Holiday Party Venues, New Year’s Celebrations & Holiday Catering Options

Holiday Party Venues, New Year’s Celebrations & Holiday Catering Options

The holiday season has finally arrived at the Jersey Shore and now is the perfect time to book a party with your closest friends, family or co-workers. We’ve put together a list of our favorite party venue spaces as well as holiday catering options and a few places to ring in the New Year at the shore. Get a jump start and book your party dates as soon as possible so you don’t miss out!

Holiday Party Venue Options

Oyster Point Hotel

Perfect for your Holiday Party at Pearl at The Oyster Point Hotel! Host your corporate or social gathering at the ideal location overlooking the Navesink and treat your party guests to party Platters including Wings, Spring Rolls, Quesadillas, Pot Stickers, Raw Bar and more! Call or email Dave to reserve your party – / 732-530-8200 X154. 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank –


Porcini specializes in hosting small to medium sized intimate parties! They can hold up to 40 guests in their main dining room and also offer party packages and completely customizable menus. Guests can BYOB and Porcini can set up a self-serve bar to personalize each party. They have all of their Party information on their website! For questions or to book your next occasion, contact special event coordinator Alexandria Atamian at (732) 291-3080 or by email at 168 Bay Ave, Highlands –

Johnny Piancone’s

Johnny Piancone’s private, upstairs venue with a full bar is the perfect place to host your next Holiday event! They have multiple party menu options to best suit your needs from buffet to family style and they pride themselves in quantity and quality! To inquire about dates, please email or call them at 732-229-0300. 591 Broadway, Long Branch –

Pazzo MMX

The Holiday Season is finally here!  Make sure you reserve your table at Pazzo MMX before it’s too late. They can’t wait to serve you in Red Bank. For more info, please call 732-747-4551. Pazzo MMX also has gift cards are they make the perfect gift for the Pazzo fan in your life. Any amount, any time. Purchase one today. 141 West Front Street, Red Bank –

McDonagh’s Pub & Restaurant

The Loft at McDonagh’s Pub is Keyport’s Premier Party Space! This second-floor historic space is versatile for any holiday party. The space offers custom catering packages, seating for up to 120, bar, DJ booth, private bathrooms and dance floor. For more information, please call 732-264-0999. 2 West Front Street, Keyport ––Restaurant-/The-Loft-at-McDonaghs—Event-Hall/27650

The Atlantic House

The Atlantic House located in the Atlantic Highlands has the perfect space for your Holiday party. Their open-air rooftop dining room and bar and modern downstairs space create a beautiful atmosphere for parties, meetings, or private gatherings. Inquire now to book a date for your party. – 67 1st Avenue
Atlantic Highlands –

Mar Belo Restaurant

Sit back, relax and enjoy! Mar Belo Restaurant takes care of your every need, ensuring impeccable service throughout your private event. Their experienced event coordinators will work closely with you to customize every aspect of your event, from the menu selection to the décor, to create an event that reflects your vision. Indulge in a delightful assortment of their finest dishes from savory appetizers to decadent desserts. 611 Broadway, Long Branch ––No-Passport-Needed/16885

Charley’s Ocean Grill

Charley’s Ocean Grill caters to private parties and events for any occasion including Holiday Parties! Their private party room on the second floor comfortably seats up to 100 guests and has private elevator access, private handicap accessible bathrooms, a private bar, outdoor deck and unparalleled views of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. 29 Avenel Blvd, Long Branch ––Off-Premise-Catering/27448

Used to Be’s

Used to Be’s is now booking for your private party! Their private rooms can facilitate any Holiday party or event and they have family style and buffet party menus available. Call (732) 892-3770 for more info and to book a party date. 287 Highway 35 North, Mantoloking ––Private-Events/27529

Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits

Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits offers delicious meals and dedicated service for an unbeatable value! Whether you’re planning a Christmas Party or New Year’s Party, their party packages are sure to please your guests and your budget. Please contact Old Glory’s event coordinator at for more info. 84 Broad Street, Keyport ––Spirits/Host-Your-Party-at-Old-Glory-Kitchen–Spirits/27625

MJ’s at Buttonwood Manor

The Buttonwood Manor is one of New Jersey’s premiere wedding and catering venues, nestled in beautiful Monmouth County, where it has been established for over 75 years. This established venue is all the perfect location for all of your holiday parties. Their exquisite, mouth-watering cuisine is complimented by the professional care the management staff takes in ensuring that they fulfill your every wish for an exceptional event. 845 Rt 34 North, Matawan

Drifthouse by David Burke, Driftwood Tiki Bar

Drifthouse by David Burke, Driftwood Tiki Bar located at 1485 Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, NJ offers an oceanfront venue with the best of both worlds with a heated indoor bar and an outdoor space perfect for holiday parties. Whether you prefer to cozy up indoors or enjoy the crisp outdoor air, the setting is comfortable for your festive gathering of up to 40 people. The menu features tasty options including tacos, pizza, burgers, prime grilled steaks, and a fresh raw bar selection, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright –

Woody’s Ocean Grille – Tinton Falls

It’s beginning to look a lot like the perfect time to book your Holiday Parties at Woody’s Ocean Grille! Private parties can be booked directly with Woody’s in Tinton Falls. Buffet, banquet, family style, and custom menus are available. Please call and speak with a manager for more information: 732-935-0525 or email Patricia at 1 East Church Street, Sea Bright –—Sea-Bright/Book-Your-Private-Party-at-Woodys/27890

New Year’s Celebration Options

Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant

Looking for plans for New Year’s Eve? Look no further than Rooney’s! Featuring jazz music by Absinthe Jazz Ensemble from 8:30pm to 12:30am. Rooney’s will be serving their regular dinner menu, along with carefully crafted Chef Specials. For the countdown to midnight, a complimentary champagne toast, hats, and noisemakers will be handed out to guests to ring in the new year! What better way to ring in 2024 than with an ocean view! Make a reservation! 100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch –

Molly Pitcher Inn

Join the Molly Pitcher Inn for their First Annual New Years Celebration on the Navesink! Cocktail Hour starts at 7pm with Passed Hors D’oeuvres, Carving Stations, Sushi Station and Seafood Raw Bar. The Reception will be at 8:30pm with a premium open bar, 4 course meal and elaborate dessert display. The celebration is black-tie optional and entertainment will be provided by Dj Krush. 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank –


Pasquale’s Pizzeria

Having a party? Let Pasquale’s Pizzeria cater your next event. Pasquale’s caters any party big or small with delivery straight to your home or venue. They can do catering for any office in the Wall Township area. They have an assortment of sandwiches, wraps and salads. Anything you need to meet your catering needs. Call  (732) 280-9255 to place a catering order this Holiday Season. 2601 East Hurley Pond Road, Wall –

Toast – Red Bank, Asbury Park, Montclair, Cranford

The holiday season is here and luckily, so is Toast. Let one of Toast’s four locations cater your gathering and take the stress away. From breakfast and brunch gatherings to luncheons and office parties, they’ve got you covered! Parties can be hosted on-site at their 4 locations or off-site at a venue of your choice.—Red-Bank/Let-Toast-Cater-Your-Next-Event/15917

Broad Street Dough Co.

If you’re looking to step outside the box this year when it comes to the dessert part of the Holidays, give Broad Street Dough Co. a call and place an order for some custom doughnuts! They have any flavor combination you could ever imagine and they will personalize each order with their creative touch and designs. 2005 Route 35 North, Oakhurst,

Mutiny BBQ

The holiday season is upon us and it’s a great time to get together. Mutiny BBQ is making it easy to feed a group by offering their popular party package EVERY DAY now through the end of the year. Because company sometimes arrives unexpectedly, this package can be ordered same day— no need to reserve it days ahead. Add two quarts of your favorite sides and you’re feeding six people for $20/person. That’s a deal that is hard to beat these days. 808 5th Ave, Asbury Park –

Monmouth Meats

The chef’s at Monmouth Meats take great pride in preparing the finest foods to ensure that everything will be perfect for your special Holiday occasion. They provide you with the same service we would expect ourselves. No matter what you order, you can rest assure that you will receive the freshest salads, platters, and entrees. Call (732) 741-5292 to place a catering order. 112 Monmouth Street, Red Bank –

Della Cucina, A Taste of Italy At The Jersey Shore

Della Cucina, A Taste of Italy at the Jersey Shore is here for all of your Holiday Catering Needs! They have three different Holiday Catering Packages with pasta, entree’s and sides, a Holiday Office Luncheon Package and a Feast of the Seven Fishes package. Visit their website for the full catering menu and to place and order! 1407 Route 37, Toms River –

Blue Swan Diner

Your next gathering is made easy and delicious with Blue Swan Diner Catering & Family Meal menus! Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner parties, Blue Swan Diner has your menu covered with a variety of options to choose from. The Family Meals Menu is perfect for smaller gatherings serving 4-6 people with generous size portions of soup, salad, and a chicken entrée & side. The full catering menu provides options of half trays (8-10 people) and full trays (15-20 people) of homemade Blue Swan Favorites. View the full Catering menu! 2116 Route 35, Oakhurst –

The Vintage Cake

Known for their creative cakes, cupcakes and cookies, if you’re in need of desserts this holiday season, reach out to The Vintage Cake for their Christmas Specials. Their Gourmet Cupcake Specials include Triple Chocolate, Cannoli and Vanilla Custard. Some of their Cookie & Brownie Specials include Chocolate Chip Cookies, Samoa Coconut Macaroons, and Bourbon Salted Caramel Brownies. For individual desserts, they have a full list that includes Oreo Cheesecake, Tiramisu and Apple Cider Chocolate Caramels. All of the specials can be found on their social media. 171 First Avenue, Suite 4, Atlantic Highlands –

Looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones this year? Check out our “18 Holiday Markets & Bazaars to Shop Local This Holiday Season” blog post. Happy shopping!