When it’s time to plan your beautiful, romantic Jersey Shore wedding, you’re looking for one great venue that won’t blow the budget but that represents how much this day means to you.

When it comes to NJ weddings at the shore, you’ve got a lot of options and it can get overwhelming when you start to compare one place to another. Jersey Shore weddings can be unique and extraordinary and our guide is meant to help you hone down your choices. Coming up with the perfect background for your festivities may seem challenging. The possibilities vary widely and you’ve got a lot to think about: your budget, number of guests, time of the year, theme of your wedding and more. In this feature, we highlight some of the most practical, unexpected and romantic venues for Jersey Shore weddings.

We’ve focused our story on the northern section of the Jersey Shore this time, in Monmouth and Ocean County. In other features we will focusing on more choices in the southern section of the Jersey shore, in Atlantic and Cape May County. You might also want to check out our feature on the Best Weddings in New Jersey, a Wedding on Long Beach Island and our other Weddings in Jersey features.

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Watermark Asbury Park

If you’ve been looking for an exquisite and strikingly modern spot on the beach for the most special day of your life, the Watermark in Asbury Park is a great choice. The Watermark is conveniently located above the popular Asbury Park Boardwalk. It offers sweeping views of the beach, the ocean and the city.

The Watermark is a fabulous venue with large exterior and interior spaces decorated in a hip and clean style. Any event organized in this venue is stunning. With just a few steps from the venue, your guests will be on the beach surrounded by crystal clear water and soft sand. The Watermark can accommodate weddings of up to 500 people.

This is a great venue for Jersey Shore weddings for couples looking for comfort, convenience and style. It is the only venue in our feature that is actually on the Atlantic Ocean and just a few steps away from the sands of the Jersey Shore.

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The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel has always been considered the most historic and upscale boutique hotel in Asbury Park. This magnificent hotel enjoys one of the most prime locations along the New Jersey shoreline. This makes it one of the best venues for Jersey Shore weddings. It is just a short distance from the famous Asbury Park boardwalk, the beach and the ocean.

The Berkeley was designed by world renowned Beaux Arts architect, Warren Whitney, from New York. In the past few years the hotel has gone through a renovation of grand proportions. When it comes to NJ weddings, this hotel is one of the best 19th century seaside destinations.

This hotel combines the classic look with modern style and luxury. It is a perfect mix that attracts couples to book their wedding here. The grand architecture, modern decor and the incredible location make it a unique New Jersey treasure. The hotel offers more than 30,000 square feet of banquet and wedding space. It can easily accommodate extravagant weddings for more than 500 guests.

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Brant Beach Yacht Club

If you’ve always dreamed about hosting an amazing, beautiful waterside wedding, you should book the Brant Beach Yacht Club. This huge venue spreads across seven blocks of the bay on Long Beach Island. The yacht club looks out over the waters of Little Egg Harbor, the marina and fabulous sundowns at dusk.

This Yacht Club has always been popular for its children and adult sailing programs. In fact, the Brant Beach Yacht Club has also been popular for World, North American, National, Regional and Local Championship regattas.

The main clubhouse of the club has been renovated since Superstorm Sandy and it can now easily accommodate over 200 guests. The large indoor spaces with high ceilings and windows on every wall make for a bright warm space. The location on the bay and the decks that overlook it make it a great place to host a grand party.

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Sandy Hook Chapel

The Sandy Hook Chapel is one of the most unique choices for hosting a NJ wedding. It is a great choice for outdoor types, runners and surfers. It is conveniently located on a little peninsula at the Northeast tip of the Jersey Shore. It is located at the entrance of New York harbor in the Gateway National Recreation Area. The unique history and location allows you to create a wedding unlike any other.

Your guests will be able to enjoy the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, hiking trails, beaches, biking, camping, fishing, running, walking, boating and picnicking. They can even visit the popular and historic Fort Hancock. Over the years, the Sandy Hook Chapel has become a very popular venue. The wood plank floors, intimate upstairs and vaulted ceilings offer another type of wedding experience, one that is rustic, unpretentious and literally close to nature. The chapel is only a few hundred feet away from the bay.

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The Renaissance

The Renaissance is one of the newest venues for NJ Weddings at the Jersey Shore. Located in Ocean Township, The banquet hall is located about 9 minutes away from the beach and Asbury Park.

The Renaissance features a marble foyer leadging to large banquet rooms. The large ballroom is decorated with crystal chandeliers, wall sconces, mirrored palladium windows and vaulted ceilings. It can easily accommodate over 200 guests in a seated arrangement and around 175 guests for buffet dinners. The elevated stage and large dance floor are perfect for entertaining your guests. The Clubroom is perfect for smaller weddings. It can easily accommodate around 90 guests in a seated arrangement and 80 guests for buffet dinners.

These were some of the most unique and overlooked venues for Jersey Shore weddings. Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life. Making a good choice will help you relax and enjoy your special day even more. We hope that we’ve helped. We’d love to hear what you think and what venues we missed this time. Let us know so we can check them out for the next feature.

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