Weddings & Banquets

WEDDINGS & BANQUETS

Weddings at the Whitebrier are both beautiful and fun! Chef Derek Clayton specializes in catering events, and his food is out of this world. With tent coverage the outdoor patio transforms into an elegant garden area, making it the reception you’ve always dreamed of. Two bars open up to the deck, allowing your guests to celebrate under the stars. Drink and dance your way into the night in the colorful Mermaid Room with your favorite DJ or band. Our friendly staff will handle everything else so you can enjoy the happiest day in your life without a worry. Stop by and talk to us. We will gladly show you around and do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

Contact

(609) 967-5225

john@thewhitebrier.com

260 20th Street
Avalon, NJ 08202

Fax: 609-967-0208

Our Facility

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Formal Dining Room

Our elegant and luxurious dining room is perfect for large parties and receptions.

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Dance & Drink

Enjoy our large dance floor and easily accessible bar. Let the party start!

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Enjoy the Sun

Work on your tan while sipping on a cocktail in our large outdoor patio area.

BANQUET & CATERING MENU


Butlered H’ors D’ouevres

  • Spanikopita
  • $6.00
Spinach and Feta wrapped in Phyllo Pastry
  • Prosciutto Melon
  • $7.00
Honeydew Melon Wrapped With Prosciutto Di Parma
  • Caramelized Onion & Bleu Cheese Crostini
  • $6.00
Sweet Caramelized Onion and Bleu Cheese on a Garlic Crostini
  • Tomato Mozzarella Bites
  • $6.00
Fresh Mozzarella and Jersey Tomato Skewers
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • $9.00
Coconut Breaded Shrimp, Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Spring Rolls
  • $6.00
Vegetable or Shrimp Spring Rolls, Duck Sauce
  • Chicken Satay
  • $6.00
Chicken Skewers with Asian Peanut Glaze
  • Petite Crab Cakes
  • $10.00
House Petite Crab Cakes, Basil Aioli
  • Smoked Salmon
  • $9.00
Smoked Salmon with Herbed Cream Cheese

 

* Price per 5 pieces, Average order 8-10 pieces per guest

Continental Breakfast Buffet

  • Fresh Brewed Coffee
Regular or Decaffeinated
  • Hot Teas
Assortment of Flavored Hot Teas
  • Assorted Chilled Fruit Juice
Freshly squeezed orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Apple Juice and Cranberry Cocktail
  • Assortment of Fresh Baked Goods
Muffins, Bagels, Danish, Croissants Served with assorted Jams and Butter
  • Seasonal Fruit arrangement
Assortment of Seasonal Fruits
  • Fruit And Yogurt Parfait
Greek Yogurt, Seasonal Fruit, Granola and Honey
  • Homestyle Scrambled Eggs
Homestyle Freshly Scrambled Eggs
  • Home Fried Potatoes
Fried Potatoes with Peppers and Onions
  • Crisp Bacon And Savory Breakfast Sausage
Crispy Applewood Bacon, Flavorful Sausage browned to Perfection

* $25 Per Guest

Signature Buffet

$40 per person

Salad Station

  • Mixed Greens
Served with Assorted Dressings, Garlic Croutons, Blue Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, Tomatoes and Roasted Red Peppers

Side Dishes (choose 3)

  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Seasoned and Roasted with Olive oil & Thyme
  • Rice Pilaf
Onion, Peppers and carrot Cooked in Chicken Stock
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Mashed Potatoes With Roasted Garlic
  • Sauteed Green Beans
Fresh Green Beans Sauteed With Garlic
  • Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Whipped Sweet Potatoes Seasoned with cinnamon & Nutmeg
  • Mixed Seasonal Vegetable Ragout
Zucchini, Yellow Squash, and Red Peppers
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
Sliced Potatoes cooked with Bechamel and Topped with Gruyere
  • Buttered White Rice
White Rice Topped With Clarified Butter

Main Courses (choose 3)

  • Penne A La Vodka
Penne Pasta With a Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce
  • Chicken Francaise
Thin Cut Chicken Breast In a Lemon and white Wine Sauce
  • Baked Rigatoni
Rigatoni Pasta baked With marinara, Ricotta and mozzarella
  • Stuffed Flounder
Fresh Flounder With Seafood Stuffing In a light Butter Sauce
  • Italian Sausage
Sweet Or Hot, With Sauteed Peppers and Onions
  • Braised Beef Round
Top Round of Beef Served With Demi Glace
  • Pesto Pasta
Choice of penne or Cavatelli with Fresh Basil Pesto
  • Chicken Roulade
Chicken Breast Rolled with Spinach and Mozzarella
  • Beef Bourguignon
Beef Tips Slow Cooked With a Red Wine Gravy
  • Chicken Marsala
Thin Cut Chicken Breast In a Marsala Wine Sauce
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine pasta In a Creamy Cheese Sauce

Plated Dinner Options

$40 per person

Salads

  • Traditional Caesar
Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Garlic Croutons, Housemade Caesar Dressing
  • Summer Greens
Mixed Greens, Grapes, Walnuts and Champagne Vinaigrette

Entrees

Choose one Seafood Option, one Pasta or Chicken Option, and One Beef Option
For Your Guests To Choose From. Vegetarian and/or Vegan option will be
provided.

Seafood

  • Scottish Salmon
Crispy Skin Salmon, Cauliflower Puree, Baby Bok Choy, Citrus Brown Butter
  • Seared Scallops
Seared Scallops, Herb Risotto, Seasonal Vegetable Risotto
  • Crab Cake
Petite Jumbo Lump, Herb Rice, Basil Aioli, Seasonal Vegetable Ragout

Pasta & Chicken

  • Roasted Chicken
Potato Puree, Herb Jus, Haricot Vert
  • Cavatelli Broccolini
Cavatelli Pasta, Broccolini, Pecorino Cream
  • Chicken Alfredo
Fettuccine Pasta, Breaded Chicken Breast, Creamy Cheese Sauce
  • Penne ala Vodka
Penne Pasta With a Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce
  • Chicken Francaise
Thin Cut Chicken Breast In a Lemon and white Wine Sauce
  • Baked Rigatoni
Rigatoni Pasta baked With marinara, Ricotta and mozzarella

Beef

  • Filet Mignon
6 oz Filet, Potato Puree, Haricot Verts, Demi Glace
  • Hanger Steak
Argentinian Chimmichurri, Roasted Fingerlings, Heirloom Carrots
  • Steak & Cake - add $7 per person
4 oz Filet and one Crab Cake, Potato Puree, Haricot Verts, Demi Glace

Dessert

  • Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Coulis, Whipped Cream
  • New York Style Cheesecake
Decadent Cheesecake, Caramel Sauce
  • Assorted Petit Fours (for buffet only)
Assortment of Petit Fours and Dessert Sauces

Getting Married in Avalon?

The Jersey Shore is much closer than the Caribbean, so all of your friends and family can make it to your destination wedding.

House rentals and hotels are cheaper and more available in the off season.

Average high temperatures in April are 66⁰F, 75⁰F in May, 80⁰F in September, and 69⁰F in October. Perfect wedding weather! Most locals would agree that September is the best month to be at the beach.

Avalon has 8 churches of various faiths, all of them great venues for a wedding ceremony.

Many of the businesses you love to visit are open but not nearly as busy, so you don’t have to deal with the crowds. In the fall there are a lot of great discount sales at the retail stores in town.

Escape the hustle bustle of the city and celebrate at your own pace. In Avalon, everything is “Cooler by a Mile.”

If you met in Avalon, get married in Avalon, and make coming back on your anniversary a tradition.

The ocean, the dunes, and the bay are wonderful backdrops for wedding photos.

Getting married on the beach is awesome! Who doesn’t love the beach?

You can have your wedding reception at the Whitebrier and have the place all to yourself!

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FAQ’s

When are you available for booking private parties or banquets and how large of a party can you accommodate?

The Whitebrier specializes in catering events for parties of 200 or less during the off-season, between Labor Day and Memorial Day (not including those weekends). Our inside area comfortably holds approximately 75 guests, our covered deck 40 people, and our outside patio area about 150.

I am looking to make a reservation for a party of 12 or more for dinner during the summertime on a weekend. Can I do that?

We do accept reservations for large parties during the summer however the restaurant will remain open to the public. Large party reservations will get you a designated area for your party and the ability to order from the Whitebrier food and drink menu.

What kinds of events do you normally host?

We have done medium to smaller sized weddings, wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, happy hours, benefits, fundraisers, luncheons, bridal showers, etc. You name it we can host it.

What is included in the catering packages?

Food, drink, linens of your color choice, flatware and silverware, glassware, tables, chairs, and service.

What is the price range for a private event?

Please see our banquet menus for more exact pricing. We are very flexible when it comes to less formal events such as birthdays and reunions, so it is best to talk to John Tracy, the GM to see what packages are available. We require an open bar with all wedding packages but will typically run a bar tab at all other types of events.

Is there a rental fee for the building?

No, but if you wish to have your party outside in the patio area you will incur the cost of a tent, tables and chairs (if needed). These fees will be added to your quote.

How do I book a banquet?

Contact John Tracy. He is our GM and event coordinator and will help you with your menus, pricing, and all the small details that make your event just the way you want it. His email is john@thewhitebrier.com or call 609-967-5225. He is available by appointment so you may tour our facility and have all of your questions answered.

How far out do I need to book my event?

Weekends in May and September are the busiest for us so the sooner the better. We typically fill most weekends in the Fall by July and May dates by the beginning of April.

Is there a deposit required to book a date?

Yes, for parties of 75 or less it is a deposit of $250, for 75 or more it is $1000 to hold a date. We require this deposit at the time of booking.

What do I need to supply for my own event?

You are responsible for flowers, transportation, photographers, and any other sort of decoration you wish to bring. We will help you set up the decorations as long as it is reasonable and does not damage the building. You may bring your own cake and your own DJ or band, but we can help supply you with that if you desire.

What do you do in the event of inclement weather?

We hope that you will not have bad weather for your event but you can never predict how it will be, so we always rent a tent for any event held on the outside patio area. The tent is rain and fire proof. Our covered patio can withstand moderate rain, but in the event that it gets really bad we will move your party inside. Private events take priority over normal dining in the off-season.