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.
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.
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.
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
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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!
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