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The Carriage House

Absecon, NJ View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
232 reviews
$11k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$11k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Carriage House is a wedding venue in Galloway, New Jersey accommodating large-scale events and intimate gatherings. There is plenty of space for couples and their guests to hold personalized celebrations. Both indoor and outdoor event spaces are available, offering scenic views of the New Jersey countryside.

Facilities and Capacity

The Carriage House is defined by a range of distinctive architectural features, such as wraparound balconies and double-curved staircases. Inside, couples and their guests can gather around fireplaces and dance beneath crystal chandeliers. The venue is fitted with three different ballrooms for soon-to-be-weds to choose from. The Azalea Ballroom has French doors that open to an outdoor patio overlooking the gardens. The happy couple can exchange vows in an open-air garden ceremony before returning inside for the main event. Alternatively, the Magnolia Ballroom features crystal chandeliers and wall sconces, as well as layered silks and gossamer sheers to decorate the ceilings. Larger celebrations can be accommodated in the Grand Savannah Ballroom, which has a capacity for up to 350 guests. This spacious facility is characterized by two curving staircases and high-rise ceilings. Couples can follow the staircase to the second floor to find get-ready rooms for both sides of the wedding party. Each space is fully equipped with lounge furniture, full-length mirrors, and cosmetic lighting for the pre-wedding preparations.

Services Offered

The team at The Carriage House can help plan and prepare each milestone event down to the last detail. They offer a range of planning services and packages to suit couples' varying styles and budgets. Each package includes a custom wedding cake to celebrate the new beginnings. These mouth-watering creations are made to the client's specifications and standards, handcrafted by some of the finest pastry chefs in New Jersey. The team also offers a list of preferred vendors and wedding services to help streamline the planning process for couples. The newlyweds-to-be are able to organize the flowers, entertainment, and more that best speak to their visions.

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

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
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

232 Reviews

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    Elizabeth Married on 05/28/2021
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    The most perfect wedding day!

    If you’re looking for a perfectly executed and stress-free wedding day, look no further than The Carriage House! We first booked with them in 2018 for our May 2020 wedding, but like most other weddings planned in 2020, we had to reschedule due to the pandemic. While this is a stressful concept, Kristin and Megan made changing our date (and then changing it again) a smooth and easy process. After 3 years of planning, we finally had our dream wedding on May 28, 2021 and it could not have been a more amazing experience! Our guests could not stop raving about how gorgeous the venue was, how delicious the food was, and how attentive and wonderful that staff was. My husband and I agreed with all of these and more. Every detail that we planned was perfectly put in place when we arrived; all we had to do was enjoy ourselves (and we definitely did!). Maryetta, Sarah, and Yolo were so on top of things that we never had a worry all evening long, it was like they could read our minds and get us what we needed before we knew we needed it. Most brides talk about being stressed on their wedding day, but from the moment I woke up that day I was surprisingly calm because I knew the team had it covered. The whole night was seamless and perfect, and thanks to the CH team, we were able to enjoy every single moment of it! The Carriage House was absolutely the right choice!!
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    Violet A. Married on 05/16/2021
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    Violet & Patrick

    Words cannot even begin to describe how amazing the Carriage House was! We originally were getting married on 6/14/2020, postponed due to covid to September 2020 and finally got married on 5/16/21. The staff was easy to work with and always answered my emails. Our wedding day was just perfect! From the food to service to setting up the venue. Our guests are still ranting and raving over the food, how friendly the staff was and the overall atmosphere that the Carriage House displayed. My husband and I would very HIGHLY recommend The Carriage House to any couple looking to get married. Thank you again!
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    Kellie M. Married on 04/24/2021
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    Everything was perfect!

    This was the perfect place to have our reception! There aren’t words to express how thankful I am for the wonderful people at the Carriage House. They make planning and executing a wedding easy. We first met Halie for a tour in January 2020 and just KNEW this was the place we wanted to have our reception. We came for the venue itself…grand, absolutely stunning and gave the “Beauty and the Beast” vibe I was vying for, but we were most grateful for the amazing staff. (Yes, we booked prior to the pandemic, but did not have to postpone, just had to downsize a tiny bit). Megan, Maryetta, Halie and so many more were all vital to our reception being the most incredible night. Abby, my bridal attendant (an added bonus!), was fabulous and made sure I had everything I needed at all times. My guests keep telling me how amazing the food was; some of the best wedding dinners that they’ve had. Our band played from the second floor and sounded amazing throughout the large ballroom (not echo-ey or too loud). I could write pages on how wonderful everything was. From the first meeting, to menu picking, to selecting the tiny details…they did everything right and the night ran more smoothly than I could ever imagine. You will not regret having your reception here.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 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
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jason & Monica
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Deals

The Carriage House 1
Gift
Our Bliss Wedding Package offers a lavish wedding reception priced at $79.00 per person for select dates. Call Kristin Neafsey at 609-748-2400 x101
The Carriage House 2
Discount
The Carriage House offers a Winter Wedding Discount for January, February and March Weddings; offering up to 15% off!

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Team

Kristin Neafsey
Kristin Neafsey
Vice President of Sales and Catering

As the Vice President of Sales for Icon Hospitality, Kristin helps boost sales for ICON's properties, works with the sales team to meet goals and objectives, and gathers and implements new marketing ideas to sell The Carriage House. Kristin joined ICON in 2004 as a Customer Service Representative at Gourmet Italian Cuisine. In 2006, she was named Sales and Catering Manager for both Gourmet Italian Cuisine and The Carriage House, a position she held until she assumed her current position in 2010. Kristin's unique combination of education and experience, including a Communications degree from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, an educational program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and her background in food and beverage sales and service allows her to help guests plan and execute outstanding events.

Halie Gillespie
Halie Gillespie
Sales Associate

Halie was born in Philadelphia and moved to South Jersey where she now resides. She brings with her a vast amount of knowledge and experience. As the manager of a large Bridal Salon she performed all aspects of the business and gained much insight into the wedding industry. She exclusively produced 1/3 of the store’s sales while managing new and existing employees. Halie then moved on to become a National Casino Marketing Host responsible for enhancing the growth of gaming revenue through increased visitation and play consolidation of NCM players. Icon welcomes her as a Sales Associate for weddings and events. She is driven, confident and a dedicated employee and extremely passionate about her new career with Icon. She will assist Icon in booking events and weddings and providing our guests a world class experience.

Megan McNulty
Megan McNulty
Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Icon Hospitality

As the Vice President and COO of ICON Hospitality, Megan oversees all of the day-to-day operations of the company. Megan has been in the food & beverage industry since her 2001 graduation from West Chester University. She began her career in event planning in 2004 at Sand Barrens Golf Club then continued her hospitality training in 2008 with the STARR Hospitality organization within the Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City. During her more than six years at the Chelsea, Megan was promoted from restaurant GM, then Event Planner, and finally Food & Beverage Director where she was responsible for overseeing all events as well as two restaurants and a nightclub. Megan then became Chief of Event Operations at The Carriage House and has recently been promoted to VP and CEO of Icon Hospitality. Megan's knowledge, positive attitude, and overall understanding of the industry has given her the skills and expertise to lead the staff, manage the facilities, and create outstanding experiences for every guest, every day.

Professional Network & Endorsements

13 Endorsements
Christopher Huston Photography Christopher Huston Photography Wedding Photographers

Bright, airy, spacious, and beautiful are just some of the ways I would describe the photographic settings at The Carriage House. The hospitality of the staff and management is always first rate - I always feel welcome and at home! I have photographed dozens and dozens of events at The Carriage House and the venue never fails to provide me with ample opportunities to get creative in capturing more and more unique photographs of and for my couples. Whenever The Carriage House appears on my schedule for a weekend, I am assured of a smooth day full of wonderful photographs - it becomes an effortless evening! I always look forward to being there!

Kenny i Entertainment Kenny i Entertainment Wedding DJs

The Kenny i Entertainment Company has had multiple acts perform at the Carriage House for many years. The unique element that The Carriage House brings to the Southern NJ marketplace is their consistency with their level of product excellence. It's not just about the quality of the food, the ambiance, the "classy" look of the facility, the communication before and during the event, but it's that they do it ALL at an extremely high level of proficiency, which is rare in our market (as well as the entire Tri-State area we entertain in). I give The Carriage House my full backing and confidence knowing that your event will be a success and you will be thrilled with their service from the first point of contact through the end of your event. Bravo Carriage House!

Shaun Reilly Photography Shaun Reilly Photography Wedding Photographers

One of our favorite wedding venues in South Jersey. We work here often and are always impressed with the staff and team there. Clients are always treated great and the space is beautiful!

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25 S. Pitney Road Absecon, NJ, 08205
6097482400
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