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$65 a head non-existent in NJ?

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MustangFan

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It''s very discouraging that the average price here in central NJ in $100 per head.
I know a lot of you are spending more, but I can''t see 10k spent on food.
 

janinegirly

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there are probably ways of going a little below (buffet, limited menu), but it is def the average. i think most guests in NY/NJ area know this and typically give a gift of $100 p/ head (hopefullly, but of course this doesn''t always happen) so you would recoup some costs that way.
 

Mrs.soontobealfonzo

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When people go to weddings. One of the main things people talk about is the food. I''ve been to weddings were the food was gross and everyone was making fun. Trust me spend the money, because im sure your going to get it back.
 

Gypsy

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I''ve looked at NJ venues... and you are right... 90-100 a head is where it starts. On the plus side... the packages are usually filled with a lot of nice perks that you have to pay to get else where. Usually the alcohol packages are nice... 5 hours premium included. Lots of passed hordeourves are usually included as well as a couple of displayed stuff plus champagne toast. Dinner, dessert, cake cutting... plus no space rental or equipment fees. That''s a lot for the $$. When I looked... that 100 a person didn''t just include food. Much bigger picture.

I honestly thought when we were looking at NJ, that is was quite reasonable for metro area prices considering all they threw at you.
 

DiamondSmitten

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Hey! I am in NJ and getting married in Burlington County, we scored an GREAT deal for 75 per person with the following included:

5 Hour Open Bar
Premium Brand Liquors
Champagne Toast & Unlimited Champagne
Private Bridal Room, Colored Linens
Bottled Wine Served with Dinner
chair linens
lace table cloth
centerpeices included
ceremony set up outside or inside depending on weather

we will choose 3 sit down meals and our guests choose that day rather then on response card AND french served 2nds of another meal if they wish

plus all this for the cocktail hour IN ADDITION to the sit down meal

BUTLER STYLE HORS D''OEUVRES
Served on Silver Platters with White Glove Service
All Included

Assorted Mini Quiche
Shrimp Cocktail Tomato Brochette
Beef & Vegetable Kabobs
Shrimp and Herb Wrap Mini Beef Wellingtoni
Franks-n-Pastry Shell
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs Shrimp Shamoi
Potato Pancakes
Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto Scallops & Bacon
Clams Casino
Petite Maryland Crab Cakes Shrimp Bush''e
Stuffed Mushrooms Spanikopita Coconut Chicken



BUFFET STYLE
Served from Chafing Dishes
~ 100 Guests: Choice of Six Items ~ 150 Guests: Choice of Eight Items ~
~ 200 Guests: Choice of Ten Items
~
Beef Tips Chasseur Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe & Mushrooms
Shrimp and Broccoli Penne Stuffed Shells Parmigiana
Chicken Murphy Italian Sausage & Peppers
Chicken Marsala Tortellini in a Spicy Tomato Vodka Sauce
Chicken Piccata
Eggplant Rollantine

Mussels Fra Diavolo
Polish Kielbasa & Sauerkraut

Paella Valenciana
Strips of Sirloin

Seafood Creole
Zuppa de Clams

Fried Calamari Fra Diavolo
Cracked Lemon Fettuccine with Lobster Sauce

INTERNATIONAL COLD BUFFET DISPLAY
Each station is beautifully and tastefully decorated by our trained
staff to compliment your selections.
International Cheese, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Display
Broccoli & Tomato Salad Marinated Calamari & Shrimp Salad
Assorted Sushi Stuffed Sweet Cherry Peppers
Genoa Salami & Provolone Salad Tomato stuffed with Seafood
Plum Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella with Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Balsamic String Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

ATTENDED STATIONS
Choice of Two included
Shrimp Scampi Station
Sauteed with garlic butter, lemon & white wine.
Fajitas Station
Made to order, grilled chicken or beef, onions, peppers served with sour cream, salsa, guacamole & soft tortilla.
Oriental Wok Station
Fresh vegetables, fried rice; chicken, beef or shrimp.
Pasta Station
Tri-color bow ties served with garlic, tomato, pesto, portobello mushrooms & broccoli served in Alfredo cream sauce.
Portobello Mushrooms
With sundried tomato sauteed to order in a garlic pesto butter sauce.
Carving Station
(to Include One of the Following)
Smoked Ham, Fresh Whole Boneless Turkey or Corned Beef Brisket.

We went to many many places and I challenge anyone to find a better deal in this area.... NTM its BEAUTIFUL!!!
 

MustangFan

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75 per head i guess is a good deal. I wish it was closer to where we live in Ocean County.

His mother, I believe will pay for half, but boy is she going to be in for a rude awakening, she remembers paying $35 a head at the Lobster Shanty 14 years ago for his brothers wedding! ha I think she''s misinformed about that, I don''t think it could have been that cheap 14 years ago.
 

MustangFan

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The more I think about it, I''m leaning toward doing the boat idea. It''s very close to my home town which is nice.
The reception would last 4 hours, do you think that''s too short?
 

MustangFan

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This is the most expensive at $91 per head
With full open bar for 4 hours
Enjoy our Fine Hors d'' oeuvres Served Butler Style Featuring:
Fresh Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Shrimp & Gruyere Cheese
Large Shrimp Served with our Special Cocktail Sauce
Franks in a Blanket with Spicy Mustard
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
Chicken Tenders with Garlic and Honey Mustard Sauce
Tenderloin Tidbits Sautéed in Butter and Garlic
Finger Food Table
International Cheeses and an Assortment of Crackers
Crudités of Fresh Vegetables With Assorted Dips
The Seasons Freshest Fruits with Dipping Sauce.

Classic Caesar Salad


The Pasta Bar
Features Cheese Filled Tortellini, Fresh Penne and Bow Tie Pasta
Cooked and Sauced To Order With Choices of
White Clam Sauce, Marinara or Vodka Sauce
Meatballs in Italian Gravy
Italian Bread Accompanies Your Pasta
The Carving Station
Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus
Entrees
Seafood Newburg ~ {scallops, shrimp and sea legs prepared in a sherried cream sauce}
Chicken Francaise ~ {boneless breast of chicken sautéed in a buttery lemon sauce}
Whipped Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli Hollandaise
Desserts
Top off The Evening with Your Choice of Cake And Enjoy an Additional Treat of
Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies Served Butler Style
Fresh Brewed Coffee, Tea and Decaf Served Throughout Your Cruise
 

MustangFan

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Here''s a pic of the sunset view

I think this would be so cool, since our wedding is going to be under 100 people, the max for the boat is 150
 

fatafelice

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I don''t have much advice to offer, since I am actually getting married in NC, but I just wanted to say "Hi!" to another NJ person! Where in Ocean County do you live? I live in Belmar, but I work down in Lacey Township.

Oh, and I love the idea of a boat wedding! Have you hecked any other places?
 

MustangFan

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Fatafelice,

I was raised in Point Pleasant, NJ

I live in Jackson now with my b/f

My sis lives in Lacey TWP!!

No, haven't checked over places, I'm kinda in the pre-planning stage, just lookin
 
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