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The Marketplace

Long Branch, NJ View map


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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
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

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

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
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Photo booth
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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    Duncan A. Married on 04/05/2019
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    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!
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    Haley R. Married on 02/16/2019
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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!!!
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    Cheiku C. Married on 11/03/2018
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    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.


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612 Second Avenue Long Branch, NJ, 07740
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