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Venues in Long Branch, NJ,
(732) 571-5751
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4.4 out of 5
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    Rachel

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    5 out of 5
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  • We just had our wedding at Ocean Place on 10/28/17. The venue was stunning and the whole day went perfectly! Every detail was planned out flawlessly and all of the staff were incredibly patient and accommodating with all of our wishes for the weekend. Most importantly, Gioia was absolutely fantastic to work with. She made my mom and I so comfortable throughout the whole planning process and the day went flawlessly. We could not have asked for a better coordinator or a nicer, more patient and accommodating person to help us with our special day. Thank you to Gioia and the Ocean Place for making our wedding dreams come true!

    Shelley

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  • If you want a venue on the beach where you can host your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception this is the place for you. Ocean Place is beautiful inside and out. We had such an amazing wedding and couldn’t have asked for anything better. It was flawless! All of our guest raved about the amount and quality of food offered at cocktail hour and dinner. No one walked away hungry that is for sure. Kerri, our wedding coordinator, was amazing. She was very prompt answering all emails and sending over any paperwork we needed. She was also around all weekend and helped to organize the perfect wedding day. Dawn in catering was also great the day of the wedding. Kerri and Dawn make the perfect team! Thank you for everything. *Note - Room blocks- like other reviews have stated we would also only give 1 star. In a matter of 5 months we went through 3 contacts. Our second contact was actually the most helpful and dependable guy. Details aside, if you plan to book at Ocean Place to be prepared... Read more

    Jeremy

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    5 out of 5
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  • We decided to have our wedding here because we wanted Jersey shore, close to the beach and allow our guests, who are mostly out of town a mini vacation. Everything was beyond our expectations. Gioia is the best when is comes to event planning and she absorbed any stress and was quick to offer solutions to anything that popped up at the last minute. The venue was fantastic, everyone who attended local or out of towner, said this felt like destination wedding while being in New Jersey. The staff was absolutely fantastic the entire time and catered to everything we wanted. The hotel is very nice and glad we went with an ocean facing view. Then the food, oh the food....there was so much and so good. We went with the buffet stations and everyone said besides the food being amazing, they loved being able to have as much of their favorite as they wanted, until the coffee bar which apparently included 4 types of coffee drinks that left our guests going back for 2nds and 3rds. Dawn (Banquet Cap... Read more

    Brittany

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I hosted our wedding July 2017. -As a hotel: it's nice. The rooms are okay but clean. The common areas are very pretty. The staff are polite. -Room blocks: I would give one star. There were a few mistakes with reservations that had to be corrected via frequent phone calls. What really made us angry and reconsider having our guests stay with ocean place was .... we knew 9 months beforehand we would need around 45 rooms total. We were told that once we block rooms, we are 100% financially responsible (you can not release rooms 30 days beforehand like you can at most other places). This is obviously hard to decide the number of rooms since it was 9 months before the wedding and we didn't know for sure who would come. Victoria V. advised us to block less rooms than we thought we needed so we would not be financially responsible if they did not get booked. So this is what we did. Closer to the wedding date, we knew for sure we needed more rooms. They DOUBLED the pric... Read more

    Diane

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  • We had our wedding here in June 2017, and everything was amazing!! The outdoor cocktail hour, the food, and the reception were all amazing. The staff is super helpful and courteous. Everyone loved our wedding! We had Kerri as our coordinator and she was nothing but sweet and helpful.

    Lynn

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a terrific experience with Michelle DeSalvo, the catering sales manager at OP. We already had booked at the location when Michelle started employment there (in 9/2015), and she was immediately up-to-speed with all of our wedding details. She was extremely organized -- a big plus for me because I was planning my NJ shore wedding from Massachusetts. When she said she was aiming for a flawless event, she really meant it -- and indeed that was achieved as far as our OP experience. The planning process was smooth and easy -- unheard of in wedding planning! We and our guests loved the food, which was well-timed by Atila, our banquet manager, and served by Dawn, our captain, and her team. What a great place now that Michelle is in charge of the wedding planning!

    Saira

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  • Keep the communication open.. Keep them posted with any changes - event it doesn't have any thing to do with them. Everyone at the Ocean Place have been wonderful to work with.. But there is one person who was exceptional. Gioia Petaccia. She was amazing, very direct, extremely pleasant, patient with all of our changes, and was there every moment and keeping an eye on everything that is happening and keeping me posted with any changes, updates etc., and budget.. A BIG THANK YOU GIOIA to make my daughter's wedding day a memorable one.

    Megan

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  • We had our wedding at Ocean Place Resort & Spa and we could not have picked a better place to have our wedding. We booked our venue about 3 months before our wedding, and even with the short amount of planning time we had, Michelle and the entire staff at Ocean Place were amazing! They answered all of our questions, were very accommodating, and made our day unforgettable. We decided to have a beach BBQ themed wedding on the sand in front of the hotel, and it was great! The food was absolutely AMAZING! All of our guests complimented the food and said it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding. Throughout the night, the staff was constantly checking up on us to make sure everything was ok, and if there was anything else we needed. An added bonus was having all the people who were walking on the Long Branch boardwalk, stop and watch our wedding reception, and congratulate us. We could not have asked for anything else and everyone at Ocean Place made our wedding unforgettable, w... Read more

    Renee

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    5 out of 5
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  • I absolutely loved the Ocean Place for our wedding, it was the ideal venue for my husband and I. Kerry Speiser was our coordinator and she did an incredible job coordinating. I loved how she paid attention to every single little detail, as a bride, that really put me at ease. Thank you Kerri and the team at Ocean Place for an incredible wedding day, we will never forget it!! Happily Married for almost 1 year, Renee and Chris

    Stacie

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  • I waited 38 years for my wedding day and sad to say I was disappointed with the venue. It was a destination wedding my welcome bags were not given out properly, they broke my cake topper, my guest were not changed correctly. 3 of them has a second charge 3 months after the wedding. The food was cold, the lights were bright all night. The only good part was the cocktail hour. The worst part of it all was that when I complained NOTHING was done. A free weekend at the hotel would have been a nice way to smooth thing over but instead I got nothing not even a response. So if you want a beautiful wedding please do not book it at Ocean Place Spa and Resort in Long Branch NJ

    Nicole

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  • Our wedding was 11/4 at McCloone's Pier House- which was beyond amazing and fantastic! We wanted to block rooms at Ocean Place for our guests. We were told the following by Todd upon booking: we can always add to our room block and they would call if rooms were running short to give us a chance; we were responsible to pay for all the rooms in our block from the time we booked a year out even is someone canceled; our autistic niece would have an adjoining room so she and her sitter and parents would have access to each other; the bar would be open until 1 Am after our wedding; our brunch would be 19.95 a head and we would have a section of the dining room for our guests. After booking: our reservation was seriously messed up about a dozen times shorting us rooms until we called higher up multiple times to fix it; they tried to put my autistic niece and her parents in a pet friendly room because it was all that was left adjoining; they booked the entire hotel and we couldn't add to ou... Read more

    Jeanette

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • The hunt for your wedding venue can be daunting but Ocean Place Resort and Spa had everything we dreamed of and more. If you're looking to get married on the beach, have hotel rooms on location for you and your guests, and have a reception hall that overlooks the ocean, this is your place! Two added bonuses: 1 - They are a pet-friendly resort, meaning Fido can stay with you and be a part of your beach ceremony (our English Bulldog was our ring bearer), and 2 - They import palm trees from Florida just ahead of summer, which gives the beach a nice, tropical vibe. You can also arrange to have your rehearsal dinner on site, either outside with a bonfire or indoors at the resort's Seaview Restaurant. We opted for indoors since we had a smaller group, and I must say the food was absolutely delicious! A big thank you to Ann for helping us arrange the dinner and working with us on the menu! I can't begin to thank Kerri enough for the amazing job she did as our wedding coordinator. She wa... Read more

    Debbie

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • It was a perfect day and the perfect venue! Having all my guests stay on site made it a lot of fun. We spent the night before all hanging out at the Tiki bar outside, enjoying live music. The food was amazing and so much of it! My guests are still raving about it. The staff was super accommodating and helpful with everything we needed. I really could not have imagined a better place for my special day.

    Monica

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  • Stayed there the night of my wedding..it was awesome

    Samantha

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  • Let me start by saying our ceremony was beautiful and we had a ton of fun at our reception (bc we had a good dj and a kickass photobooth)We decided on a September'15 date and booked OP in August'14. The wedding coordinator we booked with, corresponded with, worked out many details with, etc left the company unannounced to us in July 2015. I had tried reaching out to her via email, was not receiving a response, called up OP and was told she was no longer worked for the company. In fact, the woman who I booked a hotel block through for the weekend of our wedding (at OP), also left the company unexpectedly. To make matters worse, the employees who took spots of both our wedding coordinator and wedding block specialist had NO RECORD of any of my communication with these former employees. I was back at square one with only two months until the wedding. My husband and I had to take a trip down there (we live in Northern NJ) on a Sunday to hash out all of the details with our new coordi... Read more

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