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 coordinator Chandler Vogel works 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.
27 Reviews for Porta
Recommended by 95% of couples
11 User photos
Kate O'hara · Getting married on 12/08/2020
We had an amazing experience with our wedding at Porta. The entire planning process was very organized and made us feel confident that everything would go smoothly. The entire staff was so helpful and professional - everything came out beautifully! I've received so many compliments from our friends and family about how great the entire night was from delicious food and drinks to a relaxing and fun atmosphere. We couldn't be happier with our wedding!Sent on 01/08/2020
Allison Szczepanski · Married on 11/23/2019
incredible, unique venue
My wedding on 11/23/19 was seriously the most beautiful, special day I could have ever imagined. From start to finish, Chandler was wonderful to work with- super easy and clear planning process! My husband and I were searching for a unique venue (we loathe banquet halls) and after seeing the event space at Porta, we immediately knew that was it- it was the only venue we looked at! The food was amazing, and there was a ton of it. (Definitely recommend adding on the seafood tower!) My guests raved and raved about our day- everyone loved how refreshingly different our wedding was. I wish I could go back in time and relive it!Sent on 01/20/2020
John · Married on 10/26/2019
Our day at Porta in Asbury Park was perfect! Chandler was so easy to work with, and Heather did a fantastic job coordinating the food! I would highly recommend this venue to any couple looking to have a non-traditional wedding, or something slightly different from the norm. The room really transforms into a reception room nicely! Oh and the food is fantastic, no one goes home hungry!Sent on 11/05/2019
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