Here's an unusual idea that you'll only find during the Covid-19 crisis, which could only come from the very creative, acclaimed, renowned restaurateur David Burke, whose Drifthouse and Nauti Bar in Sea Bright are right on the ocean.

Chef David Burke is known for his innovative and gutsy solutions to challenging situations - as seen on season five of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. And now he is doing it again with his “Name Your Price Weddings” available at his three New Jersey restaurants all situated in breathtaking locations, and also at his incredible David Burke Tavern in New York City.

This is the perfect remedy for brides and grooms whose incomes were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

David Burke says,“ I believe in the power of love. Couples’ plans have been devastated. Our vendors, who like the restaurant business, were adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, are willing to work with us. There is nothing like a wedding to infuse our communities with hope and love, and we all need that now. So, no reasonable offer will be refused. And, if the bride and groom have a super tight budget and a creative, non-traditional approach, bring it on!”

Of course Chef Burke specifies that his restaurants will operate within the state and national safety guidelines; so no one knows for sure when the date for reopening will be, but the closer your wedding takes place to the reopening the more flexible with prices Drifthouse can be.

If you haven't been there yet, DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke is literally steps from the ocean and the perfect site for your wedding. You could have your ceremony on the beach, then, just steps away, your reception in the entire full-service restaurant with stunning ocean and sunset views and walls decorated with original contemporary works of art. Or any combination of that scenario that you think you can come up with a price for!

There are also other options: David Burke Orange Lawn is a restaurant with an elegant ballroom and chandeliers with soaring mature trees and manicured lawns, or the hip and trendy Ventanas at The Modern nestled between one of the world’s tallest twin tower projects. And if nothing else but a New York City wedding will do for you, the Upper East Side's David Burke Tavern could be your dream site.

Each of these unique and iconic sites could give you the event of your dreams with Chef  Burke’s amazing menus (using prime ingredients reserved only for top chefs of Burke’s global stature) and impeccable, friendly service.

Your wedding must be booked by June 30th, 2020, and take place by December 30th, 2021 (excluding major holidays.) This offer is also available for other celebrations you might want to book.

So think about what you might want to have for your big day. For example, maybe you want a wedding that includes...

Buyout of the ENTIRE restaurant

Top Shelf Spirits, Premium Wines and Craft Beer

Cocktail Hour: Passed canapés, buffet stations

Plated Sit-Down Dinner

Passed Desserts

Or, Chef Burke says, "If you are scraping by and your budget is really tight, use your imagination, get creative, that’s the power of love! Think outside the box, come up with an imaginative solution and talk to us, we are willing to entertain your ideas and your price! Innovation is always appreciated in our industry.”

So dream a little, then contact Nicholas at Drifthouse and brainstorm what you can do at the price you can afford! And take advantage of an opportunity like this that is probably once in a lifetime!

Burke’s restaurants are currently closed to the public due to the state mandate, most employees were furloughed. Drifthouse continues to provide takeout with curbside pickup and delivery with restrictions. CLICK HERE for that menu.

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