59 total reviews
We recently got married at The Flanders, and all I can say is from our very first consultation and venue walk through, we knew we wanted to get married there. What we didn’t know at the time was how amazing Karen Bergman and Anne Sloane were going to be over the course of our planning and wedding weekend. From the outset, Karen was very informative and readily available to answer the onslaught of questions a newly engaged couple has about weddings.
One of the biggest selling points for us, besides Karen and her team, was the chef. Chef Mike, who led our private tasting, put out some of the best food I’ve had at a wedding. We crafted a menu that was delicious and very accommodating to dietary needs (bride and MOB are gluten-free). Almost all of the cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres ended up being gluten-free. At the tasting, we were informed that the steaks would be cooked to temperature and served with butter knives--a bold statement considering the size of our wedding, but one that was backed up.
As we got closer and closer to our big day, Karen and her team accommodated the needs of our large wedding party (265 guests) most of whom were staying at The Flanders. With nearly 75 rooms booked for the weekend, Dorothy, the front desk manager, handled everything with great care and patience. The rooms were unbelievable and tailored with all the modern amenities you’d need. Our guests were happy with the rooms and the level of service provided through their stay.
We also had our ceremony on the beach outside the hotel and the level of coordination, planning and execution was impressive. If we wanted or needed something to happen, Karen found a way to get it done. My father-in-law is a diabetic amputee with prosthetic leg, and Karen even managed to find a beach runway so he could walk his daughter down the aisle. They will go above and beyond to make your day everything you want it to be.
While the reception seems like a blur, the white-gloved service was exceptional and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The night went off without a hitch and we owe a lot of that to Karen and the team at The Flanders. They are professional and meticulous in their planning and execution, but always personal and invested in your happiness. I would recommend The Flanders to anyone and everyone that asked.
The moment I walked into The Flanders, I was in LOVE with the antique and vintage decor and the feel of every room I saw! We met Karen, the wedding coordinator, and I was seriously blown away by all that she offered and how personable she was. She listened to my whole vision of wanting an old hollywood 1920s themed wedding and helped me create it from the moment I met her! I knew for sure after meeting her that my wedding was going to be at The Flanders!
Besides Karen being amazing, chef Mike makes THEE most delicious food i've ever had. Especially the filet mignon! I have a gluten allergy, and my mother in law has a bad shellfish allergy. He went out of his way to accommodate us which meant a lot. The entire night of my wedding everything went perfectly. Not one thing went wrong! The ENTIRE Flanders staff was so incredibly great! Extremely friendly, helpful, and always there for us and our guests. I had over 200 people at my wedding and everyone i've seen after has raved about the food and the service, which are HUGE factors in having your dream wedding! We even had Manco and Manco pizza at the end of our wedding which was a hit! We honestly can't be any happier with The Flanders....they went above and beyond to give me my dream wedding!
My husband and I had our wedding at The Flanders on June 26th 2010 and could not have had a more memorable day. Thanks to the beautiful day put together by Karen (thanks Karen) and her wonderful staff!! We were blown away with all the attention to us and all details we wanted to have included. The gray, fuschia, & plum wedding pictures are our wedding and we were blown away by everything The Flanders did to pull that off. The next day my husband and I said to each other "Let's do it again!". And that really had so much to do with our venue. Thanks again to all the hard work put into our special day. Anyone thinking of having their big day here, you will not regret it at all.
The Flanders Hotel is the most historic site in all of Ocean City in our opinions. It is majestic and wows every visitor. From the start my fiancé (now my husband) and I knew that this was were we wanted to host our wedding reception.
From our very first meeting and tour with Karen Bergman, we were awed by the grandeur of the hotel as well as the kindness of the entire staff.
Karen Bergman and her staff always ensured us that we were their top priority as the planning progressed. We were walked through the process from soup to nuts. We were planning a beach ceremony and though we were not using The Flanders Hotel for their ceremony package, Karen and the staff still supported us and advised us for the best outcome.
On our Wedding Day, we were blown away by the beauty of the ballrooms that we utilized. Words cannot express how perfectly designed they were. Our guests were amazed at the magnificence of the hotel. We have received so many compliments on our wedding day, and it all stems from their experience at the reception.
We held a Sunday brunch reception and it was amazing. The chef designed a perfect menu for our celebration. Our families ate like kings and queens. Every person that my husband and I have spoken with have raved about the delicious food. The hors d'oeuvres were so scrumptious. We had the lamb chop lollipops that people were devouring throughout the morning. We also had stations of food and other butlered hors d'oeuvres during our cocktail hour and every bite was better than the last.
When it was time to be introduced, Karen was right there by our sides coordinating every step. She kept everything on schedule. She was professional, yet firm with our timeline so that we were able to enjoy our celebration to the fullest. When it was time for us to go through our buffet, she kindly informed our guests that it was now meal time and made sure everyone got what they wanted. The service staff were so adequate at their jobs. There is a difference between a server and a professional service staff and The Flanders Hotel Service professionals shine. They were fast and efficient and with a smile on their faces the entire time.
Because of our decision to have our wedding at The Flanders Hotel, unlike many of our friends, we were able to enjoy our reception. We knew that we were in great hands and that every detail was being handled behind the scenes. My husband and I were able to socialize and be guests at our wedding. Not too many brides and grooms can say that.
We would highly recommend hosting your event or wedding at The Flanders Hotel. From the beauty of the rooms, to the delectable food and amazing staff, this establishment will put any other venue to shame.
The moment we walked into The Flanders, we knew it was the place where we wanted to have our wedding. Not only did they NOT let us down, but it was better than anything I could have ever imagined. The food was amazing, the staff was attentive and caring, and the Garden Room was beautiful and perfect for our party of 75 people. There is not one thing I would have changed. Thank you for memories that will last me a lifetime.
The Flanders is an A++++ site for a wedding reception! They delivered!! It was beautiful as well as everyone raving about the food, service and everything else associated with the venue. This was the "BEST" food ever served at a wedding! Karen and Becky were with us throughout the whole process from booking the wedding until we said "good night" after the wedding.
My son and daughter in law were recently married at the Flanders. From the beautiful and personal beach ceremony to the fabulous reception the day was truly perfect. Karen Bergman, the event coordinator, facilitated a seamless day from organizing everything from the touching ceremony to a candy bar. The food was exceptional and the service professional and unobtrusive. There was even a pizza bar at the end of the night. What a hit! Our reception ended around 9pm and the whole bridal party ended up on the boardwalk for fireworks. The perfect end to a perfect day! Thanks for giving us such wonderful memories! Would highly recommend for a casual wedding as well as a formal affair. There are beautiful accomadations there also.
The moment we walked into The Flanders, we were in LOVE with the antique and vintage decor and the feel of every room we saw! We had our ceremony on the beach outside the hotel and the level of coordination, planning and execution was impressive. Karen can be a little abrasive, forgetful/unorganized, and go back on her word at times especially if they are doing two weddings in the same night/weekend. But overall she is ok to work with. However, the food at the Flanders is DELICIOUS. Guests are still commenting on how impressed they were with the food, many saying it was the best wedding food they have ever had! We chose to do the taste of the boardwalk dessert- Johnson's popcorn, funnel cake, taffy, Manco and Manco pizza- which was a HUGE hit!! In addition, the service is outstanding. My husband and I were treated like royalty all night! I have a gluten and pepper (spice) allergy, they went out of their way to accommodate me which meant a lot. While the reception seems like a blur, the white-gloved service was exceptional and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I would recommend The Flanders to anyone and everyone that asked.
The Flanders hotel was the perfect venue for my wedding, and our guests can not stop raving about it!! From the second I entered the hotel I knew that it was where I wanted my wedding to be. The space is gorgeous and elegant. We did not have a beach ceremony and instead used the Garden Room for our ceremony. We did take advantage of the amazing location on the boardwalk for our pictures, but once inside, the Flanders provided an elegant, romantic setting for our special day. The ballrooms comfortably held our 240 guests, with plenty of room to dance (which we did all night!)
Karen, the wedding coordinator, is so organized, detail-oriented, professional, helpful and wonderful! She made everything so easy from start to finish, and it was because of her that the entire wedding ran so smoothly.
The food at the Flanders is DELICIOUS. Guests are still commenting on how impressed they were with the food, many saying it was the best wedding food they have ever had! We chose to do the taste of the boardwalk dessert- Johnson's popcorn, funnel cake, taffy, Manco and Manco pizza- which was a HUGE hit!! In addition, the service is outstanding. My husband and I were treated like royalty all night!
The Flanders is absolutely the best choice for a wedding. It was PERFECT in every sense, and I HIGHLY recommend it!!!!
The Flanders hotel made our wedding weekend spectacular. From their hospitality to Karen and staff putting everything in motion. We had an amazing day and we are happy that you let us start our lives in such a spectacular way.
I just had my wedding here in May and I can honestly say everything was absolutely perfect. My family and friends still keep saying how much fun they had and how perfect the night was. The location is convenient for guests to either stay in the Flanders or the many hotels in walking distance. The weather was beautiful and we took pictures on the boardwalk before the ceremony. Karen is absolutely amazing and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
I can not thank Karen Bergman and her staff enough for the best day/night of our life! Karen is the reason we chose this location for our beach ceremony! Not to take away from the most beautiful venue but really Karen is the best! Not all went smooth during the entire wedding planning process but it was quickly resolved by Karen and her team! The food... Amazing! Thanks chef! The venture beautiful! The service....top notch! Hotel suites were fantastic!
My husband and I got married at the Flander's Hotel in August 2013. We had our ceremony on the beach directly in front of the hotel and the cocktail hour and reception immediately following in the hotel. As crazy and as nervous as I was, Karen and Anne made everything less stressful. They made sure everyone was where they needed to be at every minute and that the entire day (not just night!) went smoothly. Guests are still talking about how great the food was, how beautiful the cocktail hour was, how stunning the ballroom was and how much fun they had in the gorgeous setting! Flanders truly gave us the magical feeling on our wedding day!!! 8/913 💕💓
My husband and I were married at the Flanders Hotel on 9/21/13. From the moment we checked in on Thursday, we were treated like royalty. Our rehearsal dinner was held in the Garden Room on 9/20 and it was spectacular. With station style food, an amazing event space, and attentive wait staff...it was the perfect evening. On our wedding day, everything was exactly how we pictured it...and then MORE!Enough cannot be said for the hard work that Karen and Ann put into making our wedding perfect, down to the smallest detail. Our beach ceremony was gorgeous and the reception space was spectacular. It truly was the wedding of our dreams. The food was delicious! Chef Mike met with us during our tasting and customized our menu, including special touches that incorporated our favorite foods. The entire wedding planning process was easier from start to finish...and especially on our big day, knowing that Karen and Ann were there to support us and give us exactly the wedding that we wanted. I cannot thank the entire staff at the Flanders Hotel enough for giving us the most amazing wedding weekend. I would highly recommend this venue to any bride looking for to host an elegant, fun, and memorable wedding.
My daughter's wedding was a dream. The Flanders provided a top notch venue for both the service and the reception. The food was delicious, the service was top notch. My guests loved the white gloves! I received so many compliments that it was the best wedding they had ever attended.
We tried to keep it very "Ocean City", using all local vendors.
The day goes so fast; wish we could do it all over again.
The food was amazing. All the employees did a wonderful job. Their coordinator Karen does an amazing job at making sure you get what you want. All my guest had a wonderful time and told me how beautiful the place was.
I highly recommend the Flanders Hotel as a wedding and or wedding reception destination. Everything from the beach wedding to the reception was exceptional. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would like to thank them for making our wedding so wonderful. We also received many compliments from our friends and family! Thank you again and we highly recommend your establishment.
Everything was great. Highly recommend to future brides and grooms
The Flanders Hotel is truly full service!!
The food provided through the Flanders was DELISCIOUS! We opted for the Filet and Crab Cakes - you could cut the filet with a butter knife and the crab cakes are all crab no filler - The cocktail hour and stations were huge hits and everyone complimented the food! You have a tasting with your caterer and you always assume the day of food will be slightly less great but not at the Flanders I think it was even better on the day of our wedding! The pastries included in the package were great and really capped off the meal!
I can not begin to say how amazing our wedding ceremony and celebration were at The Flander's - It has been my dream my whole life to have my big day there and it was even more then I could have asked for. They were responsive, enjoyable to work with and executed my thousands of vintage ideas in a way that made me feel overwhelmed in the best way possible! Karen, Anne, and the rest of the team, especially our Maitre'D, Jody - made our day perfect and stress free - So many people told us that we looked happy and not stressed which is unusual for a the bride :-) - I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding at the beach!
Karen and crew at The Flanders were absolutely FABULOUS!!! I can't say enough about how wonderful everything was for our wedding day!!
The food was excellent and our family and friends raved about it. We also had our rehearsal dinner at The Flanders and that was amazing as well. Karen felt like family and the service from all the staff was exceptional!!! The Flanders truely made this the best day of our lives!!! Thank you so much to Karen and her wonderful staff and big props to the CHEF!!!!!
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Your Seaside Celebration Destination
The Flanders Hotel, located on the Ocean City Boardwalk, is one of New Jersey's most historic and elegant Wedding Reception Venues. The ornate sophistication of our ballrooms are reminiscent of the grandeur of the early 1900's with all of the modern amenities of today.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008