Long Beach Island


Engleside & Beach Aves.

Beach Haven, NJ


The Long Beach Island Historical Association asks you to consider the use of our Auditorium to exchange or renew your wedding vows, or as a weather backup for your beach wedding. The heated, air-conditioned, and  handicap-accessible auditorium seats up to 170, and is the historic former sanctuary of Holy Innocents Church, built in 1882. The acoustics are excellent for music and there is a PA system.


We are located in the heart of the Beach Haven Historical District across from Bicentennial Park, within one-two blocks of the beach, motels, restaurants, B&B’s, and public parking lots.


A 75' covered porch on the front of the building is at your disposal, for photos and light fair or a champagne toast. There is a handicap-accessible restroom and separate areas for the Bride’s preparations.


The building is constructed in the Victorian Queen Anne and Shingle style, with a dramatic wooden vaulted ceiling, beams and stained-glass windows. The auditorium contains no explicit religious symbols, and  is decorated with hundreds of  items, of  historical significance to Long Beach Island.


A donation is $400.00 is requested for the use of the facilities. Additionally, there is a cleaning fee of $100, and a security deposit of $120. All fees are payable with your reservation, and with the exception of the security deposit are not refundable. Please note: Smoking and open flames are not permitted in the building or on the porch. Food and drink are not permitted within the building except by special arrangement.


Call Suzette Whiting, Wedding Coordinator at  609-492-2483 or call Ron Marr at 609-492-3988.