The Flanders Hotel

719 E. 11th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Flanders Hotel

The Flanders Hotel is a luxury beachside wedding venue in Ocean City, New Jersey. Located right on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, and a short walk away from the boardwalk, this venue is ideal for beach weddings and intimate elopements. This elegant venue has the distinct historical charm of the 1920s, with all the modern amenities you need for your special day. The Flanders Hotel is your ideal destination for a wedding with both elegance and fun.

Facilities and Capacity
The Flanders Hotel was built in 1923, and has preserved the elegant decor and architecture of the time in its gold-trimmed columns, crystal chandeliers, ornate draperies, and an overall sense of luxury and sophistication. The main ballroom and dining hall can accommodate 325 seated guests, or up to 700 guests for a cocktail style reception. The ballroom is beautifully designed in the 1900s style, but can be custom decorated and arranged to fit your wedding visions perfectly. The Flanders Hotel is also right on the beach, where you can have a stunning sunset wedding.

Services Offered
The Flanders Hotel is a full-service wedding venue, including five-star hotel accommodations and catering for your wedding event. The Flanders Hotel has an award winning chef and certified wedding coordinator, as well as an excellently trained catering and hospitality staff to ensure every detail of your wedding goes as planned. You can choose a custom menu and work with the wedding coordinator to express your ideas and visions, making your big day dreams become reality.

Accommodation
The Flanders Hotel hasover 100 mini-suites, each with its own private bedrooms and full kitchen. The kitchen space includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and stove. Each room is also custom designed to preserve the hotel’s historical significance, and provide guests a cozy space to enjoy the wedding weekend. Other hotel amenities include:

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Complimentary wifi throughout the hotel
  • Dining options at Emily’s Ocean Room


History
The Flanders Hotel began as a post-World War I community development prject. At the end of the war, Ocean City officials decided to subsidize the construction of a luxury hotel, hoping it would encourage tourism, just as the Blenheim Hotel did for Atlantic City at the time. Local business owners were appointed to the Ocean Front Hotel Corporation (OFHC), a committee tasked to vet and plan the project. After careful consideration, the committee hired architect Vivian B. Smith to construct the building. Smith chose tile roofing, steel girders, and concrete to ensure the hotel would be “fireproof,” which would make it far more appealing to guests during that time. These building materials saved the Flanders Hotel from the great fire of 1927, where many other historic buildings burned to the ground. The OFHC named the hotel “The Flanders,” in honor of fallen troops who fought in WWI’s “Battle of Flanders” in 1914. It opened in 1923, and has been known as “The Jewel of the Southern Jersey Shore” ever since.

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Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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    Julie · Married on 06/29/2019

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    Best day ever thanks to the flanders

    We got married recently at The Flanders Hotel and it was the best day of my life! Karen and team worked with me to make all my childhood OCNJ dreams come to life at my wedding. From preps pizza to oceanside views, everything was PERFECT! Karen, Jenn, and Gina are AMAZING to work with! They are responsive, eased all my concerns, and were always willing to work with me. They never answered me with a no when I was dreaming up a wedding aspect, but instead worked with me to make it happen - it was amazing! I am a control freak and was worried my day would not come to life - but Gina decorated everything just perfectly! I never even had to worry the moment the day began as everything went perfect. The venue is amazing as well. It is breath-taking beautiful with endless details. It gives an elegant but beachy vibe with the gorgeous amusement park lights in the windows of the crystal ballroom. Overall -- they provide amazing food, amazing decor and a great group of people to work with. We did the ceremony and reception here and it was perfect. Everyone had a blast and I am still getting compliments weeks later. Thank you for everything, we are so grateful we chose the Flanders for the most important day of our lives.

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    nilda · Married on 05/18/2019

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    Exceptional experience at the Flanders Hotel

    We got married May 10, 2019 at The Flanders Hotel. Karen was outstanding from the day we met to discuss our wedding plans. Karen and her team made our entire experience simple and stress free. Everything we discussed and requested, was delivered on point by Karen and her team. She was professional, yet personable, and accommodating. The food was excellent and service was top notch. Our guests were impressed with the service and quality of food, including the overabundance of hors d'oeuvre served. Karen and her team exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend the venue.

    Sent on 05/30/2019

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The Flanders Hotel FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set Up
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Hotel
  • 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? Accommodations, Event Planner, Event Rentals
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • VIP Entertainment
    VIP Entertainment Wedding DJs

    An excellent venue. Always a pleasure working with Karen and her staff. You are in good hands at the Flanders. Get ready for the wedding of your dreams.

  • EZ Memories Photography
    EZ Memories Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Flanders is one of our favorite venues to photograph weddings. The ballroom is the most elegant and sophisticated reception locations at the Jersey shore.

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  • 719 E. 11th Street Ocean City, NJ, 08226 See on map
    609-357-0892 (Phone number)

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