Wave Resort

110 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Wave Resort

Celebrate! Host your exclusive holiday micro wedding or milestone event for up to 120 guests on the rooftop at Wave Resort! Our flexible, indoor-outdoor floor plans and creative food and beverage presentations by Apicii hospitality will ensure a safe, comfortable and utterly remarkable event for you and your guests.

At Wave Resort, blue skies, rolling waves and the Pier Village Boardwalk form the backdrop of the oceanside event that you’ve dreamed of on the Jersey Shore. From intimate celebrations to lavish galas, corporate presentations to bonfires on the beach, our seasoned hospitality team is ready to accommodate all gatherings and occasions on our 7,000 sq. ft indoor-outdoor rooftop, white sand beach and acclaimed restaurants.

Every wedding at Wave Resort is a unique and memorable occasion inspired by our brides and grooms. We provide everything that is needed to create the oceanside wedding you’ve imagined, from a picturesque white sand beach, an unrivaled rooftop event space, acclaimed restaurants and catering, and exceptional hospitality. From your engagement party, to your wedding ceremony and reception, to your send-off brunch, our seasoned private events team is here to make your vision a reality.

Welcome up to 120 guests for an intimate – and all the more exclusive – micro wedding on our rooftop terrace or beachside ceremony. Our hospitality team has developed spacious seating plans and festive food and beverage presentations that will keep your guests safe and delighted throughout your event.

High Crest, our 7,000 sq ft indoor-outdoor rooftop with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, is unmatched on the Jersey Shore. The indoor space may be transformed into separate lounge, dining and dance areas, or used as a contiguous, open floor plan. The outdoor patio makes for dramatic ceremonies and cocktail receptions. A full bar and satellite stations ensure gatherings of all sizes are well taken care of. Our highly experienced service team will execute every detail beautifully.

For more intimate rehearsal dinners and wedding brunches, choose from 100 Ocean, our American Mediterranean fine dining experience, or Branch Cantina, our casual beachside Cantina serving all the Mexican classics and handcrafted margaritas you crave at the beach.

And for the after-party, we’ll bring the Boardwalk to you with a Burger Bar, Taco Cart, Jersey Shore Dogs ‘n Desserts and more. If prohibition-era Jersey Shore is more your style, consider an elegant Cocktail Cart featuring the spirit and cocktail of your choice. Tell us about your vision – we’ll help plan every detail, from welcome cocktails until the very last dance.

Food and beverage at the Wave Resort is catered by APICII, the internationally acclaimed hospitality group. Apicii hospitality works with local farmers, fishermen and purveyors to craft highly creative, locally inspired event menus. From a fresh oyster and raw bar, to elegant plated meals, to playful boardwalk burgers and taco carts, your guests will taste the best of the Jersey Shore. Let our dedicated private events team plan a celebration that will keep your guests talking until your next milestone event.

As the perfect backdrop for memorable New Jersey beach weddings, offer your guests full accommodations at Wave Resort, where each guest room includes a walkout terrace, deluxe terry robes, slippers, bath amenities and a Nespresso machine. Here, guests can also be pampered at the Spa and get their hair and makeup done at Hot Mess salon. In the heart of Pier Village along the Long Branch boardwalk, you’re near everything you could want including the sandy beach, dining, shopping, the Carousel and more.

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Customized Holiday Menus
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Gatherings of up to 120 Guests
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Holiday Event
Gatherings of up to 120 Guest
Gatherings of up to 120 Guest
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Holiday Event
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Holiday Event
Holiday Event
Holiday Event
Holiday Event
Holiday Event
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Custom Craft Cocktails
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Custom Cocktails
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Custom Cocktails
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Custom Craft Cocktail
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Holiday Event
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Oceanside Ceremony
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Flexible Outdoor Seating
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Intimate Micro Weddings
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Outdoor Ceremony
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Rooftop Terrace Micro Weddings
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Pier Village
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Boutique Event Experience
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Intimate Events for 50 Guests
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Customized Menus
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Customized Food Packages
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Custom Menus
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Rooftop Terrace
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100 Ocean Venue
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Table Decorations
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Bicycle Wedding Services
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Custom Table Decorations
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Local Raw Seafood Platter
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Custom Bar Packages
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Local Inspired Event Menus
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Market Table
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Intimate Outdoor Weddings
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Oceanfront Ceremony
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Flexible Outdoor Floor Plans
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Custom Menus
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Market Table
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Rooftop Wedding
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Market Table
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Indoor Events
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Indoor Weddings
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Dining Room
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Rooftop Events
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Pier Village
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Pier Village - Carousel
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Bonfire
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Desserts
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Champagne
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Crostini
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Raw Bar
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Market Table
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Event Space - Main Room
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2 Reviews for Wave Resort

Recommended by 60% of couples


3.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.0
  • Professionalism 3.0
  • Flexibility 3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Average response time 3.0
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    Amanda · Married on 08/28/2020

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    • Professionalism:
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    Do not be fooled by the location/looks

    The Wave does social media, marketing and photography very well and there is no denying the amazing location and stunning rooftop. But it was my experience that the backdrop over the ocean wasn't worth the poor execution of my wedding. We experienced some major issues throughout the night and the planning process that we would like to share with future brides here. Our wedding was replanned due to covid rules (which we understood) several times, on top of this place mandating their own rules that were not formal NJ restrictions. Ryann although a super sweet person, fell short of executing our wedding due to a lack of communication with her staff, but most importantly with the executive Chef on the night of. We changed our wedding so that we could still host it outside, with just 50 guests. Unfortunately, we had impeccable timing with a short summer rain shower that delayed the cocktail hour about 60 minutes. We chose to stay outside because the terrace was the main reason we booked the venue so this was very important to us. At no point were we told the decision to remain outside would affect our food menu for the evening (another top reason we chose the Wave). We had our first dance inside, with our friends and family all masked inside, but the staff was nowhere to be found to the point so we ended up dancing with no lights on. Once the rain cleared, we went outside to start dancing and to re-start the cocktail hour. Our guests didn’t receive a morsel of food until 8pm. To put this in perspective, the rain was cleared by 6:45 (Ceremony ended at 5:30) and they still couldn’t get cold food out on the table in a timely manner. Our families were starving and it was just the tip of the iceberg for the evening. We paid to upgrade to a raw bar appetizer, which was poorly done and not even what we ordered. What we paid for: oysters, shrimps, clams, tuna poke, salmon tartar, Hamachi and yellow tail. What we got: oysters, shrimps, clams, and slabs of raw tuna and salmon ( no soy sauce mind you, so inedible). The meat and cheese platters for the table were subpar. The items looked like they picked them up from a local Shoprite. Then our pasta serving (3 different types) and 8 more appetizers (essentially the entire cocktail hour) were just completely NOT SERVED TO US with ZERO communication. I stormed inside when I saw that they started serving the dinner when we hadn’t even received any of our cocktail hour items where Ryann told me ‘Chef said we lost the hot food’ Excuse me? How did you lose all of this food? Did you just throw it out? Did you not even make it? I’m sorry but I’ve been in banquet planning and group events for years, none of this food would have ‘gone bad’- it actually can remain just fine under heat lamps or reheated. Why can't pasta be remade as the cheapest thing on the menu? What we still don’t understand to this day is, how was the food fired when it was raining at the start of the ceremony, everyone was aware there was going to be a delay. Even if the food was made too early, you had 1.5 hours to remake it or to reheat it at that point. The chef said ‘it wasn’t up to his standards to serve’. I’m sorry but this was a private event that people were STARVING at, we needed the food out, it was apart of our contract! It was beyond embarrassing and I went to all my tables to apologize for the lack of food after telling them not to eat all day and how amazing the cocktail hour would be. I was in tears for half of my wedding whereas if Ryann and the chef had better communicated the plan, none of this should have happened. As the bride and groom, the staff never came to serve us drinks and barely checked on us. Thanks to our friends for keeping our drinks full. Fast forward to our discussions with the Wave post wedding as we were distraught over the evening. It was not without a fight that we finally received some money back for the food not served, although we do not feel it was enough, we did not appreciate the lack of empathy from the food and beverage manager for these issues. We were promised $300 gift card to the restaurant and a free stay at the hotel. We had to follow up to ask for this as they never sent it. We received it mid November with an expiration of Dec 2020, so not really the best offering in our opinion. I could go on and on about this place, how they mandate a 2 night min stay for $800 a night in the summer, how their bridal discount for a room is only a $100 off per night, how everytime we ate at the restaurant over the summer we received poor service in our opinion. How they had no one operating the elevator on our wedding day and gave a key to a guest to let people up and down.

    Sent on 11/16/2020

    Wave Resort's reply:

    Dear Amanda M,

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Wave Resort for your wedding this past August, 2020.

    We truly regret that your experience was anything less than absolute perfection, which is what we aim to achieve for every event we have the privilege of hosting. Not only do we strive to execute according to plan, but we do everything within our power to prepare for all contingencies, which included the weather in this case.

    While you consistently insisted that it would not rain, unfortunately Mother Nature had different plans. We also had plans - backup plans that we strongly urged you to activate. We're sorry that you repeatedly denied our encouragement to use the alternative covered space for your wedding, and truly believe that your entire event would have been a delightful experience had you chosen not to "just wait it out" and "power through" it.

    Getting rained on was certainly terrible timing, and it certainly threw off the timing of what could have been an elegant and spectacular affair, choreographed to every detail.

    We do sincerely regret that it did not end up that way, and although the weather wasn't within our control, we take that these experiences seriously and personally - so much so, that we refunded a very large portion of your bill.

    We wish you the very best in all things, a deliriously happy union, great health, and good fortune moving forward.

    Most sincerely,
    The entire Wave Resort team

Wave Resort FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Beach
    Hotel
    Rooftop
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Event Rentals
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Valet
  • 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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  • 110 Ocean Avenue Long Branch, NJ, 07740 See on map
    732-298-6899 (Phone number)
    24 Hours - Hotel
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Wave Resort frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Wave Resort in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Wave Resort for wedding events is known for:

  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Wave Resort for wedding events?

Wave Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Wave Resort offer?

Wave Resort offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Wave Resort offer for wedding events?

Wave Resort offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Wave Resort have available for wedding events?

Wave Resort offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Wave Resort and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Wave Resort is recommended by 50% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 3.0 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 3.0 in quality of service, 3.0 in average response time, 3.0 in flexibility, 3.0 in professionalism and 3.0 in value.