Frequently Asked Questions
Can wedding ceremonies be hosted onsite at PSI?
The Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant can assist in facilitating wedding ceremonies on the beautiful beaches directly across the street from the Inn, on the front steps of the Inn with our iconic mansion serving as the ceremony's backdrop, or indoors on our traditional grand staircase. For beach ceremonies, a wedding arbor and chairs are available for rent. Our wedding coordinator is able to refer couples to local wedding officiants, if needed.
How many weddings are hosted at PSI each day?
Only one event is held at the Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant each day. As a result, our couples are able to receive the undivided attention of our staff on their wedding day.
Does PSI provide an onsite wedding coordinator?
Yes, the expert assistance of our wedding coordinator is provided as a complimentary service to our couples during every step of their wedding planning process. From the initial meeting through final details our couples are able to seek comfort in knowing that our wedding coordinator is always available to assist in both planning and onsite support during the ceremony and reception.
What does PSI's standard wedding package include?
Many of the weddings hosted at PSI are daytime events. In this case, we offer a five-hour ceremony and reception. Our wedding ceremonies begin at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow concluding at 4:00 pm. Our daytime wedding packages include the reservation of all six of our restaurant's dining spaces for the day, white table linens, white napkins and PSI's existing dining room furniture.
In some cases, when couples are interested in hosting smaller, more intimate affairs, evening ceremonies and receptions may be hosted at PSI. Please contact our wedding and event coordinator for more details about our evening wedding scenarios.
Does PSI offer both sit-down and buffet-style options?
The Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant offers fully plated wedding receptions as well as stations and buffet-style dining options. For plated receptions, our base wedding package includes a selection of three butlered hors d'oeuvres, one appetizer and a selection of three entrees, as well as coffee, tea, soda, juices and all cocktail mixers. Enhancement options are available to brides and grooms looking to customize their wedding menu even further. All menu selections must be finalized no later than two weeks prior to the reception date.
What are the alcohol and bar procedures for weddings at PSI?
The Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant has a beautiful bar area for guests to enjoy during receptions. Our brides and grooms have the option to provide all spirits, wine and beer for their reception or have us provide all alcoholic beverages. This is a new and exciting option for couples who would prefer to allow our staff to coordinate not only their dinner menu for the reception, but also bar selections! Bartending and full bar service is always available.
Are DJs and live bands at wedding receptions at PSI?
Music, while provided by the wedding party, is of special consideration at the Inn. In keeping with the elegance and decor of the Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant, no live bands composed of more than three pieces of amplified equipment are permitted. DJs and up to three-piece bands are permitted only when the wedding party has reserved all nine of our inn's guest rooms. As an alternative to a band or DJ, the Inn has a baby grand piano and full sound system, which includes CD, DVD, iPod and iPhone music support, which may be used to by our couples to provide music for guests to enjoy during the reception.
Is PSI able to assist out-of-town couples with finding local vendors in the Cape May area?
Yes, we have relationships with a wide array of professional wedding service providers, and our onsite wedding coordinator will assist you in coordinating these additional services.
Are inn rooms available for wedding parties at PSI?
The Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant offers nine newly renovated guest rooms with special rates for members and guests of our wedding parties. In addition, there are over 100 guest accommodations available within walking distance of the Inn.
Is onsite parking available?
Onsite parking is provided for all overnight guests of the Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant. Street parking, both metered and non-metered, is available for all other reception guests.