WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

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“Our wedding was picture perfect thanks to the Seashell, Jaimee, and Brittany! I had my heart set on an LBI wedding and after researching all the venues (I live right up the street from Brant Beach Yacht club) the Seashell was the perfect and obvious choice. I had attended my cousin's Seashell wedding five years ago and always joked I would have one as well because we had such a great time! The planning process went smoothly (even from South Florida where we live!) and Jaimee and Brittany made sure every single detail was thought of and planned. They gave me complete freedom to have the wedding of our dreams which mixed traditional and non traditional parts. Our October 14 wedding had a smooth rehearsal the night before, and then gorgeous weather after a threat of rain. Guests are still raving about the food and the beauty of the beach front ceremony. The ceremony setting is naturally beautiful and Jaimee and Brittany know all the tricks to decorate the reception area beautifully. The cocktail hour is out of this world and the dinner is spectacular (of course, like everyone said, we did not have time to eat so the four to-go boxes full of bacon-wrapped shrimp, prime rib, sushi and all the other foods we had at our ceremony that they placed in our mini fridge came in handy when we finally got to bed at 3am!) and Jaimee made my husband a plate at the reception after all the food was put away! The staff was attentive and the bar moved quickly even with our 200+ guests. Everything was beautiful and ran so smoothly- I simply enjoyed myself while both Jaimee and Brittany made sure we stayed on our timeline and everything ran smoothly! Our guests kept dancing way into the night and everyone keeps telling me it was the best wedding ever- which it truly was! So fun, so beautiful, and so perfectly us. The bathrooms were always clean, the guest rooms are stunning and more original than an average hotel, and we found slices of cake and a bottle of champagne on ice waiting for us in our complimentary ocean front room! The brunch we held the next morning was the perfect finishing touch and the food was plentiful, fresh, and delicious. Everything about our wedding makes me smile and I can't imagine having it anywhere but the shell! ”
Maria & Bryan
2017
“The Shell was simply PERFECT! Jaimee and Brittany have this down pat! Planning a wedding from across the country with them led to zero stress for me and I couldn't have done it without them. The owner/head chef himself was working the carving station, showing the pride that they take in their business. People are STILL talking about the food (especially cocktail hour) and the wedding in general and it's been over a month! The after party being on-site makes everything easy as well and kept the party going. I 100% recommend this venue for anyone that wants to have an amazing time that is stress free!”
Al & Brian
2017
“I booked the Shell over 2 years in advance because I knew how amazing it was going to be. I just had my wedding and it surpassed all expectations. There is no detail overlooked at the Shell. From the wedding organizer down to each votive candle perfect placed, this wedding venue is a well oil machine under the spectacular direction of Jaimee and Brittany (the wedding planners). I was stressed by lots of details involved with wedding planning but having the reception at the Shell was never one of them! Jaimee and Brittany are organized, responsive, and just down right nice people. The were easy to talk to and always on board with whatever direction we wanted to go in. The cocktail hour is by far the best on the island, so if that is important to you (and it should be!) don't look any further. We spent alot of time researching venues but knew that LBI was always the place for us, since we met at Nardis. The Shell matched everything we were looking for--amazing cocktail hour, top shelf bar, pretty decor, delicious food, and a place for all of our family and friends to have a wonderful time. The fact that guests can stay at the Shell as their hotel, reception, and after party is wonderful. I cant comment on the ceremony space because we got married off site at the Spray Beach Chapel, but it looks beautiful from what I have seen! I cant even count all the beautiful touches that made our wedding weekend unique but one that sticks out is our beautiful hotel room stocked with food from our wedding. I was so busy at the wedding I did not get to enjoy the food and drink as much as I would have liked. Luckily, we received a little bit of everything we had in our fridge at the end of the night. In addition to a bottle of champagne, this was the perfect end to the night. Also, I would highly recommend adding the Breakfast Buffet (if it does not come with your package). My guests appreciated the delicious food and felt like they were at another wedding the next day! Overall, if you are considering planning a wedding in LBI then please consider the Shell. I am a planner by nature and had a vision of what I wanted for my wedding and the Sea Shell, the Hughes family, and all the wonderful staff (bartenders, servers) made it perfect!”
Ashley & Brandon
2017
“We had our wedding at the Sea Shell in the middle of June and it was absolutely perfect. From our first meeting to the day of, Jaimee and Brittany were on top of it all. Everything was so organized and went off without a hitch. During our wedding, the entire staff was more than accommodating, making sure my husband and I were well taken care of and had everything we needed. As an organized person myself, I appreciated so much the detail the girls put into each wedding. It's hard to believe they do this up to four times a week because they truly make you feel like your wedding is their number one priority. Neither myself, nor anyone from our wedding party had to lift a finger on the day of. All of the table decorations, candles, pictures, guest book, etc. were all perfectly placed and exactly how I imagined it. We can just get married again next year, right? 😉 Thank you SO much to the entire staff at The Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club. We are beyond grateful for all of the hard work and dedication you all put into your business.”
Juliana & Robert
2017
“I wish there were 10 stars to give! From the planning process, the in between and the day of, everything was amazing! Guests are still calling and texting saying what an incredible time they had. They are still raving about the food and the overall experience. My husband and I had never been to LBI before, we found the venue by reading reviews online and decided to go look at the Shell. After meeting Brittany, we knew that we wanted to get married here. It didn't feel like a business transaction, it felt personal, like we were home. I think that speaks volumes to the family values that the Hughes' have instilled into their business. Jamiee and Brittany were truly angels throughout the weekend, from gluing together DYI projects gone wrong, to ensuring a flawless setup. I could go on for pages, but the bottom line is that we had a perfect wedding day thanks to the Sea Shell. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts”
Erika & Jason
2017
“The moment I walked into The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club a few years ago (before I was even engaged) I knew that I had to have my wedding there and two days after I was engaged I snapped up one of the four dates left in 2017! From the first planning meeting, Jaimee and Brittany were amazing and made everything so incredibly easy. Our florist, officiant, photographer and baker were all recommended by them and were phenomenal. Jaimee and Brittany worked seamlessly with all of our vendors to ensure everything was set for our big day. Once June 18th arrived all that we had to do was enjoy every moment. The day was absolutely perfect. We could not have asked for better weather. The ceremony site was breath taking. Nothing compares to the food at the Sea Shell. We could not have asked for a more amazing venue to host our wedding. We would highly recommend the Sea Shell to anyone who is searching for the perfect place to get married!”
Courtney & Carmine
2017
"My husband and I can't rave enough about our wedding at The Shell. From start to finish it was the most amazing weekend of our lives. Our guests are still absolutely raving almost a month later. From the atmosphere to the food to the ENTIRE staff, we could not have asked for more and wouldn't have changed one thing! Jaimee and Brittany made our wedding planning absolutely effortless. The day of our wedding everything went off without a hitch. We didn't have to worry about a thing all weekend. We were able to enjoy an amazing weekend with our nearest and dearest while they handled everything behind the scenes. The ceremony was gorgeous. And the food!!! Tom does an absolutely incredible job!! We've been going to LBI for ten years now and had always talked about having our wedding at The Shell. Best choice we've ever made!!! We wish we could relive our weekend over and over!! Absolutely incredible experience and absolutely dynamite owners and staff. Thank you to everyone at The Shell for giving us the most memorable wedding weekend ever!!!"
Jess & Chris
2017
"Wow!, We knew the second we walked through the door that The shell was going to be the venue where we would start our lives together. Forgetting for one second that the view was absolutely breathtaking, the food and service were world class and the rooms were clean, bright and newly renovated. Jaimee and Brittany made us feel not like clients but like family. From the first they made us feel completely at ease and confident. As our big day got closer so did our relationship. They were so thorough and detail oriented all while truly making us feel like family. Now the fun part! our wedding took place on 5/13. On that day we were visited by a Nor easter, a couple of inches of rain and high winds. I mean it was so bad it was raining sideways. Our dream of a beach wedding plans were squashed by Mother nature. Jaimee however was prepared. Her calming demeanor and strong planning skills kicked into overdrive. She rearranged the reception room for our ceremony, which was beautiful and turned out exactly how we planed it would be minus the sand and sun. After the ceremony the Shell, like a well oiled machine transformed the reception room back to it's original beauty. The rest of the night was so amazing. We are so happy we decided to have our wedding at the The Shell! Not only was the entire experience incredible, but we feel like we have a new extended family…"
Heather & Chris
2017
"Jaimee and Brittany could not have been better wedding planners! They met with me as needed as well as met my every need possible. I was planning my wedding long distance and whenever I came into town, they made sure to make my requests possible. They helped me create my perfect vision. The venue itself was beautiful and the food is to die for!!! Everything went off perfectly, without a hitch! I am still receiving text messages, emails and voicemails about how lovely everything was and how amazing the food was!! I cannot say enough great things about the Sea Shell and it's staff! They are truly a one stop shop and live to make their customers happy and feel special! They really do bend over backwards for their brides and make sure that every need is met and that every wish is granted!! This venue is truly ran the way they say they do! It is family run down to its bone! Jaimee and Brittany and both their parents are the sweetest people you will ever meet and they make you feel like one of the family!! They are definitely a MUST HIRE if you are looking for a blast on LBI!! Thank you again Shell family for making our day so over the top special for both of us but also our guests!!"
Hailey & Logan
2017
"Best wedding venue! The SeaShel Resort and Beach Club is truly a wonderful place to get married in Long Beach Island. From the first meeting with Brittany and Jaimee to the actual day of the wedding, I was extremely happy with the planning process and how my wedding day turned out. Brittany and Jaimee are the 2 amazing planners that guide you through the whole process and take care of EVERYTHING the day of! We had a LOT of rain the morning of the wedding, but Jaimee made sure we were going to be able to do plan B, and get married under the Tiki Hut, which turned out to be beautiful. The food is AMAZING. All of my guests have been talking about is how the food was incredibly delicious and unique. They even packaged up dinner and desert for my husband and I and left it in our fridge, along with a bottle of champagne! I thought that was very thoughtful since it is true that you do not have time to eat! The whole process of planning a wedding at The SeaShell was great and our day turned out to be incredible. I highly recommend The SeaShell!"
Grace & Matt
2017
The Shell is the absolute best! Everything was perfect. From the first time we met Brittany at our walk through, it was January, cold, raining, miserable, and they were closed for the season and in the middle of a remodel, and we still fell in love with it instantly. Brittany just had such a passion in her voice about the entire place, and wedding in general, you knew she loved what she did. We then took our parents back and she did the entire walk through again for them to hear everything also. Throughout the planning process, her and Jaimee were SO helpful. From the meetings we all had, to the to-do lists they sent that helped us keep on track with what needed to be done and by when, to suggestions and opinions. They, along with the whole family and staff were just amazing. They truly went above and beyond for us. When the weather didn't cooperate, and we weren't able to have the wedding on the beach as planned, they made sure it would still be able to be outside, under the tiki hut, and it was still so gorgeous out there. We have had nothing but compliments from our friends and family that were there, and even other vendors on how great everything was, especially the food! We would recommend them again to anyone in a heart beat. They were truly so passionate and great! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! Thank you all again so much!!
Sam & Jonathan
2018
My husband and I got married at the Sea Shell in April 2018 and it was a wonderful experience overall. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in planning out every little detail and bringing our vision of the wedding to life. The venue itself was gorgeous, with great views of the beach right beyond the property. The food was outstanding. Ever since our wedding, we have been hearing from friends and family about how impressed they were with the venue. I would recommend getting married there to anyone in a heartbeat.
Cameron & Wesley
2018