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Venues in Manahawkin, NJ,
(609) 481-6115

About Us

The Mainland at Holiday Inn is a hotel wedding venue in Manahawkin, New Jersey. The hotel’s 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’s 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 maître d' will host the dinner, working closely with the hotel’s 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’s 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’s 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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  • We got married on Wednesday, December 23, 2020! This day was the most beautiful day of our entire lives. My husband and I highly recommend the mainland for your wedding! I remember emailing the mainland inquiring about having the wedding there and at the same time emailing a few other places but Mel responded within literally 10 minutes... And it was at that moment that she and the mainland were number one on our list! Mel, you are truly so wonderful! Thank you so much for making our wedding planning so easy and relaxing!! You answered every single question within no time! Thank you for being kind and dealing with all my emails and calls, it was in those moments of my stress that you made me feel extremely calm and for that I will be Forever grateful!!! You are so great!!!! We had the pleasure of having Maria be our maître d’ at our wedding and let me just tell you something.....she was the BEST!!! Maria you made Ryan and I feel like a king and queen just as a bride and groom ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    The pleasure was ours! Thank you for trusting us with one of the most important days in your lives! We were honored to be able to be a apart of your special day. We hope to see you both in the near future, Congratulations!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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


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

    $ 750.00

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

    $ 750.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

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

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Barn, Farm/Ranch, Hotel, Resort, Restaurant

    What kind of settings are available?


    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, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, 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), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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