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Cocktail Exclusive Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A cocktail-style version of our popular Exclusive Mitzvah menu

Cocktail Exclusive Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A cocktail-style version of our popular Exclusive Mitzvah menu

Cocktail Exclusive Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A cocktail-style version of our popular Exclusive Mitzvah menu

Cocktail Style Mitzvah Package at the Holiday Inn East Windsor

For parents and teens who live to mix and mingle… the Cocktail package has all the “wow” factor of the traditional Exclusive Package at the Windsor 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 the Sundae Scoop dessert station.

Features

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Services

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  • Personal Mitzvah coordinators
  • Maitre d’ dedicated to your event
  • Attended coat room (seasonal)
  • **Add valet parking for an additional cost

Amenities

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  • Hotel accommodations offered at a special rate for your guests

Décor & Convenience

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  • Modern fitted table coverings in your choice of ivory of black
  • 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 your guests
  • Hotel information cards with driving directions for your invitations

For The Teens

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Cocktail Hour

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Served to children ages 4-13

Teen Station – additional cost per person
A fun, unique presentation of teen favorites just for the young crowd

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

Dinner

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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)

The Sundae Scoop
Ice cream, hot fudge, and sprinkles – oh my! Guests young and old will appreciate this create-your-own sundae bar featuring A&W Root Beer floats with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, warm Belgian waffles, and a collection of toppings – M&M’s, gummy bears, crumbled Oreos, crushed peanuts, crushed graham crackers, chocolate syrup, hot fudge, hot caramel, wet walnuts, rainbow and chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries (one station served to all guests including teens and adults)

**Cotton Candy Machine – additional cost

**Popcorn Machine – additional cost

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

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 + Gourmet Popcorn – additional cost per person
Minimum of 100 adults required. Served during cocktail hour.
Craft beer from local Rinn Duin Brewing company. Includes 16 total growlers of 4 beers, served in 4-glass tasting flights during cocktail hour (unfinished growlers may be served from reception bar)
Served with gourmet popcorn in ten savory flavors: nacho cheddar, cheesy jalapeno, white cheddar, kettle corn, garlic Parmesan, Buffalo wing, bacon cheddar, ranch, caramel, and butter
BEERS: Four artisan brews including one current seasonal brew

**Bubble Bar – additional cost per person
For an effervescent DIY twist on the classic cocktail, guests make their own blends of champagne, cotton candy clouds, juice, and garnish. Includes a dramatic carved ice sculpture display with bottle holders.
BUBBLY: Korbel Brut, Korbel Sweet Rosé, and San Pellegrino
JUICES/NECTARS: orange, pineapple, and cranberry
GARNISHES: sliced strawberries, orange slices, grapes, and blueberries

Tuscany Table

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A 360-degree display of cocktail hour favorites, to include:

Cheese Tasting

  • Wheels of Gouda and garlic herb Boursin
  • Morsels of Brie, cheddar, Muenster, Pepper Jack, sharp provolone, Gouda, and bleu cheese
  • Plump strawberries and sweet grapes

Artisan Bread + Crostini Bar

  • Olive and rosemary loaf, semolina twist, French baguettes, assorted focaccia breads, bread sticks, and cracker display
  • Arrangement of crostini accompanied by tomato, basil, and garlic bruschetta
  • Grape and apricot jams, roasted garlic hummus, and eggplant caponata
  • Served with whipped herb butter and infused olive oils

Bountiful Harvest Display
A savory selection of fresh produce marinated and grilled to perfection
Florets of broccoli, sliced carrots and peppers, sliced zucchini, eggplant, plum tomatoes, whole champignon mushrooms, yellow squash, and red onions

Mediterranean Market
Salami, turkey, roast beef, and corned beef, Kalamata and green olives, stuffed cherry peppers, and pepperoncinis

**Fresh Mozzarella Bar – additional cost per person
Classic fresh mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, bocconcini mozzarella, and pinwheels of proscuitto, basil, and mozzarella
Served with roasted peppers, fresh basil, pesto, sundried tomato tapenade, olive oil, and a balsamic glaze

Buffet Station

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Select four chafing dishes

  • Chicken francaise or Marsala
  • Chicken saltimbocca
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Farfalle with broccoli florets
  • Fried ravioli
  • Mini stuffed cabbage
  • Penne in a vodka blush
  • Poached salmon
  • Ricotta stuffed shells
  • Sesame chicken
  • Swedish or Italian meatballs

Pasta Station

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Select two pasta and sauce combinations

Pasta:

  • Penne
  • Tri-color farfalle
  • Orecchiette
  • Cavatappi
  • Rotini
  • Radiatore
  • Tri-colored tortellini
  • Rigatoni

Sauce:

  • Marinara
  • Classic vodka sauce
  • Sundried tomato pesto
  • Classic carbonara
  • Portobello Florentine
  • Tomato pomodoro
  • Bolognese
  • Alfredo sauce

Dinner Reception

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Hors d'oeuvres

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Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers

  • Arancini (Italian rice balls)
  • Assortment of pierogies
  • Asparagus phyllo wraps
  • Beef sliders
  • Brie and apricot puffs
  • Cherry tomato and fresh mozzarella skewers
  • Cocktail franks
  • Fried ravioli
  • Fried zucchini with dipping sauce
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters
  • Grilled miniature lamb chops with fresh mint jelly
  • Loaded nachos
  • Matzoh ball soup shooters
  • Mini eggrolls with hot mustard and sweet and sour sauce
  • Mini pizzas
  • Mini Reubens
  • Mini tacos
  • Potato latkes
  • Smoked whitefish canapés
  • Spanakopita
  • Sweet potato puffs
  • Veggie spring rolls

Specialty Fare Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs
Select five 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: Stoli Vodka, Stoli Razberi, Stoli Ohranj, and Stoli Vanil
  • 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, spicy mayo, 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. Maximum of two meats will be carved on the station.

  • Flank steak 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 compote
  • Prime rib with creamy horseradish and au jus

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

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

Fry Bar
Classic fries, waffle fries, and Sidewinder fries served with a variety of dips and toppings including ketchup, hot sauce, chipotle mayo, malt vinegar, Old Bay Seasoning, ranch dressing, sour cream, and chives
**For an additional cost per person, replace one of the fry options with sweet potato fries

Gourmet Mac N’ Cheese
White Pepper Jack and cheddar mac n’ cheese served in porcelain bowls with an abundance of toppings including grated Parmesan cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions, broccoli, sautéed mushrooms, crispy onion confetti, toasted bread crumbs, and hot sauce

Asian Fusion Station
Served in white take-out boxes with chopsticks, accompanied with soy sauce, duck sauce, and 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 seasonal vegetables

The Wing-Man
A culinary sanctuary for all guests with man-sized appetites

  • Plain chicken wings tossed to order with a selection of BBQ, sesame Asian, and Buffalo sauce
  • Roast beef sliders with au jus
  • Fried pickle tower
  • Served with carrots and celery, bleu cheese and ranch dressings, ketchup, sautéed mushrooms, jalapenos, and crispy onion confetti
  • Kegerator with your choice of Miller Lite or Yuengling

**For an additional cost per person you can upgrade the kegerator to your choice of one core craft beer from local Rinn Duin Brewing company, including your own personalized souvenir tap handle!

The Stadium
Your guests will cheer for this savory spread of stadium favorites presented with an upscale twist
Miniature hamburgers and kosher hot dogs served on mini brioche buns accompanied with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, pickles, lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, sauerkraut, chili, and crispy onion confetti

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

Southern Comfort Station
Satisfy your cravings for hearty food with these Southern staples
Beef brisket, fried chicken, mini corn on the cob, and freshly baked biscuits and corn bread served with gravy, BBQ sauce, and hot sauce

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
BIALY: seeded onion
SCHMEER (select three): regular cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeno, garlic herb, horseradish, vegetable, honey walnut

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

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

The Sundae Scoop
Ice cream, hot fudge, and sprinkles – oh my! Guests young and old will appreciate this create-your-own sundae bar featuring A&W Root Beer floats with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, warm Belgian waffles, and a collection of toppings – M&M’s, gummy bears, crumbled Oreos, crushed peanuts, crushed graham crackers, chocolate syrup, hot fudge, hot caramel, wet walnuts, rainbow and chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries (one station served to all guests including teens and adults)

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

**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

**Dessert Pedestal – additional cost per person
Three sweet tiers of petit indulgences served at each table: strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, cream puffs, éclairs, Napoleons, and freshly filled cannolis

Please Note

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

  • We were thrilled with our experience at the Windsor Ballroom! Andrea, Ty, and the team were always so responsive to any questions that we had. They helped us to feel confident that all arrangements would be made as we desired. They gave us a phenomenal package deal for the ceremony and reception, which included a wedding cake from Chocolate Carousel. We could not have been more satisfied with the service and quality of the food and venue as at the Windsor Ballroom. It is a beautiful and elegant venue that offers very reasonable and comprehensive packages with a phenomenal staff dedicated to great service.

    — Gina, August 2018, Wedding
  • From the beginning, they were responsive and accommodating. Working with them to plan such a big day in our lives was super easy with zero stress. Leading up to the wedding they took some of the reigns which lessened the load on us. We worked with Andrea to finalize all the details and menu for the wedding. Then we coordinated with Ty who took inventory and instruction for all our added touches. It honestly felt like he shared our vision. The day of the wedding was perfect! Irma and Ty were in full control and made sure not only us but our closest family members were taken care of for the entirety of the event.

    — Loydes V, March 2018, Wedding
  • From the moment we walked in on our first tour, the catering team bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed and wanted for the price we were looking for. For finalizing the arrangements, we worked with Sydney who is super bubbly and excited and amazing at keeping everything in order. The food is phenomenal, the waitstaff is extremely courteous and go above and beyond, and the maitre d, Ty is basically Superman. The true hero of our tail, though, is Irma. Irma is one of the “captains” of the waitstaff, and she’s the most amazing woman ever. From the moment we got there for pictures, Irma was there for anything my husband or I needed. The entire team is incredible, with major kudos going to Sydney, Ty, and the amazing Irma!

    — October 2017
  • I just wanted to take the time to thank you for all your hard work in making our wedding the best wedding EVER! Ty with his organization and charm, and Irma with her kindness and willingness to address any requests from our guests… just fabulous! They make quite the team! And ladies, my gazillion email questions weekly, thank you for being so patient and always answering with such detail to put my mind at ease… Sam – you took us from start to finish, mapping everything out…thank you so much! You are the BOMB! We are so happy that we chose the Windsor Ballroom. You guys made everything so easy and enjoyable! We have friends and family raving about how much fun they had. “BEST WEDDING EVER” is what everyone has been saying, which makes us feel so blessed and happy!

    — Paul + Brett, Married 11/11/2016
  • I can’t begin to imagine a more terrific outcome of my wedding day without first mentioning how awesome the Windsor staff was. They made the entire weekend so much more than just our wedding. They went above and beyond the call of duty with regards to them hosting our event. The dedication and diligence that Tara and the rest of the staff exuded was second to NONE! I can’t thank you ladies enough for your unparalleled commitment to excellence and for making our wedding the best day of my life.

    — Lacara + Tyree, August 2015
  • From our first visit to the final detailing appointment and finally the big day, Tara and her crew maintained such professionalism, patience, organization, and communication with us. As a bride, you’re always concerned that something will go wrong, something will be forgotten, or an important detail missed. I’m happy to say that our day was flawless and perfect! The newly renovated ballroom was stunning, and the food was AMAZING!

    — Christina + Adam, August 2015
  • From the moment we met Tara, we knew we had to have our wedding there. She is so sweet, caring and never leaves out any details – always right on point. Sitting with Tara and planning the wedding is like sitting with a best friend. She is awesome and I highly recommend the Windsor Ballroom. It’s a must see and must book for all your events. We will definitely be back for sure! Thank you Tara and Windsor Ballroom!

    — Jill, New York, August 2015
  • I had the honor of working with Lindsay, Tara, and Samantha. All three women were wonderful to work with and never failed to make me feel as though I was the only bride they were working with. Samantha was so sweet, yet very professional and business oriented, which is how I am so it gave me a sense of comfort and trust. The day of the wedding I was completely blown away, the ballroom had been transformed into the room I had envisioned. Everything was perfect and I would not have changed a thing. Windsor Ballroom goes over and beyond to ensure everyone is happy and taken care of. If anyone is looking for a venue and is on a budget, this is the place to go. Trust me!

    — Siobhan, June 2015
  • Everything was as wonderful as we had hoped. We thank you again for another great party which is nice to be able to say after having 7-8 different events with you.

    — Lisa + Tom, February 2015
  • Knowing that we would have an amazing team by our side all day on our special day helped make everything even more perfect. We had our ceremony on site as well and most of our guests stayed over. Everything was pulled together so perfectly!! I would recommend the Windsor Ballroom! You will not be disappointed! Best day ever!

    — The O'Rourke's, October 2014
  • We originally chose the Windsor Ballroom because of the price, Tara, the hall and cocktail hour lounge, and because we wanted to have our reception with a hotel. What we got was some of the best service we could have hoped for, and I would and have recommended the Windsor Ballroom to friends and family. I wouldn’t change a thing about the day, the reception, or our selection. I can’t thank them enough.

    — Groom, August 2014
  • Tara and her staff made us feel like the only couple in the world booking their wedding. They took the time to show us around the whole hotel and explained in detail how the ceremony and reception would be set up. They showed us the beautiful gazebo and outdoor garden we could take our pictures in front of, and we did!! They made us feel so comfortable when we made the final decision to book there that we couldn’t wait for the day to come.

    — Anonymous, August 2014
  • We cannot thank you enough for taking such good care of us on our wedding day! You went above and beyond and made our day so special! The ballroom was amazing and everyone kept telling us how great the staff, food, and venue were, and we could not agree more! We will always have amazing memories about our wedding day and will not stop recommending the place! Thank you again!

    — Jeannette + Ross, August 2014
  • You guys did such a terrific job and should be so proud of the wonderful, warm, hard working people that you are! Thank you again for all your kindness and patience. We were so impressed at all the time you took into the little details that made the day complete.

    — Tami, June 2014
  • We had my daughter’s wedding on May 25, 2014. Everything from the staff to the food and décor were wonderful. We also had a breakfast the day after the wedding and that was wonderful as well. The staff was such a pleasure to work with. We had many out of town guest, and I haven’t received any negative comments. Everyone raved about the food, and Tara and the Maitre D’ made everything wonderful along with all the venue staff and hotel staff. It was a wonderful wedding!

    — Denise, Mother of the Bride, May 2014
  • Tara was awesome and was always there for you, she even helped my girls bustle my dress when my buttons went missing. Having my wedding here was the best decision I could have made and I highly recommend Tara and her team.

    — Kristine, April 2014
  • I LOVE THE WINDSOR BALLROOM! It was our first venue we looked at once we got engaged, and it was also the last! Tara and her team are so amazing, helpful, and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The venue is beautiful, and we loved that the reception was in the hotel, making it SO CONVENIENT for our guests.

    — Jill, April 2014
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