Bay Breezes and Boardwalk Views: 8 Jersey Shore Waterfront Wedding Venues

Its long history as the East Coast's favorite playground has supplied the Jersey Shore with a wealth of fantastic places to celebrate...especially if you're looking to wed on the waterfront. Choices include both quaint, historic spots that highlight the area's serene natural landscapes, and modern spaces that tap the Shore's vibrant culture and nightlife. Here's a selection of some of the region’s best venues.

One Atlantic

Location: 1 Atlantic Ocean, Suite 4106, Atlantic City NJ

Style: Sophisticated, beach-glam restaurant

Fab Feature: Their outdoor terrace! Ideal for al fresco cocktails and mingling, it runs the length of the building and puts you directly above the sand and waves.

Event Space Highlights: Located on the top floor of the Playground (formerly The Pier Shops at Caesars), and extending 100 yards out over the ocean, One Atlantic easily accommodates celebrations of all sizes and styles. The Lobby and Atlantic Room feature floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase unparalleled views of the sea, the shore and the city skyline—the perfect year-round backdrop for ceremonies and receptions.

Notable Services: Several enhancements are available to crank up the fun, like an Atlantic City Boardwalk Tram Service, fireworks on the beach, and a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cart! It’s a Certified Green Restaurant, and they’re happy to customize your menu and accommodate ethnic and cultural requests, including glatt kosher, traditional Asian, and vegetarian dishes.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Price: $$ • $$$

Ceremony Overlooking Atlantic Ocean at One Atlantic


Avenue

Location: 23 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch NJ

Style: Restaurant and beach club

Fab Feature: You’ll experience the warm sand, cool breeze and endless ocean views that made the Jersey Shore famous.

Event Space Highlights: If a beach wedding means ON the beach to you, then you’ve found the sweet spot here for a water’s-edge ceremony or cocktail reception. Dining comes with a side order of endless vistas—exquisitely prepared and presented dishes served in luxurious surroundings with blue-water panoramas make your reception unforgettable. Nothing beats the pink glow of a sunset over the Atlantic, and your guests can drink it all in from the very stylish Roof Deck.

Notable Services: The event staff is experienced in planning everything form casual get-togethers to grand soirées, and delights in making your personal vision a reality. 

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Price: $$ • $$$

Ocean and Beach Views at Avenue


Stateroom at Long Beach Island

Location: 351 West 9th Street, Ship Bottom NJ

Style: Exclusive event venue

Fab Feature: Awash in ocean breezes, this island space—just three blocks from the New Jersey shoreline—offers a superb reception site for seaside weddings.

Event Space Highlights: You can exchange vows on the beach or in the intimate ceremony garden on site. The ballroom overlooks spectacular views of the bay through large windows and from its sunset deck. With gold Chiavari chairs, sculpted ceilings, and amber crystal chandeliers, the refined space sets the stage for a glamorous celebration.

Notable Services: Taste Catering offers a fully customizable menu, from passed hors d’oeuvres to a three-course dinner. Delectable options include a shrimptini station, pistachio-crusted mahi-mahi with a vanilla rum beurre blanc, and rosemary garlic-infused filet mignon with a burgundy demi-glace.

Catering: Provided in-house exclusively by Taste Catering

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Price: $$ • $$$

Beach Wedding Ceremony at Stateroom at Long Beach Island


Molly Pitcher Inn

Location: 88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank NJ

Style: Vintage inn

Fab Feature: This 19th-century boutique luxury hotel has a touch of Old World grandeur, complemented by first-class comfort.

Event Space Highlights: Hold your cocktail reception on their promenade on the banks of the Navesink River, and dance the night away in their waterview ballroom.

Notable Amenities: They offer lots of guest room options, and many have a partial view of the river. Four flexible wedding packages make planning a snap.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: 106 guest rooms

Price: $$ • $$$

Outdoor Ceremony on the Promenade at Molly Pitcher Inn


The Grand Hotel of Cape May

Location: 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ

Style: Elegant hotel

Fab Feature: The pristine shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean, with its soft white sand and sparkling blue water, is your backdrop for a beach wedding that really wows.

Event Space Highlights: Large ballrooms with open floor plans can easily be arranged to fit the needs of your group, from an intimate gathering to a grand affair.

Notable Amenities: Luxurious guest rooms boast Tempur-Pedic® mattresses and semi-private balconies.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: 172 guest rooms and suites

Price: $ • $$

Bride and Groom on Beach by Cape May Boat at The Grand Hotel of Cape May


Bonnet Island Estate

Location: 2380 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin NJ

Style: Private island estate

Fab Feature: This extraordinary venue occupies a breathtaking spot at the water’s edge. The traditional Nantucket-style buildings blend sophistication with welcoming charm, and the surrounding dunes and wetlands provide an unparalleled atmospheric backdrop.

Event Space Highlights: The Boathouse Chapel is a rustic treasure. Transported piece by piece from New England and lovingly restored, this timber-framed beauty features barn-style doors on three sides that swing wide open to let in the breeze and the views. The huge, river-stone fireplace is the Chapel’s heart, and a perfectly romantic place to say “I do.” Following your celebration in the opulent ballroom, adjourn to the Great Room for an intimate after-party.

Notable Service: You can rent the entire estate for the weekend. Ensure a lifetime of memories when you turn your wedding into a two-day affair.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: 12 private suites

Price: $$ • $$$

Nantucket-style Architecture at Bonnet Island Estate


The Oyster Point Hotel

Location: 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank NJ

Style: Contemporary hotel & marina

Fab Feature: The “dock and dine” experience is one of a kind at the Pearl Restaurant, where guests can park their boats and relax on the restaurant deck while sampling contemporary American cuisine with Asian and American Southwest influences. Overnight slips at the Oyster Point Marina are also available.

Event Space Highlights: Have your ceremony and reception in the ballroom overlooking the Navesink River. Your guests can also enjoy cocktails as they mingle inside the Atlantis, Bimini or Coral Rooms, each of which has its own balcony.

Wedding Package Perks: The St. Tropez wedding package offers everything from a custom-carved ice sculpture at your reception to airport limousine service for your honeymoon.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: 56 guest rooms

Price: $$ • $$$

Riverfront Wedding Ceremony at The Oyster Point Hotel


Mallard Island Yacht Club

Location: 1450 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin NJ

Style: Historic yacht club & marina

Fab Feature: Surrounded on three sides by sparkling Barnegat Bay, this club captivates the eye with a collage of gardens, white picket fences, window boxes overflowing with lush plantings, and manicured landscaping.

Event Space Highlights: Have a candlelit ceremony in the Boathouse Chapel in front of a stacked-stone fireplace with bay views all around, or exchange vows on an expansive flower-bordered lawn against the backdrop of water and sky. The ballroom is dripping with European panache—a dramatic, Tiffany-blue coffered ceiling, romantic chandelier lighting and detailed woodwork create a reception space with 19th-century flair.

Notable Amenity: Referred to as the “Crown Jewel” of the club, the 3,000-square-foot bridal suite takes up the entire 4th floor. You’ll sleep soundly on a king-sized bed enclosed by handmade curtains, while floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the bay and landscaping.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: Private penthouse for the wedding couple, plus 10 suites for up to 24 guests.

Price: $$$

Bride and Groom Stroll the Pier at Mallard Island Yacht Club


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