AURUM: A NEW CATERING VENUE IN DOWNTOWN FREEHOLD.
Aurum now stands in the spot where many business have stood before. Originally built in 1860, it had been a general store, and various shops till 1920. In 1920 The McGrath Auto Group took the building and turned it into a Model T dealership. It remained in the hands of McGrath until 1950. In 1953 the Fisher’s purchased the building and moved their business Ace Aluminum from where Federici’s now stands. Ace Aluminum stayed in the building till 2000 when it became Melon Farms.
In 2014 designs and construction had begun for the new and amazingly unique AURUM. Aurum is headed up by Dave Esquenazi and Howard Heiberger. The 2 own the very successful Exquisite Caterers and Exquisite Caterers at the Marlboro Jewish Center. The new culinary team is headed up by Executive Chef Chris Harammis, who comes from an extensive culinary background. Chris Graduated CIA in Hyde Park NY, worked at many high end restaurants and was banquet chef at the Ritz Carlton in Puerto Rico.
Aurum was designed with the sound system first, then all the other items fell around it. The in house DJ Jordan Marshal, and Michael Langsner of Xplosive Entertainment have installed a state of the art light and sound system. Designed by crews that put on major concerts and light shows, the lighting at Aurum will WOW you.
Aurum Events and Catering, located at 17 South Street Freehold NJ, is a full service venue offering the space for Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, corporate functions, and corporate meetings.