14 Beachy Jersey Shore Wedding Venues That Are Show-Stopping

Get married on a beach like no other.
Melanie Haid
by Melanie Haid
Updated Aug 14, 2023

Thinking about getting married in The Garden State? Take a gander at these Jersey Shore wedding venues—you may just find the perfect "I do" spot among them.

New Jersey has very mild temperatures–it's not too hot or too cold, so if you plan your wedding right, you can soak up the sun or keep your beach wedding cool and relaxed. With many urban cities nearby mixed with suburban neighborhoods and charming beach towns, the Jersey Shore has something for every kind of beach wedding and theme. From expansive boardwalks to white sandy beaches to posh, luxurious hotels and casinos, the Jersey Shore is a unique seaside wedding location packed with trendy beach wedding venues NJ couples are sure to love. After digging into the best wedding venues Jersey Shore couples can consider in the list below, head on over to The Knot Vendor Marketplace to find the best wedding pros to make the dream day a reality.

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant in Cape May, New Jersey

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant Jersey Shore wedding venue in Cape May, New Jersey
Photo: Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

Classic and historic Peter Shields Inn brings together delicious food with the glamour of a beautiful mansion on the South Jersey shore. With expansive blue skies meeting the Atlantic, the Inn allows for more intimate weddings, for up to 100 people. With a jaw-dropping southern-style column front, the Inn has multiple beautiful backdrops for your wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner and reception. Choose to get married right on the beach or in front of the iconic mansion with newly renovated guest rooms, making you and your guests feel as luxurious and relaxed as you'll feel.

The Shore Club in Spring Lake, New Jersey

The Shore Club Jersey Shore wedding venue in Spring Lake, New Jersey
Photo: The Shore Club

The glamorous, cool-chic ballroom style of The Shore Club in Spring Lake is a luxurious place to host your wedding. With incredibly intricate chandeliers in every room, and a breathtaking wedding ceremony space full of natural light, this indoor wedding space gives you all of the glamour of the Shore's outdoor scenery with the comfort of rain-or-shine security. The ceremony room has a full glass, domed ceiling unlike anything you've seen, as well as the option of beautiful photos outdoors under an all-white, sparkling gazebo, pool backdrop, and a variety of winding staircases in and outside to make you feel like royalty.

Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

A strictly one-wedding-per-day venue, Clarks Landing Yacht Club is a beautiful waterfront wedding reception and ceremony space. They have multiple options in and outdoors for your beach wedding, including a ceremony overlooking the Manasquan River and stunning ballrooms with glamorous chandeliers. With more than 20 years of wedding experience, five-star food and catering, and a dedicated event planning staff, your wedding at the Yacht Club will be as seamless as it is beautiful. This venue also goes an extra step, including personal attendants, get-ready rooms, and included details like centerpieces, linens and candles.

Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City is known for its boardwalks, beach views and casinos, so if you're looking for an urban-meets-beachy location for your special day, Resorts Casino Hotel is a perfect venue. With incredible cityscape views on one side and the expansive Atlantic Ocean on the other, this modern hotel venue has space for all of your guests and provides both them and the wedding party with luxurious amenities and event planning assistance. Get married right on the beach, on the boardwalk, or in one of the many ballroom reception spaces – the hotel is your oyster. Resorts Casino even has a wedding specialist as part of their staff to make sure your day runs smoothly.

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The Deauville Inn in Strathemere, New Jersey

This waterfront restaurant space is an ideal place for couples to tie the knot on the beach, and celebrate with great food in an unforgettable venue. Between Sea Isle and Ocean City, The Deauville Inn can accommodate 300 or more guests and has very flexible amenities. With beautiful ocean views, you might want to opt for an evening ceremony to bask in the glow of the ocean sunset. The restaurant itself features bay-style décor and traditional seafood among a variety of other choices, completely customizable to you and your preferences.

Merri-Makers at Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin, New Jersey

Another oceanside venue, the Merri-Makers at Mallard Island Yacht Club offers romantic spaces like the Boathouse Chapel and Grand Ballroom, panoramic ocean views and Gothic-style architecture. If you love unique accents, you'll fall in love with the glamorous chandeliers hanging from the Tiffany-blue-painted ceiling. For the chicest couples who want to unite a relaxing beach wedding with a luxurious, upscale reception, Merri-Makers is perfect. It's drivable from New York City at the northeastern end of the Shore, so travel for out-of-state guests is seamless.

The Southern Mansion in Cape May, New Jersey

This beautiful historic mansion is perfect for beachfront summer weddings as well as winter oceanside weddings. With a stunning two acres of lavish, award-winning gardens, The Southern Mansion is the only AAA four-diamond property in Cape May. The architecture of the mansion itself is incredibly unique and breathtaking, with incredible balconies, verandas, staircases, dressing rooms and windows that make any location on the property perfectly picturesque. With a mix of rustic, traditional and classic vibes, you can make this day completely your own. This luxurious property can accommodate up to 150 guests, so it's perfect for more intimate wedding days.

The Flanders Hotel, Banquet and Conference Center in Ocean City, New Jersey

Since 1923, this elegant hotel has been hosting all kinds of special events for almost 100 years. The building is a historic treasure, with a rich history and beautiful character and details that can be found in almost every inch of this venue. Gold accents, lavish curtains and beachside amenities are perfectly in reach at The Flanders, where weddings with over 300 guests will thrive. There are multiple options for sophisticated photos year-round, with ballrooms, a spa, fitness center and pool, to name a few. Staff at The Flanders offer many different in-house packages as well, so planning your wedding will be easy and smooth.

Wave Resort in Long Branch, New Jersey

This rooftop, beachside resort is a stunning indoor-outdoor venue along the Jersey Shore coast. With 7,000 square feet of space and the ability to accommodate a maximum of 250 guests, the Wave Resort is nestled right along the iconic Pier Village Boardwalk – so there is plenty for you and your guests to do surrounding your big day. With incredible ocean views and a dedicated staff that will help bring your vision to life, this venue also partners will multiple different nearby restaurants to cater your wedding, as well as providing fun, traditional boardwalk food for your reception. With breathtaking classy and natural accents throughout the space and views too beautiful for words, the Wave Resort will help make your special day unforgettable.

Windows on the Water at Surfrider Beach in Sea Bright, New Jersey

If you want the tropical resort feeling for your wedding day without the hassle of flying all of your guests out to an island, the Windows on the Water venue in Sea Bright is the perfect compromise. With stunning beach ceremonies surrounded by palm trees and rolling waves and receptions in the beautiful Atlantic Dec or Empress Ballroom. Beautiful luxury accents like chandeliers and elegant menu options for your wedding and cocktail hour, the catering team at Windows on the Water will make sure everything is absolutely delicious for you and up to 250 guests.

Brant Beach Yacht Club in Brant Beach, New Jersey

Brant Beach Yacht Club is located on Long Beach Island, one of the Jersey Shore's most popular destinations for Jersey natives and travelers alike. The secluded, relaxing aura of the island is matched in every aspect of the waterfront Yacht Club, as well as offering separate spaces for your waterfront ceremony, cocktail hour and reception space. Dressing rooms are also on-site, as well as exclusive caterers and connections to local bars. You can rent this wedding venue and make it completely your own, with as much or little assistance from the venue as you need. Beautiful coastal details, stone fireplaces and wooden accents make this space feel serene, and as free to your taste as your beach wedding should be.

Cross & Orange in Asbury Park, New Jersey

Aside from beautiful beaches, a fantastic boardwalk and beautiful murals, Asbury Park is a beautiful wedding location for your oceanside "I do's." Cross & Orange is located by Kennedy Park, and specializes in artisanal cuisine for special events with up to 200 guests. With a beautiful historic building, delicious food and the ocean just a few blocks away. With all of the stunning parts of the ocean, Cross & Orange offers a peaceful "backyard"-style reception space and five-star rated food, all made from scratch. Beachy couples will love the appeal of this venue and the spacious rooms to help you celebrate in whatever way is ideal for you.

The Sunset Ballroom in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Nestled between the Manasquan River and the Atlantic Ocean, this naturally lit event space is perfect for indoor weddings up to 200. Don't worry: with floor-to-ceiling windows draped with eloquent curtains and traditional charm, you'll still get all of the beach wedding views you could ever want from this waterside venue. Included in this space are areas for a cocktail hour, ceremony, reception, ballroom and getting-ready suite – everything you need to make your day special and seamless. The Sunset Ballroom doubles as a restaurant, with incredible cuisine and an executive chef to help you craft your personalized menu.

Hotel LBI in Ship Bottom, New Jersey

For couples looking for the utmost beachside luxury, the Hotel LBI in Ship Bottom is the perfect venue for you. Located in the heart of Long Beach Island, this glamorous hotel offers multiple spaces for your wedding, outdoor ceremony access and all of the amenities you could dream of. Based on the architectural styles of a 1900s hotel, this relaxing and picturesque space will make you and your guests feel at ease and taken care of. There are multiple wedding packages that the hotel offers, as well as an incredible rooftop bar with views of Barnegat Bay, so you can celebrate your beach wedding exactly how you want.

Hannah Nowack contributed to the reporting of this story.

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