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Venues in Asbury Park, New Jersey,
(732) 776-6700
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4.4 out of 5
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  • 75 Reviews


    Samantha

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  • We had the best wedding EVER!!!

    Angela

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  • We held our wedding at the Berkeley Hotel about a month ago and loved it! Through the entire process we worked with Jenna and she was amazing! She was knowledgable, professional and was very fast in responding to questions! She was very helpful and made the entire process go smooth! The Berkeley was a beautiful venue.. There's no other place like it in NJ.. I highly recommend the venue and Jenna to all NJ brides to be!

    Marla

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  • We had our wedding at The Berkeley Oceanfront hotel this summer and it was everything I had hoped for and more. Working with Jenna and Alissa from Falco's catering made the entire planning process so much easier. The two of them work together so well you wouldn't even know you were working with two different vendors. They were both so helpful and quick to respond to any of our questions or needs the months leading up to the wedding. The day of the wedding was absolutely perfect. Everything went so smoothly and looking back on it two months later I wouldn't have changed one thing. The Berkely hotel itself is gorgeous. Every room has so much character, pictures inside and out turned out beautiful. The bridal suite was the perfect room and space to get ready in. I had ten bridemaids and we had plenty of room. We had 250 guests at our wedding and the ballroom was the perfect size for us. The only thing that was crowded was the dance floor, but that's because all 250 guests were dancing. ... Read more

    Jill

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  • Wedding of our dreams! Coming from a large family we knew we needed a venue that would host over 200 people for our wedding and wanted to be overlooking the ocean for our central Jersey wedding. We looked and every venue that fit our requirements and were truly speechless when we first walked into the Berkeley! What a beautiful Art Deco designed building that kept the feeling of when it was built but was also recently renovated. At first we were apprehensive to book with the Berkeley as they had a storied past of management changes, but in the end we could not have been more at ease with the entire wedding! Jenna was our main point of contact and by the end it felt like she was a good friend of ours we wanted to invite to our wedding! She and the team she worked with were always very responsive and helpful every step of the way, no matter how crazy the request may have seemed. The hotel rooms and lobby have been updated in the past year and our guests were extremely happy with t... Read more

    Laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had the wedding of our dreams at the Berkeley. With over 200 guests to accommodate the Berkeley fit all of our requirements. It's by far the most beautiful venue, especially if you are looking for that vintage, art deco, ballroom feel. Theres nothing else like it around! We had issues with our previous vendor that promised us a huge renovation for our big day and all the plans were cancelled. With about 7 months to go before our wedding I called Jenna at the Berkeley and she was able to accommodate us with everything. She was so easy going during the whole planning process, answered all of our crazy questions and helped every step of the way. She even helped make some special requests happen for some of our elderly guests that needed handicap rooms. Jenna is the best!! The hotel staff did a great job catering to our guests. We made welcome bags and were so worried they wouldn't be given to the guests, before we left after dropping everything off for the wedding - the welcome... Read more

    Andrea

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  • The Berkeley was INCREDIBLE. we had to switch our venue 4 weeks prior to our date. Jenna at the Berkeley was INCREDIBLE and literally made sure my day was perfect. Everything was fantastic and it was more beautiful then i ever imagined. Although some people might feel like it is too expensive, remember, you get what you pay for. Every penny was worth it.

    User2154526

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  • The Berkeley provided a great reception and cocktail space. The rooms were beautiful and they were very responsive to all the creative extras I wanted to incorporate. We also had beautiful hotel rooms!

    Suzanne

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  • The Berkeley was the most beautiful venue we could have asked for. We had all 5 rooms on the 2nd floor for our wedding, and each was set up perfectly for our wedding. We could not have asked for a more amazing backdrop to our wedding! Stefani was extremely helpful throughout the process of not only planning but during the wedding itself. We booked probably a dozen rooms for our bridal party, etc. and she helped us to organize everything. The venue supplied us with not only our honeymoon suite (with a great view down Ocean Ave) but a "ready room" which we could check in early so the girls can get dressed. I can't say enough about the look of the hotel. We got numerous compliments on the decor, and the pictures were amazing. Absolutely worth every penny to rent the space.

    K

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    0.8 out of 5
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  • My fiancé and I booked the Berkeley in 2013. Soon after, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Every dollar we were saving for our wedding, we put into getting second and third opinions, treatments options and such. We struggled with the possibility of having to cancel the wedding but instead decided to try to contact all of our vendors to see if they’d postpone to September 2014. They did. We didn’t want cancer to steal happiness. The BIG Day: A bit before 6pm, (cocktail hour), the fire alarm went off. Everyone had to evacuate the building – first into the pouring rain and then management allowed us to stand in the lobby. Firefighters arrived and cocktail hour was only 45 min. Then, the air conditioning stopped working. It was hot and unbearably humid forcing some guests to get sick, many to leave without even having dinner and most weren’t able to even dance! Cem Erenler, the manager, got on the mic, said they were fixing the prob, opened the windows. Prob was ne... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    If you are reading this reply, thank you for making it all the way to the bottom of this review. In response to the review above, there are always two sides to every story. Rather than try to dispute all of the points “K” has made, all we ask is that you look at all the other reviews we have and see our commitment to customer satisfaction. Thank you.

    Erica

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  • Beautiful venue on the Jersey Shore. We had our wedding on the beach and walked across the street to the venue. Falco's catering helped make the night perfect!

    User4026884

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    3.4 out of 5
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  • The Berkeley is gorgeous. The mezzanine level with the beautiful windows, and the ballrooms, etc are just exquisite. Jenna was really great to work with - she was responsive, professional, and just overall amazing. Even the day of the wedding, the hotel staff on duty for the wedding were all great. I also really appreciate the hotel working with kosher caterers -- it really was a pleasure, and the wedding and wedding planning with the Berkeley was phenomenal. That being said (and the only reason I'm giving lower ratings), while the venue is great for the actual wedding, the hotel needs some work. Clearly, it's most convenient for our guests to stay at the hotel where the wedding was taking place. We were a little disappointed with the hotel. We had guests staying in rooms and the heat wasn't working in their rooms. The Wifi wasn't working after people paid $10 for it. There were guests being loud in other rooms near our guests rooms and the front desk didn't respond to the noise co... Read more

    Kate

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  • From the moment we stepped foot inside of the Berkeley, my husband and I knew that was where we wanted to have our wedding. The ballrooms for the receptions are absolutely breathtaking. Each room has its own decorative feel and the hotel truly has a charm about it that is very difficult to find. It provided us with the eclectic venue we wanted and also gave our guests the convenience of having a room right upstairs. The Berkeley has gone through some management changes recently- which all took place throughout the planning of our event. We worked with 3 different coordinators, and at times I became frustrated with the lack of communication about the changes. Each time we felt like we had a contact person, it seemed like I called and that person was no longer there. That being said, each person was really excellent to work with. Our final coordinator, Jenna, was absolutely fabulous. It's not easy to start working with a couple 2 months before their wedding, and have to do t... Read more

    Melissa

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  • Had a number of issues with this venue. Extremely, uncooperative and unprofessional. They are not willing to help you AT ALL, you rent the walls and that's it!!! I was uninformed about a number of things. 1. check in time for the hotel (my ceremony was at 2:30, check-in was not until 3). I should have been told this at the time of booking so I could rearrange and yet they still wouldn't assure early check in for my guests. 2. If you don't take the valet service your guests are expected to park at METERS! Wasn't informed of this, found out it was going to cost an additional $1200 for valet a week before my wedding. And found this out from the caterer. 3. Couldn't tell me what time I could get into the bridal ready suite. How do you plan without a set time? Found out during my cocktail hour that there was an attached room with dress hooks, mirrors, refrigerator, etc. I had my dress hanging from the fire sprinkler! No one came to even check on us until I called from my cell ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Speaking from a new Catering Sales Manager at the hotel's position, all we can do is sincerely apologize for the manner in which you were treated in the past. We are not able to comment on past policies but do wish to make note that over the past year we have made strides in improvements with the hotel itself, and employees. Asbury Park is difficult with it's parking policies but we have reformed our packages and are able to include that at this date. Once again, our apologies that your wedding was not everything you expected, we wish you well and thank you for the opportunity regardless. -Jenna Catering Sales Manager

    User3075153

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  • I had my wedding ceremony and reception at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel this summer. I love Asbury Park and knew that I wanted my wedding to be a shore weekend. The wedding weekend was everything that I wanted it to be. A lot of my guests stayed over Friday and Saturday night and we were able to enjoy the pool, beach and boardwalk before our Saturday evening wedding. The hotel was very relaxed about letting us continue partying way after the reception ended on the balcony. Plus the space is amazingly beautiful. It's a historical hotel and a real AP landmark. However, the planning was a little complicated. After signing my contract, I went through three wedding coordinators (who left the hotel for various reasons). I essentially had to start over with planning for each one. Plus you basically just rent the space, and the hotel provides the bar service. You have to hire your own caterer. They have three preferred caterers that will work with you to coordinate all the rentals like li... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Private User, We do understand the difficulties you encountered as the hotel worked towards finding the right fit of employee to take care of our clients at the caliber they deserve. Moving forward we have had success with a steady staff and additional upgrades we were able to make including banquet chairs. We have also slimmed down to one exclusive caterer so no client ever has to worry about providing any rentals they would need for the day, beyond renting specialty items. Once again, thank you for hosting your wedding with us! Best Wishes, The Banquets & Catering Sales Team

    Melissa

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    4 out of 5
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  • First off, don't let the star ratings turn you away from this venue. It is gorgeous, and we couldn't have asked for a better reception room in the crystal ballroom. That being said, there are certain quirks when dealing with the hotel as a whole. The event managers are slow to respond, but were great on the days leading up to the wedding and the day of. The hotel reservations system gave our guests some problems when they tried to reserve their rooms, with some staff not being able to find the group reservation. In the end everything worked out, so it just caused some headaches initially. Also, when we talked to some of our guests, they had a negative experience with front desk staff. In the end we had a perfect wedding day, just some bumps along the way!
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