The Surf City Bistro, at the Surf City Hotel, is a charming, historic landmark located just steps from the beach in the heart of Surf City on beautiful Long Beach Island. The Surf City Hotel is ideal for private parties, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Bridal showers and after parties for those couples who just can't get enough of the beach. Our property has it all from 30 boutique hotel rooms, banquet rooms, 5 bars, a night club, outdoor dining on our patio or porch and a fully stocked liquor store. Your guests never have to leave "The Hotel" for your Wedding Weekend!
Facilities and Capacity
The Surf City Bistro offers four different event spaces for couples to host their big day. The private dining room is the perfect place to celebrate a charming reception, offering polished wood flooring, reclaimed wood accents in a soft palate of neutral tones with nautical decor. The new addition of outdoor dining on our patio or covered porch offers a beautiful setting for cocktail hour or a smaller private party. We can accommodate sit down events that range from as few as 30 guests to as extravagant as 200 and cocktail style meet and greets of 200 and more. Most of our couples take advantage of our close proximity to the beach. Say your "I do's" on the beach and walk just steps to your reception.
The beautifully renovated hotel rooms are very comfortable and offer accomodations ranging from Full to King size beds, mulit room suites and a fully equipped apartment, perfect for the Bridal party!
Our expert banquet manager and executive chef will sit down with you and create the perfect wedding package to fit your budget. They’ll provide your wedding day with a wide variety of event items, such as chairs, china, glassware, flatware, linens, tables, centerpieces, decor, and more. Some of the professional event services that they offer include:
Surf City Hotel is home to two unique and delicious restaurants: the Surf City Bistro and the Clam Bar. The Surf City Bistro is known on the island as a fun spot to get together with old friends and meet new ones. Here, couples and their guests can dine on fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, and decadent desserts. All our breads and desserts are homemade in our kitchen. A new addition to the restaurant is The Bistro Sushi Bar. Delicious sushi made to order for your special event. The Clam Bar has been around for over 50 years, and here you can enjoy an array of seafood, including dishes like clams on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, clams casino, oysters, steamers and of course, our famous, clam chowder.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Erin · Married on 10/14/2017
We were married October 14th 2018 on Long Beach Island and used the Surf City Hotel for our rehearsal dinner and guest hotel for the weekend. We could not be happier with our choice! The bistro was the perfect atmosphere for our close family and friends to gather for our rehearsal dinner and share the night before our wedding. The food was amazing and staff was so accommodating. We worked with Colleen to plan the menu and her reccomendations were perfect for what I told her our crowd was looking for! Something for everyone and so delicious. Also, the room was beautiful and she made sure to pay every attention to detail to make it perfect for us. The hotel was also perfect for our guests, everyone got their welcome bags at the door and were able to hang out in the bar area to end the night after the dinner and the wedding itself. The guests loved the rooms and the beach vibes! Overall, it’s stressful to plan a wedding and the night before can be overwhelming! It was amazing to have so much trust in the Surf City Hotel to provide a relaxing and fun night to share and make memories with our closest friends and family before our big day. Thanks everyone at the Surf City Hotel!!!Sent on 10/05/2018
Nore · Married on 07/17/2017
This was our dream wedding from beginning to end! We got married on 7.17.17 with our children by our sides. Surf City Hotel took care of all of the amazing details and referred us to the best vendors! They made us and all of our guests feel so very special. They were also so accommodating with our unique requests. I have been going to this hotel since I was a little girl and I am amazed at the renovations! The rooms are stunning and give you that warm feeling. The food was fantastic from the happy hour through the dinner. Our guests enjoyed every second of our wedding. If you are looking for that perfect spot to have your dream wedding this is the place! It will always be our favorite day! We also just celebrated our 1 year anniversary back at the hotel. We just can not get enough and can not wait to go back again!Sent on 10/04/2018
Such a breeze!
Sandy, MJ, and the entire team at Surf City Hotel were so easy to work with. As Wedding Planner, I have been in many venues that are like wedding factories - they have set ways, strict rules, and very little room for customization. Surf City Hotel was the complete opposite. They worked with me to create the perfect layout and timeline that worked best for my clients and their needs. They allowed us to come in and transform the space and went out of their way to accommodate anything we needed. I highly recommend this venue and staff for any and all of your wedding needs including showers, rehearsal dinner, welcome party, send off brunch, etc.Sent on 09/18/2019
Surf City Hotel's reply:Thank you, Jasmine. It was a pleasure for us as well. I hope we have the opportunity to work with you again. --Sandy