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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Glamorous, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Private Events

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel this past December (2014) and it was the wedding day of my dreams. The entire staff, from banquet managers to hotel employees, were all extremely helpful and quick to act with any question, problem or concern we had. Additionally, everyone at the Berkeley was extremely professional and pleasant. Because of this, our wedding day went off without a hitch, and was absolutely beautiful. The hotel itself has such beauty and charm, but the staff also added to the event as it would not have been the same without them, specifically Jenna Ruiz, the catering sales manager. Jenna helped tremendously to make our day perfect. She responded to all of my emails (and there were a lot, ha!) so incredibly quickly and thoroughly, was very patient and understanding and resolved any potential problems that could have arisen. She made the entire wedding planning process run smoothly and I am very grateful to her for it. I highly recommend the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel - I cannot imagine having our special day anywhere else.
I had my wedding at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel this past December (2014) and it was the wedding day of my dreams. The Read more...
I had my wedding at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel this past December (2014) and it was the wedding day of my dreams. The entire staff, from banquet managers to hotel employees, were all extremely helpful and quick to act with any question, problem or concern we had. Additionally, everyone at the Berkeley was extremely professional and pleasant. Because of this, our wedding day went off without a hitch, and was absolutely beautiful. The hotel itself has such beauty and charm, but the staff also added to the event as it would not have been the same without them, specifically Jenna Ruiz, the catering sales manager. Jenna helped tremendously to make our day perfect. She responded to all of my emails (and there were a lot, ha!) so incredibly quickly and thoroughly, was very patient and understanding and resolved any potential problems that could have arisen. She made the entire wedding planning process run smoothly and I am very grateful to her for it. I highly recommend the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel - I cannot imagine having our special day anywhere else. Read less
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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
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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
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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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