The Marketplace

612 Second Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740 Map · Phone number
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About The Marketplace

The Marketplace is a wedding venue located in Long Branch, New Jersey that believes that your special day should be customized to perfection. This family-owned copmany has been a prominent figure in the catering industry, having over 15 years of experience in NY and NJ serving wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, conferences and more.

We specialize in curating each and every event with menus and service packages tailored to the individual needs of each couple! We are known for authentic and fun food and event planning that gives our clients the highest level of attention to best express their vision!


Facilities and Capacity
The Marketplace is an event space that is dressed in elegant, rustic decor and can accommodate up to 150 people for a reception. It includes the gorgeous farmhouse patio that is complemented by beautiful landscaping and comes with tenting options for cooler seasons. Just two blocks from the beach, this restaurant offers the perfect location for a couple who wants to have an outdoor ceremony on the beach or by the shore.

Services Offered
The staff at The Marketplace will assist you with the planning process by handling your rentals, coordinating with your vendors and setting up your event. They manage and execute flawless events in no time, making sure to exceed all of your expectations no matter if you are throwing a simple or extravagant affair. If you book this venue, you will be provided with the following services and rentals:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • Tent and tent accessories
  • Chairs, tables and furniture
  • Decor and drapery
  • Photo booth
  • China, linens and glassware
  • Centerpieces
  • Dance floor

Cuisine
With access to over 150 servers, bartenders and cooks, this venue can cater to all kinds of event sizes, styles and menus. They craft creative high-quality cuisine, putting an emphasis on seasonal and locally-sourced food for their custom menus. Their culinary team is flexible and will serve whatever you desire, making sure to always accommodate for modifications and requests. They serve a variety of cuisine styles and offer various bar options depending on your style and budget. Food and beverage selections include the following:

  • Butler-style hors d’oeuvres
  • Stationary spreads
  • Raw bar
  • BBQ
  • Italian station
  • Brazilian churrascaria
  • Open, cash or limited bar
  • House and premium liquor, beer and wine
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The Marketplace Venue patio
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Table setting
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The Marketplace Venue
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The Marketplace Venue patio
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Off premise, Born To Run Farms
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The Marketplace patio tented
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Off premise, Born To Run Farms
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Off premise NYC, Indian menu
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Carving station
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Off premise NYC
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Beet salad
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Lamb meatballs
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The Marketplace Venue
Danish meatballs family style
Danish meatballs family style
Customized Nordic menu
Customized Nordic menu
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The Marketplace Venue
The Marketplace Venue patio
The Marketplace Venue patio
2 blocks from the beach
2 blocks from the beach
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The Marketplace Venue
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Mini corndogd
Marketplace patio
Marketplace patio
The Marketplace farm table bar
The Marketplace farm table bar
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The Marketplace Venue seated
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The Marketplace Venue
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Outdoor view
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Flower on the table
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Table setup
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Simple setup
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Party
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Table setup
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Outdoor event off premise NYC
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White and black
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Tables and chairs
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Ricotta crostini
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Off premise catering
Tuna tartar
Tuna tartar
Avocado and crab tostada
Avocado and crab tostada
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Off premise catering
Off premise catering
Off premise catering
Off premise catering
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The Marketplace
Off premise
Off premise
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The Marketplace Venue
The Marketplace Venue
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The Marketplace
Family styles Nordic menu
Family styles Nordic menu

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8 Reviews for The Marketplace

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Duncan and Theresa · Married on 04/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Jon and Sandra made our day perfect!

    We tied the knot in May of 2019, we both live in London, England but as my wife is American with ties to the Jersey Shore, we chose the Marketplace in Long Branch NJ for our wedding. Despite organising 95% of it from England over the phone and email, Jon and Sandra were very accommodating and flexible with our requests and went out of their way to ensure the 5 hour time difference between US and UK was not an issue. We honestly could not recommend them enough, they were always supportive of our ideas and always offered suggestions and examples without being too overbearing, or pushing a particular package or agenda on us, which is something we became tired of when contacting other wedding hosts. The venue itself was perfect for our ceremony and reception, it has two fantastic rooms and a great outdoor space. Finally, the catering provided by the venue was amazing! Jon and Sandra arranged a tasting menu for us so we could pick and choose our favourite dishes and also made some great suggestions. Our guests still talk about going back to NJ to get some more of the food! The in-house staff were also amazing!

    Jon and Sandra are the nicest people to deal with and made our special day amazing! As mentioned they are so accommodating and welcoming, always have time to talk to you and listen to your ideas, always respond to emails, do not push things on you and ultimately want to create a pleasant collaborative environment. Its easy to tell that they have a real passion for it and truly care about putting together the best day for you, rather than getting paid and moving on to the next wedding. If you're planning a Jersey Shore Wedding, then this is the first place to call!

    Sent on 10/14/2019
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    Haley Redden · Married on 02/16/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Best day of my life

    The Marketplace was AMAZING! Jon was the best. He met with us multiple times and made sure our day was perfect! Everything was gorgeous and went so smoothly! The food was to die for and everyone was full after dinner! Even got leftovers for the next morning. The servers and bartenders were great as well! If we have another event Jon is the first person I would call! We are so so so happy with how everything turned out! THANK YOU SO MUCH JON!!!

    Sent on 03/08/2019
  • Cheiku

    Cheiku Camara · Married on 11/03/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A chic and elegant wedding with an international flair in midtown Manhattan.

    We had the sincere pleasure of working with Jon Skiptunis of the Market Place. I first met Jon through my role at Columbia University, where we hired him and his former company for our Graduation Ceremony reception for 700. Our school worked with him for two years, and we developed a quality relationship. During that time I came to know Jon and the exceptional care, professionalism and attention to detail he brings to his events.

    We fast forward five years to when my wife and I began to plan our wedding. Jon was the first person who came to mind, and while I only had fond memories of his events, I did not know how that would translate to a wedding where we put our circles (and finances) on the table. However, our first consultation eliminated any hesitations and doubts. We were so incredibly relieved to know that we were in such good hands and that putting our wedding together with Jon was going to be such a blast.

    The weeks and months rolled on from there. Jon was always in touch when necessary; we bounced ideas off of him and vise-a-verse. Jon still had great ideas and insight, from logistical nuances to venue options, showcasing his extensive experience. He was always reachable by email, text or a phone call. He helped us find our venue!

    In addition to helping us find our venue and put together a beautiful ceremony, Jon executed what turned out to be an incredible menu capturing the essences of Indian, German, Mediterranean and Senegalese/West African cuisines. Five months later I still get the craving for the lamb samosas and the Jolof Rice croquettes he and his team designed for us. Jon dug and searched high and low for vendors in and around the tri-state that carried the various unique ingredients for the menu. Everything honestly tasted like home. Our families were in awe.
    My wife and I have experience with event planning so working with Jon was a dream in that we were on the same page 99.99% of the time. We came in with some prior event planning experience that helped make for a smooth event but there were also things that sound better as ideas and Jon was always gentle but firm about those things that just wouldn’t work (i.e. something logistical, with the placement of tables chairs, or even with some of the menu items). That said, Jon’s approach and the attention he gives works very well for any couple including those who do not have any experience in this arena and he is well-equipped to help them design the wedding they want.

    Our wedding was incredible. Our families still talk about it, our closest friends (who are always very candid and honest with us) consistently say that it was one of the best weddings they have ever attended. We could not have pulled it off without Jon. Moreover, while the event is one thing, we can’t say enough about Jon and his temperament, his experience, his sincerity. We truly trusted Jon. With the experiences my wife and I have had over the years, many caterers and event planners have given more than enough reason for us to be skeptical. Working with Jon was refreshing and an absolute pleasure. I don’t think it's common to find people in the wedding/event business who have the perfect balance of kindness, empathy, thoughtfulness on one side, and professionalism, organization, honesty on the other.

    We were not able to thank him enough.

    Sent on 03/03/2019

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The Marketplace FAQ

  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Beach
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

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  • 612 Second Avenue Long Branch, NJ, 07740 See on map
    6465220143 (Phone number)
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