When it comes to planning your wedding, finding the right venue is key. That’s why we recommend getting married at the Jersey Shore! New Jersey’s beaches offer a dramatic and romantic setting for your special day. You can walk down the aisle of a church, say your vows at a marina, or tie the knot right in the sand. The options are endless! Here are some of our favorite Jersey Shore wedding venues that will have you and your soulmate reminiscing for a lifetime.
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5 of the Best Jersey Shore Wedding Venues
1. Ocean Grove Beach
Do you dream of reciting your vows by the sea? You’re in luck! Ocean Grove is one of the most beautiful beaches in New Jersey, offering soft sand, fewer crowds, and some truly amazing sunsets. Feel free to say your nuptials near the dunes, then head down to the water to take photos with a beautiful backdrop of the Atlantic.
Local Tip: Avoid having your beach wedding during the months of July and August. There’s limited parking and your overnight guests will pay high season rates for their accommodations! Shoulder seasons, like fall and spring, are a much better choice. For details, check out our tips for beach ceremonies.
2. St. Paul’s Church
Located at the center of Ocean Grove, St. Paul’s is perfect for a traditional church wedding. This historic sanctuary was built in 1885 and is capable of seating 500+ people. It even boasts a gorgeous Austin Pipe Organ! When it’s time to plan your event, St. Paul’s wedding coordinator will work closely with you to ensure that your ceremony goes as smooth as possible.
3. The Asbury Park Boardwalk
The Asbury Park Boardwalk is home to some of the most beautiful Jersey Shore wedding venues. Here you’ll find historic, mixed-use spaces like the Convention Hall, The Grand Arcade, Paramount Theatre, Wonder Bar, and the legendary Stone Pony. With flexible floor plans and intelligent designs, Asbury’s reception halls and venues provide a memorable oceanfront setting for your wedding.
4. Jumping Brook Country Club
Just three miles from Asbury Park and Ocean Grove is Jumping Brook Country Club, a private golf resort that can host up to 400 guests. Seven wedding packages are available for couples, and each includes a 5-hour open bar, personal wedding coordinators, valet parking, and custom menu selections. Fill out the form on their website or call (732) 922-8200 for details.
5. The Inns of Ocean Grove
If you’re searching for the perfect place to have your wedding weekend, look no further than the Inns of Ocean Grove. Our management team has over 25 years of experience in the wedding business and will help you throw the party of your dreams. We are not a reception site, however, we can organize other aspects of your wedding such as a welcome cocktail party, rehearsal dinner, and fun day-after brunch. We also provide overnight accommodations for your guests. Check out our Beach House Weekend Wedding Guide and give us a call to start the planning process. We look forward to becoming a part of your history!