Smithville Inn is a small but stunning wedding venue in Absecon, New Jersey. This historic dining hall was built circa 1978 and has been serving the Absecon community ever since. The rustic interior coupled with beautiful gardens and cobblestone walking paths makes for perfect portrait backdrops. There is plenty of space in the dining area for your guests to dance the night away. With award-winning catering and an excellent wedding planning staff, couples will surely be satisfied after choosing Smithville Inn for their wedding event.
Facilities and Capacity
The Smithville Inn offers a beautiful view of Lake Meone as well as the rolling countryside of Southern New Jersey. Cobblestone paths lead to a quaint gazebo in the outdoor terrace, perfect for an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. Inside, you can choose from several dining areas, each of which overlooks the lake and manicured gardens. Smithville Inn also offers smaller private dining areas that boast fireplaces that provide a warm atmosphere during intimate winter weddings. The Smithville Inn can accommodate up to 175 guests in total. The facilities also offer a private get-ready room for couples to utilize.
At the Smithville Inn, you and your guests are treated like family. The exceptional wait staff, chefs, and wedding planners are here to make every part of your wedding day run smoothly and efficiently. They offer several wedding packages to suit a wide range of styles and budgets. You can choose from a variety of services, inclusive of the ceremony, reception, or both. You will have up to four hours of access to the open bar, including a cocktail hour and a champagne toast. You will also have a choice of a buffet-style or a multi-course sit-down dinner. Premium linens and napkins are also available. To top off the party, custom-designed wedding cakes are offered as part of their wedding day packages.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Chad · Married on 11/05/2016
Discovering the Smithville Inn was, by far, the best part of celebrating our wedding. We wanted a rustic – but not isolated – location. Taking a referral from a friend, we did some research and paid the Smithville Inn a visit, and ultimately fell in love with everything the location had to offer! We live in northern New Jersey, and a major concern of ours was that our guests would be traveling quite a distance, but because Historic Smithville is full of shops and things to do, we knew this would ease our worries; Smithville literally has something for just about everybody, and our guests came not just to be there for us, but to make a great day out of their visit. Ashley and Kyle, our wedding and banquet coordinators, were beyond outstanding. They made our day come together and helped us every step of the way – without them, I don’t think we would have had such a great experience. The Smithville Inn’s quality of food and services were excellent, and the venue itself was fully decorated for the season – fitting the needs of our special day even moreso. The attention we received throughout the process was exceptional and we would absolutely recommend using The Smithville Inn to anyone looking to have a rustic wedding! You and your guests will enjoy the many opportunities to explore the town and you’ll surely have a fantastic day!Sent on 11/16/2016
Cassie Arnone · Married on 09/01/2019
The Smithville Inn was perfect!
My husband and I chose the Smithville Inn to have our ceremony and reception and we couldn't be happier with how everything went! The location is amazing for pictures and guests. Most of our guests stayed at the colonial Inn which was situated in the quaint village of Smithville and is within walking distance to everything! From the moment we started planning Kyle and Justine were amazing with gathering information on our plans for the wedding down to every detail! The ceremony was outside right next to the lake which was a beautiful setting. The reception was in a beautiful room that fit all 123 guests comfortably and our 7 piece band. The food was delicious and was made to order for everyone. Everyone complimented us on the food and the venue! I would 100% recommend this for anyone looking for a wedding venue!Sent on 09/11/2019
Victoria Bueti · Married on 08/03/2019
So in love with the Smithville Inn
We had our wedding here on August 3rd and it was beyond my wildest dreams. We chose the smithville inn because we loved the classic and historic feel. We wanted something rustic but not over the top rustic and still classy and this was just it. We couldn't be happier with our decision. Kyle and Justine as well as the rest of the team are incredible at their jobs and made sure that everything was perfect the day of. They were always happy to answer any questions I had a long the way. They did an amazing job bringing all of my visions to life. Everything that I wanted to be displayed at the wedding looked even better than I had pictured. The day of the wedding they were extremely accommodating. My husband and I did not plan to miss our cocktail hour but ran behind on some photos and they made sure that we had all the food that we wanted in the bridal suite. At the reception I felt like having pasta, which was not a meal selection that I had chosen and they made me a plate! They truly treated us like kings and queens that day. Food is amazing, board walk station blew people's minds, and my guests keep raving about how fun it was. We had about 158 guests and the room felt very full. They say that they can fit up to 171 but I think that might be stretching it a little unless you have a lot of children coming to the wedding, which we did not. Aside from that, our guests booked up the colonial inn and we took up the entire Smithville Village. The guests keep saying how much they loved it there and want to come back! I highly recommend having your wedding at the Smithville Inn.Sent on 08/16/2019
It is always a pleasure to officiate a wedding at the Smithville Inn. It has been one of my favorite places to perform a wedding, always a class act!