The Reception Center at Saint Clement

172 Freneau Ave., Matawan, NJ 07747 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Reception Center at Saint Clement

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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73 Reviews for The Reception Center at Saint Clement

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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    Tiffany · Married on 09/01/2019

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    Amazing & affordable

    I can't say enough of this place and Marybeth! Everything from the planning process and the day of was PERFECT. Our guests are still raving about the food and the service! I chose the middle package and still had everything I wanted. It came with the cake, baked on site, centerpieces, lighting, birdcage for the cards, linens, ice sculpture, and pianist playing during cocktail hour. The attention to detail for what we paid was incredible. I had the time of my life and understand why this place is "the best kept secret!" Our wedding was 9/1/19.

    Sent on 09/11/2019
  • Karryne

    Karryne Louise · Married on 07/06/2019

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    Best Venue Ever!

    The Reception Center is a perfect 10! We had our wedding on July 6th, and people are still calling us daily to express how wonderful our wedding was! Marybeth and the entire staff at the Reception Center went above and beyond to make sure we didn't need to worry about anything except enjoying ourselves! The planning process was so easy because they have everything there for you, from different dining options to napkins and linens, centerpieces, backlighting, and even ice sculptures and a pianist! They have a selection of packages to choose from and even offer impossible to beat specials and add ons. The prices are also unbeatable! Everyone there was amazing and very accommodating. They answered all questions promptly and nothing was a “stupid question", they really made us feel like everything was normal and simple. Our event coordinator Marybeth was so very helpful and kept everything running on time. She checked up on me to make sure I had everything I needed. She handled any and all situations that came up and everything was just perfect and wonderful. As an example, in the craziness and shuffle of the day, the Maid of Honor speech was misplaced. Within minutes, Marybeth was able to print another one out to calm my MoH's nerves. I absolutely loved having a separate room for the cocktail hour. Our attendant made sure we had every option of food the general room had and made sure to get extra of the bacon and burrata I so desperately wanted. Many of our guests said it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to! Everyone raved about the food, it was plentiful and so delicious. We had excellent service. The bar always made sure our glasses stayed full and made sure our water was replenished to help keep us well hydrated. Everyone raved over our signature cocktails, especially the berry sangria! The food was absolutely superb! They even packed us dinners and our dessert plate to take home at the end of the night, and I heard from many guests that they had their dinners packed up as well from how full they were from the cocktail hour! The late-night passed apps were so cool too! The wait staff came out with light-up platters of mozzarella sticks, mini hot dogs, etc, which looked amazing with everyone on the dance floor. I really hope our videographer got that on film! Great people to work with, and a beautiful night! I have never experienced such great and amazing service before. This will always be the place to go for any parties we have in the future! I am definitely recommending this venue to anyone I know getting married, just for the selfishness of wanting to attend a Mayer Wedding as a guest!

    Sent on 07/21/2019
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The Reception Center at Saint Clement 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? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 625.00
  • 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
    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
    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
    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, New Jersey, 07747 See on map
    732-410-7942 (Phone number)

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