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CynthiaD36
Wedding: 6/14/2014
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Feels like a destination wedding just miles from home posted 7/14/2014 (modified 7/14/2014)

A more perfect day I could not have imagined for my daughters wedding. Her dream of a beautiful beach wedding came true thanks to Laguna grill. Event planner and owner Chris assisted us every step of the way, providing us with vendor suggestions, many which we used and were so grateful for the introductions. Because the Laguna is set on the beach, our guests were just a few steps away from that anxiously awaited cocktail hour. The Bride and Grooms request for a signature drink was displayed beautifully by the bartenders in an elegant bar area behind the reception space. The appetizers were easily passed thru our 110 guests and were a tasty introduction to what was to come. The reception area was just beautiful, all of my daughter's requests were just as she had imagined.... An elegant wedding reception, without a hint of pretense. The view of the beach and ocean speak for itself however the food, our guests spoke for and spoke they did raving about how delicious everything was. ...if you are considering a beautiful beach wedding, with a beautiful view of the ocean and awesome food and fun and service ..may I suggest Laguna grill and rum bar

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The Knot Member 2014
Wedding: 5/10/2014
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An amazing time! posted 5/16/2014 (modified 5/17/2014)

We had a wonderful brunch style wedding at Laguna Grill. We enjoyed every second of it and our guests raved about it. We had about 70 people and the dining room was comfortable and not crowded at all. That was including the buffet brunch set up that was also in the room. The banquet manager was very easy to communicate with via phone and email. I highly recommend this place to have a wedding reception.

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kmrenn

My (now) husband and I are both from the Atlantic City area though we have lived in NYC for over 10 years. When we got engaged we knew that we wanted to get married at home and make that a focal point of the wedding experience for our guests, especially the out-of-towners. We wanted a "low key" venue without all of the frills and formality of a sit down dinner and place settings. Most of all we wanted people to feel like they were at the Jersey Shore.

We needed a coordinator who would really help us out since we don't currently live in the area. Our interactions with Chris were absolutely ACES. She completely "got" our vision of a large and fun cocktail party atmosphere and assured us that the space would be perfect for our 200+ guest list. Chris worked with us for over a year to create two plans, one focused on the beach bar outside and one rainy day layout so that we would feel very comfortable rain or shine. Ultimately we DID need to use a rainy day plan and Chris and her staff executed it beautifully. We still got married on the beach (on the stage) with our guests tented and the effect was perfect.

Our guests RAVED about the food and not one person was left waiting for a drink. The staff was attentive and supportive not only of our guests but also of the people who helped to set up the space.

We have come to really love Chris and Laguna Grill and cannot think of another place to get married on the Jersey Shore. We highly recommend the space...Rain or Shine!

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JenniferMarie78
Wedding: 9/27/2014
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Beach Wedding Fun posted 10/10/2014

I recently had my wedding at Laguna, September 27, 2014. My husband and I both wanted a beach wedding and Laguna was the perfect place for us. It fit our budget and the venue size was exactly what we needed. We had our ceremony right on the beach and our guests walked right onto the deck for cocktail hour after ceremony, it was very convenient. Our guests, never being to Brigantine, fell in love with the beach and the venue. We went with a buffet rather than a sit down dinner and for us it worked well with our guests. Everyone loved the buffet and raved about the food, apparently the steak was a huge hit (Unfortunately I didn't get a piece lol)! The staff at Laguna were all amazing, very friendly to us as well as all our guests. We were very happy on how the entire day went and we can honestly say the wedding turned out better than we even envisioned.

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Knottie01737638
Wedding: 10/3/2014
Laguna Grill & Rum Bar posted 10/7/2014

What a great wedding!!
everything ran smooth and was a success!
Christine the was the best...she had everything under control and made sure all my needs were met!
The Food was fantastic and plenty of it!
Everyone is saying they had a great night!
Very Happy!

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Knottie02783166
Wedding: 9/19/2014
wedding posted 10/4/2014

The Laguna Bar and Grill provided us with "exceptional" service in every way. The food was excellent (many compliments from our guests) and the staff could not do enough!! Chris was fabulous to work with and guided us through every detail!! We have only positive things to say about The Laguna !!! It was absolutely perfect!!! I would highly recommend Laguna for our wedding!!!

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alexa&jude
Wedding: 9/5/2014
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Laguna bar and grill made our dream wedding a reality!! If we had it to do all over again we wouldn't change a thing.
Christine Bruno was an extremely gracious host during the event and made sure that everything was flawless down to every minor detail. The restaurant itself is the perfect atmosphere for a beach front wedding.
We look forward to having many other events at Laguna bar and grill.

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ceciliadugan
Wedding: 9/20/2014
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Our Wedding posted 10/1/2014

Laguna did a great job and everything was perfect! Chris is a wonderful event planner and made sure everything was done and just right so we did not have to worry. Food is very good and lots of guests commented on the quality of the open bar.

Highly recommend for your beach wedding!!

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Knottie97490966
Wedding: 9/18/2015
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Mr and Mrs Younger posted 9/22/2014

Chris at Laguna was awesome! The staff was so accommodating, They really made my husband and I feel so special on our wedding day. The way they set the reception up was so gorgeous, we left our flowers and centerpieces and they did the rest, the gift table, and the cake table were decorated so nicely and all of the tables were even nicer than I could imagine. The food was AMAZING! The head chef is very talented, and the surf and turf was so delicious. The ocean view from Laguna really made the place impressive and interesting. Thank you so much for an awesome reception Laguna!

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dleiser
Wedding: 6/20/2014
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Almost a hit posted 9/3/2014

For our wedding, Chris was very helpful from the beginning. I loved the laid-back atmosphere and the food at the tasting was phenomenal. I would give five stars...except that the day before the wedding, Chris called me to say her daughter's wedding was switched to the day of our wedding and she couldn't make it. I was devastated, but she assured me she had someone who would make the day a dream come true. Unfortunately, they had never run an entire wedding and the banquet manager had recently left.
The day of the wedding was beautiful, and the food was stellar, but of our two bartenders, one was brand new (our parents even had trouble getting a drink during cocktail hour). We were told appetizers would be saved for our bridal party since we would be taking pictures during cocktail hour, but they were only saved for two, not our bridal party and families. We stood outside for a long time waiting to be announced and no one came to give us direction or even water (even restaurant guests became confused at the bride and groom standing outside their wedding). Bridesmaids went in and stole waters off tables and were trying to find any help.
After cocktail hour, the night went well and the food was great. Coffee was never made to serve with cake and if guests weren't seated they didn't receive cake.
We did receive a small amount of the cost back, but not close to the hour we lost of the day.
Overall, we loved our wedding day and you will too, but it was disappointing to lose my faith in someone I trusted.

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Kam724
Wedding: 5/31/2014
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Laguna Wedding posted 8/29/2014

Our wedding at Laguna was perfect! I was a little nervous delegating the set up to someone else (I have a total type A personality,) but Chris exceeded my expectations. My cake, escort cards, favors, guest book, centerpieces, etc. were arranged better than I could've done. The service was fantastic. Chris and her husband Tony were very hospitable and put our nerves at ease. During our wedding, my husband and I received many compliments on the venue and the service. I would recommend Laguna without hesitation to anyone who wishes to have an elegant beach wedding.

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Knottie67411533
Wedding: 8/16/2014

The Laguna Staff was excellent in the planning and wedding day execution. The Venue is perfect for a daytime wedding. Our wedding was on the beach in front of the Laguna and then we had a cocktail hour and luncheon reception. The food was excellent and all of my guests raved about it all. Chris provided me with a list of vendors to contact for the chair rental, cake, photographer and Reverend. Guests were able to get rooms at the attached Legacy Vacation Resorts which was on-site. Great day!

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The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 6/8/2013
Laguna BEACH wedding posted 6/23/2013

It was an amazing day, even though it was a cloudy day on the beach it turned out great thanks to the Laguna staff! Everyone at Laguna made me and every one at my wedding feel comfortable. The scenery alone was amazing but then when we went inside the whole dining room has windows so you still have the feeling that you are dining on the beach :). The food was EXCELLENT and everyone at the wedding talked about how great it was. I couldn't be happier with my wedding experience at Laguna and I would definitely recommend a wedding there to anyone!!!

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The Knot Member 2011
Wedding: 6/1/2013
Beach Wedding posted 6/16/2013

The BEST WEDDING EVER! All guests said so as well, scenery, food, atmosphere. Christine is the absolute best and Terri is great too! They made the whole event stress free and enjoyable!

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alphagamm325
Wedding: 9/10/2012
Perfect Beach Wedding posted 10/5/2012

Laguna was the first and only place that we visited when deciding where to have our beach wedding. The second that we walked in the front door, we both knew that we had found the perfect location. The owner, Chris, was extremely helpful during the months of planning leading up to the day and didn't miss any details.

On the day of our wedding, Diane, the event manager made sure that everything went perfectly and ensured that we were happy. The food was absolutely amazing during both the cocktail hour and the main entrees. It was the perfect setting to be able to be with our friends and family with the beach in the background.

If you're looking to have a beach wedding at the Jersey shore, Laguna is the perfect location!

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CKMEYER
Wedding: 6/22/2012
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Perfect Day posted 7/9/2012

Laguna Grill recently had a change in ownership and the new owners/banquet manager were absolutely wonderful. They worked with me and made sure that everything I requested happened. It is a perfect setting for a wedding and I would recommend it to anyone!

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KaraTruhe
Wedding: 6/2/2012
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The Perfect Beach Wedding posted 6/25/2012 (modified 8/15/2012)

My husband and I knew exactly what we wanted for our wedding- "barefoot in the sand" ceremony, casual convenience, and plenty of good food, drink, and music. The weather generously cooperated, and The Laguna Grill and Rum Bar delivered the rest. Because the restaurant is right on the beach and right next to a hotel, our guests were fortunate enough not to have to travel far between events for our entire wedding weekend. Also, the Laguna Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner so our guests could eat a good meal at any time. Chris, the event manager, assisted us with every detail for the reception and double and triple checked that she was giving us exactly what we wanted. I had several family and friends tell me it was one of the best weddings they had ever attended. The stand-out features for this venue are the quality of the food, the friendliness of the servers, and the proximity to the ocean. My husband and I created a very relaxed event (no coat and tie, lanterns, starfish and candles in lieu of flowers) though I imagine Chris could match any style of event you wanted (Traditional, formal, themed, etc). If you are looking for an overall relaxed and enjoyable beach wedding experience, then I highly recommend the The Laguna Grill and Rum Bar.

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jlbrownrn24
Wedding: 4/20/2012
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Shower posted 5/18/2012

The food was incredible! The staff was courteous and the view was incredible. Our room was sectioned off for privacy and one wall was mostly all window with a view of the beach and ocean. Loved it!

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egarman
Wedding: 2/11/2012
My Perfect Day posted 2/14/2012

My husband and I were married this past Saturday and we held our reception at Laguna. Like most of the brides who already booked weddings, when the change of ownership happened I was quite nervous. However, when I met with the new owners and got to see all of the exciting plans they had for my special day, I knew I was in good hands. Every detail was perfect. The food was AMAZING! All of my guests raved about the food served. Also, the staff was out of this world. So sweet and so professional. They really made us feel as if we were king and queen for the day. As far as the location goes, Laguna is unbeatable. Just glance out the window and watch the waves crashing onto the beach. There is not a single thing I could complain about. If you are planning your wedding in the South Jersey area please check this venue out. You will fall in love just like we did!

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jessicacroce21
Wedding: 9/10/2011
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Poor Service posted 10/11/2011

We had our rehearsal dinner here the night before our wedding, there were almost 35 people in our party and only one server. This was entirely too much work for one person; drinks were constantly empty, and she kept disappearing for long stretches. The food was ok when it finally came out, we waited almost 90 minutes for food, which sucked having a couple of kids there. But no one made any apologies or tried to diffuse the situation at all. Not worth the trouble.

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Our island setting...For your perfect day

Your dream ocean side wedding with the reception only a few steps away is waiting for you in Brigantine, New Jersey. We offer casual sophistication with oceanfront views, great food and a dedicated staff. Call 609-457-1086 for you would like more information.


  • Price Range: $$
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Style: Restaurant, Unusual/Alternative

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