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This review is long overdue but it's only because I've been trying to think of the right words to say how amazing Allen is at Palms Plaza. I've been hosting and attending parties at Palms plaza as well as having them cater small events at my home for years now. The food is always delicious and plentiful. The service is always impeccable. However Allen really outdid himself when it came to planning and catering our wedding. Allen knew we wanted something different. He not only found us the venue but he was hands on throughout. I did not have to worry about one detail. He thought of everything. Anything we wanted he provided. The food was top notch. Everyone is still raving about it. The presentation and display was outstanding . We had a raw bar, with clams and shrimp. There were grillers making sliders. There was a wok station, not to mention a full cocktail hour and buffet. His staff, especially Amanda, took care of everything without missing a beat. Allen well exceeded our expectations and made our day even more special than we hoped. He is truly the best!!
Kim Molinaro August 2021
Stop looking!!! The Palms Plaza Catering is the place. The food is incredible, the service is professional and the rooms are AMAZING! The way they transform the room to exactly how you dreamt it would be is perfection. Allen will meet all of your expectations and more, I promise ❤ I give it 10,000 stars 💥
Jessica Nugent August 2021
Our 1st event with Allen and Palms was 4 years ago. it was wonderful! So great that my youngest insisted she wanted her party there like her big sister. Once again Allen and his
staff created a memorable and delicious party! Everyone who attended raved about the food. Thank you Allen and staff!
Laura May Zurzolo August 2021
·Palms Plaza is the best! I highly recommend everything! The food, servers, bartender, house DJ, and security were all fabulous!!!! Amanda turned our vision into a reality! Every detail was perfect! My daughters sweet 16 was more than I ever expected! Alan ( the owner) was there the whole time to ensure that everything ran smoothly as well!! We couldn’t have asked for a better venue and staff!! If you want a perfect party, Palms is the place!!
Anne Martucci Pacucci June 25, 2021
Palms Plaza !! I wish I could give 10 stars!! The food, the service, the caring that went into our wedding , words cannot describe. Our guests are raving!! Our off premise wedding was serviced to perfection! We were married in an offsite venue that needed everything to be brought in. From the initial planning phases with Alan to the execution on the wedding day with Howard our Maitre D and the cooks and servers, everything was perfect! I couldn’t ask for more. Thank you so much! A wedding feast we will never forget!
Lisa R. June 20, 2021
*****Amazing food and people. They did our backyard Bar Mitzvah and it exceeded our expectations. The food was plentiful and delicious and the staff were terrific!!!
Leslie Bach June 14,2021
Alan and his staff at the Palms are nothing short of amazing. We have been to many events hosted by the palms and knew we wanted to have our wedding there but due to COVID we wound up having it at a park, catered by The Palms Plaza. Alan sent Howie for our big day. He was awesome and made our wedding just as perfect as it would have been if we were able to have it at the Palms like originally planned. People are still raving about how delicious the food was and the amount of food there was to choose from, and how great the waitstaff and bartenders were. Everyone had nothing but great things to say about it all. Alan is the nicest most patient, honest business owner. He and his staff can host one hell of a party regardless of where it is. I can’t thank Alan enough for all the good memories involving The Palms Plaza!
Randi Spencer September 2020
Thank you for making my daughter's bridal shower so awesome. I found myself scrambling when her original venue couldn't accommodate this event due to Covid restrictions. IT was a blessing in disguise because the day turned out to be absolutely perfect and way beyond expectations, Thanks to Alan and staff at Palms! As always, the food was plentiful (actually more than anyone can eat), and fresh out of the kitchen. The assortment of food totally surpasses what you would get at any other venue! I should have expected this as every event I attend at Palms is food overload, not to mentioned a world class Viennese dessert array! The cake, baked on premise blew me away! If you are planning an event and unsure what venue to consider.....absolutely consider Palms Plaza. You will NOT be disappointed!
Sherri Bloch VanDenveer November 2020
I had my wedding at Palms Plaza. We had the wedding in the smaller room (imperial I think). I couldn’t have picked a better place for my special day. Allan’s lay back personality made the whole experience unforgettable. When you are planning a wedding iin three months and you are allover the place, the best thing that
Can happen is to find someone like Allan to ensure you everything will be ok and to help you with it all. He is not “money hungry” like most venues I contacted. He worked with us even with changing the ceremony to the venue and not the waterfront as we had planned due to a storm approaching. He mentioned our options before we even thought about the weather ourselves. The night before we contacted our guests about the changed for the ceremony. Thank god for Allan and his team because they put that together in no time! I was late to my ceremony due to an issue in transportation that didn’t go as planned but my day went on amazing. Every time we met with Allan he would tell me everything would be ok. And despite the bad weather (we had to do our photo shoot at the venue) and some people not showing up the party was amazing. Don’t be fool by the smaller room, they transformed that place for the day of the wedding that I couldn’t stop talking about it. His staff was incredible and friendly as hell...don’t get me started on the food it was amazing. People still don’t believe that we had a wedding at Palms plaza, they say the venue on 34? Really? Hell yeah! And we are thinking of holding any of our big events there. Bigger venue have nothing on this place. I can’t thank Allan and his team enough for making my day a truly special one. Sometimes is not about the bigger most beautiful castle like venue is about the support you get from the vendor you are working with without the additional fees attached. I can go on forever about my experience with Palms Plaza but that will still not be enough to truly express how thankful I am to Allan and his team. It took me this long to write a review due to all the stuff life throws at you but I haven’t and will never forget how glad I am to have chosen this place for my wedding. I will share some pictures once I download them to my computer.
Allan thank you
Jeff & Yesica.
My son’s graduation was A-MAZING! It was all thanks to you and that phenomenal staff you have. My guests have NOT stopped talking about the food and the service. The setup was fantastic and everyone was wonderful! I’m trying to think of what milestone is coming that I can do the same thing! I cannot think of anything that would have made me more satisfied or happier with the Boardwalk BBQ. My family is a tough sell and they are still buzzing about it. The day was perfect and it would not have been if it wasn’t for you and your staff.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Madeline June 2019
I had my daughter's Bat mitzvah at the palms plaza on May 5, 2019. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. everything from beginning to end was incredible. We did brunch and the food was delicious and dealing with them was a pleasure. Alan, Amanda and the rest of the staff went above and beyond to make the day truly magical.
Lauren Goldner May 5, 2019
I just wanted to reach out and let you know that our Christmas party was a success. Once again, you and your staff out did yourselves. From the room decorations to the food, everything was just perfect and exactly what I asked for. Thank you for everything everything! I will continue to recommend The Palms Plaza to absolutely everyone!
-Sheri Carroll -Coastal Title Agency December 17, 2018
We celebrated my daughter's bat mitzvah yesterday and I can't say enough nice things about Palms Plaza. So many people have already told us that it was the best bat mitzvah that they had ever attended. Everything went smoothly from our first visit through the actual party. Allen was a pleasure to work with, Amanda did everything to make our lives easier, and the staff was helpful and accommodating. The food was plentiful and delicious as well. I would highly recommend Palm Plaza!
-Janice Levitan Alter June 3, 2018
Thank you thank you Allen and staff for making Chad’s bar mitzvah everything and more! The food & service were amazing. After having Cara’s bat mitzvah at Palms 3 years ago....you all really out did yourselves again!
All my guests were so happy and raving about the food all night long!
Barbie at Party Pleasers also did all of Chad’s centerpieces and is a joy to work with. She made the room a dream for Chad! We love Palms Plaza!!!!!!!
-Dana Ehrenworth-Rozencwaig April 29 , 2018
First I'd like to thank you all! From the first appointment all the way to my leaving the venue at the end of the party was AMAZING!! There's so much to say but fb doesn't allow me to type that much! I will be booking the venue again and telling everyone to do the same, my guest were very happy as well. A true catering hall because all they did was CATER to our every need!! Customer service at an all time high, our family had a blast at my daughter's Sweet 16!! Thank you,thank you, thank you Allen and staff!
-Monique Davis March 11, 2018
We couldn't be any happier with our experience at Palms Plaza. Allen is a true professional! He is an absolute pleasure to work with, and was always quick to respond to us during the planning process. He made the entire process as stress free as possible. The party was run like a well oiled machine. The food was delicious. The staff was wonderful and professional. Amanda was fantastic! The room was set up exactly how we wanted it. She was attentive, organized and always had a smile on her face. Our family and friends had nothing but compliments about the food and service. Thank you Allen, Amanda and the team at Palms for making our daughter's Bat Mitzvah celebration such a success
-Jenna Kahan Soskel February 17, 2018
We just wanted to thank Allen and the Palms Plaza staff for the fabulous job everyone did to make Elyssa's Sweet 16 party extra special. You were all attentive and did everything you could to make sure the party ran smoothly and that everyone had a great time. We are still getting compliments from family and friends. The food was delicious and the decorations fit perfectly with Elyssa's party theme. We would gladly recommend the Palms Plaza to anyone looking for a caterer and/or party venue.
-Andrea Hausner Lehman February 3,2018
We had my daughters Sweet Sixteen on Saturday January 6,2018 @ Palms Plaza. This will be our go to place for any event. Alan and all his staff are amazing!!! We had so many compliments all night long on the food, the room, and the atmosphere. Alan is so personable and willing to go above and beyond to make sure your event is perfect. From our very first phone conversation to our first in person meeting and every time after that Alan made us feel comfortable. This place is truly a hidden gem. Can't thank you enough Alan for making our daughters night PERFECT!!!!!
Cindy Manzo Ganz -January 17,2018
I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you and your team for another great summer of providing delicious food and service. We appreciate your working with us time after time and look forward to reaching out for our next catered event.
-Billtrust Hamilton NJ August 30, 2017
-Catered 4 Corporate Barbecues
Palms Plaza Catering did a wonderful job catering our wedding on June 10, 2017. The food was delicious and the service was superb. Plus, Allen made himself available to us whenever we had any questions before the wedding. We would definitely recommend Palms Plaza as a caterer for any special event!
-Ashley Scheines June 10, 2017
Palms Plaza is by far the best!! We just had our daughters Sweet 16 and Allen and his staff are top notch!! Allen is welcoming, generous and a true gentleman, not to mention professional. His staff, lead by Laurie, is amazing, over the top helpful and extremely gracious and friendly. Their ease and efficiency gave me the ability to relax and enjoy my daughter's party because they took care of everything, even things I hadn't even thought of. I recommend Palms Plaza to absolutely everyone looking to have an unforgettable event. Our friends and family were calling repeatedly for days with their compliments. Everyone was amazed!!!
-Lisa Kim June 6,2017
We had our daughters sweet 16 here last night and cannot say one single negative thing about this place. Allan and his staff go above and beyond to insure you have a great, stress free time. Not only will I recommend this place, 3 of my friends already booked here and we will be having my younger daughters party here as well. I would have given 100 star rating, but that was not an option.
Thanks again guys!!!!
-Phil Froom May 20, 2017
There are no words to express how I feel about the Palms. Not only was Allen clearly skilled at making sure your party comes off without a hitch but he made sure to cover every detail I would never even think about. The food was incredible- the service was spot on with wonderful people who genuinely wanted to make our party wonderful and my kids had the bar/bat mitzvah they had dreamed of. You made this possible for me. I wholeheartedly recommend if you are planning an event to do it here. What an incredible experience.
-Jill Schraer Berlin April 29, 2017
This past weekend was my sons bar mitzvah at the palms. It was amazing from beginning to end. I could not have asked for a more perfect day. The food was amazing and so much of it. Everyone was raving about it. The staff was a pleasure to work with. Allen is just so easy to work with. Thanks again palms plaza for making my sons bar mitzvah a day we will never forget
-Beth Nudelman Shull April 23, 2017
Last night my daughter had her Sweet 16 there, it was perfect!!!! The staff is amazing, waited hand and foot on my guests all night long!! The food was incredible!! ( And I have some very picky Italian family members, lol) The venue was gorgeous!!! Alan was a total class act from start to finish making it such a pleasant experience!!! Barbie made a beautiful balloon sign in my daughters name that looked stunning!!! It was just the perfect night!!! Thank you so much Palms Plaza!!!! Everyone who went raved about everything top to bottom!!!!
-Christine Barkkume-Emolo March 31, 2017
We just had my daughter's Sweet 16 Party at the Palms Plaza and it was incredible. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Alan. He was the easiest person to deal with from the beginning of the party planning to the end result. He was gracious, accommodating and just a pleasure. The food was out of this world and so much of it! The DJ and MC (Global Entertainment) were so energetic and kept the party going from the moment my daughter made her entrance to the last song. Barbie at Party Pleasers was the best. The balloon arch, centerpieces and name candle were beautiful and so much more than I expected. Alan will be the only person I will call if I ever need an event in the future. Thank you Palms Plaza for making my daughter's party one she will remember and cherish forever!
-Sheri Federer Carroll March 7,2017
A co-worker of my husbands suggested Palms Plaza for our daughter Talysa Sweet 16. From the first time I called Palms Plaza, Allan (owner) picked up the phone immediately and was so nice, welcoming, and he didn't try to "sell" and be pushy (he let Palms Plaza's elegance and spotlessness speak for itself)! Allan invited us over, showed us the place and even invited us to the Showcase which was absolutely fabulous! I fell in love with the food and the whole environment!!!! The BEST part is that on my "Hunt" to find the right venue, Palms Plaza; ABSOLUTELY gives you the most DELICIOUS HIGH QUALITY food for the BEST PRICES around... TRUST ME, WE LOOKED EVERYWHERE! The waiters were also so Friendly, (Laurie kept making sure we had everything we needed and helped me gather my candelabra and favors that were left at the end of the party ). Their service was so on point, making every transition of the party an organized and smooth one! All our family and friends have not stopped telling us how amazing the food, music and photo booth were (Global Entertainment DJ Rob was the heartbeat of the party!!!!) Allan kept making sure that everything was perfect, made sure my daughter had a plate of food since she was constantly busy greeting, dancing, taking pictures and having fun! My daughter ABSOLUTELY LOVED Palms Plaza Caterers for making her Party a BEAUTIFUL REALITY AND TREASURED MEMORY! We will recommend Palms Plaza to EVERYONE and can't wait to go back!
Brenda Ramos-Jimenez March 5,2017
Thank you Alan for making our day so memorable. I cannot say enough great things about you and your amazing staff. The food was incredible, the staff was so courteous and the party ran smoothly. Thank you for another unbelievable event!
-Jennifer Nasberg Sundheimer November 26, 2016
Just hosted my parents 50th Anniversary party at the Palms. Alan and his staff are nothing less then phenomenal to work with. Every little detail was taken care of. The food was abundant and absolutely delicious. The room was decorated beautifully, I can't say enough how great everything was from beginning to end. I highly recommend the Palms to everyone .
-Terri Ferro - October 2016
Just wanted to take a minute to let you know how wonderful Benjamin’s Bar Mitzvah was. Everything was perfect! All of our guests couldn’t get over how great the food was (but we already knew it was amazing!). Thanks to you, Amanda, and the whole team at Palm’s Plaza for truly helping to make this such a memorable occasion. Hope to see you soon.
-Michael and Jill Cooperman - October 2016
My daughters Sweet 16 at Palms Plaza was beyond perfect! From the first step of signing the contract to the moment I walked in it was one of the most pleasant experiences dealing with great management. They went above and beyond to make every detail of our evening a perfect one. The food was delicious and the staff impeccable. I cannot thank you enough for making our event one we will never forget. My daughter is still beaming!
-Debbie Medoro -October 2016
Allen and his staff are the absolute best!! What a great job they did for our daughters sweet 16!! Highly recommend and will use again!! Thanks Palms Plaza!
Johna Ann Fasino - October 2016
Amazing, amazing, amazing is the best way I can describe it! I had my daughter's sweet 16 and they did a phenomenal job! Allen thank you so so much for helping make this night unforgettable and all your staff was so attentive! The food was great! Loved everything and just can't thank you enough! Beautiful place and outstanding service!
-Yessy Melendez-Coronado May 2016
The Palms Plaza was the best choice I made to have my daughters Sweet 16, not only was it affordable they give you so much, the food was incredible and endless nobody will go home hungry. Alan was so easy to work with and very accommodating, the night was absolutely flawless, I didn't have to worry about anything except having a good time. The staff was incredible and professional. Alan really knows how to throw a good party. I totally recommend the Palms Plaza for your special event, you won't be disappointed.
-Suzette Krupinski Doherty April 30, 2016
I was absolutely amazed at the incredible job the Palms did for my son's communion. There was not a detail missed, and Alan and the staff made it easy. I was finally able to not only enjoy one of my own parties, but leave already thinking about the next time I can have an event at the Palms.
The food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend the facility. Memories for a lifetime !! Thanks !!!
-Nicole Intoccia Pepe - April 2016
Thank you so much Allen for doing such an amazing job at my son's Bar Mitzvah. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone raved about how delicious it was. The room looked fantastic, and Barbra from Party Pleasers did an amazing job with everything. Thank you to your staff for doing such an outstanding job!!! Global had everyone dancing and having a blast on the dance floor. The game room is an added bonus to this fantastic venue. The party was a dream come true!!!
-Alyssa Beeferman Cherin - April 2016
Our family celebrated Caroline's Sweet Sixteen at Palms Plaza and it was fabulous. Alan and his staff are more than accommodating and the service was great. Party Pleasers did a beautiful job decorating and the DJ Xplosive were also terrific. If you are thinking of your next party absolutely go visit Alan and let Palms Plaza be the venue for your affair. You will not be disappointed !
-Jane Posner November 2015
We had my sister's Sweet 16 Party at Palms Plaza this past Saturday and it couldn't have been any more perfect! From the food, the service, the DJ and MC, decorations, and anything else in between, we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The owner was very professional and worked with my mom and sister to make sure that everything was exactly the way they wanted it.
Doug and Wally, the DJ and MC, were so interactive and personable with the party and had everyone dancing the entire time. It was nearly impossible to stay off the dance floor with how fun they made it. The party was 1920's themed and the decorations were set up to go along with the theme, and it looked amazing! There was a huge variety of food, all of which was delicious. The servers were very helpful and genuinely wanted to make sure the night was everything my sister hoped it would be.
I have been to plenty of Sweet 16's and I can honestly say that this was the most fun one I've been to. The amount of options that were available (DJ, food, decorations, photography, etc.) all through the venue made the planning process comfortable, simple, and turned Sarah's Sweet 16 into an unforgettable night for all. I would definitely recommend having an event here to anyone considering it!
-Lauren Diggins Juy 2015
"I have to thank Allen and his amazing staff. Our sons Bar mitzvah was August 24 th 2014, A day we will never forget, If you want, GREAT FOOD, GREAT MUSIC, GREAT STAFF AND THE BEST PARTY EVER, then Palms Plaza is the way to go!! The Ziegler family."
March 22, 2014: Wow! I can't begin to thank you all for the fantastic job each of you did to help make Jared's bar mitzvah so incredible! It was truly fabulous! We all couldn't be happier! We are still recovering from such an amazing weekend. When we decided on Palms Plaza, we loved everything about it and it was the best decision we ever made! Everyone had the most incredible time and are still talking about it~ I'm sure they will be for some time! Just unbelievable. Needless to say, Jared had the time of his life (as did our entire family!).
Everything went so smoothly and a job above and beyond well done! Throughout the whole planning stage, whenever I had questions or during the final planning process, you each made every step of the way so easy and an absolute pleasure to work with. We can't thank you enough! Every aspect of Palms Plaza is the best....the food, the decor, the game room, the service (from every corner!) and even the AV! The exceptional way in which everything is run and then all comes together, is truly outstanding. It really has been an incredible experience and an absolute pleasure. We all loved every moment of it. We can't thank you enough for all that you each did. You gave us the best day, one we couldn't even imagine how great it would be.
Again, thank you Allen!
All the best,
Marcie, Jeff & Jared & Lainey too!)
From The Licato's- Thank you to all who worked my son's Bar Mitzvah! The service was impeccable, the staff was efficient and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious! From the initial planning to the final execution, Allen Berfond and his staff were extremely professional, flexible, helpful and friendly. Making a huge party is so much easier when the pros are there to guide you! THANKS AGAIN!!!!
Sent by Karin-Jill & Kenneth Schneider A million thanks, once again, for the consisitency of excellence that we have come to know as your standard.
Sent by the Rizick Family The party was all we could of wished for!
Sent by Niew Amsterdam Village Wonderful, Classy, Delicious, Magnificant!!!!! From the minute we walked in to the minute we left, everything was phenomenal.
Sent by D’Acunto FamilyEveryone had a great time. The food was delicious, the staff so accommodating and everything envisioned my night to be came true. The memories of that night will be with us forever.
Sent by Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer "Thank you for working hard to make my firms 90th Anniversary Party a huge success. Everything ran smoothly, the food was plentiful, tasty, and beautifully presented and your servers friendly and very professional. All-in-all everyone had a wonderful time." Sincerely, Carolee Forst
Sent by The Conzo Family, Sweet Sixteen Thank you, Thank You! The party was terrific. The food was fantastic,the place looked beautiful and the staff was wonderful...
Sent by The Gollins Family, Bar Mitzvah I just wanted to express a heartful Thank You to you and your staff at The Palms. Robbys Bar Mitzvah was even better than I expected. My guests were raving over the food and service...
Sent by Diane Dolan- “What could I say? The Food, Service, Decorations were Fabulous”
Sent by Gabrielle D’Acunto Sweet Sixteen “The food was delicious. The Staff was accommodating and everything I envisioned my night to be came true because of you”
Sent by Zach Levine’s Bar Mitzvah “Zach’s friends and family all said it was the best party they’ve been to!! The candy carte was amazing!!!
Ceitlin Bar Mitzvah Celebration I just wanted to reach out and let you know that our Christmas party was a success. Once again, you and your staff out did yourselves. From the room decorations to the food, everything was just perfect and exactly what I asked for. Thank you for everything everything! I will continue to recommend The Palms Plaza to absolutely everyone!
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