Wedding Menu

PNC Reception Center Merri-Makers Caterers

Your Wedding Reception Includes

150 Acres of Seclusion at a Convenient Location in the Center of New Jersey
Privacy – Exclusive Use of the Facility for Five Hours
An Outdoor Terrace and Terrace Room for Your Cocktail Hour
Complimentary Champagne and Wine Upon Guest Arrival
Five Hour Open Premium Bar Including Champagne Toast
With Tableside Cocktail Service
Maitre D’ to Coordinate and Supervise Your Reception
White Glove Service
Our Private Bridal Suite
A Wide Selection of Linens from Which to Choose
Personalized Menu Cards Highlighting Your Guests Entrée Choices
Place Cards and Direction Cards
Wine Service with Dinner
Sonoma and Napa Valley wine Selections
Custom Tiered Wedding Cake
Valet Parking
Coat Check Service
Champagne Chair Covers
Bride and Groom “All Time Favorite” Meal

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremony Includes the Following:

Choice of Three Areas for Your Ceremony for One Hour
*The East Garden
* The Enchanted Forest
*The Grande Marble Rotunda

Use of White Lucite Folding Chairs for Ceremony – (One per Person)

Bows on First Two Rows

Rehearsal for the Ceremony

Use of the Undecorated Ceremonial Arch (Inside Ceremony)

Ceremony Charge $650.00


Butler Style Hors d’oeuvres

Asparagus and Fire Roasted Red pepper enrobed in Puff Pastry

Warmed Brie on French Toast
with Toasted Almonds and Honey Drizzle

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Skewered Creole Shrimp with a Dill Remoulade

Beef Hot Dog Coins Baked in Puff Pastry with Honey Dijon Sauce

Goat Cheese in a Phyllo Cup with Fresh Herbs

Phyllo Dough Crusts with a filling of Sautéed Spinach and Onions
with Feta Cheese, Eggs and Seasoning

Tenderloin of Beef presented on Garlic Crostini
with a Tarragon Emulsion

Bayou Crab Cakes topped with Chipotle Aioli



Gulf Shrimp Cocktail served in a Miniature Fluted Glass with
Cocktail and Wasabi Sauces
Baby Lamb Chops with a Mint Julip Reduction
Scallops wrapped in Bacon
$3 per person for each


Cocktail Hour
Gourmet Butler-Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Garden Fresh Crudités and Mediterranean Display
Crisp Vegetables including Carrots, Cucumbers, Celery, Peppers, Broccoli,
Zucchini, Radishes and Cherry Tomatoes

served with the Chef’s selection of Dipping Sauce
Hummus and Pita Triangles

Pasta Station
Penne Vodka-Coral
Miniature Penne Pasta served with Merri-Makers’ Homestyle Vodka Sauce
with Emerald Green Peas, Plum Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
Cavatelli and Broccoli
Cavatelli Pasta and Broccoli Florets with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olive Oil
prepared in a Roasted Garlic Broth

Grated Parmesan Cheese, Crushed Red Pepper and Sliced Italian Bread

Chafing Dish Selections
(Pre-Selected Choice of Three)
Eggplant Rollatini, Chicken and Broccoli Scampi, Vegetable Tempura, Swedish Meatballs,
Tortellini al a Panna, Cajun Swordfish Bites,

Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Teriyaki Beef, Classic Spanish Seafood Paella
or Sliced Chicken Medallions with Vegetable Stuffing



Butcher’s Block
(Pre-Selected Choice of Two Meats)
Corned Beef Brisket, Roasted Turkey Breast,
Honey Glazed Ham or Roasted Loin of Pork
Crocks of Stone Ground Mustard, Orange and Cranberry Relish
and Horseradish Chive Remoulade

Mashed Potato Station
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Accompanied with the Following:
Bacon, Chives, Cheese, Broccoli, Scallions, French Fried Onions &
Brown Sauce – Served in Martini glasses- Captain Provided

Assorted Slider Station
All Beef Sliders Topped with Domestic Cheese and House Made Ketchup, Pulled Pork Sliders
topped with Zesty BBQ Sauce, and Turkey Sliders topped Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce
presented on a Petite Brioche Bun served with Hand Cut Kettle Chips and Crispy Dill Pickle Chips.
Customize your Slider with Frizzled Onion Straws, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Applewood
Smoked Bacon Bits. Experienced Server Attending the Station

South of the Border
Tacos and Fajitas with Southwestern seasoned Chicken and Beef
Mexican Style Black Beans and Spanish Rice
served with Nachos, Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole,
Shredded Lettuce and Cheddar & Jack Cheeses

Sake Seared Diver Scallops
Diver Scallops complimented by Avocado and Cucumber Relish
garnished with Micro-Greens and drizzled with Ancho Chili Oil

Downtown Chinatown
General Tso’s Chicken served with Hot Pepper Sauce,
Dim Sum with Soy Sauce and Oriental Vegetable Fried Rice

Wine and Cheese Tasting Station
An array of Imported and Domestic Cheeses to include Varieties such as
Saga Bleu, French Brie and Gouda Wheels along with Sharp and Mild
Vermont Cheddar Cheeses, Pepperjack and Swiss Cheeses
garnished with Fresh Fruit and served with Water Crackers and Flat Breads
Accompanied by Various Complimentary Wines
Experienced Captain Attending the Station

Stations available ~ $5 per person

Dinner Service
First Course
(Pre-Selected Choice of One)

Fanned Seasonal Melon and Fresh Berries
on a bed of Raspberry Puree

Spinach Ravioli filled with Quatro Fromaggio
complimented by a Plum Tomato Ragout and
garnished with Fresh Basil Florets



Shrimp Scampi Risotto Cake
Arborio Rice infused with Fresh Garlic and Rock Shrimp

Bocconcini Fresh Mozzarella, Vine Ripened Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
drizzled with Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette and Virgin Olive Oil

Lobster Ravioli with a Pink Vodka Sauce

$ 3 per person

Second Course
(Pre-Selected Choice of One)

Merri-Makers Garden Salad

Blend of Spring Mix and Hearts of Romaine garnished with Vine-Ripened
Cherry Tomatoes, Julienne Bermuda Onion and Cucumber Pinwheels
served with Raspberry Vinaigrette

~ or~

Classic Caesar Salad
Hearts of Romaine Lettuce tossed with Traditional Caesar Dressing
and garnished with shaved Asiago Cheese, Garlic Croutons
and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper



Pear and Gorgonzola Salad
Red Wine Poached Bartlett Pears and crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
on a bed of Field Greens
sprinkled with candied Pecans and dressed with Champagne Vinaigrette
Sun Kissed Salad
Mesclun Field Greens with Jersey Fresh Blueberries and Strawberries
topped with shaved White Chocolate
served with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Spinach Salad
Tender Baby Spinach with Red Onion, Sliced Mushrooms
Tossed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

$ 3 per person

The Main Entrée, Choice Day of
(Pre-Selected Choice of Two Entrées)

Sliced Tenderloin of Beef
Montreal seasoned sliced Tenderloin of Beef,
slow roasted with a savory Bordelaise Sauce


Herb Encrusted Tilapia Filet
North Atlantic Filet encrusted with Citrus Herbs and Bread Crumbs
on a stream of Fresh Dill Buerre Blanc


Asiago Chicken
Scallopine of Chicken Topped with Grilled Eggplant,
Flaked Asiago Cheese in a Light Sherry Sauce


Merri-Makers Chicken Saltimbocca
Breaded Filets of Chicken stuffed with Prosciutto di Parma,
Baby Leaf Spinach and Fresh Mozzarella
finished with a light Mushroom Madeira Wine Reduction


Chicken Fresco
Scallopine of Chicken topped with a Julienne of Sun-Dried Tomatoes
and quartered Artichoke Heart Sauté
finished with California Sauterne, Lemon Zest and Freshly Cracked Pepper


Chicken Francaise
Scallopine of Chicken dipped in an Egg Batter and lightly sautéed
in a White Wine and Lemon Butter Sauce

Accompanied by
Chef’s Choice of Seasonal Vegetable and Potato

~ Vegetarian Options Available ~



*To offer a choice of “Three” Entrees~ $3 per person

*To upgrade to a Montreal Seasoned 6 oz Filet Mignon
Served with a Savory Bordelaise Sauce
~ $8 per person

*To Upgrade to Our Surf and Turf Duet
Filet Mignon and Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
~ $15 per person


The Wedding Cake served on a Raspberry Puree Painted Plate
with a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

Freshly Brewed Colombian Coffee
Regular and Assorted Herbal Teas
Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee


Dessert Enhancements

* To offer assortment of pastries and cookies on each table~ $4 per guest.

* A complete Viennese Table to include Assorted Cakes, Pastries and Cookies, Chocolate
Dipped Fruits and Flaming Bananas Foster served over Gourmet Vanilla
Ice Cream may be added for $10.00 per guest.

* Chocolate Fountain – Your guests will enjoy dipping fresh Strawberries, Pineapples and Melons
along with Pretzel Rods, Potato Chips, Rice Crispy Treats, Marshmallows and Graham
Crackers into the Warm Smooth Cascading Milk Chocolate for an additional $6.00 per guest.

Choose both the Viennese Table and the Chocolate Fountain
for $13.00 per guest.

Candy Bar
The Candy Bar will be filled withAssorted Candy
in Varied size Glass Cylinder Vases
Candy Scoops and Cellophane Bags will be provided
$6.00 pp Upgrade

Coffee Express Station
For Exiting Guests
Freshly Brewed Colombian Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee
House-Baked Warm Cookies at this Station
* $5 per person*

Beverage Service

Champagne Toast

Tableside Wine Service with Dinner

After-Dinner Cordials

Five Hour Open Premium Bar
featuring the following selections:

Premium Vodka, Dewar’s, Jack Daniels,
Bacardi Rum, Southern Comfort, Seagram’s 7,
Malibu Rum and Beefeater Gin

Assorted Domestic and Imported Beers
to include:

Miller Lite

Sonoma and Napa Valley wine selections
to include:

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Grigio
White Zinfandel

Please call for pricing