There aren't enough words to describe how perfect everything was for our wedding. From the first time we came into your facility, not only did we fall in love with the beautiful room and view, we fell in love with you! You were such a huge help throughout our wedding process and without you and your hard work, our wedding would've never been so amazing! Every single detail at the wedding could not have been more perfect. Cheryl and you, with the rest of your staff, went above and beyond to make mine and Keith's dream day come true. We truly appreciate all your time and effort that each and everyone of you put into our day.
With sincere gratitude,
Wedding November 2, 2014
PERFECT posted 10/28/2013
From the first meeting with Larry Meluso, the catering manager, to the moment we left for our honeymoon, everything that we experienced at Windows on the Water was ideal. Larry is the consummate professional - but even better, he's a great guy who handled everything with kindness, care, and a fabulous attitude. It felt like we were part of the family.
While we, of course, planned our own menu and discussed all the details with Larry, there were many things that I left up to him. He and his staff are so professional and concerned that I didn't have to worry about a thing. Every detail was perfect.
Our guests are still raving about how beautiful the facility is and how great the food was. Also, the service was beyond anything I could have expected. There was never a dirty dish, an empty glass, a need that went un-met.
Cheryl, the maitre d' was amazing - Larry and Cheryl even bustled my gown. They moved elements from the decor from the cocktail hour up to the ballroom without being asked and truly made us know that our wedding was important to them.
Let's face it - planning your wedding can be stressful. Windows on the Water made it a fun experience. I can't say enough good things about them - from the food, to the venue, to the service, we couldn't have asked for more!
(We had 175 guests and had the ceremony at the facility)
Windows on the Water posted 10/25/2013
The beach/ocean view here is beautiful. We loved the outdoor space on both levels and the fact that you could get married at the location. The reception room is beautiful and the food was delicious.
Outstanding Day posted 9/23/2013
Our daughter recently was married on Sept 14th @ Windows on the Water. We could not have picked a better day for a beach ceremony wedding.
The Surfrider Beach Club closes on Labor Day, thus the beach was completely private for the ceremony. With sunny skies and 70 degree temps, a 5:00 ceremony was perfect.
The food is outstanding. Many friends had commented that the cocktail party was outstanding. We had a 12 different selections as well as a carving station and pasta station.
Dinner followed in the main dinning room, featuring Surf and Turf. No one went home hungry.
The staff is amazing. Larry Meluso oversees every last detail, and did an amazing job. His associate Cheryl was there for anything we needed. Every waiter, waitress, and bartender was exceptional. One told me it was the most fun they had at a wedding in sometime.
The band we were fortunate to have, Brian Kirk and the Jirks were off the charts........I think people are still dancing.
To sum up the day, my wife and I are fortunate to have twins. When our other daughter is ready to get married, we sincerely hope she chooses Windows on the Water as well.
To Larry and Windows on the Water Staff,
Our daughter Lisa and our new son-in-law Steve were married September 13, 2013 and chose Windows on the Water for their ceremony & reception. This truly turned out to be a dream wedding that you would only picture in a fairy tale.
The catering director Larry Meluso was precise and articulate in completing the planning of the ceremony and the reception including assisting Lisa and Steve in helping pick out the foods as well as the linens and other items necessary to make this event extraordinary.
On their wedding day, the beach setting was truly incredible and you really felt like you were in a beautiful dream that you did not want to end. This ceremony went perfectly and Lisa and Steve brought tears to our eyes with their inspiring marriage vows, which were only made stronger and more perfect by the scenery of the gazebo, the ocean, the sand and the exemplary cloud pattern in the sky. We also attribute the success of this ceremony with the help in our rehearsal from Larry & Maitre ’D Cheryl.
Our cocktail hour was beyond superb as Chef Pete Cruz had prepared several hor d’oeuvers that several people raved about and are still raving about when I see them several days after the wedding. The wait staff was outstanding in this service, as I noticed as soon as you finished one hor d’oeuvere there was a wait staff member there with a different hor d’oeuvere almost instantly. This was truly impressive and made our guests very happy.
At the reception Maitre D’ Cheryl was unbelievable in her professionalism regarding the direction of wedding events as they unfolded as well as directing her excellent wait staff with the serving of the dinner which we picked in the Emerald package which was not only plentiful but was also superb. The ambience of the reception room was fantastic and made our guest feel not only comfortable but like they were in a special place. The events of the evening went without a flaw as well as the bonfire that followed the reception. We are truly thankful and blessed that Lisa and Steve picked Windows on the Water for their dream wedding and we thank Larry, Cheryl, Pete and all the staff at Windows for an evening we will cherish forever.
Respectfully and Gratefully,
Pat and Rose Galasso
We just want to thank you for all of your time and hard work helping make our wedding dream come true. You really made this a fun special experience we will never forget! You fit right in with our crazy Italian family and you made us feel at home. You are such a special person and we are so glad you are a part of our amazing journey. The food was excellent, and the staff superb!
Justine, Ian, Vita, and Frank
Thank you so much for being our Wedding Planner/Maitre-D/Sanity-Checker. Thanks to you we had our dream wedding celebration. We couldn't have asked for a more special day.
Meg & Chris
Dear Larry and Staff,
This loving note can barely express how you have added to the depth of our happiness and for being a part of the most amazing day of our life!
Our sincerest thanks,
Michele and Nick
My wedding was absolutely perfect and everything I wanted it to be. I would definitely recommend this venue to a friend or family member. If I could choose a wedding venue all over again, I would definitely choose Windows on the Water. Larry was accommodating, helpful with questions as well as very professional and quite a gentleman. He was available during our entire wedding and made sure my husband and I as well as our guests were taken care of. I would absolutely recommend him, his entire staff, and gorgeous venue. My guests said they had such great wait service, and said they hadn’t been to wedding of this caliber ever. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing!
Jackie and Dave Albert 8/4/13
Special Thanks to Larry Meluso, Chef Pete Cruz and the entire staff for the amazing job that everyone did for our wedding on 5.11.13. Larry and his staff made this night the greatest night of our lives. Not one complaint from anyone... it was amazing and our only regret is that its over. Thank YOU!
~ Seth Zimmerman
Larry and the staff at Windows,
We cannot thank you enough for the amazing wedding we had. Everything was perfect if it wasn't perfect I have no idea because Larry took care of it immediately. Everything went off without a hitch everything was beautifully organized and the service was exceptional. Everyone is raving about the food, we went with more of a simpler menu because we have very picky eaters in our circle they were happy and everyone else was thrilled!! We loved how Larry helped change up the floor plan, our photographer also commented on how it flows better the new way. From beginning to end you all were awesome to work with, you took the stress of wedding planning out of my hands. We are incredibly happy with absolutely every last detail I honestly could not have dreamt it better then what you guys put together for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we wish we could do it again and again.
Anne and Rolf Reinalda 9/28/2013
So happy that we picked WOTW as our venue! When our big day came your staff really surprised us doing anything and everything to make our day perfect! Working together with my day of planner everything went off without a hitch (at least what I know of). Chef Pete was amazing to work with when choosing the menu and everyone has commented continuously of the delicious food!!! Best of Luck to Pete & the amazing staff at WOTW, amazing!
~ Lyndsey & Michael Giannacio 9/3/2013
We are so happy to have picked Windows On The Water for our wedding reception. It was an amazing day and we have the best weather which made the location of Windows On The Water exponentially better. The staff truly has a knack of catering to the attendees of the event and there are not enough words to express the talents of the Chef Pete Cruz. When we first met with Pete to discuss our menu options we left wanting to taste all of his creations, he is truly dedicated to his work and completely delivers. We were beyond satisfied will all of our selections and will be recommending Windows On The Water any chance we get.
~ Kelly and Michael Sweeney
To All At Windows on the Water,
Just want to say THANK YOU for a beautiful wedding for our children, Beth and Joey Higgins! The couple, the day, the setting, the food, and your staff was just perfect! Special thank you to the entire staff for being so cordial, patient and attentive to us all. The food choices were plentiful and beautifully presented and delicious. I wish we got to the cocktail hour sooner to enjoy it fully but what I had and saw was just terrific and many guest said the same. It was also amazing that all our belongings, shoes, flowers, gifts, cookies and s'more fixings etc. were placed downstairs for us to easily take them home. I would recommend an event with you without hesitation. All the best!
~ Susan & Pat Higgins 8/28/12
Once again, I'm sure the bride and groom will be sending formal thank you cards, but from the bottom of my "mother of the bride"
heart, I want to thank you and the professional staff of Windows on the Water for a spectacular ceremony and reception.
I am sure there were minor glitches and/or details that were normal on your end throughout the evening, but as far as the bride,
groom, and our guests are concerned, it was picture perfect.
Having been in the business years ago, I know dealing with the public can get pretty hairy at times, and human nature tells us
that we not going to please all of the people all of the time, but you and your staff were spot on for us. My guests have
continued to rave about the timing, the food, the bar, and we will be sure to give great reviews on all the wedding sites out there.
So, again, thank you and God Bless!
~ Rosemarie and Bob McDonnell 8/20/12
Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing....Everything was so beautiful and we had so much fun. The food was delicious and thank you so much for sending extra vegan goodies to the bridal suite.
We couldn't have picked a more gorgeous venue or a super-talented chef. Thank you for everything. We were so happy.
~ Jamie and Matt Byron 7/20/12
Windows on the Water is an absolutely stunning venue! I would not have had my wedding reception anywhere else! Pete and the staff were amazing, I can't thank them enough for their hard work, the entire evening went so smoothly! And people are still telling me how much they loved Pete's food! The setup is perfect for beach weddings, and the decor was lovely, both outside and inside :) Thanks again Pete and the staff for giving us the best night of our lives!!!
~ Jennifer 7/14/2013
Windows on the Water was simply amazing! It was the perfect venue for a beach wedding.
It's been three weeks and our friends and relatives are still raving about it! Beautiful outdoor setup for the ceremony
and immaculate inside for the reception. Pete's food was incredible and the maitre d was awesome in a time of crisis (our
ceremony musician never showed up!). Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Pete for providing us with our dream wedding at the beach! We were so pleased and thrilled with how everything turned out. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. We received so many compliments from our guests, especially regarding the amount of food that was served at the cocktail hour. The variety and selection was outstanding and plentiful. If you're looking for the perfect venue for your beach wedding at the Jersey Shore, look no further.
Wow - what can I say about our chef and wedding coordinator. Pete Cruz was unbelievable. First of all, Pete, the chef, was completely relaxed and flexible with the menu. The food was very important to my husband and I and Pete did not disappoint! The staff was absolutely incredible! They came with the
venue and coordinated everything on the day of the wedding. On the rehearsal they collected all of the information from this very anxious bride and took over everything. I didn't have to worry about A THING! They calmed me down and helped me through out the day - whether it be making sure
I eat something (at my husband's request) or clean my face up (after my husband shoved cake in it!).
I wouldn't trade my venue and the wonderful people that I worked with for the world. Our ceremony was on the beach
at the gazebo laced with palm trees (that Pete gets imported from Miami!) - the day was gorgeous and everything was wonderful.
My day (well OUR day) was perfect and I am completely happy!
Chris and Gina's modern beach wedding was nothing less of simply beautiful. Gina's dress had just the right amount of elegance and she looked absolutely stunning! The two held their ceremony at Saint Elizabeth's Church in Avon, NJ then headed over to Asbury Park for some fun bridal party shots! The couple had their reception at the beautifully renovated Windows on the Water in Sea Bright, NJ. (We highly recommend checking it out if you are looking for a venue!)
~ Chris and Gina 09/18/2011
This was the best day of my life! Thank you to the staff for making it the most amazing day for my family and I!
~ Stacey Bardar 6/26/2010