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The Mainland at Holiday Inn is a hotel wedding venue in Manahawkin, New Jersey. The hotel鈥檚 unique spaces offer a variety of options for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. With award-winning cuisine, superb service, and exquisite decor, this multifaceted venue welcomes both intimate celebrations and grand affairs alike.

Facilities and Capacity

The Mainland at Holiday Inn offers several options for your wedding ceremony and reception. The Grand Ballroom is characterized by rustic chandeliers that bring warmth and a candlelit ambience to reception dinners. With flexible seating arrangements and 10,000 square feet, it can accommodate up to 500 people with plenty of dance-floor space to spare. For a celebration in the open air, the venue鈥檚 renovated terrace is suitable for an elegant cocktail hour or reception. Its farm-table seating is arranged in front of a cozy fireplace with stone walls, plants, and string lights. The attached terrace room can fit up to 150 guests, allowing them to dine and dance beside the ambient glow of the fire. No matter what your personal style or wedding day vision may be, this venue is dedicated to making it a reality.

Services Offered

The Mainland at Holiday Inn offers a variety of services and accommodations for your guests to enjoy. Your reception can feature an open bar and a custom menu provided by the Mainland Catering Staff. A professional ma卯tre d' will host the dinner, working closely with the hotel鈥檚 team and any outside vendors, to strive for a flawless event. While formal linens complement the furniture in the Grand Ballroom, the rustic farm tables set a refined ambience on the terrace. The newlyweds are invited to enjoy a complimentary one-night stay in the wedding suite, which includes champagne and breakfast the following morning.


After the celebration, your loved ones can rest in any one of the hotel鈥檚 116 rooms. Each room has a mini-fridge, and during their stay, guests can dine at the Mainland Kitchen + Pub and Beer Garden. The 24-hour marketplace offers a variety of conveniences such as beverages, snacks, and souvenirs. The indoor pool and exercise facility is a relaxing space for guests to use before or after the festivities. Those who enjoy sports can play golf on the nine-hole putting green or basketball on the hotel鈥檚 court. This establishment also has its very own adventure park that consists of an aerial zipline course, a climbing wall, an arcade, and go-karts. Visitors are also invited to take a bike ride near Manahawkin Lake or borrow a boogie board for a day at the beach.

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Cathleen P. Married on 10/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding EVER!

My daughter got married at this venue on September 24th.

From our first meeting with Mel to see what the Venue looked like and what it had to offer we were sold. The venue was beautiful and Mel made us feel so comfortable. She was knowledgeable and friendly. She gave us a confidence that if we chose your venue we wouldn鈥檛 be disappointed. So with excitement we set the date and booked it.

Next was getting our guests to book their rooms early. This is where Alycia comes in. Her and I were in constant contact with each other. She would keep me updated on who booked and I would keep her updated on the amount of rooms we would need. She was so awesome that we became friends. She went beyond the call of dutie making me a Mother Of The Bride Bag and my Daughter a Bride Wine Glass. She was amazing!! We weren鈥檛 just clients, she cared about us.

Then the final meeting with Mel and Kim. I thought we were organized, but I was mistaken. Kim had everything covered from delivery to execution. She walked us through every pre step dotting every I and crossing every T. And that was nothing compared to the actual day of the wedding. We NEVER had to ask a question or requesting anything. Everything was taken care of exactly how we envisioned it to be. Or hoped it would be!!

I can鈥檛 leave out Jill. When our guests checked in, everyone kept telling me what a great job Jill did. How friendly and organized she was!! What a pleasant experience they all had.

My daughters wedding was Magical!! It was everything she could have asked for!! And that magic was due to the knowledge and commitment of your staff. We can not thank them enough. They gave my daughter the wedding she dreamed of.
Victoria T. Married on 10/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We said YES!

The Mainland helped turn my wedding dream into a reality! Mel and Kim were on top of everything and made sure we were seen, appreciated, and taken care of all night. They made the night absolutely beautiful!
Juliet G. Married on 09/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

5 Star Experience!

From end to end the Mainland made our wedding so special. They not only incorporated our vision into every detail but also went above and beyond and created a wedding more beautiful than I could have even imagined. The food was excellent, the staff was absolutely incredible, and it helped me to not feel nervous at all on our big day! The staff is so thorough and organized and Mel specifically was such an incredible person to work with. The Mainland helped to give us the wedding of our dreams and all of our guests could not stop raving about it and how they wanted to return to the Mainland soon!
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