Weddings & Banquets

WEDDINGS & BANQUETS

Have your dream wedding under the stars. The Whitebrier offers the perfect blend of a casual and upscale setting for your beach wedding reception or private event. We specialize in smaller sized parties (50-100 people) like rehearsal dinners, showers, and welcoming receptions but have seating for up to 200. Drink and dance the night away in the colorful Mermaid Cafe, or spend time with loved ones enjoying cocktails on our spacious outdoor covered decks. Our friendly staff and management team will coordinate all of the details with you and handle everything else so that you can enjoy the happiest day of your life without a worry. We are happy to do a walk through of the premises at any time of the year so call or email us today for more information.

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


One Hour Butlered H’ors D’ouevres

2 Choices from A and 2 Choices from B
Pick 5 Choices If Over 150 Guests

H’ors D’ouevres

  • Spinach & Artichoke Pastry (a)
Spinach and Artichoke Dip in Pastry Cups
  • Chicken Skewers (a)
Thai Peanut Sauce, BBQ, or Buffalo Sauce
  • Tomato Mozzarella Bites (a)
Fresh Mozzarella and Cherry Tomato Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
  • Cheesesteak Dumplings (a)
Fried Dumplings stuffed with Shredded Beef and Cheese
  • Pigs in a Blanket (a)
Hot Dogs wrapped in phyllo dough
  • Avocado Toast (a)
Whipped Avocado on crisp Toast with cherry tomatoes
  • Fried Mozzarella Sticks (a)
With Marinara
  • Baked Empanadas (a)
Beef, Pork, or Cheese Filling
  • Beef, Pork or Cheese Filling (a)
Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Sauce
  • Brie and Jam Pastry (a)
Warmed Brie and Strawberry Jam in Puff Pastry
  • Cucumber Bites (a)
Sliced Cucumber Rounds with Herbed Cream Cheese and Sundried Tomato
  • Filet Mignon Crostini (b)
Seared Filet Mignon, Sliced Thin and Served on Crostini with Bleu Cheese crumble or Bearnaise
  • Coconut Shrimp (b)
Coconut Breaded Shrimp, Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Shrimp Cocktail (b)
With Cocktail Sauce and Spicy Mustard
  • Petite Crab Cakes (b)
House Petite Crab Cakes, Basil Aioli
  • Smoked Salmon Crostini (b)
Smoked Salmon with Herbed Cream Cheese Served on Crostini
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon (b)
Horseradish cream dipping sauce
  • Clams Casino (b)
Baked Clams with Bell Pepper and Shallot Bread Mix
  • Crab Claw Cocktail (b)
Chilled Claws unshelled with Cocktail Sauce and Spicy Mustard
  • Ahi Tuna Bites (b)
Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Slices with Soy Sauce and Avocado Wasabi Mousse

Stationary H’ors D’ouevres Platters

  • Shrimp Cocktail (price per 40 shrimp)
  • $100.00
  • Fruit & Cheese Platter (price per platter)
  • $75.00
Brie, Mild Cheddar, Gruyere, and Pepper Jack Cheeses with assorted crackers and Seasonal Fruits (Serves 40-50 People)
  • Hummus and Crudité (price per person)
  • $3.00
Roasted Garlic Hummus, Pita bread, kalamata olives, Celery, sliced bell peppers, and Carrots
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip (price per person)
  • $50.00
Served in Sourdough Bread Bowl with crudité and breads (Serves 25-35 People)
  • Sushi Rolls (price per tray)
  • $85.00
Chef’s selection (about 9 rolls)

* A La Carte

Signature Buffet

$45+ per person


Salad Station (choose 2)

  • House Salad
Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Croutons
  • Caesar Salad
Romaine, Parmesan, Croutons
  • Fall Salad
Mixed Greens, Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese
  • Summer Salad (+$2 per person)
Mixed Greens, Assorted Berries, Candied Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, Strawberry Vinaigrette

Side Dishes (choose 2)

  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Seasoned and Roasted with Olive oil & Thyme
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Mashed Potatoes With Roasted Garlic
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
Sliced Potatoes cooked with Bechamel and Topped with Gruyere
  • Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Whipped Sweet Potatoes Seasoned with Cinnamon & Nutmeg
  • Rice Pilaf
Steamed Rice with Chopped Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs
  • Jasmine Rice
Steamed Long Grain White Rice
  • Steamed Veggies
Your Choice of Green Beans, Mixed Squash, Broccoli, Cauliflower Crowns, Broccoli & Cauliflower Medley, Cauliflower Mash, Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, Sauteed Onions & Peppers

Main Courses (choose 3)

Pasta

  • Choose a Shape
Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Linguini
  • Choose a Sauce
Vodka Sauce, Marinara, Alfredo, Pesto, Mac n Cheese
  • Add a Protein (optional +$3)
Chicken, Meatballs, or Mussels, Add Shrimp or Crab Meat

Chicken

  • Chicken Marsala
Thin Cut Chicken Breast In a Marsala Wine Sauce
  • Chicken Parmesan
Breaded Cutlets with Melted Mozzarella and Marinara
  • Roasted Chicken
Bone in Chicken Roasted with Herb Jus
  • Chicken Francaise
Thin Cut Chicken Breast In a Lemon and white Wine Sauce

Seafood

  • Stuffed Flounder
Fresh Flounder Stuffed With Crabmeat and Basil Aioli
  • Salmon
Roasted Salmon, Served with Strawberry Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • Shrimp Scampi
Sauteed Shrimp with Whtite Wine Garlic Butter Sauce
  • Crab Cakes
House recipe with Basil Aioli
  • Mussels
Served with Marinara or White Wine Sauce

Meat

  • Braised Beef Short Rib
Strawberry Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • Filet Tips
Au Poivre (black pepper gravy) or Burgundy (red wine gravy)

Carving Station

  • Roast Beef
  • Turkey Breast
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Filet Mignon
(+$6 per person)

Plated Dinner Options

$45+ per person


Salads

  • Mixed Greens
Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Croutons, Vinaigrette
  • Traditional Caesar
Romaine Lettuce, Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, Caesar Dressing
  • Summer Greens
Mixed Greens, Berries, Grapes, Candied Walnuts, Crumbled Bleu, and Strawberry Vinaigrette
  • Fall Salad
Baby Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Croutons, and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Entrees

Choose one Seafood Option, one Pasta or Chicken Option and one Beef Option for your guests to choose from. A Vegetarian and/or Vegan Option will be provided.

Seafood (choose 1)

  • Stuffed Flounder
Fresh Flounder Stuffed With Crabmeat and Basil Aioli
  • Salmon
Roasted Salmon, Served with Strawberry Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • Shrimp Scampi
Sauteed Shrimp with Whtite Wine Garlic Butter Sauce
  • Crab Cakes
House Recipe with Basil Aioli
  • Bowl of Mussels
Served with Marinara or White Wine Sauce

Pasta & Chicken (choose 1)

  • Pasta DIsh
Choose a Shape: Penne, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Linguini
Choose a Sauce: Vodka Sauce, Marinara, Alfredo, Pesto, Mac n Cheese
Add a Protein (optional): Chicken, Meatballs, Mussels, Shrimp, Crab
  • Choose a Sauce
Vodka Sauce, Marinara, Alfredo, Pesto, Mac n Cheese
  • Add a Protein (optional)
Chicken, Meatballs, Mussels, Shrimp, Crab
  • Chicken Francaise
Thin Cut Chicken Breast In a Lemon and white Wine Sauce
  • Chicken Marsala
Thin Cut Chicken Breast In a Marsala Wine Sauce
  • Chicken Parmesan
Breaded Cutlets with Melted Mozzarella and Marinara
  • Roasted Chicken
Bone in Chicken Roasted with Herb Jus

Beef (choose 1)

  • Braised Beef Short Rib
Strawberry Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • Filet Tips
Au Poivre (black pepper gravy) or Burgundy (red wine gravy)
  • Filet Mignon
6 oz Cut with Demi Glace
  • Steak & Crab Cake (+$5 per person)
5 oz Filet and one Crab Cake

Luxury Entrees (market price)

  • King Crab Legs
Served With Garlic Butter for Dipping
  • Lobster Tails
  • Surf and Turf
6 oz Filet and 2 Lobster Tails
  • Filet Mignon & Colossal Lump Crab Meat With Bearnaise

Side Dishes (choose 2)

  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Seasoned and Roasted with Olive oil & Thyme
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Mashed Potatoes With Roasted Garlic
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
Sliced Potatoes cooked with Bechamel and Topped with Gruyere
  • Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Whipped Sweet Potatoes Seasoned with Cinnamon & Nutmeg
  • Rice Pilaf
Steamed Rice with Chopped Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs
  • Jasmine Rice
Steamed Long Grain White Rice
  • Steamed Veggies
Green Beans, Mixed Squash, Broccoli, Cauliflower Crowns, Broccoli/Cauliflower Medley, Cauliflower Mash, Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, Sauteed Kale, Sauteed Onions and Peppers

Dessert (choose 1)

  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
Assortment of Petit Fours and Dessert Sauces
  • Key Lime Pie
Decadent Cheesecake, Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Coulis, Whipped Cream
  • Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chef’s Selection of Flavors
  • Assorted Mini Cheesecakes
  • Ice Cream Flavor of Your Choice

Getting Married in Avalon?

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.