The Reception Center by Mayer Catering

172 Freneau Ave., Matawan, NJ 07747 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Reception Center by Mayer Catering

The Reception Center by Mayer Catering is a wedding venue located in Matawan, New Jersey that has a long standing reputation of genuine hospitality and impeccable service. This family-owned business provides couples with affordable luxury for their wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity
The Grand Ballroom is an elegant space covered in drapery and decor that accommodates up to 275 guests, featuring neutral tones that bring out its beauty. There is also a separate party room that can be used for smaller events and seated dinners. The garden area is a fun outdoor space that is surrounded by bushes and shrubbery, allowing couples to have an extended area for their reception.

Services Offered
The Reception Center at Saint Clement specializes in celebrating one wedding at a time, making sure to give each couple the attention they deserve on their special day. They will surely exceed all of your expectations and ensure that no detail is short of perfection. If you book this venue, you will be provided with the following rentals and services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Lighting and sound
  • Chairs and tables
  • Drapery and decor
  • Floral centerpieces
  • Coordinator to oversee details
  • Choice of color overlay and napkins
  • Classical pianist for cocktail hour
  • Maitre d'
  • Place seating and direction card
  • China, linens and glassware
  • Hand carved ice sculpture


Cuisine
The Reception Center has had over three generations of experience in catering and creating exquisite cuisine. Their menus come in three different packages, where you can choose from the following selections:

  • Eight butler passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Antipasto station
  • Specialty stations
  • Personalized wedding cake
  • Open bar with champagne toast
  • Three entrees
  • Gourmet salads
  • Viennese hour
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Ballroom
Ballroom
Winter Garden
Winter Garden
White Ballroom
White Ballroom
Bride & Groom
Bride & Groom
Sweet newlyweds
Sweet newlyweds
Evening kiss
Evening kiss
Fun wedding photo
Fun wedding photo
Happily in love
Happily in love
Fountain
Fountain
Sweet embrace
Sweet embrace
Sweetheart's table
Sweetheart's table
Glasses
Glasses
Crystals
Crystals
M & R decor
M & R decor
Holding hands
Holding hands
Bride
Bride
Slow dance
Slow dance
Crab Cake
Crab Cake
Chicken & Waffles
Chicken & Waffles
Flatbread
Flatbread
Scallops
Scallops
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The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
The Reception Center at Saint Clement
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87 Reviews for The Reception Center by Mayer Catering

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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  • Tricia

    Tricia Mary · Married on 10/23/2020

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

    MaryBeth is the BEST!

    I cant thank Marybeth, Bryan, and staff for making our wedding the best day of our lives! They worked with us right up until the end and were SO accommodating. Especially with COVID, nothing stopped us!! HIGL
    HLY RECOMMEND!!!!

    Sent on 11/25/2020
  • Toni

    Toni Bulmer · Married on 09/05/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent Service

    Although we were not able to have our wedding here due to COVID I still wanted to write them an excellent review. Marybeth was incredible to work with from the first time we walked in! The venue is absolutely beautiful and it broke our hearts to have to cancel - they were nothing short of fantastic when we initially changed our June date to September and we’re so flexible when we decided to cancel altogether. I cannot recommend them enough due to their customer service!

    Sent on 09/20/2020

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The Reception Center by Mayer Catering FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 625
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Beechtree Design Wedding Invitations

    The Reception Center is a wonderful family run venue with great service and delicious food! Having my own wedding there in November of 2010 I can tell you from personal experience the venue and service does not compare! Everything was perfect and they make it stress free during the planning!

  • Peter Dant Photography Wedding Photographers

    Great facility, great staff and great food. I highly recommend The Reception Center at Saint Clement to all my clients & friends.

  • Adam Saber Event Entertainment Wedding DJs

    Adam Saber Event Entertainment has been working at the Reception Center for many years. Within last few years, we had the honor of being made an preferred vendor with The Reception Center and I can not begin to say what an amazing venue they are! Their food is with out a doubt, the best food, whether you choose a sit down or buffet, its prepared for perfection. The room is large in size and they are investing in the newest uplighting technology to provide a decor that meets your desires. With two large bars, there is never a line and the bartenders are professional all the way... I highly recommend The Reception Center and know anyone who chooses them, will not be disappointed.

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  • 172 Freneau Ave. Matawan, NJ, 07747 See on map
    732-410-7942 (Phone number)
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