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 restaurant has been a prominent figure in the catering industry, having over 15 years of experience serving wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, conferences and more.
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.
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:
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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Haley Redden · Married on 02/16/2019
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 Camara · Married on 11/03/2018
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.Sent on 03/03/2019
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.
Alison · Married on 08/08/2018
We planned our wedding on a 4 month timeline and Jon made our vision come to life! From our first meeting we felt he was so genuinely committed to making our vision for a small, intimate wedding come true and he did not disappoint. The food was outstanding and we loved customizing our choices to include family favorites. The venue space is flexible and accommodated our band, buffet tables, and ample seating for our guests. Jon worked with our florist to coordinate our beach set up and it was stunning. All in all the day went just as we planned and we can't say enough about Jon's willingness to work with us, help us out at the drop of a hat, and make our day the special day we envisioned!Sent on 08/09/2018