There is something magical about the Jersey Shore, and if you grew up here you know exactly what we are talking about. You’ve probably seen countless weddings happening up and down the shore and have fantasized about your own special day if not for years, then at least since you got engaged. And you’ve probably thought back to those countless weddings you spied from the car, the beach or the boardwalk, and are now thinking: how could you possibly include the beach in your wedding without being tacky or doing something that’s been done a million times over? How can you make the beach unique? The answer: the Sandy Hook Wedding Chapel.
The beautiful and historic Sandy Hook Chapel, a gorgeous venue on the waterfront with an intimate setting, is perched on the edge of Sandy Hook, which allows for views of the bay. The chapel itself was built in 1940 and is set on what is Fort Hancock, which serves as a National Historic Landmark Site. Originally used in 1764 by the then colony of New York to build a lighthouse on, Fort Hancock, has withstood the test of time. Through the Revolutionary War, and both World Wars this historic site played an important role in the nation’s safety and defense until it was decommissioned in 1974 and declared as state park Sandy Hook. Since then it has been the summer destination for beachgoers to enjoy both the shore and the many walking trails and historic landmarks, such as the picturesque chapel.
The chapel features high ceilings with exposed beams and antique lights. The floors are wood throughout and add to the ambiance of the romantic chapel. The site can accommodate indoor and outdoor ceremonies and wedding receptions. Outside the venue are some of the most stunning views of the Sandy Hook Bay. Located right on the tip of Sandy Hook, the chapel allows for guests to view ships coming into the bay, and the water lapping against the rocky shoreline. It is truly a magical scene that will make any bride feel like a goddess on her special day.
What makes the Sandy Hook Chapel so unique and fantastic is that it allows for you to have a traditional chapel wedding and an outdoor reception on the same site. With a seamless transition from the chapel to an outdoor party tent, you and your guests will not have to leave this unique and romantic venue. That said, there can be challenges to an outdoor wedding reception, which is why you should consider renting a tent or two, tables, chairs, silverware and linens, as well as a dance floor to make sure that your guests are comfortable and that you can relax and enjoy your day.
The tents will provide shade if you elect to have an afternoon wedding. And at night? A lighted tent will provide a comfortable and intimate atmosphere as well as a defined space for your cocktail hour and reception. This will elevate your wedding from a backyard barbeque to an elegant, romantic reception. Also, by renting all of the tables, chairs, linens and other reception necessities you do not have to worry about setting up your reception or cleaning it up. By renting with a one-stop-shopping caterer you are truly allowed to just relax and enjoy your wedding.
It can be intimidating to think about all the things you have to plan for your wedding. The venue, the rentals, the food, so why not work with someone who can help with all of this? Jacques Exclusive Caterers works intimately with their clients and even has a relationship with the Sandy Hook Wedding Chapel. Not only can they help you feed your guests, but as a one-stop-shop caterer, they can provide tent, table, and linen rentals, as well as wait staff and bartenders with a fully stocked bar. Learn more about the Sandy Hook Wedding Chapel and Jacques today by contacting us.