Best Wedding Reception Venues in Monmouth/Ocean County New Jersey

When planning a wedding one of the most important elements is where the reception will take place. After all this will be where you are introduced as a married couple for the first time, have your first dance and essentially spend the night celebrating with food, drinks and dancing with your closest family and friends. If you live in the Monmouth or Ocean County area you might want to stay close to home to cut down on the expense of travel time for you and your guests and with so many beautiful venues in the area, you won't be settling on your prefect day. Here is a list of some venues that serve up a delicious meal, have excellent customer service with breathtaking grounds, ballrooms and amenities in the Monmouth County area. Check out my website for other planning tips:

Addison Park

This beautiful venue located in Aberdeen, NJ immediately greats you with a gorgeous foyer classy cocktail lounge for your guests to enjoy. With several ballrooms to chose from, it's easy to accommodate any size wedding from 60 to 800 guests. There are also indoor and outdoor facilities for ceremonies and a beautiful backdrop for pictures. This venue has been selected by weddingwire as a top venue pick for many years for good reason. Visit

Grand Marquis

The Grand Marquis in Old Bridge has one of the most beautiful ballrooms called The Dome Ballroom. It features a jaw dropping glass dome ceiling with circular dance floor and floor to ceiling windows surround the room bringing the outside landscape into your reception. There is also an exquisite adjoining outdoor patio for fresh air. The catering and service has been awarded by the knot as the couple's choice for several years in a row. Visit

Windows on the Water at Frogbridge

If you are dreaming of a tented outdoor reception overlooking beautiful scenic grounds then this is the wedding venue for you. Located in Millstone, NJ, the grounds include a majestic lake and lighted fountain while dancing in a tent under the stars. You will be the only wedding at this venue and can customize your lighting package and lounge decor to personalize the look. The Knot best of weddings award in 2015 and 2016. Visit

Ocean Place Resort and Spa

This is a great venue for the couple who is looking to have it all in one place. From the beach ceremony to an outdoor cocktail hour followed by a reception in one of their beautiful ballrooms, you can experience it all in one convenient place. When the reception is over, you can have them set up a beach fire after party where the fun can continue, followed by a luxurious night's sleep in one of the hotel suits. Experience the Jersey Shore in Long Branch and feel like you had a destination wedding. Visit


If a historic mansion with lush gardens is what your vision is for the prefect wedding then Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury NJ is the place for you. The expansive grounds are meticulously maintained and are breathtaking in any season. The lounge and ballroom are decorated with timeless and elegant decor and offers a genuine feel of old world charm. Voted as Best of Weddings on The knot for several year in a row. Visit www.shadowbrookcom.

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