All-Inclusive Reception


The historic Garden Vista is a popular sweet sixteen and quinceañera venue in NJ, and a sought-after, elegant location for weddings. We offer affordable luxury in every all-inclusive package.

Home of the $5000 reception

Garden Vista Ballroom’s popular $5000 all-inclusive reception package makes large parties affordable, with attentive service and delicious food to create a memorable event.

Our all-inclusive $5000 reception package (for a minimum of 100 people) includes:

  • Professional waitstaff
  • Table settings of your choicelinens, fine china, cutlery, glassware
  • Generous buffet with four hot entrees, salad, rolls and butterView our menu below
  • Soft drinkssodas, juices, coffee
  • Valet parking
  • Tax
  • Card and cake tabledesserts provided by client or available for additional fee

We offer several all-inclusive options (food, service, tax), at pricing based on the days of the week. Our service fee is 20%. Each of these cost-effective packages can be expanded to accommodate 170 guests.

A 3% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions.


125 Guests
a $40.00 per person value
Up to 5 hours*


100 Guests


a $50.00 per person value

Up to 5 hours*

Sun - Thu

150 Guests


a $34.00 per person value

Up to 4 hours*
Free Ice Cream Bar ($900 value)
* Additional hours are available for $500 per hour

Customize your package

Use our package calculator to price out your party.

Buffet Menu

Your buffet will begin with dinner rolls served in a traditional basket.
You get to choose one salad and four hot selections.
*Plated sit-down dinners are available for an additional $7 per person.


Choose 1
  • Caesar Salad
  • Tossed Salad
  • Tomato, Onion & Mozzarella Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Sweet Red Potato Salad
  • Italian String Bean Salad

Hot Selections

Choose Any 4


Glazed Carrots

Fresh glazed carrots in brown sugar and butter


Sweet red potatoes sliced, baked, and seasoned to perfection

Sautéed Asparagus-Seasonal

Fresh asparagus boiled for tenderness and sautéed in a butter sauce

Pasta Choices

Pasta Primavera

Penne pasta with assorted vegetables tossed in a blush marinara sauce

Pasta Vodka

Penne pasta sautéed in a light blush sauce

Stuffed Rigatoni

In a basil cream sauce

Meat Options

BBQ Pulled Pork

Roasted Sliced Beef with Gravy

Beef tenderloin encrusted in a brown gravy sauce. ($3.00 extra per person)

Sausage & Peppers, Hot & Sweet

Sliced Pork Loin

Pork loin served in a tangy sherry wine sauce

Chicken Options

Chicken Francese

Boneless breast of chicken battered in egg sautéed in a lemon butter and white wine sauce

Chicken Piccata

Seasoned chicken breast sautéed in lemon, butter and wine sauce

Fish Options

Broiled Sole

Freshly broiled sole in a lemon and butter sauce.

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp sautéed in a garlic, lemon and wine sauce ($4.00 extra per person;)

Steamed Mussels

Mussels steamed and served with our garlic and cheese sauce.

Spanish Cuisine

Arroz Blanco

White Rice

Arroz Primaveral

Garden Rice

Bistec a la Mexicana

Steak a la Mexicana

Lomo Saltado

Sliced Beef with Onions and French Fries

Moro de Gandules o Habichuelas

Rice with Green Pigeon Peas or Beans


Roast Pork

Pollo a la Braza

Roasted Chicken

Pollo a La Mexicana

Chicken a La Mexicana

Dessert Options

Custom Tier Cake from Palermo’s

$5.00 per person

Ice Cream Bar with 3 flavors and 6 toppings

$5.00 per person

Venetian Dessert Display

$5.00 per person

Other Food Options

Potluck Option

At Garden Vista Ballroom, we know that many families want to contribute part of the meal or make it themselves as a personal gesture of love. Our NJ catering hall is the perfect place for a beautiful potluck party. With our potluck option, you supply all the food, and rent our Ballroom, equipment, and staff to set up, serve and clean up (not available on Saturdays).

Outside Caterers Welcome

Clients may also rent our beautiful Ballroom and bring in an outside caterer for their reception or corporate event. We welcome outside caterers who provide kosher meals, halal meals, accommodate other dietary needs, or specialize in ethnic cuisine.

Liquor and bar
service policy

Get the party started

Contact Garden Vista Ballroom to discuss your social occasion or corporate event in our historic ballroom.