Wedding Venues Near Long Beach Island NJ

Nautical Venues for your Jersey Shore Wedding

Are you getting ready to tie the knot, and you want to do it in sailor-style? The photos will be breathtaking with the ocean as a backdrop. Host your wedding at a gorgeous yacht club, and your Jersey Shore wedding will make quite a splash!

Choose the perfect venue for your Jersey Shore wedding

Whether you’re from the Jersey Shore or not, you’ve spent a majority of your summers there. And regardless of the image given after MTV’s Jersey Shore, you love the shore! There is no spoiling that morning sunrise at the beach, afternoon Atlantic Ocean breeze, or late night stroll on the Boardwalk.

Now you’re planning your wedding and want to get married at a place you feel at home (that isn’t your parents’ house), wedding venues near long beach island nja place that will make for gorgeous wedding photos, and a place that can easily accommodate all your out-of- town guests. The Jersey Shore has all of that! With 60 coastal cities along 130 miles of sandy beaches, there is no shortage of beachfront wedding venues that will host indoor/outdoor events so you can get those gorgeous photos even if the weather is crappy. Being a top east coast tourist destination, the Jersey Shore is known for with satisfying visitors from entertainment to affordable and luxury lodging with a smorgasbord of food options to transportation and available parking.

Top Wedding Venues Near Long Beach Island NJ

Don’t overlook the beachfront hotel wedding venues with everything under one roof: the reception area, the catering, and rooms for guests to spend the night. Spray Beach Hotel is one of the best places to have a beachfront wedding on LBI. There’s plenty of space for your wedding party and guests, a beautiful dining room and beach pavillion, and you’ll be surprised how affordable the banquet menu is at Sand Dollar Restaurant!

Here’s a list of  some Jersey Shore wedding venues that are sure to please all beach babe brides, along with the groom and the guests.

  1. Spray Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach Island
    Your soon-to- be-hubby will fit right in with his captain’s hat and sports blazer at The Spray Beach Yacht Club (SBYC), located in the southern part of Long Beach Island in a lovely town called Beach Haven. With a history dating back to 1922, this clubhouse has all old-world sailor-perfect for your nautical themed wedding. (Boater-inspired attire optional!) The club operates on volunteers, so you have the freedom to bring in vendors of your choosing to best suit the theme of your day. Snap some Titanic-esque pictures on board a yacht at the docks facing the bay and Marshelder Islands. Then walk 3 blocks over to get jumping photos on the beach with your wedding party.
  2. Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Point Pleasant
    Located a bit north east of Long Beach Island overlooking the Manasquan River is this seaside Mansion, the Clarks Landing Yacht Club (CLYC). The CLYC has the staff to bring all your majestic ideas to life on your wedding day without all the stress. Their team can handle it all from DJs to decorations to serving five-star food for up to 200 guests. Embrace your inner princess while dancing under chandeliers and enjoying custom cocktails alongside crystal centerpieces.
  3. The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City
    The historic Flanders Hotel is right along the boardwalk between 10th and 11th Streets in America’s Greatest Family Resort town, Ocean City. The location makes it convenient for a beach ceremony, if weather allows. If not, each indoor ballroom is reminiscent of the early 1900s giving instant sophistication once you step off the boards. Along with grand decor and a beachfront, the Flanders offers food and beverage services, equipment rentals, and service staff to accommodate up to 300 guests.
  4. The Icona Golden Inn, Avalon
    This newly remodeled beachfront resort, The Icona Golden Inn, stretches across an entire oceanfront block in the southern part of Avalon. With upscale finishes and an expansion of banquet halls, it is now an even more luxurious and coveted venue. Their team will help you plan either a barefoot beach ceremony or an elegant indoor exchange of vows. Whatever it is, the Icona is sure to make it stunning and delicious with a customized food menu.
  5. Peter Shields Inn, Cape May
    The Peter Shields Inn boasts the Victorian era charm of Cape May and Atlantic Ocean views. Their on-site coordinator can assist in planning beautiful ceremonies on the beach across from the Inn, on the front steps of the mansion complete with a romantic balcony, or indoors on their traditional grand staircase. While the couple is responsible for their own tunes, the Inn does offer the choice of full-plated three-course meals or buffet style.
Wedding venues near long beach island nj

Photos by Macpherson Photography

Set the date for your Jersey Shore Wedding

You’re ready to start calling around and start planning your Jersey Shore wedding, but consider the following things when picking a date.

  1. The weather is still warm in late spring or after Labor Day when the Shore is less crowded with tourists.
  2. Hotel rates are cheaper off-season.
  3. There are lots of festivals and events that take place along the Jersey Shore. The popularity/ size of the event could further affect hotel rates, parking, and prices in general.
  4. To have the sun, fun, and glam of the venues above, it’s best to book at least one and a half years in advance.

Try to keep an open mind when it comes to the time of year. Most brides will choose a date in late spring or early summer, but you can have a beautiful wedding even on a midsummer evening, or an afternoon in the fall or winter. The Shore is a great place to get married any time of the year. The ocean doesn’t freeze up in the winter, and the sand is still soft when it’s cold outside. Some boardwalk shops stay open year-round, and the sun still shines off-season

Plan your dreamy wedding at the Jersey Shore!

No matter which beach town you choose or what time of year you get married, your Jersey Shore wedding will be a stunning event. There is no substitute for having the option to sunbathe with your bridal party the day before, having the ocean as a backdrop for photos, and the glow of the sunset to set the mood for your reception. Pick your favorite wedding venue near Long Beach Island NJ and marry your sweetheart in the romantic fresh air of the Jersey Shore!



  • Dennis Cabada August 17, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Me and my girlfriend really love LBI. I’m thinking it would be a great location for a possible future wedding. Love all the amazing wedding venues.

  • Daniel August 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve always wanted a beach wedding. I’ve grown up coming to LBI all my life. Would love to have a wedding here.

  • Don August 19, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve heard it can be pretty windy on the beach, or buggy. I don’t know if I could do a beach wedding in LBI. especially with all the other wedding venues nearby.

  • Derrick August 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I’ve been to a few weddings at the Yacht Club in LBI. It’s a great venue for a wedding. The food there is great too.

  • Stephen August 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Just remember to check the sunset times if you want great photos. And don’t plan on going far for photos you don’t want to waste all your time driving.

  • Patricia August 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    We looked into LBI when we got married. The only problem was that we planned a winter wedding. I think if we were going to have a summer wedding we would have gone with an LBI wedding venue.

  • Daisy August 23, 2016 at 10:55 am

    There’s something about a wedding near the beach that I love. It just feels like the perfect place to have a wedding. I love the Icona in Diamond Head Beach. It’s far enough out of the way it feels secluded.

  • Deborah August 26, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I’ve been to a few weddings throughout NJ. I have to say I love going to Cape May for a wedding. It has such a romantic vibe to it.

  • Darlene August 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    We were married at the Spray Beach Yacht Club. It was a great venue for our wedding.

  • Diana August 29, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful photos by Macpherson Photography. I love the Jersey Shore wedding venues, such a beautiful location! <3

  • Dawn August 31, 2016 at 3:57 am

    I love seeing weddings at the Jersey Shore. I can’t think of a better location to get married!

  • David September 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I would recommend getting married sometime in September if you are thinking of a Jersey Shore wedding. It’s less crowded in September and the town and beaches won’t be stuffed with shoobies.

  • Sarah September 2, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I love the wedding venues on the Jersey Shore. Another really great location not mentioned here is the Windrift in Avalon. I’ve been to a few weddings there and that venue is great.

  • Michael September 3, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Please do have a wedding at 5:00 in the afternoon at the Jersey shore! It’s the absolute worst time for a wedding. It’s super hot and crowded. Evening is the best time. Talk to you wedding venue and see what they suggest.

  • Olivia September 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I really enjoy weddings that are on the bay. Especially if the wedding venue has a dock that you can walk out on.

  • Jacob September 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Depending on the time of year you get married at the shore the traffic can be a nightmare. My friend got married recently in LBI on a saturday and it took me FOREVER to get to the wedding venue. The shore traffic had everything so backed up We missed half the wedding ceremony.

  • Stephanie September 6, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    My favorite is the spray beach yacht club. I love all the character and history it has. Perfect wedding venue for a Jersey Shore wedding.

  • Donna September 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of beach weddings. They are always so hot, or the wind is whipping. I would rather have a wedding on the bay in a venue that has a great view but is indoor.

  • Emily September 8, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    There’s a few other Wedding Venues in Cape May I think are nicer.

  • Lisa September 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    The Flanders in OC always has great weddings. The food there is really good

  • Lisa September 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Clarks Landing Yacht Club is a really nice wedding venue. I really like the view there.

  • Ava September 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    If I was planning a beach wedding I think I would have it in September. Atleast it would be a little cooler.

  • Christopher September 14, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    The Jersey shore is the best place to get married! Love the shore town wedding venues.

  • Mary September 16, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    These are some beautiful wedding venues. I didn’t realize there were so many great wedding venues in LBI.

  • Danielle September 17, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Im sure these wedding venues fill up very quickly. Especially with how popular they are.

  • Diane September 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I love shore weddings in the spring and fall too.

  • Debbie September 20, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Weddings at the shore are so romantic. I love going to the Yacht Club in LBI, such a great wedding venue.

  • Dominic September 20, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    My friend got married in LBI and the wedding venue was awesome

  • Dee September 23, 2016 at 12:28 am

    I’m a huge fan of the wedding venues that provide a shuttle for your guests. It’s a good way to keep everyone safe.

  • Douglas September 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Theres no better place for a wedding than the Jersey shore. Love partying at the shore

  • Dennis Cabada September 24, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I love the Yacht Club in LBI. Super cool wedding venue.

  • Daniel September 26, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I think I would want a beach wedding on the south end of the island in Beach Haven.

  • Don September 28, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I love going to weddings at the shore. It’s a great excuse to get away and stay at the shore for a long weekend.

  • Derrick September 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Flanders in OC is a great wedding venue. The food there is AMAZING.

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