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Ceremony
$900 starting price
Ceremony
$900 starting price

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About

On WeddingWire since 2008

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.

Services Offered
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.

Frequently asked questions

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

No

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?

$900

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

$900

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)
Wedding Cake

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of Smithville Inn

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
91 Reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 91 reviews
Google
4.6/5 1855 reviews
Larissa
Larissa L. Sent on 12/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding day!

Right from the start, the Smithville Inn team was amazing to work with. Justine, Erin and the entire staff was super responsive in answering all our questions. We loved the historic vibe of the venue and the fact that there’s only one wedding per day. You can really feel the personalized attention from their entire team. We did both the ceremony and reception on site, and everything was perfect.

The Absegami room was a beautiful, intimate ceremony space that was then quickly transformed into a fun cocktail hour space. The food was incredible! Our guests raved about the food from cocktail hour through dessert. Highly recommend adding the slider station; the brisket sliders were amazing! The bartenders were great, we loved the flexibility of adding alcohol upgrades and including signature wedding drinks. For dessert, we added the milk and cookie bar which was a huge hit with our guests and made for a great favor. From start to finish, the Smithville Inn was amazing and we had the perfect wedding day. We can’t thank their team enough for making our dream wedding a reality!
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Paul C. Sent on 01/14/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Picture Perfect Venue

Smithville Inn has a banquet department that handles every detail from arrival to departure. There were separate rooms for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Each room had a magnificent view of the outside areas. Each one of our vendors worked seamlessly with the banquet staff, even though only one of them had prior experience with the Smithville Inn. And the food was excellent.
J
Julieann Sent on 11/23/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The prefect venue for our wedding

The venue was perfect, the food was prefect, the service on our day was exceptional and leading up our was great as well.
We had used a very inclusive package that allowed a ton of food from cocktail hour straight through dessert and it all tasted good.

The ladies in Banquet Department were very helpful in answering questions and helping us along the way. Overall very good experience.
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Awards

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Real Weddings

Sarah & Eddie
59 photos · 06/05/2021
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36 photos · 02/14/2020
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50 photos · 10/19/2019
Arielle & Justin
174 photos · 09/27/2019
Lindsey & Adam
59 photos · 09/22/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
John Richman, Jr - South Jersey Non-Denominational Minister John Richman, Jr - South Jersey Non-Denominational Minister Wedding Officiants

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!

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Smithville Inn frequently asked questions

Smithville Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Smithville Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Smithville Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Smithville Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Restaurant
Smithville Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Smithville Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Smithville Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
Smithville Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Smithville Inn is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time and 4.9 in value.

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