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Venues in Lanoka Harbor, NJ,
(609) 693-5558

About Us

If you are planning a wedding, commitment ceremony, vow renewal, or hand-fasting ceremony, you will find our rustic chic space to be an affordable, open and welcoming venue.

Murray Grove is located on 20 wooded acres in Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey along the Jersey Shore near the Barnegat Bay. We are just 90 minutes south of New York City and east of Philadelphia, and are easily accessible from literally anywhere in New Jersey.

Due to our purposely simplistic and natural surroundings, we are able to provide value for your money while still offering a beautiful and deeply meaningful ceremony.

Murray Grove offers all inclusive indoor and/or outdoor options.

Facilities and Capacity

This event space can also host a range of wedding related events, like engagement parties, showers, elopements, and rehersal dinners.

Murray Grove can accommodate ceremonies as intimate as 12 and as large as 60 indoors, or up to 150 outdoors. Your ceremony can take place in our outdoor chapel or any other area of the property you fall in love with.

The cozy dining room accommodates 60 guests comfortably for either a sit-down or buffet-style meal service. Additionally, tents may be rented to increase dining capacity.

The Moon Arbor is a favorite for many, with an adjacent grassy berm surrounded by calming woods. The labyrinth is a great way to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life and help reduce stress. It appeals to people as a non-denominational, cross-cultural blueprint for well-being. There is also a stadium sized lawn for rented tents for larger outdoor events.

Services Offered

Our friendly and professional staff can assist you with a variety of related services: ceremony officiating, menu selections, guest lodging and more - WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

We offer in-house catering led by our award winning culinary-trained chef. Or, you may choose to hire one of our preferred vendors for outside catering, or use the fully equipped commercial kitchen to provide your own food service.

The venue’s dedicated wedding coordinator works directly with you to help bring your wedding vision to life. Setup and cleanup are taken care of when you book an all-inclusive package with Murray Grove.


Murray Grove can sleep up to 40 people in our comfortable doom like bedrooms, and an additional 35-40 in its outdoor campsites.

All couples receive complimentary overnight accommodations and reduced rates for their guests. Complimentary continental breakfast is offered for all overnight guests.


Murray Grove has an on-site professional chef who can provide catering services for all your culinary needs, including various types of cuisine or special dietary needs. The accommodating chef and team can help you choose the perfect menus for your special day or weekend. Catering services offered here include the following:

  • All necessary servers and bartenders
  • Buffet or plated meals
  • Cocktail reception with standard appetizers or custom hors d’oeuvres
  • Enhanced dessert options

Jeana Mott

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  • My wife and I could not of asked for a more perfect day. Murray Groves staff went above and beyond all our expections. The atmosphere was inviting and peaceful. We were able to relax and get ready in the beautiful bridal suit and the overnight accomadtions were great. Evelyn and her staff cooked an amazing array of foods that were delicious. They worked with us through every step of the planning and were very accommodating. I honestly would not of changed a thing, we had the PERFECT wedding. Much thanks and love to Murray Grove, Evelyn, Geraldine, Deb and eveyone else....

    responded with the following comments.

    Jeana & Dina were such a pleasure to work with. We appreciate the trust put in us to make it a special day for all. Here's to another happy couple who found Murray Grove to be just the right spot to start a married life together!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 1,250.00

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

    $ 1,250.00

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


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,250.00

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

    $ 1,250.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 100.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Campsite/Cabin, Garden, Historic Building, Inn/B&B, Park

    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, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, November, December

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