Banquet General Information
Luncheons, Dinners and Wedding Receptions
Our Grand Ballroom can accommodate a range of 50 to 200 guests for a typical wedding reception. A larger number may be accommodated for functions not requiring a dance floor. The actual capacity will vary for each function depending upon the desired seating arrangements. Generally, our tables will permit seating of 6-10 guests. We also have a limited number of larger tables that will seat 12 guests. Wedding ceremonies for groups up to 250 can also be arranged. Please inquire about additional costs associated with a ceremony held at our facilities. Weddings are allowed five hours total and all other parties are limited to four hours. Should you wish to extend your party, overtime will be added at an additional charge.
Our Captain’s lounge can accommodate groups from 30 to 80 guests for a sit-down dinner and 100 for cocktails and hors d oeuvres. A gorgeous view is also on the menu in the Captain’s Lounge. Equipped with a private bar and restrooms.
Your menu may be selected from our chef’s enclosed suggestions. Most parties include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception followed by an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. You may pre-select one entrée, or allow your guests to pre-select from two or three choices.
Minimum Function Size
Luncheon Events (Excludes Bridal and Baby Shower Packages)
All events under 30 guests will go through the main restaurant unless otherwise approved. Minimum of 30 guests is required for a private room. (Luncheon buffet or served menu available)
Dinner Events (Excludes Wedding Receptions)
A 30 guest minimum is required for a Private Room. Parties under 30 can be accommodated through the main restaurant.
All events under 30 guests in a private room will have a $250.00 room fee applied.
Preparation for ceremonies hosted on-premises are based on the amount of guests. Includes white folding chairs and time needed for the ceremony.
Food Carving/Sauté Stations
For buffets or stations where selected menu items are carved or sautéed to order, there will be a $30.00 chef fee.
Most functions include a variety of bar setups. A schedule of our beverage service options is available. There is a $50.00 bartender fee per 100 guests.
A non-refundable deposit check based on the room(s) desired is required to hold any available date. Six (6) months prior to your function date, a second non-refundable deposit check, equal to the first deposit, is due. Upon confirmation of your guaranteed attendance, not less than eight (10) business days in advance of your event, 100% of balance payment is due to the Riverview by Cash, Check or Credit Card. No decreases or credits are permitted once guaranteed count is established. Small increases are permitted up to three (3) days prior with balance due by check at the conclusion of your event.
Business and Social Events under 50 people $250.00
Business and Social Events over 50 people $500.00
Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions $1000.00
Deposits, along with signed sales agreements, are due within two weeks of reserving the event date.
If the number falls below 80% of the anticipated attendance number at the time of booking, we reserve the right to bill you for that number of entrees.
Gratuity and Sales Tax
Banquet Style events will be assessed at 18% gratuity and a 7% NJ Sales Tax. Weddings Receptions will be assessed at 20%gratuity
ALL FOOD PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO MARKET FLUCTUATIONS.
Music and Other Entertainment
Entertainment is encouraged for all functions. At your request, we will provide our house music through our overhead speakers.
Flowers and Cakes
We are pleased to offer recommendations for florist service and bakeries. They will be happy to give you a quotation on floral centerpieces and other banquet decorations. You may also make arrangements for these items from your own sources if desired. Candle centerpieces are included in the cost of your function.
Our standard linens for the Grand Ballroom are a White or Ivory tablecloths. Our standard napkins are burgundy. Specialty linens are available for an additional charge, if desired. Please inquire if you would like information about other options.
Chairs and Chair Covers
Chairs for outdoor ceremonies are included in the ceremony fee. Reception chair covers are available at additional cost of $2.50 per chair cover and sache. A $150.00 set-up fee will be added to the final invoice.