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Ocean CityNew Jersey
The Flanders Hotel, Banquet, And Conference Center
Located in Ocean City, NJ, The Flanders Hotel, Banquet, And Conference Center is a seaside destination with a rich and detailed history. Ideal for couples who wish to have a wedding that marries heritage and ocean scenery, this hotel is a coastal historian's dream. Holding residence in Ocean City's Jersey Shore since 1923, The Flanders Hotel is truly a sight to behold.
Thanks to the Ocean Front Hotel Corporation, established by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, The Flanders Hotel property was purchased and developed. The name of the property was chosen as an homage to Allied troops who had fallen at the Battle of Flanders, fought in Belgium, 1914. Architect Vivian B Smith was commissioned to design the hotel. Smith had previously had a hand in the construction of City Hall, an Ocean City high school, and the iconic Music Pier. Under Smith's direction, The Flanders Hotel was built with sturdy materials and deemed fireproof. After officially opening, the structure became a landmark of the Jersey Shore, inviting those arriving to bask in its splendor and Victorian aesthetic. The establishment's success was in part due to J. Howard Slocum. Mr. Slocum transformed the landscape of Ocean City, introducing and implementing high standards of service to the region. Throughout its first decade, additions were added to up that ante at The Flanders Hotel. A slump hit the city during the 1930s depression era, which continued until after the resolution of World War II. After a brief time of prosperity, the hotel eventually met its closure in 1995. The following year, it was purchased and renovated into a condominium. The 2000s saw a slow rise to financial success, and by the time 2010 rolled around a banquet center was purchased. Now, this year-round destination boasts ballrooms, a restaurant, shops, a spa, a fitness center, a business center, and even a heated pool. With historic treasures hidden throughout, such as the intriguing Flanders Catacombs, this hotel is truly a one-of-a-kind delight.
Couples selecting this beachside real estate for their wedding event will have access to the promenade, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Candle Ballroom. Throughout the hotel, vaulted ceilings, golden accents, and glittering chandeliers set a glamorous tone for any celebration. Marble hearths and hardwood floors amplify the venue's sophistication and create a backdrop suitable for photos, films, and dancing the night away. In-house packages make planning and coordination streamlined, and a bartender can be provided for every 75 guests invited to the occasion. Between the architecture, amenities, and extensive history, couples will not soon forget a celebration at The Flanders Hotel, Banquet, And Conference Center.
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