Congress Hall Wedding : America’s First Seaside Resort

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate your Congress Hall wedding in America’s First Seaside Resort? Have you ever imagined yourself exchanging vows on the beach, enjoying an elegant candlelit dinner with your loved ones, then dancing the night away in a spacious, striking ballroom, surrounded by beaming witnesses?

Well, you don’t have to imagine anymore. Congress Hall, located in New Jersey, is the nation’s first beachside resort, and combines the simple pleasures of the past with today’s modern luxuries. Having hosted thousands of weddings over hundreds of years, Congress Hall is the top choice wedding venue in New Jersey, and perhaps the entire Eastern Seaboard!

About Congress Hall Wedding Details

Located in the heart of Victorian Cape May, Congress Hall features over 100 guestrooms, included newly-renovated Junior Suites named after the U.S. presidents and dignitaries who spent their summers at the resort. Floor to ceiling whimsical designs etched on the resort’s interior blue and gray tones evoke the tranquility and pleasure of a day by the sea.

In 2016, Congress Hall celebrated its 200th birthday. It has been recognized by Travel & Leisure readers as the “Best Hotel in New Jersey,” and also received awards from TripAdvisor and Conde Nast Traveler in 2017.

A Congress Hall wedding can accommodate 175-250 guests, and offers multiple beautiful venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including:

Ballroom: The Congress Hall Ballroom features original chandeliers, Tiffany-blue walls, and a pristinely restored hardwood floor. The ballroom is fully wired for audio visual needs, and moveable air walls allow flexibility for the ballroom to accommodate receptions and other special events. The Congress Hall Ballroom can host up to 250 guests.

Grand Lawn: Backed by the towering two-story architecture of Congress Hall itself, this verdant venue space is perfect for a sunny outdoor wedding under the azure sky.

Amenities and other offerings

One of the best parts of hosting a wedding at a seaside resort is the extra perks you and your guests can enjoy, from a sparkling pool and chic retail shops to a day spa, full-service restaurant, lounge, and nightclub.

In addition, Congress Hall’s comprehensive wedding packages include a complimentary Deluxe Ocean View room with a balcony for the bride and groom, expert on-site event coordinators, complimentary valet parking, Italian banquet linens and embroidered floor-length linens with napkins. In addition, a Congress Hall wedding offers premium open bar services, hot and cold hors d’oeuvre selections, plated and stationed dinner options with a special children’s menu, and on-site wedding cake services and dessert presentations.

A staff of experienced, friendly employees are adept and ready to make your wedding day completely hassle-free. Congress Hall has hosted thousands of weddings over the years, and are intimately acquainted with every detail of the day, so you and your guests will never have to worry about a thing.

Photography opportunities

Featuring sweeping Atlantic Ocean views, an expansive grand lawn for outdoor ceremonies, and a stunning ballroom, Congress Hall is a superb wedding venue for creating one-of-a-kind wedding photographs you will treasure forever. Whether you want to capture barefoot sunset photographs with the vast Atlantic as your backdrop, or create stunning retro images against Congress Hall’s elegant pastel interior, a Congress Hall wedding is sure to fulfill your every desire.

Here at Tami & Ryan Photography, our mission is to capture the most authentic and joyful wedding memories from your wedding via gorgeous heirloom photographs that you and your loved ones can enjoy for years to come. We are intimately familiar Congress Hall and know all of the best photography vantage points at this stunning venue. We love working with you to create the most


Known as one of Cape May’s most exclusive wedding venues, Congress Hall is an undisputed jewel of wedding destinations across the country. This iconic oceanfront resort has hosted breathtaking weddings for over a century, and its timeless qualities and experienced staff will help you create the unforgettable wedding of your dreams.

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