FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your Max Capacity?

Up to 280 guest at a time. The maximum capacity for our venue is the highest guest count that the venue can accommodate for a ceremony and reception.

How many weddings does your facility hold a day?

We only have one wedding at a time. We are exclusively yours during your wedding. Our entire staff focuses on you and only you. Note: We accommodate one wedding at a time but occasionally we can have more than one per day if a wedding is earlier or later than another scheduled wedding on the same day.

I am interested in touring Clarks Landing?

We are available 7 days a week By appointment for private tours Monday – Friday from 9 am – 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm (Friday, Saturday and Sunday availability for tours might be earlier due to weddings in the evenings so call for availability.

Pricing?

Depending on a few factors which include guaranteed guest count, time of year and day of the week our prices may vary.  A range would be $125 – over $200 per person before tax and service charge.

What is included?

From the moment your family and friends arrive, they are greeted by our friendly, professional staff, escorted and pampered throughout their time here. A 5-hour Princess of the Sea reception includes top-shelf, premium open bar for 5 hours. Champagne greeting for the guests as they enter the cocktail room in our exclusive Riverview Room.  Cocktail hour has several stations, ice sculpture, unlimited passed hors d’ouevres, choice of linen colors, crystal lamps, fresh white flowers with expansive views of the Manasquan River.   Cocktail hour is followed by a 4-hour reception. Our Main Course Reception includes a 5 course dinner with appetizer, salad, intermezzo, four  entrees including a vegetarian option, second portions served French style, Wedding cake provided by Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe in Westfield and individual desserts.  A private beautiful bridal suite is located on the first level. A beautifully manicured property along with award winning food and service. And a host of other amenities, like ambient uplighting, card holder, linens, chivari chairs, cake cutter and servers, toasting flutes, etc. We allow for an additional half hour for our on-site wedding ceremonies. Our expert party planners help plan your special day, private bridal attendant assigned to assist you throughout the evening, a Maitre’ D runs your event flawless from beginning to end.  **Feel free to reach out to us in email or phone call for more information

** t: (732) 899-5559
e: boatinfonj@clarkslanding.com

Can we use an outside caterer?

No, we have an award winning Executive Chef with over 40 years of experience who is well versed in International Cuisine.  Please feel free to make an appointment with us for any specialty items to customize your menu for your wedding day.

Do you have guest minimums?

Yes we require 75 adult guests for an afternoon event, and 125 – 170 adult guests for an evening event depending on the day of the week, the year and the season.

Do you offer Shuttle Service/provide DJ/Florist, etc?

We do not offer these services but we have a list of preferred vendors – Best of the Best Professionals who we recommend.  Click here for the list of our Preferred Vendors.

What can I expect the day of my wedding?

From the moment you arrive, until the very last dance, your personal Maitre d’ will be there for you every step of the way. Allow yourself to indulge in the day, as our team ensure that every detail you’ve worked so hard for, is executed flawlessly. You will be treated like royalty your own private bridal suite and your private attendant for the day. We are there to allow you to have a worry free wedding!

What time may we arrive for our event?

You are allowed to arrive 1 & ½ hours prior to the start time of your ceremony or cocktail hour unless approved by the Maitre’ D for additional time.

Are we allowed to decorate the pergola?

Yes please feel free to peruse the photos in our gallery of how the Pergola has been customized.

Will we have to set up décor for our wedding?

No, we provide you with wedding specialists who are there for you for whatever you may need/any questions you may have. Our team takes care of your tastings, finalizing meeting, wedding set up, etc.

Is on-site photography available?
The grounds (including the docks) are available for photography on your wedding day. As your guests enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, take your wedding photos with the breathtaking views of the docks and stunning sunset backdrops we offer. You can use one our Best Of The Best List of Vendors to plan amazing photography for your special day. Also we are conveniently located 1 mile away from the beach and oceanfront.
Can you tell me a bit about the planning process?

Our experienced Special Events Consultants are there to oversee every single aspect of your wedding day. Our team is available 7 days a week – for whenever a question may arise. We will help you plan necessary appointments, a menu tasting and your ceremony rehearsal. We will be there to handle any surprises that pop up so you have worry free weeks leading up to your wedding and a worry free wedding day!

Can we Just hold our Ceremony At Clarks Landing?

Unfortunately not. While the Grounds at Clarks Landing offer a unique and visually inspiring place to say  ‘I Do,’ since we are one wedding at a time we only offer the brides and grooms that hold their reception with us access to having their ceremony on our grounds or in our beautiful ballroom.

Where is The Clarks Landing located?

Nestled in Point Pleasant, NJ offering a romantic, magical and sophisticated seaside elegant setting for a wedding celebration. Clarks Landing Yacht Club  is located at 847 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742.

When was the Clarks Landing founded?

Drawing on the Truesdale family’s 30 plus years experience, Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant was flawlessly designed and built with “state of the art” attention to detail while maintaining the classic elegance of your summer mansion at the shore. Hosting only one wedding at a time makes us “exclusively yours” so that our wedding professionals can attend to each and every detail of the day you have dreamed about and planned, for so long.

But Clarks Landing Marina and the grounds have a rich history spanning over a century.

Roderick A. Clark

In 1862, Roderick A. Clark was one of the first in a group of volunteers to enlist in the Union Army. As a Sergeant in Company F, 14th/Regiment of the New Jersey Volunteers, he was wounded at the Battle of Manoxic Junction and thus began receiving an $18 per month pension from the U.S. Government in 1863.

16 years later on July 1, 1879, Mr. Clark purchased a wooded parcel of land on the Manasquan River for $1,141 (only one dollar more than the next best offer) and developed the area into one of the finest tourist spots in the area.
Clarks Landing began as a boat building business, but soon evolved into much more than that. Being located in such a gorgeous location, it became a popular recreational spot for families from all over the state. They would come for boating, fishing, crabbing, canoeing, swimming, picnicking and bathing.

ENTERTAINING IN THE LATE 1800’s

In 1894, a two-story pavilion was built on the riverfront. In 1896, a steam organ, an electric merry-go-round and a steam-powered ice cream machine were added. Due to the addition of outdoor music, another large pavilion and a dancing platform were constructed in 1903..

Rosia Clark, Roderick Clark’s son, joined the family business in the 1920’s. Sailing regattas were all the rage during this time period and friendly rivalries developed on the Manasquan River.

Subsequent owners of Clarks Landing included H.R. Bills and Leonard Patrick, who made some improvements with the addition of several summer cottages. The easy accessibility of Treasure Island, the canal and the upper reaches of the Manasquan mades Clarks the best place to spend a relaxing day!

CLARKS LANDING NOW

Just as Roderick Clark’s vision of Clarks Landing became a reality, a new vision exists today under the ownership and guidance of the Truesdale Family.

Now the Clarks Landing family consists of multiple marinas, boat sales facilities and wedding destinations throughout New Jersey and Maryland,with Point Pleasant always being the birthplace of the company. The catering hall in Point Pleasant finished construction in 2009 adding the ability for Clarks Landing to hold weddings with scenic views of the river. There are also plans that were approved in February 2017, to construct another permanent facility on the property to expand the wedding possibilities. The latest Marina has just opened early in 2017 on Kent Island and complements the two Maryland waterfront, full-service yacht yards in Chester and Shady Side. The latest wedding destination, The Mill Lakeside Manor, in Spring Lake New Jersey, joined the Clarks Landing family in February 2017.

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