The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Southern Mansion in Cape May, New Jersey, wants to be a part of making your wedding dreams come true. When you want to be surrounded in Victorian splendor as you exchange your vows, the Southern Mansion promises to do just that. Bounteous gardens in full bloom await you for an outdoor ceremony or reception, while exquisite indoor event spaces are also available if you prefer.
The Gardens. The grounds of the Southern Mansion cover 1.5 acres. Lush blossoming gardens are the ideal spot for your ceremony. Garden weddings are a specialty at the Southern Mansion and the staff is happy to guide you to help you find your ceremony location.
The Mansion. The mansion offers grand venue spaces for both ceremonies and receptions. The lofty ceilings, rich woodwork and elegant furnishings provide an exquisite backdrop for your formal event. Plan your dinner in the solarium with views of the gardens and then move to a ballroom for dancing. The interior of the mansion has a full capacity of up to 150 guests.
The Verandahs. Expansive verandah space is in keeping with true southern charm, allowing you to spill out onto the verandas for your cocktail hour or for breathtaking photos. The mansion has 5,000 square feet of space on its verandahs.
What You Should Know
The welcoming atmosphere and attentive events staff at the Southern Mansion make this venue an easy choice for an upcoming wedding. The coordinators are wedding experts and they adeptly guide you through the entire wedding process. Only one wedding occurs in a day at the mansion, further ensuring that you and your event hold center stage.
Event times generally span about five hours and all festivities must conclude by 10:00 p.m. Catering is performed by the on-site chef and culinary team. The chef offers personalized consultation with each couple to help with menu selection. Special dietary restrictions are always accommodated, with special vegetarian and vegan menu selections available. Reception meals include display and butler-passed hors d'oeuvres and a plated meal. The staff cuts and serves your wedding cake.
All events include full table and chair setup with linens and tableware. The staff places table numbers on the tables as well.
The Southern Mansion has bartenders on staff for alcohol beverage service. You simply arrange delivery of the beverages you wish to serve by a liquor distributor and the venue manages storage and service during your reception. Toast service is included with your reception.
Additional vendors are necessary for your wedding cake, flowers, photography and entertainment. The venue provides a list of preferred vendors to help you with this selection process.
On-site parking is available for registered guests. Wedding guests not staying at the mansion find free parking nearby.
As you plan your wedding, the coordinators at Southern Mansion anticipate a wide array of details and requests, which help make your day unique. Special amenities are also available to add to your package.
- Request centerpieces for your reception tables
- Schedule a menu tasting to help you select your reception menu
- Children's meals are available
- The venue provides an ordained minister for your ceremony
- A master suite is available for the bridal party to use on the wedding day
- Arrange overnight stays in the 24 rooms available at Southern Mansion for out-of-town guests
- Valet parking service is available
From the Vendor
Cape May's most unique oppulent Mansion weddings!
Elaborate Southern Mansion on 2 acres of award winning gardens in the center of Cape May. Providing couples personalized customized service for your once in a lifetime occasion. We host unique events, that are picturesque with our mahogany verandas, balconies, solarium's, and flying spiral staircases. With large luxurious accommodations, Southern Mansion is Cape May's only AAA four diamond property. Offering couples a unique venue for both your ceremony and reception year-round. Whether you want a traditional summer wedding or are looking at a winter wedding we can cater to all of your specific needs and desires year-round. Booking now for Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017 and Fall 2017. Dates are filling up quickly!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Garden, Estate, Historic Venue, Hotel
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff