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Welcome to the finest wedding venue on the east coast located in the heart of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. We provide a premier wedding venue to couples searching for a charming beach town desitnation.

Facilities Offered

Nestled in the center of Long Beach Island, Hotel LBI offers breathtaking views of the sea throughout the premises. It’s a short walking distance from the sandy beaches, for romantic strolls and photo sessions. Their main ballroom reception boasts 3,700 square feet of floor space, where up to 200 guests can be comfortably seated. Its vaulted ceilings are adorned with exposed wooden beams, delicate chandeliers, and large overhead skylights. The panoramic windows not only cover events with plenty of natural light, but also offer glorious views of the seaside town. A gas fireplace, adorned with sailboat details on its mantle, creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere throughout the evening. For couples that want to exchange their vows at sunset, the hotel’s rooftop space surrounds ceremonies and receptions with vibrant flowers and trees. The elegant, minimalist arbor allows you to use the vision of the sea as a backdrop. Hotel LBI has 102 suites, with high-quality amenities and services to ensure you have a relaxing and romantic weekend. These suites can also be used as luxurious dressing rooms for soon-to-be-weds to prepare with their entourage. In addition, you will have access to the fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, and bicycle rentals for you to enjoy.

Services Offered

The in-house staff at Hotel LBI will be ready to assist you in the wedding planning process, to ensure your schedule runs smoothly. Hardwood tables, wooden cross-back chairs, and various linens add to the indoor reception area’s effortless nautical theme. During your special events, the in-house restaurant, Salt Kitchen & Bar, will be happy to provide you with upscale selections from their menu. Each of their items is made with ingredients provided by local farmers and fisherman, to ensure the freshest, strongest flavors. From your rehearsal dinner to your day-after brunch, the onsite team will make it their goal to make your celebrations unforgettable.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
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Nicole W. Sent on 07/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful team!

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding and the team at Hotel LBI were absolutely wonderful to work with. From start to finish, we have been blown away with the professionalism, responsiveness, kindness, inclusivity, and expertise that the Hotel LBI team exhibits. Donna and Erica were absolutely amazing to work with in the tour, booking, and planning processes. They would reply so quickly with a thorough response to any and all questions that we had. On the day of, Donna, Petra, and Leah were the best people to have around. Leah, our bridal attendant, thought of everything and was so kind throughout the entire day. Petra was a force to be reckoned with and kept everything in order with a gentle approach. We had the best day and were so grateful for the kindness and compassion the team showed us. They had us smiling all day.

With respect to food, we keep getting messages from family and friends telling us how delicious everything was. We loved our cocktail hour selections, opted to upgrade with the raw bar and late night snacks (taylor ham, egg, and cheeses -- great choice), and gave our guests entree selections (chicken, halibut, filet). Their timing was impeccable and our guests were so well fed. We also did a send-off breakfast and, of course, everything was delicious.

In addition to our wedding group, the front desk team and room block manager were incredibly professional and helpful throughout our stay at the hotel for us as well as our guests. Our tasting a few months earlier went so smoothly and the service team are next level.

You are truly getting a wrap around service when booking Hotel LBI for your wedding and you will not be disappointed. Their attention to detail is absolutely on point and they help you think of everything. I could not have imagined a better team to work with and am so glad that we were able to share this moment in our lives with such a wonderful group of individuals! We felt so taken care of and felt truly grateful for having such kind people around us on such an important day.
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Lauren S. Sent on 10/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hotel lbi is amazing!

Hotel LBI was by far the best wedding venue out there. The entire experience was just outstanding and our wedding day was over the top. The entire staff did an amazing job and you could just tell every one of them gave it their all to give you the best you deserve on your wedding day. Our guests made several comments on how friendly and accommodating everyone at Hotel LBI was, whether it was parking attendants, greeters, the front desk, waiters or bartenders – everyone was overly impressed with the service. We can not say enough good things about Donna, Petra, Erica, and Emily. From the first day we met with Donna, we knew that was where we wanted to get married. She was just the best and treated you as if you were her own kids getting married. She answered emails so quickly, addressing the many questions we had; gave us suggestions and advice throughout the entire process; she let us know she was there to help us with anything and that is exactly what she did. We knew we were in great hands and will forever be thankful for her. If Donna was out of the office, Erica was right there to step in and respond. They didn’t miss a beat. Petra and Emily were amazing the day of our wedding. Emily was by my side at all times helping with whatever I needed. My dress got dirty when we went to the beach for pictures and she did everything she could to get the train clean for me to walk down the aisle. She was on top of it! Petra was an incredible maître de and made everything flow seamlessly. We did not have to worry about a thing! It poured most of our wedding day so we had to move everything inside. Her and Donna coordinated everything to make the change and the staff did an outstanding job flipping the room over between ceremony and reception. It honestly worked out perfectly and everyone commented that they actually liked the Conservatory for the ceremony better because the room was just so different, and having cocktail hour in the Living Room was great, there was plenty of room for everyone to sit or mingle. The entire night went off without a hitch and it is all thanks to Donna, Petra and the rest of the team. The food is a whole other story. Cocktail hour was over the top! There were SO many choices. We upgraded to the Asian station which was a huge hit. The lamb chops were amazing, the shrimp cocktail was huge. Guests just raved about all of it! We went with the Filet and Lobster combo for dinner and everything was beyond delicious. It is so impressive that for such a large crowd every steak comes out cooked to perfection. Again, our guests could not have enough to say about the dinner, especially the fact that everyone at the table was served at the same time. It’s all the little details that really stand out to people and Hotel LBI definitely excelled in every aspect. Oh, and one more thing – the bridal suite – AMAZING! If you can book it, then splurge. It is so worth it! Still to this day we get comments from family and friends saying it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, that other cocktail hours will never compare to ours, that we set the bar pretty high for weddings going forward. It makes us so happy to hear this because it truly was the best day of our lives. We keep saying we wish we could go back and do it all over again. We can’t wait to go back for our anniversary!
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Natalie S. Sent on 12/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best team ever!!

Words cannot express how wonderful the Hotel LBI team is. Donna, Erica, and Petra go above and beyond to make this the most special day ever!! Donna was so wonderful to work with in planning the most amazing day and Petra is exceptional!!! I still don't know how anyone can be so incredibly organized but I am so grateful!! We had to best wedding and our friends and family are still raving about how amazing the venue, food, drinks, service, everything!!
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Donna Bongiovi
Donna Bongiovi
Director of Events and Catering

Donna Bongiovi is a seasoned Event Specialist with over 25 years in the industry. She has worked at various hotels and country clubs in the state of New Jersey and has "bid farewell" to many couples as they begin their journey together on the road to "happily ever after." Donna's experience and knowledge on menu creation, beverage specialties, event design and most importantly, event execution has proven her success in the event industry. "No one couple is the same as the other......" She prides herself in listening to and getting to know every couple she meets to create a unique, individual and fabulous celebration. Supported by the best culinary and service teams, Donna is by your side from beginning to end - "that's the tough part, saying goodbye as each couple begins their lives of love and laughter, together. At least when they leave me, they are beaming with joy and thrilled with their experience!"

Petra Dugas
Petra Dugas
Maitre d'

Petra makes the magic happen the night of your special event! She is a key player in ensuring that all of our events run flawlessly, we wouldn't be able to do it without her!

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Hotel LBI frequently asked questions

Hotel LBI includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Hotel LBI includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Hotel LBI includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
Hotel LBI is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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