Member Since: 8/1/2012
I just had my wedding at Smithville Inn on August 24th. The scenery behind the building and the surrounding area are beautiful, especially great for romantic pictures. The food served was delicious and there was a lot of it. The cashew chicken during cocktail hour was my favorite. The dinner was good, the only issue I had was that the vegetarian meal we had at our tasting was not the same as the meal that was served at the actual reception. The pasts dish replacement was not as nice as the original dish. The set up was done just the way I asked, the tables looked perfect. The head server was fantastic and kept coming over to us throughout the night to make sure we had drinks and everything we needed. Overall, the Inn did everything they could to make the night enjoyable for all of our guests and for ourselves!
Member Since: 5/9/2011
It's been a year since our wedding at Smithville Inn and people are still telling us how beautiful and amazing our wedding day was! The food was so incredible that night, and the service was perfect! The room itself has such rustic charm and we loved the wall of windows that reflected the candlelight... It was So romantic! The staff is so friendly and accommodating - and they know exactly how things should flow that planning everything was a breeze! We like to go back often and have dinner - and we always have to order the shrimp app we had during the cocktail hour!! So good!!!
Member Since: 1/28/2012
I can't say enough about this wonderful venue and staff. I just got married here and it was a beautiful and amazing day. Heather is organized, friendly and extremely helpful. Tony was great as well! The staff was attentive and always making sure we were having a great time. The food is also delicious! Our guests still tell us that it was one of the best weddings that they have ever been to.
Between the dinner, dancing and beautiful atmosphere we had the perfect day! I highly recommend this venue to any future brides.
Member Since: 3/24/2013
Within a few minutes of our first tour of the Smithville Inn we knew this was our wedding venue. We booked within a couple days - a great decision. The event manager Heather, along with all the other staff, were great to work with. They make all the arrangements for your wedding so easy. They are laid back but know exactly what they are doing and are very professional. Emails with various questions were always answered promptly and accurately. By the time we got to our wedding day I knew I didn't need to worry about a thing.
The day of the wedding was perfect - everything came together so beautifully. It was great to see all those little "pieces" that you spend time thinking about and planning in one place exactly how you envisioned them. Heather was great to have getting everyone lined up for the ceremony. Gina was ready to help with whatever we needed.
Bartenders, servers and all the event staff were ready to help at the drop of a hat. Food, drinks, etc... were all GREAT. Food was served hot and fresh - not something you find at every wedding.
You really get a lot for your money at this venue. Everything except your entertainment and photographer is included and you can't beat the prices.
We are hearing great feedback from all our family and friends about the Smithville Inn and we couldnt agree with everyone more - this was the perfect venue for our wedding!! We will be back for events in the future.
Member Since: 7/8/2004
we had a small intimate immediate family only wedding and had a wonderful time - food was exceptional, they have a great staff / banquet coordinator Heather was always available for any concerns or questions. We did manage to get our outdoor ceremony done in the outdoor garden area before the rains came - but it didn't ruin our day the interior was decorated nicely in an autumn theme we were able to take pictures inside....My out of town family want to return to the village as a day trip and have dinner at the Inn again.
Member Since: 9/27/2010
We were initially drawn to The Smithville Inn because it wasn't a typical wedding venue. There was so much vintage character in the building and its surroundings. When we met the banquet manager Heather Cramer I knew we would be in good hands! She had alot of great ideas and worked with us to make our whole vision come together. She worked with all of our vendors so the cake, band, and flowers were all arranged perfectly when I walked into the reception room. Heather is always easy to reach by phone or email. Oh and the food is amazing!
Member Since: 10/12/2011
My husband and I had our reception at The Smithville Inn on June 29, 2013. Before booking here, I had visited 10 other places. The feeling I got when I walked into The Smithville Inn didn't even compare. It was like I knew the second we walked in that it was THE place!
I have to say it was better than I ever could've imagined!! The reception room was set up exactly how I pictured in my head! We had forgot a few things that were supposed to be brought the day before and Heather was so understanding! I will say I was a little worried about the food since we requested a second tasting. Don't even worry about that!! The food was great and everyone was raving about cocktail hour. Heather really went above and beyond. We chose a spiked Arnold Palmer as our signature drink and she went as far as sweetening their unsweetened ice tea to make it happen! The courtyard and village are beautiful! We had reserved rooms at The Barn and The Colonial Inn so all guests could walk to their rooms. Fred and Ethel's was the perfect place for an after party. We used their bakery for our cake and it was amazing (that is coming from someone who has high cake standards)! We also used one of their recommended DJs, and he kept the party going all night. Have your wedding here, you won't be disappointed!!
Member Since: 2/7/2013
The Smithville Inn did an amazing job for my wedding. My ceremony and reception were held at this location. Heather (wedding coordinator) was amazing. She was very attentive to me. Any questions or concerns I had, She answered and put my mind at easy. The staff at the Smithville Inn was awesome!!! The bartenders were quick and made all the drinks perfectly. The Head waitress was extremely attentive to me and my husband. She made sure that our drinks were always full and that we had warm food on our plates. At the end of the night, She packed up and organized all our stuff (flowers, topper cake, toasting glasses, serving set, mirrors etc.). She put everything on a cart and put it aside so we could get it all the next day. The whole wedding experience will Smithville Inn was perfect. I would recommend this venue to everyone I know.
Member Since: 1/4/2013
Our wedding at the Smithville Inn was nothing but wonderful. The venue, food, and decorations were perfect and all my guests had nothing but great things to say. Heather made it so easy to plan and keep in touch. My wedding day was exactly what I pictured! I would highly recommend The Smithville Inn for any size wedding.
Member Since: 9/13/2011
We had our rehearsal dinner at The Smithville Inn and overall we were very happy! After we picked the venue and the food they handled everything else. The room was set up (and looked beautiful) when we arrived. We didnt want to put a lot of money, effort or decor in since it was just a rehearsal dinner but they made the room look gorgeous with candles, centerpieces and even fresh flowers on the buffet. My only complaint (very minor) was that things seemed to be a bit behind schedule...they were finishing set up in the room when we arrived and dinner service was a little behind. Overall a great experience. The room (overlooking the pond) and venue are beautiful.
Member Since: 8/10/2008
My husband & I were married at the Smithville Inn on May 31, 2013! We did a lot of research before selecting our venue. We were looking for something different than your typical "ballroom" & we found it at the Smithville Inn. It's very rustic & beautiful. We had an outdoor ceremony, right on the lake. Our cocktail hour was also held outside, and the reception was indoors. We had 105 ppl, the food was amazing, the staff was great, they were very reasonable & accommodating. Heather was more than helpful from start to finish. She really cared about what we wanted and worked hard to make sure everything was perfect. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to & they just loved the adorable, one of a kind, little town of Smithville! Most everyone stayed right in the village, which made it super easy and fun for everyone! I highly recommend having your wedding here!!! There were so many awesome places to take pictures in the village. We had the perfect wedding !! Thanks Heather!! Xo
Member Since: 1/17/2012
On May 10,2013 we had our wedding at the Smithville Inn. It was absolutely beautiful!! The grounds were pristine,the food impeccable,the service outstanding!! We couldn't have asked for a better wedding coordinator than Heather Cramer, she walked us through everything (& believe me I had alot of questions!!). The night was magical!! All of our guests felt like guests of honor. The food was hot and the drinks cold!! Every detail was accomplished to the smallest details and Heather and her staff went above and beyond. If anyone is looking for a romantic and beautiful setting they must trust Heather and the Smithville Inn to make it happen!! Thank you to all of the Smithville Inn staff!! You all made our day perfect!!
Member Since: 5/15/2013
Tony, Heather, Allie and the entire team at the Smithville Inn were extremely accommodating during our wedding planning process. I have been a professional DJ for over 15 years and have been inside at least half of the wedding venues in the state. While seeking a venue for my own wedding, we wanted something unique (without the tacky décor and generic ambience). The Smithville Inn was the perfect place for us to pull off our vintage/rustic/country theme.
The back patio on the lake was gorgeous, but we had a rainy wedding day. Fortunately, the staff was tremendously prompt to move the ceremony inside. Honestly, the indoor ceremony space was surprisingly picturesque with the windows overlooking the garden and the cozy fireplace lit with candles.
I am a very fastidious person when it comes to event planning, but there were very few items that did not exceed my expectations on our special day. We are so grateful to have had such a fantastic venue and team to work with at the Smithville Inn.
PJ (& Laura)
Member Since: 4/16/2013
Smithville was the perfect place right from the start. My husband proposed to me there which made the little town and the Smithville Inn a special place to start with. We got married outside and were lucky enough to have perfect weather! (Although another reason we liked this venue is that the room they offer in case of rain, is also quite charming). The great bay room where we had the reception was beautiful-- surrounded by windows, watching the sun go down, all of our guests commented on how wonderful it was! The town itself is also nice for guests to visit :)
The staff is also excelled and Heather, the event coordinator is EXCELLENT. She was very genuine and patient with all of our questions and concerns. We will definitely be going back just to visit! I loved everything about this venue and would recommend it to anyone and everyone!
Member Since: 4/15/2012
My husband and I got married at The Smithville Inn on 4/27/13. Our ceremony was outside and reception inside. It was the first and only venue we looked at - we knew immediately that its rustic and charming feel was perfect for us. The town of Smithville itself is quaint and beautiful, so we knew our guests would enjoy exploring it before the ceremony. The event coordinator, Heather, was very helpful leading up to the day and answered all of our questions promptly. On the day of the wedding, everything was beautiful and went flawlessly! Heather's assistant helped us all day and Heather walked through frequently to make sure everything was going smoothly. The waitstaff was very attentive towards me - making sure I had a drink at all times, encouraging me to actually eat, etc. which is very helpful as a bride since you have a million things to keep track of. We had compliments from our guests all day about the deliciousness of the food and niceness of the venue. All in all, the day was beautiful in every way and I have only positive things to say about The Smithville Inn and its staff. They will work to help make your day as perfect and stress-free as possible!
Member Since: 3/23/2012
our wedding at the smithville inn was lovely. the food was great and everything went off without a hitch.
my only advice to brides getting married there is to ask for ali, heather's assistant, if they'd like for things to get done correctly. heather was completely absent and had no integrity throughout the entire process leading up to our wedding- she ignored us and missed appointments and was barely present the night of our wedding...just present enough to make my husband's grandparents, who have some mobility issues, walk around the entire building to get to the back where our private ceremony was, telling them that nobody could walk through the reception room without talking to me or my husband.
ali went out of her way to answer calls, emails and always got back to me in a timely manner. she knew we were on a budget and even saved some flowers for me from the night before to put on tables during our cocktail hour. to me, that is what customer service is...going that extra mile. thank you, ali. i appreciate everything that you did to make our night a success.
Member Since: 1/21/2007
Excellent service The food was amazing everything was like we expected! I would really recommend anyone who is local to visit the smithville inn. Heather the event coordinator was amazing very helpful.
Member Since: 2/24/2011
The Smithville Inn is the most charming place to visit AND get married. Loved the inn and our room. Food is AMAZING! Cannot wait to see pictures.
Member Since: 8/8/2011
The Smithville Inn is exactly the type of place I always imagined getting married. But the Smithville well exceeded my expectations. From my interactions with the wedding coordinating staff to the exceptional food & service we received at the reception I could not have been more satisfied with my big day. Heather & Ally were wonderful & so accomodating - I was always easily able to get in touch with them to address issues. The venue itself is amazing - beautiful & rustic, a perfect setting for an intimate affair. My husband & I have received numerous compliments about the food during both the cocktail hour & reception as well as the service. The most popular compliment - "The filet was like BUTTER; just absolutely cooked perfectly!" I would definetly recommend the Smithville Inn to any South Jersey bride looking for a unique, intimate setting.
Member Since: 4/21/2011
We chose Smithville for several reasons, including ambiance, beautiful grounds, great reviews, and price. In planning, we worked w/ Heather, who was responsive to both phone calls & emails, and always pleasant & available when we needed a face to face meeting. Heather was good at reminding us of certain things, & decisions, we didn't really know what we were doing & at times we thought she was too relaxed, but it worked out perfectly, so trust her she knows what she's doing. When time came closer to the day she walked through everything w/ us that we needed for the day of, in great detail.
We got married Octoberfest weekend & were planning to stay at the Colonial Inn there, about a year before the big day Heather found out we hadn't reserved our rooms, & some rooms were booked. She called us right away and made sure we blocked out the rooms we needed ASAP. She saved us a great deal of anguish as it booked up quickly b/c of the festivities.
Heather was accommodating in substituting out one of the imports with my favorite beer at no additional costs. Don't be afraid to ask about changing something - they were willing to accommodate anyway they could our preferences.
The weekend of we worked with Heather and her assistant Ally - and everything went very smooth. Rehearsal was great - Heather & Ally were great in taking control of our large group & going over everything with us.
The day of, Heather & Ally were always around. I needed someone to cut my dress (it had ripped a little on the bottom), Heather was right away with scissors. Ally was always coming up to me and my hubby and making sure we were okay, that we had a drink in our hand. She always made sure I had my Guinness! She had a waiter bring some food to the bridal suite for me and my hubby when she realized I hadn't been eaten much during cocktail hour.
The service was just fantastic. I have had several of my guests tell me what excellent service they had and how polite the wait staff was. We never hard a dish fall the whole evening, I barely noticed the wait staff either - They were so good and quick at bringing out food and clearing dishes. The food was excellent too.
Smithville set up our center pieces, table escort cards, ceremony stuff, our guest sign in tree, baskets for the bathrooms. They did it all perfectly and we picked up everything from them the next morning.
We asked if we could decorate the arbor for the ceremony, & they let us do that as well.
Our shuttle ran late, Heather held up the ceremony
The change from ceremony to cocktail hour (in the garden patio) was flawless. Within moments, table & chairs were out and our guests were getting food & drinks.
The area for reception is plenty big, and although the dance floor was packed all night, we had room to shake and move (over 100 guests). The reception is cut off from the rest of the restaurant, even the bathrooms our guests use, so your party is really a private affair. Especially since everyone enters/exits from the side of the Inn. I am not a fan of those places who do several events/weddings at a time. This was very intimate, personal, unique, homey and beautiful.
We were permitted to take pics anywhere on the grounds, although the festival did affect that, we made the most of it. We felt like King and Queen of Smithville, everyone at the Smithville Inn treated us like royalty that weekend. I think staying at Colonial Inn helped enhance our experience too.
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Discover the tradition of simple Elegance...
Every bride and groom as well as their guests are treated like family at the Smithville Inn. Its cobblestone paths, charming gazebo, and outdoor terraces create marvelous backdrops for your reception, ceremony, and photographs.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant, Unusual/Alternative
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