The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant is an elegant beachside wedding venue in Beach Haven, New Jersey. This historic inn offers you the ideal intimate venue for your Long Beach Island wedding. Whether you want to elope on the sandy shores of Beach Haven, or bring your closest friends and family to enjoy one of New Jersey’s most beautiful antique buildings, The Gables is perfect for you. The Victorian-style guest rooms and grand ballroom, as well as a garden courtyard for outdoor events, make The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant an easy choice for New Jersey weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offers several wedding venue spaces for small weddings and receptions. Outdoors, you can set your wedding ceremony in the garden courtyard, complete with stunning seasonal flowers and a vine-covered pergola. The pergola serves as a beautiful bridal entrance, altar, or chuppah, and can be decorated however you choose. Inside the inn, you can have your ceremony in the parlor (which can be warmed by the fireplace in winter) and host your reception in the grand dining room. A sweeping staircase and late Victorian-era architecture provide beautiful backdrops for your wedding portraits. Using the entire space, The Gables Inn can accommodate 100 seated guests, or 150 for cocktail hour.
The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offers not only a hospitable staff to help with your wedding planning and preparation, but excellent catering services to make your reception a top notch event. The chefs at The Gables restaurant prepare individually crafted menus, which can include appetizers, buffet or sit down dinner, and even custom cakes. They offer a wide range of cuisine, carefully chosen to exceed you and your guests’ expectations.
The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offers bed and breakfast accommodations for you and your guests. The inn has five double-occupancy guestrooms, each including antique furniture, mirrored armoire, and a queen-size bed. The room is adorned with Victorian-era furnishings and Aubusson-style needlepoint carpet, making it a cozy yet elegant place to rest and enjoy your wedding weekend. The bathrooms have marble flooring and whirlpool spa tubs, except for the “Bailey Lloyd” suite, which has a half bath and antique, claw foot bubble jet tub in the bedroom. These luxury accommodations, as well as The Gables Inn’s proximity to the beach, make it a perfect place for your honeymoon vacation as well as the wedding.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Paul · Married on 09/15/2018
A truly fabulous wedding celebration.
We could not have asked for a more gorgeous setting for our wedding reception than the Gables. This beautifully restored Victorian inn has a special magic to it that you feel the moment you walk in the door. The dining rooms are meticulously decorated, and the gorgeous flowers and foliage both in front of the venue and in the back garden are something to behold. The owners, Sondra and Steve, are true hospitality professionals whose depth of experience putting on weddings truly shows.Sent on 02/02/2019
First off, the service and the food at our event was outstanding. Sondra met with us numerous times to custom-tailor menu options that reflected us as a couple and that would appeal to our guests. Our h'ors d'oeuvres included items both traditional (pigs in blankets) and unexpected (carrot-ginger soup with a single poached shrimp served in small espresso mugs). Our guests were delighted. If you've ever dined at the Gables (they are open daily in the summer for dinner service), you already know that they serve extraordinary cuisine prepared by a virtuosic chef. At our wedding, we served a three-course meal, the second course of which was a ravioli in sage brown butter sauce that our guests are still raving about to this day.
While dinner was served in the beautiful ambience of the Gables dining rooms and on the front porch, the dance party happened in their back garden, which is about as intimate and romantic a setting as you can find. It was perfect for speeches and toasts, and for a night spent dancing under the stars. Truly we could not have asked for a more wonderful day, and we're grateful to Sondra, Steve, and the entire Gables staff for making our wedding day one that we, and our guests, will remember forever. We can't recommend this venue highly enough (and we already can't wait to celebrate our anniversary there over dinner!)
Ashley · Married on 09/24/2016
We could not be happier with our decision to choose The Gables as the venue for our September 2016 wedding! From the venue selection process all the way through helping us pack up our extra cake and supplies the morning after our wedding, Sandy, Sondra and the entire Gables team were such a delight to work with from beginning to end. We are thrilled that we decided to hold our ceremony and celebrate with our family and friends in such an intimate, unique and beautiful space in the heart of LBI. Sandy's responsiveness and assistance during the planning process were outstanding and all of The Gables staff provided the same level of exceptional service on our wedding day. Choosing a venue with great food for ourselves and our guests was very important to us, and the ability to work with the chef and pastry chef to craft a menu that was exactly what we wanted was one of our favorite parts of the process. Enjoying dinner, dessert and our delicious chocolate peanut butter cake and dancing with our guests in the garden were definitely highlights of the night! We highly recommend The Gables as a wedding venue and know that we will surely be back to celebrate special occasions there for many years to come. Thank you to every one at The Gables for helping to make our wedding so special!Sent on 03/18/2017
Sal · Married on 04/16/2016
The Gables Inn and Restaurant was absolutely exquisite. Sondra and Sandy were extremely attentive, fair and just nice people. The food was exceptional as was the staff. We've had dinner here many times and knew of its beauty and history but having our wedding here was just magical. Thank you Sondra and Sandy!!!Sent on 04/26/2016
The Gables is a breath of fresh air! The atmosphere alone is 5 stars, not to mention the amazing delicacies that come from the kitchen. The photographs that I have gotten from weddings and rehearsal parties have been fabulous. The recently restored building is beautiful. The garden out back has many great nooks and crannies to take photos. Even if you cannot have your wedding/party here, go for lunch or dinner!