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Cocktail Platinum Mitzvah

A cocktail-style version of our popular Platinum Mitzvah menu

Cocktail Platinum Mitzvah

A cocktail-style version of our popular Platinum Mitzvah menu

Cocktail Platinum Mitzvah

A cocktail-style version of our popular Platinum Mitzvah menu

Cocktail Style Mitzvah Package at the Radisson Freehold

For parents and teens who live to mix and mingle… the Cocktail package has all the “wow” factor of the traditional Platinum package at the Crystal Ballroom, but with cocktail hour fare for the duration of dinner in place of sit-down dinner. Includes 5-hour open bar, cocktail hour displays, and a teen station, followed by hors d’oeuvres and four specialty fare stations plus a teen buffet for the reception, with a finalé of passed dessert hors d’oeuvres, dessert pedestals, cake, and a sundae bar. (Please Note: This package is not available in the Emerald Ballroom.)

Features

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Services

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  • Valet parking
  • Personal Mitzvah coordinators
  • Maitre d’ dedicated to your event
  • Attended coat room (seasonal)

Amenities

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  • Use of the stunning Outdoor Patio space during your cocktail hour (based on availability, open April-November)
  • Hotel accommodations offered at a special rate for your guests

Décor & Convenience

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  • Table coverings in your choice of Modern Fitted (ivory or black) or Traditional Linen (ivory)
  • Elegant metallic charger plate at every place setting
  • Napkin rings coordinated to the charger plates
  • Dinner napkins in a variety of colors
  • Dramatic centerpieces
  • Votive candles accenting each centerpiece
  • Place cards for you to personalize for your guests
  • Hotel information cards with driving directions for your invitations

Cocktail Hour

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Libations

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5-Hour Premium Open Bar
Served during your cocktail hour and reception, featuring many popular labels

Outdoor Patio
During your cocktail hour, the new Outdoor Patio is an exclusive outdoor space where your guests may lounge while enjoying the full bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Decorated with white pergolas, gas fire pits and ebony wicker furniture with plush pillows, the Outdoor Patio has a distinctive, luxurious atmosphere. (Based on availability. Open April-November)

Signature Mocktail Greeting
Upon entering the cocktail hour, your guests will be greeted with your signature mocktail passed to them by our uniformed servers. Select one from the list below.

  • Baby Bellini – peach nectar, sparkling cider
  • Shirley Temple –  ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, grenadine, garnished with a cherry
  • Seabreeze – cranberry juice, white grapefruit juice, grenadine, garnished with lime
  • Lil Appletini – apple juice, simple syrup, lemon juice, garnished with an apple slice
  • Chocolate Mocktini – chocolate milk, sprinkle of cinnamon, rimmed with cocoa powder and sugar

**Add your Signature Mocktail to the reception for an additional charge per person

**Craft Beer Flight Tasting Station – additional cost per person
Minimum of 100 adults required
Craft beer from local Rinn Duin Brewing company. Includes 16 total growlers of 4 beer selections, served in 4-glass tasting flights during cocktail hour. (Unfinished growlers may be served from reception bar.) Served with soft pretzels with a variety of mustards (whole grain mustard, yellow mustard, honey mustard, and Dijon), freshly popped buttered popcorn and seasoned party mix

BEERS: Four artisan brews including one current seasonal brew

**Bubble Bar – additional cost per person
For an effervescent DIY twist on the classic wedding cocktail, guests make their own blends of champagne, juice, and garnish
Includes a dramatic carved ice sculpture display with bottle holders, decorative straws, & rock candy stirrers

Bubbly: Korbel Brut, Korbel Sweet Rosé, San Pellegrino
Juices/nectars (select four): orange, pineapple, mango, cranberry, peach, grapefruit, or white grape
Garnishes: sliced strawberries, orange slices, grapes, raspberries, and blueberries

Aperitif Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs

Cheese Tasting
Wedges of artisan walnut pecorino, artisan peppercorn pecorino, piacentinu with saffron, and caciocavallo ragusano cheese, wheels of garlic and herb Boursin and Gouda, morsels of havarti, cheddar, Muenster, and bleu cheese, accented with fresh berries and grapes

Artisan Bread
Olive and rosemary loaf, semolina twist, marble rye, French baguettes, medley of crackers, whipped butter, and infused oils

Mediterranean Market
Salami, turkey, roast beef, and corned beef
Bocconcini mozzarella brushed with olive oil and basil
Bruschetta and sliced baguette
Kalamata olives, julienned roasted red and yellow peppers, stuffed cherry peppers, pepperoncinis, and fresh lemons

Veggies on the Grill
A savory harvest of fresh produce marinated and grilled to perfection
Florets of broccoli, julienned carrots and peppers, sliced zucchini, eggplant, halved plum tomatoes, and whole champignon mushrooms

Teen Station

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A fun, unique presentation especially for teens, included in your package

Mini franks
Pizza bagels
Nachos grande
Mozzarella triangles
Soft pretzels
Soda bar

Buffet Station

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Select four chafing dishes

  • Grilled lemon chicken
  • Chicken francaise or Marsala
  • Sesame chicken
  • Beef and broccoli
  • Filet of beef strips with caramelized onions and bell peppers
  • Swedish or Italian meatballs
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Farfalle with broccoli florets
  • Fried ravioli
  • Mini stuffed cabbage
  • Penne in a vodka blush
  • Ricotta stuffed shells
  • Poached salmon

Pasta Station

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Select two pasta preparations

  • Penne with classic vodka sauce
  • Tri color farfalle with sundried tomato pesto
  • Orecchiette with portobello Florentine
  • Cavatappi with tomato pomodoro
  • Radiatore Bolognese
  • Tri color tortellini Alfredo

Dinner Reception

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Blessing of the Challah

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Candle Lighting Ceremony

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Hors d'oeuvres

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Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers (for 1.5 hours)

  • Arancini (Italian rice balls)
  • Assortment of perogies
  • Asparagus phyllo wraps
  • Beef sliders
  • Brie and apricot puff
  • Bruschetta
  • Cherry tomato and fresh mozzarella skewers
  • Chicken and lemon grass spring roll
  • Chicken satay skewers
  • Cocktail franks
  • Crudite shooters
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup shooter
  • Grilled miniature lamb chops with fresh mint jelly
  • Mac and cheese triangles
  • Matzoh ball soup shooters
  • Mini beef Wellingtons
  • Mini calzones
  • Mini eggrolls with hot mustard and sweet and sour sauce
  • Mini pizzas
  • Mozzarella triangles
  • Potato latkes
  • Smoked whitefish canapés
  • Spanakopita
  • Sweet and sour chicken kabobs

Specialty Fare Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs
SELECT FOUR stations

From The Sea
Select either VODKA + CAVIAR ICE BAR or SUSHI + SASHIMI STATION

VODKA + CAVIAR ICE BAR

  • Flavored vodkas chilled through an ice luge (select four): Tiki Tea, Wild Cherry, Black & Blue, Blood Orange, Coconut, Cosmo
  • Chilled caviar displayed over ice: Black or red whitefish caviar and salmon roe
  • Water crackers, chopped egg, diced red onion, and crème fraîche

SUSHI + SASHIMI STATION
A colorful vignette of Japanese wooden boats filled with hand-rolled sushi and fresh sashimi, served with saké, pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks

  • Select three hand rolls: spicy tuna, yellowtail, spicy salmon, vegetable
  • Select two types of sashimi: tuna, yellowtail, salmon

**For an additional charge per person your guests will enjoy fresh sushi rolled to order by a uniformed sushi chef

Carving Station
Select two meats to be carved and served with miniature brioche

  • Steamship of beef with chimichurri sauce
  • Corned beef with a side of whole grain mustard
  • Glazed pastrami round with a side of whole grain mustard
  • Breast of turkey with fresh cranberry and fruit compote
  • Pecan and panko encrusted salmon

**Seared sesame crusted tuna – additional cost per person
**Rosemary crusted leg of lamb – additional cost per person

(Maximum of two meats will be carved on the station)

Bagel + Bialy Bar
Bagels and bialys to be served with flavored schmeers, sliced lox, capers, sliced tomatoes, sweet onions, and whitefish salad

  • Bagels: plain, onion, sesame, everything, honey whole wheat, cinnamon raisin, blueberry
  • Bialys: seeded onion
  • Schmeer (select three): regular cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeño, garlic herb, horseradish, vegetable, honey walnut

Asian Fusion Station
Served in white take-out boxes with chopsticks
Accompanied by soy sauce, duck sauce, fortune cookies

Select one: fried dumplings, spring rolls, duck spring rolls in an Asian plum sauce

Select two: lo mein, vegetable pad thai, garlic udon noodles, vegetable fried rice, kung pao chicken, cashew chicken, orange chicken, sweet and sour beef, Mongolian beef, beef with broccoli

Deli Station
Mini corned beef sandwiches with pickled mustard on pumpernickel toast, mini pastrami sandwiches with caramelized onions and Dijon aioli on pretzel rolls, and grilled mini Reubens with sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye, served with Brooklyn potato knishes, potato salad coleslaw, sour tomatoes, and sweet and sour pickles

Gourmet Grilled Cheese + Soup Station
Select two grilled cheese sandwiches and one soup

Grilled  Cheese (select two)
Served with sour whiskey pickles

  • Tomato and Swiss on rye
  • Gouda and Granny Smith apples on country brioche
  • White cheddar on sourdough
  • Classic American on white Texas toast

Soup (select one)
Served with frizzled onions, Goldfish crackers, and toasted pumpkin seeds

  • Fire roasted tomato
  • Butternut squash
  • Chicken noodle soup

Slider Station
Miniature hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, and bbq brisket sliders, served on silver dollar brioche buns accompanied with French fries, chipotle ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, lettuce, tomato, and crisp onion confetti

Fajita Station
Chipotle marinated chicken and beef strips with sautéed onions and peppers, served with warm flour and corn tortillas, fire-roasted red and green salsa, pico de gallo, sliced jalepeños, pinto beans and rice, guacamole, fresh cilantro, and tri-color tortilla chips

Smashed Potato Bar
Creamy mashed white and sweet potatoes served in martini tumblers with an array of delectable toppings including scallions, broccoli, cheddar cheese, marshmallows, cinnamon, butter, sour cream, and wild mushroom gravy

Teen Buffet

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Teen appetizer + buffet will be served to children ages 4-13

Teen Appetizer
Select one

  • Fresh fruit
  • Garden salad with house dressing

Teen Buffet
Select three

  • Southern fried chicken tenders
  • Boneless bbq beef ribs
  • Hamburgers, turkey burgers, and veggie burgers
  • Gourmet macaroni + cheese
  • Baked stuffed shells
  • Penne in vodka blush

Accompanied with your choice of: French fries or onion rings
Served with bbq sauce, classic ketchup, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onions

Dessert

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Torah Cake
Delicious Torah cake made fresh from our local baker with your selection of flavorings, fillings, icings, and personalized inscription (served to all guests including teens and adults)

Dessert Hors D’Oeuvres
Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers:

  • Cheesecake stuffed strawberries
  • Milk shooters and mini donuts
  • Mini assorted cheesecakes
  • Mini churro bites
  • Mini fruit tarts
  • Mini parfait shooters
  • S’mores shooters (chocolate pudding with crumbled graham crackers and lightly browned marshmallow fluff)
  • Strawberry shortcake shooters
  • Tiramisu shooters

Coffee and Tea
Freshly brewed aromatic coffee, decaf, and herbal teas served tableside to your guests by our uniformed servers

A Teen Favorite!
Sundae at the Boardwalk
Dive into the whimsical shore tradition of hot zeppoles dusted with powdered sugar, warm Belgian waffles, and classic wafer cones capped with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Then treat yourself to an ice cream soda with Coca Cola, A&W Root Beer, and A&W Cream Soda. A collection of toppings welcomes your guests to create an original sweet sensation – M&Ms, gummy bears, crumbled Oreos, crushed peanuts, crushed graham crackers, chocolate syrup, strawberry sauce, crushed pineapple, hot fudge, hot caramel, wet walnuts, rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries (one station served to all guests including teens and adults)

**Mitzvah Dessert Pedestal – additional cost per person
Upgrade to replace the Dessert Pedestal with the new Mitzvah Dessert Pedestal.
Three sweet tiers of specialty Jewish indulgences served at each table: mini baklava, bite-size squares of chocolate mascarpone babka, chocolate covered strawberries, raspberry and pistachio rugelach, mini apricot hamantaschen, and cranberry-pecan mandel bread

**Cotton Candy Machine – additional cost per person

**Popcorn Machine – additional cost per person

Please Note

Not available for Emerald Ballroom mitzvahs. Specialty Fare stations will be served for 1.5 hours during the reception. It is our pleasure to cater to dietary restrictions and food allergies. For exclusively Kosher events, ask to see our list of recommended Kosher caterers.

Menu is subject to change

Reviews We Love

  • Sydney and her team from the Radisson hotel were extraordinary throughout the entire process! They made our dream wedding come true and stress free. They answer your questions quickly, recommend fantastic vendors, and they make your ideas into a reality. We had multiple people traveling from out of town and the hotel staff made accommodations easy for everyone. All of our guests were pleased with the entire night! Thanks a million!

    — Joanna and Antwarn, July 2017
  • It was wonderful experience all the way through! Everyone in the office was a pleasure to work with and always answered any questions I had in a timely and efficient manner. My fiance and I do not reside in New Jersey, but this was no issue as the communication with the Radisson was effective and consistent. They always provide reminders and really help create an event that meets or exceeds expectation! Thank you Sydney, Lauren, and the rest of the team for providing me and my fiance a wedding to remember!

    — Dana, June 2017, Wedding
  • Our experience with this venue is beyond words. From the start Sydney, Lauren, and Ashley were nothing short of spectacular. They were very attentive, answered all emails promptly (usually within a few hours!) which was extremely important to me. We felt very comfortable asking them questions as their responses were always friendly and professional. Our wedding was everything we hoped for and more and it is because of all of the sweet, caring people who work at this venue.

    — Jennifer, December 2016
  • There aren’t enough wonderful words to say about how perfect our wedding day was on 7/17/16. Sydney and Lauren were beyond amazing throughout the entire wedding planning process. They were there to answer all of our questions with certainty, clarity, and speed! Sue was so helpful giving her opinion when I asked and giving me honest answers. On the wedding day, we were blown away with how beautifully the room was set up. It was truly more gorgeous than we had envisioned and it was because of the amazing ladies who helped bring my ideas to fruition! The overall experience was just perfect, and we are so sad that the day is over, but we will always cherish the memories from our picture perfect wedding. We HIGHLY recommend selecting the Crystal Ballroom for your wedding day.

    — Amy + David, July 2016 Wedding
  • My husband and I were so happy with the Crystal Ballroom! Not only is the venue gorgeous, but the service is over the top!!! They go above and beyond for you to make your wedding experience as stress-free as possible! I highly recommend them! Sydney and Lauren were awesome to work with. They made everything so much fun!

    — Heather, Freehold, July 2016 Wedding
  • Sydney, Melissa, and Ashley from the catering office were also outstanding! Every detail was perfect and our guests are still raving about the venue – how beautiful everything was, how well timed and organized the entire event was from beginning to end, the amazing food, and beautiful ceremony set up. Sue, our maitre’d was AMAZING. Every single detail, every decoration, every menu item was PERFECT. I cannot even state in words how thankful I am to the staff of this venue.

    — Kim, March 2016
  • I was very much impressed, as were my guests due to the countless amounts of compliments I received. Not only was the venue beautiful, but the staff made the event flow seamlessly. The event could not have taken place without the immense help and dedication from the catering staff. Any questions I had, they were always quick to answer, any doubts or nervousness I felt, they squashed it right away, and I felt calm and confident going into the day of. I cannot thank them enough for helping make my day as wonderful and special as it was. I truly felt like a princess and would not change anything about that day!

    — Andrea + Kevin, August 2015
  • Every time I saw them they just wanted to make sure I was happy. All I had to think about on my wedding day was that my dress was on, hair and makeup were done. Everything else from rounding up my bridal party, flowers, centerpieces, rings, seating chart, additional guests, EVERYTHING was taken care of by their staff.

    — Bride + Groom, June 2015
  • Everything was elegant and above our standards. The royalty service that we received allowed us to see why The Knot considered this venue the best for weddings. I attended my friend’s reception here a few years ago and was impressed, but being on the other side as the bride, I was taken away. Having the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one location was convenient for our out of town travelers. Our guests kept saying that they never have attended a wedding like ours!

    — Nadirah, July 2015
  • The entire staff were just amazing to work with, they made the whole experience very personal! They are there with you every step of the way through your ceremony, and it’s so important that you trust the people you are working with when planning a wedding, and I had no doubt the Catering crew had our best interest in mind at all times! We trusted them completely throughout the whole process!

    — Casey, May 2015
  • These three women, Andrea, Sydney, and Judy, will treat the bride like one of their best pals and make sure she has everything she could dream of. They went out of their way to make special time to meet with me. They honored their word at every turn, and they were selflessly available whenever I needed them.

    — Stephanie, March 2015
  • They made wedding planning a pleasure, and I wish I hadn’t worried so much because they took care of everything! I truly enjoyed working with each and every one of them and now that the wedding is over I will miss them terribly as I consider them to be my friends! They made our wedding even more memorable!

    — Gina, December 2014
  • I am so happy we decided to have our wedding at the Radisson of Freehold in the Crystal Ballroom. Tara, Sydney, & Andrea (the girls who helped me organize my wedding) were extraordinary. They never left me hanging with a email or phone call. They cut the stress of planning a wedding in half.

    — Laura Rose, October 2014
  • What an unbelievable time!! My wedding was beyond my wildest dreams. The staff Andrea, Tara, and Sydney were great to work with and made the planning easy. Thanks girls!!

    — Lauren, October 2014
  • The team at the Radisson Hotel are top notch! All the girls in the catering office were extremely helpful the whole way through, and it was amazingly easy to plan this wedding with their help.

    This was a great venue. Everyone had SO much fun, the food was actually great, and it was overall a perfect experience.

    — Michelle, August 2014
  • Hands down the best decision I made for the wedding was choosing the Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Freehold, NJ! All of the staff is absolutely amazing, they make you feel so comfortable and worry free and accommodated me every way possible.

    — Mr. + Mrs. McGotty, August 2014
  • They took their time with every detail and never made us feel foolish for any questions (which we had a lot) we had to ask them. They were extremely flexible to our needs. They always made us feel special and were excited to see us! The day of the wedding, everyone raved how beautiful the room was and that the food was delicious!

    — Christina, May 2014
  • Our experience at the Radisson was truly incredible. As a mother of the groom who was very involved in the planning of my son and daughter-in-law’s April 2014 wedding in the Crystal Ballroom, I was very impressed by the level of service that was provided to us from beginning to end.

    — Amy, April 2014
  • The absolute second my husband and I walked into the Crystal Ballroom, we knew that it was where we wanted to spend our wedding day. Everything about the ballroom was absolutely breathtaking. The chandeliers were gorgeous and the location was perfect.

    — Kristina, April 2014
  • The cocktail hour was extravagant. People could not stop talking about how much and how good the food was. The night of the wedding the staff is so attentive to the bride and groom, you won’t have to worry about anything! The venue is beautiful and well kept and your guests will think you paid a fortune.

    — Leslie, April 2014, Jackson, NJ
  • I say this in all honesty, my husband and I had absolutely no worries that everything was going to be great considering our experience prior to the event. Attention to detail was outstanding! I would recommend the Crystal Ballroom to anyone and everyone who wanted a high quality and classy event without breaking the budget. We got more than what we paid for in service for sure.

    — Cathy, December 2013
  • Perfect place for a wedding! Amazing food – best food I have ever had for a wedding. Thanks for Tara and Andrea. It was a pleasure working with them. Our party was amazing on our very special day.

    — December 2013
  • I cannot thank the ballroom enough for their fantastic service – we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day!

    — February 2013
  • I worked with them for over a year and I can honestly say that I will miss them. For the past year, I felt like I was their only bride and I know that is definitely not true! They are so attentive and by the day of my wedding, I almost felt like I was home which made me realize that I definitely made the right choice.

    — Christine, February 2013, Freehold, NJ
  • The venue itself is absolutely beautiful– modern and elegant. The pictures online do not due the space justice.  It is beautiful.

    — Heather, September 2012
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