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.
82 Reviews for Smithville Inn
Recommended by 99% of couples
27 User photos
Melissa · Married on 03/13/2021
The most magical night!
Our wedding ceremony and reception at Smithville Inn far surpassed our expectations. Our wedding day was even more than we had ever hoped from. Justine is absolutely amazing! She totally listened to all of my requests and perfected everything, even the little tiniest details. During the planning process she was always quick to answer any emails I sent. Our day was so stress free because I knew Justine would handle all of it. All of our guests also commented on how good the food was for both cocktail hour and the reception!Sent on 03/14/2021
Michelle L. · Married on 04/17/2021
Our wedding day was everything my husband and I hoped it would be and more. We knew from our very first visit to Smithville Inn that this was exactly where we were meant to get married. Smithville was absolutely beautiful. We loved going through the town for pictures with our bridal party and the ceremony space outside overlooking the pond was gorgeous. We had guests commenting on how beautiful the ceremony and reception spaces were throughout the entire night. I could go on and on about how amazing everything looked but I will sum it up by saying that everything just looked perfect. But the beauty of the venue is not the only reason we were so happy with our decision to book Smithville Inn; their staff was amazing too. From our very first interaction to our last dance and everything in between, their staff went above and beyond to make sure we had the wedding day of our dreams. The staff was extremely accommodating and kept us updated during COVID about any changes that were occurring due to the pandemic. They helped make such a stressful planning process feel more manageable and we felt confident that no matter what happened because of the pandemic that Smithville Inn was going to help us navigate our way and still have a beautiful day… and we certainly did! Their vendor recommendations were spot on and we are so glad we used their vendor list to make our selections. My husband and I worked most closely with Justine throughout the process and she was wonderful. Justine was very easy to get in contact with whenever we had questions and extremely helpful. We can’t thank her enough for all of her help! You cannot go wrong booking at Smithville Inn!
Sent on 05/02/2021
Ashley G. · Married on 03/27/2021
Amazing Wedding 03.27.21
My husband and I chose The Smithville Inn as our venue for our wedding ceremony and reception (which took place on 03.27.21) and oh boy did we choose wisely. First, the venue is GORGEOUS! My husband and I didn’t want to get married in the usual banquet hall and this was such a nice change – the perfect setting located in a quaint/cute village with a bunch of small shops (made for the perfect wedding weekend). Second, Justine and Erin helped make our day truly incredible. I tear up just thinking about how perfect everything was. From start to finish, Justine and Erin were very detail-oriented, they took the time to listen to what we wanted, and they made zero mistakes along the way. I wish I could be stuck in a time loop for that day so I could relive it over and over again. Not only did my husband and I love it, but our guests raved about the venue and how beautiful everything was. We couldn’t be more grateful – THANK YOU!!!!Sent on 03/31/2021
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!