Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Weddings on LBI.
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I'm thinking about having my wedding on Long Beach Island.
How do I start?
Can you give me some suggestions on where to have a wedding on LBI?
Where do I go to get information about holding my wedding
on the beach?
Since Long Beach Island is made up of several different communities, you'll need to contact the community where you plan to have the wedding. LBInet's Community Pages have the contact information for every municipality on the island.
Most communities have no problem with ceremonies being held on public beaches. However, receptions would be very difficult considering the restrictions on food and drink (not to mention the wind, sand and flies). The best you could do would be to have the reception at a venue that faces the beach like the Engleside Inn.
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, being a public park, is available as a gathering place on a first come - first served basis. Call for details.
Where can I hold my reception on Long Beach Island?
The Boathouse, the Sea Shell, the Engleside, Kubel's Too and the Bonnet Island Estate are nice places that host receptions. The Brant Beach Yacht Club is also nice. Or you could try a VFW Hall. Some of the communities on LBI rent out their volunteer fire company halls for special occasions . Keep in mind that many places won't do wedding receptions during the summer season.
While there are many beautiful and large private homes on LBI, chances are that most people who own one would not rent it out for a reception. However, it never hurts to try. Your best bet would be to contact a local realtor to find out who owns a large enough house.