What’s There to Love?
Well… There’s a lot to love about Cape May, NJ! For starters it’s one of the oldest vacation resort destinations in America, and was founded as a seaside vacation hideaway in the 1800’s by Philadelphians looking for some rest and relaxation. In fact the entire city of Cape May is a designated historic site, for its massive collection of gorgeous, gingerbread trimmed, Victorian houses, and is second only to San Francisco, CA in that regard. So, imagine the adorable photography backdrops!
Also, Cape May also has over 2 miles of pristine (city maintained) beaches, which just happened to be voted in the top ten beaches in America by The Travel Channel! And, further to that, Cape May, NJ is an amazing location to take dolphin and whale watching cruises, and to search for the infamous ‘Cape May Diamonds’ that wash up on the beaches. The ‘diamonds’ wash up at Sunset Beach and a few other beaches in the area, and are actually clear quartz pebbles that are polished and washed down from the Delaware River. Neat! But, enough about that, and back to weddings!
3 Gorgeous Wedding Venues in the Cape May, NJ Area
The Grand Hotel – Oceanfront Cape May
The Grand Hotel’s 17,000+ square feet of versatile event spaces features a wealth of natural light and gorgeous panoramic views of the ocean and historic Cape May! The Hotel is centrally located, and your out of town guests have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of leisure and cultural activities, all within walking distance. The Grand Hotel has also been Awarded The Knot ‘Best of Weddings’ and Wedding Wire’s ‘Couples’ Choice Awards, year after year! They have our seal of approval as well!
The Southern Mansion
Want to get married at one of those gorgeous Victorian houses we were talking about? If you do, then you need to take a look at The Southern Mansion, which is Cape May’s only ‘AAA’ rated 4 diamond property in Cape May. The Mansion is set on 1.5 beautiful acres of private tree-lined grounds, and boasts 5,000 square feet of verandas! This beautiful property includes luxurious guest rooms, intricate mahogany woodwork, exquisitely carved crown moldings, giant gilded mirrors, soaring fifteen feet ceilings and grand ballrooms! The Southern Mansion would make a stunning backdrop for your wedding! We promise!
Congress Hall – Est. 1816
Congress Hall is an iconic oceanfront resort with spectacular views of the beach, a long well-storied past, and over 100 years of experience hosting weddings! They also only host one wedding per day at the resort, so you and your big day will have their full attention! I don’t know about you, but we’re impressed already! The property also has a huge grand lawn for hosting outdoor wedding ceremonies, an exquisite ballroom that can host up to 225 guests for a seated reception, over 100 beautifully appointed guest rooms, a pool, a day spa, bike rentals, a night club, and many more things than we can list here. Do yourself a favor and check out Congress Hall for your wedding!