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'Twas the season for engagements, now, 'tis the season for engagement parties. While they may battle it out for the unofficial title of the "Sixth Borough," one thing we know for sure is that Hoboken & Jersey City have some pretty unique venues for engagement parties. We've compiled a list of our favorites to check out before the planning begins!
Kolo Klub (Hoboken)
This newly restored turn-of-the-century loft space is 4,000 square feet of versatile event space. Created by the founders of Hoboken's Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, this artsy space can accommodate between 25 to 150 guests, perfect for an intimate engagement celebration. With gourmet food from Chef Anthony Pino of AD Catering and cocktails created specifically for Kolo Klub by renowned mixologists Michael Neff and Kenneth McCoy, Kolo is a perfect and unique open space for your guests to gather to celebrate this exciting time.
Porta (Jersey City)
This relatively new establishment is known for its authentic Neapolitan pizza and in-house fresh mozzarella. Beyond its pizza and nightlife, Porta also hosts private events for between 20 and 175 guests. As a unique, eclectic space for your engagement party, Porta offers a variety of both spatial and seating options for your soireé, so your guests can enjoy craft cocktails, extensive cordial options, and of course, delectable pizzas and pastas. Mangia!
For an intimate-yet-elegant engagement party, look no further than Amanda's in Hoboken. Offering 5 different party rooms for events from 10-90 people, this restaurant has been providing its guests with an elegant atmosphere, delicious meals (including the Duck Two Ways and the Truffle Tagliolini), and an extensive wine list for over 20 years. For parties of 12 or more, you can pre-select a personalized menu for your guests and workout the details with their manager to make your event a custom event to remember.
Zeppelin Hall (Jersey City)
If you're looking for a more casual and laid-back soiree, look no further than the Zeppelin Hall Biergarten. With several party options to choose from and a brand new private event space called the Rathskeller Room, this space is an authentic, European-style biergarten with both indoor and outdoor spaces to celebrate. Traditional biergarten fare includes a variety of schnitzels, gourmet grilled sausages, and giant pretzels along with many other options for your guests to dine on as they raise a stein (filled with beer from one of the 144 beer taps) to you and your new fiancé. Cheers!