Testimonials


From: Barbara Raymer

I would like to thank all of the staff at the Water’s Edge and especially you for making Eric’s & Hannah’s wedding day the most beautiful wedding in the State of New Jersey! (and probably farther than that)..

The smiles, service, set up and break down crews were extraordinary. You made my day a very carefree one so that all I had to do was enjoy myself and our guests.

Eric and Hannah could not have been happier with their special day as well as our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The menu was excellent so kudos to the Chef!

Again…………thank you so very, very much!


From: Mr & Mrs Masker

Thank you so much for all of your help and planning for our day!

And a huge thank you to the whole staff for making our day more memorable and more perfect than we ever imagined! Thank you!!!


From: Aunt Flo

To the entire staff, I wanted to take the time to thank your entire staff and a special thanks to Jacquelyn for everything you all did to make the Gevances/Masker Wedding perfect in every way!

Every detail, service and smile was appreciated! The food was unbelievable (hats off to the chefs!)

I have already and will continue to recommend Waters Edge to everyone! Can’t wait to come back and have dinner and hang at the Waterfront Bar! Continue Success, Blessings to all! Our sincere gratitude and thanks for all you did to make my niece’s wedding perfect in every way!


From: The Giunta Family

Your expertise was so obvious to the whole crowd.

The food was delicious and there was an abundance of it, you would not believe the amount of compliments we have received we are so, so very happy we met you and that you along with Jackie filled our every need. It was more than we envisioned. The staff that night was so pleasant and professional.

Thank you, thank you and more thanks.


From: Guinta/Petrova Family

I am writing to you on behalf of my entire family.

We recently had booked my son Giancarlo’s wedding at Waters Edge. I frequent your back deck bar in the summer as I have a summer home in Ocean Gate for many years. I have always loved it. I was not too familiar with the inside restaurant.

In December, I was fortunate to be invited to a Christmas Party. I loved everything the food, the service, ambiance, etc. Well on short notice my son approached me about getting married and wanted it to happen ASAP. My daughter in law who is from Russia fell in love with the Jersey Shore and begged us to do a wedding down there she wanted to simply get married on the Ocean Gate Beach and end it at that, but being from the city and so used to having these big extravaganzas, I wouldn’t think of it, since we are so used to places like El Caribe, Russo’s on the Bay, West Mount Country Club, in some instances destination parties, I said no way we have to have a party.

On panic mode, I ran to your Waters Edge hoping to get some dates to choose from. Well with only a couple of dates available, only giving us weeks to put this together, how lucky were we to have Kevin Ansbro and Jacquelyn there to help. They went out of their way to accommodate our every need from setting up a tasting, beautiful room and food set up, being accommodating to our DJ’s, pianist, and also recommending a hotel which worked out perfect they were dolls over there too (Jennifer and all the girls)

I wanted no skimping on the food, and only the best. That’s just what we got. WE WERE AMAZED!!!!  With all the critics we had as guests, it was a total success. Not only was there an abundance of food it was absolutely delicious, every single item. The hall (restaurant) area was set up superbly, from the table placement, to the bar area, and the outside area. The service was impeccable, your waitresses, bar tenders, and bus services were the cream of the crop. I have to give full credit to Kevin and Jacquelyn for excellence in running the show. Everything they did, they did with a smile. I am still receiving phone calls from guests about the great time and how this was pulled off, on such short notice. This couldn’t have been done without your crew.

We had many people from the city as well as the surrounding areas of NJ, and a few big wigs fly in from Japan and Europe, all of which were in awe, and gave high praise for your restaurant. As far as my son Giancarlo, his wife Rita, and our entire family feel, it was even better than anything we could have done in New York. We were so very happy and thought you should know it.


From: Amanda & Mike

Thank you so much for all that you did to make our wedding amazing!

We had the best time as did our guests.  Also, everyone who works there went above and beyond…it was awesome!


From: Pam Stewart

I just wanted to tell you how fantastic you and Mike and your team are!

The wedding was perfect, not a hitch. It looked positively gorgeous and you and everyone else were so accommodating to me and our guests. What a wonderful attitude everyone had and it made for the nicest day ever. We were all so pleased!  Seriously, you couldn’t have done any more to make us love you! Thank you for caring as much as you did!!!!!! It showed! The food was scrumptious! Enough so that my sisters from out of state asked for doggie bags! I cringed but the staff didn’t blink an eye. Thank you and please tell Mike how pleased we all were! Many thanks.


From: Melissa Barnfield

Hello, I just wanted to say the party was really great yesterday.

We had a great time and the food was awesome! We had so many compliments from the guests. Thank you for all of your help and we’ll definitely keep you in mind for the future!


From: Sommer M. Boger

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My big day was more perfect than I ever could have imagined!

You guys did such an amazing job setting up and accommodating everyone. I have received so many phone calls from our guests raving about you guys! I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were. I don’t have Mike’s e-mail, but please forward this on to him. Everything was amazing!


From: Barbara and Milton Hendrickson

My wife and I planned our 50th wedding anniversary event for 80 persons for a sit-down dinner.

Waters Edge offered a unique setting with the water view and especially the sunset view. The parking is adequate and a handicap ramp fitted our needs. We were provided with directions, which we passed along to our guests and everyone made it without incident even though some traveled a distance.

Jacquelyn, the banquet manager, provided everything we needed; she arranged the dining room seating to our specifications, providing extra tables for the cake, name tags and a basket for congratulations cards. Our musician entertainer was provided with great space adjacent to the dance floor. A recommended bakery delivered our cake and Waters Edge took care of the rest. A podium and microphone was provided.

The choice of menu was superb. Dinner was served by ample servers on time and piping hot as requested. Our guests were blown away with the portions and quality of the food. As time progressed, we realized three hours was not going to be enough for us to greet each and every guest and say a few words. We asked for an extra hour and it was granted; just a little extra that Waters Edge provided made our event a resounding success.

Put your trust in Waters Edge; they make your event effortless.


From: Colleen

Greg and I wanted to once again personally thank you for a wonderful evening and making our daughter’s wedding so SPECIAL.

We have had many phone calls today saying how exceptional the food was and your waiters and waitresses including Jackie were so helpful…Amy and Steve enjoyed themselves and so did our family and friends…Greg called Dave to personally thank him and compliment you and your staff…Thank you again for making a great memory for my family!!


From: Wendy McConnell

I can’t say enough about how great our wedding on Friday September 9th was in every way.