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Cocktail Platinum Wedding Packages

Enjoy cocktail-hour all night long with this Cocktail Platinum wedding package

Cocktail Platinum Wedding Packages

Enjoy cocktail-hour all night long with this Cocktail Platinum wedding package

Cocktail Platinum Wedding Packages

Enjoy cocktail-hour all night long with this Cocktail Platinum wedding package

Cocktail Platinum Wedding at Windsor Ballroom

For brides and grooms who live to mix and mingle… the Cocktail package has all the “wow” factor of the traditional Platinum package at the Windsor Ballroom, but with cocktail hour fare for the duration of dinner in place of sit-down dinner. Includes 5-hour premium bar, cocktail hour displays, followed by hors d’oeuvres and four specialty fare stations for the reception, with a finalé of passed dessert hors d’oeuvres, dessert pedestals, and wedding cake from a preferred bakery local to our East Windsor, New Jersey wedding venue.

Features

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Services

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

** Valet parking – additional cost

 

Amenities

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  • Private room for the bridal party during cocktail hour
  • Stay in a beautifully appointed Suite on your wedding night
  • Breakfast for the newlyweds the following morning
  • Hotel accommodations offered at a special rate for wedding guests

Décor & Conveniences

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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

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 Cocktail Greeting
Upon entering the cocktail hour, your guests will be greeted with your signature cocktail passed to them by our uniformed servers.

Select Korbel Brut Champagne or one of these Seasonal Signature Cocktails (each cocktail is available year-round)

WINTER:

  • Peppermintini: vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, cream, whipped cream and candy cane garnish
  • French Kiss: vodka, raspberry liqueur, orange liqueur, garnished with raspberries
  • White Christmas Sangria: granny smith apples, fresh cranberries, and rosemary sprigs soaked in pinot grigio, white grape juice, and club soda
  • Cinnamon Bun Martini: creamy RumChata and cinnamon whiskey blended together and garnished with a cinnamon stick

FALL:

  • Caramel Apple Martini: vodka, ginger brandy, apple cider, lemon juice, apple garnish
  • Spiced Cranberry Sparkler: champagne, cranberry juice, apple juice, lemon juice, clove spice
  • Honeycrisp Apple Sangria: honeycrisp apples, lemons, limes, orange blossom honey, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and cloves soaked in cabernet sauvignon and apricot brandy, garnished with an apple slice
  • Apple Bourbon Bellini: champagne, bourbon, apple cider, lemon juice, cinnamon spice

SPRING:

  • Rosé Crush Martini: rosé wine, orange juice, cranberry juice, orange slice garnish
  • Pear Dazzler: champagne, vodka, pear nectar, grenadine
  • Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler: hibiscus tea and honey, champagne, strawberry garnish
  • Blackberry Bramble Bliss: gin, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, blackberry garnish

SUMMER:

  • Very Cherry Martini: cognac, cherry brandy, orange liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice, cherry garnish
  • Fire & Passion: vodka, passion fruit nectar, blood orange juice, red grapefruit garnish
  • Cucumber Limeade Cocktail: rum, cucumber juice, sparkling water, simple syrup, lime juice, cucumber lime garnish
  • Crushed Ice Piña Colada: white rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, topped with whipped cream, pineapple and cherry garnish

**Add your Signature Cocktail to the reception bar 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 & 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, peppercorn pecorino, piacentinu with saffron, and caciocavallo ragusano, wheels of gouda and garlic herb Boursin, 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
Prosciutto, Genoa salami, pepperoni, and sopressata
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

Buffet Station

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Select four chafing dishes

  • Grilled lemon chicken
  • Chicken francaise or marsala
  • Chicken saltimbocca
  • Sesame chicken
  • Filet of beef strips with caramelized onions and bell peppers
  • Swedish or Italian meatballs
  • Italian sausage with peppers, sweet onions, and tomato basil
  • Eggplant rollatini
  • Fried ravioli
  • Spanish paella
  • Fried calamari
  • Seafood scampi
  • Steamed mussels with a choice of tomato garlic broth or white wine, garlic, and shallot broth

Pasta Station

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Select two pasta preparations

  • Penne with classic vodka sauce
  • Tri color farfalle with sundried tomato pesto
  • Ravioli with classic carbonara
  • Orecchiette with Portobello Florentine
  • Cavatappi with tomato pomodoro
  • Rotini with shrimp fra diavolo
  • Radiatore bolognese
  • Tri color tortellini alfredo

Reception Dinner

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Champagne Toast

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Champagne with seasonal berries

Hors d'oeuvres

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Passed on silver trays by our uniformed servers

  • Arancini (Italian rice balls)
  • Assortment of perogies
  • Asparagus phyllo wraps
  • Beef sliders
  • Brie and apricot puff
  • Bruschetta
  • Chicken and lemon grass spring roll
  • Chicken satay skewers
  • Cocktail franks
  • Coconut shrimp
  • Crudite shooters
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup shooter
  • Grilled miniature lamb chops with fresh mint jelly
  • Lobster en croute
  • Mac and cheese triangles
  • Mini calzones
  • Mini reubens
  • Mozzarella triangles
  • Petite crab cakes
  • Philly cheese steak spring rolls
  • Scallops wrapped in bacon
  • Shrimp shooters
  • Spanakopita

Specialty Fare Stations

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Attended by our uniformed chefs (open for 1.5 hours)
SELECT FOUR stations

Fresh Seafood
Select either OFF THE HOOK STATION or SUSHI + SASHIMI STATION

OFF THE HOOK STATION
Served with miniature Tabasco bottles, fresh lemons

  • Chilled shrimp and oyster shooters in single-serving glasses of cocktail sauce on illuminated displays
  • Baked clams oreganata or casino
  • Chilled shrimp and lump crab salad atop a bed of spring greens in martini tumblers
  • Crispy popcorn shrimp in bamboo cones with a cilantro aioli

**Upgrade your OFF THE HOOK display with a custom ice sculpture for an additional fee

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 four hand rolls: spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, yellowtail, spicy salmon, vegetable, California roll, or Philadelphia roll

Select two types of sashimi: tuna, shrimp, yellowtail, or salmon

**For an additional cost 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
  • Maple and bourbon ham
  • Pepper crusted pork loin
  • 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)

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

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, crab wontons

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

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 and applewood smoked bacon on sourdough
  • Classic American on white Texas toast

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

  • Fire roasted tomato
  • Butternut squash
  • New England clam chowder

Man Cave Station

A culinary sanctuary for grooms and all guests with man-sized appetites

  • Assorted calzones to include cheese, vegetable, and pepperoni
  • Buffalo or bbq wings
  • Sausage and peppers
  • Six-foot Italian hoagie
  • Seasoned waffle fries
  • Kegerator with your choice of domestic beer from our selection of beers on tap

**Upgrade kegerator (for an additional cost per person) to your choice of select craft beer from local Rinn Duin Brewing company, including your own personalized souvenir tap handle!

Bacon Me Crazy
A sweet and savory kaleidoscope of flavors for foodies and comfort-seekers alike

  • Bacon wrapped chicken and apple skewers with mango chutney
  • BLT bites – bacon, lettuce, and chipotle mayo, stuffed in a bite sized cherry tomato
  • Bacon mac and cheese
  • Bacon jalepeño cheddar corn bread
  • Applewood smoked bacon wrapped pork loin
  • Chocolate covered bacon pieces

**Bacon Bloody Mary signature cocktail with bacon garnish – additional cost per person

Slider Station
Miniature hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, and bbq pulled pork sliders served on silver dollar brioche buns accompanied with French fries, chipotle ketchup, classic ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, pickles, lettuce, tomato, red onion, crispy onion confetti, and smoked bacon

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, cheddar cheese, guacamole, sour cream, fresh cilantro, and tri-color tortilla chips

Dessert

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For additional dessert options, please see our Accessories menu

Wedding Cake
Delicious layered wedding cake made fresh from our local baker with your selection of flavorings, fillings, icings, and a design befitting your wedding vision

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

See Accessories menu for seasonal selections

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

Please Note

It is our pleasure to cater to dietary restrictions and food allergies. Kosher meals are available. For exclusively Kosher events, ask about our recommended Kosher catering options.

Menu is subject to change

Reviews We Love

  • 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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