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.
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:
48 Reviews for Southern Mansion
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Leslie Hensley · Getting married on 07/08/2021
Wedding of our dreams
We hosted our wedding celebration over Labor Day weekend in 2019 at The Southern Mansion and we couldn't be more pleased! From the moment we first visited back in February, when looking for a venue for our destination wedding, we knew this was the place for us. The Southern Mansion has history and character, but at the same time is clean and updated, allowing for a comfortable stay. Ken, the on-site wedding coordinator, was phenomenal, from our first tour all the way through the wedding and checkout. I didn't hire a coordinator and planned the wedding myself, which I was a bit nervous about, but Ken really came through for us on flawlessly executing all details laid out for him. He’s clearly very experienced in service and also incredibly knowledgeable about the property. The food was fantastic, from the breakfast every morning to the cocktail hour appetizers and plated dinner. The bar staff even accommodated us by mixing our favorite signature cocktails perfectly. We enjoyed the convenience of having everything in one location, and while many wedding venues that offer that lack character, we are so happy we went for this package deal. It was a truly unique experience that brought our friends and family together in a beautiful location, just blocks from the beach and downtown Cape May. The weather was in our favor, but if it hadn't been, the indoor ceremony site would have been just as lovely. The bridal suite (room 2) was perfect to host hair and makeup for the mothers and bridesmaids and room 12 was the ultimate groomsmen quarters. Housekeeping, waitstaff, and front desk staff were all friendly and efficient. All of our friends and family were very pleased with their stays there, each one in a truly unique and comfortable room – several of whom said this is the best wedding they’ve ever attended. We look forward to visiting for future anniversary trips.Sent on 04/01/2020
Stacey D · Married on 01/09/2020
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 StaceySent on 10/09/2019
Rachel · Married on 06/22/2019
We had our wedding at the Southern Mansion and everyone was blown away! Guests loved the historic location and gardens and we loved how it fit our vintage vibe! Ken and Denise were awesome and helped us tremendously. Their recommended vendors like DJ Ken Schaefer and Shore Thing Event Services were a huge help and we couldn’t have been happier with how things turned out!Sent on 06/25/2019
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.
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.
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!