A historic wedding venue in Freehold, New Jersey, The American Hotel, Freehold is the ideal landmark facility for hosting memorable ceremonies and receptions. A favorable part of the New Jersey wedding industry since 2007, the historic venue is owned and operated by Steve Goldberg. Evoking the history and memories of gracious living during the 1800s, The American Hotel, Freehold exudes the right amount beauty and elegance for your wedding day celebration!
Facilities and Capacity
Couples who book The American Hotel, Freehold have the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception in any of the venue’s three unique ballrooms: The Lennox Ballroom, The Majestic Ballroom and The Royale Ballroom. Featuring crystal chandeliers with wrought iron accents and an original gas converted fireplace with custom mantel, the exquisite Lennox Ballroom accommodates up to 100 guests. The elegant Majestic Ballroom, with its exquisite tray ceilings and beautifully crafted French doors, accommodates between 200 to 250. The multi-functional Royale Ballroom, outfitted with wrought iron windows and decorative wall panels, accommodates up to 100.
The American Hotel, Freehold is a full-service wedding venue with event planning and in-house catering available. They offer couples a number of wedding-related services. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
The American Hotel, Freehold’s talented culinary team prides itself on providing couples with a customizable dining experience. Specializing in American cuisine, the venue’s culinary team offers the following dinner presentation offerings:
A New York-style boutique hotel, The American Hotel, Freehold offers overnight accommodations in the form of 20 newly renovated hotel rooms, including deluxe and business suites. Modern amenities include the following:
The American Hotel, Freehold offers interested couples the option of including bar services to their knot-tying celebration. Said services include the following:
The American Hotel, Freehold is conveniently located in downtown historic Freehold, New Jersey. Just a one hour drive to New York City, the historic venue is 20 minutes from a number of downtown New Jersey cities, such as Red Bank, Asbury and Long Branch.
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Brooke Downey · Married on 12/06/2019
McGregor Wedding 12/7/19
Our wedding took place on December 7, 2019, at the American Hotel. Joy & Jim were extremely professional, accommodating, helpful and attentive throughout the entire planning process. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! The ceremony was beautiful, the reception was a blast- and everything went off without a hitch! We booked an appointment to look at the American Hotel for our venue about two weeks after getting engaged. We met with Joy and she was so welcoming, informative, and not pushy at all. We immediately felt comfortable with her and knew this was where we would have our wedding. We came back with our parents shortly thereafter, had dinner at the Market Yard Grille and were blown away by how wonderful the food was. Joy and Jim arranged for us to do a menu tasting along with four guests. We were set up in a private room, provided a full bar, and family style dishes. Everything was phenomenal! Every question we had was answered promptly- every request was fulfilled- and the day of our wedding I knew I had absolutely nothing to worry about. We cannot thank Jim & Joy enough for making our special day PERFECT! We would highly recommend the American Hotel for a wedding!
In addition, the entire staff was amazing. Pat at the front desk was a doll, the waiters and waitresses were great, bartenders had everyone's drinks down and kept them coming- we could not have asked for a better day!Sent on 12/22/2019
Stephanie · Married on 03/24/2019
My husband & I got married here on September 27 2019. From the first meeting with Joy we knew we picked the right place . We we’re having a wedding on the smaller side & were a little nervous that we may not have been able to find a place. The first meeting with Joy she reassured us they would be able to accommodate us without a problem. Throughout the year & half of planning Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with. She always got back to emails & phone calls. The things I wasn’t sure she made sure to explain it through & set up any appointments . We also worked with Jim for our wedding & we couldn’t have asked for anyone better . We first met him at our tasting which we were blown away with how much we were able to preview that day. The week before when I sat with him & went over the floor plan he took the time to go over timelines & every possible option . On the day of our wedding he was there to help with every detail from helping set up the tables to the exact layout we wanted to calming my nerves before the ceremony as I was starting to feel overwhelmed he was my right hand man. I wish we could go back & do our wedding all over again because we loved every minute of it. I recommend everyone to look at the American Hotel for any event you may be having. The staff is incredible, the food was absolutely delicious.Sent on 10/09/2019
Jaimie · Married on 03/16/2019
The American Hotel = Outstanding!
My husband and I got married in March 2019. When we first started researching wedding venues, we were looking for three big elements: a large dance floor, great food and an adequate number of bathroom stalls! We ended up looking at about eight venues before booking in March 2018. From the moment you walk into a venue, you do get a feeling of how a wedding would play out; and when we walked into The American Hotel, we knew we had found the perfect place. We first met with Joy and she showed us around the various ballrooms and the hotel rooms upstairs. The following Sunday, we went to the brunch buffet to try the food before booking – but when we sat down in the Majestic Ballroom, with its’ gold interior and beautiful crystal chandeliers, we knew this place was totally us! We ended up using all of the three rooms for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception; and reserved all of the available hotel rooms for our family and friends. After booking, Joy and Jim were basically my wedding gurus. I always ask a lot of questions and I think I broke a new record when it came to wedding planning. Thankfully, Jim and Joy really knew how to handle an anxious bride-to-be - they are true professionals and excel in the wedding industry! I can honestly say that if anything did go wrong at our wedding – we had absolutely no clue. Everything was beautiful and exactly the way it was discussed in the many emails and meetings. And, all of the supporting staff members that helped during our wedding did a great job! We really cannot thank Jim and Joy enough for all that they did in making our wedding unforgettable!Sent on 11/11/2019
I have officiated at many weddings at the American Hotel and it is a beautiful location. The Staff are on the ball and they treat every couple very special and they have a wonderful Wedding. The food is out of this world and they can create very special items for your affair Rabbi Dennis Tobin of Interfaith Clergy Associates is recommended by the Hotel to officiate at your wedding.