Located on Great Egg Harbor Bay, 14 miles from Atlantic City & 74 miles from Philadelphia, Somers Point, New Jersey, is a former ship building town, with a small but vibrant community overlooking the water of the Jersey Shore. When the borough of Somers Point, NJ was incorporated in 1888, the town had only 48 registered voters, but its recorded history goes back much further, since the area boasts the oldest home in Atlantic County. The Somer’s Mansion was built in 1725, and was acquired by the city in 1937. The Somers Mansion is now available for public tours where you can view furnishings and décor from the 18th century and learn how some of the original Somers Pointers settlers lived.
The town doesn’t just offer history though; there is also a vibrant art and music scene. The town offers a Somers Point Beach Concert Series in the summer, as well as a Jazz On The Beach series, Art In The Park and numerous other events and happenings throughout the year!
With all of that in mind, here’s a little slice of what Somers Point has to offer when it comes to planning your wedding!
Greate Bay Country Club, Est. 1923
The Greate Bay Country Club was established in 1923, and has been hosting weddings for over 60 years, so you could say they have some experience in that department!
The club is able to accommodate events events of up to 275 guests, by hosting in the Greate Room and adjoining Bay Room, and also has a lounge, which would be perfect for cocktail hour, as well as numerous outdoor spaces, such as the gorgeous lakeside garden gazebo, which would work beautifully for your wedding ceremony or cocktails. You could also get married right on the beach, with the ocean and the sound of crashing surf as your backdrop.
Casual cocktail service, elegant white-glove service, or something in between, they do it all flawlessly at Greate Bay Country Club. Once you decide which style is right for you, you can relax and let their experienced event team, and award winning culinary team wow you and your guests!
The Crab Trap
The Crab Trap was established in 1967, and serves some of the finest seafood in South Jersey! The Maenner’s Café – which was the name of the original establishment – was remembered for the “horseshoe” bar and dirt floors, but over the years The Crab Trap has certainly been upgraded! The Crab Trap is now a full service restaurant, capable of seating up to 400 people.
The Restaurant is also just a stone’s throw from Pier 4 Hotel, which is a 4 story, contemporary designed, and recently renovated hotel; offering each room a private balcony with a magnificent view of the bay or city, and is situated on a beautifully landscaped site with a sundeck and pool area. Making it a convenient place for your guests to stay overnight!
Tavern On The Bay, Est. 1884
Tavern on the Bay is a gorgeous contemporary restaurant, housed in a 1884 Victorian mansion, right on Great Egg Harbor Bay. The Tavern can handle any size party, from a one table dinner party, right up to an indoor/outdoor cocktail reception for hundreds. They will excel at whatever you might be hoping for, for your wedding, and they’ll do it in style. And, as a small bonus, you and your sweetheart will be able to enjoy a delicious bed and breakfast in their beautiful 1884 Victorian mansion. How does it sound to wake up on your first day as a married couple, with the backdrop of the beach out your window, and the ocean breeze blowing through it!?
And when it comes to food, you’re in for a treat! The Tavern On The Bay offers some of the finest seafood, steaks, fish and pasta the Jersey Shore has to offer! Seriously! If you’re intrigued, I urge you to get in touch with them soon, as The Tavern On The Bay is a highly sought after venue.