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Things to do Along the New Jersey Shore

From our favorite local events and entertainment to fun on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Seaview staff happily share their insider intel for getting the most out of your Galloway getaway. Read on to find out what we’re excited about right now.

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    Explore The Untouched At The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

    Set just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to still feel within reach, Galloway is one of New Jersey’s cherished escapes. But even beyond its legacy as a favored destination, this township grants access to another side of life—at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Refuge.

    Protecting over 47,000 acres just north of Atlantic City, this vast, pristinely undisturbed space serves as an optimal destination for countless migratory flocks, making this the perfect spot for bird-watching enthusiasts and avid nature photographers alike. In addition, visitors also have plenty of other options, including various hiking trails and points of interest, as well as hunting, fishing and environmental education.

    Whether you’re looking to encounter a new side of New Jersey’s beauty or simply embrace the peace of nature, this refuge is a must-see while you’re here. Looking for a place to call your home away from home? Join us at the Seaview Hotel for a few days and ease into some much-needed unwinding.

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    Down By The Boardwalk

    Built in 1870, The Atlantic City Boardwalk, still stands long and proud, reeling in hundreds of visitors every year. With the beach lining one side and vendors, and confections lining the other, there’s no tiring of this walk. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. But that doesn't impact the fun to be had on the beaches, and in the restaurants, currently operating at limited capacity.

    The boardwalk was made to be enjoyed at all hours of the day. For early risers, you can head out and run or bike the expanse of the boardwalk as early at 6 a.m. Enjoy the glow of the Atlantic Ocean in the daytime and soak in the enormous neon signs that liven the boardwalk at night. Fishing and surfing are popular during warm-weather months. But even in cooler weather, the dozens of alluring casinos, restaurants, shops, and bars offer visitors plenty of entertainment all year round.

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    Plan Your Dream Wedding

    We know that these unprecedented times make it difficult to plan your special day, but we're here to help.

    For decades, Seaview has opened its doors to some truly exquisite weddings. With venues of all sizes and views and professional teams of wedding planners ready to walk you through every step of the way, it’s never too early to begin planning your own world-class wedding.

    Choices are important when planning a wedding, and Seaview offers you plenty of them. Whether you fancy the Bayview Ballroom, Bayview Terrace, Presidential Ballroom, elegant Main Dining Room, or many more, you can be sure your wedding will be unforgettable. The stunning courtyard and surrounding backdrops will add the perfect touch to your perfect day, and outdoor weddings are perfect for today's climate. A beautiful, socially-distanced wedding has never been more possible.

    Seaview offers help for every step of your wedding, including help selecting the perfect honeymoon destinations. Now that you’ve said yes to your person, get ready to say yes to your dream venue too!

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    A Romantic Seaside Escape Awaits You

    With the season of love just around the corner, we can’t help but lean into the romance of our nostalgic hotel and serene 670-acre property. Nestled into a quiet stretch of coastline along Reeds Bay, we offer an intimate getaway for couples who want classic resort-style amenities and fine dining while being close to the excitement of Atlantic City.

    Consider our Dolce Romantic Getaway Package that includes chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne upon your arrival to really set the mood. Get playfully competitive at our two 18-hole golf courses that have welcomed both golf champions and US presidents, then lounge by and in our indoor freshwater pool. With three dining options and gastronomic events nearly every day of the week, every meal will feel like a grand occasion. Our Main Dining Room features an impressive 700-pound chandelier and a sumptuous Sunday Brunch which remains one of "New Jersey’s Best."

    To get the most out of our property, take a long walk through our nature trails with views of the famed Bay Golf Course, the back-bay marshes, and Atlantic City. Then it’s back to your deluxe accommodations to snuggle up and toast to a day well spent at your intimate escape on the Jersey Shore.

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    ‘Tis The Season Of Delicious Dining

    At Seaview, we believe the hallmark of the holidays should be delicious meals to gather around with the ones you love most. Under the direction of our longtime chef, Rodolfo Correa, our culinary team offers several unforgettable culinary experiences for the holiday season plus weekly specials, so you can truly savor the moment whenever you stay with us.
    On Christmas Eve, join us in the Seaview Main Dining Room for hearty Italian Night specials plus a complimentary glass of Champagne to toast to the season. Then on Christmas Day, our kitchen treats you to an exclusive three-course menu featuring festive staples like butternut squash bisque and slow-roasted prime rib.
    Not here during the holidays? We also offer weekly specials nearly every day of the week. Start your week right with our famous Sunday Brunch offering a selection of baked goods, fruit, and desserts with your choice of entree. Or launch into some finger-licking BBQ every Thursday at Burgers & Ribs Night where you can choose either a Seaview Specialty Burger and fries or a half rack of ribs with mac n cheese and coleslaw. Finally, end the week on a high note with a three-course Italian Night every Friday and a juicy Prime Rib Night every Saturday.
    Whichever way you choose to spend the holidays, from all of us here at Seaview, have a safe and happy holiday season. We can’t wait to welcome you back next year!
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    A Seaview Thanksgiving for Everyone

    Every year at Seaview we look forward to hosting Thanksgiving and bringing families together. This year, in a celebration of family coming together, we invite you to experience the holiday with us, in-person or to-go!

    Following CDC guidelines, WHO recommendations, and local standards, guests will dine in a safe and socially responsible environment. Treat your friends, family, and loved ones to a 5-course meal prepared by our longtime Executive Chef, Rodolfo Correa.

    Take it easy this year, and let us handle kitchen duties. This Thanksgiving, we're taking to-go orders, so no one misses out on the celebration. Serving all the holiday favorites, our menu includes a few delights made with an added touch of New Jersey flair.

    Make an OpenTable reservation, or place an order to-go. You have options this holiday, and they're all delicious. From our Seaview family to yours, we can't wait to see you here!

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    Work From Your Seaview Office By the Bay

    Though working from home is convenient there can be unforeseen challenges. Considering the fluent changes in both your work and personal life routine, we've taken proactive steps to give you a much-needed break from the distractions at home. Create the perfect work-life balance in a well-appointed office at Dolce Seaview. Our specially selected suites feature a number of unique designs and amenities to enhance your presentation capabilities and productivity levels so you maintain high performance away from the office.

    Your daily office at Seaview includes a low daily fee for up to 8 hours of uninterrupted use along with 2 complimentary bottles of water and coffee. Connectivity levels won't be a concern with free 500 MBS of WiFi. Whether it's Zoom meeting or conference calls, choosing an office by the bay comes with complimentary local calls, valet parking, an ergonomic desk chair, a fully stocked oversized desk as well as printing capabilities.

    With an onsite restaurant, room service, and private catering options, keeping on schedule won't be an issue. For more information call 609-748-7660 or email

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    ShopRite LPGA Classic Sponsor Exemptions

    The Annual ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer is returning to Atlantic City on the Bay Course at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel. A must event for golf’s biggest and upcoming stars, Hinako Shibuno, Natalie Gulbis, and Brynn Walker have all accepted sponsor exemptions to this year’s tournament.

    Ranked 14th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, Shibuno won the AIG Women’s Open last year in her international golf debut. Future Hall of Famer Natalie Gulbis, an 18-year veteran of the LPGA Tour, will be playing at the ShopRite LPGA Classic for the final time, having announced her retirement after the season. The future remains bright, however, as Walker, a rising star and stand-out on the University of North Carolina’s golf team, joins the cast in the hunt for this year’s title.

    Recently, tournament officials announced that 16-year-old Megha Ganne, soon to join the Stanford University golf team, will also play on a sponsor exemption. Don’t miss the ShopRite LPGA Classic on October 1 - 4, 2020, and book your accommodations today at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, putting you front and center to all the action.

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    New Jersey's Tallest Lighthouse

    Just a 20-minute drive from the resort, the iconic Absecon Lighthouse is not only one of the country’s oldest lighthouses; it’s also the tallest lighthouse in all of New Jersey. For just a small fee, visitors can climb the 228 steps to see breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic City Skyline and view the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857. Recently, the lighthouse underwent a multi-million-dollar restoration which expanded the grounds of the property and added multiple amenities. One of the most exciting additions is a stunning replica of the 1925 Lightkeeper’s dwelling, including a museum that exhibits the lighthouse and keeper’s history, shipwrecks, ocean life, and much more! Besides the climbing fee, all other attractions and parking are complimentary and dog-friendly. The lighthouse holds many monthly events, such as a murder mysteries, nighttime climbs, haunted lighthouse tours, and—happening now through August—free yoga every Thursday at 6PM. With all there is to do and see at Absecon Lighthouse, it’s sure to make the top of your list on your next visit to Atlantic City.

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    A Closer Look at Seaview’s Opening

    In 1914, after getting frustrated over a lengthy wait to get on the first tee at a local golf club, Philadelphia businessman Clarence H. Geist made the decision to launch a private golf club of his own. He opened both the Bay Course and the original clubhouse in November of that year, with the official opening occurring on January 9, 1915, at the new Seaview course, followed by Seaview’s first tournament the next week.

    The opening was covered in the February 1915 issue of The American Golfer by the distinguished golf writer and course designer Albert Warren Tillinghast. According to his piece, Tillinghast was impressed to see midwinter play in the North and admired the good quality and contours of the greens. Upon touring the clubhouse, he was charmed by the spacious rooms and harmonious decor, even choosing to stay for dinner and dancing later that night. In summary of his experience, Tillinghast wrote, "The evening was one which Seaview would long remember," and he was right—we continue to celebrate our grand history to this day.

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    Our Response to COVID-19

    We are eager and ready to welcome you back to Seaview! Due to COVID-19, we have increased the frequency with which our facilities are deep-cleaned and sanitized. In order to operate safely, we have implemented new hygiene and social distancing measures for our guests and staff to follow. We kindly ask you to sneeze or cough into your elbow, and if you are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 during your stay, we ask you to immediately notify hotel management and seek medical attention. We also request that you refrain from engaging in any unnecessary physical contact with other guests or staff and maintain at least six feet of distance from other traveling groups and staff. Occupancy will be limited as necessary to ensure social distancing guidelines if areas begin to get too crowded. We are very excited to get back to normal, but we want to ensure that everything possible is being done to keep everyone safe. With that said, we look forward to seeing you!

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    Get to Know Atlantic City

    Atlantic City has always been a popular destination for guests of Seaview, a Dolce Hotel. Construction on Atlantic City’s world-famous Boardwalk began in 1870, and from then on it has become an American icon. One of the few American beaches with boardwalks, everything you could possibly want is within walking distance, from shops to restaurants to casinos, attractions, and shows. If the ocean is more of your thing, you can swim, surf, fish, or embark on a relaxing cruise. The boardwalk is meant to be enjoyed at all hours of the day, from the daytime when the Atlantic Ocean shimmers in the sunlight to the evening when the glow of the neon lights fills the night sky. While ocean activities are popular during the warm-weather months, Atlantic City has plenty of fun to offer all year round with its unique variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities.

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    A History of Seaview Told Through Golf

    Seaview may have been started as a way for Clarence Geist to avoid long golf lines, but over the years it has transformed into so much more. For over a century, Seaview has been bringing a world-class experience to golf enthusiasts from all over the world, and there’s a bit of something for everyone.

    Throughout the years, Seaview has been the host of many golf championships. In 1942, one hosting of the PGA Championship resulted in a golfing miracle. Sam Snead began his major winning streak on The Pines course, where he sank a 60-foot chip-in. This feature was astonishing enough to warrant the creation of a monument that guests can enjoy. Try your luck on the same hole!

    All guests at Seaview can swing away at the complimentary Turtle Course. Not everyone can dedicate the entire day to golf, so the Turtle Course was designed as an alternative for the casual guest to enjoy. You will enjoy the same top-notch golf experience but at a more relaxed and leisurely pace.

    Throughout the years, some of the top names in golf have enjoyed a round or two at both the Pines Course and the Bay Course. The Bay Course features a tribute to these celebrities in the form of a walkway as you make your way over to the course. Get to know the greats who have teed over from right beneath your feet!

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    Seaview: A Rich Past for a Wonderful Future

    When Clarence Geist saw the lines at his local golf clubs, he decided he had enough and would build his own. Who knew that this recreational decision would lead to the creation of the premier hotel that you see before you today. Over the years, Seaview has built a rich, diverse history that helps gracefully propel it into the future.

    Seaview sometimes has a knack for attracting rock stars and celebrities. As you walk past the lobby, you will notice the Seaview Celebrity Wall that lets you know who has shared this living space with you. Maybe you’ll be attending a meeting in The Oval Room, where legendary Grace Kelly held her sweet 16; or maybe you’re enjoying a scrumptious meal in The Main Dining Room, where Joan Rivers frequently indulged on her favorite brunch. The Atlantic Meeting Rooms will leave you with great vibes, partly due to the entire Rolling Stones band residing there for a week during their 1989 Steel Wheels Tour. Lounge and relax where the legends did.

    Besides celebrities and rock stars, legends from other walks of society also frequented our hotel. It is rumored that Al Capone would test his moonshine on The Coastal Grill’s bar top, between his lunches and dealings. On the other side of the spectrum lies the Hall of Presidents, which is an homage to Warren Harding and other former presidents and important figures who called Seaview home. As you can imagine, over a century of business means an even richer history than mentioned above. Find out for yourself who has shared these halls with you in the past!

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    Feel the Holiday Spirit

    There really is no time of the year like the December holiday season. With so much cheerfulness and excitement in the air, it’s only natural to want to experience as many festivities as possible. Luckily, Galloway has many great surrounding areas that are perfect for experiencing all that winter has to offer.

    Historic Smithville hosts one of the best local holiday attractions: the Christmas Light Show. For all of December and the first week of January, Lake Meone will be marvelously decorated with Christmas lights that are bent and twisted around all sorts of figures. Come any night that you would like and make sure to bring the whole family for an enchanted evening!

    For more lively holiday fun, Atlantic City is your go-to this winter. Many venues like the Mark G Etess Arena and the Music Box will be hosting large concerts in December. Whether you want to take a trip to the past and see Earth, Wind, and Fire live or more festive spectacles, Atlantic City will have some exciting musical entertainment for you.

    Additionally, many local businesses and organizations like Atlantic County Harley-Davidson and the Paw Dazzle Pet Bakery & Boutique in Galloway will host meet-and-greets with Santa (or doggy-Santa) so check around town. When you stay with Seaview this holiday season, the holiday spirit is never far!

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    Thanksgiving at Seaview

    This Thanksgiving, don’t settle for the ordinary. Skip the cooking and bring the whole family to Seaview for our Thanksgiving Feast. This full buffet will feature all of your Thanksgiving favorites as well as delectable new additions that will spice up your meal.

    Start off with some bites off of our artisanal cheese and charcuterie board. Enjoy the finest domestic and imported cheeses alongside cured meats. Accompany your cheese and meat starters with some homemade soups, like the white bean and kale, or a freshly crafted salad like the roasted golden beat salad.

    No Seaview buffet would be complete without our famous raw bar. Devour endless oysters, clams, and all your other favorites. Of course, we can’t forget it’s Thanksgiving. Our carving stations will become your most visited spot. Accompanying the herb-crusted whole turkey is a honey glazed bone-in ham. The meats don’t stop with the carving station. Half of a dozen entrees like apple cider-braised beef short ribs and roasted winter root vegetables will take up the remainder of your plate.

    Make sure to save some room for our bourbon pecan pie and many other gourmet sweets. Reserve your spot today and join us for the best Thanksgiving around.

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    Trunk or Treat in Galloway

    Figuring out how to celebrate Halloween with the family can be a bit tricky when you’re on vacation. You don’t know where to trick-or-treat, but that doesn’t mean the kids aren’t demanding full-sized candy bars! This year, the answer to your troubles is the pre-Halloween trick-or-treat extravaganza known as Galloway Trunk or Treat.

    Trunk or Treat is an annual event where local volunteers and various non-profit organizations all gather around to decorate the trunks of cars and fill them with loads of candy and other treats. Children can then walk around to each trunk and fill their bags with as much candy as they can hold! While they’re encouraged to dress in their Halloween spookiest, there’s absolutely no pressure to do anything other than enjoy some Halloween fun.

    This year, Trunk or Treat will take place on October 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Municipal Complex at 300 E Jimmie Leeds Road. The festivities are partnered with the Annual Towne Center Halloween Event, so if you enjoy Trunk or Treat, come back the next day for a larger, free Halloween event full of music, shows, crafts, and round two of trick-or-treating!

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    Authentic Celebration with Oktoberfest at Historic Smithville

    Guests looking to take a short day-trip around the Galloway area have many great options other than Atlantic City. The smaller towns in the area have a very rustic atmosphere and can be some of the coziest places in New Jersey. One such town is Historic Smithville and on the weekend of October 5th, the town hosts one of the best Oktoberfests on this side of the Atlantic!

    Oktoberfest in Historic Smithville means over 100 pop-up shops with local, artisan crafters showing off their rendition of German culture. This is combined with the best brats, beer, and other German favorites around. Keep your belly full and stein topped off as you explore the lederhosen packed stalls and meet the friendly locals.

    In addition to Oktoberfest, Historic Smithville will be hosting an art walk on September 21, a car show on September 27, and an Italian festival on September 28. With so much going on and such a short distance away, be sure to make this quaint village a stop on your Galloway journey!

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    A Seafood Buffet to End Them All

    There’s a reason why locals get very excited about this time of the year. Year-long alarm reminders have been going off like crazy, which can only signal the start of Seaview’s Seasonal Seafood Buffet. Well technically, the buffet began July 25th, but regardless, we invite you to join us every Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm until September 5th, as we host the best seafood buffet in New Jersey.

    With so much excitement around seafood, and the amazing local produce that New Jersey offers, seafood buffets may seem like a dime a dozen. For regular buffets, this may be the case, but Seaview’s Seasonal Seafood Buffet is anything but regular. Guests will enjoy the finest lobster and snow crab claws around. The crab cakes are so meaty that you’ll wonder why they’re even called cakes. The raw oyster bar has only the most pristine selection, and steamed options are always cooked to perfection.

    No description will truly do this buffet justice. The selection feels endless and many brave souls attempt to try everything and fail. If you can find it in your heart to stop drooling for longer than a couple of minutes, make your reservation today. A buffet this popular tends to get pretty busy! 

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    Atlantic City - a Unique Blend of Art and Culture

    It’s no secret that Atlantic City is a prime choice for lively entertainment. However, this idea often overlooks an important part of Atlantic City - its arts and culture scene. This summer, compliment your luxurious stay at Seaview with an enriching trip to Atlantic City.

    Patrons of fine live performances will find a lot to do in Atlantic City. Dante Hall Theater of the Arts hosts plays, concerts, and other performances. The Atlantic City Ballet has been dazzling guests for over 30 years with renowned dancers and expert choreography.

    If museums are more up your alley, then look for further - Atlantic City is home to the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. Here, over 11,000 unique artifacts are presented on rotation and guests are in for a treat. Additionally, the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum invites guests to celebrate the history of New Jersey ports, shores, and everything else shipping related. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center has an excellent aquatic mammal museum and is a first-responder to stranded whales and other large mammals. However you want to explore the culture of New Jersey, Atlantic City is a great place to start!

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    Cheers to New Beginnings

    This summer, set your sights for the shore of Galloway, New Jersey and be one of the first to experience the grand reopening of Seaview, a Dolce Hotel. Since its inception in 1914, Seaview has become a historic center that has hosted a plethora of artists, musicians, actors, and more. Now, we mark the beginning of a new future and invite you to join us as we unveil the result of our six-month multi-million dollar full renovation.

    Seaview has fully transformed its 296 guest rooms with your comfort and relaxation in mind. A modern finish paired with cool, blue tones will remind you of the Bay’s enduring coastal beauty and legacy. As Seaview aims to be a retreat for both leisure and businesses travelers, our redecoration includes redesigns of our 21 meeting rooms in an effort to help better stimulate productivity and creative thinking. You will be able to ditch the boring mid-day coffee breaks and welcome fresh, energizing all-day refreshments designed with a simple idea in mind: thoughtful foods for thoughtful minds.

    We are also happy to announce the reopening of the legendary Main Dining Room. Experience the acclaimed Sunday champagne brunch, summer Clam Bakes, and only the freshest, locally -caught seafood. With so much excitement planned this summer, come join us as we usher in a new era of an old classic.

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    Swing Over for a Remarkable Weekend

    Over the years, the Ladies Professional Golf Association has become so popular that even a small tournament featuring one or two superstars draws a huge crowd. Well, how about one that averages an attendance of 96 out of the top 100 players on the money list? This year, from June 7 to June 9, Seaview, A Dolce Hotel is proud to host the annual ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer - one of the largest tournaments in the world showcasing top female golf talent.

    The tournament will conveniently be held right on Seaview’s own Bay Course and we offer a combined package that not only includes tournament admission, but also the opportunity to swing the day away at our sister course, Pine Course. Families can also share hours of fun at The Oreo Family Fun Zone. With fans flocking from all around the world, spaces are limited so make sure to reserve your unforgettable weekend sooner rather than later!

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    Start Planning Your Spring Wedding

    There may still be a chill in the air, but it’s never too soon to start envisioning your spring wedding next year. The Northeast is known for its long winters, followed by a lovely spring blooming with life. Here at Seaview, our surrounding grounds are about to come to life with gorgeous blooms, bright green foliage and a calming breeze up our sprawling 670-acre golf course. We suggest visiting us soon to get a feel for what your spring wedding 2020 could look like for you and your guests. We highly recommend playing a round of golf while you're here. That way, you can pass along details to your wedding guests who may want to partake in a round or two during their stay. We can’t wait to help you bring your wedding to life!

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    Say “Yes” On the Most Romantic Day of the Year

    As we approach February 14th, many couples will take the holiday as the opportunity to take their relationship to the next level. With so many engagements happening around this time, a wise couple will make sure to book a venue far in advance! Here at Seaview, we have a multitude of award-winning venues to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a scenic outdoor wedding, lavish indoor reception, or an intimate gathering to tie the knot, our hotel has been recognized by The Knot for 4 consecutive years! With our hotel currently undergoing renovations, those looking to stay on property during their wedding experience will be privy to the newest upgrades we’re making to our rooms, suites and dining facilities. To get started on planning your wedding, please contact us at (609) 748-7660 to speak to one of our onsite event coordinators and let us do the heavy lifting for you. Have a happy Valentine’s Day lovers!

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    Choose The Dream Venue for Your Wedding

    Right behind the bride or groom’s attire, location is what you fantasize about most when it comes to planning your dream wedding. After all, the perfect setting serves as the backdrop to your love story and it’s important to set the right tone. Perhaps an intimate ceremony in a gazebo is all you’ve ever wanted? Or a 400-guest reception in a grand ballroom? Whatever fantastic venue you’ve always had in mind, here at Seaview we have the versatility to accommodate the wedding of your dreams.

    Our indoor and outdoor venues, with the capacity to accommodate as many as 400 guests, can suit intimate or grand ceremonies, lavish or understated receptions, and various pre- and post-wedding events too. Choose from one of many spaces such as the Bayview Ballroom, Bayview Terrace, Centennial Pavilion, Presidential Ballroom, Oval Room, Main Dining Room, and Oval Lawn. Give us a call today to schedule a tour and start planning your dream wedding!

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    Lake Meone Makes for a Magical Christmas

    Delight in a display of over 120 floating Christmas Trees constructed from over 50,000 Christmas lights that magically float atop Lake Meone. Historic Smithville has quite the holiday treat!

    Thursday through Sunday, as soon as the sun sets at about 4:30 p.m., an orchestrated show of lights and music floats across the lake. Lights dance and follow one another while holiday favorites can be heard all throughout the village.

    Whether on one side of the village or bridge or the other, the show can be seen and heard all around. The show runs from Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, January 6 so don't miss out! 

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    Enjoy the Holidays at the Historic Smithville

    Take in the adorableness of Historic Smithville, located in Southern New Jersey. Smithville is composed of a collection of quaint wooden clapperboard-style houses, local shops, and restaurants. Smithville has a rich and vibrant history, from farmers fighting the British for their land to tales of the infamous Jersey Devil and his sightings at the swamps. November in Smithville means Fire on the Lake at the beginning of the month and the Holiday Light Show at the very end of November. It also means visiting the Talking Christmas tree, plenty of opportunities to get your Christmas shopping done at the 70+ shops, and about 7 taverns to quench your thirst and elevate your spirits.

    Bring a full wallet and an empty stomach as there are plenty of samples to be tried and stores filled with clothes, soaps, cheese, wine, crafts, pottery, spreads, and more to shop from. Smithville is located just a few miles from Atlantic City and the beaches of Jersey. Enjoy the quiet and the serenity of this tiny town and a lovely view of Lake Meone. Smithville makes for a great day trip, and a wonderful opportunity for two, just you, or the entire family!

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    Climb Aboard the Atlantic City Boardwalk

    Built in 1870, The Atlantic City Boardwalk still stands long and proud, reeling in hundreds of visitors every year. Wonder at the expansive, over 4-miles-long American landmark. Built in 1870, The Atlantic City Boardwalk, still stands long and proud, reeling in hundreds of visitors every year. With the beach lining one side and vendors, and confections lining the other, there’s no tiring of this walk. The boardwalk was made to be enjoyed at all hours of the day. For early risers, you can head out and run or bike the expanse of the boardwalk as early at 6 a.m. Enjoy the glow of the Atlantic Ocean in the daytime and soak in the enormous neon signs that liven the boardwalk at night. Fishing and surfing are popular during warm-weather months. But even in cooler weather, the dozens of alluring casinos, restaurants, shops, bars, and clubs offer visitors plenty of entertainment all year round.

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    Jammin’ At The Jazz Fest

    If you love jazz, make plans now join like-minded music lovers for the Exit Zero Jazz Fest, scheduled November 9-11, 2018 at the Cape May Convention Hall and various venues around town. Highlights of the three-day weekend include more than 40 sets by some of the world’s most accomplished jazz artists, including five-time Grammy winner and newly minted NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves and two-time Grammy winner Marcus Miller. The fun kicks off with the traditional pre-opening benefit concert on Thursday, November 8. This year, the fest gives a nod to the birthplace of jazz in “A Night in New Orleans: A Benefit Concert for Music Connects” featuring the legendary Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers. Score a three-day pass, a single-day pass, or pick the performances you can’t miss at And if you’re wondering about the festival’s name, that’s easy: It’s named for the exit to Cape May off the Garden State Parkway.