Branches is a West Long Beach-based classic ballroom wedding venue owned and operated by Branches Catering. It is located just minutes from the Jersey Shore, offering the perfect spot for couples who love beaches and nautical themes. From start to finish, Branches will be by your side every step of the way.
Facilities and Capacity
Majestic iron gates will welcome guests to the beautiful property. For an outdoor ceremony, Branches offers space in their Waterfall Garden. The ballroom is adorned with chandeliers, decorative carpeting and a wooden dance floor. This 40,000-square-foot wedding venue is able to host up to 400 people.
Branches allows couples to design their own wedding package. After all, they are devoted to creating a wedding that is just as unique as you. The staff will also help you every step of the way. To plan an unforgettable night, they offer:
Branches Catering welcomes custom menus. Their serving styles include buffet, plated meals, stations and hors d'oeuvres. They are able to accommodate dietary requests, including gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free meals. Personalized catering and bar services include:
Before the ceremony, you and your wedding party can relax and prepare in private rooms. The wedding suite has a large vanity, sitting area and private restroom. Additional facilities include parking lot, valet parking and wheelchair access.
Branches Catering is happy to accommodate your wedding-related celebrations. These special events include:
This ballroom wedding venue was founded in 2002. The facility was formerly the Landmark Squire's Pub for 30 years.
Branches is only 15 minutes from Long Branch Beach. It is 20 minutes from PNC Bank Arts Center, 34 minutes from Starland Ballroom and 10 minutes from Monmouth Mall. Newark Liberty International Airport is 50 minutes away and Manhattan is 74 minutes away.
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Heather · Married on 10/14/2017
We booked Branches for their venue and catering in West Long Branch. I need to start off my review with saying that Monica and Robbie literally saved our wedding day. We had some hiccups along the way but once I had my new all star team with Monica and Robbie - they really pulled out all the stops to make the day perfect. I'm not sure how he pulled it off but Robbie promised me no rain and was able to pull in a favor with the weather gods to make sure it was a beautiful day. Their team was super attentive to our needs all night long. The food... serious hats off to the chef! I have never been to a wedding where people complimented the food so much. Two weeks later and people are still talking about it. Unintentionally the floorplan had a few high top tables in the bar area and guests complimented how there was so much space for the children at our wedding to run around in that area and play without getting in the way of the other guests (highly recommend this for others with kids at their wedding!) It made me as the bride so happy to know my guests were so happy. I wish I had the chance to work with Monica from the beginning because she has the right amount of sass to keep up with me and has this presence to put all your nervous energy aside and keeping you smiling. Call her and BOOK HER!
Brittani · Married on 10/07/2017
Michael and I are elated that we chose Branches as our wedding venue! When you first drive up the venue doesn’t look that big, but once you’re inside the sprawling ranch flow is unique and welcomed! The space is clean, and odor free with different areas for smoking placed strategically around the outside of the building. All my guests RAVED about the food and drinks. Monica set up my different DIY projects so well that people were complimenting the venue on them… thinking it was their props! Everyone had plenty of space to sit and mingle, and they even had some cornstalks and pumpkins to add to my rustic theme. Joe, our Maître D, was AMAZING; he kept the liquor coming and made sure that my husband, our parents, and me never had a want or care the whole night. Overall, we had an interesting journey with Branches, but we wouldn’t change it for the world! We originally booked our wedding venue in 2015 with Holly. Our wedding date was 10/07/2017; clearly, we had some time before we had to plan anything. From when we booked, we worked with Holly, Mayra, and then Monica. Now most brides would consider that problematic, but it wasn’t! Holly set up the groundwork, Mayra met with me in late 2016 to introduce herself, and to fill in the timeline of when they needed the little nuance details. When Mayra went on maternity leave, she left me in Monica’s capable hands. Monica met with us a week before to go over the final preparation of the day, we met Joe, and we were able to drop off a majority of our supplies. She then met with my mom and I the Thursday before to allow us to finish prepping the centerpieces. On my wedding day itself Branches was transformed!! I know it sounds cliché… but I consider the whole group of them extended family. The next day, we were even invited back for a Beer Garden Brunch! Thank you all SO much for assisting in making our dream wedding come true! We promise to come back and visit and will forever highly recommend you!
Melissa · Married on 11/05/2016
Branches catered my wedding at Laurita Winery and it was fantastic! We keep getting so many comments on how the food was amazing. From the moment we booked, BJ was on top of everything. She made sure we had everything on time and was very responsive with emails. I highly recommend booking them for your wedding or party. The wedding was everything we could of asked for. They knew our vision so perfectly. Thank you for making our wedding a dream come true!
Conveniently located by the shore.. Branches has a true artistic feel when finding the perfect location for those newlywed photos. Their gourmet display and unbeatable service is a must for your reception. They’re very accommodating and you're guaranteed a positive environment from start to finish.
You can't do better than having Branches Catering cater your event. We have seen them in action at Laurita Winery as well as some weddings and we were impressed by the food, the staff and the service.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE VENUES TO WORK AT FOOD AND STAFF ARE INCREDIBLE