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Venues in Cape May,
(609) 884-7171

About Us

The Southern Mansion is an elegant and historic wedding venue in Cape May, New Jersey. This one-of-a-kind historic home, built circa 1860, offers acres of award-winning gardens and beautiful English architecture that provide the perfect backdrop for your romantic affair. The Southern Mansion is right on the Jersey beaches, and a walk away from some of the best boutiques and restaurants in Cape May. It is a great venue for destination weddings, providing a unique southern charm you can’t find anywhere else.

Facilities and Capacity
The Southern Mansion offers luxurious indoor and outdoor venue spaces for your wedding and reception. From the Victorian ballroom to the lush garden terrace, this home is perfect for intimate wedding and grand events. The bridal party makes its entrance from the ornate spiral staircase, then walks to the garden area for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The outdoor ceremony space is recommended, however an indoor ceremony can be accomodated, especially in bad weather. The Southern Mansion has a large dining hall with beautiful glass window to offer a garden view. A separate room os provided for music and dancing during the reception. Up to 150 guests are invited to join you at the Southern Mansion for your romantic evening. Before the wedding, the couple is provided a luxury master suite for pre-wedding preparation. The bridal suite can also be rented the night before.

Services Offered
The Southern Mansion offers several wedding packages to complete your planning process. They provide on-site catering (cakes and bar not provided), as well as table and chair set up, custom decor, cake cutting set and service, and bar arrangements. Catering menus are specially designed from the Southern Mansion’s award-winning culinary team, and can be customized to include vegan, vegetarian, and special diet needs. You will be paired with a wedding coordinator to ensure every detail of your wedding day goes exactly as planned. The Southern Mansion also has an on-site wedding officiant, who can perform religious and secular weddings, and civil unions.

The Southern Mansion is not only a premier South Jersey wedding venue, but a quaint bed and breakfast where your bridal party can stay the weekend. With a total of 24 rooms, the Southern Mansion can house your guests, and provides perfect wedding night quarters for you to enjoy. Room accommodations include:

  • Full bath with hand painted tile showers
  • 32" flat screen TVs
  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Evening turndown service
  • Beach chairs and towels available in the summer
  • Access to the Southern Mansion’s Willow Creek Winery

Leslie Hensley

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  • We hosted our wedding celebration over Labor Day weekend in 2019 at The Southern Mansion and we couldn't be more pleased! From the moment we first visited back in February, when looking for a venue for our destination wedding, we knew this was the place for us. The Southern Mansion has history and character, but at the same time is clean and updated, allowing for a comfortable stay. Ken, the on-site wedding coordinator, was phenomenal, from our first tour all the way through the wedding and checkout. I didn't hire a coordinator and planned the wedding myself, which I was a bit nervous about, but Ken really came through for us on flawlessly executing all details laid out for him. He’s clearly very experienced in service and also incredibly knowledgeable about the property. The food was fantastic, from the breakfast every morning to the cocktail hour appetizers and plated dinner. The bar staff even accommodated us by mixing our favorite signature cocktails perfectly. We enjoyed the con... Read more

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    $ 890.00

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    China, Flatware, Linens, Tables

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    $ 60.00

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    Inn/B&B, Mansion

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    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

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    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

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    Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Glassware, Linens

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