John and Christine describe the Branches wedding experience in this video taken at their NJ wedding reception.
Testimonials from our lovely couples
We just had our wedding at Branches on June 7, 2013...during Tropical storm Andrea. We were supposed to be married outside on the beach! Well needless to say that did not happen. Branches was absolutely wonderful in accommodating our needs! They were by my side step by step and anything I asked it was always followed with "no problem". Since we weren't able to have the beautiful day on the beach that we were expecting they had to set the ceremony up inside. Well, Chris brought the sand to us! It was the sweetest thing that has ever happened to me. They put a runner out in the middle of the aisle and sprinkled sand and seashells down so me and my husband could get married in the sand. It could not have been more perfect then if we were actually on the beach...it was so amazing!! We were so touched that they cared so much and it created an even better memory! The food was outstanding, my guests were all very impressed! We had requested a Gyro station and Branches was more than accommodating! And it was a big hit with all the guests!
Chris was great throughout the entire night, he was getting us drinks, food, making sure we were comfortable! It was great! I felt like a queen! =) I highly recommend Branches for any event! It was a perfect fit for us, they were casual yet professional and extremely friendly....oh and did I mention super accommodating! =)
I have nothing bad to say about this place they made out day incredible! We didnt have to worry about a thing the whole day!
~ Sarah & Mike
"I will proclaim Branches as the 'place to be' for all important functions. Thank you for a splendid day."
~ Rosemary Guiga -Mother of the Bride
" We had our wedding here. It was amazing. I would highly recommend it. "
~ Angela Pirozzi Johnson
"You were absolutely fantastic! Everything was gorgeous, the food was excellent, and service beyond the call! I just wanted to thank you again. People still say to us what a wonderful and great time they had."
~ Katrina and John Natasi - Bride and Groom
"It should please you to know that at a recent board meeting of our organization, the Co-Chair of the business and professional network reported on its impeccable service, exquisite décor and delectable food! We look forward to your next happening at Branches. Many thanks again!"
~ Jill Gallner - Director, Women's Constituency The Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County
"The food was, like, oh my god!"
~ Amy Foreman - Samantha's Bat Mitzvah
"I really enjoyed meeting you at the Imagine Long Branch Masquerade
- the mashed potato bar was fabulous!"
~ Holly Burtchaell
"We would like to let you know that all of you made out 25th anniversary party perfect. From the food to the setting up, your professionalism goes over the limit. Can't wait to do it again! Again, we can't thank you enough!"
~ Donna and Steve White
"The kid's food (at the Bat Mitzvah) was so good, the adults were eating it!"
~ S. Katz - Jillian's Bat Mitzvah
"On behalf of the entire committee that planned the Wayside School PTA auction and dinner event, let me congratulate you and your staff on a superb job!
All of the complex details involved in planning the event were carried out, both behind the scenes and during the event itself. We found your staff easy to work with and accommodating. The food lived up to Branches' reputation, and the excellent and attentive service distinguished you from other facilities. The best compliment we can give you is that we are reserving our date for next year."
~ Diana Maccia - Wayside PTA
"I wanted to let you know how completely satisfied I was with the service you provided during out United Way Casino Night on November 1. The room looked great, very neat and clean and was set up perfectly. Your staff was also friendly and helpful whenever I asked something of them. Overall, I look forward to working with you again on future Enterprise events. Thank you again for your hard work, our event went perfect."
~ Aimee B. Seflick, HR Manager - Central New Jersey Enterprise Rent-A-Car
"Everything was flawless. The food was wonderful, the staff was friendly, my wedding was catered to perfection."
"I wish to thank you and your staff for the opportunity to hold the Program Executive Office, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW & S) Small Business Industry Day at Branches. The conference, attended by approximately 200 people from across the US was a huge success due in part to the atmosphere of quality and professionalism we encountered from every person at Branches.
Your facility was the perfect place to hold our conference, and your willingness to offer special accommodations to host our individual meetings, classroom sessions, breaks and luncheon was sincerely appreciated. Everything was first-class - from the décor of each room to the state of the art AV equipment, to the quality of food and excellent service. We heard nothing but praise from all the attendees and look forward to future collaborations."
~ Edward T. Bair - Program Executive Officer IEW & S Ft. Monmouth
"Thank you for providing our association with a most enjoyable evening of dining and dancing. Both the dinner and service were outstanding. I would at this time like to make a booking for next year."
~ Gail Borlinghaus, VP Purchasing Engineering and Professional Services
"Our recent business dinner was executed perfectly by Branches! The audio/visual, room, setup, food and ambience all combined to make a perfect balance for our event."
~ Larry Buccheri, Partner - The Monmouth Group
"... The event was a tremendous success and it really gave me a great pleasure to help introduce "The New Branches" to the business community. The praise for the new décor, sound system, excellent food and fantastic service was unanimous- I have no doubt that Branches will fast become one of Monmouth County's most popular locations for special events."
~ Lynda Rose, President and COO, Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce
"Branches is a great place to have an event! The (job) fair was a tremendous success due in great part to your fabulous facility and professional staff. We were so pleased that we have booked Branches for two more events."
~ Mike Beson, Jersey Job Guide
"Your vision for the facility was impressive as were the credentials and experience of your professional staff. I am happy to say, we were not disappointed. Our Gala Committee and our guests were pleased with the quality of the food and service. All in all, it was a very successful and enjoyable evening. We are looking forward to holding Collier's 'A Chance to Grow' Gala at Branches again next year."
~ Jackie St. Angel, Development Director, Collier Services
"The service was top notch, everything was set up the way we requested and to top it off, the food was delicious!"
~ Patti Baxter, Executive Director, Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce
Off Premise Events:
"We have used Branches for several events, both on and off site and you have managed to pull together all of the details. We never have to worry about a thing."
~ Michele Lanfrank, Lanfrank + Belfer Communications
"I can't believe you could pull off such a successful and creative event, when the facility didn't even have a kitchen or an elevator. John, they must train magicians at the Cornell Hospitality School because you're one!"
~ Rosellen Otrakji, Paramount Theater, Asbury Park Post Screening Lunch Two River Times 2003 Film Festival
"Our Grand Opening was a huge success. We received phone calls the next day asking us who the caterer was!"
~ D. Bouchard, Hamilton Jewelers
"We received raves about the food and the presentation. Everyone loved everything, not just the staff, but the guests; no one wanted to leave. The chocolate cake was delicious! I also appreciated the way you handled all the details, everything from the valet, ice carving, rentals, restroom attendants, street signage; you saved me lots of time!"
~ D. Starr, J.H Cohn, LLP
"...Your ideas for the party were not only creative but they added elegance to the evening. The food and service was top notch... I look forward to working with all the folks at Branches again soon."
~ Paul Fried, CPA, Smolin Lupin