anything that I asked. And, if you're at all hesitant about having to use an outside caterer, do not worry! Falco's Catering, who is now exclusive with The Berkeley, was amazing! The Berkeley and Falco's worked seamlessly together, hand in hand during the entire process. I would highly recommend this venue - you're not going to find a more breathtaking, unique place, with such history, near the beach in this area!
I was looking for a unique venue, near the beach, for my fall wedding. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel was everything and Read more...
I was looking for a unique venue, near the beach, for my fall wedding. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel was everything and more - unique, beautifully restored, historic, spacious, grand. The Berkeley was the first venue I toured, and no where else compared!! We had the use of 3 rooms on our wedding day - a room for the ceremony, a room for the cocktail hour that overlooked the ocean, and the ballroom. The rooms were beautiful, but the ballroom was absolutely stunning with high ceilings and more than enough room for our family and friends to talk and dance. We had approximately 165 guests, but we could have fit a lot more. It's been almost 3 weeks since the wedding, and our family and friends are still raving about the venue. Even our local guests, who were familiar with the hotel, were awed at the beauty and historic architecture in the banquet rooms at The Berkeley. Jenna, the sales/catering manager at The Berkeley, was amazing during the entire process!!! She answered all my questions, big and small, and did not seem bothered in the least with all of my emails. Jenna was so kind and so calm and so able - even a high stress person like myself was able to give up some worrying because she was so capable in handling anything that I asked. And, if you're at all hesitant about having to use an outside caterer, do not worry! Falco's Catering, who is now exclusive with The Berkeley, was amazing! The Berkeley and Falco's worked seamlessly together, hand in hand during the entire process. I would highly recommend this venue - you're not going to find a more breathtaking, unique place, with such history, near the beach in this area! Read less
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Tom
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
The Berkeley Hotel did a wonderful job with our wedding. When we first looked at the venue and looked at some revues on line, we were hesitant. It’s easy to see now that the change in leadership of the hotel has made a positive impact and gotten the hotel headed in the right direction. First off, the Crystal Ballroom is by far the most beautiful ballroom around. During the nine month period from booking to the actual wedding day, the ornate plaster work was continually repaired and several other improvements were made to the lobby and front entrance. From our initial inquiry through the very end, Jenna was out point of contact. She immediately established a good relationship with us and made us feel welcomed. She was always quick to respond and worked with us to get exactly what we wanted. The strong relationship she has with Falco’s catering and Peter James Floral Couture also made for a seamless transition between everyone. She also jumped right in with the other vendors we were using and expertly orchestrated a complex load-in and set up schedule. It was clear that there was a strong level of communication going on behind the scenes. Also worth mentioning is the banquet houseman(whose name I do not recall) who was responsible for our set up that day. We had a rather unique set-up and I tend to be very hands on. He and I met first thing in the morning and he made it clear that he was there to make sure it was right and he was going to do whatever was necessary to make me happy. He even made sure that every single light bulb in the stunning chandeliers were working and summonsed someone to replace a few that were out. It’s rare (and refreshing) to see that level of service from a back-of-the-house line employee. All in all, I’d not hesitate to book my wedding again at the Berkeley. I wanted a beautiful venue for a good price with a team that would make my vision come to life. I got exactly that!
The Berkeley Hotel did a wonderful job with our wedding. When we first looked at the venue and looked at some revues on Read more...
The Berkeley Hotel did a wonderful job with our wedding. When we first looked at the venue and looked at some revues on line, we were hesitant. It’s easy to see now that the change in leadership of the hotel has made a positive impact and gotten the hotel headed in the right direction. First off, the Crystal Ballroom is by far the most beautiful ballroom around. During the nine month period from booking to the actual wedding day, the ornate plaster work was continually repaired and several other improvements were made to the lobby and front entrance. From our initial inquiry through the very end, Jenna was out point of contact. She immediately established a good relationship with us and made us feel welcomed. She was always quick to respond and worked with us to get exactly what we wanted. The strong relationship she has with Falco’s catering and Peter James Floral Couture also made for a seamless transition between everyone. She also jumped right in with the other vendors we were using and expertly orchestrated a complex load-in and set up schedule. It was clear that there was a strong level of communication going on behind the scenes. Also worth mentioning is the banquet houseman(whose name I do not recall) who was responsible for our set up that day. We had a rather unique set-up and I tend to be very hands on. He and I met first thing in the morning and he made it clear that he was there to make sure it was right and he was going to do whatever was necessary to make me happy. He even made sure that every single light bulb in the stunning chandeliers were working and summonsed someone to replace a few that were out. It’s rare (and refreshing) to see that level of service from a back-of-the-house line employee. All in all, I’d not hesitate to book my wedding again at the Berkeley. I wanted a beautiful venue for a good price with a team that would make my vision come to life. I got exactly that! Read less
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