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 make for perfect portrait backdrops. You'll find plenty of space in the dining area for your guests to enjoy and dance the night away. With award-winning catering and an excellent wedding planning staff, you'll be so glad you chose Smithville Inn for your big day.
Facilities and Capacity
The Smithville Inn offers a beautiful view of Lake Meone and 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 overlooking the lake and the Smithville Inn gardens. Smithville Inn also offers smaller private dining areas with fireplaces to keep you warm during an intimate winter wedding. The Smithville Inn can accommodate up to 175 guests total. The facilities also offer a private bridal suite for couples to get ready and take breaks throughout the wedding day.
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 every bridal style and budget. You can choose from a variety of services in an up to five-hour package, including the ceremony and reception. You will have up to four hours access to the open bar, which includes cocktail hour and your champagne toast. You will also have a choice of a buffet style main meal, or a multi-course sit down dinner. You will have a choice of main menu options, as well as premium linens and napkins to set the tables. The Smithville Inn also offer custom designed wedding cakes 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!
Megan · Married on 09/07/2018
We got married at the Smithville Inn on 9/7. Our day was absolutely perfect! We had to make the late decision to have the ceremony inside. Although I was naturally a little disappointed, it was still a very pretty space and Kyle made sure we at least had our cocktail hour outside (it was just one passing thunderstorm so cleared up in the middle of our ceremony). Kyle and Justine made everything run so smoothly. I received nothing but compliments from our guests. The food was AMAZING. They even boxed up some of our cocktail hour food in addition to our dinners for us which we enjoyed the next day. I was planning from 3 1/2 hours away. This was never an issue. Justine and Kyle answered my emails within 24 hours, and made sure to have an answer for all of my questions. They allowed me to be a stress free bride on my wedding day and that was the most amazing gift anyone could have given us.
Brittany · Married on 06/16/2018
All of my dreams came true on 6/16/18 when my husband and I were married at the Smithville Inn. We have been going to the town of Smithville for years, and on the night of our engagement, we didn't even hesitate that our dream wedding would be at The Smithville Inn- with one venue visit, we were booked! They book up early, we booked 18 months in advance and scored the last weekend in June - so do not hesitate and book your spot with them. Kyle and Justine made the entire planning process easy. Every email is answered in a timely manner, no question is too big or too small. They answer everything,and fast! You are in the BEST hands with Kyle and Justine. Every appointment at the venue was quick and painless, you can tell they work as a well-oiled machine. With all of the weddings they do, they treat you like you are the only wedding that matters when you are with them! Our wedding weekend, both Kyle and Justine were cool, calm and collected. Every detail I thought about meticulously for months came to life with their creativity. I never felt so calm leaving all of my wedding decor in their hands the morning of my wedding. It was an absolute dream walking into the venue and seeing everything come to life! Justine even took cocktail hour decor and took it upon herself to reuse all of it and decorate a hutch in the reception area! I love that they reused everything; even our welcome sign from the ceremony ended up being reused! I LOVE that they did that. They even caught some minor errors I made and asked me about them the morning of, and I never ever would have caught them (the menu I printed was in the wrong order so they wanted to verify the order I wanted the food to come out in). My family cannot stop raving about the venue, the service, and the food. If we could do it all over, we would choose the smithville over and over and over again. We are so lucky! We love you guys!
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!