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Are you a proud NYC bride, but can't stop dreaming of beachfront nuptials for your big day? No worries — New Jersey is home to many beachfront venues not too far (about an hour and fifteen minutes, each) from good ole' Manhattan. For your wedding festivities, leave the skyscrapers, bright lights, and fast paced living behind (for a few days) and think sand, salt water, and ocean breezes as you peruse our favorite New Jersey beachfront venues closest to Manhattan.
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel (Asbury Park)
An Asbury trademark for over 100 years, the newly renovated Berkeley Hotel combines classic beauty, modern luxuries, and Victorian architecture as both a wedding venue and hotel just steps from the boardwalk. Boasting 5 unique ballrooms with outdoor terraces, ocean views, and unique décor specific to each particular ballroom, The Berkeley is an ideal venue for the glamorous and beach-loving bride. Read real brides' reviews here!
McLoone's Pier House (Long Branch)
Offering awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic, McLoone's Pier House is an exceptional oceanfront venue that offers delicious cuisine and high-end service in addition to a variety of wedding packages. Begin your special day with a ceremony on the beach, and continue as your guests enjoy coastal vibes and modern décor as they indulge in a mouthwatering menu while taking in panoramic views of the ocean. Read real brides' reviews here!
Windows on the Water (Sea Bright)
If neutral colors, sparkling views of both the ocean AND the river, and beachfront gazebos make you swoon, look no further than Windows on the Water. Surrounded by water on both sides (hence the name!), this 7,000-square-foot venue now is now able to enclose its outdoor decking for fall and winter weddings. Host your dream beachfront wedding amongst their picturesque setting, private entrances, separate cocktail hour space — with delectable bites prepared by Executive Chef Pete Cruz. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Crystal Point Yacht Club (Point Pleasant)
Nestled on the Manasquan River in the storybook beach town of Point Pleasant, the Crystal Point Yacht Club combines nautical charm with chic sophistication throughout both its cocktail rooms and ballrooms. With expansive grounds and lush gardens, options for indoor or outdoor ceremonies, and an extensive menu to choose from, your guests will enjoy waterfront elegance from your ceremony through the after party and then retire at the Crystal Point Inn (just steps away from the venue itself) — making this venue the perfect one-stop-shop for coastal brides looking to make a beach weekend of their big day. Read real brides' reviews here!