Our Ultimate Guide on Where to Throw Your Jersey Shore Holiday Party

Our Ultimate Guide on Where to Throw Your Jersey Shore Holiday Party

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Tis’ the season for parties! If you’re looking to throw a Jersey Shore holiday party that doesn’t skimp on flavor, fun, or ambience, then we’ve got you covered. This is not your typical buffet cuisine. We’re talking award winning Italian food, coastal cuisine, and even Portuguese dishes. So do the unexpected this holiday season and throw a holiday party that will have your guests talking well into the New Year.

The Best Venues for Jersey Shore Holiday Parties

columnsThe Columns, Avon-By-The-Sea
Take advantage of the off-season and book one of Avon’s establishments for your holiday party. The Columns can customize a number of banquet packages that can fit small to large parties. With views of the Atlantic, it’s not hard to like this venue. 601 Ocean Ave, Avon-By-The-Sea 732-988-3213

harborsideHarborside Grill, Atlantic Highlands 
Throw a holiday party featuring buffets of delicious food, no actually! At Harborside Grill they up the ante on traditional buffets to bring you everything from salads and soups to entrees like stuffed flounder. 40 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands 732-291-0066

iplayiPlay America, Freehold 
Have some fun with your party this year and bring your guests to a place where they can eat, play, drink, and have a blast! iPlay America boast “high style” accommodations for 10-3,500. With two luxurious VIP suites, two banquet rooms, and their event center, the options are endless. 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold 732-577-8200

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kleinKlein’s Fish Market, Belmar 
Did you know you can host a party at Klein’s Fish Market? Now you do. Choose from fresh off the boat seafood to meat and potatoes. Dinner and view. Just don’t screw up and not order the sushi platters. 708 River Rd, Belmar 732-681-1177

latitudesLatitudes On The River, Forked River 
You’re on the Jersey Shore, so why not take advantage of the number of facilities that can host your holiday party? At Latitudes On The River, it’s not just about the views. The food is just as good. 361 E Lacey Rd, Forked River 609-242-2648

mar beloMar Belo Restaurant and Lounge, Long Branch
Give your guests something to talk about into the new year with a party thrown in Mar Belo’s brand new private room. Their Portuguese and Spanish cuisine is some of the best in the area and gets rave reviews. Mar Belo’s new private room truely has everything you and your guests could want. With seating up to 80 and a beautiful full service bar, they’re ready to deliver you and your guests a memorable experience. Great food, updated décor, and great food… yes we said that twice, but take it from us, their dishes are worth the second mention. 611 Broadway, Long Branch 732-870-2222

marina at oceanportThe Marina at Oceanport, Oceanport
Arrive by boat or car to your next holiday part at the recently opened Marina at Oceanport. This restaurant is sure to ignite all your senses from crafty seafood dishes to a sleek and inviting atmosphere and of course, water views… a lot of them. Stop in and speak with General Manager Steve for a private tour and available party package options. 10 Riverside Ave, Oceanport 848-456-4396

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McDonagh’s, Keyport

We all know the Irish know how to party, so why not leave it to the experts at McDonagh’s in Keyport? Whether you’re looking to throw an appetizer party or a full sit-down dinner, they’ve got you covered with great dishes, affordable pricing, and a long list of alcohol. 2 W Front St, Keyport 732-264-0999

mister cMister C’s Bistro, Allenhurst
Set on the ocean, the newly built Mister C’s Bistro in Allenhurst is one of the top places to throw your holiday party. Their party experts will help you decide on a menu and help you with all the fixings to make sure that your shindig is as merry as they come. Allen Ave & Ocean Pl, Allenhurst 732-531-3665

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mjsMJ’s at Buttonwood Manor of Matawan and MJ’s Middletown, Tinton Falls, Neptune, and Spotswood
Book your party at MJ’s Buttonwood Manor and you’ll have a waterfront dining experience no one will forget. MJ’s other locations will also serve as great place for your holiday or company get togethers. This neighborhood staple offers your guests their favorite dishes with that close knit feeling you can’t get at just any restaurant. 845 NJ-34, Matawan 732-566-6220

The Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Nothing quite says a Jersey Shore holiday party like one thrown at The Molly Pitcher Inn. One of Red Bank’s iconic venues, parties both large and small will be catered to with breathtaking views of the Navesink River, classy Christmas décor, holiday music, and of course delicious dishes that reflect the holiday season. Just don’t forget to stop and admire the gingerbread house in the lobby… but look, don’t touch. 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank 732-747-2500

monticelloMonticello At Red Bank, Red Bank 
Let the culinary experts at Monticello do the cooking for you this holiday season. Located right in the heart of Red Bank, Monticello is the ideal Jersey Shore holiday venue for an intimate party. Choose from a variety of packages that include two courses and up to five courses for sit down meals or buffet style. 69 Broad St, Red Bank 732-450-0255

oyster pointOyster Point Hotel, Red Bank
Whether it’s a wedding or a corporate party, there’s never a better time for The Oyster Point Hotel to host your event than during the holiday season. This Jersey Shore holiday party venue showcases the best of both worlds (and festive holiday décor), offering beautiful, waterfront private rooms for gatherings both large and small. Our seasonal holiday menus can be custom tailored for whatever your taste may be and the view can’t be beat! 146 Bodman Pl, Red Bank 732-530-8200

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porciniPorcini, Highlands
Set the scene with an intimate holiday party for up to 40 guests at Porcini in Highlands. Let your guests feast on homemade Italian dishes served family style, buffet style, or as a sit down meal. With a range of menus to choose from, all you have to do is choose your style and you’ve got yourself a foodie party. 168 Bay Ave, Highlands 732-291-3080

rooneysRooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch 
You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic location for a Jersey Shore holiday party than Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant. With three rooms to choose from that accommodate groups up to 100 guests; it’s a dream location. Events coordinator Laura will work side by side with you to customize a menu and a space to fit your every need. Now that’s a thoughtful present! 100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch 732-870-1200reels at pier 281Reels at Pier 281, Brick 
Update your holiday party with sweeping waterviews and delicious dishes. Reels at Pier 281 doesn’t skimp on either. Add a little candlelight and you’ve got yourself a reason to celebrate. 281 Princeton Ave, Brick 848-232-1361

takaTaka Restaurant & Bar, Asbury Park 
Talk about a venue who’s dishes outshine pretty much everything else in the room, which if you’ve ever stepped inside Taka Restaurant, you know is quite difficult to do. 660 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park 732-775-1020

templeTemple Gourmet Chinese, Red Bank 
We have yet to meet anyone who wasn’t impressed with Temple Gourmet Chinese in Red Bank. This is not your typical take out Chinese food. It’s gourmet from the food to the service and the atmosphere. 91 Broad St, Red Bank 732-212-8858

whipped2Whipped-A Creperie and Dessert Bar, Red Bank 
Host your small gathering of up to 35 people at one of the Jersey Shore’s best (and possibly only) creperie, Whipped in Red Bank. Perfect for the holiday season, treat your guests to the sweet and savory side of French cuisine. 6 Monmouth St, Red Bank 732-747-0076

via venetoVia Veneto Italian Ristorante, Manasquan 
Looking to dine in style? Your search is over. One visit to Via Veneto Italian Ristorante and you’ll be swept away by what they can do. Topping off the ambiance is a catering menu that surpasses all expectations, especially once you take a bite! 2410 NJ-35, Manasquan 732-722-8458