A Beach front venue with breathtaking Jersey Shore views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Shrewsbury River from our exquisitely appointed Empress Ballroom & Terrace.
Amenities + Details
Covered Outdoors Space
Indoor Event Space
Outdoor - Not Covered
Up to 250
Ballroom, Beach, Waterfront
Venue Service Offerings
Bar & Drinks, Cakes & Desserts, Food & Catering, Planning, Rentals & Equipment, Service Staff
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Windows on the Water at Surfrider Beach Club Reviews
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Reviewed On 11/05/2019 by Timothy & Meghan M
Getting married at Windows on the Water is one of the best decisions Meghan and I have ever made. The service was on par with the venue. Everything was absolutely perfect. Getting married on a beautiful beach in front of our family and friends...
was truly a dream come true. However, this is not a traditional beach wedding destination because the dining hall provides the atmosphere and amenities of a high-end venue. The staff was experienced, knowledgeable and helpful. Tracy made sure we had everything we desired and made planning the wedding easier and more enjoyable then we expected. Her list of preferred vendors saved us a lot of time and effort, and we were able to happily find our photographer and florist from the suggestions. Brandon, the Maitre’d, was extremely personable while making sure our bridal party knew exactly where to be and what to do. Lady, the bridal attendant, was the life of the party while bending over backwards to get us anything we needed. The cocktail hour was surrounded with a delicious and plentiful food spread including finger foods, carving stations, seafood and pasta. Meghan and I spent half of the cocktail hour in the intimate bridal suite where we had a taste of everything that was being served downstairs brought up to us ensuring that we had some time to catch our breath and eat something. While in the bridal suite Tracy and Lady worked tirelessly for about 20 minute fixing Meghan’s bustle; another example of the staff going over and above. The entree selections were impressive and they all were delicious. My uncle told me numerous times it was the best steak he had ever eaten and his daughter raved about her vegan option as well. For dessert the waffle ice cream sundae bar was a huge hit. Before and after entrees our guests had a great time hanging out on the gigantic second story deck while enjoying the weather and beautiful views of the ocean. The dining hall had excellent acoustics and plenty of room for dancing. I hope I covered everything but if I didn’t please allow me to leave you with one word to describe this venue from the scenery to the food to the staff/service: PERFECT!!
Timothy & Meghan
Reviewed On 11/01/2019 by Carlie O
From the day we went to look at the venue to the second we walked out after our reception we felt nothing but welcome and their sincerity about our marriage. The day was perfect, the food was ABSOLUTELY phenomenal and they did everything to mak...
e sure I was stress free..which by the way, I was. All my guests said the staff was so nice and accommodated any needs they or I had. I would recommend windows on the water to everyone!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2019 by Kate F
As a Jersey Shore native, with a number of out of town guests,I knew that I wanted to highlight the stunning Jersey Shore on my wedding day. Windows on the Water offers the premier beachfront wedding experience. No other venue has a true unobs...
tructed view of the Atlantic Ocean and is located on the sand with swaying palm trees. The best part? It doesn’t matter if you have perfect 10 sunshine, or rain, because the venue is surrounded by windows overlooking water views from every vantage point. It was the first place we brought my parents, and my Mom said we did not need to look any further. Not to mention, I actually picked the venue on a nasty, rainy day and was mesmerized by the view of the rough surf. From our first meeting with Tracy, we were sold. I knew she was both professional and experienced. Tracy was easy to reach and always answered my questions, almost immediately. Brandon and Lady were equally helpful and personable. From start to finish, I felt like I was truly in good hands. As for the wedding day, we had a perfect day, and the open air cocktail hour was unforgettable. My guests also cannot stop talking about the balcony included off the reception room. Many took a break in the fresh air from dancing, and sat by the warm fire pits. Just amazing! I will be honest, not being able to experience a food tasting beforehand made us nervous, but I can tell you that the food is nothing to worry about. Our guests have been raving about the selection provided at the cocktail hour and have said the skirt steak and jambalaya were especially delicious. The main course was equally tasty. As the bride I was able to get a selection of all of the main courses, and each of them was prepared perfectly. Probably the best wedding food that I have tasted. The ballroom itself was our style: neutral, clean, well-lit and elegant, and did not feel like a stuffy reception hall. The staff was friendly and the service was top notch. Several guests have reached out and said this is the best wedding they have ever been to. I have to say that it was a perfect, flawless, and unforgettable experience at Windows on the Water from start to finish. Thank you for making our wedding day the best it could be!
Reviewed On 10/03/2019 by Antonietta C
This place was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted for our wedding day and everything turned out gorgeous. The place is beautiful, the food was so great, the service was amazing, Tracy, lady, the whole team were all so nice and accommodating...
. The best venue for on the beach with the nicest inside, so open inside and outside just so beautiful especially if you get the perfect day! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 9/10/2019 by Jessica M
Windows on the Water is a gorgeous venue providing spectacular beach and ocean views with an elegant ballroom. Tracy, Brandon, and Lady were a fabulous team from the beginning. Tracy is easy to work with, professional, and caring. She truly mak...
es you feel like your wedding/event is the only one she is working on. The day of our wedding, Tracy, Brandon, and Lady lead a flawless event and truly did everything we needed to keep us and our guests happy. They ensured the night was everything we hoped it would be. We can honestly say, that they did that and more. They brought our entire vision to life. Everything we saw in our minds, they made come true and even better than we had imagined. Then there is the food aspect. EVERYTHING was delicious. We are still receiving comments from our guests about how incredible all of the food - from cocktail hour to desserts. We highly recommend Tracy, her team, and Windows on the Water for your next event/wedding!
Reviewed On 8/15/2019 by Shanna V
We couldn't have asked for better on our wedding day that what Windows on the Water at Surfrider Beach Club provided us. Even a year later, as we approach our first anniversary, we're still overwhelmed with everything. The venue itself, from ...
the beach gazebo setting (Ceremony), to the open veranda (Cocktail Hour), to the amenities (bridal suite, etc.), surpassed expectation and made for a beautiful day.
Meanwhile, the entire staff was absolutely professional throughout the event from setup to shutdown. Their efforts in decorating captured our vision for the table-settings, the lighting, and everything else, and they integrated with our other vendors (band, florist) seamlessly. Booking this venue means you will really be able to enjoy yourself on your wedding day, confident that things will proceed without a hitch.
Specifically, Tracy, Brandon, and Lady were unbelievably helpful throughout the whole process, from scouting, to booking, to the celebration itself...up to and including when things got a little hairy. Let's just say a certain brightly-colored cocktail got spilled on a certain brilliantly white dress just as the Reception was about to kick off, and without flinching and without hesitation, all 3 stepped in to address and completely fix the problem while the rest of the bridal party stood by in shock!
We'll forever be grateful to these 3 and their entire staff for giving us a such a great day.
Reviewed On 6/26/2019 by Jessica R
I recently was married at Windows on the water in Sea Bright. The moment I stepped into the building I knew I was going to fall in love. The place is absolutely stunning. Tracy is an amazing person who always made me feel very comfortable and a...
t ease. She helped me through the planning and was always an email or call away with any questions that I had. The service at the wedding was impeccable. Lady and Brandon were on point and aways a step ahead. The food, the waiting staff, the bartenders were all very professional and accommodating to any changes. I would recommend having any party there as they do not disappoint! Thank you again guys you made my dreams come true!
Reviewed On 5/24/2019 by Patrick M
Personal, professional, lovely to work with. Windows on the Water made our wedding the best day of our lives.
Reviewed On 1/14/2019 by Caitlin Q
Windows on the Water is the most beautiful venue! We were nervous at first because the ballroom is a rectangular shape, making it long and narrow. I didn't want people to feel squished or awkward when dancing or walking around, but I have to ...
say I think the shape of the room made all the difference! We had the best party and the fact that the room was that shape made it feel more intimate and EVERYONE was dancing together instead of scattered around in various groups.
It was also a BIG plus for us that there was no ugly carpet anywhere in the venue. It had beautiful floors throughout and had a very modern, clean feel. We haven't stopped getting compliments on how good the food was and the view on each side of the building is absolutely stunning. Can't give enough positive feedback!
Reviewed On 12/08/2018 by Anna C S
It’s been a week since our wedding and we are so happy that we had our wedding at Windows on the Water. It was beyond my expectations. The food and presentation from cocktails to dinner, was amazing. Our guest are still telling us the food was ...
delicious ( compliments to the chef) and as well as the venue being beautiful and elegant. Tracey, Brandon , Lady and the entire staff, they were there from the beginning to the end. They made our day a memorable experience. A great place to have a wedding.
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Paige C
I loved the fact that I was able to show up to the venue and everything was already taken care of for me. I didn't have to worry about set up or take down and they made sure I had everything I needed on my special day.
Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by Stephanie F
Even before my husband proposed, I knew Windows on the Water would be the place for my future wedding. I was in love with every single aspect from the beach front location to the privacy of the building to the beautiful views and the spacious r...
ooms. When he did propose, it was the first venue we looked at, and thank goodness he fell in love with it too. We did look at other venues before committing, but each one just solidified that WOW was everything we were looking for! The gorgeous space and delicious food are one thing, but I cannot say enough good things about all of the staff at Windows on the Water. Tracy is the absolute best! Phenomenal at what she does! When you are planning a wedding there are so many things to worry about, and she made is so easy. I could literally email her about anything, and I had a lot of silly questions, and she would get back to me with all the answers. I could not have done this without her! Our Maitre D, Brandon, was also outstanding. He went above and beyond our expectations, surprising us with a cute welcome sign at the front door printed in a Disney font (our wedding was Disney themed) and providing us with some cocktail hour music when we were unprepared and had none planned at all. He walked us through the entire night so we didn't have to worry about a thing, and I cannot thank him enough. We also had two excellent servers take care of us all night, Diane and Kate. Diane was in charge of making sure our parents were taken care of and they raved about her all night. I don't know how other venues work when it comes to this, but I thought that was a very thoughtful touch. They were blown away by her service. Kate took care of my husband and I all night and she was was remarkable. I never had to worry about a thing. Even something like making sure my heels were waiting for me after cocktail hour so I could do my first dance in the heels, that's just one example of what she did to make this night absolutely perfect. Everything went so smoothly and it was all thanks to the fabulous staff here at WOW. Thank you for giving us our dream wedding!
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Jamie C
We honestly cannot say enough great things about Windows on the Water. We got married there on Friday September 28th. From the moment we stepped in the venue we fell in love with the place. Tracy, the venue manager, was the icing on the cake...
. She was awesome to work with and her to-do lists enabled us to stay on track, which was important to us since we booked them only 4 months out from our wedding date. The bridal attendant and the maître D, Lady and Brandon, were phenomenal to work with as well. When we met them at our rehearsal the night before, we felt like we already knew them. They took care of all the little details and knew exactly how things were supposed to go. We had plans of our own for how the night should go but after taking their advice early on, we were happy to give up our plans and just follow their lead. They truly are professionals!
Also, we were so happy that we used their recommended vendor sheet. As we were standing on the beach taking the last of our pictures before the ceremony, we realized that Lady and Brandon knew our emcee, Ryan from DJ Sounds to Go and head photographer Bogdan from Red Bank Studio Photography well. We didn’t realize how important it was at the time but looking back now, it definitely provided us with a seamless experience from start to finish.
Our guests cannot stop raving about our reception. The food was delicious. Cocktail hour can get crazy at a wedding for the bride and groom but they pulled us into the bridal suite immediately after the ceremony and gave us a private sampling. We were so happy that we didn’t miss one of the best parts of any wedding. The cocktail hour is partially outdoors (weather permitting) which was another amazing selling point of the venue. At the end of cocktail hour, while our guests went upstairs for the reception, we were able to finish enjoying the spectacular eats and treats which is a huge bonus.
The reception was gorgeous with panoramic views that only this venue can offer. The sunset and moon rising over the ocean added an aesthetic quality that you just can’t get without all those windows. Leading up to our big day, my only concern was that the 15 tables that we had were going to be tight, but I was certainly wrong. We had 160 people and there was no backing your chair up into the table behind you. Also with the venue being setup the way it is, the dance floor extends the length of the room, it provides plenty of room to dance and move around. There truly isn’t a bad thing to say about Windows on the Water (WOW). We can’t wait to go back there for one of our friend’s weddings.
Reviewed On 10/12/2018 by Christine M
We got married at Windows on the Water on 9/21/18. I can not say enough wonderful things about our experience and working with Tracy! She was always very helpful and prompt with answering any emails! From start to finish everything was perfect!...
Our guest can not stop raving about the food and the beautiful views this venue has! Everyone had an amazing time and I wish we could do it again!
Reviewed On 9/28/2018 by Janet S
ANYONE who says this place is not perfection is a liar or has some sort of personality disorder.
First, the place is GORGEOUS. The location is the kind that some brides have printed on fake backgrounds for photos. Except you are there. It is l...
ike walking into Pinterest.
Second, the food. WHAT. I don’t think I have ever really been to a wedding where I liked the food. It’s always sort of boring and.... weddingish?
We sat down with chef Pete and he had creative ideas that matched our tastes and every one of them was nailed perfectly.
Third - ZOMG THE STAFF. Friendly. Accommodating. Above and beyond. They all went out of their way to keep me on the ball, to keep the party rolling, and most importantly they did it with the sort of kindness you don’t see too often.
The whole experience made me feel so bad for brides who choose someplace else, and I am so grateful that I was able to focus on my friends, my family, and my husband (!!) rather than have to worry about details to make the day perfect.
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Reviewed On 9/26/2018 by Amanda M
My husband I had our wedding reception at Windows on the Water this September and we have not stopped hearing "but seriously that was the best wedding we ever went to!" Obviously we first fell in love with the absolute beauty of the venue- fro...
m the amazing location to the simplistic elegance of the ballroom. While we didn't have our ceremony onsite, our cocktail hour space flowed onto the deck where there were more high-top tables for people to hang out and take pictures with the sunset.
From the beginning when we were just looking at venues Tracy was amazing, answering any questions we had and explaining costs etc (which all brides can agree is a shock at first haha). After booking our date I would call Tracy sporadically with random questions ( how many tables are there at cocktail hour?, can i have two signature drinks?, etc.) and she was always amazing to deal with.
I didn't think it could get any better and then I met Brandon a few weeks before my wedding. We met and went over where I wanted every single item and how I wanted the night to flow, and let me tell you he remembered it all. Brandon was also a great sounding board since he knew what has worked best in the space(s).
The day finally arrived and I couldn't have asked for anything more! Brandon and his team were amazing- my mom even commented on how friendly the wait and bar staff were. The food was AMAZING (feel free to ask any of our guests.) Brandon made sure that Tom and I had our own private cocktail hour so that we actually got to spend time together (and try all the amazing food).
Overall, we could not thank Tracy, Brandon and the Windows on the Water team enough for making our night even more amazing that we thought possible.
Reviewed On 9/25/2018 by Melissa H
Tracy, Brandon and Lady WERE SO INCREDIBLE!!!! They knew how to make me feel confident going into the wedding day and were there for me, my husband and our families every step of the way!! My dress ripped a few times on the dance floor and lady...
was there for me in 1 second with a needle and thread sewing it. Such amazing and sweet people who are so professional! The venue is so perfect. BOOK YOUR WEDDING HERE! It was the best day of my life and so so magical. My guests won't stop talking about how beautiful the wedding was. I am so grateful I chose WOW!! <3 Huge thank you to Tracy, Brandon and Lady!!!
Reviewed On 9/20/2018 by Erika S
Windows on the Water took my breath away! Everything from the food, wonderful staff, and of course the place itself made for a perfect beach wedding. Tracy, Brandon, and Lady were such a pleasure to work with! Any questions or concerns I had, t...
hey made sure everything was taken care of and the quality of service I received the day of, I could not be more thankful for. All of my guests raved how beautiful the venue was and how this was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. This place will not disappoint so I would highly recommend booking your venue here!!
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Sara T
I got married at WOTW in July 2018. WOTW is a beautiful beach venue with beautiful decor, amazing views, and unbelievably delicious food. I think it is a great option for anyone looking to get married at a beach venue. With that being said, her...
e is what I wish I had known / fully understood / asked more about:
1. WOTW/Surfrider are beach club first - and a wedding venue second. Keep that in mind, because it matters.
2. They do not offer food tastings for those who have booked
3. They are private but there will still be people on the beach during your wedding (if you get married in the summer). Even though their beach is private... the beach is still very much open to the members of the beach club during the day of your wedding. So if you’re imagining a fairly empty beach (or anything close to it) for pictures before your cocktail hour, think again because the beach was covered with people in bathing suits during our pictures. I think if you manage your own expectations - make stops at other more empty areas of the beach before arriving at WOTW - you’ll be fine.
4. The ballroom will most likely be bright during your first dance (if you’re getting married in the summer). Due to town ordinances, weddings MUST be over at 11pm. The earliest that WOTW will start you cocktail hour is 5:30pm. Keep in mind that in the middle of the summer, with a 5:30pm cocktail hour, that puts first dances around 7 or so... so the room will be VERY bright during first dances and for a while after, until the sun sets. This is not the fault of WOTW (of course) - and the windows/view are one of the main reasons I booked the place - but I don’t think I fully realized how bright the room would be during my dance so I just want to pass that tidbit on to other brides and grooms. It just is good to know.
5. Day-off access to the venue is limited. Vendors + wedding party are not allowed arrive any more than 2 hours before the start time to set up (or to access the bridal suite, do pictures, etc.). For us, this meant very rushed bridal party pictures, a rushed DJ who couldn’t use the booth we wanted to use, a rushed coordinator trying to set up the vintage glassware we had rented, and ultimately, it resulted in a late reception start time and no time for me to do the walk through that brides typically get to do before the rest of their guests walk up. I hope they change this for future couples, but they seem very much committed to this rule so just know that access to the venue even on the day of, is very limited.
6. WOTW requires the bride and groom to bring home all reception decor the same night as the wedding.
7. The venue state that it fits (I believe 250) guests – but many of their weddings are smaller, so just make sure that if you go look at it, you ask how many people the room is set up for when you see it. They were super accommodating about room setup with me, but I think it’s important to ask / know up front (I made the mistake of assuming the room was set up for the max # of guests when I first booked it).
Ultimately I had a beautiful, fun, wedding day at WOTW that people are raving about, and I think they will be for years to come. It really is a beautiful venue, but I think there is room for improvement on the logistical side of things that would make things go more smoothly for future brides and grooms. Keep the above points in mind if you book there, and I’m sure you will have a beautiful and special wedding day just as my husband and I did.
Reviewed On 8/20/2018 by judy c
as mom of the bride i like to say thank you to the staff at windows on the water. excellent service, lots of food. brandon and lady made sure everything was on time and guests were treated nicely. everything was always taken care of so put you...
r mind at ease and trust perfection from brandon and lady and tracy. the decor was perfect.
Reviewed On 8/11/2018 by Kristie B
Windows on the water was AMAZING!!Everything about our big day was perfect. Jamie and Brandon were unbelievable, I can’t say enough about the both of them. Our guests are still raving about the food. My husband and I could not dream up a bette...
r day, and we owe so much to the staff. The entire day was seamless!
Reviewed On 7/21/2018 by Liz M
Absolutely Perfect Day at a perfect Venue!! We cant thank Tracy Brandon and Lady enough for an absolutely spectacular day. The food venue and team are top notch!!
We are still dreaming about our cocktail hour and are super appreciative for our...
private time to dine in peace prior to entering the cocktail hour. So helpful to greet all your guests already being well fed and not having to juggle food and conversation !!
Reviewed On 7/03/2018 by jennifer p
Absolutely incredible!!!! Words cannot describe how perfect our wedding was at Windows on the Water. Leading up to the big day I must have emailed Tracy 20 different questions and she answered them all very quickly which put my mind at ease. Th...
e day of the wedding was perfect! Tracy, Brandon and Lady made sure everything ran right on time and smoothly. Our guests cannot stop talking about how wonderful the food was, GET THE RAW BAR.....YOU WON"T BE SORRY!!!
Absolute PERFECTION!! Love Jenn and Megan
Reviewed On 6/27/2018 by Mia D
Thank you to the WOW staff for a day we will remember and treasure forever! Tracy and Brandon were an absolute pleasure to work with. Tracy was SO incredibly patient with us, as we planned our dream wedding. She was accommodating, kind and flex...
ible throughout the planning process to "customize" every detail of our event. The views are outrageous -- and the food abundant. Our guests had an amazing time and continue to tell us what an incredible event it was!
Brandon was equally accommodating day-of. Thanks to both of you and the WOW staff for helping us plan and execute our wedding reception ! We are grateful and so appreciative!
If celebrating your wedding with a view of the Atlantic Ocean sounds good to you (and how could it not!), then WOW won't disappoint. It is the perfect combination of elegant and "beachy".
Reviewed On 6/23/2018 by Amanda G
Absolutely beautiful venue! Tracy and Brandon were by our side throughout the entire process and willing to help/answer any questions we had. 100% recommend this venue for it’s aesthetic and overall experience. Loved every minute of our wedding...
at Windows on the Water!
Reviewed On 5/11/2018 by Gabriella C
Windows on the Water was a great place to get married!! The views alone sold us on the venue, but the team over at Windows on the Water made our day the best it could be. Communication leading up to the big day was great, Tracy and Brandon were...
on top of everything. On the day of, the bridal assistant Lady was so much help. Everything and anything we needed she took care of. We didn't have to think about anything but to enjoy ourselves. Right after the ceremony we were brought up to the bridal suite to enjoy a little bit of alone time and all of the food that was being served at the cocktail hour was brought to us. Overall the experience couldn't have been better, we had a great time and so did our guests!!
Reviewed On 5/10/2018 by christina c
I recently got married on April 14, 2018 - it was the first wedding of the season and it was perfect! The food was great and everything looked beautiful. Tracy was wonderful every step of the way and Brandon was amazing the day of! If you want ...
a beautiful beach wedding, this is absolutely the place for you!
Reviewed On 1/27/2018 by Jenn R
We could not have asked for a better wedding experience at Windows. It’s of course an amazingly beautiful venue, but the staff is what makes it truly exceptional. Tracy was so patient with the millions of questions and requests we had, and re...
ally went out of her way to make sure that all of the details of our day were perfect. The food is exceptional- they have a wonderful chef, with fresh, creative food that the guests are still raving about- including the insane dessert bar! And Brandon and Lakenta were there with us every step of the way on the wedding weekend- from making sure that everything was set up perfectly for the ceremony and reception to make sure that we, our bridal party, and parents were calm and comfortable on the big day. Everyone at Windows truly could not be nicer or more professional- our whole day ran so smoothly and everyone had an amazing time! Thank you everyone at WOW for making my perfect New Jersey beach wedding dream come true
Reviewed On 11/19/2017 by Nicole D
Windows on the Water was the definition of my dream wedding. The entire experience was so memorable, stress-fun, and fun for my husband and I, our families and friends. Our guests were amazed at the view of the beach, the cocktail hour area, an...
d of course the breathtaking reception area. We had the opportunity to take pictures on beach and our guests had a beautiful view the entire night. The food was delicious and plenty of it, everything from the cocktail hour to the sit down dinner. There was such a wide range of food options for our guests to enjoy, and every new item was more delicious than the previous dish.
I can't speak enough praise about the staff of Windows. They were extremely helpful and Tracy was always available to answer any questions. On the day of our wedding Brandon and LeKenta were fantastic, from the moment we walked into the door, every need of ours was taken care of. From making sure that my husband and I had a few private moments to eat and reflect, ensuring a natural flow of the evening from cocktails through dessert, to providing friendly and courteous service, to even packing up everything we had to take home at the end of the night,
We had many guests tell us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to, many thanks to Windows on the Water. Beautiful venue, amazing staff – It was more amazing than anything I could have ever dreamed.
Nicole & Bobby Clifton 11/3/17
Reviewed On 10/26/2017 by Stefanie R
I cannot rave enough about WOW! The whole experience was amazing! Tracy, Brandon and Lekenta were awesome! They made our wedding day! From the rehearsal to the very end of the reception, everything was perfect and went so smooth! We did not...
have to worry about anything! My family and friends have not stopped complimenting us on the wonderful job that they didand how great the food was! Thank you to Tracy, Brandon and Lekenta for a wonderful experience and perfect wedding day!!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Elizabeth A
What a gorgeous venue! My wife and I couldn't be happier with our wedding day. We both wish we could go back and re-live the day again and then go back again as a guest. Tracy and her team are phenomenal! There aren't enough adjectives to descr...
ibe how happy we were with the services they provided. They made us feel comfortable and eased all of our concerns. One of the most memorable moments that stuck out for us was when we had come under our count for the wedding. Most establishments would have taken the money and run however Tracy surprised us and reinvested our money back into the reception by offering us additional services. We were taken aback in the best way possible. That's how you do business, well. Tracy's team is professional, kind, compassionate and knowledgeable beyond words. If you're even slightly considering Windows on the Water, you should do so. You're in great hands! The venue is gorgeous and the food is amazing! This was the first and only venue we looked at and we're so happy we went with our gut and booked! Thank you again for everything! You made our day more amazing than we could have ever fathomed possible!
Reviewed On 10/09/2017 by Alyssa F
We got married at Windows on the Water on August 12, 2017, and it was perfect!
The whole venue is breath taking. We knew that we wanted to get married there the second that we stepped inside.
The amazing staff made the whole process easy. Th...
e hardest part was choosing which foods to serve at cocktail hour! Tracy was always willing to answer all of our questions during the planning process. Brandon and Lakenta made us feel so at ease during the rehearsal.
The day of the wedding, I ripped a hole in my dress. Without skipping a beat, Tracy knelt on the floor and sewed it up for me! That amount of caring really meant a lot to me.
Brandon and Lakenta were absolutely amazing the whole night! They took care of everything, and we were able to enjoy every single minute of our ceremony and reception! All of the food was delicious!
We highly recommend Windows on the Water! The personable and professional staff, combined with the beautiful venue and delicious food, made it the best place to get married. Thank you again, Tracy, Brandon, and Lakenta! We appreciate everything that you did for us! :)
-Alyssa and Tommy Reynolds
Reviewed On 10/09/2017 by Krysten R
The team at Windows on the Water was outstanding! They went above and beyond to make sure the day was perfect overall. Our guests raved about not only the service but the food. The venue itself was the perfect blend of a casual to formal enviro...
nment. My husband and I wouldn't have changed one thing, it was the best day of our lives! We have Windows on the Water to thank for that :)
Reviewed On 10/04/2017 by Ashley A
Our wedding at Windows on the Water on 9/23/17 was absolutely fantastic. Tracy, Brandon, and Jamie were fabulous and made the day absolutely perfect and seamless. They made sure we were well-fed and calm the entire day. Our guests have been rav...
ing that it was the best wedding they have ever been to! We highly, highly recommend Windows on the Water. Our day was magical; we just wish we could relive it over and over again! Thank you to the WOW team! Best, Ashley and Sam
Reviewed On 9/30/2017 by Veronica D
My August 20th wedding at WOW was the best-day-ever!!!!!!!! This was the only venue we looked at and I have NO regrets. Our adventure started with Larry and we were so bummed when we found out he was leaving 2 months prior to our wedding. Tracy...
stepped right in and fulfilled all the promises Larry had made to us. Brandon and Lakenta were so attentive, kind, and a joy to be around all night.. they made sure were well-fed and 100 percent happy all night! I wish I could repeat this night again!
Reviewed On 9/07/2017 by Mary M
Our wedding was at Windows on the Water 7/21/17 - we could not have chosen a better venue! From the day we signed our contract w/Larry everyone we worked with along the way was excellent - whether it was a quick question or a big concern all ...
cared enough to put our minds at ease. The venue is beautiful and we still hear from our guests that it was the best wedding - the beautiful ocean views & the amazing food both cocktail hour & dinner was enjoyed by all. Tracy, Brandon & my bridal attendant Jamie went above & beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly and anything we needed was taken care of. The staff was also top notch from the set-up to the clean-up - they could not have been more accomodating. Thank you W O W for a spectacular wedding day!
Reviewed On 8/29/2017 by Brian C
Truly magical and spectacular. Windows on the Water was way above and beyond our expectations ! We could not be happier with our wedding this past Sunday (08.27.17). It was the wedding of our dreams and of a lifetime. All our guests were 110% s...
atisfied. The staff was outstanding. All started out with Larry, 2 years ago and was seamlessly planned out with the new director, Tracy. No hiccups or bumps in the road. She was phenomenal.
Brandon (matire d') and Lakenta aka Lady (bridal attendant) were also phenomenal and fantastic. They were both so energetic, full of life, paid close attention to detail and made the whole day fly by so smooth. Not a single thing to complain about. They set up the room perfectly and even added touches to make sure that it was the very best. They even took photos in our photo booth that we will always cherish for a lifetime. By far the best wedding, EVER !!!
The food was outstanding. Many compliments from our guests. Especially the cocktail appetizers we chose which were all delicious and presented with a true chefs expertise.
Our wedding was flawless. Not a single thing I would change. Highly recommend WOTW and their staff. They are truly doing something right. They know EXACTLY what they are doing. Lakenta and Brandon were always one step ahead this "Groomzilla" as I've been told and were reading my mind. Thank you all for such a wonderful wedding.
-Brian & Charles Culver-Grossmith ❤️
Reviewed On 8/16/2017 by M C
Windows on the Water is a phenomenal wedding venue. This place is perfect and anyone who would like a beach wedding should look no further. My bride and I had our reception here October 22nd 2016. The location is fantastic – wide open beach ...
view and even some views of the river on the other side are also visible from the ballroom. The entire place feels like it could be a big beach house. The entire staff is friendly and professional and they really think of everything and we simply could not have had a better time on our wedding day. Every little thing was well thought out, and all my little wedding pet peeves from past weddings I attended as a guest were already thought of – for ex, the amount of seats at the cocktail hour or the bride/groom actually having time to enjoy their dinner. Everything was timed out perfectly thanks to the amazing staff and especially Cheryl and Larry. Cheryl was great throughout the entire process, and was comforting, understanding, and attended to anything we asked. Larry is simply the man. He is no nonsense and funny but trust Larry. This guy with all his experience and past knowledge was helpful from the first day we entered the property. He offered is advice on so much, from the hotel accommodations, transportation, and food and because of him we had a perfectly seamless wedding day. He thought of it all, from the amount of space between guests at a table to the length of time it took to get back to the hotel after the wedding. He was a huge asset and happy to call him a friend. Food is very important to me and my family and all my guests loved everything. We could not be happier with Windows on the Water.
Reviewed On 7/30/2017 by Kimberley B
Windows on the Water was the first & only place my husband & I looked at for our wedding on 7/7/17. We absolutely feel in love with the venue as soon as we stepped foot in the place. It is BEAUTIFUL! We had our beach ceremony & reception at ...
the venue. It was everything we could have dreamed of. We had the most beautiful day with the most amazing staff. Tracy, Brandon & Lakenta were so attentive, professional, sweet & fun! What an awesome trio! We had such a great time on our wedding day & our guests can not stop talking about our wedding! We highly recommend Windows on the Water!
Reviewed On 7/22/2017 by Samantha M
Honestly Tracy and Brandon were beyond amazing and helped make our wedding day amazing. Tracy is so sweet and we were so lucky that she came on board in time for our wedding. Every concern, every question, everything we needed Tracy helped with...
was just so pleasant like there's not enough words to say how grateful my (now) husband and I are to have had Tracy and Brandon to be there for our wedding day, Windows On the Water is definetly on the pricier side, but it is the only venue we looked at who had such as good of an inside option incase it rained than an outside option. It happened to rain on our wedding day but everyone said you sill had the feeling of being outside since all of the windows were opened and you had a perfect view of the beach. Worth every penny! The food was amazing and honestly Brandon and Tracy were just fantastic to work with. Thank you!
Reviewed On 7/12/2017 by Kristin b
Windows on the water did an amazing job at making our wedding dreams come true. We did not have our ceremony there but the cocktail hour & reception was perfect. The setting itself left us speechless. It is a beautiful venue overlooking the oce...
an. The ballroom is gorgeous and elegant. We had a beautiful weather so our guests really enjoyed having cocktails on the deck! We are continuing to receive feedback from our guests and they are exceptional. The views and the food we're talked about in every conversation. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and easy to work with. We give this venue at 10/10! We hope to get invited to another wedding here so we can return.
Reviewed On 6/21/2017 by Cristina M
Magical. My husband and I just got married this past Saturday at Windows on the Water. This place is nothing short of amazing and will recommend this venue to any couple looking to have the most perfect beach wedding. Brandon and Lakenta were s...
uper helpful and took care of everything so you did not need to worry about the tiny details on your big day. They were very efficient and made sure everything ran smoothly. Unfortunately it rained on our wedding day so we had to do the inside option which was still beautiful with all the garage doors/windows open. The venue is clean and elegantly beautiful, from the gazebo, to the cocktail hour room to the reception hall. And I do not think my guests will stop raving about the food anytime soon. It was DELICIOUS. My guests also highly rated their experience here saying that it was the "best wedding to date". Every little detail about this place was perfect and I highly recommend this venue.
Reviewed On 4/17/2017 by Kate S
The only thing this venue has going well is the view and the beautiful ballroom. We met for a tour and a very unprofessional man asked where else we had looked, then continuously made negative comments about those places. They do not want to gi...
ve you the time of day if you can't afford (or they think you can't) afford their ridiculous prices. The man took a half hour to meet us and it was a huge waste of time. Very disappointing because it is so beautiful.
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Lauren E
My husband and I had our wedding reception here 10/28/16 and could not have been more thrilled with the service we received at this truly gorgeous venue. Larry was so helpful and attentive throughout the entire process, and Cheryl was such a t...
reasure to have on the wedding day. She was there every step of the way too keep us happy, comfortable, and to ensure everything was flowing smoothly right down to the last detail. Our guests raved about the food and I don't think we could've found a more beautiful and perfect place to celebrate our marriage. Thank you to the staff, Cheryl, and Larry for all of your efforts in making that day so truly wonderful and special.
Reviewed On 12/29/2016 by Jill Z
My husband and I got married on October 23, 2016, at Windows on the Water. We initially began looking into wedding venues in January 2016 with the intention of finding a venue near water (ocean, lake, etc). It has been a dream of mine to get ma...
rried on the beach but we still wanted to be able to have a formal reception. We had never heard of Windows on the Water prior to using the venue concierge service through The Knot. Windows on the Water was a recommended venue based upon our desired location and details. We worked with Larry throughout the planning process; he is AMAZING! Not only is Larry an absolute genius at what he does but he also has a great personality. Every phone call or meeting we had with him felt like we were family. He went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect.
Our maitre d was Cheryl and she was fantastic. Anything and everything we needed was handled with poise and perfection. She made sure everything was even better than we could have imagined for both the ceremony and reception. Our bridal attendant Ava was extremely nice and helpful as well.
The food was absolutely delicious! Two months later, our family and friends are still ranting and raving over how great everything was. All of the staff encountered throughout the night were top notch personnel.
Our wedding day was perfect from the weather to every detail of the ceremony and reception thanks to Windows on the Water and their staff. Our only complaint is that the night had to end.
We are beyond thrilled with our decision to have our ceremony and reception at Windows on the Water. We hope to be able to attend another event here in the future!
Jill and Pat
Reviewed On 11/07/2016 by Knottie1436920508
We had our daughters wedding here and wouldn't have changed one single thing! The venue itself is just gorgeous, the food fabulous and Larry and Cheryl as well as the entire staff were just amazing. They were there from the minute we stepped ...
in to book the date until we said our goodbyes at the end of the night. It was truly a magical night with no disappointments........choose Windows on the Water for your wedding you will be so pleased and you will cherish your memories forever!
Reviewed On 11/06/2016 by Nicole R
We had our ceremony and reception at Windows on the Water. Throughout the entire planning process, Larry and Cheryl were beyond helpful and made sure every little detail was perfect. (Cheryl even helped bustle my dress!) They both went above an...
d beyond to make our wedding day one to remember. Looking back on our wedding, we would not change a thing!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Julie K
Spectacular venue! Incredible food from cocktail hour thru dessert. The views can NOT be beat! Larry and Cheryl are the best!!!!!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Maggie N
My husband and I got married at Windows on the Water on October 15th. Words cannot even begin to explain the AMAZING experience we had! First off you cannot beat the BEAUTIFUL views that the venue has of the ocean. Then there is the wonderful...
staff that you get to work with. Larry and Cheryl were such a pleasure to get to know. From day one Larry made us feel like family and provided us with great advice, from his years of experience, through out the planning process. Cheryl did a fantastic job making sure that our day ran smoothly. People afterwards told us how calm my husband and I looked on our wedding day and that was all thanks to Cheryl. On top of that Cheryl’s staff was so sweet and polite. They were constantly asking if we need anything or if they could get us a drink from the bar. Unlike many of our friends who have been married and say they didn’t get to eat or enjoy their food. This was not the case for us. We were able to have all of the delicious food that we picked out for our wedding, from the cocktail hour food, to a taste of all three entrees. The filet was one of the best filets I have had. So many of our friends and family have said that our wedding was one of the best weddings they have been too. I would not have changed one thing about my wedding and most of that is due to my wonderful experience at Windows on the Water. My husband and I cannot thank the staff for making our day so special
Maggie and Danny
Reviewed On 10/28/2016 by Nicole S
I don’t even know where to begin to explain how INCREDIBLE our experience was at Windows on the Water! I had my wedding on Sept 17 2016 and our guests are still raving about how amazing our wedding was!!
First, my wedding was unique in that we...
were the first traditional Hindu wedding at this venue (with a horse and everything!) Larry (the director of catering) could not have been more helpful and accommodating to me and my family. He worked very hard to make sure we were happy and helped us plan the day perfectly. He also kept us on track and organized which is definitely a huge challenge with my family! Everything turned out so amazing even though it was all of our first times planning an Indian wedding and we could not be happier !!:)
The party itself from cocktail hour to the final song was absolutely PERFECT! Our guests were blown away by the gorgeous view from the ceremony on the beach, cocktail hour on the patio and the view from the roof deck. It really felt like we were having a destination wedding in NJ. The food was also exceptional- We had the pleasure of meeting the chef during one of our meetings with Larry and you can tell right away that he takes a lot of pride in the food he serves. My husband and I were so impressed and happy with the food and so were all our guests!
Cheryl (the Maitre D) is phenomenal! She was so attentive to me and my husband throughout the night and was ready with everything we needed before we even asked for it! She and the staff ran things so professionally and smoothly with exceptional service to all our guests.
I actually never planned on getting married at the beach but this venue is just so breathtaking I booked my wedding date a few days after visiting it! I might have visited every venue in NJ/ NY, and PA and I am so incredibly happy I decided to get married at Windows on the Water! It was the BEST day ever :)
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Colleen M
We were married at windows on the water on October 16th and it was hands down the best day of our lives thanks to the staff. Besides the most beautiful wedding venue around the staff was so helpful and professional. There was absolutely nothing...
to be stressed about because they look care of everything. I would recommend windows on the water to anyone 1000x over again. We got endless complements from friends and family on how great our wedding was. We would not have changed a thing. We thank everyone at this venue for making our day perfect especially Larry and Cheryl ITS WORTH EVERY DOLLAR!
Reviewed On 10/11/2016 by Sandra K
Just simply amazing! My daughter was married on October 8,2016. Larry who is the manager was extremely knowledgeable and with his assistance our day was perfect from start to finish. The food was delicious, the wait staff very attentive and the...
room is elegant. Our family and friends continue to tell us it was one of the best weddings they have EVER attended. Please believe all the accolades.
PS Love you Larry
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Eva C
We just had our wedding at Windows on the Water and I can't say enough good things about the venue! Everything went so smoothly and the staff was beyond amazing! Between Larry and Cheryl helping us through every step, to the bridal attendant, a...
nd service staff; everyone was so helpful and no one missed a beat. Not to mention the overall beauty of the venue itself! If I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing! Thank you so much to everyone involved in our wedding!!
Reviewed On 9/29/2016 by Margaret C
We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience! Larry, Cheryl, and all of the staff at Windows on the Water made our day go so smoothly- they are truly wedding experts and guide you through every step of the way. Our wedding was even mo...
re beautiful then I imagined and our family and friends had a great time!
Reviewed On 9/07/2016 by Amy M
Windows on the Water was the absolute perfect venue for my wedding! I couldn't have asked for a prettier setting or a better staff to work with. The setting was elegant; the beach location was gorgeous, and the food was wonderful. I still have ...
people from the wedding commenting on how amazing everything was. We had a lot of people from out of town attend the wedding, and they couldn't believe just how perfect the venue, the service, and the food was. My husband and I loved working with Windows on the Water and would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a beach wedding in New Jersey!
Reviewed On 8/27/2016 by Stephanie S
What an INCREDIBLE venue! The location, food, staff, and professionalism was amazing! We would do this every year at this venue if we could. They made our day beyond perfect and we couldn't thank them enough!
Reviewed On 8/19/2016 by Walter C
What can I say Windows on the Water is first class in the venue, food and staff. I am the father of the bride and helped pay for this event and I can truly say I feel I got more than my monies worth.
From the start you are treated like a vip b...
y Larry, the director of catering. He has good advice and uses humor to ease the planning and eventually the event itself. When you see the director of catering helping his staff you know they really care about what they are giving you. Everyone who attended remarked about the great food at the cocktail hour. And the food at the reception was superb. We had the steak and lobster and chicken and everyone who had any of these raved about it.
And the service was great. The maitre d' Cheryl was was on top of everything to make sure everyone was served well and happy with her staff. She catered not just to the bride and groom but anyone else who needed something. I could not have been more pleased with her efforts to make sure everyone was having a good time.
A special thanks to Danielle who was the bridal attendant. She calmed my daughter before we came down the stairs to where the ceremony was to be performed. I thought that she was really someone who cares and wanted to make this a special day. In fact all the staff seemed to want to make this a special day.
The event on the beach was beautiful even though it started to drizzle as the ceremony started. As it came down a little harder the bridal party and close relative went into the gazebo with the bride and groom. Everyone else went into the upstairs where they could watch and stay dry assisted by the staff with umbrellas. It was a very intimate scene in the gazebo I could not have been happier for my daughter and son-in-law.
A great job Windows on the Water. Thanks for making this a special day for my daughter.
Reviewed On 8/17/2016 by Marisa S
I may be impartial, but my wedding at Windows on the Water was the best wedding I've ever been to. The service was amazing! Larry was so helpful, and he walked us through the whole planning process. Cheryl was amazing and very attentive to my h...
usband and I. The view is beautiful inside and out. The pictures of the venue don't do it justice. You have to see it in person to actually understanding how breathtaking it is. I got so many compliments throughout the night about how much my friends and family loved the whole place, especially the ballroom.
I highly recommend Windows on the Water!
Reviewed On 8/17/2016 by Knottie1471451452
all i can say is WOW. i don't even have the words to explain my wedding day at Windows on the Water. First off Larry was great and helped us tremendously!! Cheryl was like my mother for the night! she made sure EVERYTHING went perfectly. she ma...
de sure we were OK throughout the entire night. All i kept hearing was "this was the best wedding I've ever been to." i can't believe its over. We wish we can go back and re-live the entire day! the staff was amazing & THE CHEF!!!!!! The best food we have ever had! thank you so so so much from the bottom of our hearts for making my dreams a reality!!!
Reviewed On 8/12/2016 by Jennifer Clare F
I have so much love for this place and the staff. We had our wedding at Windows on the Water this past Saturday and it was truly a spectacular event. The only thing I really really wanted for our wedding was to get married on the beach. When we...
saw WOW we immediately fell in love. We continued looking at other venues to be sure, but our hearts kept going back to WOW. Little did we know it would start to rain during our ceremony, but I still got my beach wedding! Even with the rain, the setting is gorgeous. When the sun came back out after the ceremony, people really enjoyed being able to go out on the deck and take in the view. And the ballroom-- so luxurious!
Larry the Sales Director worked with us every step of the way in planning our big day and his advice was invaluable. He has a ton of experience and knows what he is doing. Trust him! He's also fun, outgoing, and has so many stories to tell. We loved him so much we wanted him to join us as a wedding guest!
Cherly the maitre de was just amazing! I had a million and one questions leading up to the big day and she answered them all promptly. And she made the day run so smoothly. I don't know what I would have done without her there directing us every step of the way. She even made sure we sat down and took the time to enjoy our meal!
And the food was phenomenal. So many of our guests commented on how good their meal was. Those who ordered the lobster said it was the best they have ever had!
Overall, it was a lovely day and we are so grateful to everyone at Windows for all their hardwork and kindness. They made it the best day and we only wish we could do it all over again-- it went too fast!
Reviewed On 7/20/2016 by Amanda R
We were all sooo pleased with our daughter's wedding at Windows on the Water this past Saturday night! From my first phone conversation with Larry, when we were still shopping for a venue, till now, I can say that Larry made it all come togethe...
r. His experience and professional manner and great sense of humor got us through it all! We had a great relationship with him from day one! The food was delicious and have gotten many compliments on the staff from our guests. It was a great wedding and a beautiful experience! Thank you again Larry and the staff at Windows on the Water!
Reviewed On 7/20/2016 by Ashely V
My husband and I had our wedding at Windows on the Water on Friday 7/15/2016. 5 days later, our guests are STILL calling to tell us how amazing our wedding was. We've been told over and over our wedding was one of THE BEST weddings ever. Bes...
ides the compliments about how beautiful the venue is and how AMAZING the food is (amazing isn't even the word to describe the food), we've gotten non-stop compliments about Cheryl and staff. Cheryl, Danielle and the rest of the staff (I wish I knew everyone's names) were ON POINT and are phenomenal at their jobs. Our guests can't stop talking about how wonderful everyone was and how great they are at what they do. And I can't forget Larry =) Larry was amazing to work with, extremely fun and outgoing and makes the entire process easy to make your day run as smooth as possible. His honesty and opinions about what was needed for our wedding was something my husband and I both greatly appreciated. Along with the staff, Larry is phenomanel at his job. Without him and the teamwork from the staff, Windows on the Water would not be as amazing as it is. Thank you again to Larry, Cheryl and every staff member that took part in making our wedding so amazing. I never imagined our wedding would be as awesome as it was and Larry and staff went above and beyond to help make our day perfect. To whoever is thinking about or is having their wedding at Windows on the Water, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!! =)
Reviewed On 7/15/2016 by Nicole A
I don't even know where to begin .... It's been three weeks and we still can't believe our wedding is over. Windows on the Water is more than just a venue - the service and attention Kristian and I received while planning our wedding exceeded ...
our expectations. We enjoyed every minute of our wedding because of Larry and Cheryl. Larry guided us in so many details of our planning to make sure our day was everything we wanted it to be. Cheryl is absolutely amazing as well, there is NO ONE else who could have run our wedding as smoothly as she did. Kristian and I were able to enjoy our cocktail hour and reception because of her and her attendants. Our guests are still talking about our venue - people who look at pictures do not believe this was in New Jersey! We looked at so many venues up and down the coast of NJ for close to a year and NOTHING compared to Windows on the Water. Kristian and I are hoping to get invited to a wedding here soon!
Reviewed On 6/30/2016 by Caitlin C
Larry, Cheryl and the whole Windows on the Water team were fantastic! The venue is absolutely gorgeous, we got so many compliments!
Cheryl and the bridal attendants made sure everything went seamlessly. I was happy to have someone telling me e...
xactly what comes next and where I needed to be. Service was absolutely fantastic and the food was amazing! Another highlight is that the team made sure that we actually got a chance to eat. We took photos before, which helped, but they insist that the newlywed couple take some time in the bridal suite to eat the food from cocktail hour. At dinner, they ask the couple to sit down and bring a bit of everything from the menu- I was actually full at my own wedding which I’ve been told is very rare. I can’t thank Windows enough for everything- the beauty of the place really speaks for itself so I’m beyond happy that we got fantastic service throughout the entire process as well. Can’t recommend enough!
Reviewed On 6/28/2016 by Kayla S
We could not have been more pleased with the service and over all experience we had at Windows on the Water on our wedding day! Larry, Cheryl, and the staff did an amazing job and handled every detail of our day perfectly. All of our guests are...
still raving about the venue, food and service. We still can't believe how perfect everything was, and cannot thank Larry and Cheryl enough for making the best day of our lives better than we could have ever imagined.
Reviewed On 6/17/2016 by Al F
My wife and I got married June 12th and can't say enough positive things about Windows. We looked at another beach venue and once we stepped on site, she knew it was the place. Larry and Cheryl were outstanding and Cheryl made the entire day sm...
ooth and we didn't need to think about a thing that day. She even went above and beyond to help decorate our cake when it came not decorated. The food was fantastic, especially our lobster tail dinner. Both our parents and us have gotten tons of texts and comments of praise of our wedding. If you're thinking about having a summer, beachside wedding, this is the only place to consider.
Reviewed On 6/05/2016 by Knottie14174862
Can't say enough about the wonderful time we had at our son's wedding held at Windows on the Water. A special thank you to Larry, Cheryl and their staff for their attention to detail in creating the wedding of their dreams for my son and daugh...
ter-in law! Our families and friends are still talking about how this wedding was one of the best they ever attended. Thank you again!
Reviewed On 5/19/2016 by Barbara D
Our daughter had her wedding reception last Saturday and it was was well done. Way over the top!!! Thanks to Larry,Cheryl and all of the staff. Everyone said it was the best wedding they attended and I totally agree. I can't thank everyone enou...
gh. You are the best!!!! Barbara
Reviewed On 4/27/2016 by Roseann D
I just attended a wedding on Saturday April 23, 2016. What a wonderful time was had by all . Larry Meluso , Cheryl the mater'd, and staff were just great. The attention to detail was very much noticed. Each and everyone of the staff were plea...
sant, professional and very attentive to their job to make the night perfect. The food was great and the night just beautiful. Everyone thought it was magical. Larry, again I would like to give a big "thank you" for a job and attention to detail well done. Your the greatest!
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Kristi D
Windows On The Water was absolutely stunning! My husband and I wanted a beach wedding with a venue that had a gorgeous reception room and that's exactly what we found at WOTW. The breathtaking views from the ceremony, cocktail hour, rooftop bal...
cony and reception area are all still something we talk about today! The food was incredible and we were told it was the best cocktail hour people had ever been too! Our Maitre'd, Cheryl, was absolutely INCREDIBLE. She runs the show and is the sweetest most helpful woman I have ever met! Before I even started asking all my questions she had answers to all of them. And suddenly the small things I was worried about faded away! She is the sole reason we had an amazing day at WOTW. She also had another woman helping her (her name has slipped my ind) and she was so incredibly helpful!! Brides, if you're worried about your day running smoothly, I can guarantee Cheryl will make that happen. She even rushed us up to the bridal suite right after the ceremony to enjoy some alone time and had a HUGE spread of all the food from the cocktail hour just for us!! I wish we could relive this day every month!!
The only reason we did not rate WOTW with 5 stars is because of an incident with the Sales Director, Larry. A small fraction in such an incredibly big day!
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by jane R
What an awesome place for a wedding. The room was beautiful with fabulous views of the ocean and the river. Service was impeccable. Staff was very attentive. The food was delicious with a nice presentation. Cheryl, the maitre'd was so professi...
onal and kept things running smoothly. Larry Meluso, the director of catering was a pleasure to work with. I was able to thoroughly enjoy my daughter's wedding and didn't worry about a thing.
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 by Amy R
Words can't even begin to describe how amazing our experience was at Windows on the Water. My husband and I knew we wanted to get married on beach and Windows was the first venue we visited. We had 2 additional appointments the same day but fro...
m the moment we saw the venue, we knew nothing would beat Windows. We enjoyed every minute of working with Larry and Cheryl - they were always available for any questions or concerns we had leading up to the big day. Our wedding day was more beautiful than we could have imagined and went off without a hitch and I know a lot of that had to do with Larry, Cheryl and their team's work! Our guests are still raving about how gorgeous our wedding was, how delicious the food was and how they couldn't think of anything more they would have wanted. Thank you so much - you made our dreams come true! I'll miss working with you all.
Reviewed On 10/25/2015 by Meghan B
Wow. We knew this venue was beautiful when we booked it but when we saw it as a finished version with all of our decorations it looked incredible. The staff there is also top notch. They ensured every guest was satisfied and we received several...
compliments after specifically about the staff. Larry is also a pleasure to work with. He helped us to find a date and menu that fit our price range and made sure he kept communication throughout the entire process. There is no way you will walk away from a wedding here unsatisfied. Also, the food is excellent. We opted for the non sit down dinner - buffet style instead. All of our guests enjoyed it. Also, go with the ice cream bar, you won't be disappointed. We already wish we could relive this day and spend it at this venue again. We will miss everyone that helped us make it a perfect experience.
Reviewed On 10/19/2015 by Brenda H
I can't even put into words how amazing Larry and Cheryl are. The Venue itself is something you can't put into words, there is no other like it...The food, the service, and the attentiveness is something you will not get anywhere else. Our day ...
would not have been what it was if it wasn't for Windows on the Water and the staff. You feel like you are in somewhat of a fairytale with the views and ambience. Anytime my wife and I turned around Cheryl was by our side making sure we were ok. We even had our ring bearer spill his drink on his shirt and there Cheryl was with a tide pen and wipes immediately removing the stain. She will not allow anything to go wrong, and makes you feel as though your royalty. Larry is someone who you will never forget, his personalty is like no other and he will have you laughing from the day you meet with him to look at the venue, until minutes before you walk down the aisle. He greats your guests with a warm welcome before the ceremony begins, and treats you as family. We thank you all for making our day magical, our guests and family are still talking about the venue, service, and food...
Reviewed On 10/18/2015 by Andrea B
Wow, what an amazing day! My husband and I were married at Windows on the Water on September 27, 2015. Larry, Cheryl & the rest of the staff were absolutely unbelievable!!! Larry made the planning easy & was always available for any of our que...
stions or concerns. He offered awesome suggestions to help make our menu the talk of the night - the food was amazing (esp. the fillet mignon!). Cheryl was great!! She helped to ease my anxious bridal nerves even as a possible coastal storm was predicted for our wedding day. She & her team made sure everything from our ceremony to reception ran smoothly.
I couldn't count how many people said that this was the best venue/wedding. Windows on the Water really outdid themselves!!!! Thank you!
Andrea & Sebastian
Reviewed On 10/18/2015 by katie m
We looked at a lot of beach venues and when we stepped into Windows we knew it was the place for us. Larry and his colorful personality was always there to answer our questions or make us laugh when planning got stressful. By the day of our wed...
ding he felt like part of the family. Windows on the Water runs like a well oiled machine. When hurricane Juaquin caused our ceremony to be moved indoors no one batted an eye. The transition from the ceremony to cocktail hour was still flawless even though they had to be in the same room. Cheryl the maitre d' is also fabulous. She ensured that even though our ceremony was inside that the room still looked beautiful. She was attentive and there every step of the way to make sure everything we needed (and things we didn't even know we needed) were taken care of. She did everything from 'running interference' So that we got some time alone together before cocktail hour to appearing with a glass of wine when I felt like I couldn't greet one more person (and had half the tables left to talk to).
It's obvious from the second you walk into Windows on the Water that the venue is beautiful, but what makes it the best are the amazing people who will do anything to make sure your wedding day is absolutely perfect.
Words are not enough to say how much I recommend this venue. I miss everyone here already.
Reviewed On 10/16/2015 by Knottie15674515
Wow! Larry and his team not only did an amazing job in helping us coordinate our big day, they also executed perfectly once our wedding day arrived.
Larry is passionate, funny, organized, and his expertise shined throughout the whole proce...
ss; start to finish. It was clear that Larry's number one priority was to ensure that everything was planned well in advance so we had peace of mind leading up to the big day.
Windows on the Water is a beautiful setting - The food, staff, event organization and overall ambiance was amazing. Larry, Cheryl (Maitre D) & Chef Pete went above and beyond from ceremony to cocktail hour (fabulous) to reception!
We can't say enough about the menu! The selection and production was delightful for both the cocktail hour and reception.
Cheers to Larry and the whole team at Windows on the Water!
Chris & Kaitlin
Reviewed On 10/15/2015 by Lindsay E
Ok, so I am sure every bride says their wedding was the best… but mine was hands down the best! Windows on the Water is beautiful. I’ll start with cocktail hour downstairs. Not only does Windows on the Water have garage doors that open to the ...
beach, the food was absolutely delicious. Upstairs Cheryl had a platter of all the cocktail hour food for my groom and myself to sit down and have some alone time. The day of the wedding is so crazy it was nice to have one on one time enjoying the food and one another. The reception room upstairs is gorgeous. It is not like any other room you have seen. Pictures do not do it justice. I promise you will fall in love with the room as soon as you walk into it. The room is lined with big windows, and doors that lead to an outside deck that faces the ocean. The room itself is so beautiful we went with simple driftwood center pieces, because the room is does not need any decorating. The staff was unbelievable! They were patient, kind, and on top of everything. Now saving the best for last…… Larry and Cheryl. Two of the BEST people to work with. They made this experience so easy and stress-free. From planning the wedding until the day of, they have been there every step of the way. They are the pleasure to work with, and I couldn’t be happier. My wedding day was absolutely perfect, and our guests could not agree more. Everyone was super impressed! Thank you Larry and Cheryl for making my wedding dreams come true !!! And we highly recommend the filet !
Reviewed On 10/09/2015 by Courtney B
This is not your ordinary wedding venue and especially not an ordinary beach wedding venue! They go above and beyond to make your day the best day possible! The venue itself is stunning from the ballroom to the ceremony space!
From the plann...
ing process, to the last minute details, to the day of, Windows on the Water makes everything easy and as stress-free as possible! During the planning process, Larry is your guy! He has a great list of vendor recommendations and can help you figure out the best menu! If you have any questions he is very easy to get in touch with and is willing to help answer any questions you may have!The day of, you are assigned to Cheryl and her team, who are equally as amazing! During rehearsal we dropped off all our decorations and wedding details and told Cheryl to do her thing! I was blown away with how beautiful everything looked and how perfectly placed everything was!
Windows on the Water treats their bride and grooms like royalty! You are waited on hand and foot! If you need something they are right there to help you! From the moment we stepped off the beach from pictures to the moment we walked out the door we were treated with only the best service! Not only did they tend to my groom and I, but our families and bridal party as well! We were immediately asked if we needed anything and what we would like to drink before the ceremony. After the ceremony, they whisk their brides and grooms up to the bridal suite where they have all the cocktail hour food laid out for you and your groom to enjoy! During this time they also asked us what drinks we wanted to drink throughout the night. I literally never saw the bar because every time I went back to my table there would be a fresh drink for my groom and I!
Cheryl and her helper Kaitlin where so nice, I had a mishap where someone stepped on my dress and broke the hook & eye that kept my dress busseled. They quickly found safety pins and tacked my dress up for me! There was a moment when the pins came undone and I was having my aunt fix them, but Kaitlin was right there to help pin them up again!
Our guests kept raving about how beautiful everything was and were blown away by the venue! Everyone had such an amazing time, including my groom who never left the dance floor!
Our wedding day was better than expected and we honestly have Larry,Cheryl, and the extended staff to thank for that!
When your groom is sad the day is over and wants to do it all over again, you know that everything was worth it and that your wedding was the best day ever!
Courtney & Erik
September 18, 2015
Reviewed On 10/02/2015 by nancy b
My daughter recently had her wedding ceremony and reception at Windows On The Water in Sea Bright, NJ. Everything was perfect and far exceeded our expectations. The ceremony on the beach was magical. Throughout the evening,the guests were telli...
ng us that this was one of the best weddings that they have ever attended. Everyone loved the venue and the food. My daughter was so happy with everything. My wife and I were totally blown away. Special thanks to Larry and Cheryl for being so professional and meticulous with all of the details. The staff and service they provided was flawless. Windows on the Water is clearly a beautiful venue,but it's the people that work there that pull everything together to make it an unforgettable event. We thank everyone at Windows On The Water for making this the perfect wedding that we will never forget. We highly recommend this venue to anyone that wants an island vibe at the Jersey shore.
Reviewed On 9/06/2015 by Knottie1441546237
Windows on the Water was amazing! Larry was so helpful in planning every last detail for our special day! The day of could not have been more perfect! Our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were beautiful! Cheryl was amazing and attentive t...
o our every need! I will recommend this venue to anyone that asks! Thank you, Windows on the Water, for giving us the wedding of our dreams!!
Reviewed On 9/02/2015 by Knottie0717546
My daughter was married recently at Windows on the Water. From the beginning of the planning process I elected to keep on the sidelines and allow my wife and daughter to plan the wedding. Consequently, I only met Larry for the first time the ev...
ening before the ceremony. However, throughout the year long planning process I heard repeated glowing reports about how helpful and supportive Larry had been in helping to plan the event. When we finally met, I felt like I already knew Larry. In that final meeting he was meticulous, going over every little detail one last time. I knew then that we were in for a very special event!
Windows on the Water turned out to be the greatest venue we could have possibly selected for a NJ seaside wedding. Everything was top notch! Our Maitre’D Cheryl was absolutely fabulous. She led the bridal party through the rehearsal and the service itself with seasoned professionalism. Following the beautiful ceremony on the beach, there was a magnificent cocktail hour held on the open covered porch. The service was exceptional, and the food and Hors’doerves were out of this world. Following the cocktail hour it was upstairs to the Ballroom for a simply elegant sit down dinner. I was extremely impressed that at Windows on the Water all of the dinners were cooked to order. Following the staff taking everyone’s dinner orders, and while our meals was being expertly prepared, many of the guests enjoyed their cocktails out on the open deck overlooking the beach and ocean. We were blessed with a very beautiful night with a nice cool breeze. Once dinner was ready to be served Cheryl and her expert team of servers put on a fabulous dinner that was enjoyed by all. Again, the food was just sensational! The service was the best you could imagine! Cheryl made sure throughout the evening that the entire flow of the party was in perfect sync, from start to finish. The wedding was a smashing success and my daughter was the happiest bride ever! Thank you Larry, Cheryl and your entire staff for making my daughter’s dreams come true!
Reviewed On 8/28/2015 by Sandi R
I feel so blessed and grateful that my husband and I were able to give our daughter and new son the wedding of their dreams. This glorious day is a gift that will serve as a memory in our heads and in our hearts for years to come.
We had n...
o doubt that the day would be amazing, but to experience a reality that is better than the dream is a phenomenon. There is not one thing that we would change about an extraordinary day that was incredible from start to finish.
The beach ceremony set the stage for what was to be the most beautiful wedding ever! Everything about it – the sounds of the surf and seagulls, the feel of the sand and soft breeze, and the gift of a sunny blue sky made their exchange of vows a wondrous event we will always remember. The ceremony which was performed by the bride’s brother was heartfelt, intimate, and filled with love and joy. I thought to myself this day cannot get any better – but yet to my delight it did!
The cocktail hour was amazing! Guests walked from a breathtaking ceremony to the cocktail hour reception which was all about atmosphere and socializing. Guests were able to mingle easily in a beautiful natural setting. Everyone raved about the food, the top notch service, and the open air deck where they were able to enjoy a variety of delicious appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Once again I thought this can’t be topped! And yet…
The “wow” factor continued when our guests walked up the stairs into the reception, where our family and friends were delighted by another magical setting. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed in an elegant room that opened to a spacious patio and yet another stunning ocean view. The ballroom was decorated with the perfect combination of colors for a beach wedding. Soft peach garden roses with shades of pink and corals filled the room. I could not have envisioned anything more elegant and romantic. I have never been in a room before that was filled with so much joy and love.
The icing on the cake was a beautiful full moon shining on the ocean - the water looked like it was sprinkled with diamonds.
All of our vendors were outstanding. The team of experienced professionals from Windows on the Water assisted in preparing us for the most memorable day in our lives. No detail was left undone. I could not be more pleased with their professionalism and guidance - starting with Larry Meluso, Director of Sales, Cheryl Yatsko Maitre’D, Executive Chef Pete Cruz, Bonnie Cappuzzello, florist from Petal Beach, Greg and Ben from Endless Wave Studio (photography and video), and last but not least Mike Schaffer who served as our DJ.
This was an ideal wedding for an ideal couple. I am still floating on air!
Reviewed On 8/18/2015 by Amanda L
I knew I was going to get married at Windows On The Water the minute I laid my eyes on it!! No other venue on the water could compare, this place is absolutely gorgeous!!! If you’re looking for classy, elegant, beach wedding WOTW is definitely...
the place to be! The ballroom is absolutely stunning, and the staff is overly accommodating! Larry and Cheryl went above and beyond with everything, and kept my husband and I at ease during the entire planning process. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!! We owe it to the entire staff at WOTW for doing such an outstanding job! We never went without a drink in our hand and didn’t even have to get up for food! (we opted for the stations package) And the food-- was absolutely delicious! A friend of mine is a professional chef and had nothing but good things to say about all the stations. Our wedding was over a week ago, and guests are still calling and emailing us to rave about the stunning views of the beach, the food and the service. I would highly recommend Windows on the Water to anyone and everyone. This venue is absolutely perfect!!
Thank you again to Larry and Cheryl for being the best of the best. We truly appreciate everything you do!
Reviewed On 8/11/2015 by Dania S
I had always imagined myself having a beach wedding, and Windows on the Water seriously brought all of my dreams life... and then some! Everything about my wedding was just perfect, and the day of, I didn't have to do a single thing! We broug...
ht all of our stationary, toasting flutes, guestbook, etc. 2 nights before and they set everything up!
On the night of our wedding, we were so well taken care of - the Maitre'D, Cheryl, was amazing! She made sure everything moved along smoothly - from making sure we got time to eat and drink, to carrying my flower girl down the stairs when the stage fright kicked in. I was really able to enjoy myself and be in the moment; and the night just flew by as it was!
The food was incredible! We received so many compliments from guests - I wasn't worried, but it is kind of strange that there is no food tasting. Don't make that a deal breaker though! Everything was delicious! And even though we missed cocktail hour to take photos, there was a spread out for my husband and I in the bridal suite after the ceremony, so we got to taste all of the food from the cocktail reception, which was all amazing!!!!!! It was definitely pricey - but totally worth it in the end.
Larry and his staff went above and beyond our expectations to make our dream wedding a reality. It was truly an unforgettable night, for us and our guests. Our friends are still raving about how much fun they had!
Thanks Windows on the Water!!!!
Reviewed On 7/20/2015 by stephanie h
My name is Mike Hernandez I've been a wedding vendor for 15 years. I own Sounds To Go DJs of Red Bank and through the years I have experienced just about every wedding facility in New Jersey. I've witnessed it all.... Disgusting kitchens (I won...
't eat at some places as a vendor) very poor or inexperienced management and ball rooms with poor design or layouts for a wedding. When it came down to selecting a venue for my own wedding only ONE place stood out to me. Windows on The Water by far offers not only the best ocean front views in NJ but is the cleanest facility (both ballroom, kitchen, and yes bathrooms) and the service they provide is honestly second to none. Larry who runs Windows is so passionate about what he does and it shows. The man went above and beyond to make sure both myself and my wife were completely happy. It takes a lot to impress me and Larry did just that. Cheryl, who takes care of you not only on the day of but before the wedding (who does that?!) and even after making EVERY aspect of the day run incredibly smooth. The woman is an angel. As a wedding professional I've seen a lot but nothing quite like Windows on the Water :)
Reviewed On 7/16/2015 by a member
Windows on the Water was the perfect venue for our wedding. The beach ceremony, ocean views, open air cocktail hour, beautiful reception room, delicious food and amazing staff all contributed to an unbelievable night. Our guests could not stop ...
raving about all of the above. On top of that, Larry and Cheryl could not have been more accommodating and truly did everything in their power to make sure we were taken care of. Cheryl, the Maitre D', was phenomenal; we did not have to worry about one thing on the day of the wedding. Larry executed this wedding exactly as we envisioned it. It was a seamless evening, and they feel like family after this unbelievable event. We could not be happier with our choice to hold our wedding at Windows on the Water and can only hope that we are invited to a wedding here to enjoy the venue once again! Thank you, Larry and Cheryl, for a perfect day!
Reviewed On 6/16/2015 by stephanie b
Windows on the Water was our top choice for wedding venues and if I could give them a million star rating I would! My husband, Mike, who owns the DJ company Sounds to Go, first told me that we had to check out Windows on the Water for a few rea...
-Larry and his staff are top notch professionals
- The service is amazing
-The kitchen is the cleanest kitchen he has ever been in
From the moment, I walked into Windows on the Water I was in love. Then, I met Larry and Cheryl and fell in love even more! They helped make the entire planning process seamless and stress free. If I ever asked them a question I had a response within minutes. Larry and Cheryl were absolutely amazing to work with and truly made us feel like the King and Queen of the night. My mom has been raving about how special they made her feel the night of the wedding having a special seat reserved for her at the table and never needing to leave the table for a drink.
The food was SO DELICIOUS!! Everyone keeps raving about the food and how yummy everything was during cocktail hour and the reception. I wish I could go back for dinner because the filet mignon was the best I ever had! The ice cream bar was a huge hit!
If you are looking for a venue look no further.. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 6/15/2015 by Knottie02118488
How many brides & parents can say they have ABSOLUTELY no regrets after a PERFECT wedding? We wouldn't have changed a thing or done anything differently! Our guests are raving about the elegance of the space, the AMAZING food at cocktail hour...
and dinner; the super attentive and personable bartenders and servers -- and just the complete experience! THANK YOU Larry Meluso (Director of Sales), Chef Pete Cruz (a miracle worker) and Cheryl (the consummate Maitre'd)!!! Your collective guidance and expertise was just superlative, and very much appreciated by a first-time bride and her parents. You have assembled a staff that cannot be improved. How can you serve that many PERFECT lobster tails & filet mignons??? Everyone was just blown away! From beginning to end, the ceremony space was GORGEOUS, the cocktail hour PERFECT -- and the reception AMAZING. The timing of serving courses and preparing for events (toasts, first dances, cake-cutting and sparklers) was absolutely SPOT ON!! We are so very happy we chose Windows on the Water for our daughter's wedding. It was an exquisite celebration of joy and love we will be talking about forever. We just cannot thank you enough!!
Reviewed On 6/10/2015 by Roberto M
I don't even know where to begin with this review because there is so much to say. My husband & I (same-sex couple here) got married on 5/22/15 at W.O.W and to describe the night & planning in one word is not possible. We had already seen 5 pla...
ces down the shore and none of them reached our expectations. We had stumbled upon Windows online and decided to meet with Larry & see the venue. The moment we saw everything (on a beautifully sunny day in March/April 2014), I immediately started to cry. I knew this is where we were meant to get married. It's beachy but upscale beachy, which is exactly what we wanted. It's modern but without being overbearing or in your face. Just so beautiful, you must experience it in person. Pictures of the venue doesn't do it justice, it's so breathtaking in person - I wish I could relive our Wedding day. Larry is truly an amazing man and made EVERYTHING perfect. He's funny, smart, and knows how to put a damn fantastic wedding together! Pete, the head chef, catered to our Latino backgrounds and the food was DELICIOUS! Every single one of our guests raved about cocktail hour, dinner, and dessert! Cheryl was a blessing and so much fun during the whole night! She was EXTREMELY attentive to our needs, our families and guests loved her! The whole team at Windows on the water is amazing!! My husband & I couldn't have pictured a more perfect place to get married! The whole night was a fantasy that became a reality! Thank you Larry & W.O.W team! WE LOVE YOU ALL!
Reviewed On 6/09/2015 by Melissa C
WOW WOW WOW!! - as soon as I first pulled up to Windows on the Water - I knew I HAD to get married here! It was THE definition of my dream wedding. My mom and I went to visit the venue first, and fell in love. But what's not to love?! Water on ...
both sides, beautiful facade, beach ceremony, clean neutral reception room - I could go on and on. We left knowing this was the place. The day we were supposed to bring my (now) husband and dad to see it and sign the contract, there was a terrible snow storm that kept us from getting there - my mom and I loved the place so much, we convinced them to sign the contract without seeing it in person. When we finally got them and my husband's parents there to see it, they were blown away! We had a price range in mind, and Larry worked with us to get as close to it as we could. Looking back, it was totally worth every penny! Throughout the process we dealt with Larry to set the date, set the menu, etc. - Larry is a character (we loved you Larry!). We were introduced to Cheryl, our Maitre'D for the wedding - Cheryl is AWESOME. From the time we showed up for the rehearsal run through, to the time we got to the venue for the ceremony, through to the end of the night. She kept the show going, kept us on schedule, and made sure my husband and I were happy ALL night - and a drink in our hand all night! One of our groomsmen wished he could hire Cheryl just for his wedding - guests noticed how great she was! The staff was super friendly - every time I walked by someone, they said congratulations! And the food?! AMAZING! Guests have said it's one of the best food they have ever had at a wedding, from the cocktail hour to the sit down dinner. Guests were amazed at the ceremony on the beach, to the cocktail hour area, and of course the upstairs reception area. Beautiful venue, amazing staff - I would not have wanted to get married anywhere else!
-The Colangelo's, Happy Bride and Groom, Married April 25, 2015
Reviewed On 6/07/2015 by Malia
I had known for a long time that Windows would be a main contender for where I'd eventually get married. Upon seeing the venue inside and out, I was sold. The elegance of this place, in addition to the outdoor ceremony area are simply unmatche...
d by any other locations along the Jersey Shore. Larry & Cheryl were great to work with and the only thing I'm sad about it is that it's over! Thank you!!
Reviewed On 6/03/2015 by Mariana B
Windows on the Water is a very special place to have your Wedding!!! I was born in Costa Rica and my dream since I was lilttle was to get married on the beach! I moved to this country 10 years ago. I received the biggest blessing to find the lo...
ve of my life and my best friend. Choosing this venue made my dream come true, starting with the great job of Larry Meluso and his great organization and planning for the wedding! The exceptional attention and dedication from Cheryl Yatsko and her team made for a truly amazing time. The day of the wedding they calmed our nerves and made us feel like a king and queen! We had guests from many different backgrounds and everybody was very happy with the food! Thanks to Chef Pete Cruz, everything was delicious!! Our day was beautiful and we are very happy to have great memories from Windows on the Water always in our hearts.
Chris & Mariana Juillet
Reviewed On 5/29/2015 by gina m
I cannot say enough about Larry Meluso, Cheryl and the entire Windows on the Water group. From start to finish everything was handled flawlessly. The staff was attentive and professional, the location was spotless and the food was delicious. ...
I had attendees from all over the state who commented that this was one of the best venues they had ever been at. I cannot recommend Windows on the Water highly enough for your function. It was a pleasure to work with them!!!!
Reviewed On 5/22/2015 by Melissa A
The amazing and overwhelming feeling I get every time I think about my wedding day I owe almost completely to the team at windows on the water.
The venue is absolutely stunning and nothing at all like the tradition "banquet boxes" we k...
ept waking into.
Larry Meluso, the banquet manager, worked with us from day one helping to create our dream day. Larry has so much passion and clearly loves what he does - he was always available to give me advice and went above and beyond to accommodate my requests. After a short time, visiting Larry was like visiting an adored family member - I miss him already! Receiving a hand written thank you note from Larry when we got back from our honeymoon was such a nice surprise and so very thoughtful.
The day of our wedding was nothing short of magical! The moment we stepped into WOTW we felt like royalty - "well oiled machine" does not even begin to describe the flawless flow of the entire day and night. Larry was their to greet us at the door and was so gracious and welcoming to my family. As I prepared to walk down the aisle, I started to tear up as my entrance song began to play. I looked over at Larry who also was tearing up as he spoke gentle words of encouragement - it is a moment that I will not forget and doubt that I would've had with any other banquet manager.
Than there was Cheryl, our Maitre D. I can't begin to describe how detailed, thorough and amazing she is. She was like having a second mom on my wedding day, always checking in on me and always made sure we were comfortable and happy. Right after our ceremony, she had set up our bridal suite with all the food from our cocktail hour as well as our signature drink - she said that we would should enjoy each other alone for 15 minutes ... And that we would thank her for this later. Boy was she right! This was such an important bonding moment for myself and my new husband. She even went as far as bustling my dress after the ceremony, taking my veil for safe keeping after my first dance and giving me a quick lesson on how to sit down in a chair in my dress!
I could really go on and on - It was truly one of the best experiences of my live! (2nd to our engagement). I am still swooning!
Grooms don’t usually write vendor reviews, especially this groom, but the experience we had at Windows on the Water in Sea Bright was so amazing that I have to tell all the guys that this is the place that you want to write your check out to. For me, wedding venues are about food, drinks and décor… this place is 10’s across the board! I am a perfectionist control-freak and so is my new wife and Larry, Cheryl and their staff far exceeded our expectations and wish lists. Larry is the venue manager and when you first meet him you will see his strict, detailed personality and that’s exactly what you want when you are looking for a place to trust with your wedding and your money. He runs the ship flawlessly and keeps every inch and detail of the place polished and perfect. Cheryl is the maître de. She is a sweetheart has every little detail expertly under control, even the things we didn’t think of, and we think of everything. She gets you through the entire day without having to ask for or about ANYTHING. it’s like she magically appears at the right moments all night. So many of our guests said it was the best wedding they ever went to. Bottom line, our wedding was way better than we expected or even hoped for. 6 stars!
Reviewed On 5/19/2015 by Knottie1431209767
WOW does not only stand for Windows on the Water.....it stands for WOW what an amazing place to have a wedding! As the parents of the bride, our daughter wanted us to take part in her wedding planning process....After visiting many different we...
dding venues, we came upon WOW...We immediately fell in love with the appearance of this place, as well as Larry Meluso, Director of Catering!! From beginning to end, which was a year in the making, we were treated with great care and guidance. Larry made us feel like family….He is honest, upfront and funny and always had great advice to share!! Cheryl is the most amazing maitre'd we have ever encountered. ….She met with us a few times before the event and reassured us she'd be with us every step of the way…As promised, she made sure everything ran so smoothly and she took great care of all of us. She was always one step ahead on what needed to be done…We didn't have to ask for anything, she was always right there taking care of things. Our guests raved about the elegance of the hall, the amazing cocktail hour and dinner as well as the impeccable service...I have to mention again the amazing food, thanks to Pete Cruz, Executive Chef, it felt like we were dining at a five star restaurant….My husband and I are "foodie critics" and we were blown away with the quality and flavor of the food during the tasting they offered before the wedding as well as the actual cocktail hour and dinner at the reception. Our guest are still raving about the place, the food and the service. Some are saying it was by far the best wedding they have ever attended as well as the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding. My husband and I want to renew our vows for our 27th wedding anniversary just so we can have another party at WOW, and have Larry and Cheryl run the event once again!!! Thank you Larry, Cheryl & WOW's amazing staff for making Christina & Matthew’s wedding, everything they dreamed of and everything we had hoped for!!!
With Much Appreciation and Gratitude Always, James & Dominica
Reviewed On 5/07/2015 by Andrea L
An absolute perfect and stress free day. No detail went unnoticed and our ceremony and reception were picture perfect. Not only are the views breathtaking, but the food is amazing and the staff is extremely friendly and professional. Thank you ...
to Cheryl, Larry, and the entire staff for making our night such an unforgettable one.
Reviewed On 4/26/2015 by stacey s
My husband and I just had our wedding at windows on the water on April 11th, 2015. I cannot really even put into words how beautiful and amazing our experience was with them, but I'll try. From our first meeting to our wedding day, Larry, the ...
director, was simply wonderful in every aspect. We really connected with him from the get go. He was warm and inviting and he could not have been more helpful in planning our event, which is so important to a bride and groom. We absolutely fell in love with the venue. I knew as soon as I walked through with Larry that this was the place we were wanted to be married. Cheryl, the maitre d, was wonderful as well. As soon as we met her I knew she would make our day amazing, and she did! She was there for us throughout the entire day and night. Anything at all that we needed she was incredibly attentive and really made my husband and I feel very important to her.
Our wedding was everything we could ever imagine and more. The beautiful beach ceremony was exactly what we wanted and the cocktail hour room was absolutely perfect. When we walked into the reception room on the day, it was just stunning. The ocean views were beautiful, and the setting was all we ever wanted. You could really tell the amount of detail that Larry, Cheryl, and the staff really puts in to make the day perfect for you and everything that you want.. I also cannot say enough about Chef Peter. One of the most important things to me besides the decor is the food. We've all been to weddings where the food doesn't live up to the expectations, but they nailed it!! The food was incredible. All night we got rave reviews from our guests on how good the food was and how amazing the spreads were for the cocktail hour and dessert hour. Our guests were impressed and that meant the world to me and my husband. Our wedding day was everything we ever dreamed of and it is all thanks to the staff at Windows on the Water. Our friends and families are still talking about it! From the bottom our hearts, Matt and I would love to thank you Larry, Cheryl, Chef Pete and the entire staff for making the most important day of our lives the most incredible day ever!! It's one we will never ever forget.
Reviewed On 11/19/2014 by Ashley H
So I did not have my wedding yet. But I do know I want a beach wedding and of course in the summer! My fiancé and I were looking at venues and found this place on a few wedding websites. So I begged my fiancé to go look at this venue in cold N...
ovember. We were a few mins late and we met Larry. He gave us a comment about being late but I kind of ignored it thinking he was joking. please note we were about 5 mins late and he was still in his appointment before ours. He told us to wait in the bridal sweet until he was done, so we did. We waited 30mins (he was still talking to the appointment before us). Then he asked us if we looked at the dining area.. um NO you told us to wait in the bridal sweet. I've been to other venues and they normally go over EVERYTHING like a rehearsal. He didnt even do that. He showed us where everything was (like we couldnt see) but didnt say how the day/night would work out. We were rushed. Then, he had us go into his office and asked us a FEW questions. The phone rang and he started talking to a different bride for about 10 mins leaving us to look at the menus our self. After getting off the phone he said "thats really it for the menu we can always change it". Then he asked us what our Budget was (which NO venue has every asked me). My fiancé said "We aren't really sure yet". Now let me just say this.. My fiancé has a VERY good job, together we could probably have what ever wedding we want. Before we could even tell Larry that "the price isn't really an issue" he said "You need to figure out your budget and then give me a call". I was done at that point. He made comments before that about choosing the cheapest package, I dont want the cheapest package! I want MY perfect wedding. And please, dont think I went to this venue dressed as a slob, No I knew that there was a chance that a wedding could be going on(which there was not). I made sure my make up, and hair was done like I was going somewhere nice. I wore a dressy coat (it was cold), dress pants and shirt and nice boots. the only way I could look better is if i was dressing for an actual wedding. Its sad because this place is beautiful and I could have afforded the most expensive package but he judged us from the moment we walked in. We will be looking else where and I will be making sure NONE of my friends that are engaged go there.
Reviewed On 11/19/2014 by Lauren D
I just returned home from my honeymoon and all of our guests and family members are still raving about or wedding at Windows on the Water. We had such an incredible time! November 1 turned out to be a crazy rainy day and the staff at Windows st...
ill made sure to accommodate our every need! We had our ceremony inside, upstairs in the reception hall and it was absolutely stunning. The storm outside, mixed with the twinkling candles and lanterns truly set a gorgeous stage. The staff was amazing, Larry and Sheryl were available for our every need. Sheryl made sure our drinks were always full and our food never got cold. I can't say enough wonderful things about Sheryl, from bustling my dress, to making sure everyone was satisfied -- she was amazing. The food was also incredible! Sheryl made sure my husband and I ate our the filet and lobster tail was out of this world. Our wedding was absolutely everything we dreamed of. Our friends and family cannot stop talking about how much fun they had!
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