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Southern Mansion

Cape May, NJ View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
51 reviews
Up to 150 guests


Up to 150 guests

The Southern Mansion is an elegant and historic wedding venue in Cape May, New Jersey. This one-of-a-kind historic home, built circa 1860, offers acres of award-winning gardens and beautiful English architecture that provide the perfect backdrop for your romantic affair. The Southern Mansion is right on the Jersey beaches, and a walk away from some of the best boutiques and restaurants in Cape May. It is a great venue for destination weddings, providing a unique southern charm you can't find anywhere else.

Facilities and Capacity
The Southern Mansion offers luxurious indoor and outdoor venue spaces for your wedding and reception. From the Victorian ballroom to the lush garden terrace, this home is perfect for intimate wedding and grand events. The bridal party makes its entrance from the ornate spiral staircase, then walks to the garden area for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The outdoor ceremony space is recommended, however an indoor ceremony can be accomodated, especially in bad weather. The Southern Mansion has a large dining hall with beautiful glass window to offer a garden view. A separate room os provided for music and dancing during the reception. Up to 150 guests are invited to join you at the Southern Mansion for your romantic evening. Before the wedding, the couple is provided a luxury master suite for pre-wedding preparation. The bridal suite can also be rented the night before.

Services Offered
The Southern Mansion offers several wedding packages to complete your planning process. They provide on-site catering (cakes and bar not provided), as well as table and chair set up, custom decor, cake cutting set and service, and bar arrangements. Catering menus are specially designed from the Southern Mansion's award-winning culinary team, and can be customized to include vegan, vegetarian, and special diet needs. You will be paired with a wedding coordinator to ensure every detail of your wedding day goes exactly as planned. The Southern Mansion also has an on-site wedding officiant, who can perform religious and secular weddings, and civil unions.

The Southern Mansion is not only a premier South Jersey wedding venue, but a quaint bed and breakfast where your bridal party can stay the weekend. With a total of 24 rooms, the Southern Mansion can house your guests, and provides perfect wedding night quarters for you to enjoy. Room accommodations include:

  • Full bath with hand painted tile showers
  • 32" flat screen TVs
  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Evening turndown service
  • Beach chairs and towels available in the summer
  • Access to the Southern Mansion's Willow Creek Winery

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    Christine B. Married on 06/27/2021
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    Willow Creek Winery Wedding

    Our wedding was at Willow Creek Winery and the Southern Mansion is the caterer for the venue. At our wedding we had 5 passed horderves and 2 stations that we were able to choose from. Then at dinner we had a beef, chicken, and vegetarian option for our guests. The food was AMAZING. My husband and I both had the top sirloin and it was cooked perfectly, and we’ve had several guests tell us how good the food was!
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    Venee Married on 05/22/2021
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    Beautiful historical wedding Venue

    Cape May was definitely where me and my husband wanted to get married. There are so many beautiful places there! When we first started looking around for a venue, of course the southern mansion was on our list. It was actually our first stop! Looking online at pictures, we just loved the overall look of this bed and breakfast! It took you back to the 1800s! So beautiful! So of course we had to go see in person. We got there and was greeted by Ken and he told us all about it and gave us a tour right then and there! Oh my goshhhh! We instantly fell in love. So after getting some information about our wedding being done there, we left and started driving to our next potential venue. Honestly, we got to the next venue, didn’t even get out of our car, and said to each other “let’s go back to the mansion”. So that’s what we did! Haha!! Literally drove back to the mansion and said “yup, this is it.” The first and only venue we looked at! So then we stayed a little longer to book our wedding and that was it! From there on out, Ken was our go-to guy (our wedding coordinator)!! What a fun and incredible man! Even though COVID, he was always very responsive to my emails and calls. I’m very OCD and very organized so I probably made him nuts from time to time (haha) but he always had a great sense of humor and helped me with everything! Even until this day we keep in touch! He’s a forever friend! So fast forward to wedding weekend! Yes I said weekend! We booked the whole weekend with family and friends and everyone was just in awe with the mansion. So incredibly beautiful and very relaxing! Everyone just loved their rooms and all the common rooms to hang out in. Breakfast each morning was incredible! We had a long list of food to choose from and when it was your scheduled time to eat, (had to choose your time due to COVID), your food was nice and hot and brought to your table! Wedding day- ahhh! What a perfect day!!!! We were the first wedding that happened since Covid. Everything was absolutely perfect! What I loved, I mean really loved about the mansion, is that each part of your wedding is in a different area. It makes it so different and so unique! We had the ceremony and cocktail hour outside, dinner in the solarium, and reception in the ballroom. I absolutely loved that you are not stuck in one place the whole time and it also showed our guests every area of the mansion (especially to the guests who didn’t stay the weekend). You saw all the beautiful history of the mansion. Oh and the food on wedding day was absolutely amazing! Of course my husband and I already knew that because of our taste testing, but we so glad our guests felt the same way!
    One thing I wish the mansion had offered or had options for would be for the centerpieces. Especially having three different areas couples have to decorate. I know every wedding is unique in their own way and want a certain look, but maybe having on site options if the couples wanted to choose that. It would’ve definitely helped with one less thing to worry about lol.
    But other then that, we couldn’t have chose a better place! Whether it’s having an event there, or just going for the weekend or the night, I highly recommend The Southern Mansion. It’s walking distance to the beach and also walking distance to Washington Street. Couldn’t have been a more perfect spot for the mansion to be!
    Thank you Ken and staff for everything! Couldn’t have asked for a better place and staff for our wedding weekend!
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    Stacey Married on 01/09/2020
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    Anderson's Amazing Wedding

    We could not have ask for a better venue! One Sunday approximately a year prior to our wedding we took a chance and knocked on the door at the Southern Mansion to see if we could get some information. We were met by the Ken(he is AMAZING) whom was beyond gracious and gave us the full tour...within five minutes we were sold...we booked our wedding and the entire Inn that night for our guests. Our family and friends could not stop saying how wonderful and unique our wedding was between the beauty of The Southern Mansion and the service they received...Thank you so much Ken for everything you did to make our wedding day perfect!! We will visit you soon, Howie and Stacey
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ExtraStep Video Productions ExtraStep Video Productions Wedding Videographers

I have videotaped weddings at Southern Mansion for several years and you simply cannot beat the charm and elegance of this property. Located only 30 minutes from Atlantic City, you would think you are hours away in another world. The entire staff has been helpful to me as a vendor and this makes my clients videos that much better. I love shooting at the Southern Mansion as it is as beauitful and unique a setting you can get in South Jersey. You cannot go wrong at the Southern Mansion.

The Sweet Life Bakery The Sweet Life Bakery Wedding Cakes

One of my favorite places to deliver to. Amazingly beautiful venue, professional and welcoming staff... All of my brides that have had their receptions here have been very happy.

Coventry Crossing Florist Coventry Crossing Florist Wedding Florists

The Southern Mansion is a haven of elegance in a by-gone-era in romantic Cape May, NJ. We have worked with the Southern Mansion for many years, their sweeping lawn makes an unforgettable backdrop for your intimate seaside wedding. Their gorgeous accommodations are unique in a quaint town filled with lots to see and do. A great place for a couple who craves the very best for their wedding. We are proud to recommend them and look forward to working with them for many years to come!

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Southern Mansion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Southern Mansion?

Southern Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Tables

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

Southern Mansion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Southern Mansion, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Southern Mansion includes:
  • Bartender(s)

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

The space offered by Southern Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Southern Mansion for wedding events?

Southern Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Southern Mansion offer?

Southern Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Southern Mansion offer for wedding events?

Southern Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

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

Southern Mansion is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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