Wedding Venue Spotlight – The Water’s Edge, Sea Bright NJ

As Autumn begins and the weather starts to cool I thought I would do a few blog posts to put a spotlight on some of the Summer wedding venues I performed at this summer.  I’ll begin with The Water’s Edge in Sea Bright, New Jersey.  A lovely couple named Craig & April booked me for their June wedding on the beach.  The Water’s Edge is run by Merri-Makers catering company who have several locations in New Jersey.  I had worked at their location at the PNC Arts Center previously and the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff impressed me both times.


The Water’s Edge had two floors.  The downstairs was used for the cocktail hour and the upstairs banquet room was used for the reception.  The extra room is key when booking a Jersey shore wedding in case of inclement weather but on this day April and Craig had plenty of blue skies and a pleasant temperature.  A short walk past the pool and over the sand dunes led to the beach where the ceremony was held.

April and Craig’s first dance was to Melissa Manchester’s “Through the Eyes of Love” (anyone remember this from the movie “Ice Castles” with Robbie Benson?).  April danced with her father to a song called “Daddy’s Angel” by T Carter Music and Craig danced with his mother to the always popular “In My Life” by the Beatles.

We had a lot of “Dead Heads” in attendance at the wedding so we had the dance floor rocking with “Bertha” and the “US Blues”.  April and Craig also chose a few modern swing tunes from the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and Brian Setzer orchestra that got people up and moving.

Overall it was a fantastic event.  I would strongly recommend The Water’s Edge to anyone considering getting married on the  beach at the Jersey Shore next summer!  Thank you to April and Craig for having me as your wedding DJ!


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