Testimonials

I wanted to write you and say THANK YOU!

Our wedding on June 7th was AMAZING thanks to you and your AWESOME staff at the Sunset Ballroom. Two weeks later we are still receiving emails, phone calls and texts raving about the ballroom, the food and the service. People have not stopped complimenting on how outstanding the reception was.

You and your team have given Chris and I ‘a wedding to remember’ as all our guests have called it! From our very first meeting until we picked up our items the day after, we received nothing but amazing friendly service. Your organization and knowledge of how to run a great party is evident from the flawless execution of our wedding. Everything was exactly as we discussed and perfect!

Teresa, our Maître D, was AMAZING! We did not have to worry about a single thing as she guided us through the night and made the evening so enjoyable. The set-up of the ballroom was even better than I could have imagined and the lanterns looked perfect. Teresa made the evening stress-less, and because of her Chris and I enjoyed our guests and our wedding to the fullest. I cannot say enough amazing things about her!

Words cannot express my gratitude to everyone at the Sunset Ballroom. Thank you for the amazing experience and making the wedding process seem so easy. Chris and I would recommend the Lobster Shanty to anyone and everyone for a wedding or any kind of party. Again, we cannot thank you enough for making our dreams come true and making our wedding amazing.

Thank you!

Marygrace & Chris Kessler

I immediately fell in love with the venue the minute I walked in and knew I had to book it! (Even after checking out a bunch of venues online and in person, the Lobster Shanty had the most reasonable prices by far! I don't even understand how we go SO much for such a great price. Open bar, viennese table, wedding cake, chocolate fountain, disposable cameras, bridal suite-all included; fair prices for vendors and children, too).

I booked as soon as my husband-to-be saw the place, as he fell in love too. Since then, Nancy has been extremely helpful, answering ALL of my emails and requests to make sure my wedding turned out as I envisioned.

As the wedding day was approaching, I was getting very anxious, as many brides do. Nancy told me if I wanted to, I could come in and set up all my centerpieces, decorations, guest book, name cards, candy buffet, etc. before my rehearsal. This was a HUGE help for me. I gathered family and friends to help and we had it all done in an hour. The room looked great, exactly as I wanted. This relieved stress for me because I knew when I walked in during the reception I would know what I was walking in to since I personally set it up and looked it over.

The day of the wedding, our maitre'd Theresa was amazing! She catered to all of our needs the entire night. The groom never went without a full beer and I was checked on to see how I was feeling, if I needed food or anything. My bridesmaids and parents loved her and her help too! At the end of the night, Theresa and the banquet staff gathered up all of the "stuff" I had around the room and boxed it all up for me to come back for the next morning which was great. It allowed me to leave the night of the wedding with my guests on the shuttle and not have to spend the whole next morning cleaning up like I thought. It truly was a perfect night!

Thanks so much to the staff at the beautiful Lobster Shanty!

Lauren Schmitt

Hi Nancy,

I can not thank you enough for all your help in the planning of this wonderful celebration. It was just perfect! The attention to detail was very apparent. The room and decor were set exactly as the bride had asked. There was nothing out of place. The bridal party so enjoyed the bridal suite and a little quiet time with the drinks and food provided before joining the cocktail party downstairs. Our guests are still raving about the food. The presentation and the service from the cocktail hour through the dessert table were all first class. The wait staff was so pleasant and efficient. Teresa our Maitre d was outstanding. She was so attentive to the bride and groom and on top of things the entire evening. Thanks again so much for a perfect, memorable evening.

Sincerely, Beth

Hi Nancy,

Our family and guests really enjoyed Christian's Communion party. The food was scrumptious, the service outstanding, and the setting was perfect! Once again, the Lobster Shanty has made our family event a memorable one. Thank you and your excellent staff for making this possible.

Bernadine Borowick

Dear Nancy: Thanks so very much for providing such a wonderful event for up to 137 of us (give or take a few)! The ambiance was exquisite, the food was luscious and the wait staff were beyond excellent. Hope to return soon!

Sincerely, Niki Bocchino

Hi Nancy,

Just want to say thank you for the wonderful time we had on Saturday! As I mentioned before, I have had both of my daughters' bridal showers at the Lobster Shanty and now one of the baby showers. As usual, the food is delicious and your staff is very friendly and helpful. My daughter's mother-in-law told me the day after the shower she received alot of phone calls from relatives telling her what a great time they had. Thank you again for all your help!

Sincerely, Maryann Purificato

Dear Nancy, Theresa & the Lobster Shanty Staff,

Thank you for making our wedding amazing. We cannot say enough about your place. You worked patiently with us on every detail. All of our questions were answered quickly! The day of the event we did not worry about a thing. You guys did not miss a detail and we had the time of our lives. Theresa is a true gem. She not only helped my husband & I but she was always checking on our parents too. We had more than one of our friends comment on the fact that we had the nicest staff ever and the most food at a wedding that they've ever seen.

Thank you! We cannot wait to stop in for dinner soon.

Love, Stephanie & David Fetterer

Dear Nancy

I just wanted to send you an email to thank you and your staff for providing such excellent service on our wedding day. Everything was absolutely perfect. Theresa could not do enough for us. Our family and friends were delighted with the food and elegance of the Sunset Ballroom. Thanks again for making our Big Day so amazing.

Fondly, Courtney Mauro

Dear Nancy

Thank your so much for everything you've done for us to make our day so special! We had a beautiful reception and it was just what we wanted. Some family and friends has asked me at first if it would be "weird" having our reception there after I worked there for 12 years! But, I just love that room, love the people and knew that it would just feel like "home" to me!...And it did! We had a great time and a beautiful day. Thank you for everything!

Sincerely, Lisa & John McIntire

Dear Nancy,

Just a short note to say thanks to you and your staff for making Jessa and Andrew’s wedding the best day ever. It ran so smoothly and before I knew it, it was over. Theresa was great, I never had to find her because there was never a problem or question. Thanks again.

Ellie Pelletier

Dear Ms. Dickson,

Last week, September 11th, my husband had a retirement party for me in the ballroom of the Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach. We thank you for your advice, planning and help booking. We would also like to compliment the excellent staff, headed by Beverly who oversaw the details of the banquet last Saturday. She was extremely accommodating and saw to our every need. The bartender and the waitress, Lisa Pierce, Meg and another young lady, were all excellent. We were extremely pleased with the service.

Many people raved about the room, the view and the delicious food. Some are thinking of having parties there in the future.

Jane & Jeff Fabach

Hi Nancy,

Thank you for all of your help for our wedding. Everything was wonderful!! Everything went smoothly and the staff was great. The whole day is a blur now but we got good feedback from our guests about the Lobster Shanty.

Thank you, Lindsay Schank

Dear Nancy,

I had the pleasure of working with you on arranging a surprise 75th Birthday Party for my husband Arthur. The party was held at the Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach. I wanted to let you know that every detail of the party was done to perfection. From the moment that I booked the party, a year ago, I have been impressed with the professionalism, courtesy and respect that was extended to me by you and your staff.

I have aranged private parties and special events throughout my professional career and I have worked with a variety of banquet facilities and restaurants. I have never experienced such patience and cooperation from the banquet staff before. You all out-did yourselves to create such a perfect and memorable event for my husband, our family and friends.

Everything about the event exuded class. Your ballroom is magnificent and the view is breathtaking. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The Birthday Cake was absolutely wonderful! Your serving staff was always pleasant and very courteous. Every request that I had, both before and during the event, was granted with a smile. The DJ that you recommended was excellent too.

I would especially like to thank Beverly who oversaw the day's events. She was an absolute delight to work with and was extremely sweet and cooperative. Jill was also very helpful before the event.

You should be very proud of the wonderful work that you all do. You helped to create a magical day for us that will always be a very special memory. My husband said it best, "This is the happiest day of my life".

I owe all of you an enormous debt of gratitude. You all truly do God's work in helping to make people's dreams come true!

Thank you again for a beautiful afternoon.

Sincerely,

Patricia Lindberg

Dear Nancy, Jill & the wonderful staff at the Sunset Ballroom

Thank you very much for our beautiful wedding reception! Everyone raved about how elegant and classy the venue was, how delicious the food was (especially the Viennese table!) and how friendly the staff was. A special thank you to our hostesses' for the evening. They were fabulous! The sunset Ballroom is a magnificent place - it's beautiful & affordable! We had the perfect wedding. Thanks!

Best, Anna & James Burns

Dear Nancy

Thank you so much for the wonderful service from your staff this past Sunday for my daughter's Bridal Shower. Everyone had a really great time. The food was excellent, the service was perfect. Lisa the manager in charge was so helpful and and managed all requests with ease. We are so glad we chose you for the shower. Also wanted to thank you for your excellent help with the planning. I would highly recommend you to all my friends. Only sorry the reception is not going to be held there. Maybe the next one.

Sincerely, Andrew Palero

Dear Nancy, Erin & Staff

Thank you so much for everything you did for us. The reception was perfect. The food was great, as well as the band and cake. Thank you to all your servers, they were great too.

You all were right - I worried for nothing! I shall always recommend your wonderful restaurant.

Sincerely, Larry and Elaine

Dear Nancy & Jill

Thank you so much for making our wedding reception fantastic! We loved everything: the service, the staff, the food and all the care that was put into making everything look perfect. Our families and guests loved every moment! Please extend our thanks to all the staff who were involved in the creating a beautiful space for us all to enjoy on Valentine's Day.

Best Wishes, The Toohey & Denigris Families

Hi Nancy,

I was hoping to get an opportunity to sit down and write you and your staff a real Thank you note but I am afraid I will never remember to do that!

I just wanted to let you know that we all really appreciate all you did to accommodate our party before and the day off. The staff was wonderful, very friendly and helpful. Service with a smile indeed!

The food was delicious and was raved about by all. My favorite was the ice cream bar - the fudge was so fresh, I could have eaten that all day!

Most of all I want to thank you as I really appreciate your personal touches. I certainly noticed the color scheme pulled into the icing on the cake! That was such a good call and impressive.

Thank you again. As always we remain happy patrons of all your properties at the Point and now we will all gladly recommend your facilities and catering services as well.

Please pass along our thank yous to everyone - Cindy, Laura, Gabe and the bar tender who I am sorry I did not catch his name.

Linda Mcintyre

Hi Nancy,

Thank you for a wonderful event. Your banquet team did an outstanding job, the party was flawless. The food was delicious and your staff was accommodating and extremely helpful. We'll be back!

Sincerely, Renee Verna

Hi Nancy,

Kudos to the [Sunset Ballroom]! My daughter's wedding shower was wonderful. Theresa was so sweet and the room was set beautifully when we arrived one hour early to set up. Everything went perfectly.

Thanks to all who made this a wonderful day.

Nancy Mellage

I just wanted to write and say thank you to a wonderful staff for a great party, everything was excellent and you far exceeded my expectations. The room and the view were just beautiful, the food was delicious, and the service was very pleasant and professional.

Thank you for making my son's party special, it is greatly appreciated.

Erica and Peter Capro

Hi Nancy,

I will be sending a letter to your corporate headquarters later on this week, but I wanted to touch base with you today.

What a wedding. The entire staff was beyond wonderful. I am not good with names, so I apologize, but the maitre'd was fantastic. We were so nervous before the ceremony, but she calmed us all down, walked us through the entire process and was there whenever we needed her. The bartenders were amazing. The wait staff couldn't do enough for the guests. I have been getting calls since Sunday morning raving about the room, food, service, absolutely everything. Friends of mine who I would consider a bit on the snobbish side are going to look into tile Shanty when their daughter gets engaged. They couldn't get over it.

It was absolutely perfect.

Thank you so much for working with me during my melt down. You are a true professional.

Thank you again,

Nancy Santa Lucia