If you live in the New York or New Jersey area, and are planning a wedding, and want to get married right on the beach, then look right in your own backyard. There's no reason that you have to fly to Tahiti or the Bahamas. There are plenty of amazing beach venues in the NY/NJ area that you can take advantage of. Below is a list of 2 such locales. Here's a quick overview of each.
Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May is one of the countries oldest vacation spots. It's located at the extreme southern tip of New Jersey and sits right on the ocean. The area is not as "lively" as many Jersey Shore towns, so you won't have to worry about wild crowds, screams from roller coaster riders, or anything else that would be disruptive and unromantic.
One of the nice things about Cape May is that the area has beautiful old Victorian architecture. You can find hotels and bed & breakfast's that have a great old-world feel. You could have the wedding right on the beach and the ceremony at one of the many restaurants or catering halls nearby. The town does charge a fee if the wedding party exceeds 20 people.
The Hamptons, Long Island
The Hamptons is one of the best places to have a beach wedding. The area has a great array of venues, ranging from oceanfront vineyards with beach access and enormous European-style castles to country clubs and private restaurants. Accordingly, the price range will vary dramatically depending on how luxurious you want to go. Of course, you don't have to spend as much as an A-list Hollywood celeb or hedge fund owner, you can find a decent beachfront venue for "regular" folks. Here are some tips.
The Hamptons is actually made up of many hamlets, villages, and towns. You are going to want to focus your search on the beachfront communities of Bridgehampton, Southhampton Village, Sag Harbor, or Montauk. The last location, Montauk might be a nice choice for those on a budget. It's located at the eastern tip of Long Island and is not as exclusive as some of the other places such as Southampton or Bridgehampton. You won't find as many ultra-exclusive country clubs and private beaches in Montauk. The town has a long and proud history as a fishing village. The residents are not multimillionaires (or billionaires) like you find in other areas in the Hamptons. The restaurants and venues, therefore, are much more down to earth. However, you still have a spectacular beach front location, cool lighthouses that you might like to incorporate into your wedding photos, and a very laid back vibe.
Contact a local hotel, such as Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre, for further assistance.Share