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The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant

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About

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.

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, 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.

Services Offered
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.

Accommodation
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$9,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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 minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

18 Reviews

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Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Vanessa
    Vanessa S. Married on 09/18/2021
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    A magical experience!

    We had our wedding at the Gables last month and it was spectacular! The owners and staff go above and beyond to give guests the most wonderful experience. The food was delicious and all of our guests could not get over just how magical it was. We highly recommend the Gables as a wedding venue or for any other special occasion.
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    Paul Married on 09/15/2018
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    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.

    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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    Ashley Married on 09/24/2016
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    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!

Awards

  • 18
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Creatively Yours, Dayna Creatively Yours, Dayna Wedding Photographers

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!

Map

212 Centre Street Beach Haven, NJ, 08008
6094923553
609-492-3553

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The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant?

The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant for wedding events?

The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offer?

The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offer for wedding events?

The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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