Best Jersey Shore Wedding Venues by Susan Hennessey Photography

I am very excited to share my list of the best Jersey Shore wedding venues, I have been to wedding venues all over the state, but the Jersey Shore has always had a special place in my heart. Below is my list of the best Jersey Shore wedding venues, whether they are on the beach or on the bay, there is a venue for every style!

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Avalon Yacht Club – Avalon, NJ

Avalon Yacht Club in Avalon, NJ (Cape May County) is a beautiful Yacht Club located along the intracoastal waterway. Their unique location provides unobstructed panoramic water views and breathtaking sunsets. The on site ceremony location provides a stunning backdrop, the sunsets are amazing for portraits and the ballroom is light and airy with tons of windows so your guests can watch the sun set.
Guest Capacity: Up to 250

To see all the weddings I have photographed at Avalon Yacht Club, click here!

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Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin, NJ (Ocean County) is one of the most romantic and luxurious wedding venues in New Jersey. The private estate features picturesque waterfront views, seasonal florals and an intimate Boathouse Chapel that has a charming stone fireplace. There are many reasons why I love Bonnet Island, but some of my favorite features are that you can rent the whole estate for your wedding and the private guest suites are perfect for getting ready! There is also an onsite salon for hair and makeup, a quaint chapel to exchange your vows, picturesque grounds for portraits and a majestic ballroom to dance the night away!
Guest Capacity: Up to 250

To see all the weddings I have photographed at Bonnet Island Estate, one of the best and most luxurious Jersey Shore wedding venues, click here!

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ICONA Avalon in Avalon, NJ (Cape May County) is one of my favorite Jersey Shore resorts, it feels like a destination! Located directly on the beach, their all-new Seaglass Ballroom, is a spacious and elegant 4,000 square-foot indoor event space featuring wooden floors, custom lighting and a light, neutral color scheme to match any taste. Unlike other Jersey Shore venues, ICONA Avalon offers weddings all year, including the Summer!

Guest Capacity: Up to 300

To see all the beautiful weddings I have photographed at ICONA Avalon, click here!

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ICONA Diamond Beach in Wildwood Crest, NJ (Cape May County) is one of the best Jersey Shore wedding venues because of its private beach, whether you want a barefoot ceremony right on the sand or you’d prefer a slightly more formal setting in which to exchange your vows, ICONA Diamond Beach has the gorgeous backdrop of your dreams. You can either host your wedding in the Pavillion, a beautiful 1,800 square foot tent with wood flooring, custom lighting and ocean views or the Lani Rooftop a 4,500 square foot roof-top deck with spectacular ocean views.

Guest Capacity: 300+

To see all the weddings I have photographed at ICONA Diamond Beach, one of the best Jersey Shore wedding venues, click here!

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Mallard Island Yacht Club – Manahawkin, NJ

Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin, NJ (Ocean County) is a breathtaking yacht club surrounded by water. Some reasons why I love Mallard Island is because it’s a waterfront venue with unsurpassed views of the bay and the beautiful landscaping!  Another highlight of the venue is the bridal suite on the 4th floor, it is a 3,000-square foot Bridal Penthouse that is ideal for portraits, thanks to the amazing natural light. Your wedding party can spend the day getting ready in the in-suite salon, which is another huge plus! As a wedding photographer, I’m always on the lookout for ideal photo locations and Mallard Island Yacht Club has plenty at every turn. The stunning covered boathouse chapel comes complete with a beautiful grand stone fireplace, perfect for your ceremony. The lush, immaculate lawn is equally beautiful, in case you’d rather exchange your vows under an open sky. The grand center of Mallard Island Yacht Club is the elegant ballroom featuring a dramatic Tiffany blue ceiling and a scenic atrium. The ballroom provides the perfect setting for an evening full of dinner, drinks, and dancing. When the party is over, you and your closest guests can retreat to luxurious private rooms for the evening.

Guest Capacity: Up to 250

To see all the stunning weddings I have photographed at Mallard Island Yacht Club, one of the most romantic NJ wedding venues, click here!

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The Grand Hotel in Cape May, NJ (Cape May County) located directly on the water gives this venue breath taking ocean views and is the perfect spot for an intimate or grand wedding. With options to have the ceremony on their wedding veranda or on the beach, you are able to design your wedding to fit your unique style!

Guest Capacity: Up to 300

To see all the weddings I have photographed at the Grand Hotel, one of the best Jersey Shore and Cape May wedding venues, click here.

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The Reeds at Shelter Haven – Stone Harbor, NJ

The Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor, NJ (Cape May County) is an intimate wedding venue located on the bay that is filled with simple elegance and coastal chic design. Say ‘I do’ at a bayfront ceremony with stunning views, sip specialty cocktails on the deck at sunset, and dine & dance in their spacious, open-air concept ballroom that provides an ‘indoor/outdoor’ feel with a full view of the harbor and sunset. The Reeds has also added a new spectacular bridal room at the Salt Spa!

Guest Capacity: Up to 200

To see all the weddings I have photographed at The Reeds at Shelter Haven, click here!

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Windows on the Water at Surfrider Beach Club in Sea Bright, NJ (Monmouth County) has breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and their neutral ballroom offers you a blank canvas to create the water front beach wedding of your dreams. The outdoor decking can now be completely glass enclosed and temperature controlled during inclement weather and in the fall and winter – allowing the beautiful views for your ceremony and reception year round.

Guest Capacity: Up to 250

To see all the stunning weddings I have photographed at Windows on the Water at Surfrider Beach Club, one of the best Jersey Shore wedding venues, click here!

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Windrift Hotel Resort located in Avalon, NJ (Cape May County) is my favorite Jersey Shore wedding venue! Their newly constructed second floor reception space has breathtaking views of the ocean and is located directly on the beach. The retractable glass walls make it possible to have a reception at the Windrift year round. Other reasons why I love the Windrift is because of the spacious on site bridal room for getting ready, the option to have either a beach or indoor ceremony on the 3rd floor, cocktail hour overlooking the ocean and the luxurious ballroom with the prettiest chandeliers! The Windrift  is perfect for intimate or large celebrations and the staff is the most professional and friendliest that you’ll find at the Jersey Shore!

Guest Capacity: Up to 250

To see all the stunning beach weddings I have photographed at The Windrift Hotel, one of the best Jersey Shore wedding venues and a venue I am happy to be a preferred vendor at, click here.

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