The seaside town of Cape May, New Jersey is not only known for its beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, but also for its idyllic wedding venues that make for beautiful, unique, and unforgettable wedding experiences. These event venues throughout Cape May range from beach weddings to grand ballrooms to intimate gardens, offering something for nearly any type of setting that couples could want for their wedding ceremony, receptions, or rehearsal dinner.
1.The Shore Club
© The Shore Club
The Shore Club is home to the premier golf course in South Jersey. Renovated in 2018, the club features a contemporary coastal design and is situated on more than one hundred acres of stunning views and pristine grounds. The event venue, which is particularly popular for wedding ceremonies and receptions, can accommodate up to two hundred guests and overlooks the picturesque golf course. The Shore Club boasts that it has everything couples need for a welcoming, elegant, stylish, fun, and romantic wedding, including well trained staff, personalized event services, amazing dining, and an excellent location.
1170 Golf Club Rd, Cape May,, NJ 08210, Phone: 609-465-7824
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The Southern Mansion in seaside Cape May, New Jersey specializes in hosting small, intimate weddings, special occasions, and wedding planning for parties of thirty to one hundred and fifty guests. While the wedding venue focuses on smaller weddings, it can still accommodate some larger wedding ceremonies and receptions, depending on the needs and specifications. The Southern Mansion’s expert wedding planner is able to help couples figure out exactly if their wedding can be accommodated at the property, as well as any other details to make sure the wedding experience is unforgettable and perfect for the bride and groom, and their guests.
720 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 800-381-3888
© Chalfonte Hotel
The Chalfonte Hotel boasts a Southern hospitality, warm ambiance that can be considered reminiscent of the classic film Gone With the Wind, providing a memorable and unique setting as wedding a venue. Couples can choose to have their wedding ceremony in the site’s beautiful Secret Garden, guests can mingle between the ceremony and reception on the wide and sweeping verandas for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and dance away and enjoy nationally-acclaimed food during the reception within the grand and spacious Magnolia Room. The Chalfonte Hotel is the original seaside resort of the country’s oldest continuously operating hotel.
301 Howard St, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-8409
© Congress Hall
Congress Hall is thought of by many as one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Cape May, New Jersey. The oceanfront, beautiful property plays hosts to unforgettable weddings, as well as other extravagant special events. The seaside historic resort is situated on a whole beachfront block that overlooks the ocean. The Grand Ballroom, the venue’s main event space, is an exquisite space with a capacity of 250 people. In addition to being an event venue, Congress Hall also consists of a fitness center, a lounge, full-service restaurants, a day spa, retail shops, and more than one hundred guestrooms.
200 Congress Pl, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-6553
5.Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May
© Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May
The Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May provides a one-of-a-kind setting at the Cape May Harbor for special events, especially wedding ceremonies and receptions. Offering amazing views of the sunset, the Corinthian Yacht Club can accommodate up to 180 people in the Clubhouse for weddings, birthday parties, anniversary parties, corporate dinners, and more. The Clubhouse consists of a spacious ballroom, a bar with harbor views, and a fully screened, canopied porch. There is also a brick patio and a firepit at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May for more spots for guests to take in the spectacular views.
1819 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-8000
6.Ocean Club Hotel
© Ocean Club Hotel
The Ocean Club Hotel can be found within the historic town of Cape May. The oceanfront boutique hotel provides gorgeous views of the town’s beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by the Duncan Design Group, the Ocean Club Hotel provides accommodations for guests in addition to event space for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Guest rooms feature a blend of comfort and style, including luxury linens, custom-designed chic furnishings, private balconies, and more. The Cape May Promenade offers a relaxing stroll only steps away from the Ocean Club Hotel, and the poolside bar offers a cool spot for sipping a cocktail.
1035 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-7000
7.Everly at Railroad
© Everly at Railroad
The Everly at Railroad is a historic building in the town of Tuckahoe, New Jersey, just outside of seaside Cape May, New Jersey. Originally constructed for accommodating train stops, the venue purpose has changed many times over the years. The building has housed a feed and grain store, lumberyard, cannery, and produce auction. In 2000, the Everly at Railroad was renovated into a storage warehouse and event space, and while it was then closed for around five years, the event venue is now open again for weddings and other special events, along with a shop in the barn.
171 Railroad Ave, Tuckahoe, NJ 08250, Phone: 609-701-0331
8.Grand Hotel of Cape May
© Grand Hotel of Cape May
The Grand Hotel of Cape May is boasts a location along the oceanfront within close distance to the historic district of the coastal town, offering couples, as well as their guests, with some of the best of beachfront hospitality and a great venue for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions by the sea. This hideaway in historic Cape May offers a destination for events away from the hustle and bustle of the real world. Along with space for events, the Grand Hotel also includes guest rooms with a variety of amenities and creature comforts, as well as professional and friendly service.
1045 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-5611
9.Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grill
© Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grill
Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grill is not only a great spot to grab a bite to eat, but it serves as a good spot for special events, including weddings. The restaurant and rooftop bar is a favorite among Cape May locals and has been named as one of the Jersey shore’s “Best Places to Drink Outside” by Philadelphia Magazine. In fact, this venue is the only rooftop bar in the town of Cape May, New Jersey. Along with delicious food, Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grill offers some spectacular views of the ocean, an inviting atmosphere, and an array of drinks.
1025 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-6113
© Hotel Alcott
The Hotel Alcott in the historic Victorian seaside town of Cape May, New Jersey is able to accommodate an array of wedding ceremonies and receptions, ranging from small intimate weddings to lavish, grand affairs. The professional staff at the Hotel Alcott is committed to to making sure weddings, or any other special event, is a day that people will treasure, adding a personal touch to create memorable events. The property’s main dining room is able to accommodate up to 180 guests, with a welcoming front porch, adjoining rooms, and a center courtyard the features a beautiful fountain available as well.
107-113 Grant St, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-5868
© Hotel Macomber
The Hotel Macomber is a historic property situated within Cape May, New Jersey. The hotel’s Union Park Dining Room can be rented for a variety of events, including weddings, special occasion dinners, receptions, and both elegant and casual parties. The facility is able to accommodate a maximum of 120 guests, depending on which kind of reception people are wanting to have at the Hotel Macomber. In addition to the grand dining room, the small hotel is made up of thirty-seven rooms available for guest accommodations. Events at Hotel Macomber typically include butlered hors d’oeuvres, which are followed by the sit-down dinner.
727 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-3020
12.Icona Resort Diamond Beach
© Icona Resort Diamond Beach
The Icona Resort Diamond Beach is a private beach just outside of the seaside town of Cape May, offering a completely private stretch of sand, making it an ideal setting for a beach wedding. The space for events at the Icona Resort Diamond Beach is seemingly endless spanning across approximately 420 feet of gorgeous white sand beach that is available exclusively during the event. Outdoor space for events includes the Rooftop Skybar or well-appointed tents and the Pavilion. Weddings can range from intimate, casual wedding ceremonies to grand receptions for all of the couple’s friends and family.
9701 Atlantic Ave, Diamond Beach, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-729-6600
13.Inn of Cape May
© Inn of Cape May
Many people come to Cape May every year for its turn-of-the-century elegance and serenity, for the horse-drawn carriages to the Victorian-era bed-and-breakfasts. The Rose Room and Aleathea’s help make the Inn of Cape May one of those destinations where the turn-of-the-century elegance and style is definitely respected, offering event space for weddings, receptions, and other parties. Small chandeliers and fans decorate the ceilings, adding to the summery, fresh, and floral atmosphere. The wrap-around porch with several rocking chairs makes for a great spot for hors d’oeuvres and drinks in between wedding ceremonies and receptions, especially with the cool ocean breeze.
7 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 800-582-5933
14.Jessie Creek Winery
© Jessie Creek Winery
Tucked away on the Cape May County’s peninsula and by the Delaware Bay’s breezes, the Jessie Creek Winery provides a unique backdrop for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception near Cape May, New Jersey. The winery and banquet hall is situated on private grounds located adjacent to the winery’s 150-year-old bed-and-breakfast, which offers scenic views from any spot at the Inn. The Jessie Creek Winery also features a relaxing, casual wrap-around porch and an active barrel room. The friendly staff aim to provide everything needed to create a wedding experience and a setting that is unforgettable.
1 North Delsea Dr, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, Phone: 609-536-2023
© Lobster House
The Lobster House offers an outdoor space for events on The Pier in Cape May for parties of nearly any size. In addition to having an individualized menu for events, the restaurant features several private rooms that can be used for gatherings. Five picturesque and unique dining rooms at the Lobster House overlook the Cape May Harbour. The dining establishment offers a varied and extensive menu made up of dishes that include the area’s freshest seafood possible, oftentimes received from the Lobster House’s own commercial fleet of boats. Every dish served is made fresh every day in the kitchen.
Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-8296
16.Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar
© Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar
The Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar, situated on the historic Jackson Street of Cape May, is thought to be the granddaddy of the town’s fine restaurants and has received several critically-acclaimed awards. The Mad Batter is housed within the historic Carroll Villa Hotel, which is a national landmark that has welcomed guests since the year 1882. Acting as an venue for a variety events in addition to serving its delicious food, the restaurant has its own event coordinator that will meet with couples to create a unique wedding tailored to their specifications and needs, with guest accommodations available at the hotel.
19 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-5970
17.Cape May Convention Hall
© Cape May Convention Hall
The Cape May Convention Hall in Cape May, New Jersey is a unique venue situated on the area’s stunning beaches. The wedding venue also boasts the largest capacity for seating in Cape May for receptions with the capability of accommodating up to 380 guests. The convention hall’s Beachfront Ballroom provides an ideal setting for a memorable and special wedding experience. The venue rental includes private use of the Cape May Convention Hall and its wrap-around deck, as well as a private suite, small dressing room, and more. Beach ceremonies are also available with an inclement weather plan.
714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-9565
18.Peter Shields Inn
© Peter Shields Inn
The historic Georgian Revival Peter Shields Inn provides several different settings for wedding receptions in Cape May, New Jersey, including indoors at the traditional grand staircase, the stunning front lawn, and the spectacular beach. Along with plenty of space for events, such as weddings, the Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant also offers excellent service with fine, Zagat-recommended dining along the beachfront. The property’s knowledgeable wedding planner is able to assist couple with their wedding, which can range from a small and intimate wedding with only twenty guests to a grand reception for as many as 110 people.
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-9090
19.Rhythm of the Sea
© Rhythm of the Sea
The Rhythm of the Sea offers an excellent location for couples looking for a unique setting for a memorable wedding. Offering an intimate wedding venue with a capacity of up to forty people, the facility allows friends and family to gather for the big day within a relaxing atmosphere. In order to provide the ultimate amount of privacy for weddings, couples are required to rent out the entire building for a minimum of two nights. Wedding packages include guest rooms for two night with for accommodations for up to twenty-three guests, private use of the building, and on-site catering for receptions.
1123 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-7788
© SeaSalt Restaurant
The SeaSalt Restaurant gets its inspiration from the very nearby Atlantic Ocean, only a few steps away. The dining room at the SeaSalt Restaurant features high ceilings and expansive, wide ocean views. The beach can be accessed directly from the restaurant’s oceanfront patio. Modern embellishments can be found throughout the venue, including an eighteen-foot granite bar, a plush lounge banquette, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The SeaSalt can accommodate up to one hundred and fifty people in its unique space for wedding and other special events with a beach-chic vibe that’s great for a memorable and festive experience.
Ocean Club, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-7000
21.Elaine's Cape May
© Elaine's Cape May
Elaine's Cape May offers an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions in the seaside town of Cape May, New Jersey along the Jersey Shore. The venue provides the historical charm of the town in the backdrop for weddings, as well as nice ocean breezes and gorgeous beaches. The grounds of Elaine’s Cape May include fourteen boutique guest rooms with private bathrooms, a five-star restaurant, outdoor patio and bar, an event space with a stage for musicians, verandas on the second floors, a wrap-around porch, and abundant space for guest parking in the paved, off-street parking lot.
513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-1199
22.Stone Harbor Golf Club
© Stone Harbor Golf Club
The Stone Harbor Golf Club offers a beautiful setting as a wedding venue near Cape May, New Jersey. With a staff that strives to create a truly personalized wedding experience for couples by working with them to plan a wedding day that represents their unique personality, a variety of weddings are possible, whether looking for an intimate wedding or a larger affair in the clubhouse turned nightclub. The Patio Terrace at the Stone Harbor Golf Club overlooks the golf course’s scenic lake and 18th Green. Also available for wedding receptions are the Lakes Dining Room featuring eighteenth-century refinements and the Mixed Grill Room.
905 Route 9 N, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, Phone: 609-465-9270
23.Carriage House at the Physick Estate
© Carriage House at the Physick Estate
The Carriage House at the Physick Estate is located on the idyllic grounds of Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate. Along with the beautiful setting the venue provides for weddings and other special events, the professional staff at the estate aim to make every event wonderful and unique. The mansion dates back to the year 1879 and has been carefully and beautifully restored, now providing a stunning backdrop for pictures and events, including a gazebo with gorgeous landscaping that makes for the perfect spot for exchanging vows. The venue’s patio tent overlooks the garden and is a good spot for receptions and rehearsal dinners.
1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-5404
© Union Park
Situated across from the Atlantic Ocean, the Union Park Dining Room is located inside of the Hotel Macomber and available for elegant and casual parties alike, complete weddings, special occasion dinners, and receptions. The event space is able to accommodate a maximum of 125 guests, depending on the reception type. Couples can choose to book only one of the private dining rooms, or for the ultimate wedding, the entire restaurant. The three private dining rooms (The Library, the Solarium, and The PDR) can accommodate between eight and forty-five people, which are all enclosed and featuring French door.
727 Beach Av, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-8811
25.Willow Creek Winery
© Willow Creek Winery
The Willow Creek Winery provides gardens and vineyard vistas that offer an idyllic backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions and are sure to delight both couples getting married and their guests. Along with the architecturally beautiful Villa, the grounds include a hand-carved, impressive post and beam winery. Willow Creek Winery is capable of hosting a variety of different styles for weddings, from opulent affairs to rustic beach weddings. Wedding packages are able to include a variety of amenities, such as excellent culinary menus, the Grand Tasting Room for receptions or rehearsal dinners, and horse-drawn carriages for entrances or exits.
160 Stevens St, West Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-7171
25 Best Cape May Wedding Venues
- The Shore Club, Photo: The Shore Club
- Southern Mansion, Photo: Paul Hakimata/stock.adobe.com
- Chalfonte Hotel, Photo: Chalfonte Hotel
- Congress Hall, Photo: Congress Hall
- Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, Photo: Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May
- Ocean Club Hotel, Photo: Ocean Club Hotel
- Everly at Railroad, Photo: Everly at Railroad
- Grand Hotel of Cape May, Photo: Grand Hotel of Cape May
- Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grill, Photo: Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grill
- Hotel Alcott, Photo: Hotel Alcott
- Hotel Macomber, Photo: Hotel Macomber
- Icona Resort Diamond Beach, Photo: Icona Resort Diamond Beach
- Inn of Cape May, Photo: Inn of Cape May
- Jessie Creek Winery, Photo: Jessie Creek Winery
- Lobster House, Photo: Lobster House
- Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar, Photo: Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar
- Cape May Convention Hall, Photo: Cape May Convention Hall
- Peter Shields Inn, Photo: Peter Shields Inn
- Rhythm of the Sea, Photo: Rhythm of the Sea
- SeaSalt Restaurant, Photo: SeaSalt Restaurant
- Elaine's Cape May, Photo: Elaine's Cape May
- Stone Harbor Golf Club, Photo: Stone Harbor Golf Club
- Carriage House at the Physick Estate, Photo: Carriage House at the Physick Estate
- Union Park, Photo: Union Park
- Willow Creek Winery, Photo: Willow Creek Winery
- Cover Photo: Karl/stock.adobe.com