We were so happy with Gatsby, we will be back next year! My fiancee and I knew the day we walked into Gatsby on the Ocean that it was the perfect venue for us. I immediately envisioned our photos on the balcony and on the beach. I grew up going to Jones Beach and my fiancee is a Jones Beach lifeguard so we immediately felt right at home. Elyse shared our enthusiasm and helped us plan the perfect day. She was honest and patient with us throughout our 8 months of planning and helped us plan a safe, and beautiful day following COVID restrictions. We had 50 of our closest family members and friends on 10/10/20. It wasn't the day we originally planned, but it was perfect. We will be back next year for our one year anniversary party with our original guest list. I highly recommend this venue! I'm sure that people reading this review have attended hundreds of weddings all around Long Island. So many of my guests shared that our wedding was the first they ever attended at Gatsby and they were very impressed with both the ambiance and service! Our photos from the day look like they are right out of a fairy tale and we can't wait to go back next year
- Kelly M
Worth the wait for a window table for an ocean view at Gatsby. John our server was great - informative and professional steering us through the vast menu options. Thoroughly enjoyed the juicy Steak burger and tasty grilled chicken wrap. Their watermelon martinis are amazing. Great ambiance and experience and blue sky day!
- Lourdes Marie Del Valle (Google)
My husband and I hosted our families for our daughters baptism this past October. We were a small group of 23 but thrilled to have a found beautiful private room for the occasion. The space was gorgeous and our family loved the small terrace plus access to the outside event space for pictures. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Anything we needed was accommodated with ease. It was a wonderful event and will definitely recommend to our friends. Thank you to the team at the Gatsby for making our special day even more perfect.
- Laura B
We were here for a small wedding reception in early December. The service was phenomenal, waiters were quick and attentive. The food was ridiculously good. We’ve been to many weddings in our time and the food here was easily top 3. Can’t say anything bad when it comes to this place holding a reception. They over exceeded.
- Patrick K (Google)
Great Food, Best Service I have ever had, lobster bisque was phenomenal dessert was to die for!!!
- Jason Vorhees (Google)
Hi Elyse, I just wanted to tell you how happy we were with our day yesterday. The set up was perfect and John, our waiter did an excellent job serving us. We were so happy with him.
Thank you, Andrea (Colgan Communion at Gatsby- 10/3)
Hi Elyse, Hope you are well and rest is in your near future! I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support and professionalism these last 2 years!! We had the most magical day thanks to you and your staff. The venue was beautiful and well taken care of throughout the whole party. You were attentive from the day we met you till the very end. The wedding went so smoothly thanks to you! The food was amazing and everyone raved about it. It was the PERFECT day. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Wishing you the best summer and hope to see you in the near future 🧡
- Eilís and Matt
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Elyse for helping me plan a fast micro wedding during these crazy times. The food was amazing. The staff was professional. They catered to all mine and my families needs. The place is beautiful. Your photographer will have a field day taking pictures. Elyse was very helpful and able to assist will all the last minute changes and accommodations for me and my husband to have a special day! I recommend this place to all. The food was delicious! Thank you for packing a plate for after wedding. It was just as delicious eating it there.
- Liz G (Wedding 11/17 - Facebook)
10-17-20 : The Perfect Day! In the middle of a global pandemic, we had a perfect wedding day, in large part thanks to Gatsby on the Ocean! Atmosphere: Our guests were blown away by the ocean views and our sunset cocktail hour. It is truly the only venue on Long Island that actually sits on the Atlantic Ocean. The iconic building and history of Jones Beach makes the venue come alive. The attentive staff and waiters were phenomenal and the bartender did a great job. Our guests were greeted with our signature cocktail when they arrived on the patio and were instantly transported to the best day ever! Cocktail hour with three stations and passed hors d’oeuvres was perfect. Because Gatsby is a restaurant first and not a catering hall, the food is truly something special! Dinner was phenomenal as well. While we were only allowed to have 50 guests at our wedding the staging and setup Elyse and the staff did made it feel like a real “big” party! There was plenty of room for social distancing and for our amazing band rhapsody to set up! Dessert and the cordial bar was a huge hit. Our guests ate and drink themselves happy all night! We have to say that we truly enjoyed our day, and that our only regret is that it’s over. Thanks to Elyse and the Gatsby for making our dream wedding reception a reality!
We had the most perfect wedding at Gatsby on the Ocean on 10/3/2020, despite the craziness of the world right now! A little background. Our original wedding date was 11/7/2020. As we were nearing the end of summer, we realized that while things had improved somewhat in New York, coronavirus was still a huge concern. On my husband's side especially, his family was very worried and did not feel comfortable attending an indoor ceremony and reception. There was absolutely no way we could get married without his family there. So we decided we needed to act quickly if we were going to save our wedding and still get married this year. Not only did we need to find a new venue with outdoor options for both ceremony and reception, we needed to change the date to early October so it wouldn't be too cold. This all happened very fast during the last week of August. In a bit of a frenzy, we were contacting and touring venues, which was not something we were expecting to do six weeks before our wedding. We were so incredibly fortunate to find Gatsby on the Ocean and especially Elyse, the coordinator there. As you can imagine, when we first met with her, we were in complete distress about our wedding and what we were going to do in light of coronavirus. She was nothing short of amazing in having a vision of how we could still have a beautiful and safe wedding in spite of all the circumstances. To see it come to fruition was a dream come true, and as I said, it was an absolutely perfect day. Never would I have imagined I would have been able to get married on the beach and have my wedding reception overlooking the ocean. It was gorgeous! And we were blessed with amazing weather! We had a full cocktail hour, but for covid-related safety, the passed hors d'oeuvres were individually plated and served by the waitstaff. The cocktail stations were served buffet style with plexiglass between the servers and guests and each table being called up one at a time, which worked really well. All the food was so delicious! The setups for both the ceremony and reception were really thoughtfully done to keep households together and separated from each other, again due to coronavirus concerns. Our wedding party and all our guests were so complimentary of Gatsby and enjoyed themselves immensely. As indicated, Elyse is amazing and just super impressive. She is creative, organized, easy to communicate with (we texted often) and a problem-solver. She is really a top-notch professional. In addition, my bridal attendant, Christian, was awesome and went above and beyond on our wedding day, everyone had a million kind things to say about him. There was a golf cart attendant, who was so helpful and nice. We were there all day, from 8 AM to 9 PM, including getting ready there (super convenient), and the whole staff was lovely. I really cannot recommend Gatsby on the Ocean enough! We just love it there. It still amazes me, after all the ups and downs the last few months due to the pandemic, that we were able to have such a beautiful, incredible wedding - I feel like it turned out better than what we had initially planned pre-covid! It felt like a "real" wedding and that we didn't lose out on anything. And also, another special thing about Gatsby on the Ocean is that it's a restaurant, so we will be able to revisit often for special occasions, like anniversary dinners, birthdays, etc
- Lisa G (The Knot)