My husband and I just celebrated our wedding with our family and friends at the Captain's Inn. It was AMAZING! When searching for a venue, we wanted to find a place by the water that was reasonably priced, had good food, had natural light, and ...
could fit 150 people. This, we soon realized, was a difficult task in the Monmouth/Ocean county area. Most venues were either too small, too expensive, too overdone, or too impersonal. We scoured the internet to find an off the beaten path type of place, and we found what we were looking for and MORE in Captain's Inn.
My husband refers to me as a "type A+ person". Being this way, it is hard for me to let others have control of my vision and ideas. However, after we met Debbie at Captain's Inn, she had my full trust and confidence that she would make our day perfect. She has such a calming personality and always made us feel comfortable. She treated us like family and we could tell she was just as excited for our wedding as we were! I was not stressed at all about our reception and knew full heartedly that Debbie and her wonderful staff would have everything under control. The moment we walked into cocktail hour, I could tell we were right to be stress free!
The staff at Captain's exceeded my expectations in the way they decorated and prepared the room. They displayed all of my DIY crafts and signs even better than I would have! The room was radiating with natural light, due to the window filled walls. Across the street is the water, which was perfect for guests to pop out to take beautiful "golden hour" and sunset pictures. The way the staff set up the room made it seem so spacious and open, considering the fact we had almost 140 guests. We could tell that Debbie and her staff had taken time to think of the logistics and to ensure that our guests were comfortable and happy as well.
The tables were spread out, but everyone could still see, and easily access, the dance floor from their seats. The bar line was NEVER long. The bartenders worked efficiently. There were two buffets set up that made dinner flow so nicely. Also, all of our guests were able to taste all of the passed hors d'oeuvres they wanted, without having to chase down any wait staff. The staff was always checking in on us to make sure that my husband and I were content. The chef at Captain's Inn is incredible! The head chef was even part of the cocktail hour and carving the ham (that everyone is still ranting about). Our guests are ranting and raving about the beautiful wedding, amazing staff, and delicious food.
Overall, Debbie and the rest of the staff at Captain's Inn were so accommodating, professional, and compassionate. It was evident that Debbie has YEARS of experience in setting up and running events. Our wedding was honestly flawless because of her! She is a beautiful person, who truly takes pride in her work and her restaurant. She has hired such a motivated and big hearted staff that only enhance the quality of her work. Debbie truly made every experience we had along the planning journey run smoothly. Captain's Inn is a hidden gem for any party, special event, and especially any wedding! We are so incredibly thrilled that we picked such a special and unique venue for our big day! Thank you again, Debbie and staff, for making our wedding PICTURE PERFECT, exceeding our expectations, and bringing all of my visions to life! You were truly wonderful to work with and we cannot wait to come back soon!