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Smithville Inn

Absecon, NJ View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
89 reviews
$15k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 170 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$15k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 170 guests

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 maximum capacity of your venue?

170

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
Scenic Views

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
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up

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

89 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 99% of couples
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  • Julie
    Julieann Married on 10/29/2021
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    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.
  • Ashley
    Ashley Married on 10/08/2021
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    Best day ever

    Prior to getting engaged,I joked around saying I want to get married at the smithville Inn because they had a French fry bar option. Well this weekend we did just that and you know we had the French fry bar! The team here was amazing,responsive and made sure every detail came to life. One thing I can say is this day exceeded anything I thought I had planned. It truly was a beautiful day and I can't say good enough things about this venue! Everything was on schedule and perfect. Any question or thought I had was addressed through out the process and it was always easy to contact Justine or Erin. It was such an amazing day and it was an absolute dream. If your thinking about booking this venue, do it!!

Awards

  • 89
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Sarah & Eddie
    59 photos · 06/05/2021
  • Rachel & Robert
    36 photos · 02/14/2020
  • Nicolette & Scott
    67 photos · 11/24/2019
  • Jessica & Logan
    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!

Map

1 N New York Rd Absecon, NJ, 08201
6096527777
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Smithville Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Smithville Inn?

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

At Smithville Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Smithville Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Smithville Inn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Smithville Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Smithville Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Smithville Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Smithville Inn for wedding events?

Smithville Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Smithville Inn offer?

Smithville Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Smithville Inn offer for wedding events?

Smithville Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Smithville Inn have available for wedding events?

Smithville Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Smithville Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Smithville Inn is recommended by 84% 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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