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The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, a historic venue, awaits couples' weddings in the Southern New Jersey area. Located on the coast, LBIF offers bright open indoor spaces with unique architecture and art pieces for guests to mull over during a cocktail hour or wedding reception. Located minutes from the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on Long Beach Island.

This venue is the perfect stylish and nostalgic reception space to follow a relaxed beach ceremony of up to 150 people. Couples will find outdoor walking paths and near direct access to the beach across the street. Thu upstairs patio overlooking the Barnegat Bay is the perfect breezy location for a cocktail hour. Meanwhile, the main gallery inside the venue is transformed into a stunning fairy tale reception venue. Contemporary art exhibitions adorn the walls of LBIF's indoor reception space and adds to the colorful entertainment during your celebration.

LBIF welcomes couples for receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. Beach access is directly across the street, and there is ample onsite parking to ensure guests have an easy time arriving to their event. We are the ONLY venue on Long Beach Island that provides couples with the freedom to curate the wedding of their dreams. LBIF's in-house wedding planner is available by appointment to help consult or plan your wedding. Extra fees apply.

The LBIF was founded in 1948 by Boris Blai, who studied sculpture under Auguste Rodin. For those with a little dust on their art history textbooks, Rodin is best known for his statue, "The Thinker," and other pieces depicting human realism. In addition to studying under Rodin, Blai also was a founding member of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. The LBIF of the Arts and Sciences continues to enhance the creative arts and the physical sciences to support.

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Cait C. Married on 09/26/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Little DIY Venue That We Will Forever Miss

The moment we saw this space we knew we were going to have so much fun making it our for the evening. Like many others, we only did a small backyard style ceremony as Covid ended up changing our original plan. Lydia at LBIF was unbelievably responsive and helpful during our change of plans. We didn't expect to receive our deposit back as that wasn't the case with some other vendors, however she reached out to us to offer it when we had to cancel. We'll forever miss the opportunity to decorate this AMAZING space and work with Lydia. Looking forward to seeing other weddings at this space!!
Pete G. Married on 09/06/2019
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Great LBI Wedding Venue

The entire experience was great. Nice people to work with, everything delivered as promised, and it went of without a hitch. Great venue -- book it..
Lauren Married on 09/22/2018
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The most perfect place on the jersey shore.

We can not imagine having our wedding any where else. Guests are still raving about how beautiful the space was, amazing the view was for cocktail hour, and how extremely unique it all was. LBIF is a canvas that we were able to paint into the perfect wedding day, that is just one of the many things that makes it so perfect for your LBI wedding. The space is so unique and the possibilities are endless. Not only was the space amazing, but the staff of LBIF was top notch. Lydia helped us so much with planning and recommendations that helped make our wedding so perfect. She was always there to help and answer any/all questions, solve any small or large bridal breakdown, and resolve any last minute hiccups that were thrown our way. And our vendors are still reaching out to us saying how amazing she was to work with. If you are looking for a unique space on the jersey shore LBIF is the spot for you. My husband and I look forward to attending more events at the foundation and being part of the wonderfully friendly LBIF community.
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