16 total reviews
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
we looked forever for a venue to have our reception at that fit us. we didnt want a big run of the mill wedding. no banquet hall for us! i am so glad we decided to go with the laguna grill. pat was our contact and she seemed to be just as easy going as we are. every step our experience was great. and the finished product was amazing!! the food was the best i have ever had... all the chatter between our guests confirmed this. it definatly exceeded my expectations.
We loved the people the most. The food was wonderful the bar area for the cocktail hour is awesome and it was right on the beach.
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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
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013