Book Your Wedding with McLoone's Pier House
A BALLROOM IN LONG BRANCH, NJ
For an unforgettable wedding day by the ocean, McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch, New Jersey, is hard to beat. Stunning, uninterrupted views of the ocean await the happy couple and guests as they arrive at this beachfront venue. McLoone's Pier House is located in Pier Village, which boasts some of the best shopping boutiques and unique bars in the area. This gives guests plenty of things to see and do during their stay, as well as convenient transportation links and accommodations to choose from. The venue offers the choice of an indoor or outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception.
The beach is a romantic setting for the couple to exchange their vows in front of the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. The event space is also the ideal venue for an indoor celebration. Its large windows flood the area with natural light as guests gaze in awe at the views across the beach.
What You Should Know
The reception is allotted four or five hours, based on the wedding package, although extra time is permissible for an additional fee. The ceremony, setup and cleanup times are not included in those five hours.
McLoone's Pier House offers seven wedding packages. Each package includes reception coordination by the maitre d', floor-length custom-made wedding linens, votive candles, a custom-made wedding cake, uplighting, white glove service, a bridal bathroom and direction cards.
The Atlantic package includes a premium open bar for four hours, cocktail hour with a choice of eight butler-passed hors d'oeuvres, a seated dinner with a champagne toast, salad, choice of two entrées, dessert with the wedding cake, tea and coffee. For an additional price, extra food displays and stations are available during cocktail hour and a Viennese display, assorted pastries, a fondue fountain and a cappuccino and espresso station can be ordered. Upgrades include valet parking, a fifth hour of open bar time and a top sirloin entrée.
The Boardwalk package has a five-hour open premium bar, butler-passed champagne during cocktail hour, a pasta station with a choice of two pastas and two sauces, a champagne toast, appetizer, salad, choice of three entrées and dessert during the sit-down dinner. Additional enhancements are available as with the Atlantic package and upgrades include the valet parking and a filet mignon entrée.
The Coastal package has a five-hour premium open bar as well as a wine service with dinner. Extras in addition to the Boardwalk package during cocktail hour include an antipasto display and carving station. Valet parking is offered as an upgrade.
Following the inclusions of the Coastal package, the Escape package adds a raw bar and sushi display during cocktail hour. The additional sweets and treats options include a fondue fountain and cappuccino and espresso station. Valet parking is offered as an upgrade.
The Buffet package has the standard package inclusions plus a five-hour premium open bar. Cocktail hour features butler-passed champagne and a choice of eight butler-passed hors d'oeuvres. The dinner buffet includes a champagne toast, appetizer, salad, a choice of one seafood and one chicken chafing dish, a carving station, pasta station and dessert. A raw bar, mashed potato bar, food stations and displays and an ice sculpture can be added during cocktail hour. Extra sweets and treats can include pastries, a fondue fountain, a Viennese display and a cappuccino and espresso station. Valet parking is offered as an upgrade.
The Brunch package has a four-hour open bar, butler-passed mimosas during cocktail hour and a brunch buffet consisting of a champagne toast, raw bar, omelet station, waffle station, carving station, seafood and chicken chafing dishes and dessert. Enhancements include butler-passed hors d'oeuvres, food displays and stations and an ice sculpture during cocktail hour. Add-ons for sweets and treats are the same as the Buffet package. Valet parking is an upgrade service.
The Cocktail package has a five-hour premium open bar and butler-passed champagne during cocktail hour. The reception includes a champagne toast, salad station, crab cake station, carving station, pasta station, stir-fry or fajita station, chafing dishes and dessert. Cocktail hour can be enhanced with an ice sculpture, raw bar, mashed potato bar, sliders station and food displays. Sweets and treats are the same as for the Brunch package. As an upgrade, valet parking is offered.
- Only one wedding is catered at a time so that the couple and their guests benefit from complete privacy and enjoyment of the venue.
From the Vendor
Make It Unforgettable...Make It McLoone's
Imagine a wedding celebration with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Our top-notch service, fantastic cuisine and romantic atmosphere will make your event memorable. We host just one wedding at a time.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Waterfront, Beach, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
From the moment my wife and I stepped into McLoone’s we had a good feeling. We saw the room upstairs and fell in love! Then we met Katie and she really impressed us, throughout the entire process she was responsive to all of our emails and questions, she was caring, organized and never made us feel like we were just another wedding. The whole process was so smooth, our tasting was wonderful, we were able to bring 4 other people with us and the food did not disappoint. Beyond the view, and amazing food, we have to say that Katie, and the staff at McLoone’s were wonderful. Every detail was covered, and two weeks before the wedding helped us with seating, and our official wedding timeline to make the night run smooth. We never had to worry about a thing, they offered so many extras from valet parking, and included decorations, and really helped to organize the “extra” guests who watched our wedding on the beach. Nelson who was our Maître D, took wonderful care of us, he made sure we had appetizers during cocktail hour and drinks in our hands, he helped to make the ceremony and all parts of the night run so smoothly. From beginning to end McLoone’s Pier House went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding was perfect, and it was perfect! The beach ceremony, delicious and abundant food, décor (We only provided centerpieces) and most importantly the staff were amazing. We would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a venue with great food and amazing views. Cheers! Jenn & Mollie
We recently had our wedding reception on 10/10/15 at McLoone's Pier House and it was fantastic! From the initial meeting with Trish to the big day, Trish, Blaire, Katie, and Nelson all helped make sure everything went as planned and that our guests enjoyed everything. We had several enhancements to the menu that Trish and her team worked seamlessly into the evening. In the days leading up to the event, Trish worked well with our vendors and our planner to ensure every detail was executed as planned. Regarding the food, the menu was phenomenal and our guests are still raving about the quality of the Surf & Turf and the other entrees - in addition to the selection and quantity of food during cocktail hour. Overall, we would enthusiastically recommend McLoone's Pier House to anyone looking to book a wedding or any event. Thanks again!
I'll never be able to say enough wonderful things about McLoone's Pier House. I held my August 2015 ceremony & reception at McLoone's, and from the day we signed the contract until the last minute of the reception, the entire staff went above and beyond at every single opportunity. Trish, Katie, Nelson and the entire staff are absolute class acts. My wedding was better than anything I could have ever imagined all thanks to this unbelievable team. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and the food and drink options are excellent. The best part, however, is their pricing. We looked at a ton of Jersey Shore venues and McLoone's offered (BY FAR) the best pricing. If you want a stunning venue and exceptional service at a fraction of what you'll spend at neighboring venues, then look no further. Thank you for the best day of my life, McLoone's!
Perfect! Everything about our wedding reception at McLoone's was perfect. We planned our wedding from Sydney Australia and Trish and Katie were extremely accommodating and willing to answer all our questions through email since time zones made it difficult to speak on the phone. They answered all our questions thoroughly and promptly. They even went the extra mile to ensure the bartenders sourced the correct bottles of Australian Shiraz wine to please our Australian guests! They were so easy to work with - we would highly recommend them. The wedding day was amazing. We provided McLoones with a sketch of how we wanted our decorations placed throughout the room and everything was placed exactly how we wanted it. The room looked beautiful. We had the boardwalk package and there was more than enough food. Our guests thought the cocktail hour was the dinner food because there was so much of it and the variety was amazing. They accommodated our gluten free and vegetarian guests quite well - ensuring they were well taken care of and had plenty of food to meet their dietary restrictions. All of the food was delicious and we received so many compliments from our guests telling us the entire experience was the best wedding they've been too - we may be biased but agree 100 percent. Everyone from the valet parkers to the wait staff and to the bartenders were professional and pleasant - they all made the night enjoyable for everyone. Our only wish was that the night went on longer - the five hour cocktail hour and reception went by so fast - we just wanted more time to soak everything in. We can't fault Mcloones on any piece of the night or planning process. As mentioned at the start, everything was perfect and we couldn't be happier with the services provided by Mcloones.
Blaire and the team at McLoone's were amazing from start to finish. They were so accommodating and helped us plan every detail perfectly. The food is amazing, the service is friendly and professional, and our experience was what we always dreamed of. This is the perfect staff and location to get married using! Thank you for a perfect wedding day!! We highly reccommend this venue for ceremony and reception plus just for a great dinner!
We cannot say enough good things about this venue for a wedding. We had our wedding there September 17 of 2016 and everyone said it was the best wedding they've been to! From the staff (especially Blair) to the food, everything was first class. Any time we had a question Blair was immediate with a response. We were running late to cocktail hour and they had a whole spread for us in the bridal suite. We could not have pictured our wedding day being any better! Gina and Dave
McLoone's did an amazing job for our wedding (Aug 19, 16). Katie and the entire staff was awesome -- from prepping for our big day to getting the arbor we designed to the right spot on the beach for our ceremony. Our guests (and our vendors) raved about the venue, the food and the service. We though had the best time and so did our guests. Thank you for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception!!
We had our wedding here 7/17/16 and everything was great. We worked with Blair and she was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was also prompt to respond to any questions we had throughout the process. On the day of, Nelson did a fabulous job making sure everything went smoothly. The guests raved about the food. The venue itself is beautiful with a great view.
I can't say enough wonderful things about our wedding at Pier House on July 29th. We knew the second we met with Trish that we wanted to have our wedding there. She made us feel completely at ease and helped us every step of the way. Trish, Katie, and Blaire made the 9 months leading up to our wedding completely stress free. Trish met with us various times leading up to the wedding and always responded to my emails right away. The staff at Pier House made sure our wedding day was perfect! The food was delicious. Our guests are still talking about how amazing our wedding was! We would 100% recommend McLoone's Pier House! Thank you for making our wedding day so special.
I highly recommend McLoone's Pier House!! My wedding was on June 4, 2016 and I had the best day of my life, largely thanks to how great of a job McLoone's did. The view cannot be beat - our guests loved the room and the fact that we were able to open the windows to let the sea breeze in the whole night. People raved about the food - how good it was and also how plentiful it was! My family and friends have told me over and over again how fun our wedding was, and that is some of the best feedback to get (after all the hard work and thought that goes into it)! Trish was so helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. She answered questions promptly and gave great advice when we asked. On the day of the event, Nelson (the maitre d) was on top of everything and the whole day went smoothly. I had absolutely nothing to worry about, so I was able to have the time of my life at my wedding.
McLoone's Pier House was the PERFECT venue for our wedding on January 16, 2016. The view from the banquet room is stunning and provided a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony and reception. The room was comfortable, with plenty of space for our guests to move around and have fun. We appreciated that the standard decor was so nice because we didn't have to stress as much about our own touches. All of the food was absolutely delicious and definitely a step above typical wedding offerings. Most importantly though, the planning help we received from Katie and the rest of the McLoone's banquet team leading up to our wedding was top notch. Katie was the easiest person to work with and always responded to my questions quickly and pleasantly. She made the whole process really enjoyable and we are so happy that we got to work with her. We wouldn't change a thing about our wedding and we wish we could do it all over again!
I wish I could give it more stars. Somehow 5 doesn't even begin to explain our experience in our wedding. Blair first and foremost...the GEM of special events. I never heard a No coming from her...even when I asked for something they didn't have (I had a brunch wedding on Saturday January 9th) and requested a toaster for the bread, which Blaire explained they didn't have but anyone in the floor would happily toast the bread for me or my guests. Well....no clue where they got it but there was a 4 slot toaster next to the bread section. It is one of the many many many details throughout the process that makes McLoone's Long branch a truly unique place. I did my homework and research...most of the places had so many NO NO's....I felt suffocated by the idea of being so limited in what I could do. McLoone's was exactly the opposite of that, not to mention a space truly unique, and so warm as it is...it does not require much decorations. Between the sea as your backdrop and all the beautiful very "homey" in the best of senses details they have, it makes it from the get go a very budget friendly choice. Add to that incredibly delicious food (and coming from a foodie like me...says a lot), a great stock bar, fantastic sound system, incredible staff.....it's a no brainer in my opinion. It accommodates smaller to bigger groups and they will take care of EVERYTHING. I was SHOCKED when I was told...bring everything the day before and we will take care of everything...from decorations to cakes (I brought a groom's cake made by a friend of mine)....I did not have to worry about ANYTHING! And that, above everything else....it's the most important thing when picking a place. They will be very fair with prices, no hidden anything, will accommodate any request (as long as it's within reason) and you'll leave in awe of your experience. THANK YOU Blair, Trish and Nelson for making of my special day FLAWLESS!!!!!
The Wedding of our dreams came true!Reviewed on 11/25/2015 Michael F
We met Katie Kauffmann at a same sex wedding expo, and fell for her on the spot. We went to see Pier House shortly after and knew that it was the place for us. We had a rather large guest list, but more than half of our relatives were from out of state, so we really weren't sure how many we would end up with, not a prob at all. We also had very definite ideas of what we wanted, but not necessarily how to go about doing it. Katie could NOT have been more helpful in making sure that we had every single possible detail right for our "cross between a 1950s supper club and a fairy tale" wedding. We wanted a cocktail reception, but were scared of it coming off like a buffet, which we definitely didn't want - Katie assured us it could be done and it exceeded our expectations. The food was AMAZING and there was so much of it. I can't tell you how many of our guests still talk about the meal. The ambiance of Pier house is flawless - all you see is is the ocean -it's like getting married on your own private island. I could go on (as you can probably tell) but I won't except for two final thoughts. There were two things that I was especially nervous about going into this. The first was being we were a gay couple, I didn't know how things would play out. Well. it was a complete non-issue from start to finish. I know that this is how it SHOULD be, but I didn't know if that was how it WOULD be. It was. The second was more specific to McLoones Pier House. because we were having our ceremony, cocktail hour and then the reception all in one room, it had to be reset 3 times during the evening. I didn't see HOW they would be able to do that without total turmoil. Again, Katie assured us it would be seamless and that no one would even notice, Idk if anyone else noticed, but I didn't and I knew the changes were coming. It was like all of a sudden the place was completely redone as if by magic. Like in a fairy tale. It was truly the wedding of our dreams, Thank you Katie and Pier House!
Proud Father of the BrideReviewed on 11/15/2015
Allow me to start off by saying each of our daughter's Wedding Days are by far one of the most important days we will experience in our lives. It is a day filled with emotions, expectations and finally wishes for a bright and very happy future. It marks the beginning of another chapter in the life of the family. Having said that, we also want and expect "everything" to be perfect on her wedding day. This, of course requires a great deal of time and effort to ensure the day is as perfect as it can be. I would share with those of you reading this, while you will spend hours upon hours planning your event, you will need the help and support of incredible people who wish to make your daughter's special day perfect. In my search for a perfect location for a ceremony and a location for a reception for my daughter's wedding, I was lucky enough to have stopped in to speak to the professionals at McLoone's Pier House in Pier Village, Long Branch, New Jersey. My first contact was with Katie Kauffmann, who as it turned out, was a total professional, she was able to give us not just the information we needed but assured us that McLoone's could handle all of our needs to ensure my daughter's wedding would be that special day I was trying to achieve for her. As many questions as I had and I had a lot, there was never a time when either Katie or one of the other professional wedding planners from McLoone's didn't get back to me within a short period of time. Blair, Trish and Katie were and are total professionals when it comes to communications and the planning process. Another important person, who was the captain of the ship on the day of the wedding, was the Maitre D' Nelson. He guided all of us to where we had to be and took care of everyone and everything. He made everything we had to do on the day of the wedding seamless. The food was so outstanding, the reception area so beautiful, the service by all so perfect that there wouldn't have been one thing I would have changed or had done differently. While, there were many others outside of Mcloone's who were part of the wedding process, I can honestly say the folks mentioned above did their part to make my daughter's wedding day perfect. I simply can't say enough about McLoone's and it's wonderful Chefs, Director and Professional Staff in helping you plan your, "Perfect Day". Lou Rupp Proud Father of the Bride
Lori & Kirk-Ryan's WeddingReviewed on 11/07/2015 Lori F
McLoone's was amazing! My husband and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting. Everything we asked for was exactly as we had wished it to be. We gave our special day many personal touches that we created and Katie and Nelson made sure every detail was displayed just as we had pictured. The staff was outstanding, the food was outstanding, the room and the view…gorgeous. All six children of our newly blended family danced the night away after standing by our sides on the sand as we exchanged our vows. Thank you, McLoone's Pier House for making our wedding everything we dreamed it would be. Kirk and Lori
The Perfect DayReviewed on 9/10/2015 Dominique T
If you are looking for a reception location at the Jersey Shore: look no further than McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch. As the bride, it is easy to figure out which vendors truly care about you and which view you as only a business partner. McLoone's and the individuals that work within their banquet department really do care about their bride and grooms and are deeply invested in each event that they plan. Every question was met with an immediate answer. Katie goes above and beyond what is expected of her as a wedding coordinator. I was able to completely trust her with my wedding details and I knew she would execute everything I asked. She was able to offer so many beautiful room decor ideas when we spoke that it made me feel completely at ease- I knew the room would look and feel amazing. Even when Katie was not available, who was our main wedding coordinator, Tisha or Blair would be sure to get back to me within a few hours. I can honestly say our wedding was the best day of our lives and it was because of McLoone's. The food was amazing, service beyond compare, and the view is out of this world. Nelson made sure that my husband and I had the best time at our reception but that we always looked our best. He knew when to tell my husband to put his jacket on for pictures or when to look at us and say go have fun. I really cannot say enough positive things about our experience with McLoone's. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and the staff at McLoone's made sure that it was. Our guests cannot stop raving about the food, view, and their overall experience at our wedding. As I said at the beginning of this review, look no further- this venue is amazing in every way. Thank you to McLoone's- especially to Katie, Nelson, Tisha, and Blair. You guys are amazing and the absolute best!!!
Wedding April 2015Reviewed on 8/20/2015 Lindsay M
We had our wedding at Mcloone's Pier House in Long Branch NJ in April 2015. From the minute I sent an email to gather information to the end of the wedding Mcloone's was fantastic. I dealt with Katie who I cannot say enough nice things about. We had a small budget and were looking for a Friday lunch wedding and had a tight budget. She worked with us to give us everything we wanted without having our wedding seem cheap. Anytime I had any questions, she was quick to respond and was always super friendly. The day of the wedding we had an unexpected road bump thanks to our not so great florist but Katie took care of it and I could not thank her enough for that! The food was incredible, the staff the day of the wedding was beyond perfect! From someone who has been in the service industry for years I am pretty picky and they exceeded my expectations! Our glasses of champagne never went empty ;) I would highly recommend Mcloone's to anyone and plan to use them in the future for events!
Could not be happierReviewed on 12/27/2014 Christine L
I had my reception at McLoone's Pier House on November 1, 2014. Throughout the whole planning process Trish was nothing but accommodating and helpful. At McLoone's Pier House, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is intimate and the view is breathtaking. Our day could not have been better! I definitely recommend McLoone's Pier House as THE place to have a Jersey Shore wedding.
Post-destination wedding brunchReviewed on 9/29/2014 Siobhan C
We had a lovely experience hosting a post destination wedding brunch for our friends and family who couldn't make the trip overseas. Blair and her staff made the process so easy. We just dropped off the party supplies a few days before and they made all of the magic happen. When we walked in it was exactly as I had pictured it. The location on the ocean is beautiful; even on a cloudy day. We took beautiful photographs under the boardwalk and on the beach. The food was fantastic. We can't wait to go back and have dinner sometime soon!
McLoone's Rocks!Reviewed on 9/06/2014 Gina A
My wife & I chose McLoone's as our wedding venue pretty much right after we walked into the Atlantic Room! There is no better view on the Jersey Shore! After you work on getting over the awesome view, you have to work on getting over the GREAT food and unbelievable service! Blaire, her co-workers, and the service staff went above and beyond! Everyone who attended our wedding has talked about the food and the service, nonstop! Thanks to the staff at McLoone's, our wedding night went off without a hitch...our only complaint would be the night went by too fast! If you planning a wedding on the Jersey shore, McLoone's Pier House is the place to have it!!
Perfect venue, perfect wedding!Reviewed on 8/01/2014 Gina G
Can't say enough about our experience at mcloones! From touring the venue to booking it, having our tasting and all of our dealings with Trish it was a pleasure. Highly recommend mcloones for its food, service, ambiance and overall experience.
June 14th 2014- it was perfection.Reviewed on 6/27/2014 Vanessa R
This was the second of our back to back weddings. The first was in California and the second at McLoones. We had our ceremony in the sand and the party upstairs. IT WAS FLAWLESS. The location is beautiful. The room was lit so playfully - it added such ambiance to our party! The food was so good, like so good that I wish I wasn't wearing a semi-fitted dress good! From the random questions we had leading up to our wedding, the day before, day of, and day after, everyone was hospitable, accommodating, and so easy to work with. I know that without the care and expertise the people at McLoones took in preparing and executing our wedding, we would have been distracted and not able to enjoy this very important day. I am so grateful and so happy that they took the kind of care they did, our wedding was one of the best days of my life and one we will remember it forever! If you are looking for a venue in Long Branch NJ definitely check out McLoones! To the staff who set it up, passed our appetizers, the hands that prepared our food, the bartenders who made sure everyone had a drink, and the ones who stayed late to break it down, thank you, thank you so much. Blair and Nelson, you two are awesome. Thank you for your attention to detail, in the preparation and the execution. I don't think it could have gone any better. It was perfect. xo
A perfect day!Reviewed on 6/09/2014 Kelsey P
If you are looking for a beachfront wedding venue with delicious food and a gorgeous view, McLoone's Pier House should be your choice! We had our reception here just a couple weeks ago and we were extremely impressed with the attentive staff. Blaire was wonderful at coordinating all of our little details. Nelson, the maitre de was outstanding. You can count on him to work beautifully with your DJ and photographer to ensure a perfect evening! Whatever I needed, Nelson was there that night!! We had a beautiful evening weather wise and were able to open the windows to smell and hear the ocean breeze --amazing!! We liked how it is more of a non-traditional venue and enjoyed the restaurant feel rather than the banquet hall feel. That being said, the food was excellent. Our guests are still raving about the dinner options and the beautiful venue. I highly recommend McLoone's Pier House for your beach wedding!!
Loved Our Beach WeddingReviewed on 8/23/2013 Stephanie v
McLoone's is a beautiful place for a NJ beach wedding. I loved their upstairs room with a view of the ocean from every seat. Trish was super helpful and a pleasure to work with. The food for our wedding was Delicious. We received many compliments from our guests. And a Great place to go back to celebrate our anniversary!
Loved it!Reviewed on 5/21/2013 Melissa S
Katie and Nelson are seasoned vets at weddings and have a very well trained serving staff! I was really impressed with how everyone was very conscientious of stepping near my dress or bringing a plate of food near me! Attention was put into every detail and it was noticed and greatly appreciated! Everyone gushed over the beautiful view and the simple, yet elegant, decor. If you are looking for a low key, laid back wedding this is your place!