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Venues in Manahawkin, NJ,
(609) 481-6100
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  • 19 Reviews


    Lisa

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  • We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Holiday Inn (The Mainland) in October 2019. Our initial meetings went great with Austin he was responsive, energetic, and organized. The Terrace is a beautiful space, with a newly renovated rustic feel, which is used for both the ceremony and reception. The only downfall is they have your reception tables pushed to the back of the room during the ceremony, and blocked out by (not enough) fake tree/plants. The room really becomes a beautiful space when it is set up for the reception (uplighting from my vendor Fresh New Angle really made this space come to life). A few weeks prior to my event Austin quit and was no longer the event coordinator, and my event was transferred to other employees who seemed to be sharing the roll. The venue highlights their wedding package to have a Maitre D, who also shares the roll of being the day of coordinator. At our first meeting, Kim was personable and seemed to be on the same page as us for what we w... Read more

    Shannon Cook

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  • The team at the holiday inn was amazing to work with. From beginning to end they listened to us and made everything we wanted happen. Kim took care of us all night and was always on top of everything. The terrace room was absolutely stunning. I could not have asked for a better day.

    Jeana Lowy

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  • My husband and I had our wedding reception in the Mainland Terrace on Friday 9/13/19. Our wedding day was truly the best day every and The Mainland played a huge part in making our day perfect. Yes, the food, drinks, and cake were delicious and amazing, BUT the staff is absolutely phenomenal here... especially our maitre’d Kim and the event sales manager (our go-to guy), Austin. Jessica, the sales manager, was also wonderful at handling our hotel room block, breakfast vouchers, etc. Honestly, anyone we came in contact with who had something to do with our wedding, was excellent... from the front desk staff, to the servers and bartenders, and of course the rest of the Mainland Events team. Austin was super prompt, helpful, and courteous when answering my [many] questions and he also killed it as bartender the night of our wedding. Kim did an amazing job setting up the venue just the way we wanted it and made sure the event was executed flawlessly... and it certainly was! Kim made sure... Read more

    Jessica Cozzetta

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our welcome dinner party and our morning after brunch for our wedding at The Mainland at Holiday Inn and both were absolutely perfect. The staff was so responsive and helpful the entire time leading up to the event. Our wedding weekend was in early August, during the height of the busy summer season, but Mainland / Holiday Inn bent over backwards making sure everything was perfect. The food was beyond our expectations - so fresh and delicious - and they continuously refilled the buffet. The bar had plenty of bartenders and they were personable and great at their jobs! The space was beautiful and comfortable. We didn't even need to get any decorations - they have beautiful table settings and centerpieces and the room itself feels like a private living room with tons of light, couches, and space for everyone to eat, lounge, and visit. All of our guests commented on how fantastic the space, food, and service was. Mainland was an amazing addition to our wedding weekend!

    Christina

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    5 out of 5
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  • September bride here, this review is long overdue but certainly well-deserved: We had the most incredible experience with Donna and her staff at the Mainland! We had our Wedding reception in the terrace room. This room is recently renovated and absolutely gorgeous. Working with Donna was a special treat, she is a ray of sunshine and made the planning process so effortless and fun. This venue is the whole package; we really loved how much it had to offer even outside of where the banquet was held—the clean hotel rooms and guest block, beer garden, fun games, fire pits, and the restaurant that is perfect for breakfast the morning after the big day. It is so easy to forget that you’re on 72—this place feels like a destination spot! The terrace room is elegant and all of our guests were blown away. The fireplace, farm tables, and fountains make the reception space feel inviting and like a perfectly executed vision from a Pinterest dream-board. My husband and I have food allergi... Read more

    Erin

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our entire wedding experience was very personally and professionally delivered by Donna and her team at The Mainland! From our first visit to the morning after our wedding day the success was in the details! Donna walked with us through our journey with a clear vision and and sincere interest in providing the best possible experience for us along with our family and guests. We would highly recommend The Mainland for anyone seeking a venue for their special day! Warmest wishes, Ken and Erin Bailey 9-22-2018

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    The pleasure was ours! Thank you for trusting us with one of the most important days in your lives! We were honored and hope to see you both in the near future, here at the Mainland!

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • To Donna and the rest of the staff at Mainland Christopher aka CJ just want to first off say that our wedding day was a dream and more than we could ever expect and it was all thanks to you and your staff! From the first day we entered searching for a venue having no clue what we wanted or what to expect, you and your staff were there to assist us with whatever we needed. Throughout the entire process from start to finish, we never felt like our questions were not answered and the Mainland put our minds at ease every step of the way. When we walked into the reception hall, we both were in awe the amount of work you and your staff put into making our wedding a fantasy that had finally come true. It meant a lot that the Mainland staff made sure that we had time to enjoy food and drinks from cocktail hour in our room before we were able to mingle with the guests. Throughout the night, Erin our maitre d, the waitresses, bartenders, and Donna made sure we, our families and even our guest... Read more

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    It was sincerely our pleasure and honor to be part of your day, Lauren and CJ. Thank you and we certainly hope that life brings you back our way in the future!

    Kate

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had the most amazing experience with Donna and the staff at the Mainland! I highly recommend having an event here. We had our Wedding ceremony and reception in the terrace room. The room is newly renovated and stunning! All of the details from the farmhouse tables, lanterns, chiavari chairs and the beautiful fire place with waterfall fountains on each side is breath taking. They were overly accommodating to our dietary restrictions and our quests thoroughly enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres dinner and drinks! Working with them to plan the event felt effortless and stress free. They thought of everything to make it run smooth. They also have a great restaurant and beer garden with yard games, fun for the whole family! The hotel rooms were very clean and convenient for us and our guests after the reception. Thank you Donna + Staff!!!

    Margaret M

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our daughter was married June 23, 2018 at the Surf City Yacht Club on LBI. We needed a hotel that would be close by, have great rates, good service, a pool, and dining. The Mainland Holiday Inn gave us all that and more. We used 18 of 20 Friday night rooms and 22 of 25 Saturday rooms that we had blocked out. By the way, you had the best room rates in the area. Not one of our 50+ guests of all ages complained. In fact they were so impressed with the grounds, service and overall character of your hotel, that we kept hearing it felt like a resort! Not one of our guests went to eat outside of the hotel. The adults spent the evenings outside by the fire pits while the kids played with the table games. Your front desk personnel were professional. The cleaning personnel would ask if we needed anything at all. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you Liz for all the help you gave me. Great hotel...

    Angela

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  • Our wedding at the Mainland at the Holiday Inn was amazing from start to finish! We looked at so many venues throughout New Jersey, but once we met with the wedding and event coordinator, Donna, we knew that this was the venue for us. Donna was everything we could have ever asked for and made stressful wedding planning so easy! She was very responsive and always there to answer any questions or concerns. She just had a great energy and passion for the industry that made us feel so comfortable. She guided us the entire way and was even there on our wedding day to coordinate and make sure everything went as planned. I imagine some people spend a lot of money to hire someone like Donna. Pricing here was very fair and we received a lot of compliments from our guests on the food (both cocktail hour and reception) One of the best features of this venue is that everything you need is right there. The ceremony space is beautiful and also indoors, so you don't need to stress about the wea... Read more

    Lisa

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  • My husband and I booked prior to the change and they made sure to not only honor our contract but to meet just about every request. The banquet manager Donna is amazing! The hotel rooms are also very clean and so nice. It's clear how much hard work has been put into this venue, my guests were able to enjoy the beer garden during bridal/family photos and also for our after party. Great bartenders and overall a beauituful venue. Great food, amazing staff. Highly recommend!

    marykay

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    5 out of 5
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  • The entire staff at the Mainland/Holiday Inn went above and beyond for our wedding day. From the process leading up to it, to the day itself everything was perfect and so professional. By far the best day of my life and i can’t thank the staff especially Donna and Erin for making th day absolutely amazing. Such a beautiful wedding and reception location!!

    Susan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Donna & staff were so friendly, efficient and attentive to us & our guests. Their attention to detail was so appreciated and made for a perfect wedding day! We were truly treated like Royalty!! Thank you all so much for your quality care you put into making our wedding day so special. Definitely 5 star venue and staff. Susan & Sean Devlin 4/28/18

    responded with the following comments.

    HI, Susan and Sean!!! Thank you for your kind words! We were honored to be part of your special day! Wishing you health, happiness, love and laughter......from all of us here at the Mainland at the Holiday Inn!

    Danielle

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  • I can’t enough great things about this venue!! Donna and staff are so friendly and make you feel like family. Truly in it for your beat interest and they thrive to make your day as wonderful as you pictures it!!

    Linda

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  • My niece was getting married at a venue on LBI, and chose this Holiday Inn for her guests and wedding party, booking a block of rooms, including a suite for bridesmaids and groomsmen to get ready in. To begin with this so called block of rooms was all over the hotel, all on separate floors, which was unexpected. The “discounted price” quoted was $179.00. When my husband and I arrived for our 2 night stay, we were charged the $179.00 for the 1st night and $199. For the second. Other guests were charged over $240. For the night. The day of the wedding, the groom and groomsmen by oversight failed to secure their suite into the following day. Management showed up at their door demanding they “get out” of the room immediately, when asked to allow an extended checkout so they could make alternate arrangements, they were given a nasty NO! Luckily one of our guests offered her room for the guys to get dressed in. Although the hotel is beautiful and clean, their staff overall leaves muc... Read more

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