Porta is a restaurant wedding venue located in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The building itself has an interesting history and is where Bruce Springsteen first met the indomitable Clarence Clemous. Refurbished in 2011, the restaurant has become a popular destination for locals, New Yorkers, and the rest of the jet-set crowd. Once a big block party event space, the restaurant is fully adaptable for both large celebrations and small intimate gatherings.
Facilities and Capacity
With indoor and outdoor event spaces for all types of special occasions, Porta strives to work closely with each couple to help them optimize the full event space. The large indoor event space can be transformed to best suit every couple’s special day. With plentiful room for both standing and seated meal celebrations, the rustic and vintage style space features high wooden ceilings, exposed vents, and romantic fairy lights acting like gorgeous stars in the night sky.
Porta provides each couple with a range of event services and rental items to make the planning process run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. The restaurant’s professional and committed event planner can work closely with each couple to oversee every aspect of the event, ensuring no small detail is overlooked. The venue’s starting event package includes setup, cleanup, chairs, tables, lighting, sound system, linens, fine china, flatware, and glassware. Additional services include wifi, catering services, bar services, and the ability to work with outside vendors. Rental items provided include decor and centerpieces.
Catering and Bar Services
Porta’s cuisine provides each couple and their guests a variety of dishes that are inspired by the flavors of Italy. The kitchen is best known for its fresh and high-quality pizzas that come with an array of toppings. To accompany the venue’s excellent food, couples and guests can enjoy many signature drinks, specialty wines, beers, premium liquors, and more. For more information regarding the venue’s customizable menus, each couple can contact Porta’s knowledgeable staff through their official website.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Michael Bear Piotrowski · Married on 06/29/2019
Beginning to end - Porta was there for us
My husband and I, as well as our guests, are delighted our wedding ceremony and reception took place at Porta in Asbury Park, NJ. From the first e-mail sent to the venue, Chandler handled everything in a timely, and a professional manner. No question went unanswered, and as you can imagine there were many. The proposal issued covered everything from A to Z in a simple and informative way, and there were absolutely no problems adjusting any of the details, at any point. The food and drink package was incredible, we heard it from everyone, and had zero complaints! Heather and Chandler made sure we, and our guests had everything we needed during the day, they were most helpful with the set up, and the break down. We were busy off site during most of the set up, and they set up all our decor, seating chart, and all the memorabilia and accessories we brought absolutely perfectly. They also recommended other vendors, and they were also outstanding. We are thankful for everything they have done for us, and cannot recommend Porta and their team enough for your wedding day.Sent on 08/23/2019
cheryl · Married on 05/19/2019
The best choice!!
We wanted a non traditional venue and couldn't have asked for anything better!!Sent on 06/10/2019
An industrial yet romantic vibe and the food was incredible!!
Allison · Married on 05/18/2019
Perfect venue for a unique and intimate wedding
We chose Porta as our venue because of its unique style, fun atmosphere, and delicious food. Chandler, the event planner, guided us through the entire process and answered all of our questions. Heather and the rest of the staff on the day of were amazing. The day ran so smoothly. Everything was decorated beautifully and any thing we needed or wanted was given to us! Our guests loved the food and the vibe at Porta and we got so many compliments. Thank you so much for giving us the wedding of our dreams.Sent on 05/28/2019
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