Wedding Menus

The Chapel at Sandy Hook

Your Wedding Reception Includes:

Five Hour Open Premium Bar

Maitre D’ to Coordinate and Supervise your Event

Wine Service with Dinner

A Wide Selection of Linens from Which to Choose

Tables, Chairs, China, Flatware & Glassware

Place Cards & Direction Cards

Custom Tiered Wedding Cake

 

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremony Includes the Following:

Use of the Out Door Ceremony Site for One Hour

Beverage Station offering Iced Tea & Lemonade for Your Guests
Prior to the Ceremony

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

Upgraded Natural or White Padded Wooden Folding Chairs for Reception

Rehearsal for the Ceremony

Use of the Ceremonial Arch

Ceremony Charge $8.00 per person

* To Include Champagne at the Pre-Ceremony Beverage Station – Add $2 Per Person*

 


Butler Style Hors d’oeuvres

* Gulf Shrimp Cocktail served in a Miniature Glasses with Cocktail and Wasabi Sauces

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

Spanakopita
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

* On the Sunset Package the Shrimp Cocktail will become a Station and omitted from the Butler Style Hors d’oeuvres

Beverage Service

Champagne Toast

Tableside Wine Service with Dinner

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:
Budweiser
Miller Lite
Heineken

Sonoma and Napa Valley wine selections to include:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Pinot Grigio
White Zinfandel
 


The Sunset Wedding Package

 

Butler Style Hors d’oeuvres

Garden Fresh Crudite’s and Seasonal Fruits
Crisp Vegetables including Carrots, Cucumbers, Celery, Peppers,
Broccoli, Zucchini, Radishes and Cherry Tomatoes
Served with the Chef’s selection of Dipping Sauces
and
Assorted Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Berries

Pasta Station
(Captain Provided)

Penne Vodka-Coral
Miniature Penne Pasta served with Merri-Makers Homestyle Vodka Sauce
With Emerald Green Peas, Plum Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

and

Cavatelli & Broccoli
Cavatelli Pasta with 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

Shrimp Tini Station
Merri-Makers Signature Colossal Shrimp
served in a Martini Glass with a duo of sauces:
Fiery Bourbon Cocktail and Wasabi Aioli and Lemon Wedges

Add Your Choice of One the Following Culinary Stations:

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
Miniature Rolls and Dark Breads

~

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

~

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

Dinner Service

First Course
(Pre-selected Choice of One)

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

~

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

~

Sun Kissed Salad
Mesclun Field Greens with Jersey Fresh Blueberries and Strawberries
topped with shaved White Chocolate
served with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Bread
Artisan Hearth Baked Breads
Served Warm with Sweet Butter

The Main Entrée

A Duet of:

Charbroiled Center Cut Filet Mignon
Classic Béarnaise
And
Stuffed Shrimp with Crab Meat

OR

Your Guests’ Choice Day of
(Pre-Selected Choice of Three Entrées)

Filet Mignon
Montreal seasoned 6 oz. Filet,
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

~

Stuffed Tilapia Filet
Filet of Tilapia filled with Old Bay scented Maryland Lump Crabmeat
with a Sherry Lobster Sauce

~

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

Dessert

Merri-Makers Trilogy
Custom Tiered Wedding Cake served on a
Painted Plate with a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry
and a Miniature Cannoli

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Regular and Assorted Herbal Teas
And Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee
 


Riverside Wedding Package

 

Cocktail Hour

Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres served Butler Style

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

International Cheese Display
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

Pasta Station
(Captain Provided)

Penne Vodka-Coral
Miniature Penne Pasta served with Merri-Makers Homemade Vodka Sauce
with Emerald Green Peas, Plum Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

and

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

* To Add Additional Cocktail Stations Please See Our Menu Enhancements Page*

 

Dinner Service

First 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

~

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

Bread
Artisan Hearth Baked Breads
Served Warm with Sweet Butter

The Main Entrée

A Duet of:

Sliced Tenderloin
with a Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce
and
Maryland Lump Crabmeat Stuffed Tilapia Filet
with a Sherry Lobster Sauce

OR

Your Guests’ 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

Dessert

Custom Tiered Wedding Cake served on a Painted Plate
with a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Regular and Assorted Herbal Teas
And Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee

 


Bayside Wedding Package

 

Cocktail Hour

Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres served Butler Style

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

International Cheese Display
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

Pasta Station
(Captain Provided)

Penne Vodka-Coral
Miniature Penne Pasta served with Merri-Makers Homemade Vodka Sauce
with Emerald Green Peas, Plum Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
and
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

* To Add Additional Cocktail Stations Please See Our Menu Enhancements Page*

 

Dinner Service

First 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

~

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

Bread
Artisan Hearth Baked Breads
Served Warm with Sweet Butter

The Main Entrée

Your Guests’ Choice Day of
(Pre-Selected Choice of Two Entrées)

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

Dessert

Custom Tiered Wedding Cake served on a Painted Plate
With a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Regular and Assorted Herbal Teas
And Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee

 


Merri-Makers at the Chapel at Sandy Hook
Cocktail Wedding Reception

The Cocktail Hour

One Hour of Butler Style hors d’oeuvres

The Cold Display
Fresh Vegetable Crudités with Assorted Dips
International Cheese Display with Assorted Crackers and Garnished with Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Chef’s International Tasting Table
Crab Cake Sliders
Momma’s Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Chicken Taquitos

The Dinner Menu

Your choice of salad served sit-down:

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

Dinner Stations:

The Continental Station
Roast New York Strip Steak, Roast Breast of Turkey
Fresh Seasonal Vegetable
Chef’s Choice of Potato
Freshly Baked Miniature Hard Rolls and Assorted Dark Breads
Crocks of Stone Ground Mustard, Mayonnaise, Horseradish & Cranberry Relish

The Atlantic Station
Alaskan Crab Legs Split
Cold Split Lobster Tails (1 per person)
Clams on the Half Shell
Spicy Cocktail Sauce and Fresh Lemon Wedges

Little Italy Station
Penne Pasta served with both of the following Sauces:
Coral Vodka & Portobello Mushrooms, Fresh Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil
Eggplant Rollatini
Grand Antipasto Display
Freshly Sliced Garlic & Italian Breads

The Far East Station
Moo Shu Pork
General Tso’s Chicken
Fried Rice
Stir Fried Vegetables

Dessert

Merri-Makers Trilogy Served Sit- Down

The Wedding Cake served with a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry
and Miniature Cannoli presented on a Raspberry Puree Painted Plate

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


Menu Pricing

Our Menu Pricing ranges from $80 per person to $130 per person.
Please contact our Event Consultant for Exact Pricing and Minimums.

Tent Rentals and Facility Fee Additional

Revised 3/2012


Menu Enhancements /Options to Wedding Packages

Cocktail Hour Considerations:

Antipasto Display:
Salami, Pepperoni, Soppressata, Assorted Cheeses, Grilled Marinated
Vegetables, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil & Tomato Salad, Roasted Red Peppers,
Cherry Peppers, Marinated Artichoke Hearts & Italian Bread
$6.00 pp

Beef Slider Station
A Traditional Preparation Topped with Domestic Cheese and House Made
Ketchup Presented on a Petite Brioche Bun served with Hand Cut Kettle Chips
and Crispy Dill Pickle Chips. Customize your Burger with Frizzled Onion
Straws, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon Bits. Experienced
Server Staffing the Station
$5.00 pp

Carving Station:
Corned Beef Brisket & Roast Turkey Breast, Miniature Rolls & Dark Breads,
with Crocks of Stone Ground Mustard, Mayonnaise, Horseradish & Cranberry Relish
$6.00 pp

To offer Rack of Lamb or Seared Tuna
$9.00pp

Caspian Caviar Station:
Black American Sturgeon Caviar Displayed in Crushed Ice with the Appropriate
Condiments: Chopped Egg, Capers, Red Onions & Sour Cream. Caviar will be
Served on Warmed European Style Blini with an Experienced Server Staffing the Station
$7.95 pp

Chafing Dish Station: (choice of 3)
Eggplant Rollatini, Tortellini A la Panna, Swedish Meatballs, Teriyaki Beef,
Paella Valencia, Chicken Medallions in Herbal Lemon Sauce, Sausage with
Peppers & Onions, Oriental Stir Fry Vegetables, Chicken and Broccoli Scampi,
or Cajun Swordfish Bites.
$6.00 pp

Exotic Mushroom Station:
Imported & Domestic Mushrooms Sautéed in a Cognac Cream Sauce,
Served In a Vol au Vent Shell
$5.00 pp

German Station:
Smoked Pork Loin, Bratwurst, Spaetzle (German Pasta), & Sauerkraut
$5.00 pp
Optional Captain’s Fee: $75.00

Hot Seafood Station:
Seafood Scampi, Mussels in White Wine or Marinara Sauce, Fried Calamari
$8.00 pp

Mashed Potato Station:
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Accompanied with the Following: Bacon, Chives,
Cheese, Broccoli, Scallions, French Fried Onions & Brown Sauce
$6.00 pp
Optional Captain’s Fee: $75.00

Mexican Station:
Nachos, Tacos, Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans & Spanish Rice. Includes
all Condiments (Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole,
Lettuce & Cheese)
$6.00 pp
Optional Captain’s Fee: $75.00

Mongolian Wok Station:
Guests fill Traditional Oriental Take-Out Container with Any/All of the
Following: Thin, Julienne Strips of Chicken, Beef, Pork & Baby Shrimp;
Fried Rice, Lo Mein; Red & Green Pepper Strips, Carrots, Broccoli, Celery,
Onion, Mushrooms, Bok Choy, Bean Sprouts & Snow Peas. All is Sautéed in
a Wok by our Chef with Sesame Oil & Soy Sauce. Accompaniments to Include:
Oriental Noodles, Ginger Garlic Sauce, Sweet & Sour Sauce, Soy Sauce,
Curry Sauce, Fortune Cookies & Chopsticks
$8.00 pp

Salad Station:
Romaine Lettuce & Mesclun Mix with Two Dressings: Caesar & Raspberry
Vinaigrette. Accompanied with Grilled Chicken, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms,
Marinated Fresh Fruit, Croutons, Cheese, Fresh Ground Black Pepper
$6.50 pp
Optional Captain’s Fee: $75.00

Seafood Raw Bar:
Split Alaskan Crab Legs (2 pp), Clams on Half Shell (3 pp), Oysters on Half Shell (1 pp)
$14.50 pp

~To Add Mussels in White Wine or Marinara Sauce to Above Raw Bar additional $2.50pp
~To Add Fried Calamari to Above Raw Bar, additional $2.50 pp
~To Add Shrimp (5pp) to Above Raw Bar, additional $5.00 pp
~To Add Lobster Tail (1pp) to above Raw Bar, additional $10.00 pp

Sushi Station:
A variety of seafood and vegetable rolls (3pcs per person) $7.00 pp
-To add Japanese Chef: $150.00 additional

Wok Station:
Beef Stir Fry or Chicken Stir Fry, Oriental Vegetable Stir Fry & Steamed White Rice $5.00 pp

Fresh Vegetable Crudite Display with Dips $3.50 pp

International Cheese Board with Fresh Seasonal Fruit $3.75 pp

Dessert Options:

Miniature Pastries & Assorted Gourmet Cookies $5.00 pp

All prices subject to 18% Service Charge and 7% sales tax

Photos depicted here were taken at the Sandy Hook Historic Chapel at Fort Hancock of Gateway National Recreational Area administered by the National Park Service on behalf of The Department of the Interior. Merri-Makers does not own or have exclusive rights to use the facility and area depicted. Merri-Makers does not have the authority to guarantee availability of the Chapel or Chapel Grounds. The Chapel and Chapel Grounds are open for public use subject to the requirements linked herein: www.sandyhookchapel.com