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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 experience 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 it an easy choice for New Jersey weddings.
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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, you can have your ceremony in the parlor (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 the cocktail hour.
The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offers hospitable staff to help you plan and prepare as well as excellent catering services to make your reception top-notch. The chefs at The Gables restaurant prepare individually crafted menus, which can include appetizers, buffet or sit-down dinners, 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. The bathrooms have marble flooring and whirlpool spa tubs. The “Bailey Lloyd” suite has a half bath and antique, claw foot bubble jet tubs in the bedrooms. Combine these with the venue's proximity to the beach, and it is a perfect place for your honeymoon vacation and wedding.
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A magical experience!
A truly fabulous wedding celebration.
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!)
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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!
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