Perfect Doesn't Cut it

WOW! Wedding of our dreams is an understatement!!!

From the hotel providing anything we could ever ask for, to the BEST BEST BEST wedding coordinator ever! Katlyn could not have been MORE than helpful through our entire wedding planning, despite a pandemic and everything else in between! Katlyn had an answer for everything and a positive outlook for our whole day! From meeting with us to give us some background of The Grand to teaching me how to cut a piece of cake for our first slice as Mr and Mrs, Katlyn was there for it all and I couldn’t have thought of anyone else I wanted to be with me through every tear and exciting moment!! I walked away with not only the best experience, but someone to cheer us on for life!

As for the hotel itself, we could not have had more of an accommodating situation!! Originally going to the 5th floor penthouse for our reception to the outdoor Sundeck, I couldn’t have asked for more! The Sundeck, covered in twinkle lights for the night time (my dream), could not have made for a better wedding! From the servers to the food, everything was perfection!!

The hotel rooms were the cleanest rooms I’ve ever stayed in and the front desk was so helpful anytime I called or went to ask a question. COVID or not, our experience was the best we could have possibly asked for! When thinking of somewhere to stay or somewhere to hold the best night of your life, The Grand Hotel will be there for anything!!

~Kate & John

"...She was not only a wedding planner, but a friend throughout the entire process"

"I couldn’t have made a better decision in choosing our wedding venue. It was an easy decision for me as my parents had their wedding reception there 38 years prior so The Grand held a special place in our hearts from the start. However, had they not been married there, I still would’ve chosen The Grand. I was born in raised in Cape May and love everything about the town. The Grand is the only place in Cape May that seats over 200 people with a view of the ocean from the room where the reception is held. The view from the Penthouse Ballroom is absolutely beautiful and you can see the ocean from every angle. We got married June 3rd and started planning about a year in advance. Katlyn Mogavero is absolutely AMAZING. She is friendly, professional, charismatic, and incredibly sweet! I was a relatively laid back bride so we didn’t have a ton of unnecessary communication in the months leading up to the wedding but I imagine that had I been more hands on, she would’ve been there to assist in any way she could. About a month before the wedding I started realizing that there were several details I had yet to figure out and started reaching out to Katlyn constantly. She was always there to help with my decisions and offer advice. The day before the wedding, when I realized I still hadn’t printed out signs for our drink specials, memory table, etc. —she offered to design and print them for me on card stock saving me time, aggravation and last minute stress. She was not only our “wedding planner” but a friend throughout the entire process. She really felt like a part of the family and besides being amazing at her job, she’s so much fun to be around and made the process that much better just by being herself. Everything at the Grand was executed with perfection. Our guests raved about the food and the view!! There was not one single hiccup and we could not have picked a better location for our special day. We love the Grand and Katlyn and will certainly keep coming"

~ Victoria & Joe

Katlyn at The Grand Hotel will Make your Dreams Come True!

The Grand Hotel was the perfect setting for our wedding. We looked at several other wedding venues in Cape May before deciding on The Grand in part because of the newly redone facilities and spectacular views but most of all because of their amazing wedding/event coordinator, Katlyn Mogavero. 10 minutes into our conversation and we knew we had found our spot! She took what can certainly be overwhelming and helped us through the entire planning process to ensure our special day was effortless. High winds on the day of our wedding prevented us from having the ceremony on the beach, which could cause last minute panic to a bride and groom, but without hesitation Katlyn had already set up a backup ceremony location in one of The Grand’s newly refurbished ballrooms, transitioned the ceremony inside and everything went off without a hitch!

The Grand Hotel is the perfect mix of casual beach wedding and elegance. The views, the service, the food, the atmosphere and location all combined to create a magical experience for us and our family and friends. Our guests could not stop commenting on the beauty of the location, how wonderful the ballroom looked and just the overall friendliness of the staff. A DJ at Hemingway’s (downstairs) made it easy to keep the party going after the reception!

For the year leading up to the big day, Katlyn made herself available to us at any time to provide advice and guidance in making decisions. We cannot be more grateful to have worked with her. Job very well done by The Grand, Katlyn, Danielle and the rest of the staff in making our wedding day the most amazing experience of our lives.

~ Colleen & Richie


We couldn't be happier with the decision to have our wedding reception at The Grand Hotel. It's a beautiful venue, both inside, as well as outside, with the breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean from the 5th floor ballroom. From the early planning stages through the reception, the staff was so accommodating, friendly, and efficient. Every detail and special request was noted and executed perfectly. The food was fantastic and the presentation was great. Everyone LOVED the cheesesteak station at the afterparty downstairs at Hemingways. Leading up to the wedding day, we had complete trust in Katlyn and her team. They really made sure that the day was exactly how we had imagined. We would definitely recommend The Grand for any couple looking to get married in Cape May.

~Anna & Dave

Our Cape May Wedding

My husband & I got married at the Grand in May. I couldn't ask for a more perfect day and it was mainly because of Katlyn. Katlyn was the biggest help in planning for my wedding. She was always there when I needed her. The Grand Hotel Penthouse Ballroom has the most amazing views of the beach. I would recommend the Grand to anyone who was envisioning their fairy tale wedding.

~Maria & Daniel

Best Venue in Every Way!

The Grand Hotel was the first venue we checked out and we instantly knew it was the perfect place to hold our wedding! Katlyn was amazing throughout the entire process. Working with her was great and made everything so much less stressful. She and the entire team went above and beyond and totally exceeded our expectations for our wedding day. The location was great, the views were breathtaking, and the venue itself is gorgeous. I cannot recommend the Grand Hotel and Katlyn enough!

~ Samantha &  Harry

Amazing Service!

The moment we toured the Grand Hotel of Cape May we knew it was where we wanted to get married! Katlyn is AMAZING. She helped us plan all the details of our wedding, gave us suggestions, and is just so great at what she does. With our wedding falling in the year of the Pandemic, she kept us so calm throughout the whole process and even when indoor dining was cancelled they had a backup plan. If we didn't have her as a wedding planner the entire process would have been so much more stressful. The food at the hotel is great, and the packages they offer come with everything you can imagine and it is really a great deal. We were so happy with how our day turned out and we owe that to Katlyn for helping put on such a great event!

~ Melissa & Eric

"...Look no where else"

"The Grand was AMAZING!!! We live in Pittsburgh and it was no problem. Katlyn rocks! If you are looking to have a wedding in cape may look no where else." 


Beautiful views Inside & Out

One of our top priorities for our wedding was to have it in Cape May! But having our wedding at the Grand Hotel made this beautiful beach location even more special than we could have ever imagined. The view of the ocean from the banquet hall is breathtaking, no matter what the weather is. Also Katlyn, the wedding planner, welcomed us with open arms right when we met her! Her support lasted all the way through the big day. All the food was amazing and they really took into account any notes we had from the tasting. I would highly recommend this venue for anyone who wants an outdoor ceremony option, a venue close to the beach, and a trustworthy team behind you! We could not have asked for a more perfect venue.

~Ashley & Brad

GRAND Weddings!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about my wedding at The Grand Hotel in Cape May, NJ so bear with me on this long post! Katlyn Mogavero, the day of coordinator, is truly AMAZING at her job! From the first meeting with her months before our wedding she had our full trust! Her energetic and positive personality had us so excited about our big day that we were 100% confident it would be the best day ever and it really really was! Katlyn was extremely responsive to our many many emails, phone calls, and requests for meetings not to mention being available whenever we had the slightest question or concern. I don’t pride myself at being the best at decorations or having an eye for design but Katlyn was able to guide me along the way with picking linens and napkins and when it came to the big day she blew me away with the way she was able to decorate the room - it was everything I wanted and more! I have been to many weddings at gorgeous venues where the food was lacking, however this was NOT the case at The Grand! At our tasting we really couldn’t believe how delicious everything tasted and the day of was just as good! All of our guests raved about their meals and hor’ devours and the staff (which were so kind and attentive to myself and our guests) made sure my husband and I went home full which I know is a rarity for a bride and groom! We were lucky enough to have incredible weather the day of which made for fantastic pictures of our ceremony on the sundeck, but with the inside of the venue looking as incredible as it was I think it would have been beautiful to have the ceremony inside as well. I just want to end with thanking Katlyn and the rest of the staff at The Grand Hotel again! I’d highly highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for the perfect seashore wedding - you will not be disappointed!

~Shannon & Gil

Perfect Seaside Wedding

The Grand Hotel was a great selection for our wedding day. We were originally drawn to it because of their penthouse ballroom (with it’s gorgeous panoramic view) and their beachfront property. It only gets better from there. Their event coordinator Katlyn is very knowledgeable and is a huge asset during the planning process. She keeps you on track and makes sure you have everything set to have a stress free experience the day of. The food is absolutely wonderful, we got so many compliments from our guests. The rooms of the hotel are very comfortable making it a great one stop shop for a full wedding weekend. I would recommend the Grand Hotel to anyone planning a beach front wedding!

~Becca & Neal

Vendor Endorsement

"I have photographed a few times at the Grand Hotel Cape May and always thought they did a lovely job creating a wonderful wedding experience for their couples. This past January, they did something that showed just how above and beyond they go to provide excellent service to their couples. We had an all-out blizzard, and there was a wedding party staying at the hotel. They weren't actually getting married there, they were just staying there. The location where the wedding was supposed to take place had to (for very good reasons of safety) cancel on them two days before. You know how the Grand Hotel handled that? They gave this couple a wedding. On almost no notice. This could have been a disaster for the couple, but The Grand came through and did such an amazing job that the couple has nothing but good memories of their wedding day. It definitely could have gone another way. To cap it all off, at the end of the night when it wasn't safe for the vendors to go home, they put us up without charge. I deal with venues all the time, because I shoot about 60 weddings a year. The Grand Hotel is one of the few that seem to genuinely care for not only their clients, but their vendors as well. I highly recommend them for weddings, events, or just a lovely stay on the water."

~Michael Chadwick Photography