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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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
Melissa · Married on 08/03/2018
Porta is perfect!
We LOVED Porta as our wedding venue! Food, dancing, celebrating our love with loved ones and capturing it all was what was most important to us (and doing it without putting us in serious debt). We had our photographer, videographer, our friend officiated, we brought in local donuts from Purple Glaze to add to our dessert options, we used their house DJ, DJ Za who was amazing. We had a sweetheart cake for ourselves, and did a lot of DIY.Sent on 01/28/2019
Not only were we left happy with our experience but guests (friends and close family... no obligatory invites), continue to tell us it's the best wedding they've ever been a guest at. Which is something people don't typically say if they don't mean it. I truly feel this is mostly attributed to the venue. We still get texts from friends/family who were guests who had never been to Porta saying, "We're back at Porta to eat!" That's how delicious the food is.
Porta will assist with planning, we already had a vision so for us it was getting approval. Chandler was our coordinator and she rocked. She answered our questions and we never had to hunt her down. Cocktail hour first was amazing (Friday at the shore, before the ceremony... I highly recommend this - and for every wedding), were are so happy we were able to do that. The wedding had to end a bit earlier than most since the room is turned into a club after but we had a rooftop afterparty at The Asbury Hotel and ended up at the diner after. All walking distance.
We had SO MUCH fun! And we found that what we were left with were the memories of how much fun we had which just really put the stamp of approval on our decisions. The space, the food, the staff... all amazing. I highly recommend!
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