Laguna Grill and Rum Bar

Brigantine, NJ

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About this Vendor

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.

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Waterfront, Beach, Restaurant

Wedding Categories

Food + Catering


Contact Info

1400 Ocean Ave, Brigantine, NJ (609) 266-7731

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Helen M

My husband and I got married 5/21/2016 at the Laguna Grill and Rum. I can not say enough about the services that were provided by Christine Bruno and her staff. She orchestrated the day from start to finish in lieu of there being a hurricane outside. (so much for the beach... Read More wedding).Our guest raved about the food, venue and the service that they were provided to them by her staff. We would do it all over again in a heart beat! Thanks Christine! Bob and Helen Mclaughlin

Reviewed on 6/12/2017 Shelby W

We had a wonderful wedding at Laguna. Chris, the event coordinator, was extremely helpful and was always punctual and diligent with responses (whether via email or phone) and during the coordination before and during the wedding day. Food and drinks were amazing. The staff... Read More were friendly, fun, and we're a great time as also confirmed by our guests. Many guests even told us, "it was the best wedding" they had ever been to. Its a great venue if you are looking for a cold drink and your feet in the sand. Very flexible as well. Perfect for our relaxed, party vibe beach wedding.

Reviewed on 1/29/2017 Melissa C

I can not give Laguna and Christine Bruno enough stars. Despite it being a rainy day, I had the most beautiful wedding. We got married on the bandstand. Christine decorated the venue exactly as I had imagined it in my head, even my husband was amazed at what she did with the... Read More room. The food was amazing!! People can not stop raving to us about how fabulous our wedding was, friends asks us to get married again so we can do it all over again! Everyone love the fact that you get married on the beach, take two steps to the venue and then can walk right to hotel, its incredibly convenient for your guests. While I can't stop raving about how fabulous my wedding was, the best part was that for a New Jersey Beach front wedding, it as extremely affordable!! Like I said, I just can't give the venue, Christine, and the staff enough stars!!!

Reviewed on 7/25/2017 Karen H

We were married 6/23/17 on the beach at Laguna, followed by reception inside Laguna. Chris Bruno & staff gave us a ceremony and reception that exceeded our expectations, even if the weather wasn't always cooperative. Food was outstanding, especially the crabcakes which everyone... Read More is still raving about.

Reviewed on 6/20/2017 Kiera Z

My husband and I got married at Laguna on 6/16/17 and it was perfecr. Christine and staff were amazing and so accommodating. Christine was always in contact with us for anything that we needed whenever. At the reception everything was beautiful and the food was delicious.... Read More People are still talking about the apps and the steaks! Thank you Laguna. It was an epic wedding that we will never forget !

Reviewed on 6/08/2017 Kimmy G

I got married on 6/3/2017 and I couldn’t possibly give Laguna Grill (and by association, Christine Bruno) a higher recommendation. From the beginning of the process to the event itself, I am beyond happy with my experience with this venue. Christine Bruno was extremely... Read More accommodating, had an answer to every question and made sure that every detail of our vision was possible and eventually came true. When the day of the event finally came, it was exactly as I had imagined it to be and it all went off without a hitch because of Christine and the amazing staff at Laguna. All throughout the event, I heard repeatedly “this was the best wedding that we’ve ever been to”, “this is the most relaxed and fun wedding ever” and “I have never had a meal this delicious at a wedding before”. Suffice it to say, Laguna was an absolute hit and I thank Christine and the Laguna staff for making my big day “the best wedding ever.” 

Reviewed on 5/15/2017 lisa m

We loved our wedding at Laguna Grill! Thanks to Chris and their amazing staff, our day was perfect. Chris worked with us and helped us with every little detail. Laguna is a great place for a wedding!!!!

Reviewed on 3/06/2017 Barbara F

Christine of Laguna made this place special. From the first meeting to the ceremony and reception she was cordial and friendly. Very accommodating, very patient woman. The staff that assisted Christine were also smiling and enjoying their evening of making our evening... Read More special. Our wedding was to be on the beach but unfortunately weather kept us inside. I planned ahead just in case and glad I did. I had my own tropical plants to bring in and Christine was so very happy to help us in any way to make this work for the families. While it was inside, the beach is right out the door and with the windows all around and we felt like we were right there. This venue was very intimate and the food was tremendous. Could not have asked for a better day (well, the sun could have helped) but my daughters wedding was full of sunshine on their faces. Thank you again Christine and staff for superb time.

Reviewed on 11/01/2016 Janice B

I would highly recommend the Laguna Grill and Rum Bar as your venue of choice for your wedding reception, anniversary party, etc. I am extremely pleased with absolutely everything about this facility/venue. The food was awesome, the place looked amazing and the service was... Read More impeccable. Honestly I can't say enough wonderful things about Laguna and I am thrilled we had our wedding there. They were very accommodating, easy to work with and on top of everything. The day of the event went well with the attention and service we received. I am one happy bride, thank you very much to the owners and staff at Laguna!!

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Cynthia S

Beautiful, memorable day! Laguna service was great, helpful, friendly, they went way over the top to make this a wonderful day for my husband and I. Christine Bruno and staff worked diligently, professionally and went over and above for our guests! I can't say enough about... Read More the food, bar service, and friendliness of the staff. Whatever we needed, they were on hand to help and provide! If I could give them 10 stars, I would!!!

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Cynthia S

Beautiful, memorable day! Laguna service was great, helpful, friendly, they went way over the top to make this a wonderful day for my husband and I. Christine Bruno and staff worked diligently, professionally and went over and above for our guests! I can't say enough about... Read More the food, bar service, and friendliness of the staff. Whatever we needed, they were on hand to help and provide! If I could give them 10 stars, I would!!!

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Helen M

My husband and I got married 5/21/2016 at the Laguna Grill and Rum. I can not say enough about the services that were provided by Christine Bruno and her staff. She orchestrated the day from start to finish in lieu of there being a hurricane outside. (so much for the beach... Read More wedding).Our guest raved about the food, venue and the service that they were provided to them by her staff. We would do it all over again in a heart beat! Thanks Christine! Bob and Helen Mclaughlin

Reviewed on 10/05/2016 Felicia M

The entire experience; from the support with planning to the actual event itself, was amazing! Our event planner, Christine, was an absolute pleasure to work with. She worked with us every step of the way, helping to create an unforgettable 50th wedding anniversary event. Her... Read More attention to detail was impeccable, she gave input, listened to our ideas, and went above and beyond to make day perfect! The food was delicious, as we received endless compliments on the presentation, as well as the taste. The staff was friendly, and accommodation to all the guests, and especially to the guests of honor. The view from the room was breath taking! If the beach is your "Happy Place," as it is with my entire family, you will not be disappointed with Laguna Grill!!! I come from a large Italian family, and we have hosted many weddings, parties, and events over the years... This 50th Anniversary party (from ceremony to reception) tops them all! What a perfect day! Highly recommended!!!!

Reviewed on 10/05/2016 Bobbi H

The team at Laguna Grill was AMAZING from our first day of planning to the end of our reception. Christine Bruno is a true professional – very easy to work with, flexible, and accommodating. All of our guests commented on the amazing food, great space, and helpful staff. We... Read More couldn’t have asked for a better day. THANK YOU to the entire team at Laguna Grill for making our special day truly perfect! I’d recommend Laguna Grill to anyone looking for a NJ seaside wedding!

Reviewed on 7/13/2016 Rosemarie B

A huge thank you to the staff at Laguna Grill and Rum Bar for making our dream wedding come true. It truly was beyond our expectations! We were married on the beach in front of Laguna and had our reception outside on their patio. The set up for the reception was breathtaking,... Read More the food amazing and the attention to every detail before and during our event was on point. Chris Bruno made sure everything was arranged just as we had discussed with her and she executed every detail to perfection. If you want the perfect beach wedding Laguna is the place to have it.

Amazing venue!!! Highly recommend

Reviewed on 10/22/2015

What an amazing venue and staff!!! Christine is fabulous and makes sure everything goes off without a hitch. She goes out of her way to accommodate you and your guests and make your night special. The staff was attentive and great and the food was very delicious!! All of our... Read More guests had a great time! Price is very reasonable thanks Laguna!!

Exceptional beach reception

Reviewed on 10/13/2015 carmen b

Excellent in every way. I recommended Leguna Grill as a venue to someone in our beach reception. Christine was outstanding, she was very customer focused and extremely personable. Very comfortable. she and the staff were very professional. Thank you very much

Reviewed on 10/08/2015 Kelly M

I recently had the pleasure of getting married and using Laguna Grill for the reception. Not only was the wedding an absolute dream, everything at Laguna was perfect. The ceremony took place right on the Brigantine beach, then it was a few steps back to Laguna for the reception.... Read More The location was beautiful; outside on their beachfront deck. There were palm trees and chairs in the sand. There was also an awning that provided shaded areas for guests who wished to stay out of the sun. There were staging areas for either a band or DJ, and plenty of room to dance. The food was excellent! All of the appetizers and entrees were fresh and delicious. I was so impressed by the quality and tastiness of the food, my only regret is that the busy bride didn't have time to eat more! The most important feature of Laguna was the people; the service was spectacular! Christine Bruno is the wedding coordinator for Laguna and she was such a pleasure to work with from the very start. She laid to rest all my concerns and made sure everything that day ran smoothly. The efficiency, dedication, and kindness she showed, from our first conversation to the big day, allowed me to relax and enjoy with no concerns. Everything that I envisioned for that special day came to life with the help and support of the staff at Laguna. From the owner himself, to every last bartender and busboy, everyone contributed to making my wedding day the most spectacular day of my life!

Wedding Reception September 2015

Reviewed on 10/04/2015 Cheryl

The moment we met Christine Bruno at Laguna Grill we knew we wanted to have our reception there. The proximity to the beach and the view of the ocean is spectacular. Christine was very accommodating throughout the entire planning process suggesting a number of vendors and... Read More helping us get all our plans in place. The afternoon of the food tasting was especially memorable from the hors d'oeuvres to the entrees. Everything was so delicious that making a choice was difficult. Our special day arrived and we couldn't be happier with the staff's attention. Christine especially went 'the extra mile' getting us our own plate of hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour and then getting us each a plate of food from the buffet since we both had children on our laps. She then made sure the children got nuggets & french fries. Our friends and relatives continue to comment about the great venue and our guests could not stop raving about the delicious food including tilapia and steak. Everyone had a great time. We could not have made a better choice and highly recommend Laguna Grill & Rum Bar for any type of celebration.

Simply the Best

Reviewed on 10/04/2015

My wedding and reception at Laguna Grill and Rum Bar exceeded my expectations. Christine was easy to work with and went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. The food was delicious, and our family is still talking about the giant scallops that were amazing. The... Read More venue is very comfortable and was easily accessible for my grandmother, who is in a wheelchair. Did I mention how delicious the food was? The weather was perfect; overall, the day couldn't have been any better. I highly recommend this venue.

September Wedding

Reviewed on 9/26/2015 Christine S

The Laguna Grill did an awesome job with our wedding reception of 150 people. We had the first wedding of the fall season and everything was great. Food and service were top notch. All of our guests really enjoyed the food and were very impressed with the service,especially... Read More Christine Bruno the events organizer. She took great care to make sure everyone was happy and comfortable. We met with her a few times over the summer to go over details and she was very attentive to our every need and concern. The location is great, right on the beach, white sand and palm trees too! I would recommend the Laguna as a destination wedding location that is local enough to Philly and NYC, with the charm of Atlantic City only a few miles away. We had a great time.

Laguna Grill

Reviewed on 9/13/2015 Stephanie C

This place was amazing! The service was excellent and Christine took care of everything and everyone. My guests were so impressed! She made sure that we had the best time. I highly recommend Laguna Grill!! Best wedding ever!

Reviewed on 7/23/2015 Amy B

My (now) husband and I found Laguna Grill after searching for a few months for our perfect beach wedding venue as far south as Virginia Beach and as far north as New Jersey's beaches. We had specific things we were looking for and Laguna was a perfect fit for us! Christine (or... Read More Chris) the wedding coordinator there was fantastic. She helped with vendor recommendations, budgeting, ideas and any other need/request we had during the months leading up to the wedding. She was patient, friendly and professional. We had our menu tasting with our mom's and my husband's grandma. Chris was accommodating and impressed us all with her demeanor, knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile. The food was fantastic both at the tasting and on our actual wedding! We hired Chris for extra rehearsal dinner/beach ceremony execution/vendor contact service she offers on the day of our wedding and didn't regret spending the extra money one bit. Chris helped setup the room with my husband, some bridesmaids, groomsmen and family the afternoon of the wedding. I was so amazed by how beautiful the whole setup looked. At the reception, she refilled our drinks, brought my husband and I plated dinners from the buffet, checked in with not only us, but also guests to ensure they were comfortable and enjoying themselves. Chris was organized, calm, efficient and truly in control of the whole event from start to finish. We even got compliments from friends of ours on how "with it" she was as a wedding coordinator and that she was the best they'd seen! Laguna, the venue itself was beautiful, spacious, comfortable and has amazing beachfront views. It was perfect for our beach ceremony and reception that was only steps away. Chris truly surpassed our expectations every step of the way and made for a beautiful, memorable and relaxing wedding day.

Bride & Groom (Wedding reception venue)

Reviewed on 6/16/2015

Laguna Grill and Rum Bar team were absolutely fantastic!! From the time we met Christine we knew we chose the perfect place to have our wedding reception. It went so smoothly and it's truly because of this incredible team. The venue is so romantic and ideal for a beach... Read More wedding/reception it was just PERFECT. Our guests had nothing but positive things to say and were blown away by how attentive and professional Christine and her staff were. We have had so many complements from our guests saying the food was over the top delicious and was the best they ever had at any wedding! Your wedding venue here will definitely have that extra little bit of "special" that everyone wants on their big day. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND Laguna for any wedding reception venue!! Christine, you and your staff deserve a huge THANK YOU for making our day so memorable. We will be coming back for dinner soon. The food is amazing and your signature Rum Runners are always delicious. See you very soon. Many thanks again...Amy & Carmen DeChristopher... 20 year vow renewal ceremony & reception, 6/6/2015.

Perfect Beach Wedding

Reviewed on 6/06/2015

I had my wedding of about 75 guests at Laguna Grill this May. I had never been to Laguna Grill or even to Brigantine, I stumbled upon it by accident and am so thankful that I did! During the planning process, Christine was so helpful to me and my family. She is thorough and... Read More friendly and knows what she is doing. She is extremely organized and was also able to recommend other vendors to me (florist, cake, DJ, etc.). She was all about making my wedding my way. Having Christine on your "team" for your wedding is a good enough reason to have a wedding here, but beyond that the site is beautiful. I had my ceremony outside of the Grill right on the beach and then came inside for the reception. It was super easy and convenient for my guests! This beach is quiet and clean. It's not the rowdy "Jersey Shore scene" but is only 15 minutes from Atlantic City. One of my concerns was poor weather, Christine had that covered. She said if the weather was bad they would accommodate and move the ceremony inside the restaurant. Thankfully the weather was perfect, but it was so comforting to have a backup plan ready! There are several great locations for the ceremony, all within reasonable walking distance from the sidewalk which was great for the older guests at my wedding. There is a back deck that people who really don't want to walk in the sand can be on to watch the ceremony, and the Palm trees make for great pictures. As for the reception, Christine was again incredibly helpful in providing layouts of the room and setting it up how I wanted it, right down to the size of tables. The food was amazing!! I received so many compliments from my guests on the appetizers and the main course meal. Also, there is a hotel above the Laguna Grill which was very convenient for my guests and family. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants the perfect Jersey beach wedding!!