The Chalfonte Hotel

301 Howard St PO Box 475, Cape May, NJ 08204 Map · Phone number
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About The Chalfonte Hotel

The Chalfonte Hotel is a historic wedding venue located in Cape May, New Jersey. This traditional, seaside hotel is truly a unique hotel that offers both charm and a simplistic ambience for their guests.

Facilities and Capacity
The Chalfonte Hotel offers three different indoor, covered outdoor, and uncovered outdoor event spaces. The Secret Garden is great for an outdoor ceremony, and the Grand Magnolia Room sets the perfect setting for all the dancing at the reception. The ballroom can seat up to 175 people and accommodate up to 250 people using the entire first floor of the hotel.

Services Offered
The Chalfonte Hotel offers their services and spaces for couples with any budget. The complimentary on-site wedding coordinator is so excited to help you throughout the wedding planning process, as well as on your wedding day. Wedding event services offered include the following:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Liability insurance

Cuisine
The Chalfonte Hotel offers a full bar service that includes an open bar with house liquor, house wine, and a signature drink. The Magnolia Room Restaurant is an on-site restaurant that serves different Southern fare that has been prepared through family recipes by the third generation of Dickerson women. The King Edward Bar is the on-site bar that is known for its classic cocktails and casual ambience.

Accommodation
The Chalfonte Hotel offers 70 beautiful and spacious suites and guest rooms for you and your wedding guests to enjoy. These rooms are styled with premium and European baths. The traditional rooms have shared bathrooms down the hall. The rooms feature crisp linens and cool seaside colors. To further create a relaxing experience, this hotel is television, telephone, and clock radio-free. Back in 2009, the hotel was renovated to add more than 30 private bathrooms along with central air conditioning.

History
The Chalfonte Hotel was first established in 1876 and has since been recognized as the oldest original hotel in Cape May. This hotel was first built by a Civil War hero from the North before a Virginia family turned it into the quintessential Southern retreat. People shared their stories of this remarkable hotel and created a book that can be purchased through the venue’s website.

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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Adrienne Gass · Married on 07/01/2018

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    Best Value in Cape May

    We had our wedding reception at the Chalfont on July 1, 2018 which was a Sunday in the afternoon. They were great and very helpful with the whole process. They were very flexible with the menu which was helpful because we are vegetarians and we wanted a vegetarian buffet. They worked with Peace Pie to coordinate our desert choice (we didn’t have cake). They helped our DJ and our cocktail hour musician set up. We really couldn’t have asked for more. If we were to do it again, we’d choose the Chalfonte. All of our guests loved it and many stayed there on the hotel. It is such a special venue for a wedding.

    May husband thought the Chalfonte was better than he could have imagined. The staff was exceptional and the ambiance was really special. The staff and Terry, the wedding coordinator, were the best.

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    Erin · Married on 05/05/2018

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    Our 5/5/18 wedding at the Chalfonte was a blast! We were sold on the history and character of the hotel, and Terry and her staff really delivered on the rest. Terry was a breeze to work with - her even-keeled manner was very reassuring leading up to and on the day of the event. She was great about recommending different options and flexible with our special requests. And in addition, she made all the right decisions when we didn’t know what to do (like where to put all the random decorations and homemade desserts that kept multiplying in the days leading up to the event). Our guests raved about the charm of the venue and the food was great, too. And if you’re on the fence about the post wedding breakfast, go for it. It was an unexpected highlight for us - both for the amazing spread of delicious food and the chance to recap with friends and family about how great the wedding was.

    Sent on 07/13/2018
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    Amy · Married on 09/30/2017

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    Our wedding at the Chalfonte was perfect! I live abroad and had to schedule appointments around my trips to the States in the months leading up to the wedding. Terry Carr was always available and willing to accommodate, even in the middle of winter when the hotel was closed! Terry was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and took care of details like ordering special wine to accompany dinner and having the servers pass out chocolate covered strawberries after the cake was cut. She coordinated with our various vendors and month-of planner and we did not have to worry about anything except enjoying our day. My Italian fiancé and his family were very impressed with the service and the food, which says it all, as Italians have very high standards! The appetizers were delicious, as were the entrees. Everything was plentiful and no one went home hungry. The venue is perfect, from the front porch for cocktail hour, to the beautiful dining room. The Chalfonte will always be a special place for us!

    Sent on 10/31/2017
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The Chalfonte Hotel Pricing

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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

The Chalfonte Hotel Price Rates

The Chalfonte Hotel FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • 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? $ 200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 200.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 38.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Beach, Historic Building, Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October

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  • 301 Howard St PO Box 475, PO Box 475 Cape May, NJ, 08204 See on map
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