33 featured reviews
Member Since: 5/12/2012
My husband and I were married on June 21, 2013. Our reception was held at Greate Bay Country Club. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. From the time we booked Greate Bay until our wedding day Nicole and Tammy were more than accommodating.
Everything about our reception was perfect!! The grounds at Great Bay are gorgeous for pictures. All the food from cocktail hour, dinner, and desserts were excellent. The staff was wonderful and very efficient.
We are very pleased with our experience and did not want it to end!!! If I had to do it all over again, Greate Bay would be my only choice!!!!
Member Since: 4/20/2010
We were completely blown away by the overall experience we had at Greate Bay Country Club. Our wedding day was perfect. Nicole, the Event Specialist, was amazing, as was Tammi, who was with us throughout the evening. The venue was the perfect location. Our guests were all happy and we truly had the times of our lives! The service was exquisite from start to finish, including the quality of food (both cocktail out and dinner service)...everything was exceptional! We highly recommend Greate Bay Country Club if you are looking for a wedding vendor in the South Jersey area, you will not be disappointed with their GREATE service and attention to detail!
Member Since: 3/14/2012
I had such an awesome experience with Greate Bay! They were extremely accommodating, the food was delicious and it was absolutely beautiful!! I would recommend it to anyone!
Member Since: 7/20/2011
This is by far the best place to have your wedding! The staff was so accommodating to everything I could want. They kept in touch and made sure everything was perfect. When I forgot music to walk down the aisle to they made it happen in like 10 minutes. If I had a guest with dietary restrictions they made sure their meal was made special for them, no matter what the restriction and who the guest was.
This is definitely the place to get married! They care, it's not just about a paycheck to them!
Member Since: 6/13/2012
Living in Southern California and planning a wedding in New Jersey was not ideal. I wanted a beach wedding and a fun reception but didn't want the hassle of a ton of vendors that I would worry about during the BIG day. So my now hubbie and I found Greate Bay Country Club, located in Somers Point, across the bridge from one of our favorite vacation spots, Ocean City, NJ.
Greate Bay not only offers a beautiful venue for receptions but they also offer a variety of places for the ceremony, one being 58th Street Beach in Ocean City. Nicole, our event coordinator, was a god send and helped during the rehearsal the day before while making sure I had no concerns about the wedding.
All of our guests were excited about the chairs and arbor set up on the beach. Nicole and her staff set up all of the additional items I gave her (an aisle runner, decorative Mason jars, etc.) for the ceremony. For the cocktail hour and reception, the wonderful little details that I didn't even know about were all our guests could talk about. Our initials in the sand at one of the appetizer stations, amazing bar service with plenty of servers for our thirsty guests, a beautifully arranged memory table for all of our loved ones who have passed, and last but definitely not least, the food. The rib eye was one of the best steaks I've had (and we lived in Chicago!), the herb crusted salmon was raved about and the butternut squash ravioli was a hit for those that stayed away from the meat and fish.
During the reception, my husband and I were so well cared for by the GB staff and their banquet manager. They made sure we ate, we always had a drink in our hands, and they were fun, lively, respectful, and added to the fun both of our families were having. We had 175 guests and 15 in our wedding party and the room felt perfectly comfortable.
Any bride-to-be looking for an amazing venue needs to check out Greate Bay. You won't be disappointed!
Member Since: 12/11/2011
My husband and I used Great Bay Country club for our Sept 16, 2012 wedding. We were married on the beach in OCNJ which was completely set up by Greate Bay and looked beautiful. The reception was held at the country club and was simply amazing. The staff made us, along with all of our guests feel so special. The food was incredible (we still get rave reviews about it) and the grounds are beautiful. I would definitely recommend Greate Bay Country Club!!
Member Since: 6/2/2011
I can't say enough positive about Greate Bay Country Club! I was recently married and our reception was held there. Everything about our evening was amazing! The staff is outstanding. They made accommodations any time we asked for anything, they kept our theme in mind (beach) and helped us to make our event look spectacular. The food was absolutely delicious and they made my husband and I feel so special. Our photographs just came in and the golf course and ballroom look simply wonderful in the background. I would love to hold future events at Greate Bay. It is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.
Member Since: 6/27/2011
My husband and I recently had our reception at Greate Bay. The staff was amazing! They went above and beyond to accommodate our wishes. The reception room was gorgeous! The ambiance was perfect for our special day. The food was delicious! Everyone raved about it! I would highly recommend Greate Bay to anyone who is planning a wedding! Our wedding was picture perfect!
Member Since: 8/29/2012
our daughter recently held her wedding and reception at Greate Bay.The staff was very accommodating,the venue and grounds were beautiful and the food was excellent.I would highly recommend Greate Bay for weddings and other events which need to be memorable
Member Since: 7/15/2011
My husband and I were married at Greate Bay on July 28, 2012 and we could not have imagined a better wedding. The staff is considerate and extremely accommodating. Due to their efforts, our wedding day ran smoothly and my husband and I were able to enjoy the day as it went on. We really had a fantastic time. The grounds are beautiful and our guests raved about the food. We highly recommend Greate Bay as a wedding venue.
Member Since: 1/11/2005
Please- take this review from first hand experience of a bride who has YEARS of experience in 5 star restaurants, banquet catering, and working alongside some of the best executive Chef's out there... Greate Bay has THE BEST food AND service you can possibly look for in the tri-state area under ONE roof!
Our wedding was 8/17/12 and people are STILL CALLING me raving about the food!! From the app's, to the main course, to even the baker GB works with to have the cakes done... you will NOT be disappointed in the slightest way- from presentation, to taste, and even temperature- all exceeded expectations!
Our catering manager Nicole was phenomenal- ANY question I had, at ANY time- she was on top of and took care of making sure it was all squared away. Her assistant Tammy... let's just say she went above and beyond the night of our reception to keep both myself and my groom more than satisfied and made us feel like the only people in the room- it was great!
We did also chose their option of having a beach wedding which was an additional price but well worth-it! My entire family and groups of friends all agreed that their weddings or vow renewals will be on a beach (and wanted nicole's e-mail ha!)
Let me end by saying I went to EVERY possible place you can imagine to have my reception in South Jersey (close to a beach, lake, etc) and there was always SOMEthing off- ...for those of you engaged brides or assisting moms/dads I'm sure you catch my drift... whether the catering director or even just one person on the staff rubbed you the wrong way, or the food was just "okay," or the upkeep of the grounds was a bit sloppy, it's just not worth it to risk anything for your large investment your about to make... let alone your one BIG day! Stick with GBCC- there are no let-downs, gimmicks, last minute surprises, etc... Just purely excellent service on all ends!! Take it from a bride who knows ;)
Member Since: 8/28/2012
My wife and I have been to many weddings and none can top the experience of a Greate Bay Wedding! The staff was very cooperative and understanding. The event was perfectly timed to allow for speeches, dancing etc. The food was superb and most importantly my daughter, the bride, had a greate celebration. I wouldn't change any part of it.
Member Since: 8/1/2012
Greate Bay really made sure that our day was perfect! Everyone there was so accommodating and made everything so easy; nothing was a problem for them and they made sure that everything was done perfectly. They even agreed to switch alcohol we didn't want for different kinds that were more appealing to us. Nicole could not have been any sweeter or more helpful with any requests or concerns. The food at the reception was amazing! Many of our guests said that the Chilean Sea Bass was the best fish they have ever eaten! The reception room was the perfect size to fit our 170 guests but did not feel big and vast like other venues. We could not have asked for a more perfect place to celebrate the best day of our lives!
Member Since: 9/11/2010
Greate Bay CC made my daughter's wedding perfect. The managers and the wedding planner could not do enough for us; in fact, the wedding planner, Nicole, came in on her birthday to make sure everything went well. We did pictures before the ceremony and GBCC made the whole property available to us. The proof is in our beautiful photos.
The wait staff was very polite and especially caring to our older guests. The staff also brought fresh fruit and food to the bridal suite, another special feature that was available to us for the whole day.
Tammy, the food and beverage manager, made sure that the reception ran like clockwork. All the food was delicious, properly served and piping hot. Everyone LOVED the food.
As the reception came to an end, our guests just did not want to leave. Everyone had an amazing time!
If you are planning a wedding, this venue must be considered. They also have a discounted rate with the Marriott directly across a lighted path from the reception area. This allowed our guests to drink without the danger of driving. Free breakfast was included.
Weddings are stressful, there is no doubt about it but Greate Bay shouldered a lot of that stress for us.
Member Since: 1/2/2011
Greate Bay Country Club is an EXCEPTIONAL wedding venue in South Jersey.
I cannot begin to thank Nicole (our event specialist), Rob (general manager) and the entire Greate Bay CC staff for making everything I envisioned for our wedding day actually happen.
Our wedding was on 6/30/2012 at 5pm, only hours after a devastating storm in our area knocked the power out for weeks in some areas. Greate Bay did not have electricity in the morning, and everyone at GBCC did an amazing job of keeping me up to date on how they were working on it, and giving me plans A, B and C if it didn't come back on.
Even Mother Nature couldn't stand in the way of Greate Bay! The electricity miraculously came back on as we finished up our ceremony on the beach in Ocean City (which we ALSO have Greate Bay to thank - it was lovely!!) and you would have no idea that they had just spent their entire morning making a gorgeous outdoor wedding work for us... they had moved EVERYTHING back in to our perfectly decorated, air conditioned (!) ballroom. Our DJ even took the time to comment on how well everyone at Greate Bay worked together to make it come together just as we had talked about. Our guests talked very highly of the service they received, and the meals they were served. I feel so lucky to have found Greate Bay - I felt they were the right choice the second I visited and did a menu tasting, and now I KNOW they were.
Member Since: 9/24/2011
Our wedding was on May 27, 2012 and our friends and family said it was the best wedding they ever attended. I cannot express how well everything was put together. We had a beach wedding and Nicole took care of everything. We didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was outstanding the room was set up beautifully. Everything was just perfect. Thank you Greate Bay, Nicole, Tammy and all that helped to make our wedding so perfect.
Member Since: 7/20/2011
We looked at many places before deciding on Greate Bay for our dream wedding. They were absolutely fabulous. They were always available to meet or talk to us, and made us feel extremely welcome. The tasting was out of this world. We were able to bring both of our families and each person got an entire entree to try. The bartender even made us a signature cocktail. On our wedding day, the staff at Greate Bay made sure everything was perfect. People are still raving about the excellent service, fabulous food, and beautiful venue. Everyone was taken care of, and we were always being asked if there was anything they could do for us to make a day even better. I would definitely recommend Greate Bay to anyone. They will help make your dream wedding come true.
Member Since: 5/3/2011
Greate Bay is a beautiful location for your ceremony and reception. The grounds are well kept and you can't beat the location. The food was as exceptional! We received so many compliments on it during and after our wedding. The service can not be beat. Nicole is wonderful and made sure everything was perfect for us. She was on top of things during the entire process & was always available to help us. All of the small details were taken care of. I can't say enough about how great our experience was with Greate Bay. We could not be happier with how things turned out!
Member Since: 3/19/2002
After looking at about 50 venues I decided on Greate Bay. It had everything I was looking for. We got a great package with lots of add-ons and details we loved! The service was also great during the night. Nicole and Patti set up everything beautifully and made sure everything ran smoothly.
Member Since: 7/25/2008
Our wedding at Greate Bay Country Club was phenomenal. We were able to achieve the wedding of our dreams on our economical budget. The staff and everyone at the location, including the members are very nice and accommodating. Erin is an angel that took care of all of our questions and concerns. We definitely recommend Greate Bay 100% as a vendor to all Bride & Grooms. P.S. August & September the flowers on the grounds are in full bloom and so beautiful!
A picturesque setting, an event to remember!
An attentive and smartly-dressed waitstaff, sumptuous food and dramatic views of the manicured golf course combine to make Greate Bay Country Club an exquisite setting for a memorable wedding celebration. For more information, fill out the convenient catering information request form or call.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Country Club
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012