Weddings

Murray Grove Retreat & Renewal Center

Lanoka Harbor, NJ View map

About

If you are planning a wedding, commitment ceremony, vow renewal, or hand-fasting ceremony, you will find our rustic chic space to be an affordable, open and welcoming venue.

Murray Grove is located on 20 wooded acres in Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey along the Jersey Shore near the Barnegat Bay. We are just 90 minutes south of New York City and east of Philadelphia, and are easily accessible from literally anywhere in New Jersey.

Due to our purposely simplistic and natural surroundings, we are able to provide value for your money while still offering a beautiful and deeply meaningful ceremony.

Murray Grove offers all inclusive indoor and/or outdoor options.

Facilities and Capacity

This event space can also host a range of wedding related events, like engagement parties, showers, elopements, and rehersal dinners.

Murray Grove can accommodate ceremonies as intimate as 12 and as large as 60 indoors, or up to 150 outdoors. Your ceremony can take place in our outdoor chapel or any other area of the property you fall in love with.

The cozy dining room accommodates 60 guests comfortably for either a sit-down or buffet-style meal service. Additionally, tents may be rented to increase dining capacity.

The Moon Arbor is a favorite for many, with an adjacent grassy berm surrounded by calming woods. The labyrinth is a great way to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life and help reduce stress. It appeals to people as a non-denominational, cross-cultural blueprint for well-being. There is also a stadium sized lawn for rented tents for larger outdoor events.

Services Offered

Our friendly and professional staff can assist you with a variety of related services: ceremony officiating, menu selections, guest lodging and more - WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

We offer in-house catering led by our award winning culinary-trained chef. Or, you may choose to hire one of our preferred vendors for outside catering, or use the fully equipped commercial kitchen to provide your own food service.

The venue’s dedicated wedding coordinator works directly with you to help bring your wedding vision to life. Setup and cleanup are taken care of when you book an all-inclusive package with Murray Grove.

Accommodations

Murray Grove can sleep up to 40 people in our comfortable doom like bedrooms, and an additional 35-40 in its outdoor campsites.

All couples receive complimentary overnight accommodations and reduced rates for their guests. Complimentary continental breakfast is offered for all overnight guests.

Cuisine

Murray Grove has an on-site professional chef who can provide catering services for all your culinary needs, including various types of cuisine or special dietary needs. The accommodating chef and team can help you choose the perfect menus for your special day or weekend. Catering services offered here include the following:

  • All necessary servers and bartenders
  • Buffet or plated meals
  • Cocktail reception with standard appetizers or custom hors d’oeuvres
  • Enhanced dessert options

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1250.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1250.00

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1250.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1250.00

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
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$100.00

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

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Campsite/Cabin
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Jeana M. Married on 04/20/2019
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    Dream wedding

    My wife and I could not of asked for a more perfect day. Murray Groves staff went above and beyond all our expections. The atmosphere was inviting and peaceful. We were able to relax and get ready in the beautiful bridal suit and the overnight accomadtions were great. Evelyn and her staff cooked an amazing array of foods that were delicious. They worked with us through every step of the planning and were very accommodating. I honestly would not of changed a thing, we had the PERFECT wedding. Much thanks and love to Murray Grove, Evelyn, Geraldine, Deb and eveyone else....

    Murray Grove Retreat & Renewal Center's reply:

    Jeana & Dina were such a pleasure to work with. We appreciate the trust put in us to make it a special day for all. Here's to another happy couple who found Murray Grove to be just the right spot to start a married life together!

Deals

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We offer WeddingWire couples free overnight accommodations for the happy couple, reduced room rates for overnight guests, and seperate "Get Ready" rooms stocked with snacks for members of your wedding party. In addition, free continental breakfast for any of your guests who spend the night!

Pricing

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431 Rt.9 Lanoka Harbor, NJ, 08734
609-693-5558
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